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Rebating And Promo Codes

I haven’t posted much lately and only moved a few things around recently. You’re welcome LOL.

Amongst my latest ventures, I’ve been learning all about Amazon promotional codes. The great part is that I’m also saving up to 100% off in the process. I know, I was already sparkling with savings and a crazy rebater before. But, I thought it was time to mix it up and branch out a bit more. I’m always super saving regardless. While rebating and promo codes both help save a tremendous amount of money on a great mix of items, I’ve learned they are definitely very different realms.

From what I have gathered so far, using a promotional code seems to be a much quicker process overall. It’s applied at checkout when you place your order for the specified item. I have found several groups on Facebook that will post deals that include promotional codes. When they do, you have to move quick or you’ll miss the deal. Sometimes, orders that seemed successful, end of cancelling. That’s pretty much it.

I feel that when you rebate, you have a little more time to think things through. This is good since there’s a bit more to consider. There’s wonderful third party companies and agents to work with, and also scammers to be careful of. I joined all sorts of Facebook groups that have been extremely helpful in a lot of ways. Usually, you buy the item up front for the full price, then you would need to retrieve your refund later. In some cases, you may have to chase it down a bit. There’s specific steps involved that must be followed in order to qualify for your rebate. These steps may vary depending on who you are working with.

Either way I go about it, I’m saving a ton of money. During pretty much any shopping that I do anymore, I always remind myself that I can get so many things that I’m looking at for either free or massively discounted elsewhere. I just have to consider the extra work, weighed against the end cost.

If you’d like to keep up with the items that I get every day, follow me on my Instagram and join my Facebook group.

*FYI: There’s a lot more involved information regarding rebating and using promotional codes that I really wanted to get into here. However, in an effort to keep this post minimal, I have omitted the extra details. I will be elaborating more at a later time via a post or a page update. Please check back for more.


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More Deals Info Coming Soon

People ask me how I find so many great deals. Honestly, I find them over the place. Besides all the rebates that I find, I also have several resources that I utilize for coupons, promotional codes, glitches, and more. I get notifications from Facebook, Instagram, Telegram, rebate companies, sellers, agents, and on and on. When I complete a deal, I log on my spreadsheet how I heard about it. Once a new company is verified, I add them here to my site.

With that said, things can get out of control. I’m already a constant train wreck and my brain is always going a thousand different directs at a million miles an hour. Now add rebating and snagging deals at super fast speeds. It can be time consuming and overwhelming. It can also get pretty hilarious when I literally forget what I bought nearly instantly. Every day is like my birthday when I open all my packages.

I must document everything, especially with the amount of shopping I’ve been doing. I’m horrible at follow up and like I said, I’m very scatterbrained, so I force myself to have a self checking system to capture as much info as possible and also minimize error.

When I have more time, I plan to go through my deal resources and post them here on the Deals page. Please check back later. In the meantime, check out the Rebating page or Smile, Sparkle, Save. Thanks!


Recent Rebates

Below are just a few of the things that I have received recently. In case you don’t already know, I manage to get a decent amount of useful items for my family, for little to no money at all. Actually the majority of it was free, after rebate. If anything, I just pay tax and possible PayPal fees.

In addition to rebates, I have several other resources to help me to save money. I use coupons, promotional codes, cashback apps, submit receipts, etc. I also belong to a lot of groups, and am signed up for alerts to all sorts of things. On top of all this, I also make extra money with certain apps, games, surveys, tasks, and more.

I’m going to start sharing more about the things that I come across. I really don’t want to spam my subscribers with email notifications, so I’ll try to limit this. Please follow my Instagram and join my Facebook group for additional posts. Thanks!


Mistplay Game Boosts

Mistplay is an app that pays me to play games. I have already made $130 so far. When you use my referral link, I will receive extra points.

At the very least, I try to log into the Mistplay app daily and play for a few minutes. Then I’m able to collect a few streak bonus points (units).

Every so often, a game will be “boosted” for a limited time. This means that units are earned faster with an increased reward speed. I always install these games right away and play them as much as I can until the boost is over.

If you log in now, there are two boosted games. If you haven’t tried the app yet, please use my referral link. More information can be found on the Extra Money page.



Cash App Referral Bonus

Cash App can be used to send and receive money for free. They also let you invest in stocks or Bitcoin with as little as $1. It is geared towards the app, but you can still access some features on the site. A physical “Cash Card” is also available.

I have been using Cash App since 2018. If you haven’t tried it yet and would like to make a few extra bucks*, please see my offer below. It’s been a little while since I last used it, so I had to download it again. When I did, I noticed the referral bonus. If you sign up with my link/code and then send at least $5 to someone, Cash App will pay you a $5 bonus. I will actually receive $15 from them. I’m not sure if it’s a limited time or not, but I was thinking that I would personally offer an additional $5 incentive to anyone that completes the full referral task. I just ask that you please send me a message referencing this offer so that I make sure you are rewarded.

Sign up with my referral information using the steps here to qualify.*

  1. Sign up with my Referral Link.
    • If you didn’t use link, enter Referral Code: MWQKVXX
  2. Link your debit card.
  3. Send someone at least $5, within 14 days.
  4. Receive $5 Cash App Bonus. (I’ll get $15)
  5. Send me a message re: Referral Offer.
  6. I’ll personally send you a $5 Thank You gift.*

Sign up must be verified.*

Thank you!


For more like this, visit Smile, Sparkle, Save.


A Few Updates

A lot has been going on so I haven’t had a lot of time to even grasp my thoughts long enough to share anything here with anyone. But, I have actually been doing a lot of updates around my site.

I added a new page called Smile Sparkle Save. It’s really just a table of contents type of page for the financial section of my site. I’ve made quite a few updates throughout those pages as well. They include Financial Basics, Extra Money, Savings Tips, Scan Receipts, and Freebies.

I also recently started adding a few picture pages. If anyone isn’t aware, I used to do a lot of photography and promoting of several local bands in my area. That’s how this site even originated. It’s focus has since changed quite a bit. At first, I moved anything LadySkullshine related to a tiny section on the About page. After a little bit of thought though, I decided that I would add a bunch of my old pictures. I have a lot more to add when I have a moment.

Please take a look around and check out the new look so far. Let me know what you think. If you get lost or want to discover more pages, visit the Site Map.

Thank you!
– LadySkullshine

My Favorite Extra Money Apps

I realize there is quite a bit of information on my site that may be overwhelming for some just getting started with these types of things. I thought I would focus on earning gift cards today and also showcase my favorite apps.


An easy fun start would be by playing games. As you play, the app tracks your gaming activity and you accumulate points towards gift cards. My favorite app is Mistplay. So far, I’ve made $120 from it.

Then you have your passive apps, ones that take minimal effort while you are multitasking. They may have other tasks like installing other apps, completing offers, surveys, and so on. My favorites include Giftloop ($40) so far, Lucky Money ($28), and MobileXpression ($75).

Surveys are a bit more involved. You can really make a decent amount of money with these. I have a hard time focusing so I fall short here. My favorites are Crowdtap ($40), and YouGov ($115).


For a lot more information about each of these app, please see the Extra Money page.


Get Cash Back For Late Deliveries

I get a lot of packages, mostly from Amazon with Prime shipping. So I rarely ever pay for shipping. So, I didn’t think this would apply to me. It actually does!


There’s a few companies out there that will keep track of your Amazon orders, and let you know when they are late. Sometimes you can get cash back. I have two currently set up. One of them is called Earny. They send me notices, but when I ask Amazon, they say they don’t qualify. The other one that I use is called Paribus, which is through Capital One. Paribus has been the most reliable and successful for me. I’ve received $16 back so far with their help.

When applicable, Paribus will send an email stating that they have detected a late delivery, and that you may be eligible for compensation from Amazon. When you click the link, it takes you to their site. There will be a pop up with the steps, along with the order number, and a pre-written message for you to use in chat.

It literally only takes one minute to do this and receive a credit. I’ve done it myself, four times. I usually get either get $3 or $5 in promotional credits. This does not go on your Amazon gift card balance. It will show up in your cart when you place an order. You’ll see it in the payment section with a checkbox for you to choose it.


I don’t have a referral link for Paribus, but I still wanted to share. Especially since a lot of things have been late recently, and we could always use the couple extra bucks.

For more like this, see the Savings Tips page.


Crowdtap

I have been using Crowdtap for about two and half months now. I just added it to the Extra Money page. They have an app and a site where you can take surveys. Most of them are quick with one question, and pay three points. Some are slightly more involved, but nothing like most of the other survey sites.

When you open the app, you’ll see what resembles a bingo board full of colored boxes. You click each one to answer a question, until you have cleared the board. Then wait a moment to see if you get any more. Once it’s completely cleared, you can check the site for more surveys.

So far, I’ve made $35 with Crowdtap. If you’d like to try it out, please use my referral link. Thanks!


For more like this, see the Extra Money page.


Do You Do Surveys?

Does anyone take surveys to make a few extra bucks?
Which ones do you like?

I’ve been working on several different ones to see which are actually worth my time. If you’d like to try any, there’s referral links here on the Extra Money page. There will be a lot more coming soon.

Try them out and let me know what you think.