ANNOUNCEMENT: New Impulsive Buy Reviewer Ann

Hello, you, scrolling through The Impulsive Buy at your desk. Good Morning!

No, I’m not creepily watching you through your webcam, we just have the same beloved morning routine! My name is Ann, and I’m a new contributor here at The Impulsive Buy. I’ve been reading TIB for years, typically over my first (fine, third) cup of coffee at my job in the CPG (Consumer Packaged Goods) industry.

I love food and all of the physical and emotional things it can do for us. I love the anticipation of finding new flavors, the exploration of trying new foods you’ve never considered before, and the community of people willing to discuss (or debate!) all the minutia of what makes something delicious, clever, truly innovative, or truly horrendous.

When it comes to polarizing foods and flavors, I’m in the camp of “Yeah, I’m probably still going to eat that.” Think olives, cottage cheese, pineapple on pizza (teaser), I’m going to try it. I’m most likely going to like it, but I promise to be truthful in my description so that when you come at me with internet pitchforks, I can at least fall on my “fair and honest” sword.

Now, let’s eat!

ANNOUNCEMENT: Looking for New Reviewers (2019 Edition)

We’re looking for reviewers again.

If you’d like to apply, here’s what you’ll need to send:

  1. One review sample.
  2. Photos of the product you reviewed. (Full resolution versions, please!)
  3. A bio that includes why you want to write for The Impulsive Buy.

A Few Notes:

  • For the product you select to review, choose something new and something you’d see reviewed here at TIB. “New” means something that came out within the past six months, and it can be something we’ve already reviewed. “Something you’d see reviewed here at TIB” is something somewhat to very much bad for you.
  • We have two review formats here at TIB, a long format (around 500 words) and a short format (around 300-400 words) and comes with subheadings. Do a long format review.
  • It’s a paid gig. It’s per review, and it varies based on whether it’s a long or short format review. Also, the pay is not enough for you to quit your day job, but it’s enough for you to gorge on a lot of Taco Bell tacos or even more Jack in the Box tacos.
  • At this time, we’re only looking for writers located in the United States.

Please send your review, bio, and photos as separate attachments. Do not embed your photos into your review.

To apply, please email your sample review, pictures, and bio to theimpulsivebuy@gmail.com with “I think Josta should come back” in the subject line. We will stop accepting applicants on Sunday, September 29, 2019.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us.

Thank you.

Marvo
Editor

TIB’S SEASON OF GIVING 2018: DAY 15

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On the fifteenth (and last) day of The Impulsive Buy’s Season of Giving 2018, we are offering:

One Mystery Envelope

I could type clues to give you an idea of what’s in the mystery envelope, but instead I’ll give a round of thanks. We posted a little over 300 reviews and a little under 4,000 Spotted photos in 2018. Those numbers couldn’t have been possible without our great writers and Spotted contributors, so I’d like to say thanks to them for the time and effort they put into making TIB what it is.

But TIB really wouldn’t be where it is today without all of you readers out there who come back on a regular basis to learn what new products are out there and to find out how they taste. So my last thanks goes out to everyone who has visited us this year, from those who’ve just discovered us to those who’ve been coming around for 14 years.

Thank you very much!

RULES:

To enter this prize drawing for a Mystery Envelope, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winner for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on December 31, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Just a note: If you post a comment but it’s not showing up, it ended up in our comment spam folder for some strange reason. There’s no need to attempt to post another comment. I’ll be pulling those comments out of the comment spam vortex throughout the day.

Good luck!

FINE PRINT: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about how this year’s bunny will take your pounds. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you a SASE. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail or damaged mail.

TIB’S SEASON OF GIVING 2018: DAY 14

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On the fourteenth day of The Impulsive Buy’s Season of Giving 2018, we are offering:

One $10 Arby’s Gift Card

We all know Arby’s has the meats. But did you know Arby’s has a side salad. No, it doesn’t come with meat. But I wouldn’t be surprised if it did. You know what? Arby’s should put meat on its side salad. Or put it in a bowl made of bacon.

RULES:

To enter this prize drawing for a $10 Arby’s Gift Card, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winner for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on December 30, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Just a note: If you post a comment but it’s not showing up, it ended up in our comment spam folder for some strange reason. There’s no need to attempt to post another comment. I’ll be pulling those comments out of the comment spam vortex throughout the day.

Good luck and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out what we’re giving away!

FINE PRINT: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about how to get to Inbox Zero. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you an unsigned holiday card with no return address. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail or damaged mail.

TIB’S SEASON OF GIVING 2018: DAY 13

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On the thirteenth day of The Impulsive Buy’s Season of Giving 2018, we are offering:

One $10 Domino’s Gift Card

I don’t think we covered Domino’s at all this year. But I that’s more Domino’s fault than ours because unlike Pizza Hut, Papa John’s, and Little Caesars, the pizza chain doesn’t offer new things regularly. Instead, it’s focusing more on the technology surrounding how you order its pizzas.

RULES:

To enter this prize drawing for a $10 Domino’s Gift Card, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winner for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on December 29, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Just a note: If you post a comment but it’s not showing up, it ended up in our comment spam folder for some strange reason. There’s no need to attempt to post another comment. I’ll be pulling those comments out of the comment spam vortex throughout the day.

Good luck and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out what we’re giving away!

FINE PRINT: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about how to fold an origami crane. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you various condiment packets swiped from various fast food establishments, but will probably mostly end up being Taco Bell mild sauce. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail or damaged mail.

TIB’S SEASON OF GIVING 2018: DAY 12

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On the twelfth day of The Impulsive Buy’s Season of Giving 2018, we are offering:

One Mystery Box

I could give you a hint about what’s in the Mystery Box, but as of right now I’m not even sure what’s going to be in the Mystery Box. Diapers? Sweets I’ve gotten for Christmas that I don’t intend to eat? A Mystery Envelope inside a Mystery Box? I dunno yet.

RULES:

To enter this prize drawing for a Mystery Box, leave a comment with THIS post. You can write whatever you want, but please don’t forget to fill out the email field because we’ll be emailing the randomly selected winner for his or her mailing address.

We will stop accepting entries on December 28, 2018 at 9:00 p.m. Hawaii Standard Time. Only one comment allowed per person, and it’s only open to U.S. residents 18 years old or older.

Just a note: If you post a comment but it’s not showing up, it ended up in our comment spam folder for some strange reason. There’s no need to attempt to post another comment. I’ll be pulling those comments out of the comment spam vortex throughout the day.

Good luck and don’t forget to come back tomorrow to find out what we’re giving away!

FINE PRINT: The Impulsive Buy promises your email address will not be used to send you emails about how to do how-tos. The Impulsive Buy also promises your mailing address will not be used to send you the warm breath of a baby dragon bottled in an ancient stone carved vessel. Bribes will not be accepted. The Impulsive Buy will not be responsible for lost mail or damaged mail.