The Skinny on Swagbucks


Swagbucks is a search and win search engine.  You earn Swagbucks when you search the web through them.  I will be honest and admit that  I am huge Google search user.  I use it several times a day.  At first I was a bit skeptical about Swagbucks.  However, that soon changed when I found out that Swagbucks is powered by Google and  So far I have been satisfied with my search results and have even compared search results side by side and they are very similar.  Then I was afraid about the change, after all, typing on my browser bar was a habit for me.  But I don’t even have to worry about that anymore thanks to the search toolbar Swagbucks has for Internet Explorer, Firefox, Safari and Opera.  Searching and earning Swagbucks while I do that has never been so easy.

I use Swagbucks every single day!  I am accumulating any Swagbucks I earn to help buy gifts for this Holiday season and lower how much cash I spend.  I regularly use the search bar I downloaded for Firefox, the browser I regularly use, and it makes it so much easier.  Swagbucks is introducing THREE new features:

1)  BRAND NEW Swag Bucks toolbar:  the new toolbar will be released on Sept 1st and is compatible with IE, Firefox and Safari.   Members will be able to log into to their account through the new toolbar in addition to being able to track their points through the toolbar.

2) SWAGGO! –  Swaggo is answer to BINGO!   During the month of September when you order selected prizes through the Swag Store you will be sent a special SWAGGO piece.  If you collect all the pieces in a row, you will let us know and will be awarded 1000 Swag Bucks!   This is a fun promotion that will only be held from Sept 1st – Sept 31st.   We will have a complete list of prizes that will award Swaggo pieces by the end of this week.

3)  A new “Back to School” section in the Swag Store:  This section will feature everything your child may need as they get ready for the new school year.  The “Back to School” section will feature an assortment of items for elementary schoolers up to high schoolers!

If you are already a Swagbucks member, download the new toolbar right here.

If you are not a Swagbucks member you get 30 swagbucks for just signing up. I am excited about the 30 Swagbuck codes as just 45 Swagbucks get you a $5 Amazon Gift Card.  I love those! Go here to become a new member.

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  • 1savvysaver

    Do you know if the codes are going to be for a limited time like all the others?

    • Hi,

      I imagine the daily codes will only be available for a certain period of time. so make sure to enter them as you see thwm.


  • Diane

    How many searches do you have to do each day to earn Swagbucks? Thanks!!!

    • Hi Diane,

      I follow a readers advice and do a few of searches in the morning and then in the evening. but because I am on the computer often I also use through out the day. I imagine that the more often you use it the more likely you are to get a Swagbucks

  • Karla Thompson

    I downloaded the new toolbar, and it just gave me a code for 1 Swagbuck. How did you get 30?

  • I’ve been curious about Swagbucks for a long time and this post really explains it. I never knew what it was until now!

    I’d love to re-publish it as a guest post on, if you don’t mind. I think my readers will be pretty interested in testing it out.

    Do you have a referral code or email so you can get credit?


  • Julie Shaver

    I am a member of swagbucks, but I have not been able to go to the website since I upgraded to IE8–do you know anything about this? I can’t even get to a place to ask them for help…
    Thanks for your help!

  • Jordan

    I just downloaded the new toolbar so now I have two swagbucks toolbars. Do I need to keep it like this or can I delete the old toolbar?

  • Julie Shaver

    Thanks, Mercedes. I sent an email to swagbucks; I’ll let you (and your readers) know what I find out. 🙂

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