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5 Ways To Make Cash Before Christmas

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As a stay at home mom finding ways to make extra money is one of my top priorities. I know how stressful the holiday season can be on finances. I been there and done that. 

Finding Ways To Make Cash Before Christmas is one of my top priorities throughout the year.

Since paying my debt and getting my finances under control I have found that starting earlier and planning for the upcoming holiday season is the best way to relieve the financial stress that comes with Christmas season.

Finding ways to make extra money before Christmas is not as hard as you might think.

These tips are not to make you rich but to give you a little extra cash to help you during the holiday season.

Hey, something is better than nothing, and depending on how hard you work at it the amount of cash will be higher.

With these helpful tips, you will be able to do it from home or when you go out shopping. If you have internet and/or a smartphone you will be able to make some extra cash before Christmas is here.

There are five easy ways to make extra cash for Christmas if you start today!

How To Make Extra Cash Before Christmas

Online surveys

Yes, online surveys are a good way to make some extra money. You can find a list of legit online survey company that do pay real money.

My suggestion is to make sure you assign an email just for surveys as sometime you will get overload with emails from these companies.

Below are online survey companies that pay you money.


I have said this before and will say it again, this is a great way to earn some extra cash by accumulating Swagbucks. You can accumulate enough Swagbucks to cash out a Paypal gift card. For more details about Swagbucks click here.

Smartphone Apps

Smartphone apps that pay you cash when you shop are popular and worth it. There are tons of apps that pay you money to mention them all here.

How they work you get a small rebate from qualifying items. When you purchase the item you scan the receipt and money will be credited to your account.

After you reach $20 depending on the app you are using, you can transfer it to your bank account, Paypal, or get a gift card.

Again, depending on the smartphone app you are using as each one has different sets of rules.

With these apps, you can even get rebates for milk, vegetable, fruits and more! For more information about Apps that pay you money click here.

Below are our favorites money earning apps:

Sell unwanted items 

Get rid of items you don't want nor need anymore. This is a nice way to earn some extra cash.

Have a yard sale, use your local Facebook yard sale page, Craigslist and get fast cash for your unwanted items.


Believe it or not, you could make some extra cash during Black Friday week by simply offering babysitting services.

Tons of people want to take advantage of those crazy Black Friday Sales; the problem is that in recent years those sales occur at night until early morning.

This is when you come in; offering to babysit your friends' kids for a small fee will give them the freedom to shop without their children.

Once you start earning extra cash save it away. Deposit it in a bank account or in a cash jar (pickle jar in my house) until the money is needed.

Again, depending on how hard you work at it the more cash you will get for Christmas.

Starting early is the key to how much money you can get so make a plan and make it happen.

You don't have to leave your home or get a part-time job to make extra cash when you can earn it from home or when you shop.

What other way can you make extra cash before Christmas?

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  1. try doing surveys online. there are legit companies out there. Surveys are boring but it’s easy. If I put effort into it I usually make around 100 to 200 bucks a month. I’ve tried a few dif sites but I recommend Cashcrate, the payout is better. click below to check them out


    1. Thank you for sharing Jenn! I agree the surveys tend to be a boring but is how bad you want it,

  2. I shop through Ebates and love getting “paid” to shop online. Have you heard of them? Here is my referral link if you’d like to sign up! http://www.ebates.com/rf.do?referrerid=egQm6PbLkw5temnn9I%2BacA%3D%3D&eeid=26471

  3. I used to take a bunch of surveys for money too, but the one I used most often went away. :[ I need to find some sort of way to sell all my old/unworn clothes! :O

    1. There’s a few sites that will take your unwanted clothes, however they are extra picky but they pay more. You can also sell them on social media. Facebook has great groups where you could sell your unwanted items. Hopes this helps. 🙂

      1. Ooo, awesome! I never really thought about finding people on facebook to sell em’ to. Will look into that! :] Much appreciated!

  4. I just try to spend less around this time of the year. This my my way to make sure I don’t overspend even if I’m buying a buch of gifts!

  5. These are great tips. We are in the middle of purging and making extra money for Christmas simultaneously. We try to do this every Christmas because it gets expensive fast!

  6. I’ll have to look into doing a few (or all) of these things! I’ll definitely be needing some extra cash. I’ve heard of Swagbucks but never actually signed up for it.

    1. Swagbucks is amazing! I truly love it and been using it for years. I personally love the Amazon $5 gift card because we love Amazon here.

  7. This is great! I have never heard of Swagbucks before. Adding that to my list of things to do today!

  8. Interesting list. I haven’t used Swagbucks so will have to check into that. Thanks for the creative suggestions!

  9. These are some great ideas to earn some extra money. My daughter is just about at babysitting age, so I am hoping to get her started on some weekends.

  10. I have never heard about using Facebook to set up a yard sale. Very interesting. Thanks 🙂

    1. Facebook is amazing, isn’t it. Search for a local Facebook yard sale group. Thank you for commenting.

  11. Amazing tips and Very interesting, I will sure give it a try. I always look forward to the tips and hint like these.

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