Increase your buying power


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.

Search & Win

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!

Search & Win



Christmas in July

Now that all the family summer visitors have come and gone.
Once the house was cleaned and put back together I found myself with not a lot to do.
My sister is on the mend so my mind is in good spirits.
Time to think of working on a few Christmas gifts.

My first project is for my Sons little family dog "Cork".  Their living In Juneau and the weather really gets cold so what better gift than a warm sweater for his medium size "Chihuahua".
I need a model to see how well it will fit! Might have to borrow my neighbors little "Bichon" They both seem to be almost the same size?

Well, my plan of using little  "Tommy" (the Bichon) as a model did not work, he would have no part of trying on this little sweater.  Guess I have to take my chances and just hope it fits "Cork"

 Right now I have three knitting projects in the works.  Hats and Scarves for my grand daughter.  This will be her first winter in Juneau although she was raised in the UP of Michigan.  Cold and snow is all she knows.  Everyone could use a new hat and scarf.  I think a 13 year old girl would love one with sequins sparkling all around!

Right now knitting is the perfect project for this tired woman.  It's been hot and storming each day for the past week.  The a/c has the house nice and chilly.  Back to my chair to continue. I'll post the results of the "Dog Sweater"  if I can find a model who will cooperate!  Besides, Knitting is my favorite craft and everyone beware because you might get a knitted Christmas gift this year.

"Enjoy your weekend everyone"