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Reader deals 1/20/13

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! How do you share your own deal?

Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link. Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

Aldi

  • MaureenG sends over:  “For all of you that  create Gingerbread houses over the Christmas season, Aldi (Frankfort) had them marked down to  $.49  WOW.  I stocked up for next year.  We do not eat the  houses and they stay  firm for along time.”

Dominick’s

  • Kitty got some Catalina alerts:  “Buy Kleenex Tissue (50 ct+) between 1/28/13 and 2/24/13 and save up to $2 OYNO. Buy 5 get $1, Buy 6 get $1.50, Buy 7 or more get $2. AND Buy any Glade PlugIns Scented Oil Sense & Spray between 1/28/13 and 2/24/13 and save up to $3 OYNO. Buy 2 get $1, Buy 3 get $2, Buy 4 or more get $3″

Mariano’s

  • Liz’s finds:  “Was at Hoffman Estates today and found that I.M. Healthy Chocolate SoyNut Butter was a discontinued item, so only $2.75 rather than $5.50. I bought all that they had all the shelf (2!) but something to keep an eye out for. Also, So Delicious Coconut Milk, 32 Oz. Varieties $1.99 At coupons.com (or go through swagbucks) there is a $0.55/1 Would make it only $0.89 if you go on a Wednesday and have a $25 order. Just the 5 milks would be $10 alone. I didn’t get all that much today and I was easily at $26. I’m going to try and head back on Wednesday and combine with two of the Green Mountain K-Cups (and the $1.10/1 printable). That plus a loaf of bread and I’m at $25 or $17 AC.”
  • She adds:  “Also wanted to point out another (in case someone missed putting the two together) Buy $75 Worth Of Participating Palermo’s Pizza, Thru 3/31/13 With Mariano’s Rewards Card GET $15 OFF your next purchase! The Palermo’s are on sale for $3.99. Palermo’s Primo Thin Crust Or Flatbread Pizza, 11.6-19.1 Oz. Varieties. 8-23 $3.99 $1. off 2 HERE $3.49 Assuming the $75 is in multiple trips – if you buy 4 each Wednesday then you are at $15.96 towards both the daily $25 needed for doubling and the $75 cumulative. Five transactions gets you the $75 and with doubling you are only paying $2.99 per pizza. Haven’t hunted to see if this is a good deal – but going from memory I think it is.”
  • Liz also found:  “Here’s a link to make the Palermo’s even better. You’ll need to coordinate with a few friends cause $75/3.99 = 19 pizzas, but if you can get 19 prints of this $1/1 then you can split your transactions into 5 Palermo’s to get you to $19.95 or $9.95 for 5 pizza after the $1/1 doubles. Then once you hit $75, you get $15 back. The magic – if you can make it all happen: $3.99 X 19 = $75.81 – 19 X $1/1 doubled = -38 = $37.81 – $15 = $22.81 or $1.20 a pizza.”
  • A final find from Liz:  “Also found a $0.55/1 So Delicious (bricks) if you signup and I haven’t tried printing yet, but another $0.55/1

Organic produce

  • An option from seachicago:  “I was at a Trader Joe’s the other day, and bought 2 lb. bags of apples and pears for $2.49/ea. I think $1.25/lb. for organic apples and pears isn’t too bad. So check for the bagged produce instead of the loose stuff, maybe.”
  • Mandy suggests:  “I have been getting the best deals on organic apples at Dominicks lately. After I bought them on sale a while back, they have been putting 3# bags on sale around $3.49, and then $3 off $10 in produce on my JFU. Usually only the Gala variety, but, my husband likes them. I will say that sometimes I have to check out a couple diff. stores to find fresh ones. I also find pretty decent deals on organic celery at Super Target occasionally. The veggies are harder for me because I won’t buy imported organics, but, I am lucky that I shop at several stores in my area that carry reasonable organics. Not sure if you have a Butera, Meijer, or Angelo Caputo’s, but, they also carry some organics too. I have learned how to keep them pretty fresh, so, I really stock up when I find a really nice supply.”

Reader requests

  • Cindy is wondering about Jingit:  “Does anyone still use this? Can anyone give me a clue about doing instore stuff? I failed at it today with my new phone.”
  • Don asks on Facebook:  “Wondering if by chance anybody might know of a promo code to enter into NHL HOCKEY GAMES LIVE – an online hockey subscription to stream Hockey games…. there is a promo code spot to enter a code and maybe a friend or someone on here knows…TYSVM”
  • Elizabeth shares on Facebook:  “any deals to go with this one? I probably won’t be back to Mariano’s until Wednesday.”
  • Shannon on Facebook asks:  “Did anybody maybe see this in the paper on thursday or friday? And I’m assuming that yesterday’s and today’s paper are pretty much the same in regards to the business section and the money section. No new stories.”
  • From Kara:  “Looking to share an order of Zaycon Pork Sausage @ Gurnee I purchased 1 order of the sausage which contains 2 10 lb. cases of 1 oz. sausages. This is a bit much for my family. Is anyone interested in going halfsies? The price for 10 lbs. is ~$27 and pickup is listed below. We can meet at the church and swap there. Since the sausage links I usually buy on sale are $2.50/lb. and these are $2.70/lb. and much higher quality this is a bargain.
    Gurnee, IL Ham, Sausage Event
    Tuesday, February 26, 2013
    8:00 am – 9:00 am
    Immanuel Church
    2300 N. Dilleys Rd. Gurnee, IL 60031″
  • From Lisa on Facebook:  “Does anyone know when the camping stuff, especially the chairs go to 70% off at Target?”

Earn Money by Moonlighting Online

I just updated the “earn money online” page, which is always accessible from the top menu above. This is a continual work in process, so check back for new resources later! I’m also providing the current earn money online info below, for those of you looking for side income opportunities.

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If you’re visiting because you read about Mashup Mom in Woman’s Day or because you came to a “Point, Click, and Earn” program, welcome!

A lot of you have had work-at-home questions, so I’m rounding up a bunch of resources and info here to help you get started making money on the side by moonlighting on the Internet. I’ll continue to add to this, as it’s an ongoing work in progress — if you have resources to add, drop me a line or comment here! (Note: comments about make-money-fast scams will be deleted, so don’t bother.)

Sites that pay for your attention

Sites that pay for your attention — the basic point of these is that advertisers pay for you to look at their info and/or click through to their website. Most of these sites send you several emails a day; I recommend opening a Hotmail or Yahoo! Mail or Gmail account to keep this junk separate from your regular email.

MyPoints.com

  1. Crowdtap. Take little short surveys for little short cash. They sometimes also offer products for review or reimburse you for participating in sponsored discussions on the site. You earn points for referring friends.
  2. InboxDollars. You get a $5.00 bonus for signing up, then get a couple of cents for each advertising email you read (which you HAVE to read through their toolbar, which I don’t recommend installing), $.50-$1.00 for every survey you complete, $.10 for each coupon you print and redeem, cash back for shopping through their links, and additional $ for signing up for offers, which can include anything from signing up for other sites to playing games. Note: I never recommend signing up for any of the offers that ask for money; pick and choose carefully. You also get $ for referring your friends to the site.
  3. SendEarnings. This is a sister site to InboxDollars, looks almost identical, works about the same way, and many of the “offers” are the same. Again, you get a $5.00 bonus for signing up and then get paid for your activities on the site. And again, they have a referral program.
  4. MyPoints. MyPoints sends 3-4 emails a day; you get a few points for clicking through, lots of points if you purchase a products or service, and 10-50 points for completing the surveys they send you. As with InboxDollars, you also earn points for shopping or playing games through their site and for completing other activities. Redeem points for gift cards to various stores (I generally cash in for CVS, but pick and choose!). They have a referral program through email and Facebook.
  5. Varolo. Watch video ads for a little $. Refer people to the site, who become part of your “village,” and earn a bit for the videos they watch as well.
  6. YouData. Create a “MeFile,” which contains info about you and your household. The more of their MeFile surveys you complete, the better chance you have of being matched with advertisers. Then, click on “Adgets” at the top. This will load several text ads, and you get paid a few cents for viewing and another few cents for clicking through. Check daily to see what new ads are available; it only takes a few seconds to view and click. Each week’s earnings automatically deposits into your PayPal account every Friday. They also have a referral program; get up to $1.00 for each referral ($.01 for each of the first 100 ads they view).

Apps that pay for your attention, actions, or content

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While you can sign up and sometimes do a bit online, you’ll need a smartphone to take full advantage of these. Find more info at their sites, then search the app store or marketplace to download each and get going.

  1. Field Agent. Currently iPhone only. Download the app, then look for jobs — these mostly pay you for doing things like taking pictures of products or displays in your local stores.
  2. Gigwalk. Similar to Field Agent, but available for iPhone and Android — and generally has fewer “gigs” available.
  3. Jingit. Get paid for watching ads either online or through the app, as well as checking in by scanning select products in your local Walmart.
  4. Staree. Share photos and videos, then earn money from advertising from people who view your media.
  5. Viggle. Watch TV and earn points, which you can then turn in for prizes including gift cards to stores like CVS, Starbucks, and Lowe’s! Currently available for iPhone, beta for Android. Check-in to shows using the app to earn points, and scroll through the “what’s on” section to watch ads for additional points.

Search to Win

Search to win sites — there are several of these, but the major one is Swagbucks. Remember to switch to Google when you have serious searching to do.

Search & Win

  1. Swagbucks. Win random points, or “Swagbucks,” for searching, then redeem them for gift cards or PayPal cash. Note: Their search is NOWHERE near as good as Google, no matter what they claim, because it only includes a few results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in Mashup Mom, for instance, when you want to come here. They also release random codes for bonus Swagbucks on their blog, twitter, Facebook, toolbar, and homepage, and you can take surveys and view offers on their site for additional points. They have a referral program, and this is a referral link.

Survey sites and focus groups

Survey sites and focus groups — fill out a profile, then answer surveys for points or cash. You’ll also occasionally have the opportunity to test products at these sites. The frustrating part is that sometimes you’ll try to answer surveys, not qualify, and waste your time.

My Survey

  1. Craigslist. Look under jobs, ETC. for focus groups and user studies.
  2. Dollar Surveys. Take a survey, get a dollar in your PayPal account. Note: Sometimes they’ll try to get you to do trials, etc., and take a survey — just skip all that junk and stick to the surveys.
  3. Find Focus Groups. Pretty much what it says — find focus groups in your local area. As opposed to surveys, focus groups are real time, whether in-person, online, or over the phone.
  4. MySurvey. Take surveys, earn points, redeem for cash or merchandise. MySurvey recently closed its referral program.
  5. Opinion Outpost. I don’t do a lot with them because for some reason I never seem to qualify for their surveys, but I know other people do quite well.
  6. SurveyHead. Get a $5.00 bonus for signing up; then earn $.10-$.25 for each “profile survey” (info about yourself/your household) and then generally $1.00-$3.00 per completed survey. Cash out for rewards or gift cards or PayPal at various levels. Note: After you complete a survey they show you “offers.” Don’t feel obliged to sign up for these. This is an affiliate link.
  7. Valued Opinions. They don’t send a lot of surveys, but the ones they do send pay between $1.00-$5.00, with the rare product test or higher value survey. They’ll email you when new surveys are available.

Also check out Roboform, which automatically fills in forms for you and can save a lot of time if you take a lot of surveys.

Get paid to provide content

Writing sites — while professional freelance writers will try to market their work to on- and offline publications, most of the sites below seek writers to contribute articles on various topics. Most pay based on traffic — the more people who read your article, the more you earn — while others also pay a flat fee for articles (generally $7-$15). Also try craigslist.org for general freelance writing gigs.

  1. Bukisa. Again, revenue share for articles.
  2. Constant Content. Post articles on the site for sale to others.
  3. Demand Studios. Write articles, create videos, or otherwise provide content. Flat fee per article + revenue share.
  4. eHow.com. Write “how-to” articles.
  5. The Examiner. Write on topics in your local area; choose from a list of available topics.
  6. Helium. Earn an up-front fee for contributed content, plus a small revenue share.
  7. Yahoo! Contributor Network. Sign up to be a contributor on Voices, Shine, and other Yahoo! properties. “Earn money through up-front payments, exclusive assignments, and performance bonuses based on the traffic your work receives.”

Create your own blog and use ads and affiliate links to earn income

Affiliate links pay the publisher, or blogger, either a percentage of each sale made through that link or a flat fee per new signup or click-through. Ads pay per person who clicks through that ad.

escalate network

  1. Amazon Associates. Sign up with Amazon.com. Then, post links to individual products or banner ads or widgets linking to Amazon, and earn a percentage of the sales generated by people clicking through those links. This is not available to blogs in Illinois and some other states because the nexus laws in those states have caused Amazon to drop all affiliates.
  2. Commission Junction. Sign up with Commission Junction, then apply individually to advertiser’s programs within their larger portal.
  3. Escalate Media Network. Sign up with Escalate and then run campaigns from their list to earn affiliate income.
  4. Logical Media. Sign up with Logical Media, and then you can choose from various campaigns they have available. Get paid per signup, purchase, information request, coupon print, or other variable determined by the advertiser.
  5. MySavings. Works similarly to Logical Media.

Ad networksPlace an ad block on your site, and get paid per click-through. The rate generally depends on your number of visitors — the more traffic you get, the more attractive you are to advertisers, and the more you’ll get per click-through.

  1. Google AdSense. Sign up with Google AdSense. They’ll walk you through creating different sizes of text ads and give you the code to copy and paste into your website or blog.

Sponsored posts. Work through these sites to create sponsored posts about companies, products, and services — you must disclose that the content has been sponsored, and give your honest opinions.

Connect With Advertisers - Sign up for SocialSpark!

  1. PayPerPost. Advertisers pay for sponsored blog posts about their brand or product.
  2. SocialSpark. SocialSpark is owned by IZEA. They work with brands and companies, and will extend you offers to post about specific products, services, and more. Requirements are clearly disclosed for each campaign, and you are free to accept or decline any offer — or to negotiate payment.

Do tasks for side income

Doing tasks sites — do things that aren’t easily automated, like transcribe audio or provide keywords for photos.

  1. Amazon Mechanical Turk. Earn money for completing tasks, or HITs, that just can’t be automated. Tasks that pay real $ are those that take more time, such as writing articles or transcribing audio. As you spend more time on the site and complete more tasks, your rating goes up and you’re able to see more tasks and qualify for more HITs.
  2. Fiverr. Things people will do for $5.00. Post your offer or find gigs.
  3. TaskRabbit. Sign up with task rabbit and let them know what types of tasks you are available to to do in your local area. You can also reply to people looking for help with everything from grocery shopping to handyman services.

Sell stuff online

Selling stuff sites — sell things you own, things you make, things you pick up at garage sales.

  1. Amazon Marketplace. The pluses here: No listing fees, so you don’t get charged til your item sells; Amazon takes a per-item commission and a percentage of the sale price. Your used items also show up along with the new items in Amazon’s product catalog. Amazon automatically charges the buyer a shipping fee, for which you are credited. This is best for books and media.
  2. Bookoo. At Bookoo, list items you want to sell locally, or advertise your garage or yard sale.
  3. Cafe Press. Have an idea that should be on a t-shirt? Coffee mug? Tote bag? Create and sell all of the above and more.
  4. Craigslist.org. Good for selling locally, especially bulky items for which the shipping fee would be prohibitive.
  5. eBay.com. There are encyclopedias written about eBay — some people do well haunting garage sales and thrift stores, then reselling online.
  6. Etsy.com. Are you creative? Do you make stuff? Post it on Etsy, which is basically the world’s largest craft fair. It’s a good place to reach people looking for one-of-a-kind gifts.
  7. Made it Myself — Similar to Etsy; sell stuff… that you made yourself!
  8. OpenSky — Connects suppliers with sellers — bloggers and others who promote their products.

Mystery shopping

Sign up with mystery shopping companies and get offers for “shops” in your area. Get reimbursed for whatever you need to buy to do the shop, plus you will be compensated for your time. Legitimate sites will NOT charge you to sign up. Sign up with more than one to expand the number of opportunities available to you.

  1. Confero.
  2. Corporate Research International.
  3. Customer 1st.
  4. DSG Associates.
  5. ICCDS.
  6. MSPA North America.
  7. Shopper’s Critique.
  8. Volition.com. There’s a lot of stuff on Volition, but here check out their mystery shopping forum for everything from job postings to scam alerts.

Freelance sites

Freelance sites — Create a profile, then bid on projects. The big negative on these sites is that the number of users tends to drive the price per project way down, and you’re also competing with international providers.

  1. Elance.com. Create a profile on the site, then submit your proposals for projects posted on the site. They have levels ranging from free to $40/month (meant for businesses bidding on projects).
  2. Guru.com. Again, post a profile and then submit proposals for projects posted on the site.
  3. oDesk.

Resources to find work-at-home jobs

  1. Rat Race Rebellion. Screened work-at-home job leads.
  2. Telecommute Directory. Also check out ways to earn extra income in the top menu.
  3. WAHM.com. Some of your most useful resources here are the boards with business opportunities and work-at-home jobs, and the forums are full of other work-at-home moms who offer advice, leads, and info on companies to avoid.

At-home customer service

These companies provide at-home call centers/customer service, so you’ll be a CS rep working out of your own home. Often flexible hours.

  1. Alpine Access.
  2. LiveOps.
  3. West At Home.

Other Work-at-home or flexible work ideas

Just a few examples. Decide on your own skills and interests and look for a targeted site for your type of work.

Sorting out the scams

Set up a separate email account, and don’t pay in advance (with the exception of products for legitimate big name home party businesses); don’t give your credit card info; never, ever pay for “information” or “work-at-home kits.”

Red flags

  1. Companies that require you to shell out money up front.
  2. Multilevel marketing.
  3. Any opportunity that comes unsolicited to your email.

Researching the scams

  1. Check Snopes.com.
  2. Google “name_of_the_company + scam”
  3. Check Work At Home Mafia and WAHM.com to see if others have reported it as a scam.
  4. Anything that comes unsolicited in email: DELETE.

Disclosure — some of the links here are affiliate links, where I’ll be compensated if you click through and sign up.

Swagbucks — March Swagness promo

Swagbucks is kicking off a “March Swagness” event! When you head over starting tomorrow 3/20, you’ll see an earnings goal meter on the right hand side. As that fills up during the day (through any Swagbucks-earning activities: Search, surveys, codes, etc.), you’ll see the meter rise. Hit your daily goal, and you get a bonus of 10% off that day’s goal. The promotion runs through April 2nd, and your cumulative bonus will be applied by April 5th.

If you hit the earning goal every single day of March Swagness, your bonus amount will be doubled!

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me.

Swagbucks birthday bash — $1000 sweepstakes plus bonus signup code

Bunch of stuff over at Swagbucks…!

New users:

They’re doing a birthday bash signup bonus! Enter code BIRTHDAYBASH12 when you sign up through Feb. 27, and you’ll get a bonus 110 Swagbucks (in addition to the normal 30 you usually get) for a total of 140 Swagbucks to start!

At 450, you get a $5.00 Amazon gift card, so you’re already over 25% there at signup with this code.

$1000 Birthday Bash sweepstakes

Now, once you’re signed up (or if you’re already signed up), here’s how you enter to win the $1000:

  1. Go to this page and RSVP for the Swagbucks Birthday Bash, a 24-hr Team Challenge happening on the 27th.
  2. Pick one of the two parties and RSVP for it – if you don’t have a preference, click “Surprise Me”

They’ll announce the four $1000 winners on Feb. 27. The winning party team members also get 10 bonus Swagbucks, and the runner-up 5.

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me.

Swagbucks — Get yer Valentine’s Collector Bills

Swagbucks heads up! Starting on Monday 2/6 at midnight PT, Swagbucks is releasing a new set of Collector’s Bills leading up to Valentine’s Day. These are five “romantic reminders,” each worth a different amount of Swag Bucks. And, if you collect them all, you’ll get 14 Bonus Swag Bucks. These will be available only through Search until 11:59 PM Pacific on Valentine’s Day.

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me.

Last day to sign up with 100 bonus Swagbucks

Search & Win

Reminder — this is the last day for the 100-point signup bonus! Through December 31, enter code HOLIDAYSWAG for a bonus 100 Swagbucks when you sign up! You usually get 30, so this starts you with 130 if you are new to Swagbucks — 450 points gets you a $5.00 Amazon gift card, so you’ll be well on your way already. Start now and earn Swagbucks in the new year to put toward next year’s holiday shopping ;)

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me. Be sure to use code HOLIDAYSWAG through 12/31!

Swagbucks — codes, mega match Monday, signup bonus and more

Hey, all sorts of Swagbucks stuff going on! First, it’s mega Swagbucks Friday, where you can potentially earn higher Swag Bucks for searches.

Also, check out these bonus ones!

When I went to Swagbucks today, I got a pop-up for the above — send a LEGO Star Wars e-card, get a 15 SB bonus. It took about 30 seconds. If you don’t see it, try the Radium One tab under special offers.

You’ll also want to check out the swidget here, which will tell you where to find two new codes (until 4PM Central today) worth a total of 6.

Mega Monday

Monday only, Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza — you can earn up to 70 Swag Bucks from 8 different codes  that will be released throughout.

Starting at noon on Monday, start trying to collect a new set of Holiday Collector’s Bills which you can only earn through search. Get all five, and you’ll receive an instant 12 Swag Bucks bonus.

Signup bonus

Through December 31, enter code HOLIDAYSWAG for a bonus 100 Swagbucks when you sign up! You usually get 30, so this starts you with 130 if you are new to Swagbucks — 450 points gets you a $5.00 Amazon gift card, so you’ll be well on your way already.

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me. Be sure to use code HOLIDAYSWAG through 12/31!

Swagbucks — Trick or Treat event and code extravaganza

Is it bad that I’m posting this mostly because I dig their Matrix-y logo?

:)

Anyway, Swagbucks is doing two days of bonus codes this week. On Monday, they’ll be running a series of trick-or-treat code hunts. On Thursday, they’re having another Swag Code extravaganza and will be giving away 60  Swagbucks worth of codes, plus additional special promos and announcements.

They say to check in on their blog at 9 AM Central on Monday for more info!

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me.

Reader deals 10/18/11

Here are some of the deals (and heads up!) YOU found recently — Thanks! Share the deals you find with other Mashup Mom readers by emailing me, commenting on the blog, or posting on the Facebook Wall. Big favor: If you mention other sites, online coupons, etc, please include the link.

Disclaimer: All of the deals below come straight from readers.

CVS

  • Yvettd says: ““Scan your card under the magic machine (price scanner) to get $1.00/2 Hershey’s snack size, Nestle, Mars chocolate or Wrigley’s fun size or Twizzlers twists, which are 2/$5.00. Stack with the $1.00/2 Nestle in the 10/16 RP and you end up at 2/$3″  – note – I found some coupons at Jewel by the Hershey candy $2 off 2, stacked it with the CVS coupon and got 2/$2″

Disney Store

  • From Amy: “I picked up a mystery coupon at Disney Store that starts today for 10-30% off.  Mine is only 10%.  Also found a code fore $15 off $100 purchase: DMROCT and it worked when I played around with it but you can’t get both.  Also 5% back at Ebates.”

Dominick’s

  • From Mary Ann on JFU: “I also have Knorr sides for 79 cents PP and 50 cents e-coupon.”

Eurofresh

  • Heads up from Mary B: “Regarding Eurofresh:  I shopped at the Orland Park store for the first time on Saturday and was told very rudely that they DO NOT accept internet coupons.  This is a Eurofresh policy — not a Piggly Wiggly corporate policy. BTW – they also have a location in Palatine.”

Garden Fresh

  • Cheryl says: “Garden Fresh in Arlington Heights has ginormous pumpkins as well for $1.99.”

Kmart

  • From Sheila: “K-mart also buy $15.00 get a $5.00 gift card I’m looking at the  ad flyer that inside the the door the smaller the one with all K-mart in store coupons and inside there are MQ’s  inside $1.00 off any Cural excludes trial size, Also there are $1.00 off Jergens, $2.00 Jonh Frieda precision colour product, $1.00 off John Frieda product, Ban and Biore are part of this promo also.  Looks like this goes until the 5th of November. and on the back separate from this offer is  a MQ for $3.00 off any 2 Axe products excludes trial size.”

Menards

  • Reminder from Tina on Facebook: “Sweet candy deal alert. Menards has Mars fun size candy (Milky way, Snickers, Twix or 3 Musketeers on sale for .89 a bag after $1.50 rebate. Limit 4 per household. Total for 4 bags $9.48. Use 1.50/1 Mars from Ocotober All You and $1.50/3 RP Insert 10/9/11. After coupons $6.48 then grab your rebate slip for an extra 6.00. Total .48 cents for all four bags after rebates and coupons!” Again this is while supplies last, and most stores are sold out by now — might check before you go.

Que Rica Vida

  • From Kaylea: “My latest mailer from quericavida.com (GM products, targeted at Latinas) had a $1 off 1 toaster strudels Q. I don’t usually see que rica vida in deal blog matchups (and usually their Qs suck). Since this one is higher-value than usual, I thought I’d mention it. The strudels are often on sale for under $2, and drop close to $1 with various other promos.” It also has a Yoplait coupon — sign up here.

SavingStar

  • Alison says on SavingStar: “Don’t forget that Mariano’s participates too.”

Swagbucks

  • Another Swagbucks heads up from ktustis: “Also good to know about swagbucks redemptions is that it takes a few days. You order the giftcard then have to receive a confirmation email to verify your purchase, then it take a few days for them to send you another email stating your giftcard is available. I was disappointed because I thought I could use it for an Amazon order I was placing and didn’t realise it takes so long. Now I just redeem them as soon as I  earn them and just apply them to my Amazon account so they are there when I need them.”

Swagbucks — 70 bonus signup points

Search & Win

If you haven’t yet signed up for Swagbucks, they’re doing a new user signup bonus. Get an extra 70 points with code 5For5 — you normally get 30 as a new signup, so you’ll get a total of 100 added to your account to get you started!

  • This code is only good til 2PM Central on Monday 10/17, so hurry!

What is Swagbucks and how do I sign up?

Swagbucks is a “search to win” site — you get random “swagbucks,” or points, for searching, playing games, completing “offers,” watching videos, finding free codes to enter on their site, and so on. You then collect points and redeem them for gift cards and other prizes on their site. Most people redeem for Amazon.com gift certificates, since a $5 Amazon certificate runs you 450 Swagbucks. So it’s a nice way to make a little on the side, without a lot of effort — to save up for holiday gifts or what have you.

I’ll give the heads up on Facebook when I see free codes, and you can always comment on Facebook or here if you find one yourself. Please do not post the codes themselves, as they can kick you off for that.

While I like and use Swagbucks myself, it’s important to note that their search is NOT ANYWHERE NEAR as good as Google, because it only includes some results from Ask and Google mixed in with sponsored (paid) links. I use it mostly for things that I already know where they are — type in “Mashup Mom,” for instance, when you want to come here.

Sign up for Swagbucks here. This is a referral link, so I will earn some points for the points you earn from your searches if you sign up under me. Be sure to use the 5For5 code for your extra 70 signup points.