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Saturday, January 31, 2009

Free Ebay E-book

Ebay Selling Coach is offering everybody her Stay-At-Home Mom's Guide to Successful Ebay Selling. It's a free to download e-book.

While I've been selling on ebay and (an ebay company) for a long time, I could always learn more. What I am really anxious to check out are her posts on "Where to Get Items to Sell". I have always had good luck selling stuff at a profit that I purchased cheap .

Sometimes I wonder why the heck would someone pay me more money plus shipping for something I bought so cheap! I mean, they are obviously looking for a deal because they are shopping at ebay. Well I suppose they may live in an area where there just are no cheap places to shop, or a very limited selection of products. Lucky for them they have the internet, lucky for me too!

So if selling on ebay was something you've always wanted to try or you have been selling on ebay and want to learn more to improve your sales, check it out, it's free after all!

Friday, January 30, 2009

Win a HP Photosmart All-In-One printer

I was so happy when I got my laptop. Freedom! Then I realized my current printer was not wireless. Oh well, at least I could still plug the two together to print right? Wrong! My multifunction is not compatible with Vista. So I had to email everything I wanted to print to the old ball and chain (desktop). However, this week it just died on me after $275 and 22 months. Needless to say I could use a new printer.

*UPDATE-There are more of these to win.*Go to*

I entered to win a HP Photosmart All-In-One printer and you can too. The contest ends on February 3rd and the odds are great!

There are 4 ways to earn entries and one way is to post a picture of your messy wires so here is part of my wire jungle. I didn't realize how bad it was, there is a monkey living back there, unbelievable!

Friday, January 23, 2009

Bank of America Giving Back Some of the Money It Scammed From You

I just read here about the class action lawsuit involving Bank of America, it's debit cards and fees charged to the users. As I read the article and settlement document I was reminded of friends who had complained about this practice. Well it looks like we may be able to get some recuperation, $78 worth.

Here is some of the fine print but read the article because it also includes Fleet Bank, N.A., LaSalle Bank N.A. or LaSalle Bank Midwest N.A., or United States Trust Company, N.A. These banks were probably all bought by BOA.

To receive a payment, you must be a member of the Settlement Class.
You are a member of the Settlement Class if at any time between December 6, 2000 and December 31, 2007, you resided in the United States; AND:
1. Had an account at Bank of America accessible through a Bank of America debit card; AND
2. Satisfy at least one of the following two requirements --
• Paid at least one insufficient funds fee, overdraft fee, returned item fee, or similar fee, that was assessed to
your account within five business days after a Bank of America debit card transaction either occurred or
posted to the account; OR
• Paid at least one overlimit fee, or similar fee, that was assessed for an account cycle in which a Bank of
America debit card transaction either occurred or posted to your account.

Win This Giveaway and Win Again and Again

Bargain Briana is giving away a cool E-book about...wait for it...WINNING!

"How to Win Mom" will help you win more contests, giveaways, and sweepstakes by sharing with you tips and tricks to entering.

Check it out!

What Deals I've Been Up To

I just ordered my 6 free Valentines from Stories by Everyone. The coupon code is valentine. The hardest part about this deal is picking out the picture you want on your cards but the rest of it is super easy and Freebies 4 Mom has step-by-step instructions that make it even easier!

Don't forget to check for cool samples like Crest WhiteStrips, Always, Kotex, Poise and Prilosec OTC.

If you get to the mall-Bath and Body Works coupon good for a free signature collection item up to $12. Expires 1/25/09.>

Money Saving Mom has printable coupons that can possibly result in free toilet paper and creamer and a mail-in Olay Definity deal. And coupons resulting in free Johnson's Buddies Soap. There are also coupons for these in the 11/2 and 1/4 RP.

Unfortunetly my printer broke! To make matters worst it's an all-in-one so that means no printer, copier, scanner or fax. All I wanted to do was save some room in the office! Oh it gets better, I have to drive an hour, one way, to drop it at a repair shop. On the upside, it should be covered by my credit cards extended warrenty program, provided I can find all the paperwork they require. BTW-It is a Canon and a piece of garbage, despite all the homework I did before buying it.

Also from Money Saving Mom a free sample of Quaker True Delights bar. Don't these look good?

Free Trident Gum-You must upload a pic of your smile. I did the one shown on my valentine.

Register for a free sample of Boost Kid Essentials.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Sign up for and receive free samples in the mail. I received a Kashi Granola bar this week and a pack of mints recently as well as many other items I can't think of right now. It is definitely worthwhile and requires minimal time and effort!

They also send high value coupons that sometimes results in freebies.

Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Free Sample of EAS Bar & Healthy Living Contest

We have seen these at the drugstores and now we can get a free EAS energy bar.

While you register you will be asked if you are interested in receiving a free entrance kit for the Body-for-LIFE Challenge, a 12-week healthy living contest based on the proven principles in the best-selling book Body-for-LIFE. I'm not exactly sure what this is but it sounds interesting.

CVS Advisory Panel Free $10 EB

If you are signed up for the CVS Advisory Panel check your email for a survey to earn $10. I just did. I received the email on Monday. It only takes a few minutes and after February 13th a $10 EB coupon will print on my receipt.

If you aren't signed up for the CVS Advisory Panel you should be. This is at least my second $10 for about a 10 minute survey. Can't beat that!

Monday, January 12, 2009

Walgreens Freebies

I don't normally get to Walgreens and the freebies haven't been that great lately, but I was able to go today and saw two freebies I hadn't seen listed elsewhere. Here they are-

Look for FAR hang tags on "esencia by samy" shampoo and conditioner (brown bottle, orange letters) and

a on the Vent Fresh Elite Auto Air Freshener (FAR)-a coupon for a free scented oil refill.

Both coupon and rebate expire 12/31/09.

Saturday, January 10, 2009

Making Money With Mike

I vaguely remember how I went from knowing nothing about blogs to wanting to write my own and make it worth the while. Once I discovered a few blogs on topics that interested me, eventually I learned that people were making money from these blogs. Well one blog led to another and another and then to Mike's Money Making Mission (I don't know how long it was before I realized it wasn't "Mike's Milk Money Mission", my brain works in mysterious ways:-).

Mike, who also started off knowing nothing about blogging, has done an amazing job of showing us how to do it and make money in the process.

So if you've just discovered blogs and your interest is peaked or you've been blogging but need ideas on monetizing it and generating traffic, visit Mike. You'll be glad you did.

Friday, January 9, 2009

Quick Money With Easy Temp Jobs

I'm not big on "jobs". I don't want to be tied down to a desk or machine everyday with someone else telling me what to do and benefiting from my efforts. The other thing that bothers me is that with most jobs there is no end in sight and that drives me crazy!

Every now and then a temporary job comes along and not only do they usually have an end date but I have found that these opportunities actually pay better than most regular jobs.

For instance, back in 2001 I took a temporary job traveling to a different gas/grocery/convenience store each week handing out coupons for a free product. I can't remember the exact pay but it was decent plus I was reimbursed for my mileage, I got some shopping done, learned about and mystery shopping, and it is generally just a good memory for me.

In 2000-01 I was a tax preparer which of course lasts no more than 3 months. Again the pay was better than average and by summertime I received a couple thousand dollar bonus. If you are interested in something like that some tax offices offer classes to teach you how to prepare taxes in the fall and offer jobs for the tax season.

The last part-time temporary job I took started in 2003. It lasted 5 years! The length of the position didn't bother me that much as I wasn't necessarily looking for a temporary position, just one that had a flexible schedule. It was the best job I ever had and eventually turned into a permanent position but there were changes to the conditions of the job that made it unsuitable. Since I worked there so long, when a short term project needs to be done they call me which works out well for myself and the company.

I haven't done this but if there is a race track near you, you can get a job directing traffic, working concessions or security for the weekend and you may even get to see some or all of the race!

We also have ski resorts nearby which hire temporary employees to work for a weekend for music or wine festivals, again, usually as concessions or security workers.

Here is one that I completely forgot about but luckily received an email from a relative. Can't imagine how I could forget that 9 years ago I said "hey, I would have done that job" if only I knew to apply a year before the event actually took place! Yes, it's that time of the decade again, the 2010 Census. A temporary position with a competitive wage. Check it out here.

Most of these jobs had paid me more than twice as much as minimum wage at the time.

So how can you find cool temp jobs like this? First, I would not have gotten any of these jobs if I didn't have a good relationship with each employer. I was referred and recommended for most of these jobs by past employers as well as friends. So despite how hard it can be sometimes :-) don't burn bridges!

Second, keep an eye on the classifieds but also register with your unemployment or career center (employers can advertise for free here). Register with some temporary agencies, preferably ones with a reputation for holding good accounts and treating employees well.

Third, watch for opportunities. Have you ever gone to an event and thought "how do I get a job like that"? Ask! Then set yourself a reminder to check into it a few months before the event comes around again.

What types of temporary jobs have you worked? Let's start a list and maybe we can make some quick money with opportunities we haven't heard of before.