Recommendations

Recommendations

This page was created to be a resource page to house all the information regarding companies, products and services that I have used or find to be a valuable resource for you to get started saving money.  These resources are listed all in one place to make it easy to navigate your way through.

Disclosure:  Some links below contain affiliate links.  This means that I earn a small commission when you sign up through these links BUT you will also receive the discount or cash reward mentioned for signing up through these links.  These are all offers and resources that I have personally used or verified.

Blogging/ Web Hosting:

How to start a blog  in depth instructions on how to utilize these resources in order to start your own blog.

Bluehost – Bluehost is a quick and easy way to set up your own blog using their webhost service.

GoDaddy GoDaddy has a quick and easy way to register your domain name for your new blog.


WordPress

Cash Back:

Ebates  Ebates is simple to use and pays out your earnings on a quarterly basis.  Using Ebates pays actual cash back for your purchase made online through them.  Using this link here you will recieve $10.00 in your Ebates account to start your earnings potential.
Ebates Coupons and Cash Back
MyPoints  One of my favorite websites.  I have been a member since 2005 and they definately payout with their giftcards.  I have cashed in over 70,000 worth of points since 2005.  Fun and easy.  Click here to sign up, you will earn points after your first $20 purchase through MyPoints.

TopCashBack  Another great website to earn cash back on your online purchases.  You receive $10.00 for signing up by using this link.

Swagbucks  Swagbucks is a website that pays you in points that can be redeemed for gift cards.  You get paid for doing various things on their site.  Shopping, watching videos, answering surveys, searches and playing games.  If you signup using my link you receive 300 SB (points) to start off with.
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You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What’s Online at Swagbucks.com

Be Frugal  Great cash back and coupons site.  Find great deals and print out coupons from your own printer.  Sign up using this link and you receive $10.00 to start.

Grocery:

Ibotta  Great way to earn cash back by purchasing grocery items you would normally purchase anyway.  By signing up through this link you will receive $10 once you have completed your first rebate.  Easy to use, just scan receipts using your phone’s camera.  I have earned over $55 from this app so far.

Savingstar Love this app.  Quick and easy, scan barcodes and submit receipts.  $5.00 payout minimum.  I have already earned over $124 cash back.

Shopmium  This is another way to earn cash back from your grocery purchases.  If you use my referral code, you will receive an offer for a free Lindt Chocolate bar for your first rebate.  The chocolate is yummy and this is a $3.99 value.  Please use referral code KYHYMAGR .  Easy to use, receive credit to your PayPal account quickly after receipts are approved and processed.  No minimum to meet transfer requirements.

MobiSave  Another great app to earn cash back for your grocery purchases.  This one pays you back quickly after receipts are approved, no minimum payout and it deposits into your PayPal account. Please use my referral code XGYYIWBV when signing up.

Flipp  Great little app that tells you what is on sale and offers coupons and deals while you are out shopping.  Check in with them while out shopping and look for your coupons.

Receipt Hog  This is a fun app where you feed the hog by uploading your receipts.  You receive points for this and earn entries into their monthly sweepstakes.

Checkout 51  Another great way to receive cash back for grocery items you already purchase.  Quick and easy scan of your receipt for money back.  I have earned over $30 in cash back from this app so far.

Coupons.com Print coupons to use in the store directly from your computer.

Red Plum Coupons Print coupons to use in the store directly from your computer for instant savings.

 

Investing / Finance:

Options House  A great stock trading platform.  $4.95 per stock transaction.  Easy dashboard to use and understand.  Various resources on their website to utilize.

Credit Sesame  A great place to monitor your financial health in one place.  You receive a free credit report monthly with your credit score.  Worth checking out to see how you are doing every month and make sure there is not any suspicious activity on your credit report.

Mint  I love Mint.  It is a snapshot of all your bills and you can receive alerts when your bills are due.  It is a way to monitor your net worth and view your budget.  It is interesting to see how you are doing financially at a glance.  Takes some time to set up all your accounts but well worth the time invested.

Betterment

Freelance:

Fiverr

Ways to sell stuff:

DeCluttr  Sell your CD’s, DVD’s, Books, Games and tech that you have laying around the house.  It is as easy as scanning the barcodes with your phone, boxing up what you want to sell and sending it to DeCluttr.  They will send you your money earned to you and you have less clutter laying around the house.

Ebay  Great place to start your holiday shopping, to find supplies for your business, craft supplies, or something a little personal for yourself.

Etsy   Etsy is a great place if you are looking for handmade items whether looking for yourself or gift giving there is always great ideas and items waiting to be purchased.  For reasonable handmade jewelry items check out KattfiveCreations.  If you are in the market for crafting/jewelry supplies check out MyDestashShop.  These are both my shops that I currently own and operate.  Both shops were started in 2009.

A couple of my other favorite shops that I have used or purchase from are:

Teaman  Fantastic tea and coffee.  Great customer service.

JustPureMinerals  Great mineral make up.  Always a pleasure to work with.

WasteNotRecycledArt  Recycled photo blocks.  Mandy is awesome to work with and the quality of their work is phenomenal.

Books:

E-Books:

APPS:

Shopkick  This app is interesting as you receive points “kicks” for various things you do centered around shopping.  The app alerts you if you are in an area where you can get kicks for just walking into a store.  You can also earn kicks by scanning different items at the store and additional kicks for purchasing some items and scanning you receipts.  You can cash in your kick points for various gift cards.  Use this link to sign up for Shopkick and get started shopping.

Surveys on the go  One of my favorite survey apps or otherwise.  Their surveys are quick and to the point.  Some pay as little as .10 but others pay more, one I received paid $4.00.  Payout is at $10.00.  I am well on my way to my second payout and have only had the app on my phone for two months.

Inbox Dollars  Great app with alot of earning potential.  Quick to use.  Payout is at $30.00 but if you are active in their site you can get to that fairly quickly.

Google Opinion Rewards  This app is great if you purchase apps from the Google play store.  They are consistant in giving you surveys to answer.  The surveys range in amounts and can add up pretty quickly.  You can use your Google credits at any time for purchases made.  You can buy apps, games, books, music and movies through the Google play store.

Fitness APPS:

PACT

Walgreens

Dicks Sporting Goods

Everything Else:

Amazon