Swagbucks: How I Make Easy and Free Money Online

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Want to earn free, easy money online? One word: Swagbucks. Read more below to find out one easy way I make money online.

What is Swagbucks?

Earn easy money online
Swagbucks = free money! At least in my eyes.
It is an online rewards program where you earn points for using the search engine, answering a daily question, online shopping, and many other easy ways.  Once you have enough points, cash them in for free gift cards (aka money).

How to earn Swagbucks?

1) Use the Search Engine.  I login to Swagbucks daily and use it as my search engine all day.  In an 8 hour work day, I usually earn between 10-25 points.

2) Answer the Daily Question.  This only counts as 1 point, but it’s too easy not to do.  If you answer it every day for a month you will have an easy 30-31 points.

3) Shop online.  When I’m online shopping, I always check to see if I can earn SB from shopping.  For example, when I’m ordering pictures of my toddler (proud mom here!), I search for Shutterfly.  By clicking through to Shutterfly from SB website, I earn 8% cash back in Swagbucks!  It’s a win-win!

There are tons of other ways to earn.  These are just my top three.
You can also take surveys, watch videos, and plays games.

Is it easy to cash out your Swagbucks?

How to earn FREE giftcards
Totally easy!  Once you have earned the amount of Swagbucks you need for the gift card you want, simply go to the Rewards tab.  There are different kinds of rewards, but the gift cards are my favorite!  Scroll down to Denominations and choose what amount gift card you would like.  A $5 Amazon gift card = 500 points .. hello $5 off diapers! 🙂

How to sign up?

Click over to Swagbucks.com and enter your email address and choose a password!  You can also sign in through your Facebook account.

My personal experience.

This is my account as of 4/01/2017.

How I earn free easy money through Swagbucks
I’ve been a member since 2012.
I save my SB all year and cash out at the end of October to buy Christmas gifts.
In 2016, I chose a TJ Maxx gift card and knocked out nearly all of my Christmas list.
This is the easiest way to earn extra cash online.

How can you say no to free and easy money?! 

Make Money Online with Swagbucks

Operation: Decorate Bathroom

One of my goals for 2013 is to decorate my home in a frugal way.  
Meaning I either want to make my {read: DIY} decor or find it for a cheap price.  
The first room that is going to be tackled is my bathroom.  
I painted it my favorite color over a year ago and stopped there.  
Here’s what I’m working with:

Why do I not use this tub?!  I have no idea, but I want to use it more!
All it needs is some candles and what-nots sitting up on the ledge.

Aren’t those yellow walls so pretty!  I love them.  It’s like sunshine when you walk in there 🙂

I wish my vanity looked like this ALL the time, 
but a girl has to have some where to put her flat iron, combs, clips, make up, jewelry, etc. lol! 

I’m currently working on my first DIY project, so expect it to be coming soon!


I’m Frugal

Let me be honest here.
I’m more like cheap instead of frugal.
What’s wrong with me?!
Yesterday, I went shopping and my main goal was to come home with myself a pair of tall, brown riding boots and a few Christmas gifts.  I failed.  I found a pair of boots in JCPenney that I should have got, but I talked myself out of them because I thought for sure I’d find a cheaper pair at Kohls.  I sure did too!  And guess what? They didn’t have my size… or they only had them in black!  Talk about a sad girl coming home.
So the boots journey was a failure.  
What about those Christmas gifts I was to come home with?  
Yup, I came home with TWO!  Two people marked off my list.
Now I know that being frugal can be a good thing, but I’m to the point where I won’t purchase anything at full price.  I go straight to the clearance rack and if it’s over $5.00, I won’t buy it.  I was browsing the Old Navy clearance rack yesterday and found the cutest orange dress with a hole in the seam of the butt.  It had a tag on it for 50% off because of the hole, which would make it around $13.50.  I could have easily fixed that hole so I thought I had a prize!  I ask the manager if they’d take any more off the price because of the hole, but she turned me down.  Bummer!  I put that sucker back, but today I’m wishing I’d kicked my cheap self to the side and got it.
Anyone else out there who is like this?  Am I the only one suffering from cheapism?