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.


New Or Higher Signup Bonuses

I got a new iPhone over the weekend. My old one was on its last legs and had done an admirable job holding up under stressful circumstances. I felt a little sad when I completely erased it.

Sign Up Bonuses

I got emails with a couple of interesting signup bonuses for online sites this weekend. Among them:

Fetch: Scan a receipt with your phone and the site will automatically determine if you bought a product that offers points. It’s a great site for those of you who buy a lot of branded stuff. If you don’t have anything, they’ll still give you points for trying.

They’ve increased the sign-up bonus to 2,000 points. Sign up through this link and use code R9ECT, we’ll each earn 2,000 points, equivalent to a whopping $2. But hey, it’s for doing nothing.

Dosh: I call Dosh “cash back for lazy people.” Simply sign up, link a credit card and that’s it. Every time you use a participating merchant, they’ll give you cash back.

Sign-up bonus is $5 for you and $10 for me. I know, that seems unfair to me, too. So if you do sign up, feel free to add your link to the comments and get a referral there.


Disney Movie Rewards: Free Monthly Points

Check your email for the monthly free points from Disney Movie Rewards. Each month, usually in the first week of the month, DMR sends out a newsletter that will give you a few free points. This month, I got five. Good luck!

Treasure Trooper: The Most Diverse Free “Get-Paid-To” Site

I write a lot about sites where you can earn easy, if not always copious, cash by taking surveys, clicking links, watching videos, etc. I will only use sites that are free and allow me to do interact with them while I’m doing something else. I’ve found Treasure Trooper to be one of the most comprehensive Get-Paid-To (GPT) site of all the ones I use. I’ve used it for several years and earned over $2,700 with it:

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My lifetime earnings

Treasure Trooper

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The Treasure Trooper home screen

GPT sites are simple enough to use. Companies will pay you a small amount of money to take a survey, sign up for their emails,* etc. You’ll never have to pay for anything and, over time, small amounts of money can add up to large(r) amounts of money. And this site comes with a game aspect, as well. Get ready for your dragon!

Note: Treasure Trooper is a referral site. You certainly don’t need to be referred, but I may get something if you use my link. I appreciate it, thanks!

Earning The Cash

What I like most about this site is all the different ways that there are to earn. The best areas of Treasure Trooper include:

  • Cash Offers that pay you cash to take a survey, fill out a marketing form, sign up for a newsletter or promotion, etc. They’re generally quick and easy.
  • Other Surveys including a special cash surveys section as well as surveys identified as Study Storms and Survey Seekers.
  • Cash Search and Cash Videos pay you for searching through their link or watching a certain number of short videos. They’re the smallest rewards but also the easiest.
  • Arrowhead Dig Sites that have a whole range of different offers. Some of them pay several dollars.
  • Other Goodies: There are several other ways to earn, but the ones above are my favorite.

The Currency

Most of the offers pay in cash. Simple enough. Several, however, pay in “alternative currency,” such as arrowheads or platinum coins. Don’t worry, they’re as good as cash. Some merchants won’t allow GPT sites to give you cash outright, so the sites offer proprietary currency that can be converted into a cash-equivalent, such as a gift card.

The Dragons

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You can breed your own dragons in the dragon lair

The biggest “hook” with the site may be the dragon game that you can play. If you don’t want to convert your alternative currencies to cash immediately, you can also use it to breed virtual dragons. There are several basic dragons that are worth $5 each and, as you breed them and get increasingly rare ones, the dollar values go up. The rarest is worth $100 (Note that you can only sell one of each kind of dragon for more than $5. Subsequent rare dragon sales are for $5 each.). You can sell one dragon every 30 days.

You can also use your dragons to fight others, explore different parts of the site or just do whatever dragons do. It’s a game, it’s fun and it can earn you a few bucks.

The Contests

You can make some decent money on the site just from bonuses. Every month, there is a different contest or competition, which gives you a bonus based on your activity. There’s also a $100 treasure hunt that gives you $100 when you complete a certain number and type of offers, as well as a virtual slot machine where you can win cash, virtual currency or an undisclosed grand prize for winning certain items.

Finally, once you earn $500, you’ll receive “VIP” status, with added bonuses, extra contests and easy cashout procedures.

What Are The Negatives?

It’s a pretty easy site, but here are a few things to keep in mind:

  • Don’t forget to clear cookies/cache between offers. That will help your approval rate. There still may be times when you complete an offer correctly and it doesn’t credit. I don’t know why, it just happens occasionally.
  •  While the survey payouts are pretty good, the cash back shopping payouts aren’t. Treasure Trooper tends to be at the low end of the payout scale in the cash back shopping section.
  • It can take a while to learn your way around, particularly with the dragons. Most others on the site are pretty friendly, though, and there are some good user manuals in the forum.

And that’s it. You certainly won’t get rich through the site, but you’ll be able to pick up a few bucks here and there. It costs nothing to sign up and they’ll give you a whopping one dollar to do so, so you have nothing to lose.





*You’re best off using a secondary email so that you don’t tie up your primary email with a lot of spam.

Kellogg’s Family Rewards: 100 Points

Get a snowball of points from Kellogg’s Family Rewards when you enter the code SNOW-BALL-OFPO-INTS. Head over to KFR’s site and you’ll pick up 100 points for entering the bonus code.


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Disney Movie Rewards: Five Points

Disney Movie Rewards makes it as easy as it comes with free points, offering five points for playing a quick game of Disney trivia, regardless of how many points you score. Enjoy!