Dec 31, 2015

More For Free

While many are pledging to themselves to lose weight, get stronger or healthier, lower dept, etc....this girl right here wants more for FREE. That's right! I don't want to sound greedy but it has become a slight addiction to see what and how much I can get for free. My top websites to finding out where the free samples are as follows. I check them daily.
(1.)About.com-Freebies
(2.)Freebies4Mom
They take the work out of finding freebies. They list only the best ones and I trust their picks. I don't like the hassle of reading through a hundred emails to get one freebie so I usually unsubscribe to any of them as soon as I get the freebie and move on (if that is a requirement). These two gals have figured out what we want!

After spending about two minutes looking at the first two websites, I turn on my (3.)Swagbucks videos to run in the background, thus earning points towards free gift cards (Amazon is usually my choice) while I turn on the my (4.)PerkTv app on the tablet for the same purpose. To join Swagbucks click here, and PerkRewards click here.(use code 8814cb5a to earn 50 points at Perk)

If you are keeping up, I've spent about 3-5 minutes on my devices at this point and already boosted my FREE...let's move on. My top sites that I have memberships with (free of course) that actually send me items in exchange for my product reviews are (5.)BzzAgent (join here). I usually receive anywhere from one to four items per month here so far. It is usually in full size product form and the site is easy to use.(6.) Smiley360 is also easy to use. Same situation there, I usually get anywhere from one to four or more products per month. (7.)PinchMe only has products available once per month and you have be on top of it and grab them when they say go! They have the day/time posted on their site. (8.)Influenster, they seem like the higher end of freebies. They have great quality items but I do receive these missions less often, and that's partly my fault for not following through on a couple of them. But they have lots to offer, more than I even take advantage of but it's a great site. (9.) Crowdtap, I like this one, it's a bit overwhelming though with sooooo many opportunities to choose from. I usually just pick one or two and leave it at that.

After I check all of this, I usually have spent a good 15 min on the computer (more or less depending on how much there is to offer) but I've already invested that little amount of time into 9 freebie sites. Next let's just talk points. Reward points, like the ones I'm earning right now while Swagbucks is running on the laptop and Perk is running on the tablet. 10.) MyPoints, it goes hand in hand with my BzzAgent account so when I earn point from Bzz, I earn them for MyPoints also...fantastic! (11.) RewardShopping. I love this one and it gets a bad rap from some people but it just may not be their thing. It's very easy, click a button and earn points everyday, how easy can you get? Finally (12.) I use Zoombucks. I don't do it as often as I should, because it runs in the background as well, listening to the radio and earning points, yep!

So there you have it. I use all twelve of these (almost) daily! My total time is less than 30 minutes. I look at it as an investment. I can spend as little as 15 minutes some days if there are no amazing free offers for me and all I do is earn points.

To close my 2015 year out, I pulled all my points that I possibly could and cashed them in for gift cards so I can start fresh for the 2016 year. I'm ready to get started!









Dec 10, 2015

Tropicana Fan



We are huge fans of a great orange juice at my house. I quit buying the cheap watered down versions years ago and only get quality OJ from trusted brands. Recently, I received a full size free sample of Tropicana Vitamin C + Zinc. This type of Tropicana has three times the Vitamin C as regular OJ. What a great supporter of good health! The taste was fantastic and didn't taste bland or different than any other Tropicana orange juices I've had in the past so we were all happy! My family highly recommends this drink and I have already purchased more for my own fridge!



If you are interested in learning more about receiving free samples from BzzAgent click here!

Dec 1, 2015

How I Earn Free Gift Cards

How do I earn free gift cards for simply being online? Usually, when I'm online for a few minutes or more, you can often find a tab running some type of video or music. I like to listen to something while I'm blogging or nosing around on Facebook. As I'm typing now, I'm earning points towards my next free Amazon card. Today I'm using one I've only recently registered for and that's Zoombucks (click here to join). I pick which type of station I want to listen to and I have the radio in the background. I'll be honest, this is the only task I do here but if you want, there are surveys, click and earn type options, really a ton of things you can do. I just started and in November, I've earned 65.5 Zoombucks. I earn 3 "bucks" per half hour I listen as long as I go back each time and enter the Captcha code. It cost me nothing, I'd be doing it anyway, so why not earn points while I do my normal tasks. When I reach 300 Zoombucks I can (if I want) exchange my points for an Amazon gift card.

Let's move on. Another new one (new for me) I tried this month is RewardTv (click here to join). I have to admit, I'm not a big fan of this one only because you bid on items, and can purchase sweeps entries, but I had rather buy actual gift cards with points and I've not seen that here. This one is very easy though. They have many tasks you can do but I only do the tv trivia. I pick out five (the max) tv shows a day from the list and do my best at answering the questions whether I watched the shows or not. I don't always do great but I've earned 47,900 points this month alone...and it is so easy! It only takes me about 8 minutes to do the 5 short trivia quizzes. I suppose I'll go ahead and enter for the sweeps but the jury is still out on whether I will continue this one or not. (But I like having options)

Below you'll find my usual (and for me, my BEST ways to earn cards). I've compared last month's earnings with this month and I didn't cash out for any cards this month, I wanted to hold off a little longer and see what I do in Dec, then transfer my points for the bigger cards. I've been using these below for months and have received cards from them all and plan on continuing these indefinitely. Several of these work out better (for both parties) if you join with someone's referral code so feel free to use my links below!

Superpoints (join here)   Oct-5862  Nov-8348 (I put a little more effort into it)

MyPoints (join here)  Oct-484  Nov-602

Swagbucks (join here)  Oct-256  Nov-715

As you can see, I was highly disappointed in my efforts in October so I bumped it up this month...and we were out of school a whole week during Thanksgiving break so I was able to do more. Working full time outside the home may prevent you from earning as much while you are away but if you have multiple devices you want to run at the same time, many people earn thousands of points by doing that each day! The possibilities are endless. I use Swagbucks as my search engine and earn points there for my daily searches (and for any shopping I do as well)...MyPoints offers this as an option as well, both earn well for these tasks. We will be home two weeks in December for Christmas break so I can't wait to see what I earn then! Sign up today and get cards for Christmas shopping!