Saturday, January 30, 2010

YOU DATA - earn a little cash each week!

Most of my “Christmas cash” this year was due in large part to what I’ve done throughout the year. What do I mean by that? There are just so many different things you can do to earn a bit of extra money (cash) here and there. While I do enjoy surveys, I haven’t done as many the last few months because I just haven’t had the extra time. But there’s one program that I consistently use each and every week that does NOT take a lot of time….YOU DATA!

START NOW FOR NEXT CHRISTMAS – If you spend as little as 2-3 minutes per week over the next year, and ignore the money accumulating in a PayPal account (like I have), you can have “Christmas cash” for next year. Cash that you can either transfer to your checking account or use to buy items online.

The concept is simple…..Advertisers will pay you to view text ads (and visit the homepage of their website). What I love about YouData is that you can fill out a profile about yourself and give as little information as you want……that you are a mom in TX, for example. Hardly any information is required. Log into your YouData account whenever you want and they will tell you if advertisers are willing to pay you to look at a text ad….this includes companies you’d recognize, small companies and organizations too. I have found some great new companies this way too, especially smaller boutiques. They pay you to look at an text ad – doesn’t take but a minute or so. You earn cash. CASH.

Every Friday, YouData deposits the money in your PayPal account for your activity that week. Safe and consistent. Every Friday. They won’t send you emails or reminders….you just visit them whenever you want. I like that. I try to remind everyone to visit YouData each Friday before “paytime”, because they won’t email you.

How do you Get Started?

SIGN UP: YouData sign-up – click here

CELLPHONE: You’ll need a cell phone number (only for sign-up). They do this in order to make sure you are a live person and aren’t trying to set up multiple accounts. They will text you an activation code…..and that’s it. I’ve never received anything else from them.

PAYPAL account: You’ll need to open a PayPal account if you don’t already have one. Many popular retailers like Robeez and others let you order online and pay using PayPal. I love PayPal because I can transfer the money easily into my checking account.

MeFile: Fill out your MeFile (profile) and tell them as much or as little about you as you are comfortable with….what kind of music you like, etc. This will help them get the right ads to you. They don’t want to offer you children’s clothing ads to watch if you have no children.

Sign up your Spouse: You can have 2 active accounts per household….you’ll need separate email addresses and cellphone numbers though so they know you aren’t trying to double dip.

Visit once a week: Remember, what I love most about YouData is that you won’t get emails from them reminding you to visit. If you don’t visit and log-in, you won’t get any $$$, it’s as simple as that. I try to visit each Thursday (right before they send out payments for the week). It takes me no more than 2-3 minutes to view my weekly text ads. Some weeks there may be no ads for your particular demographic….they may be targeting women or men of a certain age that week. There have been weeks where I’ve earned up to $6.00 and some where I earned 20 cents, but little by little you’ll save up that money. Just forget it’s there in your PayPal account til next year!

PAYDAY: Every Friday, usually in the afternoons for me, you’ll receive a notification from PayPal that YouData has sent money to your account for your activity that week.

The Bargainista

Thursday, January 28, 2010

FREE scholastic book from Pampers

Pampers has a new mail in offer available. You can get a free Scholastic book when you mail in a UPC code from a Pampers Easy Ups or Kandoo products, along with your name, daytime phone number, email address and complete mailing address to the following:

Pampers Book Offer,
557 Broadway,
P.O. Box 711,
New York, NY 10012

This offer begins January 28th and ends when 2,500 books have been given away or May 31st. If you are thinking of taking advantage of this offer make sure to send it soon to increase your chances of getting one. You may also want to pick up a free potty training kit. It comes with coupons, stickers and coloring pages.

The Bargainista

Monday, January 25, 2010

FREE OREOS on Facebook

Become a
fan of Oreos on Facebook! In about 20 minutes they will be giving away 150,000 oreos (until supplies last or 11:59pm est 1/25/10). Check back to the fan page right at 2pm CST to get your free Oreos!

The Bargainista

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

FREE skein of yarn on Facebook

For my SIL, a new knitter...

FREE Skein of of Yarn on Facebook!

Caron International is offering up a FREE Full-sized Skein of Yarn for Facebook fans! You’ll even get to choose between country (wool) or spa (bamboo) yarn! Just go to the fan page for Caron International and click on the link provided to request this great freebie! Allow 3-6 weeks for delivery.

The Bargainista

Monday, January 18, 2010

FREE pretzel at Auntie Anne's!

Mark your calendars! On Feb. 20, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., enjoy a free pretzel at any Auntie Anne's location. Come out and indulge in an Original or Cinnamon Sugar pretzels on the house! Round up your friends and family and share in the goodness together, the more the merrier!

Read about it on the Auntie Anne website or the Auntie Anne Facebook page.

I wonder if myself and the girls can all get one free each? We shall have to wait to find out! :)

The Bargainista

FREE Redbox codes

Inside Redbox

I love getting Redbox movies. It's so convenient! And I can't even remember the last time I actually paid for one. ;)

Here are the current working Redbox codes. Each code can be used once per credit card, (and if noted a location/exp date, within those specific parameters.)


8HY2VE24 (Hy-Vee only, good through 1/24)



DVDATWAG (Walgreens only)

N3WY3AR (McDonald's only)

3HY2VE27 (Hy-Vee only, good through 2/13)

You can always check for free promo codes at Inside Redbox Free Promo Codes

The Bargainista

Thursday, January 14, 2010

EXTRA 50% off clearance at GAP

Another great clearance sale! Thanks to Jessica for pointing out that GAP is also offering an additional 50% off the lowest marked clearance price! I believe this sale started today (Thursday, Jan 14, 2010).

I'm not sure if you can use any additional coupons or not, but if they let you, here is a coupon for 20% off your entire purchase. It's worth a shot! :)

The Bargainista

EXTRA 50% off clearance at OLD NAVY

This sale happens only a few times a year! Starting tomorrow (Friday, Jan 15, 2010) Old Navy will be offering an additional 50% off the lowest marked clearance price on all in-store clearance items! Some items are already marked 75% off, so this will make for some inexpensive items!

For even greater savings, go to and click twice on the $7 black yoga pants (bottom right corner). This will get you a coupon for 25% off your entire transaction! Each coupon is only good once, but after you print/email it, you can then share it with a Facebook friend! :)

The Bargainista

50% off clearance at GORDMAN's

Now through Monday, Jan 18th get an extra 50% off the lowest ticketed price on clearance items.

Fine print: Markdowns taken at register on ticketed clearance merchandise. Additional savings may not be applied to existing layaways or prior purchases. No holds accepted for this event. Not valid in combination with any other discount offers or "2-for" pricing. Excludes maternity and shoes.

The Bargainista

Wednesday, January 13, 2010

FREE 8x10 collage print at Wags!


If you are a fan of Walgreens on Facebook, they have a special offer that is valid TODAY (January 13, 2010) only.

Get a free 8X10 collage print (one per customer) when you enter the code FANFREE at check-out online.

Choose to pick up your collage in store so you don't have to pay shipping!

The Bargainista

Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Contest for $25 worth of free vinyl lettering!

Everything Vinyl is a new blog from a SAHM who loves vinyl lettering! To celebrate the grand opening of her blog, she is running a contest to give away $25 worth of free vinyl lettering! Go to her Grand Opening Free Vinyl Giveway page to enter the contest.

The Bargainista