I’m a professional reviewer

prudent reviewerI am a professional reviewer.   I’ve been doing product reviews online since 1998, but I didn’t start “professionally” reviewing until 2008.   A professional reviewer is someone who receives products (or services) from a company for free (or a discounted rate), in exchange for a detailed product review.  There is never any monetary payment involved.

There are probably thousands of product reviewers out there, it’s surprisingly easy to get into, although there are a lot of pitfalls along the way that would be easy to fall into.   Because I have the advantage of being a long standing reviewer who is established, in many ways I am insulated from the problems that befall many new reviewers looking to do this professionally.  One of the main culprits is coupon clubs.

I am constantly learning new things every day to improve my reviews.   For instance, I used to only do written reviews, and now 99.9% of the time I include photos or video.   Little improvements over time is what it’s all about.   I still have a long way to go.  My video editing skills are not where I’d like them to be, but just a year ago I had no video editing skills!  I’m also a newbie to SEO, but I’m trying to incorporate that as well where I can.

I think it’s mainly about trying out new products, and sharing with the potential buyer what they may like and not like about a product.  We all are different in what we are looking for, so if I review with that diversity in mind – I think it helps the reviews be more encompassing and useful to a wider audience.


Check out my blog archives, lots of hidden gems there!


Blue Ribbon Reviews

11/5/16  –

New opportunity for really great prices on the products you love.


Check out www.BlueRibbonsReview.com/product for a full gallery of our new products.  To sell your product on our site, please contact: Sales@BlueRibbonsReview.com 

Shared with permission from Blue Ribbon.

Don’t miss this one!

untitled-111/1/16 –  Amazon seller Lovav is discounting their entire line of necklaces.   Check them out here.   These necklaces retail for over $25, but for a limited time the entire collection is discounted to $6.99 each.   To redeem this offer, type in code “B7VFBYVG” at check out.  The discounted price will be updated before you purchase.

Happy shopping!

DEEP Halloween discounts

10/31/16 – Halloween discounts on Amazon for you, courtesy of OMAKER!

Omaker W4N Pocket Size Bluetooth Speaker
Compact and Powerful SoundImmediate Bluetooth PairingAmazing Battery Life With Big Sound
76% OFF
With Deal: $16.99
MORE INFO $69.99
Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker
Latest Bluetooth 4.0 TechnologyFull,High-Def SoundDaylong Playtime, Fast Recharge
With Deal: $16.59
MORE INFO $89.99
Omaker M4 Portable Bluetooth Speaker(Black)
NFC technologyIP Rated IP54 designedLatest Bluetooth 4.0 Technology
With Deal: $22.59
MORE INFO $89.99
Omaker M5 Waterproof Wireless Bluetooth Speakers
Modified from Omaker M4Bluetooth 4.0 TechnologyDaylong Battery Life
With Deal: $37.99
MORE INFO $49.99
Ultra Slim Pocket Size Bluetooth Speaker
$19.99 $27.99
Omaker 3 Pack 3.5mm Stereo Audio Cable Cord
$6.99 $39.99
Electronic Bluetooth Wireless Headphones
$26.99 $69.99



BOGO deals from IPOW

10/27/16 – The links of the products (buy one get one) are as below:
Promotion 1: Buy Item A, Car Mount (AIR VENT STYLE $7.99) get 1 of Item B Free
Selfie Stick (as pictured above)

Promotion 2: Buy Item A, Car Mount (SLOT STYLE $13.13) get 1 of Item B Free
Selfie Stick (as pictured above)

Promotion 3: Buy Item A, Car Mount (LONG ARM STYLE $7.99) get 1 of Item B Free
Selfie Stick (as pictured above)

The selfie stick is large enough to accommodate any size phone, even the large style phablet phones.   On the car mounts, my personal favorite is the Long Arm style with the clamp, it’s easy to get your phone in and out and is very adjustable. I’ve had every single style of car mount, and for me that one works the best.   However the vent mount styles are good for changing between cars, since they just clip in, and that is also the same with the the slot styles – which also tend to be very stable because they insert directly into your CD player.
PS: Per seller, you need to add both two items to cart when checking out, it will be discounted automatically.

The JAVION home projector

There are many projectors with all kinds of confusing jargon and multiple steps to get it from box to watching a movie.  This projector is not one of those.  Within seconds I was projecting from my smartphone using a standard micro USB to HDMI converter (not included).  The controls are easy to understand and clearly marked.  (This is my 5th projector and it ranks among the easiest I have used so far).

The menus are easy to manage (much easier to manage with the remote control, so I advise not losing that) and clearly set up for everyday users to adjust the screen to fit their needs.  We did find a type-o on one of the menu screens but after a laugh we realized if that is the only flaw for the projector it is a great deal. Video was spelled: ‘VDIEO’.

There is an outlet for audio out, but we found we didn’t need it for our small room.  The sound coming out of the projector was good quality.  You could of course add speakers if you want a more powerful sound or are using in a larger area.

The only concern we had was the bottom of the projector got very warm.  I would be mindful of where you placed the projector if you wanted to binge-watch some Netflix series, but it was fine for the one movie that we watched.

We were also able to test the AVI inputs using our DVD.  The picture and quality was just as good using this option.  We were also able to plug in our computer using the VGA jack and once again were pleased with the quality of the picture.

Over this projector is easy to use and a great value.  Find it on Amazon, currently it’s selling for under $160.

I received mine for the purpose of this review.




Uigos has some deals for you

10/24/16 – Amazon seller Uigos thought you might be interested in these items, and asked that I share them with you.   Head over to Amazon now!


Uigos 2 Pack Digital Kitchen Timer II 2.0 , Big Digits, Loud Alarm, Magnetic Backing, Stand, for Cooking Baking Sports Games Office (White) (2 Pack)
Sale:$3.99 (Promotion Code:HGQMR73B)
You Save: $15.00 (75%)
Sold by Uigos and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Uigos Tumbler Stainless Steel Travel Cup – 30 oz Double Wall Vacuum Insulated – Keeps Cold & Hot , Coffee Thermos Flask , Mugs
 Sale:$4.99 (Promotion Code:DTD76XT9)
You Save: $45.00 (90%)
Sold by Uigos and Fulfilled by Amazon.
Please note that product prices and availability are subject to change.

Arousing Appetites dish review

2016-10-22-10-15-31I got my fist Arousing Appetites piece of ceramic bake ware the other day and it’s quite impressive.   My current “expensive” ceramic bake ware (and matching tableware) is all Franciscan, which I inherited from my grandmother, some of those pieces are antique and some are modern – but they are all very high quality, and so I was surprised to find that Arousing Appetites makes ceramics that are every bit as high quality, but not always quite as expensive (And, the pattern is more up to date!).   To be sure, this dish wasn’t a twenty dollar blue light special, but I was amazed how well it performed, and how great it looks.

If you are looking for a decorative casserole dish, check out Arousing Appetites.  They have a store on Amazon but also here.  Peruse their whole selection of kitchen items.

BestGot headphones, special sale price

71tuc1mqnrl-_sl1500_10/20/16 – BestGot is offering a 30% discount on their headphones to anyone who use the promo code II2X88X2 at check out.  I bought a pair of these back in February of this year, and we still use them regularly.   They have been a great set of headphones with respect to durability, and comfort.   They have met and exceeded my expectations and I think you will like them too, and now with a 30% discount off the regular price of $17.99 there is no reason not to get a pair!  Check them out on Amazon.

This was the original review that I did back in February:

Want some free Bluetooth headphones?

Overstocked warehouses? New models coming in?  I have no idea, but ZOYO has a whole bunch of free bluetooth headphones to give out and you could be one of the lucky ones.  Want to find out more information?   Contact ZOYO via email, and tell them you saw the post for free headphones on prudentreviewer.com.    I’m not privy to the particulars on this one, so contact them directly to find out more.