Friday, June 16, 2017

Friday Funnies

Happy Friday!

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Pro tip: If you add oil to your kale it makes it easier to scrape into the trash

ducks family travel taking kids to target

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Earn More Swagbucks With The Sweet Treat Team Challenge

Time for another team challenge from Swagbucks!  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! 

Their latest, the "Sweet Treat" Team Challenge, begins TOMORROW: Monday, June 12th at 8am PT.

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 June 12th 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 400 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 earn 300 SB before July 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you've signed up under me)!

Here's a screenshot of my swag up rebates from the last 3 team challenges I've participated in. You can see it's a nice little bonus that helps me reach my gift card goals faster:

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 60 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 40 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 20 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 4th place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Rebates will be available on Friday, June 16th and will expire on Friday, June 30th at 11:59pm PT.

Good luck!

Friday, June 9, 2017

Friday Funnies: Summer Vacation

Enjoy these three funnies about summer vacation and have a great weekend!
Totaled up my summer vacation budget. I'll be going to a movie.

Maybe next time you'll try a little sunscreen.  Summer humor.

May you find the perfect vacation spot to fight with your family.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

How I Get Hulu For FREE

**UPDATE**  As of right now (6-9-17), Microsoft has suspended the 1 month HULU reward. They stated that they are working on a new Hulu reward.  I'd encourage you to still sign up and start earning those points so that you'll be ready when they release the new HULU option!  Or if you want to use your points right away, you can get $5 gift cards to Amazon or Starbucks!
I always hate when people ask my hobbies.  Uh, like, is it lame to say "Watching TV"? This year my school did a Secret Pal among the staff and yes, under hobbies, I put "Netflix."  We have subscribed to Netflix for a couple years now.  I'd heard about Hulu but didn't know I needed it until I saw the preview for The Handmaid's Tale. 

We got rid of our satellite dish (hellllo saving money!!).

Now, before I tell you how I'm getting this for free, know this: This post is NOT sponsored by anyone.  I make zero dollars/points/anything.  I just love a good deal and wanted to share!
Do you love Hulu and love saving money?  Read how I've been able to get Hulu for free every month and find out how you can too--totally free!

There used to be this thing called Bing Rewards.  Now it's the same program but called Microsoft Rewards.  You earn points and can redeem them for gift cards.  Guess what gift card is available?  Yep. A one month subscription to Hulu. 

Here are the nitty gritty details:
  • Sign up for Microsoft Rewards here (not a referral link. I get nothing if you join)
  • Earn points daily.
  • Click on "PC Search" and a Bing window will open.  I like to click around on the headlines. I do this first thing in the morning for the scoop on news. If one looks particularly interesting, I'll click it again and read the article.  But that's not necessary.
  • Log in with your phone and do the exact same thing: search and earn those 100 points.
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    When I log in, on the right side I see this.
    You can see I've earned my points for searching on my PC
     but not yet gotten my points for searching via my phone. 
  • You can earn points from other things too, like today I had these bonus things (Road Trip and NBA) and earned an extra 10 points each just by clicking. Be sure to do any of the little extra freebies like this in order to maximize your Microsoft Rewards earnings!
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  • Once you have the points needed, click on "redeem" and choose the Hulu gift card.  You'll get an email from Microsoft with the gift card code to apply to your Hulu account.  They are super fast! I usually get my gift card codes within 24 hours.
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    This shows my progress towards
    my next Hulu gift card
  • Since you can earn at least 250 points a day and a Hulu gift card is 6,800 points, you can earn 91,250 points in a year. Divided by 6800 points per gift card equals 13 gift cards and points left over.  That's 13 months free of Hulu!---MORE than a year's worth!

Hope this helps you out!  What will you do with all the money you save? 

Friday, June 2, 2017

Friday Funnies: Food Network

Happy Friday!  Here are 3 Food Network related funnies to start off the weekend.  Enjoy!

3 funnies about Food Network

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I'm out of potatoes. What am I gonna do now?

Friday, May 26, 2017

Friday Funnies: Netflix

Have a great Friday!  Here are 3 funnies about everyone's favorite hobby: Netflix.

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Trying out MyGiftCardsPlus

*This is a sponsored post. Swagbucks will compensate me in the form of extra Swagbucks to share the information on the gift card sale.  All opinions and experiences are my own.*

Summer break is heeeeeere!  One of the things we love to do is hit up the movie theater for the special kids movies they show during the week.  Nemo, Secret Life of Pets, etc....all at a discount price. 
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Swagbucks has been promoting the MyGiftCardsPlus site and I'm finally giving it a try.  It was very easy to sign up and I love that they had PayPal as a payment option! MyGiftCardsPlus has an AMC gift card and I figured with all the movie going we do in the summer it was worth it to get the $25 gift card. Plus, I earned some Swagbucks with that purchase. 

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MyGiftCardsPlus is celebrating Memorial Day with bonus cash back (in the form of SB points).  They are giving 33% more back on each gift card purchase.  Each store has different priced gift cards and points back.  For example, a $50 Applebees gift card would normally get you 300SB but with the special Memorial Day bonus, you'd get 399 SB.

There were lots of stores to choose from.  Of course I chose the movie gift card but they also had Sephora, Gamestop, Old Navy, Zappos, Groupon, Toys R Us, Barnes and Noble, and more.

Click here to take advantage of the deals while supplies last!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Friday Funnies

Here are 3 funny pictures that made me laugh this week!  Happy Friday!

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why my generation is sarcastic, ernie how do I look

Look closely at the bird's name...
bird orders off amazon echo, larry bird amazon

Friday, May 5, 2017

Friday Funnies

I laughed waaaaay too long at #2.
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book funny, funny places to read, reading meme, cooking meme

Friday, April 28, 2017

Friday Funnies-Church

Happy Friday!! Here are three church related comics to make you laugh (the middle is my favorite)!

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Monday, April 24, 2017

Swagbucks Swago: And some honest truth

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Earlier this month I told you about Swagbucks' team challenge.  Well I just saw that they have one more extra way to earn more points, called SB, for April. It's the return of Swago! It's 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 like searching, browsing stores online, etc.

I usually my points to get free Amazon gift cards although I've also redeemed for Sephora, Babies R Us, and Paypal cash!  There are lots of other stores available---Kohls, Macys, iTunes, ebay, Steam (that's right---you can fund your gaming with Swagbucks!), and more.

Here's the bit of honest truth I promised: for Swagbucks users in the USA the most recent SWAGO boards have had the middle square be a purchase of MyGiftCards Plus. MyGiftCardsPlus seems legit but I've never used it. I prefer to do the spaces on the SWAGO board that don't have a cost (and there are plenty).  To get the full whole board and the 700 SB (worth $7) bonus, it's very likely you'd have to buy a gift card.
I'll stick with the spaces that are completely fr
ee.  I currently have $75 worth of Swagbucks so clearly the website is worth it, even for people like me who are tightwads.  I earn $$ not spend it. ;) 

Click here to sign up and get started so you can earn gift cards too! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a bonus 300 SB

---P.S. I missed posting Friday Funnies last week. Check back here on Friday and I'll have a fresh Funnies post for you!  I think you'll like it!---

Saturday, April 15, 2017

Grab more Swagbucks this week

*This is a sponsored post from Swagbucks. Links are referral links.  If you use the referral link I get bonus points.  Swagbucks is free to join and free to use.

Remember when I told you that I earned $334 from Swagbucks in 2016?  I'm full steam ahead for earning this year too!  One great way to maximize earning is to join in on their team challenges. In honor of Easter, Swagbucks is giving us another challenge that starts Monday, April 17th.  For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn points, called SB, redeemable for gift cards for completing simple activities like taking the daily poll, watching short videos, and searching the web. 
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Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration is going on right now! If you don't already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.
2. Starting April 17th 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 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate --that means when you redeem for a gift card between Friday April 21s and Sunday May 7th, you'll get points back.  I've done this multiple times and the points always credit back within about one minute.  PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before May 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you've signed up under me)!

The rebate works like this....if you are on the 1st place team, you get a 50 SB rebate.
2nd place team-25 SB rebate
3rd place team-10 SB rebate

*There are only three teams so as long as you contribute 400 points to your team (totally doable), you are guaranteed to get SOMETHING back as a rebate!*

Friday, April 14, 2017

Friday Funnies-Easter

Here are 3 funnies to start your Easter weekend with a laugh!

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when the xanax wears off, xanax cat, easter comic, easter funnies, lolcat

Friday, April 7, 2017

Friday Funnies: Gardening

It's that time of year!  We are getting our garden ready, how about you?  Here are 3 gardening themed funnies for you.  Have a great weekend. :)

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garden humor, farming humor, farm joke, farmer jokes, job isn't for everyone, job isn't for everyone hay jeans, scarecrow

Friday, March 31, 2017

Friday Funnies: T-Rex

T-Rex and his little arms always crack me up.  The last pic here is one I've not seen before and has become my new favorite!

Happy Friday!

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Friday, March 24, 2017

Friday Funnies: Dogs

Friday Funnies!!  Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

5 Shows You Should Be Watching

Looking for something decent to watch on TV?  These 5 shows are just what you need.  Some are dramas, some are comedies, all 5 are my favorites!
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1. Underground (WGN and Hulu)
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I heard about this show about the Underground Railroad with John Legend as a producer. That's always been a part of history that fascinates me and  that I think we can all learn from to avoid repeating the horrid mistakes our country made then.
Then I learned the show is on WGN...a channel we don't get.  Hulu also has the show "Underground" but we also didn't have Hulu.  Until now.  I bought a Hulu subscription and watched the entire 10-episode, first season of this series in 48 hours.  

The rest of the shows in this list are in random order.  "Underground" is number one for a reason.

2. This Is Us (NBC)
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A hit show from NBC that just wrapped up it's first season, This Is Us is a family drama that follows the lives of 3 siblings via flashbacks.  The series is known to be a tear-jerker but there are also many laugh-out-loud moments mixed in.  Watch it and see if you love Randall and Beth as much as I do. 

3. A Series of Unfortunate Events (Netflix)
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Based on the amazing books by Lemony Snicket, this series (I'm referring to both the books and the show) are for kids and adults alike.  Neil Patrick Harris stars as the evil Count Olaf. Patrick Warburton with his deep, serious voice, as the narrator is phenomenal.  

4. Man With A Plan (CBS)
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"Friends" star Matt LeBlanc stars in this half-hour sitcom.  Let me hit you with honesty: we loved his character "Joey" but were not sure THIS new show would be any good. Spoiler alert: the show really is good.

5. Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt (Netflix)
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Hilarious. Every single episode.  The story follows the fictional Kimmy character who was locked in a bunker for 15 years by a cult leader! She escapes and sets up a new life in New York.  This is the perfect half-hour show to make you laugh after a long day.


So, what do you think of the list?  What's on YOUR must-see list that I might be missing out on??