If you pick up something to eat at Arby’s or Wendy’s, take a look at your receipt. You might be able to take a quick phone or online survey, and for your time you’ll be rewarded with some free food. At my area Wendy’s, you can get a Frostie Float. At Arby’s, you can get a cheddar melt, I believe.
I don’t know if other fast food chains are running similar promotions, but it might pay off to take a look at your receipt (front and back) just to make sure!
Also, you’ve probably seen this promotion already, but if not, I wanted to highlight it:
You can get a photo book for free (but you do have to pay for shipping) from Shutterfly or Inkubook.
I think these could make wonderful gifts, and I’m planning on working on my “free” books this weekend.
Karen at Living Well on Less wants to know: Would you buy it if it wasn’t on sale? This is such an insightful post. I used to head straight for the clearance racks and if I found something that was a great deal, I might buy it simply for the sake of a bargain. Wrong way to do it! If we don’t love an item and if it doesn’t have a specific purpose in our wardrobe, it’s a waste of money, no matter how much it costs.
Today I went to Old Navy to get some maternity jeans. I looked in the clearance section first to see if there were any. There weren’t. Next, I grabbed a few regular-priced jeans to try on. I didn’t look at the tag until after finding a great style in my size and trying them on. Ouch, $32.50. Fortunately, I had printed a 30 percent off “friends and family” coupon, making them $22.75. Since I desperately needed some decent jeans to get me through these last few weeks, and since the price was acceptable to me, I bought them.
I did not buy a bright blue T-shirt for $2.80. The color was all wrong for my skin tone. And, I really had no need for another maternity shirt. Even though it was pretty cheap, it would have been a waste of money and closet space.
Glblguy thinks that tipping is getting a bit out of hand. I’m happy to tip at least 20 percent to restaurant wait staff if the service was good. And I usually give a few dollars extra to my hair stylist. But tipping a coffee barrista? Or ice cream shop employee? You’ve gotta be kidding me.
Here’s some ideas on funding your 401k while in debt. Generally speaking, it’s a good idea to always contribute enough to get a full company match. That is, of course, assuming you can pay your bills on time and eat decent meals while doing so.
From the Money Life Network:
Beware of this fast food marketing ploy at My Investing Blog. Sneaky fast food people.
Homemade pesto at Remodeling This Life. Looks delicious and easy to make!
Now is a great time to convert your traditional 401k to a roth 401k at Milk Your Money
Nevermind an economic stimulus package — save yourself! at Free From Broke
Home inspections: For existing and new construction homes at Prime Time Money
Is it a good idea to get a 401k loan to pay off debt? at Bible Money Matters