Jennifer recently shared her story in SavEars and I’m so impressed by her savings!
I did it again! Just made my final payment for my trip in September. We are staying 12 nights at POR for just over 5k! This is the 2nd trip paid in full from earning sites/apps and took about 10 months to do- the ONLY thing that was paid from our “pocket” was $200 that my hubby got as an unexpected bonus. Even our deposit was from earned gift cards from last year (when we booked the bounce back offer)!! I do a lot of surveys and money maker offers (not paid for out of pocket, I roll my earnings so that I pay for offers out of earned money!)
Not everything was from Swagbucks, I also used Survey on the Go, Applike, AppBounty, Ebates, Instagc, Keep Rewarding, Louder Rewards, Ibotta, and Mile Up (I did the insurance report that is no longer available, this pushed me over my needed amount to pay off early!). I also earned $250 in gift cards from the Disney Visa when I signed up! Along with our trip being paid in full, I also earned enough Amazon credit (this was from app bounty/louder rewards) for $300 in hotels.com gift cards to pay for the 2 nights at the beach prior to Disney. I will be using the remainder of my amazon credits for Landry’s and Starbucks gift cards. I’m also using the next month and a half to save for some extra spending money (I put back money from our taxes for spending/tips/ gas since we are driving). I already have $105 extra for that, along with another $100 in gift cards on the way from using the Disney Vacation Account!
For anyone that thinks it’s not possible to not pay out of pocket for a trip, you are totally wrong! I hope this motivates some people thinking its impossible for them, I felt the same way 2 years ago when I started paying for my first trip! I spent anywhere from 10 minutes to 3ish hours a day on my apps/swagbucks, depending on what offers I had and how long it took to make my personal daily goal.