I’m the type to get really excited about freebies, extra side money, and interesting ways to save.
If you are too then we’ve got some tips for you. Who can say no to extra money, right?
There’s no need to sell locks of your hair, babysitting screaming children, or selling plasma. (Although, you could if you want.)
But if you need more ideas, we found some quirky, but definitely legit ways, to make some extra money for women.
Give these a try the next time you’re in need of some extra money!
1. Snap a Pic of Your Grocery Receipt. Get Cash Back.
This year is the year that you’re going to cook at home more. You’re pumped to eat healthier and save more money on food. You can do it!
And with more trips to the grocery store, make sure you’re not missing out on free money.
It’s simple. All you have to do is take a picture of your grocery receipt and Ibotta will pay you cash.
So before you go to the store, search for your items in the Ibotta app. After your visit, take a photo of your receipt to get cash back.
Ibotta is free to download and you’ll also get up to $20 in Welcome Bonuses when you sign up!
On average, active Ibotta users get back up $240 a year. What would you do with that extra money?
2. Drop Your Toxic Bank Relationship for No Hidden Fees Banks
This year I’m dropping all toxic relationships. You know the type.
The kind of relationship that just takes and takes.
My bank included.
Why? You might also be charged on monthly maintenance fees ($10-$12 a month), out-of-network ATM fees ($2.75 per transaction), and overdraft fees ($35 per) too. That’s $144 a year just on “hidden” fees alone, and if you add in an occasional overdraft
plus ATM fees, it’ll be a lot more! Don’t get sucked into that.
Skip that toxic relationship by using Empower a mobile banking app with no hidden fees whatsoever.
Up to 2% cashback.
No fees, even when you travel.
No monthly fees, no minimum balance requirement, no overdraft fees, and no foreign transaction fees. It’s also FDIC-insured up to $250,000.
It’s banking like it should be. So take a few minutes to get set up with Empower and say goodbye to annoying fees, and hello to a better bank!
3. Earn Money Back for Their Totally Necessary Online Purchases
Everyone buys stuff.
Whether you’re a retail therapy or just-the-basics kinda gal, feel good about your purchases because you can earn some useful money back for them, no matter what you buy.
So who’s been around for 20 years and have over 12 million members because they know what they’re doing?
We love this cashback site for its simplicity and for the fact that you get cash back for the things you’re already purchasing – a useful perk for the upcoming holidays for sure. It’s pretty close to getting free money!
In fact, they’re giving our readers a $10 welcome bonus to anyone that signs up to be a member.
Membership is free and you earn up to 25% cash back at over 2,500+ stores including Amazon, Walmart, Kohl’s, and Sephora. Plus, you’ll find coupons, free shipping codes, and awesome sales.
No need to fill out any rebate forms or redeem points to get your money. You just earn cash and get paid by check or Paypal.
Ebates has pretty sweet sales that will be hard to find anywhere else too. Be sure to sign up now and grab that $10 welcome bonus. Easy!
Bonus: School Competitors in Solitaire and Ca$h In
Solitaire Cube is like regular Solitaire, except you get to play for real cash!
Is there a catch? Yes but not really. I tried playing for free when I first started but I realized it would take me forever to get the tickets I need to play for real cash. I gave up and deposited $25 last week and I’ve already won $120.
The game matches you with players of the same skill level, so you have a solid chance of winning. If you’re a good Solitaire player, you could win some serious cash, like Katie Nguyen who took home $380,984 last year as one of the Top 10 Solitaire Cube players!
So if you think you can handle playing some Solitaire to win some legit cash, definitely download this game for free.
4. Grow Your Savings Automatically
You’ll literally forget about saving money (but it’ll still be happening) when you use the Digit app to do the work for you.
All you have to do is simply connect your bank account and Digit does the rest.
It’s safe. Digit is FDIC-insured up to $250,000 and with 256-bit encryption, which is the same security level as the military!
Every day, Digit will analyze your spending, income and upcoming bills to move the right amount of money from your checking into your Digit savings when you can afford to.
You can also tell Digit to Save More or Save Less, Pause Saving or set a minimum balance in your checking. When you set savings goals without deadlines, it’ll even project a Smart ETA of when you’ll achieve it.
Bonus! You’ll get a 1% savings bonus every 3 months you’re successfully saving.
People don’t realize they can save so much that it’s been paying for unexpected vacations:
I took an entire trip to Mexico this year with money I didn’t even know I was saving in Digit. Also a very big fan!— Jeva Lange (@Jee_vuh) December 25, 2017
Definitely, the perfect way to trick yourself with good results.
Is there a catch? Digit is free for the first 100 days (plenty of time for you to try it out) and if you dig it, it’s only $2.99 a month.
5. Know How to Self Care – Binge on TV for Extra Money
I can barely cook but I love watching food videos in my spare time. The new season of Chef’s Table? I’m there.
If you become a video junkie to relax in your downtime, become an Inbox Dollars member where you can watch their TV and Videos section that ranges from Trending News, Entertainment, Food, Health, Tech, and even the latest World News to earn some cash. You’ll also get $5 as a sign-up bonus too!
They set it up in playlists though and they’ll tell you how long it takes as it can range from a few minutes to half an hour. Tip: You can set it to Play, open up another browser tab and let the videos run while you continue doing something else if you’re multi-tasking!
Playlists and earning potential can change, but it’s possible to earn up to $200 a month, watching videos!
Bonus: Cash In if the Internet Dies On You Again
Internet go out again? Maybe it was in the middle of your Netflix stream or Facebook status post. Regardless of when it happens, it’s annoying.
Instead of staring at the Internet icon waiting for the yellow error symbol to disappear, know that you could get compensation back with Trim, a financial AI assistant.
You can sign up for free and all you need to do is upload a PDF of your recent bill, which you can get from your online statement. The process only takes a couple minutes and Trim will get to work in grabbing any savings back for you.
It also non-judgmentally informs you of your spending via text or Facebook messages which help to keep an eye on your budget. Plus, it will send you movie, dining, and grocery savings which I’ve used to get $30 back so far.
It’s easy to use – just link a credit card or bank account to the 256-bit SSL encrypted secure app and Trim will work hard to monitor your internet, find you savings AND negotiate down your monthly bills so you don’t have to. Their newest feature also helps you save for emergency funds, a vacation and more!
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