9 Ways To Earn Gift Cards With PrizeRebel

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I recently discovered PrizeRebel and knew within moments that is was a valid and simple way to earn gift cards that I needed to share with my readers.

9 ways to earn gift cards with PrizeRebel!

 

PrizeRebel has been around since 2007 and in that time it has shelled out over $6 million in prizes. I took a minute to check it out on Survey Police and the program has good reviews.

Earning gift cards with Prize Rebel.

Each point at PrizeRebel is worth $0.01 and cash out values start at 200 points, meaning you don’t have to wait forever to cash out. PrizeRebel pays out rewards in around 24 hours. You can choose from e-gift cards or other prizes such as books, video games, and more. PrizeRebel offers a wide variety of gift card redemption options including PayPal, Amazon, and Starbucks.

I spent time cruising around PrizeRebel for you so that you could know before you even sign up for PrizeRebel how the site works and how to best spend your time within the site for maximum gift card earnings.

9 Ways To Earn Gift Cards With PrizeRebel

Fill out your profile and earn gift cards with PrizeRebel.

1. Sign Up – Complete Your Profile – Take A Tour

After signing up and confirming my account, this image above appeared on my laptop screen. I took the time to take the PrizeRebel tour, fill out my profile, and learn about all the ways to earn points. I earned 28 points toward my first gift card cash out.

This whole process didn’t take long and it really helped me become familiar with all the different ways to earn points at PrizeRebel.

Earn gift cards through special codes at PrizeRebel.

2. Follow PrizeRebel On Social Media For Special Point Codes

While doing the tour of the site I noticed that you could earn one point for following PrizeRebel on Facebook, another point for following them on Twitter, a point for following them on Google Plus, and one more point for following them on Instagram.

After following them on my favorite social media sites I decided to check out their account walls and discovered that PrizeRebel shares special codes once every few days. I have already cashed in on a few of these codes and have earned anywhere from 4 to 9 points.

I found the simplest way to be notified of the codes is to like them on Facebook, then go to their Facebook page and hover over the like button. Underneath you will find a “notifications” tab, click it and you will get notified every time PrizeRebel does a Facebook update and currently this is just a few times a week and is usually a code.

To cash a code in simple copy and paste the code and then head over to PrizeRebel at the top of the homepage (if you are signed in). You will find a ticket symbol right next to your name. Click on it and a place to paste in your code will appear.

Offer walls at PrizeRebel

3. Visit & Complete Tasks In The Offer Walls Area

On the PrizeRebel homepage, if you hover on the “Earn” tab, a drop down menu of ways to earn will appear. Offer Walls is one of  6 choices on this menu.

When you click on “Offer Walls” the image above should appear. Each of those words in blue on the white tabs is a different area that you can explore and earn points from.

Each area itself offers more than one way to earn, including watching videos, reading post slides, answering surveys, and more. Points vary from program to program and from offer to offer, but there are some very simple ways to earn points in this area.

Engage Videos area in PrizeRebel.

4. Engage Videos

This area was hit and miss for me as far as getting it to work (but I think my problem was my internet speed/connection). When it did work for me, however, it was a simple and quick way to earn points.

Basically you must watch 6 videos for at least 45 seconds and when you do, you earn 2 points. It is easy to tell if you have watched the video for long enough by watching the grey boxes on the side–when you have watched a video long enough it will switch from “watching” to the “viewed” box. When the grey box switches to “viewed” click play on the video below it to start the next one.

Sometimes these are not videos, but web pages that you need to look at for 45 seconds.

There is a handy “Daily Video Meter” at the top that lets you know when you have watched enough videos to earn your 2 points.  Currently you can watch 6 videos up to 24 times in one day, meaning you could earn up to 48 points daily in this area.

To get new videos once the grey boxes at the side run out, try clicking on the “Engage Videos” tab again. I was able to do this several times before a message appeared saying “There are no videos available at this time. Please try back later.”

Offers at PrizeRebel.

5. Offers

Under the “Earn” tab is also an area called “Offers” . To me it seemed like it offered a lot of the same things as the “Offer Wall” did with the edition of a few simple tasks offered by PrizeRebel such as following them on social media and such.

 

Earn gift cards for filling out surveys at PrizeRebel.

6. Surveys

Surveys are time consuming, but I did notice that I received at least a few points if I was screened out.

What I love about surveys, though, is that they are perfect for earning a bit of money in the cracks. What I mean by that is they are great to do while you are doing something else since they don’t mind waiting a minute or two for you to answer their next question while you help your child with their homework, watch that vital part of your TV show, or stir that pot of soup you are making for dinner.

I also noticed their was a large selection of surveys on PrizeRebel and they do seem to pay fairly well. I got 85 points for the one I qualified for. With cash outs starting at 200, that means one survey got me almost half way to cashing out.

tasks area of PrizeRebel

7. Tasks

To do the tasks that were available when I looked around the Tasks area on PrizeRebel, you needed to have a Crowdflower account. Most tasks seemed fairly simple, such as answering questions about a website, and point values were from less than one point to as much as 7 points.

Friend Refferal area at PrizeRebel.

8. Refer Friends

Depending on what account level you are at (more on that in a moment), you can earn any where from 20% to 30% from those you refer for life. This is the most generous referral program I have seen offered from a point earning program.

As with any point program, I think the best way to earn referrals is to try the whole program out for yourself and then when you are sure you find it useful (and I think you will), share it with your friends as well as any tips you have learned while you were testing it out.

You can find all you need to make sharing with your friends easy under the “Invite” tab at the top of your PrizeRebel homepage.

PrizeRebel daily challenge.

9. Daily Challenge

One last way to earn points through PrizeRebel is through completing your daily challenge. This is simply a point bonus that you can earn each time you hit a set amount of points each day. PrizeRebel sets the challenge for you and you can see it on the side area of your PrizeRebel homepage.

Two More Things I Like About Prize Rebel

Account level area at PrizeRebel.

1. Account Levels

When you start at PrizeRebel you are a Bronze member, meaning you pay full price for cash outs and earn 20% from your referrals. However, once you earn 1000 points, you start moving up account levels and earning more from your referrals as well as discounts on cash outs and you will receive those cash outs faster.

 

2. You Can Earn A Reward Fast & Receive It Fast

It didn’t take me long to earn my first cash out of a $2 Amazon gift card code, and it was fairly simple to earn. I was also impressed with how fast I received my gift card once I placed my order. It took just over 24 hours for the Amazon gift card code to be sent to my account. Not instant, but not the weeks that it takes other point programs to deliver prizes.

You can sign up for your own PrizeRebel account here and start earning your gift cards today!

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10 Things Thrifty People Want Salespeople To Know

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This post has been inspire by a scope (on periscope) I watched recently. In the scope, the person was talking about how salespeople can successfully sell items without being pushy. During the scope, offering freebies to entice new customers was mentioned and I couldn’t help but notice that this suggestion got a lot of backlash.

10 things thrifty people want salespeople to know.

Commenters were saying that this suggestion would just bring out the cheapskates and they don’t buy anything. It got me thinking as to why I, as a thrifty person, don’t agree with those statements. Yes, I do claim free samples. No, I don’t claim them just because they are free–and the reason why I don’t is part of the science of how to sell to a thrifty person.

(psst…if you want to check out the scope, it was by Crystal Paine and you can check it out here on Katch.me)

10 Things Thrifty People Want Salespeople To Know

1. We are not cheapskates

Right off the bat, let’s clear up a common misconception: thrifty is not a synonym for cheapskate.

Cheapskate is defined as a stingy person, whereas thrifty is defined as someone who uses money or other resources carefully. That word ‘stingy’–which means reluctant to give or spend–is key in recognizing the difference between the two.

Cheapskate people don’t like to spend money on anything. Thrifty people do spend money, they just do so wisely.

2. We love free samples

A cheapskate is going to take advantage of free, but never going to spend a dime. However, thrifty people see more value in a free sample than just the zero price tag.

Thrifty people see free samples as a chance to test out merchandise before they buy. For instance, when it comes to bloggers who have turned into authors, I always like to read their blog first or even download their free for subscriber mini-eBooks just to see if I like their writing style first before spending money on their books.

If I like their writing, I will purchase their books. Granted, it probably won’t be at full price, but I will purchase it.

I have applied this to other areas of my spending as well.

3. We love honest reviews

If you want to sell to thrifty people, I recommend that your sales page includes at least half a dozen testimonials and not just those that make you look like the most perfect person on the planet. I want to see a few 3-star reviews as well as the 5-star ones so that I can compare and contrast.

The three star review person might be complaining about an aspect of the product that doesn’t relate to me or it is something I would love to see in a product even though they didn’t like it.

Here is a secret: if I see a page with all 5-star reviews, I am leery about buying. I wonder if you have edited peoples opinions or paid for the reviews in some way.

4. We are slow to make decisions

Because we like to sample the product and read all the reviews, when thrifty people make a decision it doesn’t tend to be fast.

Do not make the mistake of making a thrifty person feel rushed. If I feel rushed, I am going to walk away and you will lose my sale altogether.

Instead, feed my fact finding fuel by giving me more information about your product, both pros and cons, so I can make a wise buying decision

5. We value quality

I have seen many salespeople go wrong with my thrifty family by telling us all the reasons why theirs is the lowest price around. I already know that the store I am in or the site I am on has low prices, what I want to know is does you product stand the test of time? Will that inexpensive coffee table be able to put up with my teenage boys landing on it when they are rough housing with each other?  Will your book really save me money? Show me how! What makes your product valuable to me beyond the low price tag?

6. We don’t always buy the lowest price item

This goes with the point above, the lowest price doesn’t always win. Sometimes my thrifty family will spend more money due to the quality of an item. Service is another thing that will make thrifty people be willing to spend more with you than with another company with the same product.

For example, our thrifty family buys bikes at a locally owned bike store simply because his service rocks! His prices are significantly more than big box stores for bikes, but he stands behind his product, and frankly the bikes he sells are better quality than those at big box stores (I discovered this the hard way in the years before I found my local bike store).

Our local bike store owner is friendly, he remembers names, fixes small issues for free and goes out of his way in serving his costumers well.

7. We like to reward excellence

Because I love my local bike dealer so much I share his name with whoever needs a bike. I take the time to drop his store name and perhaps a picture of his store or his product on my social media sites whenever he once again gives us excellent service.

I have also done this with the car dealership that sold us our last two cars. I loved how they handled us during the buying process so much I recommended them to other families. So far that dealership has received 6 vehicle sales from our thrifty family.

However, I recently went into another dealership simply because they had a car I wanted to test drive on their lot. In the short time I was there they did 3 things that made me feel more like a dollar figure than a person and I was turned off and walked away. I won’t be recommending them to anyone, especially since then they have now called me numerous times to ask if I have reconsidered my decision or if they can help me in some way. That is just TOO PUSHY.

8. We love to share a great deal

Thrifty people are givers and if you give them something worth sharing they will. You can help a thrifty person share your great deal or amazing product by adding share buttons to your sites that don’t require us to click more than one or two buttons to share.

9. We do purchase non-essentials

This is another big misconception about thrifty people. Those who are not thrifty seem to think those who are thrifty never spend money on more than the bare minimum of shelter, food, and clothing.

Come over to my house and before you even get in the front door you will see this simply isn’t true. In our driveway you will find two older, but totally unnecessary, jet skis.

The trick is attracting the right thrifty people to your product. You see, each thrifty person or family has different passions and therefore different priorities for the discretionary money in our budgets.

10. We dislike sales noise

Thrifty people are wise consumers. We can smell a sales pitch from a mile away. Drop the sales pitch and just let your product speak for itself and you will have more chances selling to us thrifty folks.

How do you let your product speak for itself? By doing the 9 points above well. Provide thrifty people with hands on experience with your product (free samples), show us what others think of your product (honest reviews), show us that you truly do care about us (excellent service), give us time to think (no sending us an email 2 minutes after we leave your site asking us why we didn’t purchase), and then share a great deal with us. Not only will we bite, but we will share it with our other thrifty friends (just make sure that you make it easy to share because we are also thrifty with our time).

If you are thrifty, share one thing you want salespeople to know so they can serve you better in the comment section below this post.

Bonus Tip: Thrifty people love thrifty hubs

If you are wondering what I mean by a thrifty hub, I am talking about a one-stop shop place where thrifty people can find out about great deals going on for either products you sell or for products that you are affiliated with that they might want to purchase.

Deals so good I have to share.

Being thrifty and a blogger, I created my own thrifty hub right here on the blog. You can visit it by clicking on the “Hot Deals” tab found at the top of the banner for this website (if you are reading on a PC or Laptop).

I also share a link to it in my newsletter each and every week. You can sign up here. I don’t send out every update to my subscribers, that would be too much sales noise, instead I let them know the page is there for them to visit whenever they want and remind them of it in each newsletter.

On my hot deals page you will find high value coupons, freebie offers, sweepstakes listings, Kindle deals, and more.

I update it whenever I find a great thrifty deal that I just can’t keep to my thrifty self.

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10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On The Adult Coloring Craze

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I first discovered the adult coloring craze through pictures that started showing up on my Instagram feed. Then I saw that Crystal Paine of Money Saving Mom had joined the fun. Soon after her my daughter took the plunge.

10 ways you can save money on adult coloring books and supplies!

Finally I just couldn’t be an observer anymore, I had to be a participant–I joined the adult coloring craze.

As with any other hobby I have ever  taken up, I dipped into the adult coloring craze the thrifty way.

10 Ways Thrifty People Save Money On The Adult Coloring Craze

1. Try it Before You Buy it

I wasn’t sure at first if I really would like coloring as an adult or not so I first borrowed a coloring book of my teenage daughter‘s and used felts that I already owned to color it. Once I discovered that I found it really relaxing at the end of a long day, I invested in some better felts and a coloring book of my own.

2. One at a Time

The simplest way to save money on any craft–including adult coloring books and supplies–is to not buy more than you need. I don’t know how many times now I have caught myself going ,”Oh, I have to have that coloring book!” Then my thrifty sensibilities kick in and I say, “No, not until you finish the one you have.”

Currently I do have 2 coloring books, but only because my son gave me one for Christmas, so technically I didn’t stray from my goal.

How to save money on adult coloring books and supplies.

3. Use Coupons

Craft stores such as Jo-Ann’s, Michaels, and Hobby Lobby carry a selection of adult coloring books and supplies. You can use their 40% to 50% off coupons these stores give to those who subscribe by email and/or snail mail to purchase your coloring books and/or  supplies at a deep discount. Some of these craft stores also have smartphone apps that give you coupons.

4. Shop Dollar Stores

One of my current coloring books comes from 5 Below, a dollar store in our area. It cost me just $4 and the paper is of good quality and the designs are great.

Save money on adult coloring books and supplies with these 10 tips!

5. Watch For Freebies

I noticed that the site Money Saving Mom often lists free downloadable coloring books available through kindle. I am not sure how exactly these free coloring books work, I assume you just print out the pages, but it certainly does seem like an inexpensive way to get into the adult coloring craze.

6. Daily Deal Sites

Over the Christmas present buying season I noticed pretty much all the daily deal sites I am a part of were offering great deals on adult coloring books and supplies. Even now that the Christmas season is over I am still seeing them pop up on daily deal sites.

Here are a few daily deal sites where I have seen adult coloring books and supplies:

7. Use Discounted Gift Cards

I have often bought discounted gift cards from Cardpool for Jo-ann’s to stack with coupons on purchasing yarn for my knitting addiction. You could easily apply this same technique to save money on adult coloring books and supplies.

10 ways to enjoy the adult coloring craze on a tight budget.

8. Ask For Them as Gifts

When my children asked me what they could get me for Christmas, I told them a new coloring book (talk about roll reversal–the mom asking her children for coloring books). My son got a great one!

Beyond new coloring books you could also suggest gift buyers purchase:

Thrifty people love it when they can give gifts that get used and when they receive gifts they can use.

9. Use Point-Earned Gift Cards to Purchase

One of my favorite ways to pay for splurges when the budget is tight is to use gift cards I have earned through point reward programs. Most of these programs have ways you can earn points for things you are already doing online like web searches or through simple tasks that you can do while you are doing something else.

Here are 3 point programs that offer a large variety of gift card options:

10. Stack The Savings

As I mentioned above, I often will stack savings by using a coupon on an item and then paying for the purchase with a discounted gift card from Cardpool. I often make my savings even deeper by shopping online for the item I want through either a point rewards program like Swagbucks or MyPoints that pays me in points or through a cashback site like eBates or TopCashBack that will gives me a percentage back on my purchase.

When things get really exciting for a thrifty person is when we can get something on sale, use a coupon on it, and then pay with a discounted gift card–all the while earning cash back. That is a quadruple dip savings! The ultimate in thrifty saving stacking.

Are you part of the adult coloring craze? How do you save money on adult coloring books and supplies?

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