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Rewards for you
If you’re anything like me, you don’t have a lot of money to spend on things. So if there is a way to get money back when I spend it, I’m going to do it! I have benefited greatly from some of the best rewards programs and I wanted to share the tips and tricks with you. The first one is Swagbucks, which I’ve had a long relationship with, and the second one is Ebates, which I’ve actually only just begun to dabble in.
There are a myriad of ways to earn points with Swagbucks. You can watch video clips, play a multitude of different games, answer surveys, swagcodes that are put out frequently (sometimes multiple times in a day in the case of Extravaganzas), and even a search engine that has the potential to earn swagbucks (sometimes this can result in more than 10 swagbucks if you’re lucky).
Swagbucks also has a shop and earn feature where you get swagbucks back for every dollar spent at a certain store. It varies according to each store, but there are so many shops on there that everyone is bound to use at some point. Amazon and Walmart are just two of a long list of shops that participate.
Swagbucks has done a lot to provide a huge range of options to earn points as well as to redeem the swag codes they put out. They have a mobile app which you can redeem codes through as well as search, play games, and watch SwagTV. They have a browser button, called the Swagbutton, which often enough has special codes put out that is only redeemable with it. You can download the SwagButton here.
Rewards earnings to date
I have earned 31,298 swagbucks to date. I wish I could find the first day I signed up, but I can’t. It has been a number of years. However, I am not nearly as active with it as my sister and two aunts are. However, we have all joined pact together to help each other catch the swagcodes, extravaganzas, and team challenges (which are particularly fun).
My favorite way to use my points is to put it into Starbucks gift cards, though Walmart and Amazon are also options. I save up my points until I have 2,250 points so that I can redeem them for a $25 gift card. The first $25 gift card of the month is discounted 250 points, and since I’m not nearly as active as some to make enough over that to get another one, I save it all up for that gift card. So click the link above or here to sign up. It’s free and if you don’t use it, no harm done!
I’m fairly new to Ebates. My sister referred me to it. I don’t have a lot to say about it except that you select the store you’re going to buy something at and it activates the cashback. You purchase the product you were regularly going to purchase and Ebates gives you cash back. I have not earned anything back yet as I just signed up for it, but my sister has talked about it on many occasions and I know they’re reputable through her. Click the link above or here to sign up. It’s free to sign up and you can always opt out of the emails if you decide not to use it.
Between the Two
I will more than likely focus most of my attention on Swagbucks in general, as Swagbucks shop and earn has many of the same stores that Ebates does. Ebates has a percentage back, Swagbucks is points per dollar. I’m not one to try and tally up what the percentage points equal compared to the Swagpoints. That becomes too excessive. You really just got to decide for yourselves if you’re going to try to use both or devote your time to one.
There are rewards programs out there that pay you to shop, play, watch, answer surveys, and search on the web! Work it, ladies! They have amazing rewards and if we’re going to spend our money for things anyways, might as well get something back for it, right?