dealspotr Helps You Save and Earn Cashback on Holiday Shopping

This is a paid review, however all opinions are 100% my own.

I’ve done a number of reviews for dealspotr, because it’s my favorite GPT (Get Paid To) website. I’ve been a member of dealspotr since May 2016. In the past 6 months I’ve received over $200 amazon gift cards. I’ve not found a faster or more fun way to earn money online.

Save big with dealspotr and earn cashback for sharing coupons online
Save big with dealspotr and earn cashback for sharing coupons online

I’ve put together a very in depth tutorial for new users here with pictures that show you walking through how to register your free account, choosing interests, following your favorite stores, validating deals, and sharing your own deals on the site. Be sure you check it out.

The site is simple and easy to use. When you log on (assuming it’s not your first visit to the site) you’ll see a page with some hot deals that are currently trending. In the upper right hand side you’ll see your profile showing your dashboard with an orange bar indicating how close you are to your next gift card as well as showing a daily task list that you can optionally complete to score some free points each day. You’ll also see your accuracy score in green.

Accuracy score is super important on dealspotr. When it is low you will be limited in how many deals you can post or validate each day. Make sure you are only posting valid deals and assigning them to the correct sections of the site. As your accuracy score increases, you will soon reach a point where you can post and validate unlimited deals which means there’s no limit to how much you can earn using the site.

On the left hand side, you’ll see a big blue button that says +Add a Deal – This is where you go to share your own deals. You’ll be asked a series of questions to get information about the deal such as if it requires a coupon code, if it’s sitewide or applies only to specific items, and the expiration date. You can share all kinds of deals from printable coupons, to online sales, or even “matchup deals” demonstrating how to use multiple deals to maximize your discounts.

Based on the types of deals you add and the information you provide, you’ll earn varying amounts of points typically around 50 points per deal. Every 10,000 points you earn will give you another gift card. They are a tiny bit slow in sending the gift cards out. Typically it only takes 2-3 days but I’ve had it take up to 10-12 days before. This is normal, so don’t get nervous if your reward takes awhile to arrive – and be sure to check your junk and spam folders as well.

Not only do you earn money, but you can save a ton of money on things you already buy, ranging from food, dining out, groceries, clothing, baby items, household goods, toys, video games, electronics, and much more. dealspotr has dozens of deals for your favorite stores and brands.

Need cookies for that office Christmas party? dealspotr’s got you covered:

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Need a dress to wear for your big new year’s eve party, you can save on that too:

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Are your kids asking for expensive toys this year?.. of course they are:

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How about a handsome watch for your honey?

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Or guys, what about some jewelry for your leading lady?

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Even your pets’ stocking can be filled on the cheap:

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Need to send flowers or edible arrangements?

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Want a Big Screen TV to watch the game?

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How about some new videogames to play while on winter break?

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Or maybe a new winter coat?

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You can also save on your holiday decorating needs:

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Or for the big holiday feast you plan to cook:

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Or maybe all you want is to go home for the holidays:

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Whatever you’re looking for, dealspotr delivers massive discounts and provides a fun and fast way to earn giftcards for sharing deals with the community. Sign Up Now and Start Saving. https://dealspotr.com/?join=GeekySweetie

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Oops.

I must appologize if you received our weekly email numerous times today. I use a plugin called “MailPoet” to send the emails for me – I don’t know what happened as I’ve been using it for a few months now without any problem, but today I got our email from my website at least 5 times.

I took a look at the plugin to see what was going on – and I saw about 7 more “sending” or “waiting to send” which I of course promptly deleted.

I’m really sorry that this happened. I take spam very seriously and just want you to know that you can also always unsubscribe by hitting the link at the bottom of the email.

I’m going to leave it “in play” right now, but if the error occurs again next week, MailPoet will be gone and I’ll have to use Mailchimp or similar services.

I’m also going to contact MailPoet and seek advice on fixing the issue or see if anyone else is experiencing this.

Oops. was originally published on Geeky Sweetie

A Personal Update

I try not to post too many personal posts on this site. Trying to look at least a little professional haha. But when Real Life interferes with the blogging, I think it’s time for a quick update as to explain the lack of updates lately. This is one of those personal posts about me, the blogger, and not really relevant to the other topics you see here. So if you’re curious, click on to read more, and if not, no hard feelings. Go check out some of my game reviews or something instead :).

I’m in the process of moving right now. House is due to close on February 1st. I have spent a long time living in really poor conditions and our new home might be poor to a lot of people (still trailer trash lol) but it’s a god send to me and my family. We’ve been living in absolute hell for the past 2 years now. Living conditions so bad it’s like a 3rd world country; Most people in America probably can’t imagine living the way my family has been forced to live for nearly 3 years now – electrical problems (running the entire mobile home on one electrical outlet), plumbing problems (having to fill and boil jugs of water just to do the simplest of chores, bathe, wash food, wash dishes, rinse hands, brush teeth, etc), physical holes in the floor, roof leaking, no heat, no air, mold growing from the cold and the leaks, and in a bad neighborhood (there was a murder in our trailer park 3 doors down due to drug related incidents. There’s also a convicted sex offender that lives in the park) Luckily we are “Movin’ on up” to a deluxe trailer in the sky, or at least in a better neighborhood. It’s taken us a long time to be able to improve our situation. — But we are finally here. Getting ready to move into our new home. To put it into perspective, our current home is from 1963. Our new one is from 1998, quite a big step forward. It has central air and heat, and is not a fire hazard (one outlet with extension cords) nor health hazard (the water issue, as well as the leaks and mold).

This means a lot of exciting things for me, which will directly impact my blog too in a way since it’s all good positive things which enable me to further pursue my hobbies. Most notably, I will be able to have company – I’ve been dating my current boyfriend for 3 years, and he’s never spent the night at my place, or even been over to see it, because shortly after we started dating, it began falling apart quickly to the point where I became ashamed to have anyone over to the house. – While this doesn’t impact the blog, other guests being able to come over will! I run a meet up group – which sadly, much like our (soon to be) former home has fallen into disrepair. I plan to revive and reactivate the meetup group. This means I will be posting video reviews of the boardgames we play, or attending conventions, or watching and reviewing more anime, etc.

The other big thing is, I get two rooms to myself. Right now, due to the heating problems, and mold and electric and other problems, I’ve been sharing my room this winter with my family. Not a big deal – but it did make it impossible to Vlog (do video reviews). I want to get into “Vlogging” in a “big way” in 2016. I suspect almost every review or post I do to be accompanied by a video review in the near future. I may even go back and do video reviews for a lot of the items we’ve already reviewed on the site as well.

This is somewhat tied into the above point, but one of my most beloved hobbies is collecting Asian Balljointed Dolls (and similar toys and figures). Right now, there’s no where to put my collection (can’t put in my room cuz of my cats.) – That’s all about to change. I’m dedicating one full room to my collection (one wall or cabinet might also house some of my vintage retro videogame cartridges if I find they’re in acceptable condition still to be displayed.) With my “doll room” as I’m calling it, everything will be clean and cat free. It will make my photographs better. I will have a desk set up to work on my dolls, do faceups (I have like 6 blank heads right now lol). And most excitedly will just have several cabinets to display my collection. Better photos make for better reviews. Also for people who love asian balljointed doll photography and looking at others’ works, this will give you reason to follow me on twitter and instagram :) — Also with a doll room, I have room now to grow and expand my collection – and plan to do so soon. ^^ My birthday is in may. It’s a perfect time for a new doll harharhar… And new dolls mean new reviews for the blog. ❤

The other room is mostly just a sleeping room – except for, the fact that my big screen tv will be mounted in there, and my game consoles (probably only have 1 or 2 out at a time though, want to keep everything tidy). Here’s the rub, I haven’t been doing game reviews lately because 1.) While playing (and reviewing) Norn 9, we lost our electrical outlets in about 2/3rds of the house. My bedroom already did not have electricity and was running off an extension cord going into the kitchen lol. But now, it’s connected, along with the kitchen and living room, to one measely outlet in the living room. — I’ve been told not to turn on my TV or Game consoles for fear of burning out the one outlet that we have left, which is running our electric blankets and space heater in my room which we definitely need this time of year without any other sources of heats and holes all over the trailer. This was back before Christmas :( — I miss my games. I still really want to finish Norn9!

The other thing that happened is, my “gaming” computer (which actually was just a cheap middle of the line Acer with a dedicated Radeon graphics card good enough to play most games) – but here’s the thing, after being my loyal companion for almost 3 years, it decided to go to that computer heaven in the sky about 3 weeks ago – most likely due to a result of said faulty wiring in our mobile home.

So now, I have been occasionally borrowing my grandma’s HP Stream chrome book piece of junk computer, which clearly, obviously, cannot play games – I actually downloaded a couple of older games and things, but you know, can’t play much of anything with its meager ram and craptastic Intel graphics card.

So at some point, once I move, my next priority is to either fix my old “gaming” computer, or just buy a new one. But obviously we need a lot of other important things for our home (like appliances, since it didn’t come with any). So my PC gaming has been effectively crippled for the moment — but my console gaming will be able to be picked right back up once we make the move. And getting a new PC or fixing my current one is definitely high on my priorities list. Just a matter of being able to afford it first.

In the meantime I’ve been doing anime and mobile game reviews since that’s largely all I have access to. I plan to do up a review for Hearthstone soon – it’s my latest addiction, just started playing it this week (I know, I’m VERY late to that party lol.). I love it though, it’s a great game and helping me pass the time while my other mainstays are out of commission.

I’ve also been sick with the flu and a bad sinus infection but am on the mend and should not be deterring me from writing up a few posts this weekend and scheduling them to go out to fill in over the next few weeks while I plan to be quite busy with the move.

Actually, I’ve not yet set foot into the house myself. I’ve only seen it from the outside. My family purchased the home, and has been the ones doing the paper work and site visits while I’ve been either sick or working the past month. So I’m pretty excited to get the keys! I plan to spend the first night sleeping on the floor for good luck before we even move in. My mom said she’ll come with me, and we’ll rent movies and get a pizza. Fun times.

I will try to respond to comments, feedback forms, email, or social media inquiries in a timely fashion still throughout the move. But if I don’t get back to you right away, hey at least you know why now :).

A Personal Update was originally published on Geeky Sweetie

Yoru no Nai Kuni, Samurai Warriors 4 Heading West

Source: Yoru no Nai Kuni, Samurai Warriors 4 Heading West

Somehow I missed this announcement. Had never even heard of Yoru No Nai Kuni…. but man am I excited. Gameplay sounds extremely similar to Persona (which is my love) in that you make contracts with and summon demons into combat.

Also the main playable character can create different types of weapons using her blood and change her fighting style on the fly. She also has shape shifting abilities which sound reminiscent of Castlevania Symphony of the Night (another one of my favorite games).

Combat sounds fast and breezy with an emphasis on chaining different attacks to finish off your opponent.

It’s by Gust – the makers of Hyper Dimension Neptunia. It has an anime style vibe, but done in 3D and therefore slightly more realistic and darker looking than Neptunia.

If you’re like me, and have not heard of this game until now, you can check out the trailer below:

Otome Gamer’s Guide to Working Out (BYFWM!)

Source: Otome Gamer’s Guide to Working Out (BYFWM!)

This reminds me of Love Revolution on the Nintendo DS. That game left a bad taste in my mouth, because of the fact that the main character only chooses to lose weight to impress boys who are mean to her and body shame her. I mean, if you want to lose weight, fine, do it for yourself, to have better health, more confidence, be able to buy cute clothes, and have more energy, etc… There’s nothing wrong with wanting to lose weight – hell, I’d like to lose some weight myself.

The problem is that, the main character ONLY wants to lose weight to impress some ass hole guys who treat her like she’s less than human just because she’s overweight. And only after she begins to lose weight are they able to love her.

What kind of message is that sending to young girls???

With that out of the way, it does seem that this particlar game here, does have some fitness tracking activities and other things to help you, the player, get more fit. Which is a lot better than just a story about an overweight girl desperate to impress men who view her as less than human like in Love Revo lol.

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鯛焼き+パフェ「鯛パフェ」@ブギス Singapore

Taiyaki fish shaped deserts. Don’t worry, they’re not really fish – They’re actually made from pancake or waffle batter. – I’ve always wanted to try one of these. These ones look extra yummy with soft serve icecream (or is that yogurt) inside of them.

Aishiteruze Baby Anime Review

This review, like the one published today for Peach Girl, also first appeared on my Anime-Planet.com profile. (and these are the only two reviews I’ve written over there (so far). Both these reviews are quite older, and don’t completely jive with the scoring system here, but both these anime are among my top 5 :).

In my original anime-planet.com review, I reference the similarities between this anime (which is not very popular on anime-planet) and Usagi Drops, another similar anime about a young man who finds himself suddenly raising a little girl, which is immensely popular on anime-planet (at time of my original review, it was in the top 50 anime on anime-planet). I’ve removed the paragraph comparing the two anime for my reblog over here because, it wouldn’t make since to complain about their scoring system on anime-planet and people’s “poor choice” in anime haha. But what follows is the rest of the review after that initial paragraph. If you like Usagi Drops, please give Aishiteruze Baby a chance. It’s a lot better than Usagi Drops. Not that Usagi Drops is bad, but Aishiteruze is just a better anime :).

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Once again, I’ve changed the scoring system to make story and characters more weighted when compared to sound and animation. Story and Characters are worth 10 each, while sound and animation are worth 5 each. And when converted to the scoring system in place here, it results in a rating of 37/40 93% A- “Excellent Anime For Girls”. To find out just why this series is so great, you’ll have to read on below, or watch it for yourself. :)

Enjoy my Aishiteruze Baby Anime Review :)

The fact that this is a complete story, gives the characters time to grow and explores the issues of what really is a family, and the lengths that we go to for our family. It showcases exponential character growth as the very immature lead character suddenly finds himself having to care for a small child. He goes from being a playboy without a care in the world, to suddenly realizing the importance of being there for someone who truly loves you and needs you, both in terms of the young child, but also a classmate / love interest that slowly begins to develop throughout the story. In the beginning the female love interest, hates the main character, but as she begins to notice his incredible transformation as he cares for the young child, her opinion of him changes.

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If you enjoy watching characters grow and evolve in a series, this anime’s for you.

This drama is full of cute sweet moments, but also a lot of pain, suffering, and sadness. It is very well balanced, and not overly sugary-sweet like many anime in this genre.

The family dynamic and extra supporting cast are also very funny and unique.

Because of all of that, Story and Characters both get 10/10.

This anime is a bit older, which I’m assuming is why it’s so severely under-rated. The animation and character designs show their age. When I first started watching, I was not too keen on the character designs, but I quickly got over that when I realized how good the story was. The animation is probably about a 3/5. It’s not as “clean” or “streamlined” looking as modern animation tends to be these days.

Voice acting is excellent, especially the 3 main characters, who really convey their emotions and set the tone for the series; and music is good, but not memorable to me. I give the sound 4/5, losing some points for music, but making up for it in the voice acting.

Overall, 10/10 because Yuzuyu is fricken adorable, and so mature for her age. I really super enjoyed the relationship between her and the main character and watching how she changed him and made him into such a better person. ❤


Story: 10/10
Characters 10/10
Sound: 4/5
Animation: 3/5
Overall: 10/10

When converted to our scoring system on Geeky Sweetie, this results in a rating of

37/40 93% A- “Excellent Anime For Girls”

Aishiteruze Baby Anime Review was originally published on Geeky Sweetie

Peach Girl Anime Review

This review was originally published on anime-planet. My username over there is Xenokitten. (You can find me here: http://www.anime-planet.com/users/xenokitten) Why not come say Hi! ? :)Anime-planet.com is an awesome website that provides user generated recommendations and reviews to help you find the next anime you want to watch. For example, if you liked Chobits, you can go to the Chobits page on anime-planet and see other shows you might like, with an explanation of why the series are similar to eachother. It’s really nifty. I use this site all the time. Also you can watch the latest episodes of your favorite or hard to find anime on their site as well. But perhaps the coolest thing about anime-planet is it lets you generate a “Life spent on anime” tracker for forum signatures, or websites, etc. And you can track not only games, but also anime. Here’s my tracker (which happens to be a pic of Momo from Peach Girl):

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And look what we have here, a review for Peach Girl (anime) (There’s also a Taiwanese Live Action series, I couldn’t get into it, despite liking Taiwanese and Korean Drama :*( — They changed too much from the original manga and anime. I dropped the Live Action after episode 2 lol.)

For this review, I’ve changed the scoring system a bit, from my original scores on anime-planet, to make characters and story more “weighted” compared to animation and sound which I feel are less important, especially given my target audience here on Geeky Sweetie. I’ve made story and characters both worth 10 points, and animation and sound both worth 5 points. This more accurately reflects my enjoyment of this series as a whole.

When converted to the scoring system used here on Geeky Sweetie this show receives a rating of 36/40 90% A- “Excellent Anime For Girls”

I wrote this review on April 22, 2015.

This is my favorite anime of all time (and I’ve watched over 220 completed series at time of this review’s writing) The reason why I love this anime so much is due to the character development and progression throughout the series. The characters are so well written and their dynamics are so intriguing. They make you feel very passionately, either strong like, or dislike, for each character.

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This show has a lot of mature themes such as suicide, rape, depression, bullying, etc. This really sets it apart from any other shoujo I’ve ever watched. The characters feel more alive and real because of their flaws.

I also love how every single episode ends on a huge cliff-hanger. It keeps you watching more and more. AND it keeps you guessing. It’s not until the VERY final episode when Momo FINALLY decides which of the two men she really loves/wants to be with. Throughout the whole series she is pingponging back and forth between them, and the way in which she decides at the end is so dramatic and heart-racing.

Kyrie is pretty much one of the best anime characters I’ve EVER seen. He loves Momo so much that he sacrifices his OWN feelings (and happiness) to do anything to make her happy. He tries to help her repair her relationship with Touji time and time again, and helps her try to clear her reputation at school.

But Momo is conflicted because Touji was her first love, and they’ve been through so much together.

And meanwhile, Sae is pretty much the “worst” character ever (although that is the intention here), I’ve never felt such feelings of RAGE towards a fictional character before or again in any other anime. She just feels SO REAL. I know so many women, superficial, like this, nice to your face, then backstab you EVERY chance they get.

I could relate to almost every single character and circumstance in this show! It touches me deeply and the tension/drama and NOT KNOWING who she will pick ultimately, really keeps the show interesting from complete start to end.

It’s a story about young/first love, friendship, and “coming of age”. A story very real and relateable for many women in this world who have experienced love, bullying, pain, hurt, and eventually have grown through all of it, to be incredible strong independent women. I love this story and the characters.

10/10 for story and 10/10 for characters.

Animation is old. I know most people on this site don’t like older series. And I’ll admit the character designs look weird too, 3/5 Animation

Sound, was just alright, both in terms of music and voice acting, nothing too remarkable, 3/5 here.

10/10 overall for having such a dramatic intense and moving story with such a delightful (or hateful) cast of characters.

10/10 story
3/5 animation
3/5 sound
10/10 characters
10/10 overall

When converted to our traditional scoring system on Geeky Sweetie it results in a rating of

36/40 90% A- “Excellent Anime For Girls”

Peach Girl Anime Review was originally published on Geeky Sweetie