How to Get Free Pet Products

Post Published on August 27, 2016 | Last Updated on April 1, 2021 by Jenny

swagbucksHow to Earn Free Gift Cards to Get Free Pet Products

I am reposting this post because I have been asked how I get free cat products on YouTube recently.  Since I started working for myself, I have had to become “creative” to get funds when I don’t have them.  Of course, I get the cat products we review for free because manufacturers send them to me to review – in exchange for exposure on the site and the site’s social media.

But I do get free toilet paper, salad dressing, dish detergent, Hot Cinnamon Spice tea and more.  And this is how I do it below.  Basically, if you have a computer you are always around, you can do it too.

Originally posted in 2014

Since we review approximately 50 products/year, I get a lot of inquiries on YouTube about how to get free pet products.  Well, of course, we are sent them for free in exchange for the review on our site and all of our social media channels.

However, there is a way to get free pet products, but requires a wee bit of effort.

As many of you know, I am a crazy couponer and have a couponing website.  I do most of my couponing in store, but also do some things online to help my couponing efforts in store to go a bit further.

One of those ways is through a website called, Swagbucks.

Well, it just so happens that I have discovered other Floppycats readers do Swagbucks to not only get free pet products, but also to help save for vet bills and more.  So I thought it might be a good thing to bring up here, in case it will help others – and well, just in case you guys can teach me something too!

Swagbucks is a free website.  It does not cost anything to join.  It is a search engine, like Google, however when you enter a search topic with Swagbucks, you have the potential to randomly win Swagbucks. Swagbucks are points that can be redeemed for gift cards. My favorite gift card reward is a $5 Amazon gift card for 450 Swagbucks (limit of 5/month), but there are many other gift card choices like PayPal, Target, CVS Pharmacy and more.

Updated March 22, 2016 – please comment below if the code doesn’t work:

Join Swagbucks and use code “FLOPPYCATS” when you sign up to get 70 Swagbucks in addition to the 30 you get when you complete your profile, etc.

Yesterday, I put together a video of easy ways to get Swagbucks – I earn enough to equate to about $50 in gift cards a month – it really helps me pay for things I need, but can’t afford on my tight budget.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask in the comments below.  Of course, if you have any suggestions, please add those as well!

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26 thoughts on “How to Get Free Pet Products

  1. Patti Johnson says:

    Great repost, Jenny! I have a Swagbucks account but must admit that I still do more with my MyPoints account than Swagbucks. But both are great for getting lots of good deals and earning credits/points for rewards to spend.

    Big hugs!

    Patti & Miss Pink Sugarbelle 🙂 <3

    • Jenny says:

      i think you get into a grove with one of them, you know? i never could get into mypoints…but i am glad you found one for you!

  2. Christina says:

    Hi Jenny
    I’m so glad you are covering this again. I know you sent me some info on this recently and I tried using your code many different ways(upper and lower case….pulled out and started over every time, even added and removed the S etc)
    The site would not identify FLOPPYCATS. Things got busy and after an hour of problm solving I figured it was possibly expired so I signed up regular and things have been so crazy busy I really hadn’t had a chance to get back to it let alone let you know what happened.
    So if you know anything about it let me know. Thanks

    • Jenny says:

      ACK! I am sorry – I will reach out to Swagbucks and ask if they can reinstate it! I don’t think you can use it retroactively, unfortunately. Have you started using Swagbucks?

  3. Dottie Kile says:

    Hi Jenny!!

    Wanted to post a little note about how I’m totally enjoying Swagbucks! I’ve been ‘Swagging’ since April 5th and so far I have earned $105 in Amazon gift cards. I know….isn’t that wonderful??

    Can’t tell you how helpful your video was and it allowed me to get started earning rewards and not just sitting being frustrated because I had no idea what to do. I have 2 older Samsung phones and they are working out very well to just run and earn my Swagbucks without needing to babysit constantly. I use my WiFi at home. There have been a couple of times that the apps lock up but it’s more an issue of an old Android version. I just monitor the phones throughout the day and catch it if they happen to lock up which has actually been rare.

    I run SBTV (Swagbucks TV) on one phone and EntertaiNow on the second phone. I run the Encrave during the day while I sit at my laptop and that adds a bunch to my Swagbucks totals each day. I tried the ‘Accelerator’ for May and will get extra Swagbucks from that. My 1st goal was met every day in May so I will have at least 300 Swagbucks from that.

    I usually get to the maximum Swagbucks I can earn each day on EntertaiNow and SBTV then I’ve been switching and running PerkTV at night while I’m sleeping. I have been able to get a $5 Amazon gift card. I expect to get a little more of a return as time goes on but a free $5 gift card for doing nothing but running an app on my old phone is wonderful as far as I see it!

    Well, you can see what Swagbucks has done for me already and want to thank you again for the video and the tip about Swagbucks.

    Hugs from Clarksville, TN!

    • Jenny says:

      Hi Dottie,

      I am so pleased to hear that you are enjoying Swagbucks – $105 in Amazon Giftcards is wonderful!! I just got a shipment from Amazon today – all free from Swagbucks!

      Sounds like you do with your phones what I do with mine!

      I am now doing the Accelerator too – and love that boost of bucks.

      I love that you are doing Perk TV too – it’s a great surprise bonus (that’s how I see it).

      It is great to have your old phones work for you, eh?

      Thanks for the update! Love, love, love it!


  4. Dottie Kile says:

    Hi Jenny and thanks so very much for your video about Swagbucks!! I started ‘swagging’ on April 5th and just got my first delivery of $5 Amazon Gift Cards. I’m totally addicted! I’ve ‘banked’ $25 and already filling my shopping cart with a couple of items that the budget just wouldn’t allow before.

    Please do a video on

    Thanks again for, your couponing tips and now Swagbucks!!

    Hugs from TN……<3

  5. ChristyB says:

    Jenny, in one of the videos (I think it was the Cat Dancer arrival video but I may be wrong!), you made reference to using SwagBucks on an old phone.

    What kind of plan do you have on the phone so that the money you are earning isn’t eaten up by the plan? What kind of phone?

    Also, is is even possible to link to these programs? My experience with SwagBucks was a lot of surveys and interactive requirements. Running apps I think I would be much more amenable to!


    • Jenny says:

      hey christy – it’s my old iphone – it’s on wifi in the house. there’s no service plan on it anymore. you can see what i do here: – but the app thing specifically starts here:

      no, the surveys are a waste of time.

      yes, running apps is super easy – i also get about $10/week from i need to do a video on that – that is also just running an app on your old phone that’s connected to wifi.

      please ask any questions if it doesn’t make sense.

  6. patricia says:

    well i’m going to use my tablet as well i think. like jenny said, you could just have that running while you are on the computer. getting free gift cards for just doing what i do anyway is the cats ass to me!!

    • Jenny says:

      yes! i always have my tablet and iphone running. then at night when i am asleep i run another app – similar to swagbucks, but not swagbucks to get more gift cards – another one piper told me about.

  7. Dementia Boy says:

    My computer needs to be cleaned up and repaired before I do this. I can watch short videos, but not many, before Pewter freezes. Yesterday was an exercise in frustration.

  8. patricia says:

    i wish we could get swagbucks for watching floppycats videos, i’d have a million! i didn’t realize this was so easy! i really thought i had to sign up for stuff. i actually have 74 right now and i’m watching videos. i’m on my computer so much and work from home so much that i could have been earning so many already! grrr. thanks again jenny for the video, i was a bit overwhelmed by all the stuff but it’s really very easy. you ROCK!

    • Jenny says:

      good!! yes, they try to sell you stuff, but there are these easy “little” ways to avoid having to buy or sign up for things. there are some videos, like the encrave ones where you can set it – go the bathroom, do some dishes and come back and you’ve got the bucks. i usually have SBTV running whenever i respond to floppycats’ comments. so you could watch floppycats’ videos and run SBTV on mute =). i wish i could have floppycats videos get points too – but i am sure i have to pay for that to happen.

      • patricia says:

        i just made my daily quota, saw some cool move trailers and other stuff i liked, signed up for some free samples and this is really fun!

        • Jenny says:

          yay! i just signed up for something new through Swagbucks – Accelerator – you have to pay $9.99/month, but you get $15 in gift cards back, so profit of $5. I will see how it goes and then do a video about it if I think it’s worth it. Technically, you could get PayPal gift cards to pay for it…Piper told me about it and I decided to bite the bullet tonight and try it.

    • Jenny says:

      good – i know we have emailed about this a little and i hope this helps to get you some gift cards so you can get more for your kitties! i’ve known some people to save all year to get things like a kindle or something big.

  9. patricia says:

    i didn’t know you get could get bucks by just searching. i thought you had to sign up for the deals and a lot of those are things you have to pay for which defeats the purpose. i didn’t know just using it as a search engine could get you bucks. ok, i have to go watch the video.. derrrr..

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