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Earn extra cash before the holidays

  • I can't believe it's almost time to start shopping for Christmas gifts! My budget is tight this year. I don’t have a computer, only a smartphone. Do you have any tips on how to save money?
  • Sign up for an online rewards system called Swagbucks. With this service, you'll receive Swagbucks, or points, for shopping online, watching videos, searching the web, playing games and answering surveys. You can then redeem those points for gift cards to Starbucks, Amazon, Home Depot, Barnes & Noble, and several other major retailers. The exchange rate is 1 cent = 1 point, so you must accumulate 2,500 points to earn a $25 gift card. Here's a general idea of how it works: When shopping online through the app, you can earn anywhere from one to 10 points per dollar that you spend, videos range from 1 to 4 points, and the average survey pays 75 points. If you hurry, you'll have time to earn enough points for a few stocking stuffers! Swagbucks is a free download for Apple and Android users. But that’s just one idea! Click here for more details about Swagbucks and four additional mobile apps you can use to earn money.

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