Monday, March 15, 2010

Can you help a sister out?

I read several frugal living blogs and during Christmas I kept hearing about Swagbucks.  Everyone was using Swagbucks to pay for their Christmas gifts.

I ignored it for a while but finally a few weeks ago, I decided to see what all of the fuss was about and I signed up.

If you aren't familiar with it, Swagbucks is a search engine very much like Google. But instead of simply searching for information, periodically they will award you with bucks. And once you've earned enough, you can redeem them for prizes including gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, Target, iTunes.  (Hello!  I love all of these!)

After just 3 weeks of using Swagbucks, I have already accumulated 568 bucks.  And I have to say I am addicted.  It's like a game - how many bucks can I earn in one day?

I use Swagbucks to search for everything - even if I already know where I want to go on the internet, I type it into Swagbucks.  I usually earn 20-40 bucks a day.

You can also earn extra bucks by reading their blog where they will inform you of codes that you can enter for even more bucks.  You can also follow them on Facebook and Twitter to get extra codes as well.

And if you download the Swagbucks tool bar you can earn extra points every day as well.

Another way to earn points is by referrals.  If this is something that you would like to check out, click over to Swagbucks through the icon on the left-hand side of my blog.  (Do you see it over there??)  And I will get some extra points.  And once you've signed up you can tell all of your friends about it and they can sign up and then you will get extra points. 

I am on a mission to see how much of my Christmas I can cover with these Swagbucks. (That is if I don't spend all the bucks on iTunes first.)

Jen over at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam (one of my favorite frugal blogs) wrote a good post in February about how to earn Swagbucks.  Check it out for more information.

And if you do sign up, can you help a sister out and sign up with me?

5 comments:

Mari said...

I started using Swagbucks recently and have accumulated 200 of them. I need to use it more often, but it is surprising how it adds up! Good luck with Christmas!

Andrea said...

i use swagbucks too, but HOLY COW, how do you get so many of them??? i hardly have ANY!!!!

Denise said...

I have no clue.

The Sacco's - Our Life said...

Thanks for the info on Swagbucks - I signed up through the link you posted - hope you get credit for it. Great blog - found it through Wendy Blight (P31).

Pam

Tracy said...

Are swagbucks equivalent to real money? Like 200 swagbucks is $200 dollars to spend? If so, that is awesome! I did sign up a few weeks ago but forget to log in to get credit for searching!