Happy New Year everyone!
Recently we had a post about ways to cut costs, save money, and it made me realize I wanted to post about how I saved a lot of money last year just doing what I normally do while on the computer. During my normal day when using search engines on the computer, I used the Swag Bucks search engine first for my searches. By doing this I won swagbucks, which are basically imaginary money/points that you can then trade in for real things, such as merchandise, gift cards, etc.
Last year with only using the search engine a few times a day for minimal amounts of time, I was able to earn enough swagbucks to get $300 in amazon.com gift cards. It didn't take me any longer to use the computer than I was already spending. It didn't cost me a thing to do it, and I "earned" $300 cash money that I then used when I was doing my christmas shopping.
If you haven't heard of swagbucks, I suggest you try it out. If you have heard of it, but aren't using it actively, I suggest you start. Why not save/make money while you are doing the things you already do.
You can sign up here if you would like...
It really does work and work well. I wasn't a believer until it worked for me. Hopefully it can work for you in 2011 as well. Every little bit helps.