Earn Some Extra $$ While Shopping Online for Christmas

21 Nov

I know that many of you will be braving the Black Friday-palooza this week. I loved Black Friday shopping when I was a kid. Mom and I always went together, and it was so fun bargain hunting! Black Friday when I was a kid was nothing like it is now, though. Seriously, stores are opening on Thursday evening?!?!? Can’t believe it! I haven’t been shopping on Black Friday in years now that I’m a mom. I think I need every minute of sleep that I can manage! ha!

I like to do as much of my Christmas shopping as I can ONLINE! One of the primary reasons that I like to do this is because I have learned how to earn money while I’m shopping online! 🙂 I’m all about getting PAID to shop online, aren’t you?!!?

Swagbucks–The first way that I earn money online is Swagbucks. Swagbucks, essentially, is a search engine (think Google, Bing, Yahoo). When you sign up for Swagbucks, you download a Swagbucks toolbar for your internet browser. You, then, use the toolbar as your regular search engine, and you are rewarded with Swagbucks randomly as you search. On the toolbar, it shows your total number of Swagbucks. You can use your Swagbucks to purchase items in the Swag Store. They have almost any gift card imaginable in the Swag Store. My favorite gift card to buy is the $5 Amazon.com gift card, which requires 450 Swagbucks. Since I signed up for Swagbucks about 3 years ago, I’ve probably earned the $5 Amazon.com gift card 12-15 times. There are multiple ways on their website to earn more Swagbucks rapidly. If I had more time, I’d attempt some of those. However, just by my usual internet searching online–not going out of my way to do anything extra–I’m earning the Amazon gift card 4 or 5 times per year. I love free money. 🙂 Thank you, Swagbucks. 🙂 AND, once you sign up for Swagbucks, you can refer your friends and you’ll both earn Swagbucks! (See, I’m referring you, so that means I’ll earn Swagbucks based off of my referral to you.  Thanks!)

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Shop at Home–My other favorite, easy, no extra effort way to earn money while shopping online (in my pjs if I like! yay! another online shopping BONUS!) is through Shop at Home. Through the Shop at Home website, they have participating retailers with whom they partner. The participating retailers offer Shop at Home customers a percentage of their total purchase in a reward when they go to the website through Shop at Home. For example, if you shop Kohl’s huge Black Friday sale (which has already started online!) by FIRST going through Shop at Home, searching for “Kohl’s” and clicking through the Kohl’s webpage via Shop at Home, you will earn 6% back in your total purchase. In other words, you are getting paid to shop online. 🙂 That’s my kind of shopping! I have earned $150 cash from Shop at Home during the 2 years that I have been signed up with them. Thank you, Shop at Home. 🙂

If you sign up for Shop at Home through my referral link, you and I both get $5 added to our account if you make a qualifying purchase within 30 days of signing up. 🙂 So, go sign up and refer your friends and earn more money! You will receive a check once you accumulate $20 in rewards. I love that on “My Account” page I can always see how much I’ve earned and how much more is needed to receive my $20 reward. It also clearly states when you will receive your check, so there’s no guessing.

So, if you dare to brave Black Friday, find some extra bargains for me! If you decide to stay home and shop in your pajamas (like I do!) don’t miss out on your free money by using Swagbucks and Shop at Home!

Photo credit: Good Cents


2 Responses to “Earn Some Extra $$ While Shopping Online for Christmas”


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