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Beat the cold with online surveys

For many folks around the country, winter weather is a big deterrent to going out on the weekends or evenings. Swipely reported that there are a number of reasons why folks chose to stay in when the temperature drops.

The dark and cold is enough to keep some people from venturing out during the winter months, independent of any snow or ice. When a storm does hit, things get much more dangerous, and the aftermath of a snowstorm can be messy sidewalks and difficult parking. Swipely stated that even the need to put on boots and accessories like scarves and gloves can be enough to derail an outing for some people. 

For anyone anticipating going out less this winter, taking paid surveys with Opinion Outpost is a great way to make money from home online and pay for hibernation essentials. Beat the cold and avoid the hassle of dealing with snow and ice by staying in with these perfect solutions.

Take out
Swipely found that one of the first things people sacrifice because of the cold weather is dining out. Evidently driving to a restaurant pales in comparison to enjoying holiday leftovers on a cozy couch, and walking or waiting in the cold is just too much to bear.

Once the last of your Christmas goodies have been eaten, however, ordering a pizza or some Chinese food is a great way to spend the extra money you earned from taking paid surveys. Mashable reported that 40 percent of folks now order take out over the Internet, and more and more restaurants are making it possible to buy food online. For that reason, it's never been easier to avoid cooking without facing the bitter cold.

Movie night
Many people may forgo their usual social plans and opt for to stay in on the weekends because of cold winter weather. Inviting your friends over for a movie night is a great social event and means you can stay warm and bundled up.

Along with making money online from home, Opinion Outpost members can earn gift cards to sites like Amazon*, which is perfect for selecting a few new films to enjoy this winter. Likewise, you can use your extra cash to pay for popcorn or other snacks to make your movie night more memorable.

Dinner date
Another great way to stave off the cold in the winter but still have a fun weekend is to have a date night at your apartment or home.

Your significant other will be very pleased with a homemade meal, and cooking together can be a fun activity in and of itself. Home cooking is satisfying and delicious, which is an added bonus to staying warm. For anyone venturing out to get ingredients for your next date night, be sure your car is prepared to battle the elements.

Your stay-at-home date can also include board games or other fun, simple activities. Not only will you be able to avoid the bitter temperatures, but a date night at home is also a great way to save a few bucks.

*Amazon.com is not a sponsor of this program. For complete gift card terms and conditions, see www.amazon.com/gc-legal. ©,®,™ Amazon.com Inc. and/or its affiliates, 2014. No expiration date or service fees.

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