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What is a Money Maker?

April 20, 2009
It’s Money Making Monday!Every now and then you will see us post about a money maker. How exactly can you MAKE money when “buying” products at a store? Let me tell you how! The easiest places to purchase a MONEY MAKER product would be at a drugstore like CVS or Walgreens. You see, these drugstores offer rewards programs. CVS uses Extra Care Bucks (ECB’s) and Walgreens uses Register Rewards (RR’s). The ECB’s and RR’s are used like store money. Almost every week CVS will offer a product as FREE after ECB’s. This means you purchase the product at the sale price and then receive ECB’s good on your next purchase. To turn those FREE items into MONEY MAKERS you just need to add in a coupon!
Let’s clarify with an example. The Bayer Crystals are on sale for $2.00 at CVS this week and you get $2.00 in ECB’s. Free right? But, the display had a $1.00 manufactures tearpad coupon on it. So, the Bayer rang up at $2.00, -$1.00 coupon. Paid $1.00 and got back $2.00 in ECB’s. There you have it, $1.00 MONEY MAKER and a FREE product!
Sometimes the best MONEY MAKERS are on products you and your family don’t actually use. In this case, I would purchase the item to make the money and then donate the item.
You can also make money off of rebates. We talked about that last week. If you missed that post go HERE . I plan to turn the Soft Soap Ensembles I purchased at CVS into a MONEY MAKER as I have a MIR for $4.00. Look in stores for the MIR form.
Some stores allow for overage. What that means is that the product is priced for less than what the coupon amount is for. A good example here is my Target trip last week. If you missed it go HERE . I had $1 off coupons for the Market fruit snacks. The small bag of fruit snacks rang up at .88¢. Therefore I had .12¢ in OVERAGE! Not a big MONEY MAKER but, I’ll take it!
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One Comment leave one →
  1. Anonymous permalink
    April 20, 2009 7:36 am

    Awesome tips and suggestions!! Thank you!

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