Caroline’s Coupon Tips – Swagbucks

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Understanding Swagbucks

One of the most frequently asked questions that I have had lately is “What are Swagbucks and how do they work”.   Right away I can tell you that I personally LOVE Swagbucks!  It is amazing and I am a BIG BELIEVER in Swagbucks!  If you aren’t signed up yet or haven’t jumped on the Swagbucks train yet, you are leaving awesome freebies sitting on the table!  Here is how to get started:
The first and most important thing that you need to do to get started is to sign up for Swagbucks.  Once you have registered for Swagbucks you will start earning bucks for doing the same things that you do online every single day.

One way to earn bucks is to start doing your online searches through Swagbucks instead of Google or Yahoo or whoever you use for your online searches.  You can use the Swagbucks search engine (which is powered by Google by the way) for anything that you would normally search for through another engine, this will earn you bucks very easily.  I use a search engine a LOT during the day when searching for a particular coupon or if I am interested in some other topic, now I get paid for searching!  It doesn’t change the information that I get and it isn’t any more complicated than with any other engine so I have nothing to lose and everything to gain by using the Swagbucks search engine!  You can do this in one of several ways:

The easiest way is to download the Swagbucks toolbar.  I prefer this method because once it is downloaded I don’t have to do anything else other than search the same way that I normally would.  I enter the topic that I am interested in at the top of my browser and BAM I earn bucks just for searching!  I barely notice that I have it up there unless I glance up and notice that my Swagbucks balance has increased!


I don’t even notice that it is there until a box pops up every so often telling me that I have won some bucks!


If you don’t want to download the toolbar or if it seems to interfere with your browser in any way, you can simply make Swagbucks your home page.  When you launch your browser, Swagbucks is the first thing that pops up.  If you want to search for anything just enter it on the search engine right there.  I know of some people that make Swagbucks their homepage and then open another tab next to it for facebook or whatever and when they need to search they just go over to that tab and enter in their search information.  I personally like to keep things simple and the toolbar works great for me.  I use Firefox as my browser and have never had any issues with it at all.

Check out the “Earn” tab on the Swagbucks site:

There are many other ways of earning Swagbucks which are listed under the “Earn” tab on the main page of the Swagbucks site.  Explore around and see what works for you!

Also, on Fridays they will often have
MEGA SWAGBUCKS DAY where you can earn from 20 to 100 to over 5,000 Swag
Bucks just for surfing the web!!  So when this is announced you will
want to make sure you are using your swag bucks toolbar that day!

Leading up to the holidays there are really good Secret Swag Bucks codes that are released that you can enter in to build up your bucks!!  Sometimes the high dollar ones are only available for one hour so make  sure that you become a Fan of MyCouponExpert on Facebook so that you will be up to date with the latest deals!

I will be using my toolbar and earning Swag Bucks from now until Christmas and you should too!  I mean seriously… who wouldn’t LOVE a FREE CHRISTMAS!!!  You don’t even have to do anything other than what you are already doing online!



You can redeem your Swagbucks for prizes!!  There are a ton of prizes
available.  There are gift cards from Amazon (my favorite), Pay Pal, Target, Barnes
& Noble Gift Cards etc.  There are even fun prizes like holiday
decorations, stickers, pencils, etc.  The prizes I want are Amazon Gift
Cards.  You can get a $5.00 Amazon gift card for 450 Swagbucks.  You can
get higher denominations of Amazon cards, but the $5.00 is the best for
your money.  Once you redeem for the Amazon gift cards you can
accumulate them until you want to make a purchase! 

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, you will need to
confirm your purchase by clicking on the email that they send you.
After you do that, you will have to wait around a week 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
account, 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.

WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR?  Join now or you are leaving FREE MONEY on the table!

Check it out and let me know if you have any questions.  Also, you
should know that SWAG BUCKS is really big on privacy and will not share
your email address or searching data with anyone.  They are ANTI-SPAM
and take that very seriously.  You will not get a bunch of junk from