I bought a new lap top this September and you’re never going to believe how I paid for it…. Swagbucks
I’ve always been a huge fan of Swagbucks – I basically like anything that gives me something essentially with no extra effort or cost – but now I REALLY like Swagbucks.
I should start by saying my family is on a tight budget – it’s not an option to drop a few hundred dollars on a new laptop just because. So when my old laptop started acting up, then the screen fell off (yes, literally) I didn’t replace it. Instead I’ve been dealing with my husband’s desktop computer for over 6 months. I don’t actually have anything against desk tops – I love my computer at school – but I like to relax on the couch blogging in the evenings and that’s just not possible with a desk top. But it’s also not necessary to relax on the couch, so…. I kept using the desktop.
But then… we went to Germany this summer. How are a computer and a trip to Germany connected you might ask? Here’s how…
I bought the airlines tickets for all 5 of us (my mom & stepdad included) on Travelocity using a Swagbucks link. Wah-la… I earned 3 swagbucks per dollar I spent!!! (Side note: I would recommend taking a screen shot of the offer when you purchase for your records, just in case, so for example I had a screen shot of the 3 swagbucks per dollar offer – turns out that was a good thing because Travelocity’s offer has since changed to 1 swagbuck per dollar spent and at first they were only going to award me one third of what I deserved. Fortunately an email cleared that up!)
Basically that means I had enough Swagbucks to redeem a $250 Best Buy Gift Card, plus a little left over for $35 at Game Stop for hubs (even though I hate video games
– he sure is lucky I love him).
You may be thinking “$250 doesn’t buy you an amazing computer” and you know what, you’d be right. But here’s the deal… I don’t need a state of the art computer to blog & scan through Facebook. I just need a good connection and the comfort of my couch, and this computer is perfect for that! 🙂 Plus I saved a little extra by buying from their “open box” stock – which saved me $20. They labeled my “open box” item as scratched, but seriously, it’s so minor I didn’t even notice it. That’s $20 well saved in my book!
Wondering how to take advantage of the same kind of sweet deal? First sign up for Swagbucks
, then any time you plan to purchase something online type it into Swagbucks first – if an offer comes up, purchase through that link. It’s seriously that simple!