I've been tweeting along my progress with Swagbucks for the last few months and it's moving along. I'm closing in on $125 saved and hope to hit that by the end of the week. My goal is to save as much money as I can for the cruise, so the more the merrier!
So what is Swagbucks? It's a site that you can do a lot of stuff: surveys, play games, watch videos, do tasks, etc. All these activities gain you "bucks." When you have enough, you can redeem them for anything in their online store, mostly for gift cards to retailers like Amazon, Starbucks, Barnes and Noble and of course, Paypal money.
In short...you're getting paid to do easy stuff.
With the holidays coming up, they have a special promotion going. If you sign up by December 21st and earn 1500 bucks by New Year's Day, you get an extra 500 SB. Meaning, if you manage to save up $15 worth of credits, they're giving you an extra $5.
It may sound hard, but it's easier than you think. Surveys add up. I play the videos in the background all day at work. If you reach your daily goal, extra bucks will be added at the end of the month. Gain bucks using their mobile apps. Let your kids go nuts playing games. The site posts extra codes on their facebook and twitter pages. For those planning to shop online in the next few weeks, you get bucks for every dollar you spend (and until November 30th, that gets doubled.) And if you're celebrating your birthday in the next few weeks, you get an extra 50 SB!
If you're interested, here's my referral link. http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/yikes77. I've had a few people join me and so far, no complaints...yet. ;p A penny saved is a penny earned. A few dollars saved means that paying less for this expensive canoe trip!