Q-Insights In Home Product Placement pays $50

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Q-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

Q-Insights is currently recruiting Females to participate in an upcoming In-Home Product Test for Feminine Hygiene Products in July.

Project requirements include using a test product and completing a 15-minute online after-use questionnaire.  Compensation is $50 for completing the questionnaire.

If you are interested in participating, please fill out the survey here to see if you qualify.

You will be prompted to provide an ID number. Please enter your 10-digit phone number.

Q-insights Political Study- Pays $150

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Q-insights is another company where I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. This upcoming survey takes place virtually!

Q-Insights is currently recruiting for an online interview on Political issues.

The study will run between June 14th- June 16th  and you will be
compensated $150 as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out the survey
here. If you pre-qualify, someone from Q-insights will call you to ask some additional
qualifying questions.

AO Opinions: Upcoming Grocery Project $125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of  grocery shopping (specifically fish products),

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here.
  •  Compensation: $125 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 25-65 year olds 
  • Tuesday, May 24th or Wednesday, May 25th 2022
  • Times Currently Available: MUST JOIN 15-MINS EARLY (Various times available)

AO Opinions: Upcoming Blurry Near Vision Project $75

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of  Blurry Near Vision.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here.

 

  • Compensation: $75 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 45-50 year olds 
  • Week of May 16th, 2022 – 9:00AM-4:00PM ET  (various times)

AO Opinions: Upcoming Gaming Project $125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of games.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $125 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 16-45 year olds 
  • Monday, May 16th, or Wednesday, May 18th, 2022, at various times.

AO Opinions: Upcoming Public Opinion Project $150

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of Public Opinion.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $150 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 25-64 year olds 
  • Wednesday, May 11th, 2022 at various times.
  • GROUP WILL BE 120 MINUTES LONG AND YOU WILL BE EXPECTED TO BE ONLINE AND IN FRONT OF THE COMPUTER THE ENTIRE TIME.

 

AO Opinions: Upcoming Weight Loss Project $75

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of weight loss.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $75 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 24-70 year olds 
  • Friday, May 20th & Week of May 23rd, 2022 – 9:00AM-4:00PM ET (45-mins)

AO Opinions: Upcoming Personal Care/Beauty Project $75-$125

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for an upcoming research study on the subject of  Personal Care/Beauty.

  • To be considered, complete the pre-screener survey here. 
  • Compensation: $75-$125 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 18-54 year olds 
  • Tuesday, May 17th. 2022. Multiple time s available (2-hr 30-min commitment)

California Climate Credit- Savings on Your April 2022 Utility Bill!

It’s that time again! On your April California Utility Bill (Which includes PG&E, SCE, SDG&E, Bear Valley, Liberty, and Pacific Power), you will receive a California Climate Credit. For SDG&E customers, the amount is $43.06.

The California Climate Credit is part of California’s efforts to fight climate change. This credit is from a state program that requires power plants, natural gas providers, and other large industries that emit greenhouse gases to buy carbon pollution permits. The credit on your bill is your share of the payments from the State’s program.

Rather than receiving your electricity credits in April and October as in years past, the electricity credits have been moved to August and September for 2020 – 2022.

Please know you will still get your climate credits as they will be reflected in your utility bills this year. In fact, in April* your utility bill will include a gas credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.”

Changing the distribution months will not change the total value of the climate credits you receive in a year. The shift will provide bill relief for customers and reduce bill volatility.

 

And if you are looking for more ways to save energy and money, check out Ohm Connect! We’ve been using Ohm Connect for 5+ years and we’ve saved thousands of dollars on our power bill, and earned thousands of dollars in gift cards and cash via paypal!

Utility Rates Going Up: Tips to Save

Screen Shot 2017-11-09 at 1.26.41 PM.pngFor those of us in San Diego County- you’ve probably read or heard by now, we have the highest utility prices in the ENTIRE COUNTRY. Not something to be too proud of.

I’ve been researching ways for us all to save money on our bills, and I promise that none of them are too kooky. No turning off your hot water heater, sitting in the dark, or wearing dirty clothes. Some of the things I found in my research were… sketchy.

We’re going to hit up all the areas of your home, And yes, we do all of these things in my home.

The Thermostat: The memes about parents controlling the thermostat are real. For Serious.

  • Turn your thermostat to 72-75 degrees, or better yet, turn it off. For most of us in Southern California, it’s usually flip-flop weather or sweater weather. We only turn on the heat when we know it’s going to be cold (like 55 or below), or turn the AC on when it’s going to be 90 or above.
  • Install a smart thermostat. We have an Ecobee, and there is an app for our phones to control the thermostat, so if I know it’s going to be hot or cold, I can set the thermostat to keep the house comfortable upon our return from time away.
  • This brings me to my next point- Utilize Ceiling fans and box fans to circulate the air in your home. Did you know there is a setting on your ceiling fan for summer, and the opposite direction is for winter? The counterclockwise rotation of the fan pulls warm air up and forces cool air down, perfect for the summer!
  • Is it going to be cold? Close your windows, but leave your drapes/blinds open. The sun will shine through the windows and heat up your home (A little, not like a sauna). You may still need socks, a sweater, and pants. These two tips may keep you from having to turn on your heater.
  • Is it going to be hot? Close the drapes/blinds early in the day before the weather heats up. Use fans to circulate to cool air. If it’s going to be dangerously hot and you have to be at home, close the windows and get the thermostat to 72-75. 75 degrees doesn’t sound cool, but when it’s 90+ degrees outside, it feels amazing.

Water Heater:

  • Your water heater does not need to be turned all the way up. Gen X-er’s will remember this PSA from Tweety Bird. Turn down the temperature on your water heater.
  • Make sure that your water is in good repair, that the closet or area in which it is housed is clean and free of debris or anything flammable. In California, the water heater needs to be up off the ground and braced with earthquake bracing straps.

Laundry:

  • Only run full loads of laundry.
  • Utilize the various cycles on your washer to make sure an appropriate amount of water (and the correct temp) are being used.
  • Use the correct amount of soap/detergent (more is NOT better). If your clothes are not getting clean the first time, that is also a waste of electricity/gas.
  • Line or hang dry clothes if the weather permits. We live in a 2nd-floor condo that does not permit external drying lines, but we have a retractable laundry line in the laundry closet where we can hang up clothes that are labeled tumble dry low or hang dry. It was very easy to install.
  • Lacking space? We also have a collapsible drying rack too.  We use it for pants mostly. It folds up and lives in the laundry closet when not in use. When we are using it, it is in the bathtub (mostly to keep the cat from messing with it).

All over the house:

  • Keep the lights off during the daytime. Open the drapes/blinds and take advantage of the natural light.
  • Going into a room with no natural light (like the bathroom or kitchen)? Turn the lights on when entering, and flip them off when you leave the room.
  • Unplug devices/appliances when not in use. Obviously, I’m not talking about your fridge, washer, or dryer. Toaster ovens, microwaves, and unplugging the cellphone and other device chargers when not in use. Most devices still draw power when not in use but remain plugged in. If you don’t want to go around plugging and unplugging, you can invest in smart plugs, like these. We have these on our Toaster Oven, microwave, printer, TV, Nordic Track, and PS4.

Programs to save money:

  • SDG&E has several programs to help you save money on your bills. CARE and FERA are programs that can save you 18-30% on your bills. More information and how to apply can be found here.
  • If you are a senior and have qualifying medical equipment in your home, you may qualify for a medical baseline discount from SDG&E. More information and how to apply can be found here.
  • Screen Shot 2016-08-03 at 5.02.27 PM We use OHM Connect to save additional money on our SDG&E bill. Once you sign up, you will be alerted when the demand for energy increases. If you cut down on power usage during those peak times, you will not only reduce your power bill but also receive points from OHM Connect that can be redeemed for cash back via PayPal or gift cards (I usually get Target Gift cards). Ohm Connect is available in CA, Texas, and New York!