Sure, you can find books, Kindle books, tablets, TVs and just about any electronic item you can think of. Plus, they sell all sorts of small kitchen appliances, groceries, clothing, shoes, toys and items in more categories than I can list here. I shop at Amazon.com so often that an Amazon gift card is just like cash for me. I know I’m going to use it for something I need and was going to purchase anyway.
That’s why I love services that let me earn free Amazon gift cards, especially when it’s for doing things that I’m already doing all the time. Would you like to earn Amazon gift cards just by doing your normal online shopping and web searches? Read on!
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In case you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, it’s a fantastic program that lets you earn points for your normal web searches. The points are called Swagbucks (naturally), and you can also earn them for watching ads and participating in surveys.
The easiest way to earn Swagbucks is through web searches, though. If you replace your Google searches with Swagbucks searches, you can earn a fair amount of Swagbucks quickly.
After you accumulate some Swagbucks in your account, you can start cashing them in for gift cards from a wide variety of companies, including Amazon.com. What you pay in Swagbucks for a gift card varies a bit depending on the store, and you can sometimes get a better deal if you save up your Swagbucks to use more at a time.
For example, right now, you can cash in 1000 Swagbucks for a $10 Amazon gift card. Or, if you have 2200 Swagbucks, you can get a $25 Amazon gift card.
For 2500 Swagbucks, you could get a $25 PayPal deposit. You could cash in 10,000 Swagbucks for a $100 American Airlines gift card, 2200 for a $25 Babies’R’Us e-gift card, 2200 for a $25 Bath & Body Works gift card or 2200 for a $25 CVS gift card. Some $5 gift cards are available for as few as 500 Swagbucks.
If you ever shop online and aren’t using a cashback program, you’re missing out on some significant savings. I’ve used several cashback websites, and have completely switched to TopCashBack since hearing about them.
What’s so great about TopCashBack? They make their money from advertising, so they don’t take a cut of whatever commission they receive from retailers when you click through their link. For example, if Walmart gives them 2% commission for a click-through, they award you with the entire 2% without taking a cut off the top like most other cashback programs.
The cashback varies depending on the retailers, and sometimes retailers raise their commission temporarily to sweeten the deal and encourage more shoppers. A large number of retailers participate, including Amazon.com, in some of their departments.
I earned around $70 from TopCashBack mainly from my Christmas shopping that I did online using TopCashBack. When I went through the cash out process, I found that they were offering a 3% bonus for getting an Amazon gift card with my money instead of PayPal or direct deposit.
TopCashBack just launched another payout option – American Express gift cards – which also come with a 3% bonus. TopCashBack is free and easy to join. Shop at more than 3500 online stores and stack your TopCashBack rebates with coupon codes for even more savings.
TopCashBack stores include Jos. A. Bank (11% cashback), Kohl’s (4% cashback), Target (2% cashback), Walgreens (up to 14% cashback), Walmart (up to 6% cashback) and Sam’s Club (up to 7% cashback). All you need to do is login to TopCashBack anytime you plan to shop online and click through the link to your chosen retailer. It’s super easy to rack up cashback on items you already plan to buy.
How About You?
What have I missed? Do you know of a great way to earn Amazon gift cards or other rewards?
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