Swagbucks: What is it & How I got a FREE Ipod Shuffle

by Kimberly on June 6, 2011

Search & Win


1 NEW IPod Shuffle (with Earplugs and USB cord included)
1 NEW Armband to hold IPod Shuffle
1 NEW IPod Shuffle Wall Charger

What are Swagbucks?

Swagbucks.com is a search engine and an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called “Swag Bucks”, which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks.com merchandise.

How I bought an IPod Shuffle FREE

I saved up my swagbucks and bought several $5 Amazon.com e-gift cards and a $50 one as well. A little further down on this post I explain how to redeem your swagbucks and apply the amazon.com e-giftcards to your amazon account, but they don’t expire…you can just keep adding them until you have enought for the purchase you’re wanting to make. I saved my Amazon.com e-giftcards until I had enough to purchase my husband an ipod shuffle, armband and wall charger. After shipping I did go over a little, but I only paid $4.95 for SHIPPING the rest was FREE…and had I saved a little more even that would have been FREE. I just wanted to get it in time for Father’s Day and his Birthday (which are the same weekend).


How do I Earn Swagbucks?

  • You can earn Swagbucks several different ways. Here are just a few of the easiest ways to earn them:
  • Downloading the Swagbucks toolbar
  • Online Searches: Rather than typing an address in the browser, type it in the Swagbucks search engine (for example: instead of typing www.google.com in the browser you would type Google in the Swagbucks search engine then click on link from there. Occasionally (usually once per day sometimes more if you do a lot of searching) you’ll earn some swagbucks for that.
  • Daily Surveys
  • Daily Polls
  • Swagbuck Codes (which often there clues left around for you to hunt for that give you a code to enter to win more swagbucks) sometimes they’re found on the actual toolbar you downloaded.
  • You can see more ways to earn Swagbucks HERE (click More, then How it Works to view)


How do I Redeem or Use the Swagbucks I earned?

Once you’ve earned some Swagbucks you can redeem them for prizes through the Swagbucks store. Here are just a few of the things you can use them towards: **Amazon.com gift cards**, Pay Pal, Target, Southwest Airlines, Barnes & Noble Gift Cards and more! My personal favorite are the Amazon Gift Cards. My favorite thing about them is they don’t expire. It just adds the total amount of giftcards in your amazon.com account and when you have enough money (giftcards) to purchase something, you just click apply or use giftcard! This is a GREAT way to start saving for Christmas presents…and get FREE stuff!!

Below are a few Tips to Buying Amazon.com Gift Cards!

You have three Amazon Gift Card values to choose from. A $5.00 e-card, $25.00 e-card and $50.00 e-card.

The most affordable gift card is the $5.00 Amazon Gift e-card. It only takes 450 Swag Bucks to earn one $5.00 card
The second most affordable card is the $50.00 Amazon Gift e-card. It takes 5,900 Swag Bucks to earn one $50.00 card
The least affordable is the $25.00 Amazon Gift e-card. This one takes 3,150 Swag Bucks to earn one $25 card

Once you have enough Swag Bucks to redeem towards your prize, go to the “Swag Store” which is under the “Rewards” column on your Swag Bucks homepage. From there, you can find the gift you want. If you select a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card, what will happen is that you need to confirm the email sent to your email address after you have clicked on it. After you do this, you will have to wait up to two weeks for Swag Bucks to assign a $5.00 Amazon Gift Card code to you. You will receive an email once the code is assigned. You then go to your Swag Bucks account, click on “My Gift Cards”, type in your password and you will be able to retrieve your gift card code. Copy the code, go to your Amazon.comaccount, paste the code into your account where it says “Apply a Gift Certificate/Card to Your Account” and you will then see that you now have a $5.00 credit in your Amazon account. You can keep adding credits to your Amazon account until you choose to buy something. Amazon will hold your credits and will not delete them. I saved all my Amazon credits until I had enough to buy an ipod Shuffle for my husband for his Birthday/Father’s Day gift! I did this by simply doing searches and a survey here and there. I could have kept saving them for something bigger (like a laptop computer, wii…the list is endless….whatever you can purchase on Amazon.com!)

I don’t want you all to miss earning these points!   To sign up CLICK HERE !!!

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