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Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Making some money

I have been on my money making grind this month. It is only the 16th and I have already brought in $182.51 ($132.51 in cash and $50 in gift cards).

Breakdown:

-$42.51 from Textlink Ads

-$50 from Vindale Research

-$40 from Revolution Money Exchange

-$50 in gift cards from CVS (for new prescriptions)


If you don't know about the various offers out there for free gift cards just for filling out a new prescription, get on it now. I had two prescriptions to fill out for my daughter. I remembered I had 2 coupons from CVS for a free $25 CVS gift card for filling out a new prescription. I took the coupons and prescriptions and filled them at a CVS across the street from me. Sure enough, I received my gift cards when I picked up the prescriptions. I used those two cards and purchased some household stuff (toilet paper, cleaners, laundry detergent), beauty stuff (deodorant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, new bath sponges, etc.), and stocked up on a lot of water (they were having a nice sale). This allowed me to free up money in my budget that can now get can now go towards my debt. I have a doctor's appointment today and I am getting a prescription for medication I need. I have another CVS new prescription coupon and I have one with Save Rite (grocery store) for $25. I will probably go with the grocery store coupon and save some money on my grocery budget.

I am working on bringing another $150 in extra income in before the month is out. I currently have the money sitting in my spending account with Wachovia. I have a couple of things I need, like new bedroom furniture (chest for my daughter, chest for me, and maybe a new bed) and a new monitor for my desktop (preferably a flat panel one). I am currently searching Craig's List for some steals deals and will use my extra income towards that.

Extra Income Possibilities (for the remainder of the month):

-Vindale Research - $75

-Revolution Money Exchange - $50

-eBay - $35

-Pinecone Research - $10

-Blog $$$ - $25

-Wachovia Referrals - $50

-CVS or grocery store gift card - $25


That is about $270 total. I am looking at bringing in a min of $150. I can do it. What I need is a yard so I can have a yard sale. I have so much crap boxed up, it's just ready to be someone else's treasure. I found out through a friend that there are some places that will allow you to come and bring your stuff to sell on their "yards". I am not sure how that would work but I plan on looking into that this weekend.


Anyone know of any other opportunities? If so please share. :-D








6 comments:

L@SpillingBuckets said...

A lot of places, like churches and schools, will do a community yard sale. You can rent a booth there for very little and sell your stuff. I did that in high school a few times.

If you live near a college another good/easy way to make money is to participate in research studies. I work at one of these places and we pay $10 an hour for people to look at a computer. Usually studies run 5 days/hours and so you get $50 for easy work. (I work there, but I also participate in other labs experiments)

SavingDiva said...

I've had luck with MySurvey. It's not a big money maker, but I usually get $10-$50/month.

Anonymous said...

Do you have a swap meet or Flea Market nearby?

Fabulously Broke said...

YESS! :)

Pay per post has worked out really well for me so far (not bad)..

If you're going to sign up, please use this my link posted here :D and I will be foreever grateful

What I like is you can choose which posts you want to do, and they pay from $5 - $10 each post

Sistah Ant said...

you. are. hustling.

Dimples said...

@ Thank ya chicas!!

I joined MySurveys through your link Saving Diva.

Sorry Fabulously Broke, I joined PPP a while ago. I don't do it because it is hard enough for me to blog my regular stuff.

I don't think I carry enough stuff to have a booth at the flea market or swap meat. May look into though.

I. am. the. hustlette. LOL!!