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Thursday, February 18, 2010

A couple of ways to earn extra money.

Get paid to review products!

Join the finest minds in consumer research and change the world one product at a time. Share your unique opinion and get paid for it! Participation required.
Sign up - it's FREE! Click HERE to get started.

Vindale's evaluations are designed to provide a realistic consumer experience when rating a product or service.  In exchange, members are compensated for their time and effort; the compensation amount and acquisition costs (where applicable) are always disclosed before the member begins the evaluation.
Typical compensation - Up to $75

Vindale also offers traditional research studies. Members who meet the study screening criteria are eligible for any associated reward upon completion of a simple questionnaire. No purchase is involved in a Vindale study.
Typical compensation - $1.00


Reward mail
If you're like most people, you already check your e-mail several times a day. Our Reward Mail offers the opportunity to get paid for doing just that! Reward mail messages contain advertisements that we will pay you to view and interact with.
Typical compensation - $0.10


Members who wish to "top up" their earnings can get cash back on purchases made through listed deals. Often times, deals constitute products the member might normally purchase anyway. By shopping through the Vindale Deals page, members can get cash back they would have otherwise missed out on.
Typical compensation - Between 1% and 10% cash back

What's involved in an evaluation?

Evaluations often offer the highest level of compensation.  Here is how a typical evaluation works:
1. They will invite to try a new product or visit a popular web site. Typically new opportunities every week.
2.  You can request the product or visit the web site and follow the evaluation steps. They will provide you with detailed steps on what to do and what to evaluate.
3.After evaluating the product or web site, they will invite you to anonymously share a simple online questionnaire about your experience.
4.  Every evaluation is worth real money, not points. When your account reaches $50, they will send you a payment.

For FAQ click here.
I have read on so many other blogs about earning extra money and products by enrolling as a member of surveys and research groups.  This looks like it has a really high pay out for evaluations.  Girls, the way we grocery shop that $75 could last a looonnnng time!!


You can still apply to be a part of the VERY POPULAR and "exclusive" Nielsen Group.  
1.  Neilson Home Consumer Scan gives us the opportunity to influence manufacturers and retailors on what products to make or improve on. Plus you earn gift cards. Click here to read the post about it.
2.  Nielsen Media is the world's leading provider of television, radio and print audience measurement and advertising information services.  Surf the web -get rewards.  They give away $10,000 every month.  Click here to read this post.

Typically, the opportunity is only open for a short time so if you're interested it takes just a minute or so to apply.  Very easy.  Apart from earning gift cards, or winning money each month the most important part to me is that my voice and opinion matter in two areas that are extremley important to me.  I know my one opinion can't change the world but at least I have taken an active step toward change.

Publix Viva Italia PRINTABLE (Includes the $5/$20!)

Go HERE to print out the Viva Italia Booklet as a PDF page - it includes the $5 off 20 items printable this time!  Woot!

I'm not sure about the validity of using the $1/4 coupons along with the $5 off $20.  It seems like that would be stacking 2 store coupons on top of each other.  Let me know if your Publix is or is not allowing this kind of stack right now!

- Thanks, IHeartPublix!

NEW UPDATE 15% off Expires at Midnight!! Deal of the Day!!

I was just browsing Best Deal Magazines and saw this deal of the day and had to share.  Jaimie posted about some awesome subscription deals earlier in the week HERE all under $4.00.

Expires at midnight!! 

Update - The 15% off Coupon Code works!!
Coupon Code:  PXSS221

Todays Price $19.89 $16.21 
Using 15% Coupon Code:  PXSS221
Deal of the Day Expires at Midnight (est)  1 year (13 issues)

Cover Price: $71.87

About Consumer Reports [with Buying Guide]:
Consumer Reports is a magazine dedicated to providing the consumer with information about different products. In this magazine you will find product evaluations on an unchanging and thorough scale which leads to a fair evaluation for consumers looking to purchase products. Consumer Reports evaluates a vast array of products from automobiles to microwave ovens, from frozen dinners to insurance policies. If you want to educate yourself before you buy - this is a great magazine to help in the process.

Click HERE to order. 

Don't forget to check out other great deals HERE from Jaimie's post earlier in the week.  For $4.00 and under you can either treat yourself, or order for a friend.  Special Note Below!!
Make sure to read how to work the coupon codes to get the best price for each subscription! 

NEW Kashi Printable Coupon

 If you like healthy cereal instead of, say, Cocia Krispies (what is WRONG with you anyway??)  then you'll be happy about this one!
Go print off a $1.50 off one Kashi Heart to Heart Cereal or Crackers (IE) (FF).  I'm not sure if there are any good deals to be had with this right now - but let me know if you find one!


If you got a hankering for a movie tonight, get one free at your local Redbox!  Here is a 1 Day only code you can use to get a FREE rental:  "SMRTRY3"

Sunday Newspaper Inserts for 12/21

This week, there will be 3 coupon inserts: A  RedPlum, a Smartsource, & a Proctor & Gamble. Click on the banner above to see what coupons will be included!
*I had to get a raincheck on the B1G1 Purex 3-in-1 at CVS because they were out - which will be GREAT because the Redplum will supposedly have a B1G1 Purex 3-in-1 Sheets coupon in it, making them FREE!!!

NOTE: Depending on the size of your city/newspaper, your inserts and coupons WILL vary.  Get the biggest paper around you to make sure you get the best coupons!  If you miss out on some good ones - never fear!  Go purchase several of the ones you want from TheCouponClippers or Ebay!

FREE Cetaphil @ Rite-Aid!

If you use Cetaphil, or know someone who does - here's a great way to get it free:

Buy Cetaphil 4 oz Gentle Cleansing @ $5.49
Use THIS $5/1 coupon *You'll need take a survey & join
Stack it with the $2/1 Rite-Aid Q from this week's ad
(makes it FREE!)

 There's also a great new deal on Prevacid for Thursday, Friday & Sat. only.  If you're interested, check out the ThriftyCouple HERE !

Blockbuster Total Access: 1 Month FREE!

These cold winter days have been making me wish I had more free Redbox codes :)  Really, there's nothing like snuggling up for family movie night with popcorn, a blanket, and a couple kids on each side of you!  Well, I just found a great way to get a whole month of free rentals with no strings attached!

Blockbuster Total Access is running a great promotion to get people to try their service:  Get your first FOUR Weeks FREE!  I could go through a LOT of movies in 4 weeks.  Heck, I could probably watch every episode of Northern Exposure in 4 weeks.

Blockbuster Total Access - 2 Week Free Trial
  • To get 1 Month Free instead of "1 Month for 1/2 Price", or "2 Weeks Free" (other current promos) make sure to  GO HERE  & click "Have Promotional Code" right above where it says "START FREE TRIAL!"
  • Then enter the code "freetrial0618m"  to get your 4 weeks FREE!
I did this free trial a couple years ago, and what I liked about Blockbuster's program was the in-store exchanges.  I could stop by Blockbuster and trade my mailed movie for a new release right off the shelf!  PLUS, you will get 4 E-Coupons per month for a straight-up FREE movie or game rental.  My hubby & kids LOVED that, since they don't get to buy new games very often.

You can cancel after your 1 month trial period, with no problems.  If you decide keep your membership for awhile longer, the prices are pretty reasonable:
  • $11.99 for 1 DVD at a time + 5 in-store exchanges
  • $16.99 for 2 DVD at a time + 5 in-store exchanges
  • $19.99 for 3 DVD at a time + 5 in -store exchanges

Publix: Possible Dial Soap Moneymaker!!!

Oooh!  Ooooh!  Normally soap isn't so exciting, but I just found this coupon match-up and I haven't seen it posted anywhere else yet!!  Even if you don't use this kind of soap, it would be a great donation item!

Diap 3-4 pk Bar Soap is on sale at Publix : BOGO $2.39 ($1.19 ea)
If your Publix accepts Walgreens as a competitor, use $1.50/1 Dial Gold Bar Soap Coupon*
(makes it FREE!)

* Find this coupon in THIS black&white in-store flyer or simply print it out from the link.
- Thanks, IHeartWags!

NOTE: If your store allows overage, the will be a moneymaker!

Warm, Cozy Drinks Galore!

 Go HERE to request a free sample of Abuelita Hot Chocolate.  I love this hot chocolate, it has a little bit of cinnamon that gives it a yummy kick!
Go HERE to try out Gevalia coffee & you'll get:    
3 Boxes of Gourmet Coffee/Tea for just $3! + FREE Stainless Steel Travel Mug + FREE Shipping!  Since it costs more than $3 for one mediocre bag of coffee at the grocery, this is a great deal!
You can do this again every few months, so if you want to snag this deal a second time, you may be able to. (I am doing so right now!)

Get Buy One, Get One FREE Drinks at McDonalds from 2-5 Monday-Fridays.  This includes EVERY beverage on the menu, so you can get a hot capuccino for you AND a friend!  Call ahead to make sure your McD's is participating.....

FREE Sample of Berres Brothers coffee HERE -just use code 21RR!
Thanks Freebiereporter!

Johnson & Johnson: FREE Soap & Shampoo!

Hey Mamas & Papas!  There are 2 GREAT Johnson&Johnson coupons available for print that will help you score free items!
  • $1/1 Johnson & Johnson Shampoo  PRINT(IE) or PRINT (Firefox )  Makes travel-size shampoos FREE, or save it for a big sale!  *No size restrictions on coupon.  This has also RESET for those of you who might have printed it in the past!
  • $1/1 Johnson Baby Product PRINT.  This will get you FREE Johnson's Buddies Soap at Target, Wal-Mart, & Kmart
Let me know if you see any great deals to pair these with! has reset for some! New printables from other websites!

Click HERE to print the coupons above.  I don't know if this website will start having printables on a regular basis or not so print quick before they are gone.  Thanks Surviving The Stores!

It appears as if has reset for some!  What does that mean for all the new couponers out there wondering what in the world?  It means you can print them again.  I just double checked and it looks like ALL the coupons have reset.  None of mine have reached print limit now.  Wooo Hoooo  Click HERE to print.
(Leave a comment and let us know if you were able to print again.)

Some of my favorite coupons that I was able to print again are:

$1.00 Orbit Gum
(Orbit Gum is rumored to be on sale for $1.00ea at Kmart if anyone can confirm this let us know)
$1.00 Viola Meals (These are super easy)
$1.00 off Kellogs Cereal - High Value
$1.00 off Angel Hair TP - On sale this week!
$0.30/2 Grands Biscuts - Bi-Lo Catalina Deal this week!
$0.75 off lunchable - requires no work and a quick lunch:))
$0.50 off Betty Crocker Muffins - also on sale this week

Of course there are many more - How nice of to reset YEA!!

Click HERE for $1.00/2 Steam Fresh Veggies


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