Brienne has proved that small things really do add up! She has successfully couponed her way to almost half of what she needs for her upcoming trip.
I am pretty happy to report that I have paid off most of my trip with earned money from apps, and it is all thanks to Kristen Cooper, her Couponing to Disney Website and SavEars Facebook group. My trip total was $2,881.37 which includes 9 nights at Pop Century, 8 Park Hoppers, Memory Maker and our flight.
I started to really use Swagbucks in June when I found this wonderful community of Disney fanatics who like me, love Disney but are on a budget. I have learned so much these past 9 months. It is time consuming and not always fun, but the end result is so worth it. I try to make at least $50 a month with Swagbucks cashing out for $25.00 Sams Club at the beginning of the month (discounted for $22.00) and $25.00 Paypal at the end of the month.
Then I do what I can with the other money making apps. I have made a total of $1,716.96 so far and used my tax refund to pay for the rest of my trip. I only counted bonuses on IBOTTA not the cashback on items. I thought of that as more of a coupon then earned money.
I purchase the gift cards at Sams Club for a discounted price ($144.98 for 150.00 in gift cards). I use my gift cards from Swagbucks when I acquire $150.00. Then I use my Discover Card for the rest of the balance, because it has been offering 5% cashback at warehouse stores. Then I use PayPal to pay off Discover.
I am hoping that the money in my dime jar will be enough for food. I still have a whole month to earn more!
Here is the breakdown of my savings, as you can see every little bit adds up:
Bank Cashback: $24.00
Credit Cashback: $73.82
Cricket Rewards: $55.00
CVS Surveys: $20.00
Disney Movie Rewards: $75.00
Field Agent: $108.00
Selling items/wins: $331.00
Qriket: $28.58 (use code CDE957)
Savings Catcher: $10.54
Saving Star: $5.22
I leave for my trip at the end of April and it will be so great to go and not have to think about how I am going to pay it off when I come back. Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me along on my journey. This is not the end, only the beginning of many great adventures. Saving has become a way of life now.
New to Swagbucks? Swagbucks is a way to earn points by doing surveys, watching videos, and discovering new things. All these points, called SB, can be redeemed for gift cards from hundreds of major retailers including Target, Walmart, and you can also redeem your points for Paypal!
If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, you can join through this link. Be sure to enter the code DISNEY70 to get started with 70 SB (this is exclusive to CouponingtoDisney readers; you only get 30 SB if you don’t use this link and code).
Just click on “I have a sign up code” when you join and put in the code DISNEY70.
If you are not a member of my Facebook group Saving for Disney with C2D (The SavEars) you should go join! It’s FREE and we help each other out. You don’t have to be saving for Disney to join. It’s a fun way for all of us to connect, and get to know other like minded individuals. If you are new to Swagbucks, they will be more than happy to help you along and answer any questions you may have!
Every day there is a new daily thread started that lists ways to earn Swagbucks. This helps everyone reach their goals. Just search Swagbucks after you go to the Savears group and you will see it!
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