Shelly's Bits and Pieces: October 2016

Monday, October 31, 2016

Halloween Collector's Bill





Happy Halloween! Swagbucks is offering a one day only shot at finding a 31 SB Collector's Bill, which can be found by using their search engine.  What better way to earn free gift cards than searching the web through Swagbucks as part of your everyday life? 

For those of you who are wondering what Collector's Bills are, I’m here to explain:
It’s simple. Search the web through the Swagbucks search on Monday, October 31st, and when you get a search win, you may get the special Collector’s Bill valued at 31 SB! Good luck!

Sunday, October 30, 2016

Alice Through the Looking Glass DVD Review

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Lewis Carroll’s “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland” forever changed the landscape of children’s literature; Disney’s animated “Alice in Wonderland” embraced this fantasy world filled with peculiar characters; and Tim Burton directed a visually-stunning, live-action film that mesmerized audiences worldwide. This enchanting and beloved franchise that has captivated generations of adventurers continues when Disney’s “Alice Through the Looking Glass” arrives home on Digital HD, Blu-ray™, Disney Movies Anywhere, DVD and On-Demand.

In “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” the all-star cast from the 2010 blockbuster is back with Johnny Depp as the Mad Hatter who’s desperately searching for his family; Anne Hathaway as Mirana, the kind, mild-mannered White Queen; Helena Bonham Carter as Iracebeth, the short-tempered, big-headed Red Queen; and Mia Wasikowska as Alice, the heroine at the heart of the story. Sacha Baron Cohen joins the ensemble as Time, a magical being that is part human, part clock, and the late Alan Rickman—to whom the film is dedicated—is the voice of Absolem, the blue Monarch butterfly who metamorphosed from the blue caterpillar “Alice in Wonderland.”

Fascinating, in-depth bonus features invite in-home audiences to further explore the whimsical world of Underland. Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood reveals the creative process behind the film’s ornate costuming; P!nk provides on-set access during production of her “Just Like Fire” music video; Sacha Baron Cohen showcases his quirky new character, Time; and Director James Bobin offers insightful audio commentary and introduces five, never-before-seen deleted scenes.

Bonus features include*:
DIGITAL HD/SD & BLU-RAY:
  • A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland – Three-time Oscar®-winning costume designer Colleen Atwood (“Alice in Wonderland,” “Memoirs of a Geisha”) explains how costuming helps shape the curious characters of Underland and reveals hidden Easter Eggs within the cast’s ornate outfits. 
  • Music Video: “Just Like Fire” by P!nk – “Watch this madness, colorful charade” in P!nk’s music video for “Just Like Fire,” the hit song featured in “Alice Through the Looking Glass” that powered to the top 10 on Billboard’s Hot 100.
  • Behind the Music Video – Go on set with P!nk for production of her “Just Like Fire” music video, featuring fantastical imagery, aerial stunts, Underland character cameos, and guest appearances by P!nk’s family.
  • Behind The Looking Glass – Jump back and forth through time during this in-depth look into the making of “Alice Through the Looking Glass,” hosted by director James Bobin.
  • Time On… – Delight in this discussion with the unpredictable and witty Sacha Baron Cohen who plays Time, the keeper of the Chronosphere, a metallic sphere that powers all time.
  • Alice Goes Through the Looking Glass: A Scene Peeler – View a side-by-side comparison of raw production footage and final scenes, as Alice enters Underland through a magical looking glass.
  • Alice Goes Through Time’s Castle:  A Scene Peeler – View raw production footage alongside final scenes, as Alice enters Time’s castle of eternity.
  • Characters of Underland – Get to know the quirky and colorful supporting characters in Underland, such as the tubby twins known as the Tweedles (Matt Lucas) and Absolem (Alan Rickman), the blue caterpillar turned blue Monarch butterfly.
  • Filmmaker Audio Commentary by James Bobin – Director James Bobin delivers scene-by-scene insight into the creation of “Alice Through the Looking Glass.” 
  • Deleted Scenes with Director Commentary – Bobin introduces five never-before-seen scenes that didn’t make the final cut of Disney’s spectacular adventure. 
DVD:
  • A Stitch in Time: Costuming Wonderland

Our thoughts:  If you were a fan of Tim Burton's version of Alice in Wonderland, you will not be disappointed.  Johnny Depp continues the magic as the Mad Hatter and before you know it, you are sucked into his quest to find his family.  This movie was a pleasant distraction from the craziness of our day.  One caveat though...Princess Pickle did NOT like the Red Queen and had a nightmare about that big headed woman.  

We give the movie 4 stars out of 5!

Who Gets The Dog DVD Review

Disclosure:  We received a copy of this DVD to facilitate our honest review.  No monetary compensation was received.


Alicia Silverstone and Ryan Kwanten star in this heartfelt romantic comedy about what happens when puppy love goes to the dogs. After six years of marriage, successful physician Olive (Silverstone) and her struggling ice hockey hubby Clay (Kwanten) decide to call it quits. And although the split is amicable, they both want custody of their beloved dog Wesley. Facing a court-ordered 60-day review to determine who’ll get custody, Olive and Clay each try their doggone best to win over the judge – and the pooch. But no matter who “wins,” everyone will lose – unless man’s best friend can somehow reunite the couple in this fun, charming story.

Kat and I love a romantic comedy, but when you throw in an adorable dog, you have our attention.  This movie was cute, but parts of it were very predictable.  Wesley, the dog, was the hit of the movie for us.  The dog's antics kept us watching when there was a lull in the movie.  This movie was a good distraction for us with all the issues on TV lately.  In our opinions, this movie receives 3 starts out of 5.

Friday, October 28, 2016

Register a domain with GoDaddy for $4.99 and get $10 (1000 SB)!

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If you've been thinking of registering a domain name or starting your own website, you can make money doing it thanks to GoDaddy and Swagbucks.

Here's how it works: Click here, then register a domain name for just $4.99 for the first year. You'll get $10 (paid in the form of 1000 SB) instantly for doing it! This is for new GoDaddy customers only.

You can take the 1000 SB you get from Swagbucks for doing this offer and get the $10 gift card of your choice. They have hundreds of different retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, or even PayPal cash! You can do all sorts of things on Swagbucks to earn more SB points that you can use to get even MORE gift cards (Just in time for Holiday Shopping)!

In fact, just for signing up for Swagbucks through the link above and completing this offer, you'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus in the beginning of November, which means you're getting paid $13 to spend $5 on a new website! Try it now.



Thursday, October 27, 2016

The Nightmare Before Christmas - Returns to Regal Cinemas Halloween Weekend!!

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Are you a Nightmare Before Christmas fan?



I am very excited to share that this Halloween weekend, Friday, October 28th – Monday, October 31st, you can celebrate the Halloween holiday with Jack Skellington, Sally, Oogie Boogie and more as Disney’s beloved classic THE NIGHTMARE BEFORE CHRISTMAS returns for a limited engagement exclusively in over 200 Regal cinemas locations nationwide!

Tickets are now on sale at select Regal theaters. Participating theaters include locations in Alaska, Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Maryland, Minnesota, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Nevada, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington. For tickets and information, visit: http://regmovi.es/tnbc2016.

Get $20 when you get approved by Gettington

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Swagbucks has a great offer available with Gettington - you get $20 (paid out in the form of 2000 SB) without spending a dime! 

All you have to do is get approved for line of credit to earn 2000 SB. Click here to get started



Gettington offers you great deals on brand name clothing, accessories, and household items. Plus, you can use payment plans as needed!

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, this offer's a great way to get started. Just sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $20 for getting approved for a line of credit, which gets you 2300 SB, that you can spend on gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Get 1500 SB when you try Home Chef today!

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Swagbucks has partnered with Home Chef to bring you a special offer where you can earn 1500 SB just for placing your first order. Home Chef tailors itself to your dietary needs and sends you the ingredients necessary to make a home-cooked meal from scratch in about 30 minutes. 

You choose how many meals you want each week, when they get delivered, AND you get a $30 credit towards your first order as well. You can decide how often food is delivered and even look through the available meals to plan ahead. The 1500 SB credits instantly, so click here to begin!

This is a great way to start with Swagbucks and earn $18 in gift cards (1800 SB). Because you're signing up with me, you get a bonus 300 SB when you complete this offer before November 1st! The bonus will be applied later in that week. You can do all sorts of online activity on Swagbucks to earn SB, including other offers like this one! Then you can turn your gift cards in to PayPal cash of gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!

Monday, October 24, 2016

Get Over $90 in gift cards when you earn with Uber!

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For those of you looking to earn extra money, driving for Uber may be the opportunity you're looking for! You set your own hours so you can earn as much or as little as you want! Thanks to Swagbucks, you can get paid to try it out! 

Just for signing up, you'll get 1250 SB (the equivalent of over $12 in gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, and more, or just PayPal cash)! Once you take your first paid passenger, you'll get another 8000 SB ($80!) in addition to your earnings from driving. Click here to get started

What's more, if you sign up through me and complete even the first part of this offer before November 1st, you'll get another $3 bonus (300 SB) in the first week of November. So we're talking about almost $100 in free gift cards just for making even more money on the side. Another great way to make a little extra is through Swagbucks - they have a lot of different ways you can earn free gift cards every day!   I love Swagbucks!  I have earned over $200 worth of gift cards so far!

Saturday, October 22, 2016

Get 600 SB when you're approved for the Target REDCard

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If you shop at Target a lot, you can get $6 in gift cards (paid out in SB points) when you get approved for the Target REDCard. When you use that card, you also get 5% off, free shipping & 30 extra days for returns when you shop with your REDCard. The 600 SB points will credit immediately!

This is a limited time offer - to get the $6 bonus, you need to complete the offer before Saturday, October 22nd!

Click here to get started. If you're already a Swagbucks member, be sure to use the same info that you have in your Swagbucks account when you apply. If you're not a member yet, sign up for Swagbucks using the link I gave you and when you complete the offer, you'll earn a $3 (300 SB) bonus that will be applied to your account in the beginning of November. That means you'll have at least $9 worth of SB points!

Haven't heard of Swagbucks? It's a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things you already do online, like shopping, watching videos, and discovering deals like this one. Then you turn those points into PayPal cash or gift cards from places like Target, Amazon, Walmart, Starbucks, and more!

NEW Swagbucks Team Challenge: Popcorn Factory Starts Monday October 24

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Who doesn't love a good challenge? Especially when you can get points to redeem towards free gift cards! 

Swagbucks, a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online is hosting a Halloween Team Challenge. It starts on Monday, October 24th at 8am PST and goes through Friday so you have a whole week to contribute points to your assigned team. How will you contribute? Watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online? These activities and more will help your team get ahead. If you've never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it's an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site. 

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 SB to their team’s total will receive an SB bonus in the form of a rebate on their next gift card! I can’t wait to help my team come in 1st place for that 50 SB rebate. 

The challenge lasts until October 28th so log in or make a free account! Pre-registration is open now!

Wednesday, October 19, 2016

Get 500 SB when you buy a $0.99 SIM card from FreedomPop - LIMITED TIME OFFER #spon

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Swagbucks, the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet, has an AMAZING offer through FreedomPop where you get $5 (paid in the form of 500 SB) when you buy a SIM card for just $0.99!  FreedomPop's Global 3-in-1 SIM gives you free voice, text, and data in the US *and 25 other counties). Buy the $0.99 SIM card, get your first month of FreedomPop for free, and earn 500 SB. If you stay subscribed for 3 months, you'll get an additional 1000 SB!

This deal is running for a limited time, so use this link and get yours before Saturday, October 22nd! It's a zero-risk offer that pays you to try out a new, less expensive way to use your mobile phone.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through me using the link above and get your 500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $5 for trying FreedomPop, which gets you 800 total SB, which you can turn into $8 worth of gift cards! That's in addition to all the other SB you'll earn as you use the site.  I have already earned enough points to redeem for over $200 worth of gift cards!  I am stockpiling my Amazon gift cards to use for Christmas!  

WOOHOO! Swago Shopping Edition Starting October 19th!

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It's time for another round of SWAGO! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site. This particular round of SWAGO is all about online shopping.
Here’s what you need to know to get your 200 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):
  • Shop Swago will begin on Wednesday, October 19th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time 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.
  • The game ends Monday, October 24th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.
Remember, you have to join Swagbucks to play SWAGO!! Click HERE to join!

Let Swagbucks buy you Wine

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Good news for wine lovers! You can get paid to build up your collection through this special offer from Winc and Swagbucks. Winc is a great site that matches wines to your palate. Don't like a bottle they send you? No problem - they have a 100% satisfaction guarantee. You can get new wines delivered to your door every month, or skip a month if you feel like it. Plus, if you order 4 or more bottles, shipping is free!


On top of all that, Swagbucks wants to give you up to $40 for checking them out (paid out in the form of SB points)! Sign-up & earn 2,000 SB on your first order. Stay subscribed for a second wine shipment & earn an additional 2,000 SB. Please click here for complete details and to get started!


If you haven't tried Swagbucks yet, this is a great time to start! Signing up through me and then completing the first half of this offer and getting the 2000 SB entitles you to a bonus 300 SB. If you complete a survey through Swagbucks before November 1st, that's another 100 SB bonus. That means you can get a total of $44 worth of SB for trying out Winc, then turn those SB into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, and Target, or get PayPal cash!

Saturday, October 15, 2016

Get 2500 SB when you get approved for a line of credit on Fingerhut!

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Swagbucks has a great offer available with Fingerhut - you can earn $25 (paid out in the form of 2500 SB) without spending a dime!

All you have to do is get approved for line of credit and earn 2500 SBClick here to get started!


Fingerhut lets you shop in the convenience of your home on a wide selection of brand name products with low monthly payments. If you're a new customer, you can get $25 off $100 by using the promo code: NC576.

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, this offer's a great way to get started. Just sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $25 for getting approved for a line of credit, which gets you 2800 SB, that you can spend on gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash!

Friday, October 14, 2016

Get Free Gift Cards for taking surveys on Swagbucks

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If you're looking for a way to earn a little extra for your budget, taking Surveys on Swagbucks can be a great way to go. It's really simple: You sign up, confirm your email address, and then use the Gold Survey Dashboard to see what surveys are currently available. For each survey, you'll see approximately how long it takes to complete, and how many SB points you'll get when you complete it. You can rack up lots of SB points quickly, and then redeem those SB for free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and PayPal! 

You can fill out a survey profile and then answer additional questions that will help Swagbucks deliver surveys that you're more likely to complete. You get 2 SB for every 10 questions you answer! 

For even more SB opportunities, you can click the Peanut Labs surveys tab and choose from any one of these survey options. You can also download the Swagbucks app for iOS and Android and take surveys right from your phone, no matter where you are! 

Swagbucks actually works - I have already redeemed my SB for over $100 in Amazon.com gift cards!

Get a free domain plus a year of web hosting for just $1 through Swagbucks!

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Swagbucks (the online rewards site that puts cash back in your wallet) has an AMAZING offer through Bluehost where you get 3500 SB (which is the equivalent of $35 in gift cards) for signing up.  
Bluehost is a leading web solutions services provider. You can try it out for 12 months at a special discounted price of $2.95/mo AND get a free domain in addition to 3500 SB by using this link before Friday, October 14th - that means you get everything for just $1! It's the perfect opportunity if you need to make a host change to your website or if you've been thinking about starting a website or blog. 
Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? This is a great way to do it, and when you sign up through the link above and get your 3500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $35 for trying Bluehost, which gets you 3800 SB, which you can turn into $38 worth of gift cards!

Monday, October 10, 2016

Swagenger Haunt

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Swagbucks, a cash back rewards website, is hosting a Swagenger Haunt starting today! It's essentially on online scavenger hunt where you follow clues via their search engine to earn points called SB which you can redeem for gift cards! It's a great opportunity to try out Swagbucks if you haven't already.  Click HERE to join today!

Each day, for 5 days, 10 winners of 500 SB will be chosen! Come back each day at 10am PDT/1pm EDT for new clues because you can win more than once. Have fun participating in this spooky Swagenger Haunt!

Saturday, October 8, 2016

Swago: Rake Up The Bonuses Starts Monday October 10th!!

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Fall is in full swing, and Swagbucks is getting into the autumn spirit with Swago: Rake up the Bonuses! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors like the leaves of Fall. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site. Click here to sign up!
Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:
  • Swago will begin on Monday, October 10th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT, make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have a limited amount of time 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.
  • The game ends Monday, October 17th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016

Halloween Sale (US)

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Get in the Halloween spirit with Swagbucks! Stock up on Halloween candy and decorations, and get those costumes ready for the big day!

Swagbucks, an online rewards program that gives you cash back for completing online activities such a shopping online, is running a great Halloween on their site now through the end of the month. 

Earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop the Halloween Sale at your favorite stores including: 

Walmart
Target
Kmart
Home Depot
Cost Plus World Market
Pier1 Imports
Michael's
Wholesale Party Supplies
Amazon
and many  more!

Get a $4 bonus when you join Swagbucks this month!

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You've probably seen me write about Swagbucks a lot on here. It's a 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 (1 SB is worth a penny) and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

Unlike a lot of other rewards site, you can cash out at any time, and they have gift cards for as little as 300 SB (The $3 Amazon gift card - every little bit helps)!
This month, you can get a 400 SB bonus through my site. How? It's really easy:
1. Sign up through this link.
2. Earn 300 SB before November 1st - that'll get you a 300 SB bonus applied at the beginning of November.
3. Complete just ONE survey before November 4th and you'll get an additional bonus of 100 SB.

So let's recap - if you do all of those things, you'll have at least 700 SB to spend. Plus, there are all sorts of great deals and other earning opportunities all October long, so why stop at 300 SB? You could earn a LOT more.  I have already cashed in for several Amazon gift cards.  Christmas is going to be much nicer this year, without credit card bills!  Sign up now!