Swagbucks ~ Site Changes and 6 Swagbucks for New Sign-ups

Regular readers know I love Swagbucks. If you are not familiar with Swagbucks, basically it is a way to search the web. They use Google and Ask.com so you can almost always find what you need going through their site. There is a toolbar for your browser so searching doesn’t take any more effort than searching using a different method. But here is the best part, when you search you are periodically awarded “swagbucks” and these swagbucks can be redeemed for prizes, including gift cards to Amazon, Target, iTunes, and Starbucks.

Over the past several months I have earned over 3,000 Swagbucks. There are two main ways I earn bucks. First, every time I search the web I use Swagbucks, and have won bucks searching.  Second I earn bucks from referrals. When someone signs up for Swagbucks through my affiliate link I win a Swagbuck when they win, up to 100 Swagbucks.

So after you sign up for Swagbucks, tell all your friends about it. You could use your blog, facebook or twitter account to let your friends know that you are earning gift cards and other prizes just for searching the web. When they sign up, you will win swagbucks too! What I like about this affiliate program is that everyone wins, and no one has to buy anything!

Here is my latest purchase using Amazon gift cards I earned on Swagbucks. I have not paid for a single birthday gift this entire year! Swagbucks is a great way to stretch the budget

Recently Swagbucks contacted me and asked if I spread the word about some changes coming to their site. While their site is already easy to navigate, I am excited about many of these improvements, especially the new widget.

For those of you who have not signed up for Swagbucks starting today June 9th and running until June 16th new sign ups will earn 6 Swagbucks just for signing up. You will receive 3 for signing up and 3 when you use the code HAPPYHOUSEWIFECODE.

A few other Swagbucks tips:  This week there will be a number of “Swag Code” hunts on Swagbuck’s Facebook, Blog and Twitter pages, as well as a special gift with every purchase of selected items in the Swag Store. Also, Fridays are mega Swagbucks days at the site where you can earn even more bucks when searching.

Here is a preview of the changes that are coming to the Swagbucks site.


Video Game Section Expansion:   We will be adding 1000’s of new and used titles to the video game section of the Swag Store, and offering a special sale on many of these titles!


Shop&Earn Favorites:  This great new feature gives you the ability to choose your ‘Favorite’ stores in our shop&earn mall, and receive updates on new coupons that originate from these retailers.   So not only will you get Swag Bucks for your purchases, you will be notified immediately when a great deals becomes available!


Swagbucks.com 2.5 Launch:  Swagbucks.com 2.5 is the next evolution of the Swag Bucks homepage.  It will feature a new cleaner look, with easier navigation & quick links and a few new special elements.

Swag Bucks Widget:  The ultimate referral / promotional tool.  The widget will be 300px by 301px, and will feature a search box, prize images, swag code alerts, and a referral tab   The widget allows you to generate referrals through the registration tab, and through those who do a search & win through the widget on your page.  The widget is simple html code that you copy and paste on your blog or social network profile!  If you ever wanted a search box that generates referrals on your blog, this is how you get it!

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  1. If you have contact with anyone decent there, please please tell them to bring swagbucks to australia!

  2. I’m still learning the ropes — thanks for sharing your tips.

  3. Funny, I just did a blog post on Swagbucks today. My son had me sign up under him. He’s already won over 100 Swagbucks in just a few weeks. I don’t get it though…I try and try and search every day and haven’t won a single Swagbuck. I think there must be something up with my computer. My only hope of earning any is to get people to sign up under me, I think.

  4. I signed up a few weeks ago when you mentioned this is how you are buying gifts! I am still figuring things out and win several bucks a day just by searching but need to get my friends in on it. I notice that it helps to word your searches as naturally as you speak. It seems to work! Thanks for the tips and info I am glad you get something out of providing all this info to us that is a good chunk of change er… swagbucks!!!

  5. I got someone to sign up under me and then they got banned! HOW can you get banned from swagbucks lol

  6. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I earn about a buck a day from searching, sometimes more though. I do earn a lot from referrals, but you can too! Obviously my blog brings me referrals but I have convinced numerous friends and family members to sign up as well. Happy Searching!

  7. I’d never heard of swagbucks but will check it out! 🙂

  8. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I have no idea how you would be banned from Swagbucks….

  9. Sounds very interesting. I’m going to check this out. Thanks. =)

  10. I’ll give it a try!

  11. I’ve been meaning to do this. I finally signed up today. Thanks for the info.

  12. I have an account but I don’t surf the internet enough to earn that much money. Hubby does but he doesn’t like swag bucks and woun’t use it. 🙁

  13. Is swag bucks available for american overseas with foreign IP addresses?

  14. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I’ll check on that for you.

  15. Sounds interesting. I will have to sign up for this. Thanks for the tip!!

  16. Allyson says:

    I signed up and am very impressed by the site! Thanks for the info! I was a bit confused on one point, I wanted to forward the info on to others, is my swag “name” my code (you had a code mentioned in your blog) or do new users even have a code yet?

  17. I went and signed up under your code. I got my first 6 bucks. Is there a section there that tells you how to refer people to sign up?I looked and could not find anything, but I might have just missed it.

  18. TheHappyHousewife says:

    Do you mean your code for the 3 additional swagbucks, or your referral code? The swagbucks code is HAPPYHOUSEWIFECODE . Your referral code is found on the swagbucks site, there is a bar that runs across the top, click on promote for your code.

  19. Signed up under your code. Had heard about Swag bucks, just hadn’t had the time to check it out.


  20. I received my 6 bucks for signing up with you. I was talking about how to refer other people and get referral bucks. But I saw on their blog site they have a section for that so I will check it out when I have more time. Do you get a point every time you search or is is random? Only points for some searches or for so many searches?

  21. TheHappyHousewife says:

    totally random, I can’t figure out a pattern to it at all

  22. I’m sad that Swagbucks is still not available to my part of Canada (Quebec). 🙁

  23. TheHappyHousewife says:

    According to my Swagbucks contact it’s open to US, UK and Canada residents, residing in these locations.

  24. I have emailed a representative of Swagbucks about this already. Whenever I try to register, I select the country (Canada) in the dropdown menu, but the province of Quebec is unavailable at the moment. Oh well. 🙂

  25. TheHappyHousewife says:

    I don’t work for Swagbucks, but it sounds like a glitch to me… hopefully they can correct it soon so you can start winning some bucks! 🙂

  26. Denise C. says:

    I am really surprised that people “win” with swagbucks. I signed up a month ago and never won any swagbucks, so I canceled my account.

  27. Sounds good! Just signed up using your code.

  28. ?I love the photo of the children?


  29. Oh, your blog does not like my hearts! You got question marks instead. Sorry.

    Hope 🙂

  30. colleen c says:

    Cool beans! i installed the search bar too, and already have won four , as well as the six for signing up 🙂 yay! thanks way cool cuz i can just search like normal

  31. this is awesome information, i love swagbucks Thanks

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