Ramona emailed in the following tip:
I use the Shopkick App to earn free gift cards to my favorite stores, and thought many of your readers might be interested in using it as well.
It’s kind of like Swagbucks where you earn points and then redeem those points for gift cards — however, you earn the points simply by walking into various stores and scanning product bar codes.
I recently earned a $50 gift card to Lowes’ (for 12,500 points) which I used with a $20 Lowes’ coupon and a price reduction of $20 to save myself a total of $90 for a miter saw.
It takes some time to earn point, but I am willing to work at it for a good gift card!