October SWAGO is here!

Swagbucks is hosting another round of Shop 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.

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Here’s what you need to know to get your 150 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 150 SB.
  • 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, October 12th 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.

Last month I completed a pattern which would have given me 100 SB, but I forgot to submit on time.  The actions were things I was doing anyway, so it was not a loss on that side.  It was frustrating to realize that those things I was already doing would have netted me “free” SB.  As I am using my SB to purchase gift cards to help build a planting bed in the yard, those extra SB meant a bit over half another brick to use for the border, or a packet of seeds come spring, or 1/60th of a tree I am looking to purchase.

Having a goal to work toward, a tangible item to relate the SB to, really puts even that little bit of effort into something my brain can grasp. Having a specific goal also helps motivate me to keep going, even if it means only a bit here and there each day.