Well, it's not really raining money, it is more like a slight drizzle. When I opened my email inbox and my postal mailbox, it wasn't filled with the usual junkmail. Today, they were filled with money. How much money you ask? Well just keep reading.

  • Ebates: I received my "Big Fat Check" of $43.90 via email from Ebates. As I posted before, this website allows you to shop at all your favorite stores online AND you get a rebate for purchasing thru the Ebates website. The rebate percentage is clearly listed on the website. I hate going to the mall so all my holiday shopping will be done thru Ebates. They are offering a $10 signup bonus thru the end of today (11/15/07) and then it goes back to the normal $5 signup bonus. You must make at least one purchase to get the bonus. With the holiday season approaching, that shouldn't be a problem. Signup HERE.

  • PineCone Research: I completed a survey yesterday and received my $5 payment today. The surveys are pretty easy and take about 5-10 minutes to complete. They usually send a payment via Paypal the day after the survey has been completed. I signed up a few months ago and I get about 2-3 surveys a month. I certainly won't get rich doing this but every little bit helps. Signup HERE.

  • MyPoints: A couple of weeks ago, I redeemed some of my points for a $50 Target giftcard and it arrived today. I have been a Mypoints member for a few years now and would estimate I have received over $500 just for clicking on emails or shopping thru the Mypoints website. Tip: You may want to setup a separate email account to use for MyPoints. I usually get anywhere from 5-10 emails a day. Signup Here.

I'll be sure to enjoy my $98.90. Do you want to make a little money for doing a little bit of nothing? Be sure to click on the signup HERE links. I only get a referral fee from Ebates.com. Is there a site that you use to get free money with little effort? If so, feel free to share.

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  1. Anonymous // November 15, 2007 at 9:03 PM  

    The Pinecone site does not appear to allow new members without an invite to join.

  2. Anonymous // November 16, 2007 at 7:14 AM  

    Great suggestions, I'm a Mypoints member but have to check out the other sites.

    Regarding MyPoints and email, I use GMail. One cool trick with Gmail is you can add "tags" to your email and then have GMail automatically file them.

    For example, if your email is lovetoblog@Gmail.com when you register, register as lovetoblog+mypoints@gmail.com. It will still arrive in your normal email inbox, but you can tag it passed on the postfix.

    Thanks for the tips!

  3. Anonymous // November 16, 2007 at 12:23 PM  

    I just got my first $4 check from American Consumer Opinion for a survey I did a few weeks ago. They're pretty good. If I had any tolerance for doing those en masse, that's probably who I'd go through.


  4. Anonymous // November 17, 2007 at 2:21 PM  

    Bronx Chica...Yeah I've been a member of mypoints and its worth it! Also e-Rewards.com is good- check it out!

  5. SingleGuyMoney // November 17, 2007 at 9:13 PM  

    Thanks for all the tips!