Earning points you can redeem for Amazon gifts cards – easily over $160 worth a year (with potential for way more)? I’m in!
Swagbucks. There’s a good chance you’ve heard of them or seen them around the web over the past several years. This week just happens to be their 7th birthday!
You can earn PayPal cash or gift cards to countless places for doing stuff online! You can earn through things you are doing already (internet searches, anyone?) or things you can be doing simultaneously as you work.
Sign up through my referral link by February 27th and join in the birthday festivities and enter the code thiskitchen (case sensitive) as you are registering for an automatic 70 Swagbucks!
Is it Really Worth It?
Maybe you are wondering if it’s worth it? Sure, you aren’t going to become rich earning Swagbucks, but they can really make a difference in your budget. Especially when things are tight. These next 18 months we are on a bit of a spending freeze – cutting our spending by over a fourth as we work hard to pay off our house.
Gifts that we wouldn’t otherwise be able to purchase are made possible. We can pay for a little date night or purchase vitamins and supplements on Amazon.
Spare time isn’t something I have much of (working outside the home, being a mom and wife, attempting to keep house and blogging pretty much sucks all of that up) so my Swagbucks goals are pretty simple and easy: 5 days a week I earn at least 50 Swagbucks (and each day of that gets me a 4 or 5 Swagbuck bonus). The other 2 I just get 5. If I earn more, great but if not that’s okay.
That puts me at 280 Swagbucks a week or 14560 a year. A $5 Amazon gift card is 450 Swagbucks (best deal), so over the course of a year, I can earn $161 in Amazon gift cards. Not too bad.
What do I do each day to reach these Swagbucks?
6 Easy Ways to Earn Swagbucks Every Day:
As you are doing internet searches throughout the day, simply use the Swagbuck’s search engine. That’s easy enough and adds zero time! (Every once in a while I don’t get the results I need from Swagbucks and have to switch to Google but I always try first). You won’t get Swagbucks every search. It will more likely be every 10 or more. I normally get Swagbucks from doing 1-3 searches each day and the searches typically give me 6-11 bucks. Sometimes, I’ll get 23!
2. Ngage/Take a Discovery Break
Watch the offers in the middle section of the Swagbucks homepage. I watch for the ones that are worth 2 Swagbucks – most of them you watch a series of short videos to earn them. On nGage you’ll earn 2 bucks for streaming a series of 7 short videos, Take a Discover Break is five 15 second videos. You can typically do this 3-5 times on each of them. You don’t have to be sitting there staring at the computer, but let them stream as you are doing other things.
3. Watch Swagbucks TV
For every 10 videos you stream, you get 3 Swagbucks. You have to watch each video for just over 30 seconds to count as watched. As I’m working on blogging and other things on my computer, this is extremely easy to do. Sometimes I’ll open of the Food or Animal channel and my daughter will watch them.
4. Daily To Do List
On your Swagbucks homepage on the left column you’ll see a check list of 4 things to do each day: Daily Poll, Daily Crave, SwagButton (get 1 buck everyday if you have it dowloaded), and NOSO. Do those things and you have an easy 5 Swagbucks and you can do it in less than 2 minutes!
If I find myself a few Swagbucks short, I go over to the games and play a few. They don’t take very long and if I happen to select one that seems to go on endlessly, you don’t have to finish a game to get credit. You get 2 Swagbucks for every other game you play – up to 10.
6. Swag Codes
You already have the handy SwagButton downloaded that gets you buck everyday. Well, it notifies you every time a new Swag Code is available and tells you were to find it. I’m only at my computer a few times a week when they pop up, but they take seconds to redeem and are worth watching for.
Are you ready to easily earn $15 of Amazon gift cards every month (with tons of opportunities to earn even more)?
Sign up today with my referral link and enter the code thiskitchen (case sensitive – expires February 27th) as you are registering for an automatic 70 Swagbucks!
Have you used Swagbucks before?
What are you favorite ways to earn everyday?
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