10 Ways To Get Cash Quick For The Holidays – Smarter Finance Journal

10 Ways To Get Cash Quick For The Holidays


The holiday season is almost upon us, meaning you will most likely have to scrounge up some quick cash to finance your holiday shopping. These top get-cash-quick tips will help you beat the holiday blues.

1. Garage Sale. The first way to garner additional funds is to get rid of old items that aren’t frequently used, or are technologically out of date. You could try having a garage sale. Not only is this a great way to create extra CASH, but it’s also a great way to get rid of extra clutter.

2. Craigslist. If a garage sale seems like too much work, or you have a few higher priced items, then Craigslist is perhaps a better alternative. One of the advantages of Craigslist opposed to a garage sale is, all calls you receive from a Craigslist listing are pre-qualified and the asking price is listed. This eliminates the high volume of window shoppers, pickers, and bargain hunters from wasting your valuable time.

3. Collect loose change. Collect loose change from around your house. You would be surprised by how much those change jars accumulate over time. Also look under beds, sofas, chairs, cushions, under car seats, and inside the vacuum cleaner.


4. Sell your unused gift cards. We all receive gift cards from friends and family to stores that don’t interest us. Try selling your unused gift cards for cash at a discounted rate.

5. Participate in a research study. Check your local listings to sign up and participate in a research study. Many studies take 1-2 weeks to complete and require multiple trips back to the study location. Others can last between thirty minutes to a few hours. Nearly all will pay you by cash or check on site upon completion.

iphone-3gs-last-compatible-version6. Sell old/damaged tech gadgets. Believe it or not you can actually receive cash for old smart phones and tablets. Sites like ecoATM and Gazelle can help you find a location and give you a trade-in quote depending on the model of your device.

7. Cash in your old stock and bonds. Depending on how badly you need to be cash liquid, one option is to cash in on old stocks and bonds accounts.

8. Offer a service. Business is the exchange of goods and services. Offer a service such as mowing lawn, shoveling snow, pet watching/walking, baby-sitting, tutoring, etc. If you’re more of a creative type, take a look at creating art and attempt to sell it. There are all kinds of online marketplaces where you can sell such services.

9. Sell your old clothes, Music, sports stuff, books. Go through your closet and locate pieces of clothing that are seldom worn and try to trade them in for cash. There are tons of second hand thrift stores like Plato’s closet, Play it Again Sports, Music Go-Round, Half Price Books, and others that offer cash for traded in items.

10. Last straw. If you really need cash badly, there are options to sell your hair, plasma, or sperm.

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