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  • 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 | ChiefFamilyOfficer.com

    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.

    Swagbucks: Where In The World are your SB? Swag Code Extravaganza + Three Pour All Bonus

    It’s time for a new Swag Code Extravaganza! This time they want you to explore the World of Swagbucks, so you’ll find the Swag Codes across in different locales of the Swagbucks World:

    • Facebook
    • Instagram
    • Team Challenge
    • Search
    • Refer & Earn
    • Mother’s Day Sale

    The Extravaganza takes place tomorrow, Wednesday, April 13, from 7am to 6pm PT. Snag all six Swag Codes and earn 30 SB! (Note: The above times are for the U.S. Swaggernauts only.)

    If you’re new to Swagbucks, now is a perfect time to join and get your FREE gift cards!

    Just in time for April showers, Swagbucks has announced a “Three Pour All” promotion where you can get a 300 SB Bonus ($3) just for signing up and earning your first 300 SB. Here’s how to earn your 300 SB in an hour:

    • Join Swagbucks for free through this link
    • Watch a few short clips from Top Sports Headlines, World New Headlines, cooking shows, and the Latest from TMZ and earn 26 SB
    • Take a 5 minute survey for 60 SB and a 13 minute survey for 100 SB. Even if you get disqualified, you get paid up to five times for a total of 5 SB
    • Print a $1 off Flintstone’s Vitamin coupon and earn 25 SB
    • Enter an AARP Sweepstakes and earn 40 SB
    • Click through entertainment-focused web content with NCrave for 20 minutes and earn 20 SB
    • Install the Hulu App on your phone and earn 24 SB

    That’s 300 SB (worth $3 on its own!), plus you’ll get a 300 SB (another $3!) bonus for your efforts!

    Already a Swagbucks member? Get your own 300 SB bonus by referring a friend to Swagbucks between April 4 and April 30, and help your friend earn 300 SB by the end of April – then you and your friend will each get a 300 SB bonus! (300 SB bonuses will be credited by May 5.)

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

    Plan Your Summer Vacation with Swagbucks

    It’s that time of year when my friends and I start talking about summer. Most of our conversations naturally focus on summer camps for the kids, but we also talk about trips we are going to (or would like to) take with our families. Last year, we went to Japan, so this year, we’ll make it a small trip if we go anywhere at all.

    Are you planning on traveling this summer? If so, let Swagbucks help you save. Through tomorrow, 4/10, you’ll earn Cash Back plus a 100 SB Bonus when you purchase American Airlines, Hotels.com, Jiffy Lube, Celebrity Cruises, Kmart, or Gap Options Gift Cards from MyGiftCardsPlus!*

    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!

    *Cash Back is paid in the form of SB points good for popular gift cards like Amazon or PayPal cash. SB Bonus Offer applies to one purchase per gift card listed above (American Airlines, Hotels.com, Jiffy Lube, Celebrity Cruises, Kmart, or Gap Options). Offer expires at 11:59pm PT on April 10, 2016. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.

    Swagbucks: My GiftCardsPlus Easter Sale

    MyGiftCardsPlus is a relatively new way to earn on Swagbucks, so I haven’t personally tried it yet, but since you get SB when you buy new gift cards, it sounds awesome! And right now, they have a special offer running through Sunday, March 27: Earn your “regular” SB plus Bonus SB when you spend $50 or more on select gift cards, including Lowe’s, Gap, Baby Gap, eBay, Game Stop, The Home Depot, Build-A-Bear, and Toys R Us!*

    The more you spend, the more you earn!

    Spend $50 and get a 100 SB Bonus
    Spend $75 and get a 125 SB Bonus
    Spend $100 and get a 150 SB Bonus

    Stack your deals for maximum SB: For example, if you shop at GAP, start by buying a $50 Gap gift card at MyGiftCardsPlus and get 7.5% back on your purchase in SB, plus a 100 SB Bonus for buying a $50 gift card. (It’s like getting 9.4% back!) Shop at Gap.com through Swagbucks and get another 8% back in 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!

    *The SB Bonus Offers apply to one purchase per gift card listed. Offer expires at 11:59pm PT on March 27. Your SB will credit when your electronic gift card is delivered.

    Enjoy Spring Break with Swagbucks + Get a 100 SB Bonus with Swago

    It’s official! My kids are out of school on Spring Break … although our plans consist of their sports and school projects (these days off are our chance to get those projects done!).

    But I do know a lot of people who are heading out of town, and based on the infographic below from Swagbucks, they’re not alone:

    My social circle breaks the mold, though, because most people I know are headed to Arizona to watch some spring training games. However, I do have one friend who’s already in Japan, and another who’s going to the most popular destination, Florida.

    Swagbucks would love to help you get away – you can save money on planning your trip by going to Expedia through Swagbucks and getting 8% cash back, and as always, you can earn free money by using Swagbucks!

    In fact, you can earn a 100 SB bonus through the latest round of Swago, which is a fun Bingo-like game that takes you through every aspect of Swagbucks. Fill out the whole board and get a 100 SB bonus! You can pre-register now, and start completing squares at 12am PT on Monday, March 21. This round of Swago ends on Monday, March 28, so make sure to submit your completed board by then. You can only submit your board once, so don’t jump the gun and submit for a single row if you think you can fill out the entire board!

    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!