Fetch Rewards: This weekend, earn a FAST 4,000 points!

Get receipt rich with your friends!

Earn an extra 4,000 points when you invite a friend to Fetch and they snap a receipt. Head to the app and share your referral code now through 10/4/2021!

And right now there are some really great bonus point offers!

If you haven’t signed up for Fetch Rewards yet, or want to learn more, check out my post here. Find the Fetch Rewards app in your app store, and when you download it and scan any receipt, use my code ND2TB when you sign up and you’ll score 4,000 bonus points. I’ve earned over $250 in rewards in 2021 alone, just by purchasing my regular groceries and scanning in all of my receipts (grocery, mass merchandiser, gas receipts, restaurants, you name it).

It is simple, takes minutes, and the points really rack up!

Free Food Resources for October 2021 (San Diego County)

A new month means that it’s time for the monthly update of free food resources in San Diego.

You can still find resources here for Central and East County, and Here for North County.

If you are located outside San Diego County, call 211. If you are not familiar with 211, here is their website and it can point you in the right direction.

San Diego Food Bank Distributions for October 2021 can be found here. Enter your address (or just your zip code) and the map will show you all of the distributions in your area or closest to you. You can filter by the days of the week to find food when you are available. If there is an income requirement/limit to participate, each location/listing will say such.

Neighbor distributions are intermixed with the San Diego Food Bank Distributions, however, they have no income requirements, and you come as you are. These Distributions are primarily fruits & veg, however, some locations may also distribute canned goods, dairy, and bread.

Super Pantry Locations can be found here (this listing is countywide). The San Diego Foodbank website also has resources for Diaper banks, free food resources for seniors, and more.

All kids in public school K-12 in the State of California are eligible for free breakfasts and lunches at school. More information can be found here

If you know of other resources, please leave a comment! And feel free to share this post with anyone you may know in need.

October 2021: New Month, New Coupons!

file000786402730Here is your monthly reminder!  A new month means new printable and electronic coupons!

The printable coupon market is slowly coming to an end. Smartsource no longer offers printable coupons, and you may notice that there are fewer coupon inserts in your Sunday newspaper. This is in favor of more offers available on apps. But if you love printable coupons….

  • Coupons.com (printable coupons, e-coupons, and a cashback app)

One of my favorite websites is the Sunday Coupon Review.  It helps me plot out scenarios in advance and I can email friends to ask for coupons in advance. Remember if clipping coupons isn’t your thing, but saving money is, check out my list of Smartphone apps that can save you the big bucks! New offers are added on the Smartphone Savings Apps all the time!

October is here- that means it’s spooky season! Time for deals and sales on candy, costumes, holiday home decor, and craft supplies.

For a complete list of types of foods and items that will be on sale, check out this post on the cycle of sales.

Here are a few of my favorite new coupons:

Save $1.00 when you buy TWO BOXES any flavor General Mills cereal listed: Cheerios™ • Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ • Lucky Charms™ • ***
Save $0.75 When you buy FOUR (4) Avocados From Mexico
Save $1.00 on any ONE (1) Dove Deodorant or Antiperspirant Stick (excludes trial/travel, twin packs, and Dove base products)

Q-insights Business Owner Study -$300


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 business owners for a 1-hour webcam interview.

This study will run from October 4th to October 8th and you will be compensated $300 as a thank you for your time.

If you are interested in participating please fill out the pre-screener survey here. If you pre-qualify, Q-Insights will call you to ask for some additional qualifying questions.


10/1/2021 Friday Freebies and Deals!

I started my new job this week, and it’s going great! You may have noticed less action on the blog this week, but I’ve got an awesome giveaway and recipe post here.

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


Free Magnetic Eyelashe Kit, Mascara, Tweezer & Mirror
Free Klorane Smoothing and Relaxing Patches
Free Mossy Oak Cheese Straws
Free Hennessy Fight Night Viewing Party
Free Subscription to Martha Stewart Living Magazine!
Free Sample of La Roche-Posay SPF 60 Melt-In Sunscreen Milk
Free Gatorade Zero with Protein at Walmart
Free Game Play for Kids in Costume at Chuck E Cheese
Free CHI-CHI’S Tortillas
Free Haven’s Kitchen Fresh Sauce
Free Dolce & Gabbana K Fragrance Samples
Free Key at a MinuteKEY Kiosk
Free Tablet
Free Degree Dry Spray Antiperspirant
Free Chicken & Cupcakes with Over 50% Off Sam’s Club Membership
Free Canon IVY CLIQ+2 Holiday Moments Party
Free Schar Gluten-Free Crackers
Free Cacti Agave Spiked Seltzer Chatterbox
Free Veggiecraft Farms Veggie Pasta
Free Funky Bath Life Product Sample
Free Medium Fries w/ Any $1 Purchase at McDonalds – Every Friday
Free Michelob ULTRA Organic Seltzer Chatterbox Kit
Free Box of APT Toys
Free Sample of StriVectin Advanced Retinol Moisturizer
Free Simple Mills Veggie Pita Crackers
Free Earth Month Sticker Series
Free 2-Year Subscription to Women’s Health Magazine
Free Sample of Blue Waters Collagen
Free Sun-Maid Recipe Booklets
Free Sample of Glossier Cloud Blush Paint


Keurig K Latte Single-Serve K-Cup Pod Coffeemaker ONLY $59.99
Halloween Inflatable on Sale for Only $14.97
Tommy Hilfiger Grid Plush Throw ONLY $10.93 (Reg $35)
MUK LUKS Carey Boots ONLY $39.99 (Reg. $65)
Womens Deer Riding Boots ONLY $27 (Reg $80)
Philips Bluetooth Party Speaker ONLY $79 (Reg $180)
3-Tier Beverage Dispenser ONLY $26.39 (Reg $48)
KKW Kardashian Lipstick on Sale for $4.50 (reg $18)
Buy 1 Get 2 FREE Graphic Tees at Aeropostale + FREE Shipping
Today Only: Free Shipping Offer on Zulily
10k Yellow Gold Earrings ONLY $13.99 (Reg $199)
Polly Pocket Un-Box-It Playset ONLY $11.99 (Reg $20)
Kate Spade Darcy Small Satchel ONLY $115 (Reg $359)
Pen + Gear 5-In Kids’ Scissors ONLY $0.24 (Reg $4)