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Swagbucks Team Challenge starts Tuesday at 1 pm!

Posted December 16, 2014




Today is the start of a new Swagbucks Team Challenge with chances to score some extra Swag Bucks!




Ugly Sweater Party Team Challenge

You can join the Ugly Sweater Party Team Challenge starting at 1pm ET on Tuesday, December 16! There will be a button in the upper left corner of the homepage for you to click and join. They automatically assign you to a team when you click to join.  Then, when you earn Swag Bucks doing the activities you normally do, you will get points added to your team challenge team. See below for all the details.

Ugly Sweater Party Team Challenge Details:

Begins: Tuesday, December 16th at 1pm ET
Ends: Friday, December 19th at 2:59pm ET

3 Teams: Snowmen Showmen, Candy Cane Gang and Making it Reindeers

Throughout the Ugly Sweater Party Team Challenge, earn points for your team by winning Swag Bucks in the below categories. Each earning activity equates to a different point value:

SwagButton: Contribute 15 pts to your team everyday that you’re logged into the Swagbucks Extension (SwagButton). Don’t have the SwagButton? Download it now and you’ll never miss out on a valuable SB earning opportunity.

Search: Search the web and every time you earn SB you’ll contribute 10 pts to your team! Make Swagbucks Search your preferred search engine and you’ll never miss out on a search win. Click HERE to learn how!

Answer: Get rewarded for giving your opinions on surveys and you’ll also contribute 10 pts to your team!

SBTV Mobile: Download the SBTV mobile apps* and you can earn up to 126 SB a day for watching videos on your phone. You’ll also contribute 5 pts to your team every time you earn. That’s 315 possible pts each day! (*This includes SBTV, EntertaiNOW,,,, and apps.)

Mobile Special Offers: Download the Swagbucks Mobile App and start earning Swag Bucks for taking part in mobile specific special offers. Every time you earn SB, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!

Encrave: Every time you earn SB interacting with Encrave activities you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!

Swag Codes redeemed via SwagButton or Mobile: There are a lot of places where you can redeem a Swag Code, but when you redeem your Swag Codes through the SwagButton or the Swagbucks Mobile App, you’ll contribute 5 pts to your team!

Swag Codes redeemed via Desktop: Redeem Swag Codes on your desktop and you’ll contribute 1 pt to your team!

Instagram: While you’re shopping through Swagbucks this holiday season or braving the crowds at the mall, take a picture of an item from one of the stores below (screenshots are allowed), post it on Instagram, hashtag your team name (#snowmenshowmen, #candycanegang, #makingitreindeers), include #holidayshopping, tag the store, and tag @swagbucksofficial.

Things Remembered (@thingsremembered)

Sears (@sears)

Gymboree (@gymboree)

Dillards (@dillardsstores)

Walgreens (@walgreens)

Bed Bath & Beyond (@bedbathandbeyond)

Toys R Us (@toysrus)

Walmart (@walmart)

Everyday by 1pm ET we’ll credit each team with points. The team that has the most hashtags from the previous day will receive 30,000 pts, second most will receive 20,000 pts, and third most will receive 10,000 pts.

PLEASE NOTE: You MUST upload a picture to Instagram (commenting on another image with your team hashtag will not count)

Everyone that participates in this team challenge and contributes AT LEAST 50 POINTS to their team’s total will win bonus Swag Bucks! See below for our updated bonus amounts:

1st place: 50 SB
2nd place: 30 SB
3rd place: 15 SB

And finally, the Top 5 Point Contributors from each team will win bonus Swag Bucks as well: 500, 400, 300, 200 and 100 respectively. We are incredibly excited for the Ugly Sweater Party to get started!


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 Swag Bucks) for online activities and then you can cash them in for gift cards to places like CVS, Amazon, Starbucks and many more options!

How do you get these super Swag Bucks? 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 Swag Bucks just for doing the searches I used to do using Google. There are also a number of other ways to earn Swag Bucks 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 Swagbucks when you sign up HERE and right now, you can score an additional 70 Swag Bucks for a total of 100 Swag Bucks! To get the bonus Swag Bucks, 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 Dec 16, 2014

    alembi- thanks!

  • alembi Dec 16, 2014

    Enter SBCelebrates in the Swag Code box, SwagButton or on SB Mobile for 2 SB before 8pm ET! Tuesday

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 16, 2014

    RealStory - whooo hooo! Another reindeer!

    FYI everyone - starting tomorrow at 10, there will be a Swagbucks Extravaganza with 35 Swag BUcks in Swag Codes! I'll post more by tomorrow am.

  • wral suks bauls Dec 16, 2014

    Reindeer here too! It's still early... Normally takes a day or two for the total to even out and see who the real winners are

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 16, 2014

    senglish27529 - how's it feel to be in a gang? lol

    My Reindeer team is losing but there's still hope that Rudolph will see us through the finish line first! :-)

  • senglish27529 Dec 16, 2014

    Candy Cane Gang here..... :-)


  • swbjfb Dec 16, 2014

    Reindeer Team!

  • barbiedoll1967 Dec 16, 2014

    I'm also Snowmen Showmen!

  • raesmom1612 Dec 16, 2014

    Snowmen Showmen :)

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Dec 16, 2014

    I am on the Reindeer Team. What team are you on?