Weekend Roundup: Office Depot Double Cashback, Pay It Forward, & Cheap DNA Testing

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Hi chickadees. Here are a few things that caught my eye on this beautiful, sunny Dallas day. All are time-sensitive to this weekend.

Double cashback at Office Depot

Now this is a great deal: through April 30th, 2018, you can get double cashback in store when you link a card through Ebates.

Good deal alert

One of the participating stores is Office Depot for 6% cashback!

Go slow to start

The T&Cs clearly state gift cards are excluded. Though many peeps report earning the cashback anyway. So this is YMMV. I’d say to go slow and only buy a gift card if you need it anyway – and consider 6% cashback icing on the cake.

The other participating stores include:

  • Bed, Bath, & Beyond
  • GNC
  • World Market
  • The Body Shop
  • Sally Beauty

And many others. To get the deal, click “Link Offerfrom this page and add your credit card number.

If you don’t already have an Ebates account, you can join here and get a $10 bonus when you spend $25+. Going to try this out now that I’m newly into gift card reselling.

If you shop at Costco, you can get a Visa gift card and use it to shop – an easy way to get 5X at Costco if you have a small business card with 5X at office supply stores!

Pay It Forward Day

Today, April 28th, 2018, is Pay It Forward Day.

What can you do to help someone today?

There are so many ways to help others – many of them are free:

  • Hold a door
  • Give a smile
  • Call an old friend
  • Send a card with stationary and stamps you already have
  • Give someone a compliment
  • Offer your help to someone

The only cost is your time – in some cases, only a few seconds.


You could also donate some old clothing, send $5 to a local nonprofit, or drop off some canned foods to a food bank. There are so many ways to help others.

I love the idea behind this. Remember, when you help someone else, it comes back to you powerfully. Today is a beautiful reminder.

AncestryDNA for $69

Through April 29th, 2018, (tomorrow!), you can get AncestryDNA on sale for $59 + taxes and shipping. It comes to about $69, depending on your state.

Lowest price of the year

I wrote about this service compared with 23andMe and liked them both. For a deeper dive into your background and makeup, I’d go with this one (I got it for my Gramma).

More expensive than AncestryDNA, but also cheaper than normal

And for information on your genetics and health, I’d go with 23andMe – which is also on sale.

Both sales are celebrating DNA Day, which was this past week.

Get free DNA genotypes if you’ve ever done a DNA test

And if you’ve ever tried a DNA service, you can get free DNA genotyping on Promethease through May 10th, 2018.

Oh gods

Be warned though: it’s brutal. My DNA sequence shows higher risk for coronary artery disease and all kinds of other things (some good, some bad). Being armed with this information might be hard for some people. I personally think it’s interesting. The rest of my genome was strong, aside from the heart-related blips. Anyway, something to note before you dive in. Forewarned is forearmed, I say.

Will you get in on any of these deals?

Have a good weekend! 😺

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