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We love hearing about awesomely cool and useful products for families. Please note a few things about product reviews on Boston Mamas:
Products featured on the site either are: A) products we have discovered on our own (i.e., purchased and loved); B) products that have been pitched to us and undergone the below review screening and submission process; or C) products that we are giving away under transparent descriptions such as Giveaway Goodness or Birthday Giveaway. Every now and then we might feature a sponsored post, but only if the item or service in question has been tested and found awesome -- we never run advertorials.
For option A, if the item is one that is available somewhere like Amazon (or another store where we have an affiliate relationship set up), we may link the item with affiliate tracking so that if a reader clicks through and purchases the item, we make a (teeny tiny) commission. However, note that the affiliate piece is an afterthought; the awesomeness of the product comes first and we never make decisions on what to feature based on affiliate relationships.
For option B (details about product submission are below), you may notice that sometimes we run giveaways in conjunction with an editorial feature. This is optional to the vendor; vendors are first notified that their product will be featured on Boston Mamas and then are offered the option of a giveaway if they want to build that in to the post. And of course, no payment changes hands to administer a giveaway; they're simply for fun.
For option C, these products tend to be high value and are ones we already are familiar with (as in A) and we have partnered with the vendor to run the giveaway. However, these giveaways are not paid; we run them because we already dig the product and dig giving away cool stuff.
Now, about product submission:
If you do not hear from us, please don't take offense. Note that product reviews represent a fraction of what is covered on Boston Mamas and thus we are very selective about featured items. To reach readers immediately, please place an ad.
We tend not to review websites (e.g., camp resources, tutoring search engines, etc.) unless there is something particularly relevant to a story we are working on. Please feel free to e-mail the URL and your pitch; as with products, if we don't follow up, please consider placing an ad.
We do not do blanket boutique features. If you are an online retailer who wishes to promote your boutique, please consider placing an ad or following the product review guidelines above.
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