I am loving this new search engine I'm using called Swagbucks. Basically you earn money for using Swagbucks to search the Internet. It's easy and I just redeemed 450 Swagbucks for a $5.00 Amazon gift card. I read a great post on Freebies 4 Mom that convinced me to give it a try.
I honestly was kind of skeptical about Swagbucks until I actually started using it consistently as my search engine. Here's why I'm now a huge fan:
* Get Results: I get similar search results to what I would get using Google
* Rewarding: I earn Swagbucks often enough just by using it as my search engine that it feels rewarding.
* Big Wins: I often win more than a single point, my biggest one-time win was 5 points - very rewarding. There are also free codes given out often. Read their blog to catch them while they're valid.
* Referrals are Easy: Anyone can refer their friends to use Swagbucks and earn their points faster
* $5 Amazon.com Gift Cards: It's been easy for me to select and redeem my reward of choice when I have earned 450 points. You can redeem a maximum of two rewards per day.
* Not Annoying: Some websites simply annoy me because of the way they are designed or the ads they display. Swagbucks is not an annoying site and it's quite user-friendly.
The biggest reason why I'm a fan of Swagbucks? I'm earning gift cards by doing something I'd normally do on the web - using a search engine. It doesn't require any extra email. I've just bookmarked Swagbucks.com so that I can get there easily anytime I want to search for something. They also have toolbars that you can download so that it becomes part of your internet browser. I hope that it becomes a great resource for you to earn some gift cards just by searching the web!
OK, OK, I thought. I'll try it. If I hate it then I don't have to use it anymore. It sure didn't take long and now I'm hooked! I almost ordered Miss Audrey a Pat the Bunny book when it was on sale at Amazon for $5.49. I had earned a $5 gift card from Swagbucks and it would have made this book only $0.49 plus shipping and handling! Sweet deal!
You should definitely click on my link over to the right and try it out for yourself. I am LOVING IT!