Make Money, Save Money


Today I wanted to share some of my favorite money-saving websites. Since the desire to be completely debt-free is always at the front of my mind, any way I can save a couple bucks, or make a couple bucks is worth it to me. In full disclosure, many of the links below are my referral links- so if you sign up through them there may be rewards/points/etc for me! The referral option through most of these sites I'll list is a great thing though, if you sign up you help me. Then when your friends sign up, they help you, etc. Let's share the earnings!

Paid ViewPoint -This is the site I've been using the longest. Just take basic surveys, usually just one a day, and the money will add up. Don't get discouraged when you're only making a few pennies here and there at first. The longer you take surveys, the more your payouts go up and the more survey opportunities you'll get. If a 2-minute survey gets you ten cents, why not do it? Overtime you can cash out, which I've done dozens of times and have gotten hundreds of dollars for doing next to nothing!
Paid Viewpoint

Ebates -If you're going to do ANY online shopping, start here. They have over 1,700 online stores so chances are, the place you want to buy from is on here. Just start at Ebates.com, search for your store, and then click through their site to get to the one you want to shop from. Each store offers a different % back, so everytime you shop, you get money put back into your Ebates account. They pay out quarterly, so it's a nice little "bonus" a few times a year.

DealSpotr -Again, online shoppers! After you've went through Ebates, be sure to check out DealSpots for even MORE savings. Coupon codes, promotions-- you name it, you're going to find it here. ALL the top stores are listed and it makes is so much easier to know what the best deal out there is. Also- they offer free custom
DealSpotr coupons
widgets, so you can even create one to put on the side of your blog and it'll match. Then, you're always reminded of the best deal, no matter what!

SwagBucks -Possibly the greatest thing I've ever discovered ;) Sign up, take surveys, watch videos, play games, complete tasks... all kinds of opportunities to score 'swagbucks' which can then be redeemed for all sorts of gift cards. My goal is to be able to have a larrrrrge Amazon giftcard by the time this fall rolls around and do most of my Christmas shopping "free" that way. Again, don't be discouraged if it takes awhile to build up, it's well worth it!

What are you waiting for? Go make some money & save some too!!

20 comments

  1. Thanks for sharing! I use to do a lot of surveys but it overtook my inbox. I need to get back on it.

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  2. Paid Survey - does that pay you out in giftcards or what? I have a website I answer many questions on and I get them in giftcards.

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  3. I'm trying to get out of debt and it is so not fun!!!!

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  4. These are awesome tips!! Thanks so much for the tips!

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  5. these tips are so helpful. I homeschool our four kids, we live on one income, and we don't carry any credit card debt, so I'm always looking for simple, quick ways to make and save some money. any little bit helps!

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  6. I just signed up for the Paid Viewpoint site! I also use E-Rewards to earn gift cards by taking surveys. The selection is a little limited but it's nice to get a little something extra! I need to start using Ebates more often too! Thanks for the tips!

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  7. Haha, I can't help but think our conversations inspired this post!;) I'm taking surverys as we speak :) Swagbucks for the win!

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  8. Valued Opinions (valuedopinions.com) you take surveys - you earn money - you trade for amazon gift cards (there might be others too, but amazon is perfect - pick something up for yourself or use it for gifts!)

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  9. I just signed up for paidviewpoint & swagbucks!

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  10. Swagbucks is awesome, looking forward to checking out paid viewpoint! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Swagbucks is my favorite thing- I've received a fair amount of amazon giftcards from it... my favorite way to get swagbucks is to shop through their stores- might was well earn money for spending it!

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  12. I don't know how people are NOT using Ebates! It blows my mind.

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  13. Thanks for sharing ideas! I use Mr. Rebates, which is similar to ebates, & I love how I make a little at a time...I just don't online shop that often

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  14. Thank you for sharing these! I'll definitely be checking out a couple of these websites to save/make money :)

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  15. I've seen so many people talking about Ebates. I keep meaning to use it and then I always forget! I do a lot of online shopping and think it's silly NOT to use it! I used to do Swagbucks and got some Amazon gift cards. Then I started teaching again and stopped. Need to get back into it!

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  16. I love PaidViewPoints....it takes close to no time or effort which is totally up my alley! :)

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  17. Ok Erin ... I've been doing paidviewpoint since you posted this and I actually enjoy it. My question is though, will I ever hit a Traitscore of 9000 to make more money than $.10 like they say? Lol I'm sad I've only made $7.61 so far ... I think I've missed only one day since! :(

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    1. Tara! I can't find your email to respond! :( My traitscore is maxed out at 10000 now, and basically you'll keep getting 10 cents each survey- but more opportunities to take them the longer you have it. It's definitely a slow building way to make $, but since the surveys only take a few seconds, I think the payout is fair. At least once a week now I'll get one that pays more though... like Anywhere from 50cents to $1.50! Hang in there!! :)

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  18. Ps .... I tried swag bucks and it was confusing and I never qualified for any of the surveys ... I did it for days and never could take any??? :( I'm not cool I guess !!!

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  19. I just signed up for paid viewpoints. . . finally and am going to do swagbucks as well. Thanks for taking the time to let us know about these things. Hopefully it'll help out, slowly but surely.

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