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.


Stacking Supermarket Receipt Rebates For (Almost) Free Food

One of the slowest ways to earn money is through supermarket rebate sites. I know, not exactly inspiring. But hear me out. It could lead to free munchies (or more). Here is how I got (almost) free cereal with a single receipt.

Easy Cash By Submitting Receipts

ibotta, fetch, mypoints

My cash back from supermarket receipts? Hardly.

I don’t eat a lot of cereal, but my kids do, so I’ll take it when it’s cheap. Generally, I don’t like to pay more than $1 per box. Coupons rarely get me to that point, so I rely on rebate sites. There are a number of sites but, when it comes to groceries, look for the ones that give you cash back for submitting receipts, like these.

You may need to combine sites, but that’s okay. They’re usually “stackable,” which means that one receipt can generally be used for several different rebates. Here’s an example of something that I did today:

  • Cereal at my local Star Market was on sale for $1.77. That’s a good start.
  • First, check on MyPoints for coupons. They’ve cut back on email points, but you can still do well with coupons. They have a page dedicated to coupons, which give you one point per coupon that you print, plus 25 points for every one you redeem. That’s worth 26 points. Since each point is worth about 0.63 cents, that’s a whopping $.16 in my pocket. The coupon itself was worth $.50 off of a box of cereal, but many supermarket double. Mine did. Total from MyPoints: $1.16.
  • Next is Ibotta, which is my favorite of the supermarket rebate sites. Each week, they have a list of products that give you a rebate if you buy them. Simply scan your receipt and they’ll give you money back. Today, I picked up $.35 from them. They were offering $.25 for buying any box of cereal, and $.10 for any item at all. Each week, they usually have an “any item” offer. It ranges from $.05 to $.25. Total from Ibotta: $.35.
  • Then, there are others. For example, Fetch, which gives you points for scanning any receipt, gave me 25 points for scanning this receipt. Again, not a big deal. It was worth about $.03. And finally, there’s Receipt Hog. It gave me five points for my receipt, worth about $.02. It also gives “spins” on a prize wheel, which can win you more points. Both of these can be found on the Scanning Receipts page. Total from randoms: $.05.


Overall, this box of cereal cost me about $.21 and five minutes of my time. Usually, it’s as simple as pulling up the app and scanning your receipt. It’s not a lot of work, and I can do it while I watch TV.

I’m always interested in these receipt apps, so please let me know of any that I missed. Until then, use the ones on the Scanning Receipts page for freebies.


Disney Movie Rewards: Five Free Points

It’s that time again! Navigate over to Disney Movie Rewards and pick up five free points, just for answering the trivia questions.

Remember, it takes about 30 seconds and you don’t have to get anything right.