Christmas Shopping – Swagbucks

In some of my earlier posts I shared that I was going to use Swagbucks to help with Christmas presents.  My goal was to get enough Swagbucks to get a $50 certificate.  I’ve been diligently printing coupons, surfing, answering polls, etc to get my bucks up to the 6,000 mark. 

Now, I’m sure some of you know this but I didn’t so I’m going to let you in on the secret I learned.  It’s cheaper to buy 10 $5 Amazon certificates than to buy one $50 – significantly cheaper.  I’ve seen people post that they would pick up a $5 certificate as soon as they had enough points but I guess I didn’t understand why, I do now!

I’m going to let you in on another secret, you can only buy five of the same certificates in a month AND it takes almost two weeks for them to be usable.  Soooo, if you are planning on using them for Christmas you better get cracking!

I’ve bought my five certificates for the month and will buy five more early November.  I’ll have enough Swagbucks to get more (and will pick them up in early December) but I won’t be using them for presents since it will be getting to close to Christmas.  Still haven’t decided yet what I’ll be buying from Amazon but I know that there is something on there that would make a nice gift.

Are there any other Swagbuck secrets out there that I may not know about?  I’d love to hear your Swagbuck plans

I’ll be linking this up over at Life as Mom

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5 thoughts on “Christmas Shopping – Swagbucks

  1. I just enter the gift card codes on my Amazon acct and then the money is there when I need it. Watch for good deals, I got some great deals on toys there for last Christmas. But, since then, I’ve noticed that Toys r Us is cheaper on some toys (Playmobil seems to cost twice as much at Amazon), so now I try to make sure I’m getting the best deal possible at Amazon.

    I just followed the link here from LifeAsMom, so I’m not sure if you already know all about this but joining Amazon Mom (it’s free) will get you 3 months of Amazon Prime. I didn’t realize that until recently but I think it will help me pick up the good deals for Christmas and not feel like I have to have an order of $25 to get the free shipping.

  2. Darrell – I actually didn’t realize that you could enter the codes onto the Amazon account. I’ll have to go out and do that. I haven’tspent a lot of time on Amazon so I realy didn’t know about Amazon Mom’s, I’ll have to check that out oo.

    Thanks for the advice.