Earn FREE Amazon Gift Cards from Opinion Outpost!

If you’ve been reading my blog for awhile, then you know I LOVE a good Amazon deal! I love them even more when I can get them for FREE using gift cards I earn from various survey sites! I want to help YOU get Amazon freebies in the New Year, too! If you haven’t signed up with Opinion Outpost yet, it’s another great survey site where you can earn Amazon gift cards, iTunes gift cards, and even Paypal cash!

Click here to register–> Opinion Outpost

You will not get rich overnight completing surveys, but I have been doing them for years now as a way to get a little extra cash for Christmas or to get gift cards to buy things my family needs.  Here are some tips for getting started:

1.  Make sure you verify your e-mail to activate your account.

2.  Make sure you fill out your profile completely to get more survey offers.

3.  When you receive screeners by e-mail, complete them quickly to increase your chances of being included in the survey group.

Looking for other great survey companies?  Here are a few of my favorites:

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Opinion Outpost: earn cash for completing surveys and product trials!

Four 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!  One of the ways that I earn cash for Christmas is by completing surveys online!

Opinion Outpost is one of my favorite survey sites!  They will send you links when you potentially qualify for a survey.  Complete the screener and if you qualify, you will be able to complete a longer survery and earn points. You earn points for completing surveysand for you can cash out points for Amazon gift cards, Paypal cash, Citibank pre-paid cards, or Restaurant.com gift cards!

Click here to register for Opinion Outpost–> Opinion Outpost Registration

You will not get rich completing surveys, but it is nice to earn extra cash each month.  The more diligent you are about completing surveys, the more offers you will get!  You will also be entered into quarterly drawings to win $10,000!  I could do a LOT with that money!

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Tuesday Tips: Six Ways to Earn Amazon cards!

If you’ve been reading my blog for long, then you know that I ? Amazon!  I buy everything from grocery items (cereal, drinks, pasta sauce, cracks, and other snacks) to batteries, Pull-Ups, toilet paper, razors, laundry detergent, books, movies, and more from them!  Taking advantage of Amazon deals and using gift cards I’ve earned to pay for them has really helped us to cut our budget!

If you’re wanting to cut your budget and looking for more ways to earn Amazon cards, here are six “legit” ways I’ve found to earn Amazon gift cards!

1.  Change jar ~ Since we use cash only, last year, my husband and I decided to start achange jar where we would keep all of the change we earned from purchases.  We were very surprised that we accumulated almost $200 last year by doing this!  Part of it went to help pay for a family vacation we took last summer.  The rest of it was “cashed in” for Amazon gift cards to buy Christmas gifts.  When you visit a Coinstar machine, you have the option of “cashing out” but then you have to pay 9.8 cents per dollar. They also have an option where you can get “free coin counting” if you opt for a gift card or gift certificate instead. Amazon is one of the choices and the e-certificates you get for Amazon never expire! They also offer gift cards for Albertson’s, Borders, Cabela’s, CVS, Eddie Bauer, iTunes, JC Penney, Lowe’s, Old Navy, Overstock.com, Regal Entertainment Group, and Starbucks.  Our change jar that we started again in January is now full, so I’ll be cashing it in sometime this week.  I’ll let you know how it turns out!

2.  E-PollEpoll.com is a survey site that I have been with for several years now.  The surveys are typically fairly easy and usually relate to TV shows.  I usually get 2-3 surveys each month.  You earn points for completing the surveys which can then be exchanged for gift cards to Amazon and a number of other retailers including Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, and Red Lobster.  They also have surveys for kids in the 2-5 year age group and the 6+ age group.  I’ve started getting more surveys now that my kids are older!

3.  My Points – My Points is an easy way to earn gift cards for Amazon or a number of other retailers.  All you have to do is read the e-mails they send,  shop through links on their site, or submit Bzz Agent reports.  I’ve been with them for several years now (I can’t remember when I started!) and I’ve earned many gift cards just by reading the e-mails and submitting my Bzz Agent reports.

4.  Opinion OutpostOpinion Outpost is another survey site, and my personal favorite!  They will send you links when you potentially qualify for a survey.  Complete the screener and if you qualify, you will be able to complete a longer survery and earn points. You earn points for completing surveys and for every 50 “opinion points” you earn, you can choose to cash out for a check, a $5 Amazon gift card, a $50 Restaurant.com gift card, or a $5 Citibank pre-paid credit card.  I joined last March and earned $272 just for completing surveys throughout the year last year!  You can learn more about Opinion Outpost here.

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5.  SwagbucksSwagbucks is one of my favorite “rewards” sites.  You earn points just for searching the web, which is something you do are probably doing on a daily basis anyway!  You can find out more about Swagbucks here.

6.  Crowdtap ~ Crowdtap is my newest “find”  I just signed up a few weeks ago.  In addition to earning gift cards, you can also try out new products for FREE! Some of their recent products have come from Old Navy, Vermont Teddy Bear, and Playtex. Plus, you can sign up to host “House Parties.” You can also donate to charities, which makes it even better in my opinion. Some of the charities you can choose from include the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation, Autism Speaks, the American Red Cross, and the American Society for Prevention of Cruelty for Animals.  I haven’t earned a lot from them yet, but I’m having fun with their discussions and Quick Hits!

Also, check with your bank to find out if they offer rewards if you use your debit card.  We recently found out that we were earning points from our bank for using our debit card and one of the participating retailers that we can cash out for gift cards with is Amazon!

By doing these simple things, you’ll be well on your way to cutting your budget on household expenses or funding your 100% cash Christmas!

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Website of the week Wednesday: Opinion Outpost

I discovered Opinion Outpost about six weeks ago, but it has quickly become one of my favorite survey sites and I wish I would have discovered it a lot sooner!  On average, the surveys pay between $1.50 and $3 and most surveys only take about 5-10 minutes to complete.  Since I joined, I have already been able to deposit $36 in our 100% cash Christmas account, which is more than I’ve made from any other survey company recently.  Their turn around time is also very fast – my check arrived less than a week after I cashed out!

How it Works

Once you register, you will receive e-mails about potential surveys you may qualify for.  When you click on the link, you will have to answer a few quick “screener” questions.  If you qualify for the survey, you will then be directed to the survey.  If you don’t qualify for the survey, sometimes they will ask you if you want to see if you qualify for any other surveys.  Other times, you will be directed to a link where you can enter an instant win game to win $50.

As you complete surveys, you get a certain amount of reward points.  These points correlate to dollar amounts.  For example, 10 points is equal to one dollar.

To ensure that you qualify for more surveys, I recommend filling out all of the information in the “Member Profiles” section.  There are seven different areas – general, health, household technology, leisure & activities, personal finance, personal vehicles, professional, shopping, and travel.

Cashing Out

To “cash out” click on the “Rewards” link on the left of the page.  This will show you what your current accumulated award balance is.  Once you accumulate $5, you are eligible to cash out.  This is a much lower threshold than other companies require for cashing out.  You can cash out for a check, and Amazon.com code (sent instantly to your e-mail address), or a Citi gift card (virtual or physical).  The Amazon.com and Citi card options were new for me!!

If you haven’t checked out Opinion Outpost yet, you really should!