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Nescafe Taster’s Choice

Hey, ya’all.  I know I told you recently about some opportunities to be “testers” for certain products…

Here’s where it gets real, yo.  I am a Taster for Nescafe Taster’s Choice and the perks are unreal.  I just wanted to re-iterate how awesome it is to be a part of the community and that you should join as well! 

They just updated their website and it’s super user friendly.  The game section is fun.  There is an old-school Snake game where you catch coffee beans without eating your tail.  It wasted some time for me and if, like me, your work blocks most games, you will take what you can get.  In this case, I actually had a lot of fun.  I haven’t played Snake since I got a cell phone that wasn’t the size of a 2 liter of Pepsi.  Remember when that’s the only game that came on your cell phone?  Man, I do.  The phone that I shared with my sister… That was bigger than my hands, easily…it had a cover with foreign stamps on it that you had to remove the face plate and click onto the back part to use… and it had horrible midi ringtones that sort of sounded like songs that you dig… and the cover had a fake flip part that covered the keys but otherwise served no function… Ah, the 90s…

You know, mother, this phone isn't as convenient as I thought it would be... I used to be able to ignore you when you called and asked me if I have a girlfriend yet... No, mother, I am not "the gay." Don't call me back at this number.

Anyway, I got some pleasant childhood-type nostalgia playing.

If you want to become a member, like myself, and get some sweet perks (I’m talking gift certificates for engaging in the community) go here.  It’s fun, inclusive, feels like a community, and you earn rewards for your participation pretty fast!  I dig it.   https://team.tasterschoice.com/login/

Definitely check out their new website, because it is a great time spender when you are sipping on a cup of coffee, playing with your phone when your boss isn’t looking, bored of Minesweeper, tired of fluorescent lights and needing something to get your mind back up and running, or however you roll.

The coffee break section is a much needed departure from listening to my cube-mates talking about any inane thing that comes to mind…

Also, as a side note, I generally don’t like instant coffee, but since I tried the Hazelnut version of this stuff, I am hooked.  It is so smooth and delicious…tastes like coffee, not chemicals, and there’s no mealy coffee bits in the bottom of my cup when I’m done.   Yum.  Usually, I feel kind of cheap trying to sell people on a product, but this stuff is truly an easy, cheap fix and it beats the stale coffee in the coffee pot which has never been washed, in the kitchen which is suspended in a wafting perma-funk of dead mouse smell and in which I have personally seen live mice…
No thanks, work coffee, I don’t need to wake up that desperately… I keep Nescafe Taster’s choice packets in my desk and grab some hot water from the Keurig machine up front that’s for “customers.”  No one will begrudge me some water, yes? 

Get back to memories of your first cell phone with the Nescafe Snake game…


Super fun…


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Guess who…?

Guess who is a loser and forgot to publish her post last night?  That would be this girl:

Okay, okay, so I have an excuse…

I became a product tester for New Balance shoes fairly recently.  They sent me my first pair of shoes Tuesday…

Anyway, so to be an “Elite Tester of Importitude and Amazingness,” they want you to put 200 miles on them in the testing period.  The testing period is from 03/02 to 03/29.  I would have to run 7-8 miles a DAY to manage that.  Do-able, I am sure for my wee sisser who is fit as a fiddle, but I have literally gained about 7 pounds in the last few months and am about the size of two of her, all said.  

I spent a hefty part of 2009-early 2010 working my arse off trying to shed some weight.  I got down to a size 6 (very briefly, I pretty much remained a size 8-10 through most of that period), which is smaller than I had been since middle school, but since that time, have managed to balloon back to a size 12-14.  AND IT’S ALL IN MY MIDDLE SECTION.  DAMN DAMN DAMN you, body, for preparing to be a baby factory. 

ANYWAY- I am trying my damnedest to put as many miles on these shoes as I can, so I took my out out out of shape self and ran 4 miles last night and 3 the previous.   I pretty much didn’t do anything but pass my sore sorry self out when I got back from my run.  I need to get this body in running shape. 

You know what that requires?  No more smoking

That is going to take some work….

No more Taco Bell late at night…

And damn them for running a special right now… for those of you not dieting… 88 cent crunchwrap supremes until 03/05…


and no more soda!

Oh man, oh my I have work to do…

But anyway…

Want to be a product tester?  Reap sweet rewards?  Roll in riches and bitches?  (minus the last one…probably…unless you are super super suave…)


Sign up!  They send you nifty things…

Be a product tester for McCormick!  Spices!


Be a product tester for the National Consumer Panel! (More info to come on this…) Essentially, scan your purchases each week and earn points towards rewards…


Be a General Mills product tester!


Test Kraft Foods!


Be a Nailene product tester!


Be a Fing’rs product tester!


Do it, you know you want to.  

Oh!  And wish me luck on my shedding of extra Sarah and live, man.  Live enchanted.

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