Sunday, April 18, 2010

What have I done with my Swagbucks?

Well, I finally cashed in my first round of Amazon gift cards from Swagbucks. My wishlist on Amazon is incredibly long (books for me, homeschool books, read-alouds for the kids, books I've added that I keep meaning to see if the library has available for loan, and books that I once wanted but now no longer do for one reason or another).

I was sure I would find some book to spend my gift card on, however, the decision was just too difficult, so guess what I ended up purchasing?

Olive Oil!!

Strange, I know.

I've done a great job staying on budget for monthly groceries by using Southern Savers, but the one category I have a hard time factoring in are my co-op purchases for bread making - most often wheat, honey, and olive oil. These are larger purchases since I buy them in bulk and since they are not weekly purchases I forget to budget them in.

Thankfully, I remembered this while on Amazon and was thrilled to get 88 ounces of olive oil for free. Free shipping too! Who can beat that?

So I am still Swagbucking and have found it a super easy way to gain gift cards. I recently noticed you can earn PayPal gift cards too which would be a great way to purchase those random things I seem to love on Ebay or Etsy.

Anyone else earning Swagbucks? You can find out more about them here.

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Sara said...

I cashed in for a gift card from and now have a $50 gift card to a fancy restaurant inside a B & B here in town. $50 worth of food for free! That really helps with dates since we now have a babysitter's cost to figure in.

Just His Best said...

That's a great idea. I hadn't thought of that!

Melissa~ said...

I {heart} swagbucks! I could never bring myself to pass up books for olive oil though, budget or no budget...heh-heh... you are one strong woman!

♥ Melissa~
Pink Paper Peppermints

PS Do you have a Sam's or Costco account? They have good prices on big jugs of olive oil & honey. That's where I get mine.

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