Upromise: Bonus College Savings Month

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March is a great month to save for College. You can earn extra cash back through 100+ online partners with Upromise during Bonus College Savings Month!

Some savings include: Under Armor, Macy’s, Carters and more!

What is UPromise?

Upromise is a FREE service, and by adding your credit, debit or grocery card means that you can begin saving money for college every time you shop at participating retailers.

There are also coupons you can add to save even more for college!  When coupons are redeemed, you won’t see money off your receipt.  The coupon value will be added to your UPromise account for college savings.

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Stella & Dot: Save 25% off and Earn $25 DOT Dollars {Black Friday Now}

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11-25-2014 10-16-22 AMBlack Friday is starting TODAY at Stella & Dot. Head over there now to receive an additional 25% off all sale items now through 11/30. You can save big on lots of Gifts for Her – necklaces, earrings, rings and other beautiful accessories. And to make things even better, right now they are having their DOT DOLLARS SALE! For every $50 you purchase, you will get $25 back to spend later. So what are you waiting for? Head over to the Stella & Dot Black Friday Sale today!

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Halloween Candy Buy Back Program

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Don’t want your child consuming all the candy they get today?  Take it to the dentist and your kids can earn cash for their candy!  The Halloween Candy Buy Back Program supports Operation Gratitude and sends the candy to deployed US Military forces.  Your child will earn up to $1 per pound and support our troops.  See a list of participating dentist here.

A list of location dentists are below:


  • Dailey Orthodontics 2118 Executive Dr Hampton, VA, 23666
  • Kool Smiles 2165 Cunningham Dr. Hampton, VA, 23666

Newport News

  • John J Denison, DDS, PC 895 Middle Ground Blvd Newport News, VA, 23606


  • Kool Smiles 5900 E. Virginia Beach Blvd. Norfolk, VA, 23502
  • Kool Smiles 2338 East Little Creek Rd. Norfolk, VA, 23518


  • Kool Smiles 4072 Victory Blvd. Portsmouth, VA, 23701
  • Weis Pediatric Dentisty 5915 High Street West Portsmouth, VA, 23703

Virginia Beach

  • Bay Colony Dentistry Pinewood Square, Suite 506, 32nd Street & HollyRoad Virginia Beach, VA, 23451
  • Body Logic Massage and Chiropractic 2004 Sandbridge Rd #103 Virginia Beach, VA, 23456
  • Kool Smiles 4239 Holland Rd. VA Beach, VA, 23452
  • Partners in Dental Health 317 Edwin Drive Virginia Beach, VA, 23462
  • The Smile Center 200 Grayson Road Virginia Beach, VA, 23454

My kids dentist has been buying candy back for years, but they aren’t on this list.  Talk to your local dentist as well to see if they have a buy-back program.

Thanks, My Active Child for typing up the list of HR locations!


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Stella & Dot: Work From Home as a Stylist!

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Disclosure: This post may contain an affiliate link.stella and dot work from home commissionIf you have always wanted the flexibility to work from home but not sure where to start? Have you considered direct sales with selling jewelry at home?

Stella & Dot has a wonderful opportunity for anyone who enjoys fashionable accessories and wants the freedom of setting their own work schedule. Start your career as a Stella & Dot Stylist and join a company that’s all about empowering women. With their September Stylist Sign Up Special you will get $450 in free accessories! All you do is sell fabulous jewelry and accessories at Trunk Shows and you can earn 25-35% commission. Your starter kit will have everything you need to launch your business and help you be successful.

You can find out more details at www.stelladot.com/stylist and begin your own home based business!

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Recycle Bank: Earn Points for CVS & ITunes Gift Cards!

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Recycle Bank has several new chances to earn right now.  Redeem for CVS, iTunes,  JcPenny, Lowes, Sears, and TGI Friday’s gift cards, turkey Hill coupons.

I just ordered an iTunes gift card with my points!

New to Recycle Bank? Recycle Bank is a program that allows you to earn points by completing Eco-friendly tasks that can be redeemed for coupons, discounts and gift cards.  Learn more about How to Use Recycle Bank & the benefits of signing up for this free program.

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New Money-Saving App: Save on Organic, Gluten-free & Non-GMO Foods

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Do you like to purchase organic, gluten-free, or non-GMO foods?

Then this new money-saving App is for you! Download the FREE app and start browsing exclusive BerryCart offers on foods you can feel good about.

The BerryCart App is similar to ibottaCheckout 51 and Shopmium, but is exclusively for natural foods. My family tries to purchase a lot of organic and natural products, so I’m excited about this new App.

How to earn – purchase a participating product, take a picture of the receipt, and within 24 hours BerryCart will send you money that can be cashed out through PayPal or various gift cards.

Get Started:

  1. Click HERE to register. You will receive an email to verify your email address and download the FREE app.
  2. Purchase a participating product, take a picture of the receipt.  Rewards are added to your account within 24 hours.
  3. Take advantage of Instant Rewards – offers that don’t require a purchase. Just by competing the action you automatically earn the associated reward.
  4. Cash out via Paypal or gift card when your account reaches $5.

Find products offered in BerryCart in over 25,000 locations including Whole Foods, Sprouts, Walmart, Target, and Mother’s Market just to name a few.


*BerryCart is currently available for iPhone with Android coming soon.

Sign up for BerryCart HERE.

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Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel (Accepting New Members)

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Want to make money from home?  You all asked me about ways to earn extra money, so I plan to start sharing more about survey companies.  Join Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel – Earn valuable points, which are redeemable for electronics, household items, jewelry, toy, gift cards, and more.(no landline required with this homescan signup)

Some of you have told me great things about NCP.  On the other hand, some of you thought the process was too involved and not worth your time.


For the $500 card:

  1. Sign up to become a NCP panel member.
  2. Scan your household purchase information (with a handheld scanner they provide).
  3. Send the purchase information to NCP.

For every week of the month NCP receives your purchase information, you’ll earn one entry in the monthly sweepstakes–where you can win a $500 American Express Rewards Card. That’s up to FOUR entries every month! And, every month, 25 panel members win!

That’s not all… Every quarter, an additional 40 panel members win a $500 American Express Rewards card–just by sending purchase information in every week of a month.

For the $20k:

  1. Sign up to become a NCP panel member.
  2. Scan your household purchase information (with a handheld scanner they provide).
  3. Send the purchase information to NCP.

For each week in a qualifying quarter NCP receives your purchase information, you’ll earn one entry into the Grand Prix Sweepstakes–where you can win $20,000! Every quarter one lucky panel member wins

Reader Tracy’s Experience:

Now that I have had this thing for a little while, I feel I can give a decent testimonial :)  I probably don’t understand all aspects of the program completely yet, but I figure that will come in time.  The scanner is pretty easy to operate, and the kids like it :)  We have gotten used to the fact now that before we put our groceries away, somebody needs to grab the scanner.  I just follow my receipt to scan my items and follow the prompts along the way to answer questions like “did you use a coupon”  and  “who went shopping with you”, etc.  I will be honest and say that I do not scan every single purchase I make like they request, but from what I can tell, you don’t get rewarded any more for more purchases.  As long as you submit a purchase once a week, you get a set amount of points.  As long as your scanner is on the base, it automatically submits for you.  The points add up to some prizes, but it takes a lot of points to get anything, and I personally don’t think there are a lot of prizes or variety of prizes to choose from.  I am more interested in the perks like getting entered in drawings to get your groceries paid for, etc….usually by answering short surveys.  I haven’t been rewarded yet, so I can’t say whether I think it is “worth it” yet, but so far it is not too much to handle on a weekly basis.  I’ll post an update if anything changes!

Let me know if you get accepted.


Ebates: Double Cash Back Today at 123 Inkjets!! Today Only!!

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Ebates: Double Cash Back Today at 123 Inkjets!!  Today Only!!

Printing coupons takes lots of ink and paper!  Here’s my secret to saving LOTS of money on printer ink!  I order my ink at 123 Inkjets through Ebates when they are offering Double Cash back!  I order the 12 pack for my Canon printer and pay only $39.00 ($3.25 per cartridge) after my cash back!  Now that’s a deal!  I’ve been using Ebates and 123 Inkjets for over 2 years now and I love them!  The have the best customer service and fast shipping!!

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Normally it is 16% cash back but today it is 32%!  What are you waiting for?  Join Ebates today and save money while shopping online!

Are you new to Ebates?

Ebates is a fantastic website that gives you cash back for purchases you make online.  It’s easy!  Simply log-in to your Ebates account, search for your favorite store and shop.  You’ll earn a percentage of your purchase in cash back straight into your Ebates account.  You only need $5 to reach payout and payments are made once per quarter.   Even better?  You get $5 just for signing up and making a qualified purchase of $25!

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Get $50 for Opening a Capital One 360 Checking Account – Start Saving Today!

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You could get $50 when you open a 360 Checking account from Capital One 360! Over 38,000 free ATMs, Free Bill Pay and no overdraft fees.  This is a great way to save money for the Holidays or a vacation. You will need to make 3 card purchases or Person2Person Payments within 45 days of opening an account. The $50 is deposited into your account on or before day 50.

  • Your FDICFederal Deposit Insurance Corporation-insured Deposits Earn Interest – Your everyday money shouldn’t cost you, it should help you save too.
  • P2PPerson to Person Payments – Send money securely to family and friends. It’s Fast and free.
  • Comes With FREE Stuff:
    • Free MasterCard® Debit Card for all purchases
    • Free Online Bill Pay
    • Free access at over 38,000 Allpoint® ATMAutomatic Teller Machines
    • Free postage – we’ll mail your paper checks for you
  • Checks – Can’t pay electronically? Order a checkbook.
  • Deposit Checks – Use our mobile app or your computer to deposit checks from anywhere with CheckMateSM.

Having a separate account is great for putting money away, so you’re not tempted to spend it.  Plus you’ll earn $50 just for opening your account to get you started!

You could also open a 360 Savings account from Capital One 360 with the same Fee-free, no minimums, and 24/7 mobile and online access.

  • No changing banks – 360 Savings is linked to your existing checking account
  • Access your account instantly from your smart phone or online
  • Join millions of Savers
  • Earn interest with a 0.75% APY

Formerly ING Direct, so you know Capital One 360 will offer the same great security and convenience you have come to expect from ING Direct.

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