Get paid to try Hulu!!

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If you’ve been thinking about trying Hulu, this is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $12 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here’s how you do it:

1. Click this link.
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click “Continue” and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

 

When you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of February. So that’s $20 (2000 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 2300 SB, which means you make $15 total just for watching TV!

So, what’s this Swagbucks I’m talking about? It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for my daughter’s birthday celebration (Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults) in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

 

Swagbucks: Winter Wonderland Swago

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It’s time for you to unwrap your SB bonus this holiday season courtesy of Swagbucks. This month’s Winter-themed Swago board offers a possible 300 SB ($3) Bonus!

What is SWAGO you ask? It’s a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors. You can then redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you’ve never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great way to learn how to use the site, and it’s a lot of fun!

Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:

  • Swago will begin on Monday, January 16th at 9:01am PDT/12:01pm EDT, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
  • Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • The game ends Monday, January 23rd at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

 

 

 

So, what’s this Swagbucks I’m talking about? It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for my daughter’s birthday celebration (Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults) in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

Strengths Based Marriage By Jimmy Evans & Allan Kelsey {Book Review}

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

 

Synopsis:

Marriage expert Jimmy Evans and strengths expert Allan Kelsey show readers how to have a happier, stronger marriage by applying the concepts from the popular StrengthsFinder assessment to their relationship.

One of the biggest obstacles to a happy, strong marriage is a lack of understanding of yourself and your spouse. With Strengths Based Marriage, MarriageToday cofounder Jimmy Evans and Gallup Certified Strengths Coach Allan Kelsey give readers the tools they need to dismantle that hurdle and develop a deeper and richer relationship. Applying the revelatory concepts from the popular Clifton StrengthsFinder assessment to marriage, Evans and Kelsey break new ground in helping readers understand themselves and others. Utterly practical and deeply insightful, the book covers topics like Stopping the Cycles of Pain, Speaking Love to Your Spouse’s Heart, and Secrets of Successful Marriages. Strengths Based Marriage will forever change the way you see yourself, your spouse, and your marriage.

 

My thoughts:

I was quite disappointed to find that I needed to pay to do the Clifton Strenthsfinder assessment, which is quite expensive considering both of us would need to take it. Of course, I didn’t do that.. However, the book still offers some insight and gives you some great things to think about. It covers topics like money,  how to talk openly, basic needs of a relationship, and more. I found the book to be informative, but to really get the most out of it, I would need to take the test with my husband. I think it’d be more useful if the test were free or if the book included a promo code for the test. Reading it alone will give you some things to consider, but until you take the test you have no idea how you actually rank.

Purchase it!


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The Authors!

Jimmy Evans is the founder and CEO of MarriageToday. The ministry’s national television program, MarriageToday with Jimmy and Karen, broadcasts to more than 100 million households in North America and more than two hundred countries via the Internet. Jimmy and his wife, Karen, live in Dallas, Texas.

Allan Kelsey is associate senior pastor at Gateway Church in Dallas/Fort Worth. He oversees adult education and leadership development of the staff and congregation. Originally from South Africa, Allan is married to Stephanie, and they have two daughters.

 

http://www.strengthsmarriage.com/

Swagbucks: Get $20 for trying Gamefly

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If you’re looking to build up your post-holiday budget and you have a gamer in your life, Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer where you can get 2000SB when you try out Gamefly. get  That’s the equivalent of $20 in gift cards!!

Gamefly allows you to rent games for lots of different consoles including Xbox 360, Xbox One, Wii, PS3, PS4, etc, with no late fees ever. Members can also play 100’s of PC games for free! You can try it out for 2 months at a price of $10 AND get 2000 SB!

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of February. So that’s $10 OOP for trying Gamefly, which gets you 2300 SB, which means you make $13 off the deal!

So, what’s this Swagbucks I’m talking about? It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for my daughter’s birthday celebration (Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults) in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

10 post holiday gift ideas

10 post holiday gift ideas

It is never a wise idea to send post holiday gifts, but sometimes when you are held up on issues you cannot avoid, you may not have the chance to send a gift on time. If you are in this situation and do not know where to start, there is no need to worry yet, here are the 10 post-holiday gift ideas that you may find helpful in ensuring your loved ones get that most deserved treatment.

1. Intel’s Mica
The Intel’s Mica is a bracelet to reckon. The Smartwatch has been developed with a gold frame and a snake skin that hides the watches inside sapphire glass display. If you have someone who has been expecting your gift through the holiday, this watch can come to your rescue. You may have to part with about $495 to get this watch, but it is worth the price.

2. Lockitron
This home lock is smart enough for a post-holiday gift. For the tech savvy homemakers, this lock can come in handy. The Lockitron enables the user lock and unlocks the front door controlling it remotely from a Smartphone app. This lock costs $179.

3. Fitbit Charge
This health tracker may seem like just a gift, but it can come in very handy when it comes to monitoring your health. It goes beyond mere activity tracking, to display text messages and incoming calls. You can get it for $130, but with additional $20, you can get the Fitbit Charger HR with a heart rate monitoring sensor.

4. Parrot Zik headphones
These wireless noise cancellation headphones are ideal for a gift idea. With Bluetooth enabled and touch-sensitive features, these headphones offer more than just comfort; they are a class above what your loved one would expect for a post-holiday gift. They are going for about $400, but their quality demands the cost. Lessen the price by using discounts. You can search for stores like AO.com that offer simple coupons and promo codes. Make good use of them and get stunning results out of them.

5. Made Eyewear glasses
These glasses offer a unique way of experimenting with frames that your bespectacled friend or family member has yet to experience. The best part about Made eyewear is that they even send an at home try box, where the user can try what works best for them and send the rest back. At $84, this is an excellent way to show love.

6. Dropcam
For the cautious homemaker, this cam is a great gift. The cam is easy to set and connect to the user’s Smartphone over the internet. With this setting, they can be in the surveillance of their home from miles away. What’s more, the cam has two-way sound, which adds to its quality and looks. It goes for $199.

7. LifeProof Fre
This is yet another great gift to send to your significant people out there. The waterproof iPhone 6 case is special in that it is not so popular, not to mention that its style and colors make them just outstanding. The case costs $79.99, but it is a great gift in every sense.

8. Gift cards
The new gift cards are the best way to send gifts of cash in a more distinctive and appealing form. The best part is that if time is not on your side as such, you can order a card online and the seller will email it to the recipient.

9. Polaroid Camera
The Socialmatic camera is a great throwback to the instant print design, only that this one has a lot more. The cam is Wi-Fi enabled, with the ability to print as well as uploading pictures to the user’s Instagram account. This camera costs $299. You can check discounts from Mamma.com for additional savings.

10. HipKey
This is a wonderful tag that you can attach to keys and track them via an iPhone app. The card sends off beeps when you press the “locate” button on your app. This is a perfect gift for the forgetful, and they can find it very handy in saving time and frustration that can come with misplaced keys.

 

There you have a few ideas that you can employ in sending post holiday gifts to your friends and family. There are also many places online where you can learn how to do it simply but still make it special. Since you know your loved ones better, knowing what to send to who should not be more of a challenge.

Swagbucks: $10 In The Palm Of Your Hand!

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Some of the links on the following page are “affiliate links” and I may be compensated if you click on these links.
Now that the holidays are over, I’m trying to recover from all the spending! Rebuilding my bank account is top priority right now and Swagbucks is making it easier than ever. Even better, it’s right in the palm of my hand and takes little work!

 

Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Whenever you shop, watch videos or search the web, Swagbucks gives you points called SB. You can use your SB to redeem gift cards to hundreds of your favorite stores.
With the Swagbucks Mobile and SBTV apps I can use my spare minutes to earn free gift cards on my phone! Like the Swagbucks website, I can rack up SB by shopping, answering surveys and watching videos.
While you wait for the coffee to brew, download free games and other apps through the Discover tab: 20 SB
During commercial breaks, take a featured survey or fill out your survey profile: 60 SB
While standing in line at the grocery store, answer the daily poll: 1 SB
When you’ve finally made it to the gym, watch style, tech and celeb news through the SBTV app: 2 SB for every 10 videos
Just as you’ve put dinner in the oven, your Swagbucks app tells you there’s a new Swag Code!: 3 SB
Before you go to sleep, use the Swagbucks app to shop from your favorite stores. You deserve it!: 100 SB
By downloading the Swagbucks mobile app, You can earn a free $10 gift card by the end of my week. Who knew playing on your phone could be so productive and rewarding?!?
Invite your friends to download the Swagbucks Mobile app so they can start earning their way to free gift cards. It’s 100% free to download and 100% easy to use. Its available for both iPhone and Android devices.

Swagbucks: Snow Much Fun Collector’s Bills

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One of my favorite things about using Swagbucks is that I can get rewards for searching the web through their search engine. Every now and then they have “Collector’s Bills” worth bonus SB points that you can collect by simply searching the web. Collect them all, and you get an SB Bonus! Make sure to join in on this week’s Snow Much Fun Collector’s Bills:

Search the web through the Swagbucks search starting Monday, January 2nd through Sunday, January 8th, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either:

  • 5 SB
  • 7 SB
  • 9 SB
  • 11 SB
  • 16 SB
  • 22 SB

When you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll instantly earn a 20 SB Bonus!

Keep searching til you find them all!

So, what’s this Swagbucks I’m talking about? It’s the site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals, taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past year I used Swagbucks to pay for my daughter’s birthday celebration (Build A Bear Party & lunch at Red Robin for 10 kiddos and 4 adults) in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

Tales Of Sasha Book 1 & 2 {Book Review + Giveaway}

Disclosure: I received the following two books for review purposes only. All opinions remain my own and were not influenced. My opinions may differ from others as well as those of the author and publisher. 

My daughter loves reading. She reads everyday, sometimes for hours at a time. She even has books in the car so that she can read on the way to the store or to school. It’s truly a passion of hers. She’s also quite fond of My Little Pony, which means she was bound to love Tales of Sasha, a new chapter book series. Tales of Sasha stars Sasha, a little horse with a BIG secret and her best friend Wyatt as they embark on a magical journey to learn about Sasha’s past.

 

Book One, Tales of Sasha: The Big Secret, introduces readers  to Sasha and Wyatt, kindhearted and spirited young horses that live in Verdant Valley. Sasha feels like an outsider because she looks and acts differently than the rest of her family. Sasha is pale gray with a white patch, while her sisters are black and brown. She also loves running and jumping. She desires to explore beyond the valley.

One day at school, her white patch began itching and it wasn’t long before she experienced something totally new and exciting. Afterwards, her patch was sparkling. She couldn’t wait to tell her parents, but the excitement quickly turned into the truth that Sasha knew she felt all along. Years ago her parents found Sasha wrapped up with a note that said“Please keep Sasha safe until we can see her again”. Full of emotion and questions, Sasha decides not to tell anyone. One day, while playing with her best friend Wyatt she discovers that she’s no ordinary pony when she learns that she can fly.

 

Book Two, Tales of Sasha: Journey Beyond the Trees  starts off with Sasha learning more about her soaring abilities. She loves to show them off, but wonders if she will always have them, how they work, and much more. One day Sasha finds out that she isn’t the only horse that can fly. Her teacher, Caleb, reveals that he once met a flying horse named Sapphire  who gave him a gift that included a map. Caleb was never able to follow the map because the trees would close together to form a wall. Caleb wonders if the trees would open for Sasha, and Sasha and her family decide Sasha should try.  This book takes us on a journey to uncover the mysteries of Sasha’s past.

 

 

The books offer easy to read chapters and are perfect for early chapter readers. There are pictures on each page to help keep your young reader engaged, while  not crowding the pages. I love that this chapter book was created with young readers in mind and that the chapters are easy to follow. The author  did a wonderful job at creating and describing each character.

My daughter loves these books and has become quite fond of Sasha. She loves that Sasha isn’t like the others and that she stands out on her own. Sasha is brave and kind. She’s funny, witty, and unique in her own ways. My daughter quickly got lost in her own little world as she read all about Sasha and her adventure to uncover her own truth. She can’t wait to read the next book in the series, which is set to release in May 2017.

 

Giveaway!

1 lucky TCMS reader will win a copy of each of the books. Simply comment below and tell me who you would love to win these books for. Giveaway ends on January 13,2017 at 12 AM ET.

 

Swagbucks: Get $5 When You Sign Up in January!

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Some of the links on the following page are “affiliate links” and I may be compensated if you click on these links.

Now that the holidays are over, a lot of us have gone into savings mode again as we rebuild our bank accounts from all that gift buying! If you’re anything like me, You’ve already started saving for the 2017 holidays! Luckily, Swagbucks is a great resource for that and you can even earn a $5 bonus!

Here’s how you get your bonus:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 2/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)! *You must receive your shopping SB before March 1st

That’s it. It’s super easy and Swagbucks is totally legit. I use it myself. I usually spend my SB on giftcards in order to save up for Christmas and birthdays! This past October I used SB to pay for my daughter’s Build A Bear Party and Red Robin lunch for 10 kiddos and 4 adults in honor of my daughter’s birthday! Thanks to Swagbucks, that’s almost $350 that I didn’t have to spend out of pocket!

Not familiar with Swagbucks?  It’s a great site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re already doing online, like shopping, watching videos, discovering deals (like this one!), taking surveys, or even searching the web! Then you redeem your points for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  How awesome is that?!?

The I Factor By Van Moody {Book Review}

Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through the BookLook Bloggers  book review bloggers program. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255 : “Guides Concerning the Use of Endorsements and Testimonials in Advertising.”

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Synopsis

“The key to the life you want is inside you.

One question lies behind every struggle we face: How do I deal with myself? Behind all our stumbles, behind each of our missteps, behind every one of our failings lies an inability to handle what Van Moody calls the “I-Factor.” More than self-worth or self-respect, beyond even character and perception of purpose, the I-Factor is about managing yourself—your whole life—well. In his inspiring new book, Moody reveals how to get hold of your I-Factor.

Moody identifies three dynamics essential to winning the battle of the I-Factor: identity, significance, and perspective. When you understand your identity you know who you are, setting your foundation for everything. When you understand your significance, you see the purpose and the greatness you were created for. And when you understand perspective, you can view the problems you face as stepping-stones to greatness rather than stumbling blocks. Properly understand these three dynamics, and you will be able to master your I-Factor.

Weaving together personal stories, practical principles, and profound biblical truth, The I-Factor provides the key to achieving the life of greatness that you are destined for.”

 

My Thoughts!

I can’t tell you how many times I’ve felt like I keep running into the same problem, much like a hamster on a wheel. Constantly moving, but going nowhere at all. This always frustrates me, but thanks to this amazing read- I now understand it’s not about the wheel. Resolving the never ending wheel is as simple as uncovering the underlying issues that got you  there in the first place.  You have to change the way you view things and open your mind to a whole new level of self discovery. This book definitely helps you take it step by step.

You’ll learn how uncovering yourself will help you with understand things on a whole new level- relationships, finances, happiness, and so much more! Obstacles will no longer be brick walls that won’t fall, but rather stepping stones that you pass with stress free ease.

I think the chapter that hit home the most for me was ” The Biggest Favor You Can Do Yourself”. I’ve always heard that forgiving others was more for me than it was for them. However, I always thought that was a load of crap. Afterall, how does forgiving them and letting them off the hook  help me? After reading this chapter, I realized that forgiving someone doesn’t necessarily mean that they are off the hook or that I have forgotten. It simply means that  you acknowledge the pain and want to be free of it. You can’t move forward to tomorrow if you’re still holding on to yesterday! This is a great chapter that’s full of insight and true purpose.

Now, I’m not saying that reading this book is the answer to all things holy. It’s more of an eye opening experience that will lead you to the edge of the water, you have to learn to drink on your own though.

Purchase It!

Hurry on over to Amazon to grab this book!

*Remember that Amazon pricing is subject to change at any time with or without notice.  Please double check pricing before purchasing.

About The Author!

Van Moody serves as pastor of the Worship Center in Birmingham, Alabama. Moody, his wife, Ty, and their children, Eden Sydney and Ethan Isaiah, live in Birmingham, Alabama.

 

Connect With The Author!

The I Factor Book Page
Van Moody Facebook
Van Moody twitter
Van Moody Instagram
Van Moody website