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Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks

April 6th, 2017 at 10:20 am

I earned enough Swagbucks in March to redeem them for $50 worth of Amazon.com gift cards. And I already used them! My purchases should arrive today. I only spent $0.97 out of pocket. I bought two different vitamins for about $25. I added on some tea for $4. And finally, I bought a set of five reusable menstrual pads for $20. I had thought about making my own, but decided I would probably have more follow through and success in the end if I bought something that had good reviews. And with Swagbucks those ended up costing me virtually nothing out of pocket.

It's kind of nice to get things I want and need to buy anyway and have the gift cards to cover them. I really should move the money to savings that I would have spent. Actually I will do that now. I will take money out of the categories these expenses come from and move it to a savings category. Okay, you can't tell that I paused to do that, but I created a BIG goal category in our budget on YNAB. I just put $50.97 in there. I also flagged the other BIG goal contributions so I can find them later. I'll update you on that amount soon.

I do go back and forth about whether the time spent on Swagbucks is worth it. I have taken breaks before and I don't regret them. But I guess for now I'm back on a roll with them. It's motivating when I see that I can buy $50 worth of stuff without any money out of pocket. I can then save that money. Or if we were still paying debt, I could put that money I would have spent without the gift cards towards debt.

If you want to try it out and you haven't joined, I'd be honored if you used my referral link. It can be a little confusing at first. Take a look at YouTube videos that will give guidance about earning as well as ask around on the Swagbucks Facebook page.

3 Responses to “Amazon Gift Cards from Swagbucks”

  1. Laura S. Says:

    I go on breaks with Swagbucks too. I am on one now. I will go grab the easy daily ones and that is about it. When I work hard at it, I can earn $25 a month pretty easily. I think I will get back at it next week when I am done with a big work project.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    I think I'm due for a SB break. It gave me a little moral support when DH was unemployed, but I spend too much time clicking on things, even when I'm grading papers, and it's just running in the background. But maybe if I'm going to start a new savings goal, I can hang in there. The Shop and Earn feature has been good for me as it has credited me for using the Target giftcards on target.com, and booking hotels and travel has also paid off. A couple of decent surveys help.

  3. rob62521 Says:

    That is great you can use gift cards to purchase things you need. Well planned on your part!

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