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Apr 02

Write a review and win big this month!

Posted by Matt Carney under Contests

Write a prodcut review on QuiBids and win big!

UPDATE: This contest has ended and the winner has been drawn.  Congrats Tracee L. for winning the iPad Mini!

Seeing as you guys are nuts for the iPad around here we decided to host another opportunity for you to win one. This month we’re giving away one of these fancy new iPad Minis, and all you’ve got to do for a chance at it is write a review for any product on QuiBids!

That’s the short version, so here are some more, pertinent details:

  • Customers may write as many reviews as they wish. The more reviews, the greater the customer’s chance of winning.
  • All reviews must be accepted per our Site Reviews Rules.
  • Reviews written before or after the month of April 2013 will not count toward a customer’s chances of winning.
  • At the end of the month we’ll draw one winner at random.
  • That’s it.

Pretty simple, huh? It’s all automated so there’s nothing special you have to do whenever you write one of these reviews; the site will record your review and enter you for a chance to win.

I know writing reviews can be a little bit intimidating for some people (Where to start? What to write about? Am I even doing this right?) so I’ve gone ahead and included a few tips below for how to write a good QuiBids product review. Follow these or come up with your own style — but either way, review a bunch of products for us this month and improve your chances of scoring that iPad!

Tip #1: Cut to the chase
Whatever product you’re writing about, don’t bother with introductions and instead just jump right into it. As tempting as it is to go for an opening line as memorable as “Call me Ishmael,” customers aren’t reading product reviews for the value of their prose, they’re looking to confirm whether or not Product X is worthy of their time.

Tip #2: Focus on the product at hand
If you’re reviewing the RX-9000, then stay on topic about the RX-9000. It’s cool to mention the RX-8000 and the RX-7000, and maybe even the RX-6000 but only if you’re comparing and contrasting them to the RX-9000.

Tip #3: Keep your review short and sweet
Nobody wants to read Crime and Punishment in a product review, even if you’re as good a writer as Dostoyevsky. Tell us what you know, and sign off.

Tip #4: If you don’t have experience with the product, stay away
Can you really write an honest review about a product you haven’t used? If not, then leave it to somebody who owns it!

Tip #5: Proofread!
It’s a small thing, but it’s a considerate thing. Few people check the things they write online for typos anymore, but if everybody did it’d be a better place.

Tip #6: A few questions to consider…
In honor of the sixth tip, here are six questions you can use as guidelines when you’re writing your review on QuiBids:

1. What did you use the product for?
2. How does the product compare to similar ones you have owned?
3. How long did it take before you became comfortable using the product?
4. Why did you like (or dislike) the product?
5. When you put the product to the test, how did it perform?
6. What do you think is the ideal situation for using this product?

Good luck to everybody entering in the promotion this month, and remember that you up your odds of winning the more products you review on QuiBids!

Some further links and resources:
Read the contest rules.
Here’s a video introducing the iPad Mini, which Apple debuted back in October.
More about QuiBids Reviews.