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  • Go Back to School with Swagbucks + New Swag-B-Q Team Challenge


    Now that it’s after July 4th, it’s Back to School shopping season – just look for the deals coming in this weekend’s newspaper circulars. Swagbucks wants to make Back to School shopping a little more rewarding, so through September 1, they’re offering double cash back in the form of points (called SB) when you shop for all your back to school essentials, including:

    • Walmart – Up to 7 SB per $1
    • Target – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • eBay – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • Amazon – Up to 7 SB per $1
    • Macy’s – Up to 6 SB per $1
    • Gap – Up to 2 SB per $1
    • Old Navy – Up to 4 SB per $1
    • Priceline – Up to 10 SB per $1
    • Expedia – Up to 8 SB per $1

    Points can be redeemed for gift cards to stores like Amazon, Walmart, Target or Paypal cash. Plus, you can get 4% Cash Back at Starbucks!

    There’s also a new Swagbucks Team Challenge starting on Monday, July 11. All members who participate in the first-ever Swag-B-Q Team Challenge and contribute at least 300 points to their team’s total will receive an SB bonus in the form of a rebate on their next gift card. Plus, depending on how your team does, you can get up to a 40 SB bonus. Pre-registration is open now, so come join me on the Delicious Dogs!

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

    Swagbucks Update: Father’s Day Cash Back


    What does dad want for Father’s Day? Well, fun facts, of course! Check out these cool facts from a survey of moms and dads, and then swing by Swagbucks to pick out your gift from his favorite stores!

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    Through Father’s Day, you can earn Double Cash Back or more when you shop at the following stores through Swagbucks:

    • Walmart – 7 SB per $1
    • Macy’s – 6 SB per $1
    • Score Big – 8 SB per $1
    • GNC – 6 SB per $1
    • Under Armour – 4 SB per $1
    • Living Social – 4 SB per $1

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

    Swagbucks Update: Memorial Day Gift Card Sale


    There are lots of deals this holiday weekend, and here’s another one: You can earn up to 200 Bonus SB when you purchase gift cards from featured retailers through Swagbucks and MyGiftCardsPlus*:

    • Buy 1 $50 Gift Card and get a 50 SB Bonus
    • Buy 2 $50 Gift Cards from two different retailers and get a 100 SB Bonus
    • Buy 3 or more $50 Gift Cards from three or more retailers and get a 200 SB Bonus

    Featured retailers include eBay, The Home Depot, Groupon, AMC Theaters, Southwest Airlines, Sephora, and many more! You also get the usual cash back you would get for purchasing these gift cards.

    Retailers generally let you pay with a gift card after sale prices and coupon codes. So you can really maximize your savings by waiting for a sale and applicable coupon code, then paying with a gift card that you got cash back for!

    *Offer expires at 11:59pm PT on May 30, 2016. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered. Cash back will be paid in the form of SB. Each individual Gift Card purchased must have a value of $50 or more to qualify for a SB bonus. Each qualifying Gift Card purchase must be purchased from a unique retailer in order to receive the 100 SB Bonus and 200 SB Bonus (ex. If you buy two $50+ Gift Cards to one featured retailer you will ONLY receive a 50 SB Bonus; if you buy two $50+ Gift Cards, each from a different feature retailer, you will receive the corresponding SB Bonus). You will not be eligible to receive a SB bonus if you stack smaller denomination Gift Cards (ex. 2 Gift Cards of $25). Gift Cards must be purchased in one transaction to qualify for a SB Bonus.

    Swagbucks Update: Walmart Summer Sale


    By now you probably know that Swagbucks is my favorite way to earn free money, and you may have wondered how they make the money that they give away to us members. Well, one of the ways they make money is their shopping portal, but they manage to make that attractive to use too, by giving you cash back when you shop through their site. And sometimes they make it extra attractive to shop through them:

    Now through May 31, you can earn up to 7% Cash Back on your summer shopping needs at Walmart when you purchase from the following summer categories:

    • Home
    • Clothing
    • Toys
    • Baby & Toddler
    • Electronics
    • Patio & Garden
    • Sports & Outdoors
    • Autos & Tires
    • Cell Phones
    • Food

    Plus, you can be entered into their Walmart Summer Sweeps! For every $25 you spend at Walmart from May 16-31, you’ll be entered to into their $1,000 Giveaway, featuring:

    • 1 Grand Prize: $500
    • 20 Runner Up Prizes: $25

    All prizes will be paid out in SB. Happy shopping!

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

    Swagbucks Update: Mother’s Day by the Numbers + Mother May I Team Challenge


    Mother’s Day is coming up next Sunday (May 8), so now’s the time to make sure you have the perfect gift. Swagbucks wants to make shopping for Mom a little easier, so right now, you can earn up to 35% Cash Back on gifts for Mom at her favorite retailers when you shop through the Swagbucks Mother’s Day Sale!

    Need more help shopping for Mom? It’s no surprise that the Swagbucks community is packed with moms. So they surveyed their member base at the end of March to find out how moms view Mother’s Day. Swagbucks received more than 10,000 email responses and found the following:

    What Moms Want for Mother's Day |

    In all honesty, my dream Mother’s Day gift can’t be bought – because it would be for my boys to harmoniously get along all day!

    To celebrate Mother’s Day, there will also be a new Team Challenge! Pre-register now to join a team in the Swagbucks Mother May I Team Challenge – let me know if you are on The Soccer Moms, 9 to 5ers, or Fur Mommies (that’s me, not that I have a pet!). The challenge begins on Monday (5/2) at 8:01am PT and ends at noon PT on Friday (5/6). You can earn points for your team through some of your favorite Swagbucks activities:

    • Surveys
    • Discover
    • Search
    • Watch
    • Swagstakes
    • Shop
    • 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, and members of the 3rd place team will receive a 10 SB Swag Up Rebate! Your SB Swag Up Rebate will be available on Monday, May 9 and will expire on Tuesday, May 31. Good luck!

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

    Swagbucks: Get a FREE Smart Thermometer


    FREE Kinsa Smart Thermometer via Swagbucks

    Thermometers have come a long way from the dinky mercury-filled sticks that my mom used to stick in my mouth when I was little. And thank goodness, because it’s virtually impossible to take a baby or toddler’s temperature with those old-fashioned things unless you stick it in their butt, and no one wants to do that!

    Which is why Swagbucks has partnered for a great deal on a new Kinsa “Smart” thermometer, which interacts with your smartphone. You can document your child’s temperature over time to help you decide whether a good night’s sleep and a cold towel will do, or if it’s time to check in with your pediatrician. All you have to do is plug the Kinsa Smart Thermometer into your phone’s headphone jack (either on its own or with an optional extension cord) and launch the free app. The app has interactive games for kids to stay engaged and patient while the thermometer delivers an accurate reading, and by using your smartphone, Kinsa takes advantage of 25,000 times the processing power of a regular digital thermometer. Tapping into the smartphone’s power, processing and display also means there are virtually no electronics inside – and no batteries are required – so the thermometer is extremely lightweight and durable for portability, and is always ready for use.

    Here’s how you can get a Kinsa Smart Thermometer for FREE through Swagbucks (that’s a $24.99 value!):

    • If you don’t have one already, sign up for a free Swagbucks account here.
    • Next, follow this link to get $5 off the Kinsa Smart Thermometer. Pay $19.99 instead of the regular price of $24.99, and get free shipping within the U.S.
    • Once you complete your purchase, Swagbucks will give you 2,000 SB – that’s enough for a $20 PayPal gift card, making your purchase FREE!

    It gets even better if you’re new to Swagbucks, because earning 2,000 SB in one go is more than enough to earn the 300 SB April Three Pour All Bonus (awarded on May 5).

    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!

    Disclosure: This post contains my Swagbucks referral link. Swagbucks is sending me a Kinsa Smart thermometer for sharing this deal with you. You can read CFO’s full disclosure here.