From Mary Hunt’s Everyday Cheapskate


Some of the presents I’m giving this Christmas won’t cost me a cent: Amazon will deliver them and Swagbucks is buying.

This online rewards program gives users points (“Swag Bucks,” or SBs) for various tasks, from online searches to watching movie trailers. Those points can be traded in for e-gift cards.

Amazon, Target, Starbucks and Walmart are the most popular rewards, but more than 150 popular merchants are available.

Don’t want gift cards? Redeem your points for cold, hard cash via PayPal.

Incidentally, those gift cards aren’t necessarily just for giving. My husband and I cash in for Amazon cards that we use for everyday needs like toiletries, paper products and pet food.

And that’s just one way to earn. Others include:
Watching short videos (including movie trailers). I’ve had particularly good luck with the Jun Group videos, earning 300 or more points per month.
Downloading the toolbar. You get one SB per day just for opening a browser window.
Answering the daily poll…

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