Apr 222017
 


If you love Steak ‘N Shake, I know we do, you can get a 15% cashback when you purchase Steak ‘N Shake gift cards from MyGiftCardsPlus, which is a site that gives you cash back when you buy gift cards to your favorite retailers.

This would have been great during an 8+ hour road trip the kids and I took last fall.  The car’s air conditioning went out 3 hours into the drive, and there was only so much rolling down of windows could help with. (Though the kids thought they were cool stuff being able to roll down windows on the interstate highways, something usually off limits in our household.) Steak ‘n Shake was a life saver, offering a yummy way to keep cool with their delicious shakes!

The cash back is paid in the form of SB points on Swagbucks, which you can turn into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, or PayPal. You can take advantage of this deal by clicking here, and if you don’t already have a Swagbucks account, you can create one there so you get your SB points for your purchase! (You may also receive up to a $5 bonus!)

This is a limited time offer that’s good through this April 30th or until supplies run out, whichever happens first!

Apr 172017
 


Easter is bringing with it another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks!

For those of you who don’t know what Swagbucks is, it’s a website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, and watching videos. You can even earn for searching the web!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! With each Team Challenge I participate in, I learn new ways of earning, more efficient sources, and even some ways which do not work for me.

It is also interesting to talk with different teammates; I am always in awe of how different we can be, yet all get along pretty well.  Some can only participate in the Team Challenge at night, because they work and have kids.  Others are able to give it their full attention due to being retired or in bed sick.  There is no minimum amount of time you have to commit.  There have even been a few times when teammates do not join till the challenge is almost over.  They do their best and contribute what they can.

Their latest, the “Egg-cellent” Team Challenge, begins Monday, April 17th.
Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:  
1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration is going on right now! If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.
2. Starting April 17th at 8am PDT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.
3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!
Not only that, but if you earn 300 SB before May 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you’ve signed up under me)!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 25 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, April 21st and will expire on Sunday, May 7th 11:59pm PT

Swag Up Rebates are SB given when you redeem for your next gift card.  For example, if my team came in second during the challenge, then when I redeem for a gift card during the time the Swag Up Rebate is available then I will receive 25 SB in my account.  If you are decent at math, you will realize 25 SB is worth about $0.25.  While this is not a large amount, the greatest benefit from the challenges is not the Rebate, but all the other knowledge and encouragement you gain from participating.

 

Apr 142017
 


Spring has sprung and at Swagbucks, the deals are in full bloom. They’re giving back BIG Cash Back on your favorite merchants.  What a great way to save on gardening supplies you may already need!

As the weeks go by, I am reminded of the various items I need to replace or search for: clothes and shoes for the kids, new potting soil for pots, bulbs and annuals, vegetable seeds, broom hangers for the garage, a wall mounted bike rack … and the list keeps going.  One of the ways I am looking to save on these purchases is with discounted gift cards and online shopping.

online grocery shopping amazon

The weekend is upon us and the weather is warming up, so now’s the perfect time to do a little shopping! Need to update your wardrobe for the new season? Check out all the great Cash Back deals you can earn at:

JCPenney – 15% Cash Back
Nike – 20% Cash Back
Macy’s – 12% Cash Back
Gap – 8% Cash Back

Looking to do some spring cleaning and organizing? Check out great deals at these retailers:

Home Depot = 3% Cash Back
Target = 4% Cash Back
Walmart = Up to 8% Cash Back
Lowe’s = 3% Cash Back

Plus, if you’ve signed up through my links at some point this month (or do it now), you’ll get a $2 (200 SB) bonus added to your account when you get your shopping SB!

You can earn SB in all sorts of ways, including discovering deals and trying new products/services, watching videos, taking surveys, or just searching the web!

Hurry though, because this deal ends on the 16th!

If you haven’t heard of Swagbucks, when you shop there you get cash back in the form of SB points for every dollar you spend. Then you redeem those points for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and more! Sign up here to get started

Apr 132017
 


To celebrate the beginning of Spring, Swagbucks is offering HUGE SB on Discover offers, so now’s the time to try out some of these products and services!

If you’re not familiar, Swagbucks is a site where you earn points (called SB) for checking out deals and products from different companies. Then you redeem those SB for gift cards to places like Amazon, PayPal, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, and many more. You can also earn SB for things like shopping online, taking surveys, watching videos, and searching the web!

To take advantage of the Spring Into Deals bonanza and check out over 100 Deals that are now more rewarding than ever, just click here to get started!

Here’s just a few deals you’ll find:

  • Divine Eats = earn 50 SB
  • Church’s Chicken = earn 100 SB
  • Auntie Anne’s = earn 100 SB
  • 60 Seconds Home Life Insurance = earn 100 SB

They’re also giving you even more SB on their most popular offers for a limited time:

  • Uber: Need extra cash? Earn with Uber & Get $90 in Gift Cards! Sign Up and Earn 3,250 SB. Take your first passenger and earn 5,750 SB?
  • Puzzle Buzz: Get 2 Free highlights Activity & Coloring Books + Stickers and earn 750 SB
  • Just Fab: Get 2 paris of shoes for the price of 1! Take a fun fashion quiz and earn 200 SB. Buy 1 pair of shoes and earn 2,500 SB
  • Winc: Discover your unique wine personality! Sign Up & earn –2,500 SB on your first order. + Earn an additional 2,000 SB when you stay subscribed for 2 months.
  • eStories: Find your next favorite Audiobook and earn 2,000 SB!?
  • Degustabox: Receive delicious food straight to your door and earn 1,000 SB
  • Foodstirs:Introducing Foodstirs’ simply delicious Darling Daisy Cookie backing kit. Purchase a 3 month subscription NOW with code SB50 and earn 4,000 SB?

Check out all these great offers plus many many more! But hurry, this limited time offer is only good through April 16th. As a special bonus, if you sign up through my links this month and earn 300 SB before May 1st, you’ll get a bonus $3 (300 SB) added to your account at the beginning of next month!

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Apr 042017
 

I knew they would go fast but I didn’t realized how fast.  They are currently SOLD OUT!

If you are looking to do some  home improvements, yard work, earn the 200 SB Bonus, or buy a gift for Father’s Day (it is never too early to plan ahead), here is a deal that might be right up your alley.  This deal will run through 4/14 unless they sell out before then!

First, if you have not yet done so, sign up for Swagbucks using this link. 

Secondly, click on “Shop” in the left hand menu.  Find, “MyGiftCardsPlus” in the list of stores. Purchase at least a $25 Lowe’s gift card and you will earn a $2 (200) SB bonus AND get 10% back.

You will be on your way to earning 300 SB and another bonus of $3 (300 SB).

At that point you can either redeem your SB for a variety of $5 gift cards or continue to earn points, called SB, for a larger gift card.

To recap:

  1. Sign up for Swagbucks using this link. 
  2. Go to MyGiftCardsPlus in the Shop section.
  3. Purchase at least a $25 Lowe’s gift card.
  4. Earn a 200 SB bonus for spending $25 in the Shop section and 10% cash back. (250 SB on a $25 gift card.)
  5. Earn another 50 SB, if needed, by taking a survey, doing your Daily To-Do List, or watching videos. Receive the 300 SB bonus for new Swagbucks members who earn 300 SB their first month.
  6. Redeem your 800 SB ($8) for a variety of gift cards or continue to earn for larger ones.
Apr 042017
 


It’s April, and Swagbucks has an early Easter treat in the form of a $5 bonus! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 5/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it! (Don’t worry, I will help you know about ways to reach this goal as the month goes on.  However, it is very possible to reach this goal within a day or two.)

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and earned 1753 SB ($17) last month – even with a week away from home for Spring Break and another week away from the computer due to health reasons.

I added those SB with some remaining from the previous month to redeem for a $25 Amazon gift card.  Part of that gift card was used yesterday to purchase a school book for next year and part was used this morning for a small gift and a new wallet for my husband. Shhh, it’s a surprise!

I am already on my way to earning my next gift card; though this month I might put some of it into PayPal. This morning’s survey, To-do List, and nGage activities have already netted me 204 SB ($2).  It may not be a lot by itself, but added together, it is a nice extra each month.

*You must receive your shopping SB before June 1st.

Mar 192017
 

Here’s another fun team challenge to help you earn SB from Swagbucks!

If you’ve never tried Swagbucks before because you didn’t know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes! Their latest, the Spring Reading Team Challenge, begins Monday, March 20th.

George is on Spring Break during this Team Challenge, I am not sure how many SB I will be able to earn. However, it is the Team Points that really matter in challenges like this.

If this looks like a repeat post, it isn’t. Well, it is, sort of, but not really.  

As we were going to be busy, utilizing George’s Spring Break from school to spend time together as a family, I had the post scheduled ahead of time.

Then the dates were moved, but I did not notice; I was too busy watching pelicans dive for their dinner in the relatively warm Gulf of Mexico and flying kites on the beach while wearing a sweatshirt and jeans. (At least we weren’t getting 1-2 feet of snow).

With all that said, remember, it is the Team Points that really matter in challenges like this.

Each activity is worth a certain amount of Team Points, in addition to the SB you may earn. The Team Points do not get added to your SB totals, but they determine the placement of the teams.

February’s challenge was a close one across the board, with all 3 teams super close the whole week. While my team was in first place for most of the days, the second place team made a surge at the end and over took us. It was a great reminder that running the race through the finish line really does make a difference.

Run the race through the finish line!

Here’s how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click here to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. Pre-registration is going on right now! If you don’t already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well.

2. Starting February 13th at 8am PT, in addition to earning SB you’ll contribute points to your teams total as you complete different activities on Swagbucks.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you’ve contribute so far. 

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card!

Not only that, but if you earn 300 SB before April 1st, you’ll get a 300 SB bonus (as long as you’ve signed up under me)!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 25 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate. Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, March 17th and will expire on Tuesday, March 28th 11:59pm PT

During the last Team Challenge, not only did I learn a few time saving tips from my team mates, but also earned 683 SB (over $6) plus a Swag Up Rebate on my next gift card purchase.

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Mar 092017
 


March is here, and it’s bringing you the chance to get a $5 bonus from Swagbucks! Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

There is no need to download a tool bar or tracking software onto your computer.  Instead, you can earn SB by doing things you might already be doing through other web sites.  Last month I earned 38 SB from searching the web, 182 SB by watching videos on my phone, and 491 SB by looking through special offers (including searching for insurance).

I have found that setting specific goals helps me earn more online.  Knowing I will be needing specific books in the fall, or am wanting to try growing a dwarf pear tree, allows me to plan ahead.  Instead of working toward an ambiguous goal, which is like running a race that never ends, I can see the finish line. As my high school coach used to say, “Run through the finish line.”

To help you reach your goals even quicker, Swagbucks is offering a $5 bonus for new users!

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $5 bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 4/1/17. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned 1256 SB last month.  This amount translates into a little over $12 toward school supplies for next year, flower bulbs for our new yard (once we have one), a bird bath for the new front yard (again, once we have one), or other items on my goals list.

*You must receive your shopping SB before May 1st

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Feb 272017
 

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If you’ve been thinking about trying Hulu, this is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $25 (paid in the form of points called SB) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you’re making $17 on the deal!

Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more. Here’s how you do it:

1. Click this link.
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds)
3. Click “Continue” and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

Haven’t tried Swagbucks yet? They’re a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through the link above and get your 2000 SB, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of March. So that’s $25 (2500 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 2800 SB, which means you make $20 total just for watching TV!

Feb 262017
 

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Swagbucks is celebrating their birthday all day on February 27th, but they want to give YOU presents. You can play Swago (their version of bingo) all day long, filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online.

For each square you fill in, you get a spin on their big birthday prize wheel, where you can earn up to 2500 points with each spin!

The best part is that the points you get can be used to get free gift cards to places like Amazon, or PayPal cash!

Fill up your board and then submit your patterns to get even more spins and more chances to win big points!

Click here to sign up and get started! If you sign up through my link and earn 300 SB before March 1st, you’ll get a bonus 300 SB!

Already this month I have earned 1069 points.  The majority of my points so far this month have come from Special Offers (found on the Discover Page), the bonus for filling my Daily Meter in January, and from Mobile Watch (via apps).
If I were beginning, trying to earn 300 SB in the next few days, I would focus on activities, such as:
~Swago – to learn your way around the site
~the Discover Page – look for activities that do not require a credit card
~completing your Daily To-Do list – again to learn about more aspects of the site and potentially find more easy ways to earn SB