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Friday, March 30, 2012

Friday Freebie: $2 in Amazon MP3 codes!

Wow, here's a fun one. Make an MP3 purchase at Amazon and get $2 off! Hey, $2 will get you $2. When I was a kid, $2 was worth $2.

Visit here to get all the details on the promo.

Thanks to Hunt4freebies for this one.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Oh Doofenshmirtz! Bank of America is killing the US Airways debit card

And I assume the Alaska card as well.  Normally, I don't do travel/miles programs here, but this one was a true gem and its death deserves an obituary.  Goodbye, 80,000 miles per year for virtually nothing.  Program dies 9/30/12.

"Whatcha Doin?"  Right now, lamenting the death of my US Airways debit card.  Alas, it has been killed off by the debit card exchange fee-inator laws.

"Hey, where's my miles?"  They are no longer.

BofA wasn't the first program to kill its rewards debit card but it is the most important.  Why is that?

Backstory: Unlike other programs, which only gave you miles for swipe transactions, BofA gave you miles with every debit transaction, whether PIN or swipe.  One mile per $2, to be exact.  But wouldn't I still be better off with a credit card?  For ordinary purchases, yes.  But it was impossible to find a place to sell you cash-equivalents with a credit card.  But there was a store that happily sold money orders with a debit card, as long as you were willing to use a PIN.  Let's just say it is a VERY, VERY large retailer.  You could purchase 10 money orders for $999.40 each, since the MOs cost $0.60 and there is a $10,000 per day limit.  The first and second time I did it, I got a call from BofA card security but, after that, I was fine.  The limit was 80,000 miles per year, but there are easy ways around that.  Well, were, anyway.  Net result: 5,000 miles per trip, which cost $6.00 in fees.  Take MOs to bank, lather, rinse, repeat.

But as of 9/30/12, it is no more.  The MO scheme was not exactly unknown (It's all over the internet.), but it was never a big point of discussion on the major travel blogs.

Curse you, Perry the Platypus! Bank of America!

Seventh Generation: Point for a video

Earn a quick point by "watching" this video of college kids doing laundry (The one that says "Earn Points: Put 4X to the Test!").  Note that "watching" the video can consist of putting it on mute and doing something else.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

My Coke Rewards Deal of the Day: Car and Driver Magazine

I keep posting these in the hopes that they might interest somebody, but I checked with both my car and my driver and neither wanted this one.  But maybe you do.  Get Car and Driver magazine for a whole year for only 100 points instead of 200. 

Lean Cuisine: March Survey

Almost missed this one.  Similar to the Stouffers promo, Lean Cuisine has its own loyalty program where you can earn points by entering Lean Cuisine codes.  

Don't have any codes today?  Don't despair, you can still pick up a few points by taking a two-minute survey.  Guys, you're gonna have some fun with these.

Regal Crown Club: 25 points for a short survey

Hey, it's a movie theater program that's actually free to join (I'm looking at you, AMC.).  Join The Regal Crown Club and get ten points for free.  Then, take this survey and pick up another 25, which is most of the way toward your first reward.

Note: It could take a couple of days for you to get an actual account number.  Do not complete the survey until you do, since it will ask for your account number on the last page.  Why can't they give you your number on the spot?  Some questions are simply above my pay grade.  But I have a soft spot for any program that offers an elite level, even if I have to spend $10,000 to get there.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Disney movie rewards: 25 points

This one's actually a pretty good haul.  Earn 25 points by going here and entering the code: TWITTERPATED.

No idea how they came up with that one.  Is that like pate and twitter?  Or eating pate in the past (pated) while being on twitter?

Minds with nothing better to do want to know.

Mike

Recyclebank:

Five points for signing up for, well, something here.  I really need to start reading these things.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Swagbucks: Collector's Bills Contest

From now through April 2, my favorite search engine is offering random collector's bills.  Collect all five and win, get ready for this, 10 Swagbucks!  Those 10 SB are valued at somewhere in the range of a dime.  Hey, I told you this was a weak day.

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, read about it here.

It was a lousy weekend, so here's some free ice cream

Yeah, there was just nothing this weekend.  I looked and just couldn't come up with anything.  I did take a nice tour of Fenway Park yesterday, however.  Not that it offered free points, but it was a lot of fun.  Definitely recommended in Boston.

In any case, I felt bad, so I'm offering you (and everyone else in the world) some free ice cream at Ben and Jerry's on 4/3 (which is my brother's birthday, by the way).  Okay, I'm not really offering it per se, but I am telling you about it.  Isn't that enough?

Click here to learn about free scoop day.

Friday, March 23, 2012

Pampers points: 10 free points (Today only!)

You know the drill: Visit the Pampers site and enter code FB3PD23GXDAYS12.

Today only!

And thanks to hunt4freebies for this one.

Friday Freebie! Coffee-Mate

200,000 of these bad boys available!  Free coffee-mate which, apparently, is not a significant other for your coffee.  Too bad, my decaf has been kinda down lately after his Splenda left him for an espresso.

Recyclebank: 23 points

Yeah, that's right, 23.  Kind of odd, but it's a Friday.

First, don't forget to sign in.

20 points to join the ebay green team.  As far as I know, no superhero cape included.

3 points to vote on summer dishware.  Now that's fun stuff.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

Pampers points: 10 free points

I missed you guys so much that I'm posting a second freebie today!  Don't say I never did anything for you.

FB1DSPKKGA4PD12

Recyclebank: 50 easy points

Did anyone know that today is World Water Day 2012? Did anyone, in fact, even know that there is such a thing as World Water Day? Regardless, I'm happy to hear about it because I can earn 40 easy RB points here.

20 points for watching the video and taking the five question quiz.

10 points below that one for pledging to do something.  I should probably start reading these things.

10 points below that one for clicking on a link.

And your last 10 points is not water-related.  It's Amtrak related and a FB freebie.  But it's 10 points, so feel free to sell out for this one.

Saturday, March 17, 2012

Out of office notice through 3/21

Believe it or not, I actually have to work sometimes. This is one of those occasions. I'll see you all on Wednesday!

Pampers Points: 10 free points

More easy points. Go to Pampers here and use code FBSTPPKKGA3M412. Seriously, it shouldn't be this easy.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Survey site that doesn't suck: Global Test Markets (sorry, e-rewards)

There are a number of sites across the web that tell you how much retailers want your opinion and how many thousands of dollars they will pay you for it.  Those sites make me giggle.

The one company that I do surveys from is Global Test Markets.  Over the past few years, I've made almost $700 from them and have not been particularly active.  Most surveys pay between $1.75 (35 points, with each point worth a nickel) and $10 and take anywhere from 5-20 minutes.  I usually qualify for every third survey or so and, if you don't qualify, they usually tell you pretty quickly, so you don't waste too much time (Do you hear me, e-rewards?).

You won't get rich quickly.  You won't even get rich slowly.  But it's nice to build up a mileage run fund.

Disclosure, as always: If you join and confirm your email address through the link below, I may get a token something or other, so it's always appreciated.


www.GlobalTestMarket.com

Friday Freebie! Free Burger King French Fries

Yummmmmm, free Burger King fries.

Eww, green ketchup.

Our advice?  Bring your own ketchup.  Oh, and don't be one of those people who waits 45 minutes in line to get their free fries.  Seriously, it's not worth it.

Thursday, March 15, 2012

Best Buy Rewardzone: 100 points for newsletter

Let's not kid ourselves: Best Buy is evil.  But free points aren't.  So when it's a choice of evil or free points, we tend to go with the free stuff.

Sign up here for the daily deal and get 100 BB points.  Hey, no one says you have to read the thing.

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

My Coke Reward: Wednesday "Deal"

Oh yeah, almost forgot this one.  Maybe it's because they generally suck.

At least it isn't a magazine.  This week's deal is a red wireless mouse for 600 points instead of 1,000.  I have no idea who would want it, but it's red!

Free Kraft Fresh Take mix



Okay, I'm not really sure if this goes under the category of loyalty program or not, but it's a slow news day, so I'm going to throw it up here, anyway (the offer, not the food).   Why?  Because it's good for a package up to $3.99, and that seems like a lot of money for little work.

Here's the scoop: Join "Kraft First Taste" here.  It takes only a few seconds.  Go into your offers page.  Click on the Fresh Take bag.  You're done.  This is what you're getting:




Thanks to heyitsfree.net for this one.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Recyclebank: 20 easy points (sort of)

How cool, Recyclebank actually emailed me to tell me about a point opportunity.  20 points here and more to come next week.

Don't worry, you can review your answers if you're unhappy with your score.  Of course, you get the 20 points even if you go 0/6.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Seventh Generation: Point for a video

This is not one of the faster earnings programs, but all I have to do to earn a point in this case is push the "play" button on a video, so I guess that's easy enough.  Go here and watch the video.  Be sure to mute it if it is bothering you.  Don't forget to register first.

Recyclebank: 55 easy points

Whew, just as the cupboard was starting to look bare.  Remember, among other things, Recyclebank points = My Coke Rewards points.

25 points to take a quick quiz.

25 points for playing a quick game.

5 points to sign up for a newsletter.

The whole process should take you no more than a minute or two.  Enjoy!

Friday, March 9, 2012

Swagbucks: Swagcode spoiler

Thanks to Gary S of freefrequentflyermiles.com for pointing out the new Swagcode spoiler tool.  The tool alerts you to new swagbucks codes as they are posted. 

If you are not familiar with this paid-to-search site, you can learn more about it here.  The page includes a referral link.

Friday Freebie! Free Quaker Oatmeal Cereal

Umm, yummy.  Get a free cereal sample when you sign up here.

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Disney movie rewards: 50 points

50 points from Disney is actually a pretty good haul, especially when they're free.

First 25 come from entering the code "BARSOOM".  I have no idea how they came up with that, but it expires 3/9. 

The next 25 is courtesy of Baby Einstein.  Go here, copy your unique code and enter it.  Thanks to H4F for this second one.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

My Coke Reward: Wednesday "Deal"

A magazine, again.  Get Wired for 140 points instead of 336.  336?  How did they come up with that number, anyway?

Petco Pals Rewards: $5

Hey, our furry friends need loyalty programs too, and since I just read an article about online pet stores, I felt it necessary to support ye ole brick and mortar store.  Sign up for Petco Pals here to get 5% back on everything.  Then, play the game here (using your fake Facebook account, of course) and get a cool $5.  Thanks to H4F.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Pampers points: Five free points

Wow, five free Pampers points!  Cool!  Go into your Pampers points account here and enter code TWITM7TWRFGTH12.

Thanks to H4F for this one.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Recyclebank: 80 easy points

Don't forget to sign in.

25 points for taking the quiz here on greening your workday.  Cool, green is my son's favorite color.

10 points here for taking the pledge to, well, actually, I didn't really read it. (Facebook)

20 points here for joining the ebay Green Team.  I think it's some sort of superheroes club.

5 points here from the eco-power somebodies or other.  Another pledge.  (Facebook)

20 points here for taking a Ziploc quiz.

Very cool.  And even cooler, I just redeemed for another 250 My Coke Rewards points.

Swagbucks: 40 easy points

Sign up for Ubokia and get 20 points from SB, plus another 20 after you post something.  Ubokia appears to be a reverse-ebay site, where you post what you want and sellers come to you.  Hey, if nothing else, just do it for the 20 points.

If you haven't already signed up for SB, learn about it here.

Saturday, March 3, 2012

Five free Disney Movie Reward points

It's time for the monthly code to earn five more points.  And it is: 1438JFKJK0W

That's  all.  Seriously.  Enter your code here.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Freebie Friday! Get your free Auntie Anne's pretzel on 3/3

Do you know why I like March third?  Mostly because it's the day before March fourth.  Do you know why I like March fourth?  Because I ask my wife what day it is and she says, "March fourth," leading me to stomp around the house.  Totally cracks me up.

But March third is good, too, because you get a free Auntie Anne's pretzel from 10am to 3pm.  No strings attached (which would make the pretzel hard to swallow).  And the list of non-participating stores should put Starwood to shame, given how small it is.

Stouffers points: 10 free points

They add up slowly, but they do add up.  And hey, they're free!

Ten points from Stouffers for answering the survey and poll here.

Even if you take the time to read the questions, the whole thing will only take you about two minutes.

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Priority Club points are back at MCR!

Get them while they're hot, they tend to go quickly.  630 points for the 2,000 option.