Earn Cash Back with Ibotta

This is by no means a get rich quick scheme.  It is however a way to earn extra money on items you purchase everyday from stores.

Ibotta has certain items listed such as a gallon of milk (any brand), a dozen eggs (any brand), and Dove Shampoo. These are just examples.  When you purchase the items, you open the app, select each item you purchased, and then scan the QR Code or take a photo of your receipt. It’s that easy! The money is applied to your account.

The payout starts at $20 so you can have cash sent to you via PayPal or you can choose from a number of gift cards, ex: Walmart, iTunes, Amazon, and other online and offline stores.

What’s great about this app is that it normally has a rebate for any item so even if you don’t purchase any of the products they have listed, you can still earn cash for buying anything.  Also, if you link Ibotta to your Facebook account, any friends you have that use Ibotta become your teammates and you can earn bonuses that way.

Another way to get money added to your account is through referrals.  When someone uses your referral link or code, you earn $5 (sometimes more) once they scan their first receipt.  The person using your referral link/code gets a $10 bonus for signing up putting them halfway to the $20 payout.

Reaching the $20 is pretty easy because Ibotta offers rebates on items most people purchase anyway and the brand name stores are listed. They also allow you to receive cash back on purchases made at select online stores such as Amazon and Sephora. They even offer rebates on alcohol beverages and wine.

So far I have used $40 and selected Walmart gift cards because I shop there often. I’m heading to my next $20 now.

Here is my referral link in case anyone wants to try Ibotta.  Let me know in the comments if you are an Ibotta user or if you give it a try and what you think of the app. I can say that they do pay out and they make it very easy to reach the payout mark.

You can go to https://ibotta.com/r/cqlhuob

to sign up and get started now earning money. There are so many false leads to earning money from home that I wanted to share a way you truly can earn money.  While you won’t be quitting your day job using Ibotta, who doesn’t want to earn cash back on groceries and household items that we have to buy anyway?

100 Best Websites for Writers in 2019 via The Write Life

The resources are invaluable. This list has helped me. Since there are a lot of sites, I recommend bookmarking the page.
Also, Trish Hopkinson’s blog, “A Selfish Poet” is a wonderful blog to find journals taking submissions, writing tips, and other wonderful post!

Trish Hopkinson

An amazing thing happened this week! While technically, the numbered list isn’t ranked in any way, I’m fine with being first on the list, even if it is just alphabetical and a coincidence they listed my blog in the first section :).

Thanks to my readers who nominated my site for inclusion in this helpful list curated by the generous folks at The Write Life. I’m honored and thrilled to be listed along with several other helpful sites, such as Writers Helping Writers in the Inspiration section and Duotrope in the Tools section. Check out the complete list here:

100 Best Websites for Writers in 2019

The Write Life provides a plethora of writing resources divided into five main sections: Freelancing, Marketing, Blogging, Publishing, and Craft. They also send out a free email newsletter. Articles are posted regularly and include opportunities for writers and poets as well as craft…

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I recently signed up for HubPages to see what it was about.

Making money online is alluring but feels out of reach at the moment.

HubPage recommends having 10 featured articles before applying for Google Ads. So far I have 5. Writing the articles isn’t as easy as I thought.

I did write a review on a movie I watched last week.

“Beautiful Boy” is based on two novels. One novel is written by the father, David Sheff, about trying to help his son overcome drug addiction.

The second novel was written by the son, Nic Sheff, about his addiction with drugs, especially methamphetamine.

The movie done them justice and had me bawling. Being a recovering addict myself and a parent, both sides were well understood.

You can read my entire review at my HubPage. Comments are always welcomed!

Happy Monday to everyone!


I’m new to this but here’s my first try at A Ten Word Story.  The photo prompt is Fish Stories.

The sun rising meant a catfish would live another night.


Paradise became boring after

listening to her husband’s voice

naming the animals one by one.

She wandered around Eden

until she heard another speak.

Cunning serpent told a story

of knowledge, evil and good.

His words sounded musical

like a thousand angels playing

their golden harps, singing.

The juices of forbidden fruit

beckoning her to take a bite.

Her husband found her staring

at the tantalizing fruit in hand.

She held it to his lips knowing

he thought he bit into an apple.

The beguiling reptile laughed

as Eve fed Adam pomegranate.


Written for Yeah Write



http://Image by Pexels on Pixabay


Can you feel my heart
beating rapidly?
I'm holding on to our love
while you're forgetting.
Music plays, we move naturally.
We capture our audience,
hold them in a trance.
Inside I'm slowly dying.
This is our last dance.
You can sign autographs.
I'll be on my way
to the next stage of life
without you guiding me.
You'll miss this one day.

Written for Yeah Write

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