Sunday, October 1, 2017

Swagbucks: Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks during "Three for Fall"
If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during October as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 11/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned hundreds in Amazon gift cards!

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

FREE Sample of Garnier Sleek and Shine Zero Hair Care
Click here to sign up for a FREE sample of Garnier Fructis Sleek and Shine Zero Hair Care Shampoo.  This will also come with a money saving coupon.  This freebie is limited to the first 100,000, so hurry to snag yours!

Amazon Prime Members: 50 FREE Prints!!

If you are an Amazon Prime member, you can score 50 FREE 4x6 prints by using the code FREE50PRINTS at checkout!  Shipping is FREE too!  This offer expires on September 17th.

Swagbucks: $200,000,000 Swago PLUS Spin & Win (US)
The digital rewards site Swagbucks is nearing $200,000,000 in cash and gift cards given back to it members. Since 2008, they've rewarded members for things we all do online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, answering surveys, and searching the web.

$200,000,000 is a huge number, and to celebrate they're holding a "Swago" promotion starting Monday, September 11th at 9am PDT!

Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it. Here are a few tips:

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will not be available to use until 9AM PT/12PM ET on Tuesday, September 19th and will end at 9AM PT/12PM ET on Thursday, September 21st.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store to the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Swagbucks: Swag Luau Team Challenge - US
Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, August 14th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, August 11th!

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting August 14th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card! 
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, August 18th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm PT.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

Melaleuca Clear Power Review - Safer For Your Home, Better On Your Wallet!

My sister-in-law told me about this company called Melaleuca.  I was skeptical.  "What are you selling me?"  I am a LuLaRoe consultant, so I get how these things work...  Believe me, I am all for women trying to make an extra income.  That is the same thing I do.  But here I sit, very skeptical.  She asked me to watch a video of another woman telling me about Melaleuca products.  I asked her point blank..  "Is this something you are selling?  You can just send me a link or catalog if that's what this is..."  She said "No, I am not going to sell you anything."  So I logged on and watched the video.  I must admit I was half listening in the beginning - folding laundry, walking in and out of the room, but when I started listening to the facts, I just wanted to try it for myself. 

It makes sense!  We put so many chemicals into our homes each day.  I always say, that I want a better way.  I smell the harmful bleach and ammonia when I am cleaning and think, well it probably isn't good to ingest this and probably not good for the kids to eat off the floor afterwards.  (Well it isn't good for them to do it in the first place, but we all know they do!)  I am a single mom of three.  I am not perfect.  I work from home and face a million struggles each day.  I ask my kids to help me clean, no, I BEG them!  When they do clean I am terrified that my four year old, Ava is going to lick something.  Shouldn't we have one less thing to worry about as parents?

So I gave the Melaleuca products a try.  I spent $99 for the home conversion pack.  When the box arrived, I must admit that I was excited to clean!  So as I try these products out I am going to be downright honest of what I think!  For this post I am reviewing the glass cleaner.  Melaleuca calls it Clear Power. 

Okay, so first of all when I got my kit, I was a bit overwhelmed.  All of the products come with a concentrated bottle and a spray bottle.  The cool thing is that you can use the concentrate many times!  Clear Power is concentrated 12 times!  That means when I purchase Clear Power for $5.69 (plus $1.49 for a mixing bottle if you need one), I am getting 6 bottles of glass cleaner.  I normally use Windex or the cheap store brand equivalent.  So I decided to see what the price difference is...  So I checked Amazon.  I love Amazon!  I pay $99 a year for Prime - love the fast delivery!!  So I looked into purchasing plain blue Windex.  You can purchase Windex for 24 cents per ounce on Amazon.  That means you are purchasing 2 big bottles with subscribe and save.  If you aren't subscribing it will cost more.  You can also purchase the cheap store brand at Walmart.  Currently they are offering it at $1.98 for 32 ounces.  That's 6 cents an ounce.  Like I said.  I am a single mom on a budget so I like to check these things out.  Okay, so say you invest the $5.69 for Clear Power and have to buy the starter mixing bottle at $1.49.  That means you are spending $7.18 for 96 ounces.  That comes to 7.5 cents per ounce.  That is far less than the Windex at Amazon, but slightly more than the cheap stuff at Walmart.  You have to keep in mind that you only have to buy that mixing bottle once!  So next time your price is $5.69 for 96 ounces, which is only 5.9 cents per ounce.  Just as inexpensive as that Walmart brand!

Okay, so now that cost is out of the way, what about toxins and chemicals?  Windex and Walmart brand Glass Cleaner both contain ammonia.  When I was young I was always taught to never mix ammonia and bleach.  It is a toxic mix!  I was reading about the dangers of ammonia and I found out that it is a gas and harmful to inhale.  Yes, it is a good cleaner, but at what cost?  When I use ammonia, my eyes burn and inhaling it is no good.  I am no doctor but those two facts alone tell me it can be harmful, especially to my kids and pets. 

So what about Clear Power from Melaleuca?  I really don't want to sound like a commercial. I am not trying to sell it.  I just want to educate you to make the choice for your family.  So Clear Power does not contain ammonia, bleach, formaldehyde, phthlates, or any other toxic chemicals.  It uses plant derived cleaning agents.  There aren't the harsh fumes we are used to with Windex either.  This is just better for us and safer.  My kids don't touch mirrors much but we have a glass table that they eat snacks off of...  Yes normally on plates, but they spill and drop everything.  They then pick it up off the glass table and eat it anyway.  Using the Clear Power from Melaleuca gives me piece of mind. 

How does it clean?  Great!!!  I am looking for a streak free shine and Clear Power did that for me.  It cleaned all of my glass with no problem!  Clear Power cleaned off the toothpaste spit on the bathroom mirror, the windows in the living and dining rooms and of course the glass table I bought before kids.  Never again.  LOL!

Okay one last point - by using Melaleuca cleaning products we are saving the environment a little each day.  Think about all of the plastic we are saving from the landfill!  One bottle of Clear Power makes 6 bottles of cleaner.  Keep reusing that spray bottle and think of what you are doing to save plastic from the landfill.  I know there are real facts of how much plastic has been saved from landfills by using Melaleuca, but lets just say it is significant! 

If you want to try Melaleuca for yourself, just leave a comment and I can invite you.  Please let me know if you have any questions and I will find you the answer.

Friday, July 21, 2017

Check Groupon for Coupons Before you Shop!

*This is a sponsored post
I love to save money on the things that my family and I need.  We frequently shop online and in store to score the best deal on groceries and other household items.  Groupon is a big help to me when I want to save money!  I need to make a Target run tomorrow, so I went on the Groupon site and searched for Target coupons, and right now their are 71! 

These coupons can be used online or in store.  I am thrilled to be able to save my family money!  With back to school shopping coming up, I will be shopping at Target for two of my kids who will be in 4th and 7th grade.  We will need pencils, pens, paper, backpacks and so much more!  I was thrilled to see that one of their featured deals is 15% off when you make a Target College Registry.  How neat!  I have a close friend attending college in the fall and can't wait to help her make her registry!
There are other great merchants that you can save money with on Groupon.  A few of the big stores I noticed were Amazon, Target, Walmart, Shutterfly and many, many more!  Next time you need to shop, check out Groupon first for some great money saving coupons!  You will be glad you did!