New Contest Listing: The Drop Wine

New contest, but it ends tomorrow, so I’m not even putting it on the contest page.

Win lots of good stuff from The Drop Wine drawing, including two nights at a hotel and some cash. Keep in mind that, by entering the contest, you are also agreeing to be on their newsletter.

Disney Movie Rewards: Five Points

Wow, Disney Movie Rewards seems to have gotten their act together with the trivia, finally giving the right link for the week and not offering hidden links.

It’s every other Monday, so you can visit DMR today, do the trivia challenge and pick up five free points.

Disney Movie Rewards Newsletter: Free Points

I just got my Disney Movie Rewards newsletter for my free September points. They seem to be sending it out later and later each month.

For those of you who get it, just scroll to the bottom and click on the banner that offers you your mystery points. I got four, which is better than a hole in the head, but most things are better than a hole in the head.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Possible 200 Free Points

So KFR seems to be eliminating the random free codes on the internet and has already stopped putting them on boxes, but it is still (occasionally) sending out emails with bonuses if you haven’t logged in in a while.

I haven’t, so they did. I got a link for 200 points. Be sure to check your email for one from Kellogg’s Family Rewards.

Southwest Take Flight Sweepstakes

Take Flight From Southwest

Southwest is offering you a chance to fly to the Magic Kingdom, with a sweepstakes for Disney World. Flights, four nights accommodations, a gift card, park entry and other goodies will go to the lucky winner of the contest.

You must be 19 years old and live in the lower 48 to enter, and entries are limited to one per person. Enter by September 30.

Note: Southwest values the package at $6,579, so be prepared to talk to your accountant about how much it you are reporting for IRS purposes. I don’t pretend to know tax law, so relying on this blog for anything more than freebies and an occasional laugh is a bad idea.

 

Remember To Sign Up For Ibotta

If you are reading this, chances are that you eat occasionally. And if you eat, you might even buy food. Well, there’s a way to take advantage of that habit with Ibotta, and you’ll pick up $10.

Ibotta: Cash Back for Shopping

Ibotta is the best site for cash back shopping at supermarkets, including club stores and some convenient stores. It’s simple to use: Look on the app and sort by store. It will give you a list of products that are offering cash back for buying them. Usually, they are brands of some sort, but there are often generic products, including produce, available. And about once per week, they’ll give you a reward (usually $.25) just for uploading any receipt. Occasionally, the cash back exceeds the price of the product itself, giving you free food and some cash back.

Once you get the item, simply upload a copy of the receipt and they’ll credit your account. You can cash out at $20.

If you sign up (and I recommend that you do, since it’s free), I kindly request that you use my referral link. You’ll get $10 and I’ll get $5, plus possibly some mystery money. Thank you in advance.

Disney Movie Rewards: 15 Free Points

It’s that time again, when Disney rolls out its free points just for peeking in on its trivia.

Visit the trivia at Disney Movie Rewards and go through the questions. There’s no need to get them right, so don’t worry about the answers. Complete the less-than-one-minute quiz for five points.

Then, look at the link and change the “86” on the end to “87.” You’ll get a “hidden quiz” about Star Wars for another five points.

But wait, there’s more! Change the “87” to “88” and you’ll pick up five more points for a Marvel quiz.

All this and more (well, no more) for free!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: Potential Free Points

Kellogg’s Family Rewards (KFR) hasn’t been giving away the free points recently like it used to, but they’ll throw a bone every once in a while.

Last night, I received a link in my email offering me 200 free points to sign in to my KFR account, which I hadn’t done in quite a while. That’s a freebie I’ll take any time.

Be sure and check either your main email or your spam to make sure that you didn’t miss the email.

InboxDollars: Improved “Paid To Do Stuff” Site

There are a bunch of sites on the internet that will pay you to do online stuff, like click on links, use a search engine, etc. They won’t pay you much, of course, but you don’t have to put in a lot of effort, either. In other words, the goal is to accumulate nickels and dimes while doing absolutely nothing. InboxDollars is one of those.

Note: There is a referral link below. I truly appreciate it if you use it.

InboxDollars: Minimal Effort Required

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Whoo-hoo, almost $35!

InboxDollars is one of those paid to do stuff sites that not only requires minimal effort but also lets you earn your spare change at a somewhat faster rate. There are several ways to do it, including filling out marketing forms (“Easy Cash,” $.25-$2.50 each, give or take), taking surveys (“Surveys,” $.25-$2.00 each) and cash back shopping (“Deals -> Shopping”). Those are standard for these types of sites. What makes InboxDollars different is the Scratch & Win.

Scratch & Win: Not Exciting, But Easy

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Scratch & Win. The farther you progress, the more you can win. I could scratch the middle card above, but will probably keep going.

Along with the other stuff, the site allows you to earn money by progressing along the Scratch & Win (S&W) bar. As the pretty colored line moves farther to the right, you’ll have the option either to scratch the card that you’ve reached, or keep going for a higher value scratch card. There are several ways to move along that bar and get to the better prizes, and some require no effort. You are guaranteed to win something when you make your virtual scratch, although it may not be much.

So how do you move across that magical scratch card bar? I’m glad you asked. Here are the various methods:

Let Videos Play In The Background

I have a sophisticated method of using videos to earn progress: I click on the “TV” link in the gray bar, hit play, stick the laptop to the side and go back to doing whatever I was doing before. The videos keep going without my doing anything and after each one completes, it’ll move you a bit farther along the S&W bar. Eventually, you’ll get to the end and get to scratch the highest paying card. And then, it starts over again. Just keep going until you run out of videos.

WinIt And Learn & Earn

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Two easy ways to pick up some progress

Two more ways to move the bar to the right are on the home page: “WinIt,” and “Learn & Earn.” The first is easy. Every few days, InboxDollars will put a WinIt code on its Facebook page. Simply type in the code in the box on the home page and you’ll move along the bar. The second method is even easier. There’s a question, usually trivia, under “Learn & Earn.” Pick an answer (It doesn’t have to be the correct one.) and you’ll pick up some more progress.

Use The Search Engine

Click on “Search” in the gray bar. Do a search. Every four searches moves you farther along the line. See how easy that was?

Spin & Win

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Spin for cash, progress or, occasionally, nothing.

Finally, there’s the “Spin & Win” option. You can earn up to 20 spins per day and pick up some cash or progress along the bar. In my 20 spins per day, I usually only get 3-5 “No Wins.”

So how do you pick up spins? It’s easy. Click on “Surveys” and try to take a survey. But don’t try too hard. Click on a survey (any survey) and then hit the back button. That’s all you need to do, and you’ll be given a spin. You don’t actually have to answer a single survey question to get your spin! Easy? Yes. Extremely lucrative? Not really. Any work involved? Barely.

And that’s it. Lots of ways either to earn cash or move along to your next scratch card, which could win you up to $100 (but almost certainly won’t). You won’t get rich off this site, but won’t have to work too hard to get to cash out, either. Again, I thank you if you sign up using my referral link.

 

 

A Free Movie (For A Month) From Coca-Cola

MoviePass may be on the verge of death, but it has clearly changed the way that theaters sell tickets now. It looks like, at least for major theater chains, the subscription model is here to stay, even if it isn’t “all you can eat.”

Cinemark And Coca-Cola

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The Cinemark Movie Club

If you enter one cap or code from a Coke product, you’ll earn a free month of the Cinemark movie club.* If you go to a lot of movies and have a Cinemark theater near you, this deal could turn out to be a good one. In addition to the goodies listed above (Rolling over the ticket each month is huge.), it appears that you’ll get $8.99 tickets for yourself and a companion for the rest of the month, after you use your free credit. They’re pretty liberal about which of their theaters you can use, although there is an upcharge for special features.

Anyway, it’s there if you want it. I’ve never subscribed to MoviePass or any of its offshoots at the major theater chains, but I’d like to thank it for permanently breaking the pricing structure at the movies. Because of your sacrifice, movies are now cheaper than they have been in years.

 


*You do need to enter a credit card and it will renew if you don’t cancel. Be warned.