Swag Code 101

May 15, 2009

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gimme-reflectWe get a lot of questions about Swag Codes.

Swag Codes themselves are elusive and mysterious little things, so it only makes sense that people run into some trouble from time to time finding and entering them.  We’d like to pause from our regular work of providing hints about where to find Swag Codes and give you some tips on getting those Swag Codes entered so you can be sure to receive your extra Swag Bucks.

First of all, what is a Swag Code?

A Swag Code is a promotional code for swagbucks.com that will give you a few Swag Bucks when correctly entered on your My Account page.  They can be found on any of the official Swag Bucks pages (Facebook, SB Blog, Twitter, YouTube, and Flikr) and occasionally in the Swag Bucks Toolbar. They are available for either a limited time or for a limited number of users, so you need to keep your eyes peeled and act fast!

What do Swag Codes look like?  How will you know when you find one?

There are a few clues to keep in mind while hunting for Swag Codes.  The most obvious Swag Codes are announced as exactly that.  These dead give aways will look something like this:

Enter Swag Code “ANiceSwagCode” now to get 10 Swag Bucks!


The Swag Code is:”ANiceSwagCode”

A couple things to note about the Swag Code itself are that it is in quotes and there are no spaces between the words.  If you are on one of the official pages (see above) and you see something like this

The Swag Guy had a great time eating a “LargePepperoniPizza” today.

there is a good chance it is a Swag Code.  Hey, it can’t hurt to try it out.

Swag Codes aren’t always in quotes though, especially since the introduction of the anti-code-sharing codes.  Some times you will see a code that looks like this

Enter code SuperCodeJciUtkb73 for a free Swag Buck.

That string of gobbledy gook letters is a sure sign that you are staring at a Swag Code.

Once you find the code what do you do?

To enter your newly found Swag Code you need to get to either the Swag Bucks Home Page, or your My Account page by going to swagbucks.com and clicking on either the My Account button in the top right hand corner, or on the large Swag Buck tally box on the right hand column of the page.  (If your browser is sporting the WLSB Swag Army Knife toolbar you can click on the Swag Bucks drop down and click My Account Page (Gimme!).)

It might be a good idea to bookmark your My Account page for quick access.  This link will bring you to your My Account page so you can bookmark it now.


On your Swag Bucks Home Page and My Account page you will see a box that looks similar to the one at the top of this post.  This is where you can ‘Enter your Swag Code‘ and click the Gimme! button.  If you’ve gotten the Swag Code correct and the time or user limit has not been reached you’ll be rewarded for your hunt.

How will you know it worked?

When you enter a Swag Code you will receive one of four possible messages.  These messages appear in a little red pop up box.  We’ll take a look at each and what exactly they mean.


The Swag Code you entered is correct, but unfortunately it has expired.  Dang!  Either the time limit or the user limit for the code has been met.  Remember that Swag Codes are a fleeting freebie;  they don’t last very long.  When you find one move fast!  The good news is that you got the Swag Code right!  You will live to Swag Hunt another day.  Rest assured in the fact that there are only two types of Swag Time:  times when there is an active Swag Code, and times when there is a Swag Code just around the corner.


The Swag Code you have entered is invalid.  This is not necessarily bad news.  If there is an active Swag Code out there this message should tell you to keep hunting, or to refine the Swag Code you have found.  Remember that Swag Codes are case sensitive.  Perhaps the code you found needs to be in ALL CAPS, Capitalized or in all lower case.  Maybe you need to take the spaces out between words.  Keep trying, the game is still afoot!


Waitaminit!  Don’t be greedy now ;) You’ve already successfully entered this Swag Code and they can only be used once.


CONSWAGULATIONS!  You did it!  You have successfully hunted for, found, and entered the Swag Code.  You are one (or maybe more) Swag Buck closer to great prizes.

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