Tuesday, December 4, 2012

How Our Christmas Is Free

Several years ago, I learned of some families that were able to get Christmas presents for free during the year.  I was of course intrigued, so I did some investigating.  I found that in some area's I actually was able to get some of our Christmas presents for FREE.  Here's what I use.....

Swagbucks:  Swagbucks is a search engine that you use just as you would use Google or Yahoo.  The only difference is that you can earn "Swagbucks" each time you search something online.  You can then use these bucks to get prizes.  My favorite prizes are gift cards to Amazon or $5 deposited into my Paypal account.  I have then used that money to buy presents~free presents!  If you use the search engine often, the points just keep coming and coming!  This is one of the easiest ways to make a few bucks!  Register HERE and earn 30 Swagbucks just for signing up!

Pampers Gifts to Grow:   I don't use disposable diapers anymore, but we still do use training pants and I prefer the Pampers brand.  There are codes on each of the packages of diapers, training pants, and wipes, and after creating an account, just enter your codes for points to be added to your account.  I have used those points over the years to "purchase" gifts for our children.  There is no charge for shipping, so these gifts were entirely free!  Also, Freebies 4 Mom is a great resource for promotional codes.  I wouldn't have gotten nearly as many points this year if it weren't for Heather!

National Consumer Panel:  National Consumer Panel (NCP) is a program where you track your purchases via a scanner they provide and then transmit them to NCP by phone.  Each time you transmit your purchases you will earn points.  You will also earn points for answering surveys.  You then use those points to "purchase" gifts from their catalog.  All your equipment is provided by the company, and the gifts are also shipped free.  I also "bought" a gift for one of our children this way!

Inbox Dollars: .  You will get paid to read e-mails and take surveys.  It isn't much money and won't make you rich by any means, but you do have the possibility of making a bit through out the year with this company.  They also have coupons that you can print out and you'll get another 10 cents added to your account for every coupon redeemed.  There are various other ways to earn money, and after your account reaches $30, you can request a check.  I have never had a problem with them~I've always gotten the money credited to my account, and have received and cashed the checks without problem.  I saved the money and purchased gifts with it~it was money I would not have had otherwise.  Every little bit helps!  Go HERE to sign up and receive a $5 sign on bonus!
You probably won't be able to get free gifts for everyone on your list, but it is a great start.  See what you can get for free this coming year!


"So whether you eat or drink or whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God"
1 Corinthians 10:31


  1. That's cool, thank you for those ideas. Tara.

  2. Those are some great ways to earn money. I have participated in a few but not the ones you've mentioned. I'll have to check them out!. :) Thanks!

  3. I used Swagbucks but haven't yet redeemed my Pampers Gifts to Grow points; I've been stocking them up for 6 1/2 years! :) Didn't know there was no shipping charge, so I'm definitely going to check some of those items out now. Thanks for linking up at Thrifty Thursday!


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