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I Don't Understand Why Some People Avoid Free Money

Published 10/4/07 (Modified 3/8/11)
By MoneyBlueBook

I spend a great deal of time browsing the internet looking for bargains and discounts. While some people like to play video games or watch television at home, or do crossword puzzles and Sudoku at work, I prefer to look for deals. I even like to spend a few extra minutes here and there filling out online paid surveys to make a few extra dollars. I don't consider it a waste of time at all because I enjoy it - it's my hobby. Over the years, I've made and saved a respectable amount of money by following through on these money making and saving opportunities whenever possible. I've made bargain hunting and being a savvy consumer an integral part of my life. As long as it is reasonably time and effort efficient to do so, I don't mind taking the extra few steps to maximize my money further.

Some People Just Aren't Into It

But I've noticed that there are many people that simply aren't interested in these deals. Oftentimes, they consider it too much trouble or too much of a hassle to bother with. Some are even peculiarly worried that they might contract a computer virus or spyware by participating in these money saving solutions. I could explain the procedure and method in great simplistic detail and yet some would still prefer to shrug off the money saving opportunity.

I always try to take advantage of special online promotions. Some promotions are just so easy and simple to apply for that it boggles my mind why some people would choose to pass on them.

One good example of an unbelievable promotion is Fidelity Investment's $100 signup bonus for new accounts. The promotion is available even for existing Fidelity account holders such as myself, who satisfy the deposit amount. After filling out the form and in less than 5 minutes, I received an effortless $100 in my account. Sometimes it really is that easy.

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