Christmas for Free Possible Stumbling blocks

Christmas for Free The Pitfalls

Here’s where I think this experiment could go sideways and how I intend to combat these problems.

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  • Apathy – I tend to get lazy and not scan receipts on time.  Since most have a deadline I might miss out on money. How will I combat this? I will try to scan receipts right when I get home or possibly in the car while waiting for the kid to get out of school.
  • Apps going out of business – this has happened to me twice already How will I combat this? There’s no way to control this so I will pout about it and then move on.
  • Expiring points – happens a lot when saving points and I hate it!!!!!!!!!!!!!! How will I combat this?  If I know points are going to expire (I’m looking at you Balance Rewards) then I will use the money that is there to get a gift card or cashout so I don’t loose it.  I will then have to set that aside for Christmas.
  • Forgetting to ask for a receipt – this is a big one in my house How will I combat this? I’m going to become a receipt harpy.
  • Remembering – to shop through the programs when online, to activate an app coupon before shopping or turning on Shopkicks when walking into a store How will I combat this? I’ve installed the Ebates tool bar which has already saved me money and caught a few cash backs I would have forgotten about.  I don’t know what I’m going to do about Shopkicks.

So has anyone joined me yet?  How’s it going out there in savings land?

Missed the first two posts? Click HERE to read why this all started and Click HERE to see the apps I’m using and join me!

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