Thanks to MoneySavingMom, I stumbled across a new website/search engine that’s starting to pay-off. It’s called SwagBucks, and it’s a search engine like Google. The cool part is that after you sign-up, every search you make has the potential to win “Swag Bucks.” (I would estimate that every four or five searches that I make win something.) Your Bucks add-up and you get to redeem them for gift cards to places like Starbucks and Barnes & Noble. Heck, if you get enough you can actually redeem them for a Wii or iPhone!
There are also other ways to get Bucks… You can shop at participating online retailers and win 1 Swagbuck for every $5 you spend. Another way to start racking-up is to get friends and family to sign-up underneath your name. My sister Katie is now my Swag partner (hence our new favorite phrase, “I’ll go Swag it!”) and my points almost doubled just a couple of days after she joined. I’ve only been using it for about two weeks and I’m just a few bucks away from redeeming a $5 gift card to Starbucks.
So if you want a super-easy way to get a few free things, go sign-up for Swagbucks! If you ever use Google, there’s no reason why not to use this one, and even if it’s just a couple of gift cards a year, that’s better than nothing!