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How I Bought an iPod for $50.25 and Paid Nothing Out of Pocket, Courtesy of Revolution Money Exchange

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.

Refer A Friend using Revolution Money ExchangeBut 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!!!!

(for last minute free online Tax Cut, enter my giveaway)

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StackingPennies April 10, 2008 at 2:17 pm

I used another sign up link! Enjoy $10 !

StackingPennies April 10, 2008 at 2:18 pm

(Wait, they couldn’t verify my account… but i hope you still get $10)

SingleGuyMoney April 10, 2008 at 7:45 pm

That’s awesome. I love hearing stories like this.

Anna April 10, 2008 at 9:14 pm

I hope you enjoy your new iPod!

I hadn’t heard of this, but it sounds great – so I clicked and signed up, and you should get another $10. 🙂

Kacie April 10, 2008 at 10:47 pm

<3 I’m so glad you like it! And, I’m glad for that extra bit of money to snowflake. Win-win for everyone!

Cath Lawson April 11, 2008 at 9:10 am

Mrs M – that is absolutely brilliant. I too haven’t got an ipod because they’re so expensive, but I’ll be checking out your coupon to see if folks from the UK can sign up too. Thanks.

Jesse April 11, 2008 at 12:14 pm

Nice, congrats on the ipod. I admit, I can’t live without it since I got mine… its addictive.

Pete @biblemoneymatters April 13, 2008 at 7:20 pm

I posted on my blog recently about how to get a “free” ipod as well. Basically you just need to trade in old cds and dvds that you’re not using and you’ll get an Ipod (or xbox or playstation/etc) in return. Click on the link in my name for details.

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