Saving and Making Money at Home

Simple Grocery Pick-up Savings

tips and tricks for saving money while using Walmart Grocery pick-up service; easily save money without leaving your minivan

Hi, my name is Leah, a mother of four and a devoted Walmart Pick-up shopper. I have been utilizing Walmart Pick-up for about 2 years because it is easier than praying for a parking spot close to the cart return, hoping for a 2-cart at the entrance, and attempting not to pull my hair out as 4 voices cry in round, “Can I have ____?” for half an hour. In short, it is awesome.

There are some drawbacks though. Coupons are pretty much a thing of the past with Walmart Pick-up. Their system currently does not operate with the ability to enter coupons into their app. But what they lack in savings, they make up in convenience. And lately I have valued convenience over savings.

But, I have found a few money saving tricks recently and I am enjoying the benefits of both convenience and a little cash back in my pocket! They are super simple things to do to get some easy money while using Walmart Pick-up.


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Playing Games to Earn Swagbucks

Today we get to the fun part of the Swag lifestyle: the part with games!  If you have been following along in my series about how to earn money with Swagbucks, you have already seen the basics (the To-Do List, the Daily and Monthly Goals, and the Hidden ways to Earn).  Today’s post will fill you in on the free games you can play to earn Swagbucks.  Ready to have some FUN?  Let’s go.


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Hidden Ways to Earn Swagbucks

Thanks for sticking with this series of posts on how to earn some serious cash with Swagbucks.  If you are hanging in there with me, you have already learned how to get started making cash with Swagbucks and how to reach your Daily Goals.  Today, I am going to illuminate some of the hidden ways to earn that SB.  Some of them are abundantly clear to those of us who have been using Swagbucks for a while (don’t get any ideas that I will be uncovering the secrets of the Illuminati here), but for those of you who are just getting started on this journey, you will want encouragement to keep going.


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Simply Meeting Daily Goals with Swagbucks

In the previous post about making cash with Swagbucks, I shared how to complete the To-Do list every day.   I explained that it was one of the two ways you can make sure you are maximizing the benefits of Swagbucks.  So let’s talk the second way: meeting your Daily Goals.  As their name would imply, the daily goals change daily and vary based on your previous usage of Swagbucks.  And there is a benefit to attempting to meet your goal each day.   Let’s get into it. (more…)

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Simply Earn Cash with Swagbucks

I was blown away with how much money I was able to accumulate over a year as we prepared for our dream Disney vacation.  The extra cash offset our expenses by THOUSANDS of dollars!!  And I have shared it in real life with any one who will sit still long enough.  But it can be a bit misleading to tell someone, “I did it and you can too!” without following up with the how-to.  We all need details, right?  So, I am writing this for my friends and you can benefit, too (hopefully).  Here’s the beginning of the rundown on how to make some serious cash with Swagbucks(more…)

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Simply Saving Money for Disney

methods for saving money for Disney World - these 4 methods have saved hundreds of dollars off of the perfect family vacation

After months and months of waiting, I finally have gained permission to start planning our Disney World trip in earnest!  I started a little while back (before baby #4) and have most of the “plans” in place ready to be carried out.  In the meantime, I have been slowly saving money for Disney World.  It is not a cheap prospect for us!  But I am softening the blow to our bank account by employing some simple methods for saving money for Disney.

I have written before about our most successful method of saving money.  By this method we have purchased a refrigerator, a dishwasher, a washer/dryer combo, a custom leather sofa, and a backyard playset for the kids.  And I am currently stashing money away for our Disney trip that way, too!  But I have some other methods for saving money for Disney I want to share with you.   (more…)

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