Thursday, November 18, 2021

Several holiday food resources for Boston folks

Apologies that these are jpgs and not accessible to screen readers -- I wanted to get them up ASAP, but please leave a comment if you can't access them and I can assist you if you need food resources.  

Sunday, November 14, 2021

A whole bunch of free Thanksgiving food and other things on iBotta right now

If you don't already have iBotta, sign up here. It's super hit-or-miss, but it's been good lately.

Most of the deals are only available at Walmart, and there isn't one nearby, but you can sign up for a free trial of Walmart+ and get the things delivered for free. When I tried my address (02119 ZIP code), it told me it wasn't available here, but I know my neighbors use it, so I just signed up and placed orders, and it does work. Try putting together an order and going to checkout, and it will show you if delivery is available to you. If it is, sign up for the free trial. BTW, they extend the free trial "just for answering a couple survey questions" and it ends up being about a one-month trial.

The Quincy Walmart doesn't have much of a grocery selection, so select your delivery from Walpole, which does deliver here, amazingly. (I assume Walmart policies are based on parts of the country where a store 18 miles away might be one of the closest ones).

iBotta has kind of a cool plugin for Walmart, where you can browse iBotta deals, click on them to have them show on the Walmart site, and then it will light up the products for which an iBotta deal works. It's actually super cool. There are a bunch of completely free items (and a few that were like -5 cents) -- stuffing mix, gravy packet, cornbread mix, cream of mushroom soup, frozen vegetables, Coca Cola two liter, Izze drinks, and others. There are also some great 50% off or so deals on other items. iBotta also has bonuses where you save more when you do a certain number of deals. The November one requires 48 deals, which is unlikely for most folks to get to unless you have a huge family or are stocking up a business or something, but there are also frequent smaller mid-week or weekend ones, so wait for one of those. 

Wednesday, September 22, 2021

Free event Sept 25 (art supplies, family activities, swag, etc.)


Monday, September 20, 2021

Free books Sept 23-25

Requires advance registration. Details here.

Sunday, August 8, 2021

Sunday, July 18, 2021

Outschool's referral program is getting even better

It looks like they now give $20 in Outschool credit for every parent who signs up using someone's referral link, and $200 in cash for every teacher who signs up and earns their first $100. The new signup also gets immediate credit, so you can send your link to your friends and they get free Outschool classes and you get free credit. No idea how long this will last, since it's pyramid-schemey, but might as well take advantage right now, right? 

My Outschool referral link is here. Get your kids free classes, and get my kids free classes!

I have heard that the new referral program still sucks for teachers who don't have kids, since they get class credits they can't use. Hopefully they will fix this issue. Also, the word on the street is that teaching is simple and pretty lucrative if you're someone with experience and people skills, but people who value their sanity will probably want to teach hobby courses rather than academic topics, as Outschool has its share of right-wing parents who complain about everything, and they always side with families.

Tuesday, July 6, 2021

Swagbucks seems to be sucking again

Desktop surveys is full of the ones that collect your usable data for 10-15 minutes, then say you aren't eligible. It looks like support is no longer addressing these tickets or removing the scammers (even if you put "survey error" in the heading) and is just replying with a form letter explaining how disqualification works.

Bad Swago is up right now. Meh.

There aren't a lot of great Discover offers either.

It's still worth having it logged in for the cash back on online purchases, but there doesn't seem to be much worth spending a lot of time on at the moment.

Sunday, March 7, 2021

Completely free $20 for new Outschool users

Yet another product my family enjoys has its very own pyramid scheme, and this one doesn't require you to do anything other than click here to get free $20 in classes. You can then either just take the free $20 and be done with it, or you can refer more people and get free credits as well. 
Outschool has live Zoom classes for ages 3-18 on pretty much every topic you could imagine, and appears to have literally thousands of live classes during any given time block. Some of the academic classes we've tried have been hit or miss, but if you're looking for a couple hours of free COVID babysitting, use my free credit and sign up for a one-time social or activity class. There are a million classes on Minecraft, Among Us, Roblox, etc., in addition to the more traditional art and dance sorts of things. I've been using it for COVID babysitting and referring people to get more classes. There's no upper limit as far as I'm aware.

Also, Outschool seems to be constantly hiring teachers, and it doesn't require any qualifications. You can use the same link to sign up to teach whatever interests you.

Friday, February 26, 2021

Thursday, February 25, 2021

Lots of good bonuses at Swagbucks today and this week

Swagbucks is having a 13th birthday celebration today. The Swago board this week is worth $13 instead of $1-$5, and spins are back. You do have to do one in-store deal, which, WTF Swagbucks, it's a damn pandemic, so quit encouraging people to go places. It has some "any brand" ones that work in any store though, so all you have to do is buy any type of cereal in any store to get it.

Here's how I've been doing with Swagbucks lately. It's hit or miss whether it's worth it, but it's been good lately:

Also, I'm back to heavily scraping, so I'm really needing the Amazon cards to buy drugstore items and whatnot, so I'm very grateful Swagbucks has been good lately. Hoping it stays that way.

If you need a new pyramid scheme, this is a good time to sign up. My referral link is: Go there, sign up, start doing Swagbucks things and we both get free gift cards. Also, is a great source of info on which offers to do.

Thursday, January 21, 2021

Free $20 worth of products from Imperfect Foods

Get it by clicking on this link. They make it easy to cancel the subscription or skip a week. It does require a debit or credit card, but I believe prepaid cards work. You get $20 worth of free food and I get $20 worth of free food. Then you can send free food to others, and it's a whole wonderful pyramid scheme of free delicious food.