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Get Deals & Earn Money with MooLaLa December 31, 2010

Filed under: Money Maker — Heather @ 7:21 pm

There’s a brand new daily deals site called MooLaLa. It’s so new, the daily deals haven’t even started yet. You will want to sign up right away, though. Here’s why: You can earn money via MooLaLa.

They call it the PayMatrix. When you make a purchase, they will pay you 2% of your purchase price. When you a friend you refer signs up, you earn 2% on their purchases. You’ll also earn 2% on purchases made by your friends’ friends, your friends’ friends’ friends purchases, & your friends’ friends’ friends’ friends’ purchases! It sounds more confusing than it is; it’s a 2% 5 tier payment level.

Here’s the best part: the 2% payment isn’t a 1 time deal. They will keep paying you 2% on those purchases forever. I suppose that could change at some point, but as it stands now, that’s their policy.

My advice is to sign up for MooLaLa right away & start inviting your friends. Earn 2% off their purchases & not the other way around!

Thanks, Heather for the heads up!

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10 Lessons We Learned in 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather @ 4:14 pm

As I reflect on 2010, here are 10 lessons I think we, as a society, have learned this year.

  1. Clipping coupons is cool again. People no longer assume the only people clipping coupons are 75 year old grannies with 11 cats. Couponing has become socially acceptable across the socio economic spectrum.
  2. Bartering is cool again. People have embraced the concept that they have skills that are valuable. Trading services such as income tax filing for yard maintenance is a win/win for everyone (assuming it is an equitable trade).
  3. Imaginary money is just that…imaginary! Raiding retirement plans or using the equity in homes “because it’s a sure thing” isn’t a sure thing…as so many people painfully learned this year.
  4. Downsizing doesn’t mean downgrading. Whether it was a smaller living space, smaller car, or a shorter commute many have realized that bigger isn’t always better.
  5. Free is cool again! Free movies, kids eating out free at restaurants, public libraries, etc…we’re no longer ashamed to take advantage of freebies.
  6. Be grateful for the job you have. With so many unemployed people waiting for a job, the idea that “they can take this job & shove it” has become a distant, faded memory.
  7. Luxuries are just that…luxuries! People have realized that designer purses, exotic trips, home theater systems, etc. are nice…if you can afford them. Going camping is better than losing sleep trying to figure out how to pay for that trip to Maui.
  8. Cooking is cool again. Americans are eating out less & relying on processed foods less. Real honest to goodness meals at home are not only healthier, they cost less. And we’re lovin’ that (unless of course, you work in the food services industry!).
  9. Repairing items is often better than replacing them. People are keeping their cars longer, having tailors mend garments, refinishing furniture. etc.
  10. Save is no longer a 4 letter word. If you had told someone 5 years ago to increase (or simply start) their savings, they likely would have called you a worrier. Oh what a difference 5 years makes! People are saving money now; it may not be a lot given the current economy, but the notion of a savings account or emergency fund is something most of us have embraced.

These are just my observations. Feel free to agree or disagree with any of them. If you have another lesson you think we’ve learned in 2010, leave a comment & let us know!

(Image courtesy of North Folk Parents.)

 

Start Swagging Now for Next Christmas!

Filed under: Amazon,Freebies,Swagbucks — Heather @ 10:11 am

The end of the holiday season is here…along with the end 2010. If you haven’t┬ásigned up for Swagbucks yet, now is the perfect time to do so. Why? Because you have the entire year ahead of you to earn Swagbucks!

Imagine that all of your presents for next December were free. Yes, free. If you start saving your Swagbucks now, that could be a reality. I know several people that experienced that this Christmas (or at least, the majority of their presents were free). How would your family benefit from that financial relief? Personally, I used over $160 in Amazon gift cards this past year (not all at Christmas) & still have enough Swagbucks for $60 more.

You’re probably asking “What’s the catch?” I can honestly tell you, there isn’t one. You create an account, use the search engine as usual, & earn Swagbucks (there are other ways to earn them as well, but searching the web is the main way). You then convert your Swagbucks into gift cards, prizes. etc. There is no annoying spam, no hoops to jump through….it really is that easy.

If you want to reduce your budget for 2011, sign up for Swagbucks. You can buy virtually anything from Amazon, so get your stuff free using gift cards that you earned at Swagbucks. If you’re going to be searching online anyway, why not get rewarded for doing so?

 

December 30, 2010

Filed under: Coupons — Heather @ 11:15 pm

Go “like” LOFT (formerly Ann Taylor Loft) on Facebook. Once you do, you will be able to print off a coupon for $10 off a $50 purchase that is valid through Sunday. Considering they likely still have items on sale after the holidays, you should be able to score some great deals!

Thanks, Coupon Cravings.

 

$1/1 Coffeemate Coupon

Filed under: Albertsons,Coupons,Doublers,Freebies — Heather @ 10:55 pm

Print out this $1/1 Coffeemate coupon & score some free or inexpensive creamer. Rumor has it that we’re getting Albertsons doublers this weekend, & this would be a great coupon to pair with a doubler!

Thanks, Printable Coupons & Deals.

 

Possible Baby Alive Doll $1.24 at Target

Filed under: Coupons,Target — Heather @ 6:05 pm

It’s being reported that some Targets have Baby Alive dolls on clearance for $6.24. Use this $5/1 Baby Alive Simple Care for Me coupon & get the doll for $1.24!

Target seems to have no rhyme or reason to how they clearance items across the nation, so YMMV (your mileage may vary) with this deal. Also, you may or may not find the correct Baby Alive deal on clearance.

Why would you want a toy deal so soon after the holidays? Valentine’s Day, Easter, etc. are all coming up. Or stash this away for the inevitable birthday parties your children will get invited to all year long. Or Toys for Tots for next year!

Thanks, Mama Cheaps for the great find.

 

BMIM in 2011

Filed under: Uncategorized — Heather @ 4:58 pm

Change is a comin’ in 2011 for BMIM & I’m excited about it. In addition to what I already have planned, I’m working on my business plan for the next year.
So….what would you like to see from BMIM in the upcoming year? Are there features you would like added to the site? Do you have a story idea you would like me to cover? A series that you would like to read that would where I take one subject & break it down in a more in depth way? I’m open to all ideas.
Let me know what you think would be valuable to you in 2011. After all, my goal is to help you!
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