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The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering BIG payouts during their December "Swago" promotion starting today, Monday, December 4th at 9am PT and running until Monday, December 11th!

Swago is just like BINGO (and who doesn't love BINGO?!?), but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

  • Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!
  • Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.
  • You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, December 11th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.
  • Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.
  • Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!
  • The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, December 11th to use all your spins.
  • Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

Click here right now, and then click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of January, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!


Get $3 When You Sign Up for Swagbucks in December!

by Tara Kuczykowski on December 1, 2017 · 0 comments

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral during December.

Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link.

2. Earn 300 SB total before 1/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I use the gift cards I earn every month to supplement the payment on my monthly Subscribe & Save order!

If you're new to Swagbucks (or not), be sure to check out my comprehensive post on earning SB to learn how to earn even more after you register!


LAST CHANCE: $5 Bonus When You Register With Acorns

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 28, 2017 · 0 comments

Just a reminder that the $5 Acorns bonus offer is ending soon. You must register and make your first deposit by 11/30 to earn the bonus!

If you're not sure what I'm talking about, you can check out my previous post for all of the details. But basically, it's an app that automatically invests the spare change from your purchases. In under three years, I've invested nearly $3,000 in my account from round-ups -- without ever missing that spare change.

Not only that, but you can also automatically earn "found money" with certain Acorn partners. Are you a Dollar Shave Club member? Every time you use an Acorns-linked card to pay for a DSC purchase of $20 or more, Acorns will automatically invest 10% of your purchase! I've earned over $13 just from my normal purchases in the last 6 months. No, you won't get rich quick, but it all adds up.

Disclosure: The $5 bonus works both ways, so I'll earn a bonus when you register. However, I would have shared Acorns with you all anyhow, because I've seen my personal results over the last few years. It's one of my favorite apps, and I believe it's a fabulous way to save for retirement, vacation, next Christmas -- whatever your personal goals are. You can also earn a bonus when you share with your family and friends after registering!


Running now through December 3rd, the cashback shopping site Swagbucks is running a series of exclusive "Swagbuster" deals that offer increased cash back (in the form of SB points) at stores, when buying gifts cards, and big SB payouts when you discover offers from different companies. You can take all of the points you earn from these deals and redeem them for gift cards from places like Amazon, Target, Walmart, Starbucks, or PayPal cash, helping you extend your holiday budget further!

The deals change every few hours, and you can keep track of what's available by clicking here. You need a Swagbucks account to take advantage - fortunately it's free and takes less than 30 seconds to sign up. PLUS, if you sign up through me you'll get a bonus 300 SB ($3) if you earn 300 SB before December 1st!


Huge Cash Back deals during the Swagbucks Cyber Monday Sale!

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 27, 2017 · 0 comments

You can earn money while saving on all your big Cyber Monday purchases! The Cashback Shopping site Swagbucks is offering big cash back - 3x or more - at over 120 different stores today only. They're also offering big payouts on a varieties of different deals and offers from companies that would make great gift ideas. Get great deals without waiting in lines or even leaving your home!

If you're not familiar with Swagbucks, they offer cash back in the form of points when you shop. Then you can turn those points into gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or PayPal cash. You can also earn points for discovering deals, watching videos, answering surveys and more!

Click here to take advantage of the cash back, just create your Swagbucks account when prompted (it takes less than 30 seconds) and then you're all set!

As a special bonus, if you sign up through me you get a 300 SB ($3) bonus when you earn your first 300 SB before December 1st! This site's a great way to extend your shopping budget, especially around the holidays!