Thursday, February 19, 2009


CH: I noticed that we have been uber quiet today on the blog end...lots o' emails - but no blogs...this must change.

Topic of recent emails - bzzagent. :)

So if I talk about Bzz Agent here....can I report that I buzzed about it?? I think I can!

So last week, I received our handy dandy Chili's Guiltless Grill we decided to go out to dinner the very next night and try out this "healthy" menu....

Once we got there, I decided that the Pick 3 appetizer meal-deal sounded waaaay Dan got the Guiltless Buffalo Chicken sandwich and I just had a bite of his to taste it.....

It was OK...wasn't a fan of the bun (whole wheat or something healthy like that) - chicken was OK - not super flavorful...Dan LOVED the veggies...they had parmesan cheese on them.

On the other hand, my spinach and artichoke dip with tortilla chips, crispy buffalo chicken, and Southwestern Egg Rolls were amazing. The egg rolls were my favorite by far...SCRUMPTIOUS. And the ranch they had too was DE-LISH. :)

And of course we ended our spectacular meal with the ever mouth-watering chocolate lava cake. The best part of the whole meal for Dan is dieting (oh yea - me too) - he didn't eat as much as he normally would, which left a whole lot more for me to eat....not good for my figure for sure - but so good for my taste buds!!

We plan to go back again and try the carne asada....I told Dan he should have tried that from the beginning because it looks really good - but he wanted the chicken :) I'll be sure to let you know how the carne asada is, unless you get there first. :)

JH: Just for those who don't know about the awesomeness that is BzzAgent, it is a word-of-mouth marketing site that you can sign up for and it's free!

They have campaigns, and as an agent you get to participate in these campaigns if you fit into the particular demographic that the client is marketing to. You get a BzzKit with either the product or coupons that are redeemable for free products. You try them out, share the coupons, and then "bzz" to your friends about it. At that point, it's your turn to hold up your end of the bargain and submit a Bzz Report (it's basically a paragraph letting them know people's reactions to the product and your bzz'ing). And to make it even cooler, you get points for each report that you can redeem for gift cards to your favorite places! It's such a win-win situation! I have been a part of 30 campaigns now that range from Sonicare toothbrushes to Chili's new menu items (this is my second Chili's campaign!)

So anyway, I just received my Chili's coupons last night. I'm not sure how I feel about their new "healthy" menu. I mean, is offering meal under 750 calories really a great feat? Even if I did fall into the generalized 2000 calorie daily value category that packaging lumps everyone into, would I want a whole 750 of those calories going to one "healthy" meal? I could nuke a Smart Ones dinner which I actually prefer to most food these days, and take in less than 300 calories.

That being said, the meals could actually be very good regardless of calorie content. I'm excited to try the honey mustard glazed salmon!

CH: Did you get your scrubbing bubbles yet? Dan put the toilet one in already, it's pretty neat - the bathroom already smells a ton better. :)

My favorite campaign has probably been the Ralph Lauren - Ralph Hot - perfume campaign...a free full-size bottle of perfume plus a cute giant bead of my favorite perfumes. :) :) My sister loves it too.

JH: I didn't get an invite to the Scrubbing Bubbles, but I got one for Glade Diffusers. I think my top faves would have to be the Word of Mouth Manual campaign. It was a book written by the creator of BzzAgent and it was all about word-of-mouth and viral marketing. I think I read it 3 times!

No, wait! The best was LypSyl chapstick! I'm completely addicted to the stuff now! You can find it at Rite-aid.


SweetLime313 said...

Kinda cool, I think I'll sign up!

BabyBlue723 said...

Oh you definitely should!! Jen and I have been doing it for awhile and I know I'm continuously amazed at the awesome promotions they do. :) :)
Have Warren sign up too if you can - Dan is signed up - so if Dan can do it, so can Warren. :) :)


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