Have ya'll ever heard of swagbucks?
Tuesday, April 06, 2010
I hadn't until recently, and am now permanently hooked.
Get this -- just by doing my normal blogging/research/shopping on-line, I've made over $20 in amazon gift cards in the last 2 months!! I was a little skeptical when I first heard about them, but they are not spam and really do earn points that can be redeemed.
The way it works is:
Head over to swagbucks and sign up -- then download their handy little toolbar (powered by google), and begin searching and winning! To make the most of swagbucks, I use that search engine for everything, even web addresses I already have memorized! Just now I logged into my e-mail and won 10 more swagbucks.
Before I'd heard about these things called 'swagbucks', I'd type the full address in...but now I type "blogger" in the search engine, and yes, it does take a few more seconds to click through to the web page, but (this is the exciting part) a few seconds here and there has given me over $20 in gift cards in two months time! (And I will mention that I don't sit around all day doing random searches in hopes of winning more as that would not be a good steward of the time and responsibilities I have!)
Usually swagbucks are won in increments of 10, but occasionally you'll win big with 30, 40, or 50. After letting them pile up, you can then redeem them for prizes (the amazon gift card being my favorite at 450 SB). Oh -- and did I mention that you can also earn swagbucks by referring friends?! [smile] So if you would happen to sign up using one of the links I've given and begin winning swagbucks, it does help me out, too. If you don't, I'll never know. But I wanted to let you know that this is one more small way I've been able to save/make money!
Swagbucks will enable us to get free law books for this dashingly handsome law student at my house, or we can use them for birthday and Christmas presents for family, or... you name it!
Maybe $20 in gift cards doesn't seem like much, but it is surprising to see how a little here or a little there can go a long way. And...
20 x 6 = $120 worth of gift cards in a years time, without much effort at all!
If you join now, you'll be awarded 30 swagbucks to get started.
AND -- they also have special offers you can complete for extra SB. Most of them aren't worth the hassle, but they do have one running right now that is definitely worth it. Click through swagbucks special offers and sign up for a free account with Clark Color. You'll automatically be awarded 40 free 4x6 prints. Pay $3 S&H, and not only do you get 40 prints inexpensively, (don't we always have pictures we want to develop?!) and you'll also earn enough SB for a $5 amazon gift card! (The Clark Color offer can be found on Wall 2, page 2 of their special offers).
I will also mention -- most on-line places automatically develop pictures with a high-gloss finish, whereas when ordering through the web, I've always been happier with the matte finish. But that could just be personal preference!
Have any of you already had success with swagbucks? If so, I'd love to hear how it has helped you and your family!
"She looketh well to the ways of her household,
and eateth not the bread of idleness."