Do you ever feel that money is just slipping through your fingers and disappearing faster than you can bring it home? Saving money and finding ways to live a frugal lifestyle can be a tough thing, but there are some easy ways to put money back in your pocket that don’t require a business degree or require you to go on a no spend diet.
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Easy Ways to put money back in your pocket
If you are looking for some real life ways to put some money back in your pocket, take a look at these ideas. Maybe they will help you save some money and make some headway with your financial goals.
Get Money for Shopping:
Obviously, the best way to put money back in your pocket is for it to never leave in the first place. But in our world, it’s often necessary to spend money. So if you’re going to spend money anyway, you might as well figure out ways to have some of it returned to you in rebates.
Programs like Mr. Rebates and Ebates offer a simple way for each individual to get a percentage of their purchase price deposited back into their account. You simply sign up for a free account and then start your shopping experience at their site. Once you login, you will be able to select your store where you want to shop and then go directly to the store site.
Now’s a great time to sign up for Ebates! You’ll receive a bonus credit with your first purchase!
Many people love Shutterfly! Every time I work on a photo book or want to order prints, I simply start shopping at Mr. Rebates and then go to Shutterfly so I can get my rebates on my purchase.
Check for Free Stuff:
There are things you are probably already doing that could generate some income, rewards or perks. If you are using any sort of fitness tracker like a Fitbit, Jawbone, Garmin, or even your Health Monitor on your smart phone, you could be earning money through Achievmint, or Dicks Sporting Goods. Your insurance provider may even offer rewards for your healthy choices!
Redeem your Rewards Programs:
There are many programs that you can be a part of that offer rewards for purchase of products. If you are a coke drinker, then My Coke Rewards is still a great way to get FREE Shutterfly products, coke products or even tickets to the Coke Museum in Atlanta! But act fast, the program is transitioning soon and will no longer be available for redemptions.
If you purchase Disney movies, look for the Disney Movie Rewards codes included in the package. You can collect the points and then redeem them for free movies, merchandise, and discounts.
Parents with small children that purchase diapers should look into the different rewards programs that are available. Since I no longer purchase diapers or baby products, I don’t use these programs, but they are still available and a fun way to get rewarded for purchasing baby supplies.
Many people forget that their credit cards or bank accounts often have programs that let points accrue for card usage. Take a look at your accounts and see if you have points built up that are ready for you to cash out!
Cancel Subscriptions you no longer use:
Do you actually read the newspaper or magazines that come in the mail each week? Are you actually watching Netflix or playing Xbox Live? Take a deep dive into the things that you automatically pay for and evaluate whether you actually use those services. If you do, then great! But if they are no longer an essential part of your life, then maybe you should cancel!
Bloggers: Do you really need to pay the monthly fee for every service that lets you schedule tweets or promote pins? Have you used all the content or roundups you purchased last year? Do you really need another course or program that will inspire you to get more organized or grow your blog?
Do a self-evaluation of what you are putting on auto renew and decide if you really need all the things that you are paying for.
There are many ways we can save and put money back into our pockets. What are your favorite ways to put money back in your pocket? I’d love to hear!