Freebird: Points For Taking Uber Or Lyft

Well, this could get interesting.

I’ve started using a new app called Freebird (Use bonus code dec71) to book Uber and Lyft rides. The app gives you at least 250 points on each ride. Earn 5,000 points and they’ll give you $10.

How to Use Freebird

It’s easy. Open the app and use it to connect to Uber or Lyft. It’ll take you to the same rideshare site as if you went directly. Prices are the same (I checked.). Etc. I don’t know what the arrangement between Uber/Lyft and Freebird is.

How Do They Make Money?

Ahh, here’s the answer. They partner with local merchants. If you go to the merchant using Uber/Lyft and then make a purchase with the same credit card, Freebird gives you bonus points. I have no doubt that the arrangement with the merchant means that they pay something to the app.

Do I Have to Ride to A Merchant Partner?

No. You get Freebird points if you take any ride through the app. You’ll get more points if you take one to a Freebird partner.

Referrals and Sign-Up

If you sign up through my referral link (and I thank you if you do), we each get $5 for each of your first two rides. Enter promo code dec71 to activate the bonus for each of us.


Disney Movie Rewards: Free Newsletter Points

Be sure to check your email for you newsletter from Disney Movie Rewards. The site sends out monthly newsletters with a link for free points at the bottom. If you haven’t signed up, you should. It’s free.

I got three points this month.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Up To 300 Free Points

You can grab up to 300 free points from Kellogg’s Family Rewards. 100 are guaranteed, although I’m not sure about the other 200.

100 Free Points for This Bonus Code

In addition to flowers and brunch, Mother’s Day now brings you free points. Enter code HAPPYMOMDAY2UKFR and pick up 100 points. Then, use those points to buy her, well, nothing. You can’t get anything good for 100 points.

200 Possible Free Points for Inactivity Code

Here’s where it gets interesting. Every once in a while, KFR sends me a code for free points because I’ve been inactive. I don’t know why they think I’ve been inactive. After all, I input every inactivity code they send me.

But hey, it’s worth a shot. Here is the inactivity link, which you can try out for yourself.

Disney Movie Rewards: 10 Free Points

Trivia Time! Disney Movie Rewards does free trivia every two weeks. It takes about two minutes and gets you five free points.

First, head here and do the trivia questions. You don’t need to get them right to earn five points. Participation is all that counts.

Then, change the “118” on the end of the URL to “117.” Presto! You’ll get the hidden quiz for five points.


Free Disney Movie Rewards Points

It’s that time again! Be sure to check your email for your monthly newsletter from Disney Movie Rewards. If you’re not subscribed, head to the website and do so. I picked up a whopping four points. Hey, it adds up.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Free Points

Okay, maybe another while I’m on vacation. Head on over to Kellogg’s Family Rewards and pick up 100 points for entering their special Easter code. Here’s a hint: The code is below.



Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Possible 200 Points

Okay, maybe just one while I’m on vacation.

I got one of those “free points for signing in emails” from KFR. It told me that it would give me 200 free points just for signing in. I don’t know what kind of calendar they use, since I signed in a week ago, but who am I to turn down free points?

I don’t know if the email was targeted, but here’s the code, just in case. Worst case scenario, you click on it and get nothing after you sign in. Best case, 200 points. Enjoy.


Out of Office Notice

Greetings all. I’m going to be spending the next week or so on the road, so posts will be fewer and further between than normal. Have a great week!

Swagbucks Member Recognition: Reward Levels

Swagbucks* is one of my favorite survey/shop/get-paid-to sites and, when I get around to putting up my survey page, it’ll be ranked at the top. They make it relatively easy to earn money and, even more important, to cash out. They have their own currency, which you can convert to cash. 100 Swagbucks (SB) equals $1.

A few weeks ago, they introduced a member recognition program, which looks similar to the lifetime programs of the standard frequent flyer plans. Note that the program is new, so registration isn’t universally open. They have promised, however, that everyone will be able to register sometime in April.

Swagbucks Member Recognition: Prizes at (Most) Levels


The various reward levels

Swagbucks hasn’t told us what each level will get you, but I’ve done a bit of digging and come up with most of the answers. Suffice it to say, the awards aren’t quite as exciting as one would find in a traditional loyalty program, but they get better as you go higher. Level 9, for instance, gets you a $150 bonus.

I did a little digging and got most of the rewards for each level, but not all of them. Since level 9 gets you $150, I’m really curious what 10 produces. Here’s what I know so far:


Level 3: Onyx

You can redeem for gift cards, and level 3 members will get rebated 100 SB ($1) on their first redemption.  PayPal gift cards, by the way, are eligible for the added bonus.

The real benefit here, though, is the double points on your next two survey completions. Surveys can be worth up to several hundred SB, so a $5 survey, for example, becomes a $10 prize.


Level 4: Amethyst

Similar to level 3, although you’ll get double points on your first three completed surveys once you reach level 4.


Level 5: Jade

Getting more interesting. Your gift card rebate is now $1.25 and you’ll still get another double SB bonus on a survey. You’ll also get a bonus if you make a shopping purchase through the site. Use their shopping portal to earn extra cash back (in this case, an additional $3) on your first purchase once you hit level 5.


Level 6: Topaz

I started off at Topaz. Didn’t get around to using my shopping bonus, but I did make a few extra dollars for the bonus surveys and gift card redemption.


Level 7: Sapphire

Okay, they’re not the most creative folks, but the rewards are a little better. You’re up to a $5 bonus on the shopping, along with your other bonuses.

Level 8: Emerald

Level 8 introduces a new benefit, real-time shipping. In other words, there’s no 2-3 day delay when you redeem for most gift cards up to $25. You’re also now up to a 1,000 SB ($10) on your next shopping purchase.


Level 9: Ruby

Here’s where it gets really interesting. In addition to  the other benefits, you’ll pick up an instant $150 bonus. Of course, you need to have earned 1,000,000+ SB lifetime to get the benefit, so start collecting now.

There is a level 10, but I don’t know what you get there. Hopefully, the surprise will be revealed soon.

Overall, I’d expect the program to expand over time, but for now, it offers some basic rewards to those who dedicate a little more time to the site.


Swagbucks is a referral program and we both get something if you sign up with my link. Thanks!


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Potential 200 Free Points

Every once in a while, I’ll get an email from Kellogg’s Family Rewards. They’ll tell me that I haven’t logged in in a while and my points will expire. They’ll offer me a few hundred points to sign in. That’s odd, since I get these emails frequently. Perfect. Free bonuses.

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Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Costs you no money and get your points for free

In any case, I got another one yesterday. Don’t know if it will work for anyone else, but you can try getting your free 200 points here, just by signing in. It will take 24 hours for the points to show up.