Swagbucks is getting in on the Black Friday madness by offering discounted gift cards each day from Friday, November 27, 2009 up until January 1, 2010. Swagbucks will not announce which gift cards will be the blowout cards of the day, so Swagsters should be on the hunt.
To participate you must be a Swagbucks user. If you aren't currently using Swagbucks you are missing out on an easy way to get free gift cards for places such as Starbucks, Amazon.com, Target and more. You can also get other "Swag" such as clothing, collectibles, entries into contests and other great stuff.
Using Swagbucks is easy. All you do is go through them to do your searches online. (So essentially, you're getting free stuff to do something you would do anyway!) This is how it works:
- Sign up to be a Swagbucks member
- Search the web by going through the Swagbucks website (or install the Swagbucks toolbar for easy access)
- "Swag Bucks" are periodically awarded to you when you search
- Accumulate Swag Bucks and redeem them for "prizes" such as the gift cards and other "Swag" mentioned above
There are other ways to earn Swag Bucks too. You can invite your friends to join, shop in the Swagbucks Shop & Earn Mall, trade in your used cell phones and other electronic items, participate in the Swag Code hunts and other promotions.
It took me a little while to get used to the idea of using Swagbucks, but once I started using it as my main search engine source I found this to be a great way to get gift cards. I usually redeem my Swag Bucks for Amazon.com gift cards, which currently only cost 45 Swag Bucks for a $5 card. (Most people earn on average 2-3 Swag Bucks per day just for searching the web as they normally would, so you can see how quickly these can add up.) Actually, it's the best and easiest way to get free stuff that I've found online. Give it a try - sign up for Swagbucks with me.
If you're just now signing up you probably won't earn enough Swag Bucks to take advantage of the Swagbucks Black Friday Gift Card Blowout, but don't worry, Swagbucks will have more fantastic promotions in the future.
If you have any questions about Swagbucks, feel free to ask me in the comments section below and I'll do my best to answer. Happy Swagging!