Sunday, October 30, 2011

Sweepstakes and Freebies Update for October

A few days after my last post about sweepstakes wins (and me complaining that I hadn't won anything), I got emails that I had won this:

This the Little Giant Xtreme Ladder that retails for almost $400! and I also won these:

Luna protein bars and a 2 pack from Softlips.

Since then, I haven't had any BIG wins. I got an email that I won a fleece throw from Sealy, and a free meal from Bob Evans, but haven't received either one, yet. I still do sweepstaking but only in my free time or when I am bored. Some days I just don't feel like it, other days I do. I do know that I could not sit and just enter sweepstakes for 8 hours a day like some people! haha I mostly use the facebook apps I mentioned in this post, and I know there are more out there, but these keep me plenty busy for the moment. Anyone else had any big wins lately??

Also, some of the samples/freebies I have received in the mail:

These are not all of the samples I have received, but most of them! These include the Target beauty bag full of samples, a cook book, a Halloween tattoo from swagbucks (which, btw, when I used my swagbucks to order it, I thought it was an entire sheet, not one single tattoo!), and some coupons for free stuff.

Don't forget, you can follow my facebook page (link is in the top left column of the blog, for lots of giveaways and sweepstake opportunities and I will try to post as many free sample opportunities as I can (I don't always remember to save the ones I sign up for) on there. If you like my page, feel free to leave a comment and let me know that you came from the blog (you don't have to, it just makes me feel good that someone actually reads my posts on here!)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Who Doesn't Love Sparkly Toes??

I love painting my toenails! You have so many colors and decorations to choose from. I really love to add some sparkle to my toes and I was so excited to find this deal! What woman wouldn't love pretty toes like these:

If you use my special link, you can get this entire kit for cheap!!

I had to share this deal with my readers because I know what a great deal this is! Plus, with Christmas just around the corner, this kit would make a great stocking stuffer for that special girl in your life.  You get 12 glitters that lasts up to six weeks, a bottle of bonding and a bottle of sealant, plus a pedi brush and file. There are only a few days left to get this deal and you have to use my special code to get it! 

Friday, October 21, 2011

NCP Is Accepting Applications!

Have you heard of National Consumer Panel? I've heard about it, but never got to try it myself until recently. They want to find out how we, as consumers, spend our money and what we buy. To do this, they will send you a scanner (below).

Once you receive your scanner, you will start recording your purchases. Now, this can take a bit of time because you have to scan everything that you buy; groceries, gas, clothes...etc.. You scan each and every item, tell them how many of each item you bought, the price, and if you used any coupons. Now, some people take the scanner to the store with them, however, I've decided it is easier for me to do at home, especially when I have my kids in tow.. I don't like going to the grocery store any way and don't want to have to spend more time there. Before I put my things away at home, I scan everything and always make sure I have the receipt next to me because they want to know the total of the entire purchase. If you use a lot of coupons, then it would probably be easier to do it at the store.  You do need to be able to connect the scanner to a modem in order to transmit the information.

What do you get for it? Well, first of all, every week that you record purchases, you are entered into various sweepstakes for prizes such as cash or gift cards. You also earn points. You can let these points build up and then exchange them for prizes or gifts. They have allll types of things that you can exchange your points for: electronics, toys, household items... everything. I've only been doing this for a few weeks now, but I'm hoping it is worth my time to do this every time I buy something. (I forget a lot of times, oops).

Has anyone reading this, done this for NCP? What kind of prizes/gifts have you received from your points? Does it take a  long time to rack up enough points to get something?? Come on and tell us!!

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

IM Report Card Research

I recently signed up for IM Report Card Research. Yes, it's another survey site. To be honest, I really don't like most survey sites because they just seem to be really time consuming and usually don't pay much. I decided to try IM Report Card because I read they are a good company to go with. Once I filled out all of my profile information, I began receiving surveys immediately. Just clicking on the link to begin a survey enters you into a drawing for cash immediately. Even if you begin a survey but you don't qualify to finish it, you still get credited at least 10 cents for it. The cash can add up quickly and you can redeem them for gift cards. $8.50 can be redeemed for a $25 restaurant card! or you can get a prepaid debit card. There are a few to choose from. I should be able to get some prizes in no time! You also may have the chance to get free stuff. I took a survey the other day and now I am supposed to be getting a box of a new frozen breakfast treat that will be on shelves soon to try and give my opinion on! Of course, I can't be specific about it, but it sounds reallly good so I can't wait to try it! Who knows what other things you could get free!

Anyone have experience with IM Report Card Research? Good or bad? Have you redeemed your earnings for prizes?

Wednesday, October 5, 2011


If you have a smartphone or any type of  phone that allows you to access the internet, you may want to consider joining MobileXpression. MobileXpression tracks your phone internet usage for use in statistics. All you have to do is download a small  softwareapplication which only takes a few minutes. Once you have confirmed that you downloaded the software, you automatically win a prize. I won a $5 amazon gift card. You also have chances to enter weekly contests for money or other prizes and win "tokens". Tokens can be used to take a spin on their prize wheel where you can win anything from an amazon gift card to an Apple iPad. Once you have a token, you are guaranteed a prize. I just joined MobileXpression about a week ago so I don't know a lot about it yet, but I did receive my amazon gift card code right away. Make sure that you only use this if you have unlimited data usage though so that you don't incur a lot of extra charges on your phone bill.  They promise to only collect data on your internet usage, and not information on any of the private personal phone calls that you make or receive.

Has anyone else had an experience with MobileXpression or know much more about them? You can sign up on their website, but I do ask that if you sign up, you give them my email address as referrer: . Thanks so much and good luck winning a prize!

Monday, October 3, 2011

Win a iPad!

There's a great giveaway going on. A handful of bloggers have gotten together to make this possible and I think this is a great idea!