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Share the Love: FREE $10 Credit to New Ibotta Users!

 
Ibotta logo

Ibotta is a fun and exciting way to earn extra cash every time you shop. Ibotta is a FREE app available for both iPhone and Android users. Check the Ibotta app for Product Offers, Bonuses, new Store Extras and more. You can sign up here.

Ibotta - Share the Love

“Share The Love” is back and better than ever! Join today and get the $10 Share The Love Bonus. All you have to do is redeem 5 offers within your first 2 weeks of registering, available for a limited time. Earnings can be transferred securely to your Paypal account or donated to any school in America.

Offer valid for new users only.

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ibotta: How it works

 
 

It has been brought to my attention I did not provide an explanation as to what the ibotta app does or what it’s for. Please see below.
Thank you Simply Eclectic for the heads up.


 
 
Ibotta logo
 
Ibotta is a free mobile app that gives consumers a new way to earn money when they shop. It is a fun and easy way to earn real money. Ibotta pays users cash rewards for learning about and purchasing your favorite products.
 
ibotta phones

It’s easy. Learn about products by taking polls, reading facts, reading recipes or watching short videos – you choose how much or how little. All of these facts together take less than a minute. I was worried about the polls, but so far they have been 1 question and take no time at all. Each fact has a monetary value.

Ibotta works in your favorite retailers including Walmart, Target, Rite Aid, CVS, Walgreens, Vons, Ralphs, King Soopers, just to name a few, with new stores being added all the time.

It’s fast. Get your money within hours of taking a photo of your receipt.

It’s real cash. Earnings can be transferred securely to your PayPal account or donated to any school in America with the click of a button.

It’s personalized. Every time you redeem an offer, they’ll send a new one. Tell them your likes and dislikes and they’ll send you personalized offers.

It’s full of your favorite products. Ibotta sends you offers from all the top brands.

It’s secure. Your information is private and they intend to keep it that way. They never share your email address with anyone.

There is no credit card information stored or kept.
 
Here’s how it works:

1. Go to the ibotta home page

2. Click sign up with email. I created an email account just for ibotta. I wanted to monitor the account for spam and I’ve gotten none so far.

Ibotta registration page

3. Fill out all the information requested.

Ibotta registration

4. A confirmation email will be sent to you. Click on the confirmation link within the email and download the free ibotta app for iphone or Android.

5. Find the app on your phone and log in.

6. Once you’re logged in you will be able to see the ibotta offers. Scroll through your offers, tap on an offer your interested in. Each offer has tasks assigned for a monetary value. You can complete 1 or complete them all. The more offers you choose and redeem the more cash back you’ll earn.

ibotta offer 1

7. Go Shopping. Buy your chosen product offers at any of the major retailers ibotta supports. I try and match the items with paper or ecoupons for even more savings.

8. When you are ready to submit your receipt to ibotta tap the “Redeem” button in the bottom right corner. Choose the store you purchased your items from, if you made purchases from more than one store you’ll have to scan multiple receipts. Take a photo of your receipt and scan product barcode. When you’re done submit your receipt to ibotta. The app will navigate you through this process. Ibotta will verify your purchases and credit your ibotta account.

9. Once ibotta has verified and credited your account you can choose to get your cash loaded into your PayPal account, donated to any school in America or donated to the United Way.

I’ve only had the app a couple of days and have used it once and made $9. My Paypal account was credited within half an hour of my scanned receipts being submitted. So far I am very impressed. If you feel apprehensive about downloading read the reviews when you download the app. The Android app has a 4.6 rating and the iphone app has a 4+ rating.
 
 
 

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ibotta “Share the Love” $5 Bonus Ending Soon

 
Ibotta logo
 

SIGN UP HERE!


 
Ibotta Phones
 

SIGN UP HERE!


 

Start earning money today.
Ibotta is a fun and easy way to earn money each time you go shopping.
The app is available for both iphone and android.
The more you use it, the better and more personalized your offers become.

 
Ibotta 5.00
 

The “Share The Love” bonus of $5 for signing up will be ending this Friday (01/11) at 12:00 PST.

To receive your $5 bonus you must redeem one successful offer from the product gallery.

As long as you sign up here by Friday, 1/11 by noon PST, you will still qualify for the $5 bonus. You will then have until Thursday, January 17th at midnight PST to redeem your first successful offer and receive your $5 bonus.
You can go HERE to download this FREE app.

 
Currently, Ibotta works in every:

  • Target
  • Walmart
  • Walgreens
  • CVS Pharmacy
  • RiteAid
  • Kroger
  • Safeway
  • Publix
  • Stop & Shop
  • Fred Meyer
  • King Soopers
  • Ralphs
  • H-E-B
  • Meijer
  • Vons
  • Duane Reade
  • Smith’s
  • Fry’s
  • Pick ‘N Save
  • Dominicks
  • Pavilions
  • Tom Thumb
  • Dillons
  • ShopRite
  • Giant Eagle
  • QFC
  • Harris Teeter
  • Randalls
  • Food 4 Less
  • Hy-Vee
  • CityMarket
  • WinCo Foods
  • 7-Eleven
  • United States Armed Forces Commissary
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    Please note that this does not include retailer affiliates, if the affiliates are included they will be specifically mentioned above.

     
     
     
     

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Protect your credit cards, debit cards and Passports

 
Rogue Wallet 1

I am all about security. These sleeves keep your credit cards, passports and personal information safe from all threats. Each sleeve holds one card or Passport.
 
 

Protect your credit card numbers, debit card numbers, personal information and Passport!


 

Watch the video to see how they work.

 

  • Includes two passport-sized sleeves and eight credit card-sized sleeves
  • Radio Frequency Identification technology
  • Metal barrier
  • Triple-layered material construction
  • Made in USA
  •  
    Rogue Wallet

    Rogue Wallet PassportGuard & WalletGuard Anti-Skimming ProtectorSleeve
    by: Rogue Industries

    Price: $18.72
    S&H: $4.47


     
     
     
     

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The Hunt is On – Cont.

Black Friday iPhone and iPad cover blowout.

Over 45 styles to choose from.


 

AMAZING DEALS don’t stop with Black Friday!

Check out SUPER SATURDAY!

USE CODE: ZSUPERSALE4U


 
 
 

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The hunt is on!

 

Nothing but DIY…

 

Every year I tell myself I’m going to start Christmas shopping early.
 
This year will be difficult, even more than last year. Money is tighter than last year and I’m racking my brain trying to figure out how to cost effectively do holiday shopping this year.

 

So, I’m on a mission to find the best and most cost efficient ways to decorate, buy food and get gifts.

 

As my search progresses I will share my findings with you all.

 

Sharing is good so if you have any ideas that can help please feel free to share.

 

The hunt is on…….Happy Holidays everyone. Be safe.

 
 
So, to start off here is a link to some DIY costumes for the kiddos. The ideas came from the parenting.com website. Some are cost effective and some are not. Some of the DIY costumes are really cute and inventive.

 
 
 
 

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October 7-13 – National Work From Home Week

 

This is “National Work From Home Week”


 
While trying to figure out what to write about today I came across “National Work From Home Week”.

While doing research I found a 2008 “Work From Home” article which concerned me.

After reading the article I had a few questions: (read the article first then these questions will make sense)

1.) Why is it not mandatory to work from home if eligible.

Just think of how much less gas would be used. I’m in California where I am paying $4.53 to $5.00 a
gallon for gas. Just think if all eligible Federal employees worked from home we could probably pay a little less a gallon right now.

2.) If the Federal Government is so telecommute friendly why are employees not told they are eligible to work from home.

I’m sure this would be a benefit to the Federal Government. They would pay less in electricity, computer leases, copy machines leases, office supplies, possible even move to a smaller building with less rent.

3.) Why would the employee not fight for the right to telecommute.

If it was me I would love working from home. The wear and tear on my car would be almost non-existent. My carbon footprint would be almost gone, I could walk to 90% of the stores I need.

 
 
Tell me what you think:
 


 
 
 
 

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August 24 – National Peach Pie Day

 

Today is National Peach Pie Day!

August is also National Peach Month and today id National Peach Pie Day, two holidays in August, so I thought I’d share a few of details surrounding the fourth popular fruit in the U.S.

Deep-Dish Peach Pie Photo property of myrecipes.com

  • The peach, Prunus persica, is a deciduous tree, native to China, where it was first cultivated.
  • China is the largest peach producer in the world, accounting for 50 percent of world production.
  • Ranking fifth, China is not the world’s largest exporter of peaches.
  • California produces more than 50% of the peaches in the United States (and grows 175 different varieties).
  • So many peaches are grown in Georgia that it became known as the Peach State.
  • Peaches are considered the “Queen” of the fruits and are second only to apples in popularity.

 
 
High quality peaches are firm and free from defects such as bruising and insect or disease damage. The best ripe peaches have a deep yellow or creamy white color. Green color indicates immaturity. Peaches harvested when too green may shrivel or fail to develop a desirable flavor upon ripening. The red blush makes the fruit attractive but may not be helpful in determining fruit maturity.
Peaches that cannot be consumed or processed immediately should be stored in an area with temperatures of 32 degrees F and high-humidity (a home refrigerator may work well). It is best to use or process the fruit as quickly as possible since it is highly perishable under high temperatures and not well suited to prolonged cold storage (no more than 14 days).
Fresh peaches provide a respectable amount of the antioxidant vitamins A and C in addition to potassium and fiber.

As a side note:

  • Nectarines can be used in the same way as peaches, and may be considered as substitutes for peaches. The only difference between peaches and nectarines is the lack of fuzz on the nectarine skin. Nectarines tend to be smaller and more aromatic than peaches and have more red color on the fruit surface. Nectarines provide twice the vitamin A, slightly more vitamin C, and much more potassium than peaches.

Peach Pie Recipe:
Homemade peach pie is a summertime favorite. This is the perfect Peach Pie Recipe for any summer picnic, BBQ or party.

Since today is also National Waffle Day how about a nice Caramel Peach Sauce to spoon over your homemade waffles, I grabbed this from Miss Martha herself.

This unit is the best thing to bake in. Your home doesn’t get hot, it uses less energy then your oven, it’s fast and it has a great money back guarantee if your not satisfied.
 
 
 
 
 
 

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How to Save Money at Target

 
 

****I FOUND THIS ON YAHOO.COM****

****THOUGHT YOU MIGHT APPRECIATE SOME MONEY SAVING HELP****


 

There’s a science to shopping at Target. Here’s how to get the best bargains. (Photo: Thinkstock & Yahoo.com)

Between back-to-school sales and everyday bargains, Target is an all-purpose shopping destination for plenty of people. But there’s a science to shopping at Target, and these tips and tricks can help you save even more money.
 
Just because something is on clearance at Target doesn’t necessarily mean that’s as low as the price will go. There’s a lot of information to be found on those little red clearance stickers that can help you determine if it’s the best deal you can get. In the bottom-left corner of the tag is the item’s original price. In the bottom-right corner is the current sale price. And in the top-right corner is the percentage off. Regular prices at Target always end in a “9,” savvy shoppers have noted, but clearance items can be priced at 15 percent, 30 percent, 70 percent, 75 percent, or even 90 percent off.

Learn to decipher Target’s clearance price tags to get even better bargains. (Photo: Property of Yahoo.com)

Food, furniture, and electronics generally don’t drop by more than 15 percent, some savvy shoppers point out, but holiday items may end up 90 percent off at the end of the season. The key is to check if the price ends in a “4.”

“If the price on the sticker ends in an ‘8,’ it will be marked down again,” says Kelly at FaithfulProvisions.com. “If it ends in a ‘4,’ that’s the lowest it will be. So if you see a price ending in a ‘4’ at 50 percent off, you might want to grab it now, because it’s not going to get any cheaper.”

Target has a team of employees who focus on marking down merchandise, and certain departments get marked down on certain days, several frugal bloggers have noted. According to TargetSavers.com, Clippergirl.com, and others, the general Target markdown schedule is:

Monday: Children’s clothing, baby items, electronics, and office supplies/gift wrap/stationary.
Tuesday: Women’s clothing, home decor and domestic items

Wednesday: Men’s clothing, toys, food, health and beauty, garden items
Thursday: Housewares, lingerie, shoes, sporting goods, luggage

Friday: Cosmetics, jewelry, hardware, automotive, and home improvement

Ask a Target associate what the markdown schedule is for your local store, since schedules — and prices — may vary by location. “In addition to knowing the day of the week, it’s important to know that they mark things down to the next level every two weeks,” writes Kelly at Faithful Provisions. “So, if you’re watching an item and see it was just marked down 50 percent, come back the same day in another two weeks and you should find it at 75 percent off.”

Be warned, though: If you hold out for that better discount, the item may be sold out when you come back. And if the item was purchased online but returned to a store, it might be the only one of its kind in the place — and it will be priced to sell.

“The best deals you will find at Target are returned online-only items,” wrote Reddit user “goldenglove2,” a former Target employee. “Most of the time they go straight to 90 percent off because there is no place for them on the planogram.”

Those deeply discounted items often end up on the end caps of rarely trafficked aisles, several Target fans have pointed out, and though they’re clearly labeled “Clearance,” the items aren’t necessarily in any kind of order.

“At our store we literally close our eyes and toss,” Target employee “santisanti” confessed on Reddit.

If you’re shopping for toys, it’s best to stock up in January, when stores make room for spring and summer stock, and in late July or early August, when the fall and winter toys come in. Holiday merchandise tends to get marked down quickly once the big day has passed; experts call it “the 3-3-2 rule.” The first three days after the holiday, items are 50 percent off. For the next three days, they’re 75 percent off. For two days after that, they’re 90 percent off and, after that, whatever is left goes to Goodwill.

If you don’t have the time to track clearance prices, you can still minimize your bill in other ways:

Sign up for a Target Red Card. You can save 5 percent every time you use it, and if you prefer to shop online at Target.com the Red Card will get you free shipping.

Watch for the Daily Deal. Keep track of Target’s Daily Deal offerings — up to five items at a bargain price plus free shipping.

Bring your own bags. Most Target stores will give you 5 cents off for every bag you use, according to Quizzle.

Clip (or print) coupons. Target offers plenty of store coupons on their website and through their mobile coupon program, and you can use them in conjunction with the manufacturer’s coupons you find online or clip from your local newspaper; maximize your savings by using them on trial-size items when you can. Also: The store sometimes prints high-value coupons at the bottom of your receipt, so check them before you toss them.

Keep your receipt. Target will match prices in a competitor’s printed ad as long as the product has the same brand name and model number and the ad is from within seven days of your purchase. They won’t match prices from Target.com or other online retailers, but if they put the same item on sale less than a week after you buy it, they’ll give you back the difference.

Sign up for the Birthday Club. If you sign your kids up for Target’s Birthday Club,” they’ll get a special birthday offer every year (About.com says that offer is a coupon for $5 off any $50 purchase.)
 
 
 

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Source:
How to Save Money at Target (yahoo.com)
 
 
 

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August 17 – National Thrift Store Day!

 

Today is National Thrift Store Day!


 
Recently, for some people thrift stores have become a staple or go to store to spruce up thier wardrobes and save some serious cash.

Savvy shoppers can capitalize on racks filled with brand names and designer duds for a fraction of their retail price.

The idea that thrift store shopping is only for those who can’t afford retail shopping is out of touch and out of style. The sad economic climate has significantly increased the customer base and profits of thrift stores around the country.

Consider the thrift store boom the perfect opportunity to lighten your load by purging any unwanted clothing, accessories, furniture or home decor — or fatten your wallet, if you decide to consign your goods.
 
 

Photo property of Amazon.com


 
Secondhand Chic: Finding Fabulous Fashion at Consignment, Vintage, and Thrift Shops [Paperback]
by: Christa Weil

Amazon Price: $20.64


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sources:
Celebrate National Thrift Store Day (www.huffingtonpost.com)
 
 
 

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