01 December 2012

Making Time to Check Deals and Giveaway Sites

We often come across trustworthy sites offering deals, promotions and giveaways, and we wish we had more time in our schedule to follow them and to enter the promotions we find. But with a little motivation, most of us can make room for this kind of time investment. This post is meant to help you fit this wish into your schedule.

The key to making room for any new and recurring activity in your life is routine. It’s awfully hard to keep track of all the things you need to do in a given day, but if those things become part of a routine then you hardly need to think about them. Begin by identifying a time of day when you can make room for checking deals and giveaway sites. Maybe it’s in the morning before work, or after the kids go to sleep—just pick the time that’s most convenient for you.

In setting up your routine, keep in mind that you don’t want to go too long without checking these sites, as you may miss out on new offers. But by the same token, you don’t want to check them too often, lest they take too much of your free time. So plan to check these sites once or twice per day at the time(s) you’ve identified.

Once you’ve established one or two times per day when you can check these sites, set an alarm on your phone or leave a note on your desk to help you remember to stick to your schedule. Once this kind of activity becomes part of your routine, it will become easy to remember and you won’t need any more reminders. Soon, checking your favorite deals and giveaway sites will become an easy and stress-free hobby that can give you great rewards and help you save money.

Anne Perkins is a freelance writer focused on how to live large on a little living. She writes financial savings tips for QuickQuid, an online  short-term loan lender providing quick loans to those in need. At her blog, AnnieIdea.com, you can get tips on how to take any idea and make it easier or cheaper to complete.

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