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Here are a few things I use: (and how much I've made since December/January when I started focusing more on actually trying with these sites and apps!)
1. Ebates! - $46.50
If you haven't heard of Ebates, it's an amazing online-shop-through rebate app. They work with many types of retailers, including
Target (GET THE DEBIT RED CARD!! USE YOUR WEDDING/BABY REGISTRY BONUS COUPON!)
Ulta (says the lady who only wears mascara),
Groupon (yay, date nights! (what's that?!)),
Walmart (did you know they sell extra huge boxes of diapers online that you can have sent to the store nearest you??)
EBay, (specific departments)
Amazon, (specific departments)
and a few in-store offers, as well, when you link your card / process your debit as a credit card and select your offer before shopping, but I haven't tried that yet...)
They also have a browser extension "Ebates Cash Back Button" that lives next to the left of my address bar on my MacBook. It'll nag you if you're on a site that could get you cash back from shopping, and when you click the button it'll ask you if you want to open a shopping trip with Ebates. You know you do, so click it and it'll put a little check / tick / tally mark on the button so you know you'll get money back from whatever you buy. Like your mom reminding you to clean your room because she has your best interest at heart and doesn't want you to break a leg in the middle of the night!
How it works: You sign up first, and they'll credit your account with $10 just like that!! Get a friend to sign up, and you'll get $25 and they'll get $10 Just. Like. That! I convinced my amazing dad to sign up and he ordered something he needed and we both got paid (plus he got a percentage back of his purchase!!)
If you use my link,
you can get a head start on your own Christmas and help us pay a few bills (which we have no shortage of after this past few year's job drought!)
Sorry that was long. I just find it very fun and a great way to help my family financially :)
plus, who doesn't love saving?!?!?!
2. Inbox Dollars - currently $12.08
Another fun website, but this one you actually have to do things. Not big things, but fiddly things. You can take surveys, watch videos for cash, or open spamalicious "e-mails" (basically advertisements) through the inbox you get on their website for about 2 cents each one you open. Not a lot of money, but it takes maybe a minute to go through, and they'll email your actual email address when you have something in your inbox, so maybe a dime a day for very little effort.
(Steps: Click the "email." Scroll to the bottom and click "Confirm this paid email." [email opens up in a new tab that you can close later].
And the surveys are decent as well, if you don't qualify you'll still get a dime or so for your efforts. (woot!)
you can do your searches through I.D. as well, and only four searches a day get you 2 cents and 2 sweeps. You can get sweeps from other tasks as well, and it's fun to see what you might win. (I haven't won anything yet, but there's always hope hahahaha....)
and then ... they have coupons!
It's linked to the coupons from coupons.com, but if you print through InboxDollars they'll credit you a dime with every coupon you use! (Combine that with rebate apps and you win win winnn!)
3. Swagbucks - 529 ($5.29) Swagbucks currently
pretty similar to Inbox Dollars - surveys, sweepstakes, print coupons, watch tv, buy things, but they also have "Swag codes" that you can find by searching, or on Twitter or BookFace.
You can earn swagbucks with all sorts of things, and turn them in for gift cards to scores of different places (I like to stick with Amazon).
and once you get 300 swagbucks you get a bonus 300 (basically, one Swagbuck is one cent). You can get gift cards starting once you have 200. :)
This is a fun little site I just found - you can make a list of things you shop for and it'll email you if anything on your list appears on any of the rebate apps or coupon sites (I.e: Redplum, Facebook pages, Ibotta,...). You can also search the available coupons and rebates for things you are interested in buying when you pick up your groceries.
Go here (hehehe) once you sign up you can fill out surveys for points that can be traded for gift cards). If you don't qualify for a survey, they let you win entries for nice prizes :)
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6. Lucktastic - currently 22,317 tokens
Scratch Cards / Lotto. You can win 5 to 100 tokens by "scratching" lotto cards, sometimes you can win cash (I currently have 50 cents). There are at least 30 scratch cards a day :)
15,000 tokens gets you a $10 Restaurant.com gift card, 23000 + gets you $5+ at various retailers. Most of the scratch cards have to be "unlocked" by watching a 15-30 second advertisement, but that's where nursing comes in. You can easily go through these at 4 in the morning while you're half asleep :)
7. .... more to come! Including how much I am loving rebate apps these days~
Right now I'm fighting a cold and need to go feed the baby! :)
Let me know if you've tried any of these!! :)