It’s time to give the couch cushions a rest. No matter how many times you take them off to do yet another search for coins, it’s not really the most effective way to find extra money.
Here are some ideas for relatively painless ways to make extra money by doing things you might be doing anyway — from online shopping to collecting receipts — plus a few ideas on performing easy tasks that will also earn some cash.
1. Get cash back whenever you shop
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Cash-back websites earn you money for something you’re doing anyway: shopping.
With Ebates, for example, simply provide your email address and within seconds you’ll start earning cash back when you shop at any one of more than 2,000 online stores. After registering, take another few seconds and download their browser tool. Then, whenever you search for anything online, you’ll automatically see which stores are offering rebates on that item.
If you don’t do anything else, join both these sites right now. Otherwise, you’re leaving easy money on the table.