Monday, April 5, 2010

My First Swagbucks Buy

A few months ago I read on Money Saving Mom about Swagbucks. It is a search engine that pays you to search. I am usually skeptical about such things and looked at it but didn't join. Then I read about it somewhere else and then it seemed to be mentioned on a number of different blogs that I read. I went and checked it out one more time and finally signed up. I can't say the search engine is better than google but I do enjoy racking up swagbucks. I don't earn them as quickly as some may, but I usually earn enough to "purchase" a  $5 Amazon gift card each month.  I recently used my Free Amazon gift cards to buy my kids some new jump ropes.

They aren't of super high quality, but they are just like the ones I remember playing with at recess at elementary school. It brings back memories to hear those plastic beads click, click, click against the pavement.

I love to see my kids get better and better at jumping but also they are getting really good at turning the rope for each other. They prefer to jump using the long rope. The individual ropes are bit too long for the boys to use but they are trying.

Tonight we jumped rope for our FHE activity. The whole family took turns jumping and turning the rope for the others. Even Papa got in there and jumped. I think we need to do this a lot more. It is great exercise. It certainly gets your heart beating!

And I love that I didn't pay a dime for our new jump ropes. I need to go and do some more searches so I can get a bunch more swagbucks. I have quite a list of items on my Amazon wish list!


Michelle said...

I'm so happy to read this post about the jump ropes! I've been looking at stores trying to find those kind with the plastic on them. I had one for Ella a few years ago and it got ruined (run over by our car and the plastic things all broke). I will try amazon. Matthew is learning to jump rope and it is so much easier with the plastic on them.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Jump roping a such great exercise and fun for the whole family. Hmm...I've heard about swag bucks too but haven't tried it yet. Maybe I will!

Jen said...

I've been hearing about swagbucks too, but I haven't tried it yet either. Nice to hear a review of someone its working well for--and we do quite a bit of online shopping at amazon.