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Old 03-02-2010, 08:16 AM   #1
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Hi - I see a lot of swagbucks code alerts and don't quite get it. I've used bing.com for but sometimes it seems like these sites just end up getting you to spend more.
I went to their site, but am still not quite clear.
What do you really get, and what's with all the codes?
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Old 03-02-2010, 09:02 AM   #2
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Swagbucks is a search engine that rewards you for using it. You do searches and then are randomly awarded "swagbucks." You build up your swagbucks then cash them in for prizes, some of the most popular being Amazon gift cards or paypal.

The codes are for bonus swagbucks (that you just plug in to a box on the home page, as opposed to being awarded them for searches.)
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Yep, what pp said Swagbucks main function is a Search Engine-like Google. Google makes money every time you search through them and Swagbucks does too-but they pass some of that money on to you through gift cards and other prizes You randomly earn 'bucks' when you use them as your search engine-the codes you'll see posted about are bonus 'bucks' that Swagbucks will put out once in a while just cuz their so awesome I've gotten over $400 in gift cards since I started swagging-and it hasn't cost me a penny

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to what both of the mamas said.
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Hi - I see a lot of swagbucks code alerts and don't quite get it. I've used bing.com for but sometimes it seems like these sites just end up getting you to spend more.
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Swagbucks doesn't amke you spend any more. In fact it really saves me money. I can't compare it to bing since I don't know anything about bing. With swagbucks you trade in swagcodes for swagbucks, and you are also rewarded swagbucks for searching.
Then you trade in your SB's for prizes. The most popular prize by far is the $5 amazon giftcard which you can save up and stack to make larger purchases.
Or you could ever just trade in all your swagbucks for paypal. 700 swagbucks (70 on the old system) will give you $5. It doesn't take long to get that many.
I use my swagbucks to buy random things we WANT but don't NEED around the house. Last night I bought a scrapbook and some new pacis for the baby and I didn't spend a single dime!
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Bing is a search engine and you can get cash back (like Ebates or Mr. Rebates or ShopAtHome). Swagbucks is a search engine that pays you for using it. I have a FAQ for swagbucks in my signature.
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The ladies above have explained well, but just to give you an idea- I joined about a month and a half ago and I just "earned" my 4th $5 amazon gift card today (with 4 referrals under me who swag a little, but not much). I would say I spend a little more time than before on the computer, due to codes, but not much.
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Thank you so much mamas! That helps a lot.
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