People are often asking for good couponing / money-saving websites. Everytime I see it posted on facebook, I start copying and pasting from my bookmarked pages. I'm saving myself some time by putting everything in one spot... now I just need to post ONE link!
SAVE A LITTLE (or a lot)
Below are all sites I've seen recommended. My favorites (the ones I subscribe to or use regularly) are in red.
- Find out which of your favorite restaurants offers discounts / kids-eat-free (KEF)!
- Applebees (KEF Monday-Thursday nights)
- Chevy's (KEF Tuesday nights)
- Fresh Choice (under 9yo eat free Wednesday nights)
- Johnny Rockets (Tuesday, Wednesday nights KEF until 8pm)
- Milagros in RWC (KEF Sunday nights)
- sell unwanted gift cards
- buy discounted gift cards to the places you shop at regularly.
- Enter giveaways to get free stuff!
- Before shopping, check websites of the brands you plan to buy. Many companies offer printable coupons:
- Load digital coupon onto your Safeway Club card before shopping! Click here.
- Utilize your Freezer!
- Make meals to keep in your freezer so on those days where you just don't feel like cooking, you can save the money you'd spend on take-out! Click here to see good freezer recipes that I have listed in my cooking blog.
- Couponing... where to start? Check out these tips at Mada's Place!
EARN A LITTLE
Looking for ways to make a little cash? Below are some ways I've earned (and received) a little bit of spending money. Please note: this has not provided anything I would consider money to "live on" - I do like to take the cash I've earned and throw it in a jar for the holidays. Doing this really helps the bank account come Christmas time! Maybe some day we'll throw it into a vacation fund or something...
- Are you a blogger? Monetize your site!
- Become an affiliate of Coupons.com - your readers can print coupons directly from your site and you earn a portion!
- Google Adsense - Are you a blog reader? Support your favorite blogs by visiting sponsors!
- Become an Amazon Associate
- Earn money doing what you do: searching the internet!
- Register with Swagbucks and earn points for your searches. Exchange your points for prizes, including Amazon gift cards!
- Give Your Opinion! These are sites I routinely receive surveys from and actually do earn money:
- American Consumer Opinion
- Research.fm - I think you may need to be invited by the company for this, I don't think it's open to all yet. But check it out.
- Tragon - taste-tests, you must live near a Tragon location because you do have to go in to do this.
- sell unwanted gift cards
- buy discounted gift cards to the places you shop at regularly