May 18, 2017

Swagbucks: my history

My first redemption was for a $5 Amazon gift card on November 03, 2009. At varying levels of participation, I’ve earned 143,938 SBs in 8 years.

I was impatiently redeeming for $5 gift cards at 500 SBs for years until they started giving us a discount for redeeming our first $25 gift card (2200 SBs instead of 2500 SBs), around 2014.

I ramped up my Swagbucksing that same year, not so incidentally because JuggerBaby was on the way and those gift card redemptions paid for most of our household purchases: diapers, wipes, dog food, pill pockets, generic allergy meds, a whole lot of books for baby showers.

It hasn’t been small beans: $228 in 2015, and $450 in 2016, so it’s been very much worth the few minutes I spend on it a day.

If you’re looking to make more than a little spare change, you can sign up using my link. When you earn 300 total SB before 6/1/17, you get a 300 SB bonus.

Here’s a handy tutorial on how to use it, and I share my earnings here.

May 4, 2017

Swagbucks: summer travel promo

I’m always looking to plan ahead to maximize our spending dollars, and buying discounted gift cards is one of my ways to double dip: I get credit card rewards for buying the gift card, and the value of the gift card is more than the money I paid.

For summer, they’re running a special promotion where you get a $1 (100 SB) bonus when you get a gift card for Hotels.com, Jiffy Lube, Southwest, CVS, and Groupon.

Jiffy Lube is also currently offering 15% cash back. This Summer Travel offer is good from Thursday, May 4th through Sunday, May 7th.

Here’s a handy tutorial if you’d like to join Swagbucks and earn. I track my earnings here.

Swagbucks: May sign-up bonus

This month, if you sign up using my link and earn 300 total SB before 6/1/17, you get a 300 SB bonus.

If you spend at least $25 in Shop and receive your shop credit before 7/1/2017, you get an additional 200 SB bonus. That deadline means it’s better if you shop early in the month than later since some credits take a few weeks to credit.

Usually I point you to Mr. Rebates or Ebates for good cashback, and it’s always worth checking them first in case they have double or more cashbank. With the extra bonuses, this might net you more money back.

Here’s a handy tutorial if you’d like to join Swagbucks and earn. I track my earnings here.

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