New PinchMe Samples Drop 5/4/2021

Sample Tuesday is Coming 5/4/2021- Mark your calendars, set an alarm on your phone!

Don’t have any idea what I am talking about? PinchMe! Join PINCHme and receive free samples that you can provide feedback on.

PinchMe is awesome! Once you are signed up, they will email you reminders when new samples are about to drop, and remind you when it’s time to leave feedback.

May’s Samples include:

Moroccanoil, ONE MINIS™ Bars, Nature Nate’s, Eva NYC, Organic Valley, Hartz, John Frieda, Bella, Compeed®, Lumify, Sebastian, Bahlsen, Biotrue®, Living Proof, SSkeeter Hawk, and MORE!

Answer a series of questions about your household and shopping habits in the Member Profile. PinchMe learns what you like and offer samples just for you.

Once you’ve had a chance to try the samples, complete a short feedback survey to tell PinchMe what you think of the samples.

What are you waiting for? Sign up here and get on the free sample bandwagon! I’ve gotten all kinds of awesome sample/trial size items, as well as full-sized items to try out from PinchMe!

Q-insights Small Business Owners – it Pays $250


Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is currently recruiting for a Paid Study Opportunity for Small Business Owners.

The study will run May 17th-May 26th  and you will be compensated $250 as a thank you for your time.

To complete the prescreen survey, please click here.

4/30/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

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I’m a little slow moving this morning. I had my second dose of the Covid-19 vaccine yesterday afternoon (Team Pfizer!), and I feel like my arm lost a fight. We’ve got some good freebies and deals this week.

If you are looking for birthday freebies, fret not! I put together a list new for 2021- Check it out here.

Most of these freebies and deals are online. I am not encouraging anyone to go into stores or go out into public. Mask up, wash your paws, stay socially distanced, get vaccinated when it’s your turn!


Free Vita Liberata Tanning Product
Free SeaWorld Parks Admission for Active Duty & Veterans
Free Más Agave Premium Hard Seltzer Chatterbox Kit
Free PurKratom Sample Pack
Free 16 oz Fresh Cravings Salsa
Free Okelani Beauty Abundance Hair and Beard Oil
Free 16 lb. Bag of ClimateGard Fertilizer
Free Bodyarmor Edge Drink at QuikTrip
Free Moisturizer Skincare Product
Free Anti-Itch Lotion
Free Oil Control Moisturizer
Free One by Poise Liner & Pads Sample Pack
Free Schar Gluten-Free Hamburger Buns
Possible Free $125 Household Products Research Study
Free Sunscreen
Free $5 Off $5 at Ace Hardware = Free Item
Free Kids Sunscreen Stick or Lotion
Possible Free $150 Cooking Oil Research Study
Free Adventure Force Dinosaur & Slime Toy
Free Fast and Furious Movie Tickets
Free Chloe’s Pops Kids’ Marvel Pops
Free Beauty Products with 0.8L
Free Ponds Chatterbox Kit
Free 2-Year Subscription to Parents Magazine
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Chloe’s Pops Salted Caramel Oatmilk Pops
Free Hayneedle Kitchen and Dining Furniture


Girls Full Length Leggings ONLY $2.99 at JCPenney (Reg $14)
Non-Contact Forehead Thermometer ONLY $7.99 (Reg $26)
Ninja Professional Plus Blend ONLY $48.99 After Kohl’s Cash
Non-Contact Infrared Thermometer ONLY $9.99 (Reg $60)
Kohl’s Outdoor Pillows ONLY $9.59 – Free Ship to Store
55% Off Keen Toddler to Adult Shoes + Extra 15% Off
Olay Cleanser & Moisturizer Mother’s Day Gift Set ONLY $21.24
Care Bears Interactive Figure ONLY $4.44 (Reg. $9)
PAW Patrol Mighty Pups Lookout Tower ONLY $38.99 (Reg. $78)
Coach Daisy Stud Earrings Set ONLY $35.40 (Reg $118)
Dash Cold Press Juicer ONLY $59.99 Shipped (Reg $100)
Target Women’s Sandal Clearance + Free $10 Gift Card
Clarks Shoes Up to 70% Off + Extra 15% Off
Calico Critters Yellow Labrador Family ONLY $9.88 (Reg. $25)
Coach Daisy Ring Set ONLY $29.40 (Reg. $98)

$20 Referral bonuses from BitmoPerks!

Bitmo is an app that I don’t use too often, but when I do, I save money and it makes me feel good!

It’s an app that you can use to send and receive gift cards.

You can also earn rewards when you shop through the app at specific retailers, like a lot of other apps (Dosh and Ibotta to name a few).

And one other thing that Bitmo does is it donates 2% of your gifting spend (that’s how much you spend on gift cards for others) to a charity- there are currently eight, including the San Diego Zoo, Rady’s Children’s Hospital, Feeding America, and The Salvation Army.

Right now they are offering bonus points when you refer new friends. 20,000 bonus points (that’s a $20 gift card) for everyone that joins, connects a card, and does a transaction. THey run referral bonuses a few times a year, but it’s usually for a $2-$5 Dunkin’ gift card or something small- Never a $20 bonus! And as far as I can tell, there is no limit on how many bonuses you can earn!

They are a San Diego, CA area business too. It’s cool to support local businesses, especially right now when a lot of small, local businesses could use the help.


Pizza Hut Book It Enrollment (2021-2022) is Open!

BOOK-IT.pngWoo Hoo! My Kids are stoked.

Enrollment is now open for the 2021-22 BOOK IT! Program year. Homeschool parents can now enroll their children!

Enrollment is also open to all parents for Camp BOOK IT!, which will run June-August, 2021.

PreK students (age 4 by Sept. 1st, 2021) are now eligible for all BOOK IT! programs. Be sure to include those students in your enrollment!

The nice part about BOOK IT is that each teacher can choose to participate, it’s no longer a school wide program. Everything is done online, and certificates are emailed when they are earned.  With the digital program, parents can use digital certificates in person, over the phone, or online, for carryout, delivery or dine in providing even more ways for them to celebrate their child’s reading accomplishments.

Get Started here!  And remember to share this post with your teacher friends!

Everyone loves pizza- and nothing is better than FREE PIZZA!

Two Q-insights Paid Product Tests!


Q-insights is another company that I do research groups, focus groups, and online surveys to earn extra money.

They have a lot of stuff in South Orange County, and less often San Diego County. These days they are doing most of their studies online via chat or online surveys.

Right now Q-Insights is currently recruiting for two Paid Product Tests.

Survey for Males 18-54 testing shaving products:

  • Total Compensation would be $125 if you test the product(s) and complete the follow-up survey(s)
  • Some participants may be re-invited to participate in a webcam interview that pays an additional $50.
  • To complete the prescreen survey, click here. 

Survey for Females 18-55 testing shampoo products:

  • Compensation would be $35 if you test the product(s) and complete 2 follow-up online surveys.
  • Some participants may be re-invited to participate in a webcam interview that pays an additional $50.
  • Please do not apply if you have participated in any shampoo tests for us in the past 12 months
  • To complete the prescreen survey, click here.

Please enter your 10 digit phone number as your ID number, so if your phone number is (818) 530-1002, please put your ID number as 8185301002

Please note that compensation is paid at the end of the research through their payment system, which gives you the following choices for payment:

  • Digital VISA payment
  • Physical VISA card (which will be mailed to you)
  • Amazon Gift card code
  • Choice of 93 store gift cards

Earn Gift Cards with Digsite Crew!

I’ve been doing surveys and research studies with Digsite for a little over a year. Right now, they are looking for new members!

Join the Digsite Crew today to earn rewards for sharing your valuable opinions with today’s leading brands! You’ll earn points for completing short surveys, even if you don’t end up qualifying for the research study.

A typical Digsite survey is 5 minutes long and worth 100 points. Every time you earn 1,000 points, you’ll be able to choose the $10 reward you’d like to receive.

You’ll earn additional gift card rewards for participating in research communities, typically ranging from $10-$50. You’ll also have opportunities to participate in video interviews where you can earn $50 or more!

Sign up here and start earning points today!

I do 1-2 research studies per month, most of them are at home, either testing products or online.

If you are looking to get hooked up with companies that do research studies, I recommend the following, in addition to Digsite above:

In San Diego there are the following research companies:

I try to post opportunities for Research Studies when I run across them, either here on the blog, or on my Facebook Page.

Wayfair Sale! 80% off & Free Shipping!

It’s Way Day!

Today and tomorrow (4/28 & 4/29), Wayfair is having an incredibly HUGE sale! With deals that will save up to 80% on everything for your home and FREE SHIPPING, it’s time to give your home a little refreshing.

I’m excited- we need to replace a few things around the house, and this is my chance to do it and stay on budget!



Cents of Style Spring & Summer Henley Top Collection Starting at $7.99

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This week Cents of Style has a huge deal on a collection of their all time BEST-SELLING Henley tops and tanks! These tops are incredible on their own or under your favorite cardigan.

One of the best parts about this collection is that they come in sizes S-3XL and tons of great colors making it perfect to snag a few! This deal is simple and priced crazy low strating at just  $7.99 with coupon code: SPRINGDEAL.

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5 Reasons To Try Reusable Menstruation Products 

There are many types of reusable menstruation products on the market these days. Cups, discs, cloth pads, “period panties”.  Here are five reasons to give them a try!

1-While they may have a higher out-of-pocket, over time they cost less than disposable/one-use menstruation supplies. My Diva cup cost $35, but I’ve used it consistently for a year. On average, those who menstruate spend $159 or more per year on menstruation supplies, which equates to $6360 over the reproductive lifetime.

2- Reusable menstruation products are better for the environment. Some disposable menstruation products can’t be recycled, and often aren’t environmentally friendly. The plastics take a long time to biodegrade. Reusable pads can be rinsed out after use and then tossed into the washer and dryer.

3- Some reusable menstruation products can be used/left in for a longer amount of time than disposable. For example, I can wear my diva cup for up to 12 hours (discs have about the same time), but tampons need to be changed every 4 to 6 hours.

4-  Many companies of reusable menstruation products help those in need, or donate a portion of their profits to those who would not otherwise be able to afford menstruation products, People in underserved communities, schools, and homeless shelters.

5- It’s always good to try something new. People have been menstruating since the dawn of time, and until the past five or six years ago, there weren’t too many different ways to “deal” with the flow. Now those who have periods have choices. Try a new product, try a new brand, you might be surprised, you might find something new that you fall in love with. If you told me 10 years ago I would use a cup, I would laugh in your face. But, it has really helped with my cramps.

If you are interested in checking out some of the reusable menstrual products that I talked about, here is link to my Amazon list with tons of products.