One of the things I admire most about the “Greatest Generation” (besides their amazing fashion sense, of course) is their frugality, their “make-do-and-mend” approach to money and possessions. They knew that banks fail, economies go through major depressions, and it’s better to have a coffee can full of money buried in the yard in case of a rainy day or a dustbowl decade.
In that spirit, I thought from time to time I could share a few things that I’ve found to be a reliable source of a few coins for the Folgers can. There might be an affiliate links to some items, but as you know, I only recommend items I trust and believe in.
First off is Swagbucks.
Swagbucks is a sort of gamified reward site. You can earn points (“Swagbucks”) for using the search engine, watching videos, taking surveys, and click-through shopping.
You can redeem the points for various stuff, although I have only ever bothered with Amazon Gift Cards and PayPal cash.
Since 2009, I’ve earned $189 in Amazon GC and $235 in PayPal cash, mostly for searches I do anyway. I’ve recently gotten into the SwagIQ app, which offers live trivia contests most weeknights and extra games on holidays.
Want to give it a try? Here’s my referral link: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/.
Caveat: some of the referral sites are dodgy. I recommend not installing any extras to do surveys or searches.