Posted by Chuck on March 11, 2018
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Published on March 11th, 2018 | by Chuck

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Swagbucks $56 Moneymaker with ChildFund International Donation

Bonuses have increased again, so reposting. Previously first month was 5,000, it’s now 7,500. Hat tip to reader Andrew H. 

The Offer

Direct Link or this link

  • Donate $33/month to ChildFund International and get 7,500 SB the first month
  • Get 4,000 SB the second and third month if you continue your monthly donation
  • Get 1,000 SB each of the next three months and 2,000 SB the seventh month if you continue

First month you’ll net $42 and the next two months you’ll net $7 each since SB are worth at least 1 penny each. Subsequent months there’ll be a cost for continuing to donate.

 

 

The Fine Print

  • To be eligible for this offer, you must sign up for a new child sponsorship.
  • Only new donors are eligible.
  • Offer is only valid while supplies last.
  • SB award totals are subject to be modified or offer may be cancelled at any time.
  • You will earn the SB award that was active at the time of your initial sign up/donation.
  • Only valid donations will earn SB, your donation must be successfully processed by Child Fund to be considered valid.
  • Must use the same email associated with your SB account when donating to get credit.
  • Please allow up to 21 business days for your first donation SB to post and award.
  • SB award will be reversed for invalid donations or refund requests.
  • Must be an active donor for at least one month ($33 donation).
  • Monthly SB award for donations in month’s 2 – 7: allow up to 45 days for SB for award to post after each monthly donation is processed.
  • Cancellation: After your first donation has successfully processed, you may cancel your sponsorship at any time by contacting Child Fund directly.
  • You will not earn SB for any months which you do not donate, including any refund requests for previous donations.
  • This offer may only be redeemed ONE (1) time per user.
  • All rewards will be paid out in SB and redemption value quoted is based on current award store prices, which are subject to change

Our Verdict

Remember to use your SB email for the donation. Also bear in mind they might send you solicitation mailers in the future.

You might also get tax-deductible benefits by doing this deal aside from the $54 net. I think the first month’s donation is triggering instant SB, future month might go pending first for 45 days according to the fine print.

Some people are not comfortable with these deals since it might be the charity is losing on them. We think it’s worth giving readers the information and letting them make an informed decision.

A couple things to keep in mind:

  • Remember to cancel when you no longer want to donate. Contact Child Fund to cancel.
  • Bear in mind that some people end up having problems either with the portal tracking or with Swagbucks deactivating their account for reasons which aren’t clear, so keep the risks in mind. In this case, it might be possible to just cancel the order quickly if the Swagbucks don’t post.

If you’re new to Swagbucks then please read our review. You can also get a bonus of up to $13 by using a referral link.



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Love profiting on swagbucks, will not do this to a charity. Thank you doc for always showing us the deals!

Hear hear. Not sure how a charity can justify this kind of marketing expenditure.

I assume that people are not going to cancel quickly. It feels so wrong.

Thanks for the info Doc, but I think I’ll have to sit this one out; don’t know who ends up paying for the promo, Swagbucks or the charity, but I don’t want to take the chance that money the charity might need is being redirected into my pocket..

That’s absurd reasoning.

I did this last time. The first month posted fine. The second month posted as a fourth month donation (reduced payout). The third month just posted as a fifth month donation (also reduced payout).

All in all, I’m in the hole (until my pending ticket gets resolved at least).

For what it’s worth, the CEO makes $327K a year. That’s a bit egregious in my opinion for a so-called charity.

https://www.charitynavigator.org/index.cfm?bay=search.summary&orgid=3499

Mac, if you want your charity to be as successful as possible you hire the best leaders. If you want to hire the best leaders, you have to compensate them well enough that they’re willing to do it.

If I am a shareholder in a company, I don’t want crummy executives running it because the firm penny-pinched on compensation for the folks making the most important decisions. Why should charities have a different standard?

Same argument. if you want to get the best donators, you have to compensate them well…

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Your own link shows that the “so-called” charity ranks fairly well according to charity accountability metrics, with over 80% of donations goings to charitable services. Do you have any evidence that they are not a reputable charity besides the fact that they are paying their employees a market wage?

80% isn’t a great payout. You’d really like to see 90% or more for a top-level charity.

If a company forgoes profit to invest in growth, shareholders reward that company for investing in itself so that it can grow and be even more successful in the future.

If a charity forgoes contributions to the cause to invest in growth, donors vilify the charity as being greedy and evil.

Looking at % of funds going to the cause as the only measure of a charity’s efficacy is like looking at the profit margin of a company as the only measure of its success. No rational investors do this, and rational donors shouldn’t do it either.

He’s a CEO. Are you saying that he should make much less just because he works for a non-profit? He’s making 327k now, but would probably make much more elsewhere in industry.

I did the razor deal last time (https://www.doctorofcredit.com/free-gillette-razors-10-moneymaker-swagbucks) and they don’t track the purchase. Many other guys have same situation so I won’t do any swagbuck offer.

I am still waiting on that offer too. They are “investigating”.

That one didn’t track for me either. I sent in two tickets that were ignored. Finally, I bumped one of them by saying something along the lines of,

“Can you please fix this? There are so many other offers I would like to complete, but this tracking issue is making me too nervous to start them.”

They responded quickly to that and gave me the credit.

Can you tell me how to contact them? Via email?

This is the channel I used:

https://help.swagbucks.com/hc/en-us/requests/new

Just make a new ticket and be sure to stress how you want to do more offers, but can’t until it’s fixed.

SB didn’t even credit the 2 SB for clicking thru one of their emails. I opened 4 tickets for 4 separate missing SB cases. So far they’ve only credited the 2 SB and another 5 SB for two of those case, ignoring the other two concerning 150 SB and 3000 SB respectively. Totally not worth the headcache dealing with those clowns.

All the future junkmail makes these charity deals not worth it. I get annoyed and the charity loses money in the longrun from all the wasted mailings.

Shows 5,000 SB for the first month now.

Dumb question: if I’ve done a previous swagbucks childfund offer, I will not be eligible for this one. Is that correct?

Has anyone successfully cancelled the subscription for the offer of “Swagbucks: Free $7–Hooked-On-Phonics”? Thanks!

I just did that today.. emailed them and they cancelled it with out any isssues

Concur with the drift here — this deal seems so wrong, at multiple levels.

Is this going to be one of those, “sponsor a child” — and then after your few months is up, you’ll get his with intense guilt trips for being so heartless to cancel on this child’s future? (not to mention the CEO of the charity — and no, I don’t go along with the argument that “talent” at the top of “good” charities ought to get paid like for-profit talent….. In my book, the best charities that I help are the ones who walk the talk.

typo — “hit” (with the guilt trips if you dare to cancel)

ps, speaking of swagbucks, anybody else facing recurrent problems of trying to log OUT of their web site? (talk about “aggressive” tactics…. which might well interfere with other portals)

I’ve encountered this extreme swagbucks stickiness on different browsers, different computers…. (and the “log off” line simply doesn’t work when you click on it) Only way to get ’em to bugger off is to clear cache….

This was my offer, thanks DOC! I do like these deals as I hope SB cuts charities a deal to make this happen. Plus, I’m sure the marketing types have some data of people that end up keeping the monthly giving. Also, I do have minimum spend to do on Amex. Earn up to 18,500 SB! You can’t save millions of hurting children, but you can save one. You have the power to do something that can make an extraordinary difference in the world. Sponsor a child in need for only $33 per month & reward yourself in the process. Earn SB for each month you keep your sponsorship active**. The longer you donate, the more help your sponsor child receives & the more SB you can earn! Earn 2,800 SB 5,000 SB after your first month’s donation. That’s $50 worth of gift cards! Earn 4,000 SB after your second month’s donation. Earn 4,000 SB after your third month’s donation. Earn 1,000 SB after your fourth month’s donation. Earn 1,000 SB after your fifth month’s donation. Earn 1,000 SB after your sixth month’s donation. Earn 2,500 after your seventh month’s donation. Continue *BONUS: For now, you will earn additional SB for your valid sponsorship. Monthly SB award totals are listed above, earn up to $185 in gift card value (18,500 SB)! Plus, earn enough SB for $50 worth of gift cards (5k SB) after your first, second & third month’s successful donation(s). To be eligible for this offer, you must sign up for a new child sponsorship. Only new donors are eligible. Offer is only valid while supplies last. SB award totals are subject to be modified or offer may be cancelled at any time. You will earn the SB award that was active at the time of your initial sign up/donation. **Only valid donations will earn SB, your donation must be successfully processed by Child Fund to be considered valid. Must use the same email associated with your SB account when donating to get credit. Please allow up to 21 business days for your first donation SB to post and award. SB award will be reversed for invalid donations or refund requests. Must be an active donor for at least one month ($33 donation). Monthly SB award for donations in month’s 2 – 7: allow up to 45 days for SB for award to post after each monthly donation… Read more »

I dunno, I just think I like to keep my greed and my generosity in separate parts of my brain.

Lol I love this comment

I would feel like too much of a jerk for canceling a sponsorship just because I stopped making a profit.

Just a heads up, I created a “profile” so I could track payments (creating a profile was an optional step at end of donating) and there was a box auto-checked for ‘voluntarily’ giving extra to cover payment processing costs on this page:

https://www.childfund.org/MyProfile/

Not sure if that is required for the SB but I imagine not.

Did they charge your card yet?

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