MIDAS: Oil Change Deals!

Summer means road trips! Before you hit the road, make sure your car is road-ready!

MIDAS wants to help you with a sweet deal.

Find a participating MIDAS location near you to get the coupon and request an appointment.

Once you find a location near you, you can print a coupon for a Conventional Oil Change & Tire Rotation for only $29.99 plus a disposal fee at MIDAS. Prices and fees in Hawaii/Alaska are $49.99.

I printed my coupon off this morning, I’m getting Princess Sparkle Cupcake (this is what happens when you let the 4-year-old name the new car) ship shape, and ready to get outta town!

 

Q-insights Automotive Research Study Pays $200-$250 in Santa Ana – March 7-12

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Q-insights is another company where 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. This upcoming survey takes place in Santa Ana, CA.

Q-Insights is currently recruiting for an online interview on the topic of vehicles, specifically  for owners of the following vehicles 2016 and newer:
Chevrolet Blazer
Dodge Journey
Ford Edge
Ford Mach-E
Honda Passport
Hyundai Ioniq 5
Hyundai Kona EV
Hyundai Santa Fe
Jeep Grand Cherokee
Kia Niro EV
Kia Sorento
Nissan Murano
Polestar 2
Subaru Outback
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model Y
Toyota Venza
Volkswagen Atlas Cross Sport
Volkswagen ID.4
Volvo XC40 Recharge
(PLEASE NOTE YOU WILL NEED TO BRING ORIGINAL VEHICLE REGISTRATION AS PROOF)

These will be in-person focus groups that last about 2.5 hours and will take place in Santa Ana (ORANGE COUNTY) on March 7th through 12th with your choice of date/time.

Participants will receive a total of $250 for participating in a 2.5-hour session and completing a short online task.

If you are interested, please fill out the pre-screener survey here.

Let’s Start Fresh in 2022!

Starting fresh means different things to different friends. For some, it’s New Years Resolutions to Eat Better, Lose Weight, Get Organized, Spend more time on Self-Care. Whatever Starting Fresh means to you, I’m here to help.

For me, Starting Fresh means grabbing new calendars for the kitchen, kid’s rooms, and my room (I have a bulletin board next to my vanity with a wall calendar so I can review each day while I brush my teeth in the morning). I update the calendars each month with appointments, days off school, birthdays, etc. I usually get free calendars in the mail towards the end of the year and use those. For the kitchen, I get a Holiday a Day calendar and use that- It’s a great way to include silly “national” days into the meal plan or weekend plans. Like National Pizza Day (it’s in February) or National Bake Cookies Day (that was yesterday- we’re celebrating today).

Other Ways I Start Fresh Each Year (and keep it going through the year):

  • Inventory my Fridge, Freezer, and Pantry (and donate/share any unwanted still-in-date food). You can buy my inventory sheets here on Etsy.
  • Deep Clean/ Organize one area of the house each week. Start small. I start with the front coat closet.
  • Clean my car out. If you are a parent, you know. I take a laundry basket and a trash bag down to the car, and once the trash is out, and the stuff that needs to go into the house is in the basket (and back upstairs), I take my car to the carwash and pay $20 to have someone else wash and vacuum the car (and clean the windows inside and out).
  • Get rid of stuff that no longer serves you. I like to start in my closet. It’s a great chance to weed out clothes that no longer fit or serve me, and I can donate or share them.  I tend to do one area a month. I work on it for 10-20 minutes a few times a week, so it is not a mental burden.
  • In the same vein, do a toiletry/beauty/makeup purge. Travel-sized/sample-sized toiletries can be donated to homeless or domestic abuse shelters or local rehab/inpatient centers. Makeup and personal care items do expire (check out this article from Insider for more deets). If it smells weird or has a strange texture- toss it!
  • Space out Appointments or other “Adulting” tasks. As someone who had two mental/behavioral health appointments, an IEP Meeting, and a doctor’s appointment last week, I can assure you I was mentally and physically exhausted. As it was the end of the year, provider time was limited, so I didn’t have much of a choice, but going forward, I’m limiting myself to 1-2 “Adulting”/appointments per week. Otherwise, it is overwhelming and everything else, like tasks of daily living, gets pushed aside (shower, what’s that?).
  • Spend time Doing Stuff I Like. Yeah, seems weird? Spend a little time doing something that makes you happy. Play a game on your phone for 10 minutes, read, do a craft, work on a project, play Legos with your kids, go for a walk.

A content creator I really like, Rayna Cohen put it simply, ” Allow yourself to enjoy the new energy of the new year.”

My kid’s school sent out a Kindness Calendar for January. I plan on incorporating some of these RAOK throughout January and beyond.

Talk Back: I’d love to hear about how you are Starting Fresh for 2022!

Q-insights Automotive Focus Group Pays $200

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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.   Most of their studies these days have been virtual.

Right now, Q-insights is currently recruiting for a study for owners of specific vehicles. This is a nationwide online focus groups between Nov 30-Dec 3 for owners of the following vehicles listed below.

This would be a 90 minute online webcam focus group which pays $150 and a 15-20 minute homework assignment which pays $50.
Total compensation for both parts would be $200.

We are looking for Males and Females ages 18-74 that currently own or lease one of the following vehicles 2017 or newer.

ACURA ILX
ACURA MDX
ACURA RDX
ACURA RDX
ACURA RL
ACURA TL
ACURA TLX
ACURA TSX
ALFA ROMEO GIULIA
ALFA ROMEO STELVIO
AUDI A3
AUDI A4
AUDI A5
AUDI A6
AUDI A7
AUDI A8
AUDI E-TRON
AUDI Q3
AUDI Q5
AUDI Q7
AUDI Q8
BENTLEY BENTAYGA
BMW 1 SERIES
BMW 2 SERIES
BMW 3 SERIES
BMW 4 SERIES
BMW 5 SERIES
BMW 6 SERIES
BMW 7 SERIES
BMW 8 SERIES
BMW i3
BMW X1
BMW X2
BMW X3
BMW X4
BMW X5
BMW X6
BMW X7
CADILLAC ATS
CADILLAC CT4
CADILLAC CT5
CADILLAC CT6
CADILLAC CTS
CADILLAC ESCALADE
CADILLAC SRX
CADILLAC XT4
CADILLAC XT5
CADILLAC XTS
CHEVROLET SILVERADO 1500, 2500, 3500
CHEVY BOLT
DODGE RAM 1500, 2500, 3500
FORD F-SERIES 150, 250, 350
FORD MACH E
FORD SUPER DUTY
GENESIS G70
GENESIS G80
GENESIS G90
GENESIS GV80
GMC SIERRA 1500, HEAVY DUTY, LIMITED
HYUNDAI GENESIS
INFINITI G
INFINITI Q50
INFINITI Q60
INFINITI Q70
INFINITI QX30
INFINITI QX50
INFINITI QX50
INFINITI QX55
INFINITI QX60
INFINITI QX60
INFINITI QX70
INFINITI QX70
INFINITI QX80
JAGUAR E-PACE
JAGUAR F-PACE
JAGUAR I-PACE
JAGUAR XE
JAGUAR XF
JAGUAR XJ SERIES
LAND ROVER DISCOVERY
LAND ROVER LR2
LAND ROVER LR4
LAND ROVER RANGE ROVER
LEXUS ES
LEXUS GS
LEXUS GX
LEXUS GX
LEXUS LS
LEXUS LX
LEXUS NX
LEXUS NX
LEXUS RX
LEXUS RX
LEXUS UX
LEXUS UX
LINCOLN AVIATOR
LINCOLN AVIATOR
LINCOLN CORSAIR
LINCOLN MKC
LINCOLN MKT
LINCOLN MKX
LINCOLN NAUTILUS
LINCOLN NAVIGATOR
MASERARI GHIBLI
MASERATI LEVANTE
MERCEDES CLA CLASS
MERCEDES CLS CLASS
MERCEDES E-CLASS
MERCEDES G CLASS
MERCEDES GLA CLASS
MERCEDES GLC/GLK
MERCEDES GLE CLASS
MERCEDES GLS CLASS
MINI ELECTRIC
NISSAN LEAF
NISSAN TITAN
POLESTAR 2
PORSCHE CAYENNE
PORSCHE MACAN
PORSCHE PANAMERA
TESLA MODEL 3
TESLA MODEL S
TESLA MODEL X
TESLA MODEL Y
TOYOTA LAND CRUISER
TOYOTA TUNDRA
VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS
VOLKSWAGEN ATLAS CROSS SPORT
VOLKSWAGEN TOUAREG
VOLVO V90
VOLVO XC 40 RECHARGE PURE
VOLVO XC40
VW ID.4

If you have one of these vehicles, please fill out the pre-screener survey here.

Q-insights Irvine Automotive Survey Pays $150 for 90 mins

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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. Recently, they have had a lot of surveys about newer high-end cars.

Right now, Q-insights has a new survey being held in Irvine on October 18, 19, 20, 21, and 22 that is 90 minutes long and pays $150.

They are looking for males and females ages 18-59 who own or lease one of the following vehicles 2016 or newer that was purchased or leased new. Please note you will be required to show original vehicle registration when onsite.

If you have one of the vehicles listed below, please visit complete this pre-screener survey here.

Your vehicle must be 2016 or newer and you must provide original registration.

Audi e-Tron
Chevrolet Equinox
Chevrolet Impala
Chevrolet Malibu
Chevrolet Traverse
Chevrolet Trax
Chrysler 300
Honda Accord
Honda CR-V
Honda HR-V
Honda Pilot
Hyundai Kona (gas)
Hyundai Palisade
Hyundai Sonata
Hyundai Tucson
Kia Cadenza
Kia Optima
Kia Soul
Kia Sportage
Kia Telluride
Lexus ES
Lincoln MKZ
Mazda CX-3
Mazda CX-30
Mazda CX-5
Mazda CX-9
Mazda6
Nissan Altima
Nissan Maxima
Nissan Pathfinder
Nissan Rogue
Polestar
Subaru Crosstrek
Tesla Model 3
Tesla Model X
Tesla Model Y
Toyota Avalon
Toyota Camry
Toyota CH-R
Toyota Highlander
Toyota RAV4
VW Atlas
VW ID4
VW Passat
VW Tiguan

Q-insights Online Car Surveys Pay $25-$40

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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 about vehicles.

Q-Insights is currently looking for owners of 2016 and newer of the below vehicles to participate in upcoming online surveys that pay $25-$40. If you have one of these vehicles, please fill out the pre-screener here.

  • Acura MDX
  • Acura RDX
  • Audi A3
  • Audi A5
  • Audi A8
  • Audi Q5
  • BMW 4-Series
  • BMW 6-Series
  • BMW 8-Series
  • BMW Z4
  • Cadillac CT6
  • Cadillac CTS
  • Cadillac Escalade / Escalade ESV
  • Cadillac SRX
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Cadillac XTS
  • Chevrolet Camaro
  • Chevrolet Corvette
  • Chevrolet Equinox
  • Dodge Challenger
  • Dodge Charger
  • Ford Bronco
  • Ford Bronco Sport
  • Ford Escape
  • Ford Mustang
  • Honda CR-V
  • Infiniti QX60 / QX70 / JX / FX
  • Infiniti QX80
  • Jaguar E-PACE
  • Jaguar F-PACE
  • Jaguar F-TYPE
  • Jaguar XE
  • Jaguar XF
  • Jaguar XJ
  • Jeep Cherokee
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Jeep Wrangler 4xe
  • Jeep Wrangler Rubicon
  • Jeep Wrangler Sahara
  • Land Rover Defender
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Discovery Sport
  • Land Rover Range Rover (Full Size)
  • Land Rover Range Rover Evoque
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus GS
  • Lexus GX
  • Lexus LS
  • Lexus RC
  • Lexus RX
  • Lincoln Aviator
  • Mercedes-Benz C-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz E-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz G550/G63
  • Mercedes-Benz S-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz SL
  • Mercedes-Benz SLC
  • MINI Clubman
  • MINI Cooper
  • MINI Countryman
  • MINI JCW
  • Nissan Rogue
  • Subaru Forester
  • Tesla – all models
  • Toyota RAV4
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC90

AO Opinions: Two Upcoming Projects

AO Opinions is another Market Research company that I get information from. Right now they are recruiting for two upcoming research studies:

The First Survey is on the topic of Vehicles:

  • To be considered, please complete this pre-screener. 
  • Compensation: $100-$275 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 30+ year olds
  • Monday, June 21st thru Wed/June 23rd, 2021 – approx. 30 minutes ($100, if chosen)
  • MUST be available if chosen, 90-min Videoconference June 28-30 ($175, if chosen)

The Second Survey is on the topic of shopping:

  • To be considered, please complete this pre-screener.
  • Compensation: $100 (if chosen)
  • Open to: 30-49 year olds
  • Wed/June 16th thru Tues/June 22nd, 2021 (various times)

Get Road Trip Ready with Midas (Printable Coupon)!

Have you all heard of the term Revenge Vacation? I learned about it on NPR last week and it’s when you go all out on a vacation this year to get revenge on 2020.

Because so many of us are going on vacation this year, but remaining committed with social distancing, staying in our bubbles, and staying on budget, a lot of us will be hitting the road.

One of the best ways to make sure you are ready to hit the road is to get your car ready! Midas has a great deal with their Road Trip Ready Package, valid now through July 4th.

It’s super easy to take advantage of this deal!

I printed my coupon off this morning, I’m getting Princess Sparkle Cupcake (this is what happens when you let the 4-year-old name the new car) ship shape and ready to get outta town!

 

Q-insights Online Automotive Focus Group Pays $100-$150

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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 an online study on the topic of vehicles years 2013 and newer.

Q-insights is looking for males and females ages 22-69 nationwide that currently have a 2013 or newer vehicle.

This is an online focus group that lasts 2 hours that would be running the week of April 6th.
This survey pays $100-$150 for participation depending on the current vehicle you own.

If you are interested, please fill out the survey here and if you pre-qualify, one of their recruiters will call you.

Q-insights Car/Truck/SUV Survey Pays $200 (Irvine, CA)

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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. Recently, they have had a lot of surveys about newer high-end cars.

 They have an upcoming survey being held in Irvine/Orange County between December 10th-14th. The survey will be 2 hours long and will pay you $200 for your time.

They are looking for owners of the following vehicles 2016 or newer:

(Please note you will be required to provide proof of vehicle ownership)

  • Acura MDX
  • Alfa Romeo Stelvio
  • Audi e-tron
  • Audi Q5
  • Audi Q7
  • Audi Q8
  • Bentley Bentayga
  • BMW i3
  • BMW X3
  • BMW X4
  • BMW X5
  • BMW X6
  • BMW X7
  • Buick Enclave
  • Cadillac Escalade
  • Cadillac XT5
  • Cadillac XT6
  • Chevrolet Blazer
  • Chevrolet Bolt
  • Chevrolet Silverado 1500
  • Chevrolet Suburban
  • Chevrolet Tahoe
  • Chevrolet Traverse
  • Dodge Durango
  • Dodge Journey
  • Fiat 500e
  • Ford Edge
  • Ford Expedition
  • Ford Expedition EL
  • Ford Explorer
  • Ford F-150
  • Ford Flex
  • GMC Acadia
  • GMC Sierra 1500
  • GMC Yukon
  • GMC Yukon XL
  • Honda Clarity Electric
  • Honda Passport
  • Honda Pilot
  • Honda Pilot Sport
  • Hyundai Ioniq Electric
  • Hyundai Kona Electric
  • Hyundai Palisade
  • Hyundai Santa Fe
  • Hyundai Santa Fe XL
  • Infiniti QX50
  • Infiniti QX60
  • Infiniti QX70
  • Infiniti QX80
  • Jaguar F-PACE
  • Jaguar I-PACE
  • Jeep Grand Cherokee
  • Jeep Wrangler
  • Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
  • Kia Niro EV
  • Kia Sorento
  • Kia Soul EV
  • Kia Telluride
  • Lamborghini Urus
  • Land Rover Discovery
  • Land Rover Range Rover
  • Land Rover Range Rover Sport
  • Land Rover Range Rover Velar
  • Lexus GX
  • Lexus LX
  • Lexus RX-Series
  • Lincoln Aviator
  • Lincoln MKT
  • Lincoln MKX
  • Lincoln Nautilus
  • Lincoln Navigator
  • Maserati Levante
  • Mazda CX-9
  • Mercedes-Benz EQC
  • Mercedes-Benz G-Class
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLC Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE SUV
  • Mercedes-Benz GLE Coupe
  • Mercedes-Benz GLS
  • Nissan Armada
  • Nissan Leaf
  • Nissan Leaf Plus
  • Nissan Murano
  • Nissan Pathfinder
  • Nissan Titan
  • Porsche Cayenne
  • Porsche Cayenne Coupe
  • Porsche Macan
  • RAM 1500
  • Rolls-Royce Cullinan
  • Smart fortwo electric
  • Subaru Ascent
  • Subaru Outback
  • Tesla Model 3
  • Tesla Model S
  • Tesla Model X
  • Tesla Model X
  • Toyota 4-Runner
  • Toyota Highlander
  • Toyota Land Cruiser
  • Toyota Sequoia
  • Toyota Tundra
  • Volkswagen Atlas
  • Volkswagen e-Golf
  • Volvo XC60
  • Volvo XC90

If you have one of these cars, trucks, or SUVs listed above that is 2016 or newer, please fill out the following link: https://forms.gle/k66o83mZZTxrVai4A

I don’t receive any kind of referral bonus, this offer is just too great to pass up! If you’d like to join their email list to be notified of upcoming studies, click here.