Easy Money Maker #1: SwagBucks

My first Easy Money Maker to share with you is SwagBucks.

There are so many ways to earn, on SwagBucks. The main thing I do, is run the SBTV app on my old phone. This app plays all sorts of videos (movie trailers, cooking clips, etc.) and you earn 2 bucks for every 4 videos. I can earn up to 36 bucks a day with this.

You can also earn by watching more videos on your computer, online searches, participating in the multitude of offers (some are free), printing and redeeming coupons (same as coupons.com), getting referrals, and more!

You can redeem for a $5 Amazon gift card once you earn 450 SwagBucks or $5 Paypal deposit for 500 SwagBucks.

MY Experience: I’ve been a member of SwagBucks for about four years now. I have not spent hours on end building up my balance, but I have earned a good amount of extra cash. I just requested $50 to be sent to my Paypal account last week.

If you choose to sign up, please consider using my affiliate link:


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Easy Money Makers – Computers & Smartphones

I am currently a stay at home mom. I have one child in school while I have my youngest at home along with another child that I babysit. I’m always looking for ways to help bring in more income for my family and these online sites and apps are the way I do it.

This is not a post about how to get rich quick, but just a way to make a few extra bucks here and there. If you know of another legit opportunity that’s not listed, please let us know about it!

I will only list companies I have directly received payment from, or those that a few trusted friends or family members tell me about.

I will share 1-2 opportunities per week. Keep checking back for more.

*Affiliate links are included.


Easy Money Maker #1: SwagBucks

You can earn with SwagBucks on your computer or on your smartphone.

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Family Day at Cedar Point and New Rides in 2014!

I love taking my family to Cedar Point. We took a trip there in May just before school ended. We were invited to visit the park as part of a blogger’s day and since my sister’s family was attending too, the rest of our family decided to join up with us. Twelve of the fourteen of us were able to meet up after lunch and spent most of the rest of the day together.

We started our day in Kiddy Kingdom since we had kids ranging from 3 up to 15 with us.


Later on we split up – some of the adults and older kids went to ride some roller coasters while my family stayed behind in Camp Snoopy. I am a scaredy cat so I was happy to watch my kids enjoy their rides and at times join in with them.

It was nice being able to split up so the coaster fans were able to get their ride time in and the kids all got their time to ride what THEY all wanted to ride, and to spend time with their cousins, which is always enjoyed. I love that Cedar Point has so many areas filled with children’s rides to keep a family day kid friendly.


Cousins at Cedar Point Cousins at Cedar Point



When you’re visiting Cedar Point for the day there are many choices on where to eat and get drinks throughout the park. If you’re visiting with your family and want a cheaper way to eat, I suggest splitting some of chicken tenders meals. We’ve done that each time we’ve visited and it works great for us. It’s also a good idea to go ahead and get a refillable cup. It’s worth it to be able to get cheaper drinks throughout the day and you go home with a reusable souvenir cup. Also, take note – Cedar Point offers FREE cups of water. As a parent, I was very thankful to discover that the first time we took our little ones a couple of years ago. It was comforting to know that I could go up to any stand and get some water for the kids to cool down.

I really recommend visiting Cedar Point with your own family – no matter the size! There is something for everyone, and it definitely leaves children with great memories of when they went to a big amusement park with their cousins, aunts, uncles, and grandparents!

At the time of our visit, there were some new coasters to check out. My husband did not get to personally try either of those out (remember, he’s the coaster guy). We were saving those for a little later in the evening. As we headed over to that area, we found out my dad had passed out and was on the way to the ER. (The rest of the night/early morning is a whole other story. He’s fine though and went home the next day.) Even though we can’t personally write about an experience on those rides, we still want to let you know what they are.

Lake Erie Monsters

Riders sit in one of eight “eagles” suspended from arms 28 feet in the air. As the ride spins, the eagles swing outward – and riders have the unique opportunity to control their flight experience from mild to wild!


Pipe Scream

The Pipe Scream rocks and rolls you on over 302 feet of track, flying 43 feet above the midway at 43 mph! Twist and spin on what’s being called “the best of a roller coaster and a flat ride in one.”

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The Quicken Loans Arena menu is at your fingertips!

I’ve been scrolling through the online menu for The Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland. We’ve been attending events there for years and we seem to always get the same things every show. Now with this mobile menu available for my viewing, I’m searching for something to enjoy during The Walking with Dinosaurs show there tomorrow night.

So far I have been amazed. There is such a wide variety of food stands through the arena. I feel like I’ve never heard of half of them! There are stands that cover the typical event snacks like nachos, pretzels, popcorn and of course wings from Quaker Steak & Lube! But there are also food stands that specialize in drinks, sandwiches, pizza, etc. Just4U has a variety of foods that are nut free, gluten free, vegetarian, low sugar, MSG free, all natural, whole grain, and more! I had no idea all of that was there.

The Quicken Loans menu also includes souvenir cups that receive a free refill the day of the show. We still have ours from a WWE events many years ago! 

They also have bottomless popcorn (what?!) and when attending a Cleveland Cavaliers event, you can purchase a seat package that includes ALL YOU CAN EAT from certain stands. How cool is that?

Be sure to check out the menu before you attend your next event at The Quicken Loans arena. You can find it here: 


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Order Something Tiafied for your next party!

When planning a birthday party for our children, the birthday cake is always at the top of the list. It has to taste good, look good, fit the theme, etc. It’s a very important part of the party and it really makes a difference.

I sometimes hate to admit it, but we have always ordered our cakes from local grocery store bakeries. Some of them aren’t that unique, but they were good enough for us.

For our daughter’s birthday this year we tried something different, Something Tiafied.

Tia is a local baker/artist from Green, Ohio, who really enjoys making something different and appealing. I spoke with her a month before our party and simply told her we were doing a Frozen party theme and after we chose a cake flavor, she took it from there and we were very pleased.

Grace's 6th Birthday Cake


If you’re planning a party or get together, Tia is the person to talk to! Something Tiafied provides cakes, chocolate candies, chocolate covered oreos, and more! Please tell her that we sent you when you place your order. :)


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Sam’s Club Membership – Get yours now!!

If you have ever considered getting a Sam’s Club Membership, now is the time to do it. We have just made the decision to get ourselves one again because of an amazing deal we couldn’t pass up.

Zullily is currently offering the following for just $45:

Sam’s Club Membership
$20 Sam’s Club Gift Card
Take & Bake Pizza (Pepperoni or Cheese)
Cheesecake Squares (16 count)
5 x 7 Canvas Mini Print with Stand

We used to have a membership a few years back when our daughter was young. It was very helpful with a lot of our grocery shopping and especially for baby wipes. That was the only place we would buy those.

I’m excited to get back into shopping at Sam’s Club again. We’ve discussed getting a membership recently and this offer is what sealed the deal on that.

Sign up now to get this deal on your Sam’s Club Membership.
This offer is only available until 9 a.m. (EST) on Monday, May 19th.

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Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey presents LEGENDS at Covelli Centre – Giveaway

Legends logo

Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Presents LEGENDS, an all-new edition that unites iconic circus stars with living mythological creatures in a celebration of the LEGENDS that have captured imaginations for centuries.  Ringmaster Johnathan Lee Iverson guides Paulo the Legend Seeker on his quest to discover real, living legends from around the world and presents Paulo’s fantastic discoveries to circus fans everywhere.

Mythology meets reality as Paulo encounters the wondrous Pegasus and the amazing Unicorn, as well as circus legends such as big cat presenter Alexander Lacey; the Riders of the Wind Cossack horsemen; and motorcycle daredevils, the Torres Family.  They all come together along with a cast spanning 25 countries in a spectacular production.

LEGENDS also boasts the largest display of exotic hair-hanging artists in the entire world, magnificent Asian elephants, a twenty-acrobat troupe perched atop only a pair of bicycles and a never-before-seen double-wide, high-flying trapeze act.


Friday, April 25          7PM
Saturday, April 26    11AM, 3PM, 7PM
Sunday, April 27       11AM, 3PM, 7PM
Monday, April 28       7PM


Tickets are available online via Ticketmaster. Ticket prices range from $12 to $95.


ENTER TO WIN one of THREE Family 4 packs to LEGENDS in Youngstown, OH.

Be sure to do the mandatory entry listed below. After that, feel free to do any of the extra entries for more chances to win. Entries will be accepted until 10pm, Tuesday, April 22, 2014THREE winners will then be chosen via random.org and will be announced on Facebook and on our giveaway winners postThe winners will also receive an e-mail and will have 24hours to respond or a new winner(s) will be chosen.

MANDATORY ENTRIES: You must do at least ONE of the mandatory entries. Feel free to do both if you’d like.

1 Entry – “Like” The Boy Meets Girl Blog on Facebook

1 Entry – Follow The Boy Meets Girl Blog via e-mail (right side of blog).

BONUS Entries:

1 Entry – “Like” Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey on Facebook!

2 Entries – Follow thebmgblog on Twitter

2 Entries –  Get a friend to enter this giveaway. (They must leave a comment with your name. You must also do your two entry comments for it to count.)

3 Entries – Retweet our Twitter post for 3 extra entries EVERYDAY. 
(*Note this is different from previous giveaways.)

3 Entries – Comment on a non-giveaway post.

4 Entries – Enter another current giveaway (when available).

*I received event tickets from FELD in exchange for this post.


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