Saturday, August 12, 2017

Swag Luau Team Challenge

Put on your lei, enjoy some Slack-key guitar, and get ready to eat some Kalua Pork, because Swagbucks is holding a Luau Team Challenge to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web! 
If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, August 14th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, August 11th!

Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:  
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting August 14th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you'll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.   

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card! 
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, August 18th at 2pm PT and will expire on Thursday, August 31st at 11:59pm PT.

Friday, August 11, 2017

Frugal Friday With Marsha -- Week in Review

I still plan to share printable coupons, freebies, sweepstakes etc, but I want to get back to my Frugal Friday posts being about frugal things that I am doing (or want to do).

This week I want to start out talking about re-purposing t-shirts.  Many of you already know that I use them to make rugs and then use the tops of the t-shirts to cut into re-usable rags.

I needed to deep clean in the kitchen and realized that I had no rags under the sink!  I went to my craft room and pulled out the pile of t-shirts that I had gotten at a rummage sale for $1 for the bag.    I was going to only cut up a couple of them, but then decided why not just cut the whole pile.

I have rolls to make rugs with (that I shared in my WIP Wednesday post), but I also now have this basket full in the utility room.  Should be enough to keep up going in rags for some time.

I think I've mentioned briefly that my middle daughter made us all homemade deodorant.   I sure do love using it!  She made it for us the 4th of July and as you can see in the picture, I still have a few months of use left out of the container she made for me.

I've been anxious to make some myself ever since she gave it to us, but there is no hurry since I have at least a couple more months of use of what she gave me.

You can search homemade deodorant recipes and find lots of them online.  (Be sure to use Swagbucks, MyPoints, or Inboxdollars for your searches so that you are also earning for your searches!)
Basic ingredients are corn starch, baking soda, coconut oil and essential oil of your choice.

This stuff is great, and it really works.  It does take your body a few weeks to adjust to it, and you may not like that you still seems to sweat through, but that stops!   I made the mistake of not having it with me while at my daughters and got out my other deodorant from my bag.  I felt icky and sticky in my underarms all day and didn't like it one bit!

If you have Aldi in your area, I suggest buying the coconut oil. baking soda and corn starch there.

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Swagbucks Back To School Sale!

It is back to school time and Swagbucks has the deals.  Check out the offer below!

Through September 8th you'll get double cash back (in the form of SB points) or more when you shop for Back to School essentials at your favorite retailers through Swagbucks. 

They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for trying school-related products and services. Then you can take all the SB points you earn and use them to get gift cards and PayPal cash!

Click here to see all of the deals they're running, and if you sign up through me during this sale you'll get $10 for making your first purchase! That's in addition to the normal SB you get for your purchases.

Wednesday, August 9, 2017

WIP Wednesday --This is How It Goes

Of course once the retreat was over all I really wanted to do is sew and sew and keep on sewing.  Life doesn't allow that, unfortunately.

The only thing I have worked on this past week was the yo-yo's.  I thought I had the first valance done, but when I measured it, nope, I need one more row the long way!

I set out then to make more yo-yo's, but also to separate what I already had made to ensure that some of every fabric gets in to each of the 3 items.  

The only other thing that I did this past week that was sewing or craft related was to cut several t-shirts into strips.  I got the stack of shirts at a rummage sale dollar a bag sale for the purpose of cutting them to make them into rugs.

I only cut them now as I was out of rags and I use the left over tops of the t-shirts to cut into rags.  I will be writing more about that on Friday.

No plans any time soon to start another t-shirt rug as I already have one to finish on my 17 UFO's in 2017 challenge list.

Sit n' Sew this Friday, so God willing, I will finish up squaring up the half square triangles, and work more on the yo-yo's.

I link up with the following blogs:

WIPs on Wednesdays

Jo's Country Junction:

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