We’re pretty frugal with our real money. But with our Swagbucks money, we get whatever we want. Swagbucks is essentially a search engine that rewards you with Amazon shopping money or other points just for using their search, but you can find a more in depth explanation I did a little while ago here.
We used our Swagbucks Amazon gift cards to buy a lot of stuff for Christmas. This time around we’re using them to spoil ourselves.
Do you remember that show Legend of the Seeker that was on a couple years ago? Well, the series was based on these books. The show lasted two seasons. The books go on forever. There’s at least 16 of them or something. I’m reading the first book. It’s decent. Not usually my type of literature, but I was surprised by a couple sections where the author injected an ideology that directly applied to my life. He says they get better as you go on. He’s ready for books 7, 8, and 9 apparently. Was so excited when these came in the mail.
I first saw this on The Jack Chronicles
….it’s a Gorillapod Tripod by Joby. I immediately decided I needed a small, flexible tripod for my camera/video camera. You can put it anywhere…set it on a desk, curl it around a tree limb….it’s awesome. And it’s not just for recreational use for me. I have to shoot myself in a ton of videos for school and will continue to do so even when my training is over and I reenter the workforce. So it’s a great investment. Especially since it literally cost me nothing. Except my Swagbucks. Which I earned by doing searches I’d be doing anyways.
Do you have Swagbucks? What’s been your most recent “purchase?” If you don’t have it, but want to sign up, you can do so by clicking here
. When you sign up that way, I benefit when you earn Swagbucks. (Meaning when you win Swagbucks through searching so do I.) Then you can get your own link to put on facebook or your blog or whatever and you can benefit through your friends signing up, too. Pretty neat!