Tuesday 27 September 2016

How I Got £45 of Amazon Vouchers in Ten Days.

Recently, I've started to look at my spending habits to see where I can save money as the Christmas period creeps upon us. I come from a very big family, and although I know Christmas isn't about presents (I do know the reason behind the season) it's the way we've always done things, and with over 40 people to buy for, I know I need to start buying items soon!

What I done was wrote down a list of everything I have to pay out for every month, so in other words bills and food shopping. The majority of the bills have set rates, however there was one bill I knew I could possibly decrease by calling us TalkTalk (the providers of my broadband, TV package and home landline), if only I could call up the local council and get the council tax reduced!

My contract with TalkTalk was about to come to an end, but before signing a new contract with them, I searched around before calling TalkTalk directly to see what they could do for me, they was happy to decrease my bill by £10, and seeing as I was on a fairly cheap package as it was, I was happy to accept their offer and signed up for another 18 months.

Apart from doing that, and giving meal planning a go to save on my food shopping, I couldn't really see any other way to bring the cost down. So instead, I thought about how I could earn more, and that's when I remembered the platform that was my first internet love - Swagbucks. 

Back before I started blogging, I was earning at least £20/£25 a week on Swagbucks, and I thought I would head on over there to see how it worked these days, and was glad the site works in the exact same way as it did then, you answer surveys, watch videos, search the web, play games and more to earn points called Swagbucks, you then turn them points into gift cards.

Knowing I work (my blog is my job, I didn't have a job when I first used Swagbucks) now, and I'm still a full time mum, I wasn't sure if I could earn as much as I use too, but to my amazement, I've only gone and done better than I ever thought I would! I set myself a goal of getting £25 a week, £50 in two weeks, however I've gone and got £45 in 10 days, and I've now set myself a goal to get £60 in the two weeks! I'm on day 11 out of 14 now, so have until Friday to complete my second goal, I'm confident that I can do it, so the pressure isn't on.

I've recommended Swagbucks to a few friends and family members recently, and have felt so chuffed when they've messaged to say they've already earned their first voucher in a day or two, and with the festive season fast approaching, I know how much extra income is always welcome!

I like many others have tried a number of survey sites in the past, but find they don't reward you decently. Swagbucks however reward in my opinion very fairly, enabling me to earn rewards for giving them a little bit of my time each week. Of course the more you put in, the more you can earn, however even if you only have a little bit of time to spare, the rewards are there! 

As you can see from my screenshot above, I cash out in Amazon vouchers, however there's over 20 UK retailers on the reward section in which you can cash out on! So if you have some free time on your hands, and fancy getting rewarded for simple task, why not head on over to Swagbucks and sign up?

I'd love to hear if you have any experience with the site, or if you sign up - please do let me know what you think of it!

Until next time,
Jada x


  1. Oh gosh! I had forgotten all about Swagbucks...I used to use it years ago too..I'm off to see if I can remember my username and password.