Monday, March 23, 2009

Money Making Monday

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Things to remember for making money online:

  1. There are lots of different ways to make a few extra bucks online. Notice, I said "a few extra bucks!" Anything that promises you $1000 a week or more, is probably a scam!
  2. I promise that I will only offer you programs that I personally have used or know some one they've worked for!
  3. Most of the legitimate ways to make money online are paid to read/click email programs and survey programs that earn a few cents or points that accumulate into cash or gift cards.
  4. I highly suggest creating a separate "junk" email account to use for things like this so your personal email doesn't get lost in it all! Hotmail, Yahoo, and Gmail are quick and easy, among many others!
  5. If you are interested in more offers that the ones I've highlighted already, check out the banners on the right side of my blog!

Welcome to Money Making Monday!

If you haven't read my entries on Inbox Dollars, Swagbucks, or You Data, or you just haven't signed up yet...go get busy! I'm getting close to cashing out on Inbox, close to my 2nd $5 Amazon gift card with Swagbucks (and I earned my first just 3 weeks ago!), and You Data pays me every Friday!
You can always find some great money making links to the right of the page on my sidebar!

Today I'm featuring a fantastic program to save money and earn money for college!

Whether you are in college, have a child in college, still paying off your own student loans, have a family member or friend saving for college or looking to get an early start saving for your kids, is a great and easy way to do it!

I don't have any kids yet, since I'm still enjoying being a newlywed, but I have already started building up my account! We all know how every little bit counts! It's never too early to start saving!

You can also invest in a 529 to grow your money even more with less tax restrictions! is great because after you connect it to your shoppers reward cards, and credit/debit cards also if you wish, it virtually saves you money on its own!

Here's an official description:

"Upromise is a one-stop college service provider that helps families earn, save and pay for higher education. With Upromise, families can automatically save money for college while making everyday purchases at grocery and drug stores, gas stations, restaurants, retail stores and online shopping sites. Upromise’s partners include Citi, ExxonMobil Corporation, McDonald’s,,,, and hundreds of others. Join now and place Upromise affiliate links on your site and offer your customers an easy and smart way to save for college! "
Here are ways you build up your account

1. Using your shopper's reward cards.

Once you sign up for UPromise, you can enter in your card numbers for all your shopper's cards such as Kroger, CVS, Harris Teeter, Food Lion, Publix and many more. Certain brand names are connected to UPromise and whenever you buy those items, you automatically earn a few cents.
Some brands are: Nestle, Charmin, Listerine, Chiquita, Elmer's, Hefty, Marzetti, and more
The great thing is, if that's as far as you want to go, you'll still earn money with the cash back on these purchases of name brands! Once your cards are linked up, it happens automatically!

2. Applying coupons to your cards.

If you've used Shortcuts or Cellfire for Kroger shopping, is works pretty much the same way. You log into your account, view coupons available and add them to your cards. The best thing is, once you add them, they can be used at ANY store you have your card linked up to! I'll try my best to add the coupons to my shopping lists so that you'll be sure to go snag it before you go shop.

The only difference is, you don't get the cash off for the coupon at the register. Instead the cash goes straight into your account. The best thing is the amounts are greater than what you earn just by buying participating products without the coupons, and current coupons are valued anywhere from $.45 to $5.00!
I usually just check in every now and then and add all coupons for items that I think there is a chance I or my mom (whose cards are linked to my account) might actually buy!

3. Shopping with credit/debit cards at restaurants.

Eating at restaurants is something we all do anyways, right? So why not earn some cash back for doing it?! You can earn up to 8% cash back! This is something that I haven't done yet, as we're trying to pay for stuff like that with cash, but it is super easy to do! Many national chains AND local restaurants are available! Go here and enter your zip code to search for restaurants in your area.

4. Shopping online

There are so many ways to get cash back while shopping online. It's not something that I personally do a whole lot of, but if you do, what better way to put your money to use that to use it to save for college? You always have to pay all the money out upfront anyways, no matter what cash back program you use, so it's a way to save without really "feeling" a loss of money because you're paying it out anyways! And don't forget to search for online coupon codes at the same time while you're shopping!

5. Shopping for airfare, in stores, buying cars, buying a home

I haven't looked into this too much, but this is the first I've ever seen for cash back on these things! You can shop for airfare on sites like through Upromise. There is a limited but growing number of retail stores where you shop with registered credit/debit cards for cash back. You can even get cash back through Upromise when you are looking for a car or a house!
Be sure to sign up and link up your cards! It's super easy to earn money over a long period of time to save for investing in a child's future! What could be better?!

~Stacey of Daisy's Deals~

Please email me for questions, suggestions, and anything else at daisysdeals (at) hotmail (dot) com. As I begin this journey, please bear with me as I am still learning myself! If you see anything that you feel is inappropriate or against store/website policies please "politely" let me know.

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