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Swagbucks - have you joined yet?

I just emptied the entire contents ($40+) of my paypal account into my bank accounts so I can use it to pay my bills. Some of that $40 was from Pinecone Research surveys, a small bit was from YouData, but $20 was deposited today -- From Swagbucks!

I can not say enough about how awesome swagbucks is. Until recently, I spent all my swagbucks on amazon giftcards - an excellent way to get some of those items on my wishlist. But, within the last month, Paypal has become an option for spending those swagbucks! Actual cash is very helpful these days when we need to pay bills much more than we need to obtain a few more DVDs or whatever.

Getting swagbucks is easy - search the internet. Seriously, that's it. Their search engine is a mash-up of google and ask.com. I am always searching something, even if it's just "movie title imdb" or "muskrat wiki".
You can search from the site, or you can use the search bar (IE) or add it to your search-engine list (Firefox).

And, right now they are having a special promotion that if you join now and then enter the code NEWBIE, you will start off with 5 swagbucks! A $5 amazon GC is 45 SB and $5 to your paypal account is 70, for some perspective. So, Sign up now!

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istytehcrawk
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:33 pm (UTC)
I'm on there, but I often forget to use it. I've got 51 SB so far, and I was going to put it on an Amazon gift card, so I'm glad you mentioned this. I've taken to using my PayPal funds to reload a Starbucks gift card my uncle gave me, so that I can make my trips there quick and easy. It's very handy!
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:34 pm (UTC)
You can get starbucks gift cards on swagbucks, too! You should use it every day!!!!!!!!! :-P
istytehcrawk
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:40 pm (UTC)
I only need one Starbucks card to keep reloading. Don't need to weigh my purse down even more than it already is! It'd take forever to get enough points for the Starbucks card, anyway, even though it requires slightly fewer points for the same amount of money.

YouData hasn't been giving me much at all lately, which bums me out, because it was SO GOOD at first. Last week I didn't get ANYTHING, and this week I've only got 10 cents so far, which seems to be about what I end up with each week.
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:44 pm (UTC)
Did you see the "ad" a few weeks ago about how it works and how they are working on getting more advertisers to balance out the sudden influx of users? Pretty interesting. I haven't been getting much from it lately, either, but I check every Thursday.
istytehcrawk
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I saw it. I just hoped it would take effect sooner rather than later, you know?

I check it every day, just in case. Doesn't do any good, though.
sillyliss
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:56 pm (UTC)
I'm going to try it. I hope I don't forget to use it, though!
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 04:59 pm (UTC)
If you set it as your default, it's hard to forget!
sillyliss
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:01 pm (UTC)
You mean homepage? I don't want to do that at work. I leave NDSU as my homepage here.
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:03 pm (UTC)
What browser do you use? In firefox, there is a search box right next to the address bar - you can add swagbucks to there pretty easily.
sillyliss
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:04 pm (UTC)
Ooh, that is a winning idea! So it doesn't pay out for EVERY search, but just once in a while?
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:06 pm (UTC)
Yup, it's kinda random, but I at least get one (if not more) a day. :)
sillyliss
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:07 pm (UTC)
Okay, I cannot figure out how to get it into the search bar thingy. :( Grr.
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:08 pm (UTC)
It's a "plug-in" http://swagbucks.com/?cmd=sb-plugins
But it's not really a plug-in, just the way you add it to the bar.
sillyliss
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:09 pm (UTC)
That took less than one second to download! Thanks!
tenthz
Jul. 21st, 2009 05:11 pm (UTC)
TADA! I use it to search for everything. Amazing.
sarahk_xoxo
Jul. 22nd, 2009 03:59 am (UTC)
Hmm is this one of those websites that hates Canadians? Perhaps I'll have to look into it tomorrow when I'm less sleepy.
tenthz
Jul. 22nd, 2009 12:45 pm (UTC)
Nope! You can even get amazon.ca GCs. :) Swagbucks is available to US, Canada, and UK... and they are working on more countries.
sarahk_xoxo
Jul. 25th, 2009 07:27 pm (UTC)
*signs up*
usafphoenix07
Jul. 22nd, 2009 01:32 pm (UTC)
If I do sign up, I'll only do so if swagbucks isn't blocked from gov't compies as most of my searching is done at work. ;P
tenthz
Jul. 22nd, 2009 01:34 pm (UTC)
So is mine! I hope it's not blocked.. it's just a search engine, after all.
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