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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today!

Posted March 14, 2016

The Swagbucks Lucky Charms Team Challenge starts on Monday, March 14!

There are many signs and symbols from around the world that are seen as lucky.

These signs and symbols often include four leaf clovers, horseshoes, shooting stars, lucky pennies and more.

Well, Monday is your lucky day because that is when the Swagbucks Lucky Charms Team Challenge starts!

Swagbucks Lucky Charms Team Challenge Details

The Lucky Charms Team Challenge begins Monday, March 14th at 11:00 am ET and ends at 3pm ET on Friday, March 18th.

The teams include: The Horseshoe Heroes, Classy Clovers, Shooting Stars, and Polished Pennies.

I was assigned to the Polished Pennies (which seems like a good frugal choice!). What team did you get?

You will be able to earn points for your team in the following categories:







Swag Codes

All Swagbucks members who participate and contribute at least 300 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 40 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Members of the 2nd place team will receive a 20 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Members of the 4th place team will receive a 5 SB Swag Up Rebate.

Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be made available on Friday, March 18th by 7 pm ET and will expire on Thursday, March 31st.

See all the details about the Team Challenge and join a team now at Swagbucks.com HERE.

To join a team, go to their {a href="external_link-1"}} website{{/a}} and click on Blog on the left side of the page. You will see the link to the challenge at the top of the Swagbucks blog page.

Go Team Polished Pennies!

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!

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.

How I earn Swagbucks every day

Swagbucks can take up as little or as much time as you want. Most of the activities I chose to do are ones I can do passively while I am working because I don’t have a bunch of time to devote to it.

When you make your 1st Daily Goal you get an additional bonus and my goal each day is to reach my 1st goal. It’s usually between 90 and 105 SB per day. I usually don’t get enough SB in a day to make my 2nd goal. If you make your 1st goal all month long, you get an additional 300 SB at the beginning of the next month in addition to the daily goal bonus you make for each day you make your goal.

These are the activities I do every day and get about 100 SB each day doing them.

* Running videos on my phone through the Swagbucks App (you can earn up to 10 SB per day per app)

*Running videos through Watch on my desktop computer (you can earn something like 500 per day but I get about 50 - 70 per day)

* Take the Daily Poll for 1 SB (link is on the homepage on the left side)

* Go through the Daily Offers (NOSO offers) every day (2 SB). For NOSO, I just click More Deals to move on to the next one (unless I see one I want to sign up for). The link for NOSO is on the homepage on the left side.

*Enter the daily Swag Code for 2 – 4 SB each day. They usually post it on their Facebook page sometime between 12 noon and 7 pm on the hour. I have the Swagbucks app and it buzzes when there is a new code. EVen if I am not t my computer, I can enter it in the Swagbucks Mobile App and still get the points. Every Monday, the code is only available to enter in teh Mobile App.

*I was doing nCraves every day for many more SB’s but for the last few weeks, I have not had any nCraves available, unfortunately. I am hoping they come back soon. They are located in the Watch section and it’s faster to get SB points with nCraves than it is with Watch videos.

* Before I shop online anywhere, I first go to Swagbucks Shop to see if they are a Swagbucks participating store. If so, I buy through the Swagbucks portal to earn SB points just by making purchases I already planned to make. I’ll be getting back 288 SB points in the next week from a purchase I made online a few weeks ago at Amazon. The stores I usually shop online through Swagbucks are Amazon, Kohl’s, Walmart, and Groupon. They have hundreds of different participating merchants from travel sites to retailers and more.

Some people have good luck with the surveys, which can pay out big SB points. I usually get disqualified and I don’t really have any time for taking surveys these days so I stopped doing them. I found that many of the surveys take way too long to get through the qualifying questions before you can even see if you qualify to take the real survey.

I also go to the Discover section when I have extra time to see if there are any offers I want to do in the Radium One, Trial Pay or OfferToro section. There are usually a few articles in the Radium One section that only require you to click on them to get the 1 SB. Those are usually ones that have Article or Therapy in the title like the Insulin Therapy one today or the Fighting Diabetes Article today. Most of them require too much time to click through all the screens to be worth my time. And the ones with a required Captcha at the end often don’t credit for me so I don’t do those anymore.

I hope that helps to get you started! Have fun and good luck!

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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 14, 2016

    Stephanie - great job! Don't worry - I am certain my team will not win either. If it did, it would be a first. I have barely swagged today so I really need to get on it.

  • senglish27529 Mar 14, 2016

    DH and I both ended up on the Clovers team. My apologies to those of you who have the misfortune to be on that team as well......


    We're over halfway to the 300 required for the bonus, and we've been gone most of the day. Yay!


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 14, 2016

    I'm on the Polished Pennies team. Guess I had better earn some SB now. lol

  • jdouglas13 Mar 14, 2016

    I am on Shooting Stars. What team is everyone on?

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 14, 2016

    TJ84 - good luck to the Classy Clovers!

  • TJ84 Mar 14, 2016

    I'm on the Classy Clover team! Can always use the motivation to get swagbucks.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 12, 2016

    jdouglas13 - that's the spirit! What team are you on?

  • jdouglas13 Mar 11, 2016

    Looking forward to another team challenge on SB! There's an Amazon GC with my name on it. :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Mar 11, 2016

    Swag code until 5 for 3 SB!
    Code is: CARDMADNESS