I should also say, that of that $2400, I only cleared about $1000 so far, as I didn't get credit for about 90 non-free offers that I did- I've requested manual credit, but I don't expect to get paid for them, to be right honest. I did do some offers that net $0 after clearing (ie., they charge you $10 shipping and the reward is $10), because I was interested in trying the product, and I've been pleasantly surprised with some of the offers I've really liked. The Scholastic offers are wonderful and my kids have loved them, especially the Doctor Seuss and Nick Jr book clubs. I was very happy with Bodyshape Hydroderm, some of the coffee services, Netflix, and others. And, of course, I've been overcharged for some things and had other things charged incorrectly or wrongfully, some products haven't shown up but I've been charged, all that. You know what I mean- it a paperwork headache to figure out exactly what you did clear and keep up with it all to make sure nothing slips through the cracks. And I kept very careful records and a calendar for each offer. So I burnt out on it. That's why I didn't do much in Feb.
I definitely couldn't keep it up at that pace all the time. Just the stress of having to deal with the companies who don't give accurate contact information so you have no way to reach them or have deceptive practices (like only having a voicemail box for customer service and not returning any calls or the phone numbers being disconnected and e-mails not returned) was a major issue. There was one trial that I didn't receive at all and CS couldn't be reached, but they charged my CC anyway. Then our credit card number was stolen and someone charged $5300 to an overseas company on it, and that card had only been used on a handfull of GPT trials in that month and hadn't been used in the last year prior to that, so you know it had to be involved in that. Major, major headaches.
Long story short, I'll never do another trial on a non-prepaid card. I have absolutely learned my lesson, and I don't mind at all having to pay the small fee for the card and the per-transaction fee- it's cheaper than the headache caused by one mis-charge by a company that you can't reach or has terrible CS.
Bottom line, I'll never do another month like that again, and I'll do more research on each offer before doing business with a company, and avoid offers that don't have a good reputation, no matter how much I'm interested in trying their product. There are some good websites out there to help you know which offers are legitimate and which ones are a headache.