Cut Corners to Save Money
After Being Laid off We Went from 2 Incomes to 1
I had no choice but to become a more frugal person when I was laid off. Sure, I collected my unemployment checks for 10 weeks but that wasn't enough to help us make ends meet.
I began doing surveys online to earn extra money. Many of my afternoons were spent earning gift cards for eating out and making enough money to get a check in the mail. Sometimes boring, sometimes not, but even this little bit helps when you are in a pinch.
Coupon clipping became a necessity. Online coupons sites and our weekly Red Plum sales paper that we got in the mail were suddenly more important than ever before.
I quit spending money on expensive cleaning products by making my own. A little bleach, a little dish washing detergent in a spray bottle worked just fine.
Don't go grocery shopping when you are hungry. I also realized that I had to retrain my husband. He was used to throwing in all kinds of expensive brands and this could no longer be done. I'm sure many of you ladies agree. Husbands are no help while grocery shopping, except for loading them in the car. Sorry guys, you just got ribbed.
Saving our change also was a necessity so save we did. The last time I counted our change we had $85.00.
My writing also paid off. At one point I earned $500.00 in one month. Article writing websites like Textbroker and HubPages helped tremendously. I did this for the next 5 years! I have a new goal. My online writing earnings are going to be set aside for Christmas and that's a fact.
Coups for Troops
Even expired coupons are used to help support our overseas military troops. Check out the website above to get involved in this important cause.
The Penny Hoarder
The Penny Hoarder has Lots of Ideas to Earn Extra Money
From selling your stuff at Decluttr.com to opening an online high interest savings account at Aspiration Bank, the ideas at the Penny Hoarder are endless. Check out Penny Hoarder at the link above for great ways to earn extra bucks.
Walmart Savings Catcher
Make use of the Walmart Savings Catcher program at the following link:
It's so easy to save money by shopping at Walmart. Join the Walmart Savings Catcher program. Walmart compares the cost of the products you purchase with prices at other stores and you get back the difference. Right now I have around $50.00 saved up on my gift card. Just join at the website above, enter the TC numbers and date you shopped in the appropriate areas and within a couple of days Walmart will send you an email telling you how much money you've saved.
Ibotta, a Rebate Company to Help Earn Money
I hope that you will take a few moments to check out ibotta.com. My daughter shared ibotta with me because she uses it to earn extra money. More than 300 stores participate in this program. You can earn cash back rewards by completing tasks so before you go on your weekly grocery shopping trip, go to ibotta and complete the tasks to earn rebates for certain products that you purchase.
Complete tasks, go shopping at participating stores such as Walmart, Walgreen, Target and many others and take photos of your receipts using the ibotta app. Participating stores such as Walmart, Walgreen, Target and many more, use ibotta's rebates to help you earn money. If the products you've purchased are on their rebate list Ibotta gives you a rebate within a couple of days. You can earn gift cards from Amazon, Best Buy and more, or have it deposited in your pay pal account. You also earn money for referring a friend.
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