Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Free Stuff for Lazy People = Good.

Now, I'm not one to enter sweepstakes or fall for the whole "get free stuff" hype.  In fact, usually when I see such advertising, it turns me off and I walk the other way.  The reason?  Because the average person never ever wins the free stuff being offered.  I've learned from experience that most sweepstakes and contests are a waste of time, and by golly, my time is much to valuable to enter sweepstakes when I could be blogging instead.

But THIS is different.  At Swagbucks you can download a search engine toolbar and you receive points randomly when you use it.  No contests, no extra work, no gimmicks.  Plus they have a hard-core anti-spam policy.  They don't spam you, unless you ask for it.

So as you go about life on the Internet, you use this Swagbucks search toolbar instead of the one you usually do, and your points slowly add up.  Eventually you can trade them in for gift cards to useful places (such as amazon.com), or even merchandise or electronics.

There are other ways to obtain points, too - like trading in old cell phones or referring friends - but if you're like me, that also takes too much work.  Using the Swagbucks toolbar is a nifty way for lazy people to get free stuff. :)

6 comments:

Claire said...

Yes, I might try this out.

Thanks for the tip.

Claire from Heartspace on Etsy.

Missy-Ellen said...

Reminds me of a program I used to used ... it was a long time ago, E-Mail Cash, I think it was called. Cool post, there is nothing like making something from nothing! :)

Orgo Cosmetics said...

Interesting....going to have to check this out asap...

Shore Debris said...

I hadn't seen that one before. I use the "iGive" tool bar that gives money for searches or purchases (money from the vendors) to a charity of your choice (Carolina Animal Rescue and Adoption for me).

Chris H said...

Is there a concern regarding spyware and the rest? Does it slow down the browsing experience?

Echoesofstars said...

No spyware, and it doesn't slow down my computer from what I noticed.