July 16, 2011
My Free GPS, Giveaway, and How to Earn Your Own
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!