Need a plan for how to make extra money online? We dug up some super-easy ways to keep more cash in your pocket when you eat at restaurants, shop for groceries or travel. So if you're wishing for extra cash on the side with hardly any extra work--just a few clicks of your computer keyboard--then your wish is granted.
Get up to 10 percent cash back from Yelp. The popular review website Yelp.com has launched a new feature—you get up to 10 percent cash back when you spend money at any of the thousands of participating stores, restaurants or businesses in its cash-back program! Just sign up for free at Yelp.com/rewards/signup, then find click the “cash back” filter when doing a search, or look for a cash-back notification when you visit a company’s Yelp page. When you use a credit card linked to your Yelp account at any of these businesses, you get up to 10 percent of what you spend put back in your account, which is then refunded to you every month. So easy!
Enjoy free two-day shipping from Walmart.com. Move over, Amazon Prime! Walmart.com has just introduced free two-day shipping on millions of items when you make a minimum purchase of $35—no annual or monthly membership fee required! Simply select “2-Day Shipping” in the search engine to pick grocery and household items that qualify. You’ll get your entire order within two days with no added shipping cost.
Snag a lower online price with a “private” page. Think you’re getting the lowest price on airline tickets, electronics and other items you’re purchasing online? Maybe not! Many websites use your browser’s record (cache) of purchases you’ve made and websites you’ve visited to inflate the prices they show you if they think you’d pay more based on your online habits! Fortunately, there’s an easy way to double-check if a lower price is available: Use the private browsing option (called “incognito,” “private” or “inprivate”) that’s now available on the menu tab of most web browsers. This opens a new web page that doesn’t store your online habits—so you can see if there’s a price difference. If so, you can purchase what you want at the lower cost right from the private web page.
Score bonus coupons on social media. If you’re only using circulars and coupon websites to find money-saving coupons, you’re missing out on thousands of offers only available to folks who follow brands or businesses on their social media accounts (such as Facebook, Instagram and Twitter), download these companies’ free apps and subscribe to their mailing lists. That’s because more businesses are rewarding their most loyal customers with exclusive bonuses so they’ll keep coming back and tell their friends about them. Pretty smart way to earn back plenty of savings, right?