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Thursday, February 28, 2013

Mobee (Boston only) and Starbucks update

Mobee has made a potentially lucrative change to its missions program.  Now, the rewards are dynamic, meaning that they offer more for less-frequented restaurants and less for popular ones.  Boloco, a local burrito place, has, for example, several rewards at 500 points each.  I have yet to determine if you can do multiple missions at the same restaurant, but any purchase there gets you a receipt, which is enough to earn 3,000 points, or $30 in value.  I'm going to follow up on this one, hopefully today.

Meanwhile, MyPoints and Shopkick have been good enough to keep my Starbucks account afloat, while I'm getting close to checking out on Checkpoints.  I'm currently at $43.49 on my Starbucks card.

Best Buy Reward Zone: Daily points

Yeah, this again.  On the plus side, if you've been entering points every day, you should have enough for a $5 gift card.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

My Coke Rewards: Wednesday Freebie

73 points for a Good Housekeeping subscription and a free tote bag.  Wow, that's a deal.  And 73 points represents 45.11278% off the regular price.  I rounded the last digit, so I apologize if my accuracy is off a bit.

On another note, got a code that doesn't work?  This may be the reason.

Best Buy Reward Zone: Daily points

I've given up on trying to find any rhyme or reason with the daily point schedule, so enjoy today, since it may be gone tomorrow.  Click here.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Recyclebank: 10 free points

I just saw Clorox present at a conference, so I guess it's appropriate that I found something that gives 10 points for helping to avoid contamination.  Or maybe it's just coincidence.  In any case, click here.

Best Buy Reward Zone: Undetermined number of points

Well, those wacky guys in Minnesota like to keep things interesting.  Here's today's survey for what appears to be either 10 or 25 points.  Or some other number.  Oof-dah!

Monday, February 25, 2013

Old Orchard Juices: Up to 1,800 points

I have never actually heard of this company, but I don't discriminate based on my ignorance.  Apparently, they sell juices.  In any case, Hunt4freebies had a link to a survey to generate 500 points.  Turns out that, by signing up, you also get 1,000 points and can get up to 300 points for opting in to emails.  Naturally, a 12 oz concentrate can costs 1,900 points and a 64 oz bottle costs 2,000 points, so we're a few points short.  But that's what we do around here, hunt for free points, and where there's free points once, there's generally more.  You know, the cockroach theory although, in this case, I guess it would have to be the cocktail theory.

The survey and sign-up are accessible here.

Best Buy Reward Zone: 50 points

In addition to the normal 25 points, Best Buy has opened up the kitchen for your next room to supply.  Click here and do both for 50.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Best Buy: 25 points and hey, my points are back!

Well, they seem to have worked through the bugs, and by "bugs," I mean, anything that affects me.  Got my 25 points and points that I had previously had.  In the meantime, you can get your 25 points here.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Kellogg's Family Rewards: 50 points

2013KFRBonusCode isn't exactly the most creative code, but we go for free, not creative.  Enter it here for your points.

Best Buy Reward Zone: And it's back! Well, for most people, anyway...

Thanks for all the comments in the previous post.  Looks like it's back up.  At least for most people. 

Oddly, all my points were gone and I got zero when I completed the poll today.  That was interesting.

Monday, February 18, 2013

Best Buy Reward Zone: Facebook contest gone?

It looks like the Facebook game is gone for now.  There does not appear to be a lot of info on the Facebook page.

Anyone seen anything?

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 points

They always wait until I'm on the road to give out these points, but I caught them this time.  Head over here and enter code FBPRE20W93DAY13.

Sunday, February 17, 2013

Pepsi Points: Revised program

Hey, whaddaya know?  Looks like Pepsi is trying a rewards program.  Again.  Right now, prizes are limited.  Hope they catch on.  Sign up here.

Recyclebank: 40 free points

I've had trouble getting these Easy Greens offers in browsers other than Safari, but you may have better luck.  In any case, it's worth 40 points.

Friday, February 15, 2013

Friday Freebie: St. Ives Oatmeal and Shea Butter lotion

I actually discovered we have some of this stuff in our closet.  It smells nice.  Go to the Facebook page here, follow the instructions, fill in your shipping and get your freebie.

Thanks to Heyitsfree.net

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

I'm out of cute quips to go with it, so don't forget to go here and do your quick survey for 25 points.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Pampers Gifts to Grow points: 10 points

I've been waiting for the Valentine's Day code.  They owe us one.  After all, what you find in their product is definitely not a good V-Day gift.

Code is: FB2VALCD14DAY13 and you can enter it here.

Thanks to Saas on FT, who got to this one before I did.

Note: For the first time since I've been using this program, there appear to be actual Pampers products as rewards.  3,200 points gets you two coupons for both Cruisers and wipes.

Redbox: Free movies, today only

For those of you who will fall asleep watching a movie tonight, you might as well get that movie for free.  Try codes SWEET or HEART for your free title, today only.

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

Don't forget your Best Buy points, like I always do.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Best Buy Reminder: 25 points

Here ya go, time to start again in a new week.  Head over here to get your points.

Saturday, February 9, 2013

Best Buy: 25 points

Hey, guess what?  Best Buy is offering 25 points for a poll here.

Look I had to dig out from almost three feet of snow.  We're tired here.

Friday, February 8, 2013

Pampers Points: 5 points

Oops, almost missed these, with the snow day and everything.  Five points here, code TWITWB28XEGVE13.

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

Don't forget your 25 points for taking the user poll!  They add up.  Just head here.

Thursday, February 7, 2013

Belly: Rewards at local merchants

Another quirky but really interesting program, Belly serves as a centralized hub for local/small merchants to offer rewards programs that would be too expensive to run on their own without the back office technology that Belly provides.

Here's how it works: You sign up at Belly and download the app to your Smartphone.  Whenever you go to a merchant, you flash your app in front of the store's iPad (Both the stores that I went to had the iPad right at the register, no employee interaction required.).  You get five points from Belly, which are stored in your account under that merchant.  I do believe you actually have to buy something, although it doesn't matter whether you spend a penny or $10,000, and Belly points from that merchant are redeemable only at that merchant.

Two cool things about Belly:

1) It has merchants in just about every major city in the US, unlike Mobee, which is my favorite Boston app.  Certain locations also offer "Belly bites," which are simply discounts at the merchant.

2) The prizes can be really, really cool.  The pizza place near me offers a pizza party for 11 for 1,000 points.A Mediterranean restaurant will put your name on a patio chair's plaque for 500 points.  A 7-Eleven store will let you name a Slurpee flavor for a month for 250 points or give you and 20 friends all you can eat donuts (insulin not provided).  But the best one that I've seen so far is from the local Middle Eastern place, which gives you a Turkish Coffee Set for 1,500 points or a trip to Turkey for 5,000 (Yes, that's 1,000 visits.  You can do it!).

Merchants are almost all local businesses that don't have their own program, although 7-Eleven also participates. 

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

Hey, here it is.  Good thing BB is around, since I have nothing else so far.

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

My Coke Rewards: 10 points for a tweet

Says it all here.  I think this Twitter thingie might catch on.

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

The nice thing about this promotion is that it means that I have something to write about every day.  Man, Recyclebank needs to come back.  Here's your points.

My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal: $20 coupon to FTD.com

For those of you who are ordering your Valentine's Day goodies, MCR is offering a $20 code for its daily deal at 150 points, as opposed to 400 normally.  Of course, that does mean you have to buy from FTD, but if they are offering enough miles per dollar, does the flower quality matter that much?

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Recyclebank: 100 points

Hey, here's a fun fact.  Actually, here's a bunch of them.  Click here to go to RB's website and click on each of the little recycle symbols to earn points.  Enjoy!

Disney Movie Rewards: Monthly points

Check your email, since my link for monthly points arrived last night!  You should have one, too.

Best Buy Rewards Zone: 25 points

It's still going!  Here's another 25.

Monday, February 4, 2013

My Coke Rewards: 40 points

It was a lazy weekend for me and a busy one for the soda companies.  For 40 free points, go here to enter the Subway contest.  When it asks for your code, enter SOUTHWEST.  You should receive a 40-point code in your email.  You may be able to enter the 40-point code more than once.

Thanks to Hunt4Freebies for this one.

My Coke Rewards: 10 points for a tweet

I don't know if you actually need a twitter account for this one, but go here, click the tweet box and collect your 10 points.  Seems easy enough.

And yes, I was lazy about updating the site this weekend, but I had both my kids' birthday party and the Super Bowl Party.  I was a regular party animal.  That play gym will never be the same.

Pepsi: Free 2-liter bottle of Pepsi Next

Get a free 2-liter bottle of the half-calorie soda.  Not quite the good stuff, not quite the diet.  Here's how Wikipedia describes it: "Pepsi Next, (stylized as pepsi next), is a cola-flavored carbonated soft drink, sweetened with high fructose corn syrup, aspartame, acesulfame potassium, and sucralose..."

Hmm, on second thought, maybe I'll just give it to my guests.  To get your freebie, go here.

Best Buy Rewards Zone: 25 points

Well, this one is becoming a yawner.  But in a good way.  Click here for 25 points.

My Coke Rewards: Free 20 oz. Coke

Almost too easy, but I guess the company anticipates some strong sales, given that every third ad during the Super Bowl seemed to be for Coke.  Click here.

By the way, is there anyone else who feels that, if the 49ers had won, the blackout should have been the MVP?

Friday, February 1, 2013

My Coke Rewards: 10 points

I knew from a search that there were some free MCR points around here somewhere but couldn't find them.  Fortunately, WideOpenSpaces on Flyertalk found them for me.  Click here for your 10 points.

Thanks to WOS!

ETA: Only certain accounts that I monitor were eligible for the points.  I'm not sure what the differentiating factors are, since most of them only get points from free codes.

Stouffer's: 10 points

It's the first of the month, so don't forget your Stouffer's points!  Get your 10 points here for taking the monthly polls.  Also, check out your dinner hub for your offers this month.  Mine is $2.00 off eight meals.  That'll keep my kids in Mac and Cheese for, well, about an hour.

Friday Freebie: Free skin lotion

Apparently, this lotion is good for dry skin.  My challenge to you is to order the free sample without thinking of that creepy guy from Silence of the Lambs.

Best Buy Reward Zone: 25 points

I actually remembered to take the poll last night and collect my points.  Two nights in a row?  We'll see.  But you can access the poll here.