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Mar 04 2013
5 years ago
2:15 PM MST

Guest Post: Saving with Viggle & Other Apps

Mar 04, 2013 @ 2:15 PM MST
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Guest Post by reader Kim:

So back in February you posted about Viggle. I had an iPhone and decided to give it a try. At the beginning Viggle was practically giving away points, which meant a ton of rewards. I chose to get Best Buy gift cards because I wanted to start saving up for an iPad. I purchased my father a new iPad 64 GB with all my Viggle rewards and thought I can do this again with my father’s help to get an iPad for my girls. My dad Viggle’s during the day since he is retired and I do most of mine during the prime time hours. Recently Viggle has created an app for Androids as well so there are more opportunities for individuals to be able to use the app and get great rewards.

Another way that I was able to earn some money is with Best Buys trade in program that you can get gift cards for trading in technology that you don’t use or need any more.  So flat screen monitors, video games, cell phones, etc. all earn you gift cards.

It has taken us about 5 months to get enough gift cards from Viggle to accompany the gift cards I had from Best Buy but it was well worth it. I saved over $600 for a new iPad 64 GB for my girls Christmas gift.  I have a ton of apps that I use for educational purposes and now they will be able to have them on their own device.  I also used my Discover card which will give me some cash back!

So this is how I did it. I waited for the iPad to go on sale to $639.99 (regularly $699.99), then I applied all the gift cards I had. My grand total was $136.46.  Totally worth the time on Viggle. Especially since I love to multi-task.

Other apps I have found that are useful for getting rewards are:

Shopkick – walk into specific stores and get Kicks, get Kicks for looking at ads.  These kicks transfer to rewards – many kinds of gift cards

Ride – have this program run in the back ground of your iPhone and as you travel you get points for every mile you travel.  Again this translates to rewards. There are not a ton of different ones but for someone who does a lot of traveling this is a great app.

Endorse – is an app for those of us who do a lot of shopping.  Every time you purchase something you take a picture of your receipt and upload it to the app.  Each week they have specific items listed and if you purchase them you get money put into your account.  Once you get $20 you can cash out.  The other receipts add up with donation points.  Than at some point you can donate those.  Last week was great because I got 10% cash back for the gas I purchased.  Easy way to rack up money quick.

And check out this email from Reader Lory:

Hi Collin,

First I want to thank you for everything you do!! I love Hip2save & tell everyone & anyone all about it. I also wanted to share one of the things I do while I’m sitting around folding laundry, etc. I use an app called Viggle & I’ve been using it now for just about a year & I’ve gotten a FREE $25 BEST BUY GIFT CARD, a $20 CVS GIFT CARD, & at the moment I have almost 100,000 points & not quite sure if I want to keep saving for a big prize, or get some smaller ones!! It’s so easy just to check-into TV programs & receive points & redeem for goodies!!! Plus they do bonus’ all the time… How easy is that! I hope it can help some out there get some freebies?! Again, thank you & happy savings!! 🙂

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