Guest Blog Post: Veronica

Veronica has been a Compass client for almost a year now! She is working hard toward her goals of homeownership and continuing her education. Veronica is a die-hard bargain shopper. In every coaching appointment, she has a new tip or trick she has used to reduce her expenses and maximize her family’s income. Veronica launched a blog in order to share some of her money making and money savings tips. On her blog, she also reviews products under the name Vero-The-Test. Check out Veronica's blog by clicking here. As part of Compass Connect's year end wrap-up, Veronica wrote a guest post about three money saving tips she used this year.

 

Do you like to save? I do! It is one of my biggest hobbies, so I’m excited to share my top three money savings tips with you.

Couponing

Couponing has become a staple in my household and is an underused technique.  This isn’t just about coupon clipping from fliers, but also using online coupons that you can print and get rewarded for using them.

The first site that I would like to introduce to you is SendEarnings.  This site is free and has several ways to earn cash, but I just use the couponing and paid email features. Here is what you do:

  1. Register on SendEarnings.com

  2. Click the Deals Tab

  3. Select Coupons - you will see a huge list of coupons from Coupons.com, but you get an additional $0.10 for each coupon you redeem through SendEarnings (check out more details on my blog).

Cash Back Rebates

Now if you are like myself--a frugal, busy mom that does most of your shopping online--then you will LOVE this.  My next tip is a cash back rebate site, Ebates.  It is also free--simply register. After your first purchase, they send you a FREE $10 gift card.

To use Ebates, you should shop online as normal; but, instead of logging onto the store’s website, you log-in through the Ebates Marketplace.  There is a pop-up window for each store with the cash back percentage that you will receive after your purchase.  This is your money that you just get back as a rebate for shopping at the stores you already shop at!  To make it even more convenient, you can download an add-on to your web browser that will remind you if you qualify for any rebates through Ebates when you are logged into another store.  The excitement doesn’t stop there; they also provide you with a list of discount codes to use on your purchase. If you ask me, that’s a win-win.

Cash Back Apps

Here are a few of my favorite money saving mobile apps that you download to your smart-phone, select offers, and save. To save even more, I like to combine this savings method with my first tip, couponing! One of my favorite apps is MobiSave. I also use Ibotta and Checkout 51.

The apps are simple to use; download the apps, select the coupons that interests you ($0.25 off, $5 off, etc.), purchase the items and scan your receipt on the app. Cha-ching! The best part is that you can get cash back for the same product on each app.  So, upload that receipt to all 3 apps to get even more cash.

If you are interested more awesome tips, feel free to free to follow my blog for more on how these sites/apps work. I also provide step-by-step instructions and how-to guides.

Thanks for reading!

Veronica (Vero-The-Test)