Here’s my secret to getting free print books in the mail! If you want books on a budget, check out this simple way to get free print books on Amazon–paperback, hardcover, whatever you prefer to read! Now you can add to your bookshelves without draining your wallet. (:
How I Get Free Print Books on Amazon and Barnes & Noble
When you get back into reading as an adult, there’s suddenly a plethora of books you want to read!
I was faced with a ballooning TBR list when I started making time for books again. I remembered dozens of volumes I’d always wanted to read, and began gleaning an increasing number of recommendations from friends and family. Although I’m never short on reading material, I have come up short a few times when I’m trying to track down a particular volume.
I scour in my personal shelves, the county library system, and used book stores, but there are still books on the list that never get read because I simply can’t find a copy. Does that happen to you sometimes?
Fortunately, there’s always Amazon…
Unfortunately, there are other things we need (or ought) to spend our money on besides books!
But what if I told you there was a way to get FREE books on Amazon–print or Kindle?
My secret weapon for getting free paperback books on Amazon is to use a program called Swagbucks to earn free Amazon gift cards. I redeem my gift cards for the books I want to own and read!
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a search engine like Google or Bing, but as you search the web it will randomly award you points–or SB–which you can redeem for gift cards. You can rack up additional points by doing surveys, playing games, shopping online, or because it’s your birthday! But truthfully? I don’t even do the extra point-earning options (except have a birthday). Even with just using the search engine, I earn several Amazon gift cards each year.
One hundred SB is equal to $1, so you can redeem 300 SB for a $3 gift card, 500 SB for a $5 gift card, etc. When you have enough SB to get a gift card, you pick one out from their website, “buy it” with your points, and then receive an email with a link to your virtual gift card. Visit Amazon, put in your gift card code, and wait for your free books to arrive in the mail(:
300 SB Bonus!
If you’re new to Swagbucks, you can get a 300 SB bonus when you earn 300 SB within your first 30 days!
Of course, you don’t have to spend your Amazon gift cards on books! In fact, you don’t even have to get an Amazon gift card. They also have options for Barnes & Noble, Walmart.com, Visa, restaurants, clothing stores, etc. But this is a handy way to have free book money so you can read whatever you like! I typically get the Amazon gift cards because I can combine my books with other orders on Amazon to get free shipping.
Refer friends on Swagbucks and get more points!
If you want to accelerate your gift card earning, you can actually refer friends and get 10% matching points of whatever they earn. So if you refer your mother and she earns 500 SB, you’ll also receive 50! Once you sign up for Swagbucks, you’ll get a unique referral link that you can share with others.
I’ve been using Swagbucks for about five years, and I love the free gift cards. There really is no catch!
You may be like me–wanting to fill in your reading gaps with lesser-known (and hard-to-find) novels by your favourite authors.
Or perhaps you want to read a new release, but you’re number 301 on the library waiting list.
Or maybe you just want to order a book for a friend and have it sent straight to their doorstep.
These are all good reasons to get free books on Amazon, and Swagbucks is a simple way to do that!
Need some ideas for great book titles to get with your Swagbucks Amazon gift cards? Browse my book lists here at Tea and Ink!
**This post is NOT sponsored by Swagbucks or Amazon. I’ve just been using Swagbucks for a while, and thought I’d share it with you as a way to get free books! The links to Swagbucks on this page are my referral links, however!**