Thursday, June 2, 2011

A Few of My Favorite Things

I'm a Stay-At-Home Mom with little spare time or money.  Thankfully, there are a few things I've found that a) don't take much time and b) help get me things for free.  I haven't scored tons of money or prizes, but I've been happy with what I've earned so far.  So what are my favorites?

1)  Giveaways
 Since I started entering giveaways, I've become a huge fan.  So far I've won a Baby Brezza baby food maker from the Momformation blog and SkinMD lotion and a $10 Pampered Chef gift card from Mommy and Me Giveaways.  It is only a matter of time until I win something really big, I just know it! (Come on, HGTV dream home!)  In the meantime, I'm really hoping to win a Levana Safe 'N See Digital Video Monitor here from Mommy and Me Giveaways.  Fingers crossed!

For giveaways not necessarily related to motherhood, two great sites are Sweeties Sweeps and Freebies 4 Mom (don't let the name fool you--the Sweeps she lists are rarely related to motherhood).  Feel free to list more in the comments section!

2)  Surveys
There are lots of survey sites out there, but so far there's only one I've stuck with: Valued Opinions.  Most survey sites give you points and maybe a contest entry, and you use those points to enter other contests with no sure win.  With Valued Opinions, you earn a "dollar" amount per survey.  When you've earned $20 worth, you can trade that in for an equivalent gift card.  I've made $40 in Amazon gift  cards so far and am close to having another $20.  Free e-books for me!

3) Ebates
If you haven't found and you love to shop online, then you should totally go there now!  Ebates gives you cash back on purchases made online at tons of stores.  I wasn't sure about it at first because it sounded to good to be true, but I've cashed a check from them myself.  I've only earned $7 so far, but I wouldn't have had that if I'd bought my Old Navy clothes at their store.  It is easy to sign up for Ebates.  Why wait?

I hope you've found my list helpful.  It won't earn you lots, but sometimes just a little can be a big help.

1 comment:

  1. Mypoints is pretty good too. You can earn points either by doing surveys or by making purchases through their site, and the points can be turned in for gift cards. The only downside is that they email you the offers, so if you don't clean out your inbox regularly it starts feeling like SPAM pretty quick.