Wednesday, November 21, 2007

A $170 Toothbrush?!

In my last post, I blogged about odd jobs.

While this isn’t exactly a job, last year I became a BzzAgent.

It doesn’t pay actual money, but I’ve gotten some great new products from it. And, theoretically, when you collect enough points, you can turn them in for prizes or donations to charities. It takes a while to accrue points, however, and I haven’t taken advantage of that, yet.

I have gotten to test out brand new Pledge wipes, Listerine Whitestrips (before the commercials were everywhere!) and Grey Poupon mustard.

Some of the products haven’t been so good. I signed up to Bzz about a software program but, honestly, I’ve been afraid to download it. They say it’s secure, but I don’t like the idea of uploading the entire contents of my hard drive to the Internet.

Yesterday, however, I got my best Bzz product ever! I received the new Sonicare Flexcare 940 Series toothbrush w/ UV Sanitizer. It retails for $169.

Now, would I have bought a $170 toothbrush under any circumstances? Probably not. But it was free! I immediately went out and spent $30 on additional heads, that way my husband can use it, too. After using it once, I was so impressed that if it ever breaks, I probably *will* purchase a replacement.

I’ll post more in the coming weeks. It’s supposed to make your teeth whiter, reduce tartar and plaque build-up, etc. etc. It will be interesting to see, when I go for a cleaning next month, if there’s a noticeable difference.

Okay, I just realized I’m blogging about toothbrushes. But it’s a $170 toothbrush! That counts for something, right? (What is this world coming to that people will spend $170 on a toothbrush? That’s a blog for another day.)

The thing is, I also received 3 coupons for $10 off a toothbrush. With it being the holidays and all, I’m feeling generous. I will send a $10 off coupon to the first three people to post a comment here. And I’ll throw in a few for $1 off TV Guide, too. Of course, you’ll also need to send me an e-mail at my gmail account with your address so I can send the coupon. (That's easy to find, but mention in your post if you can't track it down.) The coupons will go to the first three people to post here.

There’s nothing fishy here. I promise. If I could do this all virtually (without your having to give an address) I would. But I can’t think of another way. And I’d hate for these coupons to go to waste.

There is one small catch. Please promise to post back here in 2 to 4 weeks and let me know how you like the toothbrush, that way I can write a Bzz Report about it.


Joanna Sandsmark said...

I can't afford a $170 toothbrush even with $10 off, but I just wanted to pipe in and say I had fun reading your entry. I love it when I find a new product that's really superior and tend to tell all my friends about it, just like a commercial. I also spend a lot of time doing surveys and your product testing sounds like more fun. I might have to give it a try.

Dawn Allcot said...

Thank you! And I hear ya, Joanna, about the toothbrush. That's why I'm giving the coupons away online, and not to friends and family. Incidentally, they also sell slightly less expensive models.

I also earn (very small amounts of) cash doing surveys online, at Like $10 every six months. LOL It's a great diversion, though, from the work day.

I also know exactly what you mean about sharing product information all the time!

Lemme know if you want a 'referral email' from either of those. It comes from me, so you don't get spammed by the company, and I get some extra points. (In fact, both companies are very good about not spamming and only send relevant updates.)

Carolyn Erickson said...

OMG, Joanna said exactly what I was going to say. I'll have to wait on the toothbrush until someday when I'm rich instead of so good looking.

But you sure did sell me on the Bzz thing! Do you get credit if other people sign up because of you? If so, let me know, and I'll give them your name.

I want a $170 toothbrush now. :( Darn. LOL!


Dawn Allcot said...

Yes, Carolyn, I think I get bzz points for referrals. Send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and I'll send it over to you.

Also, I should mention that Sonicare also makes $80 models (the least expensive, which doesn't include the UV filter and features different style bristles. $80 still puts it into the category of "luxury item," which a toothbrush just should NOT be, but it's a bit better.

I would recommend it (any of the models) for people who have real problems with tartar and plaque, to the point where they need cleanings every 3 or 4 months (instead of 6 - 12). If insurance doesn't pay for those cleanings, then the toothbrush will pay for itself!'s cool to have but... really extravagant if you ask me. LOL

Lori said...

A $170 toothbrush? (I'm with the others who have commented. Even with a coupon, it's well out of my price range.)

You'll excuse me while I go be boggled at the concept of a $170 toothbrush.

I'm glad it works well.

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