It’s Mega Swagbucks Friday!

T.G.I.F.!  Friday is when we celebrate the beginning of the weekend, and it’s also special for us Swagbucks fans, because it’s Mega Swagbucks Day!  On Fridays, Team Swagbucks gives away more than 1,000,000 Swag Bucks!  You can win from 30 to 1,000 swagbucks from one search!  It’s not a guarantee, but it lives up your search engine life!

If you want proof, go to the Swag Bucks Twitter feed. You’ll see lots of RTs (retweets) of users like you. If you’re lucky enough to win a Mega Bill (A Bill worth over 10 Swag Bucks) today, take a screen grab of that and upload it to Twitter with TwitPic or YFrog or any other service compatible with Twitter (there are TONS). Include “@Swagbucks” and “#MSBD” in your tweet and if we see it, it’ll be retweeted on the Swagbucks Twitter page. Let Swaggernauts far and wide revel in your victory!  Stay tuned to the Frugal Bookworm’s Twitter feed to see if I win any Mega Bills today!

Also, check out the Mega Swag Bucks Day page, where you can follow along with the Swagbucks twitter feed, follow the #msbd hashtag and count the bucks as the accumulate!

Good luck, fellow Swaggernauts!

What’s the most you’ve ever won on Swagbucks in one search?

Swagbucks: Zombies v. Vampires Week 1

Happy Wednesday!  Last week, I told you about the new Swagbucks promotion, Zombies v. Vampires., and promised you a weekly update on how I’m doing.  I’m pleased to report that my team, Team Zombies, is slightly ahead 54,498 to the Team Vampire’s 52,974.  Since you have to complete your daily meter to add to your team’s total, I am finding it difficult to add points to my team’s tally.  I don’t always meet my meter challenge every day.

The great thing about this promotion, however, is that it has pushed me to be a little more dedicated to adding to my Swagbucks total.  I’ve noticed a difference in how many swag bucks I’ve accumulated.  In just one week, I’ve added 133 swag bucks to my ledger.   If you break that down in terms of an gift card (which costs 450 swag bucks), I’ve earned 30% of a $5 gift card, or $1.50 in one week.  If you’re trying to accumulate some extra cash for Christmas or you’re just hard-pressed for funds, Swagbucks is a great way to earn a little extra!

Here are my top three tips this week for adding to your daily meter for the Zombies v. Vampires challenge:

  1. Check the Swagbucks homepage once or twice a day.  You can often find links for videos to watch for 1 sb, links to high-value coupons (you earn 10 swagbucks at a later date for coupons you redeem), and daily surveys.
  2. Complete your daily three.  Downloading and daily refreshing the Swagbucks toolbar earns you 1 sb.  Scan through the No Obligation Special Offers (NOSO) for 2 sb, and answer the daily poll for a quick 1 sb.  There’s a handy checklist on the Swagbucks homepage to remind you of these easy ways to earn.
  3. Shop & Earn.  With Swagbucks’ shop and earn, you’ll earn so many swagbucks per each dollar you spend at merchants like the Disney Store, Target, Kmart, and Walmart.  If you’re starting your holiday shopping early, this would be a great way to add to your swagbucks total quickly.  It’s also much faster to cash in your Swagbucks than to wait for a check from places like Shop at Home or Ebates.

In the interest of full disclosure, I do earn Swagbucks if you sign up as a referral through one of my links.

Swagbucks: Zombies vs. Vampires

Swagbucks puts the “treat” in Trick or Treat with its latest team challenge:  Zombies vs. Vampires. Starting today through the rest of the month, this ghastly team challenge will make your Daily Earning Meter more rewarding and help you earn reward points towards free stuff. Every day from the start of the challenge, you can win a point for your team by completing your Daily Ghoul.  Whether you’re a zombie or vampire, score points for your team to be declared the ultimate monsters!

But even if you aren’t on the winning team, there are ways to earn bonus Swag Bucks for as little as completing five (5) days of your Daily Ghoul Meter throughout the month. The more days you complete, the more opportunity you have to win bonus Swag Bucks. Who knew the undead were so ready to reward you with more?

The challenge starts on your homepage. Click on “Max Your Bonus” on the Daily Ghoul Meter (it’s the October version of your Daily Goal Meter and thus will remain like this the whole month), and you’ll arrive at the official Zombies vs. Vampires page to join in on the Ghoulish earning spree.

The multiple tiers of bonus Swag Bucks is a lot to take in for us mere mortals, so here’s a quick breakdown of the bonuses:

If you’re on the Winning Team, the team with the most points at the end of the challenge (10/31), this is what you will earn:
If you contributed between 5 – 19 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 40 SBs.
If you contributed between 20 – 30 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 150 SBs.
If you contributed 29 points you will earn your  daily bonuses + 150 Special Bonus points + 150 SBs for reaching your goal every day of the month.

If you’re on the Runner Up Team, this is what you will earn:
If you contributed between 5 – 19 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 30 SBs
If you contributed between 20 – 30 points you will earn your daily bonuses plus 130 SBs
If you contributed 29 points you will earn your daily bonuses + 150 Special Bonus points + 130 SBs for reaching your goal every day of the month.

To learn more about their challenge, take a look at the detailed blog post here. Check the SB Originals page on SBTV later today for a video tutorial of how it works.

I checked in this morning, and I’m a zombie!  Mmm….brains!  I’ll be updating you on my progress on Facebook and Twitter, as well as a weekly reminder post here on the Frugal BookwormSwagbucks is a great way to help you earn gift cards and Paypal cash for your Christmas spending!

DisclaimerI do receive Swagbucks for referrals to their site.

Swagbucks and Amazon Team Up for Free Music!

This month, Swagbucks has a special offer for Swaggernauts who love music and snagging the gift cards in their Swag Store. And really, what’s not to love about either of those? Here’s another reason to dance and sing about snagging an gift card this month:

When you snag an Gift Card during the month of September, you will be rewarded with a $1 promotional credit for Amazon MP3. With over 20 million songs, they’re sure to have that new song you’re dying to hear again or an oldie you don’t already have in your collection. Start earning reward points with today to snag your Gift Card and $1 Amazon MP3 promotional credit before Sept. 30th.  Your MP3 credits will expire on Oct. 31st.  Have you already snagged a gift card this month?  Not to worry…you’ll also get the $1 credit towards Amazon MP3 too! currently has a list of $0.50 Songs, including some of today’s top hits such as Pink’s “Blow Me (One Last Kiss)”.  Also make sure you check out Amazon’s 100 Albums for $5!  What a great way to save with this partnership between and!  For more information, visit the Swagbucks blog!


Disclosure:  I am an affiliate for and Swagbucks. I may receive compensation if a reader clicks through a link on my blog and makes a purchase or signs up for a account.

Don’t Forget…Swagcode Extravaganza Today!

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Don’t forget…the Swagcode Extravaganza starts today at 7 a.m.!  You can win up to 65 Swag Bucks! Starting Monday at 7 a.m. EST, Swagbucks will release several clues for Swag Codes throughout the day. Find all the codes and you’ll earn all 65 SB. To help with clues and find the Swag Codes, print and fill out the logic puzzle available on the blog entry explaining the extravaganza. Join me on Monday for the Swagcode Extravaganza!

It’s a Swagcode Extravaganza!

The Swagbucks party honoring the Olympics rolls on!  Join Swagbucks fans on Monday, August 6 for a Swagcode Extravaganza!  Tomorrow, kicks off the week with the Swag Sports Extravaganza. Winning isn’t just for virtuoso athletes in London, and that’s why they’re giving us the opportunity to win up to 65 Swag Bucks. Starting Monday at 7 a.m. EST, they will release several clues for Swag Codes throughout the day. Find all the codes and you’ll earn all 65 SB. To help with clues and find the Swag Codes, print and fill out the logic puzzle available on the blog entry explaining the extravaganza. Meet me on Monday for the Swagcode Extravaganza!  Get pumped up by watching the video below!


Swag Sports Collector’s Bills

You all know how I love Swagbucks, and there is another great opportunity to earn more Swagbucks to turn in for those lovely gift cards!  While most of the globe is watching feats of athletic skill, Team Swagbucks is focused on rewarding Swagbucks Search prowess. That’s why they’ve just introduced Swag Sports: the newest edition of Collector’s Bills. This set of limited edition Swag Buck bills are only available through Swagbucks Search. Use it as your go-to search engine and you may win one of nine bills. Missed the men’s swimming 400 m relay or coverage on women’s beach volleyball? Look up the results on Swagbucks Search or learn facts about the Olympics as you watch, and you’ll have the chance to earn Swag Sports Collector’s Bills.

Each Swag Sport Collector’s Bill represents a different SB-themed event and has a different Swag Buck value. More Collector’s Bills will be released on Aug 7th, 8th and 9th, so make sure to keep up the Swagbucks Searching through next week to collect all nine. If you collect them all, you will be rewarded with a bonus of 15 SB. Swaggernauts have until Aug 12th at 11:59 p.m. PT to find them all.



If you have yet to make your time online more rewarding by joining, now is their chance. From now until Aug 3rd at 11:59 p.m. PT, you can enter the code SBISONTHEGO during registration to earn an extra 60 SB — that’s a total of 90 SB just for signing up! Then, access your account on the go with their new mobile site by going to on your mobile phone. Happy searching!


In the interest of full disclosure, I will earn Swagbucks if you sign up as a referral through my links.

Swagbucks Special Offers

For those who enjoy using Swagbucks reward points to get free stuff, there are lots of ways to earn – have you tried Special Offers?

Special Offers gives you a way to rack up Swag Bucks quickly by taking actions ranging from surveys to free trials to making purchases to liking a Facebook page or simply watching videos. Take the action, get the bucks. It’s that simple.  When I have a few minutes, I like to watch the videos on the Peanut Labs wall.  It’s a super easy way to rack up 5-10 Swagbucks!

There are plenty of free offers as well as those that reward you for buying something – you have complete control over your Special Offers experience. The Special Offers page has hundreds of offers from recognized brands through a number of different providers, and the Swagbucks Team works hard to ensure that only the most honest and rewarding offers make it to the page.

You can visit the Swagbucks Special Offers page or look for offers on the rotating images in the Swagbucks homepage. From time to time, Team Swagbucks will send you an message to your Swagbucks inbox containing a limited time offer, so check there frequently! If you ever have reason to believe that an offer is not what it promises, please send an email to so their team can take the appropriate actions.

Try it out today!


Not a member yet?  Click on the logo to sign-up!

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Disclosure:  I am a member of the Swagbucks blog team, and I do earn referral swagbucks if you sign up through my link.