As you can see I've been a bit off my game for a while. And while I have been gone two apps have decided to close up shop. Shopprize (I talked about that with you yesterday) and today I found out Pay Your Selfie is shutting down as well! Thankfully theirs will be a temporary shut down, they plan on coming back next year with a brand new app.
So that will be two apps off the list, but three more on! I am still testing out Moola and BitWalking, but they both look very promising. The Walmart Savings Catcher app has been tested by others multiple times, so I feel it is solid enough to get added to the weekly round up.
I don't have enough information on my new apps (except for Savings Catcher) to give you too many details. Once I do I will do full write ups so I can make sure you are maximizing your earnings!
I opened up my phone and my heart sank. One of my favorite money making apps, Shopprize, has decided to shut down. Could they be working on a new app? Only time will tell. In the meantime, I get to be sad that one of my easiest money making apps is closing it's doors at the end of this month.
If you have not yet tried Shopprize, HURRY! Go install it (android), earn some easy cash or prizes while you can! All you have to do is take a picture of your receipt containing some kind of food or beverage. If you bought something, but you don't have a receipt, they'll give you points for that as well. You can use your points to enter to win great prizes, or save them up. Once you reach 5000 coins you can cash in for a $5 Amazon gift card.
But at least we still have other great apps, like Jobspotter and Yaarlo.
A couple weeks ago, I started using a new app called Moola. It is super similar to ReceiptHog and Yaarlo. But, they're a lot more picky. You can only use grocery store receipts, and if you have any non grocery items it will get rejected. I have only just started this app, so I don't know what the cash out point is, or how much you earn per receipt. When I do I'll write a full review on this new app! So far it seems promising, and just a little annoying.
Around the same time I decided to give the Walmart Savings Catcher app a try. I don't shop at Walmart a lot, but I do have family members in my house that do. I have been using it for a few weeks, and already they've given me $3.65 in the form of a Walmart gift card. This is something I see being added to my weekly round up.
Last app I will touch on today is brand new. It is called BitWalking. It works with the google workout app by tracking your steps every day and giving you points for them. Still no word on how many steps equal how many points, nor what you will be able to use these points on. But, it seems promising. I'm looking forward to watching this app grow!
Tomorrow I will be going back to normal and posting my updated review!
Sorry for the long hiatus everyone. I guess life finally caught up with me. My computer died, we went on yet another road trip. (That should be the last road trip until January or February.) I had to get us a mp site, keep up with all my apps, and chase around my toddler. But, I'm back now! And I have a few more apps to tell you about, so check back in for that post later!
Hold onto your hats, this review is going to be a big one!
Welcome to yet another week end review! Today's is coming to you a day late thanks to the long Labor Day weekend! I was so busy running around getting job spotters and shop kicks that I forgot to post! But that's just going to make this review look so much better than usual!
This month has been filled with so many ups and downs, I made a ton of money with JobSpotter, but my phone also died halfway through the month! So I could have been cashing out with even more money... But I'll take what I can get.
So this month I was able to cash out with five apps.
- Cash Rewards - $1 (Though I won't be using this one any longer.) - Job Spotter - $52.50 (Have not actually gotten the cash yet, this should auto cash out tonight or tomorrow morning.) - Mobi Save - $1.10 - Qriket - $18.75 ($26.55 CAD) - Shopprize - $5
Total for the month of August - $78.35
Job Spotter is currently my favorite app. The potential to earn is so high, and if you are the top earner (good luck with that one) you get an extra $300! Shopprize is following very closely behind. You get 100 points for every receipt you snap a picture of (usually limit 5-6 a day) and can cash out at 5000 points for $5.
I love easy earners. Here's to hoping I can find more!
Oh these last two weeks have been eventful! And not in a good way. First, my laptop decided it no longer wanted to turn on, then my phone chose to stop working on wifi or 4g. So I was without any electronic devices there for a while. Made it a bit hard to update my blog and even harder to earn money!
But thankfully I'm back, still don't have my laptop... but I got one I can borrow for a bit. My phone is back up and running, but with a couple less apps. Let's start this post out with why that is.
I have always been a little wary of the Cash Rewards app. It seemed fishy from the start. There are several spelling and grammatical errors, the set up is not very user friendly, and not everything functions how it seems it should. So, I have decided this app is not worth my time. This is the only app that I had that seems off, so maybe it wasn't it's fault that my phone broke, but I would prefer not to take that chance again. I did reinstall it to see if I could cash out, and I was able to. I got a $1 amazon gift card. So, I will leave this app up to you on weather or not you want to try it out.
I also decided not to reinstall Saving Star. I have had it for several months now and I have yet to make any money on it. I am going to keep an eye out for any reasons to ever install it again, but in the meantime I'm leaving it off my list.
Welcome to another edition of apps I have found to try!
Today we will be briefly looking at four new apps.
This app seems weird. I mean on the one hand it's super easy to use. You just scan in any recent food or drink receipt and you get 100 points. But, then you get to gamble with these points by entering to win different prizes. Or you can wait until you get 5000 points and convert them into a $5 gift card. So for every 50 reciepts you can get $5, or you can take a chance and get something better... see? It just seems weird. (This will be added to the round up next week - currently at 870 points.)
With this app you are supposed to earn points by watching ads on their app and on your tv or youtube. So far the ads are hit or miss for if they work, and the app never hears the ads on my tv. But even so it doesn't seem like a bad deal, watch some ads and get paid. Straight forward! (This will be added to the round up next week - currently at 2650 points.)
I am pretty sure I've tried this company before and never made any money. But, now they have an app... so I'm giving it a shot. This app claims to give $0.25 - $0.50 per question. I have had this app for a week and have gotten no questions yet. I'll hang onto it and see if I get luckier this time around.
This app claims to pay you to make videos in response to products you buy or consume. But, there must be an active "project" going on at the time. I've had this app for a week, so far no "project"s have popped up. I'll keep it around for a while to see if anything changes.
So two more apps to add to my list next week, and two to keep an eye on. That's pretty decent I think! Just remember, every little bit helps!
Another new week, a bit more money made. This week I also started selling the diapers I've been hoarding! I was going to keep them and sell them off bit by bit, but I decided dragging them with me in my travels was too annoying. So out they go!
I also decided that all the money I make from them will be just that, profit. I am not counting how much I paid for them. That way I can put a little extra into my savings!
This is one of my most used apps. I've been using it for about as long as I've been on Swagbucks! I hadn't given reviewing it really any thought until now.
Receipt Hog is one of my favorite money making apps. It's very simple to use! First you shop at one of the many stores they accept receipts from, then you scan the receipt in, then you get coins back depending on how much you spent. Easy!
Here is a the breakdown of the dollar and coin system. If your receipt is $10 or less than you will be rewarded 5 coins, between $10-$50 = 10 coins, $50-$100 = 15 coins and anything over $100 will earn you 20 coins.
One thing I love about Receipt Hog is that they give you the option to be paid in either cash or Amazon gift cards. It only takes 1,000 coins to reach the $5.00 pay out, but if you save your coins you will get a much better value as it only takes 1800 coins to redeem $10.00, 3200 coins for $20.00 and 4500 coins will earn you $30.00.
Here's some more highlights you might enjoy...
1. You can now submit 40 (20 grocery and 20 other major retailers - but those only count towards the hog slots!) receipts to receipt hog every seven days. Remember those are seven rolling days, not Monday-Sunday.
2. While your receipts are processing they count against both limits until they have finished processing. In other words, you can only have a total of 20 receipts processing at one time.
3. Major retail receipts are accepted if they fit into one of the following categories. Coins - Grocery, health items, and beauty products. Spins - Clothing stores, home improvement stores, electronic stores, and sporting good stores.
4. Major Retailer receipts must be no older than 14 days.
5. The longer you submit receipts the higher your level and the more spins you get! Once you hit level 12 you automatically start earning extra coins with each level increase. The current top out level is 30 which gives you an automatic 430 coins!
So, what are you waiting for? Download Receipt Hog now and start earning cash back every time you shop!
Receipt Hog - referral (no referral link at this time) - ios - android
I am happy to report back to you with this fantastic news. Job Spotter pays!
I haven't been able to test it out until recently. I was living on a military base, so I didn't get out much to go hunting for help wanted signs. But, now that I'm staying with my mom for a bit, I'm finding them everywhere!
So here's a breakdown on how the app works.
(Taken from their google play app description)
------------- Job Spotter is an awesome way to explore your community and earn redeemable points, all in the name of helping local businesses. If you spot a hiring sign, take a picture of it and the storefront, and submit it to Job Spotter. Submit enough photos to earn the most points, and we’ll give you an Amazon gift card in exchange. Submit as many hiring signs as you want. There is no limit to the points you can earn!
How Job Spotter Works: 1. Install the Job Spotter app. 2. Explore your neighborhood for hiring signs. 3. Submit a picture of both the hiring sign and the storefront. 4. Collect points for each approved submission. You'll earn 50 points per submission, which is worth $0.50USD in Amazon gift cards. 5. Redeem your points for Amazon gift cards.
Rewards Points: For every 100 approved points (OR TWO APPROVED SUBMISSIONS), we will reward you with $1 in gift cards to Amazon.com. The more you explore and take photos, the more you earn. Each approved submission is worth 50 points and there's no limit to how much you can earn!
That's it! You take two pictures and get fifty cents! It's pretty awesome. They just have a few rules. You can't submit the same signs over and over again (I am unsure on how long you have to wait) and if you and a friend are using the same app you can't both take the same pictures at the same time. If you do, then one of you will get denied. So far that's all I've learned. If I find more rules I'll update this!
Then, once the next month starts, they zero out your account and send you an amazon gift card with your balance to your email on file.
Last month I made $16.50! It wasn't even that hard. Just pull over when you see a hiring sign while driving. Or, if you're walking around town (playing pokemon) just make sure to look at your local stores and take a couple pictures if they're hiring!
It is the end of the month, you know what that means! Time to see where I can cash out. Now bare in mind there is at least one app (Rabadaba) that won't pay until the middle of the month, but I'll cash out where I can right now.
I am always on the lookout for new ways to earn some extra money. Especially if it only involves using my phone, but I do my homework first. If the app has terrible reviews and seems like a scam I'm going to stay far away. And usually I don't even touch on those apps on my blog. I like to keep my blog on the good side of things, letting you know what apps will pay you!
But today I have been forced to touch on the other side of things.
Last night before going to bed I got a message on Rabadaba from a man named "Andrew Nguyen". He claimed to be a Co-Owner/Co-Founder of FutureNet. The funny thing is when you google him the only page that comes up with that name is the FutureNet social media page and a LinkedIn page that says nothing about FutureNet. The actual FutureNet page also has no reference to an "Andrew Nguyen" anywhere. So, needless to say I was sceptical of him from the get go.
The conversation started out nice enough. He started by essentially trying to "sell" me into signing up for FutureNet. --- Andrew - "Download the FutureNet app. We're the very first social media to pay out in bitcoin. Unlike facebook FN (FutureNet) respects people's privacy.
Me- Yeah, I've seen some poor reviews on that one, so I'm not ready to try it. Sorry! But thanks for the offer! :) ---- From there Andrew continues to try and change my mind and attempts to get me to sign up using him as a referral (no doubt to get extra money for me signing up. And in all honesty I don't mind signing up under people... I just mind really pushy mean people.) He then tries to compare FN to Facebook, I may have laughed at him to myself. Andrew also claims that FN was created by a creator of SNL (though he names no names). I continue to try and politely reject his offer, letting him know that maybe if the reviews turn around I'll give it a shot, but that is when he turns from pushy to mean. ----- Andrew - You base things off of opinions. That's like saying I don't like this movie so you should(n't) watch it.
Me - Yes, if a movie gets horrible reviews I won't watch it. Why should I sit there for two hours of crap?
Andrew - So you base things off of other people's opinions?
Me - Most everyone does. If you are at a party and someone says the potato salad has gone bad, are you going to ignore that (advice) and go find out for yourself?
Andrew - I base off of personal experience. Computer Science is my background (*This comment feels like he's trying to call me an idiot.) Yes I'm going to ignore it because people at the party believe what others say. I don't get sucked into society and try to blend in with the average consumers.
Me - Look, I was trying to be polite but you're starting to get under my skin. I honestly am not appreciating how pushy you're being." ----- Andrew proceeds to tell me, for the second time in this short conversation, that he was able to get "a iPhone 6 for free". He also claims that people call him "a social media god". Yeah, I couldn't make this stuff up. I have screen shots if you don't believe me. Then he ignores what I said and just says that I want him to change the answer just because I base things off of other people's opinion... What question? The only question I asked him was if he would eat rotten potato salad, he said yes, I moved on. I never asked him to change his opinion, just to respect that I have my own as well. ----- Me - Please let me who I am and understand that not everyone is going to do (what you want). My way of life works for me, if you want to eat rancid potato salad that's your deal. I don't. But I do appreciate that you are also attempting to help people earn extra money, (*though again I'm seriously iffy on his motives...) I really do. That app is just not for me right now. Maybe it will be in the future, and if you are still around here maybe I'll let you know and use your referral then. But right now please respect that not everyone is going to want to follow your path just because you push them into it.
Andrew - You don't need the app. You can do it through your computer unlike Rabadaba which isn't desktop compatible yet.
Me - I'm getting offline now. Goodnight.
Andrew - I don't force anyone onto it. If people are blind and can't see where we're going I'm going to keep going on about it until they understand how it works.
Andrew - What time is it there? You there? ------ I have not talked to him again since. And can you blame me? He insulted me, belittled me, and called me a sheep. So I like to make sure I know all the facts before jumping into something, don't most people? When I told this little story to my husband he had a better story than my rancid potato salad...
"If you go to a bar and someone informs you that a guy (or lady) who is there is known for drugging people's drinks, would you go talk to he/she anyway?"
Sometimes I wish I could think on my feet like my husband can! Honestly I'm tempted to start another conversation with "Andrew" just to see what he would say!
The next morning I decided to do even more research on this FutureNet company and oh the things I found!
Tara Talks was my favorite, I'm going to quote her blog a few times here to give you the jist of what I found out.
"So what IS Future Net? What does it do? I'll let them explain:
'Our Vision: We create the first social network platform, which has innovative tools for communicating and our own products to help people around the world realize their full potential on the internet.
Our mission: We are the most innovative social networking platform that connects and inspires people around the world to pursue their potential on the internet, providing them with constantly new products and solutions.' "
It seems innocent enough, though super vague. Reading just those two tidbits was enough to make me want to run for the hills.
They set up their "office" in a house. Yep, they are running a business out of a residential home in Poland. And that wouldn't even raise too many flags for me... if they weren't trying to pass off the house as a business! (See Tara Talks for images.)
Tara goes on to talk about all the different people she found while researching FutureNet and their original company 'GreenLine'. Take a wild guess who's name doesn't show up on her page? Yes, that's right, no Andrew Nguyen.
Tara goes into great detail about their sites and what they do. But I'll just leave you with her last words.
"FutureNet is 100% Ponzi- Scam. It's focus is on Recruitment and it's vast array of Commissions and Bonuses. It promises that same old tired, formula..."
So my friends, please do not ever buy into this this app/website. They are crooks who I'm sure just want to sell your information to the highest bidder.
But, if you'd prefer to eat rotten potato salad, go ahead.
This week has been crazy! Not only is the road trip coming ever closer, but I decided to change over my website from Wordpress to Weebly. Why the change? Well Wordpress seems a bit more limited than Weebly. Such as the layout. All of Wordpress' free layouts are bland and honestly I don't want to pay for anything that I don't have to so I never even touched their paid layouts. And so much more.
But that's not why you're here today. You're here to see how I did with my apps! (Honestly... not well!)
Total for apps - $5.50 ($2.66 down from last week's $8.16)
Even though I did poorly with my apps this week I did finally get the money that my Grandmother sent me into my tally! Thanks again Grandma!
Yard Sale - $1559 - ⇑ $210
My mother is coming to visit again. Then she's going to help me drive cross country with my tiny terror child! So hopefully over the next couple of weeks having her here will allow me to focus a bit more on my blog. I do have a few blog posts planned so you should be seeing more in the near future!
I know I said I wouldn't review Rabadaba until after I got paid... but I decided to jump the gun.
So, Rabadaba, let me count the ways I love thee...
1. It's a crazy easy money making app. I mean, crazy easy.
Rabadaba works in multiple ways! You can earn money by upvoting, downvoting, redabbing (re-posting) and flagging content. You also earn when others upvote your content or give you tips! Pretty easy! Each upvote or downvote is equal to $0.0001, I know that seems low but it grows quickly!
Rabadaba pays you automatically on the 15th of each month. Super easy money!
And seriously, it won't take long. I started about a week ago and I'm at 5,907 (I originally wrote this a month ago, I am now at 33,434). Not too shabby in my opinion.
2. I can pretty much post anything I want and it will help me earn!
You can post pictures of yourself, your kids, your dogs, the broken sprinkler in your backyard. You can post poems, texts you got last night, how many hairs you found in your toddler's hand. Did you take a video of a bird chasing you in the park? Post it all! people on here will eat it up and help you earn even more money!
3. Can I just repeat the main reason I love it? FREE MONEY!
The payout is at $10, but you can set it for an even higher amount if you'd prefer to save up. They pay to paypal on the 15th of every month. They're even so confident in their app that there is a tag called #paymentproof. This app just blows me away.
So, you downloaded the app, you've uploaded some pictures/text/videos, but the earning is going slow? Well, start following people! Usually around half of the people you follow will follow you back, and most of those people will go through your entire history of pictures and upvote or favorite them! You can also participate or hold "rab" giveaways or even just start up conversations with other people on Rabadaba. Then come back again tomorrow and do it all over again!
Even though all that will help you earn more faster, it is not needed. All you really have to do is upvote/downvote other content. It might take longer, but it's still free money.
Overall I HIGHLY recommend downloading this app. Like right now... go on... open the play store or itunes.
As you have noticed by now I am a day late posting. I apologize. I have been slacking blog wise. But, I have been getting myself and my family ready for the next few months! I can't give out any real information, but over the next few months I will be traveling around the country with my son and mother! So, needless to say there is a lot to do and we need to squeeze in a bunch of family time while we can. But, onto why you are here... How I did this week!
Apps Total – ⇑ $8.16 ($6.65 down from last week's $14.81.) Local Yard Sale Page – $0 – ⇑ $0 Total for the week… $8.16 Only two apps really hit it big this week. For some reason QuickThoughts gave me a bunch of surveys this week, resulting in the $5.50 bump! Most profitable week I've ever had from that app. I also hit a home run with SwagBucks. They had an incentive this week that for some reason I was drawn to. It was essentially a bingo card and if you filled it out entirely you got an additional 300 swagbucks. It wasn't easy, but I did it. I doubt I'll have another big jump like that again for a while. I will not guarantee any additional posts this week since I seem to be missing that mark. But, if I do post another one it will be a review on Rabadaba and maybe a few others! So stay tuned if you'd like more information on my new apps.
So this week has been productive with finding more ways to earn money, but because of that I've been slacking off on a few of the apps I already have.. Oops! So most of the new things I found I won't mention in this post, but as soon as I start seeing some revenue from them I'll let you know if they're worth your time! I am going to add two more this week, because I have been "earning" from them, but I'm still iffy on one of them. ⇒ Also, I've been reading that Cash Rewards doesn't pay out. So steer clear of that app (even though it's on my list) at least until I can verify if it pays out or not. Anyway, onto this week's earnings!
BerryCart- $2.00 – ⇑ $2.00
⇒Cash Rewards - 276 pts - ⇑ 50 pts
Checkout 51 – $3.75 – ⇑$0
Google Rewards – $4.52 – ⇑ $0.43
Ibotta – $30.10 – ⇑ $4.75
Inbox Dollars – $8.69 – ⇑ $0
JobSpotter – 0 – ⇑0
Mobi Save – $1.10 – ⇑ $0
NCP Mobile – 2950 pts – ⇑ 300 pts
Panel App - 480 pts - ⇑ 207 pts
*Pay Your Selfie - $2.40 (Not sure if this one is legit, but I'll all it since I've earned a bit)
Apps Total – ⇑ $14.81 ($0.65 down from last week's $15.46.) Local Yard Sale Page – $1349 – ⇑ $15.00 Total for the week… $29.81 I also added two more apps, but nothing has come from them yet. Bounts and Influenster. Later this week I'll add a review of all the new apps I've installed recently, and maybe even touch on a few other things I've been trying out! Until next time! ♥
Apps Total – ⇑ $15.46 ($5.34 up from last week's $10.12!)
Local Yard Sale Page – $1334 – ⇑ $5.00 Total for the week… $20.46
Not my best week. I have been focusing more on packing and sorting over selling and earning. Though I think this is one of my better weeks app wise. Ibotta had a couple of rebates that I actually wanted to use! All in all I think I did alright. I did add another app that I'm trying out, though I'm not too impressed yet. So, we'll talk about that more later... I have a couple more things up for sale so I should have a little more in sales for this week. I also got a wonderful gift from my amazing Grandmother to help me recoup my losses, as soon as I transfer it to my saving I'll add it into the tally!
As you are all aware by now I am constantly on the lookout for new apps to use to make a little extra cash using just my phone. I surf the net reading reviews, weeding out the biased ones from the real ones, and then trying the best looking ones myself. Honestly, sometimes I dislike an app so much that I uninstall it before I even remember to write about it! (And I apologize for that, I'll try to remember to find all the ones I hate and write about why.) Panel App - This is something that you can run in your background of your phone, and earn money from passively. Of course, you aren’t going to make lot off this app, but you can make a few dollars by doing pretty much nothing as long as this app is downloaded on your phone. The company collects data for the purpose of analytics, so, if you are comfortable in sharing basic information such as your location services and phone usage, you can earn some money from this app. So far it's been slow going. I've only earned 241 points and you need 3,000 for just $2. But for doing absolutely nothing, I still feel like it's worth leaving installed on my phone.
Cash Rewards - This one feel a bit more iffy. But it has a wheel that gives you free points just for spinning. You can also earn points by watching ads, doing "offers" (download items to your phone and surveys), and a slot machine. You can cash out for $1 amazon gift card when you reach 600 points. So again, not a fast app, but something is better than nothing!
I also recently found out about an app called COSIGN. It says that you can take pictures of your everyday life with tag name brands of clothes or items that are in the picture and earn money for doing so! Worth a shot right? I'll look into it and let you know if it's worth your time.
So, I'm trying to get better at this whole blogging thing, obviously I still need to work a bit harder! But, it was a pretty successful week app wise! BerryCart is still possibly on the chopping block. I've decided to give it until the end of this month. If I have not made any money with it by then, it's jumping ship!
BerryCart- 0 – ⇑0
Checkout 51 – $3.75 – ⇑$2.50
Google Rewards – $4.09 – ⇑$2.31
Ibotta – $17.85 – ⇑$1.00
Inbox Dollars – $7.51 – ⇑$0.06
JobSpotter – 0 – ⇑0
Mobi Save – $0.80 – ⇑$0
NCP Mobile – 1650 – ⇑0 (I really need to get back to this one...)
Qriket – $9.25 – ⇑$0.90
QuickThoughts – $11.10 – ⇑$3.80 (Cashed out last week with a $10 Amazon gift card)
Receipt Hog – 2486 pts – ⇑75 pts
Receipt Pal – 6050 pts – ⇑200 pts
SavingStar – $0 – ⇑0 (This is now also on the chopping block... but that could be just user error!)
ShopKick – 1160 pts – ⇑55 pts
Shrink – $1.40 – ⇑$0.20
SurveyMini – 3950 pts – ⇑0 (We have gone a month now with no surveys.)
Survey On The Go – $4.15 – ⇑ $0.60
Swagbucks – 496 pts – ⇑ 311 pts (Giant increase is thanks to my mom)
Yaarlo – $14.59 – ⇑ $0.70
Apps Total – ⇑ $10.12 (Four dollars up from last week's $6.03!) Local Yard Sale Page – $1329 – ⇑ 26 Total for the week… $36.12 Slowly making up for my lost cash. For my next post I'll be reviewing a few more apps I've run across! Swing by in a few days to read more!
Oops! Seems this week went by without a second blog post. Sorry about that! This week was pretty crazy. More cleaning, sorting, and such. We got a storage unit this week, it is officially ours tomorrow! So we started getting boxes from our local grocery store, (For free! Thanks to the fact that they're doing inventory right now.) so we can actually get to packing and getting things sorted in the unit. But onto the real reason you are here... how I did this week... Drum roll please!...
BerryCart- 0 – ⇑0 (Starting to debate deleting this app...)
Checkout 51 – $3.50 – ⇑$0
Google Rewards – $1.78 – ⇑$0.38
Ibotta – $16.85 – ⇑$2.50
Inbox Dollars – $7.45 – ⇑$0.01
JobSpotter – 0 – ⇑0
Mobi Save – $0.80 – ⇑$0
NCP Mobile – 1650 – ⇑0
Qriket – $8.35 – ⇑$0.25
QuickThoughts – $17.30 – ⇑$1.10
Receipt Hog – 2411 pts – ⇑70 pts
Receipt Pal – 5850 pts – ⇑300 pts
SavingStar – $0 – ⇑0
ShopKick – 1105 pts – ⇑75 pts
Shrink – $1.20 – ⇑$0
SurveyMini – 3950 pts – ⇑0
Survey On The Go – $3.55 – ⇑ $0.85
Swagbucks – 185 pts – ⇑ 8 pts
Yaarlo – $13.89 – ⇑ $0.94
Apps Total – ⇑ $6.03 (Only down by $0.03 from last week's $6.07!) Local Yard Sale Page – $1303 – ⇓ 145 Total for the week… ⇓ 138.97 Ouch, that hurts! So let me explain what happened here. Because of moving costs our checking account balance was super low, but I foolishly decided this would be the week I should get a baby carrier. It has become increasingly difficult to pack and hold my son at the same time, since he insists that he must be held while I work. So I pulled about $170 out of my saving (ouch ouch...) to put toward my carrier and so we could have cash on us while we were out just in case. Well my carrier ended up being about $50 (It's a Tula... so expensive, but supposedly worth it?) and we used $20 to treat the three of us to lunch. So by now you're probably wondering where the other $100 went. Well, I'm wondering the exact same thing. We were cleaning last night, and it just vanished. I thought I put it away, but it's not where it belongs. I have looked everywhere, I even tore apart the trash bag we took out last night. So, please keep your fingers crossed for me that it will turn up! Last but not least, it is the end of the month! That means I get to try to cash out with my apps. And after going through each and every one of them, I can only cash out with one. QuickThoughts cash out - $10 Amazon gift card I'll update my info for QuickThoughts' on next week's roundup!
Is it Monday already? Geeze. Time sure flies. Well, here is this week's breakdown!
BerryCart- 0 – ⇑0
Checkout 51 – $3.50 – ⇑$0
Google Rewards – $1.40 – ⇑$0.40
Ibotta – $14.35 – ⇑$1.50
*Inbox Dollars – $7.44 – ⇑$0.17
*JobSpotter – 0 – ⇑0
Mobi Save – $0.80 – ⇑$0
*NCP Mobile – 1650 – ⇑0
Qriket – $8.10 – ⇑$0.45
QuickThoughts – $16.20 – ⇑$2.40
Receipt Hog – 2341 pts – ⇑62 pts
Receipt Pal – 5550 pts – ⇑300 pts
SavingStar – $0 – ⇑0
ShopKick – 1030 pts – ⇑200 pts
Shrink – $1.20 – ⇑$0.20
SurveyMini – 3950 pts – ⇑0
Survey On The Go – $2.70 – ⇑ $0.70
Swagbucks – 177 pts – ⇑ 21 pts
Yaarlo – $12.95 – ⇑ $0.35
Apps Total – ⇑ $6.07 (Way down from last week's $24.17!)
Local Yard Sale Page – $1448 – ⇑ $83 (Way UP from last week's $30!) Total for the week… $89.07! I think I did pretty solid this week selling stuff around the house. I finally started cleaning out the car port's closet. Still a lot to do and go through before I move!
Having a garage sale can be hard work. You go through your entire house looking for stuff to sell, then you have to price everything and put it out. Putting it out involves tables or blankets, and if you don't have a garage that closes you will most likely be packing it up every evening. With all that time and effort you're going to want to get the most out of your time. Here are a few tips to do just that.
Check the going rate online, but don't expect to get that much - Sure, it is a great idea to see what that papasan chair or china doll is going for on Ebay, but never expect to get that much. People are coming to a garage sale to feel like they're getting a deal. If they see that your sale has antique store prices, they might glance and then just move on. Try to price your items between what you want and what you could deal with.
Use tables - I understand not everyone has access to tables, so using sheets seems like a decent backup. But a lot of people who garage sale don't want to get up and down for a variety of reasons. By placing your items on tables, make it easy to look at and pick up your items!
Keep similarly priced items in the same area - By putting all the dollar items on the same table you relieve the need to put a sticker on everything. Or, if your sticker has fallen off, the shopper can easily figure out how much the item is going for.
Lay it all out nicely - A junky looking garage sale is often passed up. By laying everything out neatly you are increasing not only the likelihood of people stopping, but also increasing your sales!
Be willing to haggle - This is a big one! People want to get the best bang for their buck, so they're going to ask for a lower price. Be willing to go down a bit on your prices, you'll be surprised how much you'll make by going down on a few things.
Try to plan your garage sale when it's nice out - When it's too hot or too cold people don't want to be outside garage sailing. If you plan your sale for a weekend where the weather is supposed to be nice you should get a lot more people.
Only put out holiday items around the corresponding holiday - Is Halloween coming up? Great, stick out those plastic pumpkins. Is it the weekend after? Then don't bother with those costumes. People usually don't shop for holiday items after the holiday has passed. You're best bet is to save those items until before the holiday next year!
Open early and stay late - There are a bunch of different people in this world, some are early birds and some are night owls. Try to appease both types by opening early and staying open late. I personally like 9am to 6pm. Sure it will be a long day, but your customers will appreciate it!
Talk to your customers - If they don't want to talk back, they won't. Start with a simple "Hello!" and gauge them from there. If they're open to talk, start a conversation. The longer you keep your customers there the more likely they are to find something to buy.
Location, location, location - Do you live off the beaten path? Then you might want to find a friend or family member who has a house on a more traveled road. Not everyone is going to be reading the newspaper or looking at Facebook to find all the sales this weekend. Putting your garage sale in a popular area will increase your traffic and boost your sales! * Bonus tip: if a friend/family member is interested, make it a multi-family yard sale – people tend to go out of their way for two-in-one sales, estate sales, and moving sales.