For about a year now I've been using "Swagbucks" as my default Search Engine. At first I did not believe this site could do as it promised and it was a spam site but now that I use this search engine exclusively I have generated enough SB's (as they call the points you can earn) to purchase so many different items on Amazon's shopping site. Keep in mind your not limited to qualify just for Amazon Gift Cards... they have so many other items and gift cards to other stores and shops.. I just choose Amazon because of the large amount of items their site offers. I'm collecting enough points to buy a new Cappuccino Machine. ( I used my old one so much it died on me)
Once I understood how the Swagbucks search engine works, I downloaded their tool bar and use it all the time. This past May, I bought birthday gifts for my grandsons with my Amazon Gift Cards. I had enough credit to cover the cost of the gifts I chose, along with tax and shipping charges. The gifts did not cost me one dime. In the past two months I generated enough points just by searching and was able to buy $75.00 worth of Amazon Gift Cards.
There are so many ways besides "Searching" to get more points when using this site... If you go into the "Swagbucks Facebook Page" they give clues to earn more points. You can take surveys to increase your points and I've become the survey queen (as my daughter calls me). When I find myself with a bit of time I sit at my computer and take a survey from "Swagbucks" Home Page and gain another 50 to 200 SB's. It's kinda fun also.
If you would like to find another way to increase your buying power take a look into the 'Swagbucks" site.. or visit them on Facebook. You can chat with all the members who also belong to the FB page. They will answer any questions you might have.
Click on the "Swiget" at the top of my post. Check it out, sign up and start collecting your points for gift cards and prizes.
The best part is "It's absolutely free".
And no, I'm not being paid to advertise "Swagbucks".. I just know how hard times are and buying new items can be a stretch of the budget... when you join and search on Swagbucks you can save for items you would not otherwise be able to buy. I love this site!