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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today

Posted August 14

There's another fun Swagbucks Team Challenge starting Monday, August 14 at 11:00 am ET to help you earn SB points from Swagbucks!

For those of you who don't know what Swagbucks is, it's a free website where you can earn cash back on everyday tasks you do online like shopping, answering surveys, discovering deals, searching the web and watching videos. I have been a Swagbucks member for many years and earn gift cards every month to places like CVS, Amazon, Kohl's, Starbucks, Walmart, various restaurants, gas stations and more. See more details below.

If you've never tried Swagbucks before because you didn't know where to begin, their Team Challenges are a great way to learn the ropes.

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Swagathlon Team Challenge

The challenge, begins Monday, August 14 at 11 am ET, but you can pre-register now. Here's how you can join the challenge and the site:

1. Click HERE to join the challenge and be assigned to a team. If you don't already have an account, you can sign up on this page as well. I am on the Tiki team.

2. Starting June 17th at 11 am ET, you can complete different activities on Swagbucks and in addition to earning SB points for completing the activities, you'll contribute points to your teams total.

3. Check back on the page often to see the scores and what you've contribute so far.

All members who participate and contribute at least 600 points to their team’s total (which is not hard to do over the course of the challenge) will receive a SB bonus in the form of a SB Swag Up Rebate on their next gift card! That means you get a discount when you cash in your SB points for a gift card.

Not only that, but if you sign up HERE this month and earn 300 SB before September 1st, you'll get a 300 SB bonus!

Members of the 1st place team will receive a 100 SB Swag Up Rebate, members of the 2nd place team will receive a 50 SB Swag Up Rebate, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 30 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, August 18th at 3 pm PT and will expire on Thursday, August 31st at 11:59 pm PT.

If you've never used Swagbucks before, now is a great time to join, especially if you participate in the Team Challenge because it's an opportunity to win an extra bonus for trying out the site.

Look below for a new member sign-up bonus!

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 Amazon.com, Kohls.com, Walmart.com 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 Swagbucks.com. Look for the circle with the words Swag Code next to it.

New member bonus Swagbucks sign-up code!

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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  • ascherer Aug 15, 3:46 a.m.

    I have plenty of Watch videos but I rarely do more than a couple a day. I do a lot of nCraves and Surveys. Laptop Guy (LTG) and Binocular Girl are two of my favorites because they are 2 SB in a short amount of time but they normally disappear and reappear through out the day. Refresh your browser often and manually clean your cookies often. I do both multiple times a day. Because I am a night owl, I normally get most of my points in the early morning. Right now I have 60 of my 100 first daily goal plus completed my daily to do list and it has only been 45 minutes since Swagbucks started today.

  • ascherer Aug 15, 3:46 a.m.

    I have plenty of Watch videos but I rarely do more than a couple a day. I do a lot of nCraves and Surveys. Laptop Guy (LTG) and Binocular Girl are two of my favorites because they are 2 SB in a short amount of time but they normally disappear and reappear through out the day. Refresh your browser often and manually clean your cookies often. I do both multiple times a day. Because I am a night owl, I normally get most of my points in the early morning. Right now I have 60 of my 100 first daily goal plus completed my daily to do list and it has only been 45 minutes since Swagbucks started today.

  • Dr D Aug 14, 3:05 p.m.

    Watch videos were still available for me when I left home this morning ~8:00 a.m. but I don't know if they may have disappeared later. Sometimes even when most of the Watch videos are gone, there are still one or more available, such as the SB Tutorial under Technology. It is definitely trickier to meet that first goal when Watch Videos not available. Sometimes I've noticed that other activities are often available when the videos disappear, such as Laptop Guy (thanks again for that nice Discover tip ASCHERER!), Tour the Web, or nCrave offers. And sometimes the nCrave offers just keep running all by themselves, which makes me feel less addicted, since I'm not chained to the clicking. Other times nothing is available, which makes me want to kick the SB habit altogether.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 14, 1:11 p.m.

    Well the Tikki team is in a very sorry last place. I'm happy for all of you pineapples. :-)

    On another note - I have no Watch videos available today. I usually get about 1/2 my goal met in SBTV videos on my desktop so this is an issue for my high 102 first goal today. I can still watch on my mobile though. Anyone else lacking in videos today??

  • ascherer Aug 14, 9:23 a.m.

    Dr. D - I'm a Pineapple too.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Aug 12, 4:29 p.m.

    Dr D - good luck!

  • Dr D Aug 12, 11:38 a.m.

    I've been assigned to the Pineapple Partier team.