Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Here's my game plan to finance my 2010 Christmas purchases:
2) Continue to use my Amazon Visa card for everyday purchases and accumulate points that can be converted to Amazon Rewards. If you apply for this card, just be sure to pay the balance every month to avoid finance charges that would eat away at the savings you are trying to create. If you are not disciplined enough to pay the balance in full every month, I suggest you pass on this option and implement the others explained here.
3) Continue using SURVEY SITES that pay in Amazon rewards and cash. For example, Keynote Research pays $10 Amazon Rewards for every website evaluation you do. Opinion Outpost and Survey Head also offer cash and Amazon rewards as forms of payment.
4) Continue performing tasks at mturk.com. This site is affiliated with Amazon and offers a platform for outsourcing temporary online jobs. People/companies post jobs or tasks they need performed and pay the workers (me and you) a specific amount per task ranging from a few cents to a few dollars or more depending on the difficulty and time involved.
5) Continue to use ebates to make necessary purchases throughout the year and accumulate rebates. Ebates is a shopping portal with over 1200 popular retail websites. I used to shop their network sites even before I discovered ebates back in 2000 so joining Ebates was an added bonus! I can now shop my favorite stores and get cash back on my purchases too! And when I use my Amazon card to pay for my ebates orders I get one step closer to my next Amazon reward! Ebates pays you by check or Paypal on a quarterly basis and also pays bonuses for referring friends, so sign up fast and start telling others about ebates.
So by now you may be wondering to yourself, "What's the catch? There must be membership fees involved or startup costs, right?" Well, I can honestly say that I have not spent one penny to participate in any of the aforementioned opportunities. All of them are free to join and all of them have paid me as promised. You can actively participate in any or all of these sites and feel confident about recommending them to others. No catch, no cost. With a little creativity and organization you can use one or all of these strategies to make next Christmas much merrier for you and your family!
Best wishes for love, peace and prosperity to you and yours!