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Earn Cash for Shopping Online!

7 Oct

Do you shop online during the holidays? With the holly, jolly seasonal shopping rush fast approaching, it’s an increasingly smarter way to beat the crowds and save big bucks on everything you need to make things merry & bright.

But did you know that you can actually EARN money for making everyday purchases online? Through sites like eBates and ShopAtHome, you can build up cash-back rewards, and actually receive checks, mailed right to your home, once you’ve accrued a certain amount. As a bonus, these sites often offer special deals, discounts and incentives, like gift cards & prizes. That’s right – shop at home, save money, get rebates checks sent right to your door. It’s that simple!

Check out the two most popular rebate sites here, then let me know in the comment section if you’ve found any other sites you like to use for online shopping rewards!

ShoptAtHome – http://www.shopathome.com/

eBates – http://www.ebates.com


PS – Sorry for the distinct lack of “slickness” with my link posting – my computer’s having a moment with the javascript involved!

Happy earning!


Earn While You Save with Swagbucks!

5 Jul

You probably know by now that you can get awesome coupons from sites like Coupons.com. But did you know that you can go through Swagbucks, get those same great coupons, and earn 10 Swagbucks for each one you print & redeem? 

(Click the word Swagbucks anywhere in this post to sign up for Swagbucks and start saving up for great rewards like gift cards, electronics, coupons to awesome restaurants and more!)

Swagbucks has a partnership with Coupons.com to provide both printable and Load-to-Card coupons to its users. The rules of using these coupons are the same as they are on Coupons.com – you may only load one per card, or print two per computer – and if you’ve already used up your limit on Coupons.com, you won’t be able to snag any more on Swagbucks on that card/computer. 

That being said, if you see a blog post about a great coupon, try going straight to Swagbucks, finding the coupon there, and printing it through the site. Then, when you redeem that coupon, you’ll earn 10 more Swagbucks toward whatever you’re saving up for! Print two from each computer in your home for even more savings & even more Swagbucks!

just one more way you can put coupons to work for you!


SIDE NOTE: Today is Mega Swagbucks Day – on which you have a greater chance of earning BIG rewards bucks on searches & other tasks. Sign up today to start earning!

Ibotta – Earn Money for the Things You Buy Everyday!

1 May

Today a friend reminded me of something to share, that every couponer with an app-enabled smartphone needs to know about: the Ibotta rebate app. 

Ibotta is a completely free app, that once installed enables the user to receive a small rebate on select items. Each item includes short, easy “tasks” (such as posting about the item on Facebook or watching a brief video) to receive your cash, and there are a great variety of items, which are always being updated and rotated to provide you with an excellent opportunity to earn money quickly for your purchases. Items range from food, beverage, personal care and beyond, and the average amount of money back you can earn usually ranges from 50 cents to $1. After you’ve earned $5 or more, you can cash out your earnings with a paypal account, donate it to a charity, or other options in the app’s menu. 

All you have to do after completing your simple task is scan a picture of your item’s receipt & barcode – that’s it! I usually try to pick up one or two of these items on my usual shopping trips, and use coupons to bring the out of pocket cost down, and the return on my investment up. I’ve even had a few items turn out to be “money makers” in the end by using this app!



I personally have an Android device, so the picture above is from the Google Play Store. Search the same term in iTunes to snag the app for iPhone and other Apple devices. 

The app takes only a few minutes to get used to, and will come in handy when you find an item your family already loves, that you may even have a coupon for, and which offer a great cash back deal. Since the app itself is free, there’s no up front investment; you can simply shop the way you normally would, and earn cash back as you go along. (I use my cash back to pay for clipped coupons from my favorite clipping service, so it all leads back to savings for me!)

Thanks to Amber for the reminder for this post!