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Friday, May 31, 2013

Friday Freebie: Free Panda Express tonight

Okay, it's kinda last minute, but I've got nothing else before tomorrow's monthly reset.

Tonight, treat yourself to a free Panda Express Orange Chicken to celebrate their new summer hours.  Your coupon's time might be different based on your zip code.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

My Coke Rewards: Free 60 point Southwest codes

A generous reader donated a couple of Southwest codes to the cause.  If you haven't already signed up for a Southwest account through MCR, here's 60 free points for you.

I have had a number of issues with leaving codes and the recipients not commenting afterward that they had used the code, so this one will require one extra step.  You must comment below and email me at, so I can verify when the codes are gone.  Sorry to add the extra step.

There are two codes available.

Walgreen's: New "Steps" program

A reader informed me that Walgreen's has changed the old "Walk with Walgreen's" to a new program called "Steps."  Steps lets you earn Balance Rewards points by doing such things as recording walking/exercise, your weight and listing goals.  You can also earn points by buying selected items at the store.

Points are worth $.001 each, so 5,000 points translates to $5.  The website is somewhat confusing, so the details aren't always obvious, but the program itself is pretty straightforward.  You can earn 20 points per mile you walk, as well as 20 points per weigh-in, up to 2,000 points per month.  Not exactly big cash, but better than nothing.

Read more about Steps here.

Best Buy newsletter: 100 points

With the Facebook game having gone to the great litter box in the sky, Best Buy was kind enough to offer 100 points to sign up for their spam newsletter.  It's one-time only, so you won't get it if you already subscribe.

My Coke Rewards: Wednesday Deal

Memorial Day is really screwing with my internal calendar, so I'm glad that I remembered that today is Wednesday.

One of my weaknesses is Entertainment Weekly magazine, which is 50% off at the MCR store for today's deal.  I'd subscribe, except I don't have time to read the magazines that I currently get, never mind new ones.  Hope somebody else has more opportunity for movie, tv and celebrity gossip.

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Recyclebank: Up to 270 points

For those of you who haven't started the "paper" clicks, there are up to 270 points available, 30 points per page, for clicking on the items with the dotted lines.  For those who have started it, RB added another set of items that should net you well over 100 points.  Check it out here.

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 points

Enter code FBMEM5DPE7QW613 to pick up 10 points at Pampers.  Feel free to click here.

And we're back!

My apologies for completely forgetting the "out of office" message last week.  So to make up for it, here's a MCR code: 464B90R JNKH7W9

Please post in comments when you redeem.

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Kellogg's Family Rewards: 50 points

Be still my beating heart!  50 points from Kellogg's here, using code: KFRHOMERUNTICKET.  It's been a while!

Wednesday, May 22, 2013

My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal: 75% off a shutterfly photo mouse

Clearly, Coke has some kind of deal worked out with Shutterfly, given how many of the Wednesday specials come from them.  Today's is a 50 point photo mouse pad, at a discount from the normal 200.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Best Buy Rewards Zone: It's back! 10 points

A reader informed me that, after a short hiatus, you can once again earn points at the Best Buy Facebook page.  Here is the link for those of you who haven't memorized it.

I know, you're as shocked as I am: this blog has readers?

Pepsi Points: Free code for points

True, the points are almost worthless, but "almost worthless" is still greater than zero.  Click here to get a code sent to you for your free points.

Monday, May 20, 2013

Recyclebank: 30 points

Unilever has been kind enough to provide 30 RB points.  Be sure to sign in and then click here.

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 15 points

For those of you who don't have school-aged kids, you're missing out on one of the great rites of parenthood: zipping your kids to as many birthday parties in a weekend as you can fit in.  It was a busy weekend for us.

So it took me a few to get to the free Pampers code, but here it is: NLMAYFLOWER2013.  Then, enter code TWITB5T17PAEM13 for another five.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

My Coke Rewards: 90 bonus points for entering a cap code

So it took me a while to figure this one out, but the friendly folks on FT were way ahead of me.  Hey, I've been sick.  Funny, I never used to get sick.  Then my kids were born.  What I really need is an old guy to come read me a story about fencing, fighting, torture, revenge, giants...

In any case, here's how it works:

1) Enter a MCR cap.  It appears that any cap will do.
2) Enter each of the following codes three times.  Each code should give you 10 points:

Rejoice in your 90 bonus points.

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Kellogg's Family Rewards: Check your email for a bonus code

Normally, those Kellogg's emails just offer specials for purchases, but today's email had a bonus code in it.  I only got five points, but I'm sure others are worth more, considering they can't be worth much less.

Recyclebank: 150 points

It's been somewhat of a lousy month for free points, so I was quite happy to see that 150 Recyclebank points could be earned with a minimum of effort.  Go here, watch the video about the origins of paper for 30 points and then click through the screens for 30 points on each screen.  Click on the items with the dotted lines.

My Coke Reward Wednesday Deal: 50% off a Macaroni Grill gift card

I'm not a huge fan of Mac Grill, although I do like how the tablecloths are made out of paper, so you can color on them.  But for those who like the restaurant, pick up a $5 gift card for 70 points instead of 140.  That's actually a good deal.

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Recyclebank: 40 points

Apparently, following this link will get you to a RB offer for 10 points to read something and another 30 to take a quiz.  I say "apparently" because I can't get the stupid thing to load when I click on it.  If anyone here is able to do it, please let me know what browser you used.

I spent much of the morning looking for the MCR Wednesday deal before realizing that it's Tuesday.  It's already one of those days...

Monday, May 13, 2013

Pampers Gifts to Grow: 10 free points

Sorry guys, busy weekend with the kids running Daddy (and Mommy) ragged.  To make up for it, I arranged for Pampers to give out a 10 point code.  Here it is: FBMD76C7HMEXT13.

Friday, May 10, 2013

Friday Freebies: A two-fer! TCBY and Seattle's Best

In honor of Mother's Day, we're doing a double today.  First, Head over to TCBY to get free yogurt for mom.  While she is eating the good stuff, use your Facebook coupon to get a free Candy Cane latte at Seattle's Best.

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

My Coke Rewards Wednesday deal: 20 bonus points for entering four red caps

Great for red cap drinkers, not so good for anyone else.  Enter four red caps today and take home an extra 20 points.  Check it out here.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

My Coke Rewards: May 8, enter four codes, get 20 bonus points

There are reports on both Flyertalk and Slickdeals that, on May 8, you will get a 20 point bonus if you enter four "Coke-brand" codes.  The question, of course, is what is meant by "Coke brands."  Does that include regular, zero, diet, cherry and vanilla (which is disgusting, btw), or is it just classic?  No doubt we'll be finding out tomorrow, but hold onto a few caps, just in case.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Disney Movie Rewards: Look for your monthly email!

Ahh, my monthly email for free Disney points.  Quite lovely.

I got mine, so keep an eye in your inbox for yours.  I got seven points this month.

They're a little light on Phineas and Ferb prizes, which I guess is okay, since Disney has told my kids that they are going to be watching Jake and the Neverland Pirates this year.  Sure enough, the kids listened to Disney instead of me.  Oh, Doofenschmirtz!

My Coke Rewards: Tweet for three points

I have yet to actually figure out this whole tweeting thing.  It seems to be useful, but I'm not sure what for.  Well, anything that gets you MCR points is useful.  Apparently, if you tweet from the MCR homepage, or it may work from this link, you get three points.  Seems reasonable to me.

Best Buy Reward Zone: Daily Points

Don't forget to check the Best Buy Facebook page for your daily/random points.

Note: I received an earlier question about what, exactly, this "game" consists of.  That's a good question.  I have yet to find a rhyme or reason to the program, when they offer a new user poll for points, etc.  Furthermore, since I can't access FB from this computer, I'm not always up on which days are which for the game.

Bottom line: I try to remember to post when I see something new, but you may want to give yourself a daily reminder, also.

Pampers Gifts to grow: 10 points

A nice way to start the week, here's ten easy points from Pampers. The code is FBM5DASCWPASD13.

Friday, May 3, 2013

Friday Freebie: four White Castle sliders

Friday freebies vary.  Sometimes, I find them while hunting around the internet.  Other times, it's something I saw on another website.  In this case, the credit goes to 

I've never  actually had White Castle, although I have seen Harold and Kumar about a dozen times (the movies, not the guys).  Truthfully, I don't even know where the nearest White Castle is.  But if you have one nearby, join their mailing list and get four free sliders.  Then, report back and tell me how they are.

Thursday, May 2, 2013

Recyclebank: Daily Pledge reminder

Like the FB game at Best Buy, there is a way to earn points every day at Recyclebank through the daily pledge.  It's five points for one click on the Earn Points page (at the bottom left) and, if you have the patience to do it on a daily basis, can earn you almost 2,000 points for the whole year.  It's worth the two seconds it will take you.

Wednesday, May 1, 2013

My Coke Rewards: 10 points for signing up for Dunkin Donuts emails

Today is officially "Steal stuff from FT and repost it." day.  Why is that?  Probably because I have a stomach ache from eating too many cookies.

In any case, I like to get points from MCR each month just to keep my (and my family's) accounts active.  The problem is, I just don't drink that much soda.  Fortunately, Splittin' Aces was kind enough to post this offer from MCR.  Sign up for emails from DD and get 10 points.  Just be sure to enter promo code MCR.  It looks like you have to keep the account for seven days, so your points probably won't post automatically.

Pampers Gifts to Grow: five points

As posted by Saas on FT, just enter code TWIT54MAYP4ER13 for five quick points.

My Coke Rewards Wednesday deal: One-day Cedar Fair admission for 250 points (normally 1,000)

I don't know much about Cedar Fair, other than Knott's Berry Farm, which I remember loving as a kid, but this admission pass actually looks like a pretty good deal.  Get a one-day pass at 75% off and spend your savings on junk food for your kids.  Yummy.

Best Buy Rewards Zone: 10 points

I'll also use the first of the month as a reminder to keep an eye on Best Buy.  Mundane and repetitive?  Of course.  Possibly valuable?  Yup.

Stouffer's Dinner Club: Monthly points are available

It's the first of the month, meaning that it's time to do your monthly offers.  I have a calendar appointment going, being the dork that I am, reminding me that I need to do certain things each month, including Stouffers, Pampers Points and My Coke Rewards, the last one so that my points don't expire.

Today is a quick reminder to get your 10 points at Stouffer's for completing your surveys.  This month's survey was about the efficacy of the program, and I let them know that the program is easy to use but the prizes are somewhat blah.