Disney Movie Rewards: Five Points

Disney Movie Rewards again, but first…

One would think that unemployment would mean that I would have more time to write posts. And yet, I’ve slowed down. I’ve discovered that it actually is possible to relax. The stress level is way down, I’ve lost five pounds and I’m thinking of doing something fun with all the survey sites I write about. In any case…

Disney Movie Rewards Trivia

Pick up five free points from Disney Movie Rewards when you answer the once-every-two-weeks trivia question. Answer a few questions, get some points. Nice how it works out, huh?


$2.85 From Swagbucks Cash And Other Stuff

A couple of housekeeping items, and then we’ll get to the good stuff on Swagbucks..

First, I’d once again like to complain about the quality of the spam that I get. Seriously, if you name yourself “Cialis,” the filters are going to catch you. Put some effort into it.

Second, after 19 years in the financial services industry (with a brief interruption), it appears that my career has come to an end. On to the next thing, whatever that is. Don’t see myself making a fortune blogging. As far as I know, the only things that generate income on this site are clicks on the Google Ads. Do I even have ad banners? I’ll have to look into that.

Maybe I can make a living doing surveys. Hmm, $50/month from 50 different survey companies. $30k per year. I’ll look into that…

And now, back to our regularly scheduled programming…

Free And Easy $2.85 from Swagbucks (And Then Some)…


Not exactly the big bucks, but every bit helps.

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, signing up for newsletters and other ways. The surveys are particularly good and generally pay more than other websites. But the easy return on capital (i.e., your time), comes from the sign-up offers. It’s easy. They have a bunch of merchants who are willing to pay you just to sign up for their newsletter. I have no idea why companies are willing to pay me just for my email. Don’t care. I have a secondary email where I send stuff that doesn’t get read as often. Added bonus: They’re instituting a loyalty program.

This is what I did in the past week. I didn’t work particularly hard at it, so there’s plenty more out there. Sorry i don’t have the direct links, but they’re pretty easy to find on the site:

Sign Up for Newsletter from:        Get:

Enfamil                                                   $.25

Domino’s                                               $.25

Kellogg’s Family Rewards           $1.00

Myrtle Beach Hotel                         $.05

Huggies                                                  $.50

Pillsbury                                                $.40

Betty Crocker                                    $.40

All of the above took me a few minutes, since all they wanted was an email. Some wanted a bit more information, but I’m not concerned with snail mail.

You, too, can sign up for Swagbucks and become a billionaire millionaire at least $2.85 richer. Yup, that’s a referral link, but they’ll also start you with a bonus of some sort (I don’t actually know how much. I’d appreciate it if somebody who signs up throws a note in the comments.).



Disney Movie Rewards: Newsletter Points

Yes, it’s that time. Disney Movie Rewards’ monthly newsletter should be in your mailbox. Ooh, Dumbo! But even better, scroll to the bottom and click on the link for your mystery points. I got a whopping six this month!


LifePoints, The Improved Global Test Markets

Global Test Markets has rebranded itself as LifePoints. Let’s take a look at it.

Typically, I’m pretty skeptical of sites that claim to be new and better. New? Possible. Better? Usually not. Still, LifePoints actually made a few improvements and the new sight is worth seeing.

LifePoints (Formerly Global Test Markets)


The new LifePoints

LifePoints, formerly Global Test Markets, is one of several survey sites on the interweb. It’s pretty typical: Take a survey, get points. If you’re trading in for PayPal, the exchange rate is 100 LifePoints (LP) equals $.83. Some of the changes include:

  • An upgrade to the interface. LifePoints is definitely more user-friendly than Global Test Markets was.
  • I’m qualifying for surveys at an amazing rate. Normally, I DQ on 80% of surveys that I attempt. On LP, I’m probably qualifying for at least 50%.
  • If you attempt a survey and are booted, you now get two points. You can get up to 10 “failure points” per day. At the old Global Test Markets, you got nothing if you didn’t qualify for a survey.
  • On the downside, the new site has a bad habit of timing you out. Every third or fourth survey seems to result in a message saying that I’ve been timed out. Sometimes I get the points for completing the survey, sometimes I don’t. Here’s what they have to say about it. It’s not particularly helpful:

If you are receiving a message that you have timed out of a survey, please return to your dashboard and click on the “start survey” button again.

If the survey allows you to restart the survey, you will pick up where you left off.

If the survey does not allow you to restart the survey, we sincerely apologize and look forward to your future participation.

Unfortunately, some surveys are only accessible once. These surveys do not allow you to go back to correct mistakes or pick up where you left off and we are unable to reset those surveys.

Overall, the new site is a pretty good one. I hope that the timing out issue gets solved but, other than that, it’s definitely an improved experience.


Disney Movie Rewards Trivia: 10 Free Points

Sorry folks, it’s been kind of a rough week, so I’ve been offline. I’m coming back with yet more Disney Movie Rewards.

Disney Movie Rewards

Pick up 10 points from DMR Trivia. First, go to the link I just provided. Then, look at the URL and change the “113” at the end to “114.” You’ll get a hidden quiz and another ten points. Sneaky buggers.


Two Search And Survey Sites Making Changes (At Least One Is Good)

Want a little free cash? There are a ridiculous number of sites that you can find online. The problem is differentiating the good for the bad. You can get paid to search, take surveys, watch videos, etc. How much you’ll get paid depends on the site. You won’t be quitting your day job to take surveys or click links all day, but it gives you some money makers while you watch TV or are supposed to be sleeping.

Two of the programs that I use are making changes, and we know that at least one is favorable. I’ll give you the lowdown on both. We’ll give priority to the better one:

Swagbucks Adds A Loyalty Bonus: Elite Levels!


The new Swagbucks Membership Rewards Program

Okay, anything that includes leveling-up gets my attention. Yes, I’m a sucker. Fortunately, this one is worth it.

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. The surveys are particularly good and generally pay more than other websites. 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. 100 Swagbucks (SB) is worth a dollar.

Swagbucks is adding a membership rewards program, based on your lifetime earnings. It launches in the next 45 days, but you can pre-register today (and only today). After today, you have to wait for the actual launch date. They’re not revealing what you’ll get at each level, but it represents another reason to use the site. I’m currently eligible for Amethyst.

Global Test Market

Global Test Markets, a survey site, is changing its name and, theoretically, making other changes. They’ve been sending me emails for weeks, but have given me very few details.

The only relevant detail that they have mentioned is a positive one: If you try a survey but get rejected for it, they’ll give you two points. A normal survey will give you 50-100 points, so it’s not exactly a fortune, but at least it provides a reason for people to click their links.

What we don’t know is how they will value points. Currently, they’re worth a little less than a penny each. A new program, with a new name, is a perfect chance for them to devalue the points, while telling us that it’s a great “enhancement.”

Remember, you won’t make millions on any of these sites. But a few bucks here and a few bucks there begins to add up.


*This is a referral link. You’ll get $3 if you sign up through me (and I’ll get a bonus based on what you earn). It doesn’t cost you anything and it helps me buy shoes. Seriously, forget the kids. I need new shoes.


Disney Movie Rewards: Five Free Points

Bi-weekly trivia has popped up, so you get free points. Woo-hoo!

Head over here, answer the questions, bask in your glory. Then collect five points. Remember, you don’t need to get the questions right to get the points.


Free Coke Code

For those of you who still collect the My Coke Rewards caps, or whatever it’s called, here’s a freebie for you. It’s only one use, so if you use it, please note that in the comments so that others don’t waste their time. Thank you.


Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

For a while, it looked like Kellogg’s Family Rewards was never going to send out another bonus code again. Fortunately, they were nice enough to send me one yesterday.

Enter the code LOVE-YOUR-KFRE-WARD for 100 free points and add to that total. You have until February 25 to do so. No time like the present.


Disney Movie Rewards: 10 Free Points From Trivia

First, I have to say that I’m a bit disappointed in the quality of spam that I’m getting. Spammers used to try much harder. Now, it seems like they’re hardly putting any effort into it. Or maybe it’s just that Akismet has stepped up its game. In any case, onto Disney Movie Rewards…

Disney Movie Rewards: 10 Free Points

disney movie rewards

But LA residents did get a pity ride from Uber

It’s that time again, every other Monday. You can pick up ten free DMR points by hitting their bi-weekly trivia and answering some quick questions. After you’ve done the questions through the provided link, change the “110” at the end of the url to “111” and pick up five more points in the hidden trivia.

No muss, no fuss. Some math.