Tuesday, March 28, 2017
CASH BACK AND CASH EARNING SITES - UPDATE
I have used search programs to earn points to cash in for paypal and gift certificates for years. My friend, Tommi, and I made up a huge spreadsheet and attempted to incorporate an all inclusive page that would help people choose which site with which coupon would work best when shopping on line. It was a lot of work but Tommi was an "accounting" major so I was sure we could successfully do this. Well it worked but it morphed so quickly with sites and programs going defunct, buying each other out and just disappearing and codes getting "expired" or "revoked" due to over use that it was impossible to maintain.
So from time to time I try to update my posts , facebook and here with what I am using at the time and what is working best for me "at the time" with no promises about tomorrow. That has worked out much better!
I use these sites almost daily to try and get the best deals, $$ back checks which I try to roll over into more deals that equal more free and close to free deals so that I am not only SAVING MONEY but NOT SPENDING money at the same rate of the rest of the world.
So for instance.... one of my best rebate programs has recently added the convenience of rec'ving Amazon GC in place of the $$ / checks / paypal. This saves me a bit of $$ as the check and paypal both charge me for receiving money on my "business account." Using the Amazon GC I purchase my next to nothing deals on the ELITE CLUB.... so instead of "small fees" in essence my shopping becomes FREE and if I go through a rebate site I may even make a few cents on the deal!! I call this making a "home run" deal.
Today , I bought a book and a toy from BN.COM or barnes and noble. I used this method. I get FREE BN GC from my BN CREDIT CARD. I charge some bills to that card and earn. This year my BN membership was also free because I used my CC "enough" what ever "enough" was. I don't know the interest rate because I pay this card in full every month. I got a discount for being a member, I used a coupon I got in the mail for additional savings on one item. I paid with my gift certificates I earned from my credit card. I went through a rebate site and will earn back 5% on that total sale. I will then cash in points from that site to get another GC for Amazon.
Can you see how rolling over these deals work? Ok if you would like to do the same I am going to list my faves here.... if not just skip the rest of this posting as it will be referral links and direct links to the programs I use. Feel free to share or bookmark this page for future reference but please remember I am not going to be updating it all of the time and companies can change any time.
TIP: I cash out my survey sites and cash back as often as they will let me because I have been "burned" by many programs for not using in time and they go defunct or something else. Cashing out frequently may not get you as much but its better than nothing which sometimes happens by waiting too long.
SEARCH / CLICK / SURVEYS ETC
*** these are the ones that I currently use: they started out much more generous than they are now. I cash out for Amazon $5 as often as possible. I made a lot of GC from them in the past, now its "so so" results.
SWAGBUCKS: GO HERE
IRAZOO: GO HERE Start with 500 points with my invite code: 'XPLP95 ' if you have not logged into their NEW system recently , like me... you will need to start all over ...if you use the same email you signed up in the past there is a chance that your points and other things will roll over into your new account ... mine DID NOT so I had to send a "help" with fingers crossed...
*** sites that refund you $$ for your online purchases. There are others but these are the ones I am using RIGHT NOW.
Ebates: ***been around the longest have cashed out no probs!
Mr. Rebates: ****my personal FAVE**** many cash outs!!!
My Points: long time member with several cash outs in the past
Top Cash Back: no cash out to date...will update review when I do
CASH CRATE : long time member have cashed in for $ no prob.
BE FRUGAL : *****my newest sign up
Mr. Rebates ***most reliable with valid and current that work with cash back program
Retail Me Not: hit or miss.... if you don't find anything in mr. rebates try here
YOUR EMAIL and SNAIL MAIL : best source for unique and best codes!
SWAG BUCKS or Google: using swagbucks earns you some points on occasion for searching for your coupon codes why not search there first?
MY LISTS ARE NOT ALL INCLUSIVE AND I ONLY LIST WHAT I , MYSELF WOULD USE ...and HAVE USED and CAN SHARE WITH CONFIDENCE! REMEMBER TO CONFIRM YOUR SIGN UPS VIA EMAIL TO MAKE SURE YOU ARE "IN" AND SIGNED UP !!!
SEARCH SITE FOR REWARDS AND COUPONS : Here
MY NEXT POSTS WILL INCLUDE SOME GREAT CREDIT CARD OFFERS , SURVEY SITES , GIFT CARDS , APPS , POINTS SITES and EARN MONEY AT HOME SITES !!!
HAPPY SEARCHING AND SHOPPING!! NEVA NEVA NEVA PAY FULL PRICE FOR ANYTHING!