Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Win Big on the Swagbucks Mobile App

Have you heard about the new Swagbucks mobile app on iOS and Android? Well did you know that this app is your ticket to bonus SBs or even a $100 Best Buy gift card?

Join in on Mega mobile Swag Bucks Day tomorrow, Oct 30. From noon to 5pm PT, Swagbucks will give you 10 bonus SBs for your mobile search wins. All you have to do is tweet a screenshot of your mobile search win with your swagname & #MmSBD. It's a quick and easy way to earn even more SB on the go.    

Once you have the Swagbucks app on your mobile device, you're also automatically entered to win a $100 Best Buy gift card -- one of twenty they're awarding. The contest is for US Swagbucks members only, but a new winner is announced every weekday until Nov 15th. Don't have the app yet? It's free, so search for Swagbucks in the iTunes or Google Play store. Then get ready to earn Swag Bucks on the go AND get a chance to win $100 towards the latest electronics just in time for the holidays.

Still haven't signed up for Swagbucks? Well now is a great time to sign up here and get free gift cards.

Spending Victory: I spent less than $200 on two pairs of glasses!

A few years back I wrote about spending A TON of money on new glasses. Well, it came time to get a new pair, and thankfully this time I did a much better job saving money. Now there are tons of places that offer affordable glasses online, and they even let you try them on before purchasing. I decided to go with these from Warby Parker.


The process was really easy, and they were very concerned about making sure my prescription was perfect. I used their online app to measure my pupillary distance and double checked with a measuring tape.

I had always ordered thinner lenses with special coatings and it was crazy expensive. With Warby Parker, they offer thinner lenses for $30 extra. They will only use thinner lenses if it is necessary for your prescription, and it turns out, I didn't even need them. My glasses cost $95 total and my lenses look totally normal. I'm so annoyed that I had been paying $300 for special lenses all these years when it wasn't even needed.

To top it off, I received $7.50 back from using Ebates, though unfortunately it doesn't look like that it available anymore.

As a backup pair of glasses, I ordered from Coastal (they are still offering 5% back through Ebates) and spent a whopping $14!

I needed an eye exam, so that adds an additional $60 to the total, but I am still SO happy with my new glasses and I'm thrilled it didn't cost me $800 like last time...

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Swag Code Alert!

I really hope you are a member of Swagbucks by now. Over the years I have earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards from searching the web!

Here's a swag code to help you out!

10/16 - Abbyka (4 SB)
1:00-2:30 pm PT

Sunday, October 13, 2013

Swag Code Alert!

I really hope you are a member of Swagbucks by now. Over the years I have earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards from searching the web!

Here's a swag code to help you out!

10/13 - FreshBaked (3 SB)
5pm-8pm PT

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Swag Code Alert!

I really hope you are a member of Swagbucks by now. Over the years I have earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards from searching the web!

Here's a swag code to help you out!

10/10 - SeeingDouble (4 SB)
10am-12pm PT

Double Stuffed Swag Bucks

If you go to Swagbucks all day Thursday, don't worry - you don't have double vision! They're have a Double Stuffed Swag Bucks day, which means extra earning opportunities, including:

Daily Poll will pay out 2 SBs
Toolbar will pay out 2 SBs NOSO will pay out 4 SBs
Free Play Games - members can win up to 10 times for a total of 20 SBs
SBTV desktop - members can win up to 300 SBs but it will still require 10 videos to win 3 SBs
All stores in S&E will be 2x SBs.
All Swagstakes will be on Double Entries.
20 Swag Bucks in Swag Codes throughout the day, not counting Twitter Trivia

If you're not already a member of Swagbucks, this is the day to join! Swagbucks rewards you for the things you're already doing online - I've earned hundreds of dollars from them since joining. Click here to earn with me!

Saturday, September 21, 2013

Using Your Smartphone to Earn Rewards

I love using Shopkick to earn gift cards to Starbucks and Target. It just takes a few seconds to check-in to stores like Target, Macy's, Sony, and American Eagle.

I mostly just use it to check-in, but sometimes I'll hunt Target and scan items for extra kicks. I've even gotten my mom and husband addicted to the app as well. And honestly, the fact that my husband is willing to use it should be quite the endorsement - he is not at all interested in most of the apps I use for rewards.

Do you use Shopkick? How much have you earned?