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Feb, 2012

I Rec Wikets!

Last week I mentioned a new app I’m helping launch, called Wikets and it is becoming more and more addicting as I go. I’ve been exploring all the different recs (recommendations) from friends and new followers, making note of different restaurants and bakeries around L.A. metro that I want to try and discovering new books that look so good if I ever can stay awake long enough to read one. I think the best part so far, has been checking out the day to day items my friends have in their house. Seeing if we use the same stuff or finding out something that might be better based on recs from someone I trust. That’s a big part of Wikets. Personally, the majority of my purchases come from recommendations from friends and family. I rarely try something new without asking trusted friends first and I’m also the kind of person who LOVES to tell people about something that I LOVE! That’s what Wikets is all about!

Know of a great artist on Etsy you want to tell your friends about? Think you know where to get the best bbq ribs in town? How about the awesomest Chinese foot massage in the Valley? DO TELL!

Wikets is still in it’s early stages, so they are continuing to add more businesses to their store list and recently added Petco, The Disney Store and YouTube! Now you can recommend all of your favorite adorable hiccuping baby animal viral videos.

A new feature they just added is “Ask for a Rec”. If you’re looking for a great new nail salon in your hood or wondering which Blu-Ray player gets the best bang for your buck, you can ask your followers and if the people who follow you back and give you their recs. Pretty cool.

Best part is they are working fast to get their rewards program in place. You will earn points for making recs, re-rec’ing things you like and making purchases off of others’ recs. Then you will be able to use your accumulated points to trade in for merchant gift cards! Woot!

Here’s how to try out Wikets for free and get 200 bonus points: 

Download Wikets from the App Store

– When prompted for a promo code, enter my code: funnyyellowmom

This way you will auto-follow me AND you’ll get 200 bonus points – that’s double the normal promo code points.

Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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21
Jan, 2012

Join Me On Wikets!

I’ve been playing around with a new app called Wikets and I want to get more people signed up so we can help get the Wiket ball rolling! It’s a fun app and a great way to share stuff you love. I kind of describe it to people as a Yelp, meets Twitter with a WeReward type of points system. Did I mention it’s FREE?!!


Wikets is compatible with Apple iPhone, iPad and ipod touch with iOS 4.0 or later. Wikets allows you to recommend products (called “recs”), apps and places to your friends and in turn, search for great recs from people you follow. Then you can earn points for sharing and using each others’ recommendations and redeem points for e-gift cards. The e-gift card program is being hammered out right now, but while they are working out the details, it’s a perfect time to get started, earning points and discovering new places and products.


Personally, I don’t buy much of anything these days without a recommendation from a friend or great word of mouth, so this app is really helpful and it’s fun too! One of my favorite aspects is getting a glimpse into the homes of my friends – what kind of products to they use, what do their kids eat and play with, where do they like to go?! It’s fun! And if you join with my promo code, you can spy on Aubrey and me 🙂


Here’s how to sign up
– Go to the Apple App Store and search/download Wikets
– When prompted for a promo code, enter: funnyyellowmom and you’ll be ready to REC and roll!! Ok, that was really cheesy, but I do think you’ll have fun with it!

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