Thursday, June 23, 2011

$2/5 Smart Ones Coupon

Head over to Facebook and "LIKE" Smart Ones and then enter their giveaway to win free groceries. After you enter they will give you a coupon to print for $2/5 Smart Ones!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

What is Swagbucks?

A friend just sent me a message asking me to explain Swagbucks, of course I typed it all out then the message got eaten by Facebook instead of sent.  Oh well. So, I figured this time I'd post it here instead so that it would be easier to share with others.

At the most basic, Swagbucks is a rewards program that works!  You get reward points (Swagbucks) for doing things online that you'd do anyway.

First, Sign Up!

If you sign up before the end of June, enter the code JuneBoom when you signup and you'll get started with 80 Swagbucks (otherwise you'll start out with 30 Swagbucks).

After you signup, download their toolbar.  It's not an absolute must, but it does help me remember to search and earn using their tools.  You also get an easy 1 Swagbuck a day just for opening your browser with the toolbar installed.  You can earn another easy 2 points a day by answering their daily poll (1 point) and going to their surveys (1 point).

Before I go much further, let me explain what you do with these points.  You earn them, then you trade them in for real stuff. I usually opt to trade mine in for Amazon gift cards (because it's the best deal).  You can get a $5 Amazon gift card for just 450 Swagbucks!  And you can easily earn that in just a few weeks of doing the most basic things through Swagbucks.

Besides those easy 1 point earns, the easiest way to earn Swagbucks is to do searches through their search portal.  You won't earn points every time you search, sometimes you'll have to do a few searches and if you don't earn when you search, I suggest you at least make sure to click to the second page of search results (sometimes you'll get points there).  On average you'll earn about 10 points when you earn through searches and I've seen points earned as many as 4 times a day via searches (but, most of the time you'll earn twice a day).

You can also earn BIG Swagbucks by going through Swagbucks to do your online shopping, whether it's daily deals at Groupon (make sure you go to Swagbucks when buying those) or just regular shopping, it's worth it to go through Swagbucks and get those points.

If you are a couponer, you can also earn points for going through Swagbucks coupon page and printing (then redeeming) those coupons.  It takes a little while for those points to show up, but you will get 10 Swagbucks for every coupon that you print and redeem.

You can also earn points for playing games in their game portal, and watching videos via "Swagbucks tv" (basically Swagbucks youtube portal).

With all the ways there are to earn, even if all you do is the freebies and searches you can easily earn a gift card every few weeks, but if you really use them you can earn tons more.  If you refer your friends once you join you will even get matched on what they earn via searches (up to 1000 points), so make sure you do your friends a favor and tell them how they can earn free gift cards.

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Sunday, June 19, 2011

50 Swagbuck Bonus for New Signups!

Search & WinSo you still haven't signed up for Swagbucks? What are you waiting for? Oh, you were waiting to get that 50 Swagbuck bonus for signing up? Well, here it is.  Enter Code: JuneBoom now through the end of June and add an additional 50 Swagbucks when you signup.  Normally, you start out with 30 Swagbucks, so this will start you with 80 and puts you well on your way to your first gift card (or prize of your choice).  Get started now and you'll be able to put a dent in your Christmas shopping a little early.

Click here to sign up!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Buy a Daily Deal, Get a Bonus With Swagbucks

If you purchase, even occasionally, Daily Deals from sites like Groupon, Living Social, Eversave and many others, then make sure you check out Swagbucks first.  For MOST of the daily deal sites you can go through Swagbucks and earn some mighty big rewards just for purchasing a daily deal you were about to buy anyway.   For instance, today you can get 160 Swagbucks for purchasing any of the current daily deals on Groupon. Check out the Swagbucks Daily Deals List.  That's a nice little bonus and puts you at about 2/3 of the way towards a $5 Amazon gift card.  Those points add up quick, and it's one of the best ways I've found to earn Swagbucks (outside of searching).  You get them in big numbers and you get them for doing something you were going to do anyway!

If you are new to Swagbucks, you might be wondering what it is.  Swagbucks is the best online Rewards Community I've found.  Swagbucks works by rewarding you (with Swagbucks) for things you'd normally do online anyway (like searching the web or buying stuff) as well as for doing extra tasks, watching videos and filling out surveys.  There are tons of ways you can earn Swagbucks.  Then you take your Swagbucks and trade them in for real stuff including gift cards to the likes of, CVS, Home Depot, restaurants, etc or even hard goods like electronics and jewelry.  When I first heard about it I was skeptical but I gave it a try and downloaded the toolbar (the easiest way to remember to earn), and within a month I had my first $5 Amazon gift card.  Since the first of the year I've earned over 20, while at the same time giving back a portion of my points to help others in storm ravaged areas across the globe.  Swagbucks isn't just about winning, they are about giving!  That's just one more thing I like about them and that helps make them the best rewards community online. If you've not joined yet, you can click here to do so. Then, look for "daily deals" under "earn" on the Swagbucks toolbar (be sure to install it).

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