So What's This All About?

I'm creating this blog to share the many ways I've found to earn Amazon Rewards. By implementing the techniques explained in the following blog posts and using the links and banners in the sidebar anyone can learn how to earn Amazon rewards and increase their personal purchasing power, without spending any of their "real money."

(Scroll down to skip intro and see the most recent blog posts)

Whether you shop Amazon for books, electronics, toys, household items, or any of the thousands of other products available you will benefit by implementing any or all of the following strategies. All of the websites I use for earning Amazon rewards are FREE to join. There are no membership fees, catches, or gotchas involved. All have paid me in Amazon Rewards as promised.

The information I provide here is FREE . Just click the Follow button or SUBSCRIBE to this blog and you'll receive FREE updates whenever I add new information. Please share this site with your FACEBOOK and TWITTER friends who also love shopping at Amazon.

I'm a stay at home mom who loves a great deal, getting FREE stuff and helping others do the same. If I can do it, so can you! I invite you to join me in my quest to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com!

Friday, December 17, 2010

Join SwagBucks by 12/31/10 & Get 60 Bonus Bucks! Give to Charities for FREE!

If you still need more convincing to jump onboard with Swagbucks take a peek at this post on my other blog. Welcome to Mom's Online Money Makers!: Join SwagBucks by 12/31/10 & Get 60 Bonus Bucks! Give to Charities for FREE!

Or just go signup right now and use Swagcode JoinIn2010 and get double bucks (60) for doing so before 12/31/10.




P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Amazon.com: Price Check for iPhone

Amazon.com: Price Check for iPhone is a FREE app that lets you compare prices on thousands of items to find the best deal.  This would really come in handy while out holiday shopping in the retail stores. I always wonder if I'm getting the best deal when buying from a brick and mortar store, don't you? Now you can check back with Amazon retailers to see how they compare to what you find in the stores. Search for products using four easy methods:

• Scan a barcode: Amazon’s barcode scanner will match your item and provide Amazon and merchant product pricing in seconds.

• Snap a picture: This app uses Amazon’s photo matching algorithm to instantly match your picture to books, DVDs, CDs, video games, and more.

• Say the product name: Speak your search queries and use voice search to return accurate product matches and Amazon’s pricing.

• Type your search: Type the product name to retrieve instant matches. 

If you like what you see while comparing products prices, you can even buy it on the spot right from your iPhone.  Check out Amazon.com: Price Check for iPhone for all the details.

 
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Get $3 FREE in MP3 Downloads at Amazon

Amazon's got a lot of cool stuff going on with their Black Friday promotions. Here's a FREE $3 worth of MP3's for the taking.  Use Code GET3MP3S and Get $3 in MP3 Downloads.  Promotional offer is valid from November 22, 2010 12:00 AM PST through November 29, 2010 11:59 PM PST. You must redeem the credit by November 29, 2010 11:59 PM PST.

Thanks so much for visiting How to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com! Please Subscribe or Follow before you leave so you'll be updated on the many more ways to earn Amazon rewards! Happy Amazon Shopping!P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Recycle Your Old Electronics for Amazon Rewards at Green Earth Exchange

Want to do your part in saving the environment and earn some Amazon rewards in return? Green Earth Exchange will compensate you in Amazon rewards when you send them your old cell phones, i-pods, laptops, and lots of other electronic devices.

Who doesn't have a collection of old cell phones or mp3 players stashed away in a drawer or box? You'll probably never use them again so why not recycle them? Gather up your old devices and trade them in for the newest model you've been wanting! Just go to Green Earth Exchange and put your model name and number in the search box to see how much it's worth in Amazon rewards.


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 P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Amazon Filler Finder: Search Amazon.com for Items to Qualify for Super Saver Shipping

This is for those times you are trying to get free shipping from Amazon but you're just a wee bit short of making the $25 minimum.  If you've been in this situation before, you may have wondered what to add to your order that would bump it up to qualify for free shipping without going way over and ordering something you didn't really want or need.
  
Thanks to the helpful facebook friends on the Swagbucks wall I was informed of this site that will help you find an item for the exact amount you need to meet the $25 Super Saver Shipping requirement at Amazon.
Check out this link and bookmark it so the next time you need a filler item it'll make things so much easier. 

Amazon Filler Finder: Search Amazon.com for Items to Qualify for Super Saver Shipping


Thanks so much for visiting How to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com!  Please Subscribe or Follow before you leave so you'll be updated on the many more ways to earn Amazon rewards! Happy Amazon Shopping!

 

P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Amazon Pays 5% Back on Gift Cards Purchased with Amazon Visa Card Exp. 10/31/10

Until the end of October you can get 5% back in gift cards (amazon rewards) on any gift card purchase of at least $50 when you pay with your Amazon Visa card.  So, if you were thinking of getting any Amazon gift cards as holiday gifts, now would a great time to order them and earn a little extra back for your own shopping pleasure.

I mentioned some of the benefits of using the Amazon Visa card in a prior post, but this is an added perk only available until 10/31/10. You will also still earn the 3 points for every dollar spent at Amazon.com which will get you even closer to your next $25 Amazon reward from Chase Visa.

Go here for all the details and if you don't have the Chase Amazon Visa you can apply at that page as well. 

Thanks so much for visiting How to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com!  Please Subscribe or Follow before you leave so you'll be updated on the many more ways to earn Amazon rewards! Happy Amazon Shopping!

 

P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Swagbucks is Back and Today is Swaggernaut Appreciation Day!

You may have heard that Swagbucks had a recent outage that created a state of panic for many of us Swaggernauts. Their facebook fan page and twitter were filled with worrisome comments about the situation. The site was up and down and my searches weren't winning very many Swagbucks. I was somewhat concerned that they were going to disappear into the internet wasteland of failed rewards programs and my fantastic source of Amazon rewards would no longer exist.

But TSG (The Swag Guy) kept a good line of communication open to ease our fears and rewarded us yesterday with a code worth 15 SB's to help make up for the inconvenience. He's also promised us some more "SB love" today in the form of Swaggernaut Appreciation Day.  Check it out FAST, there's a code worth 8 Swagbucks in the latest blogpost.

Not a Swagbucks member yet? Join HERE (Yes, it's FREE) and start enjoying the benefits of this amazingly rewarding opportunity.


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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

New! Use American Express Membership Rewards Points at Amazon.com!

I logged into my Amex Account this morning and discovered something NEW that I wanted to share with you!  You can now use your American Express Membership Rewards points as payment for Amazon orders!    

Here's how it works and what you need to do:

1) You must have an American Express card/account and be enrolled in their Membership Rewards program.

2) Sign into your American Express account.

3) Click through the Membership Rewards link on the right side of the screen.

4) Click through the phrase "Shop with Points at Amazon.com."

5) Click continue and you'll be able to read all the details of this program.

6) Now click the "Get Started" button and register all of your eligible American Express cards/accounts.

7) The next time you place an Amazon order you will have the option of using your Amex Membership  Rewards points towards your purchase. You can even combine these points with Amazon Rewards/Gift Codes that you've earned from Swagbucks or taking surveys or other sources! Any remaining balance will then be billed to the registered American Express card, which in turn will earn you more rewards points to spend at Amazon.

This is a great option for those of you who already have an Amex card and have been enrolled in the Membership Rewards program. I am not encouraging anyone to run up credit card debt just to get these rewards since that would be defeating the whole purpose of this blog which is to help you find ways to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com!  Please charge responsibly : )  and pay the entire balance off every month.   

 
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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

It's Mega Swagbucks Day! Happy Searching!

What does Friday mean to you? It's the end of the work week, the end of the school week, time for some relaxation and fun, but it's also the day that Swagbucks becomes more exciting!

Every Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day which means you have a greater chance of winning higher denominations of Swagbucks with every search you perform on the toolbar or on the swagbucks site.
Today would be the perfect day to join Swagbucks if you're not already a member. If you are a member then don't forget to search today. You never know, you may be the next big winner of some Mega Swagbucks! The more Swagbucks you win the more Amazon rewards you can cash in for.

Don't know what Swagbucks is? More information can be found here in an earlier post.
Have a great weekend! And get your SWAG on! Search and Win!

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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway yet? I need 50 entries and then I'll pick a random winner to send one of my many $5 Amazon rewards to.....I'm earning so many $5 rewards at Swagbucks I thought I would share them with my readers.  : )

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Earn Amazon Rewards By Taking Surveys - Part 3

INTRODUCTION- This is the 3rd post in a series about survey sites that offer Amazon rewards as payment. Stay tuned as several more sites will be revealed in future posts.


Did you know that you can earn Amazon rewards by taking surveys? I'm registered on many different survey websites where I earn cash and Amazon rewards for completing surveys, testing new products, being part of focus groups, etc. If you love shopping at Amazon and would like to increase your purchasing power then you should consider using survey sites to earn Amazon rewards.

All of the survey sites I belong to are FREE, FREE, FREE to join. None of them have ever asked me to buy anything or disclose my credit card number for any reason. If you ever come across a survey site that asks you to pay to join, I advise you to turn and run, because it is not at all necessary to pay a fee in order to be rewarded for taking surveys.

So let's get started! The third survey site I recommend for earning Amazon rewards is.....

MYSURVEY - MySurvey is open to any US resident who is 14 years or older (with their parents permission if under 18). So even teenagers can participate and earn Amazon rewards! Only one membership per household so you'll need to decide which family member to register. MySurvey rewards you with points that you can cash in for a variety of prizes, including of course...Amazon rewards! Just click the banner below to signup for FREE at MySurvey!

Banner Ad 

Recap of recommended survey sites:
1) Opinion Outpost
2) Valued Opinions 
3) MySurvey

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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Amazon Introduces the New "Amazon Mom" Discount Savings Program

Amazon just announced a new discount savings program called "Amazon Mom" where Members can get up to 30% off regularly scheduled diaper delivery, FREE Two-Day Shipping on millions of items with Amazon Prime shipping benefits, and exclusive discounts.

You don't have to be a Mom to enjoy the benefits of this new program. Don't let the name fool you---anyone that has a baby or young child in their life can join this program and take advantage of extra discounts on lots of different kid/baby oriented items.  Purchase gifts for others, help out a friend or neighbor in need or a charitable group that serves families of young children.  Combine these discounts with the FREE Amazon rewards you're earning from other programs mentioned on this blog and stretch your budget even further!

Get the complete Amazon Mom details here to see if it's for you!

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  P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Friday, August 27, 2010

It's Mega Swagbucks Day! Happy Searching!

I'm sure you already know that today is Friday! TGIF!

But did you know that it's also Mega Swagbucks Day?  Check out the previous post below for all the details on earning more SB's today and every Friday which means more Amazon rewards for you!

I just won 18 Swagbucks! Not my biggest win on a Friday but more than average on any other day of the week! So keep searching today and let me know what your largest win is.



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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Friday, August 20, 2010

$10 Amazon Credits for Select Videos on Demand

My friend Bryana over at Coupons on Caffeine just told me about this! Hop over to her post and checkout
the list of videos on demand that qualify for the $10 Amazon Credits! While you're there leave a comment and tell her bestmommy from How to Shop for FREE at Amazon.com sent you!  Thanks Bryana :)

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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Earn Amazon Rewards From Survey Sites - Part 2

INTRODUCTION - This is the 2nd post in a series about survey sites that offer Amazon rewards as payment. Stay tuned as several more sites will be revealed in future posts.

Did you know that you can earn Amazon rewards by taking surveys? I'm registered on many different survey websites where I earn cash and Amazon rewards for completing surveys, testing new products, being part of focus groups, etc. If you love shopping at Amazon and would like to increase your purchasing power then you should consider using survey sites to earn Amazon rewards.

All of the survey sites I belong to are FREE, FREE, FREE to join. None of them have ever asked me to buy anything or disclose my credit card number for any reason. If you ever come across a survey site that asks you to pay to join, I advise you to turn and run, because it is not at all necessary to pay a fee in order to be rewarded for taking surveys.

So let's get started! The 2nd survey site I use and recommend for earning Amazon rewards is.....

VALUED OPINIONS --I receive lots of survey invitations from this site, sometimes several per day. Unfortunately, I don't usually have the time to respond to them all so I do the ones with the highest rewards amounts first. Most surveys will have a deadline date as well so it is best to respond quickly before the survey expires.

Valued Opinion surveys usually take from 10-20 minutes to complete and rewards per survey range from $1 to $5 and could be as high as $50 for specialist surveys (the most I've been paid for a single survey is $4).  You will need to accumulate a balance of at least $20 before you can cash out for an Amazon reward. But if you respond to all or most of the survey invitations it shouldn't take very long to reach this amount.  After you complete a survey, they say it could take up to 28 days to see the payment amount in your account, but I've seen it faster than that.

I received another survey invitation from them this morning, but unfortunately I was not qualified to take it.  However, while on their site I noticed that my balance had grown to $23.50 which meant that I could cashout a $20 Amazon reward....so I did!  I received the code immediately after requesting it and also in a confirmation email a few minutes later. I then copied and pasted the code into my Amazon account for future use.  I love watching my Amazon account balance grow!

Like any other survey site, you will not qualify for every survey you are invited to, so be aware that you may invest a few minutes on screening questions and not be able to complete the entire survey and earn the reward offered.  It's a numbers game, so the more survey invitations you respond to the better your odds are of completing some and earning the rewards. Best of luck to you with VALUED OPINIONS.

Recap of recommended survey sites:
1) Opinion Outpost
2) Valued Opinions 

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P.S. Have you entered my Amazon Rewards Giveaway contest? I need 50 entries before I can pick a winner so please spread the word.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Amazon Rewards Wishlist Giveaway Contest Underway!

Since I would love to see more of your smiling faces in the google followers boxes in the right sidebar, I've decided to have a little contest/giveaway to encourage more readers to follow this blog.

If you're already a follower that's great and you'll be included in this as well so don't go anywhere.
If you're an email subscriber, but not a follower just click the follow button so I can see you there as well.

Here's what you need to do after you follow this blog.......

Leave a comment below that answers this question:

If you could purchase just one item from your Amazon Wishlist what would it be and why?
  
If you haven't started an Amazon Wishlist yet then this would be the perfect time to start thinking about what you would put on that list.  Some electronic gadget you or your spouse have wanted but haven't been able to purchase? Maybe some cool toy your kids have asked for as a birthday or holiday gift? Or, maybe something practical to help make your life easier like a new vaccuum or kitchen appliance to replace that old broken one.

So go make your wishlist and then pick one item and tell me why you chose it in the comment section below. All comments will be read and one will be chosen at random.

If I choose your comment I'll email you a $5 Amazon reward code to help you purchase that item.



RULES of this GIVEAWAY CONTEST:

1) You must follow this blog.

2) You must leave an appropriate answer to the contest question in the comment section. (all comments are moderated and inappropriate language or spam type comments will disqualify the comment) 

3) Contest will close when this blog reaches 50 followers and this post receives 50 comments. 

4) Winner will be chosen within 7 days of contest closure.

5) Winner's name/username(nickname) will be posted on this blog and also on Twitter.  You can follow me on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/bestmommy (this is not a requirement for contest entry)  

5) Winner must contact me at bestmommy@momsonlinemoneymakers.com within 30 days of name being posted and supply me with a valid email address to send the Amazon reward code to.  

6) If no contact is made within 30 days winner forfeits the prize and another winner will be chosen. 
 
In the meantime, browse my other posts and take advantage of the info and links to sites that will pay you in Amazon rewards. If you do, you'll be that much closer to ordering that special item on your Amazon Wishlist and possibly $5 richer!

Here's the question again ---

If you could purchase just one item from your Amazon Wishlist what would it be and why?

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Friday, August 6, 2010

Breaking News From Swagbucks!

Since I'm a blog partner with Swagbucks I sometimes get special offers from them to pass on to my readers and I wanted to let you know that I just received some very exciting info from them. First, I have something for all the curious onlookers who have not joined Swagbucks yet. If you're still on the fence about joining here's a little incentive to encourage you to signup right now.

Normally, a new member of Swagbucks gets 30 SB's when they signup but as a bonus to my readers Swagbucks will award you with an extra 40 Swagbucks when you signup before 11:59pm PDT on Sunday August 15.  You will need to enter the code BackToSchool (exactly as you see it here, so copy and paste would be a good idea) while signing up to receive a total of 70 Swagbucks out of the gate. That's a great start and it puts you even closer to earning your first $5 Amazon reward which costs 450 Swagbucks.  Just start searching and see how fast those SB's add up.

Well, you might be thinking, what if I'm already a Swaggernaut? Wait, there's more exciting promotions for all of us Swagbucks members, old and new!

Swagbucks is fighting the Back-To-School blues all this week with lots of fun promotions! First, you'll have the chance to win five different limited edition back-to-school themed Swag Bucks - if you snag them all, you'll earn a 50 Swag Buck bonus! Take advantage of sales in the Swag Store on all School Supplies and Cookie's Kids Merchandise, make sure you follow Swag Bucks on Twitter and Like them on Facebook for more rewarding opportunities. Plus, they're having another Swag Code Extravaganza on Thursday, where you'll get at least 5 codes for extra bucks. If you're not already searching and winning on Swagbucks.com, head over now and enter the code BackToSchool for 40 bonus bucks during registration!

Search & Win

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Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Earn Amazon Rewards with the Chase Visa Amazon Credit Card

If you've ever ordered anything from Amazon you may have been offered a Chase Visa card to bill your order to when you were checking out. I had ordered many things from Amazon and always used my American Express or Debit Card to pay for my purchases thinking that I didn't need another credit card.  Finally last year, while I was doing some Christmas shopping on Amazon I decided to accept the Chase Visa card, since they were also offering a $30 discount on my first order paid for with the new card.  It was one of those hard to refuse deals that I thought was a smart move considering I vowed to pay off the balance in full, just like I would have to do with my Amex bill anyway. Which I did and continue to do whenever I use the card.

With this credit card you will also earn points on every eligible purchase;
  • 3 points for every $1 spent on Amazon.com,
  • 2 points for every $1 spent at gas stations, restaurants, and drug stores
  •  1 point for every other $1 spent.  
  •  It takes 2500 points to cash in for a $25 Amazon reward and for 5000 points you can request $50 cash if you'd prefer.

WARNING: 

Since this blog is about shopping for FREE at Amazon.com I wanted to explain how I use this Amazon Visa card to earn points that I cash in for Amazon rewards.  I am in no way suggesting that you get the card and run up debt that you cannot payback in full every billing period.  Only get the card if you can use it wisely and payback the entire balance every month.  Otherwise, if you don't, then it defeats the purpose of what you are trying to do, which is SHOP FOR FREE!  If you have to pay finance charges then the rewards you would earn from using the card are not really FREE anymore =)   .

Agreed?  Okay.....here's the link to get the card.  Last time I checked they were offering $40 off your first Amazon order charged on this card. So consider using that discount to your advantage but please pay it off in full.
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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Earn Amazon Rewards by Performing Tasks at Mturk.com

One very interesting way to earn Amazon rewards is by completing tasks or "hits" through a website affiliated with Amazon.com called mturk.com.  Mturk, which is short for Mechanical Turk, lists thousands of tasks that you can do online and earn money or Amazon rewards for each one successfully completed.  Think of it as a "temporary job" site where companies outsource tasks they need completed online. Anyone can jump in and make some extra cash from home with Mturk.  Some tasks requre you to answer a few questions first to see if you qualify to participate but beyond that there are no interviews necessary, no dress code required, no commuting costs, etc. Anyone can do this!

The pay ranges from a penny for simple tasks to several dollars for more complex time consuming tasks.  There are usually a good variety of tasks to choose from.  Each one will explain what to do and the amount of money you will be paid.  You can pick and choose which ones to accept or skip over. Some will be very easy, monotonous and boring, and some will be more interesting and challenging and require more thought and usually a higher pay rate.

You will see the money in your account usually within a few days, after the requestor (employer) has approved your work. You can then use your balance as payment toward your next Amazon purchase!
How Cool is That?

This is definitely a site that could occupy you for hours on end. Take your time in reviewing the "tasks" offered and evaluate which ones are worth your time and effort.  You could literally visit mturk.com several times a day and find something new to do each time.  Good luck hunting for "jobs" on mturk.com.   






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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

My Latest Purchase with my Amazon Rewards-Club Penguin Stuff!

One of the perks of earning Amazon rewards is being able to purchase fun things for the kids without spending any of our "real money."  By "real money," I mean my husbands hard earned paycheck!
I do, however, think of my Amazon rewards as "money" too since I use them to purchase a variety of items that might not get purchased otherwise.  Let's just say my Amazon rewards are my "paycheck" and I love my job!!

I also love ordering special things for the kids and surprising them with a toy or game they've been wanting. They don't get everything they ask for and some things just have to wait until a birthday or Christmas, so I am by no means spoiling them.  They still have to "earn" their prizes by doing well in school, having good behavior and helping out around the house.  When they ask for a certain item I check to see if it's available on Amazon, which 99% of the time it is.  Then we work out a reward plan and figure out what they need to do to earn that item.  It works out great!  It doesn't cost me any "real money" and the kids get a feeling of accomplishment and responsibility and everyone's happy when the special item arrives in the mail.

Today was a happy day! Here's a clip of my son and his Club Penguin DS game and Mad Lib book that just arrived today from Amazon. 




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Tuesday, June 22, 2010

My Favorite Site for Earning Amazon Rewards is Swagbucks!

At the moment I would have to say my most favorite and easiest way to earn Amazon rewards is by using the Swagbucks website.  I've earned $75 in Amazon rewards since joining Swagbucks in December 2009.  That may not sound like a huge amount right now but if I continue at this pace and combine those rewards with the Amazon rewards I earn from other sources (hint, hint....more info to come) I'll be a very happy Amazon shopper when it comes time for holiday gift buying!

Just think about how you would feel if you had a stash of Amazon rewards to spend around the holidays or for birthdays or just to treat yourself to something special.  Wouldn't it ease your mind knowing that you don't have to put your next purchase on a credit or debit card?  You can just pay for your next Amazon order with the rewards you've earned from Swagbucks or any of the other sites I will be discussing in future posts. Less financial stress is always a good thing!
Besides Amazon rewards, Swagbucks also offers Paypal deposits (which I've treated myself to several times) and other gift cards and prizes.  There are no fees to become a Swagbucks member, or Swaggernaut, as we sometimes call ourselves so I hope you'll sign-up and see how much fun Swagbucks can be!  

So what exactly do you need to do to Earn Amazon Rewards
from Swagbucks.com?

1) Join Swagbucks for FREE!

2) Download the Swagbucks toolbar from Swagbucks.com or perform searches directly on the Swagbucks page.  You will randomly win Swagbucks on some of your searches. I usually win 2-3 times per day just by searching. (I've downloaded the toolbar and use it everyday--it's much easier than remembering to go to their website.)  And every Friday is Mega Swagbucks Day where your chances are greater for earning higher denominations of Swagbucks when searching.

3) Use the drop down menu on the top of the Swagbucks homepage to read about the other ways to earn more SB's.  Other ways to earn SB's include taking surveys, voting in the daily polls, earning matching SB's from your referrals searches, trading in your old cell phones and other electronics. (I earn most of my Swagbucks just from searching, referrals searches, and taking surveys.)

If you're still skeptical about trying Swagbucks, I totally understand. I too had the concern that Swagbucks sounded "too good to be true" and I would be wasting my time and never see any results.  I saw many bloggers posting about Swagbucks but just kept passing it by. Well, all I can say is I'm so glad I finally signed up and wish I had done so months before! If you have any questions about Swagbucks please leave them in the comments below and I'll do my best to answer them.

I am now a Swagbucks addict and I'm not ashamed to admit it!  : )  Want to join me?

Click HERE to join the rest of us SWAGGERNAUTS and start earning Amazon rewards!

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Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Welcome to How to Shop for Free at Amazon.com--First Post!

I've been pursuing online income options for several years and have 2 other blogs that focus on this subject. My first blog, Moms Online Money Makers, contains a wide variety of online income opportunities that I've discovered and implemented to help increase our household income while I continue my journey as a stay at home mom to my 4 kids.  My second blog,  Ehow Articles by bestmommy, is more specific and focuses on my experiences earning money by writing "how to" articles for the eHow.com site. 

Since I've been having such a BLAST earning Amazon rewards lately, I decided to create this new blog specifically to share what I know about where to earn Amazon rewards, how to earn Amazon rewards and how EASY it can be to earn Amazon rewards.  By rewards, I mean gift cards or gift codes used as currency to spend at Amazon.com.

I encourage other moms, dads, grandparents, students with limited finances and anyone else with a wish list of items they'd like to purchase from Amazon to follow or subscribe to this blog. Here you will find many options to build up your Amazon rewards stockpile that will help stretch your family finances year round.

I'm especially excited about the holidays this year, knowing that it'll be much easier to check off Santa's list by spending the Amazon rewards I've been earning instead of spending my husbands hard earned paycheck. It feels great knowing that although I'm a SAHM I can still contribute to the household finances.  Since Amazon is a place where you can buy so many different things, the currency or rewards I've been earning have been almost as valuable as cash to my family.

I hope you'll follow along as I outline the many ways you can earn Amazon rewards so you too can shop for FREE at Amazon.com!  Just follow or subscribe in the right panel and stay tuned for more info.