Published On: Fri, Mar 2nd, 2012

Welcome to Week 20 of “Couponing Tip of the Week”

Written by: Kelly J Mathews
Coupon Coach/Author

This week’s topic is: Earning Points

Have you heard of Recycle Bank, Superpoints, Saving Start or Swag Bucks? These are sites where you can earn points to redeem for coupons, gift cards and more. You will have to register for these sites and some you will need an invitation (links provided below).

1. Swag Bucks (www.swagbucks.com) – Earn points by surfing the web, taking surveys, participating in polls, and several other ways to redeem for gift cards and other prizes
2. Saving Star (www.savingstar.com) – Digital coupons – instead of being loaded to a card, your savings are kept in your account to redeem for coupons and other items.
3. Recycle Bank (www.recyclebank.com) – Take quizzes, fill out surveys and other ways to earn points to redeem for coupons and other prizes. Click this invitation link to join.
4. SuperPoints (www.superpoints.com) – The Superpoints Network is a collection of sites where you can win and earn Superpoints™ that can be redeemed for great rewards. I have almost 500 points just by clicking a link in a daily email. There are several other ways in which to earn points. Click this invitation link to join: http://superpoints.com/refer/kelly3

For tips, coupons, recipes, coupon match-ups to local stores and more, visit my website: www.CouponsCraftsandCauses.com. I encourage you to browse through all of the pages to see what all it has to offer.
Feel free to email me with any questions at Kelly@CouponsCraftsandCauses.com.

Cake batter recipes seem to be very popular right now. This recipe comes from Chef in Training.

CAKE BATTER FRENCH TOAST

  •  2-3 slices bread
  •  2 eggs
  •  3-5 Tbsp milk
  •  1 tsp vanilla
  •  1/4 to 1/2 cup yellow (or funfetti) cake mix, dry
  •  sprinkles

Heat up a skillet or griddle to medium heat and then spray with non-stick cooking spray.
Whist eggs, milk, vanilla and cake mix together until well combined. (you can add sprinkles to wet batter or sprinkle on top after the bread is already dipped)
Dip bread into batter on both sides.
Cook until golden brown (about 4-5 minutes) and then flip over and cook other side.
Top with syrup or a vanilla or cake batter glaze.

You can adapt this recipe to how many servings you want!

About Kelly: She has been couponing for over 30 years. She started as a teenager, not because her parents needed to save money, but because she enjoyed it. After marrying her high school sweetheart, she continued couponing, saving their family of 5 thousands of dollars over the years. She has now written 2 books to share her knowledge. Her first book, “Couponing and Other Ideas That Make Cents” and her 2nd “Getting Started with Couponing” Her 2nd book, recently released in November 2011, is a Coupon Course that walks you step-by-step, including direct links to where to find coupons, how to use them, getting you organized and ready to head to the grocery.

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