Guest Post: Swagbucks for Dummies (er … Newbies!)

by Alecia on July 17, 2010

Jessica from Jessica’s Coupons was sweet enough to offer that I could repost her awesome Swag Bucks 101: A How to Guide for all of you, my beautiful readers!!  She tells you EVERYTHING you need to know to in order to use (and maximize) Swag Bucks!  Enjoy.

My absolute favorite way to earn Free Gift Cards is with Swag Bucks! The best part is – I did not have to change anything I wasn’t already doing, I just had to change where I was doing it!

What is Swag Bucks?

Swag Bucks is a search engine that offers you the chance to win cool prizes every time you do an internet search. It works like Google- actually it is powered by Google! So, if you know how to do a Google Search you won’t have any problems using Swag Bucks for your internet searches.

What are Swag Bucks?

Swag Bucks are a type of virtual currency (like frequent flyer miles). The more you search the internet, the more you’ll earn. They are awarded randomly and the amounts vary. Some searches will win you 0, others will win you 10, 20, 30 or more in Swag Bucks.

Redeeming Your Swag Bucks:

You can cash your Swag Bucks in at the Swag Store for all kinds of cool prizes: Gift Cards (Starbucks, PayPal, Target, Barnes & Noble, i-Tunes & more), Electronics, Apparel and more. Personally, I always choose to purchase the Amazon Gift e-Cards with my SwagBucks.(a $5 Amazon e-Card will cost you 450 SwagBucks.)

When you go to the Swag Store, the prize categories are listed, and within each category you will see the Swag Price of eacg prize. Once you have enough Swag Bucks to redeem the prize you want, you just select your prize and confirm your personal info (email address, shipping address etc.) Then a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Just open the email, click on the confirmation link and within 7-14 days your prize will post to your account. Once it posts, you will be able to redeem your e-Gift Card immedialty. If you choose a physical “plastic Gift Card” or another “physical” prize- just check your mail box- it should arrive within a couple weeks, unless otherwise indicated.

Ways to Earn:

There are several ways to earn Swag Bucks – the easiest way is for your internet searches. Let’s say you wanted to search for “Jessica’s Coupons”. You would type Jessica’s Coupons in the search bar and it would bring up the possible sites. Sometimes you will not earn anything for your search and other times you will earn Swag Bucks. It is random. *Note: Searching repeated, over and over, will not increase your chances of winning, in fact, it might hurt them.  Search naturally, and you’ll find that you should win bucks, on average, two to three times per day.

When you earn Swag Bucks for your interent searches those are automatically credited to your account as long as you are signed in. If you are not signed in, a box will pop up asking that you sign in so you can claim your prize.

There are other ways to earn Swag Bucks such as, doing special offers, shopping, and referring your friends, register your birthday for 50 bucks on your special day, taking surveys, and visiting the toolbar. That information and links are all on the Swag Bucks home page. Once you have figured out the meat and potatoes of using Swag Bucks, you can click on the links to find other creative ways to earn more Swag Bucks.

Swag Bucks Tool Bar:

I highly recommend that you download and use the Free Swag Bucks Tool Bar, otherwise you will have to return to the Swag Bucks Home Page every time you want to do a search that could earn you Swag Bucks (which will get tediuos). Once you download the tool bar, it will be conveniently located below your address bar for easy access.

Another perk to adding the Swag Bucks Tool Bar is that Swag Codes are released on the tool bar from time to time. These codes are time sensitive. Once you find the code, just copy the code and go to the Swag Bucks Home Page. Then paste the code in to the box that says “Swag Code” then hit the “GIMME” button. If you have entered a valid code before it expires the Swag Bucks will be added to your account. These Swag Codes vary in amounts; however, once you enter an accepted code it will let you know the amount you have earned for entering the code.

My Swag Bucks:

People always ask me how much I earn. Everyone is different. It depends on how much you do. I say I am pretty middle-of-the-road. (but I am a blogger so I am on the internet a lot)

I have won 120 Swag Bucks in the past 5 days for my internet searches ONLY. I have won additional 34 Swag Bucks doing other things and I have earned approximately 660 from my friend’s searches. (Refer your friends and you’ll earn buck for buck what they earn up to a 1,000 swag bucks) So all-in-all this week, I have made about 814 Swag Bucks. Remember it takes 450 to earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

I know people who save up all the Amazon Gift Cards and score a Nintendo Wii &/or Wii Fit for Free. I can’t do that because I have an Amazon addiction and they burn holes in my pockets. Remember though, Amazon Gift Cards are just one of the many, many gift cards and other prize options you can choose.

So if you are interested in earning Free Stuff, here is what you do:

To Get Started:

Step 1: Sign-up for Swag Bucks
(You’ll Get $30 Swag Bucks just for registering)

Step 2: Create an account which involves filling in 8 boxes
(takes about a minute)

Step 3: Go ahead and download the toolbar. You just pick the one for your Browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, Opera)

Step 4: Start Searching and Winning!

Yep, it really is that easy & you’ll be amazed how quickly you earn those bucks!
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Guest Post: Swagbucks for Dummies (er … Newbies!)

by Alecia on July 17, 2010

Jessica from Jessica’s Coupons was sweet enough to offer that I could repost her awesome Swag Bucks 101: A How to Guide for all of you, my beautiful readers!!  She tells you EVERYTHING you need to know to in order to use (and maximize) Swag Bucks!  Enjoy.

My absolute favorite way to earn Free Gift Cards is with Swag Bucks! The best part is – I did not have to change anything I wasn’t already doing, I just had to change where I was doing it!

What is Swag Bucks?

Swag Bucks is a search engine that offers you the chance to win cool prizes every time you do an internet search. It works like Google- actually it is powered by Google! So, if you know how to do a Google Search you won’t have any problems using Swag Bucks for your internet searches.

What are Swag Bucks?

Swag Bucks are a type of virtual currency (like frequent flyer miles). The more you search the internet, the more you’ll earn. They are awarded randomly and the amounts vary. Some searches will win you 0, others will win you 10, 20, 30 or more in Swag Bucks.

Redeeming Your Swag Bucks:

You can cash your Swag Bucks in at the Swag Store for all kinds of cool prizes: Gift Cards (Starbucks, PayPal, Target, Barnes & Noble, i-Tunes & more), Electronics, Apparel and more. Personally, I always choose to purchase the Amazon Gift e-Cards with my SwagBucks.(a $5 Amazon e-Card will cost you 450 SwagBucks.)

When you go to the Swag Store, the prize categories are listed, and within each category you will see the Swag Price of eacg prize. Once you have enough Swag Bucks to redeem the prize you want, you just select your prize and confirm your personal info (email address, shipping address etc.) Then a confirmation email will be sent to your inbox. Just open the email, click on the confirmation link and within 7-14 days your prize will post to your account. Once it posts, you will be able to redeem your e-Gift Card immedialty. If you choose a physical “plastic Gift Card” or another “physical” prize- just check your mail box- it should arrive within a couple weeks, unless otherwise indicated.

Ways to Earn:

There are several ways to earn Swag Bucks – the easiest way is for your internet searches. Let’s say you wanted to search for “Jessica’s Coupons”. You would type Jessica’s Coupons in the search bar and it would bring up the possible sites. Sometimes you will not earn anything for your search and other times you will earn Swag Bucks. It is random. *Note: Searching repeated, over and over, will not increase your chances of winning, in fact, it might hurt them.  Search naturally, and you’ll find that you should win bucks, on average, two to three times per day.

When you earn Swag Bucks for your interent searches those are automatically credited to your account as long as you are signed in. If you are not signed in, a box will pop up asking that you sign in so you can claim your prize.

There are other ways to earn Swag Bucks such as, doing special offers, shopping, and referring your friends, register your birthday for 50 bucks on your special day, taking surveys, and visiting the toolbar. That information and links are all on the Swag Bucks home page. Once you have figured out the meat and potatoes of using Swag Bucks, you can click on the links to find other creative ways to earn more Swag Bucks.

Swag Bucks Tool Bar:

I highly recommend that you download and use the Free Swag Bucks Tool Bar, otherwise you will have to return to the Swag Bucks Home Page every time you want to do a search that could earn you Swag Bucks (which will get tediuos). Once you download the tool bar, it will be conveniently located below your address bar for easy access.

Another perk to adding the Swag Bucks Tool Bar is that Swag Codes are released on the tool bar from time to time. These codes are time sensitive. Once you find the code, just copy the code and go to the Swag Bucks Home Page. Then paste the code in to the box that says “Swag Code” then hit the “GIMME” button. If you have entered a valid code before it expires the Swag Bucks will be added to your account. These Swag Codes vary in amounts; however, once you enter an accepted code it will let you know the amount you have earned for entering the code.

My Swag Bucks:

People always ask me how much I earn. Everyone is different. It depends on how much you do. I say I am pretty middle-of-the-road. (but I am a blogger so I am on the internet a lot)

I have won 120 Swag Bucks in the past 5 days for my internet searches ONLY. I have won additional 34 Swag Bucks doing other things and I have earned approximately 660 from my friend’s searches. (Refer your friends and you’ll earn buck for buck what they earn up to a 1,000 swag bucks) So all-in-all this week, I have made about 814 Swag Bucks. Remember it takes 450 to earn a $5 Amazon Gift Card.

I know people who save up all the Amazon Gift Cards and score a Nintendo Wii &/or Wii Fit for Free. I can’t do that because I have an Amazon addiction and they burn holes in my pockets. Remember though, Amazon Gift Cards are just one of the many, many gift cards and other prize options you can choose.

So if you are interested in earning Free Stuff, here is what you do:

To Get Started:

Step 1: Sign-up for Swag Bucks
(You’ll Get $30 Swag Bucks just for registering)

Step 2: Create an account which involves filling in 8 boxes
(takes about a minute)

Step 3: Go ahead and download the toolbar. You just pick the one for your Browser (Internet Explorer, FireFox, Safari, Opera)

Step 4: Start Searching and Winning!

Yep, it really is that easy & you’ll be amazed how quickly you earn those bucks!
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