Sunday, January 20, 2019

How to Redeem the $10 Purina Pro Plan Savor Rebate for Online Purchase of Free Cat Food or Dog Food

It is going to be so much easier for me to tell you about this deal here than in a video.  Plus I think it will eliminate a lot of questions because we are going to go through how to do this step by step.

I noticed when I was going through my inserts today that in Retail Me Not there was a 1/2 page advertisement for a $10 gift card (Visa) when you purchase Pro Plan Savor dry dog or cat food.  Here is the website that you will go to if you want to do this deal

Now Pro Plan is a higher priced pet food but with $10, the chances of getting a smaller size bag cheap or even free are pretty good but I had a few questions like, where do I buy it and what size bags are included?

They have a FAQ, so that's where I went.  You can find it under the support tab on the website.  The answer to where can you buy it tickled me pink... because I'm kinda lazy.  When I saw Amazon as an option, now that made me happy.

The other retailers are Petsmart, Chewy, Petco, Pet Supplies Plus and Tractors Supply.

I'm showing you Amazon because that's how I bought mine.  If you haven't figured it out yet, I kinda really dig Amazon for many different reasons.  A few of them being the Prime benefits, their prices can be fantastic and their customer service is top notch.

I also read the Terms and Conditions.  I'm weird that way.  I read the TOS and TAC for everything because I really do want to know what I'm agreeing to.  That's why I don't have Facebook Messenger on my phone.

Anyway, included in the terms of service for this deal is an entire list of the sizes and variations that are included.  If you want to see that list, click here to go to the terms and conditions and scroll down.  You can't miss the list.  That list is important because you want to make sure you are purchasing the correct size/type of product to get your gift card.

I decided that I would get a nice bag of food for Sally so I did cat food this time.  I went to Amazon and grabbed a 7 pound bag of the SAVOR Chicken and Rice.  The price was $9.99 and that size/type is on the list in the terms and conditions.  I made the purchase.  The cat food will be here on Wednesday.  I did the deal in my comfy pajamas without having to get dressed and go out in this nasty, cold snowy weather.  I love that.  Two thumbs up for easy deals!

So now all I have to do it claim my $10 gift card.  How do I do that?

Well, they make it REALLY easy!

Where it says "Alternate Ways to Submit Your Receipt" you will see the email address  When you receive your confirmation email from your online purchase (mine was Amazon) you just forward that email to that address.

You will receive a confirmation email from Purina that they have received your submission.  Then another email will arrive asking you to register.  You fill out the regular stuff that we always do with your name, address (Purina has been known to surprise their subscribers with coupons and little things in the mail on occasion) phone number and your email will be pre-filled out.  Just fill out the form and submit it.  You will then receive a third email with a url and a pin number that will allow you to follow the process of your gift card being approved.

They say it will take up to 2 weeks to receive your gift card but I'm guessing I will receive mine soon after Amazon shows that it has been delivered on Wednesday.

The rules are that you are only allowed one redemption per email address and household so this is a one and done.

I'll make another post when my gift card is approved so be watching the Community Tab on my YouTube channel for that.  I will be converting this Visa card over into an Amazon gift card.  I showed you how to do that with a video a while back when we had the SC Johnson gift card deal.  If you missed that video or need a refresher, you can watch it below.

So with this deal, I will be getting Sally a 7 pound bag of nice cat food and will be getting back the price of the bag.  I'm just out the sales tax.  And they are dropping it off at my door!  Sweet!

Looking for the dog food version?  Well here ya go!

Pro Plan Savor Chicken and Rice 6lb Bag

Pro Plan Savor Beef & Rice 6lb Bag

Pro Plan Savor Lamb & Rice 6lb Bag

They range in price on Amazon from $10.19 to $10.99 and if you are a Prime member, your shipping will be free.

If you have any questions about this deal, let me know in the comments below or on my Community Tab post for this deal.

Again, when I get my card I'll do another post on this deal.

Happy Sunday and I hope you have been enjoying your weekend!


Monday, December 17, 2018

Setting Life and Online Goals for 2019

For the past 20 years, I always spend the last week of November and first week of December reflecting on the year that is closing and deciding what I want to accomplish in the year that is about it start.  I set goals for myself.  What did I get done this year and what do I want to do with the next?

I've always taken this pretty seriously but this year it seems to be even more important than ever.  I'm not 100% sure why but the fact that I'm closer to 50 than I am to 40 just might have something to do with it.

2018 has been OK.  It's not quite over yet but it's close.  I didn't hit everything that I wanted to do this year.  There really aren't any excuses or reasons, I just didn't do it and that's 100% on me and only me.

The main reasons that I do this a little early is to prepare.  Changes can be a bit difficult.  Getting "into the groove" or finding that rhythm that works can take a few weeks.  Since I start a little early by the time the first week of January rolls around that groove has been found and new habits have hopefully taken hold.

I look at everything and I mean EVERYTHING.  From my work to my hobbies to what needs to be done in the house all the way to the food that we eat.  It isn't "new year new me."  This is "what changes do we need to make this year that will improve our lives."

To kick off 2019, January is going to be the first of at least two no spend months for 2019.  (I'll still be posting the deals though!)  By doing that, we will be jump starting our savings account for 2019.  Our food stockpile is still ridiculous so that will help a lot and is the main reason we are doing it.  We will still pick up produce every week, but just won't be paying out of pocket for it.  I'll have a video posting the first week of January that talks about this and how I'm doing it.

If you haven't heard of a no spend month, it is where you pretty much pay your regular monthly bills like rent/mortgage, utilities, buy gas for your vehicle and that's it.  You don't buy anything else for the entire month unless it is a dire need.  Not even a pack of gum.  It's a great way to jump start a savings account and utilize a food stockpile to get rid of things that have been hanging out for a while.

A few other things that I want to work on in 2019...

  • I let Ebay go by the wayside this past year and I still have a lot of inventory so I'll be getting that back on track to get rid of it.
  • Be more aggressive on continuing to build my residual writing portfolio, including my websites.  I really slacked off on those in 2018 and it shows in my income.  :( 
  • Speaking of websites/residuals, since I slacked off on those I also ended up taking a hit on my Amazon Affiliate income, so I'll be working on correcting that this year too.
  • We took no real vacation last year because of my mouth procedures and Spudward's medical issues so there are a few trips in our future this year, we just have to decide where and when we are going.
  • We need another vehicle but agree that we don't want a vehicle payment, so we will be car shopping sometime this summer/fall.
  • Finish the house remodel.
  • Continue to build the savings account even though we do have some large projects coming up. 
  • We are also both going to be getting new iphones this year but won't be signing any contracts with anyone.  There's also a HUGE reason why we are going with Apple vs. Android and it isn't because we are Apple Fanboys because we aren't. 
  • Getting back into what I call sensible and ethical couponing.  I'll be posting a video on this the first week of January too.
Those are just the tip of the iceberg.  I plan on sharing some of these things with you.  I have plans for RB50, it is part of my online goals this coming year. 

2019 is definitely going to be better than 2018.  Hopefully I can teach you or show you things that you may have never considered, knew about or thought of that will make your life easier and better too.  Couponing for over 20 years and digging myself out of a financial hole... twice, has taught me a few things that hopefully I can share with you and you too can benefit from at least some of the tidbits that you'll find here.  We'll see!

Are you a planner or more "fly by the seat of your pants" kinda person?  What are some of the things that you want to accomplish in 2019?

Happy Monday to you!