For at least 3 years now I have had my eye on Z Gallerie's white resin moose head.
I wanted it as soon as it came out. I knew exactly where I would hang it. And I envisioned at Christmas time either putting a scarf around his neck or hanging ornaments from his antlers.
There was one problem. That moose head costs $250.
So I looked for other options. I scoured etsy. I looked into making my own out of paper mache. I took a day trip to Hobby Lobby after I saw where Becki at the blog Curious Details bought animal heads from the safari section and spray painted them all white:
But nothing compared to my moose. Over the past 3 years, faux taxidermy has become a decor trend and now faux animal heads are popping up everywhere. Amazon carries them now for about half the price of Z Gallerie. And that is where I got an idea.
Have you heard of Recyclebank? Recyclebank is a free online program that rewards members for taking green actions. You take quizzes or you pledge to be more environmentally aware or you play games to earn points.
Below is a 48 second video that explains the program (those of you getting this in email or a reader, may need to click the title of my blog post to be taken to my actual blog so you can view the video. .if you are interested).
You can then redeem the points for coupons, gift cards, and merchandise. I have cashed in my points for magazine subscriptions, $15 off $75 purchase Dicks coupons, $10 off $30 purchase Bed Bath and Beyond coupons, $10 off $50 Harris Teeter coupons (no longer available) and now I am saving my points up to get Amazon gift cards!!
I am going to collect enough Amazon gift cards that I can get my beloved moose head for free!! 1500 points gets you a $5 Amazon gift card. You can order one a month. And Amazon gift cards never expire. So I have 20 months left before I get my moose head. Intentional women are persistent, solution minded, and patient. I am pretty sure I will still want my moose head in 2 years. . even though they will probably no longer be the trend, I hope they are still on Amazon then. Here's a pretty nursery with the moose head:
Now I do not like to spend any more time on the computer than I have to, so playing these games and taking these quizzes on Recyclebank is a weekly chore for my 12 year old. You simply log on to your account, click the Earn Points tab, and start clicking on the opportunities. Our older kids can certainly do that.
If you are interested in signing up for Recyclebank and earning Amazon gift cards so you can get a moose head too (ok, maybe there is something else you want), I would be thankful if you used any one of my links above or this one HERE because you get 25 points for each friend your refer to Recyclebank.
And if you are already on Recyclebank, make sure you check in because there is a new opportunity where you can earn 150 points!! Check out the New Game Plan Earn Opportunity.
And now my questions for you:
1. For those already on Recyclebank, are there any insider secrets I need to know? Anyway to earn points faster?
2. Do you have another way that you get free Amazon gift cards? Will you share with me?
3. So about faux taxidermy: do you love it? or leave it? Do any of you actually have a piece in your home? I'd love to see pictures if you do!!