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Monday, April 30, 2012

MyPanera: Time to get a new card

Given that I like their food and they have locations near me, I am a Panera frequent guest.  I hate their loyalty program, however.  No set items, just random bonuses on your card.  Think of the gerbil pushing the lever to get goodies.

Well, I've been pushing the lever frequently and nothing has come out.  One of the employees mentioned to me that new cards tend to get more goodies than existing cards, so I signed up for a new one.  I'll report back if I get anything good.

Disney Movie Rewards: 25 easy points

Seriously, an easy 25 points.  Go here, take the 11-question survey and smile.

Friday, April 27, 2012

Recyclebank: 10 points

Hey, I didn't promise you that every one of these would be huge, but at least it's easy.  Go to earn points, get five points for the daily pledge and five on the left-hand side for Dasani.  You can get an additional 25 if you haven't done the Dasani offer yet.

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

My Coke Rewards: Wednesday deal

I don't know what's worse, the fact that today's deal is a 125-point coffee mug (instead of 250) or the fact that I thought, ooh, maybe I should buy that, the kids would like a mug with their pictures on it.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Recyclebank: 10 points for a click

Today's RB pledge is actually a 10-pointer.  That's double points for no extra work!  Make your daily click here.

Actually, you can also get a bonus five points for clicking on the "hidden" pledge in South Africa on the Globe game.  Thanks to H4F.

Monday, April 23, 2012

Disney Movie Points: 20 free points

It's Beauty and the Beast time at Disney and they're rewarding you with a whopping 20 points.  Go here and enter the following two codes, each worth ten points:


Recyclebank: Some bad news, but why I like it, anyway

The bad news: As of now, RB is no longer offering the 250 My Coke Rewards points as a redemption offer.  That's a big downside, since it offered the easiest way to convert Recyclebank points to actual cash at a rate of $.005 per RB point.  Coke is a sponsor of RB, so I wouldn't be surprised to see the points come back.

Having said that, this program is still one of my favorites.  Here's why:

1) It's easy.  Earning points rarely involves much more than clicking on an offer or taking a short quiz.  You can do it while talking on the phone, ignoring the guy in your office, etc.

2) It's frequent.  There is some way to earn points almost every day.  Promotions tend to be big, with 100-pointers frequent (The current promo is a once-per-week offer to get 95 points.). 

3) While there are a lot of crappy prizes, there are some good ones, too.  2,500 points gets you a choice of gift cards, valuing the points at $.004 per point.  There are a few potentially useful restaurant discounts (may vary by location) and some retail discounts, including Shaw's Supermarket ($10 off a $50 order), Bed Bath and Beyond ($10 off $30, possibly stackable with those blue 20% off mailers), Macy's ($10 off $50), etc.

RB falls into the "get rich slowly" category, with the term "get rich" being relative for freebies.  It involves almost no work and offers a few good prizes.

Recyclebank: 125 easy points

The freebie that keeps on giving, Recyclebank gets you another 125 points today.  Don't forget to log in and then go to the Earn section.  On the left, get 25 points from the two Target and Unilever ads, five from the daily pledge and another 95 from the weekly Passport for the Planet game.  Seriously, this site is too easy.

Friday, April 20, 2012

Recyclebank: 8 points daily

Okay, it's not going to get you that new Corvette you covet, but you can get eight free points daily from Recyclebank.  Five points for the daily pledge and three points for clicking on three articles here.  Remember, RB points do actually have some good uses, including gift cards and My Coke Rewards points.

Friday Freebies!

Who wouldn't want free shampoo?  And who wouldn't want free conditioner?  Now, you can get both in one freebie!  Just click here to pick up your free sample of Garnier Pure Clean.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal (actually useful!)

The good news is that they are offering something that you might actually want, a 24-ounce Dasani.  It's 24 points, a 40% discount to the normal rate of 40 points.  The bad news is that they are limiting purchases to one per account.  Sigh.

Visit your deal here.

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Seventh Generation: Still working on it

Seventh Generation was kind enough to post today that they are revamping their website and reward program.  On the plus side, neither can get any worse.

Pampers Points: 10 free points

You know the deal.  Or maybe you don't.  In either case, use code FB4DAGSCR6WDP12 here and enjoy your points!

Monday, April 16, 2012

Recyclebank: 100 points

In what has been an admittedly terrible month for free points, Recyclebank has been a champ. Today is "globe" day, meaning they opened up the Americas on the point earning globe.  That's another 95 points, in addition to the five points for the daily pledge.  Thanks to H4F for pointing out the hidden five points in Brazil.  Just hover over Brazil with your mouse and you'll be able to click.

Since it's been such a bad month for freebies, I'm going to buy you all a cup of coffee.  But only today.  And only at Seattle's Best.  And only if you click here and print out the coupon.  Yes, I have more restrictions than a Starwood promo.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Friday Freebies!

Truthfully, it's been a little weak this week, so I'm going to give you a link or two to my most recent addiction: online slots.

No, you don't win real money and you don't have to pay real money, it's strictly virtual.  But it's addictive.  Facebook will allow you to buy credits to play if you want, but all the sites give you freebies anyway, so there's no need.  My two favorites:

Doubledown, which was recently bought by IGT, a major slot machine manufacturer. Lots of games to choose from, including a Brady Bunch slot machine (with real scenes from the show!) and American Idol, among others. Here's a link to the site and please note that I may get a tiny (I think it's a dollar.) referral fee if you sign up. Again, the game is totally free and a good way to kill time. Click on the banner below:

468x60 video poker full banner

The Price is Right slots: I don't have a link, but you can search it on Facebook. This one has a bunch of slots based on the television show and is actually a lot of fun, particularly if you are a TPIR fan. You don't get quite as many free chips with this one as you do with Doubledown, but you do get to play the Shell Game and Cliffhanger in the bonus rounds.

Papa John's: 15 free points

If you have an existing Papa John's account, you should have had 15 points added today automatically-no need to do anything.  Just log in and the points should be there.

Here's the catch: You only have until 4/17 to use them, so hurry!

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Facebook and My Points: 15 Facebook Credits

Okay, I'm a little addicted to a Facebook slot machine app (I'll hit that one up tomorrow.) and really don't want to pay for credits.  For those of you who are interested, here's the link to get 15 for joining Mypoints, which I have discussed in a previous thread.  Nothing like a little incentive.

Recyclebank: 60 points

Yeah, I know, been there, done that.

25 points for this Dasani video.

30 points for this Target game.

5 points for your daily pledge.

My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal

Truthfully, I thought they'd run out of crappy prizes on which to give discounts.  Apparently, I was wrong.  The chalk board photo frame that you wouldn't have bought at 675 points?  Now, it's a frame that you won't buy for 400 points.  Admire it from afar here.

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Recyclebank: 45 points

I know, I know, it seems like it's been all RB, all the time.  Sorry, I just post them as I get them.  Look, there's nothing wrong with earning points to trade in for My Coke Rewards points or restaurant gift cards.

Here's an easy 30.  Sign in and then click here for five.  Watch the video (or don't watch it) for another 25.  Then, do your daily pledge for five.

Finally, go here and earn five points each for signing up for the newsletter and doing a search for a recycling center.

Monday, April 9, 2012

Disney Movie Rewards: 5 Points.

Truthfully, the easiest thing to do is to subscribe to the newsletter, but I'm happy to keep posting them.  Keeps me out of trouble.  Enter code 63DH3919HKF here.

Recyclebank: 105 easy points

Second week of the map game.  This time it's Asia.  Go here and click on all the little flags.  You may have to upload a photo (Thanks, statue of boy peeing.), take a quiz, etc.  There's 85 points in all, but you may have to scroll up, down, left, right, etc. to see all the points.  Also, one of them may be covered by the Neutrogena ad.

Speaking of which, that Neutrogena ad is also worth 15 points.

Finally, take your daily pledge for five points.

Friday, April 6, 2012

Recyclebank: Five points per day, forever.

Well, this is a nice little bonus.  RB is adding a seemingly endless list of pledges and you can click one per day for five points each.  Go here and click away each day.

Recyclebank: 45 more points

The gift that just keeps on giving.  Don't forget to sign in first, then go here.  Ignore Europe for the moment and look to the right for the Johnson's Natural ad.  Click.  15 points.

Then, go here.  Scroll down and check out Aveeno for 15 points and Target for 15 points. 

Pampers Points: 20 free points

Thanks to reader Kushal and heyitsfree for today's codes.  20 points total, 10 each.

Head here and use the following:


Thursday, April 5, 2012

Recyclebank: Hey, another "fishy" use for points

Free tuna!  Get it?  Tuna, fishy?  Okay, it's early.

Anyway, hunt4freebies points out an excellent use for RB points that will also make your cat happy.  CVS has tuna on sale this week, 2/$1.  At RB, you can get a $1.00 off two coupon for 75 points.  See where we're going?  Never let it be said that we're not clever, or at least clever enough to find a good deal on somebody else's website.

Starbucks $10 for $5 at Google Offers

For those of you who don't live on S.P.A.M. Georgia Peach was good enough to bring up a Google Offers promo: $5 for $10 in credits.

Technically, I only do free stuff on this site but, give Starbucks's omnipresence, I decided to make an exception.

Check it here ASAP, since it's limited time.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Disney movie rewards: 50 points

Today has been a huge day for freebies and it just keeps getting better.  Disney codes are infrequent but worth a lot on a per point basis.  Here's 50 for you, at 10 points per code.  Go here and enter each code below for ten points. 

  • baskets
  • blooms
  • bouquets
  • bunny
  • hopped

Recyclebank: 145 points for clicks

Another easy one.  Sign in and go here.  Look on the right-hand side of the page.  See that area with all the boxes where you can scroll down?  Each box is a pledge thingie.  Click and confirm.  Each box is worth five points and there are 29 of them.  An easy 145 points for a couple of minutes of your time.

Recyclebank: 85 very easy points

Love these Recyclebank points.  They've done a nice job driving up my My Coke Rewards balance.  Today, I contributed 85 points to the cause.  Go here, click on each of the six links and collect 85 points.  For the one that asks for a photo, I uploaded a picture of that statue in Brussels with the little boy peeing.  Hey, it's all about recycling, right?

Thanks to H4F.

Stouffers points: 10 free points

Yes, it's the first of the month, meaning that we're going to be inundated with points offers again.  Let's start today with the monthly Stouffers surveys.  Do both for 10 points.