Thursday, November 5, 2009

Name-Brand Products... another online tip!

We know we can get free samples of name-brand products online: everything from diapers to formula to Godiva chocolate to foot cream. We know we can clip coupons-- or print them off the Internet-- to make items cheaper. We know we could make some things ourselves, or just go with the generic version. But what about earning name-brand products online?

If you haven't already tried it, here's how it works: Search engines such as Swagbucks have advertisements on their webpages, and they get paid quite a bit when people view those advertisements. They want more people to view the page, so they entice people to use their search engine (rather than Google or Yahoo) by offering you the chance to win points, or 'swagbucks', whenever you search. These Swagbucks can then be redeemed for name-brand products, or online giftcards. Sounds simple? It is. I use Swagbucks about 5 times a day, and usually win 1 or 2 Swagbucks a day. A $5 giftcard to Baby Euphoria is only 10 Swagbucks.

If you already buy products such as Huggies, Pampers, and Enfamil, you can also sign up for their respective rewards sites. Whenever you buy a product, peel off a sticker on the package to find a code. Enter the code online for points, and use the points to enter contests, buy diapers, or redeem for other cool prizes such as photos from Snapfish, jewelry, music downloads, giftcards, and more.

You really can afford the high-quality products in life-- if you play it smart and always get the most value for your money!

PS-- In the last post, I wrote about a service called Cozi. I hope you signed up! If you were already a member, you got a FREE photobook from Shutterfly! Make sure you check out your Cozi account for your reward code, because you can only order your photobook through November 15th!

(See? It pays to sign up for these things! Now you can cross Grandma and Grandpa off your Christmas list!)