As I said before, August was slow for the snowflakes. I received the following:
Found Money .25
Ebay Sales Proceeds 36.48
That brings the total for the year to $497.20. I'm thinking of sending the majority of this to CC debt, as it has just been sitting in a savings account...
Today was a NSD. I did a few loads of laundry which I dried on the line. I also earned over 200 Swagbucks, most of which were from doing surveys!
Tomorrow I have to work 4 hours, which may give me a couple of hours of overtime this week with the holiday pay. It won't be much, but certainly a few extra dollars!
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As I said before, August was slow for the snowflakes. I received the following:
I'm looking for some different ideas for how to accumulate snowflakes. Since I don't have the time to post on here very regularly anymore (although I do read the blogs), I thought I would take a few moments to read some of my own blog entries too. I noticed that compared to a few years ago, it takes me much longer to accumulate extra money. A huge source of my extra income previously had been my Saturday job (which I no longer have). I also rarely do mail in rebates anymore either. Plus, I certainly don't find nearly as much "found" money as in the past.
I have done Swagbucks for several months now, which I've been able to cash out for gift cards or Pay Pal--that is helpful. CCF, how are you able to accumulate so many Swagbucks per month? I do some surveys; however, I don't qualify for many of them.
Other than the extra ways of earning money posted on the side bar, does anyone have any other suggestions?? Thanks!
I haven't updated my extra income funds on here since 2/28/10!! I have added the following to the extra income account:
$220.92...Mystery Shop Reimburse/Fees
$135.55...Citicard Rewards Checks
The total for a little over 2 months is $756.77. I now have $9,510.79 in my account!!
A couple of weeks ago I completed a mystery shop at a local chain restaurant. Yesterday a $25 reimbursement was deposited into my Pay Pal account. In addition a PP deposit was made from You Data for $0.19!!
I will add this amount to my extra income fund!
I have $481.66 to add to the extra income fund since my last deposit:
$033.17....Mystery Shop Reimburse
$002.20....Coupon Trade Sale
That brings the new total in this account to $8,754.02!!
I'm adding $108.42 to the extra income fund since the last time I updated it. This money is from:
$35.00....Mystery Shop Reimbursement
$03.80....Coupon Trade Sale
That brings my total to $8,272.36!!
I have an additional $47.32 to add to my extra income fund for this week. All of it was refund checks except for $3 from surveys.
I now have $8,163.94 in that account!
I have a whopping $5.07 to add to the extra income fund for this week!
I've updated the sidebar and I now have $8,119.62 in this account.
Even though I have been tracking my extra income, I haven't posted an update entry since September. Since 9/6/09 I am happy to report that $1,235.53 has been added to my extra income account!!
$294.91....Mystery Shop Fees/Reimburse
The grand total that I've saved in this account for 2009 is $8,114.55!!
I didn't actually think that this goal was within reach since I have only been working on an "as needed" basis on Saturdays. Prior to September, I had been working every Saturday. I will have to check my pay stubs, but I know without a doubt that the vast majority of this extra money was from this source.
Unless I am able to work more Saturdays (either in present position or attain another one), I most likely will not be able to set a goal like this for 2010. I'm just being realistic. However, I do plan to have an extra income fund for 2010. I will definitely track everything like I have in the past. It is fun to see how much passive income I can accumulate each month, I just don't know about setting a goal this time.
I got a rebate check from the October Rite Aid Single Check program in the amount of $114.60!!! It was all FAR items that consisted mainly of cold products. I had several coupons for the items too, so I made some extra money. Some of the products I won't use, but I want to donate them to a homeless shelter or another charity.
Also, I received a check from Citi Rewards for $65.21.
So a few more dollars for the extra income fund!!
The last time I posted an extra income update was 8/15. Since then I have accumulated the following extra funds:
$150.22...Mystery Shop Reimburse/Fees
$000.18...You Data Earnings
I will add $976.60 to the extra income account.
That brings the total to $6,879.02!
It has been awhile since I updated my extra income fund. I have the following to add for the last couple of weeks:
The total is $545.70. I've updated the sidebar.
I got a refund check in the mail today for $3.29!
So it looks like I have $3.39 for the week (includes the dime I found yesterday)to add to the extra income fund!! Woohoo!!
I am adding the following to my extra income account since the last deposit:
$060.00...Mystery Shop Reimburse
$020.00...Insurance Fee Reimburse
It totals $580.67, so now I have $5,353.33 in the extra income fund!!
I am adding the following for last week to my account:
$007.34...Mystery shop reimburse
It totals $489.89, so that brings the amount in the extra income fund to $4,772.66.
I sold another item on Ebay this week. After shipping/selling fees I netted $6.94 so I will add that to my extra income fund.
Yesterday in the mail I got a refund check for $2.97 plus a Rita's mystery shop reimbursement check in the amount of $2.34...all of which will get added to the deposit for the week.
Have a wonderful Friday!
For last week I added the following to the extra income fund:
$0.19....You Data income
So I added a whopping $15.68 to my account! I've updated the sidebar.
Have a great evening!
I haven't posted an update on my extra income funds in several weeks...just have been a little lax lately with keeping up the blog.
I've still been saving though. I deposited $589.96 into the account:
$057.44...Citicard rewards check
$051.25...Global Test Market check
$000.50...You Data income
That brings the total in the account to $4,267.09!
I got $6.88 in refund checks in the mail this week.
Today I transferred a prescription from another pharmacy for DD to earn a $25 GC at Rite Aid. The copay for generic prescriptions is $15, so I profited $10 there.
I recently got reimbursed for the Cheesecake Factory mystery shop I did a few weeks ago. The repayment of monies spent is rewarded in the form of a GC, so I got $30 for that. I have another mystery shop scheduled there for tonight, so I am able to use the GC for the assignment. This one I'm doing tonight pays $40 reimbursement!
So I will add the $40 from the GCs + the refund checks to my extra income fund for the week.
Have a great evening!!
This morning on my way to work I stopped to fill up my gas tank and found a penny by the gas pump. Then driving home from work I went to the same convenience store to pick up an early edition Sunday paper and at a nearby Coinstar machine, I spotted 2 pennies lying on the floor!
It was a fairly good mail day also. I got a sample pouch of Dunkin Donuts coffee that I had requested several weeks ago + a Citicard Rewards check for $57.44.
So $57.47 more to the extra income fund!
I have $481.43 to add to my account for this week:
$058.72...Mystery shop reimbursement/fees
$000.14...You Data income
So I now have $3,677.13 in the extra income fund.
I'm depositing $108.21 to the extra income fund for this week:
$74.30...Net Ebay Sales
$00.47...You Data earnings
Have a great Sunday all!
I'm adding $424.03 to the extra income fund for this week:
$415.58 Saturday income
$003.75 Sold coupons
$003.78 Ebay net sales
$000.82 You Data earnings
$000.10 Found money
I now have over $5,000 in the extra income fund. I've updated the sidebar with this deposit.
Have a great evening all!!
I have $68.82 to add to the extra income fund for this week:
$65.02 Net Ebay Sales
$00.03 Found Money
$03.77 You Data income
I now have $4765.46 in the extra income fund!
I'm combining 2 weeks of extra income for my deposit this time:
$480.22 Saturday income
$060.00 Craigslist sale
$030.87 Ebay sales
$016.44 Refund checks
$054.91 Mystery shop fees/reimbursements
$050.00 Health care surveys
$000.18 Found money
That brings my grand total in this account to $4,696.64. I've updated my sidebar to reflect this deposit.
Have a great weekend!!
For this week I am adding $387.30 to the extra income fund:
This now brings the total in this account to over $4000 !!
After sleeping in a bit this morning (Sunday is the only day I have the luxury of doing this), I decided to make a list of stuff to do today. I normally don't make a "to-do" list, but I might do it more often because I have a sense of accomplishment after checking off completed items.
Here is my list:
* replace headlight bulb in car
* clip & file coupons (a few weeks worth)
* get several refund offers ready to mail
* do laundry + hang it outside
* do yard work (mow, pick up sticks, debris)
* go to Walgreen's & CVS
* work on budget + tracking of expenses (transfer from index cards to spreadsheet for last 2 months)
* put away blankets, flannel sheets, etc.
* declutter my desk
* highlight my hair
Well, I got everything done except replacing the bulb and going shopping. It turned out to be a NSD for me.
I'm trying to be better about hanging laundry on the clothesline/drying racks as opposed to using the dryer so much. I did at least 5 loads of laundry today and hung it all out. There was a slight breeze + the temperature was in the 80s.
For the extra income fund, I have $66.12 to deposit for the week:
$52.71 Citicard Rewards Check
$01.00 Greenfield Online
$10.00 Your2Cents Surveys
$02.39 Refund Check
$00.02 Found Money
That brings the total to $3616.72.
I am depositing extra income this week in the amount of $404.12:
$024.35.....(2)Mystery shop reimburses
$005.90.....Sold cpns on refund site
My updated total in this account is $3,550.60.
As I was logging in to my CU checking account while working on my bills today, I noticed that I got a payment for doing a mystery shop from last month. Also, I got an email validating my compensation of $10 for doing a professional survey a few weeks back. This time I chose an Amazon GC, as with this company any payments need to be collected in the form of a GC. I will add that amount though to my extra income.
My deposit for the week is $36.95:
$15.93 Refund checks
$10.75 Mystery shop reimbursement/fee
$00.27 Found money
I've updated my total on the sidebar.
On my way to work I decided to stop at Walgreen's since I drive right by it. I got items worth $6.77 for only $0.28!! I bought:
One a Day Multivitamin Drink Mix
Chapstick 100% Naturals Lip Butter
Skintimate Cream Shave
I will get $1.49 rebate on the One a Day + I got $5 RR on the other two items!
I'm depositing $359.80 to the extra income fund for the week:
Saturday income.....$ 329.27
Refund checks.......$ 13.10
March interest......$ 7.41
Cell phone sale.....$ 10.00
Found money.........$ 0.02
That brings the account to $3,109.53.
Have a great evening!!
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