Black Friday/Cyber Monday- Swagbucks Codes Galore!

Swag Code Alert

Hi guys! Welcome to my grandly titled post. It is a bit of a long title, right? But I just needed to get all of that information in there.

Anyhow, down to business. As I’m sure you are very well aware, Black Friday and Cyber Monday are nearly upon us. I don’t know about you guys, but I don’t feel like braving the crowds in the crazy cold, snowy, bipolar weather we are having in Pennsylvania, so I’m going to be doing my shopping from the warm, comfy haven that is my bed. In my pjs. Watching Family Guy. With hot cocoa. It’s how it should be done, really.

And, as you guys are also well aware of, I love using Swagbucks. If you need a refresher on what it is, click here to view my first post about it. Swagbucks is offering TRIPLE the normal amount of Swagbucks per dollar spent at all of their Shop & Earn partners on Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday! Get Swagbucks back for all of the holiday shopping you’d do anyway to redeem for gift cards. Sounds good to me.

Swagbucks is offering a slew of Swagcodes on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. You can get an extra 50 SBs worth of codes on Friday and an extra 60 SBs worth on Monday. That’s a really decent ways toward your next giftcard.

I mean, if you’re gonna be online shopping anyway, why not get rewarded for it?

I don’t know about you, but I’m kinda psyched for all of this. Good deals, bonus Swagcodes, and triple SBs per dollar spent? I’m SO there. You guys should totally take advantage of this!  It doesn’t happen everyday!

If you’re not already using Swagbucks, what’s stopping you? Click here to sign up using my referral code, otherwise, just pop on over to swagbucks.com!

Happy Shopping!

FlatBrokeCoed

Swagbucks- My Other Love

     !!DISCLAIMER!!– Just to let you all know, I am not in any way affiliated with or profiting from discussing Swagbucks or their services. I am just talking about a something I really like.

     Now, on to the Swag-fun! (I just made that up. I amaze me.)

What is it?

     Swagbucks is a website that offers points, called “swagbucks” for participating in their website’s functions. In case you’re curious, it is NOT a scam. Websites and blogs proclaiming Swagbucks as a scam either are not familiar with it or how it works or were at one point banned from Swagbucks.

How do you earn these “Swagbucks”?

     There are many, many, many ways to earn swagbucks (SBs for short). It all depends on how much effort and time you want to sink into it. There’s everything from passive to active earning, passive being my favorite. Here’s a small list of ways to earn SBs:

·         1 SB per day just for having their toolbar installed.

·         1 SB per day for answering the daily poll

·         Infinite SBs per day for using their search portal (I generally score 3x per day at 8-11 SB each)

·         Play games on swagbucks

·         Watch Swagbucks TV on the website or their mobile app

·         Complete surveys

·         Shop at your favorite websites through swagbucks.com, earning 3-15 swagbucks per dollar spent

·         PRINT COUPONS. You get 10 swagbucks per coupon redeemed that you print from them

·         Earn about 5 SBs for “swagcodes”, which are codes released through their on-site blog, Facebook page, or twitter feed several times a day. Enter them into the designated space on the swagbucks main page for easy SBs.

So what do swagbucks earn you?

There’s a whole redemption page full of things you can do with swagbucks. You can enter into “Swagstakes” which require a small swagbuck price for entrance. You can earn big prizes like an iPod Touch or a trip, or a large amount of swagbucks to put toward a bigger prize. There is also the namesake “Swag” like keurig machines, bread makers, everyday house and home items like personal care items and pet items, OR (and this is the most popular redemption route) GIFT CARDS.

Many people opt to accrue gift cards of varying denominations for their own purposes, or as free gifts. Two of the most popular gift cards are the $5 Amazon gift card for 450 SBs or the $25 PayPal gift card for 2,500 SBs. Amazon gift cards are popular because they are easy gifts, especially for people who have Kindles and PayPal gift cards can be transferred to cash straight to your PayPal account, then to your bank account. BOOM.

If I am passively earning (JUST doing internet searches) I average 20 SBs a day. That means 600 SBs a month or 7200 SBs a year, just by doing what I normally do anyway. That can get me $50 in my PayPal account or $80 in amazon gift cards, without any effort besides changing my search engine.

Pretty neat right?

SWAGBUCKS TIPS:

As I’ve said before, I am pretty passive with my SB earning.

If you don’t mind spending 15-20 minutes here and there, or even once or twice a week, you can get an extra 100+ swagbucks a week. That’s an extra amazon giftcard every month!

If you sign up for a new account, there is almost always a sign on bonus to get you started.

If you like online shopping, always make sure you do it through swagbucks so you can passively earn even more (usually about 5 SB per dollar spent)!

FORGET YOUR URL BAR AT THE TOP OF YOUR BROWSER. Just forget you even have it. Seriously. All of my saved favorites like Gmail or CNN or WordPress aren’t the URLs themselves. The bookmarks are SWAGSEARCHES for those websites. So by clicking my favorites, I am actually conducting swagsearches more often and increasing my chances of more swagbucks. Boss.

Install the toolbar. Just by having it, you’re getting 1 SB every day or an extra 365 SB a year passively, plus you can get alerts when there is a new swagcode available.

Do the daily poll. It’s easy, just do it.

I try to predominantly print my online coupons from Swagbucks. You don’t earn anything for printing them alone, but you earn 10 SB for EACH coupon you redeem. Sweet, right? You know how I love couponing, and now I’m killing 2 birds with one stone. Like a pimp.

Sounding good right about now? It should. 🙂

swagbucks.com/refer/Courtney1191 <- Go Here to sign up!

‘Til next time, stay saving, my friends.

FlatBrokeCoed

Shameless Moneysaver: Craigslist

Howdy! This is for the entrepreneurial and crafty portion of the crowd.

Craigslist can be amazing if you know how to use it correctly.

I frequently peruse the free stuff portion of the website. I often find really solid pieces of beautiful wood furniture. It may just need sanding and refinishing or some new drawer pulls, but the cost of those tasks is really low.

I’ve found a beautiful dresser that needed some love that I picked up for free. I spent $20 in materials for sanding, painting, and new hardware. Know what I did next? I posted the SAME piece of furniture on Craigslist for $125. And guess what? IT SOLD.

I love flipping furniture on Craigslist. I have kept some of the gems I’ve found but I normally sell refinished furniture for a lovely little profit. 🙂

Refinishing furniture sounds scary and difficult, but it really isn’t. You can refinish a piece in a matter of 2-3 hours.

So, free furniture piece + $20 in supplies + 2-3 hours labor= $125. Not bad. That’s about $50/hour.

Although not every profit margin is that huge, it’s a great way to make a couple of extra bucks, especially if you’re home in the summer and have some free time.

Wanna know more about how to paint furniture? Head here:
http://diyonthecheap.blogspot.com/2012/03/how-to-paint-furniture-beginners-guide.html