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Swagbucks – Earn Free Gift Cards

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Step 1: Join Swagbucks (it’s free)

Swagbucks is open to residents of US, CAN, GBR, IR, AUS.

Step 2: Earn Swagbucks

Once you sign up, you’ll be prompted to fill out your profile, which can earn you a quick 50-100 Swagbucks. Alas, this is just the beginning!

Earn by Watching Videos
You can win up to 150 Swagbucks per day just watching videos and news you’d probably be interested in and watch anyway!

Earn Through Search
Swagbucks uses Google and Ask.com results, so if you’re currently using Google, Swagbucks is just as good and you can earn free stuff like electronics, cash, gift certificates, t-shirts, and movies. And periodically when you search, you’ll get prompts for free Swagbucks by entering a code. Right after I joined and did a search, I earned an extra 50 Swagbucks in no time.

Here’s How to Rack up Swagbucks Search Points:

– Search using only Swagbucks
– Make  Swagbucks your homepage
– Install the Swagbucks Toolbar

Earn Through Referring Friends

If you invite your friends to join Swagbucks, you will earn whatever they earn (up to 1000 Swagbucks). Referring friends to Swagbucks is easy, and you’ll get your own unique referral link that you can use however you want. Since you will have a unique Swagbucks referral link, you can:

– Email: Invite your friends to join
– Twitter:  Tweet about Swagbucks
– Facebook: Do a status update referring to Swagbucks
– Blogvertising: Put Widget or a banner on your blog

Earn by Shopping  Online

You will earn up to 6 Swagbucks for every $1.00 you spend. That might not sound like a lot, but if you’re planning on buying a new computer, clothes, prescriptions, new shoes, office supplies, makeup or want to take a cheap trip to Vegas via Southwest vacations, buy it through Swagbucks!

Just think, if you spend $500 bucks, that’s 3000 Swagbucks. You can get an Amazon.com Gift Card with just 450 Swagbucks!

Some of the stores you can shop at through Swagbucks include: Wal-Mart, Macy’s, dELiA*s, PETCO, iTunes, Drugstore.com, TigerDirect, AVON, Office Depot, Staples, DELL,  MacMall, Sports Authority, Hotwire, Southwest Vacations,  and many more.

Earn by Finding Swag Codes

You can follow Free Mania on Twitter & Facebook, & we try to post most Swag Codes as quickly as possible. Most codes are only available for an hour so you have to be fast!

Places Swag Codes are found in :

– Swagbucks Blog
– Swagbucks Newsletter
– Swagbucks Toolbar
– Swagbucks Tweets
– Swagbucks Facebook Page Updates

Other Places to Find Swagbucks:
Twitter Search

Other Ways to Earn Swag Bucks

You can send in your old cell phone or iPod to get anywhere from 50-350 Swagbucks, participate in contests, trivia games, and suggest new polls for the website to earn your way to fabulous cash & prizes.

What are you waiting for? Join Swagbucks and tell us what you win!

Step 3: Redeem  Swagbucks for Prizes

Redeem your SwagBucks for prizes ranging from gift certificates for Amazon, Target and iTunes to televisions, video games, iPods, movie, music and sports collectibles and more!

Signup for Swagbucks Now


Open for Applications: $3.00 Per Survey with Pinecone

Please note: Right now Pinecone is looking for individuals in various countries & age ranges to do EASY surveys in exchange for cash payment. This is one of the best survey programs out there and they only open for registration every so often.

There are a ton of survey sites out there that “claim” to offer you money and/or prizes for participating, but in the end you feel scammed, cheated, and like your time was wasted.

Enter Pinecone Research.

This is different. This is a legit survey site that really pays.

People are talking about Pinecone Research all over the web and you really DO receive $3 for each product survey completed. This means, you can get a check by mail for $3 with no minimums. $3 might not sound like much, but every little bit adds up.

Signing up only takes 2 minutes and it’s FREE. Once you sign up, you will receive an email in a few days (if you qualify). In the email, you’ll receive a unique Household ID number and password.  Then you are ready for your first survey.

And you have to join Pinecone during open registration periods, which is happening right at this moment! So join while you can and start earning $3.00 per survey, most of which only take a few minutes to fill out.


9 Ways to Eat Free on Your Birthday

The 9 restaurants below offer great freebies on your birthday along with sending other coupons & freebies throughout the year. Take the time to sign up now & feel spoiled once your birthday rolls around! Many of them require 60 days plus heads up before your birthday, so it pays to sign up ahead of time.

  1. Denny’s – Free Grand Slam Breakfast
  2. Firehouse Subs – Free Medium Sub
  3. Fuddruckers – Free Burger
  4. Chevy’s – Free Entree
  5. Red Robin – Free Burger
  6. Ruby Tuesday’s – Free Burger or Garden Bar Entree
  7. IHOP – Free Meal
  8. Dunkin Donuts – Free Medium Beverage
  9. Noodles & Company – Free Meal

4 Ways to Make $200+ with Sharing Economy

Looking for ways to make extra money? As more people forgo buying and owning things, in favor or renting or borrowing, there are more opportunities for motivated people to earn money with the booming sharing economy. You could earn $200 or more in your spare time with these popular apps!

Become a Lyft Driver

If you’re at least 21 and have a car that meets Lyft’s requirements you can make up to $35/hr as a Lyft driver! Plus, in certain cities, you could earn bonuses of up to $750 when you sign up and complete 50 rides in the first month!

Bonuses are available in: Atlanta, Baltimore, Denver, San Antonio, San Francisco, Portland, Silicon Valley, Washinton D.C., Nashville, Phoenix, Las Vegas, Dallas, Boston, Orange County, and Los Angeles. In order to get the bonus you must enter referral code: CHELSEA47. Want to try Lyft as a passenger? Get $10 off your first ride when you sign up here.

Rent Your House on Airbnb

Do you go out of town a lot? Have a vacation home, a spare room, or even just an air mattress in your living room? You can earn money renting it out to travelers on Airbnb!

On average, a host in Los Angeles renting a private room on Airbnb earns $238/week! Not bad for just renting out an empty room in your house! Sign up by clicking here and you could also earn a $50 bonus after hosting your first guest!

Make Extra Money Driving for Uber

If you’re at least 21 and have a newer car (2000, or 2005 in some cities) then driving for Uber could be one of the best ways to make extra money.

The average Uber driver makes around $19/hr however drivers in some cities report making as much as $30/hr! You could make $200 or more just driving around 10 hours a week in your spare time! Sign up as a driver here.

Rent Your Car on GetAround

You don’t have to be a driver to make money using your car! If your ride spends a lot of time sitting (and whose doesn’t?) you can realistically make $300/month renting it while you’re not using it. Some people even make $1,000+!

Give it a try as a renter first to see how it all works. Sign up using this link and you’ll get $20 of free driving credit, or at least 2 hours of driving time.
Have you tried using any of these ways to make extra money? Tell us your favorite in the comments!

Ebates – Cash Back When You Shop Online

My Review of Ebates

Editorial note on my personal experience with Ebates… I only shopped twice and already I have $11.85 in cash rewards. The first purchase I made was a credit reporting tool I needed for improving my credit, while the other was a standard purchase for some professional clothing I bought on Macys.com. Woohooo, I earned nearly $12 bucks, just like that. And almost every store online has an Ebates link, which will earn you cash back on your online purchases. Heck, buy stuff online that you’d normally buy at the grocery store or in person, with 6-10% cash back at many stores, it adds up fast! The only gripe I have is how long it can take for your shopping trip to show up on Ebates (up to 3 days sometimes). Since my shopping trip and therefore credits didn’t show up right away after my Macy’s shopping trip, I used their system to send in my receipt and was immediately credited. So, don’t worry about missing your credits. Ebates has you covered.

How to Sign up for Ebates & Get a Bonus $10 Gift Card 

You get cash back at any of 1,200 stores any time you start your shopping trip at Ebates.com. And right now they are offering a $10 gift card when you spend $25 through Ebates. It is so easy to get to $25 when online shopping, which means you will earn your $10 gift card quickly!

There are no points to redeem, no forms to mail in, and no fees. Stores pay Ebates a sales commission for sending shoppers their way, and Ebates uses the commission to pay you cash back. All they need is an email address so we can notify you when your cash back has been credited. To date, our members have already earned more than $55,000,000 and you can join them today!

Join Ebates Now (It’s Free!)

Ace Hardware – $5 on Your Birthday

Ace Hardware has a rewards program that offers great benefits including a free $5 coupon for your birthday!

Sign up for Ace Rewards here, & you will receive the following:

  • $5 coupon for your birthday ($5 off $20 purchase)
  • 1,000 points for signing up
  • 10 points for every $1 spent
  • Coupons and freebie offers
  • And more…

Note: 2,500 points gets you a $5 reward. So once you spend $150, you’ll get a free $5.00 off coupon. 

5 Easiest Ways to Earn Gift Cards through Swagbucks

Once you sign up for Swagbucks here, you are ready to start earning gift cards. But where do you start? There are so many different ways to earn Swagbucks & some are more time-consuming then others. You need 450 Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon Gift Card, & believe me it adds up quicker than you would think. Get in the habit of doing these 5 things, & you will regularly earn gift cards 🙂

1. Install the Toolbar

Once you sign up for Swagbucks, you can go here to install the toolbar. This way you can search the internet using Swagbucks, & every so often you will earn Swagbucks just for searching.

You can also install the Swag Button extension, which gives you offers based on the site you are visiting. If you are shopping online, it will let you know if you can earn Swagbucks for what you are buying!

2. Download the Mobile Apps

Swagbucks has mobile apps for both Android & iPhone devices. There is a regular Swagbucks app where you can search, answer the Daily Poll, & enter Swag Codes. Then there is a SBTV app where you can just watch videos (or put your phone somewhere & let videos play) to earn Swagbucks.

3. Follow Free Mania for Swag Codes

Swagbucks releases Swag Codes every so often, & all you have to do is enter that code to earn a few Swagbucks. We post these Swag Codes on Twitter & Facebook; & you can even get text alerts when we tweet by texting “follow FreeMania” to 40404.

4. Answer Survey Questions

Swagbucks Home > Answer > Surveys

Surveys are a high value way to earn Swagbucks. They usually have a good payout, but they take more time then some of the other options. This is a great option to earn gift cards more quickly, but be aware that you’ll have to invest a little more time into them.

5. Complete Your “To Do List”

When you log in here & look at the left side of that page, you will your To Do List. I would recommend getting in the habit of doing those things daily. There is the Daily Crave, Daily Poll, & NOSO. These are quick & easy to do & get you a few Swagbucks each.