You see me talking about Swagbucks each and every month, and if you’ve been reading MoneywiseMoms for a while, you know I only signed up with Swagbucks back in December after seeing other bloggers try it out. Just by doing my regular internet searching, I had enough in one month to get my first $5 Amazon GC. Fast forward to now, and I’m earning enough to include Swagbucks in my monthly Bringing Money In roundup. Because I use my Amazon GCs to buy things I normally budget for, it is saving me money that I can then send to debt repayment or savings. Amazon sells everything from groceries to diapers–how can you spend yours?
Of course, another strategy is to use your Swagbucks Amazon GCs on “fun stuff” that is not part of your tight budget–video games, books, art supplies for the kids, etc. Why do I focus so much on trading Swagbucks for Amazon Gift Cards? Because it’s the best trade-in value, in my opinion. Yes, Swagbucks offers video games and other prizes directly, but you spend less Swagbucks on them when buying through Amazon with the gift cards.
Whether you’re a new Swagbucks searcher or a veteran user, I have great news for you–you can earn 30 FREE Swagbucks during the month of September! Just download the new Swagbucks toolbar, which is compatible with all browsers–Safari, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Once you install it, you’ll see an envelope icon. Each day in September, Swagbucks will send you a special Swag Code through that message function. Enter your code into your account for 1 Swagbuck daily–all in addition to the Swagbucks you earn searching the internet!
Want to earn lots of Swagbucks to trade in for Amazon GCs to do holiday shopping? Try these three strategies for earning extra Swagbucks:
- Use the toolbar to enter web addresses (like Target.com, Slickdeals.com) instead of the address bar on your browser. Each time you use the toolbar you have the chance to win Swagbucks.
- Follow Swagbucks on Twitter. You’re alerted to Swag Codes on the blog page and Facebook page, plus they announce Swag Code Hunts.
- Invite your friends and family to join Swagbucks. Add it to your signature for emails you send to Craigslist, Freecycle, or other groups. When someone you’ve referred earned Swagbucks, you do too (up to the first 100). You can earn a lot that way!