Happy Birthday to Swagbucks, a 3 point bonus code, and lots of changes!

Swagbucks is celebrating their 2nd birthday today and it’s going to be a BIG day full of Swag codes and other surprises!  I’ve posted about Swagbucks many times before on my blog.  If you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, you earn “Swagbucks” by searching online and your Swagbucks can then be redeemed for gift cards or other prizes and merchandise. I typically redeem mine for Amazon gift cards.  I joined Swagbucks last January, saved my Amazon gift cards all year, and used them to pay for most of our Christmas!

If you haven’t joined Swagbucks previously, today is a great day to join!  You will get 6 bonus bucks just for signing up using my link here and entering the code MELISSASCODE3.  (This bonus code will be valid through 3/4).  Then, watch for the Swag Codes on the blog, Facebook, toolbar (you have to download this) and Twitter today and you’ll be well on your way to your first Amazon gift card!  According to their Twitter page, the festivities will begin at 10 am PST (1 pm EST).

If you’re new to Swagbucks, you’ll also want to check out this post on how to make the most of your Swagbucks account.

If you’ve been using Swagbucks for awhile, here are some of the changes that are coming:

Starting today, you will notice that your Swag Bucks in your account will be multiplied by 10 (as will the prices in the store, so for example, if you had 45 bucks in your account you will now have 450 SB;  The Amazon which was 45 SB will now be 450 SB).   NO prices are being raised on prizes (it will all be proportional – so have no fear about that), but what this split will allow them to do is to award bucks to users in ways that were not before imaginable (such as being logged into the toolbar, and viewing our special offers).   So with that said,the sign up code that is worth 6, it will actually be worth 60 SB.  You can find more info on the split here.

Here are the other changes:

1) More ways to earn Swag Bucks every day:  With Swagbucks.com 3.0 users will be able to earn by having their toolbar visible on their browser and also by simply viewing our ‘No Obligation’ special offers.   This means that in addition to all the regular ways to earn, the more you are engaged with Swagbucks.com, the more you will earn!

2) New look home page and Swag Store & rewards store:  Swagbucks.com 3.0 will include a revamped, cleaner interface that will provide a better user experience.

3)  Launch of the Swagstakes Portal:   As you may know we currently run about a dozen on-going sweepstakes (called Swagsttakes) at any given time.  With the launch of 3.0 we are going to have a brand new, fully stocked Swagstakes portal in which there will be dozens of Swagstakes running at all times! Some contests will be limited entry (meaning a set number of entries will be offered) so the odds for a user to win are greater.  The tentative list of items that will be offered during initial launch should include: $100 Amazon Gift Cards, Sony Bravia 32″ TV, Amazon Kindle, Apple iPod Touch, Flip Ultra HD Camera, Panasonic Blu Ray with Remote, Apple iPad, Sopranos Complete Series Box Set, Rachel Ray 10 piece cookware set, Playstation 3 system + games bundle, Canon Powershot Camera, Seinfeld Complete Series DVD box Set, Viziio 22″ LCD TV and plenty more!

Have fun Swagging today!