Category Archives: Martinez

Wishing Our Readers Happy Valentine’s Day!


valentines_day_png10792-1

As you are probably already aware, today is Valentine’s Day – a day set aside for people to show their love and affection to that special someone in their lives. The DiabloReporter team is all about spreading the love and people looking out for one another so this February 14th, we’d like to wish all our readers a very happy and loved-up Valentine’s Day!! The cynical among you might feel like these days Valentine’s Day is all about consumerism and it’s a fair enough argument. But for many, it isn’t about the money spent on flashy gifts or expensive dinners, but rather the sentiment behind it. So whatever you do people, make sure you enjoy it and let that special someone in your life know you care!

Happy Valentine’s Day!! XOXO

PS. If you’re looking for someone to love, Animal Services is offering FREE cat & dog adoptions through Valentine’s Day. Click here for more information.

Rainy Day FREE Movie Rentals From Redbox


Looking for something to do on a rainy day? Redbox is coming to the rescue.

Redbox Codes are the way to get free DVD rentals from Redbox. Redbox and their partners create these codes to get more people into their stores and use their services.

You simply need to enter the coupon code from the main screen or just before checkout at your local Redbox kiosk. When you do, you will receive a one-day free rental. Any additional days you keep the movie will be charged at the usual $1/day.

As you find new codes that work (or that don’t), report them here so that all users can benefit from them. Your help is what makes this community work. Also, our code tracking and movie tracking systems will help you know what codes you have used and what movies you have seen.

For more information on Redbox Codes and more, read the Inside Redbox FAQ here.

Use these codes for your free rental:

MPW32BK29DB7
DVDONME
DG835GCP
DVDATWAG – Walgreens only
CODE
NMSPER24
CHILL07
REDBOX – New customers
JXMZ4DZ3
HWP4L4M5
R97G8FEU
K4FU5S6L
SEDN6ZLE
GWNS439R
4QSDJUR3
PLKMP982
9GT87HT5
1994G387
TIPPIT
PTCJ16
KS7B62E9
BREAKROOM
7CAJV76H
7ZFD9GZX
KHVWYUVE
MOVIE
EH7U7Y4D
PUSH
WORKERROOM
MPW32BK29B7
XA82MFJ8
MPE33BK29DB7
GY6LE5DY
MFYNW3WP
4PMZ7LVQ
HARRIS217
0331223
JOSE396
FREEBIES
3VHJ2V3M
D5EC4NLK
34HTCNXM
N6KRTHFW
17366
RENTONME
APPNOW
PHX8CEWN
GXJ79KLR
93SUXL8Y

4SA4RFV3

Need Help Paying Your PG&E?


need-help

 Sometimes, especially in this economy, most of us will experience moments of economic hardship. Families who need help paying their PG&E bill may benefit from a variety of organizations and programs who offer assistance in paying for utilities such as electric and gas. These organizations and programs offers economic assistance that, unlike loans, do not require repayment. There are many programs to choose from and you can qualify for multiple assistance programs at the same time. This programs are only available to U.S. Citizens.

LIEAP Program                   

liheap

The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) Block Grant is funded by the Federal Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) and provides two basic types of services. Eligible low-income persons, via local governmental and nonprofit organizations, can receive financial help to offset the costs of heating and/or cooling dwellings, and/or have their dwellings weatherized to make them more energy-efficient. This is accomplished through these program components:

  • The Weatherization Program provides free weatherization services to improve the energy efficiency of homes, including attic insulation, weather-stripping, minor housing repairs, and related energy conservation measures.
  • The Energy Crisis Intervention Program (ECIP) provides payments for weather-related or energy-related emergencies (including PG&E bill payments).

In order to qualify for help through the LIHEAP program, applicants must meet basic guidelines. Interested applicants may apply directly through their local Department of Health and Human Services or click here for more information.

Salvation Army – REACH

reach_logo

The Salvation Army, working in a direct partnership with PG&E, has established a program to help low-income families pay their electric bills. The program, Relief for Energy Assistance through Community Help (REACH) offers  help to people who are in danger of losing their gas or electric services as a result of non-payment. In order to qualify for help through the REACH program, applicants must have experienced an unforeseen and unavoidable hardship, such as a major illness or involuntary job loss, which has prevented them from being able to make their payment.

The Salvation Army determines if customers are eligible for REACH help. To qualify for REACH, an applicant’s must meet basic guidelines. Generally, recipients can receive REACH help only once within a 18-month period, but exceptions can be made for seniors, the physically challenged and the terminally ill.To apply for REACH assistance in your area contact the Salvation Army at 1 (800) 933-9677 or click here for more information.

CARE Program

PG&E offers help to low-income and medically needy people through a program that allows qualifying families to receive a discount on the costs of their electric bills. The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program gives economically qualifying families help in paying their electric bill through discounted rates and payment extension arrangements to help avoid disconnection of services due to inability to pay. To qualify for the CARE program, applicants must meet basic guidelines. Interested residents can apply for this program directly through PG&E. To learn more click here.

carereq

To apply, click here if you are a residential single family customer.

FERA – Family Electric Rate Assistance Program

Families whose household income slightly exceeds the low-income energy program allowances will qualify to receive FERA discounts, which bills some of their electricity usage at a lower rate. FERA is available for customers of Southern California Edison, San Diego Gas and Electric Company, and Pacific Gas and Electric Company.

Click here if you are a residential single family customer.

Energy Savings Assistance Program

pgebill

PG&E’s Energy Savings Assistance Program provides income-qualified renters and homeowners with easy, free solutions to help manage their energy use and save money on their monthly energy bills. To see the basic qualification guidelines, click here.

You may be eligible for the following services provided by PG&E:
  • Improvements to your house, apartment or mobile home including compact fluorescent lights, caulking, shower heads, minor home repair and much more.
  • Replacement of your old refrigerator, furnace and/or water heater1.
  • Energy savings tips.

Medical Allowance  – PG&E Program

If you or any full-time resident of your household requires the regular use of a medical life-support device that is essential to support the life of a full-time resident of the household, or if a full-time resident of the household is a paraplegic, hemiplegic, or quadriplegic person, and/or if a full-time resident of the household is a multiple sclerosis/scleroderma patient, you may be eligible for a special medical allowance that may lower your monthly electric bill. For more information, check PG&E’s website.

High Winds & Rains Coming To Contra Costa


There’s more rain coming to Contra Costa this week!

The Diablo Reporter has worked hard to bring you all the charts, graphs, maps, images and information on all weather data for the San Francisco Bay Area and beyond!

We have two extensive 7 day forecasts, local weather temperatures from various local weather stations, precipitation maps, weather maps, live bay area fog maps, weather radars, doppler radar, cloud temperature maps, wind directions and speeds, satellite weather images and up-to-date weather warnings.

For more Live Weather Information click here!

IHOP Offering All-You-Can-Eat Pancakes


ihop

As the weather turns colder, a stack of warm pancakes sounds even more delicious. Now through Feb. 12, IHOP is offering you all the buttermilk pancakes you can eat.

According to a tweet from the brand, the all-you-can-eat deal began on January 2 but Brand Eating reports that it will run through February 12. That’s a full six weeks of indulging in endless pancakes.

The offer is good for those who dine-in only. Visit the IHOP website to find a location near you.

Want totally FREE pancakes? Sign up for IHOP’s eclub and recieve a FREE stack of pancakes immediately!

Do you know of other great January deals? Share them by commenting below oron our Facebook page.

Free 8×8 Photo Book From Shutterfly – Get Yours!


shutterflyOne of my favorite freebies are free photo books. I create a photo book as a keepsake for every year as well as ones for our family vacations and special events. Since photo books can run anywhere from $30-$70, I’m saving hundreds of dollars each year.

The most common free photo books available are free Shutterfly books. Since Shutterfly is my favorite place to create photo books, this works out wonderfully.

images-1

To get yours, visit Shutterfly.com to get our personal invite!!

Panda Express Offers Free Chicken Entree & Drink


panda-express-free-firecracker-chicken

The Chinese New Year is today and Panda Express in the U.S. will hand out red envelopes — each containing a coupon good for a free Firecracker Chicken Breast entree and a free 22-ounce Dr Pepper on a future visit.

The red envelopes will be available all day, and you don’t have to make a purchase to get one, according to a Panda Express representative.

Firecracker Chicken Breast is a temporary menu item that’s returning for a limited time. It features chunks of marinated chicken tossed in a wok with bell peppers, onions and a spicy black bean sauce. It’s… zingy.

If you like freebies, consider joining us on Facebook, Twitter or bookmark us at DiabloReporter.com to stay informed on all the best local freebies!