The BEST myVEGAS Tips and Tricks

If you have found this blog, odds are that you are looking for the best myVEGAS tips and tricks to earn Loyalty points quickly. Good thing giving the most helpful myVEGAS information is kind of my speciality. So let’s get in to it! What are the best tips for playing the myVEGAS apps? Pro tip: the last one is a TRUE game changer.

1. Log in everyday

Log in everyday to get your daily bonus. The more consecutive days that you log in, the higher that the daily bonus will get! Even if you are just trying to stockpile coins to play with, logging in everyday helps to make sure that when you do want to play, you will have enough coins to do so.

2. Connect all myVEGAS apps to your Facebook account

If you have a Facebook, then log in to the apps with your account. Some of the apps require a Facebook account to play and to connect your Loyalty Points to one another. Not only that but once you are connected to Facebook, the apps will start sending you daily emails with tons of free coins. And don’t worry. The emails will go to your Promotions folder. You won’t have to worry about them clogging your primary inbox.

Get all the myVEGAS apps for Android or for iPhone here.

3. Use the myVEGAS Facebook page to get more free coins

The myVEGAS Facebook page is extremely helpful when it comes to getting coins. They post about 4 times a day with free coin opportunities. Better yet is that those links are good for a few days. So if you happen to be low on coins, you can go on Facebook and click those links for the past few days and take advantage of all those free coins.

4. Play MGM Slots Live and myVEGAS Bingo

These two apps have the most unique way to earn Loyalty Points. With the other apps, you have to play to earn those Points. Not with these two apps! These two actually run on a timer. That means that upon opening the app, between 1 to 3 minutes (depending on the app) your meter will fill up and award you Loyalty Points. That’s right, you don’t even have to play the games! Which also means you don’t have to worry about getting more coins to play if you run out. Open the apps, let them sit while you do work or chores, and enjoy racking up the Loyalty Points.

5. Watch the ads

Need more coins? Watch the ads. Not only that but some of the ads will even give you Loyalty Points. That’s a great way to fast track your success for free rewards.

6. Do NOT buy coins or boosts

There are literally so many ways to get coins. Why would you pay this app? Get your free rewards by getting your coins for free too.

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7. AutoSpin and walk away

If you have followed the above myVEGAS tips and tricks so far, then you probably have accumulated a decent amount of coins. AutoSpin and forget about it. If you have a lot of coins, then you shouldn’t run out unless you’re betting WAY too much. Go do the laundry. Be a productive member of society. Let this app do its thing and get you the Loyalty Points. Just remember to stop playing once you see the green check mark appear next to your Loyalty Points.

8. Leave the apps idle if you want a break AND a bonus

Ok this one is the exact opposite of #1 but for a good reason. Logging in every day is definitely a chore. But did you know that if you leave the apps alone for a month (or longer), you can get a huge bonus? That’s right! To reward you and entice you to get back to playing the games, myVEGAS will give you a large Loyalty Point bonus once you open the apps back up after a long time. In some instances, I have gained 30,000 Loyalty Points PER app that I left idle and then opened back up after a month or two.

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The Spoopiest Halloween Clothing for 2022

Halloween is definitely becoming a holiday that requires a wardrobe haul. Whether you like the haunts and scares or the cute and spoopy, there’s something for everything during the Halloween season. Here are some great stores to get the best halloween clothing merchandise from in 2022.

Click the header to be directed to each shop’s full Halloween section!

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Pink Lily

One of my favorite boutique shops is Pink Lily. They always keep their catalog fresh with each season! Their spooky season collection is no exception. With comfy shirts, oversized sweaters, and trendy prints, they’ll be sure to put you in the Halloween spirit.

Unique Vintage

Look to the first word of the store’s name for the best way to describe it. Yup – UNIQUE. You won’t find another store like it. The styles are classy, high-quality, and perfect for your favorite fashion era. Not to mention, Unique Vintage is especially helpful for finding something for Dapper Day at Disney.

Her Universe

The Halloween season definitely brings out a special kind of obsession in the average Disney adult. One of the best places to shop for all the best merch outside of the park is Her Universe! Don’t let the name fool you though – there are plenty of unisex options.

Target

I think we all know now that Target comes out with some pretty awesome graphic shirts. The prints range from play-on words, funny puns, and Disney! There’s something for everyone’s casual or comfy preferences.

Box Lunch

Box Lunch might not be the most well-known store, but it is bringing some great picks to the halloween clothing 2022 line-up! I am loving the tees that have back prints in particular. Any of these would be perfect for the Disney Halloween parties.

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How to Turn a Commission Campaign into a Paid Campaign

If you are creating content as an influencer, odds are that you have received a few campaign requests from brands. But in their requests, they are only are offering you commission off of sales for your hard work and content. So how do you turn a commission campaign into a paid campaign? It’s not as hard as you think!

Now it’s pretty easy to get people in your inbox asking to send you gifted or discounted products. And if you’re just starting out on building a portfolio, ten you may find my blog How to Respond to Gifted, Non-Paid, or Ambassadorship Campaign Requests helpful first.

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Humm Kombucha was one company that initially told me they didn’t have budget to work with me. But when they finally had a paid campaign, they contacted me and we finally worked together!

But do you want to know a trade secret? Lots of those brands that are pitching you gifted opportunities have marketing budgets! The reason the vast majority of them don’t start by offering your posting rate is because LOTS of creators will work for free. Many people, including myself, low ball themselves and the credibility of their content. And for a brand who wants to get the most bang for their buck, they are looking for the people that will work for the lowest amount possible. Which is why they will start by offering a gifted campaign.

Turn the Tables to Get Paid!

Time to turn their pitch to you into your pitch to them! This is a company that has literally made it known that they are ready to work with someone – specifically YOU. So instead of accepting their offer for a gifted or ambassadorship campaign, open the conversation to working on a paid campaign.

Here’s an example of how to possibly respond back when that Brand sends you non-paid request:

Hey Brand!

Thank you so much for reaching out. These products are incredible and I love that you thought of me to promote them! However, I am not accepting gifted/ambassadorships, but I would still like to work with you. I truly believe my X amount of followers would like to learn more about Brand. If you are open to working on a sponsored post together, I would be happy to discuss my posting rates and my creative ideas for this campaign.

Thank you and I look forward to possibly working with you, Donna

Short, simple and to the point. Sometimes the company has room in their marketing budget, and sometimes they don’t. If they say they don’t want to work on a sponsored post, then you can still see if the original offer for a gifted or ambassadorship stands. If they say they aren’t doing paid campaigns right now, then there’s hope! Ask them when would be a better time to check in with them on a paid campaign. I have even landed a few campaigns like this.

And if they say yes right away to paying your posting rate, well then you’re in! Sometimes the “yes” can take a little conversation and negotiation though. For example, my most recent campaign request that went from commission based to a paid campaign took a little convincing.

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Also suggest working with people in your life to help pitch authenticity in your negotiation.

If this happens to you, then you will need to be prepared to negotiate and give strong reasoning why working with you is a great idea. Using facts and analytics will also help you seal the deal. Plus offering a price sheet is a great way to start the negotiation.

In short, I was able to turn a commission-only campaign request in to a paid campaign! Not only did I make $400 to make 2 Tik Toks and a blog, but they also allowed me to still make commission on the deal! And that commission resulted in an additional $300.

Final Thoughts on How to Turn a Commission Campaign into a Paid Campaign

Looking back on when I first started getting these emails, I think of just how many opportunities I missed. I used to just not respond to the emails, or say that I am not interested in working with them. But by doing so, I left so much money on the table.

There are definitely options when it comes to receiving these kind of emails. Learning how to respond to non-paid campaign requests could open the door to more opportunities!

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NEW Pixar Toy Story Collection from CASETiFY

Once upon a time, OtterBox was the place to get your newest Disney phone case. Now it’s Casetify! Having just launched their newest release, this Pixar Toy Story collection from Casetify is sure to take you to infinity and beyond!

Ready for a little throwback? Following the links listed on this page will allow me to receive a small commission from any purchase’s made on those sites. Using my links do not increase your overall purchase price.

This Disney and Pixar release includes 12 designs featuring:

  • Andy’s cloud wall
  • Woody
  • Buzz
  • Jesse
  • Lotso
  • Forky
  • Slinky
  • the green aliens
  • and MORE!

Casetify has made this collection for the following devices and accessories:

One of the biggest questions I had going from being an OtterBox enthusiast to Casetify was “will their products protect my phone?”. There never seems to be enough options that will truly protect my phone from cracks and drop damage. OtterBox for the longest time was literally your only option for great protection. However, now that Casetify is working with Disney regularly for their collections, OtterBox is out. And Casetify is in!

Keep a watchful eye on more to come from Casetify. They are the best place to get Disney phone and electronic accessories! And to help bring a little magic into your everyday life. In the meantime, see the whole CASETiFY Disney and Pixar Toy Story collection on their website now!

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How to Update My Wardrobe on a Budget

There are a lot of clothing companies out there, but not all of them are budget-friendly. Not to mention if they do end up being affordable, you may be compromising quality for that price. Here are four resources for how to update your wardrobe on a budget

Thrift stores

I update my wardrobe on a budget with thrift shopping
My favorite thrift store in Escondido has helped me find cute things like Disney Spirit Jerseys!

By no shock to anyone, shopping at thrift stores is convenient, local to you, and very affordable. We are also living in an age of VERY fast fashion. It’s so fast that I can’t even keep up. But the great thing about fast fashion is that it turns up in thrift stores even faster. That being said, if you don’t mind being a little being the latest trend, thrift store shopping will be your best friend.

Not to mention, shopping at thrift stores is HIGHLY sustainable. By shopping preowned items you are reducing the amount of water it takes to make a new piece of clothing, reducing the amount of waste that ends up in landfills, and reusing perfectly good items. Talk about eco-friendly!

Thrift store shopping has been my personal number one way to update my wardrobe on a budget.

Poshmark or Mercari

Powerful Disney Bound of Marvel's Captain Marvel Carol Danvers
I made this entire Captain Marvel outfit solely off of purchases from Poshmark!

Both of these online shopping platforms are bringing preowned item shopping online. Now there are still plenty of thrift stores that you can purchase from online. But these two apps have the added bonus of allowing you to sell your items that you no longer want. Donating to thrift stores is great, don’t get me wrong. However, some items still retain a high value rate. And what better way to expense your next purchase than by selling some items first to make it happen.

I have used Poshmark before to create amazing Disney Bounds. The ability to search the app for the EXACT thing that I need and in the size that I wear is just not something I can do at a thrift store. Plus I also sold lots of items on the app and turned around to use those funds to buy items through the app. Overall a great experience and again, all the same sustainability advantages!

Clothes swap

Do you have stylish friends? What about a sibling or two? Or a parent that is looking to get rid of something in their closet? GOOD! Then that means you now have access to calling dibs on items that they may want to give up!

Let your friends and family know that if they plan on giving anything away to let you know first. Tell them that you would love to look through their items to see if there is anything that you would like. I know that I definitely have a few friends who have pieces in their wardrobe that I would love to snag if given the opportunity. Odds are they will definitely let you riffle through anything they plan on giving away.

Update your wardrobe on a budget by doing a clothes swap
This rainbow top is courtesy of my friend letting me borrow from her closet!

But remember to be courteous. Always offer to buy the pieces from them. Don’t assume that they will give it to you for free.

PROTIP: You can even ask your friend if you can just borrow that piece that you’ve been eyeing! For someone like me who has a very stylish best friend who is also a content creator, she knows that sometimes I just want to borrow something from her closet for a picture and a post. Odds are she gets it back right after the photoshoot. See? There are so many ways to update your wardrobe on a budget.

Reduce your new wardrobe purchases

Now even after trying to incorporate preowned items into your wardrobe, there will still be times of wanting something brand spanking new. And that’s fine! Keeping to a budget does not mean that you can’t ever treat yourself. It simply means that you plan your budget with that purchase in mind.

So if you can’t reuse, then reduce! When you go through making your purchases for new items, try your best to reduce the amount you buy. Especially if it’s fast fashion. I know that I put together Disney Bounds through the massive catalog that is Shein, and part of that reason is because I can show you items that are easily accessible. But I still encourage you to treat those videos and outfit collages as inspiration. Then take that inspiration to the thrift store or onto Poshmark.

I have used all of these ways listed here to update my wardrobe on a budget. And you can update your wardrobe in a very sustainable way too!

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