Monday, December 9, 2013

Online Rewards Sites

I mentioned Swagbucks and Bing Rewards before but I wanted to do a more in-depth post on them.  I have been using Swagbucks for over a year now and Bing Rewards for only a few weeks.  I actually learned about Bing Rewards through Swagbucks and I will talk more on how to two are related later in this post.

If you are skeptical about using these types of sites let me tell you I am the queen of being skeptical!  But after using Swagbucks for over a year and earning many rewards I can tell you they are reputable and I've never had a problem on there!

Swagbucks is a website with a lot of different things.  They have games, surveys, coupons, promotions, and are also a search engine.  All of these things can earn you "swagbucks" which can be redeemed in their rewards store for gift cards, merchandise, or entries into "swagstakes" (aka sweepstakes).  The best reward they offer (in my opinion) is the $5 Amazon gift card for 450 swagbucks.  You would think you might do better saving up for a bigger amount but you actually save more getting $5 at a time!  It takes me one to two months to earn one, depending on how active I am.  Not much, I know, but it is literally FREE MONEY!  So why not? :)

The top ways I earn swagbucks are:
1. Search - I do maybe 10 random searches each morning (literally some are like this: sjfdkjh) and eventually it will pop up that you earned (usually 5-15) swagbucks.
2. Swag Codes - Periodically there will be a Swag Code that you can enter for 3-6 swagbucks.  Each one is worth a different amount.  I get emails from that tell me whenever one is available.  Each code is usually active for an hour or two but since I check my email on my phone ALL the time, I am usually able to enter them in before they expire!
3. Daily Poll - get 1 swagbuck a day for answering a (usually silly) question.  Super fast and easy!
4. Toolbar - if you have the toolbar on your browser you automatically get 1 swagbuck a day!

There are TONS of other ways to get swagbucks but I can not vouch for the reliability of those since I don't do them (like surveys where you enter all your information or linking your credit card to earn points while shopping).  If anyone HAS done these things without "side effects" please let me know so I can earn faster :)

Sign up for Swagbucks here!  And start earning today!

Onto Bing Rewards:

Like I said before I heard about Bing Rewards through Swagbucks, there was an offer where if you signed up for Bing Rewards you got 25 swagbucks, so I did!  And I actually like Bing Rewards a lot!  I  have not earned my 1st reward yet but I am on my way!  The main way to earn points on Bing is by using it as your search engine.  You get 1 point for every 2 searches, up to 15 points a day (30 on Sundays).  So if you just use Bing as your main search engine you will probably earn that many with no problem!  If you don't use a search engine that often then you can just do quick, pointless searches (like I do on swagbucks!).

The reward I am working towards is... 500 Swagbucks!  Yep a reward on Bing is 500 Swagbucks.  Bing also has a $5 Amazon gift card as a reward for the same price (525 points) but since it only costs 450 swagbucks for the $5 gift card you are better off using your Bing points to get the Swagbucks and then get your Amazon card there.  Make sense?

At 15 points a day it will take just over a month to earn the Bing reward!

So go and sign up!  Click here

Again, here are the links to sign up:
Bing Rewards

Good luck!

Note: I am not affiliated with any site mentioned, I am simply sharing these sites so you can earn free gift cards like me!

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