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Budget Stretchers

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Here are some of the budget stretchers I use:

My Points

Get Free Gift Cards, Airline Miles, Vacations & more at MyPoints

You have heard about surveys and online ways to make money. Some of them maybe questionable, but MyPoints is a site where you can earn rewards just for purchasing items that you would normally buy.

Some online sites ask you for credit card information or ask you to send them money in order to earn rewards. This is not the case with MyPoints. Here is how the process works.

MyPoints is free to sign up. All they need is a valid email address and a password that you come up with. Before you can begin taking surveys or making use of their offers, they will have you fill out small questionnaires about yourself. These questions may ask you for your address, the type of work you do, household income and your personal interests. All of this information helps the site to send offers your way that you can take advantage of.

Once you have completed your questionnaires you are ready to get started. You can explore the site. There are companies listed in alphabetical order who work with MyPoints. Each one will offer you a point value per dollar for items you purchase through the link with their site.

For instance, let’s say that you want to buy a book online at Barnes & Noble. When you click the link, you are taken to their website. Once you add the book to your cart, enter payment information and get a confirmation, the information is sent back to MyPoints. It can take up to 30 days for the site to credit your point value. If the site offered five points per dollar spent and you spent 30, then you are entitled to 60 points in your bank.

In addition to these offers, MyPoints sends out emails on a daily basis. They list a variety of offers from changing your car insurance company to subscribing to Netflix to buying DirecTV. You click on the link to visit the site. Many of these emails credit you with five points just for visiting the site. If you purchase something, you get even more.

Surveys are also sent in the form of emails. Some are for you and others may be geared towards other individuals in your household. Completing the preliminary questionnaire and qualifying for the survey can yield five to 100 points.

Each time you log into the site you can see your point value. There are also games on the site that you can play by adding money to your account. Each win credits points to your point bank.

All points can be redeemed for different gift cards in denominations from five dollars to $100. There are restaurant cards, store cards, megastore cards and spa certificates.

Using MyPoints is an easy way to earn points for a few minutes work. These points can be redeemed for free gift cards to use for you or give as gifts.  If you’d like to sign up for MyPoints, click on the banner below.



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