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  • Updated Review: Swagbucks.com + Registration Bonus + $25 Amazon GC Giveaway

    Earn free money with Swagbucks!

    I wrote my original review of Swagbucks.com way back in 2008! In the five years since, Swagbucks has become my absolute favorite way to earn free gift cards to Amazon and Starbucks. (They offer many more prize options, but those are my usuals.)

    Some things about Swagbucks haven’t changed since I first joined. The fundamental concept remains the same: Earn Swag Bucks and redeem them for fabulous prizes. And just like back in 2008, Swagbucks is super easy to use as your default search engine. I’ve installed their toolbars and extensions in Firefox and Chrome, both of which I use every day. Your searches are periodically rewarded with Swag Bucks, and even if you did nothing else to earn Swag Bucks, you should be able to accumulate enough for a $5 Amazon gift certificate in a month.

    But one thing that has changed is that there are many other ways to earn Swag Bucks now, and that means you can earn hundreds of dollars per month – it all depends on how much time and effort you are willing to put in. I’ve covered these other ways in the past, including my post from last summer on how to earn 200+ Swag Bucks per day, and an explanation of how I earned 1,000+ Swag Bucks in one day. The only thing that’s changed since then is my regular use of the Swagbucks iPhone app to earn 50 Swag Bucks each day watching SBTV Mobile.

    One way of earning that’s relatively new is the Shop & Earn portal, which works like other shopping portals like Ebates and Mr. Rebates – but instead of getting cash back, you get Swag Bucks for every dollar you spend. Right now, you can get 3X the Swag Bucks for purchases at Walmart, or 6 Swag Bucks per dollar spent. Plus, Swagbucks is offering a hot rebate: Snag a $5 Walmart Gift Card in the Rewards Store and make an eligible purchase at Walmart via Shop & Earn by March 31, and get a rebate of 50 Swag Bucks. Walmart Gift Cards from the Rewards Store can be used to purchase items via Shop & Earn, and you will receive the 3X Swag Bucks back even if the Walmart purchase was paid with gift card(s). What a deal!

    There’s never been a better time to join Swagbucks! New members get 70 additional bonus Swag Bucks when you join here and enter the code CFOBLOG70 – since all new users get 30 Swag Bucks upon sign up, you’ll start off with 100! That puts you well on your way to the 450 Swag Bucks you need to get a $5 Amazon gift certificate.

    WIN IT!

    And that’s not all! (I don’t mean to sound like an infomercial, but I’m that excited about Swagbucks!) Swagbucks is giving one lucky CFO reader a $25 Amazon gift certificate – and if you don’t win this week, you’ll get another chance next week. To enter, simply follow the instructions in the Rafflecopter widget below:

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    Code expires on March 27, 2013. Thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!


    1. I love earning gift cards which I use to buy birthday presents for my grandchildren.

    2. My favorite thing about Swagbucks is that I earn Amazon.com cash for doing what I would be doing anyway: searching the internet.

    3. I love getting Amazon gift cards through Swagbucks to help me save money

    4. Lisa Brown says:

      I am new and still exploring the site.

    5. Christine says:

      I love the large selection of gift cards to redeem for!

    6. Sweet Pea's Mommy says:

      It’s an easy way to earn some free money for Amazon!

    7. I enjoy the pet health tips in their video section. When I was giving sub-q injections to our cat, one of the most helpful resources was a video on Swagbucks.

    8. I like how Swagbucks turns something ordinary (searching the web) into something fun: Megaswagbucks! Will this search reward me? How many bucks for this?

    9. I like having the opportunity to earn Swagbucks when I’m shopping online.

    10. I like that I can make money by searching online and watching videos

    11. Christine says:

      I love that it’s quick and easy to do a search that I would do anyway.

    12. Mary Happymommy says:

      I love their daily polls.

    13. I like getting extra points by purchasing daily deals from their site.

    14. Ruby Yoshi says:

      I love the swag codes

    15. Thomas Murphy says:

      I like earning gift cards from swag bucks

    16. The Amazon gift card reward and SwagbucksTV mobile app.

    17. I love the way the daily goal gets me (usually idle) competitive spirit going!