Do you have a product you would like Surge Bucket Media to consider for review on one of our media properties? Great! Please read the product review guidelines below first, then submit the product to us.
Product Review Guidelines
Before sending your product(s) to us for review consideration, please review the general guidelines:
- PHYSICAL PRODUCTS MUST BE SENT.
- All Surge Bucket Media product reviews are honest.
- Surge Bucket Media cannot guarantee product reviews, nor a specific date for publication. In general, please allow 60 days for a product to be reviewed.
- If Surge Bucket Media reviews your product(s), we will notify the person who submitted the product(s).
- If Surge Bucket Media reviews your product(s), the review may appear on multiple Surge Bucket Media properties and on our partner websites.
- Surge Bucket Media DOES NOT RETURN REVIEW PRODUCTS.
Product Review Submission Form
In order to have your product(s) placed in the review queue faster, please submit the product review submission form below prior to mailing the product(s) you would like us to consider for review.
Product Review Mailing Address
Please mail all review products to:
Surge Bucket Media, LLC
PO Box 39178
Indianapolis, Indiana 46239-0178
If you would prefer a street address, and/or are shipping via UPS or FedEx, please contact us.
Product Review FAQ
Q: What types of products do you review?
A: We are open to reviewing any products that are relative to our audiences, which means, we do have a place we can review the majority of submissions we receive.
Q: Do you review books and music?
A: Absolutely! We love books and music.
Q: Do you review food items?
A: Yes and no. If sending a food item with a reasonable shelf life, please contact us for our street address and give us a heads up when you send it. There’s nothing worse than spoiled food sitting in a PO Box for a week.
Q: How long does it typically take to review a product?
A: It really depends on what is in our review queue at any given time, and how much review time we have available. In general we like to say give us at least 60 days, especially for books, since we usually have quite a stack to make our way through.
Q: If I send my product, is a review guaranteed?
A: Unfortunately we cannot guarantee product reviews, but we do promise to at least look at everything that comes across our desk and will do our best to write something up about it.
Q: If I send my product, will it be returned to me?
A: Unfortunately we cannot return review products. So please, do not send us the only copy of grandma’s handwritten cookbook.
Q: Will I be notified if/when my product is reviewed?
A: Absolutely! If we can find you that is. To make things easier on us, please fill out the form above when submitting your product so we can find all pertinent contact information.
Q: If reviewed, which Surge Bucket Media properties will my product be reviewed on?
A: This is where the product subject matter comes into play, and in many cases the review will be published on multiple sites as well as the websites of some of our partners (potential exposure bonus for you!). The main two places the review of your product(s) will show up are on Indiana Chronicle and/or Naptown Buzz. And if it fits into any of the numerous niche properties that we have, it will be published there as well.
Q: If I would like my product to be included in a gift guide or roundup, but am unable to send one for review, is there a way to still get it included?
A: For items unavailable for review there is a PAID INCLUSION option (subject to approval). If interested in this option, please contact us for more information.