Friday, March 19, 2010

Do You Use Swagbucks?

Search & Win

Are you using Swagbucks? If not, it's really worth checking into it. It's FREE and doesn't take much time to register and install the toolbar.

In a nutshell, you use the search engine on the Swagbucks toolbar (instead of other search engines like Google) to earn points called Swagbucks. You can redeem the Swagbucks for wide variety of prizes and gift cards. For me, the $5 Amazon gift card is the most practical prize they offer.

Since I joined in September, I've racked up enough points to buy 6 or 7 Amazon $5 gift cards through my normal internet searching activity. Yes, there are lots of other games and activities that will earn more Swagbucks, but I don't participate in any of that and I still earn lots of points.

Occasionally, Swagbucks will put a code worth points in your inbox on your toolbar. I try to notify my readers when this happens via Facebook so they can catch it before it expires. Click HERE to become a fan of Healthy, Green and Frugal on Facebook.

I will admit that every now and then the internet searches aren't the best, and I have to use Google to find what I need. However, on balance, I have found it to be a completely hassle-free way to earn some extra cash. It's also kind of fun to watch your point count go up. You can see how many Swagbucks I have by looking at the bottom of my page. It stays pretty low because I'm always cashing in my points.

I'd love to hear about your experience with Swagbucks. The Thrifty Mama earned enough Swagbucks in just a few months to buy a Wii Fit. What a great score!
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1 comment:

  1. I LOVE Swagbucks! Initially I felt very lost and wasn't sure how to actually earn them. I've discovered it really helps to be a fan of theirs on Facebook and also keep an eye on Twitter search (i.e. if you use software like Hootsuite) for #swagbucks. And I LLOOOOOVE when people like yourself post on Facebook that a new swagbucks code is available. Thank you! You helped me earn some Swagbucks earlier today!!

    I actually don't use Swagbucks in my main web broswer. I keep two open, one with Google (yes, I'm a traitor) and a different one with Swagbucks with the toolbar. That's something to consider if you'd prefer to use both ;)

    Thanks Rebecca! :D