How Not to Pay Full Price for Your Holiday Shopping This Year…..

Have you started your Holiday shopping yet?  I actually have….

My favorite way to do my holiday shopping is online though – you won’t see me NEAR the malls/shopping area on Black Friday. (Find out more about Black Friday here if you have no idea what I’m talking about.)

So here’s the deal, friends.  I’ve been quietly (and EASILY) earning $5 Amazon gift cards over and over and over again.  I’d love to say that I save them all up and do my Christmas shopping for free but….that’s just not the case.  (though it CAN be done!).
With or without online
accounting classes
, it’s clear this is a good deal.

No, more often than not I use it to save money on a purchase that needs to be made – like purchasing birthday gifts that we need to get anyway.  And SOMETIMES I even use it as an excuse to get something for myself (muahahahahaha!).

Now before you click away because you think this might be to difficult/boring/time consuming.……you’re still there right?  Oh good!

Here’s the way that I do it.  I know that people all have their own methods, but this is what’s working for me.

First, let’s assume that you enrolled under my Swagbucks referral link. It’s okay if you click it, it will open in a new window so you won’t lose your spot.

Now, they have an option to install the Swagbucks toolbar. Go ahead and do that. You’ll see it up at the top of your web page.

So here’s where the EASY part comes in. Every time you need to do a web search, use the little Swag Bucks search box. They (apparently randomly) award you prizes for searching with THEIR search engine – for a search that you were going to do anyway. And on Fridays, they offer double swag bucks.

Occasionally they’ll offer “swag codes” on Facebook/Twitter or on the Swagbucks website – a free code if you get to it in time (there’s usually a time limit on it where it expires after a couple of hours). But you don’t have to do that, of course. You can just go on happily searching like I do, and every time you get 450 swagbucks cash them in for an Amazon gift code. They’ll add it to your account usually within 2 weeks of requesting it.

Of course they have a SLEW of other prizes that you can win as well for all different point values.

Now some people watch videos or answer surveys on the site to earn more swagbucks…..but again, that’s entirely up to you. I told you the way that I do it, and it’s easy and painless. I’ve probably been using it since….mid-2010, and I’m about to redeem my 19th $5 Amazon gift card – not bad, right?

Oh, and as an added bonus, if you have friends sign up under your referral link you earn when they earn. (that last one was mine again – you’ll be assigned one once you join).

How’s that for easy?

Search & Win

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