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Swagbucks St. Patrick's Day scavenger hunt!

Posted March 17, 2014 is celebrating St. Patrick’s Day with a fun Shamrock Scavenger Hunt – Swagbucks style!

The hunt lasts from 11am – 11pm ET on St Patrick’s Day (Monday, 3/17). Your goal is to see if you can find the Shamrocks that lead to a pot of gold (Bonus Swag Bucks)! Throughout the day they will reveal Shamrocks through “Official Messages” on different pages on their website. When you see one of these Shamrocks appear you must click on it to claim the Shamrock. You will then be asked to confirm – just to be sure it’s yours.  Only a limited number of Shamrocks will be available and once that number has been claimed it will disappear.

Each Shamrock claimed = 1 Bonus Swag Buck added to your account within that hour (it will not credit immediately but will within 60 minutes).

But don’t worry if you miss out on a Shamrock because another will be appearing somewhere else across the site in a matter of time. These Shamrocks could appear on any page at any time between 11 am and 11 pm.

This is the first time I have seen them offer this kind of event. It will be interesting to see how hard it is to get the shamrocks. Post if you find them!

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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2014

    bethmarcom - Thank you!! That's a surprise little late night swag code!

  • bethmarcom Mar 17, 2014

    New code StPaddysDay good until 11 pm for 2 SBs

  • ThomasG Mar 17, 2014

    Dr. D
    Thanks ! I had quit looking lol

  • Dstned2BMe Mar 17, 2014

    Thanks Dr D!!

  • Dr D Mar 17, 2014

    Shamrock here:

  • ThomasG Mar 17, 2014

    Thank You everyone for helping me find the shamrocks - I found all but seemed to only get credit for 3 or 4 - I saw many complaints at FB so we are not alone in our diappointment this time .

  • Dstned2BMe Mar 17, 2014

    True, this promo is not very profitable, and I had to work really hard to get 10 sb on a search! :(

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 17, 2014

    Dstned2BMe - thank you!! That was my third shamrock as well, Dr D. But, every bit helps, I guess! :-)

  • Dr D Mar 17, 2014

    Thanks Dstned2BMe!

    I'm with you Faye - don't like to complain, but this event was not my favorite either. Did manage to get 3 shamrocks, but only with the help of others pointing them out. Thanks all!

  • Dstned2BMe Mar 17, 2014

    Shamrock #6 here: