Posted by Chuck on July 8, 2019
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Published on July 8th, 2019 | by Chuck

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[YMMV] Swagbucks: Shop $5+ And Earn $5 Bonus

The Offer

Direct Link to offer

  • Swagbucks is offering a $5 bonus when you shop through their portal at various major online retailers, with the following two conditions:
    • You need to spend $5+ on the shopping trip to be eligible for the bonus.
    • You need to earn 25+ Swagbucks from the shopping trip to be eligible for the bonus.

Lots of top merchants are showing as eligible for this offer, including Amazon, eBay, Best Buy, Walmart, Target, Groupon, Macy’s, JCPenney, QVC, Sam’s Club, Hotels.com, Expedia and more.

The Fine Print

  • Expires 8/19/19 (there’s a conflicting terms here which states 8/1/19)
  • You’ll receive your Bonus when the SB credit for your qualifying purchase
  • MyGiftCardsPlus and Travel Purchases are excluded from this promotion

Our Verdict

I noticed this offer in my Swagbucks account under ‘Shop’ and ‘Recommended For You’ and on the individual pages of many retailers. Presumably it’s available for all Swagbucks users. Update: apparently, it’s targeted.

It’s not clear to me whether we can get $5 multiple times by shopping by each of these eligible merchants or if there’s one opportunity to earn $5 by shopping at one of these. If anyone finds a landing page with clearer details, kindly share it.

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



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George
George

I think this is targeted… not seeing it when logged in to my account.

churner_burner
churner_burner

Check your swag ups. I see mine in there.

George
George

That’s where the second link in the post (“here”) goes to. Nothing there: “There are no Swag Ups currently available for your account.”

Celia
Celia

Not available in my account. Checked Swag Ups too. No love.

RM
RM

It’s definitely targeted. I had this offer as a Swag Up in June.

Rick
Rick

Not in my account either. Most likely targeted.

Celeste
Celeste

Does it work for Amazon gift cards?

RM
RM

Celeste The offer worked for me after buying $30 worth of Starbucks gift cards on Raise. I don’t think it would work if you bought Amazon gift cards on Amazon because the terms say that it has to be a commissionable purchase, i.e., it has to generate at least 25SB in cash back. However, if you live in one of the states where small gift cards can be cashed out, you can buy five or six $5 Starbucks cards on Raise and then just cash them out.

Ann
Ann

I don’t know about the other states, but in Texas, there are multiple exceptions that make the gift card cash-out rule not applicable to these GCs…

https://www.texastribune.org/2015/08/14/new-law-allows-texans-cash-low-value-gift-cards/

“receive a cash refund on gift cards or certificates that have a balance of less than $2.50. The transaction must take place in person and there are exceptions. The law will not apply to prepaid calling cards, cards issued as part of a loyalty or rewards program, cards issued as a refund for returned merchandise, cards issued by a bank or airline, or cards initially worth $5 that cannot have value added to them.”

RM
RM

Wow, the law in Texas is very restrictive. Unsurprisingly, as the article states, California is the most generous — a balance under $10 is all that is required.

Matthew

I got it last month. Doesn’t show up on P2, but I often shop from his account.

Amy
Amy

Found it in My Swag Ups as well. Also did it in March of this year.

Sarah D
Sarah D

Targeted, but I’ve had this 5 out of the past 6 months. Pretty easy because you can do it with most major vendors online (i.e. amazon)

atexit8
atexit8

Just so I am sure to get the $5,
to earn $25 Swagbucks means I have to find a deal that either pays 5x per $1 or
if the rewards is just 2x, then I need to spend $12.50.

Do I have that right?

cjb
cjb

I’m going to suggest this is targeted to get you to actually shop through them, as I rarely do, and I was emailed the offer.

calwatch
calwatch

Here’s my deal:
Swag Ups are bonuses applied to your account, which “Power Up” your earning potential. Use them before they expire. To learn more about Swag Ups, read the Swag Up FAQ . IMPORTANT NOTE: Some Swag Ups require you to activate them by clicking the Activate button listed alongside the available Swag Up.

Swag Up
Expiration Date
Status
Amount
July $5 Shop Bonus
Toggle details
Wed, 7 Aug 2019 at 11:59PM PDT
AVAILABLE
500 SB
SHOP NOW!
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Earn a 500 SB Bonus when you shop and spend at least $5 for a qualifying purchase and earn at least 25 SB from your purchase. Purchases must be made before 12 am, August 1st. You’ll receive your Bonus when the SB credit for your qualifying purchase. MyGiftCardsPlus and Travel Purchases are excluded from this promotion.

Yu
Yu

I had this in my account. I did a purchase 4 days ago, and now the regular points posted as pending today but not the $5 bonus points. Can anyone tell me when will the $5 bonus show up?

Thanks.

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