Monday, December 14, 2009

Planning for Christmas 2010

Okay...So some of you may feel that I am rushing things a little bit - you are sitting there thinking "Really Carol? Seriously? It's December 14, 2009 and you are thinking about December 25, 2010!?!?!?!?!?! Really?!?!?!"

Yes Really!!!

I bought Tyler's "Big" birthday gift on Saturday through Amazon.com and I paid only $5.00 out of my pocket. It was on sale for $29.99 anyway and I had $25.00 in giftcards from Swagbucks. I bought him the Go Baby Go Spin & Bounce Zebra by Fisher Price.

This toy usually retails for $49.99!!!!

There was a point where I was unsure if I would be able to provide a Christmas for my children this year. The Lord came through and blessed me in so many ways that I can't even explain it and please don't think I mean that toys materialized in my closet (if they did I would be rich by now!!!) The sales and everything fell just right that I have been able to find all of my gifts to my children and most of my gifts to other folks for less than $50.00 out of pocket total!!!

I do not EVER want to be left in the wind wondering again!!

My goal and desire is to further reduce that so that next year I am shopping for free. (Plus then I won't have to go out in all of the Holiday madness!)
It is my desire to use all giftcards earned from swagbucks to pay for my Christmas gifts!!

What is Swagbucks?

Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with points called Swagbucks (These can be traded in for prizes.) There is a wide variety of prizes to choose from but most peoples favorite is $5.00 at Amazon.com It costs 45 swagbucks and really it's not that hard to get to 45 between swagcodes and searches. You get 3 Swagbucks when you join.

Tips for using Swagbucks:
*Search until you win in the morning - it doesn't matter what you search for - try a few searches or if you do a lot of searching throughout the day try your search on swagbucks first - it uses ask.com and google.com as the actual "engine" behind it so frequently it works just as well as google.com by itself!!!

*Search until you win in the evening - same rules apply as above. I use swagbucks.com as my regular search engine and once in a while i pop over to google depending on what i'm looking for or what swagbucks is bringing me back.

*Be sure to become a fan of swagbucks on facebook - frequently there will be a swagcode announced there or a swaghunt will be announced.

*Grab the swidget from swagbucks (Or just use mine - you can search with it or check it for swagcodes - mine is at the bottom right of my main page)

*Read the swagblog daily - there are frequently codes in the blog!

*Convince your family and friends to sign up because when you refer someone - every time they win swagbucks - YOU DO TOO!!!

*Download the swagbucks searchbar and use it to search - it also tells you how many swagbucks you have and they sometimes send you codes right to the swagbar!!

You can go here to join. My friend Kristin earned over $1,000 in gift cards in six months time last year. Another friend of mine earned $400.00 worth in the same amount of time and I only earned $45.00 worth in 4 months time..but I had bigger fish to fry than searching for things online :)

Swagbucks is a completely free deal...you pay nothing to use it and ultimately they pay YOU to use it.

I HIGHLY recommend signing up... it's too late to expect to benefit for Christmas 2009 - but we can ALL Plan for Christmas 2010 and Birthdays - Right?! Thought so!

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