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!

Consumer Research Project – Paid Opinion Study Earn Up to $200

This survey information came into my inbox this morning. I’ve never worked with Focus Group Connection before, and this is the first time I’ve shared an opportunity with them.
This Research Project is only open to residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nebraska.
Focus Group Connection is looking for Men and Women to participate in an online Consumer Research Project taking place from March 17th – April 1st  on the topic of “Current Events.” This is a three-part study. Not everyone will be selected to continue after part one.
  • Part-one will be a 15-minute Pre-Call – Incentive will be $25.00
  • Part-two (If selected) will be a 3-day online blog assignment – Incentive will be $75.00
  • Part-three (If selected) will be a 90-minute, one-on-one Interview – Incentive will be $100.00
Total Incentive is up to $200.00 for your time and insights.
If you’re interested in participating, please click here to fill in the pre-screen.
Please note – Not everyone will qualify to participate and not everyone will receive a call-back.

Make $10 by writing Software Reviews with G2!

G2 is a peer-to-peer review site. If you are looking to learn about new software before you purchase it, G2 is a great place to look. Right now G2 is offering $10 Amazon gift cards to those who review software that you have used in your business. It’s a quick, easy way to share your opinions of software and earn a little extra.

Plus, once you have reviewed for them, they will contact you when they are looking for more reviews (with incentives). I earn about $30/month from G2 writing reviews. It doesn’t take long, and it gives me a little extra fun money.

You will need to log in with either Google Business credentials or your LinkedIn account.

To get started, click here.

California Climate Credit- It’s Back for August and September!

What is the California Climate Credit? This August* your utility bill will include an electric credit identified as the “California Climate Credit.” Your household and millions of others throughout the state will receive this credit on your utility bills.

In the past years, the electric credit was applied in April and October, and the gas credit was applied in April. For 2020 and 2021, the California Public Utilities Commission authorized SDG&E to temporarily shift the electric credit to be applied in August and September.

If you have any of the following utilities: PG&E, SDG&E, SCE Pacific Power, and Liberty Utilities, your August and September bills will have a 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 – during the typically hottest months of the year – and reduce bill volatility.

The gas credit will continue to be applied in April. In 2022, the climate credit will be distributed back to its original timing of April and October unless the Commission directs otherwise. 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. The Climate Credit is one of many programs resulting from landmark legislation called the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006.

The California Climate Credit is one way Californians are working towards a zero-carbon state. Find other ideas for energy and money-saving upgrades for your home while reducing your carbon footprint at energyupgradeca.org/the-movement.

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!

I cashed out some of our points for a $25 Amazon Gift card last week, and we almost have enough for another $25 Amazon Gift Card!

Upcoming Men’s Shaving 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 on Men’s Shaving Products.

To be considered for this study, complete the pre-screener here (Complete it at home, you need to attach a photo of the razor that you are currently using- no screenshots from the internet).

  • Open to: MEN 21-45 years old
  • Compensation: $125 (if chosen)
  • When: Tuesday, July 27th, Wednesday, July 28th, or Thursday July 29th, 2021.

    Various times available.

**COMPLETE FORM WHEN HOME – YOU WILL BE REQUIRED IN FORM TO SUBMIT A PHOTO OF YOU HOLDING YOUR RAZOR YOU USE MOST FREQUENTLY. THIS MUST BE AN IMAGE OF YOUR OWN RAZOR (IN YOUR HOME). (INTERNET PHOTOS WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED)**

#Sponsored Earn Money with Hatch!

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Y’all know I love a good side Hustle. Recently I found out about Hatch. And I’ve already earned $5!

Hatch rewards you with e-gifts just for sharing your thoughts and feelings about companies you use, to make your life (and the lives of others) better! Through a variety of activities (like surveys, product tests, in-store mystery shops) that you can complete on your own time, you can earn more than many other survey sites.

  • Most activities pay an average of between $5 and $10, although some have gone as high as $200. Your time = more money.
  • We pay you money, not points. You will receive e-gift codes to use for anything you want. Use each e-gift alone, or rack them up and spend them on something big! There is no minimum to “cash out”.
  • Most activities take up to 5 minutes to complete.
  • Complete short surveys answering a few questions, upload photos and videos, take us on store shopping trips, and buy a product and give us a review. These are all activities that you can do in Hatch!
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Q-insights Online Learning Courses Research Pays $125

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Q-insights is another company that 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. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is currently recruiting for an online study on the topic of online learning courses.

Q-insights is looking for males and females ages 18-75 that have taken a course on any of the following online learning sites in the past 12 months:

  • Alison
  • Coursera
  • LinkedIn Learning
  • MasterClass
  • Maven
  • MindValley
  • Monthly
  • Udacity
  • Udemy

Please note, if you are recruited, you will have to provide proof of the course you took with that program prior to your survey.

This is a 1-hour online interview that will pay you $125 for completion of the interview and a 15-minute pre-assignment.

Interviews are taking place July 20-28 at various times throughout the day.

If you are interested, please fill out the form here. 

 

Earning Money with Surveys 2021 Summer Edition!

Kitty is on the prowl for surveys!

Looking for a job is a process that takes time. In the meantime, you still have to earn money. I thought that I’d post some survey companies that I use to make money while I’m on the hunt for a part-time job.  There are a lot of Get Rich Quick scams out there (here are a few to avoid), and I wanted to share with you some ways you can earn money at home in a legit way.

I do a lot of surveys online through various companies. Some of my favorites can be found here on my Side Hustles page.

Recently, a few more survey companies have been brought to my attention, so I thought I’d share them too.

Join Inbox Dollars free and get paid to take surveys, shop online, try name brand products, and play games online. And you start off with a $5 bonus when you sign up!

 

 

Receive cashback from Kashkick when you read emails, complete surveys, take quizzes, referring your friend, and subscribing to special promotions.

 

 

With Opinions4Good, you earn points by providing feedback on a variety of different research topics.
Once you reach $10, you’ll be automatically paid out the following month directly to your verified PayPal account.

Earn your first $2 filling out your member profile, which we’ll use to send you surveys that match your interests.

Take Surveys and get Rewarded from PaidResearchSurvey.com.

Sign Up – Create an account and complete your profile step by step

Complete Surveys – Choose from a large amount of surveys to participate in.

Earn Rewards – New surveys added daily, so check back often to earn more rewards.

Pinecone Research members receive points for each completed survey! Points can be redeemed for cash or prizes. I love Pinecone research!

They will send you an email notification when you have a survey available. Complete the survey and earn points to be redeemed for either cash or prizes. Occasionally, they will send you a product to test, too.

Sign up and take surveys to earn points that can be redeemed for e-giftcards from Survey Junkie. Earn points by taking surveys, which can pay anywhere from $2 to $75 per completed survey.

One differentiator with Survey Junkie is that if you do not qualify for a survey, you still earn some points for it.

Survey Roundtable is a community where you can share your honest opinion about the products and services you use every day and get rewarded for taking surveys. Sharing your opinions can earn you real rewards you can use anywhere! Their rewards program grows every day, all depending on what our members most want to earn.

To make the most of your opinions, you’ll first take a Personality Survey. It’s how we target our surveys to your needs and interests

Here’s the virtual debit cards ($10 and up) currently have up for grabs: Amazon.com, Banana Republic, Barnes and Noble, GAP Brands, Regal Theaters, and more.

I’ve been a member of swagbucks for years, and it’s an easy way to earn free gift cards and cash.

Members join for free and will have access to all of our earning verticals, including, but not limited to, watching videos, shopping for cash back, taking surveys, and redeeming special offers.

Swagbucks is the web’s leading rewards platform, dedicated to providing FREE gift cards to its 12+ million members.

Choose from top retailers like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, PayPal, and tons more.

Q-insights TV Concepts study -Pays $140

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Q-insights is another company that 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. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is  currently recruiting for an online study on TV concepts

The study will run on July 8th and you will be compensated $140 as a thank you for your time.

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

Paid Marketing Research Opportunity – $100 (Topic: Grocery Shopping)

I received this offer in my email this morning- I’m sure that some of you will be interested!

Focus Forward is conducting a PAID market research study on Grocery Shopping starting on March 16th.  They are looking for men and women aged 24 to 59 who live in the United States. If you know anyone who would be interested in earning an extra $100 for a 90-minute Online Focus Group please pass along this email with the survey LINK

I’ve done a few smaller surveys/projects with Focus Forward, it is a legit company.