In today’s Money Mondays post I wanted to give you a Beginners Guide to Swagbucks. So many of you haven’t joined swagbucks and now is a great time because all week long you can use the code MEMORIALDAY to get a Bonus 50 Swagbucks when you Sign Up.

How to Join Swagbucks:

Click Here and Enter the Code MEMORIALDAY in the box on the 2nd page that says “Swag Code” You will get 30 Points for Signing Up + 50 Points for using the MEMORIALDAY Code. That means your account will start with 80 Swagbucks.

How to Earn Swagbucks Points:

The Most Basic Way to Earn Swagbucks is by Searching. Swagbucks is a search engine similar to Google. You just visit Swagbucks.com and search for any website or anything you might need just like you would from Google.com.

On Swagbucks you will randomly Earn Swagbucks just for Searching. I typically win about once per day in the first 3-4 searches.

You will know that you’ve won Swagbucks because when you do a search they will show up on top of your search saying “You’ve won 5 Swagbucks”. You don’t have to do anything else if you’re logged in to Swagbucks because they will automatically be added to your Swagbucks Total.

I’m going to do another post this week on Ways to Earn Swagbucks to give you a few more ideas and cover Swagcodes in depth but this is the most basic way to earn Swagbucks, just try searching 3-4 times per day from Swagbucks.com and you’ll be surprised at what you earn.

How to Redeem Swagbucks:

It only takes 450 Swagbucks to get a $5 Amazon.com Gift Card. You can also earn Gift Cards from Barnes & Noble, Starbucks, The Home Depot & CVS.

To Redeem your swagbucks visit Swagbucks.com and look at the Menu Bar along the top of your screen. Click on “Redeem” and then on “Swag Store”

On the Left sidebar click on Gift & Rewards Cards and then search for the $5 or less gift cards. Click on the Amazon.com Gift Card or the Gift Card you want to spend your Swagbucks on. Click on “Snag This” and enter your Mailing Address.

You will then need to go to your Email Account and Click on the Link in the Email from Swagbucks to confirm your purchase. It takes about 14 days for your gift cards to be added to your account or about 4 weeks for them to arrive by mail. You will get an email when your Amazon gift cards are added to your account.

Spending Amazon.com Gift Cards:

Once your Amazon Gift Cards are added to your account you can copy the code under My Gift Cards and paste it in to your Amazon account. Just log in to Amazon.com and go to the My Account Section. Look for View Gift Card Balance and add Paste In Your Gift Card Code to add the Gift Card to your account. The next time you make an Amazon.com purchase your total will automatically be reduced!

So what are you waiting for? Join Swagbucks Today!