Wednesday, October 9, 2013

How This Christmas Is Free

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December is on it's way and so is Christmas!!  Christmas is my favorite time of the year!  One thing I like just as much is saving money.  I want to enjoy the Christmas season without spending lots of money.  I've found a few ways over the years that have helped me do just that!

Swagbucks:  Swagbucks is a search engine that you use just as you would use Google or Yahoo.  The only difference is that you can earn "Swagbucks" each time you search something online.  You can then use these bucks to get prizes.  My favorite prizes are gift cards to Amazon or money deposited into my Paypal account.  I have then used that money to buy presents~free presents!  If you use the search engine often, the points just keep coming and coming!  This is one of the easiest ways to make a few bucks!  Even our kids get excited about winning Swagbucks!  If you haven't signed up yet, you really need to get started!  Register HERE and earn 30 Swagbucks just for signing up!

Pampers Gifts to Grow:   I don't use disposable diapers or training pants anymore, but this is a great resource for those of you who do.  There are codes on each of the packages of Pampers diapers, training pants, and wipes, and after creating an account, just enter your codes for points to be added to your account.  I have used those points over the years to "purchase" gifts for our children.  There is no charge for shipping, so these gifts were entirely free!  Also, Freebies 4 Mom is a great resource for promotional codes.

National Consumer Panel:  National Consumer Panel (NCP) is a program where you track your purchases via a scanner they provide and then transmit them to NCP by phone.  Each time you transmit your purchases you will earn points.  You will also earn points for answering surveys.  You then use those points to "purchase" gifts from their catalog.  All your equipment is provided by the company, and the gifts are also shipped free.  I've saved my points for the past year or so, and we are using them this Christmas for free gifts!  Check out the NCP website to see if they are accepting applications from your area.

Inbox Dollars:   You will get paid to read e-mails, watch advertiser's video's, and take surveys.  It isn't much money and won't make you rich by any means, but you do have the possibility of making a bit through out the year with this company.  They also have coupons that you can print out and you'll get another 10 cents added to your account for every coupon redeemed.  There are various other ways to earn money, and after your account reaches $30, you can request a check.  I have never had a problem with them over the past 5 years~I've always gotten the money credited to my account, and have received and cashed the checks without problem.  I saved the money and purchased gifts with it.  Every little bit helps!  Go HERE to sign up and receive a $5 sign on bonus!

My PointsMy points is another opportunity to receive gift cards.  You get e~mails from the company, click on them and points are added to your account.  You can also answer surveys, install a toolbar on your computer, and do online shopping through this company.  You'll get around 5 points for each e~mail you click on, but again, they all add up!!

You probably won't be able to get free gifts for everyone on your list, but it is a great start.  See what you can get for free this year!




  1. I'm also signed up with and it is awesome. When I qualify for surveys (maybe 20% of the survey offers I get), I make $10.00 a survey, deposited into my Paypal account. I love it! Thanks for posting these other ways to earn money!

    Nicole @ WKH

    1. I've never heard of that one, I'll have to check it out! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Thanks for the tips! I will be trying several! :)

  3. I've been hearing lots of people talk about Swagbucks. I really need to check it out!


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