Friday, March 2, 2018

February Freebies Review of a few companies and a GIVEAWAY!!

First off let me say it IS actually March second and I am blogging about February???!!! How in the world did we get here? Well I am not exactly sure- although I know with that oversight a few months ago that led to one of my survey companies kicking me out I have gotten to where my emails are manageable and they don't take up all of my time so it truly was a blessing in disguise. This month seemed pretty light- especially since I got through so much but there were not a lot of freebies or survey incentives this month. I will list here what I had. This month was all about the diet- I finished up my food package- and had great results I lost almost 15 pounds and 10 inches and the food was really good. Tryazon did a great job with this one and we are still waiting to hear if we are the lucky winners of another box. We have a 5 in 33 chance of winning one more box and a 1 in 33 chance of winning 2 free boxes. We shall see what happens. Everything was supposed to be in by noon today. This month I want to spend my time talking about Crowdtap feel free to click on the link- I haven't done super well with them lately because I tend to only click on sites when I get emails from the company and somehow I stopped getting lots of emails from them. This month since I got caught up I started just keeping their site open and doing activities when I had time. They have simple ones that are basically 2 clicks for 2 points and then longer ones where you may have to write a few sentences or take a picture or whatever for 20-90 points when you get to 1000 you get a $5 gift card. I guess I kind of boycotted for awhile because we used to get more money for our points but it's a super fun site and they have a lot of samples. While I was inactive on their page I NEVER qualified I am hoping because I am more active now that I will get at least one of the two samples they have going this month. Magazines- as you can tell sometimes I get magazines I don't sign up for somehow someone though the magazine Hola! would fit my lifestyle not sure why but I have called and cancelled that. I have not signed up for a magazine in years and when I called Taste of Home to say I got two issues this month they said I had a subscription set up through 2023. That is how it is with most magazines I get and for the most part they are totally free (my mother in law purchased me a 1 year subscription to Taste of Home this year so it will just add a year on!) So since I got two this month I got the Feb/March issue of Taste of home for a giveaway and a can of Java Monster- a coffee+ energy drink I got for free this past weekend at Sam's I had read online that all their members got a goodie box at 1 PM and we were in Salina anyways so we stopped in there. Kjell will drink energy drinks but not coffee I will drink coffee but not energy drinks so there ya have it- a new giveaway was born! I must be able to hand deliver or you must pick up gift so keep that in mind when entering!

C+R Research
Feb 23rd $1 Amazon Gift code
Feb 4th $5 Amazon gift card
Feb 12th $5 Amazon gift card
Feb 19th $10 Amazon Gift card
Feb 27th $5 Amazon Gift Card
Family Circle- March
Golf Digest-March
Hola! March
Parents- March
Runner’s World- March
Woman’s Day-March
Feb 19th Arm & Hammer Slide clumping kitty litter – 14lbs
Feb 14th 2 weeks supply of Personal Trainer Food for two friends and myself.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Personal Trainer Food #Review #Tryazon

For the month of February I had the opportunity to try a product called Personal Trainer Food the idea is pretty simple. For a certain price you can pick a meal plan (I did two two week plans) and they will deliver food right to your door. 
 THE FOOD- I got to pick 14 breakfasts- mostly omelets and either bacon or sausage- for my second box I ordered mostly sausage because the slices of bacon were pretty small. I also picked 28 veggies one to eat with lunch and dinner. I then got to choose 28 meats for lunch and dinner. The first time around I just picked what sounded good and then ordered. After getting my food I realized I had a LOT more chicken that beef so I was smarter the next time around because even though the food was good I did not enjoy a few days in a row of only chicken! My favorite meat was the savory cheeseburger stick. It was SOOOOO yummy! We could also eat snacks some of my favorites were almonds, cheese, apples, and carrots sticks.
How did I feel? Well I actually felt pretty good when I was just doing life- I had some problems though when I was running (week three was the worst) I got pretty slow and I felt like I just couldn't run faster no matter how hard I tried. I called in to PTF and talked to a trainer and she said that was pretty normal and just doing one month of the plan I probably wouldn't be able to "feel better" during exercise. I got a cold during the last week so that was kind of a bummer but I felt very healthy the first three weeks.
What did I lose? This was a weight loss program and it was very strict. I lost out on having cake at a bridal shower, donuts on several occasions, no fun food for Valentine's Day and I realized just how much we as a society celebrate EVERYTHING with food. That was sad and I realized FOOD is my love language. I just love to share food and have food shared with me. However, I also lost 10 inches from my body, and almost 15 pounds. I for the first time since having children and being an "athlete" feel like I look like one now too.
Would I do it again? Yes I would, soon no I would not. I think I learned a lot in this month about what my body wants and needs and can utilize some of that in my life- but I think it is a great no brainer (as in I just picked something out of the freezer no having to think and plan) easy way to lose weight. I think I would choose to do it before something big- like maybe my cruise coming up in October, or just after the holidays next year to lose that extra weight that always creeps in in January.
Why did I do it? I got selected by Tryazon to try it along with two of my friends in exchange for my reviews on social media. All the opinions here are mine. I also am hoping somehow our team (there were 33 chosen) will win one of the big prizes (another month's supply). Only time will tell but I am happy with my loss. I don't expect it to stay quite the low but it was fun to see what I had in me!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

January Freebies and Survey compensation and GIVEAWAY!!

Here it is only halfway through the month of February and I am ready to talk about January! I know it's a miracle! Last year I was so far behind a survey site said I put one of their messages in my spam folder (thank you hotmail for putting an email address I had gotten emails from for the PAST TEN years in the spam) but somehow the company detected it. They sent me an email and said I had 45 days to respond or they were going to close my account. Unfortunately I was so far behind I never saw this email. I tried to get my points back but they were serious they said sorry we can start you over at ZERO points. I do feel sometimes way overwhelmed by my emails and since this happened and I decided not to rejoin, I have actually been able to catch up quite a bit (down from 1200 emails to 230) So here are my freebies for this month and since I am so caught up I have two free gifts to share with my readers. One is a bar of Dove soap and the other is a glass coffee mug that I won from a twitter party (pictures will be at the end of the email. I must be able to hand deliver the prize to you so please only enter if you live in Kansas or know you will see me soon. This month I won a sweepstakes from a company I have entered for a very long time. I never thought I would win (some of their prizes are $25,000- I won a small prize but still super fun. It was a $100 overstock gift card! Remember to go all the way to the bottom to enter the prize giveaway. I also won a chance to try a new food program from It has been a hard journey I have never dieted before in my life- it has been a little easier since I was able to give a box of food to two of my friends. TWO more weeks of this :)

Better Homes and Garden Sweepstake
Jan 7th $100 Overstock giftcard

C+R Research
Jan 20th $1 amazon credit
Jan 26th $1 amazon credit

C-Space Twitter Insider
Jan 10th $5 amazon gift card

Coke Rewards
Jan 17th Free 8X11 Shutterfly book code

Jan 20th $5 Amazon gift code

Jan 9th $30 paypal

Jan 10th 2 Rolls of Toilet Paper to test

Jan 17th Two bars of Dove soap

Jan 29th $10 check (Kiah)

Above Rubies
Golf Digest
Family Circle
Family Fun
Focus on the Family
SI kids
Real Simple
Taste of Home

Opinion Outpost
Jan 26th $20 Paypal

Jan 23rd- 2 weeks supply of Personal Trainer food for me and two friends ($221 value per person)


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Wednesday, January 31, 2018

December freebies and survey incentives

I did a horrible job of keeping track of things in December but look at this it is technically still January and I am DONE with December! After looking through my overall things I go this year the winners of favorite sites for me are for cold hard cash- Opinion Outpost- I brought in $220 dollars in 2017 as far as which site gives me the best products I have to say Tryazon has been awesome and got even more awesome in January! Focus point is a new one that I didn't actually know I could qualify for but I finally did I did a 90 minute session about instant potatoes and was given a $90 gift card. I hope to use them ore this year! I can't wait to share that part with you. I have no giveaway this month but will for sure next month! 

Coke Rewards
Dec 8th $5 Target gift card

Dec 21st $50 I-Tunes gift card

Focus Point
Dec 31st $90 Visa gift card

Mills Advisory Panel
Dec 31st $10 Amazon gift card

Opinion Outpost
Dec 19th $20 Paypal

Twitter Insiders Cabin

Dec 28th $10 amazon code

Saturday, January 13, 2018

November Freebies AND a giveaway

I am finally starting to make some progress- but we will see how long that actually lasts- but I am happy to FINALLY be done with November. This month I cashed out from a company I only ever cash out of when I have $100 and that is PineCone- they only take people at certain times of the year but they are for sure the most bang for your buck- If you qualify for a survey you get $3 and they normally take about 15 minutes. After awhile you will know about what questions they are going to ask and know about how much more you have left. They also aren't obnoxious with a whole ton of emails- usually about two a week. I also encourage all my friends to use ebates- if you enjoy shopping online you NEED to use this site. It gives you cash back for shopping through the site. Here is the link for that! I also have a giveaway this month- please know you need to be local or live in the state of Kansas so I can give it to you in the next few weeks! Enter at the bottom of this blog. I also got to have two parties with Tryazon in the month of November- such a great company! They have a new product I SOOOO want to try next week and can't wait until the 18th when they announce if I get chosen. Such a fun company to work for! I also have a giveaway this month- please know you need to be local or live in the state of Kansas so I can give it to you in the next few weeks! Enter at the bottom of this blog. IF you don't live close and still want the Zevia coupons- feel free to enter I am willing to mail those. The two prizes contain one can of Zevia Ginger Ale Soda and 2 $2 off coupons per winner (if you live where I need to mail I will mail you the coupons and pick someone local for the can of soda) good luck! Zevia was a product I got to test with my MOPS group and we really enjoyed all the flavors we got to try. They can sometimes be on sale for about $2.50 for a six pack so if you win you can may be able to get a six back of 50 cents!

American Consumer Opinion
Nov 13th $20.56 paypal

C-Space Twitter insider
Nov 2nd $3 Amazon Gift Code
Nov 17th $30 amazon Gift code

Nov 7th $25.42 Paypal check

Nov 9th $12 Check (for Karis)

ESPN Dec 4th
Focus on the Family Dec/Jan
Outside Dec
Redbook Dec/Jan
Runner’s World Dec
Sports Illustrated Dec 4th
Taste of Home Dec

Moms Meet
Nov 7th Six Free Zevia product coupons plus long straws and $2 off coupons to share with the MOPS group

Opinion Outpost
Nov 20th $20 Paypal

Nov 10th 3 individual packs to test worth about $1 each.
Nov 14th $100 paypal

Nov 2nd PB8 Pills 1 month supply
Nov 9th Dr. Scholl’s Insoles

Nov 5th 3 Peaceable Kingdom board games for kids
Nov 6th 10 lunch box kits, 2 jars Barilla pasta sauce, 2 jars pesto sauce, 24 packs of quick pasta with recipe booklet and a 50 cent coupon for guests

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