AARP Brain Health Sweepstakes: Chance to Win a $25 Visa Gift Card!

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Register with AARP and play games to challenge your mind and earn entries into the Brain Health University Sweepstakes from AARP. Each day you play, you’ll have the chance to win a $25 Visa gift card!!!

  • Play games to challenge your mind and earn entries.
  • Get a new chance to instantly win a $25 Visa Gift Card each day you return.
  • Return each day for additional sweepstakes entries.
  • Must be at least 45 to enter.

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Pinecone Research Accepting Applications

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Looking to make money from home?

Pinecone Research is accepting applications!  I’ve heard many great things about this program.  Make sure to let us know if you get accepted.

Here is all the info:

PineCone Research conducts on-line interviews with consumers from all walks of life to obtain their opinions about new products. To become a panel member, all you need to do is complete the simple form above. This will only take a few minutes of your time.

It’s easy and fun to see and evaluate new product ideas in the comfort of your own home. You will earn points for each completed product survey, which can be exchanged for cash and other rewards. PLUS you will be automatically entered into a bi-weekly Sweepstakes to win additional cash prizes for your time. Each interview usually takes 15-20 minutes of your time. Plus, you are free to leave the panel at any time should you choose to do so.

Registrants who complete the signup form online and align with the recruit target(s) and are eligible for membership consideration will immediately receive an email invitation containing a link, ID and password to complete the full registration process. The link takes them to a brief “staging” survey (6 minutes or less) to gather some further information about that registrant and their household, and to gain agreement to the terms and conditions for panel membership.

Testimonial from Teresa: I have been doing this for almost a year now and I am VERY pleased with it. They pay quickly and it doesn’t require a lot of time. Easy $25 bucks or so every month for me. This goes into an envelope to help offset our Christmas Budget!

Don’t forget that Nielsen Home Scan Consumer Panel is also (Accepting New Members)

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Save Money On Printer Ink With Ebates! Double Cash Back Today at 123 Inkjets!!

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Save Money On Printer Ink With Ebates!  Double Cash Back Today at 123 Inkjets!!

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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Ibotta: New Bonuses, Store Extras, & New User Bonus

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Ibotta is being upgraded with new Bonuses and Store Extras.  PLUS, if you haven’t signed up for ibotta, you can get the $2 Newbie Bonus!!!  I personally use ibotta and have saved money on items that I don’t usually have coupons for AND have even combined paper coupons with ibotta deposits for even more savings!!!

New to Ibotta?  Ibotta is an iPhone and Andriod App that allows you to earn money by purchasing products!  Learn more about Ibotta savings here.

All new users who sign up for Ibotta can each earn $2 if they redeem 2 offers within the first 2 weeks of registering for Ibotta. New Bonuses can be revealed at any time; users will uncover hidden surprises as they use the app. Go to the Main Menu in the app and select Bonuses. Users can tap on the specific Bonuses to reveal instructions and earning levels.

Here is a select list of Bonuses launching on Thursday:

$.50 April Showers
“Quick! Redeem any 4 offers by the end of April and earn an extra $.50.” Once
you earn April Showers, you will unlock another exciting Bonus.

$1.00 Steady Eddy
“Redeem at least 1 offer each week for 4 weeks in a row. The Bonus clock starts
on Monday of every week. Remember not to miss a week or the clock restarts
all over again!”

$1 Coke-Walmart April Challenge
“Redeem all 4 Walmart Store Extras by the end of April and earn $1.00 Extra.”

Make sure to download or update to the latest version of Ibotta to see your Bonuses, Store Extras and other new features!!

Want to learn more about ibotta?  See my post with all the details here!

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Save Money with Endorse Smart Phone App {Earn Cash Back}

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Endorse is a Smartphone App that allows you to earn up to 100% cash back on your everyday purchases! You will earn a percentage of the purchase price (between 10% and 100%) cash back instead of money off like ibotta.

The Endorse App is available on your iPhone or Android phone. Sign into the app using your Facebook account.

What is Endorse?

Endorse is a free mobile app that gives you offers from 10% to 100% cash back on your favorite everyday brands whenever you shop in your favorite stores. No coupons to clip or print, no bar codes to scan, and no strings attached. You simply earn cash for buying the products you use everyday.

Earn from 10% up to 100% cash back on your everyday purchases wherever you shop including Walmart, Target, Walgreens, Kroger, Safeway, CVS, Whole Foods, Costco and Trader Joe’s.

You can also earn more cash back by sharing an offer on Facebook!  I earned 100% cash back (up to $3) on my recent coffee purchase when I shared the offer on my Facebook Page.  The offer was for ANY brand of coffee, so that is a great bonus!

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How it Works:

  • Browse offers before or while you shop
  • Upload receipts after shopping
  • Earn cash rewards every time you upload receipts and redeem offers
  • Earn points  just for uploading receipts (even ones without redeemed offers.) You’ll earn points redeemable for charitable donations made in your name
  • Invite Friends to earn $1 for every friend you refer – up to $500!

The offers last for one week and you get new offers every Thursday.

What’s the Difference Between Endorse and Ibotta?

  1. Ibotta offers money back on purchases while Endorse offers a cash back percentage on purchases.
  2. Ibotta is only valid at participating stores while Endorse is valid at any store.
  3. Ibotta can be “stacked” with manufactures coupons while Endorse Cash Back is factored AFTER coupons.
  4. Endorse allows you to earn additional points for uploading receipts for donations while Ibotta doesn’t.
  5. Ibotta allows you to “cash out” once you have $5 while you must have $25 from Endorse.  You can use PayPal or get a check with Endorse.
  6. Some Endorse offers are valid for any brand of a specific product ie. coffee or diapers while all Ibotta offers are valid for specific products/varieties


Tip from Renee:
If you are planning on using Endorse, you will need to have the item for which you are getting cash back rung on a separate receipt.

Here’s why:
They calculate the out of pocket price of each individual product on your receipt by:
1. Deducting coupons that the receipt associates clearly with a particular item directly from its cost, and
2. Deducting a share of the coupons that the receipt does not clearly associate with a particular item evenly across all items on the receipt

This approach means that when a receipt has a lot of coupons, each item can end up having a different price when their software goes to calculate your rewards.

Endorse was designed to help you earn cash back for buying brands you love when you don’t already have a great coupon deal to get the item free or close to it—this is the way that we are going to be able to build a sustainable business where brands fund new ways for you to save on top of their existing coupon programs.

If you notice, Harris Teeter and Farm Fresh receipts do not state which product the coupon is for, so if you do purchase an item that has an Endorse offer, and you have no coupon for that item, the rest of the coupons on your receipt will be deducted from that item before your savings are calculated.

BOTTOM LINE: Ring up Endorse items and any associated coupons on a separate receipt!

Sign-up for Endorse and starting earning Cash Back on everyday purchases at any store you choose to shop!

Do you use Endorse?  Share your experience.


Purchase Discounted Gift Cards Plus Get $5 off $75 Purchase at

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Do you have gift cards from the Holiday’s that you don’t plan to use?  Wouldn’t it be great to get CASH instead of letting the gift card waste away in a drawer?

Just head over to to sell your gift cards for cash! You have the ability to control the listing price for your gift card. You can choose to get paid through check or PayPal once your gift card card sells on the site.  Paypal is faster than waiting for snail mail, but I know not everyone has a Paypal account.

It’s not all about selling gift cards on Raise. You can purchase discount gift cards online at Raise Marketplace as well! Seriously, purchase gift cards for less than the gift card value at stores such as Kohl’s, Walmart, Target, Lowes, Starbucks and more. I noticed a Micheal’s gift card up to 20% off and Carraba’s (one of our favorite restaurants) for up to 8% off!   You can search by brand, category and price to find your desired store.

While I haven’t used Raise customer service, I hear it’s great plus they offer a 100% money back guarantee!  I know learning to use new sites can be difficult and having reliable customer service is a must.

It gets better! New Customers can save $5 off of $75 purchase on top of the already discounted gift cards! Simply use Raise coupon code RAISE75 at checkout through March 31st. You’ll also get FREE shipping with every Gift Card purchase.

Have you used  Share your experience.

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*NEW* P&G $15 Mail-in-Rebate Offer!

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 *NEW* P&G $15 Mail-in-Rebate!

P&G has a new $15 Mail-in-Rebate Offer when you buy $50 in qualifying purchases.   Follow the link to view full details of this offer and to print your rebate form.

To receive your $15 pre-paid card by mail Buy $50 worth of:
Venus®, Secret®, Olay®, Pantene®, Herbal Essences®, Aussie®, Head & Shoulders®, Vidal Sassoon®, Clairol®, COVERGIRL®, Crest 3D White®, Puffs®, Safeguard®, or Ivory® products from 2/13/2013 to 4/30/2013. ****$50.00 purchase is subtotal before coupon redemption

Offer valid for product purchased 2/13/2013 – 4/30/2013. Rebate must be postmarked by 5/31/2013.

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CVS: New ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards Program!

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CVS: New ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards Program!

Wow!  CVS just keeps getting better and better with their rewards offers.  They have made some GREAT changes to their ExtraCare Rewards program that will now include Pharmacy services!  Ten credits will earn you $5 ECB’s and you can earn up to $50 in ExtraCare Bucks a year with this new program!  Make sure to head over and read all the details about the new ExtraCare Pharmacy & Health Rewards program. This will begin on 2/1.

Here are all the ways to earn rewards:

Fill a new prescription, 1 credit
Refill a prescription, 1 credit
Fill/refill a 90 day prescription, 3 credits
Get a flu shot or vaccination, 1 credit
Add CVS’ Online Prescription Management, 3 credits
Sign up for CVS text alerts, 1 credit
Sign up for Refill Reminder emails from, 1 credit

Thanks Southern Savers!

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Free $5 in Petco Pal Rewards!

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Free $5 in Petco Pal Rewards!!

Have you played this fun game yet?  Head over and “Like” Petco on Facebook and play the Pals Push Rewards game You push the cart around the store collecting points and you receive $5 in Free Petco Pal Rewards.  I’ve played and earned the $5 and it’s actually pretty fun!

So go ahead and give it a try!  You have nothing to lose! 😮

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New Ibotta Stores {7-Eleven, Commissary & More}

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I know that I’ve started posting about ibotta a lot recently.  It’s just such an easy way to earn extra money on product you’re already purchasing!

Ibotta just added a few more great stores such as 7-Eleven, WinCo Foods, and United States Armed forces Commissaries!!!  If you haven’t already signed up, you get $5 once you sign up and redeem your first offer!!!

Want to learn more about ibotta Ibotta is an iPhone and Andriod App that allows you to earn money by purchasing products, watching videos, taking polls and competing other activities. It is easy to use and your earnings are given to you as a rebate into your Ibotta account.


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