Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Why Swagbucks Is Great For College Students



So far all of my posts have been about WGU but I've decided to add some basic student tips and tricks here and there to add some variety to the blog (and hopefully gain a few followers).  My first non-WGU post will be on something that has helped me considerably throughout my poor-student years...Swagbucks.

If you are not currently using Swagbucks, you are missing out on free gift cards to your favorite stores. Some of the gift cards offered include Amazon, Best Buy, Sephora, Starbucks, Target, even Paypal just to name a few.

The best part is earning gift cards is so easy, you won't even notice you're doing it.  As a student, I use a search engine several times a day.  By using the Swagbucks search engine (which I believe pulls up a google search.  I get the same results), I earn Swagbucks.  I do nothing more than what I would do anyway.

The way I earn the most Swagbucks though, is by doing my shopping through the Swagbucks "Shop" link.  Just about every store I ever shop from (seriously, I almost always find the store I want) is paired up with Swagbucks so that I earn about 3 (and up to 17!) swagbucks per dollar I spend.  Again, I am not doing anything more than my day to day online activities.  Even buying textbooks gets me swagbucks!

There are other ways to earn swagbucks as well, like following Swagbucks on Facebook and Twitter where they periodically post codes that you can enter for swagbucks.

Now, I am a makeup junkie (one of my only girly-girl traits) so I like to save up my swagbucks for Sephora gift cards which probably isn't the most frugal choice but hey, it is free makeup.  If you want to be a good college student though, you can get gift cards for Best Buy to go toward a new laptop, or Amazon for supplies, or even Starbucks for some coffee to help you pull that all-nighter.  Swagbucks is amazing and everyone should be taking advantage of free gift cards to places they love!

If you would like to start earning today, please sign up here.  Swagbucks has an awesome referral program that matches your referrals swagbucks up to 1000.  That means that while you're busy earning those gift cards, you are also helping to support my makeup habit (which I am so very thankful for).  So go do it!  You will be happy you did.  There really isn't any downside to it.

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