I’ve been spending my Swagbucks here and there on little things, this is typical of me. If I get a gift card as a gift my first thought is “how can I stretch this and get the MOST for my money?” However, I’ve been challenged lately to avoid this thought process because what I end up with is a lot of little things, that while needed or a really good deal, are stil just that – a lot of little things. Instead, I could have bought one very nice item that would be used longterm. So the next time I get a giftcard I’m not going to let it burn a hole in my pocket, I am going to wait, be patient, and then snag a really nice item at a really nice price.
Now on to my Swagbucks goal. I’ve seen around the blog world people who’ve saved up for a really long time and bought very nice items with their Swagbucks, I was challenged. Deal Seeking Mom bought a Kindle and Kingdom First Mom bought a Wii.
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So my goal is split right now, I just can’t decide yet. These are my 2 options:
1. 3800 Swagbucks would get me an iPhone, and with all those coupon applications out there I’m dying to try one!
2. A new Laptop, by cashing out for Amazon.com giftcards at only 590 Swagbucks for a $50.00 Amazon.com credit I could make a real dent in the cost of a laptop.
I know it seems as though it would take FOREVER to accumulate enough Swagbucks for either of those prizes, but let’s say it took 2 years. Let’s say you earn 5 Swagbucks a day, which is pretty realistic without many referrals you could do this on your own just by searching. At the end of 2 years you’d come really close to buying an iPhone (or whatever is on your Swagbucks wish list). If someone told me they’d give me an iPhone or a new laptop in 2 years, all I had to do was search the internet I’d be sure to take them up on that offer! Sure I could buy a bunch of $5.00 Starbucks gift cards over the course of the 2 years, but would that be worth it in the end? It’s not for me anymore, I’ve set Swagbucks Goals! I’ve been saving for quite a while and I am currently 13.6 % of the way to an iPhone!
What have you bought? What are your goals?