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Thursday, October 31, 2013

e-Miles: An actual enhancement

I run for my life whenever I hear that a program is being enhanced, but in this case, it's a good one.  e-Miles is a site that lets you earn points by looking at ads and clicking on a few questions.  Sometimes, you can earn higher levels of bonus points just by submitting your email.  In the past, e-Miles has always been program-specific, i.e., if you signed up for Delta miles, you could only get Delta miles.

Now, you earn the same amount of points, but you get e-Miles that can be used for any number of programs.  Instead of being limited to your sponsor, you have a choice of redemptions which does include gift cards.

The only downside is that I don't know if old accounts have been grandfathered.  You may have to sign up for a new account here.

Pampers Points: 100 points!

Wow, you don't get this one too often.  Head over to Pampers and enter the following two codes, each good for 50 points today!


Hat tip to H4F for being the first post that I saw on this one.

Wednesday, October 30, 2013

My Coke Rewards: Seven bonus points on Coke Zero 12-packs through Sunday

Maybe they're making up for their crappy Wednesday deal?  Through 11/3, earn a bonus of seven points per CZ 12-pack you enter.  Time to see what you have in the pantry!

Shopkick: More updates to the app

Shopkick, which pays you to walk into stores (I'm not kidding.), scan items and make purchases has updated its app several times, with the most recent update today.  It has surpassed Checkpoints as my favorite of these types of apps.

Should you decide to join, feel free to use my link.  Note that I may get points if you sign up under my referral, so I appreciate it.  I'm not sure what the current sign-up bonus is.

My Coke Rewards Wednesday deal: All You magazine

It's rare that MCR finds something that I've never even heard of, but they pulled the rabbit out of the hat this week.  All You Magazine is at 166 points, versus 333 normally.

Monday, October 28, 2013

Disney Movie Rewards: 3-7 points

A reader was kind enough to post a DMR code that will earn you 3-7 points in October.  Unfortunately, I completely missed the comment and am just getting to it now.  Shocking, huh?  I mean, who knew this blog had readers?


Kellogg's Family Rewards: 20 points

Another easy one.  Enter code GIFT-OFMU-SICB-ONUS for 20 points at Kellogg's Family Rewards.

Really, that's it. Cool, huh?

Saturday, October 26, 2013

My Points: 900 points for ordering a $75 Staples gift card

Not a huge arbitrage on this one, but for those of you who like your Staples, this is one of the better deals that I have seen from My Points.  I value MP at about a penny a point, so you get about a 12% return.

Friday, October 25, 2013

Friday Freebie: Free Krispy Kreme Doughnut on Halloween

Head over to your favorite Krispy Kreme on Halloween and, if you are wearing your costume, you'll get a free doughnut.  I'm going as an unsuccessful blog developer.

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Kellogg's Family Rewards: 50 points

You'll need that Facebook account, fake or otherwise, for this one, but upload a picture and recipe to the site and get 50 points.

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Disney Movie Rewards: 25 points

Hey, 25 points for a fun quiz.  Head here and unscramble the letters.  Or just use the answers provided below:


My Coke Rewards Wednesday Deal: $25 Health and Beauty Gift card

And we're back!

This week's deal is another one of those that you probably wouldn't take even if it were free.  It's one that can only be redeemed at a certain time, place etc. and for products that are likely very expensive, even with a gift card.  The key to knowing that?  It was only 70 points before the promo.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Starbucks Rewards: New rewards (minor, but no negatives)

In an effort to boost its partners, Starbucks is adding Evolution, Refreshers and Teavana as redemption options.  You also get a coupon for 15% off the store, for what it's worth.  Hey, doesn't cost us anything, even if we don't use it.

Monday, October 14, 2013

Pampers Points: 10 points

Pampers Gifts to Grow seems to be picking it up again.  Here's another 10 points, using code FBTHXCAN8TXD5W3.

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Out of Office notice: October 13-22; will check in sporadically

This one will be the last of these for a while and I'll still be in every few days, but I'm going OOO for a week or so.  Please check in to get the updates as I get them up.

Friday, October 11, 2013

Friday Freebie: Sorta Starbucks

Last day of the Starbucks payitforward promo.  Pay for the coffee of the person in front of you and get a freebie yourself.  Not really my cup of tea (or coffee), but there are some who love these kinds of promos.  Check it out here.

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Mobee adds Burger King french fries to the mission list

Here's a chance for free french fries with a few cents left over.  For those of you who use my favorite app, Mobee, the company has launched surveys at Burger King to try their new Satisfries.  Hey, I didn't come up with the name.

In any case, you will get at least a few hundred points for the mission and, since the fries cost less than that, you'll have points left over.  It's worth a look if you have a BK near you.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

$5 Amex Statement credit for joining tripadvisor and writing a review

Thanks to Gary P at for the tip here.

Not really free points, but it is free money, which is even better.  Using this link, Amex members can join Trip Advisor and write a review.  After your first review, you'll receive a statement credit of $5.  Sounds pretty good to me!

Pampers points: 5 points

Hey, they're back.  Here's a code for a quick five points from Pampers.  Head over here and enter code TWIT813TW11EB13.

My Coke Rewards: Great Wednesday deal goes quickly

Too good to be true means that they've been cleared out by 9:42 am.  A free Gold AMC ticket and large popcorn for 290 points.  That's about as good as the Wednesday deals get.  Do I need to start getting on these things at midnight?

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Recyclebank: 175 points

Well, it's about time.  Start here by clicking on all the arrows for 150 points.

And take a five question quiz from J&J for another 25.

Disney Rewards: Check your email

Just got my Disney Rewards email last night for seven points, so be sure to look out for yours!  Check your spam bucket if it's not there.

Monday, October 7, 2013

And we're back! Keep an eye out for Disney points...

Keep an eye in your email for your monthly Disney points freebie.  It should be here any day!

Thursday, October 3, 2013

Out of office through Monday

If it looks like I have been posting a lot of OoO notices recently, well, it's because I have.  I'm in the middle of a pretty busy travel period and I can't get PGary's cats to update my website.  This weekend, I'm off to DC with the kiddies.  Can't wait to show them the zoo, the Air and Space Museum and all the other, oh, wait, never mind.

I never get political on the blog, but it does strike me as obscene that Congress still gets paid through the shutdown (although some members will voluntarily surrender their paychecks, much like at a TSA checkpoint).  Maybe I'll let my Congress-critter explain to my kids why my kids can't go to the zoo.

On a brighter note, I did go to a conference yesterday where the CEO of Dollar Shave Club spoke.  If you haven't seen his (SFW) viral video, I suggest you watch it now.  Just try to keep the laughter to a minimum.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

First of the month tasks

September was a crap month for freebies.  Let's hope that October is better.  In the meantime, don't forget to complete your monthly "tasks:"

1) Enter a Pampers code if you are saving for those
2) Free points at Stouffers
3) Keep an eye out for your Disney Points email
4) Amazon payments
5) Bluebird resets

My points: 50 points per day contest

Head on over to MyPoints's Facebook page each day at 11 am EST for clues as to where the 50 points bonus is.  The first 1,000 people get the loot.