What I’ve done to get free stuff

For the past two years, I have dressed up as a Cow for Chick-fil-a’s annual “dress like a cow day.”  Because, if you dress head to toe as a cow, you get a free meal.  I love Chick-fil-a, but they are kinda pricey in my opinion, so free Chick-fil-a is about the only Chick-fil-a I eat.

And the costume was a cinch to pull together.  I wore black clothes from my closet and made white spots out of paper that I had on hand.  I taped them onto my clothes and made a mask out of white paper and tied it around my head.

Yesterday, the Swagbucks blog gave an idea of how you could dress up for Halloween as the “Candyland” game.  And then, they said if anyone dressed up in their own version that day and posted a picture, they’d get 100 Swagbucks! I went back and forth about doing it, and finally decided it wouldn’t be that hard.  I had a bright blue dress that I could wear, I had a nearly  empty bag of M&M’s and I had a bunch of small boxes of Nerds.  Wala – I had a costume and I got 100 Swagbucks.

Here’s a picture:



If you haven’t joined Swagbucks yet, what are you waiting for??

If you aren’t familiar with Swagbucks, you earn points that can be redeemed for various gift cards and other things. The main way to get points is by using Swagbucks as your search engine (sometimes you get points, sometimes you don’t).  But there are other ways to earn points too.

The best bang for your buck is to get $5 Amazon gift cards with your points.  In the ten months that I’ve been using Swagbucks, I’ve earned (and spent!) $120 in Amazon gift cards!

If you are gonna sign up, the time is now.  They are offering a promotion where you get 70 bonus points (in addition to the usual 30 points).  Just enter the code: 5For5  after you sign up, to get your bonus points.

If you refer friends, you will get a point for every point they get by searching (until they reach 1000 points) which really adds up fast.

You can sign up here.

Leave a comment if you sign up and I’ll give you some pointers on how to get the most out of Swagbucks.  As well as some things not to do.

P.S. It used to be that you could only have one account per household (and they would cancel any duplicate accounts), but they recently changed the rules, so more than one person in your house can have an account.  Which means, if you are married, you and your spouse can both be racking up points and rewards in your own accounts.