Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Get Over $90 in Gift Cards When You Earn With Uber!

For those of you looking to earn extra money, driving for Uber may be the opportunity you're looking for! You set your own hours so you can earn as much or as little as you want! Thanks to Swagbucks, you can get paid to try it out!

Just for signing up, you'll get 1250 SB (the equivalent of over $12 in gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, Walmart, and more, or just PayPal cash)! Once you take your first paid passenger, you'll get another 8000 SB ($80!) in addition to your earnings from driving. Click here to get started!

What's more, if you sign up through me and complete even the first part of this offer before November 1st, you'll get another $3 bonus (300 SB) in the first week of November. So we're talking about almost $100 in free gift cards just for making even more money on the side.

2016 Holiday Gift Guide ~ Reviews & Giveaways Just in Time for Christmas Gift Giving!

Do you realize that Christmas is only 2 months away?  The 2016 Holiday Gift Guide is set to launch on November 1st, right here at Being Frugal and Making it Work.  I plan on providing you with some fabulous holiday gift ideas, reviews and giveaways for everyone on your holiday gift list. 

This is the 5th annual holiday gift guide here at Being Frugal and Making it Work, and my goal is to make it even bigger and better than last years holiday gift guide!  Are you ready?


Products have already arrived, are in transit, and are ready to ship soon. Now is the perfect time to start thinking about your holiday gift shopping.  It doesn't get any more frugal than FREE!

Have you thought about winning some holiday gifts this year?  This is one of the ways I've been making my holiday budget stretch farther for several years now.  I enter blog giveaways and contests on a daily basis in hopes of winning.  Some of them I enter because they are perfect for my family and others I enter because they will make the perfect gift for a friend or family member on my holiday shopping list.

This year's holiday gift guide will include:

Monday, October 24, 2016

Join the Team Challenge & Earn up to 50 Bonus SB: Popcorn Factory

Who doesn't love a good challenge? Especially when you can get points to redeem towards free gift cards!

Swagbucks, a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online is hosting a Halloween Team Challenge. It starts on Monday, October 24th at 8am PST and goes through Friday so you have a whole week to contribute points to your assigned team. How will you contribute? Watching videos, completing surveys, shopping online? These activities and more will help your team get ahead. 

If you've never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it's an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site. 

Sunday, October 23, 2016

Fighting Pretty ~ Helping Women Battling Breast Cancer Feel Strong & Beautiful!

Hello Beautiful!  Some days that's all a woman needs to hear to change her outlook around!  Trust me!  As I went through my own battle with breast cancer this past year, hearing those words from my husband when I felt (and looked) my worst,was what helped get me through!

Fighting Pretty creates “Pretty Packages” for women who are undergoing treatment, as well as for those who have completed treatment and need a beauty “pick me up.” Pretty Packages include beauty products, scarves, inspirational items, a journal and more. Most important, are their adorable signature mini pink boxing gloves.


Let me start by saying that their Pretty Packages are simply amazing!  When I openend mine, I started crying because it made me feel so special in such an emotional and vulnerable time in my life!  The items inside were so much more that I ever would have expected!  The mini pink boxing loves were my favorite!

The founder of Fighting Pretty is also a breast cancer survivor.  After her "battle was over," she decided to help other women facing the same battle by helping them feel strong and beautiful!  In just under one year, Kara, with the help of her mom and friends, sent 500 Pretty Packages to women battling all types of cancer, all over the country! 


Monday, October 17, 2016

Get 2500 SB when you get approved for a line of credit on Fingerhut!

Swagbucks has a great offer available with Fingerhut - you can earn $25 (paid out in the form of 2500 SB) without spending a dime!

All you have to do is get approved for line of credit and earn 2500 SB. Click here to get started!

Fingerhut lets you shop in the convenience of your home on a wide selection of brand name products with low monthly payments. If you're a new customer, you can get $25 off $100 by using the promo code: NC576.

If you haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet, this offer's a great way to get started. Just sign up through the link above and get your 2500 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of November. So that's $25 for getting approved for a line of credit, which gets you 2800 SB, that you can spend on gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash!

My Breast Cancer Story: A Year Full of Treatment, Surgeries and Emotions!

Every 2 minutes, a woman in the United States is diagnosed with breast cancer. Chances are that you know someone affected.  In the last year, I know of 3 women diagnosed with breast cancer...  ages 44, 40 and 29!  Breast cancer doesn't discriminate - age doesn't matter!


Last October, the 4th to be exact, I found a lump in my right breast.   It was close to that time of the month, so I just assumed it was connected to that. To be completely honest, I wasn't concerned at all.  There was no family history of breast cancer in my family and I was only 40 years old.  Two weeks later, the lump was still there.  So, I called my OB and got an appointment for the following day to have an exam.  After her exam, she said I needed to have a diagnostic mammogram for further evaluation.

I had my diagnostic mammogram on October 27th, which lead to a biopsy on November 6th.  Waiting for those results was the longest three days of my life!

On November 9th, I got the call that would turn our lives upside down...