Saturday, November 19, 2011

Focus Groups - 11-19

dScout on new tech buyers $50-$125 possible Did you get a new tech device (i.e. smartphone, computer, tablet, mp3 player) in the last 6 months and want to tell us about it? Then come on down!

We are looking for a select group of people to brag, umm we mean talk, about their new devices.

This is a photo-based study where everything can be done right from your mobile phone. We’ll ask for a handful of submissions (photos + a bit of commentary) about your new device(s). In return we will pay you $50-$125 (depending on if you get selected for both missions)

Apply by clicking on the link below and taking the survey. It should take about 10 minutes. We’re looking for a variety of individuals, so please just be your awesome self. And refer your friends – if someone you refer is chosen and completes the study, you get $25!

Finds of the Day II - 11-19



Recyclebank has a fun new contest where there will be lots of ways you can earn more points! This contest is all about ways to green your Seasons.

1) You will first need to Log in or sign up for a new Recyclebank account (completely FREE to join).

2) Go to the “Home” page and scroll thru the moving banners at the top and look for the Green Your Seasons ad like shown above.  If you don’t see the link then look under the “Earn Points” Tab at the top of the page.  Or click here for a direct link


Barnes & Noble

Click here for a coupon for 40% on one item from the for Educational toys and games, adult games and puzzles or gift section. Valid through 11/24.
Click here for a $5 off coupon for  Scrabble Flash, Simon Flash or Yahtzee Flash.   


Click here for a printable coupon for 60% off one item. Valid through 11/21.  Use code HME232 for free shipping on 11/20 only.

Finds of the Day - 11-19

Here's some offers for earning extra when your purchase gift cards this holiday season. I buy some for myself for going out with friends during the holidays.
  • AMC — Buy $30 in gift cards, get a $5 concessions card.
  • Applebee’s — Purchase $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card. (In-store only.)
  • Barnes & Noble — Free $10 eGift card when you buy $100 in gift cards.
  • Benihana — Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 promotional card.
  • Best Western — Buy a $100 travel card, get a bonus $10 gift card. Choose from Best Western, Amazon, Best Buy, Darden, or Walmart.
  • Black Angus — Get $5 in bonus bucks for every $50 in gift cards you purchase.
  • Bonefish Grill — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus card + a sweepstakes entry.
  • Boston Market — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus card. (Advertised in SmartSource,  check in store.)
  • Brunswick — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus certificate.
  • California Pizza Kitchen — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 rewards card.
  • Carraba’s — Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $20 bonus gift card + a sweepstakes entry.
  • Cheeseburger in Paradise — Get a $10 bonus card for every $50 in gift cards purchased.
  • The Children’s Place — Get a $10 e-gift card for every $40 you spend on e-gift cards.
  • Chili’s — Save 10% when you buy $100 or more in Chili’s gift cards.
  • Claim Jumper — Buy $500 in gift cards, get 10% back in bonus gift cards. (Through 11/30.)
  • Culver’s — Get a free double deluxe value basket for every $25 in gift cards you buy.
  • ExxonMobil — Buy $100 in gift cards at an Exxon or Mobile Station, register them online, and get a $10 ExxonMobil gift card by mail.
  • Flat Top Grill/Stir Crazy – Buy $100 in gift cards, get a $25 bonus card.
  • Fuddruckers — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Gap/Old Navy — Get 10% off gift cards when you use your Gap credit card to purchase and use coupon.
  • Half Price Books — Get a $5 coupon with each $25 gift card you purchase.
  • IHOP — Give a $25 IHOP gift card, get $5.00 off your next visit.
  • Joe’s Crab Shack — Buy $25 in gift cards, get $5 bonus bucks.
  • Kroger – Earn quadruple fuel points on gift card purchases. (Through 12/11.)
  • Maggiano’s — Buy $100 in e-gift cards, get a $20 bonus card plus a free subscription to Food & Wine magazine.
  • Marriott — Buy a Marriott gift card by 1/7 and get an extra 10% applied to it with code “MMF”.
  • Max & Erma’s — Get a $5 bonus card when you buy $25 in gift cards.
  • Morton’s — Buy $500 in gift cards, get a $100 bonus card. Buy $300 in gift cards, get a $50 bonus card.
  • Noodles & Co. — Buy $25 in gift cards, get a card for a free sandwich duo.
  • Old Spaghetti Factory — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus certificate.
  • Outback Steakhouse — Buy a $100 gift card, get a $20 bonus gift card.
  • Panda Express — Get a free two-entree plate with purchase of a $25 gift card. Exclusions apply; some locations it’s $30, read fine print.
  • Pappadeux – Buy $50 in gift cards, get a $10 bonus card.
  • Romano’s Macaroni Grill — Get a $5 bonus card with every $25 in gift cards.
  • Ruby Tuesday — Buy $50 in gift cards get free ground shipping plus a $15 bonus card.
  • Ruth’s Chris — Buy $250 in gift cards, get 10% off.
  • Steak & Shake – Bonus $5 when you buy $20 in gift cards. (Be sure to verify in store.)
  • Sunda Chicago — Buy a $100 gift card, get a $25 gift card.
  • Sweet Tomatoes — Spend $50 on gift cards, get a complimentary meal pass.
  • Taco Bell — Buy a $20 gift card in store, get a free taco flatbread sandwich combo.
  • TGI Friday’s — Spend $25 on gift cards, get a $5 bonus card.
  • Uno Chicago Grill — Buy a $25 gift card, get a $5 bonus voucher.

Friday, November 18, 2011


Breast Cancer Chicago Area Greetings from Engage In Depth!

We are currently looking for women with breast cancer to participate in a confidential research study.

This is not a clinical trial. All information that we gather in the research, including the content of this survey, will be kept confidential.

This study is scheduled to take place on November 30th at a location in the Chicago area, and should last approximately 60 minutes.
There is a $150 incentive offered for those who qualify for and complete the study.

Click on the link below (or copy and paste it into your browser) and answer a few screening questions to determine if you qualify for this study. []

Finds of the Day - 11-18

Ace Hardware

Click here to print out a 50% off 1 regular priced item coupon.  Valid November 26th only and limit 1 per household.


Aeropostale is having their Friends & Family Sale with 40% off when you enter coupon code AEROFRIENDS at checkout. To shop instore, there is a Printable Coupon. Valid through 11/20.

Body Shop
The Body Shop is offering several good coupons for online purchases. For $10 off $40 apply coupon code GINGER1, for $25 off $60 apply coupon code GINGER2, and for $40 Off $80 apply coupon code GINGER3 during checkout.


Register at the  CVS Facebook Page to get a 20% Off Shopping Pass.  Available for the first 100,000 registrants or by 12/25/11. Limit one per cardholder. You will receive an email with a coupon containing full offer details.


Kohl's is having their Friends & Family Sale with a 20% off Coupon Code NOVFF20.   Instore there's a Printable Coupon,  Valid through 11/20/11.

Sports Authority

Click here to print out a F&F 25% Off One Item coupon good at all Sports Authority locations.  Valid through Tuesday, November 22, 2011.


Enter code Parfum2 at checkout at for 20% off Women's Perfumes & Men's Colognes.  Valid through November 18, 2011. 

Don't forget if purchasing online to get additional cash back from or

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Focus Groups - 11-17

Conde Nast Style Society

Ever wondered what takes place behind the scenes at some of your favorite magazines and websites? Here’s your opportunity to find out…

You are invited to join Condé Nast Style Society, an exclusive online community brought to you by the publishers of Vogue, Vanity Fair, Glamour, Allure, Epicurious,, and more. We want to bring you into our world and hear what you think.

As a member of Condé Nast Style Society, you’ll enjoy:

* The chance to voice your opinions via forums, contests, polls and more
* Special rewards for your participation (like Sephora gift cards and tote bags)
* An opportunity to impact projects we’re working on
* Weekly blog posts from Style Society highlighting trends and tips from your favorite magazines and websites

Membership is limited. To get started, you’ll need to answer a few questions to confirm your eligibility before getting access to register for a Style Society account.


Focus Forward

NEW YORK- $75 for a 1-hour in-person interview on November 29 or November 30

PHILADELPHIA- $100 for a 1-hour in-person interview on November 29, November 30, or December 1

Focus Pointe Global

Focus Pointe Global invites you to apply to participate in a study about Information Technology. If you would like to participate, you must complete an Eligibility Screener to discover whether your experiences with certain products or services are relevant to the research we're conducting. Please remember, not everyone who begins an Eligibility Screener completes it. Only those qualified for the research, based on experiences, will complete the Eligibility Screener and move on to the next step of the application process. Even if you don't qualify to participate in this focus group, you will receive 1 entry to our monthly sweepstakes for a chance to win up to $250.

Qualify here:

Coupon Site - Recycle Bank

Today's Coupon Site is Recyclebank

How Recyclebank works:

1.  Earn points for taking everyday green actions.  Points earning activities include making pledges, answering quizzes, purchasing specially marked products and trading in your old electronics.
2.  Redeem points for great rewards.  Rewards include grocery, apparel and restaurant coupons and giftcards,  in addition to magazine subscriptions and other physical rewards.   Rewards change often.  Here is an example of what's available now:

 -  Save $1.00 on any TWO (2) Ziploc® Brand Bags
 -  $6.00 of $70 or more at Cub Foods
 -  $1.00 any 2 cups of Oikos Yogurt
 -  $1.00 of any 1 Q-Tips
 -  Free one-year subscription of Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, Harpers   Bazaar, Marie Claire, Parents and more.
 -  Gift cards for Best Buy, Panera, Itunes, Home Depot and more.

 Click here to sign up today.

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Focus Groups - 11-16

20/20 Research

$75 2-day Online Music Study for Adults and Teens.  Starts 1st week of Dec.

Online Focus Group (#11-0725) re: Breakfast ($150 VISA) Nov. 14 to 28 20/20 is currently conducting a research study regarding Breakfast (#11-0725) and would like to invite males and females, across the country, to participate using your cell phone and a 3-day online discussion.

The study takes place between November 14-28th, and will require using your cell phone to capture your meal experiences, and then go online for approximately 20-30 minutes each day (for 3 days), to answer questions posted by the moderator.

For your time and participation you will be given a $150 Online Visa Code,which can be used for online purchases at any website that accepts a regular Visa card. As always, any information that you provide will remain strictly confidential.

Finds of the Day - 11-16

Banana Republic
Banana Republic Stores are offering 50% off up to 5 Regular Priced Items with this Printable Coupon valid November 16 only.

Bath & Body Works

Bath & Body Works offering $10 off $30 with this Printable Coupon valid thru 11/20/11.  Online use coupon code TENSHIP at checkout.

Body Shop

The Body Shop is having a B2G1 free/B1G1 50% off promotion along with free shipping on any order and $1 body butter with any $30 purchase.  use code NOVEMBER11 for an additional 20% off online.  Valid 11/15-11/16

FREE Medium fries with purchase of any medium or large soft drink with this coupon. Valid through 2/15/12.


Starbucks from Thursday through Sunday (Nov. 17-20), you'll get a FREE holiday drink when you buy a holiday drink.  Your choice of Peppermint Mocha, Skinny Peppermint Mocha, Caramel Brulée Latte, Gingerbread Latte or Eggnog Latte.


Use code BACK2SCHOOL to get 10% off your purchase or VIPMOM to get $15 off purchases of $60 or more.  Free shipping for first order.  With any $45 purchase, you'll receive a Disney Fun Magazine Subscription. 

Focus Group - P&K Research

Today's Focus Group is P&K Research.

P&K Research conducts onsite surveys, discussion groups that usually last a couple hours, in-home use studies that involve a shipment or quick pick up, and online studies.  In person focus groups are located in Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles Area and the New York area.

Here's some faqs from P&K Research:

How often can I test?

Up to 3 to 4 times over any twelve-month period, about every 3 months or so.

How often will you call me?

Names are pulled at random by computer and called. Some people get called more than others and some are easier to get hold of than others - there's no way to predict it. After you complete a study, it will be a few months before your name is eligible to be pulled again.

How will I be contacted for studies?

Primarily you will be contacted by the recruitment department. On occasions there will be recruitment messages posted on the P&K online community and social media pages.

How much do on-site studies pay?

Most on-site studies pay around $25-$30 per hour of testing.

How long will I have to be there?

Each study varies but most studies last about an hour.

To become a P&K tester, you can go to and click on the registration link.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Focus Groups II - 11-15

Focus Forward

LOS ANGELES, CA - $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5

CHICAGO, IL - $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5

Focus Groups - 11-15

Focus Forward

MICHIGAN - $50 for 2-Hour Webcam Group – Friday November 18 at 4:00 PM EST

ILLINOIS - $50 for 2-Hour Webcam Group – Friday November 18 at 4:00 PM EST

INDIANA - $50 for 2-Hour Webcam Group – Friday November 18 at 4:00 PM EST
OHIO - $50 for 2-Hour Webcam Group – Friday November 18 at 4:00 PM EST

NATIONWIDE – Men $200 for 2-Week Online Board November 30th – December 13th: 

Find of the Day - Mastercard


$20 gift card when you spend $200 online
Click here to sign up

* Starts 11/15/11. Ends 12/31/11 or while supplies last. Offline, PIN-based & international transactions ineligible. Gift Card quantities are limited to the first 80,000 eligible entrants & maximum 10,000 other gifts to next 10,000 eligible entrants. 
What is the MasterCard "Here's to Moms" Spend & Get Offer?
This offer is for MasterCard cardholders who enroll for the program then spend $200 online with their registered MasterCard card from November 15 through December 31, 2011, and then are eligible to will receive a $20 MasterCard gift card, provided that they comply with the Terms & Conditions for the program at

Who is eligible to participate?
The offer is only open to MasterCard cardholders who are legal residents of the 50 United States or the District of Columbia, 18 years of age or older as of November 15, 2011. Employees of MasterCard International Incorporated and its affiliates are not eligible to participate. Other restrictions apply. See Terms & Conditions at for complete details.

When is the Offer Period?
The offer begins at 12:00:01 a.m. Central Time ("CT") on November 15, 2011 and ends at 11:59:59 p.m. CT on December 31, 2011.

How do I enroll in the Offer?
Visit during the Offer Period, and fully complete and submit the Registration Form according to the instructions provided, including your MasterCard account number and valid email address.

After I enroll, what purchases on my MasterCard card qualify for an Offer Gift? How much do I have to spend to get an Offer Gift?
MasterCard card purchases made online during the Offer Period qualify toward the Offer Gift. Entrants must spend $200 or more to qualify – this $200 spend can be made within one or cumulative purchases online.

What is the Offer Gift? What are the 'other gifts' that are mentioned?
The Offer Gifts are (1) a $20 MasterCard gift card. MasterCard gift card restrictions may apply – please view the gift card enclosure for complete details.

(2) If the (80,000) Offer Gift threshold is met before the 12/31/11 Offer End Date, Sponsor will award the next (10,000) eligible recipients a 1-year subscription to a magazine title to be designated by Sponsor. If the (80,000) Offer Gift threshold is not hit, these other gifts will not be awarded.

Finds of the Day - 11-15 offers $25 off on any purchase or $50 off over $200 with code IBLBP.  Valid through 11/17.

JC Penny

JC Penney offers $10 off $25 or more with code HUGENESS. The coupon also entitles the user to Free In-store pick up. For In-store, use this printable coupon


Macy's Stores are offering $10 off $25 on all Sale & Clearance Apparel and Select Home Items (excludes specials & super buys) with this Printable Coupon valid through November 16 until 1pm local time.

Office Max

Office Max offers a $5 Coupon Card when you text the word DEALS to 62999. The coupon may be used online or in stores. Valid for the first 10,000 to reply. 
 Old Navy

Old Navy offers 25% off online with code TREAT.  Also valid at Gap, Banana Republic and Athleta, and 20% of Piperlime.  Valid through 11/16.

Don't forget if purchasing online to get additional cash back from or

Deal-of-the-day - Bloomspot

Tuesday's Deal-of-the-Day site is Bloomspot.

Bloomspot offers exceptional offers for weekend getaways and unique local luxury experiences from top-rated merchants.  Currently they offer deals for the following cities: Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, Denver, Houston, Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Seattle and Washington DC.

Reminder - If you're planning a vacation to one of these cities, it's a great idea to sign up for e-mails several months before departure to save on vacation.

Click here to sign up today.

Also some other discount codes:

$25 off $50 promo code with code SPECIAL25 at checkout.  Valid until 11/24. 

15% off your order with code MEMBER15.  Valid until 11/18.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Finds of the Day - 11-14


Groupon is offering $50 American Apparel Gift Card for $25 or $100 Gift Card for $50.
The Fine Print
  • Expires Jan 21, 2012
  • Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Valid only for option purchased. Not valid for sale items, Multibrand or Vintage products or gift cards. Must spend $75 over Groupon discount for free shipping. Returns only for store credit with valid receipt within 45 days of purchase. No returns/exchanges on swimwear, bodysuits, unitards, or intimates. Returns valid only to venue of original purchase. Not valid in Canada.
  • See the rules that apply to all deals
 Click here to sign up for Groupon

Jet Blue

Here’s an exclusive online offer for our most loyal customers. Book today only and save 20% off* with promo code 20FORYOU. Valid for travel between 11/29/11 and 2/15/12.

Offer Details:

Promo Code: 20FORYOU

Book: Today only, November 14, 2011 (until 11:59 PM ET)

Travel: November 29, 2011 - February 15, 2012

Blackout dates: December 16, 2011 - January 3, 2012

US originating flights (including Puerto Rico)

How to Book:

Promo codes can only be redeemed online at
Search flights within travel dates listed above.
Enter code in promo code field exactly as it appears (case sensitive).
You must select flights in order for discount to appear. Once selected you will see the discount amount displayed in the itinerary subtotal on the right side of the flights page.
Offer available today only 11/14/2011 (11:59 PM ET).
Only one code per reservation


Staples Stores [Store Locator] are offering 20 5"x7" Holiday Folded Cards for Free with this Printable Coupon valid through November 19. Offer is also valid online with coupon code 32044, but shipping is free on orders $45 or more.

Focus Groups - 11-14

Focus Forward

LOS ANGELES, CA - $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5

SAN FRANCISCO, CA- $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5 

CHICAGO, IL - $150 for 2-Week Online Bulletin Board 11/28-12/5

Survey Company - SurveySpot

Monday's survey company is SurveySpot.

SurveySpot provides its members with survey opportunities in exchange for rewards. Earn points that can be redeemed for cash and gift vouchers.

Surveys can range in points from 50 upward.  Each e-mail will tell you the points available and how long each survey will take.  Once you reach 1000 points you can redeem them for Paypal or other rewards.  1000 points is equal to $10.

I don't do all the surveys that come from surveyspot, only the ones with higher point values that are worth my time.  I need at least 200 points for 20 minutes of my time

click here to join today.

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Finds of the Day - 11-13

Target has released new printable coupons online including:

when you buy any ONE LISTERINE® SMART RINSE® Anticavity Flouride Rinse 500ml With purchase of three greeting cards when you buy any FOUR packages of Rubbermaid® TakeAlongs® food storage Containers

$1/2 off any Rubermaid Takealongs Storage Container
$1.10 off Children's Advil Products
$1.25 off Listerine Smart Rinse
$10/1 Christmas Tree $150 or Higher
20% off Holiday Outdoor Lighting
B1G1 FREE 8.5×11 inch Double-Sided Photo Book
$3/1 Disney Cuddly Bodysuit 3-pk. newborn to 9-mos.
$1/3 American Greetings Cards (excludes under $1)

20% Off Tabletop Holiday Tree Skirt wyb a Tabletop Holiday Tree
20% Off Individual Holiday Tree Ornament
$2/3 Greeting Cards (over $1)
$2/3 Holiday Paper Goods for the coupons.