Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Swagbucks - Search & Win website

  • You can earn prizes such as giftcards.
  • You get rewarded for doing something you normally do - websearching.
  • Prizes are awarded in a timely manner.
  • Swagbucks makes fun in your life with cool things to do and see.
  • Bucks (points) are given in very small increments.
  • In order to really make anything, you need referrals. 
  • Many people doubt the powers of SB so they won't follow your referral.
  • Legally, you can only have 1 account so earning happens slowly.
  • Search features are much less sophisticated than those used on Google.
  • Customer service is the pits.
Bottom Line: Swagbucks.com is an awesome site that works like a search engine does. I have made about $320 worth of Amazon Gift Cards using Swagbucks. You simply search in the appropriate place and if you're lucky you may be awarded Swagbucks. After you accumulate enough bucks, you can cash them in for cool prizes such as Amazon Gift Cards. It does get depressing, however, when nobody follows your referral link. Your referred friends are valuable because each time they search and win, you win the same amount of Swagbucks! Aside from winning that way, you can also gain bucks by doing special offers, entering time-limited Swagcodes, and several other ways. For more information, you can look at their site directly. Be very careful if you operate more than 1 account. If you need real search features, use Google instead.

Sign up today and get yourself some fabulous prizes like I did!

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Afrin - Nasal Decongestant Spray

  • Works within a minute - really!
  • One dosage lasts for 10-12 hours
  • Relieves nasal congestion and stuffiness better than oral decongestant pills.
  • Minimal (but often none) side-effects.
  • If used for more than a few consecutive doses, there's a rebound effect (you feel even stuffier). 
  • Smallest size bottle (which is tiny) costs approximately $10.
  • Leaves slight aftertaste in mouth once it drips down (which is easily alleviated by taking a drink).
  • Painfully tingles for a few minutes after spraying.
Bottom Line: Afrin (Oxymetazoline) nasal spray is used to relieve nasal discomfort caused by colds, allergies, and hay fever. It can also be used to relieve sinus congestion and pressure. Basically, you are getting your money's worth when you buy this item and have a need for it. It's perfect for colds, especially during the night when you have trouble falling asleep because you can't breath. Remember, though, that Afrin is a steroid (but over-the-counter) so don't use it more than you have to or you'll feel even worse after! Afrin can also be used before a plane trip if you anticipate ear pain because it clears the nasal/ear/sinus passages.