Are you a walker or runner? Do you want to earn some extra cash by doing what you do already? Maybe you need a little motivation to start a healthy habit or increase your mileage. The Walgreens Steps with Balance Rewards program may be just the incentive you need.
Walgreens Balance Rewards Program now allows you to earn reward points for healthy activities; such as for the miles you walk or run, logging your weight and other activities. These points (along with those you can also earn for purchases in store and online) can then be turned in for discounts on Walgreens purchases.
Under this program each day you log your weight, you will earn 20 points. You will also earn 20 points for each mile you walk or run. If you track your daily steps on a pedometer, the program will also convert your steps to miles for you. 20 points may not sound like much, but they do add up. Once you reach 5,000 points you will earn a $5 discount. See the complete reward structure below:
To start the program, sign up for Walgreens Balance Rewards Program and select Join Now. Once you start logging your activities, you’ll see how quickly the points will add up; and be able to view past activities for encouragement and as free motivational tool!
While watching the Dr. Oz Show last week, I saw a very interesting interview with the Duggar family. If you’re not familiar with them from their reality show, they are a large family with 19 children. Unlike most of the large families we are familiar with from the news, this is a family grown the old fashioned way (not a large number of multiple births). What really impressed me was how well mannered, respectful and well-spoken the children were (especially the older ones). The family has very strong beliefs, with a focus on God, family and frugal living.
The Duggar family is such a great example of frugal living while still living well. The family was not only well dressed and didn’t seem to be lacking in any way; but discussed how they made a commitment to living debt free. They make many things themselves that most of us take for granted. One of the children showed how she made homemade laundry soap, while another showed how he made homemade pickles. You can find the Duggar family frugal recipes at The Duggar’s Family Recipes .
The Duggar family homeschool their children. They eat well. They clothe the family well by shopping at consignment stores. They keep the family organized through an application called Cozi Family Organizer (available free for iPhone, android and a web version at Cozi.com). The parents keep their relationship strong by keeping a weekly date night, where they focus on strong communication. I love this example of frugal living. They focus on what is important in life, God and family; and live well and debt free through living frugally.
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