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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?


Gratitude Uneasy

Find three things to feel 

grateful for today.

My power is cut off.

Wait that’s not right.

  1.  My daughters are home and safe.
  2.    I have a home for the lights to be off.
  3.    Health is something easy to be grateful for.

That wasn’t so hard I suppose.

I still don’t want to feel any different about my electricity or f money

so I won’t.


Cash For Shopping


So who doesn’t want to earn money the easy way?  Understand, this is no get rich scheme.  It is a simple way to get cash back or a gift card.  

The app is Ibotta.  You download the app and you automatically receive $10 for signing up and $5 for referrals which is one reason for this post.  Another reason is to let people know about this app because it actually does give you pay outs.  The withdraw amount is $20.  You can get money through Paypal. If you want a gift card instead there are plenty to chose from.

Ibotta offers gift cards for Amazon, Walmart, Google Play Store, and several others.  Here is how it works. You go shopping and Ibotta has certain products that you can redeem cash back on.  Most of the products are items you already buy anyway. Ex: Milk, Bread, Eggs, Hair Products, Shower Products,  Beer, and Much More.

Once you purchase an item on Ibotta, you simply scan the code on your receipt or take a photo of your receipt. It doesn’t take long for Ibotta to add your money towards your account. Pretty easy to earn cash.

Now is a great time to join and here is my referral link.

Right now you can redeem $0.25 for any item on your receipt.  Like I said,  this is not a get rich app or scheme but I have received payout for a $20 Amazon gift card. You are going to shop anyway,  so you may as well take 5 minutes to earn some cash back on everyday shopping.  


10 Ten’s of Thankfulness

Ten Things of Thankful

First, I’d like to say, “Huge Congrats  to Lizzi at Considerings for being published at Scary Mommy   http://www.scarymommy.com/    and for hitting number 10 on Ten Things of Thankful!!”

This week, here are my Ten Things of Thankfulness:

1.  My girls had stayed a week with their father in N.C. and arrived safely home Thursday. Yay. Much too quite around here.

2.  I am thankful that my Wandering Jew plant is growing well.  I do not have a green thumb. My oldest daughter brought this plant home from school as a present to me in 2011 for Mother’s Day.  I haven’t killed it yet. (Which, I did read up on the plant, and almost every site says it’s one of the hardest plants to kill). However, it wasn’t looking much like photos I’d seen.  My friend, April, showed me how to cut longer vines, put them in water, like it was when I received it, then replant them once they sprout their roots. It’s coming along nicely.

The not so full yet but getting there, Wandering Jew, is mine. The gorgeous full one belongs to my friend, April. This is the goal I'm working toward as far as my 'planting' skills go.

The not so full yet but getting there, Wandering Jew, is mine. The gorgeous full one belongs to my friend, April. This is the goal I’m working toward as far as my ‘planting’ skills go.

april's wandering jew - june 2013

3.  I know there are people right now that are needing and praying for water.  We have had some major flooding this summer in my area, so I am thankful the sun has shown all week and the rain let up. Hope it moved to people that need the rain.

4.  Recently, I was put on new medicine, so I gained weight rapidly.  I am thankful that I finally got some motivation to begin doing yoga again two days ago.  Not just because of weight but the peacefulness I feel afterwards, also.  I forget now why I procrastinated so long on starting back.

5.  I am thankful that my oldest daughter can handle herself with grace when having a confrontation with another child that’s also 11 years old.  They have been friends for awhile, and without going into whatever 11 year old children find to argue about, I’ll just say, this other girl chose the last night of Bible School to want to actually fist fight my daughter.  I am thankful and proud that my daughter, rather than lose her temper, pretty much laughed at the other girl, informed her she was not going to fight in church, and very maturely told the other girl to grow up. I’m not sure where this behavior comes from, because sadly enough it’s in my nature to have hit the other girl when I was that age.  The only reason I wouldn’t have done so in church is because my grandmother would have took a switch to my butt.  I am glad my daughter can handle herself better than I.

6.  I am thankful and proud of both of my girls because they also have in their nature to save their birthday money, seen papa today money, ect.  My 7 year old has been saving change in her ‘Hello Kitty’ bank for what seems like forever. Now with it full and her having to use another ‘pig bank’, she collected all her change and put it in her little purse.  She wants to go to Wal-Mart tomorrow and ‘feed’ the change to the machine that gives her back paper cash. She announced she would keep her 1’s, 5’s, ect in the ‘green pig bank’ and begin filling ‘Hello Kitty’ up again with change.

7.  I am thankful to be going to the West Virginia State Fair on Sunday. I haven’t been in years and it is so much bigger than our local county fair.  I know my girls will adore it.

8.  I am thankful that since the end of June, life has been throwing some fast curve balls, and I have been striking out.  It finally seems with the arrival of August, things are smoothing back out, which means less stress for me. This in turn means more sleep. Then, naturally more sleep leads to a much nicer mommy. lol

9.  I am thankful that I have a creative mind.  However, I lack the ability to exercise this creativity. Ex: I have in my mind and some semi-drawings of how I want rooms in the house to look. Then, I just can’t seem to match my mind to the decor.  I’m thankful I have stumbled over several blogs that have tutorials on DIY projects. So, I’m beginning to get the hang of putting my creativity into action.

10.  This last one, I’m iffy about writing.  But, I am getting sleepy and right off the top of my head, running out of thankfulness. I am thankful for this though; so without going into detail, I will just say that N.A is having a party in my honor to celebrate 3 years clean.  This means cake. Which may mean more than yoga later on. lol. It’s cake though, yum. I don’t have life as rough as some I know, and I don’t have a stress-free life either.  I am thankful those ‘One Day At A Time’ days turned into 3 years two days ago. Which leaves me with two of my favorite quotes, but I don’t know who they are by. I read them in 2005 while in a rehab center.

~I can tell you what it was like and I can tell you what it is like now but I cannot tell you how it happened~

~I still have bad days, but that’s okay. I used to have bad years~

Hop over to Considerings and list your Ten Things of Thankful #10.  Also, Monday, I have a special post lined up.  One of my favorite bloggers, Lance from http://lancemyblogcanbeatupyourblog.wordpress.com/, released his second book published, yesterday!  I adored his first book, “The Ballad of Helene Troy”.  I am very excited about reading his second book, “Soul to Body”.  He has agreed to let me ask him some questions about his second book and how it feels to have published two books.  You can get the full scoop here and if you don’t want to wait until Monday to read the post here, you should hop over to his blog and check out what his book is all about. I am honored he is letting me do an interview with him, not only because I admire his writing, but also, he knows he is sorta a guinea pig for me to do a guest post about.  Still learning all these things about blogging.  I should have added to my list that I’m honored and thankful Lance agreed to an interview. It’s not really cheating if I just throw it out there, is it?

TTofT ~ Babies & Vacations

Ten Things of Thankful

Where to begin. I guess with # 1. 

1.  My god-daughter gave birth to her second son yesterday at 12:15 p.m.  I am thankful for her, her 1 1/2 year old son Austin, and his new baby brother, Keith.

2.  I am thankful to have a tenant move from my little house that I grew up in because she was wrecking the place.  Now, I have a tenant ready to move in whom I know will take care of my grandparents’ first home together and the house I grew up in.

3.  Very thankful that in 7 weeks, I will be getting a Chiwawa from a good friend.  He is tan with a small white heart on his forehead.

4.  Thankful I have the money to do some ‘back to school’ shopping for my daughters.

5.  I am so thankful we are taking a vacation on the 15th to Pigeon Forge, TN.

6.  I am thankful that the Wandering Jew plant my oldest daughter gave me for Mother’s Day 3 years ago is finally filling out.

7.  I am thankful for my close friend, April, who has been a God send the past couple weeks.

8.  Thankful for how many readers this blog has attracted.  Don’t forget to check out my other blog ‘My Constant Thoughts‘.  Thank you.

9.  Thankful for a clean house.

10.  Thankful for make-up because I’m sure my eyes have bags under them from little rest.  

Hop over to Considerings and tell everyone what your thankful for.