Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Swago: Spring Edition is here! (US & Canada)

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their "Swago: Spring Edition" promotion, which runs from now through Monday, March 12th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, March 12th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, March 12th to use all your spins. 

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.  

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of April, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Monday, March 5, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in March (US)

Want some extra boost for your budget this month? 

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral in March. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me, you can earn an additional $3 bonus! Here's how: 

1. Sign up using this link 

2. Earn 300 SB total before 4/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! 

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.  

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned some to help feed my wetbag addiction, and my cloth diaper addiction and lately hairbows for the girls!

Friday, March 2, 2018

February Goal Update

These are the books I read this month (all links are affiliate links)

Some of the new things I made were very simple, but I'd never made them before so I'm still counting it.
  • Toad in a hole which is basically a piece of bread with a hole in it and then you cook an egg in it. 
  • Beef stroganoff and I used a stroganoff sauce mix so I'm not sure how much that counts.  
  • Steak fajitas.  I used the leftover steak from the stroganoff for these.  I've made chicken fajitas before but never steak.  I actually make my own seasoning blend so that counts for something right? 
  • Egg and Cheese Pancake.  I was trying to be creative with what was in the house and searched for savory pancake and found the recipe via pinterest.  It was a little dry but I used sour cream on top as recommended and thought it wasn't bad.  I'm not a big egg eater, but I'd probably make these again. 

I donated a few more bags of stuff to the thrift store and gave away some baby stuff to a friend. I've got 5 totes to go through and try to sell or do something with.

We had our February date at a hockey game,  I was to cheap to buy the tickets online because of service fees so I took the chance that we would get okay seats there.  We ended up getting amazing seats on the lower level 4 rows back near the corner where the goal was.  I would have paid more for seats on the upper level near the top had I bought them ahead of time.  The home team won in overtime so it was a good game.  I haven't been to a hockey game since before we were married I think and so I forgot how long of a game it was-It was 3 hours!  Between tickets, parking, and food it was like $100 date.  My parents watched the girls overnight (Mallory's first overnight without a parent) so we got to enjoy it.
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I'm 3 days ahead on my bible reading (as of today)

We still haven't paid off the Home Depot card, but that will be happening once we get tax money in.  And Rob is refinancing the house in order to lower monthly payments and then we will hopefully use that for some other credit card debt.