Almost three years ago, my husband and I took Dave Ramsey’s Financial Peace University class and began using a “cash only” system. The last two years, we have used cash and gift cards that we’ve earned throughout the year to pay for our Christmas. I can’t tell you what a relief it was to not be bombarded by credit card bills in January right when our property taxes and Homeowner’s association fees are due!
If you’d like to save for a “cash Christmas” this year, it’s not too late! There are still plenty of ways that to earn some extra cash and gift cards for the holidays if you start now! For the next 30 days, I’ll be highlighting ways that you can stash away some extra cash! Check out previous posts from the 30 Ways to Save for a Cash Christmas series here.
If you’re not familiar with Pampers Gifts to Grow, you can enter codes from Pampers diapers, wipes, and training pants and accumulate points that can be redeemed for rewards. I typically save mine until they have gift card offers, but you can also get Shutterfly items (photo prints, photo calendar, photo books, etc.), toys, Diapers.com codes and more! Right now, for 1,000 points, you can get a $10 Diapers.com gift certificate, a 20 page Shutterfly photo book, or a $10 BJ’s gift card! I earned enough points just by entering bonus codes over the last year to get a $10 Red Robin gift card that also includes acoupon for a free kid’s meal! They’ve just added new rewards including a $10 Applebee’s gift card! You could use any of these items as Christmas gifts!
Here’s a new bonus code worth 5 points: BABYISDUEANYDAY (valid until 8/6)
Here’s a list of other codes that may work if you haven’t entered them before – there’s 260 possible points: please let me know if these are no longer working so I can update the list!
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