Winner of the $50 Steak n Shake Gift Card


If you are the winner listed below, you have 72 hours to email me at with your name and address for shipping.

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How to Use the Internet to Turn Your Finances Around​

When you’re caught up in a mountain of bills and debt, achieving financial freedom can seem like a pipe dream. However, with the power of the internet, it’s now easier than ever to turn your finances around within a matter of months. Between debt management assistance and the potential for building additional revenue streams, the web is a goldmine of money making and saving strategies. People everywhere are starting to leverage their free time by researching and creating new opportunities for themselves online. With that said, here are several ways you can use the internet to improve your quality of life and fix a stressful financial situation.

1. Online Trading

Many people have started using some of their savings to open upa forex account and trade currency pairs for profit. The foreign exchange (forex) market is so massive that more than $50 billion(USD) is transferred through the exchange every single day. There’s an abundance of tools, resources, and platforms that can be used to get started, even as a novice with no experience in financial trading. However, before you choose a brokerage site, it would be wise to check out brokers reviews and conduct a thorough comparison.

Note: As the world’s major currency, all global markets are measured in United States Dollars (USD).

2. eCommerce

Starting your own retail store online can help you significantly increase your monthly income and enter into a thriving industry that has the potential to make you a million within a matter of 3-5 years. Many people are starting out by dropshipping items and then progressing into having larger catalogs and warehoused inventory for higher profits. Even if you just start by selling items on eBay until you get some startup capital together for a wholesale order, there are plenty of ways to get your foot in the door and get the revenue stream flowing with a nominal investment.

3. Credit Management Sites

If debt and credit are your biggest problems, you may want to begin your financial rehabilitation by signing up for a credit monitoring and management site. These platforms help you rebuild your credit fast through strategic guidance and referrals to products and solutions that will expedite the process of raising your credit score and reducing your total debt load.

4. Blogging

Starting a blog and monetising it can give you something constructive to do in your spare time and can justify spending time on a hobby or topic that you’re interested in. While ad revenue and other sources of monetisation will come in slow in the beginning, after you’ve been consistently blogging for a few months you should start to see some supplemental income for your efforts.

Putting Your Skills to Good Use Online

Ultimately, becoming active in the world of online business is about using your potential talents and skill sets to generate more revenue that can be used to help your financial situation. With so much money floating around online and so many solutions that can help you better manage your funds, it only makes sense to use the internet for your financial benefit.

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Kids East Free on Weekends at Steak n Shake + GIVEAWAY #KidsEatFree @SteaknShake

*I’ve been compensated with a gift card for my time on this post however all opinions are my own.


Steak ‘n Shake is giving families another reason to love weekends this summer. The home of the Original Steakburger continues its Kids Eat Free All Weekend program. Kids ages 12 and younger have the opportunity to enjoy their favorite Steak ‘n Shake Kids’ Plate for FREE during the weekends, with a qualifying purchase.

Here are the details:

  • The ‘Kids Eat Free All Weekend’ promotion is offered to dine-in customers at more than 500 participating locations nationwide.
  • For every $9 spent during the dine-in experience, one child in the party will receive their Kids’ Plate for free. Kids’ Plates include all of the following restaurant’s most popular kid-friendly meals – all of which are served with a choice of fries or applesauce. 
  • Kids’ Plate options include:
    * Steakburger
    * Mini Corn Dogs
    * Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
    * Grilled Cheese
    * Chicken Fingers


And now for the giveaway….

One readers is going to win a $50 Steak n Shake gift card.

To enter, leave a comment stating which kids meal your child would order.

I will give you additional entries for each of the following:

I will end this giveaway on 8/1 at 5 pm EST

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Get 300 bonus SB when you sign up for Swagbucks in July

All throughout July you can earn large bonuses when sign up as my referral on Swagbucks. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching the web, watching videos, shopping, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 300 SB bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before August 1st, 2018. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself !!!!

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The July Swago Board is Here


The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during on their July Swago Board, which runs from July 9th through July 16th 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, July 16th 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, July 16th 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 August, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

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Cocktail Recipes Featuring Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

Smirnoff’s seasonal limited time offering, Smirnoff Red, White & Berry. This vodka specialty is the ideal drink for summer from its perfectly patriotic packaging to its delicious combination of citrus, cherry & blue raspberry. While the cocktail possibilities are endless with Smirnoff Red, White & Berry, here are a few great ones to try….


1.       Triple Berry Mojitini (Serves 4) – Courtesy of Megan Marlowe, Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

·         3/4 cup Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

·         1 cup limeade

·         Club soda

·         Handful of mint leaves

·         6 oz raspberries

·         6 ounces blackberries

·         4 ounces cherries, pitted and cut in half

·         Sugar and lime wedge for rimming

·         4 teaspoons sugar, (I used stevia)

In the bottom of 4 – 11.5 oz glasses, place 1 teaspoon of sugar and a few torn mint leaves. Muddle. To each glass add 2 raspberries, 2 blackberries and 2 cherries. Muddle with the sugar and mint until liquefied. Pour 1.5 oz Smirnoff Red, White & Berry into each glass. Top with 1/4 cup limeade, crushed ice and a splash of club soda. Garnish with a cocktail pick of a raspberry, blackberry and lime wedge.


2.       Summer Berry Mule – Courtesy of Sylvia Fountaine, Feasting at Home

  • 1.5 ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
  • 4 ounces Ginger Beer or Ginger Ale
  • 1/4 cup fresh berries- blueberries, raspberries or blackberries
  • Squeeze of lemon (optional)

In a shaker, muddle half the berries with the vodka, add ice and shake. Pour into an ice filled mason jar. Top with Ginger Beer and a squeeze of lemon. Garnish with fresh berries on a skewer


3.       Red, White & Berry Limeade (Serves 8-10) – Courtesy of Karly Gomez, A Simple Pantry

  • 1 cup Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry or Smirnoff No. 21
  • 1 cup black raspberry liqueur
  • 3 cups limeade


In a large pitcher, combine the Smirnoff, black raspberry liqueur, and limeade. Chill until cold, then serve over ice with blueberries, raspberries, and apple stars for a patriotic twist.


4.       Boozy Blackberry, Pineapple & Cilantro Ice Pops (Serves 20)– Courtesy of Karly Gomez, A Simple Pantry

For the Blackberries:

  • 3½ cups blackberries
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 2 ounces Smirnoff Red, White, & Berry Vodka


For the Ice Pop Purée:

  • 4 cups fresh pineapple chunks
  • ½ cup cilantro leaves
  • ⅓ cup heavy whipping cream
  • 2 ½ ounces Smirnoff Red, White & Berry
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
  • Pinch kosher salt

Prepare the blackberries:

In a medium saucepan over medium heat, bring the blackberries, sugar and water to a boil. Reduce heat to a simmer and continue cooking, stirring occasionally and gently mashing half of the berries using a wooden spoon, until the berries are soft and the liquid has reduced to a syrup, 12 to 15 minutes. Stir in the vodka and immediately remove from the heat. Allow to cool completely.

Prepare the ice pop purée:

In a high-powered blender, purée all the ingredients on high until smooth, around 3 minutes. For an extra smooth purée, strain through a sieve to remove any small bits of pineapple and cilantro that didn’t blend completely.


Assemble the ice pops:

Spoon 2 tablespoons of ice pop purée into the bottom of each ice pop mold. Layer with 2 tablespoons of the blackberries. Repeat with 1 more layer of each. Insert a popsicle stick and freeze until solid, at least 4 hours, preferably overnight.

To serve:

One at a time, dip a frozen ice pop mold into a bowl of warm water for 10 to 15 seconds. Gently pull the ice pop to release from the mold and serve.


5.       Spiked Triple Berry Basil Lemonade (Serves 8) – Courtesy of Megan Marlowe, Strawberry Blondie Kitchen

·         1.5 cups Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

·         8 cups lemonade

·         1 cup basil syrup

·         4 berry lemonade ice cup

In a pitcher combine lemonade, vodka and basil syrup. Stir to combine. To serve, place 4 ice cubes into a high ball glass and top with lemonade cocktail.


6.       Red, White & Blue Boozy Slush (Serves 4) – Courtesy of Taylor Bradford, Pink Heels Pink Truck

Blue Slush Layer:

·         2 cups ice

·         2 oz. Blue Curacao

·         1 cup homemade lemonade

White Slush Layer:

·         2 cups ice

·         2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry

·         1 cup homemade lemonade

Red Slush Layer:

·         1 ¼ cups strawberries, quartered

·         2 oz. Smirnoff Red, White & Berry vodka

·         ¼ cup of homemade lemonade

Blend each layer separately until smooth. Store in freezer until ready to build your cocktail. Pour each layer into a highball glass and serve immediately.

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7 Ways to Update Your Beauty Regime On A Budget


No one said Beauty is cheap! As women, we can sometimes go to extreme lengths to take care of ourselves and ensure we’re keeping up with the current trends for beauty routines. But keeping a strict beauty regime usually means spending a lot of money, and not all of us have the money in the bank for it!

A beauty regime consists of many aspects such as the nails, face, teeth and hair. When you look at the big picture, taking good care of all those aspects can add up to a large beauty budget. The good news is you can achieve the same results for your desired beauty regime but in a more affordable and all-natural way.

Besides checking out these great tips from, if you are ready to revamp your beauty hacks and routines, here are 7 tricks to updating your beauty regime on a budget:

1. Homemade Lip Exfoliator

One of the most noticeable features on your face are your lips. There is nothing more
attractive and pleasing to look at than well-moisturized lips! No one wants to see dry or peeling lips when they are talking to you.

But the amount of money we spend on chap sticks and lip oils is ridiculous, when you have all the ingredients in your own home to make your own lip exfoliator. In fact, a lip exfoliator is more effective than chap stick. It really moisturizes the lips by removing the dead skin and leaving shiny new skin!

Simply combine brown sugar with coconut oil for an easy at-home recipe, or you can look up more complex DIY exfoliators with more ingredients. Either way, the DIY lip exfoliators last much longer than store bought because you can make as much as you desire!

2. Adding A Drop Of Oil to Your Foundation

Have you ever wondered how celebrities achieve their glowing appearance? While their beauty regime probably costs more then we could ever afford, there is a simple yet affordable trick to achieving this look.

By adding a drop of organic oil (could be coconut oil, store-bought vitamin E oil, or any other facial oil) to your foundation on your brush before putting it on, you will achieve a dewy glow. The oil will also make your foundation easier to blend bringing out your natural complexion! There is no need to purchase a fancy name brand primer or foundation to achieve this million-dollar look.

3. Change Up Your Part

Are you getting tired of the same look every day? Sometimes by simply changing the part of your hair can change up your entire look! Save your money from going to the hairdresser, and play with your hair in front of the mirror for free. If you really want to vamp up your beauty regime, change up your part and hairstyles every week!

4. Learn The Process of a Quality Pedicure/Manicure

Women spend an immense amount of money on getting manicures and pedicures, especially because they need to be done every few weeks in order to keep them looking nice.

On average, women spend $1,135 per year on getting their nails done- that’s a lot of dough! Instead, learn the process of a quality manicure/pedicure through YouTube
videos, make a one-time investment in salon essentials, and paint your nails from home.

5. Start A New Vitamin Regimen

There is no need to dish out a ton of money on skin treatments. Keep your skin looking young and glowing with a vitamin serum. Go to your nearby store and purchase some Vitamin D or even better, crack open some fish oil pills!

6. Skip the Hairdresser- Get An At-Home Deep Conditioning Treatment

Achieving silky smooth, undamaged hair does not need to be expensive. A deep conditioning hair treatment from a salon can cost hundreds of dollars when purchasing a deep conditioner can cost anywhere from $10-$30.

7. Whiten Your Teeth with Charcoal Powder

Do you want a shiny white smile but can’t afford to pay your dentist hundreds of dollars?

Your problem can be solved simply with charcoal powder. It is relatively cheap, especially compared to store-bought whitening treatments. Simply mix some powder with a little water and brush away; repeat this for two weeks.

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Free Beer All Summer Long for SeaWorld Orlando Park Guests


Starting this Friday, SeaWorld Orlando will be offering free beer to park guests all summer long.

The free brews will be available at the park starting this Friday, May 18 through September 2, 2018 from 10:30 a.m. to one hour before park close. Complimentary domestic and seasonal beers will be available to guests 21 years of age and older. Guests can visit Mama’s Pretzel Kitchen Patio and receive up to two complimentary 7-ounce beers per visit. The park will rotate beer offerings throughout the summer starting off with SeaWorld’s very own Mako Red Ale. Bud Light, Coors Light, Miller Light, Yuengling and more will also be featured throughout the summer.

Park guests are also invited to enjoy Happy Hour at SeaWorld, daily starting at 4 p.m. Happy Hour will feature buy one, get one free offers on all drink and food items at Flamecraft Bar and Sharks Underwater Grill Bar. Both locations feature a variety of domestic and craft beer, mixed drinks and sharable appetizers. Additionally, guests purchasing any pin from a SeaWorld Pin Trading location during Happy Hour will receive a free lanyard with their purchase.

For more information, park hours and to purchase tickets, visit Events and times are subject to change. Follow SeaWorld Orlando on Facebook and Instagram for the latest park updates and information.

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New Kellogg’s Family Rewards Code


Enter this Kellogg’s Family Rewards code for 50 points:

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