If you read yesterday's post about how to earn gift cards (and prizes) easily with Swagbucks, here's an added bonus follow up.
Dianna pointed out that there is a maximum number of identical prizes you can redeem in a day (2) and in a month (5).
So, for example, I mentioned yesterday that the best value in (usable-to-me) gift cards is the Amazon $5 gift card. Therefore, even if I earn enough Swagbucks to redeem 6 or 9 or 25 $5 Amazon gift cards in a month, I can't. I'm limited to 5. I can, however, hold my Swagbucks and get $5 Amazon gift cards next month or, I can redeem my Swagbucks for a different prize in the same month. Clear as mud?
I wanted a cheat sheet so I know exactly what to redeem next. (Incidentally, what I thought was a brilliant idea I later realized had already been done by my Twitter friend Carrie. I should have known; she's smart like that.)
Here's my "next best" list which reminds me what the best values are. It pays to chart it out because, as you can see, there are some surprises. I mean, who knew that it's a much better deal to save up for a $50 Amazon gift card than it is to grab the $25 Amazon gift card!
The Biggest BANG for My SwagBUCK
|Gift Card||Cost in Swagbucks||# of Swagbucks for $1|
|$5 Amazon||450||90 <– BEST VALUE!|
|$50 Southwest Airlines||5700||114|
|$300 Apple (Mac)||37,000||123.3|
|$10 Barnes & Noble||1250||125|
(Note: these are the gift cards that most appeal to me. There are lots of other prizes and gift cards available, so you may want to browse through the selection to see if there are any others that interest you.)