Published on 2012-07-26 20:06:48
Woohoo! American Express is offering yet another free gift card this month. I almost missed this deal, but you still have until July 31st to take advantage. Here’s how it works: All you have to do is order an American Express Prepaid card, load it with $50 or more, and then American Express will send [...]
Published on 2012-07-24 11:05:46
Are you an amateur or professional photographer wanting to put your talent to use while earning some money in the process? Do you have friends, family or neighbors who desperately want to be celebrities but no discernible talent? Fortunately, there’s a way to fulfill everyone’s needs. How? Become a paparazzi photographer. I’m not talking the [...]
Published on 2012-07-16 14:03:40
If I’m lost in thought, odds are I’m thinking about how I can hoard a few extra pennies. I try and monetize my whole day. I want to make money on my drive to work, while I’m brushing my teeth and even as I shop at the grocery store. I even try and find ways [...]
Published on 2012-07-16 11:50:33
The following is a guest post from SB, who blogs at One Cent at a Time, where he teaches about getting ahead in life, encompassing personal finance and productivity related topics. I am fan of Kyle’s innovative ways to earn extra money, so I though I’d share one of my own. Did you know that you can [...]
Published on 2012-07-09 08:44:49
Editor’s Note: Hi everyone – I’m so excited to welcome Lindy from MintingNickels.com! She has agreed to become a regular contributor to The Penny Hoarder and will be sharing her own, unique spin on how to make extra money each week. Enjoy… Call it a case of being too-cooped-up as I wait for the 1000 [...]
Published on 2012-06-20 14:01:32
The Penny Hoarder and Coupon Queen of Texas have teamed up with 48 other AMAZING bloggers to bring you our 4th of July $500 Cash Giveaway!! This Giveaway will run from 6/20 at 12:01am to 7/4 at 11:59pm. This Giveaway is OPENED WORLDWIDE and one winner will receive $500 CASH! Please enter the Giveaway using [...]
Published on 2012-06-19 23:01:36
And here we are again to give you a chance to win BIG BUCKS!!! The Penny Hoarder, Happy Home and Family, Diva Fabulosa and a group of amazing bloggers have teamed up to give one lucky winner a whopping $1000 in paypal cash! Yep you read it right, $1000 in cold hard cash! What would [...]
Published on 2012-06-18 12:24:43
Welcome to the Summer Patio Retreat Giveaway Event brought to you by The Penny Hoarder, Mom to Bed by 8 the ‘Iowa-Mom’, Powered By Mom and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways! We would also like to thank our special co-hosts Another Cent Saved, Giveaway Bandit, To Sew With Love and Opinions of a Moody [...]
Published on 2012-06-17 10:40:19
Bay Area Mommy has hit 16k fans on Facebook and is celebrating this milestone by giving away the 3 Coach items pictured above! Thanks to our awesome cohosts — The Penny Hoarder, Mom To Bed By 8, Freebie Spot, Kangaroo Mama and Mommy Samples — for helping make this giveaway possible! THE PRIZES. Click here [...]
Published on 2012-06-17 10:35:05
Welcome to the June Extreme Cash Giveaway! The Penny Hoarder has teamed up with Oh My Gosh Beck!, couponing4you, For Him and My Family, Vegetarian Mamma, News Wahl, Life With Levi and a few other awesome blogs to bring you the chance to win a huge cash prize! This giveaway runs for a whole month, so [...]
Published on 2012-06-13 12:50:12
You have two choices in this life: grow your own food or head to the grocery store. It turns out that food is one of those things you have to spend money on, because you can’t live without it. So if you are like me and many millions of other Americans who don’t farm, you [...]
Published on 2012-06-11 09:05:19
As a collective continent, our money is burning a proverbial hole in our pockets. Except, it’s not quite our money. It’s our credit cards. And maybe they’re not burning a hole in our pockets so much as they’re burning a hole in our credit scores. And maybe this old adage doesn’t aptly apply at all… [...]
Published on 2012-06-07 10:27:07
Nothing is better than making money from something you already love doing and after two years of writing for this blog, I’m starting to believe it’s possible to make money doing just about anything… Yesterday I got an email from a reader who was wondering if there was a way her adult son could turn [...]
Published on 2012-06-06 11:59:07
American Express keeps bringing the freebies…. This month they announced a new deal where you can get a free $25 American Express gift card when you load $200 on to a reloadable AMEX Prepaid Card. I’ve actually had this card for awhile, so I’m a fan. I transfer my $100 grocery budget to the card every [...]
Published on 2012-06-03 23:01:16
Have you heard? We are having a Techy Summer over at Mom to Bed by 8, so we’ve teamed up with the Iowa Mom and The Penny Hoarder to help you get your sunsational summer started off right by offering you a chance to win an iPad 3. Special thanks to our lovely co-hosts TechyTribe, [...]
Published on 2012-06-03 10:06:26
The Penny Hoarder, MumbleBeeInc and Frugality For LESS have teamed up with a bunch of great bloggers to bring you this fantastic giveaway! We’re giving you the opportunity for one person to win a Char Broil K6B 6-Burner 65,000 BTU Gas Grill, with Sideburner and a $75 Omaha Steaks Gift Card just in time for [...]
Published on 2012-05-31 23:01:14
Hey Dad – It’s 5 o’clock somewhere! We’ve teamed up with Coupon Hauls and Debbie Does Coupons to host an awesome Margarita themed giveaway for Father’s Day. One lucky person will win a: Margaritaville Frozen Blender Jimmy Buffet Greatest hits CD Margaritaville Mixers Margaritaville LOGO shirt for Dad All you have to do is enter [...]
Published on 2012-05-31 09:01:19
Batter up! Most baseball enthusiasts are armchair umpires. If you love the sport of baseball and have some free time, there’s no reason you can’t be an umpire for real. There are many little league, high school and college leagues that hire umpires part-time and with a little training, hard work and the right availability, [...]
Published on 2012-05-30 11:19:57
Here’s a great deal from the folks over at LearCapital.com. They’re paying up to $250 in IRA set-up, maintenance, or custodian fees for new Lear Capital customers who purchase precious metals worth $5,000 or more for their IRA. And here’s the bonus breakdown: Qualifying IRA Purchase Amount Bonus $0 to $4,999.99 $0 $5,000.00 [...]
Published on 2012-05-30 10:06:40
Over the last couple of years we’ve shared some strange ideas about things you should sell online. From old wine corks to used cooking oil, I thought we had just about covered everything. But, apparently not…. Some of you have gotten so creative with making extra money, we thought it would be fun to feature some [...]
Published on 2012-05-29 11:32:55
Here’s another great way to make some free cash. This one is through OptionsXpress, a Charles Schwab affiliated brokerage house where you can trade stocks and options. From now until December 31, 2012, OptionsXpress is offering new US customers a $100 bonus when you open an Individual or Joint account and fund it with at least $500. [...]
Published on 2012-05-27 12:54:09
Long, long ago, before the turn of the century, before smart phones, there was a TV show called Mystery Science Theater 3000. The show featured three guys (well, two of the guys voiced-over robots) who are forced to watch poorly made movies. The bulk of the show was dedicating to screening those wretched films while [...]
Published on 2012-05-25 14:13:23
If you live in Alaska, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, Nevada, North Dakota, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, or Wyoming and are between ages of 13-23, you can get a free Tesoro gas card for your good grades. Woot! If you have an A average they’ll give you a free $10 Tesoro gas card and if you [...]
Published on 2012-05-24 11:24:50
The John Edwards trial is wrapping up this week, so we thought we'd take a look at one of the more salacious part of being a mistress - the payout.
Legal Disclaimer: Everything in this article is alleged (Should be read as: please don't sue us).
And since we here at The Penny Hoarder don't pass judgement on how people make extra money (that's also alleged), I thought'd we share some tips on how to become a political mistress should you decide to throw your caution and morality to the wind. [..]
Published on 2012-05-23 23:01:24
The Penny Hoarder, DonnasDealsAndMore and Giveaway Scoop have teamed up with an awesome group of bloggers to bring you an amazing giveaway! One lucky fan will win a Kindle Fire! All you have to do is fill out the Rafflecopter Below. Remember you can fill out as many or as few extra entries as you [...]
Published on 2012-05-23 12:16:33
Last week I shared with you a story about a stay-at-home mom who recently found a $20,000 meteorite while walking the dog. But, did you know that there are people who hunt for meteorites for a living? And that they’re making thousands of dollars every year by reselling them to collectors? Yes, meteorite hunting is [...]
Published on 2012-05-21 09:21:32
Welcome to the Extreme Amazon Giveaway! The Penny Hoarder has joined up with other awesome blogs to give away a $100 Amazon Gift Card to one lucky reader! You can choose to do as many entries as you’d like, but the more you do the better your chances of winning. Giveaway ends June 3rd at [...]
Published on 2012-05-18 08:51:08
Welcome to the Wii Super Mario Bros Party Pack Giveaway! A special thanks to Mommy & Baby Reviews & Giveaways, Powered by Mom and Mom Does Reviews for helping to put this giveaway together. What’s in the box: Black Nintendo Wii Console Black Remote Plus & Nunchuck New Super Mario Bros. Wii Super Mario Galaxy 2 Soundtrack [...]
Published on 2012-05-16 13:41:30
This is one of those stories that makes me want to get off my butt and take the dog for a walk! So get this… a stay-at-home mom in the tiny town of Lotus, California recently found a meteorite while walking her dog that could be worth more than $20,000! The rock is only 17 [...]
Published on 2012-05-15 19:37:29
Apparently we’ve become so trained to ignore ads that some companies believe the only way we’ll pay attention to them is by giving us free stuff. (I’m guilty.) At least that’s what Wrapp.com is counting on. Wrapp is a new app for both the iPhone and Android that connects to your Facebook account and reminds [...]
Published on 2012-05-15 08:22:35
Oh, brother… A new study at Washington University in St. Louis is looking for participants who would be willing to eat only fast food for 3 months! And they’re paying folks $3,500 to do it! The researchers want to study obesity and why some overweight people develop certain diseases like diabetes or cardiovascular conditions. This [...]
Published on 2012-05-14 23:01:58
We have teamed up with COUPONING4YOU and a bunch of other amazing bloggers to bring you a 5 day flash giveaway for a Kindle Fire. This giveaway will run from May 15TH 12:01 AM Eastern Time and will close May 19TH 11:59 Eastern time. So make sure you get your entries in this giveaway, because it will [...]
Published on 2012-05-14 08:28:31
Welcome to the May Extreme Cash Giveaway! The Penny Horder has teamed up with over 80 awesome blogs to bring you the chance to win $400 cash! This giveaway runs for a whole month, so don’t worry if you don’t have time to do all the entries at once. And don’t forget there are daily [...]
Published on 2012-05-14 08:04:42
Welcome to the iPAD May-nia Giveaway! We are giving away the latest iPad to one lucky winner! The Penny Hoarder, Bay Area Mommy, and BeeSavy and partnered with some awesome bloggers to bring you this exciting giveaway for the most-coveted tablet out in the market! BeeSavy is your digital personal shopping assistant that pays YOU [...]
Published on 2012-05-13 23:01:53
This month Carmen’s Coupon Blog turns one year old and to help her celebrate we’re co-hosting a birthday giveaway! Here’s a rundown of the prizes… (1) One lucky winner is going to win $50! The winner can choose either Paypal cash or a Wal-mart gift card (1) $10 Starbucks gift card (1) Chicken Soup for [...]
Published on 2012-05-10 23:01:44
Welcome to our Mother’s Day Weekend Flash Giveaway! We wanted to bring all of you a wonderful Mother’s Day gift so we’re giving away a quick $35! The winner can you choose whether they want Paypal Cash, a Starbucks Gift Card, Amazon, Target Gift Card…..just let us know Thanks to Baby Costcutters and Donna’s Deals and More for organizing [...]
Published on 2012-05-10 10:53:08
TD Bank is running a cool promotion right now… They’re giving $10 to kids who agree to read 10 books this summer. What a cool way to encourage reading and saving money! The promotion runs through September 29, 2012, so you have plenty of time on this. The $10 can be deposited into a new [...]
Published on 2012-05-08 09:29:53
Think about all the time you spend waiting… Waiting for the doctor. Waiting for the subway. Waiting for your Starbucks coffee. One study suggests that on average, our waiting times add up to 62 minutes a day! That’s crazy! So, how do you use this time? I’m sure most people use this time to zone [...]
Published on 2012-05-07 11:26:25
The Penny Hoarder, Coupontrade.com, Case-mate and EyeBuyDirect are offering another awesome giveaway! Enter below for your chance to win a NEW iPad and Tuxedo Case! Entry is simple! Just fill out the Rafflecopter Form Below! a Rafflecopter giveaway
Published on 2012-05-07 11:06:59
Do you have a large stash of photos? Are you an accomplished photographer with an eye for excellent, quality photographs? Dust off your family photo albums and start digging through your old photo boxes; it’s time to make some cash. Fotokoi is an online market that allows people to exchange photos. The best part is, [...]
Published on 2012-05-06 11:41:31
We have some fabulous prizes to give away this month in honor of Powered-By-Mom.com reaching 10,000 Facebook fans. Here are the prizes up for grabs: - $20 Bath & Body Works GC from Mommy & Baby Reviews & Giveaways - Ottilie & Lulu Gift Pack Perfect for your Pre-teen’s skincare from Mom Blog Society - [...]
Published on 2012-05-04 14:53:55
Ever sit next to someone on an airplane that you’d love to send hurtling to the ground miles below? Believe it or not, there is job where people are paid to do just that. There is a downside, though. You have to strap yourself to the person and jump out of the plane with them. [...]
Published on 2012-05-03 11:18:09
We’ve teamed up with another awesome group of bloggers to giveaway a Hamilton Beach Smoothie Start Blender! I love making smoothies, especially after a workout or when I’m in a hurry. And the Hamilton is considered the mother of all smoothie makers! Second prize is a $10 gift card to Walmart. This giveaway is only [...]
Published on 2012-05-03 08:03:24
Lowe’s has a cool new promotion called “Plant a Tweet” and they are giving out $10 gift cards to users who agree to participate. To participate you need to visit PlantaTweet.com (the site loads a little slow) and create a virtual flower in Lowe’s online garden. You then need to earn 50 points by tweeting [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 15:00:04
Let’s take a moment and count all the reasons why people hate jury duty. You don’t have a choice Cramped in a stuffy courthouse Stuck with eleven other strangers who are just as miserable as you You don’t know how long you are going to be in jury duty At most, you can expect a [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 08:57:53
Welcome to the May Day Cash Giveaway hosted by The Penny Hoarder, Debbie Does Coupons and Couponshopaholic. We got together and pooled some money to bring you a cash giveaway to help out these days when the economy isn’t doing so great. We will have 2 winners. One winner will get $150 and one winner [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 08:32:57
Welcome to Feeling Frugal’s 1st Birthday $250 Paypal Cash Giveaway! In celebration of Feeling Frugal’s birthday, we have teamed up with some fabulous bloggers to bring you a giveaway for $250 paypal cash. – ONE WINNER! How awesome is that? Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below. Open to residents WORLDWIDE; 18+. Winner must have [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 08:10:10
Welcome to our Huge Mother’s Day Giveaway! The Penny Hoarder, Couponing 4 You, Coupon Hauls, and Koupon Krazed has joined together with a group of awesome bloggers to bring you this huge Mother’s Day Giveaway! We all know how special mothers are! They are always doing and buying for others and doing without themselves! Well, in [...]
Published on 2012-05-01 07:59:27
“Mother’s Day… a time for warm thoughts and fond memories, for expressing the feelings and words that often go unspoken, for letting those special people in our lives know that they are loved and appreciated – always.” Great mothers deserve a treat on their special day! The Penny Hoarder, I Heart Giveaways and several other, [...]
Published on 2012-04-30 23:01:09
Hi everyone, I have teamed up another great group of bloggers to give away a brand new, 10 piece stainless steal Tfal pan and utensil set! We’re doing this giveaway in celebration of CouponNurse.com reaching 8,000 Facebook fans…. The giveaway begins on May 1, 2012 and you must enter before May 20, 2012. Please enter [...]
Published on 2012-04-30 11:01:15
Good Idea: use your talents to sell a product and earn a little extra money. Big Problem: you don’t think you have any marketable talents. Didn’t you know that everyone has a talent? It’s true and I can prove it. Do you know how to speak your native language? You do? Great! You can earn [...]
Published on 2012-04-30 09:16:37
Welcome to our annual Mothers Day Giveaway! This year, 1 VERY LUCKY mom will WIN an iPad2! Think your mom is the greatest mom ever? Want to give her a shiny new iPad2? Think YOU’RE the greatest mom ever? Keep it for yourself! Here’s What You Get! Color: White Storage:16 GB In The Box: Dock [...]
Published on 2012-04-29 23:05:36
The Penny Hoarder has teamed up with Mom Does Reviews, Powered By Mom, Mom Blog Society and Mommy and Baby Reviews and Giveaways to giveaway The Hunger Games Trilogy Hardcover Book Set! That’s right One winner will get all Three of Suzanne Collins Best Selling Books: The Hunger Games Catching Fire Mocking Jay Giveaway will [...]
Published on 2012-04-29 23:02:13
Oh yeah! We did it again! This time The Penny Hoarder has teamed up with Acadiana’s Thrifty Mom, SaleCamel and Baby Coupons & Stuff to bring you a super-duper giveaway for 3 amazon.com gift cards! Yes, 3 lucky winners will each win a $200 Amazon gift card! Be sure to finish all the entries so you increase your chances [...]
Published on 2012-04-29 23:01:00
The Penny Hoarder, Coupontrade.com and My Jewelry Box are offering an AMAZING giveaway for Mother’s Day! Diamonds! This stunning pair of 1/2 carat (ctw) diamond earrings boasts the luster of over five dozen round, brilliant cut blue and white stones and is delicately crafted from 10 karat polished white gold. Fourteen luminous blue diamonds glimmer [...]
Published on 2012-04-26 23:01:26
Hi Penny Hoarders - We’ve got another flash giveaway this week and the winner is going to take home a $30 gift card to Burger King! (Winner can also opt for a cash prize if you don’t have a Papa Murhpy’s near you) This giveaway will only last 3 days so make sure you enter [...]
Published on 2012-04-26 19:00:58
This week we have teamed up with So Lo La Deals, a new daily deal site, to bring you a chance to win a brand new iPod Shuffle! Woot! The giveaway will starts 4/26 at 8pm EST and end 5/3/12 at 8pm EST. You can earn up to 24 entries so make sure you get ‘em all…. [...]
Published on 2012-04-25 09:44:00
Woot! We’ve got another opportunity to score some free cash this month… The folks over at Western Union are running an awesome deal this month to promote their eBillme service. They’re offering a free twenty bucks to new users who purchase a gift card on their site by June 30, 2012. Here’s how it works… [...]
Published on 2012-04-24 11:09:31
Allow me to introduce you to a new kind of Penny Hoarder. While these hoarders may never have read this blog (they would be welcome of course), they do share something in common; they know the value of saving those little disks of copper we affectionately call pennies. However, there is something that probably sets [...]
Published on 2012-04-23 23:01:09
Hi Penny Hoarders - We’ve got a flash giveaway for you this week and the winner is going to take home a $30 gift card to Papa Murphy’s! (Winner can also opt for a cash prize if you don’t have a Papa Murhpy’s near you) This giveaway will only last 3 days so make sure [...]
Published on 2012-04-22 23:01:59
So, this is pretty cool… A reader of ours, Daniel Cooper, contacted me a few weeks ago and told me that he was a big fan of our giveaways and that he was interested in sponsoring one. And then he told me about what he’d like to giveaway… A Brand New Kitchen Aid Mixer! How [...]
Published on 2012-04-22 16:15:37
Foreclosure cleaners often earn a whopping $500 to $2,500 per house that they clean. Here are a few tips on how to score these jobs...
Published on 2012-04-19 23:01:15
Welcome to the EARTH DAY CASH GIVEAWAY hosted by The Penny Hoarder and MamaNYC! We have teamed up with an amazing group of bloggers to bring you an awesome giveaway in honor of Earth Day! One lucky winner is going to receive. . . $500.00 PayPal CASH!
Published on 2012-04-17 09:47:14
Here’s another easy way for us Penny Hoarders to get some free cash…. Alright, so I know $5 isn’t a lot of money, but this only takes a few seconds, so it seems worth it to me. Plus, if you follow me to the end, I’ll show you how you can get an additional $25 [...]
Published on 2012-04-16 12:24:22
Hi everyone! Welcome to the “April Showers Brings May Flowers Event!” We’ve teamed up with a bunch of great bloggers to give away 8 awesome prizes to our readers this month. This giveaway will run from April 16th to April 30th. Check Out The Prizes: GRAND PRIZE to 1 winner: $100 Paypal Cash!! 7 separate [...]
Published on 2012-04-16 09:23:06
It’s time for the April Extreme Cash Giveaway! This month’s prize is… a $500 Paypal cash prize! This was a lot of fun last month and I got a kick out of reading all of the entries via the comments! There are many entry options and daily entries as well, so keep this page bookmarked [...]
Published on 2012-04-15 23:02:55
Welcome to the $550 It’s Raining Cash Giveaway hosted by Giveaway Promote and The Penny Hoarder. We’ve joined a fantastic group of bloggers to give away $550 in cash via PayPal to one lucky person. Just complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all [...]
Published on 2012-04-14 15:14:59
If you're looking for a side hustle, you should consider a tutoring business. Tutors consistently earn $20-$50/hour and the best part is - they are in HUGE demand! We've got a few ideas on how you can find paying clients by this weekend...
Published on 2012-04-12 09:40:21
If you have a monthly prescription from your doctor, I’ve got an easy way for you to make $25 bucks a month.
Published on 2012-04-11 09:02:13
Apps here, apps there, apps everywhere: as Apple products continue catching consumer fire it seems like there an app for everything. Some are weird and novel, some useful; others are suited to your particular hobbies, tastes, interests and personality. And some apps will even pay you to use them… Case in point: are you interested [...]
Published on 2012-04-09 16:35:30
Are you a struggling artist looking for a way to pay a few extra bills or earn some extra cash? With unemployment still high, I’m sure there are more than a few of you out there…
The crowdsourcing site CreateMyTattoo.com has a novel idea for artists in need of work: customers come up with tattoo ideas, crowdsource them out to the artist community, and then pick the rendition they like most.
And their is some serious cash being traded too. How does $300 per sketch sound?
Published on 2012-04-09 08:03:26
Welcome to the $500 Shopping Extravaganza Gift Card Giveaway! 1 person will WIN a $500 Old Navy Gift Card. The gift card is redeemable at any Old Navy, GAP, Banana Republic, Piper Lime or Athleta – online or in store. This Giveaway starts 4/9 @ 12:01am and ends 4/29 @ 12:01am The fine print: The [...]
Published on 2012-04-09 07:56:36
Welcome to the Kindle Fire Giveaway hosted by The Penny Hoarder, Giveaway Promote and U.S. Coupons and Deals. We’ve joined a fantastic group of bloggers to give away a Kindle Fire to one lucky person. Just complete the tasks below to earn entries into this giveaway. One winner will be chosen at random from all valid [...]
Published on 2012-04-09 07:50:49
All mothers deserve the best. That’s why this year, The Penny Hoarder, voiceBoks, Planet Weidknecht, Good Steward Savers, Terri’s Little Haven, and About a Mom Blog are throwing a BIG Mother’s Day Bash Event! together to help you celebrate the special day with yours truly. This year’s Event features 3 Prizes! 1) The First Place [...]
Published on 2012-04-07 07:49:27
The Penny Hoarder and Whole Lotta Mama! has come together with a bunch of other rockin’ blogs, to present to you this awesome giveaway! The grand prize is $110 Paypal! This is a short giveaway so make sure you enter quickly… You must enter using the rafflecopter below. All entries will be verified. Giveaway end April [...]
Published on 2012-04-05 08:52:49
Golf has never been my forte, but when I got an offer to play a round for free and get paid, I quickly jumped at the opportunity.
Two mystery shopping companies called BARE International and Intelli-Shop are looking for golf enthusiasts to evaluate golf courses around the country. They’ll take care of the green fees and pay you between $10 and $30 for your evaluation. In exchange you have to spend a day golfing and then submit a report back to the company on your experience. Sounds miserabl [..]
Published on 2012-04-05 08:17:32
As a result of a class action lawsuit, tens of thousands of Americans are owed a piece of a recent class action lawsuit (up to $10.50).
The lawsuit claims that some of the major wine labels sold Pinot Noir to U.S. consumers that may not have contained enough amounts of the varietal to be properly labeled "Pinot Noir." Here's how to file a claim...
Published on 2012-04-03 23:06:08
With gas prices soaring, we know it’s been tough for a lot of you to fill the tank… So the Penny Hoarder and Debbie Does Coupons got 20 awesome bloggers to pool enough money so we could offer our loyal readers a little payback in the form of a gas card! Two lucky people will [...]
Published on 2012-04-03 08:44:28
Hi Penny Hoarders, I’m on a road trip this week, so I thought I’d share one of my favorite articles from our archives – “How I Make Money Listening to Music.” Check it out… - – - – - - If you are looking for a clever way to make a few extra dollars online, [...]
Published on 2012-04-02 23:01:21
Welcome to the Ultimate Movie Lover’s Giveaway! We wanted to help you put together the best family movie night for you and your family! So we put together another amazing giveaway, that includes everything you need for your night in. From movies to popcorn and candy you will have everything you need for a great [...]
Published on 2012-03-31 23:01:59
WELCOME TO THE APRIL iPAD MANIA GIVEAWAY!!! The Penny Hoarder has teamed up with Bay Area Mommy a number of other bloggers to bring you this amazing chance to win the two hottest tablets in the market today! Grand Prize: The New iPad (or $550 cash) Second Prize: Kindle Fire (or $200 cash) Entries will be [...]
Published on 2012-03-31 22:59:22
Published on 2012-03-29 23:01:53
Two Lucky Winners will receive $50 Bath and Body Works Gift Cards this month! Sponsored by The Penny Hoarder, Mom Does Reviews, Mom Blog Society, Mommy Moments with Abby, Route 249 and Jackie’s Reviews. Bath & Body Works makes fragrance fun with exclusive Signature Collection scents, the world’s best Home Fragrances, Anti-Bacterial Hand Soaps and Sanitizers, [...]
Published on 2012-03-29 23:01:21
The Penny Hoarder has partnered with Coupons For Wisconsin and several other bloggers for an awesome, new giveaway this week. As a “thank you” to all of the wonderful fans we are giving one lucky winner a Dyson DC25 Ball All-Floors Upright Vacuum Cleaner (valued at $499)! The Dyson Giveaway will be open for entries until April [...]
Published on 2012-03-29 10:16:09
Another day, another free money alert. :)
Today's free cash comes from Personal Capital, a portfolio management site, and they are giving away $10 to everyone who opens a free account!
I've been playing around with their site this week and it reminds me a lot of Mint.com. Basically, you input your account information and their website helps you track your investments and bank balances.
Published on 2012-03-27 19:26:57
Here’s another great way to snag some free cash…
The folks over at GoalMine are running a brand new promotion where they will give you 150% of the value of any gift card that you trade in worth $50 or less.
In other words, you can get a FREE $25 by selling them a gift card worth $50 (they’ll send you $75 for your $50 gift card).
The promotion is being run to help motivate people to start saving for their future. I signed up for this a couple of weeks ago and I’ve really enjoyed using [..]
Published on 2012-03-27 11:07:53
We all know how rough the job market is right now, but there happens to be one area of the economy swimming in job opportunities - cruise ships. (Yep, I went for the pun. Live with it. :))
Most people work hard to save up some money so they can treat themselves to at least one vacation every year, but working on a cruise ship could give you the opportunity to travel the world and get paid for it.
We've got all the details...
Published on 2012-03-22 23:01:12
What better way to start of the Spring season than with a home and garden giveaway?
We've teamed up with Couponshopaholic and Debbie Does Coupons to give away (2) $120 gift cards to Lowe's or Home Depot! Time to bring out the paint and brushes and go get some new plants to put in the ground, too! Spiffy up the house and the yard!!
The Home and Garden giveaway will open at midnight EST on 3/23 and close at 11:59 PM om 4/6. The giveaway is open to residents of the US or anywhere you can use [..]
Published on 2012-03-22 13:14:43
Who wants a new Keurig? We’ve teamed up with Katie’s Krazy Savings to give away 10 prizes over the next two weeks! Hot diggity! (Do people outside of my house still use that phrase? lol) Here’s What We Are Giving Away: (1) Keurig Elite Brewing System with 2 sample packs of K-Cups plus 4 packs [...]
Published on 2012-03-21 10:30:02
I know that no matter how many Extreme Couponing shows get created, some of you will never give in and start to cut coupons.
I don't know what it is, but some people seem like they are allergic to frugality....
If you're one of those people or you're somebody who uses coupons, but wants to save even more, I've got an unconventional way to cut the grocery bill.
You don't have to change what you buy (although you should), you don't have to cut coupons (although you should), and you don't [..]
Published on 2012-03-20 23:01:47
Spring is here and it’s time for new beginnings! We have teamed up with some fabulous bloggers like Diva Fabulosa and The Freebie Junkie to bring you a giveaway with a grand prize of $800! Please enter using the Rafflecopter widget below in order to join this giveaway. Open to residents WORLDWIDE; 18+. Winner must have a PayPal [...]
Published on 2012-03-20 22:59:59
Every season has its own charm, but perhaps the best among them is spring! To welcome this new season, I have teamed up with I Heart Giveaways and some great bloggers to bring you another giveaway! It’s time for Happy Spring $$$! One lucky winner will receive a total of $210 Paypal Cash. This event [...]
Published on 2012-03-20 11:13:44
I know first hand how annoying it is to spend hundreds of hours designing a website only to realize months later that a link isn't working or that a newsletter's formatting looks like crap. :)
And as annoying as it for the website owner, it's even more frustrating from a user's perspective.
For that reason, there are a number of firms popping up online that offer website owners "usability tests." These tests are performed by regular internet users who videotape themselves trying to naviga [..]
Published on 2012-03-19 09:59:08
Published on 2012-03-17 23:01:02
Happy Easter Penny Hoarders!
In honor of the holiday we've teamed up with our blogging buddies to give away $250 to a lucky reader!
The deadline to enter is midnight Easter - April 08, 2012. Good luck everyone!
Published on 2012-03-09 12:09:19
There is a reason why wealthy people use online coupons. They are easy to find and use at your favorite retailer’s site. They are easily shared with friends and family. Best of all, they can save you a great deal of money. Now, online coupons just got better, because you can make money off the [...]
Published on 2012-03-07 08:15:39
You guys are going to love this one. :)
GoalMine.com is running a promotion right now where you can earn a FREE $20 when you open a new account.
GoalMine is a investment house that was launched in 2010 with the goal of giving regular people access to stocks/bonds. There are no trading fees and their very fresh layout gives users the ability to set their own saving's goals.
I signed up for this last week and I've really enjoyed using it, but even more exciting is that GoalMine is going t [..]
Published on 2012-03-06 17:25:16
What do Jeremy Lin and tulips have in common? Mania. In the 1600’s, a single tulip bulb was worth a small fortune. At the time, tulips were thought to be one of the most vibrant and colorful flowers you could acquire. Couple its beauty with the fact that it is difficult to produce new tulip [...]
Published on 2012-03-05 09:47:11
At age 14, I was interested in only two professions: video game player or TV watcher.
At the time it was explained to me that you couldn’t earn money doing these things, so I went to college and got a job instead. While it’s been a long time since I started my career, a large part of me still wishes that I could just kick back with the remote and collect cash.
If you are like me and have longed to make money watching your favorite shows, you are in luck.
There is a new Apple app cal [..]
Published on 2012-03-04 06:00:29
Update: I posted this deal a few weeks ago, but it was only available to the first 17 people. I've been given more referrals so now this deal is available for everyone! :) If you've got a smartphone, this is an easy way to make a quick $5. The app "Clover" is paying iPhone & Android users five bucks to download their free application. Here's how to do it...
Published on 2012-03-03 13:50:00
While scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed this week, I noticed that no fewer than three Facebook friends were exclaiming their joy over an impending tax return. Their news made me shudder. The idea of a tax return seems to strange to me, because invariably if you are getting a return, you are almost certainly paying [...]
Published on 2012-03-01 10:52:37
Buying an investment property is a big deal. It is a huge asset for most individuals, and it requires work. Many individuals actually view owning a rental property as being more similar to a small business than an investment, because it involves tenants (customers) and vendors.
If you think you're ready to take the plunge, here are some steps to consider...
Published on 2012-02-29 20:59:15
Awww...yeah! Who wouldn't want $5 and a free large pizza? :)
One of the companies that pays me to conduct liquor audits is currently looking for folks to conduct a quick review of their local pizza shop. As part of the assignment you've got to time their delivery service and quality of pizza.
It's pretty easy to do and you can do it several times a year.
Here's how to get this gig...
Published on 2012-02-29 09:47:30
Here's some free money for you cereal lovers! From now through April 30, Kellogg’s is running a promotion where you can earn up to 5 FREE $10 Mastercard Gas Cards! That's $50 total! Here's how it works...
Published on 2012-02-22 18:00:01
As a society, we know that it’s a good idea to reward a child for doing the right thing. If little Johnny returns the neighbor’s lost cat, he collects a finder’s fee. Parents award their kids a weekly allowance for completing chores? If a child gets all “A”s in school, mom and dad take her to her favorite restaurant. As a child, doing the right thing is profitable.
It makes me wonder. If adults could get rewarded for accomplishing small feats, would we struggle losing a few pounds? [..]
Published on 2012-02-21 19:42:09
My significant other and I rarely have disagreements over our finances, but the one spending habit that we disagree on is whether to play the lottery.
I know it's only a few bucks a week, but it irks me to throw money at what I believe is a waste.
So needless to say, I was pretty excited to find a website that gives you free lottery tickets as a reward for saving money. Let me explain...
Published on 2012-02-21 13:06:57
Dear Penny Hoarders,
It's been more than 14 months since I launched ThePennyHoarder.com. What was once just a hobby for me has quickly turned into a full-time operation read by 10,000's of readers each month. The growth of this blog has been incredible, but I feel very strongly that the look of a website needs to evolve and keep pace with its growth.
A few months ago I started working with the wonderful folks at BigSeaDesign.com with the goal of giving The Penny Hoarder a more professional [..]
Published on 2012-02-20 08:06:51
Woohoo! Just scored another FREE $25. This one is from American Express and is it similar to the NetSpend offer we told you about last week (although this one is even easier in my opinion).
I’m seriously going to have to think about sending American Express a thank-you card. This is the 4th FREE money alert in the last 3 months where we have gotten free cash from AMEX! Here’s how to get your free $25 bucks:
Published on 2012-02-19 07:53:21
A class action lawsuit is a form of lawsuit in which a large group of individuals collectively brings a lawsuit against another party. This group of individuals is generally referred to as “the class”. The class is a group of individuals that have suffered a common injury or injuries – such as medical negligence, workplace [...]
Published on 2012-02-16 11:32:57
Last week I wrote about how you can earn 17% by loaning money to couple on Prosper.com that is trying to adopt a baby. Well, not to be out done… LendingClub.com just sent over a list of some of the weirdest loans that their members funded last year. It’s a pretty great list… 1. Twilight Zone [...]
Published on 2012-02-16 08:37:27
If you’re a long time reader of The Penny Hoarder, you may know that before I started blogging, I worked on political campaigns all over the country. I loved working in politics, but eventually quit because of the extensive travel commitments. Anyhow, I just found a great way to fulfill my political passion and make [...]
Published on 2012-02-15 10:48:24
Home specialists say that you should paint your house every 5 years.
Allow me to recommend orange and green with “Brainiacs from Mars” written in Comic Sans MS type. Additional accent details of Facebook and Twitter icons are a must.
It might not be your dream house paint-job, but if you are looking to have your mortgage paid for a year, it’s a curb appeal you may want to consider. Here's how it works....
Published on 2012-02-14 17:00:15
American Express is giving out $10 Costco gift cards to account holders who pay a wireless bill with their American Express card before March 31, 2012.
To receive a gift card, you need to enroll your AMEX card
Published on 2012-02-14 08:20:37
Here’s a freebie definitely worth bookmarking.
The folks over at Ebates.com, the cash-back shopping site, are giving away $10 gift cards if you sign-up as a new member. You can choose either a $10 Target, Barnes & Noble or Home Depot gift card.
You need to
Published on 2012-02-13 11:12:42
Hi Penny Hoarders!
One of you is about to win this envelope of cash.
Those of you who read the blog on a regular basis know that I often post "FREE Money Alerts" when I find a company that is giving away cash to promote their product/business (usually banks). Last month happened to be a big month for FREE money, with 4 different alerts bringing in a record $130!
I know many of you have already gotten your own bonuses, but today I'm going to give you a chance to win the $130 in CASH I ma [..]
Published on 2012-02-10 09:20:52
FREE Money Alert! As part of a promotional campaign, Kohl’s is currently giving out FREE $5 Kohl’s gift cards to shoppers who sign up for their free email newsletter. This is valid for new email sign-ups only. Your $5 gift card will be valid on any item at Kohl’s for $5 or more. I don’t see [...]
Published on 2012-02-09 11:29:04
Thank you to everyone who entered “The Penny Hoarder’s iPod Touch Giveaway.” We had more than 10,000 entries – Holy Moly! That's a record for us!
Without further ado, the winner is...
Published on 2012-02-08 12:36:58
Somewhere out there is an industry where a person can be compensated for marrying a stranger, voting someone off the island, race across the globe or undergo extreme plastic surgery.
That industry is Reality TV.
Reality TV is an alternate universe where people who should never receive a recording contract, receive recording contracts. These shows have been giving ordinary people their fifteen minutes of fame for over a decade.
What is less commonly known is that cast members frequently [..]
Published on 2012-02-07 12:32:24
Define the perfect family vacation. Could it be soaking in scenic landscapes from America’s streams and rivers? Maybe it’s learning about an historic piece of the American experience? Certainly, striking it rich and pulling out a 17 pound chunk of gold worth millions would be an enticing bonus! For centuries Americans have taken to rivers [...]
Published on 2011-03-21 20:42:51
Professional paparazzi can often earn thousands of dollars just for snapping a single picture of a celebrity out enjoying their day. It seems crazy to me, but it doesn’t mean us regular folks can’t have a piece of the action. Magazines like In To
Published on 2011-02-11 20:13:09
TGIF! For this Friday’s weird business feature I thought I would share a business that I previously operated….building Macquariums. For those of you who don’t know what a Macquarium is, allow me to explain. Macquariums are simply ol
Published on 2011-02-10 16:51:22
Grandma Penny Hoarder has always been a big influence on me and she has been a bit of a mentor as well when it comes to finding new ways to save or make extra money. Today I’m revealing one of her favorite ways to make side money….spying
Published on 2011-02-10 12:12:55
Americans throw away approximately 266 million tons of trash every year and it turns out we might as well be throwing away cash. There’s a reason dumpster diving has become so popular in recent years and that’s because things that you thi
Published on 2011-02-09 13:22:28
When it comes to making extra money I’m a huge fan of squeezing cash out of things you already do or already own. One of the most underutilized resources many of us have is our home. Our house doesn’t have to just be a place we live, but
Published on 2011-02-06 13:21:37
Everyday I get dozens of offers in my inbox asking me to take a survey for cash. It’s fun taking surveys for cash – the problem is that it is getting harder and harder to tell which offers are for real and which offers are trying to scam
Published on 2011-02-05 09:26:06
Some of you might shutter at the thought of jury duty, but I’ve always found the idea kind of exciting. Perhaps I’m a dork, or it might be that I’ve just watched too many late-night crime dramas, but I’ve always thought jury d
Published on 2011-02-04 10:00:41
Welcome to this week’s “Weird Business Friday.” Now – I know quite a few of you are currently buried under a mountain of snow, but I was hoping to bring you some pleasant thoughts about spring by focusing this week on how to t
Published on 2011-02-03 14:25:10
We all need some time to goof off now and again. After all, there is nothing like shutting off the brain for a few minutes. One of my guilty pleasures is to indulge in mindless computer games. Like many of you, I’m a fan of Sim City and similar tyc
Published on 2011-02-03 11:45:45
Finally I’ll have an excuse for lying in bed all day and watching “Law & Order” marathons! The folks over at NASA are paying $5,000 per month to participants of their bed rest study. The study lasts for 87 days and is designed t
Published on 2011-02-02 19:51:47
Thank you to everyone who entered “The Penny Hoarder’s iPod Shuffle Giveaway.” We had more than 1,000 entries. Awesome! I used the site Random.org to pick the winner. Without further ado, the winner of the iPod Shuffle giveaway is
Published on 2011-01-20 06:30:03
We’ve got a great contest starting today and the winner is going to receive a brand new iPod! It’s easy to enter, but this contest will end quickly. The last day to enter is January 30th, 2011. Here’s a quick rundown on the prize an
Published on 2011-01-19 17:00:27
It’s a free money alert! This one comes from Christian Community Credit Union and they are offering $50 if you open a free checking account with them. There is no expiration date listed on this deal, so it could end at any time. You guys know I
Published on 2011-01-19 11:14:54
Here is a clever way to make money for you homeowners. Turn your backyard into a campsite. It’s easier than you think to rent your backyard and there is even a website to help you link up with prospective campers. Single Spot Camping is a marke
Published on 2011-01-17 18:52:58
Golf has never been my forte, but when I got an offer to play a round for free and get paid, I quickly jumped at the opportunity. Two mystery shopping companies called BARE International and Intelli-Shop are looking for golf enthusiasts to evaluate g
Published on 2011-01-16 17:56:59
This one is pretty fun. A California bank called Travis Credit Union is hosting an “Ugly Car Contest.” Participants are being asked to submit a picture of their ugly car to the credit union’s Facebook page. The car they deem the ugl
Published on 2011-01-16 17:24:48
It was an unforgettable moment in political history. Vice President Joe Biden was overheard whispering “This is a big @#!& deal!” shortly after the health care bill was passed. While some of us may have stared at the television in sho
Published on 2011-01-14 18:51:37
Welcome to Friday! Today’s weird business is something for you big kids. I want to introduce you to Tom Taylor (no relation to this writer). Tom is a scrawny, 23 year old, high school dropout who earns six figures a year playing video games fro
Published on 2011-01-11 11:16:30
There are a number of sites on the web that will pay you to read advertiser’s emails, sign up for offers, and take surveys. I’ve tried about a million of them, but there are only a few of them that I would recommend. Inbox Dollars i
Published on 2011-01-10 15:32:05
I’ll admit it. I lost my temper last week. It’s a pretty rare occurrence, but the experience left me with a new way to turn my lemons into, well….cash. My story begins last month when I began trying to sell a few old vases to a loca
Published on 2011-01-09 20:28:01
Today’s wacky contest is not only awesome, but it could land you an extra thousand bucks! Lending Club & Perkstreet Financial have teamed up to hold the first ever “Shred Your Credit Card” Contest. Entering is pretty simple R
Published on 2011-01-08 07:00:55
Bank bonuses are a very easy way to make extra money and this one is particularly exciting. Flag Star Direct is offering $100 to anyone who opens a free checking account with their bank. I don’t see when this deal ends, but I would take advanta
Published on 2011-01-07 15:31:02
Hi everyone, We are undergoing a number of changes at The Penny Hoarder which we hope will make for a more enjoyable experience for our readers. There are a number of things to look forward to, but the biggest change will be how our emails are delive
Published on 2011-01-07 12:07:59
This Friday’s edition of “Weird Business Ideas” is an oldie, but a goodie. Thank you to Amber over at “Teen Money Making Ideas“ for reminding me of this very inspring little girl. Back in 1993, Abbey Fleck became famous
Published on 2011-01-06 21:15:41
Social networking sites have exploded over the past few years and chances are that you have a few accounts yourself. But, did you know that you could make money by promoting advertiser’s on your profile? There are apparently 500 million of us t
Published on 2011-01-03 22:47:32
It has been reported that Johnny Depp will earn $55 million dollars from filming “Pirates of the Caribbean 4.” That’s a staggering number that makes me think I picked the wrong career. Nevertheless, it is possible to get a piece of
Published on 2011-01-02 21:00:39
Thank you to everyone who entered “The Penny Hoarder’s Holiday Giveaway.” We had more than 1,600 entries in the last 3 weeks. That is incredible! Before I announce the winners, I hope you will indulge me in a short plug. Please stop
Published on 2011-01-01 17:00:26
Just because you don’t have a dedicated crafts room like Martha Stewart or Rosie O’Donnell dosen’t mean you can become a successful entrepreneur by selling your crafts online. In the past crafters have had to slug it out at craft fa