Monday, November 10, 2014

Earn money and gift cards for the holidays: Swagbucks

One of the ways I like to save money is to earn little bits of money in my spare time to offset some of the costs, especially around the holidays.  I thought I would highlight some of my favorites here.

Swagbucks is my favorite. Sign up and then complete a variety of simple tasks - answering polls, searching the web, watching videos, clicking through slide shows and earn points that can be cashed in for gift cards or paypal cash.

My favorite way to earn through Swagbucks is to install the video apps on old phones we have around the house that run on wireless. There are several of these apps now, and you can just set the videos to play and forget about it while you go about your life.

Sometimes I also do some offers for larger quantities of swagbucks, things like signing up for mailing lists or free trials of paid subscription sites. Just be careful that if you do that, you cancel anything you don't want before you end up paying for it.

I usually earn between $25 and $50 a month through this one site, in my spare time while I wash dishes or watch TV with my kids.

Sunday, May 11, 2014

Free blogging ebooks for Mother's Day

Happy Mother's Day, mom bloggers.  Blogelina has a fantastic bundle of ebooks about blogging available right now.  Check it out, and sign up!

Everything You Need To Build A Successful Blog

Friday, February 28, 2014

Cheap Dr. Seuss books and a free gift!

This week, for Dr. Seuss's birthday, get a free gift along with your welcome package when signing up for the Dr. Seuss book club.  So, for $5.95, you get 5 books and a gift!  Great to build your kids' library or stock your gift closet.

Remember, when you sign up for this offer, you are signing up for a monthly book club and will get shipments every month.

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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Giveaway: Old El Paso Frozen Meals

Through the My Blog Spark program, I was recently given the chance to try one of the new Old El Paso frozen entrees.

(SIDENOTE: I took pictures for this post.  Awesome pictures.  Lots of them. Before I ate the quesadillas. And then I LOST THE CAMERA WITH THE PICTURES ON IT somewhere in my house.  Ahem.  If I find it, I'll add them.. Because they were awesome.  Sigh.)

I got a package in the mail with a coupon for a free Old El Paso frozen product, a $10 Visa gift card, and a beautiful chips and dip platter.  (Remember this, it will be important later.)

At the store, I looked at the products available and decided to get steak quesadillas because my somewhat picky 3 year old kinda loves quesadillas.

They were really easy to make, they only took a few minutes in the microwave to come out melty and perfect.  I momentarily doubted my decision because quesadillas are pretty easy to make anyway, so I wasn't sure I needed a frozen product.

The Old El Paso steak quesadillas, though, were nothing like the quesadillas I make at home.  They had A LOT of steak, red and green bell peppers, and salsa verde.  They were DELICIOUS.  And even though Miss Three saw the peppers, said she didn't like green things, and made me pick them all off before she would eat, she enjoyed them too.

The package said it was a meal for 2, so I paired it with some rice and leftover beans for me and the husband and an apple for the kiddo to stretch it a little.  The package contained 4 quesadillas, and we were each satisfied with one.  That meant I had one left to eat for lunch the next day.  SCORE.

So if you're looking for a quick, easy meal (and I usually am), the Old El Paso frozen meals get my thumbs up.

Still reading?  Good!  Go to the Old El Paso website and check out the selection of frozen meals.  Come back here and tell me in a comment which one you'd like to try, and you will get a chance to win a prize pack identical to the one I got (see why that was important??).   

Disclosure: I was sent a prize package in exchange for my review of this product.  My opinion can't be bought, though.  Not even with delicious, delicious quesadillas.

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

Good deal on Gevalia coffee

Right now, you can get 2 boxes of Gevalia coffee for $9.95 and free shipping if you buy through my referral link.  The deal is good on 8 ounce boxes of coffee (regularly priced between $6.99 and $9.99) and 12 count boxes of k-cups.  My buy price for k-cups is 50 cents a cup or less, so this is a great deal for me.  Plus, after getting so many free samples, Gevalia is one of my favorite brands of coffee.

Disclaimer: If you buy coffee through my referral link, I also qualify for a free box of coffee.  No pressure though.  Ahem.