Sunday, April 7, 2019

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in April



Spring is here, and there's no better time to start earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout April you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.                             When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:                   
                                   2. Earn 300 SB total before May 1st, 2019. 
           You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it.
3. That's it. 

It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned a $25 gift card for Red Lobster. DH and I used it for a date lunch last week.                              

No More Cutting Paper Coupons for Me!


Hello everyone, we have been on a mission to tighten the purse strings again. I have been watching youtube and one person I really learned a ton from is One Cute Couponer.

I bought all of the things in this photo and spent $10.83 before, after Michigan tax I paid $12.14 at Family Dollar.  The photo below is the proof. I had no paper coupons but did have a load of smart coupons. 


 I did not come up with this deal on my own. I have been watching youtube and learning from One Cute Couponer. 
This deal starts at 8:15 in the video. I followed her instructions very carefully. I took notes and ventured into the store and it worked.  I decided to purchase the Tide Pods instead of the kids Sauve shampoo. We do not use kids shampoo in our house. This is not the first time I have tried it, I am sold. No more cutting paper coupons for me. I must give a shout out-Thank You Erika aka One Cute Couponer.

What have you saved money on lately?

Review/Contest for “A Silent Voice”

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A Silent Voice – The Movie on Blu-ray and DVD on April 2. A Silent Voice is a gorgeous anime film with a powerful message about bullying, depression, and forgiveness. The moving coming-of-age drama depicts the struggles of adolescence through its memorable characters and stunning animation. We suggest the title for the age of 13+.


When a deaf elementary school girl named Shoko is forced to transfer to a new school after a boy named Shôya constant bullies her, Shôya suffers over the consequences of his guilt for years. Upon entering high school, Shôyafinally decides he must find Shoko, to make amends for what he did in elementary school and to become her friend. Along the way, he meets new and old faces and struggles with many complicated relationships and feelings in “this beautifully rendered anime” (Total Film).
Based on the critically acclaimed manga by Yoshitoki Oima, this release is presented in Japanese with subtitles, and with an English dub.

Winner of the 40th Japan Academy Award for Excellent Animation of the Year, A Silent Voice – The Movie makes its highly anticipated debut on home entertainment following its North American theatrical release in late 2017.  A Silent Voice – The Movie comes from the lauded director Naoko Yamada (Liz and the Blue Bird) and writer Reiko Yoshida. Among the film’s many accolades are Tokyo Anime Awards for Best Film and Best Screenplay and the Japanese Movie Critics Award for Best Animation.

Review: When I was given a chance to review this DVD, I jumped at it. My family has dealt with more than our fair share of depression and suicide. I love the thought of a DVD being used to open the lines of communication. After watching the movie, I do believe it would be a great tool to open the lines of communication. A parent that has concerns could use it as a way to gently bring up their concerns. If a child came to you stating a friend mentioned dyeing or acting out of the normal, A Silent Voice may be a way to give words to the feeling they are having. 

Ok enough of the heavy stuff. I am happy to partner with The Shout Factory and have a giveaway of a copy of "A Silent Voice".  

To enter leave a comment on this post. To be eligible you must live within the US and be 18 years and older.  The contest will end on Sunday, April 14, 2019, at 8:25 pm Eastern. 

Sunday, March 17, 2019

Winter Fun in the U.P.


The view from the front door. 
Winter has moved into our part of the country and is showing no sign of leaving this far into March. This is a photo during a major storm that shut schools for two days. The little blop of orange in the center of the photo is my darling husband clearing off my car while plowing the driveway. It has been years since we have seen this much snow from one storm. The roof you can see a little bit of to the right is the garage, see how tall the snow banks are.

We were able to play in the snow having some free frugal family fun. Snowshoeing with Sasquatch. 





Noah and I enjoyed the event. The trails were in excellent shape and the scenery was beautiful.
 I wish I have taken more photos. You can tell by the photos how tall my youngest son has got, he just turned 16 and is 6 foot 2. He has outgrown the pants that he got for Christmas he is growing so quickly. We enjoyed the fresh air and family frugal fun, that included exercise. I cannot say that I had to stop to catch my breath more than once. 

What have you been up to for fun during the winter?

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

30 Days to Understanding the Bible



Do you want to learn the Bible but don't have a lot of time? Do you need a quick refresher on what you ready know? If so, 30 Days to Understanding the Bible is for you. With just fifteen -minutes a day, for one month, you'll learn the Bible's Key people, events, and doctrines. Using a proven study, author Max Anders breaks down the Bible's structure so you can learn and remember the key points of the Bible's text quickly. 30 Days to Understanding the Bible is the straightforward, easy-to-use guide to learning that Bible that's been recommended by Bible teachers and pastors for 30 years.




Dr. Max Anders is the author of over 25 books. He has taught on the college and seminary level and is a veteran pastor. Max is also one of the original team members with Walk Thur the Bible Ministries. He provides resources and discipleship strategies at MaxAnders.com to help people to help grow spiritually.



Official website:  http://www.biblein30days.com


Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in January!



Start your new year off right by earning free gift cards through Swagbucks! All throughout January, you can earn large bonuses when signing up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.                                  When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here's how:                                 1. Sign up using this link                             
  2. Earn 300 SB total before January 1st, 2019. You'll get a 300 SB bonus for it!                                 3. That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned gift cards my frugal hubby and I use for not so frugal lunch dates at Red Lobster.

Friday, January 4, 2019

Swag IQ Referral Promotion


Have you played SwagIQ? It’s a live trivia game show where you test your knowledge to win cash prizes. It’s free to play, just download the app to get started. To earn money, you must be a member of SwagBucks. It’s also free to sign up, and there are plenty of ways to get free gifts cards by using the site! Just click on my referral link to get started!   Here’s a little more about Swag IQ:Monday through Thursday they broadcast a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. The game show host will ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one.Get it right; you get SB (points you can use to get gift cards) and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.Have fun!