Are Your Searches Giving You Gift Cards?

Did you know that Swagbucks search can now be set as your default search engine? That mean no more needing to go to their website to search. Any search you make from the address bar can now be a Swagbucks search, giving you the chance to earn Swagbucks each time.

Time to get paid to do what you already do online! Swagbucks can now be set as your default search. Find out what this means for you.

If you are new to Swagbucks check out my first post  -> HERE

To set Swagbucks as your deflaut search engine is very simple.  Go to your setting, choose “Manage Search Engines” Find Swagbucks under the list of “Other Search Engines” and select it.
Now you can use the address bar in place of going to the Swagbucks website each time you need to search. Every search done on your computer will now be a Swagbucks search. This means more winnings and faster earning of gift cards.

To make things even better they are offering a bonus promotion for everyone who sets up their default search and uses it between Oct 13 and 17th. You can enter 5 times a day. Each search from the address bar counts as an entry.

Here’s what yup can win:

  • Grand Prize (1): 20,000 SB
  • Second Prize (1): 10,000 SB
  • Third Prize (1): 5,000 SB
  • Runner Up Prize (30): 500 SB
  • Winners will be announced by Friday, October 24th, 2014

A small note that this option is for Chrome and Firefox only. The other Internet programs don’t have the options available.

What are you waiting for? Start earning free gift cards faster! I have earned as much as 49 Swagbucks from one search. When was the last time google gave you 5 cents for just using their service? (Usually average 9SB)
For more information check out the full Swagbucks post here.

Make Use of Your Dehumidifier’s Water

Do you have a dehumidifier in your basement? Perhaps you have it set up to drain automatically, or you have to empty it down the drain every day (depending on how “wet” your place is). Did you ever stop to think that you could put that water to use?

Do you just dump your dehumidifiers water down the drain? Do you ever think you could be using that water? Find out how I make us e of mine.

If you live in an area where you have to pay for water. Than making use of your dehumidifier’s water can save you Continue reading

Start your wedding planning off right.

Planning a wedding can be the best thing you ever do. It can also be the most stressful one too. Keeping calm is much easier when you know what you want, and when you are organized. Keeping within budget can be hard.  But it doesn’t have to be, starting out with these tips can help you keep on track and enjoy the process.

Great tips to get your wedding plans off to the right  start.

When you start planning a wedding these tips can help you save time and money. Continue reading

ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

It’s official I have been called out for the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge.  So here’s my video:

I will post my nominations on my Facebook page, and have made my donation. Even if you have not been called out you can still donate by going to this link. Every little bit helps!

Have you done the challenge yet? I would love to see your videos, please post links in the comments below.

Wedding Registry in the Digital Age

If you are planning a wedding one of the things on your to-do list should be to register for wedding gifts. Where I live we have Sears or a small shop downtown where you can register for gifts. That’s it 2 places, it doesn’t give much of an option for my guests. They are also higher end places and not everyone wants to spend s ton of money on a wedding gift. What’s a bride to do? Enter the digital wedding registry on MyRegistry.com to make things easier. You can register for gifts from ANY store online or brick and mortar. Your guests can than choose what gift they want to purchase and what store they want to shop at.

Time to register for gifts? Perhaps for your wedding? Check out this online gift registry, you can even register for cash. Complete with an app, so you can register on the go too/

Original Photo Credit: Blaise Alleyne

MyRegistry.com has got to be one of my favorite discoveries during the wedding planning process. The option to have a online wishlist and have products on it from any store is very handy, not just for us but for our guests as well.

How does it work? You go the MyRegistry.com website (can click the photo below to go directly there). Fill in the form to sign up. You can choose to set up a password so only people you invite can see and find your registry. Set the setting to what you are comfortable with.

Once you sign in you can start adding items to you wedding registry. I strongly suggest adding the tool they offer to your favorites bar. It makes it very easy to add ANY item you find on-line and saves you the time of going back to the registry website for each item.

Add items from any website on the internet onto one universal gift registry

The app they offer is very handy for registering for gifts on the go. You can use it to search websites to add items to your gift registry. You can also use your phone as you would when registering for gifts the standard way, just use the barcode scanner on the app. There is a place for notes if you wish to tell your guests where they can find the items, or what color you would like.

My favorite thing about this online registry is that you can use it for more than just your wedding. You can keep it open and use it for other gift giving events. Or open a registry for just gift giving occasions. I will be keeping mine open for Christmas and birthday gift ideas for sure. There is also the option for a baby registry.

I like to keep a wish list for each of us so that when people ask what we want as gifts we get things we need. Saves us having to return things we can’t use. It’s also a great way to keep our budget in line as if we want something but don’t have the money we just add it to our wishlist.

They also have a great selection of items for sale that can help you in planning your special day. Favors, wedding party gifts, wedding day details. Check out there store here. You can even save 15% off your order, just use the coupon code SAVE15 when you checkout. They offer free personalization on your purchase too.