Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Sammi Richardson-2012 Duane Reade VIP Influencer Blogger Contest #DReade

This is my official entry for the 2012 Duane Reade blogger contest.

I am very proud and passionate about my blog. I created it while still a college student studying communications. It has grown to almost 2300 followers. This is a product review blog and chance for followers to win products through contest giveaways. I have a large demographic that includes young and old, male and female, various socioeconomic backgrounds, and all from around the world. The products I review range from health and beauty, home and garden, food and nutrition, jewelry, pets, and more.

Blogging has provided me an awesome opportunity to receive products I get to keep and often, so does one of my lucky followers. I have worked with such major brands as Dirt Devil, Barilla, Skinny Cow, Bertolli, Ocean Spray, Keurig, among many others. The products that I am able to receive and keep are amazing. I am truly blessed. In addition, through this fantastic experience I have been invited to trips and conferences that were life changing.

I live across the street from a Duane Reade and I visit it a few times a week. It is my go-to store for a quick gallon of milk, a bag of chips, or any necessities. I have been shopping at Duane Reade for years and it's one of my favorite stores. Living in Manhattan, I walk in the streets with thousands of people and large crowds everyday. Duane Reade in contrast is a place I can go and feel like I am not just another face in the crowd. The employees know me, I know where everything is, and feel right at home.

If given the chance to blog for Duane Reade, I would share my enthusiasm for the store with my followers and the existing Duane Reade followers. Firsthand, I will be proud to spread the word about products, new information, and rave about Duane Reade via social media. I am quite versed on Facebook and Twitter and am employed full-time as a social media assistant. This would be an opportunity of a lifetime for me and one in which I would take great pride. The experience of working with such a fantastic company, would be exciting and thrilling at the same time. I know it would be one I would not forget and remember for the rest of my life.

*DISCLOSURE* I am not compensated for this post. This is my official entry into the contest. All thoughts and opinions are strictly mine and not based on anything else.


  1. Thank you for participating in SASS last weekend! We hope to see you again this weekend - be sure to leave a link to a specific post that you would like people to visit!

  2. Good luck, Sammi! It would be great if we did both win this :)

  3. Good luck to you!!

    Thanks for linking up with the Getting to Know You hop!