You may have heard of these money-saving websites, and are hopefully already using them, but if this is not the case, you really should be using them.
The first is Ebates. An awesome way to shop, save gas, and earn money. Yes, earn money. The caveat here is to shop when you really need something...not just because you are bored and want to see what deals are available. Ebates is linked up to tons of department and big box stores, in addition to niche retailers like Verizon, Sephora, and Harry & David, and every time you buy something, you get up to 25 percent back—in cash. Most cash back rewards are credited to your account within 48 hours, but there are some stores, that cannot confirm your purchase until the return period has elapsed and may take up to thirty days to confirm your cash back.
Now, the best part -- every three months Ebates will check your account, and if you have earned more than $5.01 (if less, it rolls over to the next pay period) they send you a cash back payment to your Paypal account or they can mail you a check! It's kind of like getting free money! You can also choose to donate your earnings to a preferred charity. And remember, every time you shop, you get cash back. Period. Great deals and cash back! See why I love this site so much? If you are going to shop online anyway, I can see no reason not to start there! (www.ebates.com)
The second site I love and am using even as I write this post is Groove Shark. If you love music, especially free music, head over there right now (well, after you finish reading mu post, of course.) You can listen to any song at any time as many times as you want—for absolutely free. And you can even save playlists. Having a party? Put together an awesome list of songs without spending a dime! (www.grooveshark.com)
And last but certainly not least, is Plastic Jungle. I have used this site to get almost full value on a gift card I was never going to use. It took me just a few minutes, and I had instant cash in my Paypal account! But you can do more than just redeem gift cards on this site. You can also trade gift cards with other people as well as buy gift cards for a discount. If you want to buy something at Pottery Barn, lets say, and that something happens to cost $100, go to Plastic Jungle first and where you might be able to buy a $100 Gift for just $75! Then go back to Pottery Barn and buy that something knowing you have just saved $25! Kind of like your own instant sale! (www.plasticjungle.com)
Now that you have finished reading, go on and check out these sites-- really, go now!
(Just so you know: You may have noticed I have not included links to these sites. I use them and love them, but do not have affiliate accounts with them. I just really want to pass on information about these sites as I think they may provide value and be of interest to my readers.)