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Swagbucks: Search & Earn Gift Cards + More

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If you’re looking for a way to start saving up for Christmas, Birthday parties, a Summer Vacation (or possibly even to help with the Hip2Help tour!?) without spending any money out of pocket, then you may want to consider signing up for Swagbucks!  By signing up with Swagbucks you’ll be able to earn points by searching the web, taking surveys, participating in daily polls, and more!  Then you can use your points to redeem for gift cards to stores like Amazon, Starbucks, CVS, Home Depot, and more!  AND, even sweeter, today is Mega Swagbucks Friday, which means you may be able to score more Swagbucks than normal just by searching the web…something you’ll probably do at least once today anyway!

If you’re new to Swagbucks, here are a few ways to earn Swagbucks…

* Searching the web
If yours is a winning search, you will see a “Congratulations” screen featuring your Swag Bucks award immediately above your search results; you will never be directed away from your search. You can win multiple Swag Bucks every day; Swag Bucks can be won in denominations ranging from 1 – 1,000.

* Taking Surveys
Each survey that you chose to engage with may have a different Swag Bucks payout. Completing “deeper profiles” helps Swag Bucks alert you only to surveys for which you qualify and typically enables you to complete more targeted surveys which have significantly higher Swag Bucks payouts. Snag 1 Swag Buck per day just for heading over to the Survey page!

* Voting in Daily Polls
Snag 1 Swag Buck per day for voting in the daily poll.

* Watching videos
Swag Bucks are awarded randomly via Swag Bucks TV. Not every video you watch will earn you Swag Bucks, but just like Swag Bucks search, every video you watch is a chance to earn.

* Completing Special Offers
To ensure that an offer has been completed, follow the instructions provided for each individual offer. The offer needs be completed in the same session and all information required to complete the offer MUST be accurate. The majority of offers will credit your Swag Bucks account within 20 minutes. However, the estimated wait time varies from offer to offer. Some may take a few hours or a couple of days before final confirmation is received.

*Playing Games
Swagbucks recently released FREE Swagbucks Games… find a game you like, play for free AND you’ll be eligible to earn bonus Swag Bucks just for playing!! There are two ways to be rewarded for playing games (1) Play games for free and you will randomly earn from 1-5 Swag Bucks (2) Buy into tournaments where you risk a small amount of Swag Bucks for the chance to earn a large amount. Just login or register and click on the “Earn” tab, then in the drop down menu choose “Games”.

* Finding Swag Codes
Swag Codes are strings of alphanumeric text that you can apply for instant Swag Bucks. Swag Codes can appear anywhere, and at any time, throughout the Swag Bucks network including the Swagbucks newsletter, any Swag Bucks powered Search&Win Site; the Official Swag Bucks blog, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter page, Flickr page; and affiliated partner sites. Swag Codes can be redeemed by entering the codes into the Swag Codes box on your My Account page.

* Sharing Your Birthday
Be sure that you enter your birthday in the account details and you’ll snag 50 Swag Bucks on the big day!

You may be wondering, how can I use my Swagbucks or what can I purchase?

Swag Bucks can be used to purchase apparel, kitchen items, electronics, gift cards and lots more in the Swag Store!  My personal favorite item is a $5 Amazon e-Card for only 450 Swag Bucks! :) Plus, Swagbucks recently added NEW rewards, including O’Charley’s eGift Cards, Brinker International eGift Cards (valid at Chili’s, Macaroni Grill, and more), Home Depot gift cards, as well as eGift cards to Fandango, Rixty, CVS, Overstock, Lands End, Cabelas, and more!

Happy Searching! :)

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19 Hip Readers Commented

  • Jen says:

    40 SB for searching “this site”!:-) Yoo-hoo! The most I had won before was 37 SB~ from “this site”, too! :-)

  • Sally says:

    Are the giftcards you get on this site actual cards or are they all e-cards? Anyone know? I’ve been on this site for only a few days now and am looking forward to redeeming some “bucks” soon! :)

    • fran says:

      They used to only have e-cards, but now they have retail cards, but I think the retail cards are high. I’m sticking to the $5 AGCs.

  • Sue says:

    I’ve never gotten any SB for searching this site. Are they different for different people? Tha seems odd.

    • fran says:

      Sue, I think what Jen means is she searched “hip2save” and won SBs. The search wins are random. When I used to do Midnight Bucks (searching at 1:00 EDT), there were people sometimes getting 3 or 4 wins, and I was lucky if I got 2. So you never know, like I said, it’s random.
      Whatever you do, don’t search too quickly or you can be deactivated. Allow 2-3 minutes between searches.

  • ashley says:

    i’ve gotten 10 points like 3 times for searching axl rose :D (i’m a huge fan) lol

  • wrestlefan2 says:

    I’ve been a member since early 2010 and I’ve gotten 61 $5 Amazon GCs so far for a total of $305 Amazon credit via swagbucks.

    Now I have other sites that get me AGCs as well and have bought all christmas presents for last year including 2 deep fryers, got kinect for xbox 360, a few xbox & wii games, cell phone batteries and accessories, magazine subscriptions, cds, and ink among other things and I still have $145 left to spent…not counting another $5 Amazon GC on it’s way.

    Swagbucks is great. I love it

  • Anonymous says:

    i keep getting a waring to debug my system ever since i downloaded the swagbuck toolbar anyone have this prob? im new to swagbucks- any suggestions why its doing that – thanx

  • Anna W. says:

    How do I enter my birthday? It’s coming up at the end of May and I want to make sure I receive my 50 swagbucks!

  • DP says:

    You can win through searching more than once a day?

  • LIZZETH says:

    what exactly do we need to search?

  • Abby says:

    Don’t forget you can get 10 Swagbucks for every coupon you print and redeem from their site! They have the exact same q’s as coupons.com…so why not get 10 sb for each one?? :)

  • Caro says:

    I have enough Swagbucks to get some Amazon ecards, but how does one find out where online one can use them? And, does it take 2 weeks to get them in order to use them? Thanks.

  • Sarah says:

    You get 3 swagbucks for every 10 videos you “watch.” I have the entertainment videos which are about 1 minute each running in a separate tab and it’s an easy way to get some extra swagbucks everyday!

  • mackyjane says:

    I’m tryin to sign up for Swagbucks and I enter in all of my information and then I get to the part that wants you to enter the “letters” to verify that you are human and what not, and I enter them (correctly and using the correct case) and I select “Register” and it comes back to the same page telling me that what I’ve entered does not match the picture. Has anybody else ran into this problem? I’ve tried registering using my FB account, and without it, with and without Collin’s link and to no avail. Please help!

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