Every year I vow to think about, save, and shop deals for Christmas year around. And every year October lands me in panic mode. Wouldn’t you know I haven’t purchased a single gift yet? Are you a planner when it comes to gift giving or shop at the last moment? Thank goodness for online shopping so that I can do a little of both. I’ve also found two super easy ways to earn cash for Christmas shopping and I want to share them with you!
Originally published Oct. 2017. This post contains affiliate links.
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Swagbucks is a website that allows you to earn gift cards through various exercises online. I started using Swagbucks the fall of 2014 as a way to earn Amazon gift cards to purchase Benjamin’s Christmas gifts. I’ve been using this website every holiday season since! It’s super simple to sign up, and once you do, you can complete daily tasks to earn what’s known as “Swagbucks”. Essentially, 100 SB (Swagbucks) = $1. It may seem like it’s going to take you a while to earn that $1, but let me tell you how simple it is! Here are some of the ways you can earn SB:
- Answer the Daily Poll. (Literally, one question.)
- Answer surveys.
- Use the search function (similar to Google).
- Check out the Deal of the Day.
- Watch videos.
- Complete the Daily To Do List to earn Bonus SB!
- Earn SB daily for Bonuses.
- SHOP online!! Sometimes they offer 2-3 SB per $1 and this really adds up quick! I’ve even purchased airline tickets (through Priceline, Expedia, etc.) through Swagbucks.
From time to time, Swagbucks will host a SWAGO event, which is similar to BINGO. They actually just had one that ended today. I was able to complete the entire board in the allotted time, and automatically earned an additional 500 SB. In total, during the event this week, I’ve earned 1,550 SB; or $15.50. Not a bad deal!
When you sign up, you’ll receive your own referral link! Earn 10% of THEIR earnings for life!!! This means if your friend earns 500 SB, you’ll automatically receive 50 SB. For a limited time, when they earn 300 SB, you’ll BOTH get a $3 bonus (300 SB)! As my husband likes to say, “Teamwork makes the dream work!”
I only recently started using Ibotta and I have totally been missing out! What exactly is Ibotta? It’s an app that gives you cash back on the things you already buy and do everyday. Ibotta works with leading brands and retailers to help users pick up easy savings without a new for coupons, discounts, or promo codes. So, how does it work? Simply open your app and discover easy cash back rebates and rewards at your favorite retailers before your visit. Ibotta offers cash back on products and services in categories including:
- Beer, Wine & Spirits
- Beauty & Wellness
- Restaurants & Bars
- Crafts & Gifts
- Home & Electronics
- Mobile Shopping
Let’s talk perks!! Get a $10 Welcome Bonus when you sign up and redeem your first rebate within 14 days! Receive $5 for every friend you invite to join Ibotta. The average Ibotta user makes $20 (in CASH) every month. I have my account set to pay me via Paypal. Connect and build your team through Facebook and earn extra bonuses with your friends!