Frugal Living with Fibro: 12 Ways to Earn Extra Money #FibroLiving

How to earn extra money – Part 1

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Frugal Living with Fibro: 12 Ways to Earn Extra Money #FibroLiving

As someone living with a chronic illness, I always emphasize the importance of stretching every dollar and making it really count.  Saving money is not the only way to be thrifty and frugal. Making money – whether it be gift cards, freebies, or cash – is another way. Here is how to earn extra money in twelve ways.

This list was long, so I split it into two posts. Read part 2 here.

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12 Ways to Earn Extra Money


Swagbucks is a FREE rewards program that gives you points called SB for various activities such as using their search engine, watching videos, playing games, and more. Cash in SB for gift cards of your choice or PayPal cash.Receive SB for shopping online at your favorite stores, listening to the radio, or playing fun games! Also, refer your friends and  receive 10% of your friends’ earnings for life! Signup for Swagbucks.

Read more about Swagbucks and watch tutorial videos.

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Starbucks Loyalty Program

Starbucks loyalty program is a great way to get free drinks and treats! Earn stars for each purchase and earn free treats for every 12 stars! Also get stars for referring your friends and on certain bags of coffee found at the grocery store.

 Signup for Starbucks.

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Inbox Dollars

Inbox Dollars is similar to Swagbucks. It’s a FREE rewards program that earns you money every time you use their search engine, take surveys, listen to the radio, play games and more. Your Inbox Dollars are exchanged for cash or gift cards of your choice. Signup for Inbox Dollars.


Kellogg’s Family Rewards

I usually buy a majority of my food with the kids in mind which means I buy a lot of Kellogg’s products.  Once registered on the Kellogg’s rewards site, snap a photo of your receipt every time you purchase a Kellogg’s product, upload it on the website, and get points! Save up the points for cool rewards such as Starbucks gift cards or other gift cards of your choice!

  • Purchase the KFR-participating products that you love. Easily collect points on those purchases using our three ways. Then redeem your points for awesome rewards.
  • The rewards catalog is filled with items you’ll love – from gifts cards to coupons to sweepstakes – and so much more!
  • A valid email address is your key to bonus offers, free points, special offers, money-saving coupons, great-tasting recipes and so much more!

Often times, each code entered will also enter you in a sweepstakes.  I did and won a $100 gift card to ESPN Fan Shop!  This was awesome because our wedding anniversary was around the corner, so we ordered from there as our anniversary gifts.

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37 thoughts on “How to earn extra money – Part 1”

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    Great ideas. I signed up for swagbucks but still forget to use it. This is a great post idea and one I had been thinking about too. I Use kellogg’s family rewards all the time. Some of the grocery ones I use are savingstar, ibotta and checkout 51. Thanks for sharing with #SmallVictoriesSunday #linky 14! I appreciate your support of my blog and your continued participation! Pinning and sharing.

    1. Thank you so much for having me share my post! Yes, I love my programs, but I’m still getting to know how to use iBotta and Checkout 51, too. I just cannot get enough of Swagbucks though! It’s so easy!

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  9. These are great ideas. I am always looking for new ways to make money from home. Having fibro myself it can be hard to hold down a job. Looking forward to connecting with you. Sent you a pm.

    1. It is very difficult to stay employed with fibromyalgia, so I definitely stay frugal and am always on the lookout to make a little extra money. Glad I could help! Looking forward to connecting with you as well!

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  12. Students and stay at home moms will love this! In addition to Swagbucks, there are actually mobile apps which allow users to earn extra cash. One good example of this is MooCash, With MooCash, you earn cash through offers or by sharing the app with your friends. Earn coins easily and the rewards can be used to pay bills, movie tickets, and a lot more.

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