I fully maximize crowd sourced review websites for my travels. Everything from TripAdvisor, to Yelp, they are in my arsenal when it comes to planning out my next trip. However, when it comes to being closer to home, I have used Angie’s List to get data on local businesses I may use.
Just like my use of other crowd sourced review websites, I am extremely cautious in which reviews I trust. I know that many companies will fake reviews by paying “customers” to write a glowing review for them. Because of my abundance of caution, I have not too frequently been burned with false information. Similarly, Angie’s List has faced some controversy over their strong-armed tactics in order to increase revenue at the expense of compromising the honesty of their system. And as with TripAdvisor and Yelp, I take their information with a big grain of salt.
Please visit www.angieslist.com/allstate to redeem your 1 year basic Angie’s List membership, compliments of Allstate. Offer for new Angie’s List customers only while supplies last. Offer expires 12/31/15.
Note that the membership will automatically renew unless you cancel it, so make sure you set a reminder to do so! Also, I imagine that this is a way for Allstate to get your information to sell you insurance. It works perfectly if you are already an Allstate member!