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Thursday, March 8, 2018

Swago: Spring Edition is here! (US & Canada)




The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their "Swago: Spring Edition" promotion, which runs from now through Monday, March 12th at 9am PT! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster.

Here are a few tips:

        Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

        Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.  You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, March 12th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

       Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

        Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!

        The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, March 12th to use all your spins.

         Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

         Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of April, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!

Thursday, March 1, 2018

New Food Lion Shop and Earn!!!

Food Lion has started a brand new offer called "SHOP AND EARN"!

The way it works is like this:

1.  You need to register your MVP card with Food Lion on their website.  You can use their app or the website.   I have already done this in the past, so I'm already set up.  Here is a link:  Food Lion Shop and Earn.

2.  On the first day of the month you go on line to their website and activate your offers.  It looks like offers are based on each person's shopping history.  Mine are great this month!  Since its the first month that they have offered this deal, I think everybody's may be similar.

3.  Every time you shop at Food lion, use your MVP card and certain purchases go toward your offers.  Example:  If you spend $60.00 on meat, you might get a reward.  See my offers below.

4.  You have the whole month to earn your offers.  Then the following month the offers you have earned will be applied to your first shopping trip.  You have the entire following month to redeem your offers.

Here are my offers for March:

Spend $30 in total store shopping - earn $5.00  (easy!)
Spend $60 in meat and seafood - earn $7.00
Spend $40 in Dairy - earn $5.00
Spend $10.00 in Deli/Bakery - earn $2.00
Spend $25.00 in Cleaning, paper and laundry - earn $4.00
Spend $10.00 in Frozen - earn $2.00
Spend $30.00 in Produce - earn $3.00
Spend $20.00 in Candy and gum - earn $5.00 (I won't do this one because we don't buy much candy and gum)

We spend these amounts in some of these categories every month any way, so its a no-brainer to sign up and earn the rewards.

TIP:  Make sure all the MVP cards of the shoppers in your family are registered.  My husband does a large amount of our grocery shopping, so I made sure we are both using the same MVP card, which is the one I have registered.

I can't wait to see how this works!  I see lots of deal stacking opportunities.  For instance, use your coupons, then the following month you can roll the rewards toward the new offers of the month and use more coupons.  I love to roll my extra bucks at CVS, and now I can try the same strategy at Food Lion.

Let me know how this works for you.  I'll update you on my deals and progress as well!

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

INTRODUCING SWAG IQ (US ONLY)



Here's something new to try on Swagbucks.  I'm interested to see how it works.  It would be great for those who like to play games on their phones.

You can earn money while answering fun trivia questions. SwagIQ (available for iPhone and. Android) is a live, multiplayer trivia game show you play from your phone!


Each weekday, Swag IQ broadcasts a live game. Simply tune-in at the appointed time by launching the SwagIQ app and log-in with your Swagbucks account credentials. If you don't have a Swagbucks account, you can sign up for one here and then download the app!

Our game show host will then ask a series of multiple-choice trivia questions. You’ll have 10 seconds to answer each one. Get it right; you get SB and move on. Answer them all correctly and you can win a grand prize! If more than one player wins, the winners split the grand prize.

Get it wrong; still play along. Some questions have an SB award attached to them. If you answer those questions correctly, you get those SB, even if you’re out of the running for the big money. And, if you’re in a groove but miss a question, you’ll have the option to rejoin a game by redeeming a few SB.

The first public game is today at 4PM Eastern Time/1PM Pacific Time. So, tune-in then win up to $1000 playing SwagIQ. The host will review how to play before the game starts!

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in February (US)





Want an extra boost to your budget in February??

If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral this month. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link

2. Earn 300 SB total before 3/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!

3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend. 

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned a lot of Amazon Gift Cards that I save for Christmas!


Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The first Swago: Shopping Edition of 2018! Shop your way to a 300 SB Bonus this month



Still recovering from all of your holiday shopping? The online rewards site Swagbucks has a smart and fun way for you to earn and save when you spend.

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shopping Swago! What is SWAGO you ask? It's a bingo-inspired promotion run by Swagbucks, a website that rewards you with points (called SB) for completing everyday online activities. You can redeem those SB for free gift cards. If you've never used Swagbucks, participating in SWAGO is a great introduction to the site and an easy way to earn a good amount of points quickly.

Click here to get started!    Here’s what you need to know to get your 300 SB Bonus (and don’t worry, you don’t have to make a purchase to complete a pattern):Go to the Swag page and make sure you hit “Join” otherwise you won’t get credit for completing the action items. Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete.Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.You have a limited amount of time to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value - up to 300 SB - enough for your first $3 gift card.Once you’ve achieved a pattern the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.The game ends Friday, January 26th at 12pm PDT/3pm EDT. So make sure to hit “Submit” on the pattern you wish to submit. If you don’t hit “Submit” before the game ends you won’t receive your SB bonus.

Also, if you sign up through me this month, you'll get a $10 rebate when you make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping! You can activate it in the "Swag Ups" area of "My Account"

Thursday, January 11, 2018

Get $3 when you sign up for Swagbucks in January (US)



Looking for a way to rebuild your finances after the holidays?  If you haven't tried Swagbucks before, you can get a bonus $3 for signing up as my referral during January. Swagbucks is a rewards site where you earn points (called SB) for things you're probably doing online already, like searching, watching videos, discovering deals, and taking surveys. Then you take those points and exchange them for gift cards to places like Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, or PayPal cash.

When you sign up through me this month, you can earn a $3 bonus! Here's how:

1. Sign up using this link
2. Earn 300 SB total before 2/1/18. You'll get a $3 (300 SB) bonus for it!
3. If you want even more bonuses, you'll get a $10 (1000 SB rebate) bonus for making your first shop purchase! That's in addition to the SB you earn for every dollar you spend.

That's it. It's super easy, and Swagbucks is for real. I use it myself, and I've earned lots of Amazon gift cards that I save up to use for Christmas gifts each year.                                                   

Monday, January 8, 2018

January Swago with Spin and Win (US)




             The digital rewards site Swagbucks is offering big payouts during their January "Swago" promotion starting Monday, January 8th at 9am PT and running until Monday, January 15th! Swago is just like bingo, but in this case you're filling out squares as you earn points on their site for doing things you already do online. If you're thinking of trying Swagbucks, this is a great chance to learn all about how the site works and earn bonus points while doing it, meaning you can get more gift cards faster. Here are a few tips:

              Each square on your Swago Board will contain an action item to complete. They can be anything from getting a search win, completing a survey, or just visiting one of our popular stores!

        Once you complete the action item in a particular square the square will change color signifying the action item is complete.

         You have until 12pm PT/3pm ET on Monday, January 15th to mark off as many squares as possible so use your time wisely.

            Be mindful of the patterns and their corresponding bonuses located on the right of your Swago Board. The patterns will vary in difficulty and bonus value. Once you’ve achieved a pattern, the corresponding “Submit” button will light up. You can have multiple patterns available for submission, however, you can only submit ONE pattern so choose wisely.

              Each activity you successfully complete on your Swago Board will give you anywhere from 1-20 spins on the Spin & Win Wheel. PLUS, when you submit your board for a bonus you'll get additional spins. The number of spins will depend on the pattern you complete. The wheel has all sorts of great prizes that you can win, and each spin is a winner!       The Spin & Win Wheel will be available all throughout Swago and you have until 11:59pm PT on Monday, January 15th to use all your spins.

            Fill up your board and then submit your pattern to get even more points - if you can fill in the whole board, you get a 500 SB bonus, which is enough for a $5 gift card from the retailer of your choice.

           Click here right now and click "Join" to get started! If you don't already have a Swagbucks account, you'll be able to quickly sign up; PLUS, if you earn 300 SB before the first of January, you'll get a bonus 300 SB!