Hey fellow CAGs,
I've been a long time CAG; short time poster on the forums.
Due to financial pressures coming to a head in 2010 and difficulty making ends meet in 2011, I have been forced to a fairly strict budget that has no money for video games. As a result I have looked for ways to alternatively fund my gaming habit. This has led me down the path of rewards websites. I avoid sites that are get this free by doing these offers; I have gotten nothing but spam trying to do those. So I am only going to share sites that I have gotten a payout from.
You can view my quarterly 2012 pickup blogs that follow my exploits of trying to earn "free" money and how I spent it here:
Game Pickups first quarter 2012
Game Pickups second quarter 2012
Game Pickups third quarter 2012
Game Pickups fourth quarter 2012 (Pros & Cons too)
Game Pickups for 2013 was another stellar year of about $700.
Game Pickups for 2014 was a great year of $770.
I had been trying to contribute to the CAG community by posting free magazine links in the proper forum. Better yet, just register on these sites (freebizmag.com, rewardsgold.com, or mercurymagazines.com) to get the offers emailed to you. Follow Rewards Gold on Twitter because they frequently tweet out short lived offers. These magazines are free/NO credit card required, but do require you to jump through some hoops. Thus you could look forward to top titles such as Field & Stream, Maxim, Road & Track, Autoweek, Martha Stewart Living, Better Homes and Gardens, Entertainment Weekly, Us Weekly, etc. along with some niche magazines I have never heard of but may be of interest to someone. Don't just think of yourself; give subscriptions to your friends and family.
just wanted to thank you for posting all these free mag deals. i've been able to take advantage of some of them.
this is great. thanks.
In order to help people out, I am going to post about some things I've done or noticed.
-edit- added new thread link 4/5/2013
-edit- added quote from WoF about Sony Rewards pts 7/23/2014
-edit- added 2014 blog link and names of free magazine sites 2/16/2015
-edit- moved the credit card summary to its own post 3/9/2015
-edit- Hypertoken admits he is an asshole, and he certainly proves it.
Edited by bkjohns1, 21 April 2015 - 05:30 PM.
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