Insider Savings: Hawaiian Falls, reward freebies


by LAURA THORNQUIST / Special Contributor


Posted on March 29, 2011 at 7:52 AM

From deals at Hawaiian Falls to reward freebies and making money while you're online - Laura Thornquist gives details on some Insider Savings.

First of all, I'm starting to look at things to do with my kids this summer. If Hawaiian Falls is on your list of favorites, now is the time to get a season pass.

There are early bird savings of up to $10 off and you can split the cost into two payments. The season opens May 28. Mansfield and Roanoke residents can get $20 off with special codes I have on my Web site.

If you only plan to visit a couple of times, I would consider waiting until one of the daily deal sites has a deal for us.

In the meantime, there are a ton of companies that are giving away free items as a way of rewarding their customers. Make sure and sign up, especially if they are some of your favorite products such as MyCokeRewards, Pop Tarts, Sports Clips, Starbucks, Toys "R" Us and Tropicana.

Finally, don't forget to print out a coupon for a free 10-day sample of Bare Escentuals foundation at your local Sephora counter.
People can make easy money online or while they're shopping, which could help the budget. If you're on the Internet a lot, like me, you can even earn free money with Swagbucks.

You just sign up and use Swagbucks as your browser, which gives you free money that you can turn into gift cards. I build up all year and use Amazon cards to pay for Christmas gifts. The best part is you get 60 Swagbucks free once you sign up.

And there's a new site called Social Dish that allows you to take part in the profits through social referral media. Tomorrow, they have a deal with Nelle and Lizzy, so you can refer friends and make money at the same time.

Finally, you can get free products and survey opportunities through Synovate when you're a panel member. Basically, rewards are earned by simply spending time answering questions about your opinions.