I have been asked how I get connected with people to be able to do reviews and giveaways on products. I at first was just going to answer privately, but then decided this might be helpful to others as well.
I want to start with why I do reviews and giveaways: 1) They are fun! 2) I usually get free product and a chance to try something new 3) It drives more traffic to my blog 4) It helps advertisers connect new people with their products. So, it really is a win-win situation.
My first resources is: My Blog Spark. I have not gotten a lot of offers from them as of yet. I have gotten the four coupons for free General Mills cereal though.
MomSelect is another great resource! They provided the Rainbow Brite CD-roms. They have great twitter parties all of the time! I received an email from them to try out a great product but it was for newborns and Lorelei was too old. I heart this resource!
Next I would suggest Twitter. Seriously, I like Twitter better than Facebook! Follow your favorite products and companies! Connect. Offer your services to do a review and/or giveaway. Remember it is a win-win situation! Remember to read other people's tweets! I found out about a review/giveaway opportunity through someone else's tweets. (Look for it...it will be coming at the end of this month...you won't want to miss it!...That is all I can let slip out now!)
Think of your friends that have small businesses. Approach them about doing a giveaway on your blog. Think: win-win!
I hope this helps! If you have other resources that you would like to share, I would appreciate it! Also, leave me comments and let me know if any of these were helpful to you!