Monday, April 27, 2015

I won a book from Sun Maid Snack 'n’ Read #Sweepstakes

I have been entering into Sun Maid's  Snack “n’ Read Sweepstakes once a day for the last several weeks. I was starting to think that I will not win, but I kept telling myself to think positive and I will win. Well, I finally won last week!!!!  Hurray! I won a copy of "The Grouchy Ladybug" by Eric Carle. My youngest daughter loves books, so she was very excited when I told her that I won a book. I received a confirmation email from them stating that it will be shipped to my address that I entered and it will take up to 8 weeks for delivery. If you are interested in entering, visit for more details.  This Sweepstakes ends 5/23/2015, so you still have a chance to win. Keep thinking positive like I did. I hope that some of you can win a book or their weekly prize pack.

Good luck everyone!

A screenshot of an email confirmation that I received from Sun Maid. 

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

My Savings Day #MoneySavingTips

Yesterday was a good day for me. First, I found a coupon for $3 OFF ANY TWO (2) BOXES OF STARBUCKS® K-CUP® PACKS (10 ct. or larger)  from Smartsource and printed it out. It is still available, so you can get it too. Visit to get your couponThen I headed over to cvs since Starbucks K-cup coffee are on sale this week for $6.99. After using my $3 coupon, my total came to ($6.99 X 2) - $3 = $10.98

While I was at cvs, I also checked my FieldAgent App to see if there were any jobs available. Lucky me, I was able to snag a quick job. It was easy and I completed my job within three minutes, checked out, came home and I’ve already got paid $5 for my FieldAgent job. Love it! 
My job was approved immediately

I also received $20 worth of surprise points that I can use for Kmart toys from yesterday. I just had to purchase $30 worth of qualified Kmart toys. I’ve already shopped through Kmart site and was able to order the qualified items. I ordered LEGO Movie Wyldstyle Clock retail priced $24.99 and Lego Ninjago Jungle Trap retail priced $6.99. My subtotal was $31.98 then I used the surprise points for $20 and a few points from my account. After my discounts, my final total came down to $12.69 including tax. I also received $0.96 back from Ebates so in the end, I basically paid $11.73 out of my pocket for this purchase. 

I picked up Ninjago from my local Kmart.
Wyldstyle Clock is being shipped to my home for free:)

I know it sounds crazy, but I'm basically starting my Christmas 2015 shopping for my children now. I also donate some of the toys that I get free / purchase at bargain prices to a local organization around Christmas time. I hope that the way I save on my purchases helps others to save as well. 

Happy Savings! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Let’s help monarch butterflies!

My girls and I pledged to a good cause called Butterfly Heroes via National Wildlife Federation. It is free, educational and helps the monarch butterfly. I’ve signed up with my little one's picture making the butterfly word in American Sign Language. If you pledge by May 15, 2015, you will receive a free Butterfly Garden Starter Kit(while supplies last) that helps you to start a monarch habitat garden. You can enter as a classroom/school or an individual. It’s great for teachers to use as one of their teaching tools. If you pledge as an individual / family, you’ll be entered into the sweepstakes for a chance to win a trip to Disney. Let’s help out monarch butterflies by planting their food in your garden. For more detailed information, please visit the link below:

Thursday, April 16, 2015

15 Free apps and websites I use to earn extra income and Save extra money

Ibotta - my favorite! Pick your coupons, purchase your items, submit your receipt. Easy! Opportunity to invite your family and friends to sign up and you can earn bonuses! My lifetime cash back: $304.90 since April 2013. Please join through my link by following my link here, redeem a rebate in the first 2 weeks and you'll earn an extra Bonus.

Shopmium - I've just started using this app and so far so good. Sign up using my referral code and you can get 100% money back on a delicious Lindt chocolate!!!! Yes, that's a free chocolate! You purchase it at your local store, submit your receipt, rate it and they will give your money back via PayPal. What I like about this site is that they don't have a minimum payout restriction. They pretty much pay you right away after your submission gets approved. Head over to then please sign up with my referral code KAHMCUFK.  

ShopKick - Walk-in to certain stores and earn points. Scan products that they ask you to scan to earn points. It’s very easy! You can exchange your points into a digital gift cards. I’ve earned 6 gift cards so far by just doing my normal grocery shopping and scan! Love it! Please follow my referral link  I greatly appreciate you following my link! Thank you!!!!! 

Ebates - Do your online shopping through Ebates to get anywhere from 1% ~ 10% (sometimes more) of cash back on your purchases.  If you don’t have an Ebates account, you can sign up by clicking here. I would appreciate if you follow my link since I do get credit for referring friends:) Thank you! *You will receive a sign up bonus after your first $25 purchase via EbatesMy lifetime cash back so far is $336.91. I appreciate you following my link, Thank you!

Snap by Groupon Digital coupon rebate app. I've just started using this app last month. Can't really say much about it, but it's working fine so far. Cash out amount for this app is $20. I've redeemed several coupons and have $6.55 in my account. Not many coupon offers compared to ibotta. I also noticed that coupon offers disappear quickly. Please follow my referral link  Thank you and I appreciate you following my link!

Receipt Hog - Just snap a picture of your grocery shopping receipt! It may take a while to reach the minimum coin amount for cashing out, but hey it's free! They do give you free coin spins that could possibly give you extra coins. I've cashed out several times and have had no issues with this app. When you sign up, please use my referral code: rict7840  We’ll both get extra spins at the Hog Slots when you submit your first receipt. Thank you for using my referral code! 

CheckOut 51 - Digital coupon app. I’ve been using this app for awhile, but I haven’t been able to cash out yet because it has a minimum amount of $20 to cash out. So far I haven’t had any major issues with this app and I have $15 in my account. I have $5 to go to cash out. It seems forever to reach $20, but it is free so I just have to be patient. Supposedly, this app will send you a check to your address once you cash out $20. I’ll have to see and will write an update on this once I receive my first check from them.

SwagBucks  - I usually answer their daily survey to get 2 points. If I have time, I answer surveys, print coupons from them to use, search, watch videos and etc. to earn more points. It all depends on how you want to earn your points and how much time you want to spend on SwagBucks time. I usually try to earn at least 17 points each day. 17points X 30 days =510 points. You can exchange 500 points to a free $5 gift card.  Or earn 10 points each day. 10 points x 30 days = 300 points. You can exchange 300 points to $3 gift card. I’ve been a SwagBucks member for awhile, but really didn’t start doing things on this site until November 2014. Since then, I’ve received $33 in gift cards. I love free stuff:) It really depends on how much you want to spend time. Warning! Be careful about their offers where you have to pay to sign up or purchase to earn points. I’d stick with surveys, watching videos, coupons, searches and etc. Thank you for following my link. 

I received six $5 gift cards and one $3 gift card from SwagBucks 

InboxDollarsRead email to earn money. You have to have patience for this site. It doesn’t give you quick money. I think I get $0.02 to open each email. Warning! Be careful about their offers where you have to pay to sign up or purchase to earn money. I’d stick with reading email, surveys, watching videos, coupons, searches and etc. It is a good idea to have an email account just for this site or any other money making sites. I have a separate account especially for websites like this so that my personal email doesn’t get flooded with unwanted emails. They will send your check once your account reaches $30. However, they will take $3 service fee that will be put back to your account, so you’ll get $27 check from them or however much money you have accumulated over $30. Thank you for following my referral link! I greatly appreciate it! 

My payment history from InboxDollars

FieldAgent - I love this app! Mystery shopping, store audits, surveys and product testing /review. I've received over $300 worth of free products from this app! They ship products to my home. I use it, answer questions and I get to keep the products. My Lifetime earnings: $391.51 (lifetime earning amount does not include free products that I received and kept for product reviews)

Loot! - Take pictures, post on Twitter / Facebook and etc. Easy! They have fun tasks for you to do and yes, they will pay you! You can cash out via PayPal when your account reaches $10. I've been using it since October 2014 and made over $40

EasyShift - I’m not a big fan of this app just because I don’t really see the jobs that I would like to take. However, I’ve made $36.50 from this app. I guess you get more shift jobs based on where you live. Sometimes other shifters take up all the jobs, so you may not have a chance to reserve your shift jobs, but try it and see what happens. You may have better luck than I do using this app:)

SavingStar - digital coupon app! Just like other apps, pick your coupon, submit your receipt or have your store royalty card saved on your account. Every Friday SavingStar offers 100% money back on one product:) I look forward to getting a free product every Friday! Their coupon offers are pretty good too! My lifetime cash back from SavingStar is $53.39!

Kroger - If you are Kroger shopper, you must have their app! Download coupons to your account. Kroger also gives one free item every Friday, but you must download the coupon for they particular item that they are offering free to your card only on Friday to get your freebie. By the way, I received  one Tostitos dipetizers for free last Friday:)

Jiffy corn muffin mix got it free via SavingStar on 4/10/2015
Tostitos diptizers got it free via Kroger on 4/10/2015

I’m still trying to figure how ShopYourWay works….signing up is free, they send you surprise points from time to time. Some surprise points have restrictions, some don’t. Just look at the pictures below to see free or almost free products that I received / purchased by using my surprise points. Read more about my recent savings using ShopYourWay on my precious post.

As always, I’ve had a great experience with these apps, website, however your experience may differ from mine. I would not consider these Apps / websites as your consistent source of income, but every little bit helps! Above apps / websites on this post were written / introduced based on my own experience. Always do your own research before signing up with new apps, website. This blog is not responsible for any damages that occurs through the third party apps / sites links that you click thought this blog. Please sign up with your own discretion. 

Monday, April 13, 2015

I love bargains!

I only paid $0.40 for these adorable
owl candle holders! 
Yay, I got these owl candle holders for only $1.19!!!! I love bargains. I also got $0.79 back for this purchase since I went through ebates before I headed over to the K-mart site.  Since I received Ebates money back, I actually paid $0.40 for this purchase.

Anyways, I noticed that on last Thursday I had 25000 surprise points in my ShopYourWay account for any outdoor living purchase from K-mart. (I’m pretty sure it is not for every item  because some of the items were not eligible… they have exclusions) I’m still confused about how surprise points works, but I usually make my order through online for store pick up, so that I know what product is eligible and what is not eligible by putting into my shopping cart online.

First, I went over to the Ebates website, logged into my account, used a link via Ebates to head over to the K-mart website. If you don’t have an Ebates account, you can sign up by clicking here. I would appreciate if you follow my link since I do get credit for referring friends:) Thank you! *You will receive a sign up bonus after your first $25 purchase via Ebates

Second, I shopped through K-mart online to make sure that I added qualified products for use with my points.
$0.79 cash back via Ebates for this purchase
My Kmart check-out summary

I didn’t want to go over $25, but these owls were too cute to pass up. Plus, I really couldn’t find other eligible stuff that I wanted. I also had $0.26 worth of points already in my account that was added towards this purchase in addition to free $25. I ordered one large and two small owls to decorate my outdoor space. I’ve already picked up my order from the local K-mart & Love Love Love them. Just take a look at my picture:) If you received the same surprise points as I did, head over to K-mart / K-mart online to see what you can purchase. Or if you like the owls I purchased, these are definitely eligible for purchase with the points for outdoor living. If you don’t have ShopYourWay account, it is absolutely FREE to sign up.

I’ve always had a great experience using ShopYourWay however, please understand that your experience may differ from mine. This blog is not affiliated with ShopYourWay or K-mart. This post was simply written by me (blog owner) based on my own experience and I thought it would be a good idea to share. Please always do your own research before signing up with a new site.