Tuesday, March 31, 2009

How Swagbucks.com gives you free $$$

Earn free money for Amazon.com (or a ton of other gift cards or other prizes)

Here's some details....
  1. When you sign up there is a place to enter a swagcode - ignore that line. That is only for certain times and doesn't apply to you guys who are signing up at my invitation.
  2. You don't have to download anything at all.
  3. Instead of using google.com to search on the computer, you just go to www.swagbucks. com and search
  4. After about 3-5 searches, you will see a screen pop up saying, congratulations you have just won a swagbuck (usually it's worth 1 but sometimes you'll get lucky and have it be worth 3 or 5 swagbucks)
  5. As soon as you reach 45 swagbucks you can redeem it for a $5 Amazon.com gift card.
  6. You get 3 swagbucks just for signing up then you can get at least one a day. At that rate, you will get to your 45 in just 42 days (or less).
  7. I make sure and open swagbucks (from my favorites) every morning and within a couple of minutes I have my swagbucks. Then I forget about it till the next day and do the same thing again.

Does that help make sense of it for you? Good luck. Here's a link to sign up....

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

FREE movie DVD rentals- al the time!

If you are still renting movies from Blockbuster, you are throwing money away in my opinion. We used Redbox movies last summer and fall (now we are using netflix which is a good value for our family since we don't have any type of cable) and loved it! Here's what it is.

In front of McDonalds and inside Walmart there is a red box that looks like a coke machine. You rent your movies from there for $1 per night. New releases are available at the same time as they are at Blockbuster.

The cool thing is that you can get 'codes' from the internet for a free movie every Monday and Wednesday. AND you can get other codes to use at any other time.

There is no catch. If you keep the movie for more than one night, then you just pay $1 per night.
We love movies at our house and we hate to spend money on them, so this is a great deal!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Coupons you load on your Kroger card

  • Create your free account - no credit card of course
  • Load your Kroger card number
  • pick your coupons
These coupons will automatically come off at the registe in addition to the coupons I hand to the cashier! Combine that for when the item is on sale and you can really rack up! 

Remember:  These are bonus coupons. I always load them on my card and they almost always work. But I never count on them. They are bonus coupons that come off at the register at the end automatically. The cashier has NOTHING to do with whether these coupons work. They are savings that you get in addition to your paper coupons.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

How I just got 2 free packs of diapers! + $10

This is my 4th diaper study!! Yeah! That means free diapers plus extra money. Here's how it works.

I called Arquest Diaper Study 1-888-Diaper2 ext 634 (for boys) or ext 646 (for girls). I gave them the info about Luke (his weight, bday, height, diaper size). Then as soon as they have a diaper study ready to start, they will call you back and send you diapers.

Today I just got 2 packs of diapers deliverd by UPS. I will use the diapers for Luke, fill out a very short questionaire, call them or wait for their call that they schedule at my convenience then wait a few weeks. I'll go to my mail box and get a $10 check.

How's that for a great deal?!!

Last time I talked to them they were taking new names for the next study.

Coupons for cheap diapers are great but free is even better....

Speaking of diaper coupons, if you use huggies, there are coupons at http://www.coupons.com/ for $3.00 off 1 box of Huggies and $5.00 off 1 pack. Pretty good coupons I would guess. I'm waiting to see if Huggies go on sale to see if I can get them really cheap.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Why this blog???

I am having lots of fun saving money for my family. And now a lot of people are asking what I'm doing. I decided it would be easier to write the directions for how I'm saving in one spot, then everyone can just check this to see what all I've found today.

Good luck! and happy saving!
Let me know how you did at the deals today!