Get Free Gift Cards for Using Swagbucks

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When I want to make a splurge purchase, I love using my free Amazon gift cards that I earned through using Swagbucks. I only had $15 in my account today but was happy to apply them and have the $15 come off my tab at

Have you tried using Swagbucks?

I redeem my  Swagbucks for gift cards because they are the best value for your free bucks and who doesn’t love shopping at At least make it a point to log in and use  Swagbucks every Friday which is Mega Swagbucks day when you can earn the most.

Have no idea what I am talking about? Read about how to get started with Swagbucks: 

At the Swagbucks website, you log in to your account and then use the search bar to surf the internet just as if you were searching at  Google or The answers you get, come from these two search engines. To reward you for taking this extra step, you get free points called Swagbucks.

One of the ways to redeem your Swagbucks is by getting free gift cards at retailers like JCPenney, Lowe’s, Barnes & Noble, Target and Starbucks. My personal favorite is I have redeemed so many of these. I save them up for a big purchase or give them as gifts.

You can really get into this site and spend a lot of time on it  – or you can just do a couple searches a day and earn some free gift cards. There are all kinds of prizes, contests, and multiple ways to redeem and use your Swagbucks.

The site was a little confusing to me when I first started. I advise keeping it simple until you catch on, and then you can branch out and play games, enter contest, and do surveys to get more free codes.

If you want to just give it a try- just set up a free account and do two searches on anything like “iPod” and “tomatoes”. You don’t have to get into the sites or read anything or stay on them, you just need to do the searches to win the Swagbucks

Generally, you are awarded your free Swagbucks after your second or third search, so if you try it, make sure you do a few searches until you see the message telling you how many Swagbucks you are getting. These Swagbucks are awarded and credited to your account automatically. You will see a pop-up window that says “you have been awarded (number varies) Swagbucks. Then you just click on “return to search” and resume your surfing. It takes all of a few seconds.

They don’t ask you for any personal information to set up an account, don’t require a credit card and I have not gotten any spam or unwanted emails as a result of using Swagbucks.

I know they are using this site to track my surfing habits, but I figure Google is doing that anyway, so I might as well get some free stuff for it. If this makes you crazy, then this probably isn’t for you.

I  subscribed to their blog because they often put extra Swagbucks codes in their blog posts. When you see a Swagbucks code, just return to your home page of Swagbucks, always make sure that you are logged in to your account and type the code in the bar that says “enter a swag code” above the word “gimmee“. That’s it -more bonus Swagbucks for you. Always make sure that you are logged in to your account before you start so you get the proper credit.

Give Swagbucks a try and then cash in your rewards for gift cards. When you place your Amazon order, you just type in your “Swag Code” at checkout and $5 (or whatever denomination you redeemed) comes right off your total, right on the checkout page.


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