Swagbucks – How I got a free Nintendo Switch at launch!

March is here, and it’s bringing you the chance to get a 500 SB bonus from Swagbucks!

Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you’re probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, John Lewis, M&S, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a 500 SB bonus! Here’s how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/4/17. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. If you spend at least £25 through Swagbucks Shop* you’ll get another 200 SB bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping. If you have some shopping to do online, just go to Swagbucks first and visit the store through them. It doesn’t cost you anything extra, but you’ll get SB points for every dollar you spend (on top of the bonus)!

That’s it. It’s super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I’ve earned £1,800 so far. My latest purchase is that I was able to buy my husband the new Nintendo Switch – Neon Blue & Red Console and The Legend of Zelda: Breath of the Wind game at release. It’s lovely to be able to treat the ones you love without thinking! 🙂  I’m just sat here waiting for it to arrive now.

*You must receive your shopping SB before 1 May

Swagbucks Holiday Deals

Have you checked out today’s deals on Swagbucks? For anyone in the UK I don’t know how relevant these are, but I can see increased cashback offers on M&S, Argos, Currys, The Body Shop and Very to name but a few! I’d really recommend also checking out MoneySavingExpert’s Deals Predictor. Use this to work out when is the best day to buy the things you want to get maximum discounts! I’ll be keeping an eye-out as things ramp up towards Friday and over the weekend.

I’ve been talking about them a lot lately, Swagbucks is an easy, quick way to earn cash back and gift cards by shopping online or doing other everyday activities like taking surveys or watching videos. When you do those things, you earn points (called SB) that you redeem for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, and more!  Just for signing up through me, you can earn a 300 SB bonus if you earn 300 SB before December 1st – if you spend at least £25 shopping through Swagbucks during that time, you’ll get another 200 SB bonus!

I am personally currently saving up all my gift cards for some larger purchases, including Christmas presents for my family. If you have family in the States like me, then you can buy USD gift cards for them. I personally use these Barnes and Noble gift cards a lot, as they are easy to email on.

So tell me, have you got any Black Friday purchases planned or do you hate the whole thing? Get in touch 🙂

Get 500 SB When You Sign Up For Swagbucks

Christmas is coming – can you believe it, barely over a month away? Since this time of year in particular is a good one for having some extra money, Swagbucks is offering a 500 SB Bonus to people who sign up through me this month – it’s the biggest bonus they’ve ever offered!  For any new readers, Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for all sorts of things you’re probably already doing online, like shopping, discovering deals, taking surveys, watching videos, and more! Then you can turn your gift cards in to PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and more!  Now, most people are definitely going to be doing some shopping at this time of year, so why not earn some SB as cashback and also use those to get free gift cards to buy more gifts. You really can’t lose!

Here’s how you get your bonus:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/12/16. You’ll get a 300 SB bonus for it!

3. When you do your holiday shopping, spend at least £25 through Swagbucks Shop* and you’ll get another 200 SB bonus on top of the cashback you’ll get from shopping.

Here’s the best part – if you refer someone yourself and they do steps 2 & 3, you’ll earn the same bonuses they do, so it really adds up! That’s all there is to it. I buy all my Christmas gifts using SB and I find it really handy for my family who lives in the States, as I can buy American gift cards too. I send them for free via email and it doesn’t cost me a penny!

*You must receive your shopping SB before 1 January

Prolific Academic- Help Academic Researchers

Prolific Academic is a great site on which you complete surveys for cash. I really love this site because they have high paying studies and they are much more interesting than most. this is probably because they are being conducted by Academic Researchers. Most studies have gone through rigorous ethical approval via University Ethics Committees and are well-written. Sometimes it’s obvious that perhaps you’re completing a study for a less academically gifted researcher shall we say, as it’s been poorly thought out. Or occasionally the spelling and grammar is off, but I feel I can forgive that of people for whom English is not their first language.

Almost every study I’ve encountered on this site has paid at an equivalent to the minimum wage per hour of my time which automatically puts it above other survey sites. I personally wait until I’ve reached £20 to cash out, so I don’t have to pay additional Paypal fees. But you can cash out at any point from £5 onwards. Another great thing about this site is how quickly they pay out- sometimes in minutes!

From time-to-time the site seems to run slowly, possibly due to volume of traffic? I once found it kept telling me I had no surveys and it turned out my account had been flagged for no reason. I contacted them and they sorted it out very quickly. I highly recommend this site for higher paying, interesting survey opportunities.

*If you sign up as a participant via my link above, I will earn 10% of your first cash out only. If you’re a researcher who runs a £50 study, I’ll earn £20 and you’ll get £25 to run your first study.

VoxPopMe- Earn Cash from your Smartphone

VoxPopMe is a great little app that you can download on your smartphone. Pretty much every day they ask for 30 second video responses on a variety of topics, for which they pay 25p. It’s amazing how such a small amount quickly adds up. You get paid within days to your Paypal account. Sometimes they have higher paying activities, these often pay around 65p and sometimes more! They also occasionally send out email surveys with video response sections which pay £1-3.

My top tip is to make sure that you follow that guidelines for response contained underneath the question. Following them, I have never had a response declined and usually earn around £10 per month.

Earn money with Pinecone Research

Starting today, I’m going to start walking you through the survey sites I use to earn money online. These can be great earners, but there are a lot of survey sites out there and some are not so reputable, or pay poorly. I’m going to share with you my experience of using survey sites, starting with my highest earners. However this shouldn’t deter you from trying other sites – read online reviews about them first and decide whether you want to try them. This is because every person has a unique set of demographics and so, you might be suited to a different site.

Pinecone Research is a long-established company and to my knowledge is the highest paying. Pinecone do not recruit new members through their website or take unsolicited referrals. However, they post recruitment opportunities through banner ads on various unsolicited websites from time to time throughout the year. If you see one of these ads, you should take the opportunity to sign up! I think I searched for one, or noticed that they were recruiting on www.moneysavingexpert.com They have on occasion emailed a link to me when they have been looking for members, but not recently.

There surveys are very straight-forward and once you get the hang of them, you will find that they all follow the same format. They have just updated their website and now you can redeem your points for all manner of gift cards and items. I prefer to redeem for gift cards at the moment because I am saving up for something specific. But prior to that, I always cashed out via Paypal after each survey because you can redeem just £3, the amount you will be paid for every survey with them. As a bonus, sometimes they also send you the product that the survey was about to trial and give feedback. If this happens, you will be paid another £3 for the follow-up survey AND get the product for free! I reckon each survey takes between 10-15 minutes, so this is a very decent rate of pay.

The only downsides are that they don’t send surveys as regularly as some other companies, sometimes months go in-between, so you can’t rely on this as regular income like you can with some of the other sites I will share with you in the coming days. The upsides are that I have never had problems receiving payment quickly and accurately from them.