We needed some home items, so as usual I turned first to one of my regular stores the loyalty program of which I have signed up for.  This store gives loyalty rebates back as points with a dollar value when applied to purchases. After applying all my points, to complete the purchase I would have to spend about $26.00 out of pocket.  To make up for this short-fall I went to mygiftcardsplus.com (external link) and bought a $25.00 gift card to that particular retailer, a purchase which I earned 3% back in SwagBucks (external link) points. It took some extra effort but I was able to buy a few hundred dollars worth of new things at a significant rebate andRead More →

We came across a new GPT (Get Paid To) site in the vein of UserTesting (internal link) and UsabilityHub: User Interviews (external link). User Interviews is a multi-thread focus group site offering users the opportunity to apply for in-person, over-the-phone, online studies, and independent tasks. According to the website, their clients prefer to interact with testers who link their LinkedIn or Facebook profiles, though this is not a requirement. We signed up and applied for several tests (though we have yet to be accepted).  The tests we applied for paid between $0.50 and $1.50 a minute, the shortest of which being a 30 minute phone interview, and the longest of which was a one hour and 30 minute in-person interview.Read More →