Saturday, April 30, 2011

(MY LIFE) Wrapping Christmas Presents in April? Yep. I do.

There is just something about playing Santa at Christmas that fills me with joy. I love seeing my family members faces when they open up the gifts I got them. It makes me incredibly happy.

Yesterday I had an urge to wrap Christmas presents. So I did. Why do I have Christmas presents already in April? Let me explain...

I am a part of many reward programs/websites that allow me to cash out for various prizes when I have enough points earned. Throughout the year, when I see a prize that a family member would really enjoy, I cash out. Later this year, I plan on cashing out for prizes that I can donate to Toys for Tots, etc. I know many of my readers are already fully aware of these programs, but others may not be. I wanted to share a few of the programs I am aware of with you, and in return, maybe you could share some of the programs I don't know about, with me :)

If you sign up for any of the reward programs below, and need help in understanding how to get points, just comment and I can explain fully. Please note: the reward programs that have my referral link in them have a * beside them.

Pointsandprizes- A website that had words throughout their website that have point values. You can redeem these words for points, and redeem those points for prizes.

GSN- A website where you can play games, answer trivia questions and win "oodles". With these oodles you can redeem for prizes in their prize store.

Swagbucks*- A search engine that gives you "swagbucks" for searching and other various tasks. You can redeem these swagbucks for various prizes.

Zoombucks*- Similar to swagbucks, you receive "zoombucks" for searching and other various tasks which can be redeemed for gift cards.

Irazoo-another website similar to swagbucks. Search and recommend websites to earn points to redeem for prizes.
Click to Give*- A website that donates to charitable causes with every click. You also get points for clicking to redeem for rewards. A win-win situation!

Listia*- When you sign up, you receive free credits which can be used to bid on items from other members. Most members ship free as well.

Suddenlydarling*- A website that gives you points for commenting on articles, daily log-in, etc. These points can be redeemed for prizes.

Cashlagoon*- A Pay Per Click site that gives you points/cash that you can redeem. No minimum cash out required. (the PPC is not good right now though but they do have other offers)

Chapman's Kids Club- Canada Only- play games to get points to redeem for chapmans products and different children's items.

Panel Cloud (for those who collect Airmiles)- You'll receive 5 Airmiles just for signing up. They will periodically send you emails with surveys worth Airmiles. If you do sign up and would use my email as your referrer, that'd be awesome. email:

and those are just the ones that I favor. There are many other programs you can join, but I find they take a lot longer to be able to redeem for anything. There are also many survey sites (Hotspex is an excellent example) that will provide you with points for taking surveys when they are available to you.

These programs are great. You don't need to pay anything, but it does take some time on your part to collect those points to be able to redeem for the prizes you want. All of the above programs I have listed are legit. I have cashed out numerous times on all of them (except Click to Give, I do that for charity, not for the tangible rewards).

So, are you a member of any of these sites? How are you enjoying them? Which is your favourite? Feel free to leave your referral links in the comments section below. Do not spam the comments though or I will not approve them.

Enjoy the free rewards :)

Thursday, April 28, 2011

(GIVEAWAY) Win a PUMA Purse Stuffed with Goodies!

Thank you everyone for entering, the winner has 48 hours to respond to my email before another winner is chosen.

The Prize
So since it's my new blog, I figured I better have my first giveaway in celebration! You can see the purse stuffed with goodies above. But your probably wondering what exactly is in it... Well, lets start with a photo:

the contents: (you get the purse as well)
  1. Ed Hardy Air Freshener
  2. Ed Hardy Drink Cozy
  3. Maybelline Shine Seduction Glossy Lip Color 
  4. Latin Party Music CD
  5. Shut Up and Sing DVD
  6. Think Thin, Live Thin bracelet
  7. Jac extreme sparkles vial
  8. Burt's Bees Lemon Butter Cuticle Cream
  9. Avene Anti-Age night Cream
  10. Clarins Gentle Foaming Cleanser
  11. Olay 2in1 Daily Face Cloth
  12. $10.00 Pizza-Pizza Gift Card

HOW TO ENTER (I do check entries to verify!)

Mandatory Entry: 
You MUST publicly follow my blog via Google Friends Connect. Once you are following me (or if you already are), leave a comment letting me know this.( I do check, and have disqualified before for not following me PUBLICLY.) +1 entry.

Extra Entries:
- Follow my other blog via Google Friend Connect. You can visit the blog HERE. (+3 entries)
-Follow me on twitter and tell me the name you use. Use the link on the right hand side to follow. (+1 entry)
-Tweet about this giveaway and leave me a link to the tweet (You can click the tweet button at the bottom of this post) (+1 entry) This can be done daily for +1 entry per day.
-Leave me a comment letting me know what type of blog posts you would like to see me have here (+1entry)

Contest Details: 
-Open to USA/CANADA 
Contest ends May 17, 2011 at 11:59PM any entries following this time will be void.
-Winner has 2 days to contact me back with their shipping details before a new winner is drawn.
-I will use to choose the winner
-Leave your email address with each entry (comment) so I can contact you if you have won if there is no contact information in your GFC profile. If I cant contact you, I will have to choose another winner.
-This giveaway is sponsored by me and shipped by me. I reuse envelopes in good condition to be less wasteful.

(MY LIFE) The Beginning of a New Blog

And so the journey begins... My very first post on my new blog. I am so excited about this and I just cannot wait to share my ideas, thoughts, and opinions with you, and to hear your ideas, thoughts and opinions too! Be sure to check out the pages located on the right hand side to learn a little bit about me, the blog, my favorite links, etc

I would love if you followed by blog via Google Friend Connect (on the right hand side). If you have an interesting blog, let me know. I'll follow you back!

I am still relatively new to blogging, so things will be modified and revamped as I learn more in-depth tools/techniques to make the blog more convenient for my readers. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated :)

If you have a minute, check out my other blog HERE. It focuses on charitable causes and all proceeds go to charity that are made from the blog.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope to hear comments from you soon :)