Hey everybody, lately I've been posting about several websites on which you can earn points toward prizes and cash. The pictures can be seen beside this post on flicker, and also on the Pictures of Free $tuff tab. Zoombucks is the site I will talk about today, and it's very similar to swagbucks. You basically just watch videos, get those referalls, check the zDaily to earn a few instant points, search, enter codes, and complete offers to get zoombucks, which are online "credits" which can be used to redeem prizes or gift cards in the store. Now, I know a lot of people out there are skeptical of these sites, but I have pictures as proof that these sites really work. You see, they use your opinions and completed surveys to compile marketing information for companies; they want to learn consumer habits. Watching their ads gets views and potential buyers for advertisers on their site, who most likely pay them for the ad space, and zoombucks and swagbucks in turn pay you in virtual credits toward prizes and things for viewing. I know I may have talked about this stuff alot, but its because its awesome. It's an easy way to get a bit of on-the-side spending money in the form of amazon gift cards or paypal cards, and I usually use mine for things I want or a Christmas gift balance for others. You guys can sign up here if you'd like, and comment below if you enjoy them or if you have any questions!
FOr Swagbucks: www.swagbucks.com/refer/brandonb
For Zoombucks: http://www.zoombucks.com/join.php?ref=skinsfan102
Hey guys, today's tip is for the most frugal, and people who love getting prizes online for free. If you have ever seen the top of a coke cap on a plastic bottle, you might notice that underneath there is a several letter code printed. There is a program online called Mycokerewards, on which you can enter these codes for 3 points each, or more depending on if there is a promotion going on. At one point I was able to redeem Poweraid caps for 6 points each for a whole week. You can enter a max of 120 points each week, and these points can be redeemed for sweet prizes, like Nike gift cards or Coke Merchandise like T shirts. It may take a little while, but if these caps are being recycled/thrown away anyway you might as well get some free, cool stuff out of them! There are also sweepstakes you can enter, but usually it ends up being a waste of points, simply because of the sheer number of people entering. If you are willing to take a chance though, entries only range from around 1-6 points, and are shots at much bigger prizes, like free vacations, TV's, $500 debit cards, and other prizes of that nature. This website is best used when around plenty of people that drink coke products too; I was able to earn over 1,000 points from all of the residents around me during the last few months in college.
You can sign up here!
Hope you guys can earn some sweet stuff, see ya later!
- Your Frugal Friend Brandon
Hey everybody, I apologize for not posting in a couple days, I've been busy with a lot of schoolwork. Soon I am going to release a regular schedule for my posts. Today (This morning's) tip is all about selling online, and freeing up space in your house. First of all, if your house is cramped with a lot of things, it makes it more difficult to be able to tell whether you need to buy something or not. I have had relatives with messy houses, and they ended up having to buy things like school supplies several more times than they needed to, because they couldn't tell what they actually owned and what they had to buy. It would be a good idea to look for excess things around the house, that might be of some value, and that never get used. These items could then be sold on Ebay, which is great for making money. I personally recently began selling, and it's a lot of fun. Used, and sometimes even broken household things can end up being worth something to somebody. I have seen several phones that were broken sell for a decent amount of money. There are a few needed to know tips about selling on ebay though. First of all, it's best to list an item very cheaply if its a high-end, high demand product, such as an iphone. This is because, it will put your item way up on the list in order of price for visibility, and also bring out the competitiveness in bidders in reaching an affordable price for themselves, although the competition usually results in a better price for you, the seller. A good idea before listing a price, is to look around on the site at similar products,and see what they started at and sold for, and how the seller described the item. Also, the length of the listing can also be significant, because sometimes high end products are better with shorter times; buyers like to look for the auctions ending soonest, and this will once again help in sitting higher on the list. These tips will hopefully help you guys, and best of luck selling those unused valuables sitting around! Check back in a couple days for my next tip!! Because finals are coming up :;
Tonight is the night of all money saving nights. For electronics anyway. Tonight, at any store, wild deals are going on with TV's and Tablets, cameras, and much more. It might be worth the several hour wait outside the store, I'm not really sure, but one will be able to save as much as $300 or $400 on a single item like a 42 inch TV! Here are some wild deals going on at different stores:
and here are tons of promo coupons for black friday!
- A Frugal Friend
Hey everybody, I'm sorry I haven't been posting lately, I recently arrived home from college for Thanksgiving break and I've been pretty busy. Today's tip is all about movies! To get the best and cheapest movie experience at the theatres, it is best to avoid buying food/drinks, because they are extremely expensive at the theaters. A simple bag of popcorn can be up to $7 alone! Next, try to clip out coupons from entertainment books, because they often have coupons that can save up to $2 per person, and if several are used up to $10 could be saved, depending on how many people arrive! Also, where I live, there is a theatre called University mall theatres, at which you can buy tickets for just $4! This is huge savings from seeing it at regular theatres like Regal Cinemas or Hoffman, etc. On Tuesdays, tickets are just $2 per person, which is a great steal for being able to see a much anticipated movie on the big screen. Happy watching!
Hey guys, today's post is about clothes! There are great, affordable clothing stores out there to buy from, including Ross. Their motto is Dress for Less, and its basically true; it's a great store to search for clothes that are decent, for a very decent price. I've been there several times, and shoes range from about $20-$40 and nice polo shirts can be found for low prices like $12. With clothing, a good idea might be to only shop for clothes when a new school year rolls around, instead of shopping for clothes periodically throughout the year. Also, if you plan trips and find legitimate reasons for buying clothes, you may be able to prevent some of those impulse splurges. Also, many very affordable clothes can be found at places like yard sales and thrift stores. It may not be the best idea to order clothes straight from online sites, simply because you wont be able to accurately tell if the clothing will be the right size, or look how you want it to look on you. To each their own, but I just figure dealing with shipping might be a hassle. I'm not trying to tell anyone what to do, just help out a little bit with costs. Check back lta
Good morning guys, today I'll be sharing a new website I found, where you simply watch ads to earn real cash! The site is called jingit, and it works like this. The company has its users watch ads, and rewards them with between 5 and 50 cents per ad. Some ads will have surveys that follow, with questions about the products mentioned in the videos. Jingit uses this knowledge to help other companies use better marketing techniques and gain information on the thoughts of consumers. Users on the site can earn up to $5 a week by watching ads, and the company's leading CEO claims that users spend an average of just 22 minutes a day on the site. I'm already at $8.34 and I recently joined. Users must log-in through Facebook and enter a mobile phone number through the site, but this information is not used in any way, besides to send a confirmation code to ensure that the user is a real person. The payment method is a little bit different here, users must sign up for a debit card that Jingit provides through its partner, US Bank. Now it gets a little bit odd; Users must submit an address and social security number. Don't get me wrong, this sounds pretty sketchy. I read a few business articles about Jingit, and it seems like a legitimate company with this new plan to gain revenue through providing marketers with information on how/when/why consumers buy products. There are a few ways to contact the company, and I plan on speaking with a real representative before I submit my social security number. I already sent an email, and Jingit customer service responded, and said they understood my wariness and said they would send me a phone number to speak with a real representative. Besides the information input, the site seems awesome, and there is just a $2 fee to sign up for the debit card. The cash you earn is put directly onto the card, and you are only given fees to pay, if you withdraw cash from an account with it, request a monthly paper statement, or request an account balance inquiry. There is more information on the site about the debit card. This post was a little long, but I hope you guys enjoy this bit of information!
Here is sort of a deal and a tip combined. Tired of trying to sell old books, movies, or CD's and trying to buy new media that you want? I have found a website on which you list the items that you own, and add items you want to a wishlist. Then, you can match up with other people who want what you own, and you want what they own. In this way, it is pretty easy to trade movies or games for new ones like Modern Warfare 3, Skyrim, or Assassin's Creed. You can easily get rid of games or movies you don't want anymore in return for ones that you do want. Check out swap.com!
P.S. - Soon I shall be alternating money saving tips with hot deals or good coupons I find online.
Here is a link to a $10 of a purchase of $25 or more at Macy's:
Check back again!
- Your Frugal Friend
Hey everybody, today is a group of mini in-home tips for the extremely frugal. The world's cheapest family follows these, and I'm really just throwing this out there. In order to save money on water each month, your families could cut down on shower times, by timing five minute showers. Water could be saved through dishwashers too, by using paper plates to eat lunch and dinner on so that less water dish wash cycles are used. When it comes to washing and drying clothes, clothes could be hung out on a clothesline to save on electricity through the dryer cycles. On top of all this, make sure to consistently turn of lights that aren't being used in the house. It seems like little will be saved, but all of this is going to add up each month.
Check back later today for another hot money saving deal!!
- A Frugal Friend
Here is an amazing speaker I ordered a few weeks ago from amazon, (with amazon gift cards of couse) that cost about $20. It's quite compact, plugs into any computer or ipod headphone jack, and has a great amount of sound for its size! It's quite worth it; I've used it frequently to play music out loud in or dorm room. Let's just say its led to a quite a few dance parties.
Check it out here!
About the Author
I am a 19 year old teenager and my goal is to maintain a page for teenagers and college students to gain information from in order to save money and make a few extra bucks online. I also just want to share my experiences with spending and help others change their lifestyles.