HUGE ING Direct Black Friday Savings Event

I absolutely love Ing Direct (Capital One 360 in February ’13). We use them for our children’s savings accounts, our savings accounts, and a few other accounts because we earn a significantly higher rate through them than any other bank we’ve investigated.

Today through Sunday, Ing is offering some amazing Black Friday incentives to try their account options:

  • Open an Electric Orange checking and earn $125 (Plus, earn 1% cash back on your balance)!
  • Open a Kid’s Savings account and get a $10 bonus!
  • Refer a friend and earn $100 for 2 friends!
  • Roll over your old 401(k) and get up to $360!
  • Invest in ShareBuilder and get a $125 bonus!

Head on over and check it out for yourself! To see the Black Friday deals, just click on the ING Logo in the top left corner of this page (like in the picture below):

 


See the thread of today’s Black Friday deals here!

 

 



5 Ways to Stash Away for Christmas (for FREE!)

I wrote this post a couple months ago, but I wanted to bring it to your attention again in case you want to take advantage of any of these options for your Christmas shopping!

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I am using the following resources to stash away for Christmas…

…and it’s not costing me a cent! I’m super excited about each and every suggestion I’m going to make, because I’ve already been working on all of them, and I’ve got payouts coming that I’ll use for Christmas shopping later this year.

1. Swagbucks

I have a series describing how to earn big time with Swagbucks. (Swagbucks 101 tutorial) Here’s an example of how you could use your Swagbucks to get gifts for folks on your list for FREE! (Items go “on sale” so it’s not a bad idea to check in from time to time and see what you want to snag and hold for Christmas.)

Sign up here.

Here are just a very few examples of things you can buy with your SB:

2. SavingStar eCoupons

I love this because it is such a no-brainer! Simple register your grocery store shopping card, your Rite Aid, and your CVS card with SavingStar, and you can start adding eCoupons to your card. Here’s where this helps with saving for Christmas: When you purchase an item for which you have a SavingStar eCoupon, they credit the value of the coupon to your SavingStar account. Once you reach $5 you can request a Paypal credit, a transfer to your bank account, or a gift card. Best of all, you can use these eCoupons in conjunction with paper coupons, so you’ll still see savings at the register, plus you’ll be earning money in your SavingStar account just for buying those items! It’s a Win-win!

Sign up here.

3. Aisle50.com

Aisle50 is a neat grocery shopping daily deal site that allows you to earn a $50 Amex card for every 20 people you refer to them! Send out an e-mail, post on your Facebook page, and then stash that $50 away for Christmas shopping!

Sign up here.

 

4. Ebates

If you do any shopping online whatsover (including Groupon, Restaurant.com, Diapers.com, etc.) you could be earning cash back on every single purchase! The cash goes into your Ebates account and you can request it when you’re ready to go Christmas shopping! Another no-brainer. Get something back when you shop online!

Sign up here.

 

5. Inbox Dollars

$5 bonus when you sign up. Get paid to read emails, take surveys, try products, shop online, and play games. It works! Takes a bit of time, but it’s a way to get FREE Christmas money!

Sign up here.

 

How about you? Are you doing anything creative to save for Christmas shopping? Share a comment!

 

 

 

It’s Mega Swag Bucks Friday: How to Earn Swag Bucks!

Swagbucks

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Friday!

I’m working on accumulating Swagbucks as part of my 2012 Christmas shopping savings. It’s so easy to earn, especially on Fridays when you can score double points. Check out the posts in my Swagbucks 101 tutorial if you’re wondering how the program works!

 

Swagbucks

It’s Mega Swag Bucks Friday: How to Earn Swag Bucks for Christmas Shopping!

Swagbucks

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Friday!

I’m working on accumulating Swagbucks as part of my 2012 Christmas shopping savings. It’s so easy to earn, especially on Fridays when you can score double points. Check out the posts in my Swagbucks 101 tutorial if you’re wondering how the program works!

 

Swagbucks

How I earn high interest on our {free} checking and savings accounts

 

You’ve probably seen the ads all over, but have you ever really looked into ING Direct as a banking option? We have a checking and savings account through ING, and I love them!

I currently have an APY rate of 0.20% on our checking account, and 0.80% on our savings account.

I don’t know any other banks in my area offering rates like that on totally FREE accounts. If you’ve never considered joining ING, I encourage you to give them a try. Right now they’re offering $50 when you open an Electric Orange checking account!

I love banking with ING, and it’s super easy to transfer money, make payments, etc. Take a look here!

Click here to start saving with ING DIRECT!

 

Mega Swag Bucks Friday: Start Earning Swag Bucks for Christmas!

Swagbucks

Today is Mega Swag Bucks Friday!

I’m working on accumulating Swagbucks as part of my 2012 Christmas shopping savings. It’s so easy to earn, especially on Fridays when you can score double points. Check out the posts in my Swagbucks 101 tutorial if you’re wondering how the program works!

 

Swagbucks

Turn Time Online in Money through ISay Panel

 

Here is another great way to turn your time online into cash or prizes:


Earn points for taking surveys through Ipsos ISay Panel and use them towards cash, gift cards or charities. Win cash and prizes in one or more of their many contests too! This is a great time to get started on earning toward Christmas gifts!

 

Read more ideas for savings for Christmas (for FREE!) here.

 

5 Ways to Stash Away for Christmas (for FREE!)

 

December is an expensive month every year, especially if you and your spouse come from large families (like we both do!) where everyone gives to everyone. It’s so much fun, but it can be a drain on the pocketbook. We all know December is coming, and yet we don’t always plan for it as we should.

I am using the following resources to stash away for Christmas…

…and it’s not costing me a cent! I’m super excited about each and every suggestion I’m going to make, because I’ve already been working on all of them, and I’ve got payouts coming that I’ll use for Christmas shopping later this year.

1. Swagbucks

I have a series describing how to earn big time with Swagbucks. (Swagbucks 101 tutorial) Here’s an example of how you could use your Swagbucks to get gifts for folks on your list for FREE! (Items go “on sale” so it’s not a bad idea to check in from time to time and see what you want to snag and hold for Christmas.)

Sign up here.

Here are just a very few examples of things you can buy with your SB:

2. SavingStar eCoupons

I love this because it is such a no-brainer! Simple register your grocery store shopping card, your Rite Aid, and your CVS card with SavingStar, and you can start adding eCoupons to your card. Here’s where this helps with saving for Christmas: When you purchase an item for which you have a SavingStar eCoupon, they credit the value of the coupon to your SavingStar account. Once you reach $5 you can request a Paypal credit, a transfer to your bank account, or a gift card. Best of all, you can use these eCoupons in conjunction with paper coupons, so you’ll still see savings at the register, plus you’ll be earning money in your SavingStar account just for buying those items! It’s a Win-win!

Sign up here.

3. Aisle50.com

Aisle50 is a neat grocery shopping daily deal site that allows you to earn a $50 Amex card for every 20 people you refer to them! Send out an e-mail, post on your Facebook page, and then stash that $50 away for Christmas shopping!

Sign up here.

 

4. Ebates

If you do any shopping online whatsover (including Groupon, Restaurant.com, Diapers.com, etc.) you could be earning cash back on every single purchase! The cash goes into your Ebates account and you can request it when you’re ready to go Christmas shopping! Another no-brainer. Get something back when you shop online!

Sign up here.

 

5. Inbox Dollars

$5 bonus when you sign up. Get paid to read emails, take surveys, try products, shop online, and play games. It works! Takes a bit of time, but it’s a way to get FREE Christmas money!

Sign up here.

 

How about you? Are you doing anything creative to save for Christmas shopping? Share a comment!

 

 

 

My Survey: A Way to Score Gifts for Birthdays or Christmas!

I’ve heard great things from my readers about My Survey. I don’t like to do things like this just for the sake of doing it. But I do see the value in working on surveys and programs like Swagbucks and SavingStar throughout the year and then cashing in on gifts for family and friends at Christmastime!

Check out My Survey today and let me know how it goes for you!

 

MommyTalk: Take Surveys and Earn Baby Products

Earn cash rewards for sharing your opinion about baby products and services. They’ll even start you off with $5! Check it out here.

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