Kohl’s Rewards Members- Check your Accounts!

I love shopping at Kohl’s. They have great deals on clothes and home goods. Did you know they have a bussin’ toy department (at least according to my kids)?

If you are a Kohl’s Rewards Member, log on to your account and check your wallet for a $10 of $50 toy department coupon (exclusions apply)! They are valid through 10/31/2022 in case you have a birthday to shop for, or if you’re like me and you want to get a jump on your holiday shopping.

And to sweeten the deal, through 10/31/2022, select Lego sets and toys are 20% off!

Taylor Research: Life Science Researchers – $225

Taylor Research is a research company in San Diego, CA and I have done studies for them for over 20 years. I do 3 or 4 a year on various topics.

I received an email from them this morning with a great opportunity for those in the Life Science Research field.

Taylor Research is inviting Life Science Researchers who conduct laboratory research to participate in a live zoom interview between the dates of August 25th through August 29th, 2022.  During that time, we will conduct a 90-minute, one-on-one interview requesting your feedback on instrument workflows. Those who complete the survey will receive a thank you gift of $225.

If you are interested, please complete the form here, and in the referral box please indicate that Abby Hewes referred you.

Once you are in the Taylor Research Database, they will email you when they have surveys and studies available. It’s a great way to make extra money.

 

2022 Free Parenting Classes (Online)

I got information about this class in my inbox from our local school district. This class is free and is all online.

Systematic Training for Effective Parenting (STEP) Classes.

 

I’ve never taken this class, but it looks like a great opportunity. After Finishing this 7-session course, you will:

  • Receive a Completion Certificate
  • Fulfill court and other requirements under the Welfare and Institution Code
  • Have a Better understanding of your child’s behavior and make steps toward building a happy home.

To sign up or if you have questions, contact Luz Alarcon at 619-203-2108. Pre-registration for this class is required.

Free Music Classes from Staump Music School

It’s Back!

We received this email from the school district yesterday, and I wanted to share this free deal with y’all.

If you are looking for something fun for the kids to try this summer, Staump Music School is offering a free month of voice, guitar, piano, or ukelele.

Have you been thinking about enrolling your child in music lessons? Now’s your chance to try it 100% risk-free!

What is a 30-Day Lesson Pass?

Their 30-day lesson pass is good for four 45-minute class sessions throughout one month! In other words, you will have one 45-minute group class each week for four consecutive weeks.

How do you sign up for a lesson pass?

Visit Staump Music School’s website here and complete the form.

Your child will get to experience the joys of music for an entire month, completely risk-free! We want to make sure your child truly enjoys their class & has so much fun they want to keep coming back!

This is a really fun opportunity, and if your kiddo has expressed interest in learning an instrument or singing, this is a great way to see if this is something they can get into and enjoy without committing to a lot of lessons (or money).

Consumer Research Project – Paid Opinion Study $150

Focus Group Connection, a research company in the Southern California area is currently recruiting for an upcoming study on  the topic of “Social Issues.” This study will be two hours (120 minutes) in length. To participate, you must have a working Desktop or Laptop computer with high-speed Internet, audio, and a working webcam. If selected, you will receive $150.00 for your time and insights.

They are looking for Men and Women to participate in an online Consumer Research Project taking place between May 4th – May 10th.

If you’re interested, please complete the pre-screener here.

Moms Meet Wow Summit 2022: It’s Virtual!

The Moms Meet WOW Summit is back for 2022 and it’s virtual again!

If you have followed me for a whole, you know I love Moms Meet. It’s an amazing way to try out products for moms, kids, and families. Every year, they hold a Wow Summit somewhere in the US. This year it’s virtual again AND FREE for Moms Meet members, so really… no reason not to attend, right??

The Wow Summit is three fun-filled and educational days focused on raising happy and healthy families.

Empowering moms to raise happy and healthy families

Experience everything our WOW Summit has to offer, right from the comfort of your own home. From attending educational workshops and hearing from compelling speakers, to networking with like-minded moms, you’ll walk away equipped with the knowledge you need to raise a happy and healthy family. You’ll also have access to our Virtual Exhibit Hall filled with the newest natural, organic, non-GMO, eco, educational, homeopathic, and allergy-free products on the market, plus so much more.

The best part—it’s totally free to attend if you are a member of Moms Meet! There’s even a unique Track just for bloggers and influencers.

There are two tracks, and there will be workshops and classes for every parent/caregiver!

Community Track

Join hundreds of moms, dads, grandparents, and caretakers committed to leading healthy lifestyles.

  • Discover better-for-you products and chat live with brands in the Virtual Exhibit Hall.
  • Hear from inspirational speakers and attend educational workshops.
  • Network with other moms and attend a Virtual Happy Hour.
  • Enter to win amazing prizes worth hundreds of dollars.
  • Receive a Digital Swag Bag filled with amazing discounts and coupons.

Blogger/Influencer Track

Whether you’re a new or experienced blogger or influencer you’ll walk away feeling inspired and full of ideas to take your platforms to the next level.

  • Attend workshops tailored towards bloggers, influencers, and content creators.
  • Network during exclusive events and meet other mom bloggers and influencers.
  • Meet one-on-one with brands offering sponsored campaign opportunities.
  • Plus, gain access to all the Community Track sessions and Virtual Exhibit Hall, enter to win prizes, and so much more.

I’ve been introduced to so many brands, products, and bloggers/influencers since I became a member of Moms Meet. I encourage you to check out the Wow Summit.

 

Consumer Research Project – Paid Opinion Study Earn Up to $200

This survey information came into my inbox this morning. I’ve never worked with Focus Group Connection before, and this is the first time I’ve shared an opportunity with them.
This Research Project is only open to residents of Arizona, California, Colorado, and Nebraska.
Focus Group Connection is looking for Men and Women to participate in an online Consumer Research Project taking place from March 17th – April 1st  on the topic of “Current Events.” This is a three-part study. Not everyone will be selected to continue after part one.
  • Part-one will be a 15-minute Pre-Call – Incentive will be $25.00
  • Part-two (If selected) will be a 3-day online blog assignment – Incentive will be $75.00
  • Part-three (If selected) will be a 90-minute, one-on-one Interview – Incentive will be $100.00
Total Incentive is up to $200.00 for your time and insights.
If you’re interested in participating, please click here to fill in the pre-screen.
Please note – Not everyone will qualify to participate and not everyone will receive a call-back.

Tax Time is Here- Save up To 20% on Turbo Tax!

You may find it hard to believe, but tax season is in full swing! I’ve got a couple ways for you to save money on filing your taxes, and some tips to make it a little easier.

I already prepared and filed our taxes using Turbo Tax online. It’s quick and they walk you through everything. Because of our tax situation, we are unable to do our taxes for free, so for my family, TurboTax is the best/easiest solution. If you want to try Turbo Tax out, here is a link where you can receive up to 20% off any paid online federal product!

If you make $72,000 or less, check out the IRS Free File.

If you aren’t sure what you need to file your taxes, here are just a few pieces of paperwork you may need (depending on your tax situation):

  • W-2’s- one from each of your jobs
  • 1099’s: if you are an independent contractor
  • DMV paperwork (if you don’t have this, then the VIN and license plate # from your car, and go here– CA only, I’m sure other states may have something similar).
  • Receipts for any tax-deductible donations
  • Receipts for any medical expenses (co-pays, prescriptions)
  • Paperwork from your Mortgage Company regarding your interest paid
  • Paperwork regarding your property taxes paid
  • Dependents Social Security Numbers
  • IRA Year-End Statements
  • Interest Statements from banks

I start a folder (like this one) each year and I put all of the paperwork in it as it comes into the house. Then, after we do our taxes, I print a copy out, pull out all of our supporting documents, put them into a manilla envelope, write the year on the front, seal it, and stash it with our other past years’ taxes. We keep 10 years’ worth of tax records, just in case.

 

Talk Back: Have you done your taxes yet?

$300 Online Paid Opinion Study ~ San Diego County Residents aged 21+ needed

This popped into my inbox last night really late and I knew that some of you have availability and might qualify for this upcoming study.

Not everyone who fills out their information will be selected.

San Diego, CA ~ San Diego County residents aged 21 and older are needed for a 1-day online opinion study being held on Thursday, February 3. The group runs from 9:00am – 5:00pm PST. In addition to the online focus group, it will be necessary for you to complete a Zoom test session. To thank you for your time, you’ll receive $300 for participating. Please note, this is an online video group, so you’ll need a desktop or laptop with a working camera, microphone, speaker, and Zoom capabilities to participate.
  • Please click here to see if you qualify.
  • Location: Zoom (Online)
  • Incentive: $300
  • Date(s): Thursday, February 3
  • Time(s): 9:00am-5:00pm PST

 

Shop Online and Earn Cash Back with Rakuten!

Have you heard of Rakuten (formerly ebates)?

Earning Cash Back at Rakuten is as Easy as 1-2-3! Sign up for free, shop at your favorite stores, and earn Cash Back on every purchase. You already shop online, so you might as well earn some cash back!

Rakuten provides Cash Back to over two million dedicated members. Since 1999, members have earned over $100 million in Cash Back savings from 1,800+ stores. And now when you join for free you will get a $10 gift card after your first purchase of $25 or more.

If shopping in-store is more your speed, Rakuten has your back!

And the in-store cash-back deals are hot!

Sephora: 4.0% In-Store Cash Back
Bed Bath & Beyond: 3.0% In-Store Cash Back
Macy’s: 6.0% In-Store Cash Back
JCPenney: 2.0% In-Store Cash Back
The Body Shop: 7.0% In-Store Cash Back
Sally Beauty: 6.0% In-Store Cash Back

Make sure to check the terms of each offer too. I love that I can use coupons and take advantage of store sales and deals and earn cashback in-store too!