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Tips on How to Earn SwagBucks and Swag Codes

Earn Free Products Using Swagbuck Search


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Swag Bucks is website where you earn digital dollars called "SwagBucks," which can be redeemed for exclusive merchandise.

Basically you sign up, search the web using the SwagBucks search engine and receive search results from Google and Ask.com. In return you might earn SwagBucks which you can use to buy items from the Swag Store including gift certificates from national stores and restaurants.
  • Not all searches earn a Swag Buck, but if yours is a winning search, you will see a large Swag Bucks symbol immediately above your search results.
  • Swag Bucks can be won in denominations $1-$5, $10, $20, $50 and $100.

    Other Ways to Earn Swag Bucks

    A popular way to instantly win Swag Bucks is by spotting and entering Swag Codes.

    What is a Swag Code?

    A Swag Code is a promotional code made up of a series of letters or numbers which, when redeemed in time, will earn you an extra Swag Buck or two. You can find Swag Codes anywhere on the Swagbuck network, including pages on Swagbuck.com, the Swagbuck newsletter, the Swagbuck blog, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook and Flikr.

    Swag Codes can come and go quickly. They are available for a limited time, sometimes limited to a preset amount of redemptions, so when you see one, act fast.

    What Does a Swag Code Look Like?

    Swag Codes can be a random set of letters or an easily understood message spelled with letters, but no spaces. An example (these are not valid codes) might be, "GrabThisSwagCode" or "HaveaGreatSwagDay."

    Other Swag Codes are not as obvious until you become a Swagbuck regular. For example, you might see something like - Swag Guy loves drinking "ZeroCokeonIce" when he wakes up. The code could be ZeroCokeonIce, but you won't know for sure until you try it.

    Swag Codes are always in quotes and there is never a space between the letters.

    Think You Found a Code? Now What?

    Assuming you are signed up to earn Swag Bucks, the next thing you would want to do (and do quickly) is go to your "My Account" page at Swagbucks.com to enter the code. The "My Account" button is located in the top-right corner of the Swag Buck homepage.

    You will then see the box where you can enter the Swag Code. Carefully type the letters (they are generally case sensitive) as you see them and click the Gimme! button. If it is a legitimate Swag Code entered in time, you will see your rewards.

    Swag Code Expired?

    As hard as you tried to enter the code in time, it might still come up as expired. However, if you do get the expired message, at least you know that your hunch that what you saw was a Swag Code was correct which means your developing a good eye for spotting Swag Codes. Just keep trying to spot them!

    Swag Code Invalid?

    If you receive an invalid message after entering your code, double check yourself and make sure you entered it as it was displayed. If the message says to refine the Swag Code, chances are you did not enter it correctly. Maybe it was in all CAPS? Maybe some leTTeRs were CaPs and some not? Did you include a s_pace? Once you are sure you did it correctly and it still shows as invalid, just try again next time and stick to official Sway Buck pages for future codes.

    Code Used

    Did you forget that you had already earned bucks from a code you entered? If you get the message that the code was used, chances are that is the case. Swag Codes can only be redeemed one time.

    Privacy Concerns

    If you have concerns about keeping your web experience private you will want to pay close attention to the Swag Bucks privacy policy found on its website. It is not much different than most search engine and shopping and social websites. You should be aware, however, that: "If you elect to use our referral service for informing a friend about any of our sites, we ask you for your friend's name and email address. swagbucks.com will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the swagbucks.com Site. swagbucks.com does not store the information related to your friends and the one-time email sent pursuant to your input will be our only contact with that person for such input."

You may also want to read my tips on how to avoid spam and junk email when requesting special offers online.

Bottom Line

People searching for ways to get free merchandise seem very excited about the SwagBucks program. I have not found very much in the way of negative reactions to the program other than people not being able to find the Swag Codes.

The program looks like fun and is something I plan on giving a try.

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