Every Monday in 2015, I’ll be sharing a different idea to help you save money! Add all of these tips to your frugal repertoire and you’ll be able to save a lot of money this year! I hope you’ll gather a few new ideas or at least some inspiration from this series.  

Sign Up for Swagbucks to earn FREE gift cards and more!

Signing up for Swagbucks is a great way to save money!  Swagbucks is my internet search engine of choice because I earn points called SB, which I can then redeem for Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards and even PayPal credit!  Talk about a great way to purchase gifts or even every day essentials for free!  I’m a huge fan of Swagbucks.

It’s completely free to sign up. So go sign up now, then I’ll tell you my top 9 tips to earn points called SB!

Tip #1 – Refer your Friends

Swagbucks has a great referral program.  For each new person that you refer to Swagbucks.com, you will earn 10% of the referrals earnings. You will continue to earn 10% for as long as your referral is active on Swagbucks.com, with no maximum limit.

And while I’m at an advantage because I have a blog, you can still earn referrals if you have a Facebook page, Twitter account, or email address!

Start sending out invites to everyone you know.  Here’s how:

  1. Once you have signed up for Swagbucks, go to “Invite Friends” located at the top of Swagbucks.com.
  2. Choose how you want to connect with them – Facebook, Email, Twitter, etc.
  3. Send out a request.

I recommend updating the status of your own Facebook Page with your referral code when you win Swagbucks or when you receive a gift card.

If people see you are earning free stuff, they’ll want in on the action too!

Tip #2 – Download the SwagButton

The SwagButton makes it faster to earn points (called SB).  The SwagButton is an extension for Chrome, Firefox and Internet Explorer. With the SwagButton, you will have access to all the earning opportunities Swagbucks has to offer. Earn for searching the web. See the coupons and special offers. And enjoy one-click access to Swagbucks TV, Games, Surveys, Coupons and much more. You will also be alerted when there is a new Swag Code made available.

How to Download the SwagButton:

  1. Log in to your Swagbucks account.
  2. Scroll down the Swagbucks homepage until you find “Quick Links” on the left side of the page.
  3. Then click on SwagButton from the list.
  4. You will then be directed to a page to add the button to your browser. I use Chrome so it gave me instructions for adding it to Chrome.

Tip #3 – Follow Swagbucks on Facebook and Twitter

Not only do you earn points for searching online, but there are always swag codes to be found that you can type into your account for extra points. (Log into your account then enter the code into the box that says “Swag Code” at the top of the page)

You’ll want to follow the Swagbucks Facebook Page because:

  • Quite often there are codes that are Facebook exclusive that are put in plain sight on the Facebook Wall.
  • If there is a code somewhere else, like on the Swagbucks Blog, other users will let you know.

You want to follow Swagbucks on Twitter because:

  • When a Swag code becomes “live” you ‘ll know within a few minutes on Twitter because everyone tweets or retweets.
  • Tips on how to earn more points

Tip #4 – Follow the Swagbucks blog

You want to follow the Swagbucks Blog because:

  • Swagbucks releases codes on the blog as often as once a day.

Tip #5 – Watch Swagbucks TV

Find the “Earn” section on the left sidebar of the homepage then click “Watch”.  You will earn a different amount of points depending on what you watch.

Although this may be tedious, if you’re doing something on your computer anyways, you could turn the volume down and still tinker away!

Tip # 6 – Do the Daily Polls

Click on the “Daily Poll” button on the left sidebar of the homepage.  Take the Daily Poll and you’ll win one point.  This isn’t the biggest reward out there. But it takes 10 seconds and every Swagbuck adds up!

Tip # 7 – Use Shop & Earn

Canadians can Shop & Earn! Every time you’re doing some online shopping, make sure to head over the Swagbucks homepage and click on the “shop” button on the left sidebar. Depending on the store you’re shopping at, you will earn a varying amount of points for every dollar you spend. (Currently you will earn 4 SB for every $1 spent online at Walmart.ca)

Tip # 8 – Join Team Challenges

Quite often, Swagbucks will put together team challenges. When you join a challenge, you will automatically be assigned a team and when you contribute a certain amount of points to your team, you will earn a bonus!

Tip # 9 – Swag Code Extravaganza

Another thing Swagbucks does quite often is they have Swag Code Extravaganzas! They will release about 6 swag codes throughout one day on their various social media and other platforms.  The last extravaganza they had, if you collected all the swag codes, you would have had an extra 30 points for your account!

I hope this helps those of you that want to earn more!  Swagbucks is a great way to save on the things you need! Happy earning!

This post includes affiliate links, and I earn matching Swag Bucks if you sign up with my link. Thanks for your support of this site!

See the other articles in this series, here.