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Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks during "Three for Fall"

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up during October as part of their Three for Fall promotion. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 11/1/17. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend. 

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned over 50,000 Swagbu…

Anytime Pancakes Recipe

My youngest son loves pancakes.  I don't mind whipping up a batch anytime as it's one of the few things my picky eater will eat.  I used to whip out the box of pancake mix until a friend shared an easy breezy recipe for pancakes and now it's a standby in our home.  We're one of those "Breakfast Anytime" households so pancakes for dinner is not a rarity.
Last weekend, my son asked me why my pancakes tasted so good.  "Mommy, what's your secret ingredient", he asked.  I fumbled for an answer because I don't have a "secret ingredient.  I thought about it for a second or two and then just blurted out "Apple pie spice".  "Apple pie spice?" 

Yep, one time I was out of cinnamon so I used apple pie spice instead and the family loved it.  So without further ado, I present my Anytime Pancakes recipe and welcome you to try them.

Ingredients:

1 1/4 c. all purpose flourt tsp. baking powder1/4 c. sugar1 tsp. baking soda1 tsp. apple pie…

MamatheFox with our Simplay3 Trike Giveaway

Hosted by: MamatheFox.com Co-Hosted by: Easter Babe's Theory, Mommy and Love, Love, Mrs. Mommy, Michigan Saving and More
Sponsored by: Simplay3 Enter for your chance to win: (1) Simplay3 Super Coupe Pedal Trike Open to: USSimplay3is a newer company in the toy and home plastic industry. However, the brains behind this company are far from newbies. Tom Murdough, the founder of Little Tikes and Step2, created Simplay3 after deciding to come out of retirement. He assembled a leadership and design team of experienced and talented employees that continue to stretch and redesign innovative and high quality products. Simplay3 is excited to meet the needs and wants of consumers and offer products directly from the manufacturer. They are certainly a company to keep an eye on, as they are continuing to design and sell new and iconic products.
Read more about this trike here
Find the Simplay3 Super Coupe Pedal Trike on Amazon for only $95!
Entry-Form MamatheFox and all participating blogs are n…

MyGiftCardsPlus September Favorites

MyGiftCardsPlus is a site that gives you cash back (in the form of SB points on Swagbucks) for buying gift cards to a variety of sites, stores, and restaurants. With the holidays fast coming up fast, you can earn while buying gift cards for family and friends, or earn while buying gift cards towards a purchase you were going to make anyway. 

For this weekend, MyGiftCardsPlus has rounded up their favorite gift cards for September. Don’t miss out on the cash back deals this weekend! Earn Cash Back plus a 100 SB Bonus on Sephora, Panera, Applebee's, Southwest, Hotels.com gift cards.

The SB Bonus Offers apply to one purchase per gift card listed above (Sephora, Panera, Applebee's, Southwest, Hotels.com gift cards). This offer expires at 11:59pm PST on October 1st, 2017. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.

Want to learn more about Swagbucks?  Click HERE to sign up for Swagbucks today and start earning SB points.



You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Sea…

"Celebrating 200 Million" Collector's Bills

On September 19th, 2017, Swagbucks hit the milestone of $200 million given back to its members. They're commemorating that event with a special set of "Celebrating 200 Million" Collector's Bills! "Collector's Bills" are special designs that you win randomly while searching the web with Swagbucks' Yahoo-powered search engine. Collect all 6 and you get an additional SB Bonus! Once you've collected enough SB, you can redeem them for gift cards to stores like Amazon, PayPal Cash, and many more! Here's all the information for this week's Collector's Bills: Search the webthrough the Swagbucks search startingMonday, September 25th through Sunday, October 1st, and when you get a search win, you may get a special Collector’s Bill valued at either: 4 SB6 SB9 SB11SB18 SB26 SBWhen you get a Collector’s Bill you’ll receive the value of the bill and the bill will be added to your “Collector’s Bills” ledger. Collect all 6 Collector’s Bills and you’ll…

Get FREE Disneyland Tickets on Swagbucks.com

Swagbucks, the online rewards site where you earn cash and free gift cards for the everyday things you do online, has added Disneyland eTickets to their lineup of rewards! 

If you haven't used Swagbucks before, here's how it works: You get points (called SB) for things like online shopping, discovering new products and services, answering surveys, watching videos, and even searching the web. Then you redeem those points for gift cards from places like Amazon, PayPal, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and now you can redeem them for tickets to Disneyland!

For you Disney fanatics out there who are planning a trip to The Happiest Place on Earth, Swagbucks is a great way to stretch that travel budget further. You can earn while booking your hotel, get gift cards for travel and restaurants while you're away, or just offset the cost of the tickets using your SB points!

Here's some information from their FAQs about it:

How will I receive my eTickets?
These are electronic…

20 Books for Kids About Weather

Hurricanes, floods, earthquakes, oh my.  2017 is definitely shaping up to be quite a contentious weather season.  

Kids are curious about the weather and why not seize the opportunity to educate them about the weather and who knows you may learn a thing or two yourself.  
Here are 20 of our favorite books about weather which answer many of those questions kids are asking.  
Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs by Judi Barrett The Everything KIDS Weather Book by Joseph Snedeker Gilberto and the Wind by Marie Hallets National Geographic Kids WEATHER When the Wind Blows by Linda Booth Sweeney The Lorax by Dr. Seuss Goodbye Autumn, Hello Winter by Kenard Pak Pick a Pine Tree by Patricia Toht In the Middle of Fall by Kevin Henkes Come On, Rain! by Karen Hesse Twisters by Rick Thomas BOOM! Big, Big Thunder and One Small Dog by Mary Lyn Roy

Charlie Sheen and Whoopi Goldberg star in Upcoming 9/11 Movie #Remember911 #Giveaway

September 11 is one of those days where you remember exactly where you were and what you were doing the time you heard the news.

Me?

Hubby and I had moved from California to his home state.  We had grown tired of the hustle and bustle of living in the Bay Area and the housing market was at the point we gave up hope of ever owning a home in the S.F. Bay.  We pulled up to his mom's house on the night of September 10.  I remember him waking me up to tell me what happened.  I couldn't believe it.

Here we were starting our life together and the world was coming to an end.

It didn't help that I couldn't reach my mom by phone to tell her I was okay or that she couldn't reach me to let me know she and the family were fine.  9/11 was a day I will always remember as it is the day I had to stand on my own with no one to depend on other than my husband.  I will always remember it as the day I became an adult.

No matter who you are or where you were, that moment and the aftermath is…

Living the Good Life at Mystic Dunes Resort and Golf Club in Orlando

I was in Orlando earlier this summer attending a conference and brought the kids and a friend along. Hubby opted to stay home since he and I are cruising to the Bahamas later this year so I invited one of my besties to join me.
She and I travel for business and stay at chain hotels so I guess she was expecting a regular hotel with free breakfast. Ummmm…no-oh. Work is work and vacation is vacation.  I learned a long time ago that hotel rooms are ideal for a 1- or 2-night stay when traveling with kids but family vacations are all about luxury and Mystic Dunes Resort fit the bill.
Mystic Dunes is centrally located near all the theme park attractions including Walt Disney World, Universal Studios and you can even purchase tickets at their Florida Ticket Station.  

Check in was quick and the desk clerk was very knowledgeable and shared tips on getting to the local theme parks and even helped us reserve a shuttle to take me to my conference and back.

She provided us with a map and directed us t…

Swag Code Extravaganza (US)

Swagbucks is so close to its next HUGE milestone: $200 Million in gift cards and rewards given out to its members. They are continuing the celebration with the 200 Million Swag Code Extravaganza! 

The 200 Million Swag Code Extravaganza begins on Wednesday September, 20th at 7AM PT/10AM ET. 6 Swag Codes worth a total of 50 SB The codes will be all over Swagbucks so be on the lookout! Please note: The above times are for US only.

Sign up here to grab as many Swag Codes as you can and get your first gift card even faster!