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Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Important change to Swag Bucks gift card prizes

Search & WinSwag Bucks announced yesterday that they will no longer send out physical gift cards. Instead, all gift cards will awarded online, and the redemption code will be available in your Account Profile, under the new "My Gift Cards" section. Redemption codes should be posted 4 to 7 days after you redeem your Swag Bucks. It appears that there won't be any notification email to let you know that your redemption code has been posted.

While this change makes it inconvenient, if not impossible, to convert Swag Bucks into gift cards for gift giving, Swag Bucks claims that it will allow them to expand their gift code offerings. So we'll have to see what other redemption options become available.



  • At 2/18/09, 1:33 PM, Blogger Corrie at "Cents"able Momma said…

    They just added to their blog that they will still be sending out the Starbucks GC's, but in $10 quantities now. Good news for the coffee drinkers :-).

  • At 2/18/09, 1:41 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said…

    How long does it take for the gift cards to be mailed? I redeemed two amazon cards weeks ago, and I'm still waiting.

  • At 2/18/09, 3:01 PM, Blogger Camille said…

    Jennifer, you should receive a code for the gift cards. They don't mail you an actual card, but email you one to add to your Amazon account. Check under the "My Gift Cards" section in your Swag Bucks account. The codes may be there.

  • At 2/18/09, 3:04 PM, Blogger Camille said…

    Sorry -- they email you a code that you use as the gift card on Amazon. I just pre-load them on to my account. Under "My Account" on Amazon, scroll down to "Payments" and click on "Apply a Gift Certificate/Card to Your Account". You put the code in there and they just pile up until you want to use them. You don't HAVE to use them when you check out of Amazon, but you can if you want to. Much easier then trying to keep all those codes until you need them!

  • At 2/20/09, 8:13 PM, Blogger Chief Family Officer said…

    @Jennifer - I generally do the same thing as Camille, and apply the codes to my Amazon account right away.

    @Camille - Thanks so much for answering Jennifer's question!

  • At 2/23/09, 12:05 PM, Anonymous Jennifer said…

    Thanks for the response! I had to email them for the codes again, said that I should have received them, but I don't think that I did, to tell you the truth. They did not go to my junk email box when they sent them again. I did as you suggested, and credited them to my Amazon account. Thanks again! I'm saving up for a DVD cartoon set for my boys, since I'm tired of requesting it from the library.


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