Okay, first let me apologize for totally skipping out on Makeover Monday today. I have a sick hubby and sick son, so there was not a lot of "making over" to be done today (well, other than changing sheets and washing clothes- yeah, that kind of sick! - my son's sheets and clothes, by the way, not my husband's... ;-)).
I also still owe you some fun birthday party ideas, which is a post-in-progress, but I plan on having them for you tomorrow. Starlet's party was a great success, and I am eager to share the details with you!
But first, I just had to post about SwagBucks! (to read more about it, check out my past posts here and here) I have been wanting both soundtracks (score and regular) to the Twilight movie ever since I saw it, but I just haven't been able to justify the expense. So I've been keeping an eye on my Swagbucks account, and yesterday I started comparing the "prices" (point values, really) of the gift cards they offer and comparing them to the various websites' prices for the mp3 version of the soundtracks. Well, the best price for the soundtrack was on Amazon.com- a mere $8.99! And luckily, the Amazon.com gift card offered on Swagbucks is one of their best values- a $5 gift card for 45 Swagbucks. So I ordered two of them, and they arrived in my e-mail inbox in less than 24 hours.
I took the codes over to my Amazon.com account, and there is a place where you can actually store gift cards in a special account for use whenever you buy something on Amazon.com. So I inputed both gift card codes and my balance was $10. I then purchased the soundtrack for the Twilight score, and used their downloading tool to put it directly into my iTunes music library on my computer. I'm listening to it now. :-)
What I love is that I now still have $1.01 in my Amazon.com gift card account, which I can use for something else (although I'll probably add in some more gift cards using Swagbucks before I do)- so really, it works just like a regular gift card. I was a little worried that it would work more like a coupon, so I am really pleased to discover how easy and efficient it was- no Swagbucks wasted. I got something I've been wanting for 2 months, at no cost, just for doing some searching on the internet! Score!
Let's just say I'm having visions of adding many Amazon.com gift cards, and my account getting bigger and bigger until I can pay for Christmas next year entirely with the Swagbucks I've earned! Because you can find pretty much anything you're looking for on Amazon.com. And by the way, I had a LOT more than 90 Swagbucks in my account (348 to be exact- and that's from being a member for 2 months), thanks to so many people signing up with me and rocking the searches, so I am eager to buy some more gift cards.