I knew last week when they posted over on the Swagbucks site that the Paypal $5.00 Reward/Giftcard was going to be cheap but I had no idea HOW cheap. These puppies normally cost 1900 Swagbucks !!! They are on sale right now for only 550!!! I realize the Amazon GC's are only 450 Swagbucks. It is a very hard decision for me as I currently have about 1100 Swagbucks sitting in my account. I was saving these for April where I can buy more $5.00 Giftcards because i'm maxed out on the amount I can buy for March. I need 250 more swagbucks to make 1350 and I can buy my first 3 Amazon giftcards in April. Decisions Decisions - right???
If you need some REAL cash instead of amazon.com cash then you might want to take advantage of this deal. If I were to do this and buy the $10.00 worth of paypal dollars I would likely either put them INTO my amazon.com account or use them to fund my Etsy account. Hmm that latter sounds good. I could list 50 items with that $10.00! At any rate - enough thinking out loud :DWhat 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 my personal favorite is $5.00 at Amazon.com It costs 450 swagbucks and really it's not that hard to get to 450 between swagcodes and searches. You get 30 Swagbucks when you join.
Swagbucks is totally free. I have NEVER spent a dime towards earning Swagbucks. I have received over $100 in giftcards without altering my own behavior very much...this is a reason why I think everyone should be Swagging!
**Swag Codes are codes that are put out by TSG (The Swag Guy!) as a treat!!! They give out a range of Swagbucks codes now...sometimes they are worth 10 Swagbucks, sometimes they are worth 7, 13, 25, whatever. These codes are put out on Twitter, in Facebook, on the blog, in newsletters, in the form of a swag hunt etc.**
**A Swag Hunt is an awful lot like an easter egg hunt for letters that go into the code**
Tips for getting more out of using Swagbucks:
*Be sure to upload your picture to swagbucks before April 1. (You only have 4 days left!!!) Everyone who uploads their picture by then is being rewarded with 13 extra swagbucks. This is not immediate and they won't be awarded until some point within the first few days of April. Just realize that they have disabled this feature for right this second and they say it will be back soon. Here is the blog post about it. If you upload an indecent or inappropriate or illegal picture...expect them to deactivate your account right away.
*Try changing all of your bookmarks (or at least the most frequently used bookmarks) to swagbucks searches for that extra little chance to win...instead of going to facebook directly - go to swagbucks and then search for facebook.com :) Sometimes you win, sometimes not. Then bookmark that search as facebook and delete your old one :) I have earned over 200 swagbucks this way in the past week!!
*Set Swagbucks.com as your homepage or a search for your old homepage as your homepage ;) That way every time you open your browser - you get a free search. Gmail has earned me at least 100 swagbucks alone!!!
*Search until you win in the evening - same rules apply as above. I use Swagbucks as my regular search engine and once in a while i pop over to google depending on what i'm looking for. In the morning and in the evening I do sit down and search for random things until I win at least once so I can get that extra 20 or so swagbucks a day.
*Be sure to become a fan of swagbucks on facebook - frequently there will be a swagcode announced there or a swaghunt will be announced. (PS - NEVER post an active swagcode ANYWHERE. They WILL Deactivate you!!!)
*Grab the swidget from swagbucks (Or just use mine - you can search with it or check it for swagcodes - mine is at the top right of my main page)
*Read the swagblog daily - there are frequently codes in the blog!
*Share swagging with your family and friends and help them figure out how to sign up because when you refer someone - every time they win swagbucks - YOU DO TOO!!!
*Download the swagbucks search bar (For IE and Firefox) or install the Plug Ins for your browser!! Then use it to search - the search bar also tells you how many swagbucks you have and they sometimes send you codes right to the swagbar!!
*Always make sure to search on swagbucks.com Sure it seems cool searching with ozzy or incubus or the Raiders or the Titans but if you want to cash out with amazon you can ONLY use swagbucks.com points.
You can go here to join.