Since becoming a stay-at-home mom, I’ve searched for ways to make money. While I haven’t found any get-rich-quick successes, I have found a few ways of making a little money here and there. Obviously, each person is different, so you will have to figure out which ones will work with your schedule and be worth it for you. If you have an idea that has worked for you, please submit your money making venture to my “Submissions” area for my review.

If you have yet to sign up for ShopKick, what are you waiting for? I had heard of this app for a while before I finally decided to give it a try. Now I’m hooked! It’s just so easy. You simply open the ShopKick app when you walk into various stores, and you earn “kicks” which you can redeem for gift cards. You can also earn additional kicks by simply scanning items or making purchases. What are you waiting for? If you ever go shopping in-stores, it’s worth checking out. Check it out here.

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So far, in all my “at home money-making ventures”, I have found that MTurk (Amazon Mechanical Turk) has been the most consistent. I dabbled in this early last year, but late last fall I really started using it as a steady source of income. So far, I’ve made close to $700 in about 5 months working VERY part-time. It’s not any great source of income, but it can certainly help in a pinch or in saving for those “extras” that you’ve been wanting to buy. I generally make about $5-$6/ hour on MTurk. So again, not great income, but that little bit can always help.

They have various tasks and surveys that you can elect to participate in. The nice part is that you choose when you want to work. Some days I choose not to work at all while other days I put in 2-3 hours of work. You can also find forums online that can help you find the best paying “Hits” to work on. Check out MTurk and let me know what you think.

Have you worked for MTurk and had success? If so, let us know in the comments.

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Here is a **HOT** Freebie for you! Head over here to Mercury Magazines where they are offering up a FREE $10 gift voucher when you sign up. (FYI, you can choose homemaker as your industry if needed) Even better, after you sign up and receive your emailed redemption code, you can head over here to redeem it for a FREE $10 check (or on magazine subscriptions if you prefer)! Whoop Whoop…FREE money!

 

Thanks, Hip2Save!

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If you are heading into town this week, be sure to check out all these FREEBIES you can score In-Store and print your coupons now!

CVS:

  • Buy (5) Colgate Optic White Express Toothpastes, $3.99 each= get $10 ECBs back
  • Buy (2) L’ Oreal Paris Go 360 Deep Exfoliating Scrub, $5.49 each= get $10 ECBs
    • Use (2) $2/1 L’Oreal Paris Skincare coupons in 2/15 RP
      • FREE + overage after coupons and ECBs
  • Select Zantac, 8.99
  • Cadbury or Hershey’s Singles $0.87= get $0.87 ECBs
    • FREE after ECBs

Rite Aid:

  • Buy (1) Almay Color + Care Lip Balm, 3.99 (after 40% off sale)
    • Use $3/1 Almay coupon from 2/22 SS
    • Plus, use $2/1 Almay coupon from February Video Values
      • Free after both coupons
  • Buy (1) Select GE Light Bulbs, 3.99
    • Use $1/1 GE coupon from 1/11 SS
    • Plus, use $3/1 GE In-Ad coupon
      • FREE after both coupons

Walgreens:

  • Bai 5 Drink 18 oz, 1.49= 1.49 RR
    • FREE after Register Rewards
  • Gluten Cutter 30 ct, $10= $10 RR
    • FREE after Register Rewards
  • Buy (1) Glade Jar Candle & (1) Glade 6 pack wax melt at 2/$6= $2 RR
  • Buy (2) Select Windex, Scrubbing Bubbles, or Shout cleaners 2/$6= $2 RR
  • Buy (1) Pull-ups Flushable Wipes, $1.99= 1000 Balance Rewards

Walmart:

  • Advil PM 4 ct, 0.97
    • $1/1 Advil coupon 1/25/15 RP
      • FREE after coupon
  • Biotene Gum, 0.97
    • $1/1 Biotene coupon found here
    • Or use $1.50/1 Biotene coupon from 2/8 RP
      • FREE after coupon
  • White Cloud Cotton Balls, 0.88
    • $1/1 White Cloud coupon from 2/1 SS
      • FREE after coupon
  • Rice Dream Rice Drink, $1.96
    • $2/1 Rice Dream Coupon found here
      • FREE after coupon

Target

  • Shout Wipe & Go Travel Packs, $1
    • Submit for $1 Shout rebate from Checkout51 (check out my post here on how to save without coupon clipping with other apps)

**Keep in mind pricing at various stores may vary from region to region.

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I just recently started using 2 apps that I absolutely love, ReceiptPal and Receipt Hog! Both of these apps have generally the same concept, but I can earn rewards from both so WHY NOT USE BOTH!? You earn rewards simply by scanning your receipts. Sweet! Not to mention it’s a good way to keep your receipts organized and with you (on your phone) to look at whenever you need them. I’ve only been using them for a couple of weeks and already have enough on one of them for an Amazon reward. If you decide to sign up for Receipt Hog, use my code ded44645 when signing up and we both get a bonus!

 

Let me know your experience with these or other similar apps in the comments below.

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I have really been making an effort here lately to focus on and find new ways to earn some passive “income” on the side through apps & websites in order to help pay for Christmas, birthdays, baby items, household items, and more in our household. I have had some interest from other people about the ways that I am able to do this. Therefore, I decided to write up an updated list of apps/websites that I just started using to share with all of you Thriving on Thrifty readers. If you are interested in some other ones, you can check out this list that I compiled a while back. If you have any other ideas that I haven’t mentioned, please share them below.

 

Swagbucks: While I have known about and been signed up for Swagbucks for a couple of years, I just recently started using it earlier this year. I vary rarely ever even use the Desktop version but instead mostly use their app. I watch videos and take the daily poll and try to focus on making 50 Swagbucks per day (although I don’t always hit my goal). In 3 months, I have earned $60 in Amazon gift cards and on my way to my next gift card with very little time spent.

 

Perk TV: I love the PerkTV app. It is so easy to run continuous videos and earn points. I have used these points to cash in for Amazon gift cards, but there are so many other options for rewards if you are looking for something else. Since joining, I have already earned $30 in gift cards.

 

ExpoTV: ExpoTV allows you to review various products via video to earn rewards such as Amazon gift cards. In comparison to other sites, this one seems to give higher rewards. I’ve been using this site off and on for about 8 months and have earned roughly $80 in Amazon gift cards for 15 videos and a few surveys.

 

ChatAbout: With ChatAbout, you can get rewarded just for sharing your thoughts on various topics. While it doesn’t pay a whole lot, it’s always nice to get some rewards just for chatting about your favorite topics. In about a month’s time, I was able to redeem $15 in rewards via paypal and working towards another.

 

AppTrailers: I haven’t used this one consistently yet, but this app also rewards you to watch videos. The only issue with this one in comparison to other video apps is that it does not run continuously. Once a video stops, you have to manually start another one. With that said, I have earned a few rewards here and there and have yet to really use it consistently.

 

Viewpoints: This site allows you to write up reviews about your favorite products in exchange for points that can be cashed in for rewards. I have cashed in a few rewards so far. It doesn’t reward nearly as much as ExpoTV for their reviews, but they seem to have a larger selection of products to review.

 

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Have you tried ChatAbout yet? If not head over here and check them out. You can get rewarded just for sharing your thoughts on various topics. While it doesn’t pay a whole lot, it’s always nice to get some rewards just for chatting about your favorite topics.

 

So far, I have been able to redeem several rewards and working towards another.

 

Have you tried Chatabout? Let me know what you think!

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I had signed up for Swagbucks a couple of years ago, but I never really got into it until about 2 months ago. I am so happy I did! Since then I have earned approximately $45 in gift cards for doing relatively little work. I mostly just use their Swagbucks app to watch videos and answer the daily poll to earn my gift cards. If you haven’t tried it and you’re looking for ways to earn some rewards, then head over to Swagbucks and give it a try. I am using my rewards to mostly pay for Christmas and birthday presents. Think of all the possibilities with a few rewards each month!

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I just recently started using ChatAbout and so far have enjoyed it. It does take a little time, but if you enjoy participating in online discussions then you may enjoy using this site. You earn points for comments in online discussions which can then be cashed in for rewards. Check it out here and let me know about your experience with the site.

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