Bring an End to Extreme Poverty with Live Below the Line

What is Live Below the Line?
Extreme poverty continues to be an enormous problem worldwide, affecting over 1.4 billion people. Those living under extreme poverty survive on only $1.50 per day. This includes food, housing, clothing, healthcare and all other expenses. It’s safe to say your morning coffee costs more.

Live Below the Line is an innovative awareness and fundraising campaign that’s making a huge difference in the fight against extreme poverty. They challenge you to live on just $1.50 worth of food per day for 5 straight days, bringing to life the direct experience of 1.4 billion people worldwide.

Join the Movement
To lend your support and spread awareness of extreme poverty, participate in the Live Below the Line challenge. That’s right, this is your chance to fight extreme poverty.

If you’re not sure you can handle living on only $1.50 of food per day, don’t worry – you can still spread awareness to friends in other ways.

Follow Live Below the Line on Facebook and Twitter for updates.

My Current Stress Reliever: HULU Plus

My LOST Addiction. Thank you HULU!

As far as movies and TV shows go, Hulu surely takes the lead.  With thousands of titles to choose from,  you are going to have a hard time choosing which one to watch first.  At least that was the case for me.  You can browse by network, by genre, popular picks, etc- and I am really impressed with the variety of choices- and the best part is, they are now streaming Criterion films as well.  Win-win-win!  For the past few days, I find myself sleeping later because I just ca’t stop watching Season 1 of Lost.  Admittedly, this is my first time to see the series- and come to think of it, this was made way back in 2004.  I waited 9 long years to finally see it and it was a right decision indeed.  I am now about to start watching episode 23 and I just cannot wait until they open the vault!

Going back to Hulu Plus, it lets you watch any current season episode of Modern Family, The Office, New Girl and many more popular shows from your laptop, on your gaming consoles, tablets, and many other connected devices.

The good news is, you can try Hulu Plus for free. If you sign up now using my referral link (THIS ONE), we will both get 2 weeks free!    How fun is that?  So sign up now!  Don’t worry, you are free to cancel anytime and monthly fee is super affordable at $7.99 -another reason not to think of that cancellation after all.  I guarantee you, it is all worth it!

x,
D

There’s a New Fish In Town

Fish McBites from McDonalds

What a yummy Thursday surprise!  I don’t know if I mentioned this here already but (shhhh!) I am a fast food junkie.  KFC, Burger King, McDonalds- they always give me that certain glow in my eyes and the smell of chicken, fries, nuggets, burgers.  Oh my oh my.  So what a beautiful morning when I was checking my email today and I got a message from Klout alerting me of a new perk.  I opened it right away and was happy to see a great freebie from McDonalds.  I was offered $5 worth Arch Card to spend on their new offering called Fish McBites.  Yummy!

For those of you who are not familiar with Klout, it is a web-based application wherein you become a member, unlock your influences, Klout gives you score depending on your activities and influences, and then you get your Klout Perks which is the most exciting part.  I’ve received free business cards from Moo, free site memberships, watched private access TV channels, magazine subscriptions, and now free food!  The more active and influencing you are, the more perks you get.

Fish McBites

Now back to McDonalds Fish McBites.  I totally love their McNuggets so I am really excited to try this new offering from them.  Fish McBites are wild-caught Alaskan Pollock in perfectly poppable bite-sized pieces.  It’s available in 3 sizes- snack, regular, or sharable.  The snack size is $1.  Woohoo!  I guess this is a limited-time only offer so hurry up before they stop offering them.  My Arch card will be arriving soon and I am waiting excitedly for it and then hae to hurry up to McDonalds ASAP after.  Yes, that’s how desperate I am.

Looking forward to my next perk from Klout.  If you are already signed up with Klout, don’t forget to add me there too, alrighty?  Until next yummy freebie!

x,
D 

*All pictures from McDonalds website

Yay! 2 FREE Magazine Subscriptions Today!

Lovely day for me.  And I am as excited as ever- for those of you not in the know, I am magazine-addicted and if you are my friend who visited my house already, you can find piles and piles of magazines at home.  Currently, I am subscribed to about 10 titles every month and sometimes when I pass by the used bookstore, they also have stockpile of back issues there and I take home several titles too.  That’s how addicted I am.  And even now that we have digital subscriptions (I have tons of that in my Zinio library too), I still stick to my hard copies, smelling them while they’re new and just sitting in a corner and browsing the pages.  Oh, magazines!

There’s a lo of free stuff on the internet- particularly targets consumers in the USA.  For someone having a US-based address, I am free to order anything I see online and have them shipped to my US address.  And it is an advantage because with these freebies you can sign up for online, it’s win-win-win.

Now, off to my FREE magazine subscriptions today.

First is LUCKY Magazine.

My ultimate favorite.  I have been reading this one since early 2001, and still keeping up until now.  What I love about Lucky is that it’s very specific with the products featured in its magazine- since it is initially a shopping guide magazine, you are assured that a particular item is labeled its official name so when you look up online or call the brands’ hotlines, it is easier for them to locate the product for you and well, easier shopping for you as well.  That’s what I really love about Lucky.  Sections of the magazine include fashion, beauty, and on each issue they showcase new and interesting shopping websites, and a local shopping guide of a featured city in the USA, and sometimes from other countries.

I got my LUCKY subscription today via a website called MercuryMagazines.com  It’s basically a  free subscription platform for business magazines, you sign up for a particular title you are interested in, and every now and then, they have really win-win-win non-business titles you can add, or in my case, I got a $10 gift card to use on BlueDolphin-Magazines.com, which I think is their affiliate website.  There are a lot of magazines that are below the $10 yearly subscription range and my Lucky Magazine subscription was priced at $7.  Using my gift card, I got it for free, and the win-win-win part?  I still have $3 left in my gift card that I can use on future purchases.

Now a normal subscription fee for Lucky Magazine is around $12, and about $35-40 for international subscription.  So yes, I got a $40 magazine subscription absolutely for FREE.  Yey!  Happy happy.

Off to my second magazine subscription for the day:  ELLE Magazine.

I am a member of a website called Recyclebank, where it teaches us, people of the world mainly about recycling.  There are tons of information you can get from the website, and it is very interactive.  You can take quizzes, do little tasks at home, and in return, Recyclebank gives you points.  When you accumulate a certain number of points, you can redeem it to get free items, discount coupons, or again, in my case, I used my 190 points today to subscribe to ELLE Magazine.  It is that easy.  Visit Recyclebank today to sign up and start learning more about recycling and start getting your free subscriptions like me.

To signup for Recyclebank, you can use my referral link HERE so we can earn and learn together.  Happy browsing!

D

I JOINED: Sole Society

Having my afternoon coffee right now, visiting one of my favorite websites ever: INFLUENSTER and stumbled upon Sole Society.  And what’s a shoe-addicted girl gotta do?  Sign up right away!  I have read about Sole Society in the past already, and even remember subscribing to their newsletter but boy, have they gotten really posh now!  I am in love!

Sole Society is a members-only site where you can have access to trendy shoes at surprisingly affordable prices.  The good thing about the website is that it’s very social, that means you can connect your Facebook, share and recommend styles to friends and the win-win-win part?  Follow curated collections of top fashion insiders like Julliane Hough, Jamie-Lynn Singer, and top bloggers like Alyssa Hertzig, Julia Engel, etc.

When it comes to shoes, I will either wear flats or super high heels.  Nothing in between.  So yes, that means no kitten heels for me, that style (actually) turn me off.  While browsing Sole Society‘s simple but very chic website, I fell in love with a lot of pieces.  Here are my top choices:

 

CLEO Chunky Heel Pump $59.95

JOSEPHINE Ballet Flat $49.95

ANASTASIA Peep Toe Heel $69.95

There are of course a lot more designs you can choose from, so go ahead, sign up at Sole Society and satisfy them shoe-cravings of yours.

Good news!  They also have a pretty neat referral program, wherein you will receive $25 worth of credits for each one who signs up and make a purchase.  So the more invites, the more $$$ you will get.  I am not compensated in any way by Sole Society but I am part of the referral program, so if you’re planning on purchasing new shoes, feel free to use my referral link HERE.  Thank you, and I will love you forever.

D