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DEAL: Digital Meat Thermometer Shipped for Only $.14

DEAL: Meat Thermometer Shipped for Only $.14

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Digital wireless meat thermometer for kitchen use and on the grill or smoker with LCD display. Designed by Innotech Group, Ltd., the thermometer is normally $29.97 and currently $14.97 on Amazon.com, but ONLY $.14 including shipping with No Kidding Coupons!

Meat Thermometer

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Random Acts of Kindness

Random Acts of Kindness

The “United We Serve” initiative began in January 2013 with President Obama’s call for Americans to volunteer and has arguably developed into Random Acts of Kindness all across the country. To make your mark, here are some great examples of Random Acts of Kindness:

Classic:

  • Volunteer
  • Smile
  • Pick-Up Trash
  • Pay for the car behind you via drive-thru or toll
  • Plant a Tree
  • Hold the door open for someone, especially an elderly individual
  • Allow someone to go ahead of you in line, especially if you have a lot of items versus their few or they have young children
  • Leave quarters in meters, at the laundromat, in candy machines and merry-go-round rides
  • Donate non-perishables to food pantry
  • Donate items you no longer use to Goodwill or Salvation Army, or on Craigslist or FreeCycle
  • Visit or Read to Elderly

Environmental:

  • Conserve Water
  • Use Reusable Water Bottle
  • Recycle
  • Use Digital Coupons versus Paper
  • Use Reusable Shopping Bags
  • Carpool
  • Conserve energy

Neighborly for family, friend, neighbor, hair stylist, bank teller, massage therapist, stranger, etc.:

  • Bake
  • Rake leaves
  • Mow

Educational:

  • Donate books
  • Tutor children
  • Host an international student

Thoughtful:

  • Complete employee surveys
  • Return a shopping cart
  • Buy locally–small businesses and farmers markets
  • Become an Organ Donor
  • Donate Blood
  • Donate your Hair to Locks of Love
  • Write a Hand-Written Thank You
  • Tip Generously
  • Compliment waiter/waitress or customer service representative by asking to speak to their manager
  • Give a positive review on Etsy, Angie’s List, etc.
  • Fill up a strangers’ gas tank
  • Upcycle
  • Thank public service employee: mail carrier, firefighter, police officer, etc.
  • Offer repair man, technician, etc. a beverage

Compliment:

  • Stranger on hair style, outfit, jewlery, etc.
  • Mother or father for their parenting techniques
  • Company’s products or services via phone or email (as opposed to negative remarks)

For additional Random Acts of Kindness, see the following resources:

Do you have young children or time restrictions? Check out: Random Acts of Kindness Online and Volunteerism

References:

“About United We Serve.” United We Serve. Serve.gov, n.d. Web. 11 Aug. 2014.

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Random Acts of Kindness Online

Random Acts of Kindness Online

There are many wonderful things you can do to help others, but volunteerism, charity and kindness can require a lot of time, something especially difficult when you have a busy schedule or small children. The following are some great ways to put your time or money to work in making a positive difference from your couch for individuals and non-profit organizations:

Money: 

  • Random Kindness: A “subreddit” of Reddit, a public forum, where you can request and gift acts of kindness.
  • Random Acts of Amazon: Similar to Random Kindess, Random Acts of Amazon is another subreddit where people post their Amazon Wish Lists and, as a kind soul, you can gift an item. Random Wishlist provides you with just that or you can search by similar interests via Wishlist Database Search (orange buttons on right hand side). Here’s how you send a gift.
  • Random Acts of Pizza: Where you can gift a pizza to somebody in need via an eGift Card sent to their email. In the subreddit, individuals will provide a brief description about their circumstances and are very good at paying it forward. Similarly, see Food Pantry and Assistance.
  • Donate to a Non-Profit: There are over 1.5 million non-profit organizations, but here a few of my favorites for personal reasons: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America for Crohn’s Disease, Ulcerlative Colitis and Irritable Bowel Syndrome, American Cancer Society and Help-Portrait, a global movement of photographers, hair stylists and makeup artists providing no-cost portraits annually in early December.

Time: 

As your schedule becomes more flexible, check out Random Acts of Kindness for non-virtual opportunities and Volunteerism

References:

“How Many Nonprofit Organizations Are There in the U.S.?” GrantSpace. N.p., n.d. Web. 11 Aug. 2014.

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Volunteerism

Volunteerism

Volunteerism is the original Random Act of Kindness although not entirely random. One in four Americans volunteered last year (25.4%) contributing 7.9 billion hours for many different non-profit organizations like food pantries, religious affiliations, homeless shelters, etc. How great is that?!

On the other hand, volunteerism has decreased 1.1%, with the top reasons against cited as:

  • Time: Read “commitments” and the frustration when you solely are responsible for everything because volunteer A-Y bailed
  • Money: Between gas to haul materials for set-up, postage for donations and thank-you notes, snacks for target audience and volunteers, and funds actually spent at the event, finances can be daunting
  • Parenting Responsibilities: Small children, adorable as they are, are notorious for their energy suction capabilities and monitoring necessity
  • Qualifications: If volunteers are interested in offering their time, a primary concern is how they can help or, more specifically, what tasks they will be completing

Benefits of Volunteerism So, what? Valid question. Aside from the estimated $175 billion benefit, there are individual benefits too including:

  • Increased Happiness: Being “very happy” rose 7% among monthly volunteers and 12% for those who volunteer every two to four weeks
  • Social Health: Meet new people and increase social and relationship skills
  • Mental and Physical Well-Being: Improve self-confidence, combat depression and reduce risk of heart disease
  • Employment: Provide career experience and enjoy a 27% greater chance of employment

Volunteerism

  • Role Model: Encourage and motivate others especially when you volunteer as a family and children have the opportunity to witness the benefits
  • Having Fun!

Become a Volunteer To get started, check out: Local Opportunities:

Local Organizations:

References:

“Volunteering and Its Surprising Benefits.” : Helping Yourself While Helping Others. HelpGuide.Org, 2014. Web. 13 Aug. 2014. “Volunteering in America.” Corporation for National and Community Service. USA.gov, 2014. Web. 11 Aug. 2014. “Volunteering in the United States, 2013.” U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 25 Feb. 2014. Web. 09 Aug. 2014.

You may also like: Random Acts of Kindness and Random Acts of Kindness Online

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Awesome Amazon Finds

Awesome Amazon Finds

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Smart Phone Rebate: Checkout51

Smart Phone Rebate: Checkout51

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Checkout51 is a smart phone app like Ibotta and Shopmium and, like Shopmium, you can purchase the item from any retailer store that carries the applicable product.  Furthermore, the selection is typically greater than that of Shopmium and you do not need to scan or take a photo of the product’s barcode.  Similar to Ibotta, however, you do have to reach a limit before you can be reimbursed.  With Checkout51, the minimum amount is $20.00 and you will be issued a check and the offers vary dependent upon previous offers you have redeemed and luck as in the instance of randomized offers.  For an example of random offers, see Possible FREE Fiber One Fruit Snacks at Walmart (March 2014).

How it Works:

  1. Download the App | iTunes App Store and Google Play Store
  2. Check out the available offers
  3. Purchase that product from any retailer
  4. Upload your receipt and receive your reward
  5. Be reimbursed when you reach $20.00 via check

Additional information

Shopmium | Ibotta

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Smart Phone Rebate: Ibotta

Smart Phone Rebate: Ibotta

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Ibotta is a smart phone rebate app like Checkout51 and Shopmium, but, like Checkout51, you are only eligible for a payout or to be reimbursed once you have reached $5.00.  This payout can be via Paypal, Venmo or as giftcards to various retailers.  Occasionally, the giftcards can be reimbursed with as little as a $2.00 balance.  Unlike the others, however, Ibotta can only be utilized at specific retailers including: Target, Walmart, Sam’s Club, Pick N save, Hy-Vee, Walgreens, CVS Pharmacy, Military Commissary, Piggy Wiggly Midwest, Whole Foods, Costco, Dollar General and Family Dollar.

How it Works:

  1. Download the App | iTunes App Store or Google Play Store
  2. Review products and unlock offers | May include reading about the product, viewing an informational video or commercial advertisement, sharing the company via Facebook, etc.
  3. Buy product | Scan the barcode at the store to verify it matches the offer
  4. Earn by scanning the barcode and taking a picture of the receipt
  5. Redeem via Paypal, Venmo or giftcards when you reach, on average, $5.00 excluding any gift card options

Additional information

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