January was a decent month for easy money. This is the first month I have kept track of my easy money, but I think this was a better than average month.
In January I received $20 in Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks. If you would like to sign up for Swagbucks I would appreciate if you would use my referral link. Doing so will help me earn Swagbucks and won’t cost you anything. If there is interest I will share what I do to earn Swagbucks.
I earned a $25 Gyft gift card for signing up for Moneystream. That offer is no longer available. I used my Gyft gift card to buy an AMC Theatres gift card. With this gift card, a gift card from Christmas, and a gift card from redeeming my Discover card cash back we won’t have to pay to go to the movies for a while.
I received $10 in Total Rewards from Caesars’s Entertainment that we can use when we go to Vegas next month. Also, I earned rewards by playing MyVegas Slots that I can redeem for free stuff on our next Vegas trip. Rather than tracking the loyalty points I earn on MyVegas I am just going to count rewards redeemed. Since the value you get for your loyalty points varies quite a bit for different rewards I think this better reflects what I’m getting from the program.
I earned a $5 bonus on my Emerald Card. This deal was only available to H&R Block employees. I also earned a $100 referral bonus from Motif Investing. I have a referral link for that bonus in the sidebar or you can leave a comment and I’ll email you a referral link. If you sign up through the referral link you can also get a $100 bonus. You will have to make a couple of trades to earn the bonus though. It ends up being a slightly over $80 bonus which is still a good deal.
Overall, I made $160 in free money in January. February should be even better. I already had another person sign up through my Motif referral bonus. I also opened a Bank of the West checking account which will pay me $150 in bonuses although I’m not sure if they will post this month. And I opened a Personal Capital account through a referral link which should reward me with a $10 Amazon gift card. If all of those bonuses come though I’ll be ahead of January and there is still a lot of month left to make more easy money.