Tuesday, June 9, 2009

A few of my favorite sites.

Hi everyone hope your week is off to a great start.

I know most of us are on tight budgets so I thought I would share a few sites I go to where you can earn points that can be redeemed for various items. I have tried a ton of sites and these are the one's I find really come through. Last year I was able to do almost my entire holiday shopping with what I had earned. And it did not take hours of time to do I simply spent about half an hour 3-4 days a week.

First is Opinion Square they are a survey site that rewards you with points for every survey you complete. What I like is even when you do not qualify for a survey you will be given a token that you can use to play their instant win game were you win points every time. You can then trade the points in for a variety of things including DVDs, CDs, and video games. I also like that they have a lot of gourmet and organic grocery items. They get all prizes through Amazon and the items ship quite quickly.

OK the drawback some of the surveys are long and rather boring so be prepared.

Next is Swagbucks. Basically it is a search engine where you randomly get swagbucks for doing normal internet searches. You will win swagbucks almost daily and if you check out there blog or follow on Twitter you can catch limited free codes that will automatically give you at least one free buck. They can add up quickly then be cashed in for a variety of things, though my favorite is to swap them for Amazon certificates.

The main drawback for me is there search engine is really bad it pulls up mostly advertisement sites which I hate. But usually I get swagbucks in my first few searches.

And last but far from least is BzzAgent. How it works is you will be asked to do some initial surveys to build your profile. Then you wait for an invite to try a product. You give it a try and tell people you know about it. Then you simply go back to Bzz write a few paragraphs about how you bzz'd the product and the reactions you received. It really is simple and the cool thing is once you have done several campaigns you will start getting invited into bigger ones. I have tested and got to keep a Harmony one touch screen remote and a Phillips Sonic tooth brush this past year. In addition to the goodies you get you also will be awarded points at MyPoints that you can trade in for gift cards.

I know things like these are not everyone's cup of tea but at least for me it was a huge help with giving my girls a nice Christmas so I thought I would share.

Also if you know any sites that are tried and true let us know I am always looking and would love to check them out.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Lets get some questions and win at the same time.

Hope everyone has had a good weekend.

As you all know I have arranged an interview with the lovely Fabienne at Possets . Fabienne has built her own business using her talent at developing fantastic scents. I am amazed by her marketing skills and ability to create her own brand while doing what she loves.

I think this is an opportunity for all of us to learn how we might become self sufficient using skills we already have. With today's job market the way it is and with most of us having kids at home wouldn't it be a dream to do something you love while being able to support your family and set your own hours.

I also suggest you take some time reading Fabiennes blog as there are some great posts with really interesting information.

So here is the deal I am giving away a $25 Old Navy gift card to help you get ready for back to school shopping as it will be here before we know it.

Required to enter

Hop on over to Possets take a look around then post a question you would like to know about how she makes her business a success. I will then base our interview on what you would like to learn about building your own business.

Optional entry

Follow my blog so you can stay up on the great interviews and tips to come. And let me tell you I have some fantastic interviews in the works. Then add a post here letting me know you are a follower.

The giveaway will run through June, 14, 2009 11:59 pm. Also remember to add your email address to your post so I can notify you if you win. The winner will be selected using a random number generator.

Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Exciting things happening.

Exciting things are going to be happening the next couple of weeks. First I will be hosting my first give away for a $25.00 dollar Old Navy gift card. As well as a Q & A with Fabienne the wonderful owner of Possets Perfume. Go check out her website and get some questions together. And do not forget to check back regularly as exciting things are starting to happen.
Hope everyone had a great day. Definitely an interesting one here.

Today's post is going to cover some great places to find kids and teen clothes at some great prices.

I will start with a fantastic site especially if you have teens 15dollarstore
. They have a lot of name brand clothee for all ages even some Jr plus size clothes and everything is $15. Do not forget to check out their shoes and purses.

Another great site is Cheap Kids Clothes. They carry clothing in sizes ranging from infants to kids size 14/16 in name brands with everything almost under $15. The website also features gently used cloths its kind of like finding the perfect garage sale in your living room. The site is a little cheesy in appearance but worth a look.

This great shop is for those with little ones Bunny Creek. They cater to the 6 and under crowd. Though some of their stuff can be rather pricey check out there bargain outlet section and you can find a lot for under $10.

Where ever you decide to shop remember to check Retail Me Not for coupons that can help you save on your online purchases.

Sunday, May 31, 2009

Where to begin

As a struggling single mom I know there are many areas I could really use some advice on to help me succeed. So what I hope to build here is an information source with advice, tips, and discussion on a wide variety of subjects. So please check back often. OK first topic of discussion what do you want to learn. Is it budgeting, how to change a tire, or maybe advice on starting your own business. Do not be shy this is for us so lets start building ourselves together.