I tried the new Starbucks Pineapple Refresher

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  I had stars that were going to expire so I decided to try the new refresher. I have seen some reviews of people that love it and others of people that hate it. It’s often sold out but I was in a location where they had it.  I am not really a fan of pineapple flavours. I like other refreshers from Starbucks and I love passion fruit so thought it might be good. There are options to add coconut milk or lemonade. I always get coconut milk in my coffee but I don’t like it in refreshers and I always like lemonade. The drink at first seemed okay but it had a strange bitter aftertaste after each sip. I am not sure the addition of the lemonade made it like that but my mom and I both didn’t like it. It was drinkable but not something I would order again. I will stick to the the Mango Dragon Fruit refresher as my go to refresher from Starbucks.  Let me know if you have tried it in the comments or on Instagram @livingottawalocal.

Update on mturk earnings

If you read by post on New Year's goals you would have seen that at the time I was earning pennies on mturk. I really gave up on it until last weekend. I had some free time so decided to take a look at what was available to me. I did an activity that was like playing a video game for 15 minutes which was worth 0.50 for the work and then I got a $1.60 bonus on it. That hooked me in and I decided to see if I could earn $3.00 a day on it for the week. I spent a couple hours after work completing surveys while watching tv and once I discovered I could do it on my phone I did them on my commute. There was a couple of days where i was tired and didn't really feel like doing anything but I got lucky in that there was a $4 or $5 survey available. I never do anything that will take me longer than half an hour I don't have the patience. I have returned a lot of hits but that doesn't affect the stats so I would just try it see if it was a waste of my time and return it.

I gave up on mturk too early maybe these hits were not available to me previously as I hadn't completed my first 100 hits yet. I am also doing fine with getting hits even though my rejection percentage isn't very good 96% seems to be the minimum for some hits. My percentage is low from when I was doing those 0.01 hits and made the mistake of being really tired and trying to work. Now I will only stick to mostly survey hits as they pay well and they are less likely to be rejected and its improving my percentage I was at 94% at the beginning of the week now its 95.5%

I have been reading on how to make money on mturk and most people say more hits will open up after 1000 hits. I still have over 800 items to go but its no problem making my goal of $3 per day so far this week this alone would get me to my $1000 goal this year if I did it everyday. I am avoiding those 0.01 cent hits now and just going for minimum 0.25 as these are way better. I don't think there are many Canadians that are doing this now so whenever there is a Canadian only survey out they are easy for me to get. I am just not sure if it was a really good week or it's going to be like this or better in the future. I did find that last weekend there was work that was worth me doing  and this weekend there wasn't. The weekdays seem to be the better days.

I also researched how to spend the money as a Canadian and it looks like I can buy whole foods gift cards with the money so I am going to try that and will do a future blog post on that.


Total Earnings  (What's this?)
Earnings To DateValue
Approved HITs$24.92
Bonuses$1.60
Total Earnings     Show earnings details $26.52
Earnings AvailableValue
Earnings Available for Transfer$23.86
Transfer Earnings
Your HIT Status  (What's this?)
DateSubmittedApprovedRejectedPendingEarnings
Today1001$0.00
Mar 25, 20172002$0.00
Mar 24, 20173300$5.13
Mar 23, 20179801$4.97
Mar 21, 20171100$4.00
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HIT Totals  (What's this?)
HITs You Have SubmittedValueRate
HITs Submitted182
... Approved17095.5%
... Rejected84.5%
... Pending4

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