Monday, March 30, 2009

$100 worth of FREE Target Shopping, a Promo AND a GIVEAWAY!

The cliff notes of this post:

Swagbucks is legit.

If you sign up through Sit A Spell, you get MORE swagbucks than you would normally get signing up some other way.

If you or your friends sign up for swagbucks through Sit A Spell, you get a chance to win a $20 e-Target gift card.

Yep. Yep. Keep reading!




I just swagged $100 worth of e-gift cards from Target.

Yep. You heard right. Your ears "aint" dirty.

I will get to buy $100 worth of stuff from Target for FREE all because of swagbucks.

Don't know what Swagbucks is?

Well, it's a search engine (like google) that's actually powered by google. The only difference is...swagbucks pays you to search. Basically, they pay you for asking questions. Who knew being dumb could pay off?

When you register for swagbucks, you get a swag account that grows the more you search.

When I type in something like, "Quiddler" in my swagbar, and a dollar bill pops up and says I've won, I get so excited! Maybe it's not that big of a deal to some people, but when I'm searching and win, I leave my computer swag happy.

Once your account grows, you can buy all sorts of stuff at the swag store. Check out the gift card section!

Kirby has picked out three $50 Southwest Airlines vouchers AND a $50 Gap gift card with her swagbucks.

Still haven't jumped on the swag wagon?

WELL...

Last week, Swagbucks contacted me.

Really.

Swagbucks the company.

Now, if I was really cool, I'd just let that statement roll off my tongue and keep on going.

That's what cool people do.

But we all know...

I'm not cool.

I'm just a regular ol' gal who started a blog to keep her friends and family up to date on her life, and still can't get over that so many of you come here every day. I had no idea when I started this silly blog that God had bigger plans and purposes than I ever imagined.

I'm honored EVERY time I get an email from someone in Japan or the UK.

It's a privilege to me to hear the hearts of so many women who share with me what God is doing in their marriage and in their homes.

When I started blogging I had no idea that I would fall asleep at night praying for people I have never met. I had no idea I'd laugh so much, cry so much, and be inspired so deeply by the women who come and "Sit a Spell" sharing their souls, ideas and creativity.

I'm just a regular girl, with regular problems, with a regular family, with regular friends trying to learn how to love an anything but ordinary God.

So when I woke up and saw an email from swagbucks, I'd like to say I just calmly read it and replied. I'd like to say, I read the email with a "that's to be expected" sort of attitude. If I said that was my response, I would be lying. Are you kidding me? I was SHOCKED and thought it must be a joke.

So instead, I jumped up from my chair and went RUNNING through the house yelling for Aaron.

I was anything BUT cool as I hopped around with excitement saying, "Swagbucks...the people...the company...they emailed me. They did that for Money Saving Mom, and she's super famous and her blog is WAY more amazing than mine. Her blog has like...a point...and mine doesn't! She writes about saving people money. I write about my kids eating ants. This is INSANE, Aaron! Insane!"

There's no hope for me in the cool category...no hope.

Basically, swagbucks wants to offer my sweet readers a great deal...

I just said, "my readers." Again...weird. In my head, my readers are still my dad, my inlaws, my sister-in-law and my crazy girlfriends.

If you sign up for swagbucks, via this blog over the next four days, you get an extra 2 swagbucks (you also get 3 swagbucks just for signing up). Which means, you start your account off with 5 swagbucks.

To sign up and get your extra swagbucks through this promotion, go here


Search & Win


As you are signing up, next to "swag code," enter the word HENDRICK (type it just like that).

You get two extra bucks!

And here's the ultimate awesomeness...

I love swagbucks so much that I am going to give away one of those $20 e-Target gift cards I just swagged. A giveaway!

You can enter to win by either signing up for swagbucks right here on my blog (you have until some time on Friday, depending where you live) OR getting a friend to come sign up. Once you get your friend to sign up, you AND your friend can enter to win the gift card. For EVERY friend you get to sign up through Sit a Spell, you will get your name put into the drawing. As in...get three friends to sign up and your name goes in the drawing three times.

You enter by signing up and then commenting, OR by getting your friend to sign up and then commenting, letting me know you referred someone and they signed up. If your friend wants to enter the drawing, they leave a comment telling me who referred them, and that they signed up for swagbucks.

Confusing? Maybe this will help....

If you have never signed up for swagbucks before, and you do here, then just leave a comment that says, "My name is Minnie the Moocher and I just signed up for swagbucks."

If you have signed up for swagbucks already, then go grab a friend, send them this way, let them sign up and they can say, "My name is Mustang Sally and I just signed up for swagbucks because my friend, Minnie the Moocher told me to."

Then I'll enter BOTH your names in the drawing.

Got how it works?

On Monday of next week, we'll have a drawing (I'll video tape it), and the winner will receive a $20 e-gift card to Target. Fun times!

Thanks to swagbucks, by signing up through Sit a Spell you can start your account off nicely AND potentially win a $20 Target gift card.

Friday, I'll let you in on some secrets to growing YOUR swagbuck account.

Using swagbucks is DEFINITELY one of our favorite ways to be frugal. $100 worth of Target shopping for FREE? $150 off airline tickets for FREE? You can't be more frugal than that!

Happy Swagging!

Go! Please Go! I don't want to keep all the fun to myself!


Search & Win


Enter HENDRICK

Then use swagbucks as your search engine. I bet you'll get excited too every time you search and win a dollar!

62 comments:

One Crowded House said...

I signed up.... thanks for your money saving tips!

Tanya

onecrowdedhouse@gmail.com

Jessica said...

DONE! I did it, Heather. After reading about Swagbucks on the Apel blog for awhile now...this post did me in. I'm a swagbucks swagger! - Schmale

Kercho said...

So I wasn't planning on signing up for this thing at all, ever...but todays post convinced me - congrats. I'm officially in the coupon club, or whatever.

The Mosiers said...

So I've been hesitant to jump on the swagbucks bandwagon, but I just did!

Who knew searching for things could be so fun and rewarding? I just searched for my last name and earned 2 swagbucks!! Amazing!

Thanks Heather :)

The Williams Family said...

I've been meaning to sign up for awhile b/c who can pass this up? But you reminded me today so I just did it, thanks!
Carrie

Simonne said...

I signed up :)
Thanks for the scoop!!
Simonne Broussard

Bob & Judy said...

You have your own swagcode!

Hendrick Family said...

I know! How weird is that?

Heather

Rachel H said...

Alright, I caved too. It was hard saying goodbye to google... might take some time to adjust lol. I didn't realize I could be come attached to a search engine!

marylou said...

i signed up even though i am pretty clueless what this is, but hoping that it will help you get more target giftcards.

Hendrick Family said...

Thank you Marylou!!

On Friday, if you feel clueless, I'll explain how you can make more swagbucks.

Heather

Debra in Houston said...

My name is Debra and I just signed up for swagbucks! I will pass it on via my blog to the few people that read mine...with your code! hope they sign up too!

Yeah for free stuff!

Debra

Anne N. said...

WOW...I just signed up through your blog, thanks!

meadows said...

I'm finally convinced. I just signed up. Thanks!

Bethany Meadows

Andy said...

So do you and Kirby have a secret to earning more swag bucks? I signed up last week (a week too soon apparently!) and cant win more than twice a day, which usually amounts to 2-3 swag bucks. Do you get the most of your swag bucks from getting people to sign up?

Hendrick Family said...

Yes...that's one way. Friday's post will be about all the ways to increase your swagbucks.

I want to make it as easy as possible for others to grow their accounts!

Heather

Jana said...

Heather ...I think it is safe to say you are NOT a REGULAR WOMAN....Whao has time(or NRG) to know what her blog will be about FRIDAY???? LOL God Bless

Adam & Emily said...

Adam signed up first and gets very excited everytime he earns swagbucks. He also plays the monopoly game at albertsons. For some reasons I struggle with the monopoly game or any time stores say they will save me money...I just don't believe it. But I believe this swagbucks and will start using it all the time! Adam read your blog yesterday and told me one thing he hopes he hopes I learn from you is to be frugal like a ninja...just like Kirby:)

Emily

Zara (not a picture of me) said...

Woo hoo! My name is Zara Perciful and I just signed up for swagbucks... I already have 7! This is neat!

Courtney Kearney said...

I signed up.

alisha said...

i signed up.

i wasn't too sure about it but now i'm convinced.

Ricci said...

Alright Heather,
I'm in.

I already have 7 swagbucks, and I'm getting kind of excited...

Lindsay said...

I signed up. Can't wait for your post about how to earn more. I'm just following your lead!
Lindsay

the lewisi female said...

I finally signed up!

Anonymous said...

Signed up!

Melodi

Nancy said...

Thanks for the tips! I've never even heard about Swagbucks. But I am now signed up. Thanks for the code.

BrunerAbroad said...

I just signed up for swagbucks! Yay!

ness said...

I signed up for it the last time you posted about it...but I just sent an email to like 25 of my friends to sign up and click back here.

And so far, I have 14 swagbucks. Thank you very much.

Courtney said...

I've been wondering about swagbucks. I went ahead and signed up. Thanks!

LD said...

I caved and signed up AND I won 2 swagbucks on my first search! How fun is that?

LD

Anonymous said...

I done did it! Signed up that is. Now I am going to go search and win some swagbucks.

Anonymous said...

Signed up!

Donna

Carrie said...

I signed up !!!!

holly becton said...

Done. This is so fun!

The Storefront Saints said...

Ok so I signed up for swagbucks, even though my husband is convinced that I just opened up our computer to that crazy virus. He is so paranoid!

Triple P said...

Sounds way cool, signing up.

Rachel said...

I signed up too, HEather . . . I am Jessica Schmale's sister, and I couldn't pass up a great deal! Thanks! Rachel

Anonymous said...

I love you Heather. I'm so excited for you that swagbucks emailed you! I am a swagger via your blog!
-Katherine Jaynes

Krauss Family said...

I just signed up and suggested it to all my friends. Thank you.
Tabitha Krauss

The Jenkins said...

I signed up!

Leah said...

I signed up for swagbucks because Holly Becton asked me to! =)

Anonymous said...

Just signed up for swagbucks :)

Valerie M.

Carrie said...

I signed up because Ness told me to.

Anonymous said...

My name is Erika Lopez and I just signed up! Thanks for all the frugal shopping wisdom...college kids have to eat on a budget too!

Matt and Sarah Pitts said...

My name is Sarah Pitts and I just signed up for Swagbucks. That feels more like a confession than an entry for a drawing...

Thanks for being famous and getting us more swagbucks, Heather!

Kyrsten said...

This is Kyrsten Arbuckle and I signed up for Swagbucks and used your promo code! Taking the plunge to save money!

Hope Road said...

Hey i signed up

King Family said...

Thanks Heather. Ross and I both signed up!

Scott and Kaye Birdsell said...

I signed up!
Know that you are a blessing, Heather! God has used you often to speak truth into my life!
Kaye (Sally Estes' sister)

Amy said...

I signed up too Heather! Grocery stores here don't offer coupons like these, so I'm happy to try to save money for things online like this...and as we'll be in the States May and June, I'm all about getting as much bang for my buck as possible! Thanks for all the tips.
I'm sure I'll have lots of questions for you later!

Dorean Pope Photography said...

I just signed up. My name is Dorean Pope and Tabitha Krauss told me about your blog and swagbucks.

cristina said...

okay, i signed up just now.

Mary said...

My daughter Sarah Pitts told me about Swagbucks and I just signed up for them.

Mary Beth Corbin

Court said...

My name is Courtney and I just signed up for swagbucks. Thanks for the tips!

beccaellis said...

I'm in now too.

-Becca

Anonymous said...

I signed up, and my sister Becca Ellis told me too. :)

-Christina B

Jana said...

Ok I caved and signed up for swagbucks!
-Jana

Chris, Michelle and Chloe said...

I signed up for Swagbucks! Seems very cool! I'm always anxious to see what your going to blog about each day! Thanks

Michelle Kern

Ashley said...

My name is ashley and i signed up!

kateashleyduran@gmail.com

Teresa said...

My name is Teresa L and I just signed up for swagbucks and I hope it is not too late to enter the drawing for the $20 gift card! :)

Luke & April said...

I signed up... super excited about SWAGBUCKS!!!

Melissa said...

I have been reading your blog forever and I love it. I signed up, thought I should give it a try!!