How to Save Time Talking to Utility Companies

If there’s one thing I absolutely hate, it’s wasting time waiting on hold and talking to utility (bill) companies ! Being a homeschooling mother of five, one with special needs, I don’t have time to sit on hold forever. Then get transferred from person to person trying to find someone who knows what they’re doing.

So here are some tips on how to save time talking to utility companies.

* Use chat instead of calling – Almost every company out there has a website, go to the website and click on help, contact us, or customer support. It will show what options are available to get in touch with the company, click on chat.

You can resolve your question or issue pretty quick by chatting online instead of calling on the phone.

* Email – If your issue or question isn’t urgent, you can usually email the company and get a response within 24 hours.

* Keep track of dates and names of who you talk to – If you have to call more then once about an issue, keep a log of the dates, times, and names of who you talk to. This helps save a ton of time having to repeat your question or issue over and over every time you contact the company.

Implementing these few things will save you a ton of time !

I hope you got some tips on saving time talking to utility companies !

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How to Prevent Identity Theft and Scammers

Unfortunately, in today’s day and age we have to be extra careful at keeping our personal information safe and secure. I’m going to give to tips on how to prevent identity theft and scammers.

* Burn anything with any sort of account numbers, social security numbers, and birthdays. The reasoning for this is this is the information that is needed to access most accounts. Do not throw them in the trash.

I wouldn’t rely on basic shredders because paper can be put back together. The only shredder I would recommend is one that cuts it cross ways, not just straight strips.

All you need is an old metal coffee can to use as your burning barrel. Just go outside, and put your mail or papers into the can and light it on fire, that’s it.

* Never give ANY information to someone who calls you. One of the easiest ways for someone to steal your identity or information is by calling you, and pretending to be your bank or credit card company.

Usually they will say your account has been hacked, or has suspicious activity. If this happens, immediately hang up and call the company directly. Tell them about the call you received, and they’ll check your account.

* Only use your credit/bank cards at reputable stores. I buy all sorts of stuff online. In general, most online stores are reputable. My absolute favorite is Amazon. They offer what’s called an A-Z guarantee.

If you are unhappy in any way with something you purchase, you can submit a claim, and it will be resolved within a couple days. Amazon’s customer service is great ! You can call, chat, or email them anytime.

If you have a virus program on your computer, it will usually tell you if a website is suspicion or dangerous. I use McAfee and it will also tell me which sites are safe when I do a search.

* Get a bank that has an excellent policy against fraud/unauthorized purchases. I bank at Republic Bank, and their an absolute dream when it comes to this sort of thing. Every time I have EVER had an issue they will refund me for the full amount in question.

There you go, now you are on your to way to preventing scammers and identity theft !

How to Get McDonald’s Coupons

My kids love McDonald’s ! I have an autistic child who has to get them religiously twice a week after  his therapies. I always wondered how to get McDonald’s coupons, I finally figured it out!
Because I’m always on a quest to find ways to save money, especially on everyday things that I’m spending money on. I was beyond thrilled when I discovered the McDonald’s app !
There are all sorts of great coupons offered on their app.
There is a scan code that you show when paying, and you save money instantly !
Just go to your play store, and type in McDonald’s, and it’ll be the top one. Download it and you’re all set to start saving on your favorite McDonald’s foods !
There you have it, now you know how to get McDonald’s coupons ! I’m lovin it !

Ways to Make Money From Home: Make Money Online at Home

Lets face it, we all want to know the secret: What are the best ways to make money from home or, how do I make money online at home ? I’m not talking about those sites that make you take surveys forever.
I’m talking about legitimate ways to make money from home: So let’s jump right in !
Inbox dollars
My absolute fav is Inbox Dollars the reason why is simple, they PAY ACTUAL MONEY ! No points, just cold hard cash. This is one of the few companies I have found that pays actual money. You also Make Money Fast ! There’s several options you have to make money: You can take surveys, watch trailers, and even get paid to try free samples. Plus a TON of other things.
Today only, get $5 Just For Signing up !
I’m all for learning new ways to make money from home, but when I learned there are ways to makewhat is the best way to make money online for money watching TV shows and videos, I was beyond thrilled ! What could be easier, right?
I was even more excited to learn I could Make Money Online Watching Videos on Autopilot. In other words, I just set it and forget it.
You can do this on any device; phones, tablets, computers, and Ipods. All you need to do is be able to get access to each company’s app (or website.) Then you just download it (for an app) or go to the website. You can set it up on multiple devices, and run them simultaneously too.
My absolute favorite company to Earn Money Watching Videos is called Perk.
You just create an account by making a username and password.
Log into your account, click on watch Perk TV.
Then, click on watch app trailers (or whatever you want to watch.) Just click on the first one in the row, that’s it !
It will go from one to the next without having to do anything. I set it up on my computers, and rack up the points.
The below picture shows how I cashed out using PayPal.
That’s it, now you know how to make money from home. watching TV !
Make sure to use invite code 863b8a4c, and get 500 Bonus Points !
There are several other options as well to earn points once your account is created.

My second favorite way is MyPoints. I have used them for about 15 years, and have got a TON of gift cards ! You now have the option of a PayPal payout. This has changed just over the last couple of years.

The premise of MyPoints is simple, you do different activities with different point values. You just accumulate the points which in turn, get turned in for cash or gift cards.

The next best way to make money online for FREE is BingWhat I love about Bing is there are a lot of super quick and easy ways to earn points. For you that’s great because it means you’ll be able to cash out fast, (AKA. Make Money.)

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So that’s it, those are my top 4 ways to make money from home !

I will be updating this post as I continue to find more ways make money online at home, Happy Earning !

How to Get Rid of Mice and Bugs for Cheap

If you have ever had the problem of critters getting into your house, then you know how hard and expensive it can be to try and keep them out.
I’m going to show you how to get rid of mice and bugs for cheap !
All you need is SOS pads which you can get for $1 at the dollar store, and spray foam or caulk.
I would recommend wearing gloves or you’ll end up with soap residue on them.
Each SOS pad is rolled up and has a starting point. Find the starting point, and start gently pulling on it to unroll it like the picture below.
It will look like the picture below when it is completely unrolled.

 

Next, you need to determine the size of the hole you are going to fill. If it’s a small one like the type that goes along baseboards, then separate the large piece in half longways.
Now gently pull until it resembles the picture below.
If your hole isn’t straight just pull of the size you need from your strip.
Just push it into the hole.
If your hole is large then you want to take your unrolled SOS pad, and fold it in half like below.
Then put it into the hole securely.

 

The reason why I use SOS pads (besides the fact you can get a whole box for $1) is they are made out of medal.
This means mice can’t chew through it, and bugs can’t squeeze through it either.
Finally, put caulk or spray foam over top of your hole. This will seal it, and prevent anything from pulling it out or moving it.
That’s it, I did this in my house, and I haven’t had any critters !
Now you know how to get rid of mice and bugs for cheap !
Happy Sealing !

 

How to Make Money With Kellogg’s Products

One of the many ways to make some extra money is by utilizing codes from Kellogg’s products that you purchase.

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What I love about programs like these is you basically are getting rewarded for stuff you already buy.
The concept is simple, any Kellogg’s products you purchase has a code. You take that code to their website, enter it and you get points. These points accumulate, and you can get money, gift cards, or merchandise.

They’ve recently added a new option as well. You can attach your store cards, and when you purchase products it will automatically save the codes and give you points.

You can also get printable coupons for all your favorite Kellogg’s products !

Below is a list of codes for you to enter:

EARNGREATREWARDS – 20 points                  25TBIGGAMEBONUS – 25 points

HEARTBONUSCODES – 100 points                   WEMELTFORMEMBERS – 25 points

EARNSWEETREWARDS – 50 points                 KFRWARMANDTOASTY – 25 points

HERES2ABETTERKFR – 25 points                    100POINTTHANKYOU – 100 points

CELEBRATEGAMEDAY – 25 points

Get the absolute BEST Printable Coupons EVER !