Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Swagbucks In Action with Amazon's Deal of the Day (Kinect Bundle)

If you're like me and you've been patiently waiting for a deal on a Kinect & Xbox 360 Bundle, head over to Amazon today.  Their deal of the day: Xbox 360 4GB Kinect Bundle for $298 (which is typically their regular price), however, you'll get a $100 Amazon gift card when you purchase it today!  That's like getting the whole bundle for $198!  Woohoo!

I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw this deal :)  What made the deal so much sweeter to me is I used Swagbucks to help pay for it!  If you're a regular South Suburban Savings reader, you'll know that I put up "Swagbucks" posts every now and then.  Basically, Swagbucks is a rewards program where you can earn prizes online for using their search engine (and a few other methods if you like).

I've been a Swagbucks member for over a year and I've earned over $200 in Amazon gift cards through the program.  I spent around $50 of that on Christmas gifts last year but, but I decided to spoil ourselves a little this year.   I made it my goal to get a FREE Kinect through Swagbucks in January and figured if I still felt that way by the time I was ready to cash in, it was the right decision...lol.

Every month, I have been patiently cashing in my Swagbucks for $5 Amazon gift cards (which is 450 Swagbucks). I did get a little impatient a couple weeks ago and cashed in for $25 gift cards, but that ended out working well for this deal.   I had been storing away those credits all year for the perfect moment to arise and it did today.   I couldn't have asked for a better deal:

Amazon's Kinect Bundle Deal of the Day: $298
- $150 in Amazon credit earned through Swagbucks
= Paid $148 out of pocket...and will get $100 back (Amazon gift card)
That's like $48 for the whole package!

I use Amazon a lot so this deal is worthwhile to me.  I view the $100 gift card like a rebate.    We usually get my husband's work safety equipment through Amazon so we won't have to worry about paying the next few face masks, and maybe even get a Kinect game (if I can find a good deal of course! lol)  :P 

**If you haven't joined Swagbucks yet, CLICK HERE to sign up so you can start racking up Swagbucks and snatch up the next cool deal you come across!  CLICK HERE to read my detailed step-by-step guide about Swagbucks!

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