Tuesday, June 23, 2015

We Sure Don't Miss Cable


With the high prices we were paying for cable, we finally just threw up our hands and said, "Forget it! No more!" We LOVE Amazon Prime! I do have to tell you that I am an Amazon Associate and I will make a small commission if you sign up through my link. But that is totally up to you! (Although I would appreciate it! LOL)

Anyway, our cable bill was over $100 and it just kept going up and finally, back in January, we said forget it - no more. We currently use Amazon Prime and Netflix. (I am not an affiliate for Netflix, but I do want you to be able to click on the links and get there if you are interested) For the most part, I think we use our Amazon Prime more, but I know there are some shows that I do watch on Netflix too.

With the money that we save each month, we do buy a show or two each month on Amazon Instant Video. We probably spend about $50 on Amazon. Below you will find a sample of some of the shows that we watch regularly. Plus, I use Swagbucks, Perk TV and Bing Rewards to GET some FREE Amazon Gift Cards! How cool is that? (I will tell you all about them on another day.)

How do we connect? All different ways! Sometimes we use the Amazon Fire TV Stick, sometimes we use the Amazon Fire TV (that includes a game controller). We also use the Wii, XBox, XBox One, Cell phones, Tablet - all different ways! My favorite is the Amazon Fire TV Stick.



What do we watch? Again, there is a wide variety of what we watch. I am going to share some of the series that we watch below, with some information on where you can find them. Netflix is free with your streaming membership, Amazon Prime is free with your Amazon Prime Membership, Amazon Instant Video is a digital license for the show. When we are watching a current season, the latest episode becomes available the following morning (without commercials - so nice LOL)
  • Orange is the New Black - Netflix Original
    • Netflix - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Alpha House - Amazon Original
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Season 1, Season 2
    • Amazon Instant Video
  • House of Cards - Netflix Original
    • Netflix - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Teen Wolf - MTV Show
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 (Parts 1 & 2), Season 4
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Under the Dome - CBS Show
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3 (Coming Soon)
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Once Upon a Time - ABC Show
    • Netflix - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Grimm - NBC Show
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Arrow - CW Show
    • Netflix - Season 1, Season 2
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Paw Patrol - Nickelodeon Show
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Wallykazam - Nickelodeon Show
    • Netflix - Not Available on Netflix
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • The Walking Dead - AMC Show
    • Netflix - Season 1, Season 2, Season 3, Season 4
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
  • Turn: Washington's Spies - AMC Show
    • Netflix - Season 1
    • Amazon Prime - Not Available on Prime
    • Amazon Instant Video:
We will be adding more that we watch. Some will be from Netflix, some Amazon Prime, some on the internet itself (we watch some great African Safaris that we are going to sharing soon!) Have a great night!

Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Swagbucks' Swagbusters Team Challenge Going On Now!


Swagbucks just announced a new Team Challenge: Swagbusters! From now through June 19th at 12pm PDT / 3pm EDT, earn as many points as you can for your team and get bonus SB! 

There are 4 teams, and all members who join and contribute at least 100 points to their team will be rewarded with more SB:

  • 1st place team: 80 SB
  • 2nd place: 50 SB
  • 3rd place: 30 SB
  • 4th place: 20 SB

Contributing points is easier than you think, and there are many ways to earn SB AND contribute to the Team Challenge:

  • Encrave – Discover great content, earn SB, and contribute 25 pts to your team! 
  • Search - Grab rewarding search wins through the Swagbucks Search Engine and contribute 20 pts to your team!
  • SwagButton - Just by having the SwagButton on your desktop browser, you will contribute 15 pts to your team each day of the Team Challenge.
  • Swagstakes - Are you feeling lucky? Redeem your SB for a Swagstakes entry! Contribute 15 pts to your team.
  • Referrals - Spread the Swagbucks love! Contribute 15 pts to your team when you have a referral register during the Team Challenge.
  • Special Offers - Earn SB discovering Special Offers! Contribute 10 pts to your team.
  • Mobile Offers - Have a busy lifestyle? Earn SB on the go with Mobile Offers! Contribute 10 pts to your team.
  • Mobile Videos - Waiting in line at the grocery store? Watch SBTV Mobile anywhere and anytime! Contribute 10 pts to your team every time you fill up your SBTV meter.
  • Swag Codes - Redeem daily Swag Codes through the SwagButton browser extension or the Swagbucks Mobile App! Contribute 5 pts to your team.

Not a Swagbucks member yet? It's how I get gift cards to spend on shopping, holiday gifts and more. Personally, I usually opt for Amazon and PayPal - never have any problem with either! It's a great way for some extra cash! And with many different SB-earning opportunities like the Swagbusters Team Challenge, you can get your first gift card even faster. Sign up here.

PLUS: Tomorrow is a Swag Code Extravaganza! They are literally giving you 30 SB throughout the day in various codes! Don't miss this! Sign up today by clicking here!

Wednesday, June 3, 2015

If you use Swagbucks, Make Sure You Are Using Encrave This Week!


If you are a visitor to my blog, or even if it's the first time here, look around and you will see that I love Swagbucks. They have so many ways to earn some extra each month! This week, they are doing a special with Encrave.

Starting today, Wednesday, June 3, 2015 through Sunday, June 7th, they are holding a contest with Encrave. For each Swagbuck you earn through Encrave on these days, they will give you an entry into a special drawing for 100 Swagbucks! How cool is that? Each day, they will take all the Encrave entries for the day and draw 100 winners, that will each get an extra 100 Swagbucks! Yep - they are giving away 10,000 Swagbucks a day! That's fantastic!

Personally, I never used to pay too much attention to Encrave, but after last month's competition, I learned so much and finally broke down and gave it a try. I actually earn very well there - just for watching some videos! Now, don't wait. Get Encraving now!

If you aren't a member yet, click here and register (it's free to join) (After all, you are going there to earn, not pay out!) Anyway, register for free, click on the Discover menu and you will see Encrave! Just start earning today! It's great!

As usual, if you have any questions, you can feel free to message me with the contact me form on the right side of my blog and I will help you as much as I can! Have a great day!