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Monday, June 27, 2016

Home Depot: Free Kids Workshop

I always mean to mention these and never get around to it but, if you have kids, both Home Depot and Lowe's run workshops to help the little critters learn to make things. This week is a cool Ice Age Bowling Game which, of course the kids get to keep. Oh, good, just what I need: more stuff.

You can read about Home Depot's extravaganza here.

Friday, June 17, 2016

Kellogg's Family Rewards: Shutterfly Code

Every once in a while, KFR throws out a Shutterfly code. this one will get you an 8X8 photo book. It says you should use it to relive your best summer memories but, since summer hasn't started yet, I'm guessing they'd be okay if you used it for something else.

No idea if it's one use only or good for everyone.

You'll still have to pay S&H, but it's a pretty good deal, regardless.

Code: KEA2-0919-HJC8-HT0UP4

Thursday, June 16, 2016

My Coke Rewards Updates

Apparently, MCR yas made some changes to the program. There doesn't look like anything dangerous in the changes, but I'll take a peek. I like the fact that they got rid of status.

Interesting that, of my six accounts, only one got the 15 point bonus. Coincidentally (or perhaps, not coincidentally), that account was the one with Gold status.

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Kellogg's Family Rewards Possible 200 Points

I got an email from KFR telling me that they would give me 200 points the next time I signed in (on a three day delay). Deal. You may want to try, just in case.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Disney Movie Rewards: Mystery Points

It's a little late in the month for Disney to be sending the mystery points, but I'll take them. Check your email for yours.

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Recyclebank: Learn about E-Waste for 265 Points and Mickey Mouse gets you 130

At first I thought that this was going to be something to do with spam and couldn't figure out how it was an environmental hazard. Turns out I was wrong. Here's 265 points to learn how to throw out your phone.

That darned Mickey, he sold out to the environmentalists. But that means you get 130 points here.

Thursday, June 2, 2016

Checkout 51

One of the easier ways to make free money is with apps that pay you when you purchase certain grocery items. I'm not talking about Mr. Rebates and its ilk, although I like those, as well. Rather, I'm talking about the Checkout 51 and Ibottas of the world. I've discussed both in the past, namely here and here. Buy a product that is being advertised (My list for the week has 29 items, including Bounty products, Ritz crackers and Gain laundry detergent, among others.) and scan the receipt for cash back. Since there are multiple programs out there that offer the the same rebates, you can actually get paid back for buying food.

If you are not a member of Checkout 51 yet, I would really appreciate it if you used my referral link. I get something when you upload your first receipt. Thank you! Feel free to add your own links in the comments section.

Tuesday, May 31, 2016

KFR: 100 Points

Sorry 'bout that. I had just gotten back on the horse and then we went off to Minneapolis for the weekend.

Here's a hint: If you ever go to the Nickelodeon Theme Park in the Mall of America, bring a kid from 42" to 48". They still need to go with a grown-up at that height, so you can go for free with them.

Hint #2: If you ever eat at a Landry's Restaurant, be sure to join their loyalty club. It costs $25 to sign up, but you get a gift card for that amount. We discovered a big advantage, though. Club members get to skip to the front of the line if there is a wait, so we avoided a 45-minute wait at the Rainforest Cafe. You've never heard of "Landry's," but you've heard of their brands, which include Morton's, Claim Jumper and about a dozen others.

Fun Fact: Landry's founder Tillman Fertitta is cousins with the Fertitta brothers who started Station Casinos and the UFC.


Monday, May 23, 2016

Kellogg's Family Rewards: 100 points

So it's been a while, but I'm going to be posting again. It will probably be limited to a few times per week (sort of a "points summary"), but if something is timely, I'll make sure to get it in right away. In the meantime, if there's something that strikes my fancy, I may also post it, even if it's not exactly within the "core mission" of free points.

To start, hit KFR for 100 points: ILOVEBONUSPTSTOO

Friday, April 15, 2016

Out of Office Notice

I'll be out for the next week or so. Updates will be few and far between.

I'm also going to spend some time thinking about the future of this site and what I want it to be. When I first started it, there were tons of free points to be found everywhere. Now, they have been pretty much limited to Pampers and KFR. Occasionally, other stuff will pop up, but there's only so many snarky comments I can make about the same programs.

I have no plans of monetizing the site (although I think that I have Google Adsense ads here). It doesn't sound like a lot of fun. If you want to help some disadvantaged kids, however, read the page called "Do Well by Doing Good" to the right.

Have a great week everyone!