February 28, 2009

Swagbucks -- Search and Win!!!

Search & Win

For about a year now, I have been reading about different ways to make money on-line. Now, I'm not talking about making a LOT of money...just little ways to earn money or gift cards here and there. One of the programs I had read a lot about was Swagbucks.

Swagbucks is a search engine that runs off of Google. You can either search from the the Swagbucks web page, or you can install a simple toolbar that will allow you to search from it. I joined Swagbucks about a month and a half ago. Each day, I use it to do a few searches until I win. Typically, you win once a day and it usually happens around the same time each day. I normally win one swagbuck a day, but on occasion have earned five or ten on one search.

The Swagbucks you earn are similar to money. You can exchange them for gift cards or other items on the Swagbucks web page. Here are a few examples of things you can get:

45 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon giftcard
115 swagbucks = $10 Barnes and Noble giftcard
320 swagbucks = $25 Macy's giftcard

There are other ways to win though! If you have plans to make an on-line purchase, check first to see if the store you are going to shop at is listed in the Shopping section of Swagbucks. If they are and you use their link, you will generally earn one swagbuck per $5 purchase. Some stores listed on their site are: Macy's, Walmart, Hallmark, Shoebuy, Overstock, and many others.

Since I joined a little over a month ago, I have earned more than enough for two $5 gift cards to Amazon.com. We do most of our Christmas shopping on Amazon, so I am going to save all my points and redeem them later in the year to use for Christmas gifts. If I earned 90+ bucks in a little over month, by December, I should have enough for at least $100 in Amazon gift cards. Just for using this a few times a day!


Debbie said...

I might have to check this out.

Of course I'm also trying to earn money through UPromise to help pay for Liliana and Naomi's college education. So far I'm not doing that well with UPromise though.