I already read the Economist. I get it from my uncle but I’ve meant to subscribe, so when I read that Swagbucks was offering 1500 points as a reward for a $12.00 subscription, I had to sign up. The nice thing is that on Swagbucks, I turn in all my points for $5.00 Amazon gift cards. Unlike other rewards, those cards cost 450 points for $5.00 instead of 500. This means each point is worth $0.0111 instead of $0.01. It’s a small difference but it adds up over time.
With this deal, the 1500 points I just earned is worth $16.65. It cost me $12.00 to earn so my return is $4.65 – a 39.75% margin on something I do anyway! I’ll take that ANY day.