Money Saving Mamas, get ready for our next app/website that we love for extra cash! If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, we think you’re going to love it!! It’s a little bit of work, but so worth it!
How it works:
Swagbucks is a website, and a series of apps, that rewards you for doing certain actions like shopping (think just like Ebates), completing surveys, searching the internet, and signing up for special offers. Essentially, you earn Swagbucks and then redeem them for gift cards, or a PayPal deposit (so cash!) Each day you have a to do list that will earn you bonus Swagbucks for completing. You also have a daily goal that you earn you bonus points for hitting, and extra offers available to you. Every day there are hidden “swagcodes” that give you more swagbucks. Each month, there is a game called “Swago” (just like bingo) that also gives you extra!
Redeeming For Gift Cards:
Can it really be true? Well guess what it is! FYM Emily has been seriously swagging (yes, she made it a verb) for about three months now and has already redeemed $250.00 in gift cards. We’re using this as a forced savings. All of these gift cards are to Lowe’s or Target and they will hopefully finance a remodel on our house next summer! Now, that’s an ambitious goal, but we’re hopeful we can get there. If only Mike would also start swagging- we would be golden! (let’s face it, FYM Emily may just swag for him….)
Just like many of the apps we’ve featured, there are a lot of Facebook groups of other people who come together to find the best deals and ways to use the apps. We’re in a couple swagbucks groups and have found that they’re extremely helpful. It is building a community, and it’s nice to know you’re not out there alone on an island and that there are others if you run into issues, or just have questions!