Friday, September 13, 2013

Freebie Friday!

Welcome to another edition of Freebie Friday, where I tell you what free samples and full sized products I received in the mail and how you can get them too. Someone asked me why I do a 'Freebie Friday" each week, so I'll tell you.

A while back I listed all the free samples and wins that I had received that previous year and so many people didn't believe that I could have gotten so many free things so I decided to prove it by taking a picture every week and sharing the sites that I found the links to the freebies at. So now you too can get great free samples coming to your mailbox each week.

This week I thought I would do something a little different because I didn't receive any free samples but I did get something else for and gift cards. My sister in law asked me what the best survey places were to make money and get points that can be cashed out for gift cards, so I sent her a link to my blog post that has all of them listed. 

This week I've taken screen shots of my accounts on a few of the places I've cashed out my points for gift cards. As well as Inbox Dollars where when you reach $30 you can have a check sent to you...this will be my 4th check from them. 

Let's start with My Survey. As you can see *Click the picture to make it bigger* I have cashed my points out several times over the past few months and have been saving the Amazon gift cards I got, for Christmas. On their site a $10 Amazon gift certificate will cost you 1100 points, a $15 Amazon gift certificate is 1650 points and a $25 Amazon gift certificate is 2750 points. I've cashed out several times in the past and have gotten $65 just this year from them. And all I had to do was fill out surveys. I have 2742 points right now and I should be able to cash out another $25 Amazon gift card in the next couple of days.

Next is Swagbucks, and on this site I've cashed out about $100 just this year so far as you can see from the screen shot I took of the Amazon gift cards I've redeemed. I have enough points right now to cash out another $5 Amazon gift card. Some people might not think it's really worth their time to do searches and watch videos on Swagbucks just to cash out a $5 gift card every couple of weeks, but as you can see...they do add up. You can also keep your points and wait until you have enough to cash out a $25 or $15 amazon gift card or spend your points in their rewards store and buy an actual product, I've done that too. 

The next site I wanted to tell you about this week is Inbox Dollars. If you click on the picture and look at the top right purple box where it says 'earnings' you can see that I'm just $4 away from reaching $30. On this site, once you reach the $30 mark you can cash out for an actual check sent to you in the mail. This will be my 4th check from them, so I know it works. 

So there you go, if that's not proof enough that you really can make some free money and get free gift cards from some of these places...I don't know what is. 

I've already started some Christmas shopping and so far it hasn't cost me anything because I'm using the Amazon gift cards I've gotten for FREE!

Yes, as some people have pointed out, it takes a while to get enough points to cash out on some of these sites. I'm on the computer a lot already playing on fb and writing articles, so why not take a 15 minute survey every couple of days or use Swagbucks to do a search and maybe win a few swagbucks that can be used for a free gift card? The great thing about this is you get to use these sites as little or as much as you want and if you're like me and save most of your gift cards for the end of the get to go a good amount of shopping *for free* with them.