Friday, February 26, 2010

Friday 2/26 Update

It hasn't been the busiest week with surveys, but still not bad. It looks like my total for February is $104.35. I'm really happy with that. It's not bad at all for filling out some surveys online. I've been doing surveys for years and never really kept track of what I made. Now I'm curious to see just what I can get out of it.

Here's the total for the week:

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Swagbucks Birthday 2/25 - Time to Join

It's Swagbucks birthday tomorrow, and they will be giving out tons of Swagbucks. I believe there is also a surprise for those who are members before tomorrow. It only takes 45 Swag Bucks to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. If you haven't joined yet, now is time to do so. Once you're on you can add the search engine to your search pull down in your browser. You'll want to check the facebook fan page and the Swagbucks blog, and Swagbucks widget for extra codes tomorrow. You'll find links to all of those on their web page.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Cash Back Shopping Sites

I do a ton of online shopping and whenever I do I make sure that I am getting cash back from one of several rebate sites. Most sites give you $5 in your account for simply signing up. Everyone should at least take advantage of this free $5 and cash out at least once from each site. You're halfway to cashing out as soon as you sign up. If I'm shopping at the Gap for instance, I will check each site to see who offers the biggest cash back percentage and shop through them. If I had to pick a favorite, I would have to say Ebates. I've been with them since 2003 and they now offer 2% back on eBay. Most sites give you a choice between a check or Paypal for payment.

Here's the list of rebate shopping sites that I actively use.

Friday, February 19, 2010

2/19 Friday Survey Earnings Update

I've received a lot of surveys this week. Here's a list of my earnings. I'm getting very close to cashing out on some sites for the first time. I'll let you know about those as soon as I do. I'm trying to spend a short time in the morning and then again in the eventing doing surveys to stay caught up. You find that the more surveys you do, the more they send you.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010


Sorry for not posting for a few days. My kids finally returned to school after being off for a week and a half because of snow. Now I finally have some peace and quiet.

Swagbucks is the absolute easiest no effort way that I have found to earn Amazon gift cards. It is simply a search engine. You earn swagbucks for searching, something that you do all the time on the internet. It takes 45 SB (swagbucks) to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. You can be awarded 1 to 5 SB on random searches. You can add the Swagbucks plug-in to your pull down of search engines on your browser or add it as a toolbar to your browser.

I usually start out using the SB search engine in the morning. Within a couple of searches, I win a SB award of 1 to 5 SB. I'll switch back to my normal search engine until evening. In the evening, I'll switch back to the SB engine. Then I have a chance of earning another award. That's what works best for me. In addition, there are SB codes given out almost every day. You can use a Swagbucks widget to find out if there are available codes out there. It does not take long at all to have enough for a $5 Amazon gift card. I receive no spam from Swagbucks.

Please feel free to ask if you have any questions. This one is too easy to pass up.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Friday Update

I'm going to try to give an update every Friday on what I've earned for the week. I'll put a link to each site and at some point will get around to reviewing each individually. One to note this week is Pinecone Research. They are often closed to new members, but I received an email this week with a link for friends. They are trying to grow their membership right now. They pay $3 to Paypal for each survey and often send you products to test.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

HCD Surveys - My Newest Survey Site

HCD Surveys is the latest survey site that I joined. I've had such good luck with it that I thought I would post it right away. My latest survey was reviewing Super Bowl commercials. How fun is that! I have also reviewed political advertisements.

HCD Surveys pays cash at a $10 minimum. Each survey is worth 100 ($1) to 500 points. If you don't qualify for the survey, you receive 10 points. The great thing is that I have never found their surveys to be overly long. Give it a try. I think you'll be pleased with this one. I usually receive several survey opportunities a week.

Once you join, make sure you complete your profile so that you get sent more surveys.

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

My Favorite Survey Site - Opinion Outpost

Opinion Outpost has been one of my most successful survey sites. I receive surveys from them on a daily basis and they pay with Amazon gift codes. There is no waiting to receive the code. As soon as you reach $5.00, you can request payout. It is immediately posted to your account. I have earned $278 from this site so far. These surveys are fun, usually reviewing new product ideas, movie trailers, and advertisements. I qualify for more of these surveys than any other site. Sign up and get started as soon as possible - Opinion Outpost.

A New Year - Time to Revive My Blog

It's a new year and I'm stuck at home in a snow storm. It's time to revive my blog! I'm a 43 year old mom of two children, a daughter age 11 and a son age 8. I gave up my job as a software engineer 3 1/2 years ago. Now I'm always on a quest to supplement the family income. I'll post each success and failure here. I use a ton of survey sites and search engines to earn cash and gift cards. You will not believe how many totally free Amazon orders I made this Christmas season. I love to share these opportunities with others. I am not a risk taker, so I will never suggest using your credit card to sign up for anything. This will be a fun journey and I look forward to meeting some other great moms along the way.