Monday, May 6, 2013

A Not-Fundraiser...

It's been a super long time, I know. However a lot has changed and I am hoping now with these changes, which I will go into in a separate post, that I will have more time to actually use this thing like I had intended to in the first place.

Now, on to the point of this post. What is a "Not-Fundraiser" you ask? Well, I will tell you. A Not Fundraiser is a fundraiser where you don't have to give a penny to help me raise funds for this event that I need help raising a little extra money for. And the best part is that in the process you get to earn yourself free stuff out of it! How, wait, what?? Yep, I said you get FREE stuff. Even cash. I get cash.. you get cash.. we all win.

How can you help you ask? You might have heard of it.. chances are you have. It's called Swagbucks. All I need are NEW referrals. Right now, Swagbucks is offering matching referral Swagbucks. There is a 1000 SB cap on referral bucks so I only earn 1000 SB per referral so most of my referrals have capped out.

Why I am doing this? I am doing this for my beautiful and amazing friend Angelia. She is getting married in March. She lives in Phoenix and I live in Washington. She has given me the honor of being her Matron of Honor and I want to make sure that I am able to do everything I can to make sure that she has the best day possible. Every single Swagbuck I earn from the last few months until the wedding will be converted into Paypal cash. It will be going towards things like helping to pay for my dress, shoes, portions of the bachelorette party, and anything else that may come up.

This is my dress that I will be buying really soon.. isn't it pretty? My dress will be in a dark purple, the bridesmaids will be wearing this color. I am also in the process of losing a lot of weight for this wedding. So far I am down 18 lbs with 27 more to go.

How Swagbucks works, it's easy and totally works. Ive been doing it for about 4-5 yrs now. Ive earned so much free stuff, its not even funny. The last free thing I got was a $50.00 crock pot from which I LOVE. I usually redeem for DSW gift cards because really who doesn't love getting FREE SHOES!!!!

Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with virtual dollars that you can redeem for physical prizes and gift cards of various kinds. I believe it only applies to those in the US and Canada though.

The easiest and main way to earn is by internet searching. They offer a toolbar for Chrome and Firefox and a few other browsers. Using the toolbar is a very good way to earn because not only will it help you in your searches, they often throw out 'Swagcodes' and the toolbar has a feature that sends you a little message when there is a code. You can also earn SB by shopping online, you just need to click the links to their partner stores before shopping. There are tons of major retailers that you can choose from. Another way to earn is by taking the Daily polls, surveys, offers, and many others. 

The best way to get Swagcode alerts is to sign up with and either get text or email alerts. Most Swagcodes are time sensitive. They also give them out on Twitter and the Facebook page so make sure you like the Swagbucks facebook page as well. 

Friday's are Mega Swagbucks Days.. you are more likely to earn higher denominations on Fridays from searches. 

Another thing I have noticed is that when I am searching is that I tend to win more often when I spell words wrong in my searches. Like for example, the other night I was searching for "Walmart" sure I could have gone straight to the walmart site but I had the opportunity to use the Swagbucks search engine. So I did and I accidentally mistyped (I really did.. not on accidentally on purpose lol), I spelled it "wal mart/" and it got me 7 Swagbucks. 

Just a little something I have noticed over the years. 

Also, another way to earn is to get yourself some referrals of your own! You can have more than one account per household as long as its not more than one account per person. Don't take advantage, they will deactivate you with a quickness. Read the Do's and Don'ts.

If you would like to help and earn yourself some free stuff, here is my referral link:

Thank you for taking the time to read this!!