250 – Easy Ways To Save, Chill Out, and Clean Up This Spring
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Hi! I’m Josh Elledge, the Chief Executive Angel of SavingsAngel.com and welcome to the SavingsAngel show! I’m podcasting to you on a scorching day from Orlando, Florida. It’s so hot my dog Levi did NOT want to go for a walk!
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:
- What savings perks are you leaving on the table?
- Chilling out at Icebar Orlando with Corbin Williams
- Spring Clean and Earn More Swagbucks
Remember when local businesses offered punch cards? Some still do but most have gone digital. With that change, what savings perks are you leaving on the table without even knowing it? You might be surprised.
Nearly every business offers rewards, incentives and points in a digital format now. So if you used to forgo rewards because you didn’t want to carry around a bunch of cards, it’s time to get back in the rewards game. Start checking everywhere you spend money and you’re sure to find some hidden savings.
What savings perks are you leaving on the table?
Chilling out at Icebar Orlando with Corbin Williams
I visited the Icebar Orlando located here on International Drive in Orlando and spoke to Corbin Williams, the AGM. At the time my wife Jennie and I visited, there was a Game of Thrones atmosphere going on. Icebar Orlando is the world's largest permanent ice bar but interestingly, only 25% of the venue is cold. The whole bar is made out of ice including the drink glasses. And when you don't want to be cold anymore, you can go into the other 75% of the venue – the Fire Lounge. Before 9 PM this is a fun family-oriented place to go. After 9, it has an adult night club feel.
Listen as Corbin explains much more about the Icebar/Fire Lounge and some of the special offers and events they have listed on their website https://icebarorlando.com/.
My thanks go out to Corbin and the great time we had at Icebar Orlando!
Spring Clean and Earn More Swagbucks
A new survey from Swagbucks found that while 78% of Americans plan to do spring cleaning, two-thirds would rather tackle their own dirty work over hiring a professional.
Cleaning Is a Key Rite of Spring
Americans agree: spring cleaning is an essential part of the new season. Seven in ten believe it gives them a fresh start or it’s therapeutic. Some even appreciate a counterintuitive benefit of decluttering: it makes them feel like they can shop again.
What items do Americans look forward to buying every spring? Topping the list are summer clothes and new sandals or shoes (cited by half), with 17% also planning to enhance their swimwear collection.
But Will Americans Use a Pro Trained in ‘KonMari?’
Marie Kondo, the Japanese organizing queen whose show “Tidying Up with Marie Kondo” on Netflix is a binge-worthy hit, has coined the popular phrase “The KonMari Method,” which has quickly crept into modern-day slang.
The survey found that almost half of Americans have heard of Marie Kondo, and those aware of her tend to think her approach has merits, namely that it has strong points, they agree with some of it, and it makes them feel more organized.
However, despite embracing benefits from “The KonMari Method,” two-thirds won’t be booking a consultation with a professional organizer. Rather, they’re up to the task of doing their own decluttering.
Of those surveyed, 23% would consider hiring a professional organizer. Many would pay between $100 and $500 for this service.
Trash the T-shirts, Keep the Accessories
Closets are the #1 target for decluttering during spring cleaning, with t-shirts being what they are most willing to part with, followed by suits or work clothes. Also needing some clutter cleared are garages, kitchens and paper files.
Chuck Davis, CEO, and Chairman of Prodege, LLC (the parent company of Swagbucks) told me, “Most think of the New Year as a fresh start, but spring always seems like the fresh start to me. Spring is the perfect time to say ‘out with the old and in with the new.’ Swagbucks is here to help with that.”
Once you have cleared out old clothes and products, you can earn Swagbucks on all your purchases from a wide selection of popular retailers through the Swagbucks site or by downloading the SwagButton found at www.swagbucks.com/extension.
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