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November 12, 2010


FreeLunched – Free Stuff Everyday

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Serving up free stuff everyday!
Enter to win, participate and get FreeLunched.

Target Audience: Male/Females age range of 22-44

FreeLunched.com allows its members to put their names on the waiting list each day to win a free daily giveaway. To get started, lunch guests first register as a member of FreeLunched. Then each member is offered one entry per day just for visiting the site.

Because a lively lunch room is more fun for everyone, guests are rewarded with extra entries that increase their odds of winning by participating in the lunchroom discussion and inviting friends to join.

FreeLunched member is selected at exactly 12:59 PM EST and a new product is announced at 1:00 PM EST.

Provide feedback:
  • Spend 5-10 seconds on the home page. What do you think the site is about?
  • Does the site look like a scam? Why or why not?
  • What do you like/dislike about the site?
  • Are you able to easily figure out how to earn/use your extra entries?
  1. [1]
    Sidney Cook
    Nov 12 2010

    I like the ease of use, very straightforward, not too many buttons. It is definitely not a scam since a several of my friends have won from them.

  2. [2]
    x-ray technician
    Nov 13 2010

    Pretty nice post. I just stumbled upon your blog and wanted to say that I have really enjoyed browsing your blog posts. In any case I’ll be subscribing to your feed and I hope you write again soon!

  3. [3]
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    Nov 14 2010
    I think the UI is a little rough if you click through any links. The font use + layout needs…

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  4. [4]
    Daniel Maloney
    Nov 14 2010

    Like the idea, but I think a bit more info on the home page to describe the product would help with the bounce/sign-up rate.

  5. [5]
    Nov 14 2010

    The idea of having a lunch tray as a background was a good one. However its execution makes the site look cheap. The lunch tray needs to be fixed somehow. It just doesn’t go with the text.

  6. [6]
    Nov 14 2010

    1. Did not like the ads on the sides of the page. It cheapens the site. Or maybe show relevant adds like of a particular product being reviewed rather than say an ad for batteries.com or a itunes album which does not have much relevance to the site.
    2. I was wondering why you guys were giving free stuff out to begin with. Briefly mention how freelunched makes money. e.g. we genarte revenues out of a commission from product sales etc.

    I like the concept though.

  7. [7]
    Daniel Gold
    Nov 14 2010

    Also like the concept (but not the ads). In addition to displaying the last winner (top right), perhaps also state what FreeLunch they won. I don’t think it’s necessary to state your revenue model on the home page, but I do think you should more actively promote product discussion/reviews. If I’m considering a review, one more free entry is probably insufficient to get me over the line. You could also highlight the product details box which takes you to the review page better. It’s the last thing I looked at on the home page but one of the more important things for the site I would have thought. Can you also be more explicit up front about what kinds of products the site relates to? Well done overall! Great concept and I like the ‘something for nothing’ feel about the site.

  8. [8]
    Nov 14 2010

    Conceptually I think the site may be useful but I think the current homepage design is too busy. I’d remove the advertisements, change the background image and focus your users towards a single action.

    The “I’m Hungry” button label is not clear what exactly this means – I’d suggest making it clearer – for instance “Sign-up”.

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