Swagbucks Back to School Sale


Through September 8th you’ll get double cash back (in the form of SB points) or more when you shop for Back to School essentials at your favorite retailers through Swagbucks. They also have offers where you can earn SB points towards free gift cards for trying school-related products and services. Then you can take all the SB points you earn and use them to get gift cards and PayPal cash!

Click here to see all of the deals they’re running, and if you sign up through me during this sale you’ll get $10 for making your first purchase! That’s in addition to the normal SB you get for your purchases.

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Marcos Pizza & Pure Leaf Tea Promotion + Reader Giveaway for Free Pizza & Tea


Marco’s Partners with Pure Leaf for First-Time Pairing of Pizza and Tea

Marco’s Pizza has launched a refreshing “Magnifico Summer” promotion featuring its newest Magnifico Pizza with best-in-class beverage brand Pure Leaf Tea.

Running through the end of August, more than 800 Marco’s Pizza locations around the country will offer a large Ultimate Magnifico Pizza paired with a 64-ounce Pure Leaf Tea for $12.99. A meat lover’s dream topped with regular pepperoni, Old World Italian pepperoni, crumbled sausage and Italian sausage, the Ultimate Magnifico pizza is a fan-favorite among the brand’s loyal fans.

As part of the one-of-a-kind bundled promotion encouraging consumers to enjoy summer pizza “ParTEAs,” Marco’s Pizza will host a “Magnifico Summer” social media sweepstakes. Fans can share photos on the brand’s Facebook page that portray the ways they make their summer Magnifico at the pool, beach, picnics or backyard gatherings with friends. Winners will receive summer Pizza ParTEAs with free pizza and tea.


And now for the giveaway….

One readers is going to win a certificate for a free large Magnifico pizza plus a half gallon of Pure Leaf Tea.

To enter, leave a comment stating your favorite toppings on pizza.

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

I will end this giveaway on 8/16 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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Swago: Back to School Shopping Edition


If you still haven’t done your Back to School shopping, here’s a way you can get paid for finding a great clothes for the kids in your life.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping 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 and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!

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 Monday, August 7th at 9am PT/12pm ET, 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 Thursday, August 10th 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.

Also, if you sign up through me this month, you’ll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the “Swag Ups” area of “My Account”

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Scotties Facial Tissues Wants to Help Kids in Need Succeed in School #ReadySetSchool


Scotties Facial Tissues has launched a new campaign in partnership with the Kids In Need Foundation (KINF) to inspire children to be prepared for the school year to help them do their best.  According to KINF, students who go without the school supplies they need struggle with self-esteem and perform worse in school than students with adequate supplies?  Scotties wants to change that! Every child, no matter what their circumstances, should have the supplies they need to help them be engaged in learning. Pencils, crayons and paper may seem inconsequential to the learning process, but for a child in need, they can make a world of difference.

I created a video where I asked my son “What would you put in a backpack for a kid in need to help them succeed in school?”  Here is what he said….

You can check out some responses from other people on Scotties social media below:

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Sweese Butter Dish and Mortar & Pestle Set Review + Giveaway


Sweese home and kitchen esentials are made out of high quality porcelain which is resistant to chips and stains.  They not only enhance your daily cooking chores, but become an integral part of your everyday life.  And because it is free of chemicals, this makes it a healthier option than other forms of cookware.

I was given the opportunity to review the Sweese butter dish and Mortar & Pestle set.  I was immediately impressed with the packaging.  Everything was a step up from most companies.  The quality of the products themselves were also VERY nice.  They are great for everyday use but I will be proud to set them on the Christmas dinner table.  Also, I kept thinking how these would make great house warming or wedding gifts.

The Sweese Butter Dish has such amazing features such as:

  • TIGHT CORK LID WITH SILICONE RING SEAL – The top lid helps keep your butter sticks or margarine FRESH in the refrigerator WITHOUT mixing other food taste and will snap closed for odors. You can easily take off the ring seal freely if you prefer to.
  • GENEROUS SIZE & A PERFECT MATCH FOR MOST BUTTER BRANDS – The container measures 6.3 x 3.7 x 2.9 inches, which is wide and deep enough to hold STANDARD sticks of butter, even 2 sticks. Works perfectly for both WEST and EAST/EUROPEAN coast butters. A great fit for fans of Kerrygold, Land O’Lakes, Plugra Butter and more.
  • NO MORE MESS THANKS TO THE DEEP DESIGN – The tall and deep design helps stop the butter sticking to the top of the lid and staying there when you pick up the lid. Without mess, this Sweese modern butter dish adds a touch of elegance to your kitchen.
  • 30 DAY NO-CHIP WARRANTY – Your purchase is backed by our exclusive 30-day No-Chip warranty – Sweese will offer a free replacement or refund if anything goes wrong with the product. That’s ZERO risk! Scroll down for more info.

The Sweese Porcelain Mortar and Pestle Set with Pour Spout also has these wonderful features:

  • HEALTHY AND STURDY – The mortar is made of porcelain, lead-free and chip resistant. While pestle is made of high quality original wood, healthy to use.
  • PRACTICAL DESIGN – The inside of the mortar is coarse for better grinding. The spout design makes pouring easy. Pestle with a user-friendly shape is comfortable to hold.
  • MULTI- PURPOSE – It can be used for grinding and crushing herbs, grains, spices, nuts, roots, tea or pills. This is an easy way to make sauces and dressings for dinner, or rice and vegetable paste for your baby.
  • GOOD SIZE & DISHWASHER SAFE – It measures in 4.9 * 4.5 *2.4 inches and 14.4 oz of weight. Porcelain is stain-free, easy to clean and dishwasher safe. Hand wash the wooden pestle.
  • GIFT PACKAGE – It is packaged in a gift box making it perfect for special occasions.


And now for the giveaway….

One readers is going to win a Sweese Butter Dish.

To enter, leave a comment stating what you like most about this butter dish.

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

I will end this giveaway on 8/9 at 5 pm EST

Disclosure: I was given the products featured in this post to facilitate my review. All opinions are 100% mine and not influenced in any way.

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The fairytale-like backdrop of the Cyclades, with spectacular sunsets and rocky cliffs that transmute in the blue waters and the stunning white houses, is the impeccable setting for a dreamy romantic wedding. For couples planning their wedding, Mykonos is one of the most popular destinations.

What better way is there to start your beautiful journey together than celebrating your start on the romantic island of Mykonos?

Destination weddings typically involve a couples closest friends and family and considerable effort is put into making the entire event a memorable affair. Many couples choose to rent out a villa whilst visiting the island. This is a popular choice because many villa companies also cater for Mykonos weddings. One example of this is the Blue Villas company who offer a range of Mykonos wedding services and villas which will make your wedding truly memorable. With an unbeatable customised wedding package, their wedding consultants have you covered from accommodation and food to entertainment and photography.

The only job on your part is to pick a date and leave the rest to their professional wedding coordinators. From marriage licenses to beautification, food, music and guests, the concierge staff will ensure that everything is carried out as your heart desires. Moreover, the villas offer a smooth blend of contemporary with vintage which exudes a sensual ambiance, making it a dream location to get married.

The idyllic locales, spectacular views and customised services will make your wedding an event of a lifetime. Below is an outline of what Mykonos wedding options are available to you and your partner.


A civil marriage takes place without any religious association after meeting the legal requirements of the locale. The beauty of a Mykonos civil wedding is that it can be held anywhere you wish. On a yacht, on the beach or at the pool with an awe-inspiring sea view. Also, you can choose from many great locations and spaces. Therefore,you can be as romantic and sweet or wild and loud as you want!


As the majority of you may know, Greek Orthodox weddings are an amazing and unforgettable ceremony. Every step of the wedding – the betrothal service, the crowning, the common cup and the ceremonial walk where the bride and the groom are led by the priest and the best man- is a sight to behold.

Moreover, the whitewashed chapel and the ever warm weather provides the perfect setting to a beautiful Orthodox wedding in Mykonos. It should be noted that at least one of you must be Greek Orthodox and both of you should be baptised in the Christian faith.


Mykonos is an ideal place to rejoice the holiness of a Catholic wedding. All the credible wedding planners on the island would help you with legal assistance, decorations, beauty services and transportation to ensure you relish every moment of your wedding.



Although same-sex marriages are not legalised in Greece as of yet, you can always celebrate your love through blessing ceremonies in Mykonos, as many LGBT couples do every year. These blessing ceremonies are a promise of love between two souls and do not entail any legal requirements.


The capital township of Mykonos is strikingly stylish with slender streets creased with designer outlets, artists’ studios, upscale restaurants, bars and clubs.  Also, Mykonos’ nightlife is rated as one of the best in Europe. Every credible wedding organiser offers chauffeur services for all your island explorations. Therefore, relish your last night of being single by having a thrill-filled bachelor/bachelorette party in Mykonos. Lastly, have a cocktail with your partner in Little Venice while watching the sunrise on the day of your wedding.


The most desired wedding type on this world famous island is the beach wedding concept because of the stunning landscape that the Mykonian beaches have to offer. Spoil your better-half with a beautiful beach wedding ceremony when the sun is going down and nature is working to create an ambiance that all of your loved ones will remember!


A noisy Mykonos wedding gives celebrations a whole new meaning. The traditional dancing, local Greek delicacies and the distinctive raki and lyra musical instruments will certainly mark this day of yours for a lifetime.


Lastly, if being bold is your thing and classic wedding receptions do not get your blood pumping, then plan a wedding around your favourite activity such as hiking.

So are you convinced enough to exchange your vows under the sapphire skies beside the dream like seas in Mykonos?

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July Swago from Swagbucks


Swagbucks is holding their Swago promotion starting Monday, July 24th at 9am PDT! It’s 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.

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

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! That’s enough for a $5 gift card in our Rewards Store.

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before the first of next month, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

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Get 25% Back when you spend $50 at Kohl’s


Swagbucks has a deal where you can get 25% back when you spend $50 at Kohl’s, and that’s before any deals you’ll get through Kohl’s Cash.

Here’s how you take advantage of this deal:

1. Click here and sign up for Swagbucks if you haven’t already. Make sure you create your “Swag Name” after you sign up.
2. Send an image of your product(s) along with the qualifying receipt to Iredeemkohls@swagbucks.com and include your Swag Name in the subject line.

That’s all you need to do to secure your 1250 SB credit, which is equal to $12.50 – that’s 25% back on your purchase. If you already have a Swagbucks account, you can get a $50 Kohl’s gift card for 4650 SB, a 7% discount of the usual price.

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? They’re a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try. You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

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Swagbucks Sweet Treat Team Challenge


On your marks, get set, EARN! Swagbucks is holding a fun team challenge called the “Swagathlon” to help you earn free gift cards! For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!
If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! The challenge, begins Monday, July 17th at 8am PT, but you can pre-register starting on Friday, July 14th!

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team.
2. Starting June 17th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you sign up under me this month and earn 300 SB before August 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, July 21st at 2pm PT and will expire on Friday, August 4th at 11:59pm PT.

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