Now let's talk about MyCokeRewards. This one is quick and easy. When you buy Coke products, they have a code on them. It's either under the cap or inside the box (if it's a 12 or 24 pack). After you create an account, you simply enter the codes on the MyCokeRewards website. You can peruse their rewards catalog and see what's available. This site doesn't provide any way to exchange point for cash, but some of their rewards would help stretch your gift-giving budget. You could make calendars or photo books for parents or grandparents. Or use the points to get movie tickets that you give as gifts or take a friend to the movies for a birthday outing. The available items might not necessarily be things you want, but think about other folks in your life--is there anything a friend or family member might like to get for Christmas?
With many of these points programs, it's simply a matter of thinking about how you can best focus them to get the most out of your budget. Instead of thinking outside the box with some of these extra income ideas, consider just changing your box.
Next up: Swagbucks!