There’s been a lot of talk over the past few days about Klout. Klout “measures your influence online” and assigns you a Klout score based on that influence. The mysterious way they develop Klout scores changed this week and a lot of people are mad about their dropping Klout scores. While I wasn’t thrilled that my score dropped five points overnight, I still like Klout for their Klout Perks program.
With Klout Perks, you can get free stuff based on your influence. One of my influential topics is Food, so I was eligible to receive the Top Chef Essentials Kit that is pictured above. It came with the How to Cook Like a Top Chef cookbook, a set of Top Chef Tongs, a coupon for a Healthy Choice Frozen entrée and a 14-day trial to Top Chef University. All I had to do to get this fun orange box mailed to me was check out the Klout Perks section of the website and press the “Claim This Perk” button. It took just a few seconds to enter my mailing address and it arrived in a couple of weeks.
I also ordered a bottle of One Hope Wine for only a few dollars after using a discount code from Klout Perks. One Hope Wine donates 50% of its proceeds to different partner charities.
I also have a Subway giftcard and a sampler pack of Two Degrees bars coming my way thanks to Klout Perks. The great thing about Two Degrees bars is that the company gives a nutrition pack to a malnourished child in a developing country for every bar that they sell. The first five people who click this link can also redeem a Klout Perk for the same sampler pack of Two Degrees bars that I’ll receive.
Honestly, I’m not really sure how the Klout algorithm works and if it’s accurate (or why I’m influential about weddings) but I love the opportunity to try new products with Klout Perks. Are you on Klout?
Disclosure: I was given free products or samples because I’m a Klout influencer. I was under no obligation to receive the sample or talk about this company. I get no additional benefits for talking about the products or companies.