Thanks to my friend Jessica for the heads up on this awesome program! The CA Milk Processor Board has started a new program called “Moo Money”. Through April 28, 2019, “Moo Money” will reward milk-loving California consumers for purchasing real, wholesome dairy milk at any participating retail outlet, as well as online.
- Sign up here.
- When you buy Dairy Milk, upload your receipt here.
- Earn Points that can be redeemed for gift cards!
Two gallons of milk scored me 328 points. Since we buy milk several times a week (seriously, my kids are at least 50% milk), I have a feeling we’ll be cashing out for a gift card in no time! I’ll be using our gift card(s) to buy Amazon Gift cards. Perfect for those things that I buy regularly (like PBFit, Malted Milk Powder, and GoGo Squeez).
To learn more about this program, check out this press release.
I’ve been tallying up how much I made in 2018 on my side hustles, and I thought that I’d share. I don’t work on all of these every day. Sometimes, there are tons of hustles to do, and sometimes (like in the summer), there aren’t too many opportunities. Part of side hustles is rolling with the punches. When there aren’t any side hustles to earn money, the name of the game becomes all about saving money.
Let’s start with Smartphone apps, since they are pretty passive income for me. I’m not as much into them as a lot of other savers. The truth is, I don’t shop at most mainstream grocery stores, so apps like Savingstar and Ibotta aren’t very useful. And we don’t eat a lot of pre-packaged stuff any more.
- Fetch Rewards: $25
- Ibotta: $42
- SavingStar: $10
- Checkout 51: $25
- Receipt Hog: $20
- Dosh : $60
- Drop: $20 Drop is a newer app. I just started using it a few weeks ago.
Cashback Shopping apps:
Misc. (apps, sites, programs that don’t really fit in any other category)
- Smart Panel: $80
- Ohm Connect: $275
- Field Agent: $365
- SBKC: $120
- Research Studies: $750
- Amazon’s Mechanical Turk: $65 – I didn’t do a lot of work on MTurk this year, but it is a great way to earn cash or Amazon GC’s.
- Rebates: $275
- Misc. Secret Shopping: $400
Total: $3013 Not bad for someone who always has a three year old in tow!
I’m always on the look out for new hustles and opportunities to make extra money.
Talk Back- I’d love to hear about any side hustles or ways you make money on the side!
A New Year means that a lot of us are starting off with goals like saving money, eating better, and spending more time with family. I’m here to help you with the first two this morning!
Check out the following sites:
- Coupons.com (printable an e-coupons),
- Redplum (printable),
- SmartSource (Printable),
- SavingStar (E-Coupons)
One of my favorite website is the Sunday Coupon Review. It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!
Hey all! I’ve been busy, busy, busy lately and I wanted to let everyone know what’s going on. Two weeks ago, I went to Moms Meet Wow Summit, and this last weekend I went to Mommycon. Both weekends were full of learning, fun, and meeting so many new moms and brands. Mommycon was a great time to meet moms, and learn all about momm-ing, baby wearing, and women’s health. If you missed it this year, they’ll be back next year!
Right now I’ve got an awesome giveaway for a prize pack of Sticky Lickits over on Instagram! I’m picking a winner on 11/14/18- so there is still time to enter.
We’ve also been doing the super fun Mall Stars monthly crafts at our local Starwood Branded Mall. Every month there is a fun craft for the kids, sponsored by a local business/childcare center, and snacks provided by one of the food establishments in the mall. This month it was decoupage candle lanterns, with mini-bons and lemonade from Cinnabon.
Besides that, I recently helped style a Marty McFly costume for the New Children’s Museum Gala. It was tons of fun to do, and the best part was it cost less than $30 out of pocket! I spent a few days combing through thrift stores and looking online, but I found a puffy vest and jean jacket for a steal! Sears is a great place to find lots of new costume staples that may be harder to source in thrift shops- That’s where the puffy vest came from!
I haven’t shared my favorite things with you in a while, and I’ve got a batch of them!
Everything Bagel Seasoning. It’s soooo good on avocado, poached eggs, cream cheese on top of a plain bagel. I’m pretty sure that this stuff is good on damn near anything. You can also get Everything Bagel Seasoning at your local Costco on the seasoning aisle.
Plus CBDoil – CBD Spray (in Peppermint). I have friends who use CBD oil for a lot of reasons and I was interested in trying it, but I wanted to learn more without a hard sell, so while I was at the Wow Summit, I took a class all about CBD- How it works, what it can be used for, and even how to gauge dosing. If you follow my on Instagram, you know that Bitty broke my bottle this morning. I’m bummed, especially since it was really helping me with the anxiety I’ve been feeling that my prescription meds haven’t been able to touch. Thank fully I have some gummies to tide me over until I can order more.
True Lemon I love True lemon- It’s a great way to make all the water I drink taste like something without adding calories or weird faux sweetness. I was worried about all of the waste from the packets. I found this big 10.6 ounce bottle on Amazon. And the bottle is recyclable!
The Field Agent App– Ok, so this isn’t a tangible “thing”, but I’ve been doing a lot of audits and secret shops with Field agent over the past month. I’ve earned a few hundred dollars with less than 2 hour work. I time the work to line up with my errands and other trips out of the hose, so no additional gas is wasted. You can learn more about Field Agent here.
Talk Back: I’d love to hear about what you are up to lately, or what your new favorite discovery has been!
Are you a Social Media Influencer? Are you looking for a way to make some income while sharing cool promotions, deals, and freebies?
Let me introduce you to ShopHer Media! They are an awesome Influencer Marketing Agency.
I use ShopHer Media a lot- They have an impressive list of freebies that they update constantly (which is how I am able to pass on such great freebies every week or so to ya’ll). I also have a really great account rep, who answers emails quickly. They update their offers, I swear, daily.
In addition to freebies and deals, ShopHer Media also has printable coupons from coupons.com, and redplum, among other companies.
If you are interested in learning about learning more about their Influencer Marketing Platform, check ShopHer Media out!
**This post contains affiliate links and I may be compensated if you make a purchase after clicking on my links.
Gazelle has recently launched the Gazelle Rewards program so that customers can get even more money for trade-in devices! I’m pretty excited about it because I need a new phone like whoah. My phone is 3 years old, and it’s starting to not hold a charge for long along with a few other things. But, I’ve kept it in an Otter Box, so it’s in really excellent shape.
How it works:
Step 1. Sign up for Gazelle Rewards by creating an account and opting into the loyalty program. If you have an existing Gazelle account, log in and opt into the loyalty program through the Rewards Dashboard.
Step 2. Sell your devices to rake in points.
Step 3. Redeem your points to add $5, $10, $20, $50 or $100 to your next trade-in payout from Gazelle!
Right now Gazelle has a couple awesome promotions: 10% Bonus on iPhones $150+ at Gazelle (10/22-10/28) But if you aren’t in the market for a phone, There is a pretty sweet deal on MacBooks: $10 Off Sitewide, Up To $100 Off Some MacBooks at Gazelle (10/23-10/29)
I’ve sold two of our old phones to Gazelle. I like that our old technology isn’t relegated to a junk drawer or ending up in a landfill.