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What's the point?

September 14th, 2007 at 10:29 pm

A friend was teasing me about my hobby of chasing freebies and cashback. According to her, shopping through sites like Fatwallet and always paying with my credit card isn't really worth it. I disagree. I won't get rich doing this, it is a hobby after all but it's fun and more importantly, it's a way of spending my money that insures I am getting the best value for my dollar. I had applied this way of thinking 10 years ago, I wouldn't be in debt now and I'd be a lot wealthier. So for fun, I've decided to keep a running tally of money and items earned through cashback, surveys, fatwallet, trial offers, Mypoints, etc. It'll be under the About Me section. If I must say so, I don't think I've done so bad in the past 6 weeks!

3 Responses to “What's the point?”

  1. anonymouse Says:

    Do you think you end up spending more money knowing that you get a cashback?

  2. asmom Says:

    Oh definitely not! I use my cards to pay bills like satellite,internet and electric and to buy groceries and gasoline. I have a set budget amount for groceries and gasoline that I spend. When I am shopping I write every purchase down in a little book as though I were writing a check. So when I spend up the monthly allowance for groceries and gas, then no more spending! If I thought I was spending more than if I paid cash, that would ruin the fun of it.

  3. mustsavemore Says:

    You would be interested in ebates.com, too! I think sites that offer cashback are starting to have great offers at stores that people are more likely to shop at. I think my credit card recently added cashback at Target and certain restaurants.

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