What Can The @PTPA Seal of Approval Do For Your Brand?

I learned of the Parent Tested Parent Approved “Seal of Approval” long before I began my blogging journey. In fact, the first time I saw it was on a PlaSmart toy I purchased for the kids, that they loved!

Ever since that day, I have purchased a number of other products from PTPA Winners. From companies like Norton and Indigo to PlaSmart and Vtech, I always check for the seal when I’m out shopping for my family.

The reason I do this, is because I know that the products with the PTPA Seal have all been tested and approved by the people that matter most, the consumers. That’s right; every PTPA winner goes through a number of tests from Moms, Dads and Kids, before they submit a final review.

As a brand owner, there is no better feeling than knowing that your customers not only approve of your product, but that you can proudly show that Seal of Approval right on your packaging. Here are some of the other benefits of submitting your product or service to the PTPA for Approval:

• Brands receive objective reviews from volunteer parent testers

• PTPA’s mission is to be a liaison for the Brands and the parents – providing each access and a voice to share and engage with one     another

• PTPA provides access to all of the completed evaluations providing invaluable market research

• PTPA has 60,000 volunteer parent testers across North America

• PTPA is the only Seal that awarded based 100% on the parents evaluations

• Earning the Seal of Approval gives Brands credibility and a voice to communicate with their target market

• The PTPA Seal of Approval is one of the most publicized and recognized seal in the family consumer market

• Award winners receive direct access to their target market through a variety of innovative marketing initiatives

• No risk guarantee – companies who do not earn the Seal of Approval do not receive any negative attention and are refunded for their submission

• Founder and CEO Sharon Vinderine has been featured on over 55 morning shows including The Rachael Ray show

If you’re not convinced yet, please take a trip over to the PTPA’s website and poke around at all they have to offer and you’ll also find an impressive list of some of their clients. You can even register your product for award testing on that site.

Also, feel free to stop into one of the many social media channels the PTPA has to offer. Their Facebook page is filled with great information, testing opportunities and contests. Furthermore, you can follow them on Twitter @PTPA and watch how committed they are to promoting your brand through all of their amazing Tweet Chat’s (Don’t worry; I can explain those if you haven’t heard of them).

Finally, there is the Blogaholics’ Page, where you’ll find me and many other amazing bloggers, who are there to talk about the things that matter most to them; their families, lives and the products they love to use.

If I were a business owner, the decision would be easy. I would want my product to go through the rigorous testing process provided by the PTPA and their group of over 60,000 volunteer parent testers.

So, what’s it going to be? Go get the PTPA Seal and watch your business shine in the eyes of parents everywhere!

PTPA Media – Helping Parents Make Informed Decisions







I’m very proud to announce that I will be working the excellent folks at Parent Tested, Parent Approved (PTPA) over the next couple months, to help bring awareness to all the great work they do.

For those of you who are not familiar with the PTPA, they are an Awards & Media company specializing in finding and promoting the best products and services on the market for parents and their families. The PTPA Seal of Approval is one of Canada’s fastest growing Media companies with the most highly recognized Seal of Approval in the industry.

Speaking of that Seal of Approval, I’m sure you’ve seen it and probably didn’t even realize it! Here’s one picture of the seal and then another of the Seal proudly on display at Indigo Kids.


When I first signed up to be a tester over a year ago, I had no idea what the PTPA was all about. Let’s be completely honest though, at the time, I was in it for the free toys… What I’ve found however, is that I am a now a part of something bigger than that. I am a part of the PTPA community as a Blogger, a Tester and now as an Ambassador and the experience has been incredible so far!

Sound like a great community to you? Why not sign up as a Parent Tester yourself? It’s as easy as visiting the PTPA Sign Up Page and filling out the form. PTPA sends out thousands of products, free of charge, to parent testers for them to use in exchange for their honest evaluation about the product. Then you’ll be on your way to helping other parents make informed decisions about the products they are purchasing for their family.

As a Parent Tester, you are helping to decide which products will earn the coveted PTPA Seal of Approval. Now that I’ve been a part of the community for a while, I always look for the Seal before making a purchase and it’s always the deciding factor if I’m torn between two products.

The PTPA Winner’s Circle is a perfect place to start when you are starting your search for a new products. From strollers and internet security to Hot Wheels and eReaders, the Winner’s Circle has something for everybody in your family!

So what are you waiting for?? There are a number of ways to become a part of the PTPA Community. You can follow, interact and win lots of prizes through their Facebook and Twitter pages. You can also follow along with the PTPA Blogaholics (That’s Me!) as we cover everything from product reviews and giveaways to parenting advice and fun conversation.

The most important thing you can do right now though, is to Sign Up as a Parent Tester! Don’t leave your purchasing decisions up to chance, sign up today and YOU will be the authority on what products are right for your family. After you’ve signed up, make sure to fill in your profile to at least the 80% mark and you qualify to start testing!

It’s really as simple as that! The Parent Tested, Parent Approved Seal is the one I trust most in my house and I hope you’ll consider joining our team, so you too can see what all the fuss is about!