Thursday, August 20, 2009
A couple of weeks ago I posted about Swagbucks. I recently found out about a site that is similar to Swagbucks in that you earn points which you can redeem for prizes. This site is not a search engine, however. You earn points by answering the daily poll, by playing a game, and referring your friends. The site is still in private beta, but will go public in October. They will be adding more ways to earn points as they get closer to launch, but if you join now you can start accumulating points.
The prizes range from Marc Jacobs handbags, BCBGirls & Jessica Simpson shoes and House of Harlow jewelry, to LCD TV's, iPods, video games, and an EOS Rebel T1i camera. They even have a Piaggio Fly 150 moped scooter, if you can accumulate enough points. They are going to be adding four times as many prizes in 3-4 weeks.
The site is called Lockerz.
Since Lockerz is still in beta, you will need an invitation to join. If you would like an invitation, please leave a comment with your email address and I will send you one. If you don't feel comfortable doing that, you can also email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted by bex at 3:12 AM
Sunday, August 9, 2009
I have been a member of SwagBucks since 10/29/08. SwagBucks is a search-and-win site where you earn "SwagBucks" for searching the web. You can then redeem them for prizes and giftcards, even cash. So far I have earned over $180 in Amazon gift cards so far. I have also used my points on entering Swagstakes, which are sweepstakes for prizes. I actually won 500 SwagBucks on 1/30/09.
To earn SwagBucks, all you need to do is use it instead of your regular search engine such as Google or Yahoo. You will usually earn 1-2 SwagBucks a day doing this. Another way to earn SwagBucks is to find a hidden SwagCode when they have them. These are usually posted as a hunt on their blog, Twitter, Facebook, etc. Sometimes the code is hidden in an item in the SwagStore. You can also earn SwagBucks by trading in your old stuff and referring friends.
The SwagStore is where you cash out your SwagBucks for prizes. They have video games, books & magazines, collectibles, comic books, electronics such as iPhones and GPS systems, music & band swag, trading cards, airline miles, TV shows, and last but not least, gift cards!
I usually redeem my SwagBucks for Amazon.com e-gift-certificates. You can get $5 Amazon credit for 45 SwagBucks. They also have gift cards for Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Target, Disney, Macy's, REI, Ticketmaster, Lowe's, Sephora, JC Penney, Apple, QVC, etc.
They have movie tickets for 99 SwagBucks and $5 in Paypal for 70 SwagBucks. They really have prizes for everyone, from babies & kids, to teens and adults. If you are feeling generous, you can even plant a tree for 15 SwagBucks.
To join SwagBucks, click here.
You can also see the SwagBucks widget on the right side of my blog. Sometimes SwagCodes will be hidden there!
Finally, here's my proof (click to enlarge):