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August Snowflakes

September 6th, 2013 at 10:36 pm

As I said before, August was slow for the snowflakes. I received the following:

Swagbucks $25.00
Found Money .25
Ebay Sales Proceeds 36.48

Total $61.73

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!

Snowflake Ideas

May 26th, 2013 at 09:20 pm

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!

Extra Income Update!

May 9th, 2010 at 08:51 pm

I haven't updated my extra income funds on here since 2/28/10!! I have added the following to the extra income account:

$212.40...Saturday Income
$220.92...Mystery Shop Reimburse/Fees
$001.26...Found Money
$002.00...Coupon Trade
$000.19...You Data
$135.55...Citicard Rewards Checks
$069.38...Refund Checks
$040.38...Ebay Profits

The total for a little over 2 months is $756.77. I now have $9,510.79 in my account!!

$25.19 Extra Income

March 6th, 2010 at 01:45 pm

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!

Extra Income Fund Update

February 28th, 2010 at 08:12 pm

I have $481.66 to add to the extra income fund since my last deposit:

$428.22....Ebay Profits
$012.98....Refund Checks
$033.17....Mystery Shop Reimburse
$000.09....Found Money
$002.20....Coupon Trade Sale
$005.00....Survey Checks

That brings the new total in this account to $8,754.02!!

Extra Income Update!

February 13th, 2010 at 08:10 pm

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
$69.32....Refund Checks
$00.19....You Data
$00.11....Found Money
$03.80....Coupon Trade Sale

That brings my total to $8,272.36!!

Extra Income Deposit

January 17th, 2010 at 09:31 pm

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!


January 10th, 2010 at 04:18 am

I have a whopping $5.07 to add to the extra income fund for this week!

Refund Checks....$4.88
You Data.........$0.19

I've updated the sidebar and I now have $8,119.62 in this account.

I Exceeded My Extra Income Goal for 2009!!

January 2nd, 2010 at 05:49 pm

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!!

$299.68....Refund Checks
$406.34....Saturday Income
$294.91....Mystery Shop Fees/Reimburse
$006.00....Interest (9/09-12/09)
$076.25....Ebay Profits
$001.40....You Data
$115.21....CC Rewards
$000.74....Found Money

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.

Rebate & Rewards!

November 11th, 2009 at 04:02 am

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!!

Extra Income Update...Long Overdue!

September 6th, 2009 at 08:06 pm

The last time I posted an extra income update was 8/15. Since then I have accumulated the following extra funds:

$692.62...Saturday Income
$150.22...Mystery Shop Reimburse/Fees
$072.12...CC Rewards
$029.51...Refund Checks
$017.74...Ebay Profits
$005.94...August Interest
$000.27...Found Money
$000.18...You Data Earnings
$008.00...Survey Checks

I will add $976.60 to the extra income account.

That brings the total to $6,879.02!

Extra Income Update

August 16th, 2009 at 05:47 am

It has been awhile since I updated my extra income fund. I have the following to add for the last couple of weeks:

$480.22...Saturday Income
$046.56...Refund checks
$007.88...July Interest
$000.24...Found Money
$010.00...Survey Check
$000.80...You Data

The total is $545.70. I've updated the sidebar.

Another Check!

July 31st, 2009 at 11:53 pm

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!!

Over $5,000 In The Extra Income Fund!

July 26th, 2009 at 07:11 pm

I am adding the following to my extra income account since the last deposit:

$424.81...Saturday Income
$060.00...Mystery Shop Reimburse
$020.00...Insurance Fee Reimburse
$057.71...Refund checks
$000.15...Found Money

It totals $580.67, so now I have $5,353.33 in the extra income fund!!

Extra Income Deposit

July 15th, 2009 at 03:06 am

I am adding the following for last week to my account:

$452.52...Saturday income
$002.97...Refund check
$007.34...Mystery shop reimburse
$006.94...Ebay sale
$000.12...Found money

It totals $489.89, so that brings the amount in the extra income fund to $4,772.66.

Just an update

July 10th, 2009 at 11:49 am

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!

Deposit Update

July 9th, 2009 at 11:36 pm

For last week I added the following to the extra income fund:

$6.78....Refund Checks
$0.19....You Data income
$8.71....June interest

So I added a whopping $15.68 to my account! I've updated the sidebar.

Have a great evening!

Extra Income Fund Deposit

July 5th, 2009 at 01:11 am

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:

$424.81...Saturday income
$057.44...Citicard rewards check
$027.15...Ebay profits
$051.25...Global Test Market check
$010.00...Mystery shop
$016.76...Refund checks
$002.00...Survey savvy
$000.05...Found money
$000.50...You Data income

That brings the total in the account to $4,267.09!

Refund Checks + Gift Cards

July 3rd, 2009 at 11:17 pm

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!!

3 Cents, Reward Check, & Sample..

June 28th, 2009 at 03:47 am

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!

Extra Income Deposit

June 13th, 2009 at 03:23 am

I have $481.43 to add to my account for this week:

$415.57...Saturday job
$058.72...Mystery shop reimbursement/fees
$000.14...You Data income

So I now have $3,677.13 in the extra income fund.

A Small Attempt to Rebuild the Extra Income Fund!

June 7th, 2009 at 02:55 pm

I'm depositing $108.21 to the extra income fund for this week:

$74.30...Net Ebay Sales
$10.76...May interest
$07.67...Refund checks
$02.01...Found money
$00.47...You Data earnings

Have a great Sunday all!

Friday Update

May 29th, 2009 at 11:51 pm

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!!

$68.82 Deposit

May 25th, 2009 at 08:56 pm

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!

$692.62 To The Extra Income Fund!!

May 15th, 2009 at 10:04 pm

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!!

Interest, surveys, refunds, etc.

May 3rd, 2009 at 04:22 pm

For this week I am adding $387.30 to the extra income fund:

$345.62...Saturday income
$027.39...Refund checks
$010.29...April interest
$004.00...Survey income

This now brings the total in this account to over $4000 !!

A Busy Day...but planned on doing more!

April 27th, 2009 at 01:50 am

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.

Weekly deposit

April 19th, 2009 at 12:37 am

I am depositing extra income this week in the amount of $404.12:

$373.80.....Saturday income
$024.35.....(2)Mystery shop reimburses
$005.90.....Sold cpns on refund site
$000.07.....Found money

My updated total in this account is $3,550.60.

Deposit Update

April 10th, 2009 at 08:57 pm

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
$10.00 Survey
$00.27 Found money

I've updated my total on the sidebar.

WAG + Extra Income Fund Deposit!!

April 4th, 2009 at 10:59 pm

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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