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  • Swagbucks Update: Permanently lowered prices & SBTV for iPhone

    My favorite free money site Swagbucks has kicked off the new year by showing why I love to earn free Amazon gift cards through them: As I mentioned in November, Swagbucks lowered gift card prices through the end of the year, so that 100 Swag Bucks = $1. $5 Amazon gift cards remained a bargain at 450 Swag Bucks (monthly limit 5), and all of the other gift cards came down in price and had no limit. I loved the new pricing, and was able to redeem many more gift cards than I would have otherwise in the last two months.

    I was hoping Swagbucks would continue the new pricing in 2013, so I was thrilled when they announced earlier this week that they would! That means each Swag Buck you earn has added value, compared to the same time last year – and that’s a great example of why I love Swagbucks.

    Another reason I love Swagbucks: You can earn prizes completely for FREE! Here’s my post from last summer on how to earn 200+ Swag Bucks per day, and an explanation of how I earned 1,000+ Swag Bucks in one day.

    Since I wrote those posts, Swagbucks has added a new way of earning that I love: the SBTV app for iPhone. I use the app every day to watch SBTV videos on my iPhone, and I get 2 Swag Bucks for every 5 videos I watch, up to a maximum of 50 Swag Bucks per day. That’s a 33% better return on my time and effort than web-based SBTV, and the SBTV mobile limit is in addition to the web-based SBTV daily limit of 150. So if you can max out web-based SBTV and SBTV mobile, that’s 200 daily Swag Bucks right there.

    If you don’t have an iPhone, there’s been an SBTV mobile app for Android for quite some time now, although I could never get it to run properly on my old Motorola Droid phone. If you have a device that runs Android, it’s definitely worth a shot, since like web-based SBTV, SBTV mobile is easy to run in the background while you do other things.

    One word of caution regarding SBTV: You’ll want to keep an eye on your data usage if your internet and/or wireless plans have limits. For example, I have an unlimited wireless data plan, so I run SBTV on my phone using the 3G setting instead of wifi. There are times when I need to switch to wifi for performance reasons, but most of the time, the 3G setting is perfectly acceptable. Our home internet plan does have a monthly limit, and I monitor our usage regularly to make sure we don’t go over the limit – we come close sometimes if it’s a month when we download or stream a lot of videos and/or games.

    So get Swagging, and start earning easy FREE money!

    And thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!