Thursday, November 18, 2010
Off Topic Thursday - coupons & Swagbucks!
Part of what lets me stay at home with my son is being very frugal. My husband was laid off last year, and if we hadn't been frugal all along, it it would have been devastating. He got hired back, and things got back to "normal" quickly, but it was even more of a reminder to secure our future. Money saved is money earned! I coupon shop, and look for ways to save & earn money. Some of you are familiar with Swagbucks, but if you aren't, I highly recommend reading this post, and signing up through my link in the sidebar (so I get credit too!)! I have earned $100 in Amazon gift cards, since I signed up, less than a year ago.
Those who are familiar with Swagbucks... they are now giving out Swagbucks for using coupons!!! On the Swagbucks home page, if you click on "coupons", the same coupons that are on Coupons.com will pop up. The difference is, that if you print them and use them, you will get Swagbucks for each coupon used! I will be getting lots of Amazon gift cards this year!
To make things even better, If you go to the Swagbucks home page & click on "Daily Deals", you can purchse your Groupons (special deals in your area... I buy them weekly!) through them to earn more Swagbucks. Today's Groupon for me was $25 for an Oil Change, Tire Rotation, Wiper Blades, Battery Check, and Inspection, that I gladly bought (I am due for an oil change, tire rotation, and new wiper blades). This also earned me 280 Swagbucks (more than half of what I need to get a $5 Amazon gift card!)!
Can I get your opinions? Does this post seem spammy, or would you like to hear about money saving things like this occasionally?