A reader was kind enough to email me (and then email me again, when it became clear that I didn't know what I was talking about) about a promotion involving Kroger. Link to My Coke Rewards through this Kroger link and you'll receive an extra ten points for participating 12-packs, up to 30 for the lifetime of the promotion, which is mid-July. Once per log-in, so you may need to log out and go back in. Please read the rules on this one, as Coke made it complicated. Or maybe Kroger did. Or it was a conspiracy.
Today's KFR code is NUTR-ITIO-NINA-BOWL. Since they're giving me free points, I won't make any comments on the actual nutrition levels of many of their cereals. Oops, I think I just did. But Kashi is good.
Whoo-hoo, summer has arrived! Each night, it will get darker one minute and two seconds earlier than the previous night, meaning my kids will fall asleep one minute and two seconds earlier. To celebrate the occasion, Kellogg's has been kind enough to offer a 50 point reward code. FIRS-TDAY-OFSU-MMER. Enter it here.
The offer has always been 60 in the past and, frankly, I don't know when they changed it. But it's there and, even if you never fly Southwest, you might as well take advantage of it, since it's free. Check it out here.
One of my readers was kind enough to point out that I had missed an easy MCR promo. Until the end of the summer, Fuze 12-packs are worth double points on Fridays. That's an easy way to pick up some bonus points that don't count against your weekly limit.
Most people look forward to the beginning of the summer, which is the longest day of the year. I hate it. My kids refuse to fall asleep until it gets dark, meaning I have kids running into my room screaming, "It's too light out for me to go to sleep!" while I'm trying to watch The Lost Boys, er, Orange is the New Black (Let's see who gets that reference.). Bring it on, winter solstice!
You know what I found out this weekend? There's a Phineas and Ferb "exhibit" at Epcot. What are the chances that I could get away with dumping the kids on my wife so I could go visit my two favorite cartoon characters? Yeah, I didn't think so, either.
How about 15 Pampers points? These are the ones I could hunt down over the weekend. There may be more out there.
TWIT58FA76DY014 for five points
FBTNSK8FA876014 for 10
Head over to Pampers and scroll down about one quarter of the way. Look for the orange box that says "earn extra points for some recommended reading." Click, scroll and then click the button that says "I read it." You'll be ten points richer and know more about bike safety (assuming you read the article).
Did anyone else know that the first Friday of every June is National Donut Day? Well, in honor of this occasion, I'm directing you to the sign-up for DD Perks, which will get you 10 MCR points, as well as a free medium beverage.
So Treasure Trooper isn't exactly a loyalty program. It's more a "get paid to do stuff, like submit an email address (Don't use your main one! or survey" type site. In the past several years, I've earned $1,869.04 (give or take) from it. Please see the full disclosure section at the bottom after reading through the details.
Here's how it works: There is a list of tasks, which range from signing up for a newsletter to trying out a product. The easiest offers (sign up for a newsletter types) pay the lowest, starting at $.25 and moving up from there. The highest are the trial offers, and they can run $20+. There is also a $100 treasure hunt, a game involving dragons and monthly bonuses, as well as a bunch of other stuff that I can't remember.
What I like
It's not a scam and it's free to join. They pay once per month and have never missed a payment. They get paid by the advertiser and then pay you, so they accrue for it each month.
The admin staff is very active, and there is a chat room if you have questions.
If you do an offer that requires a trial period, they're easy to cancel if you don't want to keep it.
What I don't like
Offers don't always credit. Nobody knows why. They tend to credit very, very well when you first get started, though. See below for helpful hints.
A lot of the offers are put up by the same advertisers, even if it doesn't say so. Over time, they'll only credit so many offers to the same email address.
Don't use your main email address for offers or you will end up with a lot of spam. Create a few new email addresses and use those.
Clear your cookies/cache after each offer. It takes two seconds to do but will dramatically increase your approval rate.
If you do a trial offer, they can often be cancelled online. Regardless, put a calendar note in your phone (or datebook; we don't discriminate here) to cancel the offer.
Referral Program: Full Disclosure
Yes, I get a referral bonus if you sign up through my link. It goes two levels deep, so I get a smaller bonus for my referrals' referrals. This month, there is an added referral bonus contest, so I may benefit more than usual.
And that's all. Feel free to hit me with questions, etc.