We all want to have more money for the holidays. Here are four easy ways to earn extra money for Christmas from the home. What will you buy with your big earnings?
Christmas is less than a month away! WHAT? How did that even happen? I’ve been busy over here playing this adorable Christmas game with my daughter and making gingerbread houses to get in the holiday spirit. I’ve also been racking up a major Christmas gift list. Between my own kids, all of the kids in the family, my boyfriend, and my family, I think Santa and I may have lists of similar lengths.
With wishlist items piling up faster than I can write, my bank account is looking more and more worried. You too? Glad it’s not just me. With the pressure of the approaching holidays, I have been on the lookout to make a little extra money for Christmas. I want to give my kids and family an amazing Christmas; I mean, who doesn’t? So, I’ve been trying out a few websites to earn a little extra cash from home, and have made this list of what has worked for me. I hope it can help you out too and put a little extra money in your pocket this holiday season.
A lot of you have probably already heard about Swagbucks, but I want to dive into it a little deeper and give you the best advice for making the most of your time and effort. This site is legitimate. Swagbucks is not a scam! You probably won’t earn enough to do all of your holiday shopping, but if you can earn $20-$50, wouldn’t that make a difference? Stocking stuffers? A gift for your significant other? A gift for a co-worker.
With Swagbucks, it’s not just boring surveys. Not that I’m against survey websites, but after 2 hours of answering the same questions, not even coffee can keep me sane. I want a little bit of excitement!
You can earn on Swagbucks by doing the following tasks:
- Watching Videos
- Taking Surveys
- Playing Games
- Shopping Online
- Discovering Brands and Websites
- Completing Daily Goals
- Referring Friends
- Finding Swag Codes
Some of the above are super easy tasks, some take a little more time, and some can be done while you are away from your computer. For instance, you can earn by watching a video playlist. These span 4-60 minutes and you can turn them on, turn the volume down go about what you were doing. (While writing this, I have playlist running in the background to Earn 4 Swagbucks. You may think it sounds minimal, but why not since I’m already on my computer? You can do it too!
You can also play games for Swagbucks. Swagasaurus Run is one of the games and it reminds me of a cheaply made Temple Run. You have to run and jump over gaps and obstacles, and the longer you run the faster the game becomes, making it harder. You do have to earn a certain score to earn Swagbucks, but with a little practice, you’ll earn.
What you can redeem your Swagbucks for:
100 Swagbucks = $1 and you can cash out at just $3 if you want.
- Prepaid Debit Cards
- Amazon Gift Cards
- PayPal Cards
- Walmart Gift Cards
- Target Gift Cards
- And the list goes on (currently, 609 items can be redeemed)
They even put some gift cards on sale, meaning you spend fewer Swagbucks for more rewards. Ka-Ching!
Go sign up for Swagbucks today and start earning. You’re already on your computer, cell phone, or tablet. Make a little money, honey!
First of all, these guys offer an automatic $5.00 Sign Up Bonus after you confirm your email with them. Inbox Dollars is a lot like Swagbucks, but I find their website to be a little more difficult to navigate because there is sooo much stuff, which is a good thing, right?
You can earn on Inbox Dollars by:
- Taking Surveys
- Watching Videos & TV (Easy and Fun)
- Playing Games
- Completing Offers
- Clicking on Paid Emails
- Searching the Web
- Referring Friends
- Sweeps, like Sweeptstakes for lots of prizes and money
- Printing and Using Coupons
You can pick categories that appeal to your preferences in most of these areas, which makes the process less painful. For instance, in TV you can choose to watch what’s trending, celebrity news, news, entertainment, food, or health. And this is another one you can run in the background. That’s my kind of money makin!
What You can Redeem Your Inbox Dollars for:
- eCards from major retailers
- Prepaid Visa
A few things you need to know about Inbox Dollars: 1) You have to earn $30 to cashout. 2) If you don’t log on at least once every 60 days, they will cancel your account along with your earnings, so add it to your favorites and be sure to visit every day to earn. 3) You may have to wait up to 2 weeks to be credited for some cash offers.
This is by far my favorite way to earn! I so far, in about 3 months, I have earned enough for two $25 Amazon gift cards, just by doing my regular grocery shopping. I have bought party favors for my daughter’s upcoming birthday, a new bullet journal for me, and put some money towards a set of Stabilo pens with the money I have earned through Ibotta. This is how I get away with all of my Amazon shopping without my man breathing down the back of my neck (just kidding; he’s a super nice and forgiving guy. But he does worry about my online shopping habits… as he should).
How to Earn With Ibotta:
- Sign Up HERE
- Browse and unlock rebates in grocery, pharmacy, clothing, restaurants, beauty, and more)
- Shop at your local stores and buy items on your unlocked rebates list. Also, you can shop online for some items and earn BIG!
- Verify your purchases by scanning the product barcode and submitting a photo of your receipt.
- Earn money from purchased rebates and have them added to your Ibotta account within 48 hours.
- You can also refer friends andearn $5 each time someone uses your sign up code and redeems just one rebate!
What You Can Redeem with Ibotta:
- eGift Cards from Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, iTunes, and more
- Paypal or Venmo cash
You have to have a minimum balance of $20 to cash out, but if you check for rebates regularly and save your receipts, you are sure to hit this pretty quick. Ibotta also offers awesome bonuses for redeeming a certain number of rebates, allows you connect with friends on social media to work together towards a goal, and receive even bigger bonuses.
Want $10 after you redeem your first rebate? Sign up for Ibotta with my referral link and you will receive $10 after you redeem your first rebate, and I will earn $5. Win-Win!
Okay folks, this is as easy as getting on your computer, phone, or tablet, shopping online, and earning cash back. Seriously, it’s that easy. You can shop at well-known online retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Groupon, Macy’s and earn extra money for Christmas.
You can earn up to 40% cash back on tons of items from over 2,000 stores.
How to Start Earning with Ebates:
- Sign up HERE (get $10 for using my referral link)
- Select a store you want to shop from the Ebates website. Click “Shop Now” and do your shopping as normal.
- Receive an email letting you know that money has been credited to your Ebates account.
- Receive a check or money in your Paypal account every quarter.
If you do a lot of online shopping, like me, this is super easy to earn with. For Christmas this year, I made a very large purchase on Amazon and now, next quarter I will be getting a pretty decent check just for doing what I was already going to do.
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