It’s really easy to save money while shopping online by using the many gift cards programs out there. Not only will you be able to get a discount for certain products but you might even be able to get stuff for free. So keep reading as I will show you exactly what you have to do and know in order to take advantage of these offers and at the same time manage to stay away from the numerous scams out there.
Most of the gift cards offers out there are for major brands and companies such as Sony, Wal-Mart, Best Buy, Dell or Apple. So it’s easy to see why people find them so attractive and why the spots in these programs get filled so fast.
Many gift certificates are offered free of charge (this goes for the vast majority of them) while for others, you will have to aid the company in some way in order to get your hands on the free gift card. It might sound like a hassle but trust me, it’s well worth it, especially if you take into consideration the fact that some gift certificates out there can land you as much as $1000 in free products.
This is why more and more people take part in market research and testing programs and some have even made a full time job out of getting free stuff from companies and then selling their prizes for cash on eBay.
In order to take part in these programs all you really need is a computer and a little bit of spare time every week (not much – twenty minutes a day will usually prove to be more then enough). It doesn’t matter if you’ve previously been involved in such programs or not as most of them require no experience, references or special education, nor do they require your physical presence.
Free gift cards online and gift certificates are great but many programs also offer free gadgets such as mp3 players, mobile phones and even laptops. These usually require participating in a testing campaign (it’s easy, trust me) or review program.
So make sure you don’t miss out on the many opportunities out there but try to stay away from the numerous scams that have flooded the web in recent years. Legitimate programs have a good looking site with a “Terms and conditions” and “Contact” page. If you’re asked for money just walk away – it’s a dead giveaway for a scam.