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Swag Bucks: Get 60 FREE Swag Bucks!

by Tara Kuczykowski on February 25, 2010 · 30 comments


Happy 2nd Birthday to Swag Bucks!!! It's their birthday, but we're the ones getting all of the gifts.

That's right -- to celebrate their 2nd birthday and the launch of Swagbucks.com 3.0, Swag Bucks is offering TONS of Swag Code giveaways through their blog, Twitter and Facebook that will give you plenty of opportunities to earn FREE bucks.

If you're not already a member of Swag Bucks, now is the time to join so you can get in on all of the festivities. Plus, Swag Bucks is offering Deal Seeking Mom readers an exclusive code that will net you 60 FREE Swag Bucks when you join instead of the usual 30 Swag Bucks.

To get your 60 FREE Swag Bucks, simply register using the code DSMCODE3. This code is valid through Thursday, March 6th, at 6am PST, but why wait -- join now so you can get in on all of the fun!

What is Swag Bucks?

Basically it’s a site that allows you to earn great prizes such as iPhones, iPods, concert tickets, gift cards, and more just for using them to search the Internet. For example, an Amazon.com eGift card is only 450 Swag Bucks!

Why not get paid for something you’re already doing anyhow? And don’t worry about the quality of the searches -- Swag Bucks is powered by Google. Plus, they often offer special Swag Codes for additional points as well, so it’s not hard to rack up enough points to redeem often!

How do I sign up?

It’s super easy! Just go to Swag Bucks and fill out your information. You’ll receive 30 points just for registering to get you started. Use the code above for an additional 30 Swag Bucks, and you’ll be well on your way to earning prizes!

Tips for maximizing your Swag Bucks earnings:

  • Download one of the Swag Bucks browser plugins to earn for the searches you normally do.
  • Follow @SwagBucks on Twitter for updates on new Swag Codes. (enter these in the left-hand column on your Swag Bucks account page)
  • Read the Swag Bucks blog for updates on new features as well as info on Swag Codes.
  • Shop through Swag Bucks to earn SB on purchases.

Those of you that are already earning with Swag Bucks, what kind of prizes have you cashed in for? My favorite is the Amazon Kindle I bought using GCs I earned through the site.

{ 30 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Dawn February 25, 2010 at 11:20 am

What if I'm already signed up??? I just signed up like 2 days ago :(...

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2 Tara Kuczykowski February 25, 2010 at 11:31 am

Unfortunately, the bonus SB are only for new accounts. :(

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3 Lisa h February 25, 2010 at 11:35 am

I just signed in but didn't put in the code, so I only got 30 points.. Is it too late to get the extra 30?

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4 JenGC February 25, 2010 at 11:37 am

Did you get your kindle through swagbucks or just saved amazon gift cards and bought it through there? I am wondering because I can't seem to find it in their Swag Store. That is my goal. I want one SO BADLY! Thanks! :)

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5 Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 11:44 am

I'm not happy with the split. Before you would earn 1-5 Swagbucks for searching. They have multiplied Swagbucks by 10, and still you can earn anywhere from 1-50 SB for searching. So that's 1/10 of a swagbuck up to 5. It's crap. They said if you are a member before our b-day you will be rewarded, and so far all I've heard of is bonus codes for NEW users.

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6 Anonymous February 25, 2010 at 11:45 am

And she got her Kindle with Amazon gift codes, she's talked about it before. But don't expect to earn that much yourself. Tara probably gets lots of Swagbucks for referring her readers.

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7 JenGC February 25, 2010 at 11:48 am

Oh I understand it will take me a while. I mean, it is like $239 and I can only get 5 $5 gift cards at a time (of course you can get a higher amount but I have trouble getting that much lol). I just wondered if she got it with points, or through amazon with gift cards.

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8 Tara Kuczykowski February 25, 2010 at 12:24 pm

Yes, I got it with Amazon GCs that I saved up for. I do earn from referrals; however, I don't think it's unrealistic for readers to earn nice prizes just from searching. And extra $10 GC here and there for doing searches you'd normally do sounds like a good deal to me!

Anonymous, I haven't won any SB yet today, but all prizes should be worth a minimum of 10 SB now. From what I've been told, nothing has changed as far as earning and redeeming, they just multiplied the values by 10. They've got exciting plans, so I'll wait and see.

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9 Steph February 25, 2010 at 12:39 pm

The gift cards to amazon were 45 before and 650 now so certainly not a change for the better.

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10 JenGC February 25, 2010 at 12:46 pm

I show them as 450 not 650. Are you sure you are looking at the $5 gift card?

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11 Brigitte February 25, 2010 at 12:47 pm

Wow, that is a big difference. I read about the new "plan" and I thought everything was multiplied by 10, but that should have made the Amazon cards 450, not 650, so I don't like that, however it does look nice to have had 188 yesterday and now have 1890. I just earned a 10 spot for searching Deal Seeking Mom, lol.

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12 Tara Kuczykowski February 25, 2010 at 12:50 pm

Hmm, I show the $5 Amazon GCs as 450 points as well...

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13 Steph February 25, 2010 at 12:52 pm

It says on their blog they still come in 2,5,7 too geez, I'm bummed

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14 Tara Kuczykowski February 25, 2010 at 12:57 pm

Okay, this is what I found on the blog. They do say that you'll win more times per day, so it sounds like they're trying to reward people who are more active. I'm keeping an open mind because I've always had a good experience with them.

You see, the reason we've multiplied the Swag Bucks is so that we could reward you more times throughout the day for more actions! In the next few weeks, you'll be winning 10 and 20 Swag Bucks when you're used to winning 1 and 2. You'll also be winning 2 and 5 and 7 and 30 and 50 (and higher) and every everything else in between, so don't think that if you get less then 10 you're getting "cheated." On the contrary, it is very possible that you'll win MORE then you used to because of the amount of times you win. In order to make all that happen though, we've had to move to a new system where ONLY logged-in users will get Swag Bucks.

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15 cwaltz February 25, 2010 at 1:10 pm

I used the $60 I earned last year to help defray Christmas. Between it and the research 20/20 forum I was able to pay less than $50 to get the two younger kids their Nintendo DS lites.

I am no sure how I feel about the changes. I used to use them all day and then I got pinged for "unusual searching". No one ever did get back to me on what exactly that constituted. They did reinstate my account. Now I use them once daily in the AM until I get a swagbuck.

I'll still use them since its fairly easy to do this program but if it starts taking a year to earn $10 which if they are going to be giving 2 or 5 even with the new increments then I may move on. I do like that they are going to add games though so I definitely will stick around to see that enrolled in the spring.

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16 Kimber February 25, 2010 at 1:11 pm

I think the swag bucks idea is interesting, but it still makes me nervous to have someone "tracking" what I do online, for security reasons ... does that make sense? Has anyone had a problem with this? I guess it just seems a bit too good to be true. But then, a lot of the great deals seem too good to be true, and they work out just fine. :o)

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17 Jen February 25, 2010 at 1:37 pm

I'm done with Swagbucks. 60 points are really only 6 compared to the new format. Google is a way better search engine. Sure I could earn a $5 Amazon card every few weeks but it's not worth the frustration.

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18 Heidi March 29, 2011 at 12:34 am

wow, you actually used it as a search engine?

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19 Kristie February 25, 2010 at 8:49 pm

I was reluctant to sign up at first, but then I was really glad I did and was earning REALLY quickly (I do, do a lot of searches though).

Then I heard about the changes and didn't really like that. BUT I literally spent the entire day following their birthday celebration, and really had a lot of fun. It was exciting hunting the codes down and communicating with other users on the facebook page.

I wrote a pretty thorough blog post about all the codes that were released today (7 so far!!!). Some of them have expired already but some are still active (unless the jack a**es on the Facebook page ruined it by publishing the codes - which they were doing and that is against the rules!)

Here's a link to my post if anyone wants to check it out:
http://kristieslist.blogspot.com/2010/02/swagcode-hints.html

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20 Linda C. February 25, 2010 at 11:20 pm

Since I'm snowed in today, I had nothing better to do than hang around at Swagbucks, and I did end up picking up 140 points with all the codes, but I was disturbed that I got 2(0) bucks for searching first thing in the morning, and then nary another buck for searching all day. If they're saying they're going to reward more searches during a day, they sure didn't show it to me today. Also got 2 sb's for watching a video in 'offers'...that's a whopping 1/5th of an old sb.

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21 Katy February 26, 2010 at 9:22 pm

I was interested in signing up, but I am concerned by the "terms" I would need to agree to in order to sign up:
"COMPANY may use my name, likeness and/or voice in connection with advertising and/or promotional activities related to this contest on COMPANY's Web site, as well as in other promotional material that may be developed and distributed in any medium by COMPANY."
I know it's unlikely that they'd use it, but still. No thanks.

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22 Laura February 27, 2010 at 5:26 pm

ow did you get your special DSMCODE3 code? Is there any benefit to having your own code for new registrants?

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23 Tara Kuczykowski February 27, 2010 at 7:45 pm

The company contacted and asked if I'd like to post and exclusive code. I don't get anything special from the code, but if people click through my link to sign up, I earn a Swag Buck every time they win. Well, it used to be 1 SB -- I'm not really sure what it is now. Guess I should check on that!

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24 Johan Stayple March 5, 2010 at 11:11 pm

Is this 60 swagbucks for the new points system or old system? ie this would have been 6 free swagbucks for the old system.

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25 Tara Kuczykowski March 6, 2010 at 10:10 am

It was for the new system, Johan.

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26 TaxGuy April 6, 2010 at 10:36 am

My barber has been telling me about swagbucks. I think I'll give it a try!

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27 djphillips August 20, 2010 at 6:11 pm

hi i need swag points

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28 Jimmy ellerman October 24, 2010 at 11:35 am

This is awesome

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29 opal June 20, 2011 at 8:08 pm

code DSMCODE3 did not work here is what it told me Please enter a valid Promotion Code(Please note Promotion Codes are case sensitive)

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30 aj August 17, 2012 at 2:42 pm

get on to swag bucks .com

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