Friday = Mega Swagbucks Day!

Today is Mega Swagbucks Day… Instead of winning the typical 10 -12 Swagbucks you might get lucky and win 100 or even 1,000 Swagbucks… just for doing a simple search!

Remember… it only takes 450 Swagbucks to earn a $5 gift card!  I don’t know about you… but I LOVE FREE GIFT CARDS! 🙂

Ready to sign up for Swagbucks? Go HERE
What are Swagbucks? Go HERE to read more.


  • tia

    can you use multiple $5 cards on one purchase at amazon?

    • Susan

      Lia, yes. After you purchase the $5 Amazon gift card, wait for a confirmation email. Heads up — it can take up to two weeks to arrive in your inbox. Then on Amazon, click on “your account” in the top right corner of the screen, then click on the “apply a gift card to your account” link. From there you just paste in the code from the email, and the $5 will be applied as a credit to your account.

      After that, don’t think of it as a “gift card” but rather a credit balance in your account. When you purchase something, the payment will automatically come off your balance.

    • Becky

      Yep!!! I bought my husband a kindle with $15 cash and a WHOLE BUNCH of $5 gift cards!

  • melody

    I guess I am really confused about swagbucks. What do you mean by “preforming a simple search”? I have tried many surveys and I can’t seem to get any of them to work.

    • Susan

      Melody, by “simple search,” she means that you can earn swagbucks by using the swagbucks search engine. It’s like google. On the swagbucks home page, right at the top, there is a box where you can enter in what you are searching for. Do this a few times, and you will most likely earn a few swagbucks. I use the search engine here and there throughout the day, and will usually win swagbucks 2 times per day, occasionally 3.

      You can also install their toolbar and use the search box there, but I don’t like to clutter up my browser with stuff like that.

      The search engine is nowhere near as good as google, so I tend to use it for stuff that I know will come up. Like “fabulessly” to come here. For a serious search, I use google.

      I detest the surveys. I did one, when I first learned about them, and earned 50 swagbucks. But after that I could never qualify, not even the ones where I it said I had a high liklihood of qualifying, so I quit wasting my time. But if you click on “trusted surveys” and do nothing else, you will get 1 swagbuck, so I do that each day for an easy 30/month. Same with the daily poll and NOSO offers. Just click through, and you’ll get quick easy sb’s.

      Hope this helps.

    • Becky

      here’s a post I did for my facebook page for my friends…
      What are Swagbucks?

      Swagbucks is a free website that lets you earn points to get FREE prizes or giftcards.

      How do I earn points?

      One way you can earn points is by searching for things using the Swagbucks search engine. You would use this the same way that you would search for things using Google, Yahoo, Bing, or any of the other search engines. I like to search for random stuff. A common one I search is Dr. Suess quotes “Barber Baby Bubbles and a bumble bee.” You can search for anything though. If I really do need to search something I will go through Swagbucks instead of the other search engine websites (Google, Yahoo, Bing etc.) “Boise Idaho dog groomers.” Some days I will just type in Blah Blah flubber blah” It might take several tries to get a win. Once you do get a win you will see in the top part of your screen “Congratulations you just won (point amount) Swagbucks.” You can win every 2 hours (at least that’s the closest I’ve ever won them). I have heard that if you do too many searches in a row it can lock the winnings of searches for a few hours, but I am not sure how true that is. Usually if I don’t get a win after about 7-10 searches, I wait and come back in a few hours and do another search then. This is not something I spend my entire day on. I seriously do a couple of searches a day and then go about my day as normal.

      Six Bonus Swag Bucks Everyday (another option for earning points)

      * 1 by install and use the swagbucks tool bar. Every day when you open a new browser you’ll get the bonus SB.
      * 1 by voting in the daily poll. Go to and then under earn you’ll see daily polls.
      * 2 by getting completing the “No Obligation Special Offers” You get to those by going to Earn, then NOSO. Just click through the offers (with skip towards the bottom, unless you want to sign up)… at the end, enter a phrase…
      * 1 per day for referring someone through facebook, or another social media (they don’t have to sign up, you just get the point for sending the invite).
      * 1 per day by clicking on the “Trusted Surveys,” tab which you find under the “Earn,” tab.

      Referrals (easiest and fastest way to earn points)

      They are the best and easiest way to collect Swagbucks… If you clicked through to sign up from my link, I get matching swagbucks for the first 1000 swagbucks you earn 🙂 And you get up to 1000 for every person you get to sign up under your link!

      Special Offers:

      You can also get them for completing tasks (allowing certain Facebook games, downloading IE9, checking your credit score stuff like that)… after you are credited the points, you can delete the “task”, or cancel the trial. I personally don’t do these that often.


      These are hidden codes all over the Swag-o-sphere. However if you don’t want to take the time to find them here is a Facebook page that posts the codes as soon as they have them. Just follow their instructions. They give you the code which you will post on your main Swagbucks page under “Enter Swag Code.” They also have a link which will take you directly to that page.

      Filling out Surveys

      Click on the “Earn,” tab and there you will find a list of Surveys. I personally don’t do these that often because you can spend a while filling out a survey and not get the points if you don’t qualify. However, if you do qualify for the survey you can get a lot of points. If you have the time to kill and want to do so, this is a great option

      Okay, so now that you have earned them, what do you do with them?’

      You can do lots of things…

      * Enter swagstakes, if you are feeling lucky to possibly earn more Swagbucks.
      * Or, you can use them to “purchase” rewards or prizes. My favorite (and the most popular) is a $5 gift card. That costs 450 SB. So it’s like you are getting paid a little more than 1 penny for every SB you get. Not bad considering you would be searching for stuff anyway! $5 doesn’t sound like a lot, but you can save them up, and use them to buy ANYTHING on!! I have used Amazon gift cards (from Swagbucks) to purchase Coffee, Cereal, Diapers, Baby Wipes, Gifts for Christmas and my kids Birthdays.

      If you still have questions please let me know! 🙂

      • Becky

        PS- I LOVE the surveys!!! I do them at night when watching TV after putting the bee down. My goal is to qualify for 2-3 per week. It usually happens!

      • Becky

        Oh gosh… I need to update that. I have won them 8 minutes apart before!! It just really is totally random!!
        I’ve had the best luck searching for Store names!! I think I scored about 75 SB searching for stores, their logos, and the people who blog about them!

  • Ang

    Are you still going to do a post about redeeming swagbucks, etc….?
    I signed up and have points now but not sure much after that. I have never used amazon to order so I was wondering too if you can redeem mulitple gift cards in one purchase?

    • Susan

      Ang, yes. See comment #1.1 above.

    • mavis

      Hi Ang,
      Yes. I didn’t get a chance to do a How To Redeem Swagbucks post this morning before hopping on a plane. I will post it next week. Sorry about that.

      Susan, thanks for being so helpful and jumping in to help out. 🙂

  • Becky

    Speaking of… there is a GREAT way to earn EXTRA swagbucks this week!!! They are doing a special Offers bonus. Go and complete the special offers, and you will earn an extra 20% off what the “Advertised” SB rate is!!! It’s awarded in a lump sum on monday! I like the videos you watch for 1 sb each!!!
    So far this week, I’ve earned Over 2070 Special offer Sb!!! (I like doing the trials, where you cancel after a few days)! Zero dollars out of pocket, 414 extra SB on top of the 2000+ I have already received!!!
    That’s over FIVE $5 gift cards!!! In less than 4 days! WOOT!!

    • tia

      don’t forget about the games! i like to play them to keep my brain sharp! (and my son plays a few and gets a few extra bucks for me!)

      and i’ve discovered that i actually like some of the tasks (that are easy)—the one that asks if a question matches a search phrase and then writing questions to match a search phrase—again, brain stimulus!

      i signed up just a week ago and have already earned 2 $5 Amazon GC’s! wheeee!

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