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Mega Swagbucks Friday!

Posted December 2, 2011


It is Mega Swagbucks Friday again. Today is the day they award larger than normal Swagbucks just for using them to search as you normally would during the day.

How do you get these super Swagbucks? Each time you need to search for something online, use the Swagbucks search engine.  I actually have the Swag Bucks toolbar installed on my desktop and it places a search box right on my screen making it super easy to search.  There are also a number of other ways to earn Swag Bucks including taking surveys, answering polls, watching videos and more.

If you are new to Swagbucks, I bet you are wondering what you do with the Swagbucks you can earn. They can be cashed in for gift cards, books, magazines, movies and much more! I usually cash mine in for CVS or gift cards. A $5 Amazon gift card code is only 450 Swag Bucks and $5 in Paypal cash is 700 Swagbucks. It's such an easy way to score some freebies while doing the same searches you already do.

It's free to sign up for Swagbucks and only takes a minute. New members get 30 Swag Bucks when they sign up. Click HERE to sign up and start earning!

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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Dec 2, 2011

    Chairman - I knew you were joking - no harm done. :-) I actually agree with you on the burgers. I don't eat hamburgers (or any ground meat) at all. Can't take grissle! lol

    It could be that Savingstar is selling the info like other web sites have done for years.

  • Chairman of the Bored Dec 2, 2011

    I spoke to a customer service individual who informed me that they receive a significant amount of their data from 3rd party sites, and specifically stated couponing sites, although she wouldn't say which ones. SavingsStar was the only site I gave my real personal information to. The Spokeo people did remove it but I am weary about using those sites.

    I do appreciate you and Faye talking about the deals, I got a little cynnical yesterday about McDonalds but it was meant to be a joke. I never did any coupons before I started checking out this blog area and now I am impressed at what I save!

  • 40andtired Dec 2, 2011

    Thanks happygirl for the information. I know I need to get on upromise, it's still on my to-do list!

  • Nancy Dec 2, 2011

    Chairman, the reason I'm so sure SavingStar is not the cause of that information is that I had a need to check online for a person 3 years ago, used Spokeo and Pipl searches and all that information was out there, long before SavingStar began their program.

    Just like the ability to pull peoples tax records are available online, it's just public information :(

  • Nancy Dec 2, 2011

    Chairman, are you sure SavingStar is selling your personal information? I've not seen it happen. The public information you referenced on the Spokeo site is from public records, not purchased info.

    I've used Swagbucks for well over a year without problems.

  • Chairman of the Bored Dec 2, 2011

    Does Swagbucks sell your information? I am weary of using that after finding out SavingStar was selling my personal information, including telephone number, to 3rd parties.

  • HappyGirl08 Dec 2, 2011

    I've used ebates before without issue. They used to just mail you a check. Not sure what they do now. I started using the upromise site when my nephews were born so I could get the savings for their 529 accounts so I gave up ebates.

  • HappyGirl08 Dec 2, 2011

    Today's deal is a 10.00 starbucks card for less. Unfortunatly I do not have enough swag but oh well. haha

  • 40andtired Dec 2, 2011

    Faye, where can I find information on ebates and shopathome. I've seen them mentioned but not comfortable using them. Thanks.