Smartphone Apps that PAY – Get Paid to Shop!

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Smartphone Apps that PAY - Make-Money-from-Your-Smartphone

Did you know you can make money from your smartphone?  I have some AWESOME smartphone apps that PAY you for shopping: iBotta, Checkout 51, Shopkick, Berry Cart, Shopmium, Groupon Snap, and now Top CashBack!  All reward you for doing the shopping you already do!  And they’re pretty darn easy to use, and therefore to make money!  And the best part is ALL of these are free apps, available in the app store!

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Smartphone Apps that PAY You to Shop
Smartphone Apps that Pay - Berry Cart

Berry Cart is the solution for those who think it’s just too expensive to buy fresh organic fruits, veggies, and other healthy foods.  Once you’ve reviewed the items eligible for rebate, scan them within the app, then upload your reciept.  Once your reciept is reviewed, your money will go in to your account.  You can cash out via PayPal or select a gift card, including Target, Starbucks, and more! [Read more…]

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Holding a Successful Garage Sale

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holding a successful garage sale

Holding a successful garage sale

Holding a successful garage sale takes a little planning, and a little thought.  If you expect to just throw your stuff out on the lawn the morning of, with no price tags, and sell everything like hot cakes, then you’ll likely be sorely disappointed.  Unless you actually have hot cakes to sell, in which case, let me know; I’ll bring my own fork.  😉

As a self-proclaimed veteran garage sale goer and holder, I’ve picked up a few tips and tricks along the way. And with it being “garage sale season”, I know many of you may be looking to unload lots of your loot.

So, here are my (sometimes rather opinionated) tips to making the most of your garage sale:

Holding a Successful Garage Sale: Before the sale (Prep work)

  • Take the sentimentality out of your pricing. So you’re ready to part with that adorable costume your kid wore for Halloween? Great, but keep in mind what someone would actually PAY for it, not what you think it was worth to you.
  • It doesn’t matter what you paid for something new.  This is a garage sale, and people expect reasonable prices for goods being sold.  You may have paid $100 for that lovely purse when it was new, but if you’re selling it at a garage sale, expect to let it go for less than $20.  If you think you could (should) get more for it, try posting it to a Facebook yard sale group, Craigslist, Amazon, or eBay.  Remember, this is a garage sale; people are looking for cheap finds on used goods.  You just won’t see many high-end items at a garage sale, and there’s good reason for that.
  • Have prices clearly marked or posted.  My biggest pet peeve, and the quickest way for me to exit a sale, is to not find prices on anything.  Yes, this takes time and preparation before hand.  You’ll want to start pricing things at least a few days ahead of time, and put price tags on as much as you can.  If you have a group of like items all at the same price (clothes, books, etc), you may be able to get away with just posting a sign for that group.
  • Advertise your sale.  Utilize free tools, like Craigslist and Facebook, to get the word out about your sale.  If you don’t have any, create (or buy) signs so people can know where you are.  Make sure your signs are EASILY readable from the street, and your address is clearly shown.
  • “Display” as much as possible.  Don’t make me dig through a box on your driveway to find something worthwhile.  Set up multiple tables, shelves, and other areas on which to display what you’re selling.  The more visible your items are, the easier people can spot them, the more likely they’ll be to come over and browse!  This is especially critical for big-ticket items or any items you really wish to MOVE!  Selling clothes? Take two ladders, and run a pole through the rungs, and voila!  You’ve got a rack to display clothing on hangers.  Or if you’re really lucky or fancy, utilize one of these.  Books — show as many of them with their front covers showing as possible.  Group series, and/or same authors together — people may wish to “bundle” them.

Holding a Successful Garage Sale: During the sale

  • Be prepared for haggling.  This should go without saying, but I’ve been to many garage sales where people seemed shocked that I suggested a lower price on items.  Along those lines, see my next point:
  • Keep your goal in mind.  Are you selling items to help make ends meet?  Are you simply looking to purge clutter in your home?  Are you raising money for a charity?  (If so, you definitely advertise that it’s a fundraiser — it’ll be certain to drive customers your way.)  What will happen with unsold items: will they be donated, or will some items come back in to be sold at future garage sales or online?  If you’re looking simply to lighten your load, then flexibility in price is key.  However, if you are looking to make money, then stay firm with your (reasonable, well-thought-out) prices; but be prepared for some items to not sell that day.  Consider an online sale via Craigslist, eBay, or in a Facebook group.  There are TONS of Facebook groups just within the Atlanta area dedicated to this purpose.

 

All in all, if you take a little time before hand to prep and tag your items at reasonable prices, but are prepared to wiggle on them; have things displayed well for folks to peruse through;  and can let that sentimental item out of your tight grip — you, too, can hold a successful garage sale!

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Make Money From Home: 10% Bonus at Cash4Books.net

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Cash4Books is at it again!  During the month of October, Cash4Books is offering an additional 10% on all the books they’ll buy from you.  To take advantage of this offer, use promo code halloween at check out, and they’ll automatically add 10% to what you’ll get.  For example, if you sell $50 worth of textbooks or other books, then you’ll get an additional $5!  — and don’t forget all of this includes FREE shipping!  Go here to start selling your books AND snag your 10% bonus!!

Order must be submitted by 11:59 PM, October 31, 2012.  Maximum $50 bonus.  Limit 1 per customer.  Cannot be combined with other offers.  Cannot be applied retroactively.

Keep on saving!  :o)
–Barbara

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Make Money From Home: Cash4Books May 15% bonus !!

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With the school year winding down, and summer *just* around the corner, now is a great time to sell your old textbooks or other books!  Cash4Books is willing to offer an additional 15% on all the books they’ll buy from you.   

To take advantage of this offer, use promo code hidden cash at check out, and they’ll automatically add 15% to what you’ll get.  That means, if you sell $50 worth of books, then you’ll get an additional $7.50!  — and don’t forget all of this includes FREE shipping!  Go here to start selling your books AND snag your 15% bonus!!

Order must be submitted by 11:59 PM, June 8, 2012.  Maximum $50 bonus.  Limit 1 per customer.  Cannot be combined with other offers.  Cannot be applied retroactively.

Keep on saving!  :o)
–Barbara

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Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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Make Money From Home: Cash4Books.net – 15% Bonus

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You’ve heard me rave about Cash4Books in the past.  Well, right now through April 30th, whilst in the midst of your spring cleaning, you’ll get an extra 15% buyback bonus when you sell them your books!  Just use the bonus code HighFive.  For example, if you sell your books for $50, you’ll get an extra $7.50 with this bonus code!   
Remember, it’s FREE to ship your books, once you’ve confirmed your sale with them.  There’s even a mobile app, which makes scanning a breeze!  You can get started with Cash4Books here.
I’d love to hear how much you get for YOUR books, so feel free to leave a comment on the blog or Facebook wall.  :o) 

Keep on saving!  :o)

–Barbara
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--Barbara

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Make Money Off Your Old Books – Cash4Books

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Cash For Books, Free Shipping, Free Quotes - Sell Used Books Online!

With Spring around the corner (or at least Spring-like weather flaunting itself at us!) comes the promise of spring cleaning.  With that, I wanted to remind you about Cash4Books.   It’s a great way to make a few bucks off your old books.  I’ve utilized them several times just within the last year, and have been overall pretty pleased with them, including selling some of my old college textbooks.  The newer the book, or the more in demand the book, the more likely they’ll be to to take it.  Simply enter the ISBN codes and get an instant quote on your books.

Best of all, they now have a mobile app, so you can just scan the ISBN code right from your phone, and get a quote instantly!  Check it all out here!  :o)

Keep on saving!  :o)
--Barbara

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