Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Expired Coupons

For the last year or 2, I was doing very well going from rags to riches just by using coupons.  My life had become so much better with each and every coupon that I used.  I had tried various work at home opportunities, and using coupons was where I had found the most money.

I was using coupons for just about anything that I bought...  at the grocery store, pharmacy, dining out, and much more.  The biggest deal for me was that my closest grocery store had been accepting expired coupons.  That was really great!  I never had to worry which coupons had expired and which coupons were good, because they were ALL good there.

Just today, I went to my favorite grocery store which is called Tops and is located in the D & L Plaza on Broadway in Depew.  They had signs at all the registers stating that they will no longer be accepting expired coupons.  There were other rules which were new, too.  They will no longer be doubling any more than 4 coupons for any particular product per bonus card per day.

I really don't know what is happening here.  I think the manufacturers may be cracking down on the stores or something.  This old policy of accepting expired coupons had been a great scam and a great way to get more loyal customers.  Tops on Broadway in the D & L Plaza in Depew is really not that far away from Walmart, Wegmans, or Target.  Personally, Tops is really not that low with their prices, either.  Walmart, Wegmans, and Target all have many grocery items that are lower priced.

I didn't mind Tops higher prices at all.  I just waited for sales, and then I used my coupons even if they had already expired.  I was extremely happy shopping at Tops on Broadway in the D & L Plaza in Depew.  Now, myself, along with many others who depend on using coupons to better their lives, will all need to begin looking for other stores to shop at. 

The stores are already there, and the sales are already there.  We will just have to learn to shop with coupons that are not expired again.  This should not be any huge problem.  After all, it is how we all used to shop.  If we want to continue saving money, though, Tops is just not going to be the right place to do that anymore.

There already is enough competition, and IF ALL of us people who have been shopping at Tops in Depew using our expired coupons will ALL boycott Tops, there is an extremely slight chance that Tops will eventually need to lower their prices throughout their store.

Otherwise, we can ALL find better deals and better prices elsewhere.  It really upsets me to need to post this information about using expired coupons along with the new coupon use policy at Tops on Broadway in the D & L Plaza, because I have been a loyal customer for many, many years, and I thought that I would be a loyal customer forever, but Tops is changing their coupon policy, not me.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

The Top Five Things to Consider When Purchasing a Used Car

Here is the link to the latest article that I have written on LM5.  Please feel free to read all about the top five things to consider when purchasing a used car.  I am certain that you will find some valuable tips in this article.  Also, feel free to leave any comments.

The Top Five Things to Consider When Purchasing a Used Car


Friday, July 15, 2011

Major Problem! Great... LM5 is down!

OK, so I haven't kept up with my daily posts on this board.  I was always going to, but things kept getting in the way.  Anyway, LM5 is down now.  listmy5 is closed.  Suddenly...  No word from the owners, etc!  That was my new writing site that I was so proud to be writing on to earn money by working at home.  It was fun writing articles online and getting paid to do that, but the fun is over now.  Geez, what a sad day...

ListMyFive (listmy5) is gone now.  What a shocker!  I had no idea that one day I would try to go to LM5 (listmy5) and they would suddenly be gone, closed down...  forever...  What the heck?!  Even eHow told all their writers in advance of all their doings.  They even offered to buy all or our articles!  I sure miss eHow, and the good old days...  What a bummer!

Please leave a comment if you wrote for LM5.  Maybe you know more about what is going on at ListMyFive than I do.  I can assure you, though, that I did receive my last payment from LM5 this month.

Oh geez...  Now what are you all doing?!  I guess I am going to have to find a new way to work at home to earn money.  I wasn't earning much money for writing articles online for ListMyFive anyway.  So, I guess it's no big loss...  I had over 150 articles on there, though!

I did invest a lot of time into LM5, and I thought that they had great potential.  To all of you former writers of ListMyFive, I will surely miss you!!!  Good Luck to everyone, everywhere, who is trying to earn money by working at home!!!

All comments are greatly appreciated!!!  Thank you all!!!

EDITED:  LM5 is up and running again.  I am not sure how much faith I have in them after that episode, though.

Monday, May 30, 2011


I really enjoy having my own blog.  I never thought I could do this.  I always thought that you had to know stuff to start blogging, but it is easy enough for anyone to do.  You can be professional, be yourself, or whatever.  You can blog about things you know, or even learn about things to blog about.  It all just depends on what your interests are.

I was really scared when I started this blog, but then I started two more blogs shortly afterwards.  Maybe someday these blogs will earn money, but either way, I am enjoying my new experience.  I probably should post more often.  LOL  That might bring in some new readers. 

Well, that's why I am posting now.  It has been awhile since I wrote anything in this blog.  I know people are reading it.  They are probably looking for ways to earn money by working at home.  I am in such a slump right now, though.  It is hard to think about what to try next.  I really enjoy writing articles online, but LM5 (ListMyFive) just isn't working out right now.  I have only earned $4.44 so far this month with 153 articles.  That is pretty low earnings. 

For now, I am trying to at least write a few articles on List My Five each month, stay on the leader board, and stay on the featured member board.  So far, that is going well.  It is kind of sick how easy it is to get on the leader board and to be a featured member, though.  LOL  There really is not much competition on LM5...

Oh well...  I am off to think...  Think, think, think...  I know something really great is out there, and I AM going to find it!  There are many people who work at home and earn really great money.  I plan on being one of those people, and letting you all know how to do it, too.  I will post again soon.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

The Lindt RSVP Chocolate Thing...

I don't think I am going to do the Lindt RSVP chocolate thing.  It sounds pretty interesting, but it costs $49 to start.  It's not that I don't have the money, it's just that I decided back when I learned that you can earn money online with no investment that I would only do things from now on that are FREE.  I think that I have already spent enough money for getting into things that I thought would be worth it.  Many of those work at home ventures were fun, though, and the Lindt RSVP kit is certainly worth it, too. 

 I would be having my own Lindt RSVP chocolate parties, have my own website, earn money from people I get to join, etc.  That would probably mean just selling to family, anyway.  hehe

I think I'll just put that whole Lindt chocolate thing on the back burner for now.  Maybe I should just eat some chocolate and write some more articles online instead.  It's free!

Monday, May 16, 2011


No, I still haven't written another article for factoidz yet.  LOL  I know.  I said I would try one more time.  It is on my 'to do' list.  Meanwhile though, I did make the Leader Board again on LM5.  That was first on my list anyway. 

I also joined another writing site.  I haven't written anything there yet, either.  The site is called skyword, and I had to apply to prove myself worthy to write there.  I was accepted.  The problem there is that I had joined the health and beauty section which means that is all I can write about.  The only topics available seem to be beauty topics.  I don't know anything about beauty!  Maybe after posting this, I will go see if any topics have come up for health.  I could write about health easy enough.

Then, there is this other writing site I have been looking into.  It's called seekyt.  I don't know...  LOL  What kind of name is that?!  This online writing site works along with google adsense.  That means I would need to earn at least $100 before getting paid.  I don't know if I will ever earn $100, so it is not all that appealing to me right now.  I almost joined, and I probably will.  I guess it can't hurt.

Also, after posting on my other two blogs, I noticed the same ad on each blog right under my new posts.  This ad was for chocolate lovers.  I couldn't resist.  I went directly to their site, read it over a bit, and signed up to be a Lindt Consultant.  Not a clue how that will work out...  It is just another way to earn money by working at home.  I think it's free.  hehe  Maybe I should have read a little more about it.  Anyway, you get your own website and stuff.  I will have to post more about this when I have more information.  I do love chocolate, though!  All chocolate, but especially Lindt chocolate!

I do wonder why this ad was following me around, though.  I mostly only write about writing online, but I guess I write about earning money at home, so this would qualify.  As long as it is free, it sounds pretty exciting.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

In a Slump

I know I said I would give factoidz one last try, but I haven't yet.  I am in a slump right now.  It is so discouraging being rejected.  I will, though.  I am still trying to think of something to write about that will be totally different than anything I have ever written about before.  I have to!  Otherwise, they may reject it for being duplicate content again. 

It kind of makes me really mad that factoidz would insinuate that I would ever be so stupid as to submit anything which would be duplicated, but it also makes me want to try even harder to prove that I can write there.  Other people write there, and I have seen so many bad articles.  Articles using I, me, and my...  misspelled words, and just plain junk.

It was quite a shocker that ehow suddenly quit paying, too.  I sold all my articles that I wrote there.  It feels weird, like a part of me is gone!  ehow is where I first started writing.  Those were my first works, and they made good money, too.  Oh well, it's time to move on...  I should probably delete all their links.  Those articles won't earn me anything anymore, only ehow.

I need to write more articles on List My Five, too.  I am about to fall off from the leader board!  LOL  I really need to catch up there, but I am not really sure why.  I don't even know what is going on there.  I'll probably slap a few articles up on LM5, and then worry about factoidz.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

One Last Try...

OK.  I have tried writing for factoidz.  My 1st article was rejected as duplicated content, which it totally was not.  My 2nd article was published after they made me edit it twice, and my 3rd article was rejected.  I am beginning to feel like a real failure!  Normally, I can write about anything I want and any way I want.  I am not used to rejection.  I have read hundreds of articles on factoidz written by many of their other writers, and I don't see anything special about them.  Sure, some of them have many facts, but there are many others that are just plain articles.  That's what I write...  Just plain articles.

I have been down in the dumps lately and feeling pretty rotten about all of this rejection.  The way I see it is three strikes and I'm out.  I haven't exactly had three strikes yet.  I sort of did, but my 2nd article was published.  It took editing twice, though.  Anyway, that is two strikes for me.  I might as well go for my third, and then I can justifiably put myself out of my misery and write somewhere else.

 I really don't see anything great about writing for factoidz anyway.  It's just that I have alot of great friends who are happily writing articles on that site, and I have heard that they pay pretty well.  My 2nd article has only earned one cent, though, so I really don't see any huge fortune that I will be missing out on there.

So...  here I go!  One last try...

Saturday, April 30, 2011


I received a suggestion about writing on HubPages.  I think this might be an awesome idea.  I have heard that HubPages pays pretty well for articles written online.  I finally remember what my problem was with HubPages when I joined about a year ago.  I was dreadfully afraid to join Google Adsense.  I didn't know what it was, and had no intentions of joining anything new.

I kind of looked into it, but not much.  Google Adsense only pays you once you meet a minimum earnings of $100.  Now though, my blog pays through Google Adsense.  My articles on Bukisa and Infobarrel do, too.  I think it would be really cool to write for HubPages now, and add another site to build my earnings up faster to reach my first payout.

Meanwhile, the biggest thing I have going for me right now is using coupons.  Coupons are a real lifesaver.  Coupons are so awesome!  I am saving so much money that it is really easy sticking to my budget.  That seemed impossible to do before I started using coupons.  I am also very lucky, too.  My main grocery store accepts expired coupons, so I rarely run out of them.  I only wish that I had started way sooner using coupons.

Good Luck everyone with whatever you are doing right now to earn money by working at home, and I hope you all have a fantastic week!  I wrote another article on Factoidz.  LOL  It will probably need editing again...  Facts!  hehe  They will probably want me to add some facts again for some odd reason...

Friday, April 29, 2011

OK... Now I am Excited Again!

Joining Factoidz was a really huge thing for me to do.  Factoidz is for professional writers.  They don't just accept anyone on their site.  You need to apply to write for Factoidz OR you can use another writer's referral link.  By using a referral link, you do not need to apply.  This is the best way to join.

I do not consider myself a professional writer by any means at all.  I have written articles online, but anyone can do that.  I joined Factoidz through a referral link, and I am now really excited!  It took a bit of work to write my first article which they tossed as trash and claimed that it was duplicated content.  Then, I wrote my second article which I had to edit twice.  It turns out that all they wanted was for me to add more facts.  That was easy!  Here is the link to my first article that I actually published on Factoidz:

 How to Get Over Your Fear of Birds

I am really excited now that I am finally in with the best writers.  I never would have thought that it would have been so easy!  I even made a dime already just for publishing my first article.  I think I will stay with Factoidz for now, but as a friend suggested, I might also try Hubpages.  I joined Hubpages about a year ago, but I never wrote anything there.  I guess it's the rules.  I really hate rules.  I hate reading the rules, learning the rules, and I hate following the rules...

If anyone else would like to consider joining Factoidz, here is my Referral Link.

Oh, by the way, eHow must have had another sweep.  I am missing another two of my articles there.  I still have 63 of them, though.