Is It worth it

I get asked all the time if it’s worth it to do survey’s, clip coupons, buy stuff I may not need this month, etc.  So let’s look at each of those things and I’ll let you decide if it’s worth it.

  1. Survey’s- Well lets see I’ve been doing surveys, paid emails and Swagbucks for months now and managed to buy this yesterday.  I paid less than $100 and that was out of my ebay money.
  2. Clipping Coupons- In the past 3 years I haven’t paid full price (or nearly anything) for razors, toothpaste, groceries, etc.  Yesterday I bought 2 packs of blueberries, 2 things of raspberries, 2 razors, 3 yogurts, 6 bottles of dish detergent, ant bait, garlic bread, 5 bags of nuts and 2 packs of gasx for $3.20 So for me the little time it takes me to clip and organize coupons is definately worth it.
  3. And the last one for today Buying things you don’t need- To be honest I don’t really need for anything right now but if I stopped buying things we need I would have to pay full price when we needed it.  I’ve bought things we’d never use (blood pressure monitors) and in return I have a wonderful tower fan and a topsy turvy tomato tree that cost me absolutely nothing.  I’ve also held several successful yardsales selling the extras and have been able to buy a Wii and lots of games to go with it plus lots of other things.  The next yardsale will raise money to buy paint and new things for our house.
So you’ll have to decide if doing these things is worth it for you.  Being a stay at home mom leaves you very few ways to make money but there are lots of ways to get the things you want or need for very cheap if you put your mind to it.  I’ll be composing a post to show some of the different places I’m a member with that help make money/gift cards but to get you started if you haven’t already go sign up for Swagbucks it’s one of the easiest ways to make free giftcards to Amazon or free money through Paypal.

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Precious said...

Terrific post! Thanks for sharing it with all of us.

Tiffany said...

Thanks Precious! I just hope that some people see what a investment a tiny bit of time can be in the long run.

Heidi said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this post!! I always tell people "I spend about an hour a week organizing my coupons and making my lists. I save well over $100/wk. Where else can I get a job that pays me $100/hr?"

My husband (who makes 6 figures) tells people that if you calculate it by hour I make more than he does!

Tiffany said...

Thanks Heidi!!! I hear so many people say they don't have time to clip coupons and as you said who doesn't have the time to save $100??

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