Last updated on January 24th, 2020 at 07:23 pm
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Thrifty bookworms and Swagbucks make the perfect couple. Why? because thrifty bookworms need books all around them but they don’t want to pay a lot for them. In fact thrifty bookworms would rather pay ZERO for their books if at all possible.
Yes there is the library but those books have to go back and any type of bookworm will tell you a home is not a home without at least one book case full of books, and that includes thrifty bookworms.
So how do thrifty bookworms satisfy their need to own books without wrecking havoc on their need to acquire them for less? Well there are several methods, but a favorite of this thrifty bookworm is Swagbucks.
There are so many ways to use Swagbucks to feed your thrifty bookworm ways, but I am going to zone in on just a few, the e-reader bookworm, the I am okay with secondhand bookworm, and the I want to stroll the aisle of a real bookstore and pick up a new release bookworm, and the got to pre order that book so I am the first to read it bookworm. And yes, all 4 of these types of bookworms can be thrifty.
In order to come up with a range of points needed to feed the habits of all 4 types of thrifty bookworms I decided to use Crystal Paine’s new book, Say Goodbye to Survival Mode, as my average new fresh on the shelves price point, since as I am writing this it has only been out 1 week. (great book by the way, I would recommend it to anyone feeling swamped by life).
Not on sale Say Goodbye to Survival Mode retails for $22.99 so that means I am going to set our monthly need for a bookworm fix at $25 or 2250 to 2500 points depending if you are shopping at Amazon (450 Swag Bucks for a $5 ecard) or if you are the type of bookworm that wants to feel the book before your purchase and therefore will cash your points in for Barnes & Noble gift certificates (500 Swagbucks for a $5 ecard).
Of course being thrifty I am going to show you ways to make those points cover more than one book, but to keep this article short enough that you are going to read it we are going to set our goal at 2500 Swag Bucks per month,
How To Earn 2500 Swagbucks a Month To Feed Your Bookworm Habits
- Join Bing Rewards: Bing Rewards now offers a Swag Code worth 500 Swag Bucks for 475 Bing Reward Points (once you reach gold status otherwise it is 500 points) . On average you can earn 16 points per day in under 2 minutes meaning once you reach gold status which takes about a month, this action will equal 500 Swag Bucks Per Month
- Use The Swagbucks App: You don’t need a smart phone for this, I use my iPod, just download the App and let the short video clips run until you earn the 150 point daily maximum = 1500 Swag Bucks per month
- Do all your daily searches through the Swagbucks toolbar: I do this and earn on average 17 points a day = 510 Swag Bucks per month
- By using the toolbar daily your get one point per day = 30 Swagbucks
Total Points for these 4 simple actions: 2540 Swag Bucks enough for $25 in either Barnes & Noble ecards or Amazon and you will have a few points left over
Since the Swagbucks App videos run continuously with just a need to check on them now and again to make sure that they didn’t pause these 4 actions really won’t require a lot of effort from you every day and yet they will leave your thrifty bookworm heart swooning.
If $25 isn’t enough to feed your book habit you can earn even more points per day by doing the daily NOSO, the daily poll, shopping online through Swagbucks, purchasing daily deals through Swagbucks, Referring people to Swagbucks, Printing coupons from the coupon section found on the Swagbucks home page, filling out surveys, doing online tasks and more.
5 Ways Thrifty Bookworms Can Make Those $25 Last Longer
1. Follow a site like ereader girl that lists daily kindle deals, a lot of great fairly recent titles come up for $2.99 or less meaning you could get 8 books on the $25 a month Swagbucks plan.
2. Be willing to wait until second hand copies of the book you want arrive on Amazon, many will be as low as a penny, with $3.99 shipping that means you could afford 5 books on the $25 a month Swag Bucks plan.
3. Watch sales, even new books go on sale for a few dollars off.
4. Swap your books that you are willing to part with at paperbackswap.com and continually have new books and older books available at all times.
5. Join Tyndale Rewards then whenever you read a book published by Tyndale make sure to take a few minutes to leave a review on Amazon and then submit the link to Tyndale Rewards and earn points towards free new books.
Want more ideas about how to acquire books for less? Check out My Building A Home Library Inexpensively Series
For a list of 52 different websites, apps, and stores our thrifty family uses to help us keep our expenses low, click here to visit our Thrifty Tools Resource Page.