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Mega Swagbucks Friday & new member bonus!

Posted July 27, 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  There is also a new member sign-up bonus and a new mobile site for iPhone and Android users!

New member sign-up bonus!

It's free to sign up for Swagbucks and only takes a minute. If you use the Swag Code SBISONTHEGO when you sign up HERE, you get an additional 60 Swag Bucks on top of the normal 30 Swag Bucks you get when you sign up. That's a total of 90 Swag Bucks just for signing up! This new member sign-up bonus is valid until Friday, August 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PT.

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 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 Mobile Site Launch

Swagbucks has also launched a Mobile Site for iPhone and Android users! Now you can earn Swagbucks using your phone! You'll find more information on the Swagbucks website in the Blog.  There is even a tutorial to show you how to use the new option.  


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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 27, 2012

    I totally agree, Stephanie! We have a large family function coming up in mid-August and I have been stockpiling soda when it goes on sale for .99 or less per 2 ltr using CVS giftcards from swagbucks to make them all free!

  • senglish27529 Jul 27, 2012

    I was trying really hard to get 7 straight days this week, and then had an internet problem yesterday, so missed it by one day. *sigh*

    But I'll still be happy to get the bonus when it's awarded, even if it will only total 100 or so for the month. Free SBs are always fun!


  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Jul 27, 2012

    I got an 11 today and was happy. It's been all 7's and 9's for me lately.

    FYI - they started a new set of collector's bucks as well. They are sports themed and end in August sometime. If you collect them all (they are awarded when you do win SB doing searches) you get extra SB's.

  • thewayitis Jul 27, 2012

    Thanks for the input, HappyGirl. At least I know I'm probably not doing anything wrong.

  • HappyGirl08 Jul 27, 2012

    No, I think it just happens like that. For a while I was getting 7 or 9 and maybe only one or two a day and then all the sudden I was getting 22 and 29 a couple times a day. Now I'm sort of on the 7-15 range again. I just take what I get. ha! I got another 10 an hour ago or so. Same collector bill I got this morning so yea for the 10 pts, boo for no new bill.

  • thewayitis Jul 27, 2012

    I'm not having much luck with searches today, either. I'm still sort of new at this -- does this just happen on some days? Most days I can win three or four search prizes, but it always seems that on Mega swagbucks days I have a harder time getting rewarded for searches. So frustrating. A few days ago (not on a Friday), I was rewarded 33 points for one search, and 29 for another. It was so weird. This had never happened to me before. I guess now they're making up for it. LOL, maybe it was a mistake?

  • HappyGirl08 Jul 27, 2012

    I've gotten them every day so far. Its hard some days. I think today was 100. Took forever but I finally got it. I'm not having much luck on searches today. Only got one, but it was a collector buck so that's good.

  • New York Yankee Jul 27, 2012

    Have you guys been hitting your daily goals? I missed one the other day by a few points. So much for the 300 point bonus!!!!! Sigh!!!!!