Swagbucks contest update: The stakes have risen.Posted by Donna Freedman on Aug 9, 2011 | 13 comments
Last week I offered up to eight prizes for readers who join Swagbucks using the widget on my site. That deal has now been sweetened thanks to a promotional code I received at a Swagbucks reception at BlogHer 2011.
This new deal means you’ll get 80 Swagbucks upon registration — but only if you join by Friday night. I’ve decided to throw in some additional prizes, too.
Register via the widget elsewhere on this page and use the registration code AUGUSTBONUS to get the extra SBs. (Normally you’d get only 30 upon signup.) Once you’ve joined, send your Swagbucks user name to me at SurvivingAndThriving (at) live (dot) com so that I can check it against my list of referrals.
This is important, because you can’t win if I don’t have your user name and an e-mail address with which to contact you. Several of you haven’t done that yet.
Speaking of prizes: I’ve decided to add at least three more Amazon gift cards to the mix. Currently I’ve got eight cards to be awarded among 30 referrals — actually just 27, since three of you haven’t identified yourselves. Pretty decent odds.
Want to know more about the program? See “Big news at Swagbucks” on my daughter’s website, I Pick Up Pennies. The article reveals the basics plus a rule change regarding the number of accounts permitted per household.
One thing I can tell you from personal experience: Amazon gift cards are just one of the many things you can earn/win on Swagbucks.
Once you’ve signed up, start searching. You’re eligible to win points for the first 20 searches of the day. I’ve won as many as five times in a day, and can’t remember when I haven’t hit at least once. (I noticed that some of you newcomers have already won.)
Try out the Trusted Surveys, too; look under “Earn” on the landing page when you sign on. (Some take as little as 10 minutes.) If you’re not a survey-taking kind of person, check out other ways to earn.
The deadline for this contest is 9 p.m. PDT on Sunday, Aug. 21.