Giveaway: Two $25 gift cards, via Swagbucks.

card225Any time I give away a gift card the response is tremendous. And why not? Although some people think that GCs make awful presents, the chance to get a head start on a want or a need is fine by me. (And, apparently, by you.)

This week’s giveaway, sponsored by the Swagbucks rewards program, gives two lucky readers $25 in scrip – or, maybe in cash.

That’s because the winners get to choose any $25 e-gift card that Swagbucks offers, and among those offers is a $25 PayPal card. Thus you could choose to cash in for greenbacks or stick with shopping, at sites like Amazon, Target, Starbucks, Lowe’s, Home Depot, CVS, iTunes, GameStop and many others.

(It’s easy to set up a PayPal account and link it to your bank. Don’t have a bank but still need cash? Choose an e-gift card that’s much prized on those gift card reseller sites. You’ll get up to 90 percent of the $25 sent to you, and quickly — cards for merchants like Target and CVS sell fast. You could also ask a friend if s/he would buy the card from you at face value.)

To make things even more interesting, you have the rest of the day today (Aug. 15) to win a prize of 500 Swagbucks. It’s simple to do: Just use the site’s new search engine.  Powered by Yahoo!, it modernizes search results with reviews, images, maps (including local ones), videos, buying opps and more.

As part of the hoopla surrounding the launch of the new search process, Swagbucks is giving away 50 of those 500-SB prizes. You can enter up to three times today. Here’s how:

  • Go to the Swagbucks.com homepage and click on the large image at the top, the one that’s displayed with a question. (First entry.)
  • A sliding notification will appear at the bottom of the results page; click on it. (That’s entry number two.)
  • Close that notification when you see the search results, and a third notification will appear. (Click on it for your final entry.)

(Just FYI: I’ve actually won SBs twice this week during the entry process, just by clicking on the large image.)

The 50 winners will be announced on the Swagbucks blog on Monday. Good luck!

How to win those gift cards

But back to business. You must be a Swagbucks program member in order to qualify to win this week’s Surviving and Thriving giveaway.  That’s because the prizes will be electronically credited to the two winners’ accounts.

If you’ve already joined up, you’re set. Not yet a member? You can join using my referral link or just go to Swagbucks.com and join that way. (No doubt you can guess which way I’d prefer.)

No matter which route you take, the bonus code NEWSEARCH70 will get you 70 points right away. Note: When you sign up, you must click “I have a signup code” — the text is small, but it’s there! — and enter the code there. Make sure to capitalize all the letters, as the code is case-sensitive. It expires on Aug. 31 at 11:59 p.m. PDT.

Once you’re a Swagbucks member,  you can enter this giveaway up to five times:

If you do any (or all!) of these things, please leave separate, additional comments to get credit for each entry.

The deadline is 7 p.m. PDT Tuesday, Aug. 19. If I don’t hear back from the winners by 7 p.m. PDT Wednesday, Aug. 20, I’ll pull two more names.

Note to readers outside the United States: The gift cards displayed at the link above may differ from the selection available to winners in Australia, Canada or the United Kingdom.

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  1. Susan Cope

    I hope I win. I’ve been using Swagbucks for a few years now. I try to get Amazon giftcards to save on my subscribe and save items. Between the Swagbucks giftcards and Amazon discounts, I can often get things I need like toilet paper or cat food for free or almost free.

  2. love swagbucks – would be happy to win. thanks!

  3. Linda G

    I’d love to get something from swagbucks since I don’t have a lot of luck there!

  4. Linda G

    I subscribe via email

  5. I love the giveaways…and would love to win! Thanks!

  6. I love to use Swagbucks!

  7. Veronica

    I use Swagbucks, mostly for Amazon $$.

  8. Veronica

    I subscribe via email.

  9. Veronica

    I also follow on FaceBook.

  10. Melissa F

    I use swagbucks too and love to save my points to cash in for gift cards at holiday time. Thanks Donna for this giveaway!

  11. Melissa F

    I follow on facebook too….

  12. Melissa F

    and twitter

  13. Dianne Stone

    I love to swag out on Swagbucks. Hope I win.

  14. Dianne Stone

    I already follow you on Facebook. Thanks for all the alerts you post for us.

  15. Dianne Stone

    I already subscribe to your email alerts.

  16. Vicky Fox

    I’m a Swagbucks member

  17. Vicky Fox

    I follow on Facebook

  18. I love swagbucks and I signed up through your link a long time ago. I hope is win!! 🙂

  19. Amanda Paige

    I love swagbucks. Helped pay for Christmas last year!

  20. Amanda Paige

    I subscribe via email!

  21. Amanda Paige

    I follow on facebook

  22. I joined swagbucks (through your link!) a couple of years ago. Since then I’ve earned hundreds of dollars worth of Amazon GCs. It’s such a great program.

  23. I follow you on Facebook.

  24. lake livin'

    I have a swagbucks account.

  25. Mami2jcn

    Thanks for the chance to win!

  26. Mami2jcn

    I subscribe to your emails.

  27. Mami2jcn

    I like you on Facebook as Mary Happymommy and also follow you on Twitter (mami2jcn)

  28. I subscribe via twitter!

  29. I subscribe via feedburner.

  30. I’d love to win!

  31. I love swagbucks and would love to win

  32. I follow on Twitter (@agoddessoffrug). Thanks for the opportunity 🙂

  33. I already follow Surviving and Thriving via FB. I love the posts and am learning a lot! thanks!

  34. I have signed up already with Swag Bucks just about a week ago.

  35. Love Swagbucks. Thanks for the giveaway!

  36. I follow you on Twitter

  37. I love Swagbucks!

  38. I follow on Facebook! Sasha Lang

  39. Samantha

    I’d love to win! I already have the new SB toolbar because the old one died on me when they switched over.

  40. Samantha

    I also like you on FB.

  41. Samantha

    And I subscribe on email.

  42. Ooh, great giveaway!

  43. Also I subscribe via RSS.

  44. I subscribe via email

  45. Thanks Donna!!

  46. I also subscribe via email. Thanks!

  47. I love swagbucks

  48. I subscribe by email

  49. I follow on FB

  50. I’m a Swagbucks member! Joined via you, a year ago, and it’s made me more than a hundred bucks since. Thank you Donna!

  51. Would love to win. Thanks for the chance!

  52. spiffikins

    I’ve been a swagbucks member for a long time – but I got out of the habit of visiting the site, and only recently started using it again!

  53. spiffikins

    I subscribe via feedburner

  54. spiffikins

    I follow on twitter (@spiffi5)

  55. spiffikins

    I follow via Facebook (Spiffi Kins)

  56. Thanks for yet another chance to win!
    I love reading your posts.

  57. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I’ve been a Swagbucks member for a very long time.

  58. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I already subscribe via email.

  59. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I follow Surviving and Thriving on Facebook.

  60. Gloria Jackson-Nefertiti

    I follow Surviving and Thriving on Twitter.

  61. I subscribe via email

  62. I follow on Facebook too

  63. I’ve been a swag bucks member for a few years

  64. Karina house

    I love Swagbucks. Thanks for all your hints to improve my swag!

  65. Swagbucks is awesome! I love that they are legit and it’s pretty fun to earn the bucks.

  66. Jessie C.

    I love Swagbucks.

  67. Jessie C.

    I’m a subscriber.

  68. Jessie C.

    Facebook liker.

  69. Joan V.

    I am already a Swagbucks member.

  70. Joan V.

    I subscribe to via email.

  71. Joan V.

    I follow you on Facebook.

  72. Joan V.

    Thanks, Donna, this is a great giveaway.

  73. Kristen

    Love Swagbucks, thanks for a great giveaway…I subscribe to you via email.

  74. Kristen

    I also follow you on Twitter (@kchowy) 🙂

  75. Kristen

    And I like you on Facebook! Hope I win!! This will really help me out this month!

  76. Love Swagbucks. Joined one time with a referral from you. Love the Amazon gift cards.

  77. Receive your emails.

  78. Follow you on twitter

  79. Like you on Facebook!

  80. What a great giveaway. Yes, I belong to Swagbucks.

  81. I like your Facebook page.

  82. I follow on twitter (@kaylynnakers).

  83. Catseye

    I’m a fellow Swagbucker, Donna!

  84. Catseye

    Of course, I like your FB page.

  85. Cathy in NJ

    I love swagbucks:)

  86. I’m a Swagbuckster for sure! Love those Amazon gift cards:-)

  87. I follow on twitter.

  88. I subscribe via email.

  89. Sarah L

    I love Swagbucks! I don’t get to browse the internet as much as I used to, but I’m happy when a few times week I win something, and I always use them to shop at Target.com and get my extra points!

  90. Sarah L

    I get your emails!

  91. Thanks for the opportunity to win

    I follow you via email

  92. Iwould love to win one of these giftcards

  93. mrs. short

    I love Swagbucks! But I’m already a member. I follow on Facebook.

  94. mrs. short

    Or I guess I like on Facebook and follow on Twitter. Both are true!

  95. mrs. short

    Lastly, I subscribe via email.

    I’m planning on redeeming my next few Swagbucks prizes for Amazon gift card for a friend. Spent the weekend with her and her family. She’s got two boys – one’s mildly Austic and the other is 2 😉 She really has her hands full. I love her with all my heart, and I really want to treat her to something. I’m glad to have something like Swagbucks to help me do something nice for her!

  96. I already do most of my surfing via swagbucks. I love all the ways you can earn and the resulting gift cards when you get enough SB.

  97. I subscribe via feedburner

  98. I follow your tweets (moeyshay)

  99. It would be so nice to win, what fun! Thanks!!! I subscribe by email, and love reading every one of them!!!

  100. Mirabella

    I’m a Swagbucks member because of you. Thank you for letting us all know about that program.

  101. Mirabella

    And I sure love winning gift cards!

  102. Donna George

    I LOVE Swagbucks. I’ve been using it for years now, and am saving for a Roomba, because I hate vacuuming.

  103. Donna George

    I subscribe by email

  104. Donna George

    I like your facebook page

  105. Donna George

    I follow you on Twitter @lovernsavers

  106. Donna George

    I follow you on Feedburner

  107. I love using Swagbucks to use towards diapers and wipes, helps so much & it’s so easy to use!

  108. i’m a member!

  109. i follow on twitter @oshkoshbgosh321

  110. i follow on facebook

  111. SherryH

    I used to use Swagbucks a lot, but they’re not very accessible for visually impaired users. Still, I do swing by there occasionally, and I’d love a chance to win a gift card. Thanks, Donna!

  112. Pick me please!

  113. email subscriber

  114. I follow on facebook!

  115. Teinegurl

    i follow you on twitter!

  116. Teinegurl

    i’m subscribed via email

  117. Teinegurl

    Please enter me into the contest i would love to win

  118. Sign me up!

  119. Valerie

    Pick me, pick me 🙂

  120. Valerie

    I subscribe via email 🙂

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