If you’ve been a reader for a while, you know how much I love Crowdtap. I’m pretty sure it’s the coolest community ever. Companies have access to thousands of consumers and consumers get to try out products and provide feedback.
After applying to every sample and share they’ve offered, I was finally chosen to participate! The product? Old Navy Jeans! Suddenly being rejected for tank tops didn’t feel so bad! The best part about being chosen to participate in a Crowdtap sample and share opportunity is that you get to snag a sample for yourself and share one with a friend. I knew immediately that I had a perfect excuse to spend some much needed girls’ time with my BFF, Lynn. We live about 15 miles apart, but with kids and work, we really don’t get to see eachother often. We found a day that worked for both of us (which just happened to be opening weekend of The Help) and made a date.
The closest Old Navy store is about an hour from me, 40 minutes from Lynn. I picked her up and we headed out. I even found a cheesy 90′s hip hop CD for the ride (think Young MC, MC Hammer, and gulp…Vanilla Ice)! Both of us normally head straight for the kid’s and clearance sections when we go to Old Navy. Shopping for ourselves was a bit weird but oh, so nice! We have completely different body types. I have flat hips and no butt to speak of, while Lynn has perfect curves with some junk in the trunk. We both avoided flare, but otherwise our choices were completely different. Lynn tried on one pair (The Dreamer) and loved them immediately. I tried about six and still don’t totally love them. Let me rephrase that….I do love the jeans. They are amazingly soft and so very cute. What’s not so cute is my flat butt. The pockets are a bit too far apart and a little low (which would be perfect for someone with hips), and although the fit is “slim through the hip & thigh,” there is a little bit of empty space where the rest of my butt would be if I had one.
We took our jeans to the register, along with our FREE coupons. She got The Dreamer, I got The Diva. The cashier rang us up separately and neither of us paid a single penny. Man, that felt good!
From Old Navy, we went to dinner and then watched The Help. If you haven’t seen it yet, you are really missing an incredible movie. Of course, you should definitely read the book first. As always, the book is better than the movie. But, the movie follows the book pretty well and the characters are truly brought to life. We noticed as we entered the theater that we were quite possibly the youngest people in the theater. . . and we’re in our mid-thirties. There were a lot of older people watching this one. I was elbow-to-elbow with a man that had to be in his mid-seventies. At one point, he was sobbing. Precious!
We somehow managed to make it through the day with only one picture which won’t upload here for whatever reason. So, being the awesome friend she is, Lynn sent me one of her looking hot in her brand new FREE Old Navy jeans!
Thanks, Old Navy and Crowdtap!