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Try Hulu for free after rewards!

Posted January 17

If you've been thinking about trying Hulu, this is the time to do it. Thanks to an offer through Swagbucks, you get $20 (paid in the form of points called SB points) for trying Hulu for a month. That will cost you $7.99, so you're making $12 on the deal!


Hulu has tons of current and classic programming, movies, brilliant original series, and more.



Here's how you sign up:

1. Click the Swagbucks link HERE
2. Create your Swagbucks account (takes 30 seconds) - Use the sign up code SMARTSHOPPER when you register to get bonus SB points
3. Click "Continue" and sign up for Hulu
4. Enjoy Hulu! You should have your points within 30 minutes.

Haven't tried Swagbucks yet? They're a site where you earn points (called SB) for doing things like online shopping, watching videos, taking surveys, and discovering deals and services you might like to try (like Hulu!). You then take those points and turn them into free gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

This is a great time to join because when you sign up through this link and get your 2000 SB, you'll get a bonus 300 SB at the beginning of February. So that's $20 (2000 SB) for trying Hulu plus your $3 (300 SB) bouns, which gets you 2300 SB, which means you make $15 total just for watching TV!

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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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 17, 2017

    Thanks for the feedback about Hulu, Stephanie!

  • senglish27529 Jan 17, 2017

    I did this offer at the very end of December. Although my 2000 SB did not credit immediately, I was able to get them a week or so later by submitting a ticket to the SB help desk.

    We've experimented with various streaming services ever since we ditched the dish a few years ago. Now we've added Hulu to our Netflix and Amazon Prime subscriptions. I'm glad to have a month to see if we want to keep it. So far, we like it. :-)


  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Jan 17, 2017

    traleighm - How fun! You get the 2000 SB points in about 30 minutes after you sign up and then you have to stay signed up for at least 8 days or you may lose the 2000 SB points. If you decide not to keep the membership, you may want to would cancel at about the 28 day mark to make sure you have a couple days to verify the cancellation went through before they charge you for the next month. Once you get the 2000 SB points today, you can go ahead and cash it out for the gift card of your choice! And all the info about how it works and cancellation requirements is on the sign up page when you click through to it in case you need to see it later. It's a really good offer, especially if you have been wanting to try Hulu. Enjoy!

  • traleighm Jan 17, 2017

    I just did it Faye! So I get 12.99 for free? When do I cancel my membership?