February Christmas for Free Update
February is over! That means it’s time to update you all on my Christmas for Free challenge. Let do the February Christmas for Free Update!
For those of you who are new to the blog and are wondering what I’m talking about you can read the first post here. If you don’t want to read the whole thing here’s the gist. I’ve set a challenge to save enough with savings apps to pay for all of my Christmas gifts this year.
Here’s the February Christmas for Free Totals!
I’m going break the earnings down by each app and let you know my thoughts about going forward with each.
Let’s start with the lowest earner which is Target Circle. Well there’s been an increase since last month’s whopping 55 cents. It’s triple the earnings from January so that’s good. We’re not trying to get all the money in one month for this experiment or trying to artificially inflate the earnings. Slow and steady earning with normal monthly shopping. I have faith this total will grow bigger every month considering Target is the go to when I need something.
Next up is Shopkicks – Referal Code: SAVE725778 . Another slow earner due to the fact that I haven’t been out shopping again this month. I need 500 kicks to get a $2 gift card. I’m a little closer at 431 but not quite there yet.
To be fair, I earn a lot more on this app when I’m waiting for prescriptions to be filled or waiting for someone else to finish their shopping. Thankfully, I’ve been healthy and so has my family so I’m not too said that this one isn’t growing quickly.
Next up is one of the new apps I’m using POGO. POGO it’s a data mining app and unfortunately one of my banks has blocked Plaid which is the platform they use so I’m not earning points at that bank. For the other bank that does allow Plaid, I earn for every purchase that runs through my bank account. For every 1,000 point you get $1 so I am currently at $3.
Next is Fetch Rewards Referal Code GB0QJ and I reached the $5 reward this month! Woo Hoo! This app give you points for every amazon order, and receipt you scan. It’s one of my favorites because even if you don’t buy their preferred brand you still get 25 points for every receipts. This makes it supper easy to earn.
Get Upside is another new one for me and I LOVE IT! It is by far my favorite savings app along with iBotta. Another $10.04 this month just for filling my tank! And there’s the one Burger King purchase.
My Total is $26.87 so far this year. I’m stunned that this is just for gas and a fast food order. I paired that Burger King cash back with their app and paid $3 for a meal. Amazing! Earning money for filling my tank is a huge win for me.
Last month iBotta earned a lot more for me. This month only a few dollars but still. $29.17 is a wonderful savings. I’ll take it!
In addition to the savings apps when I pay my phone bill on time I get a $5 gift cards to Target. I’ve received 3 so far this year for a total of $15 (the AMC card was a bonus card in January).
I also received a $5 card from Target for buying some hygiene products which will also be saved for Christmas.
The Grand Total for February!
Drum roll please! The grand total for January and February is $115.14! I’m already happy with this amount. I’m definitely going to have an easier time paying for the holidays this year.
I’m getting more confident that this year I won’t be paying anything out of pocket for my holiday gifts!
Are you ready to join me? Sign up through my links to get bonuses from each app!