If you haven’t signed up for Swagbucks yet, now is a great time! Every day this week, they will be posting a Swag code on the Swagbucks toolbar. You will also get three bonus Swagbucks if you sign up using this link here.
If you’ve already signed up for Swagbucks, but haven’t really started using it, this week is a great time to start!
If you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, you earn “Swagbucks” by searching online and your Swagbucks can then be redeemed for gift cards or other prizes and merchandise. I joined Swagbucks last January and spent the whole year cashing out for Amazon gift cards (you can cash out for a $5 gift card for every 45 bucks you earn). I was able to save these and used them to pay for a large chunk of our Christmas. If I had to pick a “favorite” site that I discovered in 2009, this site was definitely it!
Here are a few tricks that I have learned to help you make the most of your Swagbucks account:
*Do a few searches every day until you earn at least one Swagbuck. I search from things that I would normally be searching for online anyway and I have found that I can easily earn 1-3 Swagbucks each day by doing this. Your searches do need to be “natural” searches. If it does not seem like your searches are legitimate, they may freeze or even close your account.
*If you have a Facebook account, become a “fan” of Swagbucks on Facebook. Click here to do this. If you check out the wall, there are bonus codes posted from time to time that you can add to your account. (To add bonus codes, log into Swagbucks, and then click on the icon that says “You have X Swagbucks.” There will be a box that says this: Have a SwagCode? Just enter it here and receive your SwagBucks instantly! Enter your code and click GIMME!)
*Publish your Swagbucks winnings on Facebook – when you “win” a buck, you now have the option of posting your win on Facebook. It shows up on your profile and it’s another way to promote your Swagbucks account (and get more ‘friends’)
*Download the Swagbucks Toolbar onto your internet browser – Click on the “toolbars” option on the left hand side of the website after you log in and follow the instructions!
*Post the Swidget on your blog or your Facebook page. You can download it here.
*Tell all your friends – When your friends sign up under you, you win when they win for the first 100 Swagbucks (this does not include any Swagcodes that they enter)
I have found that I typically earn at least 3 Swagbucks per day just by doing the things listed above. That adds up to 90 Swagbucks in one month’s time (or 2 $5 Amazon gift cards!). I work full time and I only do searched from home (non working hours) and I’m able to do this, so it isn’t something that you have to spend a lot of time on, but you should easily be able to earn $120 in Amazon gift cards in a year’s time. If you’d rather have gift cards for somewhere else, that would give you enough to cash out for $100 in Target gift cards (these can only be used online) or for 8 $10 Starbucks gift cards. If your goal is to do a 100% Cash Christmas, this will help you get started!