Dare to Share: Nicole’s Nickels

by Briana Carter on May 24, 2010

in Bloggers

Dare to Share Featured Frugal Blogger for this week is Nicole Wiseberg, who writes the blog Nicole’s Nickels.

Nicole's Nickels
When & why did you start blogging?

I started blogging in February of 2009 to show people how to save and make money in ways they hadn’t thought of. I had been taking surveys and mystery shopping for a year at that point and had been successful. I told everyone I knew about it and pretty soon was emailing out deals to various people. Starting Nicole’s Nickels was a way to consolidate the emails into one place and seemed like a natural extension of what I was already doing.

What motivates you to continue blogging?

Receiving a positive email or comment motivates me! I love hearing how I have helped someone save or earn money. The best email I have received so far was from a woman who had done an online offer and received her $500 Visa giftcard a few days before she would have been evicted. She used the money towards the rent and was so thankful.

First money-saving blogs you discovered?

Money Saving Methods and Mommy Snacks.

Your favorite frugal post.

The post where I explain how I got my Wii and Wii Fit for just $36.34 was my favorite!

Best Frugal Tip in One Sentence.

Don’t be afraid to take other people’s advice and try things you may not have tried before, like online offers or mystery shopping – you may just find a great way to earn some extra money!

Craziest thing you’ve done to save a buck.

I am a little obsessed with the Target holiday clearance and this year wanted to know exactly when the mark-downs to 75% and then 90% happened at my local store. I would call several times a day to the point where the operator at the store knew me and would just laugh every time. I didn’t think it was crazy but one time she thought I had hung up and I heard her remark to another sales associate, “That was the crazy clearance lady AGAIN”!

Be sure to follow @nicolesnickels on Twitter for the latest deals!

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1 KimH June 5, 2010 at 1:26 pm

Loved the Crazy Clearance Lady story.

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2 KimH June 5, 2010 at 5:26 pm

Loved the Crazy Clearance Lady story.

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