Featured Member: Brenda

Meet Brenda, a Smiley member from Iowa. Read her interview below to learn about her Smiley experience!

Tell us about yourself, your family and where you live!
I have been married to my husband, Sam for 31 years, I have been a stay at home mom, and operated a home child care while raising our children. We have 5 children, and 2 adorable granddaughters. We live in Grimes, Iowa, which is just outside Des Moines.

What do you like about being a Smiley member?
I love being a member of Smiley! I love being part of the missions! I love trying all the new products, and sharing my thoughts and opinions of these products. I also enjoy introducing all these products to my friends and family!

What has been your favorite Smiley360 mission you have ever done and why?
I think my favorite mission was the Pam mission. I had used similar non stick sprays and was excited to receive the coupon for a can of New Pam, and the baking dish and recipes to try out. I have used Pam since that mission and will not buy any other brand!!

Tell us all about how you share when you’re on a Smiley360 mission!
When I get a new mission, I always get very excited and tell my husband “I am on a mission”. He looks at me like I am a little crazy, then I explain to him, again, what Smiley is all about. I tell my friends and family about the missions, in person and through emails, I have a board of all my missions on Pinterest. I share on Facebook and Twitter about the missions, telling about all the items I receive to sample and share, sometimes I get coupons from Smiley for the products and I give them away or leave them in stores near the product. I want everyone I know to benefit from my experience with Smiley!!

Do you think it is important for brands to listen to their customers? Why?
I think it is great that companies are listening more to the consumers and asking us what we think. I love that I benefit by receiving free products to test, but I am sure companies also benefit because they can learn from us, the consumer, what we like and dislike, and what we want and don’t want. I think it is a win-win for all involved!

What’s your favorite piece of technology you own? Why?
My laptop! I would be lost without it! It keeps me connected to so many brands, as well as to my family and friends, with Facebook and email. I check in many times throughout the day, and can’t imagine a day without it! I have my cell phone and my iPad, and use them every day but my laptop is so useful, and by far my favorite!

What brands or products could you not live without?
Definitely my HP computer. Some of my favorites brands are Coca-Cola, Proctor and Gamble, Kraft, Disney, Nike, and Kohls.

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