Today is Friday and that means today is my favorite day of the week... Mega Swagbucks day!! So head on over to Swagbucks and search your little hearts out.
What is Mega Swagbucks day?? It is the day when swagbucks are awarded in even larger denominations than usual (100, 200, 500) and I've heard they are awarded more frequently than normal. The most I have ever won on a search was 50 SB's but I know many folks have won much, much more.
What are these Swagbucks thingies??
Well, Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you with points called Swagbucks (These can be traded in for prizes.) There is a wide variety of prizes to choose from but my personal favorite is $5.00 at Amazon.com!!! It costs 450 swagbucks and really it's not that hard to get to 450 between swagcodes and searches. You get 30 Swagbucks when you join. Since January 1st, 2010 I have snagged $150 worth of amazon.com giftcards!!! July 1st I plan to snag my next $25!
Swagbucks is totally free. I have NEVER spent a dime towards earning Swagbucks. I have received over $140 in giftcards without altering my own behavior very much or spending even one red penny out of pocket...this is a reason why I think everyone should be Swagging!
**Swag Codes are codes that are put out by TSG (The Swag Guy!) as a treat!!! They give out a range of Swagbucks codes now...sometimes they are worth 10 Swagbucks, sometimes they are worth 7, 13, 25, whatever. These codes are put out on Twitter, in Facebook, on the blog, in newsletters, in the form of a swag hunt etc.**
**A Swag Hunt is an awful lot like an easter egg hunt for letters that go into the code**
Tips for getting more out of using Swagbucks:
*Try changing all of your bookmarks (or at least the most frequently used bookmarks) to swagbucks searches for that website to get extra chances to win each day. I search gmail, blogger, facebook, franklin goose, etsy, amazon, hootsuite and slickdeals about seven times daily EACH! I WIN that way too!! I have won about 150 SB's that way in the past two days.
*Don't ever go straight to a website. Want to check out facebook and see who burned their tongue on soup at lunch? Go to swagbucks.com and SEARCH for facebook then click on the result that says http://www.facebook.com/ :) SUPER SIMPLE and you might win. If you don't then you don't....but winning is the best!
*Set Swagbucks.com as your homepage or a search for your old homepage as your homepage ;) That way every time you open your browser - you get a free search. Gmail has earned me at least 100 swagbucks alone!!!
*Search until you win in the evening - same rules apply as above. I use Swagbucks as my regular search engine and once in a while i pop over to google depending on what i'm looking for. In the morning and in the evening I do sit down and search for random things until I win at least once so I can get that extra 20 or so swagbucks a day.
*Be sure to become a fan of swagbucks on facebook - frequently there will be a swagcode announced there or a swaghunt will be announced. (PS - NEVER post an active swagcode ANYWHERE. They WILL Deactivate you!!!)
*Grab the swidget from swagbucks (Or just use mine - you can search with it or check it for swagcodes - mine is at the top right of my main page)
*Read the swagblog daily - there are frequently codes in the blog!
*Share swagging with your family friends and strangers and help them figure out how to sign up because when you refer someone - every time they win swagbucks - YOU DO TOO!!!
*Download the swagbucks search bar (For IE and Firefox) or install the Plug Ins for your browser!! Then use it to search - the search bar also tells you how many swagbucks you have and they sometimes send you codes right to the swagbar!!
*Create Swagbucks Referral cards! Vistaprint almost always has deals where you can get 250 FREE business cards and pay shipping of something like $6.00 and then you can put your referral address there on the card along with your email address and maybe start a blog somewhere with the purpose of posting a page just like this to help folks learn to use Swagbucks. Put that address on the card too. This works - trust me! I can't tell you how many times i've had to guess at my referral address while I am out in the grocery store or at church telling someone how I get stuff free.
That is all I can think of. Veteran Swagsters ... do any of you have more suggestions????
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