HOW TO USE SWAGBUCKS

I have written about using Swagbucks to make extra money previously but sometimes it can be difficult to know where to start with these types of thing. So this week I thought I would share how to use Swagbucks to get the most out of it.

What is Swagbucks?

Swagbucks is an awesome site that offers rewards for doing simple activities online, some of which you probably already do. In exchange for doing these activities, you receive “points” that are referred to as Swagbucks (SB). You can then exchange these SBs for your choice of reward.

How to Sign Up

Signing up to Swagbucks is super easy. Just pop over to the their website and enter your details.

Ways to Earn Swagbucks

  1. Complete the TO DO LIST daily for to do list bonus SB.
  2. Answer the DAILY POLL.
  3. SEARCH – Use the Swagbucks search bar when looking things up online for a random chance to earn SB a few times throughout the day. Don’t search too quickly though, you will get a message to slowdown and you won’t earn any SB through searching again for the day.
  4. WATCH videos from a variety of playlists each day.
  5. DISCOVER offers a number of ways to earn Swagbucks. The Radium offer videos are my favourite.
  6. ANSWER questions and complete surveys.
  7. Keep your eye out for the daily SWAGCODE posted on the Swagbucks Facebook page.
  8. iSPY Search offers 4 chances to find a Swagbucks code on Twitter on the last Wednesday of the month.
  9. PLAY can earn you up to 10SB per day by playing a number of fun games.
  10. WATCH videos on the Swagbucks app. Again this is limited to 10SB per day, though this is occasionally the chance for bonus SB.
  11. There are also a number of APPS that offer SB in return for completing surveys and watching videos each day.
  12. Install the SWAG BUTTON to be notified of any bonuses and cashbacks available when shopping online.
  13. SWAGIQ is a daily trivia quiz that offers you the chance to win 1000SB on weekdays. To play you need to download the SWAGIQ app.
  14. If you meet your DAILY GOAL for 7 days straight, you will earn 25SB. If you reach it for 14 days, 100SB, 21 days, 200 SB. If you achieve your daily goal everyday of the month you will receive 300 SB. These bonuses are paid at the start of the following month.
  15. REFER a friend to Swagbucks and receive a bonus 300SB.

 Cash Out your Swagbucks for Rewards. 

Turning your Swagbucks into rewards is super easy. Click on “Redeem your SB” on the Swagbucks homepage and then choose your preferred gift card. My favourite option is the PayPal gift cards because I can spend it anywhere. Once you’ve selected your reward, verify your account and details, and that’s it. Your reward will be on its way. It is that simple.

If you’re not already signed up, click here to join and start putting cash back in your wallet with Swagbucks.

5 BUDGET FRIENDLY VALENTINE’S DAY GIFT IDEAS

I know some people aren’t huge fans of Valentine’s Day, but I quite like it. A day dedicated to love filled with chocolate and hearts? Yes please!
In the past we have had years I just couldn’t stretch the budget to include presents so I’ve had to be a little creative. I thought today I would share some of my favourite ideas.

Cook their favourite meal

I think most people enjoy a good home cooked meal, but when you know someone has cooked something just for you I feel like that makes it that little bit more special. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy, just whatever you know they will enjoy. There’s a good chance we’ll be having lasagna this Valentine’s Day.

Lasagna on a white plate

A list of things you love about them

My son loves treasure hunts and hide and seek, so a few years ago I wrote little notes of things I love about him on brightly coloured post-it notes and hid them around our living room. He had an awesome time finding them all and loved reading all the wonderful things about himself. Afterwards I stapled them together to make a little book of love for him to keep.

Bake them something

Who doesn’t love freshly baked cookies or muffins? That says love to me like nothing else. Similarly to cooking their favourite meal, bonus points if you make their baked good of choice!

Vanilla cupcakes with pink icing and love heart sprinkles

A book of coupons

The key to this one is only making vouchers for things you can deliver on. There is no point in promising someone a 10 minute foot rub if you hate feet. You will only regret it later. Some better ideas might be an uninterrupted bath, a date night, an afternoon nap, or the last piece of cake. Whatever your significant other would appreciate that you are happy to bestow. If you haven’t had time to organise anything, even just an I.O.U or two for the other options on this list would be a great idea.

Yourself, wrapped in a bow

Simple, yet effective!

How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? I’d love to hear in the comments.

Beautiful birthday set-up. Pretty, pale blue table cloth on a pink table. Topped with a mint green ruffled icing cake and gorgeous pink flowers in a blue vase. Text Reads: Australian Birthday Freebies.

BIRTHDAY FREEBIES

Yesterday was my birthday! One of the best things about birthdays? Birthday Freebies of course!

I’ve put together a list of things you can score for free on your birthday, just in case anyone is interested in signing up to receive them for their birthday too! A lot of the deals retailers offer are actually available to you a few days before and after your actual birthday, so you can spread the fun and freebies across a whole week!

Free large Green Tea Mango Mantra Boost Juice.

Ali Baba – Free birthday kebab
Atomic Cherry – 15% off voucher
Baskin Robbins – Free scoop of ice cream, and discount on a birthday cake
Best and Less – 15% birthday voucher
Boost Juice – Free drink
City Chic – Birthday voucher
Cold Rock – Free ice cream and mix in, and $10 off an ice cream birthday cake
Colette – VIP Birthday Special Offer
Dymocks – $10 birthday bonus
Gloria Jeans – Free Drink
Lincraft – $10 voucher
Muffin Break – Free muffin
Nando’s – Free meal
Oporto – Free meal
Pillow Talk – 20% off birthday discount
Priceline – $5 voucher
Princess Polly – 20% discount
Red Rooster – $20 credit 
Rivers – $10 birthday voucher 
Spotlight – 10% off voucher
Subway – Free lunch, includes a 6-inch sub and drink
Sumo Salad – Free salad
T2 – free full-sized takeaway tea

Free Ali Baba Kebab. Pictured with Ali Baba Rewards Card

So far this week I have had a free kebab and Boost juice! I also will definitely be using the Priceline voucher at some point and probably having a free Subway lunch.

Do you take advantage of birthday freebies? Do you know of any others? Let me know in the comments below.


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