I use to go to the mail box everyday and get overwhelmed with junk mail. I had a routine where I would stand by the recycle box and end up dumping more than half of my mail in it. I would consider the that type of mail “junk mail”, but that was the old me. That was a few years ago when I really never understood how much money I was throwing away! Even when you see coupons in the mail, you may not look at it as money. Especially it they are coupons you don’t want.
This all changed for me when I happened to inquire about signing up for a new bank, Chase. I was bombarded with flyers and incentives to start banking with them, and since I intended to do so in the near future, I held on to them. Over the next few weeks, I started to get quite a collection of incentive coupons, so I finally decided to act. I signed up with them using the $200 coupon, but even after I signed up, the incentives never stopped coming. This is when I thought to myself, “Man I really wish I could use these again”. Then it hit me, I thought that if I had a need for these coupons, then someone else probably does too.
Of course, when I looked them up on eBay, they were a lot of people already doing this. They weren’t selling for much when compared to the coupon value, but they were still selling. This made me look at other coupon offers I received in the mail. I know that there are some really successful sellers who only sell coupons, but I didn’t want to take the time to collect 50 newspapers and cut out all of the same coupons. I really wanted this to be just an added bonus on top of my other eBay selling. The coupons that I think are worth selling are: Chase Bank, Lowes, and Bed Bath and Beyond.
Now you may not always get these types of coupons, but I sign up for ever Lowes Mailer, every BB and B Mailer, and every Chase Mailer I could find. I really don’t mind getting their coupons in the mail because I know that they will benefit me in the long run. Since I don’t get these coupons everyday, and they are not worth much, I don’t rely on them for an income, but over a year or so, they really add up. I can bring in between $300 – $500 a year just by having coupons in my junk mail. So the next time your mailman comes, don’t get frustrated with all of the junk, instead look through it for more money making opportunities on eBay.