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Crowdtap allows tappers to sample free products and earn rewards in the process. It is a place where consumers and brands collaborate to: share opinions, ideas, and market through social sharing. This company has a two-part reward system. Those who earn a specified number of points get a reward. There are opportunities to team up with brands to test products in exchange for reviews. Successful completion of brand missions get points, which in turn helps tappers get more rewards.
Crowdtap is different from other popular sampling programs. Instead of brands selecting you based on your profile questions, you have to apply for the campaigns you want to take part in. There are still a lot of profile questions that not only give you rewards points, but help retailers get to know more about you. The more questions you answer the more likely the brand will get a feel for whether you fit what it is looking for. It also helps that you earn rewards as you answer questions. I’ve redeemed two $5 Amazon gift cards since discovering Crowdtap a little over a month ago.
I applied for the Curél® Hydra Therapy Wet Skin Moisturizer mission, because I exclusively used Curél® moisturizers for years when I was younger. It is a brand I will always have a special spot for. The product also seems innovative, and I’ve never tried anything like it. This mission will award 160 points once I’ve completed it, which is great considering I need 1000 points to get to my next reward. Without missions, I’ve only seen opportunities to earn up to 30 points at a time. As the points needed to redeem a reward grows, it becomes pivotal to join brand missions. This is the only one I’ve applied for so far, but I will select others as I see ones that interest me.
There is a list of required tasks to complete the mission and earn the 160 points available. This is my first campaign, so I will report back on how these required steps go and how long it takes to receive the points as I finish up the requirements.
The product works extremely well. Since you apply it on wet skin, a little goes a long way. I use a lot less of this than I use of a moisturizer I apply to dry skin or even an in shower moisturizer applied to wet skin and rinsed off. This is a little messy, because the skin has a hard time absorbing everything. Unless you want to keep rubbing it in until the water and product blend enough to work everything in, you need to wipe some off. It is possible to keep working until it all blends together, but it takes a lot more time than applying it to dry skin.
My skin is really dry, so I went into this mission expecting this to lack the moisture my skin needs. I have yet to discover one that you rinse off in the shower that keeps my skin feeling hydrated for a full 24 hours. This is surprisingly different though. After 24 hours, my skin still feels as hydrated as it does immediately after applying. The product works better than many dry skin moisturizers I’ve used, but I am not convinced it works better than all the dry skin moisturizers I’ve used. It does not leave a greasy feeling that some of those rich body butters do.
There is a bit of satisfaction knowing that you are helping brands with feedback, which is why I like participating in studies as well. There are easier programs for free samples I take part in, but this is one of the few that sends products (if you qualify) and rewards to anyone who earns the points. Learn more about Crowdtap. See all Crowdtap articles. View my main page for the guide map to the site and deeper deal exploration.