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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts today!

Posted April 11, 2016

The Swagbucks Swag Tripper Team Challenge Team Challenge started today, Monday, April 11!

Join one of the teams and earn up to a 40 SB Swag Up Rebate!

Swagbucks Swag Tripper Team Challenge Details

The Swag Tripper Team Challenge begins Monday, April 11th at 11:01 am EDT and ends at 3pm EDT on Friday, April 15th!

Head to Swagbucks and join a team. The team names are the Backpackers, Beach Bums, Foodies and Culture Club. I am on the Foodie team, which makes me happy!

Earn points for the team in the following categories:







Swag Codes

All 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, April 15th by 7pm EDT and will expire on Saturday, April 30th.

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

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 Apr 12, 2016

    Dr D - it is a crazy week for all of this but hopefully we will score some good SB's this week!

  • Dr D Apr 12, 2016

    I always thought it would be fun to be a Beach Bum for a while, and now I am (in name only) for this week. Taxes due, and SDs, and now a SB team challenge, all in the same week - aaack! I mean Yay! I'll do my best for the team Raesmom1612. :-)

  • raesmom1612 Apr 11, 2016

    You want a beach bum, you got a beach bum :) so far I've only contributed 75 points but I'm hard at work now that the sun has gone down (and the kids are asleep) time for work ;)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 11, 2016

    ascherer - way to go! I wish you were on my team!

    grafted - YAY for the Foodies! What's for dessert tonight? I'm having sherbet. :-)

  • grafted Apr 11, 2016

    Foodies! (very fitting for me - haha!)

  • senglish27529 Apr 11, 2016

    Culture Club for me, Trail Mixers for DH. I enjoyed my 5 SB Swagup after the last challenge, and looking forward to another one this time.



  • ascherer Apr 11, 2016

    We are still in 4th place but I have done my best for the Trail Mixers today. I have earned over 400 SB for my team and have another 1000 posting on Thursday. One of the bonuses of being a newbie is that you still get silly amounts of SB for little things.

    I keep hoping someone on the blog gets Beach Bums. That way we have all four groups to discuss.

    We will see what Friday brings. Good luck everyone.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Apr 11, 2016

    I can promise you that the Foodies will not win. We are too busy eating. :-)

  • jdouglas13 Apr 11, 2016

    It was a short-lived lead. We'll see what Friday brings. Good luck everyone! :)

  • ascherer Apr 11, 2016

    I got trail mixers. Let me see what I can do to help my team.

    Jdouglas - Beach Bums have the lead for now.