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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today

Posted November 16, 2015

A new Swagbucks Swag Feast Team Challenge starts Monday, November 16th!

The challenge begins at 12 pm ET and ends on November 20th at 3 pm ET.

When you go to the Swagbucks website to sign up for the challenge on November 16, you will be assigned to one of four teams.

If you earn at least 200 SB during the challenge, you are eligible for a 100 SB bonus for every qualifying purchase on Shop, up to 5. No minimum purchase amount.

In addition, each team member will receive a SB bonus depending on how your team finishes. Each member of each team, depending on where the team places will receive one of the following SB bonuses:

1st place: 20 SB

2nd place: 15 SB

3rd place: 10 SB

4th place: 5 SB

Swag Up Bonus FAQ

How do I earn the Swag Up Shop Bonus?

Contribute at least 200 points to your team’s total.

When will I receive the Swag Up Shop Bonus?

The Swag Up Shop Bonus will be awarded on Wednesday, November 25th (just in time for Black Friday shopping!).

When does the Swag Up Shop Bonus expire?

The Swag Up Shop Bonus expires on Monday, December 7th.

How does the Swag Up Shop Bonus work?

Once your Swag Up Shop Bonus is active, make a qualifying purchase. When you receive the SB for your qualifying purchase you will also receive a 100 SB Bonus. You can get up to five 100 SB Bonuses by shopping at five unique stores while the Swag Up Shop Bonus is active.

If you have never gone through the Swagbucks Shop portal to shop online, it's super easy. Go to the Swagbucks website, click on Shop on the left side of the home page, click on the store you want to shop at or search for the store name in the top left search box. Then you will be directed to company's website to shop like you normally would. Make your purchase and in a couple weeks, you will get bonus SB for your purchase. Then you can redeem those SB points for one of the many gift cards available at I plan to do a good deal of my Black Friday shopping online this year and I will go going through Swagbucks to shop so I can earn SB points. I also check the Coupons section on and to see if there are any online coupon codes to use with my purchases.

What types of purchases will qualify for the 100 SB Bonus?

The purchase must be a qualifying purchase (a purchase that is eligible for SB) and there is no minimum purchase amount.

When will I receive the 100 SB Bonus?

You will receive your 100 SB Bonus when you receive the SB for your qualifying purchase (please see store details for individual merchants for more information)..

Sign up for the challenge starting November 16 at 12 noon at

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 SB for online activities and then you can cash them in for gift cards to places like CVS, Amazon, Starbucks and many more options! It's free to join and I have earned a bunch of gift cards in the many years I have been a member.

How do you get these super SB points? 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 SB points just for doing the searches I used to do using Google. There are also a number of other ways to earn SB points 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 SB points when you sign up HERE and right now, you can score an additional 70 SB for a total of 100 SB! To get the bonus SB points, 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 Nov 16, 2015

    Thanks for posting the code, Jdouglas! And maybe your pumpkin pie can catch our gravy never know. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Nov 16, 2015

    So I'm actually on the pumpkin pie team, currently in last place. :p

    MOBILE Swag Code RIGHT NOW until 7 pm (Mon) for 3 SB: DateToUpdate

  • grafted Nov 16, 2015

    Gravy Train for me too. So far, so good this time! (ha)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 16, 2015

    And make sure you click on the Search link on the Team Challenge page for some east SB. I got 6 SB just for clicking on the link and others posted that they got 8 or 11 SB. The team challenge page is here:

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 16, 2015

    FYI - Swag Code Extravaganza starting Wednesday! I'll have details posted soon!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Nov 16, 2015

    senglish27529 - That was a nice 1200 SB surprise! And thanks for hanging out at the rear of the turkey train. The Gravies are in 2nd right now.

    labs - you are on the winning team so far! Congrats!

    I have contributed 558 points to my team so far today so I know I made the 200 min. Got to love those SB apps and desktop videos. :-)

    Tammy - Welcome to Swagbucks! It's lots of fun and such an easy way to get free gift cards! I think Stephanie answered your question beautifully, btu let us know if you have any more.

    And yes, my story was published on the SB blog. :-) They played with the story I submitted a bit. I had used a $25 Walmart GC I got through SB to buy groceries for a girl scout food drive for a local troop in Clayton. They donated the groceries to their church's food pantry and have been donating food for a while by taking donations and using coupons to get great deals. They are an impressive group of young ladies!

    Good luck to everyone on the challenge!

  • senglish27529 Nov 16, 2015

    I'm in the Turkey Troupe, and DH is a Pumpkin Pie Guy. The rest of you can thank us for bringing up the rear so far. :-)

    I had to be out midday, so I waited to run my SB apps until I got home around 2. Folks on my team already had over 4,000 team points by then. Geesh! Fortunately I don't really have to worry about my daily goals today -- I had 1200 credit while I was out for a special offer I completed a couple of months ago. Nice!



  • labs Nov 16, 2015

    I have some early points now. Hope you all have started.

  • labs Nov 16, 2015

    I'm a cranberry, I just registered and people have points up there already.

  • jdouglas13 Nov 16, 2015

    Stephenie, nope she did not say a word. Congrats to our very own Smart Shopper! :)

    I signed up too, but I can't remember what team I'm on. I think it might be the gravy as well.