Monday, February 21, 2011

Swagbucks! It's like FREE money! Plus 50 bonus bucks when you sign up today!

I just ordered my 71st $5 Amazon gift card! This means I've earned $355 in Amazon money since I signed up with Swagbucks last fall. And it has all been earned by doing just what I would normally do everyday anyway - using the Internet and using a search engine.

You can earn Swagbucks too! Just go sign up here and start using their search engine as a means to get to where you're going. Sign up before 11:59 pm on Monday, Feb 28th and you'll get a bonus 50 Swagbucks by entering promotional code
3rdBirthday96 during the sign-up process.

Use the search engine for when you're trying to find something out, but also use it just to get to a website that you already know. For instance, when I'm going to go to Amazon, I just type "" in the search box, instead of typing it in the url spot. I have probably won most of my Swagbucks this way!

You can read some more tips here:

A few new things since that September post:

1. You can install a plug-in for your browser so that Swagbucks will show up as an available search engine in your search bar (to the right of your URL bar). You can get that by clicking on the "Toolbars" button once you've signed up.

2. You can often earn Swagbucks when you purchase the Groupon, Living Social, Mamapedia deals of the day, so be sure to check out the "Trial Pay" wall under Special Offers section before buying!

3. There are other Special Offers that do not require you to purchase anything, just signing up to receive a newsletter or something. You can use a junk email address when you do this so you won't get a bunch of spam in your main email inbox. But the junk email has to be a real address you have access to because sometimes you have to confirm the subscription by clicking on something in one of the emails they send to you.

If you have any questions about Swagbucks, please let me know - I am happy to help!

Now go sign up and start earning some goodies of your own!

The Bargainista

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Get 5 Blockbuster Express (like Redbox) movies for just $2!

is offering a HOT deal today in the Atlanta market! You can get FIVE Blockbuster Express movie rentals for just $2! (retail value $5) There is a limit of one per person, but you may give more as gifts! These deals are limited time offers and once they sell a set amount, it will be gone, so make sure you jump on it!

Here's how you can take advantage of this deal:

1. Log into your Groupon account (or create one here if you don't have one already)

2. At the top where it says "Get the Daily Deal for..." choose Atlanta (may have to choose "G" for Georgia first)

3. Click on the green "buy" button and then complete the check-out process.

4. The information for this deal will show up under the "My Groupons" tab on your account.

Limit 1 per person. Expires 5/1/2013. Valid only at any Blockbuster Express kiosks and for online reservation for pickup at kiosks. Not valid on Blu-ray or Hot List titles.

NOTE: If you have Swagbucks, click on "Special Offers" and then the "Trialpay" wall first and you'll get 315 Swagbucks!! If you don't have Swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for?!?
315 Swagbucks = about $3.50 in Amazon money so you're really making money on this deal! Here's how...

1. Click here to sign up for Swagbucks!

2. Then go to the "Earn" drop down menu and choose "Special Offers".

3. Click on the Trial Pay tab.

4. Find the one for Groupon (doesn't matter what Groupon deal it is) and click on the button on the right that says "315 Swagbucks". This will take you to the Groupon website and you can then complete the deal following the instructions above.

Note: Omaha does have several of these kiosks. I don't believe Lincoln has any. Click here to find a kiosk near you!

The Bargainista