How I Make Money with my Smart Phone Using Shopkick and Yaarlo

How would you like to make money shopping at your favorite stores?   It’s easy and simple to make money while you spend money.   I recently downloaded two apps called Shopkick and Yarrlo on my iPhone that pay me in gift cards rewards or cash for just shopping!  Crazy, huh?  I just started three months ago, and I’m already seeing the rewards in my wallet.

I recently shared about this on Facebook live on Thanksgiving day.  I was getting ready to head out the door for some black friday shopping when I decided to jump on real quick to share my money making tips with you.  Right now is a perfect time to start using these apps because December is a busy holiday shopping month.  Might as well get paid and earn while you’re shopping the most.  Whether it’s shopping at the grocery store, mall or your favorite online store, you can start making money right away all year long.

Shopkick – Earn free gift cards by walking into stores, scanning items or making in store/online purchases.  The only thing I have to remember is to open the app when I arrive at the store in order to earn my points.  Other than that, it’s a simple and fast way to earn money towards free gift cards to lots of different retail, restaurants or online stores.  You can get the Shopkick app by downloading from your smart phone app store.

Yaarlo – Scan your receipts with your smart phone and earn free gift cards. This is the easiest way to earn rewards for all your daily purchases.  The good thing is that it takes many different types of receipts from various places such as retail, hotels and restaurants.  Also, I’ve found that the earnings rack up quick so don’t be surprised to earn a gift card in your first few weeks using this app.  You can get the Yaarlo app by downloading from your smart phone app store.   Use my code when signing up: ROSENDA146I

Making money while you shop is easy as pie with Shopkick and Yaarlo.  Once you download these apps and start using them, let me know how they are helping you earn gift cards and cash back.

What are some other ways you make extra money?   I’d love to know what you do.

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Cyber Monday Deals

Did you go shopping this weekend?  Find any good deals?  Well, if you’re anything like me, I’d rather shop in my warm cozy pajamas on cyber Monday . . . which happens to be today!  So, I thought it would be fun to share with you the crazy online deals I found below.  

Family Deals

Homeschool Deals

Kid Deals


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Late Night $25 Shopping Challenge (because Mom needs to get out of the house)

Mom gets crazy idea while cooking dinner.  Hmm. . . Kohl’s double coupon, 3 hours left to redeem. Hadara needs pajamas.  Mom needs to get out of the house.  Mom tells Dad, “we’re going shopping!”.   Can you figure out what happens next?!  

So I shared a Kohl’s double coupon on Facebook last week and decided to take advantage of it myself. Last minute of course.  The plan:  spend $25 to get $10 off plus get 15% off.

Our goal was to buy Hadara some new pajamas, but we ended up with three long sleeve girly tops.  I just love the pink polka dots and the “so fancy” is adorable.  Actually, I shared on Instagram about our little adventure and hash tagged it #PrincessTween.  Appropriate for Hadara because although she is ten, she still loves to dress like a little princess.  

So, did I meet my $25 dollar challenge?  To be honest with you, it was $29, but after all coupons, we paid $17.  Not too bad for new winter tops.  Most of all, we shared some family time and created a fun fashion show in the dressing room all while saving money.  And mom got out of the house.  

What are your favorite ways to save on coupons?  

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Blessings and Shalom, 

How I Saved Money! My Hubby’s Birthday and Father’s Day Haul from Bealls Outlet

Last week, I shared on Facebook that Bealls Outlet was having 70% off clearance for men’s clothing.  It’s been a few years since Ruben has gone shopping for himself or bought new clothes for that matter.  He deserved some new clothes.   His birthday and Father’s day was coming up, so this was the perfect time to shop for him on a budget.  I took $100 we saved from our budget and went on a deal hunt!
Seriously, you won’t believe what I found at Bealls Outlet!  Here are some of the deals:  
Michael Kors business shirt for $6.60.  
Calvin Klein business shirt for $7.50 
Oxford business shirt for $4.50 
The best deal of the haul was finding these Steve Madden casual shoes for only $2.00!  Crazy right?  

I added up all the retail prices and this haul should have been over $400!  Not for this money saving mama!  I stayed within my $100 budget with the extra 15% discount I received for being a Bealls Outlet loyalty shopper (It’s free to sign up at store).  Every Friday at our local store, you receive 15% off your total purchase.  I love this store, because it has deals for the whole family and home decor.  My best kept secret to finding beautiful things for less.  Okay, secret’s out . . . now you know.  Ahem, (cough) you can thank me later.  I saved so much money, I was able to pick me a few things too.  Double score. 

I’m so happy because Hadara and I were able to bless Ruben with a new summer wardrobe for work and play.  There’s more to see, so be sure to watch today’s haul video!  Seeing is believing.  (P.S.  This is NOT a sponsored post or video.  I’m just sharing money saving deals with you!) 

Blessings and Shalom, 

How to Buy Healthy Food on a Budget!

Two weeks ago, I changed my eating habits.  That means . . .  my family’s eating habits also changed along with me.  They don’t mind though.  🙂  There are a number of reasons why I changed my eating habits so abruptly, but Ill get into that on another post.  

Today, I’d like to share with you some tips for finding healthy food on a budget.  Eating healthy doesn’t have to be expensive.  In the past two weeks, I challenged myself with the help of prayer and research to find ways to make our new health journey work with a limited income.   Here are some of the tips I share in this video that you can use right now to start eating healthy on a budget too.  

1.  Check grocery store clearance racks or baskets.  Grocery stores mark down many health foods  that are gluten-free, organic and non-gmo for a quick sale.  Usually they are not even close to expiring and you’ll find good products for cheap!  

2.  Shop stores you wouldn’t normally look for health food.  Big Lots is a great example to find marked down healthy food.  Organic and non gmo chips, organic dried goods and even organic salsa are numerous at this store.  

3.  Check the weekly ads for healthy food markets like Sprouts, Trader Joes and Whole Foods.  Plan your meals according to what is on sale and what is in season.  

4.  Buy grass fed meats and dairy through wholesale organic websites like Zaycon.  I just bought 40 pounds of natural organic chicken for 1.69 a pound through Zaycon.  I’ll be picking up my order this Friday so I’ll tell you how that goes.  

5.   Don’t discredit your local grocery stores for inexpensive healthy food.  I found organic/non-gmo milk, ground turkey and brown organic veg fed eggs at Kroger (Fry’s).  The prices were better than the farmer’s market.  

The last tip and best tip of all. . . 

Pray and ask the Lord to show you where to go.  Before I begin to make my list for the week, I pray.  Let’s face it.  God knows it already.  He knows what I need before I ask Him.  Why not make it easier on yourself.  He’ll guide you, just ask.  

My healthy food haul was the first of many to come.  I hope this encourages you and helps you to take the healthy eating challenge for your family.  I will be making videos and blogging more about the meal plans and recipes I make for my family with all this healthy food in the near future.  So be sure to subscribe to the blog below for more healthy food tips on a budget!  

Do you have any healthy food shopping tips on a budget to share?  Tell us in the comments.  

Fashion Friday: How to Fall Refresh Your Child’s Closet on a Budget


How would you like to refresh your children’s closet without spending a cent? Whether you live on a budget or want to save money, I have some great tips for you.  In today’s Fashion Friday video, I show you how I fall refresh my daughter’s wardrobe in a fun and easy way.  Got kids?  Then, this video is for you!

Fall Fashion Friday
Let’s begin. . .   just to let you know . . .  all the items I’m wearing, I already had in my closet.  

Today’s fall outfit of the day is inspired by the American country side.  It’s a little bit of daisies, classic denim and pin stripes.  Brown riding boots kick up some dirt.  A vanilla cardigan wraps up this casual chic look.  


Hadara’s outfit is pink bling country!  A hot pink sequin top with the words LOVE totally expresses her personality.  Her matching hot pink leggings and silver ballerina flats are so fun.




What are some ways you refresh your children’s closet on a budget?  
Are you inspired to put together an American Country fall outfit?  

May you have a lovely restful weekend, from all of us at the Little Pink Casa.  

Blessings and Shalom, 


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It’s Time for a Fall Haul Y’all!

So how are you enjoying Autumn?  November is already here!  Crazy right?

Recently, my daughter Hadara and I had so much fun creating a new video where we share the things we’ve been enjoying this Fall.  We call it our Fall Haul Y’all! We also share tips on how you can save money when buying apparel, shoes and toys for your children.  Be budget wise Moms! 

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  By the way, we’re still working on our family Fall bucket list.  We are a little behind.  Now, that cooler weather has finally come to the desert, we will be spending more time outside.  I actually opened my windows yesterday and let the cool breezes fill my home.  I look forward to that each year.  

We did check off eating pumpkin pie from the bucket list.  Our family loves everything pumpkin during Fall, especially pie!  We are intentionally working on being thankful every day.   It seems that we can quickly forget to be thankful to the Lord.   He is so faithful!   Thank you Lord, for You are worthy to be praised!  

Hopefully, we’ll get to the pumpkin patch farm soon.  Ruben and I haven’t taken Hadara to one since she was a toddler.  It’s been way too long!  

How has your family been enjoying Autumn? 

Got any of these bucket items checked off?  

How are some ways you save money when shopping for your children?  

Blessings and Shalom,

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