New Cash back App: BrandClub!

Is it new, or just new to me? Yes. both. I discovered BrandClub over the weekend while browsing one of my favorite Reddit subs.

I downloaded it right away and got to work, checking it out and setting up my account. here’s the rundown:

  1. Download Brandclub Get the iPhone or Android app to sign up for a free account.
  2. Link Your Amazon, Walmart, Target, and Chewy accounts. The app scans your previous purchases, as well as any future purchases. When you purchase from brands that BrandClub works with, you earn cashback via the app, which can then be sent to a Venmo or Paypal account.
  3. You can also earn cash by taking up to three brand surveys per day (I took three Tampax surveys today and earned $6.00), joining brand clubs in the app (the funds are released when you purchase stuff from that brand at one of the linked accounts above), or promote products (sharing specific product links on social media, and earn a commission when those products are purchased).  So really, you can earn a lot of money depending on how much work you want to put into this app.

I have had this app on my phone for less than a week and I’ve cashed out $23.00! If you want to give BrandClub a shot, click the link here to download the app. You’ll start with $10 free. This is my referral link, and I’ll also earn a bonus too. It’s a win/win.

I’ll be posting updates as I continue to use BrandClub and let you know how it pans out.


Talk Back: Have you used this app before? How much have you earned?


Feeding San Diego Together Tour: More Free Food In Your Neighborhood!

Y’all know I post a list of free food resources monthly, but this one just came to my attention courtesy of Brooke from Saving in the 619.

Feeding San Diego has a Together Tour, where they work with local venues to host drive through food giveaways throughout the month all over San Diego County. No proof of need required!

Every registered attendee will receive about 50 lbs worth of dry goods, fresh produce, and frozen meat protein.

During the event, you will receive valuable resources on how to access other Feeding San Diego distributions close to your home. In addition, our team can provide information about CalFresh, and how to apply.

Visit the website here and find your next local event! From Chula Vista to San Marcos, there are events all over the county all month long, all year long!

Great Deals on Wireless Service from Gen Mobile!

One of the parts of divorce and starting over that I am not looking forward to is getting my own cell phone plan. I hate dealing with cell phone companies, and negotiating contracts to get the best deal. I need something simple. I just don’t have it in me to get a sitter, drive to an authorized store, and spend hours (and money) haggling.

When I found out about Gen Mobile, I was stoked! You get 1-Month FREE when you buy 1-Month of 1GB + Unlimited talk & Text for only $15 a month from Gen Mobile. That’s just one of the features I’m digging. Here are a few more:

  • 50% OFF (Total Value: $30)
  • 2 months of 1GB + Unlimited Talk and Text ($15/mo. Value)
  • Nationwide & International Talk & Text
  • FREE GSM SIM Kit ($10 value)
  • FREE Shipping ($9.99 value)
  • 5-Day Text Freebie
  • Add-on Mins, Data, or Int’l Credit at Anytime
  • Keep your number or get a new one

As I move forwards, I’m checking out various wireless companies and offers. I’ll keep posting the sweet deals I find. Hopefully, these will help someone else too!


4/25/2022 Weekly Meal Plan

0a5e9dab796cea8a07eabe4eb4795b9e.jpgIt’s that time again! I put a few Dream Dinners into the fridge to thaw for this week, and I’m plotting and scheming to make this weeks menu.

This afternoon once I’m home from work, I’ll get to work on this week’s CSA Box- Chopped and preparing!  Our veggies and fruit are delivered by Yasukochi Family Farms CSA. For $28, it’s a great deal. I don’t have to pick anything, go to the store, or carry it upstairs. I can’t go to the store and get the same amount we get weekly for $28. Seriously. It’s a deal. They email a preview of what will be in the boxes over the weekend, so I can start thinking about what I’d like to make.

A quick trip to the store to pick up milk, coffee, cream, and a few other things and we’ll be good for the week!

We’ve been trying a lot of new foods lately, thanks to the really great freebies from Social Nature lately too. It’s fun to try new foods.

For those of you that are new to meal planning, I’ve got an easy 101 style post here with super easy tips and steps. After you get that down, here is info about batch or freezer cooking.

I’ve gotten a pretty good inventory of the pantry, freezer, and fridge done (I try to update it after every shopping trip), so I’m able to plan meals and use up what we’ve got with little waste.

I only post our dinner plans for the week, because our other meals are usually the same each day.

Breakfast: Coffee with 1/2 and 1/2  for me, and pancakes or something along those lines for the kids. They are also into fruit and bagels for breakfast. Lately, the big kid has been digging protein shakes in the morning. This is his favorite kind. 

Lunch: I have a plastic tote in the cupboard full of self-serve snacks. I buy treats and snacks in bulk and fill up snack-sized zip-top bags. I’m back to packing lunches again. However, school lunches are free this year- Little Bit has been buying her lunch and expanding her palate.  The big kid still brings lunch from home.

Dinner: I picked up our April Dream Dinners order on Friday afternoon and we’ve got meals for the next month or so.  When we have them, I serve 2 Dream Dinners a week. It’s perfect for those nights when we have lots going on, and it’s a great way for the kids to try new cuisines!

  • Monday: Nug night- crinkle fries, apple slices & strawberries
  • Tuesday: Sticky Ginger Turkey meatballs, rice, stir-fried veggies
  • Wednesday: Baked Pasta with veggies, salad
  • Thursday:  Honey Mustard glazed chicken, roasted broccoli, mashed potatoes
  • Friday: Takeout night!
  • Saturday:  Leftovers
  • Sunday: Veggie soup, garlic bread