I’m talking of course about online shopping rewards programs. Similar to credit card rewards and airline mile programs, online shopping rewards are another extremely easy way to get cash and prizes simply for making your everyday natural purchases.
In particular there are two online rewards sites that I’d like to focus on: Swagsbucks and Ebates.
Although neither site actually sells anything themselves, they do network with thousands of online retailers and offer a multitude of good deals.
Here are a number of great tips and tricks for how to get free money fast from Swagbucks and Ebates.
Getting Free Money from Swagbucks:
Swagbucks is a free service that was started in 2008 and is now credited by Alexa as the 170th most visited site on the Internet.
There are a number of ways of get free stuff from Swagbucks:
You can buy literally ANYTHING on Amazon. So before you make your next purchase of whatever you need, why not do it through Amazon and earn 4 Swagbucks points for every dollar you spend. In a short amount of time you’ll accumulate the minimal 450 points you need to get your first $5 Amazon.com Gift Card.
2) Search Through:
Swagbucks works like any other search engine, if you log into your account everyday searching for items and products or information, you get points rewards. The more you search using your account, the more your points accumulates, you can redeem the points later on as cash or otherwise.
3) Take Daily Poll:
Once you log into your account via toolbar, you can take daily polls and win yourself 1 buck’s worth of points daily. These points are transferable to cash through free Amazon.com Gift cards.
4) Complete Profile Quizzes:
If you are a new member, you need to log into your account and head to where they post trusted surveys. Complete anyone of the surveys and you get 100 points in every completed survey.
5) Qualify then Complete a Survey:
There is a chance to complete six surveys daily. If you qualify for a survey, the owners of the survey may call you to go and give your opinion about their products. That opportunity could be worth up to $100 of cash or more.
You can earn points if you print coupons every day. For every coupon redeemed, you get 12 Swagbucks points. All coupons redeemed from your account are credited every 12 weeks.
Whenever you refer your friends or loved ones, you are credited 150 free Swagbucks points immediately.
8) Playing Games:
Wheel of Fortune. Deal or No Deal. Bejeweled. If you like any of these games or playing apps on your portable device, then you also have the opportunity to build up your Swagbucks points account as you do.
Making Some Quick Cash with Ebates:
The main way you earn points and rewards are to shop. Search for literally store you can think of and they will have some sort of cash back percentage for you in their catalog of +1,200 partners.
On top of earning cash back, Ebates will also offer you multiple coupon codes to make the deals even sweeter.
You can also earn cash by referring your loved one or friends, for every sign up that happens through your promotional link, you get $5 provided he purchases the value of at least $20 onward. Sometimes they do have special offers where you can earn $30 for 3 new users or more.
Ebates pays you all accumulated cash back every quarter, they write a check and mail it to you.
Ebates does not offer quite as many opportunities to get free credits as Swagbucks does (such as through the games, surveys, questions, etc.)
However there is some advantage to signing up for both rewards programs. Every time you can’t find a good deal on Swagbucks, you can then check Ebates and see if they offer you a better opportunity to get free money.
No matter which site you use they are both a great way to make some income on the side without really having to do nothing more than buy the things you were going to buy anyways!
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