Happy Friday friends! What better way to kick off the weekend than learning about two easy peasy ways to earn extra cash and gift cards?! If you’ve been following me for quite some time, you won’t be surprised with the two websites I’m about to share. These are methods I’ve used for YEARS and they have been so great for my wallet!

Simple and Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money

Some of you may have seen posts like this before and wondered if they’re actually work or not and I am so positive they will work for you if you give them a chance. It’s important to remember what you gain depends on the amount of time you put in. For example, using these method once a month isn’t going to help much BUT you don’t need to be putting in hours and hours worth of time daily either.

Cash Back Through Ebates

If you’re a huge online shopper like me, you NEED to sign up for Ebates. Whether you shop through your computer, laptop, tablet, or phone, Ebates will find eligible coupons at checkout AND give you cash back via Paypal or a check! They have thousands of eligible stores you can earn cash back from and they often provide double cash back! Some stores that I personally use the most often are Etsy, Kohls, Ulta, Sephora, Sams, Elf, Groupon, and more! Heck, I even got a nice amount of money from when I bought this domain and became self hosted through GoDaddy! I had no idea they were partnered with Ebates, which is why I LOVE the Chrome extension they offer (see below for more info)

Ebates - Earn Cash Back On Purchases!

Basically, you get paid for all the shopping you’d normally do. It’s SO easy to sign up, trust me – this is coming from a lazy gal. You click here and create an account (100% free!) and start your shopping!

If you want to take it up a notch, I suggest downloading the Chrome Button – this way, I never have to go directly on Ebates website to see if the store I’m shopping at is partnered with them. A little pop up will show on the top of the screen asking if you want to activate cash back! I also have the app downloaded on my phone and tablet for days I don’t shop through my computer.

But wait, THERE’S MORE! If you use my referral link to sign up, you’ll get a $10 cash bonus once you make your first purchase through Ebates! That’s like almost two lattes at Starbucks and two ColourPop Lippie Stix.

Gift Cards and PayPal Cash via Swagbucks

Now this is one of those sites where you earn points through various tasks and redeem those points for gift cards, or better yet – PayPal Cash!
Join Swagbucks!
You Can Get Free Gift Cards For Shopping, Searching and Discovering What’s Online at Swagbucks.com





What’s different about this one you may ask? This one actually works, or it works well for me as well as dozens of people who have told me themselves after using it! I’ve tried out DOZENS of sites that claim to do what Swagbucks does but after years and years of testing numerous sites, nothing has given me real results like Swagbucks.

I’m being totally serious – I’ve been a Swagbucks user for nearly 7 years now and they funded quite a bit of my Starbucks and Sephora addiction! I’ll share a few tips to get the most out of Swagbucks below:

Daily Tasks

These are by far the easiest and fastest Swagbucks you’ll earn each day. There will be a “To Do” list on the left side of the screen that will lead you to all your tasks for the day.

Swagbucks To Do List

Daily Bonus

If you earn an x amount of SB a day, you’ll earn y amount bonus. I’m not sure if it’s the same for each person but for me, if I earn 40 SB a day, I’ll earn 4 extra SB. If you meet this goal for z consecutive days, you’ll get another bonus on top of your daily bonuses!

Daily Crave and Daily Watch

If you have some free time, I definitely recommend doing these – they’re short videos you watch. I always do this when I’m catching up on TV – it’s a great way to get closer to your daily bonus!

Other Things to Note

Survey’s won’t always work. In fact, I’ve only ever had 3 surveys work for me in my 7 years of using Swagbucks. I wasn’t surprised because all those survey sites people seem to earn tons of money from have never worked for me either. That’s just me though, if they do work for you then by all means take full advantage of them!

If Ebates isn’t for you, you can earn SB through shopping! It’s a great alternative and you can turn that SB into PayPal Cash or any gift card of your choice!

Simple and Easy Ways to Earn Extra Money

Those are the two ways I earn extra money year round! Something to keep in mind is the amount of money you make depends entirely on you – if you’re willing to put in the time, especially for Swagbucks, you can definitely make a good amount of money – I’ve seen people make thousands each year! However, just a few hours a week can be rewarding!

Have you tried Ebates and Swagbucks? Let me know below!

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