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Kroger Gift Card Giveaway

I used to like grocery shopping, but not so much anymore. (Somehow a three-year-old and impatient husband had something to do with that.) However, I will get my paws into my local Kroger store for the annual Cart Buster Savings event now until Aug. 17.

Save on tons of brands across more than 100 categories from General Mills, PepsiCo, Unilever, Heinz, Mars, Wrigley and Kimberly Clark. And if you’re a list nerd like me, click here for a printable .pdf list of participating products.

We are giving a FatHeadDog reader a $25 Kroger gift card good at any of the Kroger. Co family of stores!

To enter to win, leave a comment below answering whether this is the first time you’ve visited FatHeadDog.com. If so, welcome! (Please come back..)  Entries accepted through August 22nd. Winner will be chosen August 23 and will be notified via email. Earn extra entries by doing the following: (The contest has closed)

Disclosure: The Kroger gift card, information, and giveaway have been provided by Kroger and General Mills through MyBlogSpark.

Free gift cards with Swagbucks search

My office “neighbor” and I shout most things across our cubicle walls–meeting times, web content updates or the status of the donut table– but tips about the search-and-win site Swagbucks were always whispered. “Pss, there’s a Swagcode worth 11 bucks…”

You earn “Swagbucks” for searches performed on their site (as opposed to searching on Google). Points range from 7 to 20 “bucks” earned. You can redeem for tons of different prizes, but the best value, by far, is the $5 Amazon.com gift card for 450 bucks. Essentially free bucks for free gift cards.

Tips for Winning Swagbucks

  • Perform your searches approximately three to four times a day, several hours apart. I search first thing in the morning, after lunch, late afternoon and in the evening, earning about 7 to 10 bucks each.
  • Once you win bucks from a search, its fairly unlikely you’ll hit it again in a consecutive search, so you can save your next search for a few hours later.
  • When searching, try related terms to the original you searched, and click through all the pages of results. Also, you can try searching photos or videos for the same term. To me at least, it seems searching “deep” wins better results than searching “shallow” with dozens of unrelated terms (which, by the way, can penalize you if Swagbucks thinks you’re not performing “natural searches”).
  • Share the site with others who might like it, too and you’ll receive matching points for what they earn. That can make earning free gift cards easier and faster than ever. Click here to sign up for Swagbucks.com.
  • What I Learned from George Constanza about MyCokeRewards

    Powerade Double PointsMy family and I were at the State Fair of Texas this past weekend when I glanced over at the trashcan and saw an empty 20-ounce bottle of Diet Coke (heart!) with the cap still on. Internal debate–is digging in the trash worth those 3 points? It was a very George Costanza moment. I opted not to dig, sparing myself questions from the 2-year-old FatHeadPup, asking in a squeaky toddler voice, “What you doing?”

    Trash digging aside, there’s some cool stuff going on over at MyCokeRewards, the customer loyalty program that rewards Coca-Cola drinkers with prizes such as t-shirts, magazines subscriptions and free Coke products.

    Powerade Double Points

    Collect your POWERADE caps for a double points day Oct. 25, 2010. That means 3 points will become 6 on 10/25 only.

    Free $5 Gift Card

    With only 134 points, you can get a free $5 Brinker gift card, good at Chili’s, Macaroni Grill, Maggiano’s and On the Border restaurants. The fine print says limit one redemption per customer, but I’d act fast since these things tend to sell out quickly. Gift cards are fairly rare on MyCokeRewards, so when you see them, redeem them.

    Free McDonald’s Code

    If you’re playing Monopoly at McDonald’s (another nerdy obsession of mine that I’ll dive into in another post), MyCokeRewards is offering a free Monopoly code–MCRFREECODE–for a chance to win 30 MCR points.

    Free Starbucks Rewards

    If you’re ever at SuperTarget and are abhorred to see a starbucks-cardMom hand her toddler son a sip of her Mocha Frappacino, then you’re in luck. You’ve met FatHeadDog!

    If you have a Starbucks gift card or purchase one, be sure and register it on the Starbucks site for a free sandwich, a free drink on your birthday and other rewards. The program, called Starbucks Rewards, tracks your purchases with your gift card, so just keep your gift card loaded to enjoy special perks and freebies.

    For a limited time, new members who sign up for Starbucks Rewards will receive a coupon in the mail for a free Artisan Breakfast Sandwich (offer valid from 8/31–9/21). On your birthday, you’ll receive a free beverage of your choice. In store, you’ll receive free refills of brewed coffee or iced tea with the Rewards Card. And give FatHeadDog a high five while you’re there.