10 Ways To Make Extra Cash For Christmas

The holidays should be a joyous occasion and should not be filled with stress in any way. However, as December approaches, many people deal with the stress of trying to find a way to pay for gifts. If you have a particularly tight budget, it may be difficult to spare a few hundred dollars in spending money to purchase gifts for your friends and family. Fortunately, there are some ways to make extra spending money this holiday season. If you’re in need of Christmas cash, consider trying one of the ten methods below.

1) Start Planning At Thanksgiving ­ An easy way to earn residual income is by signing up for Ibotta, which offers dozens of cash-back offers at the grocery store. Sign up for Ibotta before you go shopping for your annual Thanksgiving dinner. The offers on the app vary from week to week, so purchasing your ingredients ahead of time gives you the best chance of earning cash back. When you sign up, you’ll receive a $10 bonus.

2) Sell Your Plasma This may seem a bit weird, but it could net you a considerable amount of extra spending money this holiday season. Donation centers often pay up to $40 cash on the spot when you donate. The United States Food and Drug Administration says that you can donate up to twice in a seven-day period. If you do this beginning at Thanksgiving, you’ll have a few hundred dollars to spend by Christmas.

3) Find Work On Craigslist Work for your money by finding a gig on Craigslist. People often post tasks with which they need assistance, such as moving furniture or cleaning their attic. This could be a fun opportunity to make some cash while meeting new people as well.

4) Dominate Trivia Night If your local restaurant offers a trivia night, round up a few of our smartest friends and take a shot. Trivia nights typically don’t last more than an hour but can pay out up to $200. This is another easy, fun way to earn some cash.

5) Open A New Bank Account Or Credit Card Many bank and credit cards have introductory offers when you open a new account. These rewards are often cash-back and can help offset the cost of your holiday shopping. We’ve found cash-back incentives for new accounts as much as $200.

6) Sell Your Old Clothes There are websites such as Plato’s Closet that will buy back your old clothing. They won’t buy clothing unless it’s in decent shape, but it’s an easy way to clear out some clutter and make an extra $50.

7) Sell Your Old Books In addition to clothes, you could also sell your old books this holiday season. Many second-hand stores will buy your old books back from you, but you could potentially make more money by selling them online at

8) Surveys Surveys are an excellent way to make cash this holiday season. You could complete surveys from the comfort of your home or participate in a research study.

9) Begin Blogging Set up a personal blog, and watch the money begin to pour in from ad revenue. The earlier you start, the better.

10) Become A Host For Airbnb If you live in a city that’s a popular destination during the holidays, consider renting your home on Airbnb. This is an easy way to make a few hundred dollars in a short amount of time.