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?

Friday, September 20, 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!

9/20 - ListenUp (4 SB)
10am-11:30am PDT

Thursday, September 19, 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!

9/19 - LandLubber (5 SB)
3-5pm PDT

Monday, September 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!

9/17 - Foliage (6 SB)
9am-10:30am PDT

Friday, September 13, 2013

Amazon Prime vs. Netflix

We got rid of cable years ago, and for the most part, we haven't really missed it. We used Netflix for streaming television and movies and it was more than enough. At the beginning of the year, I decided to switch from Netflix to Amazon Prime.

It is slightly cheaper over the course of the year ($79 vs $96) and has the additional benefit of free two-day shipping from Amazon. Plus, you can borrow one ebook a month. I'm bummed that I missed some of the Netflix exclusive shows, but I think that I will continue to stick with Amazon Prime.

If you aren't a member of Amazon Prime yet, you can start a 30 day free trial to test it out.

What service do you use to watch television?

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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!

9/13 - BlackCat (4 SB)
6-8am PDT

Monday, September 9, 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!

9/10 - Skatergirl19 (4SB)
Valid from 1-2:30pm PDT

Friday, April 26, 2013

Get Cash Back With the Endorse App

I have downloaded quite a few money saving apps to my phone, and I want to share Endorse with you guys. Each week there are different items that qualify for cash back, up to 100%. If you buy the item, you upload your receipt and then receive the cash in your account. You can transfer it to PayPal with no minimum payout.

Last week it featured 100% off any brand of coffee, up to $3. I used it to treat myself to Starbucks and the money is already in my PayPal account.

You need to login with Facebook, and sometimes need to share deals for a higher percentage. Don't worry, you can set it to private so you don't have to bother your friends.

What other apps do you use to save money? I'd love to check them out!

Friday, February 8, 2013

Happy Birthday, Swagbucks!

Swagbucks has some big things in store for their 5th Birthday this year - they're giving out five $1000 cash prizes and holding a HUGE Swag Code Extravaganza where you can earn 135 Swag Bucks worth of codes! There are also some huge games planned, and while the party doesn't happen until February 25th, on Monday the 11th you'll get more info, including how you can win one of those $1000 prizes!

Haven't joined Swagbucks yet? Click here to join and use the Swag Code 5THBIRTHDAY during registration - you'll start with 120 Swag Bucks instead of the usual 30. I've earned over $700 from using Swagbucks over the years and you can too!

Friday, January 18, 2013

Swag Code Extravaganza Coming Soon

This coming Tuesday, Swagbucks is celebrating the month of January with a bunch of Swag Codes - if you can get them all, you'll have an extra 65 Swag Bucks at the end of the day. They'll be happening all throughout the day, so check their blog, Facebook and Twitter for potential clues. Also, if you have the new Toolbar installed you'll be able to check for Swag Codes all day long!

If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, click this link to join the fun and start earn reward points that you can exchange for free stuff like gift cards! Use the code JANTASTIC during sign up - that way you'll start with 100 Swag Bucks instead of the usual 30. Enter the code exactly as it appears with no spaces.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Earning Through the Swagbucks Inbox

As you go about earning your Swag Bucks everyday, one thing you might overlook is that little envelope icon on the righthand side of the menu bar. It leads you to your personal Swagbucks.com inbox, and it could be full of earning opportunities for you right now. Swagbucks will send out targeted earning opportunities ranging from watching videos to taking surveys that go straight to that inbox, as well as Rewards Store and Swagstakes Announcements, contest info and more. Try to make it a habit to check your inbox once a day, since some of their messages will expire, and you don't want to miss out on a chance to add to your Swag Bucks!

If you're not a member of Swagbucks.com, click this link to come join me there and start earning gift cards for your time online! I've made hundreds of dollars since I've joined.

Monday, January 7, 2013

Free Music from the Rising Stars of 2013 & Last Chance for Free $2 Credit

Go here to download some free music from Amazon MP3, including Little Green Cars, Black Prairie, and Robert DeLong.

And don't forget to get your free $2 credit from Amazon MP3. Go here, connect with Facebook, and answer a question. Remember, you can set the privacy so that only you see the post. Promotional credits must be redeemed by 11:59 PM PST on January 10, 2013.

Here's a link to the 69 cent music store to make the most of your credit.

Enjoy!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Free: $2 from Amazon MP3

I love these credits!

Go here, connect with Facebook, and answer a question. Remember, you can set the privacy so that only you see the post. Promotional credits must be redeemed by 11:59 PM PST on January 10, 2013.

Enjoy!

Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Extra Income: December 2012

Well, I realize that I only caught up with November a few days ago, but since it is January 1st, and I am filled with New Year's excitement, here we go:

Swagbucks was still a struggle in December, but I earned $20 in Amazon gift certificates. However, I just downloaded the app to my Kindle Fire, so I hope that helps to boost my earnings.

Total: $20

I made a few more sales on Etsy.

Total: $40

I got a referral payment on Beso.

Total: $2.76

I earned a $5 Amazon giftcard on Recyclebank and $10 in Amazon giftcards from a Visa promotion.

Grand Total: $77.76

I have to step it up in the New Year!