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Swagbucks new Team Challenge starting today!

Posted August 12, 2014




Fun news!  Swagbucks started a new Team Challenge today, 8/12 and there is a Swag Code Extravaganza on Wednesday, 8/13!



Dog Days of Summer TEAM CHALLENGE!

Swagbucks is about to make your summer even better! The Dog Days of Summer Team Challenge kicks off Tuesday, 8/12, and lasts until 12pm PT on Friday, 8/15. There will be 3 teams (assigned to you): Pool Party Posse, Laid Back Loungers, Bonfire buddies. You can get assigned to your team on their website here starting on Tuesday.  If you are new to Swagbucks, first you need to sign up here on their website. See more details below including a new member sign-up bonus code!

I am on Team Bonfire Buddies! What team did you get assigned to?

How do you become eligible for bonus SB? Contribute at least 1 pt to your team by earning Swag Bucks - here's how:

Answer (Surveys): 6 pts
Encrave: 5 pts
Special Offers: 4 pts
Search: 3 pts
Mobile wins from SBTV Mobile, Special Offers on mobile, or EntertaiNOW app: 2 pts
Swag Codes: 1 pt

At the end of the challenge, all team members will get a bonus based on how well they're team did and how many point you contributed:

Winning team members who contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 25 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 100 Swag Bucks!

Runner-up team members who contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 15 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 75 Swag Bucks!

Third place team members who contribute between 1 and 399 points to the team total will receive 10 bonus Swag Bucks; contribute 400 or more and get 50 Swag Bucks!


Swag Code Extravaganza:

Wednesday, August 13th, Swagbucks will be having the Save the Summer Swag Code Extravaganza! Let’s do what we can to enjoy what’s left!

Here are the details:

Date: August 13th, 2014

Time: 11 am ET – 9 pm ET

Codes: There will be 5 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 25 SB

More Swag Bucks: There will be lots of fun, games and opportunities to be hooked up with Swag Bucks!  I will have more info for you on Tuesday about the Extravaganza.

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 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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  • My-Humble-Opinion2 Aug 12, 2014

    I have decided to go part-time with work (health reasons) so I need to save money, I have always used coupons, and I also do extra bucks with CVS but how does the swag bucks thing work? I love gift cards.... well who doesn't? :)

  • senglish27529 Aug 12, 2014

    No you don't, Faye. My team is way behind already! :-)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 12, 2014

    senglish27529 - you rock Swagbucks! I wanna be on your team!!

  • senglish27529 Aug 12, 2014

    Swag Code Alert: POLKACITY is good for 3 SB until 2 pm.

  • senglish27529 Aug 12, 2014

    Faye, I'm just shooting to earn 400 or more team points before the challenge is up, so I can have the "higher" bonus. So far, since signing up a few hours ago, I've earned 341 team points. I can probably quit lamenting my "late" entry now. :-)

  • raesmom1612 Aug 12, 2014

    I'm with you Faye Bonfire Buddies!!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 12, 2014

    Topcopwife - you are so lucky! I have not been on a winning team for a while.

    Stephanie - looks like you and I are competing for 2nd place. :-) Sorry you missed out on the am mobile apps points. There's always tomorrow.

  • TopCopWife Aug 12, 2014

    Laid Back Lounger for me!!!

  • senglish27529 Aug 12, 2014

    I'm on the Pool Party Posse (last place team at the moment). I forgot all about this starting today, and I've already missed out on a lot of earning opportunities for my team since I run my mobile apps early in the morning. Darn it! I meant to sign up *before* running the apps! :-)


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 12, 2014

    I am on Team Bonfire Buddies! What team did you get assigned to?