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Swagbucks: Get Rewarded for Searching Web & Lots More (Plus, Earn 100 Points for Signing Up!)

If you’re new around here, you may not be familiar with the rewards program called Swagbucks. With Swagbucks, you earn points just for taking surveys, playing games, entering codes, searching the web (something we all do on a regular basis!), and much more! You can then redeem those points for awesome rewards – like gift cards to Amazon, Starbucks, Chili’s, Lowes, Target, Lands’ End, and more. With the holidays around the corner, these gift cards are sure to come in handy!

Even sweeter, through 9/30, Swagbucks is offering up an exclusive promo code for Hip2Save readers! If you’re a new Swagbucks member, you can earn an extra 70 points just for signing up when you enter the code HIP2SAVE12 on the sign up page (in addition to the 30 points you already get for signing up)! That’s a total of 100 points just for signing up! :D

Here are a few ways to earn Swag Bucks…
* 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!
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 rewards item is a $5 Amazon e-Card for only 450 Swag Bucks! Plus, for the month of September every time you snag an Amazon Gift Card from the Swag Store, you get a bonus $1 Amazon MP3 Promotional Credit (credit valid through October 31st). Sweet!

Other rewards include gift cards to Chili’s, Starbucks (another favorite!), Lowes, Target, Kmart, CVS, Red Robin, Dell, Lands’ End, and many more!

Happy Searching! :)