Last week, we shared with you our first tip on Cutting your
Christmas Budget in Half by sharing tips on how to take advantage of the freebies and deals we post and convert them into awesome presents.
This week, I want to share with you one of my favorite ways to
earn money to spend on your Christmas shopping by using Swagbucks.
Swagbucks is a website that rewards you with points or “swagbucks” for doing various
activities (many of which you already do) on the internet. You can redeem those
Swagbucks for all kinds of gift cards or other items.
How to easily earn Swagbucks:
One of the easiest and by far my most favorite way to earn
Swagbucks is by using Swagbucks as your default search engine. This
means, that instead of searching the internet using Google or Bing
(or whatever other search engine you use), you use swagbucks to
search. When you search you will randomly be awarded swagbucks. Now,
you might think you have to jump through a lot of hoops to earn these
points, but it is really surprisingly simple. When you are awarded
swagbucks 1 of 3 things may happen:
-if you are logged in, a box will pop up saying “congratulations,
you won 8 swagbucks”. These swagbucks are automatically entered
into your account and you don’t have to do a thing!!!
-occasionally when the box pops up awarding you with swagbucks it
will require you to enter a 3-4 digit provided captcha code. Youtjust
have to enter that code, which takes about 2 seconds, and then the
swagbucks are automatically entered into your account. (You need to
enter the code to prove you are a real live person with a pulse, and
not a computer
-if you are not logged into swagbucks and you earn some sb, a
window will pop up saying “You could be earning swagbucks if you
were logged in.” Once you login, one of the above 2 scenarios
So, now what? You searched for some medical advice, a coupon, a
new recipe and you earned 8 swagbucks. You might think, so what, big
But how many other search engines actually give you something back
for searching for information?
Plus, sometimes you can win a lot more than 8 sb and sometimes you
can win multiple times in a day. These add up and accumulate. If you
start now, you might have enough sb to get a few Amazon gift cards by
Christmas time. They pretty much sell something for everyone on your
list on Amazon. Wouldn’t it be cool if you could get your aunt,
brother, child, parent, the gift they wanted this Christmas without
spending any money? Just by using and redeeming your Swagbucks?
Plus, here is another tip for earning even more swagbucks. Get
your spouse, to sign up with your swagbucks using your referral link.
Every time your spouse earns sb, you will earn what they earn (for
the first 1000 sb).
Now, I truly do believe that this is a great way to save on your
Christmas shopping, but just so you know, it is not an overnight
thing. It might take you a month or more to earn enough for one
Amazon gift card. But even if you earn only a few gift cards in a year, that is at least 1 FREE gift for someone.
Remember, if you need to search the internet, you might as well get paid to do something that you would do anyway!
Also, here are some other tips to earning more sb. Take about 1
minute, several times a day to “search” the internet. Sometimes,
you will win on your first search, sometimes it will take a few
tries, sometimes, you might not win at all. But you could probably
earn 5-30 sb a day with this method. Also, if you have kids, you can
delegate this job to your kids. Have them type their spelling words
in the search bar. They will get extra spelling practice and can
earn you swagbucks at the same time.
So, go here and sign up for free with just an email and a password.
Then on the top left, click on tools and then toolbars.
You can download the swagbucks toolbar for free or follow the directions to install the search plugin for your favorite browser. Seriously, this whole process should take you 5 minutes (or maybe less) and then you will be able to earn swagbucks for all your internet searches. Five minutes of your life, and then you will be earning points to redeem for gift cards to Amazon and much more.
Seriously, get a headstart on saving for the holidays, sign up and start searching with swagbucks.
If you have any questions at all, please leave one in the comments, I would be happy to help you further!