July 16, 2011

My Free GPS, Giveaway, and How to Earn Your Own

Search & Win

I've been using SwagBucks for a while now and usually earn at least one, sometimes up to three $5 amazon gift cards each month, depending on how much research I'm doing on the internet.  All you have to do is set your default search engine to SwagBucks and you get paid in Bucks that can be redeemed for all sorts of prizes (and cash via PayPal too, if that's your preference).  You can install the toolbar if you want, but it's not required, so there's no need to worry about any funky changes to your computer.

After earning my SwagBucks and redeeming for the amazon gift cards, I've been saving them in my amazon account for something big, but wasn't sure yet what it would be.  I went home to NH last week and borrowed a friend's car and her GPS was a lifesaver for me since I don't know my way around there anymore.  I've made it a new goal to get out of the house more, even if it's just to take a short drive to explore my local area, and decided a new GPS would be better than leaving breadcrumbs to find my way back.

After doing some reviews, I found one I liked and ordered it from amazon.com and paid for it with the free gift cards I'd earned.  I was able to buy the highly rated Garmin 1350LMT GPS that comes with lifetime traffic and map updates and USB cord (extra fee on other models), and also bought the friction mount and a carrying case.  After that purchase I still had a few bucks left to offer my son to pick out something for his birthday.  All free, for doing something I do anyway!

If earning your own amazon gift cards free isn't enough, check out my friend Claudia's blog where she's sponsoring a giveaway for an amazon gift card in the amount of $20 (15 EURO).  It's an easy to enter giveaway that ends on July 31, 2011.  Show Claudia some love and throw your name in the hat for a chance to win!


Claudia Moser said...

Thank you Marie Anne :-)

Cin said...

Marie Anne,

I hope you like your GPS more than we did. We bought one for our trip to Seattle, spent a day updating the maps, and were very concerned when the whole time we were at home, it couldn't find a satellite. It kept telling us we were in chicago (which is 300+ miles north of here). In Seattle, it was unreliable at best, often losing the signal while we were driving down the interstate and on a couple of occasions simply telling us to exit right when the exit was on the left. I suspect it may have been because we got a very basic model, but needless to say, it went back to the store.

Theresa Wiza said...

I just updated my GPS and it told me about a traffic jam in the area where I was driving. Washington, D.C. area is always congested so seeing I had another hour to wait after driving for 14 hours was not fun, but the GPS, though it doesn't always take me exactly where I want to go, it does take me to within a 3 block radius. I wouldn't be able to travel without it.

Still considering swagbucks. Waiting for life to slow down a bit.