I’m planning on this only being my top post for about three minutes. Why? Because I despise selling stuff, even though I’m totally not selling anything with this. It just feels that way. Maybe someday I’ll share about the world’s worst summer job that scarred me for life.
Anyway, my main post that I’m going to write today is about a project brought about by something I was able to get from Amazon for absolutely FREE by using Amazon gift cards I earned by searching the web through swagbucks. So I thought I’d explain here instead of cheapening the integrity of that post.
Basically, you search the web as you normally would, just through Swagbucks instead of Yahoo or Google (their search results are by Google and Ask).
I have downloaded their toolbar so it’s at the top of my screen and therefore not a pain at all to use. When you search for something, ANYTHING, you randomly win swagbucks. Usually just ten, but sometimes 20, 40, 50! More times than not, though, you won’t win any. But since it’s just your normal searching, which you are doing anyway, it’s not wasted time.
Over time, they really add up. I’ve been on swagbucks for less than a year, and I’ve earned enough swagbucks to trade in for four 5$ Amazon gift cards (450 swagbucks gets you one 5$ Amazon e-giftcard). And I probably average 2 searches a day. I’m really not a big Internet searcher.
I’ll be totally honest now (since I despise selling because I’m afraid people will think I’m trying to pull something over on them), that I want you to sign up under me if you aren’t using swagbucks yet, because when people sign up under you, you get a swagbuck for each swagbuck they earn up to their first 1000!!!
Oh, and if you use the toolbar, you’ll have a special little mailbox from TSG “The Swag Guy” and he randomly sends out codes that you can redeem for a free swagbuck.
And yes, every time you’ve seen the word swagbuck in this post, it’s a clickable link (through my referral) to the swagbucks site. Full disclosure, please don’t hate me. (Swagbucks)
I’ve edited this post (3/9/10) because Swagbucks now generally gives out swagbucks 10 at a time instead of 1 at a time. Along those lines, while it used to take 45 swagbucks to get a 5$ Amazon giftcard, it now takes 450. So it’s pretty much the same, although I’ve found that I’ve earned at a faster rate since they made the changes.
Also, I totally recommend the toolbar. I was at a friend’s house when she downloaded it and it took just a few seconds.