One of my goals this year is to help us work together on saving ‘free money’. As you can tell by the Cha-Ching! Christmas Club, free money is one of my favorite ways to stretch our income. I’ve been finding ways to bring in some extra cash through rewards programs for years.
There are some very important concepts that we all need to be on the same page about before we embark on this journey.
- As you sign up for various programs, your inbox will begin receiving several new e-mails a day. Some of the rewards programs like MyPoints and Inbox Dollars send out as many as 5-7 e-mails a day. I don’t mind receiving these since I earn rewards by clicking through the e-mail. If you dislike receiving that many e-mails, you may want to consider creating a new e-mail address that is strictly set up for these rewards programs.
- None of these programs will get you rich. (If so, you better believe I would be sharing the scoop!) Instead as you take part in a variety of rewards programs, you will begin to see free money coming in through a variety of sources. It may only equal a few dollars a week. But over time that few dollars will grow and you will discover that a few minutes of your time each day could equal hundreds of dollars in the long run.
- It is up to you to determine how much time you would like to invest in these free money opportunities. If you opt to sign up for surveys, then be aware that some of them may take 20 minutes or more. If time is tight, I highly recommend programs like Swag Bucks that lets you earn prizes for searching the web–something that you would normally do anyway.
- If you have not signed up for Roboform yet, it might just become your new best friend. It is a web form filler software that will automatically fill in all those sign up forms with just the click of a button. It has been a fantastic time saver for me. Click here to learn more about it. Download it for free here. (Roboform Pro costs money, so stick with the free stuff!)
As always, let me know if you have any further questions. I think rewards programs are a really fun way to bring in extra money. I look forward to stre-e-e-e-tching our hard earned dollars together!
Thanks! I am now getting the MyPoints e-mails. I should have asked/figured it out long ago.
This is going to be great! Thanks for sharing this info!
I love You Data! I don’t get paid a lot from them, but it is literally 10 seconds of work and I get paid $1-2/week. That covers the coupons I order on Ebay so it’s a win-win. 🙂
I would recommend signing into your MyPoints account then clicking on ‘My Account’. In the bottom right, you’ll see a box labeled “Manage My Account” and inside the box you can click on “Manage E-mail subscriptions.’
On that page you can be sure that you are subscribed to each of the different types of e-mails that MyPoints sends out.
Let me know if that works!
I have been w/ MyPoints for several months and don’t get the e-mails w/ the click thrus. Can anyone tell me what I need to sign up for or what preference I need to check….I can’t seem to find it. Thanks!
neljo mullins says
I found something that I think you will like. The company’s name is YouData (youdata.com). They are trying to convince consumers like us that we should be the ones controlling our own data and selling our own attention, not third parties like broadcasters, newspapers, and spammers. By creating a MeFile at YouData.com, I now control what ads I see and when I see them. Best part – I am selling my attention directly to interested advertisers, for real money. That’s right, I get paid for giving them my attention. I can use the funds to buy music and video online, donate to charities, give to my favorite blogs and websites, or keep the change myself and do whatever I want with it.
It’s real. They pay. You should check it out.
Click this link to sign up. My MeFile ID, nelricky, in the “Referral Code” will tell them I sent you.
you may make .60 a week just for looking at websites.