December 11, 2017

Swagbucks Green Monday Cash Back Deals

You can save and earn money during Swagbucks Green Monday!


Swagbucks Green Monday Cash Back Deals


The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back deals - double or more - at a number of different stores TODAY ONLY. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!         

Not familiar with Swagbucks? The rewards site offers cash back in the form of points when you shop. Turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!             

Click here to take advantage of these cash back deals. Just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it just takes a moment) and then you're all set to save and earn!             

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB points before January 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays.

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December 6, 2017

December Swago Holidays with Spin and Win (US)

Swagbucks offers big payouts during their December Swago Holidays promotion!




December Swago with Spin & Win on the digital rewards site runs now through Monday, December 11th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

If you're ready to try Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get your gift cards faster.


Tips for Playing Swagbucks Swago 


Each square on your Swago Board contains an action to complete. This might be a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, December 11th 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.


Spin & Win Wheel


Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, December 11th to use all your spins.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice!

Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of January, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

As a member of Swagbucks I may earn affiliate rewards through referral links this article. Thank you!

November 28, 2017

Exclusive Swagbuster Cash Back Deals

Now through December 3rd Swagbucks is running a series of exclusive "Swagbuster" deals offering increased CASH BACK (in the form of SB points) at stores, buying gift cards, and collecting big SB payouts by discovering offers from numerous companies.

Claim your Swagbuster Deals

Shop select stores like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or select Paypal Cash or gift cards as your redemption reward for all of the SB points you earn. Take advantage now to extend your holiday shopping budget!

You need a Swagbucks account to take advantage - fortunately it's free and takes just a moment to sign up. PLUS, if you SIGN UP THROUGH ME you'll get a bonus 300 SB ($3) if you earn 300 SB before December 1st! Swagbuster deals change throughout the day, and you can keep track of what's available by clicking here.

I know I can sure use a few extra dollars during the holiday season (or anytime throughout the year!) How about you?


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November 6, 2017

Extend Your Holiday Shopping Budget

Looking for a great way to extend your holiday shopping budget?

Swagbucks is offering DOUBLE CASH BACK or more at dozens of different stores (retailers like Macy's and Target) during their 2017 Holiday Sale.

Swagbucks 2017 Holiday Sale

To see the deals available to jump-start your holiday shopping--go to this page!

To take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and you are all set! Your cash back comes in the form of SB points, which you can redeem for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or (my favorite) get PayPal cash!

As a special bonus, when you SIGN UP at Swagbucks through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus if you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!



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November 1, 2017

Happy Halloween Wordless Wednesday

It is the day after a happy Halloween. I shared this fright night at work and at play with friends.

Now on a not-so-Wordless Wednesday I share a few images captured for you ... BOO!

Happy Halloween 2017 Roman's Pizza

We three kitchen witches were having a wee bit of fun making devilishly delicious pizzas and subs for our guests.

But of course, there was a friendly fellow in our midst too. I guess it would be unkind of me not to share a picture including him too, though I must say he is undeserving of the inclusion as he did not even bother to dress for the occasion. Oh, look, he's rather ghoulish naturally!


I was scheduled out the work door first and was happy to get home in time to enjoy some of the youngsters begging trick-or-treat. But first, I had to get into my own costume and walk my dog Valentino.


While Valentino would have nothing to do with dressing up for the night, I love my costume. I designed it as part of my own fall wardrobe. And you can bet I will wear my Witchy Woman Sweatshirt and purple leggings throughout fall and winter.


My dog Valentino had the bejabbers scared out of him on Halloween night! When this hairy spider jumped up in the air so did Valentino! I cannot tell a lie ... So did I!


Did you manage to have a wee bit of fun for Halloween in 2017? Do tell!

Also, if you published a Wordless Wednesday blog post or article today feel free to add your link to the list below. (It need not be a Halloween post, just a pictorial post for WW.

Note: I am an associate of Amazon and of Zazzle and may earn income through links in this post. Thank you for your support!


October 13, 2017

October Swago Fall Leaves Bonus Spin

Celebrate Fall with Swagbucks Swago and spin to win up to five hundred bonus points. Yes, it is just like playing Bingo. Just perform the activity in each square on your Swago Board and watch the squares change colors just like Autumn leaves on trees!


Play and Earn with Swagbucks Swago


You have from Monday, October 9th at 9am PDT until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, October 16th 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.

Don't forget to yell Swago Bingo! when you submit your pattern for Swagbucks bonus reward points!

Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from one to twenty spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

The Spin & Win Wheel will be available throughout this October Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, October 16th to use all your spins.

Complete the entire board of activities for the 500 SB, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice. Or save your Swago bonus points towards a larger denomination of PayPal cash or gift card redemption.

Click right here right now! Then click "Join" to get started!

As a Swagbucks Influencer I may earn additional income for this article. I may also earn when you join via referral links in this post. Thank you!

October 4, 2017

Front Porch Intruder Alert

Hearing my dog wildly barking I peeked out the window, wondering who or what I might see.

Intruder Alert: Squirrel Huddled In A Corner
A cat went running across the porch, down the front steps, and on down the street. Yes, that cat went scat when he heard my dog Valentino. My dog has little tolerance for the many stray cats in the neighborhood.

I leashed my boy up, opened the front door, and what did I see? In the corner crouched a small squirrel, apparently hiding behind the broom on the porch. Thankfully, my dog has little interest in squirrels, this one included. Actually, he was too busy trying to find that cat!

Nonetheless, I took the dog for a walk and upon our return the squirrel was gone. No more squirrel, no more cat, dog has taken care of business... Now I can return to my computer work and play for the day!

When it comes to "his front porch" my dog Valentino is the best intruder alert system around. However, it does not hurt to have a security camera system in place too, for when my dog and I are out and about.


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September 28, 2017

Volunteer Plants Produce Pumpkins

Yes! Valentino found another pumpkin in a patch!

My dog Valentino has a nose for the scent of pumpkin fruit on a vine. As we wander around the neighborhood on our dog walks he is quick to show me his nose knows where the good stuff grows.

Dog Valentino Found A Volunteer Pumpkin Patch

Along an alleyway the dog dragged me to a patch of grass with a motley looking vine I recognized as what I thought was a dying pumpkin patch. Sure enough, there was a wee pumpkin growing in its midst.

The owner of the house where Valentino discovered the pumpkin patch was in her yard. I commented to her how much my dog enjoys her pumpkins. She was rather tickled by his vegetarian-like hunting ability.

The woman told me these are volunteer pumpkins. She had not planted the seeds! But she is enjoying these pumpkins too.

The woman also asked me this question: "Did you know that when a vine produces a pumpkin all of the plant nutrients go straight to the fruit growing on the vine and oftentimes its flowers and leaves pretty much die away?"

I had no idea. I learned my something new on this day!


Come walk the dog with me and see a few more pumpkins we found along our way!



A Pumpkin Patch of Reading Pleasure


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September 13, 2017

September Swagbucks Celebration Cha-Ching

Swagbucks is celebrating with Swago style in September. The digital rewards site has rewarded its members nearly $200,000,000 since 2008. That's a big chunk of cha-chings!

Yes, as a member of Swagbucks I have received my share of SB points to redeem for cash and gift cards for the things I do each day to earn the SB. I search the web, watch videos, take surveys, and even go shopping online to earn my rewards. I even earn SB points as a Swagbucks Influencer -- yes, by blogging about the Swagbucks site events.


Play SWAGO and Earn Bonus SB Points


To celebrate, Swagbucks is holding a Swago promotion from September 11 at 9AM PT through September 19 at 12PM PT!

Swago is like playing Bingo. You fill in the squares by doing online activities on the site. As you do, you earn SB points for doing so.

If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it. Here are a few tips, straight from Swagbucks:


  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Tuesday, September 19th 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.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!


The Spin & Win Wheel will not be available to use until 9AM PT/12PM ET on Tuesday, September 19th and will end at 9AM PT/12PM ET on Thursday, September 21st. Don't forget to spin your wheel to earn those extra winnings!

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points -- if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 gift card in their Rewards Store to the retailer of your choice.

CLICK HERE right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up. PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus of 300 SB!

Cha-Ching!



September 3, 2017

Labor of Love Lawn Chair Re-Webbing DIY

Lawn Chair in Need of DIY Re-Webbing
A few weeks ago I sat in my favorite lawn chair and my bottom fell through! Either I needed to lose some weight or the webbing gave way to the outdoor elements. (Probably both, but I'd like to think the latter!) I was so glad that there was not anyone around in the twilight hours to see me fall off my rocker!

This old chair is special in a few ways. It is a rocking lawn chair, one I rocked my woes away in quite a lot while living in a tent in the back yard of friends for a few months. When I upgraded to a home with a roommate, my friends Terry and Mark gave me the chair for my new back yard. This chair had spent twenty-five years at their home, one they had found at a yard sale ... quite a special gift to me!

My roommate Eric took it upon himself to order lawn furniture webbing and out of the blue one night he decided to tackle the DIY project of re-webbing my old chair. I stood by to hand him the screws and lend a hand in the repair of the chair, mostly in support of him taking on this labor of love, during the Labor Day weekend no less. Perhaps Eric is off his rocker too!


Re-Webbing a Chair

Re-Webbing a Lawn Chair

And, not to forget, my roomie has given me a special cup holder tray to hang on the side of my chair, found at a family member's yard sale.

Lawn Chair Tray

While I enjoy a Do-It-Yourself (DIY) undertaking, it is really my roommate who loves a project. As Eric says, "I enjoy seeing the fruits of my labor."

Re-Webbing of Lawn Chair
Thank you for re-webbing my special lawn chair, Eric.




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August 30, 2017

Swagbucks Swago Bingo

Get ready to yell Bingo! 

Swagbucks is holding their August Swago promotion starting Monday, August 28th at 9am PDT, ending September 4 at 12PM PT! It's just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points called SB on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it.

abitosunshine Swagbucks Swago Bingo
Swagbucks Swago Bingo Card
  

The best part is that the SB points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or my favorite--PayPal cash! Yes, I use this cash to help with living expenses.

Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, hit that Submit button and you get a 500 SB bonus! That's enough for a $5 reward card in the Swagbucks Rewards Store. Bingo!

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

For more information, read my article on
how to earn SB points through Swagbucks.


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August 28, 2017

Sunflowers Gift of the Sun

I find sunflowers the most beautiful of all flowers bestowed upon us by nature and its sun. The warm and welcoming colors of the sunflower are sure to brighten anyone's day.


My Willow Tree Sunshine Sculpture with Sunflowers

Not long ago, I received a surprise gift package in the mail from a friend. Inside was the lovely Willow Tree Sunshine sculpture. My friend knows me well, knows sunflowers are my favorite, and she wanted me to have this angel of sunshine as an inspirational gift to get me through the rough days I was going through at that time in my life. She works!

On the worst of days, I pick the sculpture up and those sunflowers bring a smile to my face. On the best of days, a quick glance at my Sunshine has me thinking of my friend. The warmth of our friendship is ever-present.

Thank you, Nancy, for this gift of the sun and its flower, as well as for the gift of your love and friendship every day.

Perhaps you have a friend in need of a bit of sunshine. If so, I highly recommend you send her a sculpture of sunflowers. There are many carvings to choose from by artist Susan Lordi.


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August 10, 2017

Back to School Sale with Swagbucks

In case you do not already know (and for my readers who do, abitosunshine is here to remind you) I earn additional income by participating in the online loyalty rewards program called Swagbucks, wherein I earn SB points which are redeemable for gift cards, PayPal cash, or other rewards.

Now through September 8th you will 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!


Back to School Sale with Swagbucks


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.

How To Earn Swagbucks SB Points

  • Search and Earn with the Swagbucks search engine instead of that other googly guy!
  • Refer and Earn - Share your personal Swagbucks referral link with friends and family; you and your referrals earn together!
  • Watch SBTV - a treasure trove of specially selected videos and sponsored videos for your viewing (and earning) pleasure.
  • Daily Poll, daily discover, and several other daily tasks on your Swagbucks to-do list that will earn you SB bonuses.
  • Attempt and complete Gold Surveys
  • Play Games and earn while having a bit of fun!
  • Shop your favorite places, such as Amazon, Walmart, Payless, and even local deals.
  • Search the Swagbucks website daily for featured ways to earn!

Now, I am an old fuddy-duddy and use my desktop computer for all online things, but you can use a laptop, tablet, or even your cell phone to earn through Swagbucks.

So, what are you waiting for?


Note: If you miss the September 8th back to school sign-up special, you can still join Swagbucks through me by using my referral link for the site.


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