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  • Swagbucks: Updated and Honest Review + 500 SB Bonus for New Members

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    Earn free money with Swagbucks!

    I’ve been a member of the rewards site Swagbucks for over eight years now – in internet terms, I think that equates to centuries! An updated review is long overdue, so here goes:

    What’s changed at Swagbucks:
    — You no longer earn “Swag Bucks”; instead you earn “points called SB.”
    — There are many new ways to earn SB.
    — There are over 10 million members – Swagbucks is huge!

    What I still love about Swagbucks:
    They give away FREE money in the form of gift cards.
    — You can earn FREE money every day.
    — They offer lots of different gift cards as rewards. My favorites are Amazon and Starbucks, but you can choose from almost any store you can think of, plus PayPal.
    — There are lots of different ways to earn SB.

    As you might imagine, over the years, I’ve watched Swagbucks change and evolve and grow, but one thing that hasn’t changed is that they really are a way to make FREE money online. As an 8+ year member, I’ve earned several thousand dollars through Swagbucks, all without spending a dime that I wouldn’t have spent anyway. (They have a shopping portal that lets you earn cash back so sometimes I do spend money with them – but only money that I would have spent regardless!)

    Swagbucks started out as a search engine, and I still use them as my primary search engine. (You can go here and click the “Learn More” link to find out how to make Swagbucks your default search engine. That way you don’t have to remember to do anything special.) I usually score a search win once or twice a day, which gets me anywhere from 6 to 50 SB.

    In just a few minutes each day, you can earn a quick 7+ SB just by checking off the items in the daily To Do List that’s located in the left sidebar of the homepage:

    Swagbucks Review

    I also play the free games (at the bottom of this page) to earn 10 SB per day.

    Swagbucks Games

    Finally, there’s usually a Swag Code that’s good for at least 2 SB every day – just enter the code at the top of any page at Swagbucks.com where you see this icon:

    Swag Code icon

    That all works out to a minimum of 25 SB per day, which adds up to 750 SB every month. That’s enough for a $15 Amazon gift card every two months, or a completely FREE $90 per year.

    And as they say in the infomercials: But wait, there’s more!

    The “more” in this case is many more opportunities to earn FREE money. You can take surveys to rack up lots of SB if you complete them. (Plus you get up to 1 SB per disqualification, up to 5 SB per day.) You can watch videos while you’re doing things around the house to earn free SB. There are also lots of offers that require a little more effort, such as free trial offers, free memberships, etc.

    I wouldn’t recommend Swagbucks as a major income source, but I wholeheartedly recommend it as a way to bring in some totally free money.

    And if you’re new to Swagbucks, right now is a great time to join! They’re offering new members 300 SB when you join now and earn 300 SB before January 1, 2017, PLUS a 200 SB bonus when you spend $25 through Swagbucks Shop, on top of the cashback you receive for your purchase.

    AND (wait, there’s more!), as a Swagbucks member, if you refer someone who joins and earns 300 SB before January 1, you also get a 300 SB bonus, and if they spend $25 through Swagbucks Shop for the 200 SB bonus, you get that bonus too! You also get 10% of all the SB they earn for life, so theoretically, if your friends are active Swaggernauts, you’ll rack up SB without doing anything.

    If the best thing about Swagbucks is that you make totally FREE money, then the second-best thing is that you can do it when you have a few minutes here and there, while you’re doing something else (like waiting in line, using their handy mobile apps), and whenever you want.

    As always, thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

    Swagbucks: New members get $5!

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    Swagbucks has long been one of my favorite ways to earn free money online, and they’ve made NOW one of the best times to join because they know everyone can use some extra money for the holidays!

    In case you don’t know Swagbucks, it’s a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for all sorts of things you’re probably already doing online, like shopping, discovering deals, taking surveys, watching videos, and more. You can redeem your SB for PayPal cash or gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, and more!

    Here’s how to get your $5 bonus:

    1. Sign up for Swagbucks using this link.

    2. Earn 300 SB total before 12/1. You’ll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

    3. Spend at least $25 through Swagbucks Shop* and you’ll get another $2 (200 SB) bonus on top of the cash back you’ll get from shopping – and you know you’ll be doing some online shopping for the holidays anyway. (*You must receive your shopping SB before January 1 to qualify for the 200 bonus SB.)

    A few ways to get that 300 SB before the end of the month:

    • Default your search engine to Swagbucks to increase your chance of getting search wins.
    • Watch free videos while you’re doing things around the house.
    • Complete surveys while you’re watching TV.
    • Complete the daily “To Do List.”

    I’ve earned thousands of dollars from Swagbucks over the years, all for FREE! Happy Swagging!

    Swagbucks Updates: Bonus SB with Swagenger Haunt + New round of SWAGO

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    Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to earn free money, and this week, they’re giving out bonus SB!

    Swagbucks is hosting a Swagenger Haunt – essentially an online scavenger hunt where you follow clues via their search engine to earn points called SB, which you can redeem for gift cards. Every day, they’re choosing 10 winners of 500 SB! New clues will be available each day at 10am PT.

    Swagbucks is also getting into the autumn spirit with a new round of SWAGO, their bingo-inspired promotion that rewards you with SB for completing everyday online activities. When you complete a task, watch that square change colors like the leaves of Fall.

    Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus:

    • Click here and hit the “Join Now” button (otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items).
    • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
    • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value.
    • Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, BUT you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
    • The game ends on Monday, October 17 at noon PT. Be sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit before then.

    Swagbucks Update: Four for All + Halloween Sale

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    Swagbucks is one of my favorite ways to earn free money, and if you haven’t already joined Swagbucks, now is a great time!

    This month, you can get a 400 SB bonus when you complete the following steps (that’s a FREE $4 gift card!):

    1. Sign up through this link.
    2. Earn 300 SB before November 1. That gets you a 300 SB bonus applied at the beginning of November.
    3. Complete just ONE survey before November 4 for an additional bonus of 100 SB.

    If you complete these steps, you’ll have at least 700 SB to redeem, which is worth $7 in gift cards! I always redeem my SB for Amazon gift cards, and I’ve earned thousands of dollars since I joined Swagbucks in 2008.

    But wait! There’s more:

    Swagbucks wants to help you get in the Halloween Spirit with a Double Cash Back event when you shop the Halloween Sale at your favorite stores including:

    • Walmart
    • Target
    • Kmart
    • Home Depot
    • Cost Plus World Market
    • Pier1 Imports
    • Michael’s
    • Wholesale Party Supplies

    and more! Halloween Sale ends 10/31.

    Swagbucks Update: nCrave SWAGO

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    Swagbucks is back with a new edition of SWAGO, which is their version of Bingo – and a chance to earn bonus SB! You get squares on your SWAGO board when you complete tasks, but nCrave SWAGO is a little different because all of the squares are nCrave activities.

    Here’s what you need to know:

    • Starting tomorrow (9/26) at 1pm PT, head to your nCrave SWAGO board and click “Join.”
    • nCrave SWAGO will end on Thursday (9/29) at 11:59pm PT.
    • Each square on your nCrave Swago Board will contain an nCrave activity to complete. Once you complete the nCrave activity in a particular square the square will change color, signifying the nCrave activity is complete.
    • Note the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your nCrave Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and SB bonus value.
    • Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, but you can only submit ONE pattern each day (so choose wisely!).
    • Each day you will have a NEW nCrave Swago Board. It will appear at 12:01am PT. This means that you must submit your nCrave Swago Board before 12:00am PT each day to claim your SB bonus. (Yes, you can get FOUR bonuses!)

    If you’re new to Swagbucks, find out why it’s one of my favorite ways to earn free money. And as always, thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!

    Swagbucks Update: New Round of SWAGO

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    It’s time for another round of SWAGO, and this time it’s a Pie Fest! SWAGO is a bingo-inspired promotion that will get you bonus SB! It starts on Monday (9/19) at 12pm PT. Be sure to hit “Join” so you get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your SWAGO Board will contain an action item to complete.

    Once you complete the action item in a particular square, the square will change color signifying the action item is complete. You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible. Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your SWAGO Board. The patterns vary in difficulty and bonus value.

    Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission BUT you can only submit ONE pattern, so make sure you choose wisely.

    The game ends next Monday (9/26) at 12pm PT. You’ll want to make sure you hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit before then to ensure you receive your bonus SB.

    If you’re new to Swagbucks, find out why it’s one of my favorite ways to earn free money! And thank you if you join(ed) Swagbucks using my referral link!