A blog about keeping yourself and your expenses lean in Oakland County, Michigan.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

What's in Season: Late March

To eat healthy yet stay with in your budget you want to try to stick to eating what is in season.   Here is what is in season in late March  in MI:

What's Fresh Michigan: Late March



(We are still thawing out so not much but more and more to come each month!)
Go here for more details and here to find out what is in season in your area.

Friday, January 7, 2011

It's Megaswagbucks Friday!

Today you can earn between 10-1,000 swagbucks by searching the web! So get to searching!
What is swagbucks? It is a search engine and you get randomly rewarded for your searches. Any time I am on the web I always go there first and type in where I want to go, even my own website! I'll then randomly get 10 – 100 swagbucks per day. They can be redeemed for a variety of gift cards the most popular one is a $5 Amazon.com gift card. I get last month I got four. I recently got a great cookbook deal I posted on here with 0 out of pocket thanks to my swagbucks!  Also be sure to refer your friends. When they win you win! However today on megaswagbucks day you can win between 10 – 1,000 swagbucks! So get to searching and if you haven't signed up yet you can do so here.
Don't forget to also do your daily polls and search the special offers daily for additional swagbucks!

Today is YouData payout Friday!

Today is YouData payout Friday. What is YouData? You get paid to view advertisements. Sometimes it is just to view a website but sometimes it could be a full ad or commercial. Always very quick and then every Friday the balance you have is sent to your paypal account. I always check Friday mornings to see if I have new offers and this morning I had one website to view.  Even doing them the morning of will get my money transferred into my paypal account later that day. For more information or to sign up go here.

If you'd like to look at more ways to generate small cash flow check out my previous article here.

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Bank of America Museums on us!

The first Saturday and Sunday of Every Month Bank of America card holders have access to visit over 120 museums free!  Go here for details and to find a location participating near you.  In Michigan we have options in Dearborn, Detroit and Grand Rapids.

Monday, January 3, 2011

Today is free redbox Monday! 01/03/11

Today is free redbox Monday. In order to get your code which is valid for one time use only and cannot be shared you need to sign up for text message alerts at Redbox.com and you will receive your unique code via your cell phone. Be sure to also sign up for email alerts which will be towards the bottom lefthand side of the page.  You will occassionally get unique one time use codes to your email address as well.  Go here to find a redbox near you. Go to the kiosk start with rent with promo code, then enter code the code sent to you via text message. Be sure to return the movie by 9 p.m. the following day to avoid being charged $1 for each additional day.

Also if you have never used redbox before there are a few promo codes that can be used if you can't make it to redbox today or if you want more than one movie. You can use DVDONME, BREAKROOM at any location.  Then these are location specific DVDKROG (valid at Kroger and ALL affliate stores), DVDATWAG (valid at Walgreens only). These codes work one per debit/credit card.

Saturday, January 1, 2011

New Upromise Coupons available!

Don't forget to load your eCoupons on to your Upromise account! If you want information or are ready to download your eCoupons sign in or sign up here.

Beginning of the month coupon print reminder!

Its the beginning of the month and most coupons have reset on coupons.com! Go here to print off your favorites before the print limit is reached if you think you will use them within a month.