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The April Referral Bonus - $5 per Referral

It's April, and Swagbucks has an early Easter treat in the form of 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 5/1/17. 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, a

Learn To Make The Right Financial Decisions For You and Your Family

Source There is conventional wisdom which teaches that the cheapest way of doing something is to do it yourself. Why would you hire someone to do something that you are able to do? They, after all, are trying to make a living and their prices will be designed to elicit a profit. If you do something yourself, you don’t need to pay for your labour and there won’t be a mark up on any parts or materials that you might need. It seems like the better option but sometimes conventional wisdom is exactly that: a convention. Not all tradition is worth hanging on to and advice can become stale. Sometimes your time if worth more to you than the cost of hiring others to do things. If you run your own business, or if you have a job that pays quite well, it can be the case that taking time off to do other things does not make financial sense. In every aspect of life, you need to delegate and part of deciding which things to assign to others is calculating whether by doing so you can make the mo

Monster Trucks

  “A delightful family film” — Andy Webster , New York Times FASTEN YOUR SEATBELTS AND GEAR UP FOR A FUN, ACTION-PACKED RIDE   Hilarious and Heartfelt Family Film Hits the Road Just in Time for Easter on Blu-ray™ Combo Pack April 11 Get the Film Two Weeks Early on Digital HD March 28 Get ready for “big, big fun” (Max Evry, Coming Soon) when the “perfect family film” (Mike Reyes, Cinemablend) MONSTER TRUCKS revs up on Blu-ray Combo Pack April 11, 2017 from Paramount Home Media Distribution. Get in the driver’s seat two weeks early with the Digital HD release on March 28.              Tripp is a high school senior with a knack for building trucks who makes an incredible discovery - a gas-guzzling creature named Creech. To protect his mischievous new friend, Tripp hides Creech under the hood of his latest creation, turning it into a real-life super-powered Monster Truck. Together, this unlikely duo with a shared taste for speed team up on a wild and unfor

Get Kids Outside with Lucky the TurfMutt, And Their Health Can Benefit Too

Spring is here and it’s time to get outside with your family and have fun! You can inspire your child to get outside with the TurfMutt environmental education and stewardship program. Kids relate to Lucky, a real-life rescue dog, who calls on kids to become “backyard superheroes” who take care of green spaces while learning backyard science. Fun activities, e-books and more are available at www.TurfMutt.com . And research shows that children reap health, social and personal benefits from spending time outside playing. Here are a few reasons why getting outside is such a great health benefit for kids:

Outdoor Essentials for Summer Entertaining from CB2

CB2 is the perfect place to grab modern, fun furniture for your outdoor spaces. Entertain in style with chic, functional pieces that give you every reason to host more summer dinner parties. From patio furniture to outdoor rugs, start shopping our favorite outdoor pieces now. Maya Wood Outdoor Chair This slat back chair is handmade out of tabebuia rosea wood at a small family workshop in Mexico. The natural-feeling chair can be used in spaces of all sizes and easily folds up for quick storage.

Earn Income From Home As A Stylist!

As an independent Stella & Dot stylist, you can set a flexible, manageable schedule while earning extra income. Stella & Dot consultants represent a line of jewelry and accessories that is fashion-forward, high quality and adored by fashion editors and celebrities. Each stylist provides one-on-one style consulting through trunk shows, helping guests find exactly what they’re looking for. Have a busy week? You decide when to host style parties and can even take them online, hosting from the comfort of home. You’ll earn a 25-35% commission on any sales you make, and get up to 50% off for yourself. Plus, you’ll receive up to $350 in free products. Whether you’re looking for a second part-time job, or something that can be done on the side while the kids are at school, Stella & Dot can provide you with the flexibility to be your own Style Boss .

Save Money On The Little Luxuries That You Just Can’t Live Without

When we’re on a budget, often we cut out all of the luxuries of our lives, to help save ourselves money. However, if you plan on budgeting for the long-term and saving money by doing so, you can’t cut all of the luxuries out of your life, can you? Well, you could do, but the chances are that there are some things that you just can’t live without. It’s not like you can go forever without topping up your makeup supply or buying new shampoo, is it? So the best thing to do is to find ways to save money when it comes to buying those little luxuries that you just can’t live without. That way you don’t have to miss out on getting your hands on the luxuries that you need to enjoy life, such as your beauty products, for instance, but don’t have to break the bank buying them. Wondering what it takes to save money when it comes to buying your luxuries? Here’s everything that you need to know:

How To Avoid Straining Your Wealth When Entertaining Yourself

We all want to be entertained when we get in from work and school or simply when the weekend swings around and we can actually enjoy entire days to ourselves. Of course, with a whole world of entertainment possibilities out there, thanks to the progression of technology and the mass content era in which we live, the thought of picking any one way to entertain yourself might seem to be an overwhelmingly difficult problem to solve. This is certainly true when you’re constrained by money and, as much as you wish you could, you can’t buy every device or every form of entertainment out there. You need to be frugal. The answer to entertaining yourself without straining your wealth isn’t quite as difficult as you might think. Compromise is always necessary when you’re budgeting your life, but you might not have to compromise to the extent that you’ve envisioned. There are always routes to getting forms of entertainment far more cheaply than most people realise. If you want to find cheaper

March Madness Collector's Bills

March Madness is here, and Swagbucks is celebrating with "Collector's Bills" worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Here's all the information for this week's March Madness Collector's Bills: Search the web   through the Swagbucks search starting   Monday, March 27th through   Friday, March 31st , and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 5 SB 8 SB 10 SB 12 SB 22 SB When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 5 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a   20 SB Bonus ! Keep searching til you find them all!

Kids Email Review & Giveaway!

This generation of children is surrounded by technology whether we like it or not. Kids are growing up watching adults on their smart phones, iPads, and laptops on a daily basis making it impossible for them not to be interested in using them as well. Safety is a big concern when kids are obtaining access to the internet, and there are many reasons to worry. Cyber predators are more common these days creating a whole new way for your child to be victimized. Now there is a solution to the problem! Give your kids safe and secure access to connect with friends and family without any fear of strangers getting involved. Kids Email has created a platform for kids to send and receive email to their own personal email address that not only can you monitor but you have full control of every aspect of it. What is Kids Email? KidsEmail.org was established in 2009. The concept and idea was written and designed to be a part of the solution to protect children and families online. K

Save More Cash By Reducing Food Waste With These Top Tips

So many people struggle to find enough cash to feed their families well. According to Gallup, Americans spend $151 per week on their groceries. That figure may seem quite high to you, and you may even wonder where it all goes. Sadly, a lot of it ends up in the bin. Many of the foods we buy have a short shelf life. They spoil or become unsavory after just a few days. Food waste is a big problem, and it costs us money! So how you can you avoid food waste, and will it really cut down your weekly food bill ? Yes, you can, and yes, it will. All it takes is a little conscientious planning and a few tweaks to your lifestyle. You may find you can eat healthier too.

Childproofing Your Bathroom In Five Easy Steps

Keeping up with kids can be hard work. While as parents we’ve developed eyes in the back of our head to keep up with little ones, it only takes a minute for them to wander off and get themselves into trouble. The bathroom is home to a number of hazards, so it’s one room to be particularly safety conscious off. Here’s how you can go about it. Pic link

Moving Home as a Frugal Mommy

Frugality goes hand in hand with saving pennies and cutting costs, which is why buying a new home is often out of the question. After all, frugality is all about making the most of what you have and getting great value deals, making a home purchase one of the silliest things to associate with being frugal. However, there are times when we need to take the plunge and spend a lot of money or take out a loan for the sake of our children and their futures. For instance, we might need to move home because we’re adding more members to the family, the local schools might not be very good, or we might get relocated for our job and, as a result, have to move to another city or state. But fear not! This handy guide is going to give you a great morale boost when it comes to saving money on moving costs. After finishing this short read, you’re going to be a lot more confident in your ability to move home on a budget. Image: Pexels

Swago: Shopping Edition

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks , a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly. Here’s what you need to know to get your 2 00 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern): Shop Swago will begin on Monday, March 27th at 9am PT/12pm ET , make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use yo

Free Spring Cleaning Planner

 Spring is finally showing its face around the world which is such a welcome sight for sore eyes. The only down side is now we need to think about organizing and cleaning. Careful planning can help get your cleaning started and finished efficiently, without a hitch. So if your looking for some fantastic resources to help you get in the spring cleaning groove look no further. My friends at Living Well Spending Less® have offered these great free resources: Spring is here, and that means it’s time for Spring Cleaning! Our Spring Cleaning Planner is the perfect resource to help you get your house in ship-shape this spring. For a limited time, we are offering it for free at Living Well Spending Less®--just our little way of saying Happy Spring! Get yours here: http://www.livingwellspendingless.com/springcleaningplanner Not sure you’re ready to dive into spring cleaning just yet? Take our short and simple free quiz assessment and discover your cleaning personality! T

The Thorium Stratagem

A shy financial analyst from New York visits his school chum in Moscow who works for the FSB, formerly known as the KGB. Discovering that corrupt US cabinet officials and a Russian billionaire plan to steal the technology from Russian scientists about a green energy source, the FSB Agent asks his American friend for help, hoping that together they can prevent the theft and avoid the conflict it would cause. Thrust into the dangerous world of political intrigue, and not sure he will survive, the financial analyst must overcome his timid nature and find the courage to prevent the heist and the killing of the Russian president. If he and his friend fail, more than their lives will be lost; war between the two countries will erupt. Get it on Amazon !

Liquidity Wines Annual Adult Egg Hunt & Easter Brunch

  This Easter, adults are invited to join in the hunt through 30 acres of scenic vineyard for Liquidity Wines ' Third Annual Adult Easter Egg Hunt . On Saturday, April 15, the vineyard will stash scrumptious treats, coupons, and other surprises and delights within the property's lush tangle of vines. Also on offer: a pre-search wine tasting and Easter brunch for the whole family at Liquidity Bistro.  Now celebrating three years of Easter fun, Liquidity's grownup-themed egg hunt opens the vineyard for those who are kids-at-heart to explore at their leisure. The event is free of charge and takes place from 12pm to 3pm, though guests who arrive early can fuel up for the hunt by sampling a range of Liquidity's award-winning wines. No tickets are required; simply arrive any time within the event hours to pick up a map and learn the details.  While the egg hunt is geared toward adults, the entire family can enjoy Easter brunch at Liqui

Eight Steps to Squash Struggle Forever

Almost everyone struggles with something, whether it's the kids going off to college, an unfulfilling job, divorce, looming retirement, or simply not having enough fun. All of these situations can lead to struggle, but what if it doesn't have to be that way? What if it is possible to face life head on, go through transitions, and actually become stronger and  have more fun in the process? You can. Here are eight action steps you can take right now that will help eliminate struggle and make your life easier and more fun!! Step #1:    Take full responsibility for your life.  All of it. When you let external conditions control your destiny, you surrender your power and authority. By the same token, when you allow someone else to be in charge of your life, you keep yourself stuck. You are the victim and that is not a powerful position. The truth is you may not be able to control all your circumstances, but you have total control on how you respond to all them. Action:   

Swag Garden Swag Code Extravaganza

Spring has sprung, and Swagbucks is having a Swag Code Extravaganza to mark the occasion, which is one of the easiest ways to earn SB!  What are SB you ask? SB are points you earn on Swagbucks, a website where you can get gift cards for the things you do online - I've gotten over $500 worth of gift cards just in time for Christmas shopping with Swagbucks! These are the best days to start!  It takes place Wednesday , March 22nd at 7am PDT and goes until 5pm PDT!  All you have to do is look out for the Swag Code notifications, enter the code, and you earn SB (which can be redeemed for gift cards)! There will be 6 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 40 SB! Look out for the Swag Codes all over Swagbucks! Sign up here  to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!

Stretch Mark Solutions…What Can Be Done Safely?

Women of all ages regardless of height, weight, or parental status are susceptible to stretch marks. This is a simple fact. Another fact, which will hopefully make you feel a bit better, is that supermodels yes, the bikini models you see in Sports Illustrated and Victoria’s Secret, have stretch marks. If you’re like the 95% of the women out there you prefer them gone. Dr. Kirk Brandow, founder and director of the Brandow Clinic in for Cosmetic Surgery in Philadelphia who has appeared on national programs such as Good Morning America and 20/20 offering insights on cosmetic surgery, shared the real deal on stretch mark solutions with several facts on popular procedures and topical options to prevent and remove stretch marks. Here’s what he has to say. Option #1: Topical Creams & Preventative Foods “There are a variety of topical treatments, the ones with cocoa butter are the trend, but they won’t do much if anything to improve severe stretch marks. These cre

6 Foods That Can Help Save Your Skin From Sun Damage

Just as an unhealthy diet can have a negative effect on your skin and health, a healthy diet high in antioxidant-rich foods can help protect your body, even from the sun. Since antioxidants help reduce inflammation and free radicals, loading your diet with them will go a long way against sunburn and skin damage as a result of UV rays. We connected with Dr. Christopher Calapai, D.O., a New York City Osteopathic Physician board certified in family and anti-aging medicine for his list of foods that help prevent sun damage. To be clear, Dr. Calapai is not saying you should completely replace using daily use of sunscreen with food, but what you eat can offer additional protection for your skin.  So if you’re looking for some ingestible sun protection, add these six sun-friendly foods to your next shopping list. 1. Berries & stone fruits Strawberries, blueberries and cherries contain high levels of vitamin C, which can reduce free radical damage caused by exposure to UV ra

Okanagan Fest of Ale - Contest

Just 3 short weeks to go... Make plans to join us at the 22nd annual  Okanagan Fest of Ale to sample the best beers and ciders from 65 craft breweries from BC and beyond.  Enjoy tastings of 175+ quality-crafted brews and ciders including new releases, experimental brews and cask ales.  Guests of the fest can also look forward to fabulous food, with many restaurateurs incorporating a craft inspired twist on their dish, and great live entertainment taking place both indoors and out.   Click Here to Buy Your Tickets Now Sip, Stay and Celebrate in Penticton at the 22nd annual Okanagan Fest of Ale! In partnership with our local hoteliers we are pleased to offer specially priced hotel accommodation + ticket packages for the 2017 Event.   Sip & Stay Packages will be offered until March 26th and are subject to availability – check out the package options on our website and Book your Fest of Ale Getaway Today ! Drink Beer From Here Contest Alert! He

Earn Big with the St. Patrick's Day Collector's Bill - 3/17 ONLY

Hey Swagbucks folks! In honor of St. Patrick's Day, Swagbucks has a one-day-only Collector's Bill worth 17 SB. You can get it randomly from Search, and if you get it, you'll also get an additional 20 SB bonus! It'll be available all day today (Friday). If you're not a member of Swagbucks yet, you can  create your account now  and earn points called SB for doing things like searching the web, shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos! You can then take those points and turn them into gift cards from Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, Target, PayPal, or hundreds of other retailers. I have earned hundreds of dollars worth of gift cards using Swagbucks, making my monthly bills much more manageable so I can save for the things I want. It is so simple yet so lucrative, it would be foolish not to sign up. 

4 Mistakes First Time Home Buyers Make

We all have the dream of saving for our dream home and having a place to call our own. The problem is that it is such a big decision and makes such a great impact on your life that it needs careful planning and consideration. These are the most common mistakes made when purchasing a home: Rushing In! There are  a million reasons you can come up with to buy a home as soon as you see the sale sign on the front lawn. But the truth is, rushing into a purchase before you’re ready could cost you big time in the long run. Here are a few things to consider: If you’re new to a city, give yourself some time to enjoy the surrounding areas to decide which part of town you want to stay in long term. If you’re not sure how long you’ll be living in that city, hold off purchasing a home until you know you’ll be there for the future . If you are entering a fresh relationship give it time to grow as things change you may not be happy forever. Not Saving Enough! Buying a

Top 5 Things Set to Impact Your Grocery Habits

Grocerants, urbanization, online shopping, and more! T he grocery industry, v alued at $120-billion,  affects all of us, with an economic, environmental, health and societal implication. The  Grocery & Specialty Food West (GSFW)  conference and exhibition returns to Vancouver March 20-21.  At this trade conference, more than 2,400 grocery thought-leaders will convene for discussions about innovations, trends and how the future of the grocery industry are expected to impact habits in the years to come. Five key factors to impact daily grocery habits: 1. A demand for "grocerants" and home-meal-replacements A grocerant blurs the line between a restaurant and grocery store, and is aimed at the time-starved consumer with ready-to-eat or fresh heat-and-eat, grab and go items. Added to this, grocers increasingly offer in-store eating areas. Canadians currently spend $2.5 billion a year on this home meal replacement category, as reported by fo