Helpful Tools


Included here are several programs to earn cash, great coupons, and exciting prizes with little time involved:

SwagbucksOne of the easiest ways to earn gift cards and other prizes just by searching online

Have you heard about Swagbucks?  It is one of the easiest ways I know to earn giftcards without much extra effort on your part.  You use it like Google to search for anything on the internet, and frequently, you will be rewarded with Swagbucks!

It is also fun because you never know when you are going to earn Swagbucks.  All of a sudden it pops up at the top of the search – congratulations, you have earned Swagbucks, and they are automatically added to your account!  Occasionally, they also offer bonus Swagbucks for a short period of time, and I will do my best to let you know when those are available.  Click on the “Swagbucks” tag to the right for the latest posts.

Note: They do offer many, many other ways to earn Swagbucks, but, personally, I only use it for searching and getting Bonus Swagbucks.  Feel free to participate how little or how much you want.

You then exchange them for great prizes and giftcards – my favorite, and the best value (in my opinion), is 450 Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon giftcard.  I suggest installing the Swagbucks toolbar or making Swagbucks your default search engine to maximize your earnings (click on toolbars in the menu at the very top of the Swagbucks homepage).  Get started now and you will automatically earn 30 Swagbucks!


Cash-back sitesEbates and Mr. Rebates – Earn cash-back while shopping online

Do you do a lot of online shopping?  I personally love it because you can compare prices quickly and easily, and it gets delivered right to your doorstep!

Did you know that there are several sites that offer you cashback on your online purchase?  Before I buy an item, I routinely check the cashback sites to see which one offers the most cash back.  Then you login to the cashback site, search if the store is listed where you want to make the purchase, and then click the link.  You are automatically rewarded with a % of your purchase!  My favorites are Ebates and Mr. Rebates – Right now, you will receive a $5 bonus for joining!  Happy Shopping!


Recyclebank – Earn points from home recycling or learning about different green actions that you can redeem for great rewards

This is a very easy program where you can earn points for home recycling and learning about ways to be more green!  You then redeem your points for great coupons and rewards.

  1. Go to to register or log in to your account.
  2. Click on earn points.  Scroll through the many ways to earn points.
  3. You can redeem your points for high value coupons to stores, attractions, and restaurants, free magazine subscriptions, and more!.
  4. Occasionally, I will post new ways to earn points.  Click on the “Recyclebank” tag to the right for the latest posts.
Pampers Gifts-To-Grow and Huggies Rewards

Enter and redeem points collected from Pampers and Huggies products for great coupons and prizes.  They also offer bonus codes regularly (that I will try to post), and so you can participate even if you do not have one in diapers!  I have redeemed them for coupons for free Pampers and Shutterfly photobooks!  Click on the “Pampers” and “Huggies” tags to the right for the latest codes.

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