I hear all the time ‘how can you afford to go on so many cruises?’ My mother especially likes to point this out when I am out of a job.
I want to share with you some secrets on how I have worked to pay for the cruise. I am all about saving money. I love coupons, researching cheaper prices, learning from others, etc. So here are is what I use.
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I have used swagbucks for years. It does take some work, nothing in life is truly free. But if you have the passion or the need, it’s worth it.
It’s a point system were 1 ‘SB’ pretty much equals 1 cent. So when you have 100sb, you have $1. There are many different options for gift cards, and once a month you can receive 1 $25 gift card of your choose for 12% off. So that is 2200 SB.
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Disclosure – this is my referral link, so I would receive 300 sb if you do sign up at no cost to you.
There are many different options to earn sb, I suggest trying different things and seeing what you enjoy. I say, enjoy, because I do enjoy some of the different competitive games and surveys, such as swago and team challenges. While there are some things that cost money to get sb, there are so many free options, you shouldn’t have to pay money to at least get 2200 sb a month with minimal work.
For me, I let the ‘watch videos’ play while I watch TV, I do surveys, use the search bar, and check out the discover area to sign up for newsletters or coupons.
I then redeem for either VISA gift cards or amazon gift cards. Amazon I use to pay for things I get anyway, so I have more cash for cruising.
VISA gift cards are great. I use them – no matter what the amount- to pay the cruise price. They are just like a credit card, they will give me a virtual # with a CVV and expiration date. I just have to put in the exact amount that is on the card.
Get paid to shop online! You can use a plugin for your computer that will let you know when you are on a site that can earn you money! Quarterly, you can get a CHECK sent to you with your earnings.
So, if you are buying plane tickets or booking a rental car… why not get some cash back for it?
Get 10% off Carnival gift cards by having an AARP Rewards for Good account.
Nope, you do not have to be at retirement age and the account is FREE. All you have to do is some quizzes to get some points. At 1000 points, you can get a $100 gift card for $90. You do have to pay 56 cents for shipping.
Extra secret – when you get the gift card in the mail, there will be a code for 1000 points! Hence you will be ready for the next gift card!
*These gift cards are selling out a lot faster these days, so you may have to be patient.
These are my tips on paying off your cruise. Do you have any tips you would be willing to share?
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