Earn cash for surveys! A+ Rating from the BBB; Rated 9.3/10 by users!!

9231745_xlMy Survey is accepting new members and these spots can fill up FAST!!  This is a great survey company that can pay up to $10 per survey!

One blog reader (see photo below) got $5 just for filling out a quick survey!

Here’s how to start earning:

  1. Sign up for MySurvey here
  2. You MUST confirm your email to start receiving surveys
  3. Fill out surveys and earn money

MySurvey has had great reviews!  I checked it out on the review site (I use it to make sure companies are trustworthy)!  Not only do they have an A+ rating with the BBB, but check out the user reviews!  

This review site had 114 reviews giving it 9.3/10 stars… the reviewers are very happy with this site!

Here’s what they say!

I have been a member for about a year and I really have to say that this one is my favorite survey sites of them all. I receive plenty of survey invitations. I qualify for almost all of them. I have started surveys that had a 5 cent reward to it and have been paid as much as $19 after the full completion of the survey. I have done in-home product evaluations, product usage diaries and a number of surveys where I’ve earned more then the original reward. Like I said, I could go on and on singing the praises of My #1 Survey.

I have been a member of this survey site for over ten years now. I get plenty of surveys. You don’t need to qualify for them when they are sent to you. You will earn points which are converted to cash and prizes. I love this site. I have earned hundreds of dollars from this site.

Thanks Live2Save2Live! Facebook photo credit

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Company Potatoes...  with just 5 minutes of prep time, these are amazing!

Company Potatoes! Just 5 minutes of prep!!


Company Potatoes...  with just 5 minutes of prep time, these are amazing!

Company Potatoes!  Just 5 minutes of prep!!

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These are amazing…  and the best part is that they take just 5  minutes to prepare!

These creamy cheesy potatoes start with hash browns and a few simple ingredients making them quick and easy!  If you bring these along anywhere, be sure to bring along a  copy of the recipe because you will be asked!

You can find LOTS of awesome potato & side dish recipes here!

Company Potatoes! Just 5 minutes of prep!!


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  • 1 bag of diced hashbrowns (2 lbs)
  • 2 cans cream of mushroom or cream of celery soup
  • ¼ cup milk
  • 2 cups sour cream
  • 1 small onion, finely diced
  • black pepper to taste
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • ⅔ cup crushed cornflakes
  • 3 cups sharp cheddar cheese
  • paprika
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Combine hash browns, cans of soup, milk, onion, garlic powder, sour cream, 1½ cups cheddar cheese and black pepper. Pour into a greased 9x13 pan.
  3. Top with cornflake crumbs and remaining cheddar cheese. Sprinkle with paprika.
  4. Cover (if using foil, spray the foil with cooking spray so the cheese doesn't stick) and cook 45 minutes. Uncover and cook an additional 20 minutes or until cheese is browned and onions are cooked through.

More side dish recipes


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**Important Recall Alert** Hot Pockets Sandwiches


Nestle has issued a recall alert on 2 different Hot Pockets products (in 4 sizes).  All of the affected products are the Philly Steak & Cheese variety.

If you’ve recently bought any of these items, head on over to Nestle and see if your UPC is on the list.  You can either return it to the store for a full refund or contact Nestle.

Be sure to spread the word!

Find great tips here


Thanks Budget Savvy Diva
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*IMPORTANT* Graco child Car Seats Recalled!!


Millions of Graco child Car Seats have been Recalled!  If you know anyone with these car seats, please spread the word!!

There have been 11 models of Graco Child Car Seats (sold from 2009 to 2013) recalled!  There is an issue with the buckles not unlatching which means you cannot get your child out of the car seat in the event of an accident, fire or other emergency .

There is a replacement harness buckle being offered to affected consumers at no cost. Get more information on the Graco car seat recall here.

The recalled models include:
Cozy Cline, ComfortSport, Classic Ride 50, My Ride 65, My Ride with Safety Surround, My Ride 70, Size4Me 70, Smart Seat, Nautilus, Nautilus Elite, and Argos 70.


Thanks for the heads up Super Coupon Lady!

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Make sure you see all of my RECIPES and HUGE Savings on Holiday Deals!!

If you don’t want to miss out on recipes and deals, there’s an easy fix!  Scroll down for details!

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Many of you have had trouble getting my posts to show in your Facebook feed due to MORE new updates.  As of right now, only a tiny percent of you get to see my posts!  If you don’t want to miss out on awesome recipes and great deals, there are a couple of easy things you can do!

Follow these easy steps:

  • Head on over to the Spend With Pennies Facebook page

  • Hover over the “Liked” button at the top of the page

  • Click “GET NOTIFICATIONS” and you can also create an interest list (photo above) with all of your favorite blogs in it!  (Like Spend With Pennies :) )

Note:  This doesn’t work on mobile devices.

You can also make sure you have clicked “show in newsfeed” and “get notifications”.  All of these these things together should hopefully help you be able to see more of the things you want to see!


While this doesn’t ensure you will see everything, it certainly helps!

Thank you to all of you for being such great fans!  I really appreciate each and every one of you!

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Have you ever used Yaz, Yasmin, or Ocella? You could be entitled to compensation!



If you have taken birth control pills such as Yaz, Yazmin, Ocella, etc. and have had ANY side effects, make sure you fill out THIS FORM!

My friend’s site has a reader that was just sent a settlement check for $211,000 and JUST got an email that another reader was awarded $45,000!!! Go fill out this form NOW and see if you are entitled to compensation too!

I do not promote suing but in this instance, you cannot put a price on your health. If you have taken these pills I urge you to fill out this short form and find out if you qualify for compensation.

It takes less than a minute and could be worth hundreds of thousands of dollars! If you know someone who has taken them, please pass this along to them.

Please take a few seconds to fill out the form if you have had any issues. We need to take a stand against pharmaceutical companies that market a product they know can harm us, but choose the almighty dollar over a person’s health.  Take a stand and get involved now while there is still time!

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Bacon Cheddar Fries

Bacon Cheddar Fries

Bacon Cheddar Fries

Bacon Cheddar Fries

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Wow!  I can’t even tell you how good these are… they taste like little bitty loaded potatoes..  I think I could’ve eaten the whole batch myself!  They really a quite simple to make and then you just pop ‘em in the oven until they are crispy!

I served them up with sour cream and my family devoured them with in just a few minutes!  They make a great side or appetizer and will be loved by adults and kids alike… don’t count on leftovers, because I can assure you there will be none!

This recipe was inspired by Bacon Fries by Oh Bite it which are amazing!  Be sure to check them out!

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Bacon Cheddar Fries


  • 3 large russet potatoes, scrubbed and cut into fries (or 4 cups frozen french fries)
  • 1 egg
  • 2 teaspoons flour
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 12 slices pre-cooked bacon (or you can cook up your own and crumble)
  • ½ cup Panko bread crumbs
  • 1 teaspoon each paprika and garlic powder
  • ½ cup shredded cheddar cheese
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  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
  2. Coarsely chop bacon and place in a food processor for a about 20-30 seconds (see note if you don't have a food processor). You want small crumbs but not powder. Pour into a bowl and add Panko bread crumbs and seasonings. Set aside.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk together egg, flour and milk. Place fries in a large bowl and pour egg/milk mixture over top. Toss until coated.
  4. Dip each fry into the bacon/Panko mixture and gently press into each fry. Place on a parchment lined pan and bake 30-40 minutes or until crisp. Remove from oven, cool slightly and transfer to a serving plate. Sprinkle with cheddar cheese and serve with sour cream if desired.
If you don't have a food processor, you can put a little at a time in the blender and "pulse". Keep an eye on the size because you don't want them too fine. The other option is use a good ol' knife and just keep chopping.
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Santa Carrying Shopping Bags

Article: Santa on a Budget?!?

Santa Shopping

I just read an article on Daily Worth titled “Balancing Santa, Kids & Budget“.  I’d LOVE to get your take on this…

Kids want expensive gifts these days… iPods, XBoxes and more… I know the items my kids want tend to cost more each year!!

Click here and search for Balancing Santa, Kids & Budget  and leave your comments below!

I’d love to hear what YOU think!!





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Black Friday: Make sure you get to see ALL of the Deals!!


Make sure you don’t miss out on any of the hot Black Friday deals I am going to be posting (and there will be LOTS!)!!

Head on over to the Spend With Pennies Facebook page and hover over the “liked” button.  You will see a menu, click “Get Notifications” and “Show in News Feed” as in the photo above!  This will make sure you are notified every time I post a new deal so you can grab it while there is still stock!!

Then click here and Bookmark our Black Friday category so you can check out the deals!


There are TONS of hot deals coming up over the next few days and you won’t want to miss out on any of them!

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Blogger Opportunity! Christmas Extravaganza Giveaway!

NOTE:  This  is an opportunity for other bloggers only!

Please join us for the first annual Holiday Gift Extravaganza!  This giveaway will run from November 20th, 2012- December 10, 2012 and already has over several $100’s of dollars worth of prizes!  Cost is $5.00 per blog with an announcement post!!  You will receive both Twitter & Facebook links!!!  We are also offering two co-hosts spots for $20.00 each which will include your above links as well as mentioned in the giveaway as a co-hosts plus a back-link to your page.  All payments need to be made to via paypal as a gift.  Please note in the comments Holiday with your blog name!
This will be a U.S only giveaway as several of our sponsors only ship to the U.S.  Currently we have set up for three winners… Grand Prize Winner will win the Toy Prize (Currently includes Tegu Blocks, Go!Go! Sport Doll, Kimochi animal, Headphones, Pillow Pet, Shoulder Buddy, Night Owl products, Learning Fun Felts, Blingles, Piggy Paint, Dali Decals, and more to come!)  Second Prize and third prize will win the stocking stuffer prizes including items from Ozeri (including kitchen scale, bath scale, Salt & Pepper Grinder, & Electric Wine Opener), Acure Skincare, Hot Pants, Almondina, Newman’s Own Organics, Design from A-Z, Rocking Green Soaps, John Paul Pets, & Freezy Pets… this list will increase as we hear back from other sponsors!!!

We do ask that you share this giveaway with your circle of friends as we want this to be as successful as possible.  We will also be issuing our very first GIFT GUIDE that will be circulated during the giveaway!!  If you know anyone that is interested in submitting a gift for the giveaway and to be a part of our gift guide please have them contact me at by November 1oth. 

Click here to view the link and join in on this fabulous giveaway!

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Modern Family

Fun trivia quiz! How well do you know Modern Family?

I absolutely LOVE Modern Family!  I expected I’d totally rock this quiz but the questions were really tricky!  I only got 585… Proficient!!

Think you can beat me???

If you’re a fan you should totally give this a try because it’s super fun and makes you realize how much you need to pay attention to the episodes! Post your score on Facebook!  Good luck!!!

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Fun Trivia!! How well do you know Celebrity Couples? Can you beat my score?

I just played “How much do you know about celebirty couples”  My score is below!  I got 411 points… I’m “familiar”!  Considering how many “trashy” gossip mags I read I thought’d I’d rock it!   I guess not.. lol!

You should totally try this, it’s super fun!  Let us know how you do!!  Click here to play “How well do you know Celebrity Couples?!


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