Earn Cashback on Gasoline Purchases with GetUpside

I’ve been hearing a lot about GetUpside on the radio lately. I downloaded the app last year and used it a few times, but I dove back into it this morning.

What I really like about it is that you can earn cashback on buying gas- WHICH IS NEVER ON SALE.

GetUpside is a free cashback app that users can earn up to 25¢/gallon cash back on gas.  It’s super easy to use:

Use New “Check-In” and skip the receipt. Just Check In to redeem your offer at this station and any other locations that have a Blue Badge. No need to upload the receipt. GetUpside uses the last 4 digits of your cards from recent purchases to verify your purchase. Tap the “Check-In” button when the user is at the business and select which card they’re using – no receipt pic needed.

GetUpside users earn up to 25¢/gallon cash back on gas, up to 45% cashback at restaurants, and up to 30% cashback at grocery stores.

GetUpside also has a great referral program. Users can earn a 15¢/gal bonus when they refer friends and give friends and family a 15¢/gal bonus. Referrers also earn 1¢/gal every time their referee gets gas using GetUpside.

And it gets better: Use Promo Code AFF20 to increase the sign-up bonus to 20¢/gal, which is stackable with your first offer for up to $0.45/gal in savings on your first receipt! Heck Yeah!

So now that you know the deets, are you ready to sign up for GetUpside? Click here to get started.

Samples from LifeToGo and Sampler

New samples are here but they won’t last long! Click here to sign up! Throughout the year, LifeToGo gives you the chance to match with name brands and discover new favorites through free samples and exclusive discounts. They’ve got plenty of amazing samples lined up!

This month you could match with M&M, Soom Foods, Natreve, and much more!

At Sampler they email you when you’re most likely to match, so make sure you’re subscribed to their emails so they can keep you in the loop.

Dream Dinners Flash Sale! May Dinner Bundle!

Y’all know I love Dream Dinners. Check out this amazing deal- It’s only good through tomorrow, and it’s the perfect way to start the year off with easy, healthy meals.

Get nine delicious, healthy medium meals for just $175!
Order in the next 72 hours (Friday, May 20th at 9 am) to get eight medium-size family-friendly meals from our May menu for just $175. Fill your freezer and check grocery shopping and meal prep off your to-do list, so you have more time to savor spring.
The Bundle Includes:

A Medium Meal feeds 2-3 adults (honestly, it’s usually 3+ in our house), so you’ll be getting 18-27 restaurant-quality meals for $175!

Our local store here in East County is La Mesa, run by Marsi and her friendly staff! Store Email: lamesaca@dreamdinners.com  Store Phone Number: 619-460-6800.

Shopper Army: Try A Free Olay Regenerist Product!

I received an email from Shopper Army this afternoon inviting me to apply to try for free and review one of four Olay Regenerist skincare products, and I thought I’d share the offer with you too!

Why I love Shopper’s Army: You get to test full-size products from leading brands and earn rewards by completing surveys, watching videos, and much more! I love the free products- Right now in addition to the Olay campaign, they have several other products you can review.

Kids Night Out at Parkway Plaza!

Parkway Plaza is back at it with kids’ events!

Gather the kids and take a night off!
Bring them out to Parkway Plaza on the 2nd & 4th Friday of every month for kids’ night out! Craft, dance and play with friends and family in our Channel 93.3 Lounge. Experience the real radio station set up and take family photos at one of the selfie stations throughout the lounge.
The next event is on May 27th!

5/16/2022 Weekly Meal Plan

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The end of the school year is coming, and that means one of my jobs is coming to an end for a few months. I’m going to be doing some budget re-tooling this week, and you may notice some posts here or on IG about budgets.

I spent the weekend with the family at a wedding, and then also at a school event. It was a lot, and the kids had a great time.

This morning I’m cleaning out the fridge and making room for our next CSA Box!

Our veggies and fruit are delivered by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $28, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $28. Seriously. It’s a deal. They email a preview of what will be in the boxes over the weekend, so I can start thinking about what I’d like to make.

I went to the grocery store last night to pick up milk and some misc. groceries last night. With the increase in food costs, we are leaning more and more on our CSA box each week as the base of most of our meals.

We’ve been trying a lot of new foods lately, thanks to the really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. Lately, the big kid has been digging protein shakes in the morning. This is his favorite kind. 

Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. I’m back to packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year- Little Bit has been buying her lunch and expanding her palate.  The big kid still brings lunch from home.

Dinner: We’re working our way through our monthly Dream Dinners order, and I am making two this week. We’ve got our usual Monday Nuggets and Friday Pizza planned, but other than that I’m cooking a lot this week!

Dream Dinners Fundraiser: Feed 37 people when You Buy 3 Meals for $50!

This just popped into my inbox, and I had to share.

You could feed a classroom full of children when you buy 3 Meals for $50 at the Dream Dinners Foundation Fundraiser.

When you buy 3 Medium Meals for only $50 for you to take home to enjoy with your family, the Dream Dinners Foundation will match the donation. The money raised from this fundraiser will go directly to pay for the supplies needed to pack 20,000 meals! The meals will be distributed to families with food insecurities both locally and abroad.

There are 5 options to choose from, and they are all GREAT. We love the Central Park Garlic Chicken with Oven Roasted Broccoli.

Meals will be available for pick up on Wednesday, May 18th, Curbside Pick up 4pm -6pm.

If you are interested in attending the volunteer meeting to learn more about how you can participate, you can also purchase this fundraiser special and attend the meeting. Call/Text 619-460-6800 or email lamesaca@dreamdinners.com for more details about that meeting.

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PinchMe: it’s Free Sample Friday!!

Surprise!! It’s Free Sample Friday!  PINCHme is hooking us up with a surprise freebie giveaway! I just logged onto my pinchme account and didn’t have any available samples, but you might!

Don’t have any idea what I am talking about? PinchMe! Join PINCHme and receive free samples that you can provide feedback on.

PinchMe is awesome! Once you are signed up, they will email you reminders when new samples are about to drop, and remind you when it’s time to leave feedback.

Answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. PinchMe learns what you like and offer samples just for you.

Once you’ve had a chance to try the samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell PinchMe what you think of the samples.

I get PinchMe samples every month. Here is what arrived at the end of June for the June 2021 boxes. The One Bar was really good.

What are you waiting for? Sign up here and get on the free sample bandwagon! I’ve gotten all kinds of awesome sample/trial size items, as well as full-sized items to try out from PinchMe!

 

5/13/2022 Friday Freebies and Deals!

Woo! May is flying by, and we’ve got a busy weekend ahead of us. Wedding and reception, girl scouts, swimming, playing with friends.

There are so many awesome freebies and deals this week, and the weather this weekend is supposed to be AWESOME (AND WARM) here in San Diego.

Mask Mandates are changing constantly in California and can vary by city and county, so please do your part if you are going to any in-person freebies.

2022 Birthday Freebies are here!

Freebies:

Free Collagenil Skincare Sample Set
Free Bim Bam Boo Toilet Paper Sample
2 Free Pints of Nightfood Ice Cream
Free SnackConscious Protein Bites
Free Craize Snack Crackers
Free Ice Cream at Maggie Moo’s & Marble Slab
Free Tom’s of Maine’s Complete Protection Deodorant
Free Sweetarts Fusions at Select Stores
Free After Sun Skincare Product
Free Food & Drinks at Circle K
Free Products from Influenster
Hidden Valley Ranchology Rewards – Free Samples, Tote Bag & More
Free Classroom Film Screening Kit
Free Access to MyHeritage Ancestry Tools for 2 Weeks
Free ASPCA Pet Safety Magnet & Window Decal
Free Puttisu Kids Facial Sheet Mask
Free Mineral Natural Sunscreen
Free Pint of Frönen Dairy Free Ice Cream
Earn $2 to $75 per Completed Survey – Ages 13+ can Apply
Free Lotus Flower Gift
Free Richard’s Rainwater Sparkling at Whole Foods
Free Jonny Pops Popsicles
Free Small Blizzard Treat at Dairy Queen
Free Subscription to ELLE Magazine

Deals:

Charter Club Multi-Stone Jewelry Set ONLY $11.80 (Reg $30)
Hanes Mens Moccasin Slippers ONLY $8.49 (Reg $34)
Summer Waves 10-Ft Pool ONLY $59 (Reg. $87)
40% Off All Fanatics + Extra 10% Off at Checkout
Necklace and Stud Earring Set ONLY $17.99 (Reg $60)
Costway 10×10 Outdoor Tent ONLY $39.99 (Reg $100)
Whirlpool 3.1 cu ft Mini Refrigerator ONLY $159.99 (Reg $220)
Up to 72% Off Disney Treasures From the Vault Plush Characters
Moscow Mule Mug 2-Piece Set ONLY $14.99 (Reg $40)
Up to 60% OFF Women’s Swim Suits at JCPenney
Kate Spade Harper Satchel ONLY $89 (Reg $359)
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Travel Cosmetic Case ONLY $23.40 (Reg $39)
Neutrogena Therapeutic Shampoo ONLY $3.19 (Reg $8)
Threshold Fuzzy Foam Bath Rugs 2-Pack ONLY $10 (Reg $20)
Discover & Play Piano Musical Toy ONLY $8.60 (Reg. $17)
StyleCraft Supercharged Nano-Ceramic Dryer ONLY $47.97 (Reg $80)

Tryazon: Sweeten Lunchtime with Zollipops and Lunch Notes!

We’ve been participating in Tryazon events for three+ years. We’ve gotten to try all sorts of fun toys, games, and food.  You can learn more about Tryazon here.

Brighten your kids’ lunchtime with this Tryazon Featured Party opportunity, from Zolli Candy and MyWish4U. Zolli Candy is all sugar free and is supercharged with smile-friendly, natural ingredients that are actually good for your teeth! Zolli naturally balances your pH and reduces acid in your mouth making it the perfect way to end lunch! ZolliPops and Zaffi are diabetic friendly, keto, gluten-free, nut-free, and vegan. Lunch Notes From Me® are a series of notes to tuck in your kids’ lunch to make sure they know they are loved and thought about when they are at school. They have a variety of notes including Facts & Funnies, Riddles & Giggles, Brainteasers & Giggles, and more!

Tryazon has 100 hosting spots open for this opportunity! Those selected get to receive a party pack valued at $75+ with a variety of Zolli Candy and Lunch Notes From Me® to share with friends and family! Learn more and apply here.