Quick one today. Enter code THEH-OLID-AYSR-HERE at Kellogg’s Family Rewards to pick up a fast 50 points.
Also, it looks like Spin to Win is working again. I finally won something other than 50 points, ending up with 100.
Before I forget, I’d like to note that the subscription box is working, once and for all. Just enter your email to the right and you’ll get my nonsense on a daily basis. If you have Gmail, it may show up in your Promotions or Social box.
Kellogg’s seems to have prematurely ended its Spin to Win game, but you can still earn up to 600 points by completing the introductory freebies. Scroll to the bottom of your account dashboard and you’ll see six easy ways to earn 100 points per “task.”
Don’t forget the following contests, which you can enter daily and 20 times per day, respectively. They’re both free.
Top Cash Back: Enter daily by visiting the merchant of the day and clicking on the little bird that flies across your screen. You probably won’t win, but you have nothing to lose.
Coca-Cola: Enter up to 20 times per day by filling out the simple form with the occasional not-so-simple Captcha code. You can win a variety of prizes. Yesterday, I won a drink at AMC Theaters and a $25 Shutterfly gift card.
For the second night in a row, a Boston sports team pulled off a last-second stunner, so I’m just a bit shaky this morning. Best as I can tell, the Red Sox haven’t started yet.
Earn 100 points for entering code HOLIDAYS25PTSKFR at KFR, which leads to the question of why you’d have 25 points noted in a code that offers 100 points. We are talking about KFR, though, so your guess is as good as mine.
Also, the Spin to Win game seems to be temporarily under the weather. It’s not supposed to expire until the 21st, but again, this program is not the most consistent.
So what are we calling this program now, anyway? For now, I’m putting it under “Coca-Cola Offers.” In any case, you can enter a sweepstakes to win lots of good stuff. You can enter up to 20 times per day, so hopefully, you’ll win something. I won an AMC large drink voucher, which I value at about $42.
Happy Monday! Sadly, my subscription service is once again not working. Even MailChimp can’t figure it out. I’m hoping it will be working soon but, in the meantime, if you would like to get daily updates, please email me at email@example.com and I’ll add you manually.
Today’s clue is New Egg. Head to their store at Top Cash Back and you’ll get a game piece in the Christmas Treats game.
Make your way over to KFR, where you can not only enter the Spin to Win game but also get 25 points for entering code: MAKEMERRYWITHKFR.
Did anyone else just go to a really weird place with that code?
Every other Monday, Disney has a short trivia game which gives you five points, no matter how well you do with the questions. You can visit them here.
Here’s a nice Sunday freebie for you:
Marriott offers 1,000 free points at its Twitter account every Sunday by answering a football trivia question. Today’s question asks what year the current NFL replay system started. Answer by replying to the tweet and tag it #RewardsPoints to collect. There’s a subtle hint as to the correct answer in this post.
Just make sure that your Twitter account is linked to Marriott.
I love offers that ask you to make a purchase, and then pay you more in rewards than they actually cost to sign up.
I love those offers even more if they show up on multiple sites, as is the case with IMVU (which seems to be some sort of social networking platform). You can net up to $35 by making what looks to be a one-time purchase at Swagbucks and MyPoints.
Swagbucks may be my favorite pay to search/click/shop/whatever site. When you search through their search engine, they’ll randomly give you points. You can also earn points by shopping, taking surveys, etc. Points are worth a penny each.
The IMVU offer pays you 3,000 Swagbucks (SB) for making a one-time $9.99 purchase of credits toward whatever social media platform that they are running. I see nothing to indicate that this isn’t a one-time purchase, which means that you come out $20 ahead. Just head onto the site and put “IMVU” in the search engine.
If you haven’t signed up yet, we each earn $3 after you earn your first 300 points by enrolling through this link. But this site is good enough that, even if you aren’t interested in this particular offer, you should be on Swagbucks, anyway.
Another paid to click/shop/whatever site. MyPoints offers aren’t usually as generous as Swagbucks’s, since points are only worth about 0.6 cents each, but they make up for it by sending you several emails daily that offer five points just for clicking (If you want them; you can opt out, although I don’t). The IMVU offer at MyPoints is worth 4,000 points, or about $15 net.
One thing that I like about MyPoints: They’re responsive. I once had a question about an offer that I should have been credited for and they had taken care of it within 24 hours. That’s as close as you get to perfect customer service on the internet.
Again, I always appreciate it if you use my link. You’ll get a bonus of 1,750 points if you eventually spend $20 on the site.
Note that each site advertises as good for first-time sign-ups. Thus, I would advise that two people signing up for the offers don’t use the same credit card or email.
So, a few things today.
First, in theory, I have the subscription field working (It’s somewhere to the right –>).
Note, though, that this is only theory, because my technical skills aren’t too good. You should get an email immediately asking you to verify your email address. If you don’t, please email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and I’ll add you manually. Sorry about the potential extra step, but trust me, it’s worth it. Well, I like to think so, anyway.
Don’t worry, one email per day, and only on days that I actually write something.
You’ve also got a shot at free candy, as well as football tickets, games or gear (if you win one of the big prizes). Head over to the Mars Sweepstakes and enter your info, and you could come home with something either really cool or really sweet (or both).
This is just a test post to see if the mailing list is working. Feel free to ignore.
And a happy weekend to you! Here are some free points and other goodies.
Hey, 25 points is 25 points. I’ve got almost 30,000 KFR points and I can’t remember the last time I bought a box of cereal. These freebies add up over the years. Enter bonus code: HOHOHOLIDAYBONUS.
Also, don’t forget your chance to spin the wheel. I got my usual 50 points.
Another one not to forget: Top Cash Back. Play the Christmas Treats game and you could win something. You probably won’t, but you could.
The sign-up bonus from Dosh is back through the end of the year. Okay, the sign-up bonus is always there, it’s just a better return for the person who refers you (And I thank you for using my link. Seriously, thanks!). You can earn up to $7 just by signing up and linking a few cards.
For those of you who don’t know Dosh, it’s cash back shopping for lazy people. It’s run by the same people who do Swagbucks and they advertise bank-level encryption. Simply open an account and link a credit card or three and they’ll give you a rebate every time you shop at a participating merchant. You don’t have to do anything for the brick and mortar stores, and there are probably a bunch around you, particularly local restaurants. Shop, use your card, they’ll send you a rebate. For the online stores, it’s like any other cash back shopping site: Use their link and you’ll get money back.
One of the things that I wanted to do when I relaunched the site was not only develop a resource for all the free points out there but also come up with a few other ideas if you want to pick up some free cash along the way. Obviously, nobody is going to make a fortune clicking links on the internet, taking surveys or shopping at a cashback site, but there’s nothing to lose, either.
One of the easiest, and slowest, ways to make anything is with the apps from Perk. There are a bunch of them, but they all do essentially the same thing. Simply watch videos, play games, take quizzes, etc. and they’ll give you points. You earn at a very, very, very slow rate, but it requires no effort.
The sweet spot is the videos. I just leave my phone on while I’m doing something else and let it play videos over and over. Apparently, you can also let them run on multiple devices, earning you points that much faster. The points can be traded in for cash at the rate of 1,000 points equals $1.
I’ve found two of them to be useful. The first one is called AppTrailers (Apparently, one of the things you can do is watch movie trailers.). They’ll show a video, for which you get point, then some ads, then another video, etc. It pays a few more points than the other one I’ll recommend but, every once in a while, you have to click the forward button to get through an ad. How annoying.
The other is Perk TV. Fewer points per video, but I can go as much as an hour before they make me click on anything. Yes, my phone sits there, playing videos, earning points, and I do nothing.
Because both of these apps are run by Perk, your points will get pooled if you use the same user info for both. That speeds up the returns.
Note: Both of the above are referral links. We can each get up to $10 based on your points earnings. Again, this site won’t get you much money, but it takes no time. The guy who referred me says that he earns $50-75 per month. Not huge, but that’s $600-900 per year.
Don’t forget to visit Kellogg’s Family Rewards for your daily spin. Naturally, I got 50 points today.
We’re getting to the end of the Christmas Treats game and, so far, it’s been mostly tricks for me. Top Cash Back gave me another sweepstakes entry, but give it a shot yourself and see if you win something. Just visit the merchant of the day and click on the bird carrying the Christmas present.