As a complete and utter book junkie, I know all too well the toll that our habit can take on our pocketbooks. Even though the eBook revolution has made books more affordable than ever, the sheer volume of books that I purchase often starts my bank card ablaze.
One way I’ve found to offset the expense of my drug of choice is Swagbucks. I know what you’re thinking. “Woman, what in the fresh hell is a Swagbuck?” Allow me to school you.
Swagbucks.com allows web users to earn virtual currency by doing the things they do every day – search the web, shopping at their favorite retailers, and by engaging in other activities such as phone recycling, submitting polls, and completing special offers.
Basically, you do the things online that you’re already doing, searching, shopping, etc…but if you do it through your Swagbucks account, you accumulate…well…Swagbucks! You then redeem your Bucks for any number of items they offer. I always go for the Amazon.com giftcards. I installed the Swagbucks toolbar on my internet browser, and use that for my all of my internet searches (Their search is powered by Google). From searching alone, I tend to earn about $10 in Amazon cards every month.
Now I can spend that much in about .000032 seconds on Amazon, but there are TONS of other ways you can earn Swagbucks besides searching. You can earn them from shopping online, completing surveys, watching videos, answering the Daily Polls, and more. I earn credit towards an Amazon giftcard by shopping on Amazon! It’s a pretty sweet setup.
Is it legit? Absolutely. I’ve been using them for years, and have earned several hundred dollars in Amazon cards. Is this a shameless referral? Yup. I regret nothing. You should sign up and refer your friends, too!