I’m not a big sucker for online programs and deals most of the time. I hate giving out my personal info or having more things on my computer to keep up with. I always say no to credit card offers. You get the picture. But, I have found two online programs to be worth my time because they are free, completely painless to use, and I actually save money using them. I was telling Polly about them one day and she said, “You should blog about this.” So here we are. I hope they save you money too.
1 – Swagbucks
The first money-saving program that is “worth it” is Swagbucks. All you do is search the web using the Swagbucks search engine and you earn points along the way. You don’t pay anything to use it and it works just like Google (with a few more ads to put up with, but not bad). There are other ways you can earn, too, like taking a daily poll, watching videos and other jazz that I don’t really do.
Here’s the best part. With the points you earn for doing what you’d already be doing on Google, you can redeem them for gift cards, merchandise and lots of other things. I have only used my points to redeem $5 Amazon gift cards and I have earned $65 worth of Amazon dollars in the past year and a half that I’ve used it. Free Amazon dollars for searching the internet? Yes, it’s true. If you want to get started yourself, just click here or on the icon below.
P.S. If you sign up for Swagbucks from my links here, I earn a few extra ones myself. So, thanks for supporting Thriving Home in this small way!
P.P.S. I’m not just telling you about Swagbucks because I earn them. I wouldn’t recommend them unless I truly think they are a helpful resource. Just making sure you knew that. 🙂
2 – PriceBlink
My friend, Candace, told me about this money-saving downloadable program called PriceBlink. It automatically finds lower prices and money-saving coupons while you’re shopping online. Here’s an example of how it works.
1 – Say I am searching for a Cuisinart Food Processor, which is on my wish list. 😉 I type in “cuisinart food processor” into my Swagbucks search box.
2 – Let’s say I find one on Amazon I’m interested in. PriceBlink will often find coupons for the site I’m on and display them at the top of the page (i.e. free shipping, promo codes, BOGO, etc).
3 – But even better is that sometimes PriceBlink will search the internet for me and tell me if it found a better price on the item I searched for. Like this:
Can you see the savings on this screen shot? Price Blink found the Cuisinart Food Processor for $31 cheaper than Amazon! But, I would have probably never found the deal at Kitchen Universe on my own. I’m telling you, I LOVE this program and have saved SO much money online with it.
There you have my two cents on two truly “no skin off your back” online money savers.
What online money-saving tips do you have to share?