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Swagbucks – Free Stuff – Revisited

Swagbucks? I’m a huge fan. I’ve been using this site for a couple of years now – and they keep adding new stuff which is pretty awesome.

My blog “100 Daily Swagbucks” is a passive way for anyone and everyone to easily gain those extra pennies with little to no effort each day. I cover most methods in case some people favor surveys, games, new trials, etc – the choice is yours! I will be updating this very soon! Swagbucks has added some new features which I will be happy to cover.

The latest they’ve added was Swag IQ – Trivia Games played a couple of times a day and today I watched 60 people earn about $250 EACH in SB! No, it’s not cash… But when you can transform that into Visas, Amazon Cards, WalMart, Target, Starbucks, etc… It all adds up to saving you money!

The entire lifetime earnings of my account is approximately $360 – paid on mainly in Amazon Cards because as you’re already aware – I’m a huge advocate of Amazon Prime. 
do checks my links regularly to make sure my trials/referrals are still working!
If you click on a dead link – please leave a comment – text – or email! 

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How long have I been a member? According to my Activity History – 7/2016.
I should be closer to 54,000 SB – To be consistent with 100SB/Daily.
I’m only 18,000 Short – Which means my methods WORK! 
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In the Swag IQ I noticed many questions being asked, so I’ll try to cover them as they pop up. 

When Does The Trivia Begin? 
Your Trivia will begin at the top of the hour of your indicated time.
This is shown by PST or EST.
Game generally begin within 5 minutes of the passing hour.

Can I Change My Answer?
Unfortunately? No. Once you’ve made a selection that’s it.
I would assume this will not change because of the Active Chat.

Can I Rejoin? 
You have once chance to “redeem yourself” and continue on towards the grand prize.
You can only rejoin once – so make those answer count!

How Much Can I Win?
The total pot amount is shown when you log into the app.
At 20,000 Participants Last Quiz – Current Prize is $1,080.
I was in a game of 20,000+ people and the payout was over $2,000.
Figure $100 for every 1,000 Participants (?)

What do I win?
Everything is paid out in SB Dollars.
No, you do not win cash 😦

 

 

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Brinks Prepaid – Get $20 Instantly

I’ve gotten a lot of inquiries about not having funds for free offers from Google Express, Swagbucks, or HP Instant Ink due to not having a credit card. I’m here to save the day again!

   First things first! In order for you to receive your FREE $20 (which is instant after your initial load) you must make a deposit of at least $40! 

Personally I am a fan of having a Pre-Paid Debit Card on the side for those “accessory” purchases. It’s a way for me to keep a separate savings/splurge account so I don’t tap into the finances I truly need. So every check I’ll kick $100, $200, or more to this account which is great because I can keep it if I’m ever in a tight spot.

The plan you’ll initially sign up with is 100% Free To Own with NO MINIMUM BALANCE and NO DIRECT DEPOSIT REQUIREMENTS. You can however earn some nice rewards once it recognizes your spending habits… Which could either be a great or terrible thing!

The way it works is you’ll visit Brinks PrePaid and sign up to have a card mailed to you. Most of my cards arrive within 3-5 days. Your next step is to load your initial $40.

Here’s where it gets tricky. You have multiple options for funding the card – and I’ve witnessed all to work 100%.

  1. Bank Transfer – If you want to completely eliminate costs and maximize your $20 – use this method. It does take longer than manually loading the card, but you avoid $4.95, $3.95, or $1.95 fee.
  2. Credit Card Transfer – Use your Visa or Mastercard to instantly fund $40 to your account. This is by far the fastest and easiest method – but it’ll cost you $1.95 to do the transfer. Not a bad investment for an easy $20!
  3. PayPal Transfer – This is basically the same as a bank transfer. PayPal will verify your account, and once connected you can transfer the money over.
  4. In Person Cash Load – Aside from the Credit Transfer – this is the 2nd fastest way. Once your card arrives you can find a Cash Load Location, but be mindful of the loading fees. They can range anywhere from $1.95 – $4.95 – sometimes a cheaper solution is literally down the street or right around the corner. 

And that’s all there is to it! So what are you waiting for? Get over there and grab that free $20!

Have you seen my other entries? You are guaranteed to find at least one that will benefit you OR save you money!

559 Area LCD Repairs – $60 Limited Time!

As you can see I’ve been getting pretty busy developing some of these new sites.
The previous post speaks about http://www.MyFree10.tk which is my website created focused on referring people to Google Checkout.  $10 To You – $10 To Me! Everyone Wins!

And on to the next project. Valley LCD Repair. I chose a Generic name on purpose to make it easier for the web crawlers to pick my site out. The problem though is I am having issues with my domain so I’m currently looking for a new host. Either one of the following links should take you to the destination:
http://www.ValleyLCDRepair.com
http://www.ValleyLCDRepair.tk

The shop is located in Visalia – but since this is such a hot promotion I am offering it by appointment only! Why? I’m already flooded and backed up on repairs for 3 days – which is great! This allows me to schedule repairs and designate them to a certain part of my day so I can continue to focus on Web Designing, Marketing, and Advertising.

If you’ve got a broken screen of any type – be sure to contact (559) 715-6702 immediately to schedule a quick and easy repair!

Free $10 Google Express Coupon – Potential Wal-Mart Arbitrage / Free Stuff!

Alright so you come across promotions and offers which are too good to be true, so ya skeptics tend to pass them over unless we are presented with a bit of actual Human proof. If you haven’t already – be sure to visit my Referral Page @ http://www.MyFree10.tk !

So what I am presenting today is my methodology to getting 100% FREE PRODUCTS using Google Express Checkout. Yes – You can use this $10 Coupon to any other store, but Wal-Mart seems to have the most practical choices of items under our $4.01 total goal.

Using my Referral Code you will instantly be granted a $10 Google Express Coupon. This can be used at any of the Google Stores, but I’ve found the largest selection to be at Wal-mart.com. And I must be close to a Warehouse because 2 of my orders arrived THE NEXT DAY!

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Why $4.01?

Your total for the item(s) chosen need to have a TOTAL of $4.01 or LESS after TAX!

This is because Wal-Mart charges $5.99 Shipping for any orders under $35. So you have two choices:
1) Get any item shipped to you for free which totals $4.01 or less
2) Fill your cart with items $35+ and then get FREE SHIPPING + $10 Off your purchase. This is super effective with VIDEO GAMES!

Here’s some more items! 2 / 1 / 18 + 2 / 2 / 18!

 

And here’s how my ordering / coupons look!
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Since I’ve just discovered this awesome Program, I have only made a few orders. But I did develop http://www.MyFree10.tk in order to help promote! You’ll notice it will be updated multiple times during the week as I intend to have orders arrive almost every day 🙂

So what are you waiting for? Start racking up those rewards today!

And of course you can visit my other projects:
http://www.InceptionBuild.com
http://www.CaliSalesNDeals.com

Be sure to check out the other Programs I have reviewed – especially if you’re in California and earning less than $2,500 Per Month!

Comcast Essentials – $9.99/mo Internet
Amazon Prime – Free 30 Day Trial
AT&T Access – $4.99 – $9.99 Internet
FreedomPop – $.01 2GB GSM LTE Sim Cards

This blog will be updated again regularly with the NEW Programs I have discovered since dormancy. Be sure to bookmark me!

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Synergy by Symless – Controlling More Than One Device

Moving from Windows to Mac I needed a way to control both devices with one set of peripherals as I instantly got tired of switching my USB hub from port to port.. So I looked into a few solutions.

The most popular ones I found seemed to be Synergy and Sharemouse. The difference between the two is ShareMouse offers a trial while Synergy is stictly purchaseware from what I can tell. Try asking them for a 2 week trial – their customer service is outstanding (I’ve already communicated with them) so I’m sure they’d be willing to work with you.
(Thanks again Josh!)

Synergy is going to set you back $19, but consider the capabilities it’s definitely better and more universal than a KVM switch. The ability to connect multiple computers using various operating systems which only need Network Access alone itself is worth the investment. As a technician I’m always switching between multiple computers which are used for certain tasks and now I can have them all on one desk. Screen Shot 2016-12-21 at 8.12.58 PM.png

     Setup was a breeze. After logging in you’re taken right to the downloads section and you’re able to choose between OS X, Windows, Linux, and even Red Hat / Fedora!

Once you run Synergy from both computers you’re able to select Server or Client mode.
Your Server is the device in which your mouse and keyboard are connect to.
Your Client is the device which will be controlled by your Server.

I started with designating my Client, as initial install had chosen Server automatically.
From the Server side, this is the Server Configuration you would see after connecting your first client.

You will get a popup on your Client notifying you a device wants to take control. Just accept the inquiry and you’re ready to setup your screens.

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Not everyone will have the same layout. If your monitors were stacked vertically you would drag them as so:

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     After that you’re done! You’re able to move your mouse freely in between screens/computers very rapidly. 3 of the great features this ability unlocks:

  • Drag and Drop File Sharing – Drag files from one device to another.
  • Shared Clipboard – Copy and Paste between device.
  • Shared Screensaver – Synchronize your screens. AMAZING POSSIBILITIES HERE! 

Visit the Symless Website Here

HP Instant Ink Revisited; 3 Month Review

If you haven’t read my blog on the advantages of HP Instant Ink – Check it Out Here!

HP offers Internet ready printers to be part of a program called Instant Ink. This is great for people who do high volumes of printing, photos, or high quality / colored prints.

For a single fee you’re able to print a set amount of pages – and the great thing is the ability to have rollover pages; any pages unused for the month can be stored.

It also offers iOS / Android apps to print directly from your device or check the status.

The best thing I found about this program was before I even needed to replace my ink I would usually have a new cartridge shipped and received by the time it was needed. The only time I went without ink during my three month period was when I did a massive amount of printing one night and used all of my ink – I had a replacement cartridge within 3 days.

Since the device is connected to the Internet it automatically orders new cartridges for you. I don’t imagine a casual printer ever running out of ink using this program.

You can try it out for 30 days (which I highly recommend!) just to see how it works.

Tip: Sign up for the $9.99 / 300 page trial if you’re good at keeping track of subscriptions, this allows you basically to print 300 pages free of charge AND receive free ink in the process.

If you’re planning on doing a lot of similar prints – also consider printing multiple per page, this way you can maximize your output during your trial.

HP also offers great software for your desktop or laptop which is compatible with Instant Ink. It has great additional features such as being able to scan directly to your computer.

What are you waiting for? Get your free Welcome Kit now!

Ways to Save Money – Low – Income Programs in California

This article was created in order to help those living in California that earn less than $1,800 per month, or $21,000 per year. If you fall into this category, you should qualify for several of these available programs. If you have a larger household you may still qualify for these programs especially if they are dependents. Most of the covered programs have charts showing the guidelines for qualifying on each program and a link to the proper website to apply or learn more information.

If you read this entry carefully you should be able to save yourself at least $200 a month! Please take your time to quickly read over the provided details so you can maximize your savings. Be sure to share this article if you’ve found it helpful!

As a contractor it is always in my best interest to eliminate overhead (or costs) each month to maximize profits. I’ve done this by using work exchange, volunteer programs, community events, and much more. There are a ton of programs out there – you just have to look out for them! Many of these can be found on the Lifeline California website, but here you’ll get a better description on what exactly the programs are. Let’s begin!

 

Free Phone via California Lifeline

If you live in California and are receiving most any type of government assistance all you need to do is provide proof and some personal information and you’ll be on your way to eliminating your cell phone bill each month. These phones include unlimited Talk and Text each month, and usually some form of data along with a brand new Android smartphone. You can learn more information on the Lifeline California website, or visit Safelink Wireless directly.

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Average Savings: $60/mo

California National School Breakfast and Lunch Program

California offers a wonderful program for those who need assistance with getting meals for their child in school. This is excellent for those struggling month to month with trying to get their child(ren) fed while attending school. The following information has been pulled from their website to qualify for the program:

lunch*For households with more than eight people, add  $7,696 per additional person. Always check with the appropriate managing agency to ensure the most accurate guidelines.
To apply for free or reduced price meals, please visit:
http://www.fns.usda.gov/cnd/Application/application_process.htm/
You can learn more about the California School Nutrition Programs by visiting the CDE School Nutrition website at:http://www.cde.ca.gov/ls/nu/sn/index.asp

Average Savings: $42/mo

 

CalFresh, EBT, SNAP (Formerly Food Stamps)

One of the more popular programs in California is CalFresh. This is an excellent way for you to be able to afford additional food (or food in the first place) for yourself. The application process is very easy and can even be done online if you’re not up for visiting your local office. If you do visit a local office, however, – you will be given a CalFresh card immediately and be able to buy food within an hour of leaving if you apply for emergency aid. Remember – always be truthful and honest when applying for these programs! Fraud can and will be prosecuted.

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Application Process visit http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/foodstamps/default.htm.
More information, visit http://www.dss.cahwnet.gov/foodstamps/PG847.htm

Average Savings: $100/mo

California Section 8

Section 8 is a program which provides low-rent housing to qualifying individuals. There are many houses available on their list, however there is an extensive waiting period. After applying a family can wait 5-7 years before finally being approved – however once you are approved you’re set! You’ll enjoy low-rent for a period of time allowing you to actively attend other classes, job training, etc in order to better your individual situation. Check it out!
In order to qualify for the California Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) Program applicants need to meet a set of income eligibility requirements. These income eligibility requirements are based on the family income and size. Generally speaking in order to qualify for this program, applicants must have an income that is considerably lower than the area’s median income. The PHA divides applicants into three income category namely: very low-income, extremely low income and low income. The low income households are those that earn 80% or more than 80% of the area’s median income while the extremely low income household is at 30% of the area’s median income. The very low-income category earns 50% of the area’s median income. It should be noted that close to 75% of the vouchers are issued to individuals who fall in the extremely low-income category.

If you meet the California Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) basic program eligibility requirements, you should go ahead and apply for participation, all you need to do is:

  • Contact your nearest California Public Housing Authority (PHA). A list of local California PHA,s and their respective contact information available on this link: http://www.hud.gov/offices/pih/pha/contacts/states/ca.cfm (List of California PHA,s Local Agencies)
  • After contacting your nearest PHA, you should obtain, fill and submit an application.
  • After filling the application, you should wait for the PHA to process your application.

Upon successful processing of your application, you will be admitted into the California Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) program, and will be issued with a housing choice voucher.

You can obtain further information on the California Section 8 (Housing Choice Voucher) by using the contact information available on this link:http://portal.hud.gov/hudportal/HUD?src=/program_offices/public_indian_housing/pha/contacts

Average Savings: $500/mo

 

California Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program

California offers energy discounts to a multitude of various types of locations – more than just residential!
The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services provides two basic types of services. Eligible low-income persons, via local governmental and nonprofit organizations, can receive financial assistance to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings, and/or have their dwellings weatherized to make them more energy efficient.      This is accomplished through these program components:

  • The Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services to improve the energy efficiency of homes, including attic insulation, weather stripping, minor housing repairs, and related energy conservation measures.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies

The restrictions are listed below. Take a look – you may be able to get your service started!
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To apply, find the energy service provider in your community here:
http://www.csd.ca.gov/Services/FindServicesinYourArea.aspx

You may also call the CSD toll-free phone center at 1-866-675-6623.

Average Savings: Varies

Low Income Rate Assistance – Water

     LIRA offers a service-charge discount to qualifying low-income customers. To qualify for LIRA: The Cal Water bill must be in your name. You must live at the address where the discount will be received.
Your household must meet the income guidelines detailed below OR someone in your household must be enrolled in a qualified public assistance program. You must notify Cal Water if your household no longer qualifies for the LIRA discount.
Following enrollment, you may be required to provide proof of eligibility. You are required to recertify your eligibility every two years (four years if you have documentation proving you are handicapped or elderly [62+]).

To be eligible for LIRA based on household income, your household’s gross annual income may not exceed these guidelines:
lunch.JPG     The LIRA is not retroactive. If you qualify, you will receive a discount beginning the month after Cal Water received your application. If you prefer not to mail or e-mail your application, you may bring it to your local Customer Center. If you have questions about LIRA, please e-mail lira@calwater.com or call toll-free (877) 419-1701.

Average Savings: 20

 

 

Medicaid / Medi-Cal

     Medi-Cal is California’s Medicaid health care program. This program pays for a variety of medical services for children and adults with limited income and resources. Medi-Cal is supported by Federal and state taxes. Medi-Cal is a large program made up of many separate programs designed to assist Californians in various family and medical situations.

     In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be a resident of the state of California, a U.S. national, citizen, permanent resident, or legal alien, in need of health care/insurance assistance, whose financial situation would be characterized as low income or very low income. You must also be either pregnant, blind, have a disability or a family member in your household with a disability, be responsible for children under 19 years of age, or be 65 years of age or older.

You must have an annual household income (before taxes) that is below the following amounts:
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To apply online, please visit the Covered California online application portal.
Call or visit your local county social services office and ask for a Medi-Cal application: http://www.dhcs.ca.gov/services/medi-cal/Pages/default.aspx
 Average Savings: Varies

 

Women, Infants, and Children (WIC)

The California Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) provides supplemental foods, nutrition education and referrals to health care, at no cost, to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding and postpartum women, infants, and children up to age 5 who are determined to be at nutritional risk. To be fully eligible for the WIC Program, applicants must be determined by a health professional, at no cost, to be at nutritional risk (i.e., have certain medical-based or diet-based risk conditions).
wic.pngApplication Process For more information on how to apply, please visit: http://cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/AboutWICandHowtoApply.aspx Program Contact Information For more information on California WIC, please visit the California Department of Public Health at: http://www.cdph.ca.gov/programs/wicworks/Pages/default.aspx

Average Savings: $100/mo

 

California Weatherization Assistance Program

The Weatherization Assistance Program reduces the heating and cooling costs for low-income families by improving the energy efficiency of their homes and ensuring their health and safety. Among low-income households, the program focuses on those with elderly residents, individuals with disabilities, and families with children.

     If you receive Supplemental Security Income or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, you are automatically eligible to receive weatherization services.
lunch.JPGContact a local provider to determine your eligibility: http://www.csd.ca.gov/Services/FindServicesinYourArea.aspx or call 1-866-675-6623. Program Contact Information For more information, visit: http://www.csd.ca.gov/Services/ResidentialEnergyEfficiencyServices.aspx

Average Savings: Varies

 

California Unemployment Insurance

In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must have worked in the past 12 to 18 months and have earned at least the minimum amount of wages as determined by our guidelines. You must also be able to work and be available for work each week you are claiming benefits. With UI Benefits, you’ll be required to actively seek employment. You will be required to provide proof of your applications such as location, date, and name of the company you applied for.
This is great for someone who was wrongfully terminated and needs to compensate for lost wages while seeking a replacement position.

For more information on how to apply or to file a new claim or reopen a claim, please visit: http://www.edd.ca.gov/Unemployment/Ways_to_File.htm

Average Savings: N/A

 

AT&T Access Internet

Now this is a pretty good deal that I just discovered was offered in California. If you receive Calfresh/SNAP/EBT benefits you qualify for Internet starting @ $5.00 a month! AT&T offers 2 plans: 10Mb @ $10.00, 5Mb @ $5.00, and 3Mb @ $3.00 – depending on what’s available in you’re area.

I like this program because it’s easy to qualify and apply for. As long as you’re receiving your food stamp benefits in California you most likely have this amazing deal in your area! AT&T Access.

Average Savings: $40/mo

 

Comcast Internet Essentials

    Comcast has an excellent deal if you live in a home that has a student who is receiving free lunch via the California National School Breakfast and Lunch Program. The program is excellent as it provides High-Speed Internet Access for only $9.95 a month plus tax! Another aspect is they offer laptops loaded with Microsoft Office and Norton Security Suite completely free of charge. These laptops are priced at $149.99.

You can also enjoy free online tutoring and the ability to sit in free classes!

Average Savings: $50/mo