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September 30, 2015 08:03 ET

Swagbucks Reaches Milestone of More Than $100 Million in Gift Cards and Cash Paid Out to Members To-Date

Rewards Site Celebrates With Special Offers and Partners With Money-Saving Expert Elisabeth Leamy to Show People How to Earn Extra Cash in Time for the Holidays

EL SEGUNDO, CA--(Marketwired - Sep 30, 2015) - With back-to-school shopping completed and the holidays quickly approaching, many families are now thinking about what to buy their loved ones this season. Swagbucks, a fun rewards program that gives consumers free gift cards and cash, helps families pay for the holidays simply by doing what they are already doing online like shopping, searching the web, watching videos and sharing their opinions. The activities add up, as today the company announced that it has paid out more than $100 million in gift cards and cash to its members to-date. Swagbucks will be celebrating this milestone with special offers and giveaways on the site.

Swagbucks is free to join and members can begin earning points immediately with no purchase necessary. Members can earn points by doing things like searching the web, taking surveys, watching videos, or even playing games. Additionally, shoppers can receive up to 20 percent back for purchases made at participating retailers. There is no limit to how many points Swagbucks members can earn and they never expire. Points can be redeemed for cash via PayPal or for gift cards from hundreds of retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and more. For every 100 points, members earn $1 in gift card value to hundreds of great stores.

"If someone were to join Swagbucks today and start earning points for what they're already doing online, they could potentially get hundreds of dollars in gift cards or cash by the holidays," said Elisabeth Leamy, a money-saving expert and former consumer correspondent with Good Morning America. "Rewards sites like Swagbucks are a great way for families to earn extra cash for everyday necessities or even bigger splurges like luxury items, designer clothing and vacations. What I love about Swagbucks is there are lots of ways to rack up points without spending any money and then if you want to shop -- and earn even more -- that's up to you."

Leamy shares her top tips for stacking up rewards to earn the most cash back for holiday shopping:

1. Make all your online purchases, as well as any hotels, car rentals and airline tickets for holiday travel, through Swagbucks. You'll earn points toward free gift cards or cash with every dollar you spend. Plus, you'll have access to thousands of online promo codes that you can stack for additional savings you can put toward gifts for the relatives you're visiting!

2. Add the SwagButton browser extension to ensure you automatically get points when shopping online at any one of Swagbucks' hundreds of retail partner sites without even thinking about it.

3. Purchase daily deal offers from Groupon and LivingSocial through Swagbucks and you'll not only get the great daily deal but also earn Swagbucks points toward gift cards or cash.

4. Get the most point-earning potential by downloading the Swagbucks mobile app to earn rewards online, on-the-go and even in-store with savings at stores like Bath & Body Works.

"People are already spending their time online shopping and searching, but typically they're not being rewarded for their loyalty," said Chuck Davis, CEO, Swagbucks. "Swagbucks is built on the concept of giving back. We have heard from lots of members who are grateful and excited because they were able to check off their entire holiday shopping list using gift cards they earned through Swagbucks. Making consumers happy makes us happy."

Swagbucks members can redeem points for cash (via Paypal) or free gift cards to any of hundreds of retailers, which they can then use to purchase holiday gifts for friends and family. According a recent survey conducted by Swagbucks*, over 75 percent of its members are buying gift cards as a holiday gift this year and almost 60 percent would prefer to receive a gift card as a gift versus a "practical" gift like a vacuum or even a new television.

To celebrate its $100 million milestone, Swagbucks is rewarding its members with special promotions at Swagbucks.com throughout the day on September 30, making it even easier for people to earn points to redeem for gift cards and cash. One super promotion will give Swagbucks members the opportunity to earn an extra 400 points when they engage in different activities on the site like watching videos, answering surveys, and discovering great deals! Plus, Swagbucks will be releasing exclusive codes on the site for free points throughout the day, as well as opening a sweepstakes for 10 lucky members to win 100,000 points each (valued at $1,000).

For more information on Swagbucks, visit www.swagbucks.com.

About Swagbucks
Swagbucks is the web's most popular rewards program that gives you free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you already do online. Earn points when you shop at your favorite retailers, watch entertaining videos, search the web, answer surveys and find great deals. Redeem points for gift cards to your favorite retailers like Amazon and Walmart or get cash back from Paypal. Swagbucks has already paid out over $100 million in cash and free gift cards. Put cash back in your wallet. Join for free today. Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Swagbucks is a subsidiary brand of Prodege, a leading Internet and media company that operates multiple customer engagement brands. For more information please visit http://www.swagbucks.com.

* The Swagbucks survey was conducted among 2,639 Swagbucks members ages 13+ residing in the U.S. on September 20, 2015 using an email and social media invitation and an online survey.

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