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So, some’s stimulus checks have hit, and others are still waiting on theirs. I don’t know about you, but as a full-time writer, I put a good chunk of it away for two-quarters worth of taxes. So much fun. But, a writer’s gotta do what writers gotta do. As such, I am a writer, and I still do get paid. But as a single mom, most of my money goes to my son, keeping a roof over our head, food on the table, you know the deal. Basics of life.
I haven’t been able to put too much money away for my fund for gifts for people. There are things like birthdays, engagements, baby showers, there are plenty of occasions where gifting, well, isn’t required, but you know, is the nice thing to do. I’ve been doing a lot of research. And I mean a lot. There are a thousand and one different things out there that say you can make money or earn gift cards on. But, as you would expect, not all of them are, well, legit.
So, as I said, I’ve done my research. I’m sharing some of my favorite programs below. I already have $60, and I plan to use that money towards gifts, and Christmas, of course! Check them out below, and if you’re interested, please click the link and sign up!
This one is actually quite fun. We all go food shopping, right? Grab groceries on the way home? We always get a receipt from our orders. Well, I’ve been saving my receipts in a sandwich bag and put them away so I know where they are. Every week you can scan receipts that aren’t 2 weeks and older. Certain brands give you a ton of points, others give you 50 to 100 here and there. But no matter what, you always get a 25 point bonus for scanning any kind of grocery receipt. I actually used this last year for some Christmas shopping! I cashed out about $50 (see screenshot below!) and it was like it was found money! They have gift cards for just about anything you can imagine. Gift cards start at $3, and when you sign up, you automatically get 2,000 points, which is just 1,000 points away from that $3 gift card! I’ve been saving since January and already almost have $40!
Want To Try It For Yourself?
Use My Referral Code: 95KQH
Scan Your First Receipt
You’re Done! You just got 2,000 points!
Grab some more receipts and repeat!
I don’t quite remember how I discovered WeAre8. But I am sure glad that I did. I absolutely love their app, and what they do for various charities and organizations. Long story short, it is a type of influencer program, where you can choose what kind of campaigns you would like to participate in. I choose the ones that I feel connected to in some way. They usually just ask that you post to your Instagram profile or your Facebook page. My screenshot is below of how much I have made so far, and how much of an impact I’ve made (donations made in my name) to various organizations.
I have to say, at first I was pretty skeptical about Mistplay. An app that pays you for playing games?
I hemmed and hawed about it a little bit. Ultimately, I bit and decided to give it a try. They have a decent variety of games that you can choose from. Word games, puzzle games, tycoon games, you name it, they probably have it there. Being a writer, I prefer word games! But I do enjoy bingo, too. The point is to browse the Mistplay lobby where the games are, and choose a game. You then download it. Whenever you would like to play that game and earn units (what you can trade-in for things like Paypal or Amazon, just for example), simply go into the Mistplay app and find the game and it loads and your gameplay data is logged! I already have enough for an Amazon gift card as you can see in the screenshot below!
Rakuten is another one that is easy to earn on! You may remember it as Ebates! Now it is Rakuten! I’ve been using it, and I love it. I simply shop at my favorite online stores and cashback is usually put in in less than 2 days. It really is, shop, earn, do it again!
That is a grand total of $168 so far! I definitely think I can make my goal by Christmas, don’t you guys? Now you go get to earning! It’s so easy! Will you be trying any of the above or do you use them? Let me know!