Saturday, November 17, 2012

Money Hack #11 - Get $100 from Discover Card

This is REALLY easy.  Are you planning on spending $500 on anything over the next three months?  Of course you are.

If you sign up for a new Discover Card and put $500 on it within 3 months - they will give you $100 cash bank.  Simple.  Easy.

This is probably the best cashback bonus I have ever seen.  Even if you don't want to use a credit card, just sign up and use it until you hit $500.  Then pay it off; take your $100 - and walk away.

Also - If you use any of the links below and decide to only charge $1 and throw the card away, you will still get at least $50 cashback.

Here are a few links for you to get the bonus (They expire June 1, 2013):   
$100 Discover Card Cachback Bonus
$100 Discover Card Cashback Bonus
$100 Discover Card Cashback Bonus 
$100 Discover Card Cashback Bonus

If they have expired try clicking on the banner below ...

Enjoy!



Money Hack #10 - Thredup.com

Do you have kids?  Most of you do.  Are you tired of paying for their clothes?  Of course you are.

There is a new site ... www.thredup.com that has a ton of cheap clothes.  Some of them second-hand.  A lot of them new.  You actually get a lot of high-end stuff pretty cheap.

Anyway, they also offer a referral program.  So go sign up for free and start sending your personal link all over the web.  When someone uses it you will get a $10 credit.  That could add up fast if you promote correctly.

And if you enjoyed this post - feel free to click on my thredup link above and sign up through my referral - you are going to sign up anyway, so why not get me $10?

Thanks and Good luck.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Money Hack #9 - Ebay Coupons

I discovered this idea when my daughter was on formula.  It was crazy expensive, so I was trying to find a way to save as much money as possible.

So I went on to Ebay and looked for "Free can of formula" coupons for Enfamil, Similac, etc.

A bulk container of the formula easily goes for $20 or so and I found "Free can of Enfamil" coupons on Ebay for a few bucks that I could simply bring to Walmart or Target and exchange for the container of formula.  No brainer.

You can use this technique for just about anything you want.  Always see if people on Ebay are selling cheap coupons that will save you a significant amount of money.




Money Hack #8 - Groupon Hack

Does everyone use groupon?  Of course.  It's a great way to save a few bucks on a restaurant.

Did you know that they also have a referral system? Of course you did.

It's as easy to hack as all of the other ones out there.  They give you a personal link to blast all over the web, and if someone uses it to order a groupon, you clean up.

Give it a try.  I threw mine on slickdeals.net once and got almost 10 of my groupons for free with almost no effort.


Thursday, September 27, 2012

Money Hack #7 - ClickBank

Clickbank is an interesting site.  You essentially scour their inventory for products to sell online, and then promote them on your site, blog, etc. - receiving a hefty commission on sales in the process.

There are thousands of crap products on there, so the trick is to find something interesting that people will at least click on - and potentially buy.

This requires a little effort, but if you can find a weird niche product on there (i.e. an ebook on how to build a smokehouse) you can go to relevant websites, discussion boards, and other forums and pitch your product.

The commissions are around 50% or so.  I haven't had much success with this site in particular, but I do know people that make $200 or so a month with just a few hours of effort.

Give it a shot.




Money Hack #6 - Amazon Mechanical Turk

Have spare time on your hands at work?  Surfing the web aimlessley?

There is a way you can use that time to make a few extra bucks.  The site is Amazon Mechanical Turk.  Very simply, companies on there will pay you to do a ton of "micro-tasks" - viewing websites, surveys, etc.  They aren't offering huge dollar amounts, but you should be able to make at least 5 bucks for an hour of effort.  If you are using that time to daydream anyway - this might be useful.

Check it out and let me know how you do ...  https://www.mturk.com/mturk/welcome


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Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Money Hack #5 - Extreme Couponing

We've all seen those stupid extreme couponing shows where the people waste hours of their lives to save $50 and get 20 jars of peanut butter for free.

Forget that.

Have you ever gone on Ebay and seen people selling coupons?  Many on there make a good living, getting about 50-70 cents per dollar of coupon sold.  That's not bad if you can amass a ton of coupons fast.

How can you do that?

Easy.  Though for some of you this may not pass the "morality" test.  Go into a Target, Walmart, etc. and walk up and down the various aisles.  Many times you will see full pads of coupons placed next to sale items.  Grab those pads and get out of the store.  Sell them on Ebay.  Make money.

Have fun!


Tuesday, September 25, 2012

Money Hack #4 - Free Movies & Popcorn

Does anyone want a way to get unlimited free movies and popcorn?  I found one.

AMC has this wonderful new program call "Stub Rewards".  If you are a normal person, you use your code every time you go to the theatre and every 100 movies or so you might get a small popcorn.

I have a fast way around that.  The code you receive allows you to waive the $2 online ordering fee at movietickets,com, fandango.com and others.  So ... just pop that unique code on retailmenot.com and the other coupon websites with the tagline "Waive the ticket fee".

People will jump over themselves to use the coupon, and you will get all the credit, which equals tons of free movies, popcorn and soda.  Just hop on Ebay and sell the extras that you don't use of course.

Enjoy!


Money Hack #3 - Diapers.com

Want an unlimited supply of money to Diapers.com, Wag.com, Soap.com, Beautybar.com and a few other affiliate sites?

These sites have a unique referral program that - for the moment - is on ice.  If it comes back however you can rake in the site credits.

When you sign up as a member, you get a unique referral code.  If a first time buyer on the site uses your code, they can save anywhere from 15% to 20% on their entire order.  On top of that, the site gives you a $10 credit for each user - and it's unlimited.

The code you get is pretty lame, but you can change it to something legitimate like "TAKE20%" and pop it on sites like retailmenot.com for millions to see.  At one point I knew someone who was raking in $200 per day in credits to the sites.  Easy money.


Money Hack #2 - Bank Referrals

Ok, so who would like money to automatically enter their bank accounts with little effort?  Yeah I thought so.

There are several large banks out there who are willing to pay you dearly for online referrals, and this can be very lucrative.

ING Direct:
This is real easy.  If you have an account with them you can refer up to 50 friends, for which ING will pay you $10 each.  Now I understand none of us wants to bother our friends with this promotion ... so how on earth can we still benefit?

Just go to the "refer a friend" section of your account and sent 50 emails to your email address.  When you receive the emails, copy the link location from the "click here to open an account" button.  If anyone out on the internet clicks on that link and opens an account, they get $25 for free.  Pretty easy sell.

So go on spamming the world with your links and dropping them into discussions boards, and all of a sudden you will have a lot of money coming into your ING account.

Discover:
This one is even better.  When you refer a new customer, they get $50 and you get $50.  Simple as that.  They only need to open an account.  You are allowed up to $5000 in referrals per year under this structure.  It works the same way as ING with the links, so spam away my friends.


Money Hack #1 - Tricking the U.S. Mint

Want to rack up an incredible amount of credit card points for free?  Easy.

Go to the US Mint website.  Use your credit card to purchase $1 coins in bulk quantities, which they will ship for free.  When you receive them, bring them to the local bank and deposit them.  Use that money to pay off the credit card you used to purchase them.

Simple.  Buy $5000 worth of coins, and reap at least $50 in points for your efforts - or $250 if your card is doing a 5% Cash-back promotion.  Too bad they eliminated the ability to do this with savings bonds.