Make some money with the Amazon Trade-In Program!

Got any old devices laying around your house?  If so you can score Amazon gift card for trading them in.

I just scored $45 in Amazon Gift Cards for trading in an old phone and a kindle that have been collecting dust in my house.

They will accept items that are in good working condition and will hold a charge.

You can look up your specific modes on the website (link below) for a phone, kindle e-reader, tablet, streaming media player, echo, blue tooth speakers, headphones, home security devices, wireless routers and game systems.

Best part is they ship to Amazon FREE.  Just print the label after you confirm you trade in and take it to a UPS store that’s all you have to do.

If you want your devices back (if Amazon deems them unusable) just say so they will ship them back to you free of charge.

So what are you waiting for – click the link below and make some money!

Amazon Trade-In Program

PS – this program is run by a 3rd party not Amazon so make sure you keep records of what you send and what you were quoted as an offer.  I was told that Amazon will have no record of your transaction since it’s not being run by them.

PSS – make sure you check the box that states you want your items sent back to you if they devalue them and you are not satisfied.

 

3 Reasons to Clean Your Gutters During the Fall

Summer is traditionally thought of as the month that involves the most home and lawn care. The weather is perfect during the summer, meaning that it’s a great time for outdoor projects and exterior improvements to your property. However, a critical error that many people make is failing to continue that work ethic into the fall season. There’s actually many things that you need to do in order to prepare your home for the fall, with the biggest priority being cleaning out your gutters. You absolutely need to clean out your gutters before and during fall, especially if you just closed on one of the Pittsburgh houses for sale or Seattle real estate and are expecting a lot of rain. So why is cleaning your gutters so important? Here are three reasons why you need to clean your gutters to prepare for the fall season. 

 

Prevent Water Damage

The biggest reason why you should keep your gutters clean during the fall months is to prevent water damage around your home. Fall is a time period where leaves and lots of other debris can enter your gutter. At first you might not think much of this debris, but if you leave it unchecked it can really become a major headache. Piles of debris can prevent proper water flow from your gutters, causing water to not drain properly. Not having water drain properly is a major problem, as lots of damage can be done to both the interior and exterior of your home. Water could overflow and run down your home’s siding, causing some major water damage on the side of your house. Alternatively, water could overflow onto the dirt surrounding your home, eroding soil and causing major foundation issues around your home. Repairing this damage around your home can be extremely costly, so it’s best to nip this problem in the bud and clean your gutters before it becomes a major issue. 

 

Keep Pests Away

Another reason why you should clean your gutters during the fall months is to keep pests away from your home. When your gutters become clogged with leaves and other debris, it creates the perfect breeding ground for rodents, insects, and other pests. These pests love making homes in messy areas like this, and by not cleaning your gutter you’re essentially inviting them in. Pests can be a huge hassle to deal with, especially if it leads to a major infestation. You could lose lots of money in damages to pests, and you could be on the hook for a large bill if you eventually need to hire someone to eliminate the pests. Pests can be a major annoyance that can cost you lots of money, so you should do anything in your power to prevent them from gaining a foothold in your home. 

 

Save on Roof Damage

Although siding and foundation damage is possible from clogged gutters, it isn’t the only type of damage that you have to worry about. Another major form of damage that stems from clogged gutters is roof damage. If your gutter is filled with debris, then water will likely run over and onto your roof. Having too much water on your roof can cause some major problems, including rotten shingles and even water leaking into the home. Repairing your roof and the leaks that come with it can get extremely expensive, especially if the damage is extensive. Due to this, you want to prevent roof damage at all costs, and you should be constantly ensuring that your gutter is free of debris. 

 

Verizon is hiring and you can work from home!

Verizon is currently seeking part-time and full-time workers with positions that you can do from the comfort of your home.

Most of these jobs are in customer service, but there are also positions available in marketing, operations, and more.

There are specific locations where you must be located.  So if you live in or near these locations I would apply.

  • Tampa, Florida
  • Jacksonville, Florida
  • Alpharetta, Georgia
  • Savannah, Georgia
  • Mobile, Alabama
  • Wilmington, North Carolina
  • El Dorado, Arkansas
  • Memphis, Tennessee
  • Marion, Illinois
  • Hilliard, Ohio

Here are the requirements for these positions:

  • High-speed internet service that is at least 25 mbps (you may qualify for a stipend which means they will pay for your internet service)
  • A “quiet, private workspace”
  • The ability to manage yourself

If you are interested apply on their website here!

Good luck let me know if you get hired!

FOOD RECALL – Fresh Peaches

To see the packaging on these peaches go to the website: https://www.fda.gov/safety/recalls-market-withdrawals-safety-alerts/primar-wawona-recalls-bulkloose-and-bagged-peaches-due-possible-salmonella-risk#recall-announcement

Prima® Wawona of Fresno, California is voluntarily recalling all of its bulk/loose peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 3 and its bagged Wawona and Wawona Organic peaches distributed and sold from June 1 through August 19th because the products could possibly be contaminated with Salmonella.

Salmonella is a microorganism that can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly people, and others with weakened immune systems. Healthy persons infected with Salmonella often experience fever, diarrhea (which may be bloody), nausea, vomiting and abdominal pain. In rare circumstances, infection with Salmonella can result in the organism getting into the bloodstream and producing more severe illnesses such as arterial infections (i.e., infected aneurysms), endocarditis and arthritis.

The bagged peaches were distributed and sold in supermarkets with the following product codes:

Wawona Peaches – 033383322001
Wawona Organic Peaches – 849315000400
Prima® Peaches – 766342325903
Organic Marketside Peaches – 849315000400
Kroger Peaches – 011110181749
Wegmans Peaches – 077890490488

For bagged peaches, the product codes may be found at the bottom of each package. All affected peaches may be found in stores nationwide.

The bulk/loose peaches are sold in grocery stores in a variety of formats, typically bins where consumers may select their own fruit and may have the following stickers with PLU numbers on them: 4037, 4038, 4044, 4401, 94037, 94038, 94044, 94401.

Prima® Wawona is recalling the peaches as a precaution in connection with a Salmonella outbreak under investigation by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention that is suspected to have caused the illness of more than 60 people in nine states.

“We’re conducting this voluntary recall in cooperation with the FDA out of consideration for the wellbeing and safety of our customers and consumers,” said George Nikolich, Vice President Technical Operations. “We continue to be committed to serving consumers with high quality fruit.”

Anyone who has the recalled product in their possession should dispose of it immediately or return it to the place of purchase for a refund. Consumers with questions may contact Prima Wawona’s toll-free number at 1-877-722-7554, from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ET, Monday through Friday, or visit its website at wawonapacking.com

FOOD RECALL on Oranges, Lemons, Lies and Red Potatoes!

Freshouse—a nationwide produce distributor—is recalling Valencia oranges, lemons, limes and red potatoes due to potential contamination with Listeria monocytogenes. According to a media release, recalled produce was shipped to distribution centers in North Carolina, Pennsylvania, South Carolina, and Virginia, and wholesalers in Maryland and North Carolina. Wegmans also confirmed in a separate recall notice that the produce was sold in their stores in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, and New York (Brooklyn and Harrison locations).

Jamey Friedman, president of Freshouse said, “We voluntarily issued this recall out of an abundance of caution with the steadfast intent to minimize even the slightest risk to public health. We take food safety and this recall seriously. Freshouse is committed to providing consumers with fresh, nutritious, safe products.”

Consumers who bought recalled items should not consume them and should either discard them immediately or return them to their place of purchase for a full refund. Consumers with questions may also contact Freshouse at 631-369-7150, Monday through Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. EST.

Items purchased at these stores apply:

ALERT – 30 Companies Who Are Hiring For Remote Part-Time Jobs!

Here is a list of 30 companies who are hiring for part-time remote (computer from home) jobs.

The list is long and varies from teachers to public relations specialist.

 

  1. Kaplan University
  2. VocoVision
  3. Supporting Strategies
  4. Robert Half International
  5. Pearson
  6. Appen
  7. K12
  8. Edmentum
  9. Lionbridge
  10. Independence University
  11. Rasmussen College
  12. Achieve Test Prep
  13. LanguageLine Solutions
  14. FlexProfessionals
  15. Cactus Communications
  16. Expert Business Development
  17. Grand Canyon University
  18. Soliant Health
  19. Kelly Services
  20. Pitchup
  21. Rosetta Stone
  22. Walden University
  23. HIA – Health Information Alliance
  24. Strayer University
  25. Prof360
  26. GreatAuPair
  27. Profit Factory
  28. Colorado State University – CSU
  29. Doctor On Demand
  30. Southern New Hampshire University

 

Check out the entire list of available jobs at https://www.flexjobs.com/blog/post/companies-hiring-part-time-remote-work-from-home-jobs/

BEWARE – IRS Phone Scam!

Consumer expert Clark Howard warns about a new IRS Phone Scam going on now.

First off the IRS won’t call you if you owe them money, it’s not how they operate.  If you owe the IRS money you will get a certified letter from them not a call.

Clark warns about these potential area codes and things to remember if you do get a call from one of these scammers.

The scammers will often use caller ID spoofing to make their number show up as “IRS,” but that’s not always the case. I have actually gotten calls on my cell and landline where they disguise the caller ID name as someone in my family.

  • 202: Washington, D.C.
  • 512: Austin, Texas
  • 214 & 972: Dallas
  • 312: Chicago
  • 410: Baltimore
  • 210: San Antonio, Texas
  • 213: Los Angeles
  • 405: Oklahoma City
  • 212 & 917: New York City
  • 305: Miami

Here’s a tip from money expert Clark Howard: Never answer phone calls from anyone you don’t know! If it’s a family member or friend trying to reach you, they can leave a voicemail and you’ll call them back.