Today is Super Swag Bucks Friday, so I thought I would give you all an update on my Swag Bucks earning status!!
Remember my goal to pay for Christmas 2010 using Amazon Gift Cards earned through the search engine called Swag Bucks? Well, I will confess to you that I actually used the gift cards to pay for a lot more than Christmas. Let’s see . . . I bought Mitch a Father’s Day present in June, I sent my sister a $25 code for her birthday in August, and then in October I bought a new instant hot water heater (for my kitchen) to replace the one that broke. THEN, for Christmas, I ended up buying The Princess Bride (Two-Disc Blu-ray/DVD Combo) and a Black Nintendo Wii, Wii Sports and Wii Sports Resort, plus some Kid Friendly Remote and Playchuks for a “family gift”. My boys have absolutely NO idea, because I told them I would never get them a video game thingy, but my friends, family and husband wore me down. I am SO excited!
When all is said and done, I have earned $475 worth of Amazon Gift Cards earned through Swag Bucks this year, and all I did was change my search engine from Google to Swag Bucks.
Some things I’ve learned along the way:
- Tell your friends. Most of my SBs come from referrals. When you sign up for Swag Bucks using my link, I get a couple of Swag Bucks whenever you win!! You can tell your friends by posting about it on your blog, or linking up to Facebook, or just send them a quick email. If they “get it”, they will thank you. Promise. (I’d love to know how many of my readers signed up under me and how much you have earned this year!! Tell me in the comments!!)
- Download the toolbar. Swag Bucks makes it VERY easy to make them your search engine of choice by giving you the option of downloading the Swag Bucks toolbar. Every time I open the internet, a little window pops up that says that I earned 1 SB just for using the toolbar! Woo Hoo! What is even better is that I don’t have to do anything special now. I just search like I normally would have back when I was using Google. Check out my computer screen.
- Don’t get all weird. No, seriously. I know people who hunt down codes for 30 minutes or who play all kinds of games or do surveys just to win a Swag Buck. Okay, you can do that if you have time to kill, but I don’t, and I still earn Swag Bucks!! The one thing I DO is that when I notice a message in my “From TSG” on the toolbar, I click it and copy and paste the code to grab some quick Swag Bucks!! Totally brainless.
- SEARCH. There are a few websites that I frequent (The Digichick, Frugal Living NW and The Krazy Coupon Lady, just to name a few!), and instead of clicking on some link off of my blog or from my Google Reader, I will actually go ahead and enter them into the search box. I can’t tell you how many times I have won Swag Bucks from these three places! You have to actually search to earn!! AND, Super Swag Bucks Friday is a wonderful day to get started on searching, because you could win a BUNCH of Swag Bucks all at once!! I think my highest was 45. Woo Hoo!
Swag Bucks is a totally legitimate way to earn money via the internet. It is simply a search engine, and you are simply doing what you would normally do on the internet, so there is no risk and no reason not to sign up!! Imagine being able to pay for Christmas 2011 using your Swag Bucks!! Wouldn’t that be cool!? I’d love it if you would consider signing up using my link to get me started on 2011, but if you don’t feel comfortable doing that, just go to swagbucks.com and sign up for yourself!!
Use the code: JoinIn2010 to get 60 SBs just for signing up!
Okay, so spill. How much have you earned through Swag Bucks this year??