Volition.com
Awards and Honors

This is our bragging page. Sorry about some of the big graphics, but unlike the rest of our site, we have no control over these awards.


The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal

Recessionomics 101: How to Make Extra Money
January 24, 2010
"A good place to start is Volition.com"


ABC Action News
Legitimate Mystery Shopping Jobs

ABC Action News
May 11, 2009


NBC Washington DC
Money Making Mistakes: Mystery Shopping

Liz Crenshaw
NBC4 Washington, D.C.
March 25, 2009


Arizona Star
Arizona Daily Star: Star$avers

Q&A with president of Tucson-based freebie Web site
by Shelley Shelton
March 7, 2008


KBJS
Randy Featherston's Radio Show
KBJS 90.3 FM
Ray was interviewed about the Physique Transformation program.
March 7, 2008


ShopSmart
ShopSmart magazine
from the editors of Consumer Reports
August/September, 2007
Get Paid to Shop!


Woman's World
Woman's World
March 13, 2007
Make Real Money From Home!


New York Post
New York Post

July 31, 2006
24 Hours To Make Rent
With Some Determination And Ingenuity,
It's Possible To Pay Off 30 Days In Just One
By JONATHAN BENDER


Essence
Essence
March, 2006
Side Hustle of the Month
How to earn some extra cash


Woman's World
Woman's World
The Woman's Weekly
November 15, 2005
How to get today's hottest gimmes!


Monster Magazine

Clark Howard Radio Show
September 16, 2005
May 19, 2004
June 2, 2004
June 25, 2004
November 22, 2004
September 16, 2004


The New York Times
The New York Times

Yes, There Is a Job That Pays You to Shop
by Barbara Whitaker
March 13, 2005
The de facto water cooler for shoppers who want to compare notes.


Jane Magazine
Jane Magazine

How to Live Like a Swingin' Heiress on Less Than $20 Million a Year
March, 2005
Volition.com is a great source for Mystery Shopping information.


Womans Day Magazine
Woman's Day Magazine

The $3000 Challenge (Discover How to Make Extra Money)
March 8, 2005
Volition.com is a great source for information on doing focus groups.


LatinoFuture Magazine
LatinoFuture Magazine

Penny Pincher$...
Feb/March, 2005


TODAY'S TMJ4
TODAY'S TMJ4
The NBC Affiliate in Milwaukee, WI

Feb 21, 2005
Volition.com is a great source for Mystery Shopping information.


The National Center for Professional Mystery Shoppers & Merchandisers
November, 2004
Winner of 4 Awards!
2004 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
Mystery Shopping Message Board of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping Forum

2004 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
Merchandising Message Board of the Year - Volition.com Merchandising Forum

2004 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
Mailing List of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping News

2004 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
Industry Volunteer of the Year - Ray Sola


Monster Magazine
Monster.com Magazine

May 2004
"Be a Mystery Shopper"
by Paul Greenberg


2003 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
The National Center for Professional Mystery Shoppers & Merchandisers
November, 2003
Winner of 5 Awards!

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Mystery Shopping Message Board of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping Forum

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Merchandising Message Board of the Year - Volition.com Merchandising Forum

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Newsletter of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping News

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Support Group of the Year - Volition.com Readers

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Industry Support Person of the Year - Ray Sola


Black Enterprise Magazine
Black Enterprise Magazine

August 2003
Volition.com is a great source for Mystery Shopping information.


Arizona Star
Caliente
Arizona Daily Star's Caliente (Entertainment Guide)

°GANGA! It's a good deal
Get a sneak peak by going online
July 18, 2003


CNN
CNN Live Saturday

Dollar Signs
June 21, 2003


Woman's World
Woman's World
The Woman's Weekly
December 24, 2002
Earn $722 a month by shopping


call for help
techtv show Call for Help

December 5, 2002
Cat's Clicks: Be a Winner Online
Stay hip to thousands of online contests and giveaways with these sites.
By Catherine Schwartz


2002 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
The National Center for Professional Mystery Shoppers & Merchandisers
December, 2002
Winner of 4 Awards!

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Industry Website of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping Guide

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Message Board of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping Forum

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Newsletter of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping News

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Support Group of the Year - Volition.com Mystery Shopping Chat Group


Internet Based Moms
Internet Based Moms

"Your Own Business from Scratch: Start Your Own Mystery Shopping Business"
November 2002 Newsletter


Arizona Reporter
Arizona Reporter

October 9, 2002
Volition.com Advance Movie Screenings "Auto Focus"


Arizona Reporter
Arizona Reporter

September 4, 2002
Volition.com Advance Movie Screenings "The Tuxedo"


Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business

August 30, 2002
"Mystery shopping ensures service with a smile"
By KYLE SCHLIESMAN


San Francisco Chronicle
San Francisco Chronicle

August 4, 2002
Freebies back on Internet: Bargain hunters guide shoppers to products
By Peter Hartlaub


The State Journal-Register
The State Journal-Register

January, 2002
Spy game: Mystery shoppers rate retailers on the sly
By Kathryn Rem


2001 Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Awards
The National Center for Professional Mystery Shoppers & Merchandisers
December, 2001
Winner of 4 Awards!

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Mystery Shopping Website of the Year - Volition.com

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Message Board of the Year - Volition.comís Forum

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Support Person of the Year - Ray Sola of Volition.com

Mystery Shopping & Merchandising Award
Support Group of the Year - The Readers of Volition.com


It's a mystery!
It's a Mystery!

November 3, 2001
The readers of this Mystery Shopping newsletter voted us:
"Favorite web-site to find mystery shopping info."


Denver Post
Denver Post

July 1, 2001
Seller Beware!: Secret shoppers check service; some call it spying


Inside Tucson Business
Inside Tucson Business

April 9, 2001
Volition.com: Finding free stuff online for fun and profit
By KYLE SCHLIESMAN


Arizona Reporter
Arizona Reporter

March 22, 2001
Free Sidewinders Tickets


Arizona Reporter
Arizona Reporter

December 15, 2000
Free Movie Tickets


GulfTel Internet Newsletter
GulfTel Internet Newsletter

October 16, 2000

Here is what they said:
Freebies
Do you like to get free stuff in the mail? Who doesn't? Due to the technology of the Internet, we now have the most efficient way in history to accomplish this lofty goal. Go to the Volition® website, granddaddy of all freebie sites to start the free stuff flowing. :-)


Your Money
Consumers Digest's magazine "Your Money"

"The Truth About Internet Freebies" September, 2000
by Ed Avis
Consumers Digest is known as one of the best resources for information on almost every consumer product.
We are proud to have been so highly praised in this magazine.


KOLD 13
CBS affiliate KOLD 13
did a feature story on Volition.com
By Anchor/Reporter Dan Marries
July 28, 2000


St@rt Partner
Smart Partner Magazine

Have We Got a Solution for You
By Ray Sola
July 17, 2000


Arizona Star
Arizona Daily Star and the online version StarNet

Get Free Stuff
Local Site Touted
After realizing that they forgot to mention that Volition.com was a local company in the June 6th article,
they ran another article to correct this error.
June 29, 2000


Arizona Star
Arizona Daily Star and the online version StarNet

Totally (well, mostly) free stuff on Web
By Bill Husted
COX NEWS SERVICE
June 6, 2000


Chicago Tribune
Chicago Tribune

Signs Of The Times Like Surfing The Net? Now You Can Get Paid For Doing It
Chicago Tribune
By Ed Avis
Special to the Tribune
April 25, 2000


X-connections
X-CONNECTIONS Internet Reference Guide

Volition.com® is mentioned as an excellent resource in the book.
Published October, 1999


Cosmic Credit Cool Links
July, 1999


Brain Blitz Editors Choice
Brain Blitz

March, 1999


Cyber Warrior
Volition® is mentioned as an excellent resource in the book "Cyber Warrior," which was written to help people get answers to questions that no one else has answered.


RxTV
RxTV Prescription for Good Health
Featured site on the TV show
October, 1998


REALS Award
REALS

October, 1998


Knowledge TV
Knowledge TV
October 1, 1998


TechEdgeRadio
TechEdgeRadio - Central Arizona's 1100 AM, KFNX

Ray Sola was interviewed on September 29, 1998


The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
"Free stuff on the Internet" by Charles Haddad, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution
August, 1998


Links2Go
Free

and

Links2Go
Electronic Postcards


4Internet Award of Excellence
The 4Internet Network
"AWARD OF EXCELLENCE" For being The Best Of The Best.
July, 1998


PC Computing Cover
Undocumented Internet Secrets

A supplement to July, 1998 issue of PC Computing. And again in November 1998.


Cool Freebie Links

June 8, 1998 - A Volition® to Get FREE Stuff. One of the oldest (maybe the original) and most respected free stuff sites on the Internet. Volition® sites are very well done, easy to navigate, fast to load and have interesting, unique and informative content. All freebie offers have excellent descriptions. Volition® is always up to date and new content is added frequently. All in all this founding father of freebie sites is still a top pick to start your freebie hunt.
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Setoff Site Of The Day Award
April, 11 1998
In the INTEREST Category


On January 13, 1998, Ray appeared Cablevision's News Channel 12 talk show "The Exchange." The topic was "How to get free stuff on the Internet." The Exchange is Connecticut's only live daily talk show with 3/4 of a million viewers in Southwestern Connecticut. (Yes, I said live. Scary huh?)


Quatec Website Design Award
January 11, 1998 - The site was reviewed for originality, usefulness of information, graphic design, and was found to add an outstanding artistic flair, careful and concise design, and a wealth of information. Your site only enhances the originality of our Internet community. Job well done!


GraphX Kingdom Select Site Award

January, 1998


ZineZone article "Bring on the Freebies!"
Volition®, the oldest Free Stuff site on the Internet!


ZD Net
January, 1998 - ZD Net picked up the PC Computing article "Undocumented Internet Secrets" and re-ran it.


GoTo.com
Editors Choice Award
January, 1998


Site of the Hour
We were the Cool Central Site of the Hour on December 6, 1997 at 3PM.


PURE GOLD award
The Real Estate Library gave us the PURE GOLD award for December 1997.


Martin's Weekly Picks
A Volition® to Eat Well - November 15 - 21, 1997


WA Top Pick!
November, 1997


A viewer submit this site to Prevue Online's awards program. Even though we did not fit in with the criteria for a local site, they still thought the site is unique enough to qualify to be part of the program, as we're "very tastefully done and informative." Here's the groovy award:
Prevue Online
November, 1997


PC Computing Cover
November, 1997, "Free-for-All"
If you prefer to read it in Russian, go to ZD Net Russia.


Verge's Cover
Fall 1997


Plus Lotto
On September 5th 1997, the PLUS Lotto Cyber Spiders' Newsletter
picked Volition® as the
"SPIDER OF THE WEEK"


Featured in Eyepiece.com
August 8, 1997


Way Cool Sites
July, 1997 in the category: Free Stuff


The AmeriWard


Fantassia
Fantassia's newsletter *smile* named Volition® Postcards the "Free Ecard of the week" Volume one issue 15, June 20, 1997.


Detroit News
Thursday, June 12, 1997


That's Useful
Market-ECRes was awarded this for Friday and the Weekend, June 6-8, 1997


Christine's Star Site Award
June, 1997


Danland's Website Of the Day!
May 23, 1997


Badger's Pick of the Day
May 27, 1997


I OPENER Site Award

To quote the award presenter: "It is only the fourth such award I OPENER has presented since it's inception, and the ONLY such award for the category of "FREE STUFF", in which, with no reservations, we feel YOUR SITE is the best.

The award has been conferred for the unique contribution Volition® has made in the area of FREE STUFF on the Internet. Your site has been found to be one of the most informative in this area, as well as one of the most unique and individualistic. Add to this an interesting presentation which is geared to ease for the user and you have a site worthy of I OPENER's Site Award.

These awards are not given lightly. Only the best of the Internet ever find themselves listed on I OPENER. Of these, only the best OF the best are given this award, our highest recognition of quality."


Excite Logo
Excite Score 3
Excite Review
Ray Sola's Volition® Home Page:
Ray burned his 10 free Prodigy hours in a day back in 1995 and hasn't stopped surfing since....


NetGuide Cover
March, 1997


Canadian TV
French Canadian TV show Branche in March 1997


Cool Site Of The Month
HamTrader's pick for March 1997


W.U.B.B.I.E.
February 28, 1997


IDEA BANK
THE IDEA BANK'S WEB SIGHTS OF THE WEEK
February 14, 1997


NetGuide Live
February 3, 1997


The Net's Cover
February 1997 "Bookmark"


The Site to See Award!
January 11, 1997


DigiDay Site of the Day
January 5, 1997


Way Cool Sites
January, 1997 in the category: Gifts, Novelties & Greetings


Idea Site for Business

Volition® Free Postcards were featured as the A-Marketing-Idea-A-Day by e-mail from Jacobs/Gillen Inc. for December 25th, 1996. They said that our postcards were a great way to "Send a message to a client and stand out from the rest of the e-mail." and "Send a thank-you with a little style."


Family-Friendly Site
December, 1996


Yahoo's Holiday Extravaganza
December, 1996


US FrontLine
We were reviewed in the December, 1996 issue of this US-Japanese business magazine. I have seen the review, but since I don't speak Japanese, I had to have it translated. Very nice comments indeed. Here is the article.


Gyros
"Link of the Week" from Gyros on November 17th, 1996.


PRN Award
ProgramONE Radio Network reviewed us in the daily report of November 15, 1996.


SharewareJunkies HotSite
"HotSite of the Week" from SharewareJunkies.com on November 12th, 1996.


Vault
Vault's Site of the Day Award on October 6th, 1996.


Ventana Communications Group, Inc. included a screen shot of the Free Stuff page in its book

Official Netscape Beginner's Guide to the Internet


CyberHound

We have gotten two really nice reviews from CyberHound

Review #1
In need of a 12-step group for compulsive coupon clippers? Before you go out of denial and into detox, have a last binge at Volition®. Give in to your Volition® to get Free Stuff, which'll lead you to nearly a hundred sites offering free products--Reality Female Condoms, Kitty Express Cat Food, water bottles, leather key chains, cd-roms, software--this place is trial sample hell. If that doesn't wear out the obsessive cheapie in you, then check out Free Stuff in Your e-mail Box, and the Volition® to Enter Contests. But of course a site this cool can't leave you with the empty "4-6 weeks" promise of consumeristic heaven's visit to actual and virtual mailboxes. For instant gratification, check out Volition® Marketing Links and find out how to be Madison Avenue's chump no longer. Or be overcome by the Volition® to Stay Healty, Voltion's Food links, and the Voltion to Publish on the Web Source Guide.

Review #2
Tired of waiting for Ed McMahon or Dick Clark to show up on your doorstep with that 10 million dollar check? Then this is the site you had better hurry up and visit! Volition® is the place where free stuff reigns supreme. You can find lists and lists of places to sign up for freebies, from sweepstakes to contests to promotional junk...all for free! How can you beat that? The contests are broken up into categories, like Computers, Art, Cash and Miscellaneous, and all you have to do is read through the links and sign up...better than gambling! This is truly a feel-good page, as not only are freebies and cheapo stuff promoted, but other points of Volition® are encouraged as well: Volition® to Stay Healthy, Volition® to Surf the Web, and Volition® to Publish on the Web Source Guide. All intended to help you in your quest to realize the power of Volition® (conveniently defined for you at the top of the page) can do for you.


Online Access' Cover
July 1996 cover story "Free Stuff on the Internet."


Computer Life's Cover
July 1996 "Free Samples of Everything."


ChipNet
July 1996 Lagniappe column
AOL viewers can go to Keyword: ChipNet


meow
Tabbie's Purrfect Pick for June 23, 1996.


Meow

This site has been rated a 10 by Lynx of the Week.
June 21, 1996


Freebie International Network (FIN) Update


FEATURED SITE for Wed, June 12, 1996


We were very excited to be part of PC World's May 1996 Cover Story The Best Free Stuff Online. We also were in the May issues of a magazine from The Netherlands: Computer!Totaal and a South African magazine SOFTWARE WORLD.
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PC
World's Cover SOFTWARE WORLD's Cover Computer!Totaal's Cover


The Family Jewel Award
June 1996


Maczynski's Info Service
SUPER SITE of May 20, 1996


Point's Top 5% of the Web


Netsurfer Digest
Reviewed February 7, 1996.


Radio ONE
Reviewed us in the daily reports of January 4, 1996 and February 14, 1996.


Wave of the Day
Feb 1, 1996


e-zine
The Network! Business Exchange
Web Site of the Week for the week of January 28, 1996.


Puppy's Pick
January 23, 1996


The Qualis Award
January 1996


Sponsored Site Logo
Ray Daly's Sponsored Site of the Day
December 14, 1995.


Barbara's Best Bookmark of the Day
December 4, 1995


Linda's Link
Linda's Link of the Day - November 30, 1995.


Lee's Useful Links
Featured After Hours Site


Heriot-Watt University Library
Heriot-Watt University Library _INTERNET RESOURCES_ Newsletter
Issue 15 (SECTION C) and Issue 16 (SECTION C)


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