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Five Ways to Make Money Shopping for Christmas!

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Imagine spending money on gifts without blowing your budget. Financial expert Mark Lamkin from Lamkin Wealth Management explains five ways you can earn money while shopping for Christmas.


Free, FDIC Insured, online piggy bank for people saving for specific financial goals like a wedding, a vacation, a big screen tv, a home remodeling project, car or home. You can create specific financial goals and set-up automated transfers from your existing checking or savings account. The site also allows you to share your goals and progress and accept financial contributions from friend and family through popular social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter. It also pays you one of the most competitive interest rates in the country on the money you are stocking away. When it comes time to redeem your funds, gives you huge cash boosts from top retailers such as and Travelocity.

2) is a great source of online coupon and discount codes for major retailers, including Victoria's Secret, Starbucks, Old Navy, and Amazon. All you need to do is find the coupon code on the RetailMeNot website, and then enter the code into the field on the checkout page of participating merchants for instant savings. RetailMeNot offers easy-to-use navigation, a discount finder Firefox extension, email alerts when new coupons have been added, and a weekly email newsletter. The website also features a forum for the discussion of online savings and other related subjects.Overall, RetailMeNot is extremely user-friendly and can help you save big when shopping online, especially during the holiday season.

3) provides the easiest, safest, and fastest way to get rid of unwanted gift cards. They also sell gift cards at a discount from over 250 major retailers, including Visa, Target, Home Depot, Walmart, Best Buy, 'Macys,  and Sears. In addition, they are the #1 buyer of bulk gift cards or wholesale gift cards. Sell gift cards you don't want and get up to 90% cash. They will mail you a check within 48 hours of receiving your gift card. Buy Discount Gift Cards from 4% up to 30% off and get free shipping. All discount gift card  transactions are backed by their 100% money back guarantee.


Ebates is a completely free service that allows shoppers to shop online at myriad retailers (such as Best Buy and Walmart) and earn cash back on purchases. Partner companies can offer cash back of anywhere from 4-25 percent. Ebates can aid your favorite charity. Ebates allows users to have their cash back money automatically sent to a charity of their choice; users don't need to do any of the legwork.  At this time, Ebates cash-back services are only available through online retailers.

5) Find Your Reward Visa:

For example Cabela's offers a deal At Cabela's Club, earn reward points with a Cabela's Club Rewards Visa every time you use your card with no annual fee. In addition to a free $15 in points upon activation, get 2% back for every purchase made at Cabela's store or online catalogue and 1% back on anything else purchased where visas are accepted. Points never expire and can be redeemed at any time for your choice of Cabela's Club merchandise. No maximum limit to the number of points that can be earned.

Lamkin Wealth Management

5151 Jefferson Blvd., Suite 102


901 Lily Creek Drive Ste. 102

office: 502-961-6550 Office

toll free: 866-961-6550

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