Sep 23, 2010

Instant Cash Sweepstakes Update

I've written about Instant Cash Sweepstakes before as part of my Ways to Make & Save Money series, and I wanted to highlight some changes they recently made because I won $50!

ICS is a market research site that offers tiny cash payouts for taking surveys - usually 1 to 9 cents every three hours or so, with four questions per survey. With each survey, you win coins and tickets, and it used to be that your tickets would be entered into a daily $50 sweepstakes. You could use your coins to buy more tickets, but I always found it inconvenient, because you couldn't just convert all of your coins to tickets and it took too long to buy small batches of tickets.

But one of the recent changes ICS made recently is to make it easy to convert all of your coins to tickets, and by last week, I'd accumulated over 30 million coins. So I entered them all into the daily sweepstakes one day and won the $50 daily prize. :D

Instead of buying more tickets for the $50 daily prize, you could go for another of the recent changes and use your coins to enter the $2 drawing that's held every four hours.

As I mentioned in my last post about ICS, it's taking me less time to earn money through them than through other methods like MySurvey, and I like that I can earn it consistently, even if it's just a few cents at a time. ICS pays out through PayPal very promptly, which I appreciate.

If you're new to ICS, I'd love it if you'd sign up using my referral link - your pennies + my pennies will help me reach my savings goals that much faster. Thank you!


Kimberly said...

Awesome! Congrats!!

Chief Family Officer said...

Thanks, Kimberly - and thanks for turning me onto ICS!