“Cryss, it’s not for you.”

Everything I do in my life has a meaning. Someone told me yesterday “Cryss, why are you doing DoorDash? It’s not for you, you already have a good job, another side hustle etc etc…”

There was a point in my life where I was struggling. This was when my oldest daughter, Deyzha was getting sick. I was taking her to all types of appointments and losing mad hours. When you lose hours and run out of paid vacation and sick time, it really takes a hit to your paycheck. On top of that, I wasn’t qualified for Paid Family Leave yet. Moving forward, one of my close friends, Jenn, I will talk more about Jenn later (Rest in Love 🙏🏽); she put me on Doordash. She was a “Dasher” at the time and to her it was a solution to help me earn some extra money. She went with me to the orientation in Concord, then took me on my first few deliveries because I was too shy and uncomfortable — embarrassed even. I never pictured myself delivering food. But at the end of the day, it taught me how to be humble. I remember going on my first delivery. I asked her to drive because I was nervous. It was a pizza delivery and we had to travel all the way to Lafayette, deep in the hills somewhere. I just remember the long boring drive. We were surrounded by trees and even lost cell phone signal in some areas. We ended up in this super rich neighborhood. The houses were like mansions. I didn’t even know that this neighborhood existed.

Anyway, because of Jenn, I was able to make some extra money to get by until things went back to normal. Taking on this side gig also taught me that I could make extra money ONLY if I got up everyday with that money making mentality. Laziness is not an option.

With that said, this is why I do it. I do it because it reminds me of her. After I lost Jenn, I made a promise to myself to embrace every minute I had with the people I care about. Even if it’s to deliver food in a remote place. Dashing reminds me of our long drive to Lafayette complaining and laughing about how deep the drive was to the customer. It reminds me of how much Jenn hustled when she was still here. So yes, DoorDash is for me. As a matter of fact, I’m going to work this Saturday evening just because I want to. I miss Jenn.

Earn $15-$24 an hour delivering food. The best part, customers have an option for you to hand them the food or leaving it at their door. It’s super easy. Tap on the link to deliver with DoorDash.

Apply here: https://doordash.com/dasher/apply/CRYSTAL-TOLENTINO-0128/

Earn Cash Back While You Shop Anywhere!

Don’t throw your receipts away! If you’re going to shop or dine out, you might as well get some of your money back. And I’m all about saving money! I found an app that will pay you CASH just for shopping.

IBOTTA is an app that I use to make real money every time I shop for groceries, online purchases, and more! For example, when you shop at Target, make sure you add the items that qualify for cash back before going to the actual store. Once you purchase the items, Ibotta will credit you the money the item qualified for. For Thanksgiving, I got my turkey ($9.98) and some dinner items for FREE just by using this app. Once you earn $20 or more in cash back, you have an option to CASH OUT! It’s worth it!


FETCH is another app that I use. But instead of cash back, this app rewards you with gift cards. I shop on Amazon A LOT so I use this app to earn credit towards free gift cards. The cards range from $3 and up. To earn a $3 gift card, you just need 3,500 points. I was able to earn point fast because I go grocery shopping and shop online a lot! And when you do this in combo with the IBOTTA app, you’re saving more money!

Tap here to download the FETCH app!

In these trying times, do yourself a big favor and download these apps and earn your money back! Don’t forget to tell your friends about it too! Sharing is caring!