Get paid to search and play - NBC12 - WWBT - Richmond, VA News On Your Side

MORE BANG FOR YOUR BUCK

Get paid to search and play

POWHATAN, VA (WWBT) -

When Lyla was born, Eleanor Ross and her husband decided she'd become a stay at home mom, but they had to figure out how to cut it financially. 

"We just kind of scrambled to figure out a way to cut our expenses," Eleanor said. 

She searched for savings online, passing them on to friends and family that eventually turned into her blog, savingourway.com. Her goal is to help you cut your budget. Hers took a big hit last December. 

"Paying for Christmas in December was really a hit," she said. 

She turned to a familiar site to avoid the holiday stress. Swagbucks.com is a search engine that rewards you for perusing their site. 

"I realized I could potentially save up the Swagbucks and purchase all of our gifts without anything out of our pocket," said Eleanor. 

When you search using Swagbucks, you earn digital dollars that can be redeemed in their online catalog or for gift cards. 

"It's very easy to use and it's just like any other search engine," she said. 

But searching isn't the only way to earn those digital dollars. 

"They have daily polls, surveys," Eleanor explained. 

They also have videos, coupons, and games, plus you get bonus Swagbucks for referrals. There are limits to the number of redemptions of the same prize per month, so you have to plan accordingly if you want to pay for Christmas like Eleanor did. 

By December, she had redeemed $325 worth of Amazon gift cards. Shopping the Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales, she bought gifts for 20 of her friends and family. 

"It was nice to actually be able to afford something on their list and for it to be something I knew they wanted," said Eleanor. 

It's completely free and you'll get 30 Swagbucks when you sign up, just click here. If you use the code "SBGames" (the bonus code is case sensitive), you get a bonus of 30 more, starting you out with 60. But you'll have to hurry - this offer expires Friday at midnight. 

Copyright 2011 WWBT NBC12. All rights reserved.

  • More Bang for Your BuckMore Bang for Your BuckMore>>

  • Post-holiday deals: What's on sale in January

    Post-holiday deals: What's on sale in January

    Friday, January 5 2018 4:36 PM EST2018-01-05 21:36:28 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    The holidays are behind us, but the sales are not. These products will have the biggest price drop during the month of January.

    More >>

    The holidays are behind us, but the sales are not. These products will have the biggest price drop during the month of January.

    More >>
  • Are you a 'yo-yo debtor'?

    Are you a 'yo-yo debtor'?

    Friday, December 1 2017 2:30 PM EST2017-12-01 19:30:39 GMT
    Source: NBC12Source: NBC12

    You’ve heard of yo-yo dieters, people who lose weight just to gain it back, then start the dieting cycle again. Experts now warn the same type of up and down cycles are happening with too many people’s credit cards.

    More >>

    You’ve heard of yo-yo dieters, people who lose weight just to gain it back, then start the dieting cycle again. Experts now warn the same type of up and down cycles are happening with too many people’s credit cards.

    More >>
  • Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Deal Diva: How to master online discounts

    Wednesday, November 29 2017 11:26 AM EST2017-11-29 16:26:12 GMT
    Learn how to master online shopping discounts.Learn how to master online shopping discounts.

    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

    More >>

    Just because Black Friday has come and gone, doesn't mean the online deals are over just yet.  You really don't have settle for full price when shopping online, there are a few tricks and hacks to help you save online, not just during the holidays, but year-round.  

    More >>
Powered by Frankly