Have you heard of Recyclebank yet? It’s a new (to me) site where you enter points and then redeem the points for dozens and dozens of different items. You can earn the points a variety of ways – sometimes there will be short movies or quizzes you can do on the site, or you can enter codes from products you buy.
The reason I am LOVING it is that the points are high-value, and the rewards are low value. I’ve been entering my points at Pampers ever since Luke was born, and a big package of diapers might only get you 60 points….and a magazine subscription can need upwards of 1200 points. (Not knocking the Gifts to Grow program…I’ve gotten a lot of Starbucks gift cards that way! I’m just saying that it takes a lot longer.)
But on Recyclebank? So many of the rewards are super low in point requirements. For instance, just this week I got a magazine subscription to Better Homes and Gardens (115 points), and with just a few more points I can earn one for Martha Stewart Living (230 points)! Magazines are such a splurge for me – I love to read and I love getting something happy in the mail, don’t you? I currently get 4 magazines in the mail that I didn’t have to pay for, thanks to deal sites, and now I’ll be getting two more! Hooray!
I’ve tried different survey sites before, and I can’t stand when you take 10 minutes to do a survey, only to find out you’re “not qualified” for the “real” one. Ahhhh!! Drives me bonkers. Recyclebank is easy. There’s no qualification or long, lengthy surveys. The videos might be 2-3 minutes long, at most, and several give you 25 points. A survey is likely to be one question long, and give you 5 points or more.
The way I’ve been getting lots of points is by redeeming the 50-point codes on the inside of my Kashi organic cereal boxes. (So are you doing the math? That’s less than 3 boxes of cereal to get a free year-long subscription – and that’s if I ONLY entered cereal box codes and did nothing else.)
Seriously guys, it’s so easy! Give it a try! :) I’d love it if you could would sign up via my my personal referral link. I get 10 points for every person that signs up under me. Then you can share it with your friends and start getting points yourself!
Now go get those free magazines! :)
P.S. Do you subscribe to Money Saving Mom? She often lists on her site when new videos are available to watch on Recyclebank so you don’t have to constantly check the site.