Do you know one single person who wouldn’t want to make a little extra cash right now?
The other night I was running topics by my mom and she said, “Kate, cash speaks to me. I’m never opposed to learning new ways to make an extra dollar, specially if I’m already doing the things I need to do in order to make it.”
She was referring to online shopping.
My mom makes at least 1 purchase a month from Amazon and probably the same or more from Kohls.
The same goes for grocery shopping. We all do it, lets just be smart about and make some extra cash right now for purchasing something we need and use anyway.
So how exactly do we do this?
The answer, in short, is Apps.
The Paribus app is designed specifically to refund a percentage of purchases that you’ve made when the retailer reduces the price. So let’s take Amazon for example, lets say you purchased a Kindle Fire, you bought it for $79.99 and 2 weeks later Amazon lowers the price to $49.99. Paribus will notice this and ask Amazon to refund $30.00 to you! $30.00! Now seriously, tell me that’s not cool? If you’re interested, just click here 🙂.
EBATES is another super cool app that I use.
It gives you cash back on purchases made through their website. Shopping Amazon, Kohls, Walmart, Macy’s, Groupon or Ebay? Just go to Ebates first. Does up to 40% Cash Back at over 1,800 retailers and over 10,000 coupons to stack savings sound good to you? Sounds good to me. If you’d like to earn cash back with EBATES , just click here 🙂
SavingStar and ibotta are 2 coupon Apps that I use and love. Granted, you may not make a ton of money initially but it definitely adds up. With SavingStar, you digitally choose the coupons you want. You’ll also need to link your grocery store loyalty card and be sure to scan it when checking out. This is how SavingStar knows you’ve redeemed the coupon. That’s it. Now you’ll just watch as the money adds up. Once you’ve reached $5.00 in redeemed coupons, they’ll pay you via PayPal.
Ibotta is similar in two ways: you digitally choose your coupons (yay for no clipping!) and can link a loyalty card. If you choose not to link the loyalty card with ibotta, that’s okay, all you need to do is scan your receipt via their App after you’ve made a purchase.. 🙂 That’s it. Super-duper easy!
(In my best game show host voice) The last item I have in store for you is…..! from a company called BestMark. They are a legitimate Mystery Shopping website that specialize in auto dealerships. What I love about that is, not only can I get the oil changed in my car for free, I get paid to do it! This can add up to an additional $100.00+ a year. It’s really a no brainer for me.
Alright let’s recap:
5 WAys to Start Making Extra Money Right Now.
- Paribus – Monitors email for purchases and if there’s a price change, asks the retailer to refund you the difference.
- EBATES – Gives up to 40% cash back from over 1,800 retailers when the purchases are made through their site.
- SavingStar – Digital Coupons redeemed through store loyalty cards.
- ibotta – Digital Coupons redeemed via store loyalty card or scanned receipt. (Psst! If you sign up and redeem through my link you’ll get $10 bucks)
- BestMark – Mystery Shopping for Auto Dealers. Have maintenance done on your vehicle for free, plus get paid. It’s a win-win.
**Interested in making even more money? Try blogging! It’s a super fun and creative way to make a decent living. If you’re interested, my article on starting a blog and creating financial independence will be a good match. You can check it out here.
Do you have anything to add? I’d love to hear how you made a little extra money on the side (legitimately and PG 😉 please!) You can leave your comments below. Thanks for reading and if you’d like to hear more please subscribe. 🙂