How to Use Bing and Swagbucks to Help Pay for Groceries

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Groceries can get be expensive, and the price of essentials is only rising. If you are a part-time worker and stay-at-home-Mom, like me, then you welcome any chance to take a bite out of the overall cost. Together Bing and Swagbucks have helped me earn $50/month will little time commitment. Look out for supplemental articles discussing coupons and smart shopping to stretch these dollars as far as they will go.

Step 1: Register for a Bing Account

Bing is actually a really outstanding and easy way to earn money. We are only talking pennies a day usually, but earning them is effortless. Plus, you earn them by making Bing your homepage and performing web searches as per usual. Every 2 searches earns 1 point and can be redeemed for gift cards, including a Swagbucks e-gift card.

Step 2: Register for a Swagbucks Account

Swagbucks is one of the best eco-friendly ways (and easiest ways) I have found for earning some extra money here and there. Basically, you just watch videos, click on advertisements, play games, take surveys, and you earn Swagbucks. Swagbucks can be exchanged for Amazon gift cards, CVS gift cards, gas cards, and Target gift cards (amongst others). And all gift cards are e-gift cards, meaning that they are printed from your computer instead of shipped in the mail.

Like with Bing, extra Swagbucks are earned if you refer people to the website. And, I can't stress this enough, there is zero cost to opening either Swagbucks or Bing accounts!

Step 3: Complete Searches and Earn Points with Bing

Completing a simple 40 searches per day, you can earn a solid 600 points per month. This translates to a $5 Swagbucks e-gift card every few weeks. As soon as you obtain the target number of points, cash them in! Together with your Swagbucks activity, you are well on your way to earning enough for a week's worth of groceries.

Step 4: Earn Swagbucks

Keep yourself on track by setting a daily target of approximately 80-90 Swagbucks. You will earn extra points simply by succeeding the pre-set daily targets and doing so consistently. To make this as easy as possible, I recommend:

1. Use the Toolbar (1 SB) - Once the toolbar is installed--it is an extension on the Google Chromebook--it will automatically update your Swagbucks.

2. Complete the Daily Poll (1 SB) - These are quick, single-question polls that take 15 seconds.

3. NOSO Extension (2 SB) - This takes about 45 seconds, but the key is just "skip" each offer until you get to the end and type in the code from the video.

4. Encave (aim for 25 SB) - Encave is found under the heading "Discover." This part can be a little time consuming (maybe 20 minutes); however, if you pick topics that interest you, it can be an interesting source of information as well.

5. Watch (aim for 25 SB) - This section has it's own heading, and when you click on it, the link takes you to the Swagbucks TV. Each video fills the meter by 10% after approximately 30 seconds. Every time the meter fills, you earn 3 SB. At approximately 5 minutes per cycle, it takes 45 minutes to earn the required Swagbucks.

6. Complete a few uncomplicated offers on the homepage (aim for 30 SB) - In addition to these offers on the homepage (look for offers asking you to watch a video/activity for 2-3 SB, or sign up for an online newsletter for 5-15 SB), look at category "Offers" under the "Discover" heading. Pick the right ones, and the points will pile on quickly. The key is to pick offers that don't require credit card information.

In Conclusion...

Having completed the above steps, you will earn enough extra money to negate a week's worth (or more, if you are a frugal shopper) of groceries. Happy earning, and eventually, happy shopping.


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I'm a 32-year-old mother, teacher, nonprofit worker, partner, and all-around exhausted woman. But there's no sense in complaining when life is so much stinkin' fun.

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author avatar Retired
5th Oct 2014 (#)

These are good ways to pick up a little extra cash. My only caution is to cash in as soon as possible, not try to save up for something bigger. I had a Swagbucks account and was saving for a PayPal card. Out of the blue, and for no reason, Swagbucks deleted my account. I wrote them and they did give me a new account, but did NOT restore my saved swagbucks.

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author avatar halfpintohoney
8th Sep 2015 (#)

I had used Swagbucks years ago. I had no idea how it worked. lol I didn't earn much! After reading this, I will go back and check it out again! :) Thanks

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