Friday, June 30, 2017

The July Referral Bonus - $5 per Referral

It's summertime, and Swagbucks has brought a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash. 

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 8/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you'll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you'll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn't cost you anything extra, but you'll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned several thousand Swagbucks and I've used them to pay for amazon gift code for birthday presents, birthday party supplies, build a bear gift codes and more!

*You must receive your shopping SB before September 1st

estories - get 50% off for 3 months plus up to 2000 SB

If you're looking for a deal on audiobooks, there's an estories offer through Swagbucks where you get up to 2000 SB  for paying $5.99/month for your first three months, which is 50% their normal rate. You get 800 SB when you sign up, and once your third monthly payment of $5.99, you get an additional 1200 SB. You can use estories to easily stream or download stories to your iPhone, iPad, Android, PC or Mac.

So even if you only try it for the first month, you still make money on the offer, since you're spending $5.99 and your get 800 SB (equivalent to $8). Plus, if you're also signing up for Swagbucks through this offer, you'll earn an additional 300 SB bonus paid out at the beginning of next month. Just click here to take advantage of this offer! 

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

Children's Crazy Carpet Circle Seat (Rug) Review! #MadeInTheUSA #MadeInAmerica #CrazySeatsPR

Disclosure: I received three children's crazy carpet circle seats (rugs) from Koeckritz Rugs Inc. No other compensation was exchanged or received. The below opinions are mine and mine alone.

CRAZY CRAZY FUN | A Rainbow of Colors in a SOFT CUT PILE make these 18″ Round Rug Mats FUN, QUIRKY & VERSATILE.
  • Standard broadloom carpet turned into wonderful, fun & crazy round rug seats.
  • GREAT for sitting on floors, indoor and outdoor. Use in the grass or on a bench.
  • Made of a Polyester Filament Fiber – SOFT CUT PILE | Made in the U.S.A.
  • Edges are sewn with a fabric tape to prevent fraying.
  • 19 Bright and Pastel colors to choose from
Great for the classroom in schools and daycare, story time anywhere. Soft and Vivid colors can be used to teach your child colors and much more. Tired of packing blankets for the park or beach? Use these soft Carpet circle seats to sit on the sand, grass, bench and floor. Protect your pants while giving you a much softer seat. These are a must have for any basement playroom with cold floors.

Teachers say that having their children sitting still on a Crazy Carpet Circle Seat, on their favorite color, during Story Time and other classroom activities, helps the children to stay focused. My children do better when watching movies or eating snacks, lunch or dinner while sitting on their carpets!

My Review:
These rugs are the perfect size for most any child to sit on. My children snatched them up from me and they were using them on our living room floor to sit on! They love them so much! They each have part of the couch that they sit on, and when they aren't using them on the floor, they have them placed on the floor right in front of where they are sitting. It's cute really! They have also been playing some games with them that they created! One is similar to Leapfrog. Not too many "I'm bored" phrases have been uttered in our home. As the Children's Crazy Carpet Circle Seats are keeping them busy from time to time.

I feel that these could be used in other children's games too. Such as the Duck, Duck, Goose game, Musical Chairs game, Leapfrog, and others! The carpet circle seats also work great for timeouts, day cares, family movie nights, family game nights, and more! These come in a variety of sizes and can be purchased individually or up to 6 to save even more!

The most popular sets to date are the Rainbow set of 19 (which includes 1 each of the colors available) and the Bright or Pastel Multi Set of 6 Seats. Check out the Children's Crazy Carpet Circle Seats here:  Use code blog17 to receive 15% off your total purchase, excluding clearance items.

Connect with Koeckritz Rugs Inc.:


Coppertone® Whipped Sunscreen Products Contest! #Coppertone #ProtectMy #Contest

“At Coppertone, we’re dedicated to championing a worry-free life in the sun for everyone, focusing solely on developing innovative and expert sun protection. That’s why we’re approaching this year’s Whipped launch in a new and different way,” said Lisa Perez, Marketing Director, Suncare at Bayer. “Sunscreen lovers will have a chance to interact with and learn all about Coppertone Whipped through creative content, in-store product samplings, trusted beauty influencers, and more on-the-ground experiences.”

This season’s activities demonstrate the brand’s commitment to helping people enjoy their favorite outdoor experiences while assuring them their skin is well protected with Coppertone. Check out some of the ways the brand is bringing Coppertone® Whipped to outdoor enthusiasts this summer:
  • Promoting the ProtectMy Social Media Sweepstakes and Contest, in which people have the chance to win multiple prizes, including a $5,000 trip! ProtectMy encourages people to share what they want to protect most this summer through social media channels. (Contest ends 7/4/2017)
  • Partnered with Simply Stylist to create a one-of-a-kind pop-up experience in Miami entirely dedicated to Coppertone® Whipped. The event included teaming up with influential panelists such as Ali Fedotowsky-Manno, Nastia Liukin and Dr. Elizabeth Hale, who educated attendees about the importance of sun protection. Learn more about Ali’s experience on her blog at and take a look at the rest of the event!
  • Teaming up with several additional influencers and beauty bloggers to offer tutorials for incorporating Coppertone® Whipped into daily skincare routines.
  • Partnering with The Skin Cancer Foundation on its new program, Destination: Healthy Skin, to promote healthy sun protection practices, provide free skin cancer screenings, and sample Coppertone® Whipped.
  • Sponsoring Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3: Road to the Races Tour, to gear up for the big release of Disney•Pixar’s Cars 3 on June 16 in 3D! Coppertone® will be on site at the nationwide tour sampling sunscreen and creating a racer pit crew encouraging visitors to take part in a tire changing activity and photo-sharing opportunity.
To learn more about the new Coppertone® CLEARLYSheer® and WaterBABIES® Pure & Simple Whipped Sunscreens head to To find a Destination: Healthy Skin event or a Disney Road to the Races Tour stop near you, visit and

About Coppertone: 
Coppertone® is a leader in sun protection and is dedicated to championing a worry-free life in the sun for everyone. The brand is committed to transforming the suncare category and continually providing consumers with high-quality products unlike anything else on the market. Coppertone utilizes cutting-edge research from its Coppertone Solar Research Center to consistently innovate its family of sunscreen products and provide expert sun protection to all ages. It employs a robust process for testing the safety and efficacy of its products, so that consumers can be assured that their skin is protected when they use Coppertone sunscreens. Coppertone is distributed and marketed by Bayer. To learn more, visit

Click Here for Two Printable $1.00 off coupons for Coppertone Whipped, $1.00 off for any One Coppertone Product, and one coupon for $3.00 off when you purchase any two Coppertone products.

Connect with Coppertone on Facebook, Instagram, and Youtube.

Click here for more information!

Friday 6/30, Low Entry Giveaways!

USA Travel Map Decal Set (@10am CST) - U.S. - Let's Camp S'more *GT

100 Things to Do in America Before You Die - U.S. - Hobbies on a Budget *GT

Limited-edition, Nasty box of 42 chocolates (retail value $85) from La Maison du Chocolat - U.S. - Getting on Travel

$100 Visa gift card - U.S. - Hands on As We Grow

P. KING DUCKLING GIFT PACK (a tote bag, water bottle, beach bottle, t-shirt and flying disk. The retail value of the gift pack is $30) - U.S. - Desert Chica

Oracle Sunken Earth - book, Hells Holes What Lurks Below - book, Heartbeat of the Bitterroot - book and Sticker Pictures Animals - book - U.S. - Rockin' Book Reviews *RC

Pair of Freshly Picked Moccasins for your baby or toddler - U.S. - beautifully candid *IG

$50 Whole Foods gift card - U.S. - Destin Duchess *RC

Over 250 Entries:
3-month Netflix Membership for a NEW subscriber - Canada only - Try Small Things

A Stork’s Journey Prize Pack - U.S. - Life With Heidi *RC

DAP Kwik Seal Ultra Sealant and a $50 VISA gift card - U.S. - Confessions of an Overworked Mom *RC

Summer Fun Package ($100 worth of prizes - Unicorn Pool Float, 12 Fidget Spinners, Chalk, Bungee Boing and Buncho Balloons Water Balloons) - U.S. - Kids Email *PS

2 Bottles of Blum Zen & Uplif Blend - All 50 U.S. States - Thirty Something Supermom *GL

Thursday, June 29, 2017

Despicable Me 3 - Movie Review!

My three children and I love the minions and the Despicable Me movies! I really enjoyed seeing this one. It was a little different then the first two movies. Agnes, the youngest of the three little girls talks a lot more and plays more of a role in this movie. She tries to find a unicorn in the forest and ends up finding something smaller and softer instead! There's a new minion named Mel that is pretty much the focus in this movie instead of Bob, Kevin and Stewart. I don't even remember these three being mentioned.

DM3 pretty much goes right into where Despicable Me 2 left off. Lucy is learning how to do the Mom thing and how to be a mother to the three girls. She's trying to be motherly and trying to set rules too. But she loves to spoil them also. There's a lot of 80's music in this movie and 80's references, which not everyone will get, but I did, because I was born in 1975! There was even a joke that only 80's children will probably get, as not everyone in the theater did. The movie starts off like parent trap, with both parents divorcing and each taking one baby when they split. It turns out that Gru and Dru's Dad was a Villain! It's neat watching the bond form between Dru and Gru. They both have a lot of fun trying to be villains, and then saving the city!

There's even a dance off between Gru and Balthazar Bratt! That was fun!

There is nothing scary about this movie. No bad language, nothing SCARY about it. Just good Minion fun!

About Despicable Me 3:
Illumination, who brought moviegoers Despicable Me and the biggest animated hits of 2013 and 2015, Despicable Me 2 and Minions, continues the story of Gru, Lucy, their adorable daughters—Margo, Edith and Agnes—and the Minions in Despicable Me 3.

After he is fired from the Anti-Villain League for failing to take down the latest bad guy to threaten humanity, Gru finds himself in the midst of a major identity crisis. But when a mysterious stranger shows up to inform Gru that he has a long-lost twin brother—a brother who desperately wishes to follow in his twin’s despicable footsteps—one former super-villain will rediscover just how good it feels to be bad.

Steve Carell not only reprises his role as Gru, but also takes on a second part—that of Dru, Gru’s long-lost twin. Kristen Wiig returns as super-spy Lucy, while Emmy, Tony and Grammy Award winner Trey Parker voices new villain Balthazar Bratt, a former child star who has become obsessed with the evil TV character he played in the ’80s. Gru’s most formidable and comedic nemesis to date, Bratt is out to take down Hollywood…and anyone who stands in his way.

Check out the movie trailer below:

Swagbucks 4th of July Sale

Swagbucks is currently offering double cash back or more at a number of stores for Independence Day. From JC Penney to Lowes, you'll get cash back (in the form of SB points) for buying your gifts online through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for things like trying Hulu.

You can find all of the details here. If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, you can also do that at this page and start earning points towards your first free gift card. As a bonus, if you sign up through me a spend at least $25 shopping online through Swagbucks before the first of the month and you'll get a 200 SB bonus - that's $2 in addition to the points you get for each dollar you spend.

These deals will run all the way through Fourth of July!

Thursday 6/29, Low Entry Giveaways!

Hardcover copy of the cozy mystery novel "Malice at the Palace" by Rhys Bowen - U.S. - On Thrifty Reader

Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Earn up to 17,500 SB Children's Fund International

Children's Fund International has a special offer until the end of June through Swagbucks where you can earn up to 17,500 SB (that's $175 in gift cards) for making recurring monthly donations and helping support an in-need child, improving their quality of life.

You'll earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active - the longer you make valid donations, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn!

Earn 5,000 SB after your first month’s donation. That’s enough for a $50 gift card!
Earn 1,500 SB after your second month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your third month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your fourth month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your fifth month’s donation.
Earn 1,500 SB after your sixth month’s donation.
Earn 5,000 after your seventh month's donation.

Click here to make your first donation and earn your first 5000 SB. As my referral, you'll also get a bonus 300 SB paid out in early July.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash!

Jewelry Item of Your Choice Giveaway! (Worldwide) - Last Day to Enter!

Enter here for a chance to Win your choice of one piece of Homemade Jewelry from The Crafty Little Gnome's Etsy Shop! 

Giveaway ends TODAY!

Giveaway is open to everyone, Worldwide!

Wednesday 6/28, Low Entry Giveaways!

$25 iTunes Gift Card (@3pm CST) - U.S. - Giveaways 4 Mom *GT

$50 Colgate Family Prize Package - U.S. - Adventures of 8 *GL

Beyblade Burst Toy Set and 4 Free Meal Passes - All 50 U.S. States - Just Brennon *GT

Era Organics Care For Your Skin - U.S. - Sweet Southern Savings *GT

$25 Prize pack from Red Heart Yarns - U.S. - Marly Bird *RC

Over 250 Entries:
In the Cowboy's Arms - book (@10:59pm CST) - U.S. - Stay at Home Mom *GT

Watercolor Prize Pack (Joe's Essential Colors Set filled with 12 generous sample dots of American Journey watercolors, a Kilimanjaro sampler pack with 140# and 300# papers, a set of three Cheap Joe's Golden Fleece watercolor brushes, plus a Cheap Joe's sketching pencil, a white eraser, and more) - U.S. - Scratchmade Journal *RC

(4) 1 day Hersheypark admission passes - U.S. - Savoring the Good *RC

Tuesday, June 27, 2017

June Swago

Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Tuesday, June 27th at 9am PDT! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.  

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 550 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Tuesday 6/27, Low Entry Giveaways!

Almondina Toastees Sample Pack (@10:59pm CST) - Main 48 U.S. States - Gathering My Roses *GT

Backpack of your choice from ZipAndZoe - U.S. - Cuddles and Chaos *IG

Over 250 Entries:
Defeat Summer Slide Prize Package (Nat Geo Kids Almanac 2018 and a super-sized toss and catch game) - U.S. - Motherhood Defined *GL

Alisha Knows What To Do Season 1 DVD - U.S. - Reviewz You Can Uze *RC

Tree Top Road Trip Goodies - All 50 U.S. States - Obsessed By Portia *RC

Monday, June 26, 2017

$30 Qdoba Gift Card Giveaway! (U.S.) Ends 7/10

Welcome to the Qdoba Giveaway!

This giveaway is hosted by Parenting Healthy

See the full review at the host page HERE!

We are celebrating the NEW Fire-Roasted Shrimp at Qdoba. This is their newest protein option in their menu of fresh food made to order or pre-built into chef-inspired dishes. Try the fire-roasted shrimp at your next Qdoba visit!

The Giveaway!

One lucky reader will win a $30 Qdoba Gift Card that will be mailed to them. Enter below. Open to residents who live in the main 48 continental U.S. states only, and ends on 7/10. Good luck!

Monday 6/26, Low Entry Giveaways!

Big Little Lies Series Soundtrack (digital download code) - U.S. - The Mommy Factor *RC