April Deposit To The Disney Fund | $294.52

  

Disney Fund

Sorry this is a bit late again this month! I added $294.52 to our Disney fund in April yay!! I also almost have enough points to cash out for another $25 Disney gift card from QuickRewards and should be getting my “Big Fat Check” from Ebates later this month!

Here is the breakdown:

Ibotta = $31.22

  • Earn cash when you buy groceries! LOVE LOVE LOVE this app!! Go HERE for my tutorial.

SavingStar = $8.75

  • When you buy the item specified, SavingStar will pay you cold hard cash…it’s FREE money! And even better, you can use these in addition to manufacturer coupons.

52-Week Money Saving Challenge = $80.00

  • Go HERE for full details on this! It’s a quick and easy way to save a minimum of $1378 this year!

Change = $37.30

  • Here’s my tip – NEVER spend your change unless it’s pennies. For example, if my total is $1.25, I give $2.00 and get $0.75 back. If my total is $1.26, I will give $2.01 so I get $0.75 back. I will use my pennies to get more silver back, but never spend my silver. It’s a tip I saw on Oprah years ago and IT WORKS!! I keep a big 5-gallon water bottle in my closet and add all my change weekly (after counting it).

MyPoints =

  • I haven’t cashed my points out yet but I am up to over 23,200 points, which is enough for several free gift cards woohoo! I bought several gift cards this month and earned well over 1,000 points for doing so. This is a HUGE tip! Buy gift cards for the stores/restaurants you shop at regularly through MyPoints, earn free points, and then redeem your points for free gift cards. So easy!

Jingit = $9.25

  • Jingit is partnered with big brands like Walmart, Hershey’s, Nabisco and Kraft and will pay you CASH for doing very simple things! Get paid to check into a store, watch commercials, online ads, or take short surveys. You can earn online, but should also get the app so you can get paid for store check-ins,

Surveys = $28.00

Deposit From Paychecks = $100

  • Back in January 2012, we set up an automatic withdraw to a new “vacation savings account” of $25 a week. I am from Palm Bay which is only about an hour from Disney, so we always visit family while we’re there. The extra $25/week ensures we have enough for both Disney AND visiting family. Having the “vacation savings account” is like a back-up plan so we don’t feel strapped while we’re there. If we don’t spend it, then we just have more for next time! $25 a week is very do-able! We never see it or miss it. $25 doesn’t sound like much, but that adds up to $1300 a year my friends :-) – Tip: If you bank online, do NOT add this account. You’ll never miss the $25, and you’re not seeing the balance every time you log on…out of sight, out of mind!!

It’s important to note that NONE of these things take much time. I am a busy woman (aren’t we all) and I don’t have much free time. In fact, this is the most important factor in determining programs I stick with. All of the programs above are quick, easy, and they work!

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March Deposit To The Disney Fund | $557.10

  

Disney Fund

Sorry this is a bit late this month! March was very good to me…I added $557.10 to our Disney fund yay!! My first quarter Ebates check is always high because it includes earnings from the holidays. Here is the breakdown:

Ibotta = $22.25

  • Earn cash when you buy groceries! LOVE this app!! Go HERE for my tutorial.

QuickRewards = $25 Disney Gift Card

  • QuickRewards is easily my favorite program right now and they have fantastic customer service! I have been with them for a couple of years and have cashed out for countless free Disney gift cards. You can also earn by doing searches, numerous activities on their site, and shopping online…including purchasing gift cards for several stores. So this is another site I “double dip” my rewards. I buy the gift card I want through QuickRewards, get paid for doing that, use that same gift card to shop online through QR, and get paid for that too. Sweet huh?? I ♥ free money! (P.S. – I also buy gift cards through MyPoints depending on which one is the better offer)

Ebates Cash Back = $182

  • Buy everything you can online so you get FREE cash back for your purchases. It’s free money and I usually get a better deal online anyway. Sign up HERE and get a FREE $10 gift card or $5 bonus! Ebates will send your “big fat check” (or Paypal) quarterly. See my tip HERE

Swagbucks = $10 (2 - $5 gift cards)

  • Make money for searching online! Go HERE for full details! I collect the gift cards and use them to order essentials for our trips. If I don’t use them for a trip, I save them for Christmas. Signup for free HERE

SavingStar = $19.75

  • When you buy the item specified, SavingStar will pay you cold hard cash…it’s FREE money! And even better, you can use these in addition to manufacturer coupons.

52-Week Money Saving Challenge = $55.00

  • Go HERE for full details on this! It’s a quick and easy way to save a minimum of $1378 this year!

Plink = $10.00

  • Earn points redeemable for gift cards when you make purchases at participating restaurants, movie theaters, and gas stations (500 points = a $5 gift card). You’ll get a FREE $5.00 gift card when you join. My experience with Plink has been completely positive and I’ve been paid twice. You can earn points from Taco Bell, Outback Steakhouse, Burger King, Red Robin, Arby’s, Dunkin Donuts, Cinemas, and many more! I cash out for Walmart gift cards and use them to buy essentials for our trip!

Change = $48.35

  • Here’s my tip – NEVER spend your change unless it’s pennies. For example, if my total is $1.25, I give $2.00 and get $0.75 back. If my total is $1.26, I will give $2.01 so I get $0.75 back. I will use my pennies to get more silver back, but never spend my silver. It’s a tip I saw on Oprah years ago and IT WORKS!! I keep a big 5-gallon water bottle in my closet and add all my change weekly (after counting it).

MyPoints =

  • I haven’t cashed my points out yet but I am up to over 22,000 points, which is enough for several free gift cards woohoo! I bought several gift cards this month and earned well over 1,000 points for doing so. This is a HUGE tip! Buy gift cards for the stores/restaurants you shop at regularly through MyPoints, earn free points, and then redeem your points for free gift cards. So easy!

Jingit =  $11.75

  • Jingit is partnered with big brands like Walmart, Hershey’s, Nabisco and Kraft and will pay you CASH for doing very simple things! Get paid to check into a store, watch commercials, online ads, or take short surveys. You can earn online, but should also get the app so you can get paid for store check-ins,

Surveys = $36.00

Rebate Checks = $12.00

  • I don’t do a lot of rebate checks unless it’s something I am buying anyway.

Deposit From Paychecks = $125

  • Back in January 2012, we set up an automatic withdraw to a new “vacation savings account” of $25 a week. I am from Palm Bay which is only about an hour from Disney, so we always visit family while we’re there. The extra $25/week ensures we have enough for both Disney AND visiting family. Having the “vacation savings account” is like a back-up plan so we don’t feel strapped while we’re there. If we don’t spend it, then we just have more for next time! $25 a week is very do-able! We never see it or miss it. $25 doesn’t sound like much, but that adds up to $1300 a year my friends :-) – Tip: If you bank online, do NOT add this account. You’ll never miss the $25, and you’re not seeing the balance every time you log on…out of sight, out of mind!!

It’s important to note that NONE of these things take much time. I am a busy woman (aren’t we all) and I don’t have much free time. In fact, this is the most important factor in determining programs I stick with. All of the programs above are quick, easy, and they work!

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Woohoo!! $182 Deposit to My Disney Fund From Ebates

  

Disney Fund Ebates

Lookey what is on it’s way to me from Ebates woohoo!! I earned $182.14 last quarter just by shopping through Ebates for things I was going to buy anyway. This is FREE money guys! Not only do you earn free cash back, but they also have great coupons for hundreds of stores. In most cases, I am getting a better deal than I expected AND getting free money!

I just placed this order this morning and got another $3.87 back for ordering ink woot! That may not seem like a lot but trust me, it adds up quick! P.S. – Buy all your ink this way if you can. The prices are much lower than in-stores and they have double-cash-back offers all the time! I like the OEM ink which IS a little higher, but I’ve had horrible luck with the generic cartridges. I’ve had to send countless back, and I get a much higher yield from the name brand cartridges.

ebates ink

Sign up HERE – it’s totally free!

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Taking A Tour At Walt Disney World

  

Keys to the Kingdom Disney World

One of the highlights from all of our trips to Walt Disney World was the tour we took back in 2010.

We chose Keys to the Kingdom, which is a 4.5 – 5 hour walking tour highlighting the history and growth of Magic Kingdom. You are taken into several backstage areas including the Utilidors, which are the service tunnels cast members use (super cool). You learn all kinds of interesting facts, like what the sayings in the windows of Main Street mean and how Walt Disney’s legacy is still alive today. Lunch at Columbia Harbor House is included in the price of the tour, which made us very happy (it’s one of our favs). We also LOVED our guide…she was knowledgeable and fun!

I highly recommend trying a tour. There are several to choose from, so you can find one that suits your family. They can cost anywhere from $30 per person and up, so it’s something you’ll need to budget for…but worth every penny!

To learn more about what tours are offered, go HERE

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