Amazon Introduces Discounted Monthly Prime Membership Offer for Customers Receiving Government Assistance!

Amazon has designed a discounted monthly Prime membership option for customers participating in a growing list of government assistance programs. Members get unlimited fast, free shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, Prime Reading, unlimited photo storage, and savings on select items and subscriptions, for $5.99 per month.  You qualify if you have a valid Electronic Benefit Transfer card (EBT), used to disburse funds for several government assistance programs including Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), and Women, Infants, and Children Nutrition Program (WIC). Click here to sign up today and enjoy all the great benefits of a Prime membership including FREE Two-Day Shipping, unlimited streaming to tens of thousands of movies and TV episodes, ad-free music, and much more.  The new program allows eligible customers to get Amazon’s Prime membership for $5.99 a month, a savings of 46% off the normal $10.99 a month rate.

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*This offer does not include Household sharing of Prime benefits. You may receive this price for up to 48 months and will need to qualify every 12 months.

Disclaimer: I was offered to do this paid posting via Influence Central, I past and did it for free.

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CPAP In-Line Disposable Bacteria Filters – Get Some!

As previously mentioned I suffer from Sleep Apnea. I am paranoid about germs, always have been. So I went hunting one day to see what I could further do to make sure the air I was breathing in all night was better than the air I was breathing in all during the day. I found CPAP in-line bacteria filters. At first I was concerned that they might lower the level of air pressure I was getting then I was concerned about how well they might actually work.

I had purchased two types. Type one was hard plastic from Kinship Comfort Brands. These were pretty nice hard plastic but when connected just below my mask to the heated tubing it would squeak as it spun around with my movements. This was slightly annoying but nothing I couldn’t deal with. They cost about $33 for a package of ten via Amazon.

The second type I purchased was soft plastic from Health Care Essentials. The soft plastic I quickly figured out didn’t make any noise as it spun around my mask connection and heated tubing. This was downright awesome. But there was a bigger more horrible problem. These soft plastic filters smell rotten, off somehow I can’t put my finger on. They were $17.99 with free shipping and as you can see a massive price difference. The actual filters inside the plastic units are exactly the same. The numbering on each is exactly the same. It’s just the outside that’s different and of course the actual air smell quality.

I feel these filters are a must and I have even used them during Corner Stones meeting with a sleep specialist. So I know they recommend them as well or they wouldn’t use them themselves. I also know they are working because of the massive color change by the end of the month. If you have allergies, a smoker in the house, pets like dogs or cats please consider getting some of these filters.

About each product.
CPAP Filters housed in plastic frame.
Replace Disposable foam filter frame units with Single Use Only.
Kinship In-line Bacteria Filters are a must-have CPAP supply for any customer that suffers from allergies.
99.92% Bacteria CPAP/BIPAP Filters.
Disposable foam filter frame units are not intended to be cleaned, but rather changed out.
The second set of filters made of soft plastic:
AirLife disposable respiratory filter traps bacteria and viral particles by electrostatic attraction and its dense makeup. Filter provides defense against infection. Small, lightweight and translucent, our hydrophobic filter resists moisture and offers easy visualization of water buildup. Latex-free.

I noticed during the winter months when my house was closed up I didn’t notice the odor the second set of CPAP filters was giving off. So I’ll try and use those during the winter months to save money, but when my house is open to the fresh air I simply must have and recommend the Kinship CPAP in line filters. They are to be changed monthly. And they are larger than they appear. The actual filter unit is about the side of Pringles lid. I had hoped because I was placing it just below my mask it would be smaller easier to sleep with but I had to make due with it. They fit perfect on the Dreamstation CPAP machine by Philips Respironics.

As with all my blog entries this is my own ordeal insights and feelings. No money or trade was exchanged for this entry.

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How to Add a Custom Filter List to Adblock Plus

To add a custom filter list to AdBlock Plus simply follow these directions:

Right click the ABP red button on the top right of your browser.

Select Options.

On the Filter lists tab at the bottom click add filter subscription.

At the bottom of the list pick Add a different subscription.

Subscription title: Name whatever you wish.

Filter list location: Enter the EXACT URL to complete the action of the filter list you wish to add.

Then click add.

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Hulu Plenti Nightmare – Update to Hulu Plenti Points

It appears as though Hulu and Plenti have changed their terms on how they reward points. No longer are you able to use your computer, kindle, ipad or any other tablet to earn. You are now only permitted to use Roku, Samsung TV, Vizio TV, Xbox One, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4 and Amazon Fire TV. I’m going to guess it’s because their ads can be so easily blocked using weblock on tablets and adblockplus on your computer. It’s a real shame but it’s still an easy X amount of dollars a month. I have tested this several months before posting this blog entry.

In order to be sure you get your Hulu 200 points per offer credited properly here’s what I suggest. Have Hulu refresh your card after you add it and make sure 100% it’s correct! (On the phone works best but you can email support.)

After you have done that when the offer is ready to be activated on make sure you activate the offer first. If you aren’t sure you can always click on “Activated Offers” at the top of the page. In case you are wondering what Hulu offers I’m referring to it’s the ones that state “Earn 200 points when you watch 10 episodes of any qualifying X shows on Hulu” Either Comedy, Drama, or Kids.

I’ve taken the advice left in the comments on the previous article I wrote about Hulu/Plenti. Once I activate the offer I click redeem online. So I’m logged into my Hulu account. I also decided to save a ton of money and not use my main TV nor my main Roku.

I purchased a Roku Express and a 7 inch TV set. Both were entirely free due to other things I do. The Roku Express is the cheapest Roku you can get. While I realize the math may not add up to newbies to those of us doing these offers for well over 2 years it does. $12 a month reward, paying $7.99 a month for Hulu. Bonus of $4.01 a month. Now take into account all the bonuses when you first sign up for Plenti/Hulu. 200 for activating your device. That’s $2.00, 1000 points when you subscribe to Hulu. That’s $10.00. 1,650 points when you subscribe to Hulu for six months. That’s $16.50.  So for a year that’s a bonus of 76.62. TV $49.99 “SallyBest® 7 Inch Ultra Thin 16:9 HD 800*480 TFT LCD Color Car Rear View Monitor 2 Video Input DVD VCD Headrest Vehicle Monitor Support Audio Video HDMI VGA”. Roku Express $29.00. Total of $78.99. So if you are new to this it may not be useful to you to purchase those items. Plus not every month does Hulu run offers. For me it worked out because my main TV would use more electric, and it seems to always be on. Added to that my main Roku is almost always in use. I can’t watch crappy shows for cash with no sound for 19 hours. Just not worth it. PLUS they aren’t adding new shows so you are stuck with their template shows. The majority of them I’ve already seen once. Hopefully they will expand the list soon! I can’t stand Mindy and that will be last on my list to watch.

You have to wait 72 hours to be automatically credited. Be sure if you are not credited to contact Plenti at 1-855-753-6841 make sure you have your Plenti number ready, offer ID numbers, date you activated the offers and date you completed them. Also remember the words “Customer Service” you will have to repeat it over and over to their automated phone system. After you make a call/report to them you might want to contact Hulu. I personally will not wait 10 days to be credited because of their delay offers overlap and dealing with Plenti who you RARELY ever get a person who speaks and understands English as their first language. Hulu 1-877-485-8411. Make note of the offer numbers of Plenti, what shows you watched, what day you completed the offers and activated them. I’ve been forced to call both Hulu and Plenti every 15 days for over 2 years. Hopefully now though using my Roku it won’t be an issue. I can’t tell you how sick and tired I am dealing with Plenti phone operators!

Good Luck everyone! May you be in tons of Plenti points.


Update to this blog entry:

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Mobile Apps That Earn

Mobile apps are really easy to earn money with and MANY you don’t even have to do anything to earn using them. Here’s a few I use. I also put them on a Pinterest board located here: From watching videos, to cashback, and surveys and more!


First up the Swagbucks apps: Just add your favs watch over and over.

Another video watching app, or quizes, wordsearches, scratch offs and MORE: PerkTV

Next up the ones that don’t require babysitting:


 Panel app

Nielsen Mobile Panel

 Sandbox Community (Invite only not accepting members at this time)

Screenwise AKA Cross Media Panel


Next up Cashback Mobile Apps:



Dscout Also does paying surveys.
 Checkout 51


Next paying Surveys:

 Surveys On The Go

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How to Stop Yahoo Spam Calendar Invites

I’ve been researching this issue for sometime. I was in fact getting Yahoo calendar spam invites long before they started sending them out via Apple’s Calendar. I just didn’t have the time to research it till now.

I contacted Yahoo for help. Their reply to stop the THEIR calendar spam is as follows:

“Hi Amy, I’m sorry to hear you’re getting spam. Please see our Help Article on reporting abuse: 

Most email providers have tools to block or filter incoming mail. Please review your provider’s documentation for steps.”

While this is the most disgusting response I’ve ever received from any kind of support, it is Yahoo’s ONLY response to any kind of spam issues. Block and report. Instead of Yahoo doing their job and following spam laws. Yahoo is to stop the spam, NOT YOU the user. But this is how Yahoo has worked for years.

I hope you found Yahoo’s support response on how to stop Yahoo spam calendar invites as useful as I did.


If you decide to follow Yahoo’s stupid advice as it will only cause bounce backs, you can block the following:

X-Yahoo-Newman-Property: calendar-remind

That will block ALL calendar invites from Yahoo.

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Toluna Survey Panels Blacklisted

Toluna has for a long time played games with their survey panelists. It was why for the longest time I decided to avoid them like the plague. But it had been several years so I thought I’d test them again. I joined one of their panels that I knew I’d be a perfect fit for. Sure enough just as I was at cash out, like clock work they sent out a profiler update and kicked me from the panel. Then paid affiliate companies to run their ads to refill everyone they kicked out. This is how Toluna makes a crap load of money. They kick members before payout and refill their stats. I wonder what they do with all the payouts. This was the exact same pattern they did to me before in at least four of their survey panels. I don’t work for free, and I don’t think anyone who has bills can afford to do so.

I admit I belong to a lot of ‘sister’ Toluna Survey Panels. Most have been taken over by them. I’m sitting back waiting for the boot again. Like the Kellogg’s panel.  So though you and I may have been paid and or got product testing from Toluna, this is very rare. I have long thought Toluna’s template is to allow their members to almost reach cash out, send a profile update and kick them. Toluna then can claim you no longer fit their needs. Because of course times change and well, perhaps they want someone younger, older, richer, or another race. I understand that and accept that. But most legitimate survey panels allow their members X amount of time to cash out before they are asked to leave. Outright booting is considered a scam.

I checked with several people pertaining to if Annika’s should blacklist Toluna and it was landslide YES. One even came out so far as to say they feel Toluna is nothing more than a scam. Which personally I have thought myself. I have worked hand and hand with their affiliate company and even that was hard to partake. I eventually had to leave because it was more of a struggle then it was anything else.

I would like to address those who say “Powered by Toluna” doesn’t mean it’s a Toluna survey panel. Read the Terms of Service as well as the domain whois. All confirm the panels are brought to you by Toluna. They are considered sister sites.

So though Toluna Survey sites will be listed on Annika’s, they will also be listed on the Survey Blacklist as a warning to others. 

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