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Swagbucks News and Tips

There will be a huge day on Swagbucks on February 25 in celebration of their second anniversary. They will be having triple mega Swag Bucks and giving away 7 swag codes. Get ready to do a lot of searching on the 25th, and if you haven’t signed up for Swagbucks or downloaded the Swagbucks toolbar, now is a good time to do so! You can sign up here.

Search & WinIf you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, you can read my review, titled “Get Paid to Search the Internet…Really”. Swagbucks is by far one of my favorite online rewards programs. It’s easy and you can rack up the rewards faster than any other program I’ve tried — and I’ve tried a lot!

Since my original post, I’ve received quite a few questions, especially about how to gain Swagbucks more quickly. Here are my tips:

1. Download the Toolbar
Swagbucks has a toolbar that can be added to your internet browser that allows you to search and also get special messages from Swagbucks. They will periodically send messages with swag codes that can be entered on the site for free swag bucks. To download, just click on the “Toolbars” tab at the top of the Swagbucks home page.

2. Install the Plugin
On the same “Toolbars” page that was mentioned above, you can install a plugin for your browser’s built-in search function. Install this so that just in case someone from your household searches through that feature, you’ve still got a chance to win some swag bucks.

3. Everyone in Your House Should Search With Swagbucks
If you have multiple computers, make sure that all of them have the toolbar and plugin installed. Also make sure that everyone in your household knows to do their searches through Swagbucks.

4. Search EVERYTHING!
I search for everything, and what I mean by this is that even if I know the website address for something I search it anyway. So if I’m looking up my blog, I search “my frugal journey” instead of typing the address in the address bar of my browser. One thing to watch when you’re searching is that periodically they will ask you to enter a code to claim your swag bucks. If you don’t enter the code you’ll lose your bucks 🙁

5. Refer Friends
Swagbucks offers a great referral program. When you refer a friend and they win Swag Bucks for searching the web, you win, too. To refer friends, click on the “Promote” tab on the Swagbucks home page and it will show you that there are several ways to reach your friends and family.

6. Other Earning Methods
Swagbucks also offers you other ways to earn, including shopping through their site, special offers (mostly trial offers), and trading in used cell phones, MP3 players and video games. I have not tried any of these methods, so I can’t attest to how well they work or don’t work. I mainly use the 5 tips above.

If you have other tips to share, please leave a comment below. Happy searching and winning!

2 Responses to “Swagbucks News and Tips”

  1. Mom B says:

    We’ve found that one of the first searches of the day usually earns us a Swagbuck, probably a reward to encourage us to use them the rest of the day 🙂 We’ve been averaging two a day since we signed up.

  2. Kathy says:

    Thanks for sharing!

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