I’ve done the math and I estimate you can earn hundreds of dollars worth of free gift cards —for the holidays or any time of year— just by doing the things you already do online and on your phone, only doing them via a rewards site. But you don’t have to take my word for it. I’ve heard from people who did exactly this last year and got all of their holiday gifts for free. How? They used the reward site’s browser to do their web surfing and shopping, they took surveys and watched videos, and they shopped at the site’s retail partners. Then, they were rewarded with free gift cards to quality retailers we all love.
I know it may sound too good to be true, but I’m a 25-year consumer reporter and I would not lead you astray. One of these reward sites, called Swagbucks, has paid out more than a hundred million dollars in cash and free gift cards to its members —so far. These points definitely add up. Swagbucks is the one I’m most familiar with, but other reward sites include eBates, Extrabux, Ibotta and MyPoints. And there are more out there as well.
One way to use reward sites is to access shopping sites through them and snag additional discounts and points available only to their members.
BUT you don’t always have to spend money to make money on reward sites. On some you do, but let’s use Swagbucks as an example again. You can earn money on Swagbucks by taking surveys, entering sweepstakes, watching videos and also by surfing the web using the Swagbucks browser.
If you like to shop and surf online, check out reward sites and see if you can scoop up some free money.