Go over to Swagbucks today to join September’s Swago! You can find it on the left side menu under Promotions. Yet again, there is no Spin & Win, but they have kept the in-store promotions from last month.
Swago is like the game Bingo, with squares to complete. Each square is a different activity on Swagbucks. Once you complete the square, it will color in as soon as you refresh your browser. If you look along the right side of the board, you can see which pattern you would like to complete. Don’t submit until you are ready because you can only submit once!
Last month, they made the center square easier since you can get any gift card from MyGiftCardsPlus instead of at least $50. (Although the minimum they sell is still $25.) We will have to wait until tomorrow to see if there is a minimum this month. Be sure to get your gift card early if you are going to complete that square since the transaction may take up to two days to process. Another interesting addition to the Swago board is the Buy SB card, which first showed up in June. I was wondering why I could not complete this activity, and I finally found the answer after a quick Google search:
Purchasing SB is currently limited to residents in the United States. However, residents of AZ, CT, MD, and ND are not allowed to make SB purchases due to applicable state law.Swagbucks Help Center
Kinda makes it a little frustrating that they would put that square on the board if people in four states cannot complete it! Not to mention the fact that four states have deemed it unethical enough to outlaw the practice in their state.
Swagbucks has added a new layer to their Shop component. While the main focus of Shop is to click through to stores, they recently added the ability to earn SB by uploading receipts on the Answer app. Now, you can earn SB by purchasing items you add from a list at specific stores and upload your receipt in order to redeem them. Swagbucks touts that you can redeem hundreds of items at your favorite stores, but I literally had 30 items on my list last month, six more were added this month, and there is only one that I would personally buy. Of course, it doesn’t list the store where I usually get it, so I can’t redeem it anyway!
No Spin & Win
I am really missing Spin & Win! There were so many great prizes on the wheel like free rejoins for Swagbucks LIVE, bonus surveys, Swag Ups on redemptions, and just plain old bonus SB. They really teased us by bringing it back in June and then taking it away again!
If you click on one of the referral links in this post, you can sign up for Swagbucks, too. I will get a referral bonus, and you will get a sign-up bonus. Win-win!