Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Swago: Spring Edition is here!

The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their "Swago: Spring Edition" promotion, which runs from now through Monday, March 12th at 9am PT! 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 thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips: 
  •  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 Monday, March 12th 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 be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, March 12th 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 April, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Monday, March 5, 2018

Romance Can Last A Lifetime

I love a book that is real, where the author sounds like they really mean what they are sharing and are not just telling you a bunch of how-to and how-not facts with stories that fit the topic. This book is one of those books, where you can tell that the author, Rhonda Stoppe, really cares about helping you achieve a very special relationship with your spouse.

The collection of real-life love stories can touch your heart in a very special way and can encourage you in your own personal romance no matter how long you have been in love. I found it very touching and encouraging, and something to refer back to from time to time. This will be a great book to share with some of the young couples I know! I highly recommend it to you.

About the Book:
Do you believe in true love?

In a world of broken relationships and hurting people, it can seem like all we ever see is heartache—that marriages are doomed from the start and romance isn’t worth the risk.

But heart-fluttering, long-lasting love is all around us…we just have to look for it!

This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love. Page after page, you will find inspiration to 
—rekindle the romance in your love story
—trust in God’s providence and timing
—faithfully hope for your own happily-ever-after
—celebrate true romance
—believe in life-long love

Don’t let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people—knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.

Learn more and purchase a copy.

About the Author:
Rhonda Stoppe is the No Regrets Woman. With more than 20 years of experience as a pastor’s wife, mom, mentor, author, and speaker, Rhonda uses humor and honest communication to help women build No Regrets Lives. She and her husband live their real-life romance in northern California, and have four grown children and eight grandchildren.

Find out more about Rhonda at http://www.rhondastoppe.com.
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This reviewer received the product free or at a discounted price in order to bring you an honest review. No other form of compensation was given. All opinions are those of the reviewer.

Friday, March 2, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in March

Want some extra boost for your budget this month?

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral in March. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me, you can earn an additional $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 4/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned $25 this month already (yes I know it's only the 2nd!). I had a few carry over from last month. But it is so easy and I use it to buy birthday, Christmas, and other special gifts!

Join today and start earning!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.

Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Real-Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe Party and Prize Pack Giveaway

Whether you're single and looking for a reason to believe in love or a parent watching your own child fall in love, Real-Life Romance by Rhonda Stoppe will inspire you to believe in life-long love. This collection of beautiful, real-life accounts will bring laughter and tears as you enjoy each story of ordinary people who found extraordinary love. Don't let the world define romance for you! See how God is at work in the hearts of His people-knitting together hearts in a love that forever endures.

Join Rhonda and other real-life romancers on March 6 for a Facebook Live party, plus enter to win the Make Your Own Real-Life Romance prize pack!

One grand prize winner will receive:
  • One copy of Real-Life Romance
  • A $50 restaurant gift card
  • A $25 movie gift card
Enter today by clicking the icon below. But hurry, the giveaway ends on March 6. The winner will be announced at Rhonda's Facebook Live Party. RSVP for a chance to connect with Rhonda and other readers, as well as for a chance to win other prizes!

RSVP today and spread the word-tell your friends about the giveaway and Facebook Live party via social media and increase your chances of winning. Hope to see you on the 6th!

Remembering Christy

Catherine Marshall, author of #Christy, was "a woman of great influence," says Suzanne W Fisher. Learn more about the best-selling book when you watch this video! Enjoy!!

8 Tips For Buying The Perfect Family Car

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Every family I know needs one thing in particular, a vehicle. In today's world it's not a luxury, it's a necessity, but finding the perfect car for your needs and your whole family is not an easy thing to do. In fact it can be one of the hardest decisions you have to make.

Here are a few things I have learned over the years about buying a vehicle, and hopefully they will help you too. Plus you can find more tips at Cars.com 

1. Safety and Reliability ~ This is the most important thing to consider when thinking about any vehicle you buy. Do your research and find reviews on different styles and companies to find the car you will feel safe driving and having your family members in.

2. Budget, Maintenance, and Insurance ~ You may think putting all three of these together is not the same thing, but they really are. You need to make sure that you can afford  to purchase the car and continue to be able to use it. Again this is where research is so important. Our oldest son bought a car that he thought was going to be his dream car and when it broke down, he found out how expensive his dream really was. The parts that needed to be fixed were so high priced (to say the least the mechanic costs) he ended up selling the car rather than repairing it.
Here are a few questions you need to ask as you do that research.
~ Can you afford to buy new?
~ Should I lease?
~ How expensive are repairs and parts on this model?
~ What are the costs for insurance on this model?

Insurance companies are more than glad to give you estimates on specific vehicles and it only takes a short phone call to your current insurer (if you have one) to find out. Or a few clicks online and you can get a quick quote too.

3. Style, Size, and Seating Capacity ~ How many people are you going to be driving around with on a day-to-day basis? If it is just you and your spouse, a small, two door sedan would work great. If you have a couple of kids, you would need a larger four door sedan, or an SUV or a van. Do you need lots of space for hauling things like sports equipment, instruments, or strollers? Do you take lots of trips where you would need to stow luggage or camping items? Will the car seats for your kids fit in this vehicle? These are all things you need to think about to get what's right for your personal needs.

4. Gas Mileage ~ With today's economy you never know how high gas prices may go, so it's important to get the best vehicle you can that won't break your budget just filling it up. Think about where you will be doing most of the driving. Will it be around town or on the highway? 

5. Who Is Going To Be Diving The Vehicle ~ Your first response to this is probably going to be "duh", but you do need to think ahead. Your kids aren't going to be little forever and one day they will be old enough to get their licence to drive. Are you going to have this vehicle until then and is it the kind they should learn to drive in? What if you love driving a stick shift but your spouse does not? It may seem simple, but it is something to think about before hand.

6. Where You Live In The Country ~ I know, this just doesn't seem to be a big deal, but growing up south of Buffalo, New York, I learned that the kind of car you have can make a world of difference in the winter. Some cars can't handle the snow and ice well. Some rust out on the bottom and the wheel wells quickly. Does the vehicle you are looking at have front wheel drive, rear wheel drive, or four wheel drive? It can make a big difference, so you need to think about it.

7. Appearance and The Extras ~ I often find myself pointing out the colors of vehicles I like to my husband. Some just look nicer than others and aren't what everyone else has. When you can't find your car in a parking lot, having a unique color can really help.
Here are a few other things to think about:
~ DVD players for the kids
~ heated seats
~ navigator system
~ sunroof
~ parallel park assist
~ lane change warning
~ auto brakes
~ bluetooth
~ auto dimming rear view mirror
~ key-less entry

8. Test Drive ~ NEVER purchase a car without test driving it first. One of my friends kept talking about the next car she wanted all the time. She would see it on the road and then talk about it for miles as we drove. The vehicle she owned at the time had to go into the shop for some regular maintenance and the shop loaned her a car for the day to use. It was her dream car! She was so excited to finally get to drive one. Her excitement didn't last very long though. She found out that it was difficult for her to get in and out of, it was difficult seeing out the side windows because you sit so low in the seat, and did not drive well. 
Always, always, always test drive a vehicle before you buy! You never know how a car will work for you until you give it a try.

As my Mom always used to say, "think before you buy". Since buying a car is one of the largest purchases you will ever make, it's very important to follow Mom's rule and visit Cars.com!

Pictures provided by Pixabay.

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Introducing Swag IQ!

Want to earn money while answering fun trivia questions? SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!

Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app!

Our game show host will then ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.

The first public game is today at 4PM Eastern Time/1PM Pacific Time. So, tune-in then win up to $1000 playing SwagIQ. The host will review how to play before the game starts!

I received this information as a part of Swagbucks Influencers.