I never thought I’d own an iPod. They’re much to expensive to even consider on my budget. But I’ve rather wanted one anyway. I mentioned this a while ago on the blog. Now here’s a happy story about how I’m getting one.
Kacie from Sense to Save contacted me earlier this week with an amazing offer. She had been given a used 30 GB iPod which she wasn’t using and offered to pass on to me (after noticing that I would like one). Since she didn’t have to recoup costs, she agreed to sell it for the low price of $35, plus shipping.
But see, here’s where the really exciting part comes in. Because Revolution Money Exchange has started doing a sign-up bonus program, we conspired to use it to our advantage in this transaction. It was easier than mailing a check and cheaper than PayPal….and financially awesome.
Kacie gave me a referral link from her account to sign up. Then I got $25 for signing up and she got $10. So she got an extra $10 for the sale and I put $25 towards the iPod. That left me with $15.25 out of pocket. But then two people used my signup link to get their $25 and set up accounts for free transfers…and that was $20 in referral thank-yous for me, which covered the $15.25.
Therefore Mrs. Micah has 1 iPod and no money out of pocket. I was going to find a way to work this into the budget, but now I don’t have to. Sweet.
It hasn’t yet arrived, but I’m very excited and setting up my music on iTunes. I’ve also reserved iPod: The Missing Manual from the library. It arrived!!! Woooooooooot!
That was pretty spectacular timing. The bonus program is supposed to end on April 15th, too, so there was a short and perfect window. Also, remember that since it ends on the 15th you might want to take a minute to sign up. It’s not something you have to use to get the money…you can use it as much or little as you like.
Thanks, Kacie, you rock!!!!