Ibotta: Free Money And Free Veggies

Question: Why do smoke detector batteries only fail between 2 am and 4 am? Is it a law or something?

Ibotta is one of my favorite shopping apps. It’s simple: After you finish your shopping trip, check the site to see if any of the groceries that you are buying are offering rebates. If they are, just scan your receipt and presto! Money appears in your account.

Earning Ibotta Cash with Freebies


Healthy, tasty and rebatey

One of the categories that Ibotta frequently showcases is produce. Every week or so, they’ll offer at least one vegetable or fruit that gives you a rebate for buying it. We’re not talking about brands, here. Rather, it’s a rebate on simply buying a product. This week, for instance, is asparagus and sweet potatoes. Buy either of them and they’ll give you 25 cents. They, of course, think that you are going to buy in bulk. You, of course, know better. They’re offering you cash back for any purchase quantity. If you become the first person in the world to buy a single stalk of asparagus, you come out ahead. Go ahead, enjoy your asparagus.

And if you’re not signed up for the site already, I’d appreciate if you joined through my link. We each get money if you do so.

Disney Movie Rewards: Five Free Points

It’s every other Monday, and you know what that means: Disney Movie Rewards has five free points for you.

Disney Movie Rewards Trivia

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Trivia from Disney Movie Rewards

It’s easy. Every two weeks, DMR puts out a few trivia questions. It doesn’t matter whether you get them right. Just keep clicking answers and they’ll give you five points for the effort.

Top Cash Back: Spend $10, Get $2.50

Top Cash Back is a cash back shopping site, meaning that when you access merchants through the site, they pay TCB something who, in turn, shares the commission with you. It works nicely for everyone involved. I’ve occasionally had to chase them to get them to credit a purchase, but they are almost always one of the two or three highest payers.

Top Cash Back: An Extra $2.50

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An instant rebate up to 25%

Through tomorrow, Top Cash Back is offering $2.50 just for making a single purchase of $10 or more. That’s a 25% rebate right off the bat, so you’re already making money. Just be sure to register ahead of time.

If you’re not a member of already, I kindly request that you use my referral link, and we’ll both get something back when you sign up. Thanks!

Swagbucks Brings Back Swago

Swagbucks has brought back one of its more popular contests, Swago. It’s like bingo, but with swag.

Swagbucks Brings Back Swago


Happy birthday to them

For those of you who are fans of Swagbucks, make sure to check out their Swago contest. Here’s how it works. They give you a bingo board except, instead of numbers, each square has an activity. Complete the activity and they’ll give you the square. Form a bingo win and you’ll get Swag Bucks (SB; their proprietary currency, worth a penny each) as well as a spin on their wheel of prizes (I got “double points on my next search.”). It’s a little tougher than usual this time around, since the center square is to buy a gift card from MyGiftCardsPlus, but it could be an easy way to round up your Starbucks account.

Dollar Shave Club through Swagbucks (Profit!)

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If you need razors and want to earn some SB, a quick way to do so is through Dollar Shave Club. They’re offering 2,000 SB ($20) to get the starter kit and another 1,500 to stay subscribed for two months. The starter kit is $5.00. I use Dollar Shave Club and have been happy with them.

If you haven’t signed up for Swagbucks, I’d appreciate it if you used my link. We’ll both get something. Thank you!


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

Another holiday, another 100 points from Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Enter code: PRESIDENTSDAYPTS

That’s all. Have a nice day.

Swagbucks: Increased Travel Awards

I’m not normally a big fan of booking travel through third-party vendors. 95% of the time, it works out just fine. The problem is the other 5%. If you do use third-party agencies, though, Swagbucks has temporarily boosted some of its travel bonuses.

Swagbucks And Travel

Normally, merchants such as Expedia and Travelocity only give you a rebate of a couple of percent. For a limited time, though, Swagbucks is paying some big bonuses to book travel through them.

  • Travelocity and Hotels.com earn you 8 Swagbucks (SB) per dollar spent on travel booked through SB. That’s an 8% return.
  • Expedia and Priceline get you 10 SB per dollar spent. I’ve never noticed much of a difference between Expedia and Travelocity, so I’d use the former.

Swagbucks is a referral site. If you don’t already have a membership, I’d appreciate it if you used my link and we will both get a bonus. Thanks!


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 150 Points (Two Codes)

I’m actually going to be at a conference next week where Kellogg’s is one of the featured presenters. Wonder if they’re going to give out free Kellogg’s Family Rewards points? No, probably not, although they do usually give out Tony the Tiger dolls.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 150 Points


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Apparently, I somehow managed to miss two codes, but they’re still time. Head over to Kellogg’s Family Rewards and enter the following codes for 150 points. And after that, have a great weekend. I command you to.




Free (After Points) Glade Products, Flowers

Happy Valentine’s Day to all of you! Here are a few chances to get some free (Glade) or rebated products to make your holiday that much sweeter.

Free Glade Products at Walmart


A sweet-smelling car for free

MyPoints is offering a deal with Walmart that can keep you, or at least your car, smelling sweet. Buy a car starter kit and two or more PlugIns refills at Walmart and they’ll give you 1,600 points. I value a MyPoint point at about 5/8 of a cent (.62 cents), so 1,600 is worth about $10, which is more than the cost of the products. Note that, best as I can tell, you have to make the purchase in-store and then upload the receipt before February 19.

Flower (Rebate) Power


Flower savings

Haven’t gotten flowers for your sweetie yet? Don’t despair, you can still get them online and get up to 30% off for doing so. Having said that, ordering flowers online would be my last choice, since the quality is not particularly high. Most of these wire services connect with local merchants, and the merchants aren’t going to give the best product to people who are ordering on price. Still, it’s better than nothing.

The above offer can be found on TopCashBack and, if you use my referral link as a new customer, we each get a whopping $5!

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

Thank you to reader Ryan who did the Kellogg’s Family Rewards crossword puzzle that I was too lazy to do. Turns out that there was a code for 100 points: YOURKFRVALENTINE.

Even better, KFR gave me an extra 13,000 points in my account because, well, I don’t know why. It told me that I hadn’t logged in for 90 days (not the case, but whatever) and that it would reinstate my points. It then gave me an additional 13,000 points on top of what I already had. I’m having trouble deciding what to redeem for, although the Vintage Tony The Tiger Tea Set sounds kind of cool, plus the alliteration makes it fun to say. Sadly, I’m a few points short.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards Value

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Something to have in case the Queen ever comes for tea

The downside with KFR giving away so many points is that the prizes aren’t that great. A $5 gift card (various merchants) costs 7,500 points, although there is currently a $10 AMC theater card for 13,000. If you eat a lot of cereal, you can get a $1 Kellogg’s coupon for 850 points. Cereal is frequently on sale for $2 at the supermarket, so that’s a pretty good deal. Every once in a while, they add new rewards, so take a peek occasionally to see what’s out there. The world is your oyster. Well, in this case, the world is your Pop Tart.


Possible Free Yogurt?

I like freebies. I like yogurt. So free yogurt is about as good as it gets. Yum, Chobani.

Check in here to get a possible free Chobani product. Hunt4Freebies, where I found the coupon, says that it’s good at Meijer but, if you read the T&C, it says that the coupon can be used at any retailer that accepts coupons. You can also send the coupon to a friend.