Tuesday, March 04, 2008
I love getting stuff for free. For almost as long as we've been married, Carl and I have done some kind of survey site to earn points for cash and/or prizes. We started with MyPoints. Over the years we've probably cashed in about $200 worth of points for gift cards to various places. Once the emails started getting annoying, I stopped. Carl still does MyPoints every once in a while but he's ready to cash in his points and be done with it.
I've been using MySurvey for a few years and have amassed over 12,000 points ($120). I take 2-3 surveys a month. Sometimes they send me stuff to try out. Last year I got 6 weeks worth of diapers for Eva. Not bad. They've sent me soup, lysol wipes, and hair color. Last night I decided to see how many points I had available to spend and what I could get (not cash). I had enough for an iPod shuffle. I have the old style shuffle--the one that is like a stick on a string---with only 512mb of space. This has served me well since I don't use it to hold my whole music collection and just load a playlist at a time. However, I've been wanting the new style for a while now. It almost doubles my space and is so much smaller--it will clip on my shirt while I exercise. So, I went ahead and got it. Free iPod!
Another place I go to take surveys is Pinecone research. I think I have Gigi to thank for this one. They only accept a certain amount of people meeting requirements. I got accepted when they were looking for people with infants. They pay $5 a survey and it gets deposited directly into my paypal account.
Do you survey? Are there some sites I should know about so I can get even more free stuff? I'm all about it, you know.
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Posted by Christy at 9:37 AM