I started out by opening an ING online checking account based on the deal that Couponing to Disney posted offering a $50 bonus if you sign up for a free Electric Orange account. Follow these steps:
- Go here and click on Apply Now
- Open an ING Direct Electric Orange Account. There is no minimum to open the account but you want to put in at least a few dollars so you can make some purchases.
- You will need to make a total of 3 debit card purchases or Person2Person Payments (or any combo of the two) within 45 days of account opening
- Your $50 bonus will be deposited on day 50 and ready to withdrawal!
Next I did step 1 on IATL and signed up for SwagBucks. After messing around with the site for a little while and getting my barrings I'm up to 62 (+23 pending) SwagBucks and plan on using her suggestion to rack up some Amazon.com egift cards. A $5 card costs 450 points so if I can get one per month that's $60 towards my Christmas shopping next year - which I do A LOT of on Amazon.
I'll keep updates on my Christmas Cash 2012 account to keep me accountable from spending it early!