I just got a new job. I started two days ago and so far, it's been easy and, actually, kind of fun. I get to stay home in my yoga pants. I get to decide when I work, if you can really call it that. For my efforts, I will be earning free gift cards to use on whatever we need. That's pretty great considering we have no other means of income for the next year and by next year at this time, our savings may be as depleted as our pantry is right now.
So, what I am doing? I'm swagging. (Can I say that? Does that even make sense?) My dear friend, Mavis, who has been a reader of this blog of mine since almost the beginning and whose comments you probably see now and again, introduced me to swag bucks.
In it's simplest form, you sing up here by filling in your information. Then, you download (don't be scared- it's nothing freaky and won't mess up your computer) the swag bucks toolbar. It will show up near the top of your screen and in it is a new place to search the internet (an alternative to searching google, yahoo, etc.). Each time you search, you have a chance to earn swag bucks (sometimes you earn 1, sometimes 11, sometimes many more). You also earn 30 swag bucks just for signing up. The swag bucks can be redeemed for gift cards, merchandise, etc. There are lots of other ways to earn additional swag bucks, but only if you want to. (Swagbuck tips and frequently asked questions.)
Here is what I am doing. I am going to use their search box only when I need to search and I'm going to answer their new poll every day (this earns you 1 swag buck). ONLY when I have extra time (eg: after the kids are in bed), will I browse the site further to discover all the other ways I can earn swag bucks (which includes shopping in their store when you need something, taking surveys, etc).
My goal? To see if we can make it to next spring using swag bucks. For gifts, night time diapers, etc. Mavis' plan is to earn enough gift cards to pay for all her Christmas shopping this year. That's some holiday cheer, no?
Another great thing about this new job of mine? There's no interview. Ready?
YOU'RE HIRED!! Congratulations! I'm so proud of you:-).
Now, go sign up for swag bucks and let's see if we can't all save ourselves a few dollars this year.