I was supposed to go back to work on November 26th. I really, really, REALLY didn’t want to. I wanted to stay home with my daughter and my dog. I wanted to be the one to raise my baby. Teach her new things. Watch her grow. I just feel like I’m going to miss out on all of the small and BIG milestones. As I said in my previous blog post. And GUESS WHAT!?
I get to stay home with my baby, thanks to my incredible husband!
One of my biggest obstacles right now is my credit card debt. I probably have every store card imaginable. It’s just too easy to sign up for them. They offer you discounts or a percentage off. I’d like to think I’m a good bargain shopper though. I like to spend but I like to save too, if that makes sense lol.
Real talk right now, I’m in $12,000 of credit card debt right now. I’m trying to figure out a side hustle that works for me and my new life as a mom. My time is spread thin these days and some days I don’t even have time to take a shower. So figuring out something that works is challenging at the moment.
One thing I love right now are the apps that give you cash back for just adding your debit/credit card, give you bonuses for referring friends and some of them you can trade points in for gift cards.
Here are some apps I’m loving right now! Full disclosure, I’m not being sponsored but I may get a bonus if you sign up using my links!
1. Ebates –
- Shop: First, start an Ebates Shopping Trip. To do this, simply be sure to click on any Ebates link to the store you’ll shop with before you make a purchase.
- Validate: When you click an Ebates link, you’ll see a pop-up confirmation letting you know you’re ready to shop and earn Cash Back at that store.
- Purchase: Complete your purchase as you normally would. This will also complete your Shopping Trip.
That’s all you have to do.
Once the store lets us know that you’ve made a purchase, we add your Cash Back to your account and send you an email confirmation. It usually takes a little time for the store to let us know that your purchase was completed. Depending on the store, this can take from a few hours to several days. Then, every three months, we send you the Cash Back you’ve earned, in a Big Fat Check or via PayPal.
2. Drop –
- Link your debit and credit cards
Whenever you spend with any of your linked cards, we automatically give you points.
- Shop at your favorite places
Rack up points for going grocery shopping, taking an Uber to work, grabbing a snack, and more.
- Get cash rewards
Redeem your Drop points for gift cards when and where you want.
3. Dosh –
Securely link your credit and debit cards. Whenever you pay with your linked cards, Dosh gets you cash back.
4. HelloFresh –
Now with this, you won’t get cash back BUT you will get $40 off of your first order! I absolutely despise cooking. Even more so after having my daughter. Who has time to make dinner? Who has time to think of different things to eat every night? HelloFresh makes it easy. Almost too easy. My husband and I are set up to get 3 meals a week. Every time I make one, he raves about it until the next day. I feel like a gourmet chef. I really can’t say enough good things about it. Sign up and see for yourself!
To date…with Ebates I’ve gotten back $867 since I signed up, I’ve traded in over 25,000 points for $25 worth of starbucks gift cards on Drop, and I just signed up with Dosh. Plus, I’ve had 9 delicious meals from HelloFresh.
So far these are the things helping me earn money. What’s your side hustle? Leave a comment below!
See you soon,