Pickings have been slim with the earnings lately, so here's some savings.
Jo-Ann has Carbona Stain Devils marked down to $1.97, and Ibotta has a $1.25 rebate.
Your Ibotta account may also have a Jo-Ann rebate for $5 off $15 (or $5 off $30 if you have already used the $5 off $15). Yes they will work together!...
Not an Ibotta member yet? Join the team! Right now they're paying a $10 welcome bonus!
(You do NOT have to join with Facebook to participate in Teamwork!)
Pinecone is sending farmed-out (i.e., from other companies) surveys?!
It was numbered like their PAID surveys (and demanded an *immediate* response!), but of course I didn't qualify.
It's bad enough that they've opened the door for scam surveys. If you're sending me some other company's screener, NUMBER it like a screener! Don't make me think I'm getting paid!
What's next, shenanigans with the points payouts? We'll still get "300 points", they'll just buy less.
Nielsen has really ruined Pinecone.
Unpleasant changes at Viewpoint Forum
Minimum cashout amount has been quietly DOUBLED, and the check option goes away at the end of this year.
EDIT: They didn't mention that they have also devalued the points! Each point used to be worth 3.3¢, but now is only worth 2.7¢...
These are troubling developments from a company that gives high-quality, high-paying (infrequent, but worth the wait) earning opportunities.
Even Swagbucks -- which has become such a danger to my computer that I no longer participate -- gave their users a heads-up when redemption amounts were changing! Any company that changes the terms without warning ends up looking like the fisherman in the State Farm commercial with a dollar bill on the hook. Bad optics.
They haven't offered referrals for a while, either. Hmm.
Note to self: Start collecting this stuff as soon as it hits the minimum!
Those of you who have been doing earning programs for a while know that they come and go. Unfortunately, it looks like our beloved Swagbucks is starting to circle the drain.
The cost to redeem their most popular reward ($5 Amazon GC) recently went up 11% without warning. They also put more hurdles in the redemption process not too long ago.
Earning opportunities are increasingly anemic -- search wins are rarer than hens' teeth since Yahoo took over, and Encrave videos, wh...ich used to abound, have dwindled to almost nothing.
They also did away with all of the remaining third-party games and replaced them with GSN, which you have to pay to play and it returns SIX CENTS on the dollar. WTH?
My spouse has had problems with malware from Swagbucks' advertisers as well.
They now have a $3 Amazon option for 300 SBs, and lots of charity donations in increments of 5 SBs. It was pretty easy to do the math to clear out my account. I have no desire to be left holding the bag when they skip town!
Here's a great new earning program, just in time for the foodie holidays! Ibotta gives you cash rebates for grocery and drug store purchases. Users can earn $20-$40 in a single grocery trip!
If you have an iPhone, you can start earning right away; if you're Android (like me), submit your email for notification of the Android app release (SOON, they swear). Either way, you can still earn $1 per referral (payable as soon as both you and your referral claim your first offer)....
Click through to the iTunes app page for a full description of how the program works:
Swagbucks users: if you haven't yet signed up for Big Fish Games, they are offering 510 SBs (enough for a $5 Amazon GC with nearly $1 worth of SBs left over!) for your first $2.99 purchase. Go to the Peanut Labs tab under "Special Offers".
Not a Swaggernaut yet? WHY NOT?? Swagbucks is the fastest-earning program I've ever used. They have a wide variety of earning opportunities, many of which are free. Try it today!
"Earn $5 for taking a quick 5 minute survey from home. You must live within 30 miles of Boston, Detroit, Denver, Seattle or Louisville to qualify and be paid for this survey." OK to share with friends and family!
Shoppers in Boston, Detroit, Denver, Seattle and Louisville - make $5 right now! Please share this with your friends and family if you live in the area.
Earn $...5 for taking a quick 5 minute survey from home. You must live within 30 miles of Boston, Detroit, Denver, Seattle or Louisville to quality and be paid for this survey.
CALIBER, (www.caliberinteractions.com) is a mystery shopping and market research company seeking participants to take a quick survey for one of their customers.
Payment for completed surveys will be made through your Pay Pal account. (the email you provide in the survey must match your Pay Pal account to receive payment. You can register for a free Pay Pal account if you do not already have one at www.paypal.com)
Please note the following about the survey:
· Only one survey per person/household.
· Payment within one week of your completing the survey.
· For payment questions please e-mail us at email@example.com.
Please use the specific link for your market:
I cannot believe I'm getting PAID to listen to Adele! Looks like she has her own channel on Swagbucks TV!
Sign up here:
and Adele starts here:
Now that I have tried this program and gotten paid, I am comfortable inviting you to become a Gomez PEER!
Simply sign up for a free account, install the PEER software (don't worry, it's safe!) on any Windows XP, 2003, Vista, 2008 or Windows 7 laptops or desktops and let it run....
All new users go through an unpaid trial period before being accepted. I finally got accepted not long after adding a second machine... so bring those old rigs out of mothballs and let them make you some dough!
You also get paid for referrals who get accepted. Follow gomezpeerzone to get the latest updates on where PEERs are needed. (hot link not working, see comments)
A paypal account is required to receive payments.
Mystery shopping opportunity! Military and select civilians needed for financial institution shops all over the U.S. -- up to $55 to open a checking account, plus the opportunity for ongoing teller shops each month.
Military: Active, reserves, or retiree (not just honorably discharged -- must be on pension), any branch
Civilian: certain DoD personnel and immediate family members of eligible military or civilians
Shops are available for all ages, but the following categories are most needed:
Active duty, any age
Military or civilian age 23-30
Retired, over age 60
Reply below if you think you might be qualified, and I'll send you the scheduler's contact info. (If you're not sure, reply anyway -- they sometimes have paid phone shops you can use to make your inquiry!)
Surveys on the rewards programs have been really skeezy lately... avoiding even partial credit for screen-outs, or having you take a whole survey and then saying you didn't qualify... and of course you can't complain to customer service because you have no "proof" that you "completed" the offer.
I think I'll stick to the reliable stand-alone survey companies for a while!
It's still Megabucks Friday on the west coast! )
Racking 'em up on Megabuck Friday!
Attention PeopleString users! I just logged in and had SIX videos available for 2 PeopleDollars each, and another 2 PeopleDollars for clicking through to the site providing the videos!
Be sure to pass this along to any friends in your downline -- you'll get 1 PeopleDollar for each of their views.
ALERT! If any of you are using eCa.sh URL shortener, the site has apparently been sold and the new owner is redirecting ALL links to HER program, and throwing you a few crumbs for the use of your hard work to build traffic.
Deleting your links does not matter, as it is a blanket redirect of ALL links pointing at eca.sh. You will have to go change all your ads and posts manually :o(
With that in mind, many links below were eca.sh... if you see anything interesting, please check the comments for an updated link before you click! If you inadvertently click an eca.sh link, I apologize in advance for you NOT getting what you clicked for.