Earn gift certificates with Swagbucks and get cheap education

I’ve been a member of Swagbucks for a bit, and I’ve earned over $300 in Amazon.com gift cards since then.  Amazon.com gift cards are one of the best deals that Swagbucks has going on, and they’re almost as good as cash, since you can get just about anything on Amazon.

I recently signed up to tutor someone in business math.  The mechanics of getting to the correct answers is well within reach for me, but the terminology was something I didn’t have at my fingertips.  And, hopefully after rubbing elbows with personal finance nuts as long as I have, I could pick it up quickly enough to stay ahead of her.

At roughly the same time, my mother-in-law was taking a similar short course.  Her textbook for the course was the Basic Business Mathematics Schaum’s outline.  These threw me back to my college and grad school days; I had collected about a dozen of them.

These are great for getting up to speed in a subject.  Each has concise material, worked-out example questions, and supplementary questions.  They’re also cheap.  The list price is only $19.  It’s far cheaper than a big textbook, and nearly as good.

A used version was available through Amazon for about $2.03 (plus the standard $3.99 flat rate shipping).

But after applying one of the $5 Amazon gift cards I earned from Swagbucks, it was a whopping $1.02, shipped to my door.  Even better, since the seller was in a neighboring state, I got it in four days.

Thank you, Swagbucks, for making a cheap education even cheaper ! It’s a very cost-effective way to invest in yourself.

John Wedding

Husband. Father. Web publisher. Musician. John has blogged at Mighty Bargain Hunter since 2005, helping people to recognize life's good deals.

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  1. says

    I may have to look into it. I know my wife joined swagbucks about a year ago. I didn’t know that Amazon gift cards were available as payouts! Thanks!

  2. says

    I never had much luck back when I used SwagBucks so I uninstalled it. I have heard about these great rewards that people get, and while I would get a few points here and there, I never felt I was getting enough to justify it. Maybe time for another look at some point.

  3. says

    My wife has made a fair amount on swagbucks over the years. However I always found it took too long to ever accumulate anything of considerable value!

  4. says

    If you’re earning that much in swagbucks you must be giving them an awful lot of personal information and signing up for a lot of stuff. I wouldn’t be nearly as successful because I’m so not willing to give my personal information to every company willing to throw a couple swag bucks my way. Today they asked for my family’s medical history–Really??!

    • John Wedding says

      Thanks for stopping by, Sharon! There are lots of ways to earn SB, and some of them don’t involve any divulging of personal information.

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