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4loot.com - A Relatively Easy Way to get Free Facebook Credits
4loot.com is a website where you can search the web (based on the yahoo search engine). Every time you use their site to do a search, you have a chance to win 4loot coins. After you earn so many 4loot coins, you can trade them in for Facebook credits.
4loot.com is built similarly to GoodSearch. You can earn credits by searching, or by buying things online after you visit their site. The only main difference is that GoodSearch will donate some of the money they make to the charity of your choice, instead of giving you Facebook Credits.
The process of getting 4loot coins is easy and relatively simple. The first thing you need to do is click “Connect” on the top right hand corner of 4loot’s main page. This will allow you to connect your Facebook account with 4loot.com.
Once you have linked your Facebook account with 4loot, then you can get free 4loot coins, and turn 4loot coins into Facebook Credits (details on how to convert 4loot coins to Facebook Credits at the bottom of the article). Every time you search, you have a chance to earn between (0-50) 4loot coins. Most of the time, you’ll earn between 0-2 coins, but there is always a chance to win up to 50 at a time. Please note, you can only win so many 4loot coins per day. After a certain point, you’ll receive a message telling you that you won’t win any more 4loot coins by searching for the rest of the day. This is determined by the number of times you randomly win 4loot coins (it doesn’t matter how many 4loot coins you won that day, only the number of times you win matters). Be sure to search as much as you can until you reach the limit (note: only use 4loot to perform real searches).
Besides searching the web, there are a couple of other ways 4loot.com allows you to get 4loot coins. Every day, they have something called the “Question of the Day”. They will ask a question through their Facebook page. If you answer their question, you’ll win some 4loot coins. You answer the question by doing a search for the answer. If the question is, “Who is the new boss of The Office”, do a search for “Will Ferrell”. They’ll send the question as a status update from their Facebook page. If you “like” their Facebook page, the question will appear on your news feed. There are a limited number of people each day who will get coins for answering the question, and 4loot will update their status to tell you when the “Question of the Day” contest is over. They ask the question at a different time every day, but I find the question is usually asked between 7 A.M. and 3 P.M. GMT (or UTC). If you can answer the question within an hour of it being asked, you have a good chance to win some extra 4loot coins.
You can also win free 4loot coins by sharing your searches. After you do a search, there is a button on the results page that says “share”. When you share a search, it appears on 4loot’s "shared searches" page. On this page, you can see other people’s shared searches. If you like the other person’s search, you can vote for their search. Whoever gets the most votes by the end of the day will win 10 Facebook Credits (not 4loot coins, they cut the middle man with this one). You can vote 10 times a day. If you like someone’s search, you also have the option to give them 1 free 4loot coin. When you give someone a free 4loot coin, you will use one of your votes, and that person… well… receives a free 4loot coin. This coin is not taken from your coins, the other person will just get a new free 4loot coin. You can give one 4loot coin a day in this way.
4loot will also give you 4loot coins for doing a search every day. If you search every day for 5 days, you will receive the following amount of coins:
Day 1: One 4loot coin
Day 2: One 4loot coin
Day 3: Two 4loot coins
Day 4: Three 4loot coins
Day 5: A random amount of 4loot coins, with the max amount being (50) 4loot coins.
If you don’t do a search in 24 hours, the site will reset back to day 1. Once you reach day 5, it resets back to day 1, and begins again.
There is a weekly competition for whoever can win the most 4loot coins in a week. Whoever earns the most 4loot coins in a week will receive 50 Facebook Credits. Good luck with this, as the competition is pretty intense.
You can also earn 4loot coins by shopping online. Depending on the place you shop (eBay, Amazon, almost every online store really), a percentage of what you spend will turn into 4loot coins. But honestly, I’m not a big fan of 4loot’s system. If you’re going to spend money, you might as well buy Facebook Credits directly from Facebook. I personally like to take advantage of Facebook’s deals of the day to buy something I want and get free credits. Or I prefer to do it through GoodSearch because… well… charity, yadda yadda yadda.
The best way to make sure your sales go through 4loot, is to download the 4loot Toolbar. If you don’t plan on getting 4loot coins by online shopping, don’t get the toolbar. 4loot claims you can win more coins by using the Toolbar. However, they also claim that you can win more coins by making 4loot your homepage. Which is true… in the sense that you’ll be more likely to use 4loot when you want to search the web. But in reality, doesn’t provide any real benefit. So why bother? The internet has too many toolbars already.
Last, but not least, you can earn 4loot coins by referring people to 4loot.com (who wants to guess why I wrote this article? ;p ). For every person you invite to 4loot.com, every time your referral wins 4loot coins, you win the same number. If you invite a lot of people, that’s a fair number of coins you can win. However, you can only earn up to 500 4loot coins per referral.
To invite people to 4loot.com, there are two ways to do it. You can click on the “Friends” button in the top right hand corner of 4loot’s site, and directly invite your Facebook Friend’s to 4loot.com. If you click the “Me” button in the top right hand corner, you’ll see your referral code to the right. It’ll look a little something like this: (http://www.4loot.com/?id=164138&src=em). And yes, I am a master of subtlety, thank you for noticing!
So, those were all the ways you can earn 4loot coins, now the part you’ve been waiting for… Turning 4loot coins into Facebook Credits. By clicking on the “spend” button, you can spend your 4loot coins to get Facebook Credits. Now… I’m not going to lie, it takes a fair amount of 4loot coins to get Facebook Credits. 2 Facebook Credits will cost you (65) 4loot coins. 5 Facebook Credits will cost you (150) 4loot coins. 10 Facebook Credits will cost (250) 4loot coins. 25 Facebook Credits will cost you (500) 4loot coins. It takes 2 days or so for 4loot and Facebook to complete the transaction and to credit your account.
After a couple of days of using 4loot, I’m averaging about (30) 4loot coins a day (not including coins from referrals). I’m not exactly earning millions of Facebook Credits a day here… but hey, it’s free and I’m not working to get the Credits. If you search the web anyway… eh, why not?