Recyclebank: Earn Countless Points

One of the sites that I always forget to mention is Recyclebank, whose “hook” is that they teach you about recycling. They pay for rewards by partnering with major brands, but that’s okay, we don’t judge.

One of the nice things that they have done is move all of the “earn” opportunities onto one page, meaning that you don’t have to hunt all over the site to find them. There are well over 1,000 points available, so I gave up counting. Most of the time, you earn points simply by clicking on the page or, at worst, clicking through a few pages. The prizes aren’t terribly exciting, but decent stuff pops up on occasion.


Up To 600 United Miles: Opinion Miles Club

Surveys are a good way to earn some extra points, miles or dollars. Most airlines offer them and they’re easy enough partners to use.

Opinion Miles Club

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At United, you can earn up to 600 miles by joining their survey partner and completing your first survey. Most of them range from 5-15 minutes long, and it’s easy enough to complete them while doing, well, anything else. Premier (elite) members and United credit card holders get the 600 miles bonus, while all other frequent flyers get 300.

Is 600 (or 300) miles worth much? Not really, if the miles are worth 1-2 cents each. But there’s another factor in play here: mileage expiration. If you’re like me, and fly some airlines infrequently, you run into the risk of seeing your account deactivated (United will do so after 18 months of inactivity.). That fact, in and of itself, makes it worthwhile to join and do a survey, even if you never do one again.


Disney Movie Rewards: 20+ Points

Happy Friday all! Hope that you have a great weekend.

Disney Movie Rewards

Disney Movie Rewards

Minnie only rocked me with three points

Disney has thrown a bit of a curve ball at us this week, but in a good way. In addition to sending out the monthly email with free points in it, it also included a couple of surveys for ten points each. The surveys only took me a minute and are pretty self-explanatory. They’re a great way to pick up 20 points.

Thanks for reading! I hope that you’ll subscribe in the box in the upper right. No more than one email per day (and only on days that I write), I promise!


3,500 Swagbucks from Dollar Shave Club (+/- $20 Profit)

I started subscribing to Dollar Shave Club through Swagbucks a few months ago. I have really grown to like the razors, and the price can’t be beat. I spend a quarter of what I used to on blades and the quality is good.

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Earn +/- $20 and get a bunch of razors.

And now, they’re offering 3,500 SB, worth $35, to sign up and stay a subscriber for a few months. You’ll get 2,000 points when you sign up, and another 1,500 when you have remained a client for two months. Note that they send you an email before each shipment, giving you the option to cancel whenever you want. I wasn’t sure if I would stay with it, but it’s definitely worth it.


Swagbucks allows you to earn points for searching, participating in offers, buying stuff, etc. Often, like with this deal, the rewards you earn are actually worth more than you spent on the items! If you have not signed up, I would definitely recommend doing so and would appreciate it if you use my link. Thanks!


Why e-Rewards Is Worth Your Time

e-Rewards is one of the better survey sites out there for a number of reasons: The surveys are relatively easy to complete, they take the amount of time they say and the rewards are decent. You can earn anything from a gift certificate to miles.

The Not-So-Hidden Benefit


When it pays to fail

But one of the best benefits of e-Rewards is one that doesn’t get a lot of press. When you fail, you win. The site gives you a token amount for just trying a survey, even if you get disqualified, usually $.25-$.50 in e-Rewards currency (which is different from real currency). Best of all, if you don’t qualify for a survey, they knock you out pretty quickly, usually under a minute (Yes, they also have their share of surveys that have you hooked for 5-10 minutes before you get knocked out, but those are fewer in number.). In the survey above, you get $4.50 for a 20-minute survey, or $.25 to get disqualified. At that rate, you can earn a decent prize without ever taking a survey!


Starbucks is just one of many gift cards you can redeem for

It can also take longer that way, of course, but e-Rewards is at least good enough to give you something meaningful when you put in the effort.

Sadly, you need to be invited to join e-Rewards. There’s no way to join on your own. But when you get the invite, it’s worth taking advantage of.


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

Cool! 100 points from Kellogg’s Family Rewards. Just enter code JANUARYPOINTS.



Disney Movie Rewards: Five Points

Happy Monday!

Don’t forget to do the bi-weekly Disney Trivia for five points. You don’t actually need to get the questions right, which is a good thing, because I usually don’t.

Sign into your account and click on “Earn Points.”

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

Hi all. Have been out of the office for a couple of days.

Let’s start back with a KFR code for 100 points: KFRPOINTSFOR2018

Enjoy your weekend!

Disney Movie Rewards, Giving Assistant, Dosh

Happy Monday to you all!

Last night, a friend and I set up an Xbox for my kids. So much for plug and play. The thing took three hours and nearly gave me cardiac arrest. Seriously, aren’t these things supposed to get easier over time?

Disney Movie Rewards

disney movie rewards

Earn five points for playing, 50 if you are one of the fastest times

It’s trivia time! Check in for the Monday trivia and pick up a cool five points, no matter how many questions you answer correctly.

Giving Assistant

Giving Assistant is a new cashback shopping site, similar to Mr. Rebates and Ebates. The total returns look pretty good and the cofounder was kind enough to email me about it. Since I assume that nobody reads this blog (Hint: Subscribe above!), anybody who writes in gets a free mention. And a puppy. Okay, no puppy.

One nice feature of Giving Assistant is that it allows you to donate a portion of your earnings to charity, and it looks like they support some pretty interesting causes. Feel free to sign up and we’ll each get $5 (I get mine if you make a purchase and I thank you in advance.)!


Dosh is what I call “cash back shopping for lazy people.” It’s like any other cash back shopping site, except that it also works in brick and mortar stores. And the best part about it is, you don’t have to do anything. Just link a credit card or two to Dosh and, whenever you make a purchase at an eligible store with that card, it will pay you your rebate and send you a text telling you that it did so. You don’t have to do anything. If you make the purchase online, just access the store through Dosh’s app.

For signing up and linking purchase methods, you can get a sign-up bonus of up to $7. Then, go ahead and refer a bunch of your friends because, between now and January 21, you’ll get $15 per person who signs up and links a card. Thank you very much for signing up on your phone through my link!

I’ve test-driven the app and can tell you that it does work, since I’ve been rewarded for brick and mortar store purchases. Dosh advertises bank-level encryption.


Swagbucks And MyPoints Bonuses

Cheers. Here are a couple of bonuses to start off 2018 right.



If you’re not signed up for Swagbucks, you really should be. It’s a search engine that randomly gives you points for searching. You never know where or when they will come. You can also earn points through surveys, offers, purchases and other ways. Often, there are offers that will give you more back in points value than they actually cost to complete, meaning that you’ll get a free product and make a profit.

Sign up now, or at least before January 31, and we each get 300 points (which they call Swagbucks). That’s $3 in value just to sign up which, of course, costs nothing. I’d really appreciate it if you use my link so that we both get credit. Thanks!

MyPoints New Year’s Resolution

This one looks like it could be kind of interesting. You can earn up to 900 bonus points (~$5-6) by setting a goal for yourself on how many offers you will complete in January. If you hit your target, you’ll get the bonus points. The higher your goal, the more bonus points that you will earn.

Signup is free and I kindly request that you use my referral link to do so. Thank you!