Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Disney Rewards Program Score!

Pin It
I am a member of the Disney Rewards Program.  I try to log in at least once a week to see what new rewards they have. I logged in early this morning and scored big time! They now have the Cars 2  lunch box for only 300 points! Lil Keith loves Cars & Cars2. He is going to be so happy when his new lunch box arrives.  If you are a member, head over and check out what is new or on special! If you are not a member yet click the link below to join. 
Disney Movie Rewards 

ClixSense PTC

Pin It
ClixSense has been around for quite some time. I have been a member since 2008. I have been paid by ClixSense. They pay via PayPal, check, Payza or Liberty Reserve. ClixSense is an International site. (A list of countries not currently accepted will be posted at the bottom of page.) ClixSense is free to join but there is an option to upgrade. You are paid for visiting websites, completing tasks, taking surveys, completing offers and referring others. Check ClixSense out & see if its right for you.

Countries not supported at this time are:

Sri Lanka
Viet Nam

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Cash Out & Paid @ OpinionSquare!

Pin It
I cashed out with OpinionSquare today. I had enough for a $5 Amazon gift card. I have a wish list with lots of things on it from Amazon. This $5 cashout may not seem like much but its getting me to my goal! 

Now what is Opinion Square & why join? This info below is directly from their site. 

Why Join Opinion Square?

Two words: cash and prizes.

Simply sharing your opinions through email and pop surveys on a variety of topics can earn you rewards like points redeemable for valuable prizes, cash, and entries into our $100,000 sweepstakes! It’s easy, decide if you want to take the survey, submit your opinion and start earning rewards!

You've got opinions!

If you would like to join just let me know. I can refer you. 

Proof of payment below. I cashed out today and received my electronic gift card today! 

Dear Michele,

Thank you for your purchase. It is our pleasure to send you this $5.00 Amazon.com® Gift Card* that can be applied towards the purchase of millions of items at Amazon.com.

Gift Card Claim Code:

To redeem your Gift Card, follow these steps:

    Visit www.amazon.com/gc
    Click Apply to Account and enter the claim code when prompted.
    These Gift Card funds will be applied automatically to eligible orders during the checkout process.
    You must pay for any remaining balance on your order with a credit card or other acceptable form of payment.

Your Gift Card claim code may also be entered when prompted during the checkout process (you will not be able to redeem your Gift Card using the Amazon.com 1-Click® service unless you first redeem the Gift Card funds to Your Account).

Magazine Subscriptions for Free!

Pin It
I enjoy reading magazines. I love collecting recipes from them and occasionally trying the neat craft ideas some of them hold. For the sake of being frugal, over the past few years, I have given up my magazine subscriptions. They were just not "needed".  You can only imagine how happy I was when I discovered ways of earning magazines online for free! This year I have received three free subscriptions to magazines that I enjoy. 

My first subscription was for "Taste of Home Simple and Delicious". I received this subscription as a reward from OpinionSquare survey site. (If anyone wants to join this site, just let me know!) 

After that subscription started I received a subscription to "Martha Stewart-Living" from RewardsGold 

The last magazine I was rewarded with was "Woman's Day". I received this magazine when I traded my points in at RecycleBank

So that is three magazines, I enjoy reading, that I have received without having to spend any of my hard earned ca$h!  Being frugal is sometimes difficult but there are ways around the obstacles if you just know where to look! 

Are their any magazine subscriptions that you would like to earn?

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

PollBuzzer Pays!

Pin It
PollBuzzer is a great place to earn an extra buck or two. It is very easy. You sign up and fill out any vital information about yourself that they might need. PollBuzzer will send you a poll in your email. Each poll is worth $1. They pay directly to your PayPal account and it is normally within a few days after you answer the poll.

 I have earned $6 from them already and I was paid within a few days of answering the poll. 

Check them out!


Sunday, July 22, 2012

XBox 360 or Playstation 3 Giveaway

Pin It
Dragonblogger.com is giving away an XBox 360 (250 GB) or PlayStation 3 (160 GB) to a very fortunate fan! The contest is international but for anyone outside of the U.S. you would have to pay shipping charges (if shipping is allowed to your area) or accept the monetary value via PayPal.  This is a great giveaway! 

a Rafflecopter giveaway

Friday, July 20, 2012

Paid by Gather!

Pin It
I have just received my payment from Gather. Gather is a community where you can post pictures, videos, and discussions. You make friends and join various groups about your interests. You can even create your own group. When your content is viewed by other members you earn points. The points in turn go toward $ value.  It is a community type setting, so making friends will get you more views. They have cashout options of PayPal and Gift Cards or donations to charity. Payment is made to USA members only.  This is their official about section from the Gather FAQ's. 

About Gather.com

Gather is the place where millions of people come for a fresh perspective on what's happening now. Gather members can share their own views and join in conversations with others who share their interests.
We love writers
Gather works with hundreds of freelance writers who start thousands of conversations here each month. For more information about becoming a freelance writer, please visitskyword.com.

Here is my payment!

Skyword Inc. sent you $10.00 USD

Transaction ID: 

Hello michele rowles,
Just thought you'd like to know Skyword Inc. sent you $10.00 USD.
Note from Skyword Inc.:
Dear Valuable Gather.com Member, Gather has just deposited your PayPal request into your PayPal® account. For questions about this transaction, please contact finance@gatherinc.com for assistance. Best, The Gather.com Team

Sign up at Gather today.


Thursday, July 19, 2012

SocialMomsRewards.com Payment

Pin It
I just got paid $20 PayPal via SocialMomsRewards. This is one of the greatest ways to earn some extra money. It is so simple. You sign up and discuss great content written by Moms for Moms. Then you share the content via Twitter & Facebook. You can also earn points by writing your own quality articles. They will soon be rewarding points for participation in their Blogging Program. I am very pleased with this program. Check them out at SocialMoms.com . Below is the email I received for my cashout. 

Dear Shelly Ann,
Thank you for participating in the My SocialMoms Rewards. It is our pleasure to send you this $20 PayPal Payment.
Don't delete this message -- important instructions are below. You may want to print a copy of this message for easy reference later.

Your $20 PayPal reward code is:

Please complete this brief redemption form to get the payment process started and we'll process the payment in the next batch. You can also submit multiple codes at the same time to be processed in the same batch.
Because we process PayPal payments once per month (usually mid-month) you may experience up to six to eight weeks of delay depending on when we receive your request. Thank you! For technical support or questions concerning your account, please reply to this e-mail or send a new e-mail to support@socialmoms.com 

Lil Keith is Finally Home!

Pin It
Lil Keith was gone for an entire week! I was shocked that he would stay away that long. He finally come home yesterday. We were so happy to have him back! 

He had fun at Grandma's house. He got to visit both of his Aunt's and spend the night. He went to his cousin Julie's birthday party & had a blast. I think the most fun he had was going swimming though. He enjoys the water! 

We are so glad to have him back!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Our Weekend

Pin It
We have had a very fun weekend. On Saturday, Keith got up bright and early and took the truck for a tune-up & oil change. When he got back we packed up our little cooler and the twins and went to Dr. Young's Pond Berry Farm located in Angier, NC. There were not too many blackberries left but we did get some blueberries. I tried to stay at the end of the field where the shade was because I had the twins in the stroller. It was a balmy 88 degrees outside. We really enjoyed it. I hope Keith is going to go back on Tuesday and pick us some more berries. (I would love for Keith & I to go back by ourselves and pick at least one ice cream bucket full each!)  
After picking the berries we stopped at a small butcher shop and picked up a few meat bundles and headed home to put away our goodies. 

Once we got home, got the kiddo's changed, cooled down and fed we began processing the berries. We have two quarts of blackberries and five quarts of blueberries. After finishing up the berries we repackaged the meat & put it in the freezer as well. Then it was quick showers and rounding everyone up again to go make a trip to Walmart and Save-A-Lot.

 On the way we stopped at a local consignment shop to browse around. Ended up getting Lil Keith some much needed shorts and tshirts. On to Walmart we went. Mostly just a few staples were bought there. I needed some canning jars and some Sure-Jell for making strawberry jam (out of the strawberries I picked this season). Walmart also had a clearance on some of their children's clothing.  We picked up polo shirts for the twins for $1 and an outfit each for $2. Couldn't leave Lil Keith out of the fray so we also got him a tshirt off of the clearance rack as well. After this was done it was off to Save-A-Lot to pick up more items off of my grocery list and then home to put it all away. A very busy Saturday!  

Sunday we relaxed a bit more and Sunday evening my friend Kim and her family stopped by for a visit. It was a nice way to end the weekend. I hope everyone else had a fun weekend!

Sunday, July 15, 2012

A Life's Lesson In Patience

Pin It

I was sent this in a email. I have seen it on FaceBook and on other blogs as well. It has been spreading around the internet for a bit now. I wonder if this story is true? It had a very real effect on me. Sometimes we need to slow down and think about what we are saying and doing & how it is effecting others. 

A NYC Taxi driver wrote:

I arrived at the address and honked the horn. After waiting a few minutes I honked again. Since this was going to be my last ride of my shift I thought about just driving away, but instead I put the car in park and walked up to the door and knocked.. ‘Just a minute’, answered a frail, elderly voice. I could hear something being dragged across the floor.
After a long pause, the door opened. A small woman in her 90′s stood before me. She was wearing a print dress and a pillbox hat with a veil pinned on it, like somebody out of a 1940′s movie.
By her side was a small nylon suitcase. The apartment looked as if no one had lived in it for years. All the furniture was covered with sheets.
There were no clocks on the walls, no knickknacks or utensils on the counters. In the corner was a cardboard
box filled with photos and glassware.
‘Would you carry my bag out to the car?’ she said. I took the suitcase to the cab, then returned to assist the woman.
She took my arm and we walked slowly toward the curb.
She kept thanking me for my kindness. ‘It’s nothing’, I told her.. ‘I just try to treat my passengers the way I would want my mother to be treated.’
‘Oh, you’re such a good boy, she said. When we got in the cab, she gave me an address and then asked, ‘Could you drive
through downtown?’
‘It’s not the shortest way,’ I answered quickly..
‘Oh, I don’t mind,’ she said. ‘I’m in no hurry. I’m on my way to a hospice.
I looked in the rear-view mirror. Her eyes were glistening. ‘I don’t have any family left,’ she continued in a soft voice..’The doctor says I don’t have very long.’ I quietly reached over and shut off the meter.
‘What route would you like me to take?’ I asked.
For the next two hours, we drove through the city. She showed me the building where she had once worked as an elevator operator.
We drove through the neighborhood where she and her husband had lived when they were newlyweds She had me pull up in front of a furniture warehouse that had once been a ballroom where she had gone dancing as a girl.
Sometimes she’d ask me to slow in front of a particular building or corner and would sit staring into the darkness, saying nothing.
As the first hint of sun was creasing the horizon, she suddenly said, ‘I’m tired.Let’s go now’.
We drove in silence to the address she had given me. It was a low building, like a small convalescent home, with a driveway that passed under a portico.
Two orderlies came out to the cab as soon as we pulled up. They were solicitous and intent, watching her every move.
They must have been expecting her.
I opened the trunk and took the small suitcase to the door. The woman was already seated in a wheelchair.
‘How much do I owe you?’ She asked, reaching into her purse.
‘Nothing,’ I said
‘You have to make a living,’ she answered.
‘There are other passengers,’ I responded.
Almost without thinking, I bent and gave her a hug.She held onto me tightly.
‘You gave an old woman a little moment of joy,’ she said. ‘Thank you.’
I squeezed her hand, and then walked into the dim morning light.. Behind me, a door shut.It was the sound of the closing of a life..
I didn’t pick up any more passengers that shift. I drove aimlessly lost in thought. For the rest of that day,I could hardly talk.What if that woman had gotten an angry driver,or one who was impatient to end his shift? What if I had refused to take the run, or had honked once, then driven away?
On a quick review, I don’t think that I have done anything more important in my life.
We’re conditioned to think that our lives revolve around great moments.
But great moments often catch us unaware-beautifully wrapped in what others may consider a small one.

Wednesday, July 11, 2012


Pin It
DealsnCash is the sistersite to Hits4Pay. When you sign up you get a $5 sign up bonus. You will be paid to read emails, complete offers, shop and more. It is very simple. Cashout is $25 via check.


Pin It
Sidetick is a social networking site. You earn tickbucks for participating on the site. You can watch SideTick tv, answer the daily blog questions of Shawn and Jenny and join in on the games they have. Bingo is played often and they are always holding various types of contests. 50,000 Tickbucks is equal to $25.00. Payout is via PayPal.  Check them out!


Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I Miss My Lil Man!

Pin It
Grandma come to get Lil Keith today so that he could go to his cousin's birthday party. They left this afternoon at around 3:30 and I have been missing him since he got in the car and I watched them pull out of the driveway. He is my little sweetie. I think sometimes I might get too impatient with him (like when I am changing the twins and I come back into the living room and he has Thomas the Train up on top of the coffee table and is about to ride off .... I have several grey hairs from that incident! ) but he has me wrapped right around his little finger. 

 He left all of his cars and trucks lined up on that same coffee table this afternoon and I am going to leave them in exactly the same place til he gets home. The twins miss him too. Normally he keeps them very entertained. It is almost as if he is showing them what they need to do when they get older.  I am glad he is going to visit with family and have fun but I certainly will be glad when he comes home.

Lil Keith 

Spin to Save Game, Save on Gas!

Pin It
Spin to Save with Shell Gas! Click on the link below to spin the wheel and lock in your savings at the pump! I just saved ten cents on my next fill up. It is Shell's Fuel Reward Network Spin to Save game! You spin the wheel, lock in your price and then sign up for the program! Spin to save & sign up today!