Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Site to Earn Amazon GC's

Today I found a new (or new to me at least!) website where it is easy to earn Amazon gift certificates. I found out about it on Tipblog, and here is what they said:

"WebRidesTV is a relatively new car-related website where you can earn points for doing various activities on the site. The easiest (I think) is by watching videos about cars. It'll earn you 10 points per video, and you don't have to watch the entire video to get the credit. You can actually open the videos in different windows and get credit for it, speeding up the process a lot. All together, you can earn around 240 points a day. I got my points in for today in about 2 minutes.
5500 points = a $50 Amazon GC! That's about 3 weeks of clicking! Pretty amazing, considering the (small) amount of effort involved! There are a lot of other prizes you can redeem for as well, including a Wii, an iPhone, a PS3, a Tom Tom One GPS, Crutchfield GCs, caps, Hot Wheels cars, and many more items as well!"

I signed up today, and it looks promising! They give a lot of points for referrals, so if you would be so kind as to email me for an invite I would appreciate it!
If you prefer to go directly there to sign up, here is the link- WebRides

Friday, February 15, 2008

File your Taxes for Free

I recently found out that there are still many people who don't know they can file their federal income tax for free. So here is my announcement: If you make under about $55,000 a year you can file your taxes electronically, through the internet, for free.

Go to irs.gov and click on "use free file to file your taxes". You will be given a choice of a large variety of companies to use. Click the link of the company of your choice, and follow the instructions. This is very easy, and the software will guide you through the entire process. If you were to go to H&R Block to do your taxes, the only difference is you would pay over $100. and a tax preparer would input your information on the forms instead of you.

Some tax tips you may not know:

-If you are very low income (under $25,000) taking deductions may actually reduce the amount of your refund. When using the tax software, input your income and dependent information as usual but do not take deductions for daycare or anything else. Record the amount of your refund, then do the tax return with deductions. See which option affords you a larger refund. Although you are entitled to use deductions, you are not required to.

-Double check all social security numbers you are using on your tax forms. Also make sure the name you file under is the same as is on your social security card. For instance, when I married I changed my name on my social security card. When I divorced, I switched back to my maiden name but I haven't taken the time to change the name on my social security card. If I were to try to file under my maiden name (which is on my W-4), my tax return may not process correctly.

-My lawyer says I have to tell you I am not a professional tax preparer, or an accountant, nor do I work for the IRS. Any advice I give is not really advice but rather suggestions based on my personal experience and the extensive research I have undertaken in the subject of low income tax preparation.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

Free Seed Offers

I have found several offers for free seeds. I am not including any that require you to pay something. I will include those that ask for a SASE.

Seeds- This organization give you free seeds expecting you to share the extras of your garden with the less fortunate. Please only request the seeds if you will do that. If you are not sure who the less fortunate are, ask at a local church.

Free Seeds For Kids- Kids will need to write the request themselves, and you will need to send the request via snail mail including stamps for return postage. International orders must be accompanied by $1. for airmail postage.

Tomato Seeds- Order by snail mail and send SASE. This is an individual offering the seeds, so please be considerate and only order if you plan to use them.

4 0'clock seeds-Free, send SASE.

Seeds- 6 free packs of seeds, send SASE.

Seeds- Free seeds for commenting on the blog.

Today's Freebies 2/9/08

Here are the freebies I scouted out today:

VCF Contraceptive- Free sample of Vaginal Contraceptive Film. Actually, they send you 3 free.

Serenity- Free sample of adult incontinence product. Choose from several styles.

Scoopex-(International)Free sample (3 actually) of Scoopex, the Ultimate Disposabel Poop-Scooper

TheraCran- Free 3-day sample. This product is designed to help prevent urinary tract infections.

Dunhill-(International) Free fragrence sample.

Airborne Power Pixies- Free sample.

Flax Seed- Free sample of Dakota Flax Gold from Heintzman Farms.

New Survey Site

This survey site seems similar to wrinsiders. It is for adults 18+. You do surveys to earn points you can spend on rewards. Their site says they will be closing new registrations soon, so sign up now!


Free Sample of Variety of Academic Journals

I found this site where you can order your choice of an Academic Journal from a list. These all seem to be related to medical issues. Here are a few you can choose from:
Molecular Psychiatry
Prostate Cancer
International Journal of Obesity
Evidence Based Dentistry

It looks like you can order more than one, just fill out the form again indicating the next one you want.

Free Academic Journal

Monday, February 4, 2008

Free can of Ensure

For a coupon for a free can of Ensure and a coupon for savings on a 6 pack, use the link below. You can either print the coupons or request they be mailed to you.

Free Ensure

Also look on the Ensure website for the 24 day challenge. Sign up for this, and you will get a free 6 pack of Ensure after you buy 3.

Friday, February 1, 2008

Today's Freebies February 1, 2008

I know I've been a bit absent for a couple weeks, sorry about that. Life sometimes happens :). Today we're back with more freebies!

Yoplait Kids- Free package. Click on "Free Coupon" on right side of screen, a pop-up will come up asking if you want a coupon for a free package of Yoplait Kids yogurt. Click yes, then fill out the form. They will mail you a coupon!

Gold Bond- Free sample.

Phenoseal- Free sample of vinyl adhesive caulk.

Walmart Freebies- Today at walmart.com you can get samples of Poise pads and Ultra Tide with Dawn laundry detergent.

Cobblestone Candle Co.- Free travel candle when you sign up for their online newsletter. Once you sign for the newsletter, you will get an email with a link to order your free candle.

Rhinaris- Free sample of dry nose humidifier. Choose gel or mist sample.

Don't forget to check the archives! Many of the freebies from Nov, Dec, and Jan archives are still valid!