Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Another FREE Gift Card!

About 6 weeks ago I posted about how I earned a FREE $25 gift card to Applebees. I am excited to say that I have enough points to choose another $25 gift card to a merchant of my choice. How do I do this? I use a program called MyPoints.

Since we live on such a tight budget this is often how we are able to enjoy a dinner out or new clothing. MyPoints has many merchants you can redeem your points with including restaurants and retail.

So far we have gotten: $25 Barnes and Noble card, $25 Panera Card, $50 towards Chilis (we loves this place!) and a $25 Applebee's gift card. I signed my email up about a year and half ago. Once I saw how easy it was I even signed up my husband's email! We average 1 gift card about every 4-5 months.

How MyPoints works:
Once you sign up you will be sent a series of emails everyday (about 5). Note: these emails in and of themselves will not generate spam mail! You earn points for simply clicking through the email and if it is an offer you want to sign up for you earn extra points upon sign up. Regardless, you get at least 5 points for just reading the email! You can also earn points by completing the surveys they send. Another great point earning opportunity is to shop through MyPoints. If you are going to be purchasing something online be sure to see if MyPoints is an affiliate with the store you are shopping at. If they are you can earn points per dollar spent. Some stores offer 10 points per dollar!

So where am I getting my card this time? Well since we just heard the wonderful heartbeat of baby #2 at my 10 week appointment yesterday I guess it is safe to say I will be redeeming my points for a gift card to Motherhood Maternity!

If you are interested in this program be sure to explore the link below!
Earn Rewards at MyPoints.


Leah said...

Shan! Congratulations!!! How exciting :) I'll be anxious to hear more about this little one...I'm sure "baby #1" will be a great big brother :)

Marie said...


Have you felt this time around? I haven't seen any statuses about wanting to die from morning sickness, so either you're feeling better or you're not a sissy like me.

Wanda said...

That is pretty cool.
What a neat find.

Your Frugal Friend, Niki said...

Cool. I recently joined Inbox Dollars which sounds similar.

I'll have to check it out.


Leeser said...

That's so exciting! Congratulations, Shannon!

Rachel said...

Congrats, Shannon!

So I've been a member of MyPoints for awhile, but I don't get any emails from them. I went to the site to look around, but I really can't figure out how to get going with the program. Can you elaborate?

Shannon said...

Hey Rachel, once you sign up you should be receiving at least 3-5 emails a day from them. Make sure you put their email address in your address book so their emails don't go into your spam folder. Check your account and make sure they have your correct email address and if you are still having problems you can always email their customer service. They are very friendly and helpful!

I hope that helps!