May 01 2008
I’m sorry folks, but I’m battling a bit of writer’s block lately (as you might have noticed). I just can’t think of anything to write about lately! So if you have ideas for me, I’d love it if you sent them my way.
I have an important thing to tell you in due time, which should give me plenty of new blog fodder. But for now, here’s some links of interest.
I really like this post at Christian Personal Finance. It’s about creating a budget for giving, by simply adding to a savings account each month designated for gifts. Each year, you might have birthdays, anniversaries, Christmases, weddings, baby showers, etc. to attend. It’s easier financially to have an account earmarked specifically for giving. You might be inclined to be more generous than you would if you didn’t have a special gift account.
Can’t get enough of personal finance blogs? Check out these lists of the top personal finance blogs for April. FIRE Finance regularly maintains a list of top 100 (by traffic) personal finance blogs, and Madison at My Dollar Plan has a hefty list to check out as well. Thanks, readers, for helping me to be on those lists!
I received an e-mail from a public relations person telling me about a cash-back program called…Cashbaq. It’s similar to Ebates, in that you click through the web site to an online retailer, make a purchase, and get a certain percentage back to your Cashbaq account. With Cashbaq, you won’t receive a payout until you hit $25, so that could take awhile (compared with Ebates’ $5.01 payout)
Also, you won’t get referral bonuses (a HUGE selling point for Ebates, in my opinion). I stand corrected.
Here’s some info from the PR person:
“When you spread the word about Cashbaq, you earn 10% of your friends cash back rewards. They’ll get a $5 bonus just for signing up. And it doesn’t stop there. When your friends’ friends sign up, you get 5% of what they earn and 2% of what their friends earn every time they shop.”
Oh. Ok then, here’s my referral link, in case you want to use it.
When you sign up for an account, you’ll get a $5 credit in your account. I don’t know if this goes toward your $25 payout point or not.
My advice? Sign up for an account with Cashbaq, and check it out before you make an online purchase. It’s probably worthwhile to go through Ebates instead, though, as it seems you’ll get your money quicker. If Ebates doesn’t have a percent cash back for a particular merchant, you still could use Cashbaq and eventually get the payout.
Have you used Cashbaq? How long did it take for you to reach a payout?