Thursday, April 28, 2016

Swagging through Mother's Day

Is it me or has April sped past us?  Mother's Day is almost here (it's Sunday, May 8th! Hurry up and get something for your mom!)
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I've been using Swagbucks for a couple of years.  In fact, in 2015 I made over $400!  Read how I did it here.  Anyway, a great way to boost your Swagbucks earnings is to use the shop and earn that they offer.  Right now you can earn up to 35% Cash Back on gifts for Mom at her favorite retailers when you shop through the Swagbucks Mother’s Day Sale.  They offer stores such as Kohls, ProFlowers, Sephora, Groupon, Jared, Gap, Macy's, and more.

Most moms like earning a bit of money so it is no surprise that the Swagbucks community is packed with moms. So they surveyed their member base at the end of March to find out how moms view Mother’s Day. Swagbucks received more than 10,000 email responses and found the following:
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If you're already a Swagbucks member but haven't been earning regularly, now is the time to get back in the game!  If you haven't joined yet, you can do so through my referral link (totally free) here and immediately start earning $$!

Friday, April 1, 2016

Friday Funnies: April Fool's Day

Happy Friday AND April Fool's Day!  Here are 3 funny pictures to start your weekend with:

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Friday, March 25, 2016

Friday Funnies

Happy Friday!  Enjoy today's funnies and have a great Easter weekend!

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Do you see it?
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Friday, March 11, 2016

Friday Funnies: Puppy Edition

We have a new puppy so this week's funnies are all puppy related!  Enjoy and have a great weekend!

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Friday, March 4, 2016

Friday Funnies

Happy Friday!  Enjoy these 3 funnies and have a great weekend!

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chip dip recon

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Saturday, February 20, 2016

Thanks for the $418 Swagbucks!

"Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday to you,
Happy birthday dear Swagbucks,
Happy birthday to you!"
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Swagbucks, the site that lets you earn gift cards and PayPal, is turning 8 next week!  I've posted about this site before: here and here and here.  If you aren't already signed up, you really should be!
I totaled up what I earned in 2015 and it was $418!!  

Here's the breakdown:

  • Amazon-$153
  • PayPal-$125
  • Target-$100
  • Sephora-$25
  • Ebay-$15

Here's a screenshot of one of the PayPal credits and my Sephora gift card:
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 Another way you can earn Swagbucks is by shopping online.  You shop through their link to the stores you love.  Double Cash Back going on right now!

Swagbucks is free to join and free to use.  You simply earn points, called"swagbucks," for doing things like the daily poll, a web search, and so forth.  Redeem the points for gift cards. As you can see, my 2015 was a great year!  Who couldn't use an extra $418?

Since this week is their birthday, Swagbucks is doing a Birthday Bash on Thursday, February 25th.  This is a great time to join as they will have special promotions going on to help you earn even more swagbucks and get those gift cards faster!

Join for free: click here --and earn $$$ of your own!  

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Gifts for Senior Citizens

Have you ever wanted to get a gift for a senior citizen but not been sure what to get?

Me too.

I've been giving it a lot of thought over the last 6 months-ish. Here are some ideas I have so far. These encompass every price range.  If you think of anything else to add, please let me know in the comments!

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  1. Audiobook
  2. Gospel music CD or DVD (Statler Brothers, Gaither Brothers are both very popular)
  3. Small "Chicken Soup for the Soul" type book (Dollar Tree often has small versions)
  4. Traction socks
  5. Jar gripper/opener
  6. Tab opener for cans
  7. Car wash gift cards if the person still drives and has a car
  8. Fresh fruit delivery or fruit bouquet
  9. Pay for their newspaper subscription
  10. Keurig : perfect for making single-servings of coffee
  11. K-cups and/or K-cup organizer 
  12. Homemade meals frozen in individual serving sizes so they can "heat and eat" a good meal without having the prep or clean up work.
  13. Pay for all or some of the Cable TV subscription.
  14. Lawn service. Give them gift certificates for you to come do their lawn care or hire someone to do it.
  15. Flowering plant (Christmas cactus, Amaryllis, etc)
  16. Bed jackets for a woman, undershirts for a man
  17. House slippers
  18. Organizing pocket for walker or wheelchair 
  19. Bird feeder and bird seed
  20. Reminisce magazine subscription 
  21. Bed tray (this one is about $40 on Amazon) 
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  22. Digital photo frame (you preload with photos from past and present)
  23. ipod shuffle (you preload with Big Band songs or songs that they enjoy)
  24. Book of stamps. Many of the seniors I know enjoy sending cards and letters.  A book of stamps can help offset the cost plus it is something that will get used up and not clutter their home.
  25. Assorted greeting cards.  This goes along with #24. You can get boxes of cards for a variety of occasions.
  26. Gift cards: Pharmacy or Restaurants 
  27. Roomba vacuum cleaner--as long as you are sure they won't trip over it and fall.
  28. Lift chair (maybe something for everyone in the family to pitch in for)
  29. Magnifying card.  My grandpa had one like this and used it to help him read his mail. This particular one is $7 on Amazon.  
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  30. Restaurant gift card: if the person is still getting out and about a $5 or $10 gift card to Bob Evan's or Denny's could be very appreciated.
  31. Photo magnet: use a photo of yourself or the grandkids or an old photo of the gift recipient and their spouse. 
  32. Electric blanket
  33. Heating pad
  34. Electric chair pad (yes these last 3 are very similar. What can I say? I love warm, cozy things)
  35. Time. Go visit. Chat. Play a card game. Watch a Western movie. Sit on the porch. 
  36. Charitable donation: if your loved one had been a teacher, consider donating to a classroom project through Donor's Choose. Maybe your gift recipient was a farmer, you could donate to a local FFA chapter.  Is your family member someone who was always taking in stray pets? Take some supplies to your local shelter, snap photos, and let your relative know you did this in honor of them.
  37. Button/zipper hook 
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    This is around $8 on Amazon with free shipping. 
  38. Compression socks
  39. Pay someone local to shovel the walk and drive (or plow) every time it snows.