Swagbucks, because Swagpennies doesn't sound cool Part 12

Last week large groups of us banded together to try to win 40 cents. Not even 40 cents really. It’s 40 SB of something called a Swag Up, which means that we only get it if we order a gift card by a certain date. The date this time is the end of this month. So if I don’t order a gift card by the end of the month, all that hard work will have been for nothing.

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I did participate in this, and I was on the winning team. But, in the beginning I misunderstood what we were trying to do, so I guess I was doing it wrong. First, you have to say that you want to participate and sign up for a team. So far as I know, the teams are assigned at random (maybe next time we have one of these games we’ll get assigned to the same group, or just get assigned to some random group again, I don’t know). I think my group was called the shooting stars. Anyway, you get assigned a team, and to get awarded any Swag Ups you have to contribute 300 points to the team within the allotted time. And I had done this during an earlier game just doing my normal thing. I thought you had to get 300 SB during the week, but no, there’s this whole other point system for getting the 300 points. You still want to get SB, but the things that get you the most SB in your account are not necessarily the same things that get you the most points for your team.

Anyway, there was a special message board made up just for the event so we could give each other advice and see how many points we had as individuals and how many points the different teams had. And we’d post messages that we all had to do more stuff because the other teams were gaining on us and we can’t let that happen.

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I think the difference in prize for first place and the prize for second place was 10 SB in Swag Ups. So all the excitement yesterday was over a dime. And it’s a dime that some people like my husband probably won’t even get if they don’t order a gift card by the end of the month.

Good times.

Seriously though, we did get all kinds of advice on how to get more SB. Like a thing that says it can be repeated up to 5 times a day for 1 SB each sometimes just keeps going. So yesterday I got 50 SB from it. It is a very silly tedious thing to do, but now I’ll know to try it sometimes if I’m ever short a few SB.

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If you ever want to join in on the fun, here’s a link. But I think everybody should join on the first of the month, cause there’s a 300 SB bonus for having a “winning streak”all month, and they make that much easier for you to do that first month.

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