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Capital One 360 Checking $100 New Account Bonus #BlackFriday

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 28, 2014 · 0 comments

Looking to switch banks and waiting for just the right incentive? Right now (through 12/1 only) you can earn a $100 sign-up bonus from Capital One 360 Checking! You'll enjoy the peace of mind that comes from banking with no fees and no minimums, PLUS you'll earn a $100 bonus!

Here's how to get your Capital One 360 Checking $100 bonus:

  • Go here to learn about the 360 Checking Account.
  • Open your fee-free 360 Checking Account now through 12/1 and you'll score a $100 bonus!
  • This has to be your (or your joint account holder’s) first 360 Checking Account (including Electric Orange Checking)
  • Complete 5 Debit Card purchases, deposit checks from anywhere with CheckMate, or any combo of both within 45 days of opening your account.
  • Your $100 bonus will be automatically deposited into your account on day 50.

A few more details: The initial deposit must be at least $250 and your new account must be funded from a source outside of Capital One 360. The 5 Debit Card purchases can either be signature or PIN-based.

Don't miss the new $100 Capital One 360 Savings Account bonus available now too!


Swagbucks Thanksgiving Swag Code ExtravaGOBBLE

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 19, 2014 · 0 comments

TODAY ONLY! From 7am PT to 6pm PT (10am ET - 9pm ET), make sure to get ALL the Swag Codes with the Thanksgiving Swag Code ExtravaGOBBLE from Swagbucks!

Thanksgiving is a time to gather with friends and family, talk about what we’re thankful for and eat a delicious meal. At Swagbucks, Thanksgiving is time for you to gobble up a bunch of Swag Codes!

Here are the turkey-filled, stuffing-stuffed details:

  • Wednesday, November 19th from 7am PT – 6pm PT (10am ET – 9pm ET)
  • 5 Swag Codes throughout the day worth a total of 35 SB! See the schedule in the image above for times.
  • Codes will appear on Facebook, Twitter, Feast On This Team Challenge page, Instagram and the Blog!

Start your earnings off with the Facebook Swag Code IWantItAll worth 8 SB! Simply click on the Swag Code vault icon at the top of and enter it exactly as shown (Swag Codes are case-sensitive).

Not a member yet? Swagbucks is a simple way to turn your fun online time (and even the not so fun, like using a search engine!) into gift cards! Sign up for free here, and start redeeming Swag Codes now!

That's it -- join the fun and let me know how many Swag Codes you were able to get today! Codes can be shared in the comments to help your fellow readers out.

Be sure to check out the newly updated Swagbucks page today for more tips to maximize your Swag Bucks earning potential!


Swagbucks Quick Tips: Check Your Swagbucks Inbox

by Tara Kuczykowski on November 18, 2014 · 1 comment

Outside of all the usual ways to earn Swag Bucks, there are some easy to grab points sitting out there that you may not even realize are available. Here's a great tip for earning more SBs so you can redeem for a gift card much faster: In the mere moments that it takes to check your Swagbucks Inbox, you can earn a bunch of Bucks. The offers in your Inbox are relevant to you AND easy to do.

So what's the catch? Some offers or tasks are limited time, so checking your Inbox every time you sign onto Swagbucks can help you towards your next reward in no time at all. I'll admit I'm not always that great about checking mine regularly, but I logged in yesterday and was able to quickly complete about 50 Swag Bucks worth of offers!

For those of you who haven't signed up for yet, here's what you're missing: an easy and often times FREE way to get gift cards for you and your family. Birthday and holiday gifts? A way to pay for basics and extras alike? Swagbucks has helped me with all of that, so what are you waiting for? Sign up here to get your free gift cards.

Be sure to check out the newly updated Swagbucks page today for more tips to maximize your Swag Bucks earning potential!

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It's been awhile since I've talked about Swagbucks here, but it's still one of my favorite simple and easy resources for earning FREE Amazon eGift cards! And now, with the addition of the Daily Crave last month, you can earn a minimum of 5 Swag Bucks every day with virtually no effort. Just follow this simple routine -- it takes less than 5 minutes!

Swagbucks Daily Routine

  1. Daily Crave: View or read 2-3 bite-sized featured Encrave articles for 1 SB every day.
  2. Swagbucks Toolbar: In addition to letting you search and win and earn from SBTV videos, the toolbar lets you check for active Swag Codes and from time to time will feature codes of its own! PLUS you earn a Swag Buck each day just for having it installed.
  3. Daily Poll: Answer the Swagbucks Daily Poll question to instantly earn 1 SB.
  4. No Obligation Special Offers: Browse and complete the free offers daily to earn 2 quick and easy Swag Bucks. Don't forget to check your Swagbucks Inbox for additional limited time only offers.

That's an easy 150+ Swag Bucks per month without even counting additional searches, SBTV, Shop & Earn, etc.

Haven't signed up for Swagbucks yet? You're missing out on a great way to turn your online activity into gift cards -- which is pretty handy with the holidays coming up! Sign up here & start earning towards your first gift card today!

Be sure to check out the newly updated Swagbucks page today for more tips to maximize your Swag Bucks earning potential!

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Pinecone Research Taking Applications

by Tara Kuczykowski on October 10, 2014 · 0 comments

Right now you can Join Pinecone Survey Panel and get rewarded for your opinion! They've updated their program to a new points redemption format, but I've always been very impressed with them, so it's definitely worth investigating!

Join Pinecone Research today and earn points for prizes for each product survey you take, plus entry into sweepstakes to win cash prizes!