Monday, May 29, 2017

April Freebies and FIDGET SPINNERS what???

Well something new entered my life this past month- I have on occasion helped my brother in laws with their business in Topeka and their big selling item the last few months have been the fidget spinners and cubes so I took a few home to try to sell and was shocked to discover that well there was a HUGE market for it for about a month so I am just now finishing up my month of April emails! I thought I would sell 20 and I ended up selling close to 500. I also did some online work for them this month so I just didn't have as much time to sit and do my emails. (If anyone missed ordering plesae get in touch with me on how to get your own!) That being said I got a lot of fun things this past month and will highlight a few of the companies. E-Poll- is a fun company if you can keep up with their emails. Not that they send a lot but if you don't answer within a few days then they aren't open I actually only get about 2-4 a week and they are usually about famous figures like do you recognize _____? It does take awhile to make a lot of money from them but only because they don't send that many emails. I also love the companies that continue to pay in COLD. Hard. CASH. My favorite. MySurvey is the exact opposite meaning they send like 10 or more emails a day. They drive me nuts but once again they pay in cash and I get about $50 every other month so I still consider them worth my time. So I will have a giveaway this month FINALLY. I don't have anything I won or received but I am going to give away a spinner IF I can give it to you I  WILL not be mailing it. I am going to have it close in time that I will know the winner in Meade so if someone in Meade wins I can deliver it there!  Scroll to the bottom to find the entry. 

Coke Points
May 16th 8X8 Shutterfly Photo book

April 22nd Mrs. Myers Body wash

April 11th $30 PayPal

Family Fun May
Family Circle May
Outside Magazine May
Parents May
Reader’s Digest May
Redbook May
SI Golf + April 10th
Sports Illustrated April 10th , April 17th  
Sports Illustrated for Kids April
Woman’s Day May

Opinion Outpost
April 11th $20 paypal

April 11th  sample size after shave balm, Sensodyne sample size tooth paste, Pure Leaf Tea bag, coupon for a free 8X8 Shutterfly book

April 14th $50 paypal

April 17th Arm and Hammer Spin Toothbrush
April 17th L’il Critters Vitamins
April 26th Oxi Clean Laundry Paks 18 count  

April 1st coupon for one free Snickers Bar

April 10th SpinTales Enchanted Duvet and pillow case, 5 20 piece puzzles, sticker sheets

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

International Delight® One Touch Latte™ #Review

I am a sweet coffee drinker- I never understand those who can drink it black. I was super excited to get to try the one touch latte. It was very easy to find in my grocer's store located with the other refrigerated creamer. There were three flavors to chose from and of course I had to choose the Mocha. The can says that it will make 7 lattes so far I have made four and it still feels pretty full. The product seems kind of like canned whipped cream. I loved the sound it made and how it made the steam rise I really should take a video to show how it sounds. It is very easy to make I just made my coffee (a bit hotter than usual to compensate for how this cools the coffee a bit) and then shake and hold for seven seconds. I thought that it tasted really good especially on the top of the coffee and I really enjoyed how it made my coffee look. I would recommend it and am so excited I got to try it. Thank you Crowdtap and International Delight for the free product coupon. All the words here are my own.    

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Mrs Meyer's Clean Day Body Wash Review

Thanks to Crowdtap and Mrs. Meyer's I got to try a new body wash product. I had heard lots about Mrs. Meyer's products and how good they are, but up to this point I had never tried them. The first time I used the body wash I thought it was a tad runny but I think that was just the essential oils had settled on the top so now whenever I use it I turn the bottle upside down and back up again and it has been fine. I have been training for my half marathon in two weeks so I have been in the shower a lot more than usual from so many runs. I am glad to have this product with me along this journey as the scent is just so fresh and spring like it is the perfect time to be using it. I also thought that it made my skin feel really good, that oil in the product was great at doing what it was supposed to do without going overboard. I like that it doesn't have any harsh chemicals in it as well.

I was given a free sample from Crowdtap and Mrs. Meyer's in exchange for my review. All the words here are my own.  

Sunday, April 23, 2017

March Freebies I WON A CRUISE!!!!

I have entered sweepstakes for years I have one a few minor prizes and until the month of March the biggest prize I had won was an $800 REI giftcard which we are still a few years later using each year at Christmas time. But this year our local Christian radio station was giving away a cruise not just any cruise a DC TALK reunion tour cruise. To enter I had to fill out a form on line and then listen for my name to be called on the radio, I didn't hear my name but my pastor's wife heard it and texted me so I called in and barely made it. Then all those whose names were called were put into the grand drawing. I was ready for that I honestly did not think I would win but the night before they drew the winner I thought about all the little things. I needed to have at least 2-3 radios on and even though it was when the kids were getting ready for school I stood by Karis's radio which was having a hard time picking up the station since her antenna was broken. So I am standing there holding her antenna in just the right spot and not being able to move. And then I heard them call my name. I actually had their number pulled up because I knew if I won I needed to call in quickly just in case someone tried to call me to tell me I won. I remember Kiah basically in one jump getting from the basement to the upstairs and then me just saying thank you alot! lol So in July Kjell and I get to head to Miami to go on a cruise. So nothing could top that of course but here is what else I got this past month. I am super far behind on everything but someday haha I will get caught up! Not getting many samples to share lately so I am sorry to say no giveaways this month. Maybe next month!!

March 10th Mud Body Cream

March 3rd $5 Amazon Gift Card
March 14th Teddy Graham Soft Bakes

March 29th $10 Amazon Gift Card

March 2nd $10 check (Karis)

March 2nd Free Powerbar coupon
March 6th  Vagisil personal Lubricant & Vaginal Moisturizing Gel one applicator plus $3 coupon
March 7th Two free pullups, Apple sauce pouch, 8 pack of baby wipes, small sample of Dove body wash (sam’s club)
March 17th Free Powerbar Coupon

Bon Appetit April
Family Circle April
Family Fun April
Focus on the Family April/May
Golf Mar
Lego Life Magazine
Outside March 
Parents Mar
Real Simple Mar
Redbook Mar
Sports Illustrated Mar 6, March 20, March 27th
Women’s Day April

March 4th Hand Dishwashing Liquid

Opinion Outpost
March 16th $20
March 19th Red Nail Polish to test

March 1st KJIL Jesus Freak Cruise trip!!!!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

SpinTales Duvet Tryazon Party

Well I was super excited to get to host another Tryazon party, and my kids always enjoy it when they get something cool to use as well! SpinTales is a company that has two products a duvet (which is what we got to try) and a rug. Using their app there are interactive stories that you can be a part of. Ours came with the three little pigs, little red riding hood, and Jack in the Beanstalk. Using the camera on my Ipad or Iphone we were able to follow the characters around the duvet and "see" them in 3D their website calls it augmented reality. There was a time when we were climbing the beanstalk that my phone was three feet off the ground. The kids really enjoyed the look of it and the duvet will look great on Karis's bed. It seems to be high quality and since it's a duvet nice and light and will be great for her bed this summer. I do need to be honest. We had dickens of a time with the app. For some reason we could not get it to work right on the iPad (which is how I wanted to do it because we had several other kiddos who were supposed to be there to watch as well) with that being said the customer service was AMAZING! There were several phone calls with tech support and several emails often just minutes after I sent mine. With that all being said if I had to rate it I couldn't honestly give it an excellent rating, but the potential is there. We did use it on my phone and my daughter spent about an hour on just one of the stories and it wasn't just watching and listening there were things to do to interact (help bake grandma's cookies etc) I think if you would like to have several kid play with it you should look at getting the rug but if you have an only child or a child much younger than their siblings the duvet could be the perfect fit for those kids almost old enough not to nap but they need a rest time.

Thank you Tryazon and SpinTales for all of your help with this experience and the free products we were given in exchange for a party and a review
. All the words here are my own.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Teddy Soft Bakes #Review

I clip a lot of coupons so I always seem to know when there are new products on the market. I saw the Teddy Soft Bake treats a few months ago and was so excited to get to try them. When I saw that I could try them from Crowdtap I signed up right away. I was not disappointed. My kids were so excited to try them too and I didn't tell them anything about them. They were surprised that they were soft (apparently none of them read the package) and they also loved that they were filled with gooey goodness. I thought they had great flavor and I enjoyed how cute the bears were. The only disappointing thing was there were only six in a box so we each only got one! I guess that is a good problem! We will be buying these soon!

Thank you Crowdtap and Teddy Soft Bakes for the free samples all the words here are my own.

February Freebies and Survey Rewards!

This month was a little slower than last month but still a lot of fun prizes and rewards. Here is my list. I got 152 dollars in cash and prizes (I am not counting the shutterfly one, while it's a good deal I still have to spend money to use it so I don't count that one because I may or may not use it) Also Kjell had to work for the 52 free chicken sandwich meals :) He and Kiah got to have a fun adventure and spend the night in a tent at the opening of our new Chick-Fil-A but we are sure going to enjoy those! This time I am going to talk about a few of the companies I didn't talk about last time.
Checkout51- this is the first time I have actually cashed out with them. They are a company who pays you for buying groceries. If I buy something on their list (they used to give a quarter for 2 gallons of milk) then you just send the a picture of your receipt and they give you credit for it. It took me a long time to cash out but what I usually do is just take a look at their app before or after I shop and if there is anything I wanted or bought that was on the list I will do my picture. They always have some fruit or veggie and if you are a parent who buys diapers or a person who buys beer- this is a great site and you will cash out quickly!
Tryazon has a lot of fun products that I get to try and share with others. They are one of my favorites- a bit like House Party but doesn't seem to have quite the audience (yet) so I qualify quite often for the ones I want.
That is it for this month if you have any questions please let me know!!!

Feb 21st $20 Check

Feb 23rd 52 free chicken sandwich meal deals gift card (for Kjell sleeping in a tent)

Feb 4th 1 free bottle of Kraft dressing coupon, 1 free bottle of Kroger brand dressing (only including freebies)

Harris Polls
$50 Olive Garden Gift Card

InSites Consulting
Feb 9th $50 Amazon Gift Card

Feb 7th $10 AMC GC

Above Rubies #93
Bon Appetit March
Family Circle March
Family Fun Feb/March
Inc. March
Parents March
Real Simple March
Redbook March
Sports Illustrated Feb 13th
Sports Illustrated Kids March
Women’s Day March

Feb 3rd 2017 Calendar
Feb 6th Garnier Whole Blends Shampoo and Conditioner single samples
Feb 11th Persil one load laundry soap and $2 coupon
Feb 21st Keys for Kids
Feb 25th AHAVA mud mask 

Mom’s Meet
Feb 3rd Two full sized Dr Bronner’s Toothpaste, plus 20 brochures and samples to pass out at MOPS

Feb 27th $2 cash

Opinion Outpost
Feb 9th $20 Paypal

Proctor & Gamble
Feb 7th $20 Shutterfly credit


Feb 14th 3 Wow Snack containers, 1 Wow spill proof cup, a box of Cheerios, six single packs of goldfish, six single packs of gummies.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Tryazon and Wow Gear Cups and Snack Pals review

Tryazon is always my favorite company to tell me what cool new products are out there that I have never heard of but then find out I really need them. They didn't disappoint this time as they sent me a cup that doesn't spill (check them out on their facebook page) AND SnackPal snack dispensers that are pretty cool!
The snack pals work in a way that after loading the bottom with snacks and handing the off to my child they have to have the lid closed- turn it upside down and shake it twice to get part of the snack in the top of the container. That way if they are young you can help them portion their snack while still having more than they need because they are too young to understand how to use it. Or if they are older like my children these are great for the car because if they drop it they won't spill as much and won't lose their whole snack since most of it will still be in the bottom. We also enjoyed the non spilling cup they sent although it was a little tricky to use at first, all the kids seem to catch on quickly. 

Thank you Tryazon and Wow Gear for all the great things we got to try as you can see we had a great time sharing with our friends.  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Jan 2017 Freebies

So I have decided instead of posting about all my freebies on facebook or instagram this year. I am going to do one blog at the end of each month (well at the end of my month when I get through all my emails from the month before) and let my readers see what companies I work with and if they have any questions they can ask. Usually I have just kept track of my items by date but this year since I am hoping to purge a few companies in the next few months to a year when I will probably start working outside of the home and won't have as much time. Somehow even though I have two mornings a week with no children I have less time than ever before. Anyways each month I will showcase a few of the companies I work with- giving you the good the bad and the ugly and then if you have some spare time maybe you pick one to sign up for maybe you don't. 
     This month I got a lot from Coke points- if you ever look at your 12 packs or even bottles there are codes on them and you can redeem them for prizes. This started the year Kjell and I were married and we used to go to our recycling center (which was a semi trailer) and dig out the codes we got SO many good things- then they started putting caps on how many points you could enter and I found out in January they are discontinuing the program that is why I got so many things I am cashing out points we have had for awhile now. 
   Crowdtap is a very fun company they have also started giving out less points which means I have stopped giving them a lot of my time but they are still my favorite as far as how they work you just go and give them opinions and get points. When you get 1000 you get a $5 amazon gift code. They also send products for me to test and promote if I like them. They used to give about 120 points for completing all the steps on those now they give 20 so I have to really like the product to sign up. 
  E-Rewards deals in $ but they don't pay you in the $ per survey so it looks good- take this 10 minute survey make $5 but a $50 GC costs 145 of their dollars. I like this company not too many surveys and no matter what they give you .25 in their money per survey you try. 
   The IPSOS is actually from one survey- They asked Justus and myself to take a two day discussion survey about some commercials. It took us about an hour total to do it (30 minutes each day) and then we had our choice of gift cards. I chose something we could use together and we  got to go see the new Lego Movie last weekend 
We also plan to use the Redbox gift cards for a few movies we didn't get to see over Christmas break like we had hoped to!
Smiley360 usually sends me good stuff and they want me to promote it on my facebook and Twitter pages, so I was very surprised when I told them in a survey that I was not a big drinker I got this package in the mail. 
Ummmm Thanks?? Ok so the good news is for my readers is I am giving this gift pack away. It comes with the hat, the black keychain and the coozie. I am keeping the star keychain because it looks cool and my girls told me I couldn't get rid of it and they have no idea what Heineken is.  Look for how to enter to win it at the bottom of this blog! This prize WILL NOT BE MAILED so you must have a way for me to get it to you in the next month so Abilene, Meade, Topeka areas and most places in between. 
Finally the last one I will talk about is YouGov- yes I made $100 dollars with them but it took me a long while. I needed 100,000 points to get to that amount and most surveys are 500 and a few are a bit more 1500 to 3000. I did end up leaving this company after I cashed out with some regrets. I left because the only good prize they have is the $100 gift card. The rest of the prizes are JUNK so if you want to commit to one company this might be the one for you. Maybe 1 survey a day and they are used by the media many of their surveys are political in nature and I have seen multiple media outlets use their data so I actually felt like I was making a difference.  Thanks for reading and DON'T forget to enter to win. I am also giving away two free Banza chickpea pasta coupons and it doesn't matter where you live I will mail those to you if you win! 

Coke Points
Jan 4th Free 12 pack coupon
Jan 25th $25 Gap/Old Navy Gift Card
Jan 25th $10 Amazon Gift Code
Jan 25th $10 Walmart Gift Card
Jan 25th free 8X8 Shutterfly photo book code

Jan 1st Aveeno positively radiant overnight facial and Aveeno positively radiant in shower facial 
Jan 8th $5 Amazon Gift Code
Jan 24th Three Luvsome wet cat food cans, four cat toys, and a coupon for free dry cat food

Jan 7th $50 I-Tunes card

IPSOS community
Jan 9th $25 Redbox Gift Card
Jan 25th $10 AMC Gift Card

Bon Appetit Feb
Family Circle- Feb
Focus on the Family Feb/Mar,
Inc. -Feb
Lego Club Jan/Feb
Parents- Feb
Redbook- Feb
Sports  Illustrated- Jan, Jan, Jan 23rd, Jan 30,
Sports Illustrated for Kids Jan/Feb,
Taste of Home Feb/Mar

Jan 3rd Shea Moisture Shampoo and Crème Rinse
Jan 4th Betty Crocker Calendar, Pillsbury Calendar, McDonalds coupons

Jan 26th Free Shutterfly 8X8 photo book

Jan 24th Orajel mouth sore pain reliever

Ester-C Immune Charge Gummies 45 count and Ester-C Immune Charge Quick Dissolve tablets 60 count
Jan 20th  Heineken key chain, Dos Equis key chain, Dos Equis Coozie, Heineken bottle opener and hat

$3 McDonalds Gift Card
Prince Ivan Swag bag- CD, 2 bumper stickers, 3 bracelets, autographed picture, 3 buttons, a free ticket to their concert in Branson, t-shirt, and backpack

Jan 9th 8 boxes of Banza Mac&Cheese, a pot holder, 8 bags of Protes Chips, 12 stickers and 13 free Banza product coupons
Jan 23rd- Kaskey Kids- 2 Sets of Classic Football guys, 2 sets of mini football guys and a 24 pack mystery boxes


Jan 9th $100 Gift Card