Compensated Reviews

BPN's mission is to be a helpful resource for parents, so parent-to-parent advice and reviews should not be used to promote local schools and businesses.  Parent subscribers submit reviews not for any personal gain, but to help fellow parents make better decisions about local services, businesses and schools. As a result, reviews on BPN are often less biased and more reliable than the ones found on other sites.  Reviews that were posted to BPN in exchange for a favor, gift, or any other type of compensation have less value for our readers, and are counter to the mission of BPN.

Therefore, it is a misuse of BPN to ...

  • Offer your clients discounts, free services, or other compensation in exchange for posting a favorable review on BPN.
  • Post a favorable review of a school or business in exchange for compensation of any kind, such as free or discounted services, or the fulfillment of some obligation or fee at your child's school.
  • Post a favorable review of another business with the expectation that they will post favorable reviews of you.

If we find that a favorable review was posted under these circumstances, we unsubscribe the person who posted. We remove all reviews for the business or school from the website, and we don't accept further postings about that business or school.