I'm a dork when it comes to the mail. Nick has teased me about my obsession with "getting the mail" since the early days of our marriage. Most of mail we get is junk mail or bills, so I'm not sure why I'm always so intent on getting it every day but I am. This last week of mail though has been great for two reasons - birthday cards for the boys and free stuff for me!
First, the free stuff (because I want you all to get free stuff too)! In the last week I have received a Fiber One Cereal and Bar (not pictured) sample along with a bunch of high value coupons. A $10 Gift Card to a local grocery store as a result of participating in Keebler/Kellogg's deal back in July (an in store display had forms to fill out and send in with receipt and UPC symbols from 5 boxes of participating products). I also received a $10 pre-paid MasterCard from SwagBucks!
What's SwagBucks? It's a nifty way to earn freebies that I am absolutely loving! You simply sign up for a SwagBucks account HERE and then use SwagBucks.com as your search engine (I find them to be about as helpful as Google - it's a rare occurrence I need to use Google in addition to SwagBucks.com). Better yet, you can replace the little search box on the toolbar of your browser with a SwagBucks search box. At random times when you search you are awarded "SwagBucks". Build those bucks up and trade them in for gift cards, toys, electronics, magazine subscriptions, even money for travel! I cashed in about half of my SwagBucks for that MasterCard and am now saving up for more gift cards to use for Christmas presents this coming winter. Better yet, when you sign up a friend (or 4 or 5!) under you, you receive SwagBucks every time they earn some which builds your supply even faster. You know you want to sign up :)
Last Friday the boys received birthday cards in the mail from their Great Aunt Dar (Nick's Aunt). The cards were Hoops and YoYo cards that made noise and the boys were highly entertained by them! Check out the reactions when they first opened them and discovered they made so much noise...
Those boys seriously sat at the table for a solid 20 minutes just opening and closing the cards over and over and over again. All weekend in fact they played with them - so much so that I went to bed each night with the "songs" stuck in my head and by the end of the weekend the cards were just destroyed! Thanks for the fun Aunt Dar - the boys sure loved those cards!