Friday Friends 8.21.15

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Thursday Thinkers 8.20.15

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Wednesday Wit 8.19.15


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Did you know that they sell crickets on Amazon

Did you know that they sell crickets on Amazon?

This is one of those posts that I meant to write eons ago but I kept putting it on the back burner.

Now I really have no reason to write this post since I beloved pet chameleon, Triggy, passed away last November.

R.I.P. to our pet chameleon Triggy

I had to break the news to my son in college.

He was sad.

And so was I.

Me and our veiled chameleon were really starting to bond while he was off at George Mason.

Anyway ~sad sigh~ on to the purpose of this post that I really wished I had written while our Triggy was alive: Using Amazon to buy crickets online.

Before finding out that Amazon sells live crickets, I use to buy my reptile food from Petsmart or Petco (whichever was closer).

Buying 20 or 30 live crickets every two weeks got to be expensive (Triggy refused to eat dried crickets. She’d rather starve).

Not to mention, inconvenient as both stores are about a 15 minute drive away.

While I was there, I would also purchase mealworms and superworms.

Other parts of Triggy’s diet included fruits and vegetables recommended on chameleon forums.

I was so excited to find out that Amazon sells feeder crickets.

And for a lot less than what I was paying at the retail stores.

Not to mention the convenience of having the crickets delivered straight to my door.

Did you know that you can purchase live crickets on Amazon?

The crickets for sale on Amazon come in a variety of sizes and package amounts.

Sizes are typically 1/4 inch (small), 1/2 inch (medium), 3/4 inch (medium large), and 1 inch (large).

Some cricket breeders even put the age of the crickets on the advertisement.

The amounts range from 100  to 1000.

Anything less than 100 is probably not cost efficient.

You can even purchase crickets that are already gut loaded.

There is even purchases available for those of you lucky enough to have a reptile that will it dried crickets.

Not all cricket breeders are the same by the way.

My favorite Amazon cricket store turned out to be simply named Live Crickets.

I liked this seller because the crickets came packaged in a mesh box that prevented the crickets from escaping the hallowed hills of beneath my couch before I could get them into the cage or cricket keeper.

Hopefully, the seller has kept up this standard as anyone who has chameleons as pets can tell you the fun of chasing those lil’ buggers around your house or listening to their bragging chirp in the middle of the night if they managed to get away.

What do crickets eat

For the most part, it is simplest to purchase the orange cube cricket food as it provides all the nutrients that the crickets need for themselves.

However, for the health of your chameleon pet, you may want to do some research on chameleon care and gut loading.

You can also purchase other necessities for your chameleon on Amazon such as meal worms. super worms, lizard cages, and reptile cage supplies.

Do you have a chameleon or other exotic pet? Do you go retail or shop online for your pet supplies? Have you ever purchased anything unusual from Amazon?

P.S. Does anyone know how to get rid of crickets? Its been months and I can still hear that one survivor taunting me!

Superpoints Review

I was paid by Superpoints so I think it apropos that I do a review.

Superpoints is micro-earner website that pays you in Superpoints that can be cashed in for cash, reward cards, and goods.

Superpoints is good if you are trying to earn a prize for yourself or for bloggers who want to sponsor a giveaway.

Ever wondered if Superpoints Really pays?

What’s good About Superpoints

  • Superpoint pays (the most important thing, right?)
  • Clicking the SuperButton is extremely easy
  • Other ways to earn are equally as easy
  • Leaderboards to show you the “competition”. Lol.
  • Earn points for referrals (and Superpoints is invite only so they need a sponsor to join)

What’s bad about Superpoints

  • If you were a member of Superpoints years ago, you still have to make a new account and start from scratch
  • No clear cut instructions on how to earn
  • No clear explanations on XP points or Karma
  • Complicated reward system for those of us who like 1 point = 1 penny simplicity
  • Pay very slowly if you do not upgrade to Platinum (Boo!)
  • Only 1 account per household

As I stated, I was just paid my $1 Paypal but Superpoints.

Paypal Proof that Superpoints does pay

I cashed out on July 20, 2015 and almost a month later, I finally got that dollar.

So, don’t be in desperate need of funds when you cash out from Superpoints! Geesh. Lol.

That $1 cost me 2200 Superpoints.

What are Superpoints?

Superpoints are just the assigned value for completing a task.

Sometimes those values are set in stone.

Other times, you win a varied amount of Stumblepoints for activities such as clicking the SuperLucky Button or clicking on an email for Superpoints.

How do you earn Superpoints?

You can earn Superpoints daily:

  • Signing into Superpoints (1 Superpoint just for logging into the website)
  • Clicking the SuperLucky button (how many clicks you get depends on your level. Basic level receives 20/day. I am Bronze, so I have 35/day. Amount of points per click vary up from 0 to 1000). Every 10th spin, they show you an advertisement.
  • Clicking the Daily Click Surprise (1 Supepoint)
  • Clicking the link in the email (amount per click can vary up from zeor but I recently learned that it is still important to click them open in order to increase and maintain your Karma).
  • Visiting and submitting to Stumble Rewards (if you are familiar with StumbleUpon, it is very similar, only you could win points for visiting or submitting). P.S. I don’t thumbs down anything in Stumble Rewards as it can affect another Superpoint user negatively. Just hit the Discover button again and keep on moving.
  • Completing offers and surveys (some offers are as simple as watching a quick video)
  • Inviting others to join Superpoints (750 Superpoints for each new member you recruit) Hint! Hint!! (Join now. Please and thank you.) Hint.

What Rewards can you earn

With the exception of Bing where I cash out for Hulu Plus, I look for programs that allow redemption in cash, paypal, or Amazon gift certificates. Superpoints offers Paypal and Amazon.

If you prefer cashing out your points for actual prizes, there are small prizes such as a hide-a-key or a deck of Uno cards. And then there are bigger prizes such as a Coach bag or an Apple iPad. And, of course, there are huge prizes such as a LG refrigerator or LG washer/dryer combo.

Are you a member of Superpoints? Have you been paid? What has been your experience? Are there better micro-earners out there that you would like to recommend?

 

Tuesday Talk About It

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I took the weekend off

How taking a weekend of from technology did not cause the world to implode

For the first time in a good long while, I took the weekend off.

Blame it on being tired from working 12 – 16 hour days working on my blogs…

Or just blame it on the fact that it is that time of the month…

But I just wasn’t feeling even turning on my computer this weekend.

On Saturday was sign my daughter up for Upward Bound at ODU.

And Sunday consisted of about 30 minutes at the grocery.

But other than doing my daily Swagbucks, Bing, Superpoints, and PaidViewpoint, the only computer that I turned on was my Amazon Kindle.

And I read my romance novels without once typing a single word of review.

And, you know what readers, it felt good.

The world didn’t come to an end.

My blog’s didn’t self-destruct in my absense.

Heck, one of the kids (probably not the girl, lazy heffa) took out the trash with nary a nag from me.

I got some much needed rest and a re-surge of energy to keeping pushing….

Monday Memories 8.17.15


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Friday Friends 8/14/15

Friday Friends Linky Linkup Blog Hop Party

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