Amazon Basics USB Extension

If you’re not already aware, I love Amazon Prime. It’s something I’ve been using steadily for about two years now. I order from Amazon very frequently so the same-day and free 2-Day shipping is absolutely amazing to have when I’m in a pinch and need something. As a field rep I tend to complete surveys and deals via Swagbucks in exchange for free Amazon Gift Cards. If you haven’t already go take a look at my article on Generating 100 Daily Swagbucks and Advantages of Amazon Prime. I’ve not only saved money but have GENERATED returns! For example I’ll cash out on $100 worth

I’m writing the review of this Amazon Basics USB Extension cable as a perfect example of utilizing my Prime benefits.

As a web developer I also help local businesses market their flyers and advertisements across various platforms so I’m constantly scanning images to my laptop. The problem is I brought in a new desk to my home office and rearranged everything. The printer ended up no longer sitting on my desk and I would have to step over or duck under the USB cable each time I connected it to my laptop – I quickly got over this nonsense and placed my order for the USB extension.

I paid only $6.49 + $5.99 Same-Day Delivery /w Prime so my total came to $12.48 for a 9.8 foot USB Extension Cable delivered to my door about 8 hours later. Best Buy offers a 6 foot USB Extension cable for $24.99. Half the price + at-home delivery? Seriously, why are you not an Amazon Prime customer?

Don’t forget: Amazon Prime has 2 membership options: $10.99/mo or $99/yr!

XBOX One Bundle – $249.99

Amazon has back at it with some amazing deals – this time it’s for the Microsoft XBOX One!

Microsoft has announced a $50 price drop on their console which Amazon has the luxury of taking advantage immediately. Not only can you enjoy the savings, but Amazon has organized a selection of different XBOX One Console Bundles!

Now let’s take a look at the spectacular savings this week. I’ve arranged them in pricing order.

Up first is the XBOX One – Certified Refurbished 500GB /w Kinect
xbox1.jpgBundle Includes:

  • XBOX One Console (Refurbished)
  • One Wireless Controller
  • Kinect

This is a great bundle especially if you’re just starting out. I personally have used the Kinect and love the ability to use voice commands which makes things so much easier especially when navigating the menus or trying to record clips.

Next is the XBOX One – Name Your Game Bundle ~ $249.00XBOXThis bundle includes:

  • XBOX Console /w 500GB Hard Drive
  • One Controller
  • Your choice of: Forza Motorsport 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, or Rare Replay!

XBOX One – White Edition /w Quantum Break
 ~ $249xbox2Bundle Includes:

  • White Edition XBOX One Console /w 500GB Hard Drive
  • One Controller
  • Quantum Break + Alan Wake Games


XBOX One 1TB Console + 3 Games Bundle ~ $283.90

Bundle includes:

  • XBOX Console /w 1TB Hard Drive
  • One Controller
  • Gears of War: Ultimate Edition, Rare Replay, and Oni games.


As you can see there are some great deals going on for the summer right now. Be sure to check out my Bing Rewards post and I show you how to receive XBOX Live Free every month! 

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Get Free Ink /w HP Instant Ink! (List of Eligible Printers Included)


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Are you constantly running out of ink at the worst moments? Would you like an affordable service in which you pay-per-page and not worry about expensive cartridge replacements? Then I’ve got the service for you!

HP Insant Ink is a service which is offered by Hewlett Packard and is supported by a variety of web enabled printers. If your HP printer has wireless connectivity, most likely it qualifies for the program! A few of the features are:

  • Ink is delivered before you need it
  • Multiple monthly plans available
  • HP e-Print – E-mail your device and print from anywhere in the world!
  • Send pictures and documents from Facebook Messenger
  • Compatible apps for your smart device

I’ve personally enrolled in HP Instant Ink and have already received my first set of ink. I’ve utilized 50 out of my 300 pages for the month and definitely plan on taking advantage of the rollover feature. The great thing about the cartridges is they are a larger capacity than XL inks and print in excellent quality! Here’s a sample of a PDF and print design:

HP Officejet 5740

To the left is a document created in Pages, while the one on the right was created using Publisher and on HP Photo Paper. As you can see the quality is excellent!

There are three plans to choose from. You can take a look and easily decide which of these would fulfill your needs.

*TIP! Since you’re using my referral link to receive 1 Month Free, start out with the  $9.99/300 Page plan! You’ll get a free set of cartridges and 30 days to get an idea of how much you’ll actually be printing. More than likely you’ll end up with rollover pages which will last you for some time 🙂 

HP Instant INk
HP Monthy Plans


Not sure if your printer is Instant Ink compatible? Take a look at the list below or visit to see if your printer is elgibile. The sign-up process is fast and super easy. I had my ink within about 7 total days!

Are you currently in the market for a new printer? Take a look at the list below! I’ve compiled a list of eligible printer, most of which are Amazon Prime supported so you can have your printer delivered the same day with some models! If you’re not signed up with Amazon Prime, click here for a free 30 Day Trial – afterwards you can choose to be billed $10.99/mo or $99/yr; it truly is an amazing program which I personally use very often.

Earn 100 Daily Swagbucks

If you’re reading this then you’ve already (or at least should have) read my initial post explaining what Swagbucks is and how you can earn some extra coins on the side. As a new user you’ll be able to take advantage of practically every offer available! Be sure to make these notes before you continue:

  • Create a new e-mail address specifically for Swagbucks (To avoid spam)
  • Make a new folder to store your screenshot proof when not being paid
  • Use a pre-paid Visa/Mastercard whenever possible (I use AceElite, you can apply for a card here
    The nice thing about AceElite is you can Create Virtual Credit Cards which you can use to sign up for all your trials then cancel it so you don’t have to worry about mysterious charges! I highly recommend utilizing this!
I am going to assume you’re dedicating ONE HOUR to Swagbucks specifically, if you follow these methods you can acquire your goal no problem!
     All set? Let’s get started! Now that you have all of the requirements out of the way let’s start by going to our Swagbucks Dashboard
You have the following choices:
  • Shop
  • Watch
  • Answer
  • Discover
  • Search
  • Play

     Shopping and Discover are best if you’ve got some extra cash to burn and are already in the market for various items or want to check out new products. Trial Pay is very good at paying out instantly and I haven’t had many issues with them unless it’s a dual sign up. I would start here to get your rewards rolling and then come back to this article when you have the extra time.


     1) Let’s start by seeing which Surveys we have available. I find it easiest to knock out the tedious ones first. If you have a few surveys available stop your other projects and focus on getting one or two of these rolling. Having two up means you’ve at least claimed your spot on these surveys and can quickly figure out if you qualify for them or not. Use this method of two at a time and you’ll quickly get a feel for what these companies are looking for and
you’ll be able to weed through the useless ones much faster.
One trick I use is if I have multiple surveys available I click on them all and try to weed through which ones I qualify for and I’ve noticed this method results in receiving more possible Swagbucks. This is where Dual Monitors really comes into play. 



If you don’t have any surveys available right now – leave the window open and install an auto-refresher or manually reload it every few seconds.


     2) Swagbucks TV – This is something I do whenever my tablet isn’t being used. I’ll open up the SBTV app and select a playlist to run in the background. You’re limited to 10SB this way, but that’s an easy 10 cents for just leaving the application open. It’s a good way to discover new movie trailers if you’re a guru like myself, or if you’d like to learn on various topics there are plenty to choose from.
     3) Answer that Daily Poll for your free Swagbuck! Sure it’s only 30 cents a month, but it goes towards your monthly bonus!

     4)Tasks is a final method I use to pickup a few extra points if I’m looking to cash out. Some of them can be tedious so I recommend this as a last resort however you may have entirely different luck than I do. My problem is I could be filling out surveys in the time it took me to complete these items. The payouts are definite with these if you manage to get through the task though, and I haven’t noticed any delays when it comes to tasks which is pretty nice.

And that’s about it to my method of generating Swagbucks. Using these methods have proven highly effective for me (especially lately) with the surveys as it seems Swagbucks is actively seeking out new partners and weeding out ones who don’t pay. I’ve been able to claim a $3 Amazon card almost every other day so far this month – At the least every 3rd day.Just think – 100 x 30 = 3,000 or $30 worth of iTunes, Walmart, Visa, Target, and more gift cards!  At 36,000/yr or $360 annually wouldn’t this make Christmas shopping a bit easier?Be sure to follow or leave a comment and show us your earnings! Once I gain enough traction with helping the Swagbucks community I’ll be doing monthly drawings for gift cards for those who contribute, like, comment, and share our Swagbucks updates!

To give a little incentive and proof, here are my rewards from today and it took about an hour to write this while completing these tasks!

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Swagbucks – Your Full Guide To Free Money, Products, and Rewards

About Swagbucks

Swagbucks is a website which rewards you for taking surveys, watching videos, playing games, entering sweepstakes, or just earning cash back on purchases you’re already making across various websites. The ultimate goal is market research to evaluate spending habits among consumers, which if you don’t mind sharing your spending habits then this is the site for you! There are many ways to earn money with this site and I’ve tested everything you’re about to see reviewed as well as proof of my payouts and previous purchases. Many reviews which will be on this blog are from items purchased using some form of gift card I’ve received from Swagbucks. I’m going to cover a few different areas with some key strategies on how to maximize your profits and keep an eye out for the best deals. Your dashboard is always changing so be sure to check as often as possible.

Ready to begin? Let’s get started! After you’ve looked over all of the options to receive Swagbucks, be sure to read my follow up on How To Easily Earn 200-300 Swagbucks Per Day!

I suggest creating an entirely new e-mail address using gMail, Yahoo, or whatever your preference is. Use this e-mail only as you’ll be receiving alerts and offers at this address and it’ll also save any password issues in case you’ve signed up for any programs in the past! 


Swagbucks App / Swagbucks TV / Swagbucks Toolbar

It’s a good idea to start by installing the Swagbucks Mobile App. With this app you can earn some free SB (Swagbucks) by performing searches and entering your captcha whenever it pops up. It gives you quick access to surveys and “Discovery” deals (which I’ll cover soon) so you can stay on top of your rewards.

You can earn about 20 SB each day doing searches between the mobile app or replacing your web browser with SB. I would suggest swapping the Search for Swagbucks as it uses Yahoo which will get you buy, but if you’re like me then I will run an actual Google search if I’m in a hurry to get to where I’m going.

A trick using the Swagbucks Toolbar is to just enter your next URL of the website without entering .com.

This will force it to perform a search and generally your domain is at the top of the result and you get a mark towards your searches.

The Swagbucks Toolbar allows you to easily insert Swag Codes which will appear from time to time if you enable desktop notifications, receive e-mail alerts, or follow their page on Facebook. These codes usually last less than 3 hours so be sure to watch out for these alerts. The toolbar also allows you enable cash back so you’ll earn 1-10SB for every dollar you spend depending on the promotion at the time.

My suggestion is to check your Swagbucks account before you make any online purchases. You may be eligible to receive cash back from your next potential purchase




This is where you’ll earn a majority of your Swagbucks. What I have done is install an Auto-Refresh Add-On to my Google Chrome browser and will leave this page up on a half screen and it’ll reload every 10-15 seconds. This allows you to keep on top of recently released surveys which will go quick! I generally aim for 50-200 point surveys which are under 30 minutes. I’ve noticed many of the ones that are 30 minutes or longer tend to mess up towards the end or will crash out on me so I gauge what my time is worth vs the payout. This is the most tedious method when it comes to acquiring bucks, but it is the way to rack them up the fastest.

Gold Surveys are surveys tailored to the answers you’ve given when completing your profile. You’ll notice on the left-hand side you can earn 2SB for every 10 questions answered. DO THIS! And make sure your answers are always consistent because you’ll get more and more surveys specifically for your demographics – which means less time being wasted on surveys you may get disqualified for.

Partner Surveys and Peanut Lab Surveys and are hit and miss. I stick with ones that are 65+ and take less than 20 minutes over here because the scripts seem to kick me out every once in a while. I don’t do a lot of these surveys unless I need to come up with some quick bucks to cash out on the next card.

Daily Poll and Tasks are an easy way to rack up 1-10 Swagbucks per article. Definitely do the Daily Poll – That’s an easy 1 point!


     Discover is a great way to easily earn some cash back if you’re willing to try out new products, sign up for trials, and evaluate services from a variety of different companies. I would definitely suggest starting here if you have some extra coin to born or want to try out some neat products at a great price. Swagbucks gets their piece of the pie by bringing in referrals (you) to try their partners products. Many of these are free and only require a credit card – Just make sure you keep a log of when and where you signed up  and when to cancel! Otherwise you may see some recurring charges on your account if you don’t pay attention.

I’ve been able to jump onto trials of Hulu, Netflix, Gamefly, and several credit rating companies and earning 200-500 a pop without spending a single penny. Pay attention as some do require a $1.95 or so charge to initiate the trial but not all of them do.

  Using this method you could easily turn $10 on your credit card into $20-30 worth of Swagbucks which can be redeemed for a pre-paid Visa if you wished. Not bad right? There are even more ways to earn!

Content Discovery is a very fast way to earn 2SB just for viewing a view slides or taking a quick quiz. You’ll navigate through 5-10 slides which is basically just point and click. If you have a dual monitor setup I highly suggest keeping this tab open on one of them. The longest part on this section is merely waiting for the page to load. You can knock out several of these as a new signup and net 100 SBs in under 20 minutes especially if you have it up on both monitors.

Sign Ups are a quick way to get points by entering your information. These may take a while to reward or not show up at all, so make sure to keep screenshots when possible and once you get to around 10 or so like I do I’ll submit a ticket and usually they get rewarded as long as you retain your proof and dates. Look at the notes section for more on this.

Free Offers will give you bucks for doing more simple tasks like filling out information. Remember again to keep your dates and expected earnings in case they don’t show up. I’ve noticed if I’m not rewarded within 10 minutes then usually there’s an issue with collecting.

Shopping is great if you do a lot of online purchasing. Buying vacation packages through this link earns what seems to be the greatest awards since they’re the most expensive. Clothing is another great way to get some cash back if you’re already in the market.

Donations is pretty self explanatory. Choose the organization of your choice and get rewards for helping others! Also keep an eye out on your Offers page because sometimes they offer $10-20 rewards for signing up!

Mobile Apps are a great and fast way to easily earn even more Swagbucks. All you have to do is install some of these applications and open them – some require you play for a certain amount of time but the rewards are great!

Tasks are a nice way to earn .40 – 1.00$ when you complete the required terms and are a sure way to make some extra coin. I use these most when I need to pickup a few more points to cash out. This is generally the item I use the least amount other than playing games.

Now that you have an overview on the entire program, take a look at the next article:

How To Earn A 100 Swagbucks Daily ($30/mo $300/yr!) Within 1 Hour

Notes: You may want to get into the habit of recording the offers you complete. A screenshot with the expected SB/date Completed as the file title should be fine and has worked out great for me. I generally wait until I have about $5-10 worth of unpaid Swagbucks rewards before I make a ticket. They say you need to contact the companies directly regarding payout, but I’ve yet to find an easy way to contact them directly.

This guide should get you started and well on your way to earning some extra rewards. Using this guide I don’t see why someone couldn’t earn $5 worth of rewards in their first hour as a new customer!

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Bing Rewards – Free Gift Cards & More!

XBOX Live will typically run you either $9.99 per month, or $49.99 per year. Of course there are other options such as the 3 month, but ultimately you’re still spending money to stay subscribed to your XBOX Live Services.

How would you like to utilize the XBOX Live Service completely free of charge? Maybe XBOX Live isn’t your thing and you’re more interested in receiving Gift Cards for various programs such as Groove Music, Burger King, Fandango, Hulu, Skype Credits, and more!

Bing Rewards has a nice program which exchanges daily Bing Searches and Activities for points. At first you’ll start slow, but the real rewards come when you hit Gold Status and begin receiving discounts off the overall price of your chosenReward You can also rack up points if you’re into Affiliate Marketing! Just place your Bing Rewards link on your blog, website, etc and you’ll earn 50 Points each time someone reaches Silver Status. You can even play Scratch & Win games are use your credits to be entered into drawings for great prizes. I personally just use this as a way to save myself an XBOX Live Subscription, but that’s just me!


You receive 15 Credits daily for desktop searches, and 10 daily for using your mobile device. Each day there are a few extra ways to earn credits by completing a quiz or opening up Microsoft Edge to view more offers. The method I use is to initially load Bing Rewards using Chrome so it bugs me to explore using Microsoft Edge. I usually get about 19-24 points a day. Once you hit gold status all of these add up at the end of your month and you’re able to cash out for your chosen Reward.

Here are the current rewards available as of 3/9/16:

  • Groove Music Pass
  • Microsoft Apparel and Gifts
  • Windows Store Gift Card
  • XBOX Digital Gift Card (Excellent if you want to save your points up and get free games!)
  • XBOX Live Gold Membership
  • Windows Store Credit for Songs / Movies / Apps
  • Discounts at the Microsoft Store
  • Starbucks
  • Toys R Us
  • Fandango
  • Zephora
  • GameStop
  • Macy’y
  • Hulu

You may also opt in to donate to Boys and Girls Clubs America or Teach For America. All of these items vary in the amount of credits needed, but it literally takes less than 3-5 minutes per day to complete the task and once they start rolling in you’ll be hungry for me! Inviting others is a great way to earn more but is limited currently to only 250 Rewards Credits.

What would you do with an extra $100 savings per year? Let us know in the comments how you like the program!

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