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Summer hasn’t officially started yet, but we’re already feeling the strain on our finances. Sure, this season is tons of fun but it is also very costly. We spend many days along the Jersey Shore, beach by day and boardwalk by night, and the prices for food and entertainment seem to rise with the thermostat.
We’ve already purchased season passes for our local farm, the pool club, beach badges and aquarium. I managed to be organized enough this year to purchase a few of those aforementioned passes at pre-season rates. But that’s not even the beginning of it. And we’ll spend a good chunk of change on gas and tolls just getting to our favorite places. There’s no place like the Jersey Shore in summer…
It’s time to stretch our dollars in as many ways as possible. I now pack lunch when it’s practical, and I try to think ahead to avoid those impulse purchases. Like glow-bracelets from the dollar store for instance. It’s much easier to tell the kids “no” when we’re accosted by the glow-stick vendor when we have our own glow-in-the-dark bracelets handy.
As a blogger, I spend many hours each day on the web researching topics, and now I can earn gift cards for doing something I’m doing anyway, from Bing Rewards. By using Bing for online searches, you will earn points which can then be redeemed for gift cards redeemable for your favorite things. I took a quick gander and found some of my favorites: Sephora, Starbucks, Fandango and Amazon.
This program in turn will provide my family with a little extra mileage for our summer adventures and beyond. Even if it means an extra day at the water park, it’ll be worthwhile.
You can search through Bing on your computer, but don’t forget you can also earn points on your phone. So you can effectively turn your iPhone or Android browser search for a great chinese food place and earn points toward a gift card that you can use on amazon for a fancy new set of chopsticks. It would be silly to use any other search engine when it clearly pays to Bing.
What will you redeem your Bing rewards for?