After 4 months of taking surveys, making blog posts and earning shopping points,Â I finally earned enough Amazon gift card credits to buy my Kindle Fire and screen protector for ZERO money out of my pocket!!!
For those who haven’t been with us long, you can read my last post on how I did this in more detail HERE.
The picture above shows how much my gift card had in it after I put in my last Amazon gift card number from doing blog posts.Â I actually put more in my account than I needed, but we use that up when we buy gifts for the grandkids.Â I don’t pay for birthday gifts for the 8 grandchildren by doing the same thing I did for the Kindle Fire.Â I just keep doing the surveys and add the points to my Amazon gift card balance.
The next picture shows my actual purchase of the Kindle Fire for $199 and the screen protector for $19.99 for a total of $218.99.Â I also selected FREE shipping and that saved me $9.97.Â The free shipping is pretty fast anyway.Â No sense wasting that money.Â You can see where the whole purchase came from Gift Cards and the order total for me was $0.00!!
The cover I did buy using a Savemore sale they had a couple months back and paid $10.00 for a nice leather case.Â They are normally over $30.00.Â Â You can see what the cover looks like in the post link above.Â I love the lime green color.
I know anyone can do what I have done the past 4 months and it really makes you appreciate the bonus at the end.Â I knew I couldn’t pay cash for this item because it is a luxury item in our household.
Oh and I don’t pay for my books either.Â There is a website I follow that releases Kindle books everyday.Â They aren’t best sellers, but I know the ones I have gotten in the past with my old Kindle (which is now my husbands Kindle) I have really enjoyed reading.Â And most of those you can loan out to friends.
I’m just a country girl loving my geeky life with my wonderful husband, always taking pictures, getting my hands dirty in the garden, being crafty, exploring with travels and enjoying all this on a budget. But above all, living my faith as a child of God!