In March I “found” $75
In February I “found” $136.46
In January, I “found” $100.
Here’s how I “found” money in March:
Credit Card Cash Back – $50
I put that money in our travel fund. I also have another $25 waiting, but I can’t cash that out until I reach $50 increments, so only $50 was realized this month.
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Ebates – $6.10 (unrealized)
I have had an Ebates account since 2011, but I always forget to use it when I’m shopping online. This year, I decided that would change. I installed an Ebates button on my computer. Now, whenever I go to a site where Ebates offers cash back, a little box pops up and asks if I want to activate my cash back. Um, yes please!
I have $18.36 in the account, but it’s unrealized since I won’t get that check until May. (Ebates sends a check every three months.) That means I earned $6.10 in March. (Use my referral link to sign up with Ebates, and you can earn $10 immediately.)
I had seen other bloggers write about Ibotta, but I figured since we didn’t eat many processed foods, Ibotta wouldn’t have coupons for me. Boy, was I wrong. I got $10 for joining. (Use my referral link to sign up, and you can earn $10 right off the bat, too!) I have gotten .50 cash back for bananas, $2 cash back for Enjoy Life cookies, and $1.25 cash back for eggs, just to name a few.
I now have $21 in my account (you need $20 to cash out), but I forgot to cash out in February & March (thanks to foot surgery), so this is unrealized until next month.
I have not been diligent about Swagbucks, so that is an area I need to work on!
Unexpected Gift Card – $25
I received an unexpected Amazon gift card of $25, so I allocated that to Easter gifts, and I put the $25 I would have spent on Easter gifts into our travel fund.
Total realized “found” money for March: $75
Total realized “found” money for February: $136.46
Total realized “found money for January: $100
TOTAL “FOUND” MONEY IN 2017: $311.46
What strategies do you use to find extra money for your goals?