242 – Earn More When You Scan Your Receipts – Lost Wallet Help – 6 Ways To Save More Money

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242 – Earn More When You Scan Your Receipts – Lost Wallet Help – 6 Ways To  Save More Money

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I am an extremely busy consumer expert, money-saving advocate, syndicated newspaper columnist, and the guy that turns digital entrepreneurs into media celebrities with UpMyInfluence.com.

I love what I do and can’t wait to get going on today’s episode.

In order to help you save more, earn more and live more abundantly on today’s show I’ll be covering:

  • 6 Ways to Save Money For a Rainy Day that Actually Work
  • Save Your Receipts and Earn SB!
  • Lost wallet? Don't panic. Here is what to do!


Show Notes

6 Ways to Save Money For a Rainy Day that Actually Work

Life throws so many curves that it’s not IF you’ll need money for a rainy day, it’s a matter of when. But knowing we should save up money doesn’t necessarily mean that we do. Experts vary on how much you should have but few recommend less than $1000. Some recommend more based on family circumstances and with the consideration that prices have increased in recent years. Either way, all agree we should have an emergency fund.

That’s why I rounded up 6 ways to save money for a rainy day that actually work.

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Save Your Receipts and Earn SB!

Did you know?

You can install the new SB Answer app (for iOS and Android) and earn Swagbucks by snapping photos of your receipts and sharing with Swagbucks!  If you haven’t yet tried their receipt scanning feature in the SB Answer app, I encourage you to give it a try. It’s a super-easy way to earn SB.

Plus, for a limited time take advantage of these great deals:

  • Best Buy (US and Canada) = 50 SB per receipt!
  • Target (US) = 10 SB per receipt!
  • Shoppers Drug Mart (Canada) = 10 SB per receipt!

For those of you who’ve already earned SB for uploading receipts, Swagbucks has listened to your feedback and have made some significant improvements to help you earn even more SB:

Swagbucks is going international:

You can now earn SB for uploading your receipts in the US and Canada! Plus, later this spring they’ll be launching in the UK.

More Eligible Stores and Restaurants across North America:

  • Grocery Stores and Supermarkets like Albertsons, ALDI, H-E-B, Food Lion, Kroger, Safeway, Whole Foods, and Winn Dixie, just to name a few.
  • “Big Box” and Department Stores like Walmart, Costco, Bed, Bath & Beyond, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Marshall’s, Nordstrom, Old Navy, Target, T.J. Maxx, etc.
  • Drug Stores (Shoppers Drug Mart, CVS, Rite Aid, Walgreens, etc.)
  • Electronics Stores (Apple Stores, Best Buy, etc.)
  • Home Improvement Stores (Home Depot, Lowe’s, Ace Hardware, etc.)
  • Beauty/Cosmetics Stores (Bath & Body Works, Ulta Beauty, Sephora, etc.)
  • Convenience Stores (7-Eleven, Circle K, Kwik Trip, Wawa, etc.)
  • Pet Stores (Petco, PetSmart, etc.)
  • Sports & Outdoors (Cabela’s, Bass Pro Shops, Dick’s Sporting Goods, etc.)

Share more receipts every week!  

Previously there was a limit of 5 receipts per week. That has now increased to 10 receipts per week (each week starts on Fridays at 3 pm ET/Noon PT)

Extended time

Previously you could not submit receipts more than 5 days old.  Now, Swagbucks accept receipts up to 10 days old. Found a receipt when cleaning up your purse or pocket? Upload it and earn before you throw it away!

Coming this Spring

Receipt sharing on all your devices (computers and mobile web)!  Soon Swagbucks’ll be making receipt sharing available on the Answer home page, allowing you to upload receipts from your computer when you’re not using the app.  

Why is this important for you?

When you share receipts, you significantly improve your chances of qualifying for more surveys — if they know you’ve visited a particular store or restaurant, they can target relevant surveys to you and give you the opportunity to share your opinions on your shopping and dining experiences!

To check out the full list of stores, visit Swagbucks Eligible Stores


Lost wallet? Don't panic. Here is what to do

A few months ago a friend of mine lost her wallet for the first time ever. Upset and understandably nervous, she immediately began working on what she knew to do. If you’ve ever lost a wallet, you understand the panic. And if you never have, you need to know what to do.

Step 1:

First, return to the last place you’re positive you had it as soon as possible. Ask any staff members or others in the area if they’ve seen it. If it doesn’t turn up within 10 minutes or so of asking and looking, proceed to Step 2.

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Have a wonderful week – full of saving more, earning more, and living more abundantly – and thank you for listening!


Links mentioned in this podcast:


Swagbucks Mobile –  SB Answer app 

Eligible Stores for SB Answer – Receipt Submission


Call the ‘scan your receipts' podcast hotline with your question or comment: 407-205-9250

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Written by Josh Elledge - CEO, UpMyInfluence

Josh Elledge is U.S. Navy veteran and launched UpMyInfluence to help entrepreneurs like himself attract the perfect audiences and grow their authority and influence. While growing their better-than-PR agency, UpMyInfluence discovered that building 7-figure B2B Sales Systems (with zero paid advertising) for agencies, consultants, coaches, and other high-ticket B2B service providers is actually what they do better than anyone else on the planet.

UpMyInfluence was the natural outgrowth of his first startup, SavingsAngel.com which has grossed more than $6 million in sales with zero paid ads. He did it all through building authority and serving audiences in the media.

Josh is a weekly TV consumer expert in Orlando, writes a syndicated newspaper column to 1.1 million readers, and regularly appears on more than 75 TV stations across the country. All told, Josh has appeared in the media more than 2500 times.

Josh loves living in Orlando, FL with his wife and three children.

SEE ALL ABOUT JOSH ELLEDGE HERE: https://upmyinfluence.com/josh/

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