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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today

Posted September 12, 2016

Starting Monday, September 12, Swagbucks is having the Midway Team Challenge!

You can register now at

I was assigned to The Free Stylers team. What team are you on?

The county fair-themed Midway Team Challenge begins Monday, September 12th at 11:01 am EDT and ends at 3 pm EDT on Friday, September 16th!

All members who participate and contribute at least 400 points to their team’s total will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Members of the 2nd place team will receive a 25 SB Swag Up Rebate

Members of the 3rd place team will win a 15 SB Swag Up Rebate

Members of the 4th place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, September 16th and will expire on Friday, September 30th at 11:59 pm PDT.

Head to HERE to get on a team. If you are new to Swagbucks, read on for a new member sign-up code!

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 (searching, shopping, watching videos, playing games and more). You earn points called SB for online activities and then you can cash them in for gift cards to places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, CVS, Lowes, Starbucks, Paypal, Bass Pro Shops, Kohl's and so many more! 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 SB points? There are lots of ways.

* Search online: 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.

* Take surveys on their website

* Answer the daily poll

* Watch videos through their website or multiple mobile apps (I earn about 80 - 100 SB a day doing this)

* Use their online shopping portal (I do most of my online shopping at major retailers who are part of the Swagbucks Shop and Earn program (like,, and more) and earn Swagbucks every time I shop. Just this week, I was credited with 562 SB points (worth $5.62 in gift cards) for an online purchase I made a few weeks ago.

* Play games

* Participate in special Swag Code events

* Enter the daily Swag Code (which we usually let you know about here on the blog each day). Swagbucks posts bonus codes on their Facebook, Twitter and blog pages each day. If you have the Swagbucks Mobile App, it will buzz when there is a new code. When the code becomes available each day, one of us posts it here on the blog so we can all get it. The codes are only valid for an hour usually. Once you get the code, you then copy and paste the code into the Swag Code box at the top of the homepage of Look for the circle with the words Swag Code next to it.

New member bonus Swagbucks sign-up code!

As I posted above, new members get a 70 SB bonus when you sign up HERE. 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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  • Dr D Sep 13, 2016

    Thanks to all for the helpful hints/tips about Watch, Discover, and Encrave. I tried again last night, using Stephanie's method of items at the top of my home and Watch pages. Not sure which one did it, because sometimes there's a delay in crediting, but one of them did actually fulfill the Discover item on the ToDo list for me.

    And now I had Encrave available again this morning ... 'tis all a little mysterious/random to me. I did also log off and reboot, ASCHERER, because that's always good for clearing out all sorts of gunk in general.

  • ascherer Sep 13, 2016

    To all of you with the nCrave issue, have you tried going to the control panel on your computer and deleting your history and cookies? I have mine set to delete every time I log off but this seems to work better. I delete mine about twice a day. Hope it helps.

  • Kathy S. Sep 12, 2016

    5 day craze that double the points from Sept. 12-16th.

    Monday –

    Tuesday –

    Wednesday –

    Thursday –

    Friday – EnteraiNow

  • senglish27529 Sep 12, 2016

    Dr D and Kathy S, Here's the response I got from Swagbucks back in January when I submitted a ticket for the nCrave issue:

    "We understand that some members have had limited or no access to engage in video viewing on Swagbucks or nCrave sites in recent days. This is due to our use of an industry-standard third-party traffic verification service, which apparently may be having some issues with their systems incorrectly blocking certain users from this activity.

    Please be assured that we would like to resolve this issue ASAP and are reaching out to the traffic verification service to see if anything can be done to alleviate this problem for the affected members. As we make progress on this issue, we will try to keep you informed, and apologize for any inconvenience some members may be experiencing from this technical issue in the meantime."

    And, to date, I still have no nCraves...


  • Dr D Sep 12, 2016

    KATHY S., like you, I've contacted them about survey failures, and they are indeed good about taking care of those. But I haven't yet bothered to submit a ticket about Encrave/Discover not working or not being offered.

  • Kathy S. Sep 12, 2016

    Those not having ncrave or other problems. Have you contacted swagbucks. They have been great about crediting me when the surveys don't work right.

    I am on the ferris wheelers team. Got my daily goal right away because of a previous purchase on Puritan Pride. But have done several other items including daily goal to help my team. So far I helped with 245 pts.

  • Dr D Sep 12, 2016

    Ok, sounds like you might be in the same boat I'm in, JDOUGLAS13. Even though it doesn't resolve anything, sometimes it's comforting to know I'm not the only one (or that it's not necessarily related to my outdated home PC).

  • jdouglas13 Sep 12, 2016

    Dr D, I haven't been able to get any points for Discover since the site was updated, nor can I get nCrave.

    Faye congrats on 99 SB! Wow!

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Sep 12, 2016

    labs - thanks!

    Stephanie - It looks like there is going to be an extravaganza this week although they have not let bloggers know when. We should know by today or tomorrow though.

  • labs Sep 12, 2016

    Congrats on that 99sb's search win Faye