Opinion Outpost

There are many web sites that will pay you for taking surveys. I have used one on a regular basis for the past six months and wanted to share it with you. They have been dependable, paid promptly and have never tried to sell me anything. It’s called Opinion Outpost.

Every day they e-mail to let me know I have been randomly selected for survey eligibility (usually once or twice a day). If I have time I log onto their web site and answer a few simple questions to see if I qualify. It usually takes about a minute and if I get to take the survey, the longer it is the more I get paid. I think the longest one I have ever taken took about five minutes.

After I have $5 worth of surveys completed I can request a check. It usually arrives at my house in about two weeks. I have never had any problems with them and their site is very easy to use.

You probably won’t be able to pay the mortgage with the money you make, but a few extra bucks can go a long way right before payday! I have taken surveys on electronics, insurance, travel and other topics like these. Click here to check them out. If you like what you see, sign up and you can start making money right away!

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Some Free Stuff

Curel Itch Defence Skin Balancing Lotion

Free stuff on your birthday at Sephora

Free Huggies Diaper sample (in certain sizes)

Also- now is the time when all of the summer stuff is really inexpensive in stores. So if you have been thinking about getting new patio furniture, flip flops, tiki torches or that water gun you have been eyeing all summer, now is the time!

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Free Baby Food and CVS booklet

Check this post by Coupon Cravings on how to get coupons for 4 free jars of Stage 2 baby food from Beech-Nut.

Also, at the pharmacy at CVS there is a coupon book with about $90 worth of coupons. You get it free when you get a flu shot at the Minute Clinic inside CVS. Many people have posted on-line that no purchase is necessary, so they will give it to you if you ask… though you may have to sit through a short speech about the importance of the flu shot. CVS will let you stack coupons, so if there is a coupon in that book and a coupon for the same item in the paper, you can use BOTH coupons when you purchase something! This can make some things really inexpensive!

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A Money Experiment

I did a small experiment with a box of books this weekend for a friend. This box of books had been in storage for years- I wanted to see if we could turn those books into money.

So she brought the box to my condo. Then she divided the contents into four piles- books to sell, books to trade, books to donate and books to keep.

The books to sell were listed on half.com. Over the weekend, she made about $13 by selling two of them- it cost her about $5 to mail them today. So she made $8 minimally. And I am confident she will make more over the next few weeks.

Next were the books to trade, which she posted on paperbackswap.com. She mailed three off today (which cost a little bit), but in return is getting books for free that she has always wanted to own. Buying them new would have been expensive, but now they will come to her in the mail free.

Next were the books to donate. These were books too big for shipping or books we weren’t sure someone would pay more than $.75 for. They were dropped off at the thrift store down the street and in return, they gave her a receipt. Depending on her tax situation, she may be able to write them off.

Lastly were the books to keep. Some were photo albums with pictures of her in tight rolled jeans and big bangs. Some were books bought but never read. Some were journals, full of thoughts from what seems like a past life. Sometimes a good laugh at your past is worth a million bucks.

So we have a two day profit of $8, a substantial savings on two new books, a possible tax write off and a really good laugh. All from one box of books and about an hour. It kind of makes you wonder what else is in that storage unit…

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Favorite Birthday Clubs

Just about every company you can think of does something for you on your birthday! Sign up for the birthday clubs below and take advantage of some free stuff!

Cold Stone Creamery- free cold stone creation

Red Robin- free burger on your birthday

Rita’s Italian Ice – free ice cream treat

Red Lobster- they keep your gift a secret

Have a favorite place to eat? Check out their website- you might be able to grab some free stuff around your birthday!

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Free 2010 Calendar

Sign up before September 15, 2009 and you can get a free 2010 Wildlife Calendar from Wildlife Forever. Click here to sign up!

Thanks Money Saving Mom!

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Free Magazine

American Baby Magazine for free! Check out the link!

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Free Redbox Code and Photo Album

Ever used Redbox? I am sure you have seen the machines outside of Wal-Mart and different places. Well for today, and one day only, you can rent a DVD from Redbox for free. The code is T46T3Q7. I will write more about Redbox later, but feel free to use this code today!

Also, click here to get a free 5 X 5 photo book. Thanks to Brandy for pointing that out!

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Rite Aid Single Check Rewards

Okay, so now that you have grabbed the September 2009 Rebate Directory from Rite-Aid, you need to go on line and register to receive the rebates. The link is really easy to use.

When you open the page, click on the button that says “Sign up for SCR”. This will walk you through the process of signing up.

Here are a few things to remember:

– Keep your receipt! All of the information you need to enter the rebate is on it. You will NEVER have to mail the receipt in or fill out any paperwork.

– When the month ends, you need to go in and request they mail your check. If you don’t request it, you forfeit the amount after 30 days. I will try to remember to post something on this blog to remind you.

– You can only have one SCR account per address.

Other than that, it’s pretty easy. I have been using this program for about 9 months now and it works great. I usually receive a check in the mail about two weeks after I request it.

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Free Museum Day- September 26th

Saturday, September 26th if you aren’t tailgating at a college football game, you and a guest can go to a museum for free! Check here for the museums near you! Just print off the card from the website and take it to the museum for free admission for two!

P.S. If you live in Hampton Roads, this includes the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia, Nauticus, the Norfolk Botanical Gardens and many more!

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