Since these have all proven to be very popular topics, it’s clear that you like free money too! I’m launching a new series that will bring you a free money find each Friday!
Let’s kick it off today with a giveaway! One lucky reader will be the proud new owner of a SmartyPig gift card.
I like giveaways that are really easy, so it’s easy to enter… just leave a comment with a money saving tip that you’ve used recently.
In addition, if you have your own site, and would like an additional entry, all you have to do is link back to this article. (Send me an email to let me know.)
The winner will be selected by a random number generator on Friday April 4 at 1 pm central time.
If you are interested in the giveaway, you probably want to know what SmartyPig is all about.
SmartyPig is a new creative online savings account earning 4.3% (FDIC insured). When you open an account for free, you specify a goal between $250 and $100,000. When you reach your goal, you turn the money in the account into a Mastercard debit card.
Unfortunately, if you want to save for a goal like a car or down payment on a house, it wouldn’t work out very well since it would be hard to use a debit card for a purchase like that. Be sure that if you open an account you understand how to redeem the money in your account!
If you shop at some of the partners, like Amazon or Home Depot, you can redeem your funds for a gift card to the retailer with a bonus up to 5%. This is where you could come out ahead of an ING account. Read more about SmartyPig via the FAQ and terms and conditions.
Thanks to SmartyPig for providing the $50 gift card for one lucky reader!
Now it’s time to share your money saving tip!
Update: The Giveaway has ended. Find out the Winner of the $50 SmartyPig Gift Card!
This article is featured in: Money Hacks Carnival #6 – Famous Hackers Edition.