Friday, March 16, 2012

Frugal Friday #3: Real Rewards!

Welcome back to Frugal Friday! If you are just visiting for the first time, be sure to check out what Frugal Friday is all about, and check out the first and second post in this series.
This That N T’other

Since Jason and I live on a  budget, we each have a very small amount of spending money each month. We both are always looking for ways to make that money stretch and multiply. One of the ways we do this is by participating in rewards communities. In the past year, I have increased my spending money by about $70 by being a member of these communities.
I actively participate in three communities. Today, I’d like to tell you a little bit about each of them so that you can check them out for yourself.
The first community I am a part of is MyPoints. MyPoints is primarily an email/shopping rewards community. When you join them, they send you emails. As you click on the emails and visit partner sites, you receive points. You can receive more points if you buy from the retailers they advertise, but even without spending money at any of their retailers, the points add up. You can trade in your points for gift cards to many major stores. If you’d like me to send you an invite, let me know in a comment! MyPoints was the first rewards community that I joined. Over the last few years, several others have come out. I normally earn enough points for one $25 Wal-Mart gift card per year, and I spend very little time clicking through on the emails.
SwagBucks is another great community. I use it to earn Amazon gift cards. Although you can earn points in lots of different ways, I primarily use SwagBucks as a search engine. As you go through your normal day and search as usual, you can earn SwagBucks which can be traded in for great prizes or gift cards.
Search & Win

Search results are provided by google and, so are quite reliable. As a SwagBucks member, you can also participate in daily polls, hunt for codes in swag hunts, play games, and complete surveys or other offers to earn points. I earned $55 dollars in the past year through SwagBucks! Click the banner to sign up!
The final rewards community that I use is called Super Points. Just like every other group, Super Points has its own unique way of earning points. To earn points, you simply visit the Super Points site, and click the “Super Lucky” button. Randomly, you will be awarded points. With Super Points, you also receive occasional emails simply containing more points. In the two months that I have been actively participating at Super Points, I have earned enough points to redeem two $10 gift cards. (Gift cards are available for all kinds of places including Amazon and PayPal.) Of the three communities, this is my favorite.
I realize that each of these take time, but the extra bit of cash really helps! Check these three communities for yourself! You may find that one of them or all of them is super quick and easy for you!

My husband asked me to include these sites that he uses to earn money as well.
Neobux: After you join you click adds and get paid to watch them.  Minimum payout is $2.

Clicksense: After you join you click adds and get paid to watch them. Minimum payout is $8.

MyBrowserCash: Shows adds occasionally while you surf the web and you can click on adds too. There are also other ways to make money fast. I currently make about $0.65/day.

*** This post is not sponsored by any of these sites. It simply states my husband’s and my opinions about the sites.


  1. Thanks Bethany. It is nice to get some ideas of ways to get a little extra spending money:)

    1. Thanks for commenting! Let me know if you need any help getting your accounts set up! :-)

  2. I wonder how many if these will work with my Android device?

    1. Hi David,
      I know SuperPoints works. . . I'm not sure about the other two.


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