Economical Living: Online Frugality

Here are some ways I’ve made my $$ stretch further:

Swagbucks is where you can earn points for free gift cards and Paypal cash. Points for surveys (even 1-question polls), web searches, watching short videos, playing online games, and more. Swag codes, or a location hint, is often found on Swidget below by clicking SC button. These codes can be redeemed for points at the Swagbucks site within a limited timeframe. To join, click the sign-up button below.

Irazoo offers points similar to Swagbucks that can be redeemed for items such as gift cards.

Zoombucks is another points site similar to Swagbucks, to redeem for valuable gift cards.

MyView offers points for filling out surveys, which can be redeemed for valuable gift cards. Sometimes my surveys have even included free products to evaluate. Besides redeeming for Amazon credit, I’ve also redeemed for a $25 TJ Maxx gift card.

MyPoints gives points for online purchases, surveys, watching video ads, etc. Since joining, I’ve redeemed points for several $50 gift cards.

I like Vitacost for discount prices on health-related food and beauty items. Purchases over $49 qualifies for free shipping, otherwise it’s a flat rate of $4.99. By using this link, we each get a $10 credit for your first order, no purchase minimum.

One of the first daily deal sites I joined was Groupon. They have local and national offers. Among the offers I’ve taken advantage of: $7 for $15 at Ebay and (twice) $10 for $20 at Old Navy at various times.

I also joined Savemore. When you sign up, they award you $10 to start with. Some of their offered products can be purchased for $10 or less. I got 2 folding vases ($12 value for $6) using $6 of the $10 credit.

When I joined Eversave, they also credited money into my account. Between that and their daily discount promo, I was able to get a 6-piece “hotel-quality” bamboo white towel set for $39.

Earlier, I joined Beyond the Rack. When I signed up, they automatically awarded $10, too. Thus far, I haven’t ordered through them. Their offers are mainly through designer merchants.

At signup at Modnique, I was given $5 to start with. Sometimes they offer free shipping, too. I’ve not ordered anything yet, but with many of their daily deals in the $10 range, using the $5 credit, one could easily buy something for $5 or less.

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