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Reminder: Swagbucks Team Challenge through Friday

Posted September 2, 2015

Swagbucks has a new Team Challenge through Friday, 9/5 at 3 pm. Read on for the details so you can earn the bonus Swag Bucks!

What is your Swag Racer of choice? Swagstangs? SB Cobras? Survettes? GTOffers?

Head to the Swagbucks website and click on the Team Challenge link to find out which team you have been assigned.

Earn points in the following categories starting August 31st at 12 pm EDT to get your team across the checkered flag first:

Special Offers
Yowgo Apps

All members who participate and contribute at least 200 points to their team’s total will receive an exclusive Swag Up valued at a 50 SB rebate on their next Gift Card Purchase.

But that’s not all… Each team, depending on which place you come in, will also receive a bonus!

1st place: 25 SB

2nd place: 20 SB

3rd place: 15 SB

4th place: 10 SB.

The Swag Racer Team Challenge ends at 3 pm EDT on September 4th. All bonuses will be paid by 5 pm EDT on September 4th, 2015.

You will receive your Swag Up (50 SB discount on a gift card purchase from the Rewards section) on September 14th and it will expire on October 14th.

New to Swagbucks?

If you don't know about Swagbucks yet, it's the largest rewards website that gives people free gift cards for the things they do online. You earn points (called Swag Bucks) for online activities and then you can cash them in for gift cards to places like CVS, Amazon, Starbucks and many more options!

How do you get these super Swag Bucks? Each time you need to search for something online, use the Swagbucks search engine on their website (instead of Google). I actually have the Swagbucks toolbar installed on my desktop and it places a search box right on my screen making it super easy to search. Every once in a while, they award Swag Bucks just for doing the searches I used to do using Google. There are also a number of other ways to earn Swag Bucks including taking surveys, answering polls, watching videos, playing games, referring friends, using their online shopping portal, special Swag Code events and more.

Swagbucks also posts additional bonus codes on their Facebook, Twitter and blog pages each day. When a Smart Shopper reader finds a code (usually one per day), they post it here on the blog so we can all get it. The codes are only valid for a couple hours usually. Once you find a code, you then copy and paste the code into the Swag Code box at the top of the homepage of Swagbucks HERE . Look for the circle with the words Swag Code next to it.

New member bonus Swagbucks sign-up code!

It's free to sign up for Swagbucks and only takes a minute. New members usually get 30 Swagbucks when you sign up HERE and right now, you can score an additional 70 Swag Bucks for a total of 100 Swag Bucks! To get the bonus Swag Bucks, click the text that reads "I have a sign up code" during registration and then enter the code: SMARTSHOPPER to get the bonus. Make sure you use all caps since it is case sensitive.

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  • batey3 Sep 2, 2015

    WONDERSWHY... Yes, I have the Swagbutton. There are some codes that can only be redeemed thru that. I also do Watch thru there as well. Read the comments on the team challenge page. You will find LOTS of earning advice there. You will only see YOUR teams comments. I'm on GTOffers myself which is exactly where I wanted to be!! Sadly, I think we're in 3rd place. Ah, well, it is what it is! I managed to earn 200 Swagbucks today and have contributed 3,060 to my team so far. On a typical day I usually earn 100-125.

  • wonderswhy Aug 31, 2015

    I'm still learning Swagbucks, I never understand how you all get all the points! I'm lucky to make 10 or 15 a day. I signed up for the team challenge and I got Cobras
    Also, when I am watching videos, mine doesn't auto play, I have to hit play for every single video, time consuming even if I'm on the computer because I have to go back and forth with screens. :-( Any tips?
    Do you all use the swagbutton?

  • grafted Aug 31, 2015

    I'm on Survettes (currently in 2nd, believe it or not!). I really like the added "incentive" of a SwagUp rebate on your next card. Quick "pit stop" (aka - dinner) then back on the!!

  • jdouglas13 Aug 31, 2015

    Swagcode at 2:15 pm: MondayCraver for 3 pts

  • senglish27529 Aug 31, 2015

    Update: Based on DH's experiment, it appears that nCraves DO count toward team points, giving 20 team pts each. Nice!


  • senglish27529 Aug 31, 2015

    Yeah, I know Faye, I'm so sorry I did that to you.... LOL

    And from reading the comments on the Swagstang page, it looks like nCrave might now count as one of the activities in the "Watch" category. I'm not really sure about that, but I really hope that's so. Maybe I'll ask DH to experiment. He's a Cobra, and they need to slow down a bit.... :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 31, 2015

    Welcome to the team, Stephanie! Thanks for the reminders on what counts towards team points. I use the mobile apps as well, so I'll hit the 200 points goal easily. And it looks like we are now in last place.... lol

  • senglish27529 Aug 31, 2015

    I'm a Swagstang too, Faye! And we're not in last place yet! :-)

    DH is an SB Cobra. Maybe he'll actually be on a winning team for a change!

    And from a "team points" perspective, it's really important to be aware of which activities contribute to your team points. It's different this time that the last challenge, as nCraves won't earn team points. They're still a good way to earn SB, but not for team points. We use the mobile apps here, so I'm not worried about earning those 200 team points to get our SwagUp.


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 31, 2015

    I am on Team Swagstangs. What teams did you all get? Good luck!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 30, 2015

    jdouglas13 - well done!!