Thursday, March 27, 2008

Big Crumbs

Big Crumbs is the best site I have found thus far, in regards to getting a percentage of your online purchase price back. They give you one of the highest overall cash back payout on internet stores such as eBay, Target, Old Navy and Gap. And, those are just to name a few of the retailers!! But, I think my favorite aspect is that they give you money back on eBay, as well. Many of the other companies such as this, offer the other stores, but never the largest auction site out there. And, most of us, probably, can admit we buy from eBay once and a while. Thus, why not get some of your money back?The other benefit to Big Crumbs is that they pay monthly through paypal. They have no requirement on a limit before paying. So, if you only make one purchase for the month, and your rebate is only a couple of dollars, you still get your money back. Unlike some of the other sites, they won't pay until you reach a limit. Sometimes, the limit can be as large as $25 to $30 dollars.The key with using Big Crumbs is that you save them in your favorites. When you go to log into eBay,, etc, make sure you log into Big Crumbs first. You then click on the store link through their site so that you get your credit. If you simply log into the site, bid and then go to Big Crumbs to simply check out and make your payment, you will NOT get credit! My advice is that you always log into your site whenever you visit your favorite online store. Even if you are just browsing, if you would find a great sale and want to buy right away, you might forget to log back out and relog in through Big Crumbs.

If you are interested in getting discounts on your purchases, please go to:

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This isn't a method to make a lot of money, but it is a great way to simply save a little more off of your purchases each month.

Save on Cable/Satellite & other Home Services

You want better prices for television services like satelitte and cable?

You need to call and negotiate with your home service providers. These companies simply do NOT want to lose your business. There is too much competition out there, which is wonderful for us as the consumer.
I am not necessarily promoting any specific company.
We have Dish Network right now for our satellite provider. Though,we have had cable in the past. I'm always watching out for the best deals.

Be careful with contracts - some can last for up to 2 years like with Cellular providers. When your contract expires you will see a price increase happen quite often. This is when your RADAR should go OFF!! Do something about it!
Call them - threaten to cancel and go somewhere else. Just see what they are willing to do to keep your business. If you don't get a good enough deal via the minimum wage paid service agent on the other end of the phone...ask to speak to a supervisor. Don't just give up....that's what they want you to do.

I bet you don't know that you probably have a warranty fee tacked on to your account if you have Dish Network. I didn't either until I asked for an account breakdown. I had it removed and it saved me around $6 per month. That's $72. per year
All in goes to show a little time investment is SO worth it!
Get a lower price for the same services!
So, if you haven't already called on your cable, satellite, cellular service, auto insurance, electric, phone service, internet, etc. please sit down tomorrow and do it. It is so worth the $$$ to be on the phone with a customer service rep for a few minutes. Do some research on what is available out there and if your current provider can lower their price, but not match or beat the competition, don't be afraid to switch. That is what I initially did a year and a half ago when I switched from cable to Dish Network. And, I would have switched again if they wouldn't have beaten the cable companies special promotional pricing.
A good source for getting better prices on things you already have is: