Christmas is only 8 months and 20 days away. The date to pack and mail shoe boxes for Operation Christmas Child is even closer!
There are three really easy ways to earn money for your shoe box items and shipping.
1. Saving Star is a digital coupon site where you register your participating grocery card or pharmacy reward card (such as CVS & Riteaid), activate the coupons to download to your card and then shop. It is that easy.
Each coupon that is activated can only be used one time and the value does not come off your total, but rather accumulates in an account until you earn$5.00 or more. Once you earn the $5.00 or more, you can have the money deposited into your bank account, your Paypal account or receive an Amazon e-card.
I have earned over $14.00 so far this year by just purchasing the items I would regularly buy. You just need to remember to check back at the SavingStar site regularly to activate the new coupons.
I am currently allowing my balance to grow to put towards the shipping costs of the shoeboxes we will send through Operation Christmas Child.
Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you for searching (like Google), watching videos, taking surveys, findings swag codes and more. You can addSwagbucks to your toolbar and automatically earn as you search the internet. As you earn and accumulate “Swagbucks”, you can redeem them for a wide variety of gift cards or even use your earnings to donate directly from their site.
I have earned several Amazon gift cards since I first signed up for Swagbucks. The site is easy to use and it is easy to get your rewards.
Because Swagbucks has so many great choices of gifts cards, it would be easy to use them to purchase the items to donate from a variety of stores.
3. Checkout 51
“Buy Groceries, Get Cash Back”. It is that simple. You sign up using your email or Facebook account. Check out the offers for you for the week. Buy the items you want. Upload a picture of your receipt before the deadline and they credit your account.
After you accumulate $20 you can cash out and receive your money. I just started doing this and have earned over $5.00 so far.
By doing three simple things that you are probably doing already, you can earn money without clipping coupons. And because you earn actual cash or gift cards you can choose where and how to spend the money.
This year we are going to allow the money to accumulate all year and use it to pay for our gift items and shipping costs for Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes.
Generosity does not have to be complicated - just intentional and purposeful.
What easy or creative ways do you use to buy items for Operation Christmas Child?