Swag Bucks Internet Rewards Program Can Earn You Miles + Gift Cards

swagbucksforairlinemilesSwag Bucks is a free rewards program that lets you get merchandise, gift cards, and miles for searching online, referring friends, and other online tasks such as surveys.

To start out you’ll get 1,000 free Swag Bucks just for joining the SwagBucks online rewards program.  You can also earn Swag Bucks for recycling old electronics, shopping online, commenting on their blog, interacting on their Facebook page, submitting poll ideas, and inviting your friends to join.  The “Bucks” can then be redeemed for gift cards, electronics, merchandise, airline miles, MP3s, and a wide range of other prizes.

Here’s how to get the Biggest Sign-Up Bonus Ever of 1,000 SB Bonus or $10 Gift Card:

  • Sign-up here 
  • Member must “Activate” the Bonus in the Swag Ups section of your account. Bonus value is earned in the form of points, called SB. Get a 1000 SB bonus, which is equivalent to $10 in value, when you spend at least $25 at a store featured in Swagbucks.com/Shop.
  • Make sure to complete within 30 days of registration.

Halloween Cash Back
Because it’s Halloween Costume shopping season you can get 8% back at halloween niche stores such as Halloween Express and 5% back at Costume Discounters. All you do is log-into Swagbucks and click on the links for these stores under the shop tab.

Free Gillette Razors + $15 Moneymaker with Swagbucks
One great promotion going on now is with Gillette razors. You can get Free Gillette Razors plus earn $15. You get 2,000 Swagbucks when you buy a Gillette razor (handle + five Cartridges) for $10. The Mach3 razor is $13 with a $3 discount bringing it down to $10 + sales tax. You’ll get 2,000 Swagbucks for the purchase, worth at least $20.

If you like to get points for in-store purchases then they now offer an offline alternative. Swagbucks is now offering SB Local for stores such as Sam’s Club, Forever 21 and Cost Plus World Market. To sign up for local just click on your account info on the right and connect one of your credit cards. Here’s an example of some of the cash back:

  • Sam’s Club: over 600 locations offering 2 SB per dollar
  • Forever 21:over 500 locations offering 5 SB per dollar
  • Cost Plus: over 100 locations offering 2 SB per dollar

One thing we do lots of is searching Google and you can actually earn Swag Bucks for doing just that  using their Swag Bucks search engine. This will randomly provide you with free Swag Bucks during your search activities.  It does come with some issues you may not have in your regular search results but it’s rather easy to just open up another tab and use another engine if there is a problem.  Do not plan on using their search if you want to really search deep for something.  On average you may earn 15 Swag Bucks over a 5-day work week by doing searches online but I would put more time into the friend referral.

SwagbuckscardsYou can also earn Swag Bucks for recycling your old Apple iPods or cell phones.  Simply look up your cell phone or iPod model through your online Swag Bucks account, and print out the prepaid shipping label and trade-in receipt to receive your credit.  Of course, the amount of Swag Bucks you’ll earn depends on the make and model of your Android / iPhone or Apple iPod.

They offer a shopping portal where you can earn Swag Bucks for clicking on links and making purchases in their online shopping network.  You then get access to  online promotions and special savings through the Swag Bucks discount shopping network like you would with Ebates.

My favorite moneymaker is referring new Swag Bucks members and there is no limit to the amount of new members you can refer at this point.  So you can tell all your friends and family.  For each person  you’ll receive up to 1,000 matching Swag Bucks for any Swag Bucks that your referrals win while searching within 48 hours after you invite them.

You also get a percentage of the Swag Bucks they make at 1 Swag Buck for each 1 Swag Buck your referrals earn, with a maximum of 1,000 Swag Bucks for each new member you invite.

One example of redeeming Swag Bucks is an Amazon.com $5 gift certificate for 450 Swag Bucks.  You can exchange Swag Bucks for airline miles from American Airlines, Delta, U.S. Airways, and other airlines.  This would be great for topping off accounts that need extra miles to book a trip or where the miles are about to expire and to keep airline frequent flyer programs current.

Keep in mind you have a limit of 5 orders per prize each calendar month and be aware of time limits of redemption.

$50 Whole Foods Gift Card for Only $38.22

wholefoodsgiftcardWe found a hot offer today where you can get a Whole Foods gift card for $10 off on Staples online. You can also click on an Ebates Link before that to get an extra 5% back and use either a Chase Ink Business card or American Express Simply Cash for 5% more back. The total savings comes to almost $12 when done with all the discounts and cash back. If you do not want to hassle with clicking on an Ebates link first or own a Business credit card to save at Office Supply Stores then just head to Staples and save the $10 off!

Free $5 to Amazon, Starbucks, Target, or Whole Foods

gyft_card_freeThe number one trusted gift card app, Gyft, is offering a is offering a Free $5 Gift Card when you sign up for a new account.  You can use this card at over 200 Retailers including Amazon, Best Buy, Target, Home Depot, Sephora, Starbucks, iTunes, Whole Foods just to mention a few of many retailers.

Make sure to validate your account by email to reveal $5 Gyft code for you to use on gift cards. The promotional code emailed will expire 24 hours from when it is issued.  Do not be like me and forget to use the code within 24 hours or it will be lost.

How this works:
1. Sign up for a Gyft account.

2. Validate your email address to reveal the $5 Gyft Card code.

3. Choose the gift card you’d like to purchase (must be $15 or more).

4. Add the Gyft Card code to your order and click the validate button.

5. Complete your order by paying with credit card, PayPal or Buy with Google.

6. Enjoy your new gift card!
This virtual account is great for uploading, buying, and redeeming gift cards in stores or online. I currently use Gyft to also keep track of gift card balances or hold cards such as the ones that Passbook do not work.  Whole Foods is one of those cards.  I add it to my Gyft account and it works flawlessly at their registers because it comes up in Passbook after its added.  I also love sending out birthday gift cards via Facebook and the Gyft app.