As I stated previously, I’m going to be all hush hush about the Christmas goings on here at the Ryder household because of my vastly vocal following who will spoil the fun for family. The photos will simply be to demonstrate the Christmas joys we Ryders have experienced over years passed. (Basically, since we have had a digital camera). Meanwhile, I will tell about something unrelated. (Here at The Low Ryder, I pride myself on my randomness.)
BUT, in this installment of My Cheap Trick, I HAVE GOT to tell you about something awesome.
I am making money this Christmas!
This is not a joke or a pyramidy thing. I don’t believe in those. I mean. I do. I love Mary Kay and Tupperware and Pampered Chef, and recently, 31 gifts,
but my ability to infectiously sell others on the love is . . .well, crappy. I’m not a saleswoman.
However, today I got a check in the mail for $19.39 cents. That check was my paycheck for 2010.
I know. Don’t be so jealous. It is a lot. Most stay at home moms make nothing in green that isn’t Crayola inspired.
And . . . .I have another check in my payroll account waiting for me to finish my shopping. It is almost $14. That’s right. You heard me.
This year I did my Christmas shopping online through Ebates. (in my jammies)
Let me tell you, it is SO EASY. It is NOT too good to be true. (Would I lie?) Think of Ebates as a mall entrance with almost all the stores in the world inside. (Walmart, Target, Sears, Lands End, Macys, Bath and Body Works, Kmart, Lowes, Barnes and Noble, etc.)
Once you enter the Ebates mall and give them your address, then all the shopping you do in the mall gives you a rebate. When you click on various stores within Ebates, you can see all the coupon and deal codes that each store is currently running.(Like tonight at LANDS END-Free Shipping and 25% off EVERYTHING! Plus 6% of your purchase back to you through Ebates. Right on!)
And then you shop and Ebates watches and then they send you a check every 3 months.
I’m not kidding. I am completely BAFOONISH in all areas of smarts related to online shopping, but this was the breakthrough of all times. They just mailed me a check for a percentage of my purchases. All I do is go to Ebates and then click through to my store of choice. (Not too good to be true, remember?)
As a super duper awesome bonus, when you sign up at EBATES and then buy something, $5 will automatically go into your account.
Also if you sign up by clicking HERE, and then buy $25 worth of stuff, I will get $5 in my next paycheck for referring you. I will confess that I am partly doing this blog post for this reason. But I will be helping you because it is really, truly, worthwhile. So I guess it is kind of pyramidish in that sense, but once you establish an account and then refer people through your account, I get nothing, but YOU will get $5 to your account. I suppose this free advertising is how they make their money. And I guess, how I make mine. (Oh sweet blessed $19.39. I earned you by the sweat of my fingertips clicking on the keyboard.)
So if you are smart, sign UP! It is great getting paid to shop. It is great not dragging my kids to the store. It is great having all the presents arrive at my doorstop, not having paid ONE shipping charge. (There are SO many coupon codes for free shipping!)
Okay, excitement makes me ramble. PLEASE do yourself a favor and sign up and get shopping while there is still time for things to arrive by Christmas. 🙂
Just in case you didn’t get that link it is EBATES.COM