Earning Christmas Money for 2012

Updated on: by Miranda Grimm

Earning Christmas Money for 2012

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Is earning Christmas money for this year’s holiday season already a concern on your mind? Christmas is suppose to be a great day of celebration and time to spend with your family. However, for many it becomes a huge stress that is dreaded as the countdown begins. Usually the stress is from a combination of busy schedules trying to cram in MORE stuff and the responsibility we carry to buy presents for our friends and family. Often, people go far into debt every winter and then spend most of the new year trying to catch up. That is not a good way to begin a new year. Start 2013 right by making money for Christmas BEFORE December rather than after!

Here is a list of over 35 places you can get started working with NOW to earn Christmas money. These are those extra cash money makers. Alone none most of these will not make much- but united they can do wonders!



Answer survey questions to begin earning Christmas money. Don’t sign up for them all though. Just choose 2-3 that you can focus on or they will  become overwhelming.

Opinion Place

Valued Opinions




Task Sites

Complete simple tasks online and you can be earning Christmas money- be sure to set your earnings aside.

Amazon’s Mechanical Turk




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Minute Workers




Here are several ways to socialize online while earning Christmas money.




Sponsored Tweets




Sell your Old Clothes

Sell any unwanted old clothes online and save the money for Christmas!





Website Usability Testing






Mystery Shopping

Confero Inc

Market Force


About Face



Random ways you can be earning Christmas money online- most of these are fun!

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SlicethePie (listen to music)

Quicktate (turn voicemails to text)

Coupon Chief (share coupon codes and earn)

CrowdTap (Participate in product trials)


Sell the GiftCards you Collect

If you earn gift cards online or are given them as gifts but don’t expect to use them- you can sell them online.


Plastic Jungle


Gift Card Rescue



Earning while Shopping

Earn even more Christmas money while you shop for Christmas gifts!!

Savings Star 




Daily Deal Sites (Cheap Christmas Gifts!!)

After you begin earning Christmas money you will also want to be sure to spend it wisely!



eBay Daily Deals

Amazon- My Habit


Earning Christmas Money isn’t going to solve it all…

Let me suggest that you give yourself permission to cut back on your Christmas spending. Check your list- check it twice- does everyone on your list really need a gift from you?  Does it have to be store bought. Would they be equally happy if you made them cookies?

Having open conversations with friends and family can also ease your burden. Sometimes the mere face you buy your sister something for Christmas every year only adds stress on her because she feels she has to do the same in return. A simple conversation may allow you both to realize the present is not important and relieve some burden. You can still treat them with something special–  but money doesn’t have to be the source! This actually will revive the Christmas Spirit in you and others- allowing you to remember what Christmas is truly about anyway.

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Leisa Good

October 10, 2012 at 1:23 pm

Yes, I’ve already begun to think of that.

Miranda Grimm

October 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Hard to not think about it anymore- Thanksgiving is just next money!!!!


October 10, 2012 at 3:56 pm

Awesome. I’ve already started and dont have too much more to do actually 🙂

Polly White

October 12, 2012 at 7:08 am

Wow! That’s quite a list. Since the start of September, I’m already thinking where to get that money to spend for Christmas so I’m glad I’ve found your site. Thanks for sharing this.


October 12, 2012 at 3:34 pm

I don’t recommend About Face at all. They take six weeks to pay – if they do. There are a lot of hoops to jump through and they continually offer the same shops. I haven’t received anything new from them in over a year – even the locations for the shops remain the same.

Miranda Grimm

October 12, 2012 at 6:46 pm

Thanks for Sharing Andie. I know many of those mystery shopping companies are like that for me too, I have always figured it was because I live in such a remote area though.


October 15, 2012 at 10:57 am

This article goes along with exactly what I was thinking about last night. I am determined not to stress about Christmas this year. We have year-and-a-half year old and want to make it the best possible holiday for her.