Friday, January 15, 2010

What to do with my Swagbucks

I've been steady collecting Swagbucks. Now I have to decide what to do with it. Of all the possible rewards, I'm considering three: Amazon gift certificates, Paypal, and Starbucks gift card.

Amazon is the best deal at 45 swagbucks for $5. But trying to keep a minimalist lifestyle here. I rarely buy books or CDs. I don't need electronics since I own a Zune (MP3 player), Garmin (GPS) and Cannon(camera). All of which I'm quite happy with and don't need to upgrade yet. I need a new laptop but getting enough swagbucks for a Laptop would take forever! I thought of buying things for my home. But Amazon.ca have very limited and expensive selections. I could try Amazon.com. I've had a hard time shipping things other than books and DVDs into Canada from Amazon.com though. So I have to really look and find merchants that will ship to Canada. This will limit my selection and shipping costs will be high.

Starbucks is the second best of the 3 at 130 swagbucks for $10. This would be good for those times I go out for coffee with friends or have a coffee craving. Although I don't go to Starbucks much because I'm not too keen on their drinks. Not sure if I'll have much use for the gift card.

Paypal is the most expensive at 70 swagbucks for $5. The benefit is that I get cash and I can do whatever I want with it.

Any suggestions?

4 comments:

Dorothy Rimson said...

Swagbucks..i too think amazon is a good option to opt.

Anonymous said...

I redeemed for Amazon.ca gift certificates before Christmas to buy gifts. The Amazon option is the smartest choice.

Miss Fletcher said...

I'm a fan of Amazon not only for my own DVD splurges, but also because it's a great way to buy gifts...and maybe you can have them shipped to friends int he States if that's an issue?

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