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Taking candy from a baby

December 30th, 2013 at 06:50 pm

I was looking for the number to my lean holder on my car the other day and I came across the banking website for the company. I was on the site for about five minutes before I realized I was at the wrong place and before I went to hunt for the right site, I came across a promotion that the bank is running for the year. If I have at least $1500 directly deposited in an account and pay at least 2 bills from bill pay, I will have $20 deposited into a savings account each month! Yes! I said each month, not a one time deal. That's $240 per year doing two things I do anyway. I plan on taking advantage of that!

I currently have an account with another bank that I love and I have no plans of closing it. I am going have my monthly bills transferred to that account and use my new account for the extra payments that I am making to my debt, snowball by snowball and my car loan.

Is it normal for me to be THIS excited to open a bank account?!?! I can't get over how easy it is going to be for me to earn $240! I am still trying to decide what I want to do with the money; use it for Christmas or apply it to debt at the end of the year. I have 12 months to think about it though. I am going to open my account tomorrow and get the ball rolling on my direct deposit. $240 here I come!

Easy money

December 29th, 2013 at 10:17 am

I love it when I can make money with no effort! Yesterday I packed up some of my son's old clothes and mine as well at took them off to resell shops to earn some money. This is something that I do twice a year to buy my son new clothes. He wears uniforms to school, so his "street" clothes don't get much wear so I have many times resold the clothes back to the resell shop I got them from...score!

Yesterday I made $55 bucks and spent $40 on three pair of jeans, a pair of school pants and three shirts. He was in a real need for some new clothes and shoes, but I covered the shoes for Christmas. What I got him is going to last him until the summer.

The $15 I have left over will be going in the bank.

Survey sites, rebates and a settlement check??

November 24th, 2012 at 06:12 am

Today I am going to mail in $39.60 to my savings account and mail off $20 in rebates! This is money I didn't do much of anthing for, $30 of it being from money I earned from one of the many survey sites I belong to and $9.60 of it from a settelment for BOA that I didn't even know I was a part of, but happy somehow I was! It was for a lawsuit againist them for charging super high overdraft fees. I had that account for about two years and the bank closed it when my boyfirend at the time and son's father overdrafted it to the tune of $600! Besides my son, its the best thing he did as I get back $9.60 of the $600 I paid back!

As I was getting the checks together to mail off, I started to think about all the money I have made from these sites and its real money!

PineCone Research- $30
MyPoints- 8100 points($50 Old Navy GC, with leftovers)
I-PsosISay- $20
Swagbucks- 3396 points ($35 Amazon GC here I come!)
My Coke Rewards- 2 $5 pizza GC
Rebate- $20

So all total I have earned $165 in either cash in hand or gift cards for very little effort and a bonous $9.60 that I didn't even know about! That's real money, to bank to pay off debt, to buy me something nice! And I didn't leave my son out of the fun, he had his own survey site as well; KidsEyes and he currently has $20! On top of that I am going to get him a savings account with ING and earn him $10 more!!

I normally do a slow creap to the mail box, but not today, more like a jig!

Have a Happy Saturday!