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.

 

Coca Cola: Four Caps Gets You A $2 iTunes Gift Card

Coca Cola got rid of its official rewards program, but you can still enter caps along the way to pick up some prizes.

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There’s a long list of offers, but the one that I got today seems pretty simple: Enter four Sprite caps and you’ll get a code for a $2 iTunes gift card, as well as the possibility of winning a bigger card or headphones. You’ll need to sign in to see it, and it’s limited to the first 25,000 people, but if you have the caps lying around, you might as well take advantage of them.

 

Disney Movie Rewards: 10 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 “85” on the end to “84.” You’ll get a “hidden quiz” for another five points.

New Contest Listing: Fireball Friday

I’m not even sure who is sponsoring this contest, but “Fireball Friday” is a cool name and you can enter once per day until Halloween to have a chance to win a variety of gift cards, including AMC, Lyft or Pandora. The gift cards range in value from $5-30.

All contests can be found on the contest page.

MyPoints: Money Maker (~$4.00) And Ziploc Bags

MyPoints is one of those “paid-to” sites, whether it’s clicking on their email ads (usually five points each) or shopping through their site (less profitable, but still not bad). Often, their email ads will include purchase offers and, occasionally, the offers are so good that you can actually make money by buying something.

Ziploc Money Maker

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Ziploc product prices may be different in store than online

They recently sent an offer that allows you to make money at Walmart with Ziploc bags. It’s not a big one, at only $4, but you also get bags along with it.

The offer gives you 1,700 points for buying two Ziploc products. I calculate one MyPoints point to be worth 0.625 cents, which makes this offer worth just over $10. Online, at least (The purchase must be done in-store. I’m using online prices as an example.), you can get two products for about $6. Voila, you total comes to just over $4 of profit.

It’s not something that I’d drive 30 miles for, but if you’re in a Walmart, it’s worth a look.

 

Disney Movie Rewards: Free Monthly Newsletter Points

Go ahead and check your email for the link from Disney Movie Rewards. The monthly newsletter should be in there, along with a link at the bottom to collect your free points.

I got five points this month.

New: Freebie Contests Page

I find myself entering a lot of these freebie instant win contests online, so I’m starting a page with the ones that I find. Feel free to add them in the comments section and I can add them to the master list.

Most of these contests offer instant wins with small prizes, as well as drawings at the end for larger prizes. Don’t expect to win much, but it’s fun to enter and only takes a minute.

Here are a few hints:

  • Establish a “throwaway” email for contest entries. If you want, you can check after a particular contest is over to see if you won a grand prize, but it’ll save your main email inbox from Spam.
  • Enter the Coca-Cola ones. YOU DO NOT NEED TO ENTER A CAP CODE. If you scroll through the T&C and go to “How to Play,” there should be a link for a free entry. Often, you can enter more than once per day. Sadly, they have really annoying Captcha pictures.
  • It goes without saying, but free means free. Don’t ever pay to enter these drawings.
  • I’ll add contests as I find them. I hope to be better about it than I have been in the past.