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Mega Swagbucks Friday and new member bonus!

Posted June 1, 2012



It is Mega Swagbucks Friday and today is the day they award larger than normal Swagbucks just for using the Swagbucks site when you search for information on the Internet. If you are not signed up for Swagbucks, you should be! It's a super easy way to earn giftcards to places like CVS, Starbucks and Amazon.com. There is also a new member bonus available - read on for the details.

New to Swagbucks?

How do you get these super Swagbucks? Each time you need to search for something online, use the Swagbucks search engine (instead of Google, for instance).  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 on Twitter or Facebook, Swagbucks also posts links to codes that will earn you additional Swag Bucks. Once you click the link they give you and find the code (they will tell you how to find it) you then copy and paste the code into the "Gimme" box on the homepage of Swagbucks HERE. The Gimme box is on the right side of the page under the My Account section where it indicates: Enter your Swag Code.

You are welcome to post links to these awesome codes (but NOT the actual codes) in the Comments section of this post or in the Share the Deals section here on the blog each day but please DO NOT post the actual Swag Bucks code. That's against Swagbucks policy.  You are more than welcome to post the link to the Swagbucks page that shows the code though.

If you are new to Swagbucks, I bet you are wondering what you do with the Swagbucks points you earn. They can be cashed in for gift cards, books, magazines, movies and much more! I usually cash mine in for CVS or Amazon.com gift cards. A $5 Amazon gift card code is only 450 Swag Bucks and a $5 Starbucks gift card is 635 Swag Bucks.  It's such an easy way to score some freebies while doing the same searches you already do.

New Member Sign Up Bonus

It's free to sign up for Swagbucks and only takes a minute. New members in June get an additional 70 Swagbucks added to the 30 you would normally get when you sign up.  This means you get a total of 100 Swagbucks when you use the registration code JUNETASTIC throughout the month of June!  You have to use this code during the registration process to get the extra 70 Swagbucks.  Click HERE to sign up!


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 2, 2012

    That's great, senglish!

  • senglish27529 Jun 2, 2012

    My extra bonus was in my ledger this morning - 85 for the days I met my goal, and 50 for just barely qualifying for an extra bonus. I'm pretty pleased, since I thought I might have missed out on "extra." :-)


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 1, 2012

    HappyGurl - I think the info they sent indicated we would get the extra bonus by June 4th.

  • HappyGirl08 Jun 1, 2012

    Well, I just saw I got credited for my carnival day bonus SB. I did not get the extra 200 SB I was supposed to for hitting my goal every day. Maybe that will come by Monday. We shall see.

  • HappyGirl08 Jun 1, 2012

    I have recently learned it is 5 per month of the exact same thing. So, you can get as many as you want really...just remembering the 5 of a kind rule. Cool but holy cow at how much work I'd have to do to earn a zillion different ones a month. ha! I work pretty hard for the 5 or 6 I snag. LOL

  • New York Yankee Jun 1, 2012

    Oh another question....I maxed out my $5 Amazon gift cards for the month of May. But I was able to snag a $25 Amazon gift card Saturday. Is the max amount 5 of each gift or 5 total? I am thinking it's 5 per gift card or prize.

  • HappyGirl08 Jun 1, 2012

    I have always found SB support to be helpful. A few times since I've joined I've had trouble getting a search credit or something and I just email them and they handle it. Its great they could help out with this as well. 70 SB is not virtual chump change! LOL

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 1, 2012

    Good news, newssaavy72, my contact at Swagbucks, Hal, responded with this:

    "Just have her contact support - I'll make sure she gets credited."

    You can contact support online here:


    Just let them know Hal said you could still get the 70 Swagbucks new member bonus even though you forgot to add it when you registered.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 1, 2012

    newssaavy - I just e-mailed my contact at swagbucks to see if they can add the new member bonus for you.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jun 1, 2012

    NY Yankee - Yep - I do it all the time. Once they load the Amazon gift card # to your Swagbucks account, just go to your Amazon Account and enter the code into your account (there's a section that says something like Add Giftcards to your account). The gift cards will accrue until you are ready to spend them. I have about $35 worth in my Amazon account right now from adding $5 gift cards slowly over time.

    newssaavy - I am sorry you forgot the code but welcome to Swagbucks! You'll love it! I wish I could get the code added for you but it has to be done at registration. Now, make sure you take the referral code they give you on your Swagbucks account and send it to all your friends. The more people who sign up under your referral, the more Swagbucks you will earn. Thanks for signing up under my referral!