Sunday, March 23

annies homegrown!

Introducing Annie’s Family Sized Frozen Entrees, a deliciously easy dinner the whole family will love. Go ahead and take credit for tonight’s delicious meal—your secret is safe with us!

Thursday, March 20

EXPOtv review

*EXPO ceased operations :(  I received an email saying accounts were deactivated 6/24/15*


have you tried Expotv yet? it's an easy way to earn gift cards by just making videos of certain products. they have scores of products that need video reviews of---appliances, food, cleaning products, electronics, even books. all you have to do is give your honest review and ensure its at least 1 minute long. at first you may be a bit uncomfortable but soon it becomes super easy. an amazon $10 gift card is only 600 pts. and approved videos are worth anywhere from 500 up to 10,000 pts! they also have a tryology program where you are given products to test and just need to submit a video review in exchange for the free product (in the tryology program you do not earn points-the free product is your incentive).

Expotv is fun and easy and definitely should be included in your registered sites.
link to join EXPOtv

Monday, March 17

my st. paddys feast

this year i decided to make my own st patricks day dinner instead of my usual run to the grocers deli to buy their corned beef dinner
overall, it was quite a success! the soda bread was a bit dry and dense and my irish tea cake completely sunk in the middle (thus my coverup by dumping a bunch of berries in the middle!) and i am not sure if i would add the rutabaga again (first time i have eaten it and it wasn't very memorable) but the whole family loved it and i made enough to last us at least 3 meals. i also bought stick on mustaches and 4 leaf clover beads for everyone to wear at dinner time to make the meal extra festive!
i think i cut my bread slits a bit too deep!

Friday, March 14

focus forward online--start getting your focus group on!

register with as many focus group panels as possible! click for link to join focus forward online. this is a good one to start with since they seem to have studies often.
      it can be difficult to actually be picked for a focus group, you will fill out a ba-zillion qualifying screeners and rarely get chosen. however, online focus groups and interactive boards are where the  money's at so its critical to apply for as many projects as you can. i have had focus groups range from 30 minutes for $20 to 4wks for $350. its also good to have a webcam--it greatly increases your eligibility since many projects require them. you can buy decent webcams on for under $30.

Tuesday, March 11

a quick and simple slow cooker dinner the whole family will love!

today i made a tortellini crockpot dinner that was delicious and easy

ingredients needed:

1 tube of uncooked rolled sausage (i used bob evans italian)
1 bag of frozen cheese tortellini
2 cans diced italian tomatoes (drained)
3 cups chicken broth

Friday, March 7

Add Paidviewpoint to your roster!

PaidViewPoint  this is a fairly new site---the surveys are SUPER QUICK and alway pay at least 10 cents. the interface is very innovative and its one of my favorites. they do lots of 'double-checking' your previous profile answers so be careful of contradicting yourself! payouts are at $15 and i usually cash out every 3 months. click this link to join!

Wednesday, March 5

hide the toys and maintain your sanity!

if you have small children your house also probably looks like a declared disaster area by the end of the day! i am amazed daily at how many toys a 2 yr old can scatter and uproot in the course of 24 hrs. and where do you store them all? i really don't want my house to be a constant tripping hazard and feel more like a toys r us than a house that adults actually occupy.

Monday, March 3

get buzzing with buzzagent!

if you haven't already, sign up with bzzagent. this company doesn't pay but they have several 'campaigns' that you can be selected for and test out a new product! the product is yours to keep and all you need to do is 'spread the buzz' about it in reviews and social media.

to date i have received several toys, air fresheners, coffee, toothpaste, yogurt, and hair color---all for FREE! they give you a 'score' that rates your activity level so its important to check in periodically and keep up to date with new profile questions and quick pre-screener surveys. and when you do qualify for a campaign they often send you lots of extra coupons to share with family and friends as well. definitely worthwhile!

Saturday, March 1

smiley360 review—Be Heard. Be Happy.

this company doesn't pay but it does offer great product test trials in exchange for reviews and spreading the word--click link to join!—Be Heard. Be Happy.

Thursday, February 27

if you need a winning dessert---go with this- CHEESEBURGER CUPCAKES!

my son needed an entry for his cub scout annual dessert contest. the good part is i knew about this two months out. immediately i began searching online to find 'the one'. i had snickers race cars, aquarium jello molds, and campfire cakes all on the 'maybe' list until i stumbled upon cheeseburger cupcakes! these were the cutest things and upon further searching i discovered they are everywhere--just google cheeseburger cupcakes. i probably looked at 20 different versions and then just customized my own.

Wednesday, February 26

here's another to register for! mysoapbox survey site

mysoapbox--sends you a good amount of surveys--click link to sign up!
while mysoapbox would not be on top of my list it is still a decent one to have because they send out lots of surveys and you get 10 pts credit even if you are disqualified. i have received product tests and online community invites through them.
it takes FOREVER for that first redemption (they require 25,000 pts) but after that hurdle you can redeem even 1000 pts at a time. also they are global and you ONLY NEED TO BE AT LEAST 13YRS OLD TO JOIN! they have amazon gift cards too--my favorite incentive next to cash!
here is the link to join

Monday, February 24

the best mobile survey sites

i also have tried many, many survey apps for my iPhone and there are a few that i make decent money with. here are my top 3:
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