Walgreen’s has put up another $5/20 coupon for Friday June 13th only! If anyone is buying the new WCares Lil Kinz animals then don’t forget to use this coupon. They upped the price at mine to $9.49 which was $6.99. They couldn’t keep them in stock so of course raised the prices. I will be only buying 2 of them and a little small item to get my pre-tax total to over $20. Have fun shopping! Just copy/paste the url below in any browser to get the coupon.
Walgreen’s has a $10/30 coupon good for Friday May 31st only. There is a great deal on a fan listed at $29.99 plus it has a $10 rebate then you use the $10 off coupon to pay $9.99 plus tax! I would add a small item like a candy bar or gum to just get the total over $30 since some cashiers are funny about the pre-tax total under $30 even if it is a penny. Some won’t care but some will.
I love opening my mailbox daily and instead of seeing piles of bills, I get lots of free samples and coupons. It’s like getting a little present in my mail. I know it seems a little silly but getting free samples is a good way for me to try new products without having to purchase it first, some samples come with coupons, and I use some of them when I travel. I also like to put the small tubes of lotion in my purse and some samples (mainly the ones that come in tubes or small jars) can last me a few months esp lotions. It’s funny but I tend to use it sparingly compared to the huge bottles. I like the challenge of seeing how long I can make it last.
Another thing I like to do with some free samples is to keep them for gift bags. Every Christmas I get gift bags, baskets, and other ways to put many kinds of health and beauty products and fill them up. I make them decorative esp the the baskets but it’s fun putting big bottles along with small bottles of lotions, body washes, and shaving creams along with razors. My nieces (teenagers) love the bags full of goodies. My sister-in-law also loves them esp body washes and bubble bath. I usually spend less than $5 and they are always amazed at how many items are in the gifts. I’ll get into more detail with this on another post but I shop all year long and collect samples all year as well. I also donate samples along with full size products to my Church, local women’s shelter or the troops overseas. I like to send a care package at least twice a year to the soldiers. I also send one just for the females. You can pack a lot of stuff in those flat rate boxes.
Now I will share some sites that I regularly visit to get my samples. If you know of any sites that aren’t listed then please let me know in a comment. Thanks and I’m always looking for great sites.
Big Big Forums
MyCoupons Just Freebies Shopping Board
Start Sampling (you must join as a member)
I love a great deal but I love freebies even more. I scour the sales papers each Sunday looking for good deals or ways for me to get the stuff we use anyway for free. Using coupons can stretch those savings more esp if you have store coupons and manufacturer coupons. CVS and Walgreens do allow both on a purchase. I LOVE CVS and it definitely pays to shop there if you have access to one or more. I also combine trips into one to save even more money but my Walgreens is across the intersection from CVS so it just makes sense to hit them both. I usually shop one day a week and do all the deals.
I printed out my $5/20 purchase coupon for Walgreens and bought the free after rebate items (toothbrush, kids mouthwash, and maxipads) and also bought the 3 boxes of TUFF kitchen trashbags that had the $4 rebate. So my total before coupon was $23.xx -$5 coupon for $18.xx and I’m getting back $15.97 in rebates! I spent $2.xx for all that stuff which was mainly sales tax.
Next I jumped over to CVS and bought the soft drinks on sale (yeah I know even cheaper if you don’t buy them but it’s a bad vice we have), 6 packs of the store brand toilet paper, and 2 toothbrushes. So total was about $45 with tax before my ECB’s (extra care bucks) & coupons and it was $15.xx after all my rewards and coupons. Plus I got $4 in new ECB’s so I was quite pleased. We have enough toilet paper stocked up for the rest of year. I also have lots of items stockpiled so we rarely ever run out of items. I get most of these items either FREE or almost FREE! I do take advantage of items that are completely free even if I don’t need it then I donate those items either to my church or the local women’s shelter. I can’t always afford to give charities/organizations cash but I can afford to give them stuff I get free or almost free. They seem to prefer the items over the cash so it’s a win/win for both of us. Anyway, I will try to post more about great deals I come across but all of these little things do add up to much bigger savings and allows us to help others. I feel like I’m saving us more money by not working since I have time to do all the shopping, search out the deals, and do the other programs to make money for the extras we enjoy.
How to Earn Extra Money
I want to share a few ways I earn extra money online. You won’t get rich or even make thousands of dollars a day sitting at home not doing anything. What you will do is spend a few minutes on sites clicking, taking surveys, shopping (if you do anyway then why not get rewarded), and also doing offers. It’s spending money for me, plus I earn gift cards that I give as presents, which all helps my budget and stretch those dollars.
I spend an hour a day basically on several different sites, and I also take surveys which usually take a few minutes. It depends on how frequently I get surveys, and if I get any higher dollar ones. I do average $40-50/month from surveys. My goal is actually to start generating a small income from this blog. I’ll update more about the earning extra money from my blog in a later post. I have to get enough posts before I can start applying. I am going to list the sites that I do daily. If any of these sites interest you then please use my links to sign-up, and thanks in advance if you do use my links. The ones I need to send you an email so you can join then please contact me at [email protected] asking for an invite to which sites you would like to join. Thanks again.
Pinecone– This is a great site but you have to find a banner which isn’t easy. I don’t know where to find one either.
Your 2 Cents– I like this one as well. The payouts aren’t great but it’s a steady $1-5 and sometimes more depending. Just go to their site http://www.your2cents.com to join and it’s very easy. Their payout is a bit slow and you can only cash out in increments of $5 or more. I have cashed out over $50 so far in less than a year. It does take 6-8 weeks to get a check.
BuzzBack– I have been with them for over 3 years. I get paid $3-5 a survey and sometimes more depending. They used to pay a little faster but I usually get a check within a month. I also get the most surveys with them. They also have cash prize drawings but I never win. I do like them and it’s a good company.
Ebates– I love this site for getting back cash on all my online purchases. So far I have earned over $20 back from purchases in the last three months. There is always a special promotion to earn double to triple cash back. They work with hundreds of retailers. Click Here to Sign Up For Ebates
Swagbucks– I recently started using this site. It’s easy to use and there are always bonus codes to earn. You can earn bucks by searching with their search box on a toolbar, watching videos, and taking polls. I already earned enough to cash out for a $5 Amazon gift card in less than one week! Click Here to Sign Up for Swagbucks>
BigCrumbs– So it’s not a Pay to Click site but you can advertise your ebay store and listings there for FREE! Plus if you sign-up as a Crumb Earner then you will get a % of all your referral’s purchases plus whoever they sign up for up to 5 generations. You won’t get back as much from your own purchases but it’s still a great way to get back money from certain retailers. It’s all listed on the site. Click Here to Sign Up for BigCrumbs
MyPoints– I have been using this site the longest. I signed up over 10 years ago and still love them. I get gift certificates for many stores and they also have paid emails to read, cash offers (sign up for a service), purchases thru certain retailers, surveys and more! They are very reputable and have a great turn around time on mailing the gc’s. I usually get mine within a week or two. Unfortunately they make the referral process harder and the only way for me to do it is I need the email address you wish to use. I highly suggest using one you don’t mind getting lots of email.
Inbox Dollars– I just joined this month and I already have $20 in my account. They give you $5 just for joining and there are many ways to earn more dollars. There are cash offers (signing for services and such), shopping, games (you have to fund with actual money), surveys and reading emails. You only get 2 cents for each email but I have read over 60 emails this month already so it adds up very quickly. I did an offer but most of my points are coming from free sign-ups and surveys. You need $30 to cash out and they do take out $3 so you get a net $27 but once you get your first $30 then you become gold. That is completely free and you get more offers, higher points and some other perks. It’s been very easy so far and I really enjoy it.
Sunshine Rewards– This one takes longer unless you do a lot of online shopping which I don’t. There aren’t many clicks on this one so it’s taking me a lot longer. I’m going to look at this site harder and what is neat is that you can opt to get your payments in Disney Dollars! It is a good site and the forums are very helpful.
BoomerTowne– I just joined 2 weeks ago and already have over 6,000 points. You can cash out at 12,500 points for a $25 GC to Target or Best Buy or get more points for a Visa Card and other great prizes like a WII! It’s very easy to earn points and if you max out daily which is 1,500 points then you could earn an average of $45,000 points! You could get 3 $25 Target or Best Buy GC’s. I have been earning about 1,000 points a day (some days I slack or forget to log on) until I realized how easy it was to get the points. Now I make a point of logging on daily. You get points for requesting friends, accepting friends, chatting in chat rooms, discussion boards, rating jokes or tips, clicking on articles, and so so much more. Unfortunately it’s another one that I can only send referrals thru email. So if interested then please send me an email to [email protected] with your first name and the email you want to use to sign up. Sorry for the inconvienance. They never paid so I am taking them off but wanted everyone to still see they are not legit!
Those are the ones I do most often and daily. I did quite a few programs over the years but either they took too long to pay or the deals were too sparse. I am constantly adding new ones so I will add more to the blog as I do them. Below are the survey sites I faithfully get surveys for which is at least twice a month or more. It just depends.
So what are your favorite reward and survey programs? I am always looking for good dependable sites so comment with your referral link if you wish for me to sign up. I can only sign up for sites I haven’t listed here.
Click on the link below to save $5 off a $20 purchase at Walgreen’s good only for Friday May 23rd!
That’s right a $10 off coupon on your $50 or more purchase plus FREE SHIPPING & NO SALES TAX! That’s a great deal and can be used on any shoe purchase but I used mine to get my crocs. If interested in getting the coupon then please use my link below. Then just click on the Shop Now button and it will be loaded into your cart.