Today is the 5th and final post in my 5 Days to a Debt-Free Christmas series and I will be sharing with you how I earn free Christmas gifts for my family every year. That’s right, free!
How I Earn Free Christmas Gifts Every Year
This might sound like a sales gimmick “FREE Christmas gifts!” with some really small writing in a tiny, unreadable text that no one ever sees. But it’s not. In addition to all the of previous strategies I’ve shared in this series, I am going to share with you exactly how I have managed to earn free Christmas gifts for our family and friends year after year. I think you’ll be quite surprised how easy it is to do so.
Earning Free Amazon + Starbucks Gift Cards
Every year I am amazed at how many free Amazon and Starbucks gift cards I earn just for being a Swagbucks user! Swagbucks are virtual dollars that I am always earning from a variety of tasks to redeem for gift cards to popular retailers. I am able to earn several gift cards to Amazon each month just for using the Swagbucks toolbar to do internet searches, redeem special offers, watch Swagbucks TV, take online surveys, and more! You can earn other gift cards, too, those are just the ones that I prefer.
I gather these gift cards throughout the year and add them to my Amazon account. Whenever I shop on Amazon I always have credit so I rarely ever have to use my own money (unless it is a big ticket item which is something we rarely buy on Amazon). This is such an amazing blessing for our family as we love to be able to bless others and this gives us a way to do so without breaking the bank!
Sign up for Swagbucks and start earning your FREE Amazon gift cards today!
Earning Cash Back When I Shop Online
While there are a few options to earn cash back, Ebates is by far my favorite. I’ve been earning cash on my purchases through Ebates since 2001. This is my favorite site to earn cash back. When you sign up to become an Ebates member, all you have to do is link through their website to earn a certain percentage (up to 25%) cash back on your online purchases. In 2013, our family earned just over $1,500 through Ebates. The purchases we made were things that we needed so this was a huge blessing for our family! You get paid quarterly either by Paypal deposit or a paper check, it’s your choice. This has made it so that we always have cash flow when we want to celebrate Christmas by giving a tangible gift and of course to buy gifts or experiences for a child’s birthday.
Sign up for Ebates and start earning cash back today!
Earning FREE Educational Books
As a homeschooling family, we have a massive library of educational books we’ve built up over the past 15 years. The first time I earned a boat load of free books was by hosting an Usborne Books party online. From this party I earned $185 in FREE books and 65% off of one set of books. With this ONE party I was able to earn enough books for our youngest son’s birthday as well as Christmas gifts for our three children and our nieces and nephews as well!
I am now an Educational Consultant (I can sell directly to the school and library market) for Usborne Books! So now I have the privilege of not only sharing these books that I grew up with and have been using in our homeschool for more than a decade, I am also able to offer YOU the opportunity to earn FREE books for your family! If you would like to see about hosting an online Facebook party with me, contact me today and I will share with you this month’s current booking specials for hostesses! This is the perfect way to earn FREE books for the children on your Christmas list!
Celebrating Christmas Debt-Free
These are three of my most favorite and least time consuming ways to earn free gifts for our family every single year for Christmas. It is such a blessing to have the extra cash to be able to shop year-round for Christmas (and birthday) gifts because we always have an influx of cash waiting for us! And the best part of it all? Celebrating Christmas debt-free. Free from all the traps of commercialism and interest rates, free of guilt, and free of the looming stress that debt covers everyone who is subject to it’s trap.
I hope that this series has helped you in some way to realize how important it is to celebrate the season of Christ’s birth with total peace and joy, and of course, debt-free!