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Mega Swagbucks Friday!

Posted September 6, 2013

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Today is the day that Swagbucks awards higher than usual Swag Bucks for searching.  They are also offering a great giveaway for Smart Shopper readers for the month of September: a $50 Gift Card to the available rewards store of your choice! 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, Walmart and Amazon.com AND there is a new bonus sign up code valid all month long!

Gift Card Giveaway

From September 4 - October 4, any Swagbucks member who signed up at any time through the Smart Shopper Swagbucks link and earns at least 50 Swag Bucks in total from any combination of Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer or Discover is automatically entered into a drawing for a $50 Gift Card to the available store of your choice! 50 Swag Bucks should be very easy to get just by searching, taking the daily poll and getting the NOSO Swag Bucks every day. Swagbucks will pick the winner shortly after October 4th and I will announce the lucky person here on the blog. Good luck!

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 and more.

Swagbucks also posts additional bonus codes on their Facebook, Twitter and blog pages. 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 but through the end of September, 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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  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    Swag code for 3 SB's available through 11 pm Friday night: Beauty

    Awesome spalding!

  • TJ84 Sep 6, 2013

    Hey Faye, I tried searching again and got 6 more swagbucks! Thanks

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    New SB Code worth 4 SB's until 3 pm! Enter: readabook

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    Yep - I usually get doubles or triples (points for 2 or 3 searches per day). I almost always get points for searches twice a day and sometimes 3X in a day if I have a lot of searching to do.

  • TJ84 Sep 6, 2013

    Faye, do you get points from more than one search a day on swagbucks? I usually stop at one search and didn't know if it would pay off to continuing searching for a second set of points.

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    jrmassengill, Actually, that's not bad. You are almost 1/4 of the way to your first $5 gift card.

    Here are the things I do regularly to earn: taking surveys (including the daily survey worth 1 SB),doing the daily NOSO for 2 SB (I don't ever sign up for anything, but go through them each day to earn 2 SB), using the search box many times a day to search on the internet and hopefully earn 10 - 20 SB per day, entering the daily codes when available on their blog, FB or Twitter, watching videos, and referring friends. Those are all ways I earn points.

    You are on track to earn about $5 per month at this rate. That's $60 per year for very little effort.

    If you sign up more friends using your referral link and they earn, you will also earn a portion of what they earn so send off an e-mail inviting them to join as well.

  • jrmassengill Sep 6, 2013

    I just started swag bucks last week and so far I only have 116 bucks. I thought this would be an easy way to earn some gift cards. Is this a good amount or should it be higher already?

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    Bummer - newsnut. I hope today breaks the bad luck streak. :-)

  • newsnut Sep 6, 2013

    MSBD has been terrible all summer long for me, maybe today I can get a good search win in!

  • Faye Prosser - Smart Shopper Sep 6, 2013

    I just scored 9 Swag Bucks searching for freebies to post!