Kellogg’s Limited Edition Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts from Skosay Product Review

On May 16th, 2017 the Skosay sample and rebate phone number 89000 sent me a text message and invited me to be the first to try the brand new Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts from Kellogg’s. If I was interested I could press a link in the text message which prompted me to sign in to my Skosay account, press the simply sample tab and click on the product or sample I was interested in. There was only one Kellogg’s Pop-tarts being offered and there was no designated flavor in the description. The 89000 Skosay mobile phone number sent me a text message the same day informing me Skosay received my request for a Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts.

I check my Skosay account everyday to accept new products or samples. A few days after accepting one Kellogg’s Pop-tarts product I was offered two more Kellogg’s Pop-tarts on May 20th, 2017. This time the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts product I was offered had flavors in the description. I was offered a Kellogg’s Cherry Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and a Kellogg’s Watermelon Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample. As before with the first Kellogg’s Pop-tarts Jolly Rancher sample I requested, Skosay’s 89000 mobile phone number sent me a text message confirming Skosay had received my request for the Kellogg’s Cherry Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and the Kellogg’s Watermelon Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts sample and to look for other great samples on my simply sample dashboard.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I have received two of the three Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I was offered from Skosay. I looked on the Pop-tarts website and there is another limited edition flavor of these Jolly Rancher Pop-tarts. I was not offered the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts Jolly Rancher Green Apple flavor but I did receive the Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Cherry and Watermelon flavored Pop-tarts from my Skosay simply sample dashboard. Prior to writing this blog post I tried the Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry Pop-tarts Skosay sent me and it was not good. The pastry was the same and very good but the Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry flavor is not a product I will purchase. This product does not taste like a Cherry flavored Jolly Rancher. I love Jolly Ranchers. They are my favorite candies next to starbursts, skittles and gummie bears. The Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Cherry Pop-tarts do not taste like Jolly Ranchers. I love Pop-tarts! I have been eating Pop-tarts my whole life! My favorite Kellogg’s Pop-tarts are S’mores and Strawberry. What I am about to discuss does not have anything to do with Kellogg’s Pop-tarts.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

If you read my other blog posts pertaining to Skosay I mentioned I do not participate in rebate programs. I have only been a member of Skosay for two months and I would not recommend this free sample site. I am not going to cancel or deactivate my Skosay account but if this website never offered or sent me another sample that would be fine. I did eat the two Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I was sent with the hope that Skosay’s distribution personnel packaged these samples with gloves on. I was mortified the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts I received were taken out of the full size box! If you are familiar with Pop-tarts you know this grocery item comes in a 16 or 8 count box with two Pop-tarts in each package. What I received was completely unacceptable. I have been stepping out of my comfort zone trying to become a professional writer or blogger and I am having so much fun. The way these Pop-tarts were packaged from Skosay was disgusting only because it was a food item and I was unprepared having the knowledge that someone pulled these two packs of Pop-tarts from two full boxes.

I do not like the design on the cardboard boxes Skosay sent me in the mail. There are two postcards in each box. One has information similar to what you would find on the back of the full size box explaining calories, ingredients and the nutritional value of the food item. The other postcard informs consumers of the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts flavor and where you can possibly go to purchase this product if you are interested in buying Pop-tarts. It was interesting to see Skosay wrapped the Pop-tarts in bubble wrap. That was an interesting selection. The Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Watermelon Pop-tarts I was sent from Skosay taste just like a Watermelon flavored Jolly Rancher! This Pop-tart was so good but keep in mind it is a pastry and not an everyday food item. I would definitely purchase Kellogg’s Jolly Rancher Frosted Watermelon Pop-tarts from my local Walmart while it is available for a limited time. I would not participate in the Skosay Simply Rebates program.

Prior to accepting the Kellogg’s Pop-tarts which is the third product or sample I have been offered from Skosay. I had accepted my second offer from Skosay which was a Nautica men’s cologne sample. Even though I did want the sample because I am interested in reviewing some male products such as shoes, clothes and cologne. I will update my readers and companies about some of the men products and samples I have received so far and my level of interest in receiving these type of items. I found it weird my Skosay account offered me male products. My profile on the website associated with my email states that I am a female. I was under the impression when you inform a company of your personal demographics such as gender and age they would send you products based around your profile. While I have yet to receive the men’s Nautica cologne sample I did receive a text message from the 89000 Skosay phone number informing me the perfect Father’s Day gift would be using the $5.00 Nautica Cologne rebate you can get when you purchase this product at Walmart and upload your receipt with the purchase information to Skosay’s Simply Rebates program. Skosay’s 89000 number directed me to my Skosay simply rebates dashboard. That was also weird because when I was mailed the Rimmel London product from Skosay I never received a text from Skosay’s 89000 number about the simply rebates program. I received a text message from Skosay asking me to answer a survey on my thoughts on the Rimmel London Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner I was sent which was wonderful!

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Freeflys

I recently signed up to join Freeflys. I have been a member of this website for a little over two months. I decided earlier this year I would begin my blog May 2017. Around March I began looking for websites or other blogs that could help me find free samples and products. I was very fortunate to find this website! I have not been able to find any other websites that gather information from other brands or companies providing free samples or products. Free sample and free product websites are something I am very familiar with. I am referring to websites like Freeflys which are different from the product testing and review communities and the sample box communities I have recently joined. I really enjoy surfing the internet and finding free products and samples I can review for my blog. Reviewing free products and samples helps me, my family and friends, my twitter and instagram followers and even other WordPress readers decide if they would like to continue purchasing the products I review and or decide if they would like to purchase these products in the near future.

I have started to receive samples and products I found using the Freeflys website in the mail. There are many ways to stay connected with Freeflys. Freeflys has a lot of different online platforms and even an app to communicate and provide samples to consumers. I recently downloaded the Freeflys App from the Google Play Store. I really like the app although it seems easier to use the website because the app does not have a sign in and it also directs you to the Freeflys website if you want to sign up for the sample in the category list. Sometimes before reading the full description of a sample Freeflys will ask you to sign in using your email address and password. I normally sign in to the website as soon as I receive my daily email from the Freeflys email blast. I signed up on the Freeflys website and I am very impressed with the modes of communication this website provides. Everyday I receive an email from Freeflys with a concise list of all the freebies Freeflys has compiled for the day! If I am unable to check my email or the website longer than a day. Freeflys keeps the samples organized in five catagories. Freeflys will also text your mobile phone using the phone number 40404. The text messages are from the website’s FreeflysAlerts twitter page. Using the phone number 40404 FreeflysAlerts will send you tweets and other sample updates from the Freeflys website. You can opt out of these text messages anytime.

Freeflys is a directory of all the freebies, free samples, and coupons available on the internet provided by different companies and manufacturers. You can receive free products from top brands in the mail, absolutely free! With Freeflys you can get free food and grocery items such as coffees, teas, sweetners and other foods that may not be available to you. You can also get free beauty samples of skin care products, hair care and cosmetics. Freeflys helps to find free toys, formulas and clothing for children. If you are interested in free health samples you can find diet bars, granola, health tea and other health products. The last category is labeled as other samples. Here you can find other miscellaneous free samples that do not fit into the other four categories of food, beauty, children and health.

Join Freeflys to get free samples from top name brands!

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Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner in Black 001 from Skosay Product Review

I received a Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner pencil from Skosay.

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

I often use a makeup technique called tightlining to define my eyes. I was very excited to find the product I registered for on Skosay works well for this technique! Before I tell you about my application of this product and my initial thoughts after using Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Pencil Eyeliner. I would like to talk about the makeup tip postcards I received and the rebate program Skosay offers.

The makeup tip postcard photographed above seems to imply Skosay should have delivered two products, the Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black and the Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude. You can line the lower waterline of your eyes with Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Nude to brighten them or you can define your eyes by lining your upper waterline with Scandaleyes Kohl Eyeliner in Black. After registering for this product I was asked to watch the Slashed Beauty tutorial featuring these two eyeliners on Facebook. When I read the Facebook comments I noticed other consumers also thought this sample should have been delivered with both products. Only sending one eyeliner may have been a promotional tool for people to take advantage of Skosay’s rebate program and also the reason why the makeup tip postcards say: available at your local supercenter.

Members of Skosay have the option to use the company’s rebate program, Simply RebatesSimply Rebates is the easiest way to get cash back on valid purchases in certain stores. According to Skosay the process is simple and never requires you to download an app, unlock items, answer survey questions or wait to meet dollar thresholds before redeeming your cash. The Scandaleyes eyeliner I received is a good example of how Skosay’s rebate program works. After signing up and creating a profile you’re able to view current rebate offers. Before I received the Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner in Black 001 by Rimmel London sent to me by Skosay. There was an option to buy a Rimmel product from Walmart in Skosay’s Simply Rebates tab. I activated this offer to see how Simply Rebates works. Since activating the offer I have until 06/30/2017 to redeem the Rimmel Cosmetics $1.00 rebate. Through Simply Rebates I will get $1.00 back from Skosay after purchasing any Rimmel product from Walmart. I wanted to know further how the rebate program worked so before visiting my local Walmart I pressed redeem. Skosay simply directs you to upload your receipt. The redeem page does not specify the information on the receipt Skosay needs to process the rebate. The Simply Rebates Index says you can scan your receipt and Skosay will check to make sure you actually bought the product and transfer funds directly through PayPal within minutes after approval. 

I do not participate in rebate programs. I never know what someone may do with the information I submit online and I do not agree with uploading company receipts to other businesses or retailers.

The Rimmel London Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner pencil is very pretty! The eyeliner I was sent from Skosay is a pencil eyeliner and it does not have an attached cosmetic pencil sharpener. I prefer pencil eyeliners matched with pencil sharpeners. It was difficult to remove the cap on the pencil eyeliner and when I finished applying the product it was very easy to mark the inside of the cap with makeup. I appreciate Skosay sending the eyeliner tightly covered because this product was sent to me unpackaged.

I used this pencil eyeliner on my eyelid, upper and lower waterlines. According to Skosay Rimmel London would like to introduce Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal! This eyeliner has the intensity of a liquid eyeliner in an easy to use pencil format. The long lasting waterproof kohl kajals are quick and easy to use and the best part is there is no compromise on the vibrant look that lasts day and night with up to 24HR wear. I have not worn this eyeliner for 24 hours but it is definitely a pencil eyeliner you should consider purchasing.

When I applied this product it reminded me of a gel pencil eyeliner but not as heavy. The color of this eyeliner resembles that of a dark blue color. After lining my eyelid and tightlining my upper waterline there were spaces I could not fill in with this particular pencil eyeliner. I could have fixed the eyeline with liquid eyeliner or mascara but I did not use anything other than the specific Rimmel London product Skosay sent me. After tightlining my upper waterline the eyeliner smudged onto my lower waterline. Besides smudging this eyeliner has a wonderful consistency and was very easy to apply. After using this pencil eyeliner on my eyelid, upper and lower waterlines I will have to use my cosmetic pencil sharpener to sharpen this eyeliner if I would like to create the same look. Since the Scandaleyes Kohl Kajal Pencil Eyeliner is waterproof I will use a makeup remover cloth to remove this product. I will update this post if I have problems removing the eyeliner. 

Skosay sent a text message to my mobile phone from the company’s 89000 phone number. The text message was very personal beginning with, Hi Vanita. All the other text messages I received from Skosay about available samples never used my first name. Skosay was aware their Rimmel eyeliner sample had shipped and wanted to know my thoughts on the product. Skosay asked me to complete this survey.

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Skosay

I recently joined Skosay because I am interested in the company’s sampling and rebate programs. Skosay has a common belief in an idea of connecting what matters with who matters and making it easier for consumers to engage with brands and retailers. Skosay’s understanding that consumers are spending more and more time online and less time in stores led them to launch their digital sampling platform for consumers and brands. According to Skosay, Skosay is the first company to bring a sampling and rebate platform together and was the first to launch a digital rebate in a major club chain. Join Skosay today and begin trying new and innovative products!

I was sent a Rimmel product from Skosay earlier this month. I used the Simple Sample program and it was very easy to register and receive this product. When you join the Skosay VIP Sample Club you can sign into your account daily and/or receive texts when free samples are available. Skosay sends text messages to mobile phones using the phone number 89000. After receiving a sample registered users are asked to provide product feedback on Skosay’s website. I noticed Skosay just started a Simply Sample Box. I wasn’t able to register for the first sample box offered. I am looking forward to registering for the next one!

Photograph taken by Vanita Perry

This product was mailed to me in a Jiffylite Mailer and I do unfortunately wish it was packaged differently. The eyeliner could have been broken in half by other heavy packages. I do not agree with how I was mailed this product from Skosay. I was also sent two beautiful makeup tip postcards. One is photographed above.
In an upcoming blog post I will provide a product review of the Rimmel Scandaleyes Waterproof Kohl Kajal Eyeliner I received from Skosay.

To my readers, followers and other Skosay members: Do you find it weird the postcard says this product is available at your local supercenter and not Ulta, Sephora or Rimmel London?

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