Friday, January 18, 2013

Swagbucks Again!

Search & Win

It is no secret that I use Swagbucks, a search engine that gives you rewards for using their site. I've talked about the system in detail here and again here, so I'll not rehash everything for you. I just wanted to share how I am proactively using Swagbucks this year to help out in my gift giving throughout the year!

Normally, I am not too diligent about using Swagbucks throughout the year. I am unable to use the toolbar, because my computer is too old and can't support it. :( Boo dinosaur computers! However, I can still easily go to their site and do my searches from there and still be awarded Swagbucks. I just have to do it...and normally I get out of the habit after a few weeks.

I realized just before Christmas {when I was diligently using Swagbucks so I could get those gift cards to help with buying presents!} just how fast the bucks add up when you are using the system consistently. I don't even have or take the time to use all the other features of Swagbucks! There are games you can play, short video clips to watch, and even online shopping options that award you with more swagbucks, but I don't even touch any of that, and still I can easily get at least two $5 Amazon gift cards per month.

Here is how:

I do all my searches through Swagbucks. This means every site I visit, I go through Swagbucks to get there. This usually scores me a couple of "hits" each day - normally 7-10 bucks per hit.

Friday's, however, are mega-swagbucks day, so I try to take advantage of that day to do even more searches. The results are worth it!

Picture 2
Oh yeah, true biggest hit ever!

I also always, always click through at least 3 pages of every search. Sometimes I win bucks on the second or third page of the same search. I just quickly click through pages 2 and 3, then back to page 1, before doing another search. This is an important step!

Picture 4
Another true story...I don't think this one was even Mega Swagbucks Day!

Each day I am online, I do the daily poll and the NOSO. {I explained how to do this here if you aren't familiar with these steps!} This only takes a couple of minutes to do both, and gives me 3 bucks per day. That may not seem like much, but add it up and it is 1,095 Swagbucks per year...enough for two $5 Amazon gift cards plus change!

I try to take advantage of Swagcodes when they are convenient. {Again, here is the low-down on those} Swagcodes can be found on their Facebook page, their blog, or even Twitter. I certainly don't have the time to look all over creation for swagcodes each day! I have found it helpful to follow the Swagbucks offers that credit Facebook page, which alerts you to where a code can be found and how much longer it is available. I just recently was introduced to this page, which tells you the exact code, where it was found and how much longer you have before it expires. Resources like that are a life saver!

So, that being said, I never go looking for Swagcodes...but if I happen to be online, one of these two sites will let me know via my Facebook stream.

The only other way I earn Swagbucks is through referrals - those of you who have signed up for Swagbucks with my link. Every time you win Swagbucks, I do too! I am truly so thankful for those of you that have already signed up under me!

Aaaand, thats all, folks! Just by doing these few simple steps - things that fit right into my normal online browsing time - I can be earning $10 or more in gift cards each month.If you haven't started using it yet, why not give it a try? Just click this link to be taken to their site to sign up. You can always find them by clicking the button in my sidebar as well! It is easy and safe - I've been using it for over 2 years, so I can vouch for the fact that it really works!

For those of you that use Swagbucks, are there any other tips that I've missed? What works for you on a daily basis? I'd love to hear!


  1. I need to get back into this.....I have several thousand swagbucks that I've never cashed in, and I can't remember my password to get into my account. :( Need to go in and change it I guess. Just got out of the habit of searching with SB.

    1. Oh, to have several thousand bucks waiting for me! :) Have fun, and hope you are able to get some great items with it!


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