Jul 8, 2011

Swagbucks: Super easy ways to make a few extra bucks

I've mentioned swagbucks on here before, but I recently found a few ways to get some serious extra swagbucks that I thought I'd share with you. But first, I'll explain a little about what swagbucks actually is if you're not familiar. They are a site that offers a search engine, coupons, games, and advertisements - and rewards you with virtual dollars for using them. Those virtual dollars add up and can be used to purchase things from the swag store - my favorite being the amazon.com e-gift card! It takes 450 swagbucks to get a $5 GC. This may seem like a lot, but it adds up quickly and I usually get a $5 GC about 3 times a month...just for doing things I'm already doing on the web.

So here are a few ways to rack up swagbucks pretty quickly:
1) Anytime you want to print a coupon from the coupon network - go through swagbucks. Within a few weeks of using it, you will get 10 swagbucks added to your account. It takes a while, and there (to my knowledge) is no way to know what coupons have credited - but you'll log in one day and all of the sudden have 50 more swagbucks than you did the day before, and that will be the reason!
2) Install their tool bar and use the Search Box every time you visit a website - even if you know the web address. Every 3-6 searches (sometimes more, sometimes less), you'll be rewarded with swagbucks.
3) Every morning, when you first log-in, you'll get 1 swagbuck, just for having the Toolbar downloaded. Then click on the daily poll and take 3 seconds to vote; you'll get 1 swagbuck. Then click on Trusted Surveys, and you'll get 1 swagbuck just for visiting the trusted survey section of the site - whether you take a survey or not (which I never do, because I never qualify). So right off the bat, not matter what - you can get 3 swagbuacks every day - and it takes all of about 10 seconds.
4) Sign up for Free Offers. I shied away from this until just last week, and then decided to give it a try because they assured me that my CC wouldn't be charged, and I would still get the swagbucks even if I didn't continue beyond the trial periods. So, I signed up for freecreditscore.com and got a whopping 1,000 swagbucks! The trial is 7 days long and I used it long enough to get my credit score, and cancel it 5 days later. I had my swagbucks within an hour of signing up - and that got me $10 in amazon gift cards! Then I signed up for netfilx - free 30 day trial - and got another 1,000 swagbucks (so another $10 worth of amazon gift cards). I'm still using my free netflix trial and really enjoying it. We probably won't keep it, but considering we can watch unlimited instant movies on our computers for only $7.99/month - and they have TONS of old movies that we like - Fed Astaire/Ginger Rogers, Alfred Hitchcock films, etc. (that you can't get at Redbox or Blockbuster kiosks or even in the stores) - it might be worth it!

If you don't have a swagbucks account and are interested in signing up - just use the box to the right of this post and sign up. You'll get 30 swagbucks just for signing up!


Sarah Faith said...

Do you know about the ledger? It gives you line items on what your swagbucks earnings have been. perhaps it would also indicate which coupons have been credited. Go to "my account" and then hit the "ledger" tab.

Isabella's Mom said...

Thanks Sarah! I checked it out, and while it doesn't itemize exactly which coupons you get credit for, it does tell you "Coupon Redemption". I've only actually used 16 coupons printed from swagbucks since I started back in February. I would have thought it was a lot more - but good to know! Thanks for the tip!