- Join Ebates for free and get $10 free (details below2). It's usually $5.00 when you sign up, but through 10/31/2008 you can receive an extra $5.00!
- Join InBox Dollars and get a jump start with $5.00 free (details below3). No expiration.
- I earn automatic rebates through Ebates when I shop at stores I already use online.
- InBox Dollars is a work-from-home opportunity with which I have already earned $25.00 with very little effort.
Also, when you take advantage of any of these offers, you will also be helping to fund my trip to visit my mom. Thanks!(UPDATE: I was able to make the trip! Thank you for taking the time to give these offers a try. I am updating this nearly two years later and am still making money with these two online companies. Give them a try! They work!)
1Ebates: If you shop online at all, you are wasting money by not going through Ebates first! There are literally a 1,000+ stores to choose from. For instance, I saved $16.00 on a bouquet I had sent to my sister in Kentucky when I ordered it from Florist.com (5%) through Ebates. I also save every time I make used book purchases through my favorite online merchants such as Abebooks (5%), Alibris (4%), and Half.com (3%). Sign up is free, and you will automatically receive $10.00 (usually only $5) through October 31, 2008.
2InBox Dollars: I had heard about InBox Dollars on several other blogs, but was a little skeptical. However, when Crystal mentioned it on her blog, BiblicalWomanhood.com, I knew it was trustworthy. You may choose what to participate in. I prefer the totally free cash offers, which usually involve signing up for newsletters, information by mail, or trying out a site online. I give them my "junk" email address rather than my personal address, so I don't get spammed. It may involve going to the "junk" email and confirming the offer, but it takes little time to do this. You may also take surveys, which I really like to do anyway. The least amounts you can make are from reading (scanning) short emails. These are only worth a few cents each, but they do add up. When your account reaches $30, you get a check. Do as much or as little as you like.