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Coupon Abbreviations
  • SC = Store Coupon
  • MC = Manufacturer Coupon
  • SS = Smart Source
  • RP = Red Plum
  • PG = Proctor and Gamble
Coupon Terms
  • WYB = When You Buy
  • B1G1 = Buy One Get One Free
  • .75/1 = 75 cents off one item
  • .75/3 = 75 cents off three items
  • EXP = Expiration Date

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This might be the week to cash in those Swagbucks, literally.  The Paypal $5 giftcard in the Swagstore is “on sale” all week.  If you have 550 swagbucks you can turn it into cash.  Not a bad deal to turn swagbucks into a quick deposit into your checking account!

If you are unfamiliar with Swagbucks, read this to figure it out.

(thanks Christie!)

    • Wendi

      THANKS! I had enough to get two gift cards! :)

    • Michelle

      i used to get 2 or 3 swagbucks a day by searching the net. now i never do, and every once in a while they will throw me a bone and give me 1 swagbuck for having the tool bar, but under the new system, that's 1/100 of a swagbuck. make sense? it isn't worth it anymore. in the month of january, i got 100 swagbucks. now in only have a total of (under the new system's equivalent) 156.

      • jengc

        I know. I have noticed that I hardly ever get them for searching. I get some here and there. I scour the site for codes. I am getting most of my points through referrals. When those run out (you can earn up to 1,000 points each referral), I am going to be standing still. I just can't get bucks by searching anymore. <sigh>

        • gingerinCA

          I've noticed that I go through dry spells, where I'll only get 10 or 20 over 2-3 days, then suddenly I'll get 50 in a day. I also get 1-3 every day for doing the no obligation special offers- not the special offers where you sign up for Netflix and stuff, but where you just hit skip 4 or 5 times. I got some for doing the free tasks, but it's not worth the time involved. I still think the Amazon gift card is a better deal than Paypal. 450 SBs for a 5$ Amazon card.

          • jengc

            I agree. I am saving up to get a kindle through amazon and noticed with this sale that it is less to get amazon gift cards than pay pal. Which kinda makes sense. I am sure that Swag Bucks isnt really giving them $5 but at discount where they are probably giving the whole $5 to pay pal or a bigger percentage so they require more searching, trying things out, buying through them, etc so they can get that money back. I hope the awards pick up soon. I am getting very discouraged with them.

    • SaraSaves

      Swagbucks has been a great tool for me! I've been using the site since the end of January, and have already cashed in $15 in Amazon gift cards. I have no problem getting swagbucks for searches. I also find the swagcodes from time to time, and get points for using the toolbar almost daily. I usually earn around 30 swagbucks a day, if not more.

    • I'm pretty sure the sale is only good through Wednesday. I just hope my points all get credited in time! I'm already frustrated, coz I ordered one just before the announcement. 8-

    • Silly question here: does one have to claim taxes on something like this? Or is it only if you get a certain amount of rebates like this? It's not so much the amount of taxes being paid that is the issue but rather keeping up with little things like this here there and everywhere. It might be nice if you could do a short blog on what does and does not have to be recorded… like rebates, surveys, points systems like mypoints and swagbucks, and gift cards from reward programs like credit cards offer because I am clueless on a lot of this stuff. I assume that rebates don't because that is nothing more than a discount on a product you purchased, and gift cards from points systems it would seem weird to have to claim, but here is something that is straight up cash and it got me thinking.

    • Megan_A

      To those who get the $5 amazon cards, Is it the case that you can only use one card per order? It would be a great deal if you could use several, but it's not worth it to me if it's just a $5 discount on an order. I'd rather get fewer cents per swagbuck and get cash or a $50 amazon card.
      I too am getting fewer swagbucks for searching than before they changed it. I used to get awarded 2-3 times each day, but now I get awarded once per day, and it's always only 10 (except on Fridays).
      This sale is pretty exciting, though. I have enough swagbucks saved to order two each day of the sale!

      • hallie

        You can use as many giftcards per amazon order as you need. The only this is with Sb's you can only order so many amazon giftcards per month and they are only awarded 2x a month. So it is a good idea to get the max # per month rather than saving all your Sb's because you can't order more than 5 a month i think?, and the giftcards don't expire like the paypals.

      • RebeccaFer

        Yup, I just bought a new internet receiver plug-in thingy (lol) for my computer using the Amazon gcs I got from SB. I had four $5 gc that I used plus I had a free month of Amazon's Prime shipping so with it all together, it was totally FREE! I still have $5 gc left too!

        Thanks for the info too Hallie! I didn't know there was a limit to how many Amazon gcs I could buy in one month. Good to know! :D

    • jennifer

      hi..i have not seen these paypal gift cards go on sale before so i was thrilled and glad i had saved my swagbucks…i personally would rather have cash to spend and go further at places like publix :) i can make the 5$ go much farther there than at amazon! just a thought!
      and as far as searching…here are a few hints that (seem to) have helped me…delete your browsing history at least once per week (under tools) this makes your internet browser run faster and for some reason i seem to earn more swagbucks when i clear it frequently…also clear your search history on your swagbucks tool bar (little arrow beside the word 'swagbucks' ) jenny had a great post recently on how to earn more swagbucks with these types of hints…i do think they help!!!!
      also find a site with a swidget so you can see if a new code is out!
      hope that helps!!!

      • BlessedinSC

        How do the PayPal gift cards work? I ordered two and hope to order two more tomorrow. so they show up in your account after about two weeks and then it says they expire in 30 days. What do you do with them so that they don't expire? How do I get cash from them?

    • BlessedinSC

      How do the PayPal gift cards work? I ordered two and hope to order two more tomorrow. so they show up in your account after about two weeks and then it says they expire in 30 days. What do you do with them so that they don't expire? How do I get cash from them?