Many people are a bit confused on what Swag codes (SwagCodes) are, and hopefully this guide clears things up.
First of all, let me explain what a Swag code is. A Swag Code is a promotional code that the Swag Guy posts on the blog, facebook wall ,Twitter or other places. You then use the code to add a few Swag Bucks to your account from your home page. Normally the codes are time or number limited. So, you won’t get every one, but you will get some of them if you keep an eye out. There are also Swag Codes for specific countries, though these are generally posted on the country specific facebook page or blog.
The best place to check to see if there is a code out is the "swag code" tab on the Swidget or check the Mini-Swidget (facebook can also be a good place to check). Remember, never post an active Swag Code online! You risk having your account deactivated (which why I will never post an active code!).
Is It a Code?
So now that you're looking, you might want to know what a Swag Code looks like. Sometimes the codes are clearly labeled. Here's an example from a Swagbucks blog
Enter " MySpacevQKDDR" on Swagbucks for 5 extra Swag Bucks
In the above text the Swag Code is that part in quotes. This is how most Swag Codes will be. They will always be in quotes and almost never have a space in it. Sometimes they will have random letters or numbers at the end. The random letters change every time a page is loaded, which stops people from posting the code (since it is always changing)
Other times the codes are not as clear. Either the Swag Code is a hunt, which makes it harder, or the Swag Guy makes a post on one of the official Swagbuck pages that looks something like this.
Watching Tod in a "paintball" game can be very rewarding ;)
During a swag code hunt you may have to visit several different areas of the site to find parts of the code.
Remember, you can always check the Swidget or Mini- swidget since they are always up to date about the latest Swag Code. Below are two examples of what they would like if there was a code available. For the Swidget, you need to click the Swag Codes tab and click "check if there is a Swag Code".
Adding A Code
Now that you have found the code, I'm sure you want to add it to your account. First, select the code with your mouse and copy it (right click, copy or press Ctrl+ C). Make sure to avoid any spaces when copying the code. Next, go to the Swagbucks home page.On the page you should see a box that looks like the image to the left. Either type or paste the code in the box and then press "Gimme" to add the code!
Below are the five different boxes that show up when you press "Gimme". If you still have a question after reading the page, check out the official Swag Code page from Swagbucks.
This is what you want to see... it means that the code worked and you are now closer to your goal! Congrats on successfully applying the Swag Code.
This means that whatever you typed in was or is not a swag code. Remember that swag codes are case sensitive, so you'll also get this message if you didn't have it typed correctly or if you have a space at the beginning or end of the code. In that case, just delete the space.
If you get this it means that the code was already used (and you got your points!). Normally you see this if you accidentally click on the "gimme" button twice or if you try and use a code twice.
Sorry to say but you missed the code. Remember codes are not always available for a long time. Better luck next time.
Lastly, the code you tried did not work because it was for the wrong country. Since other countries can participate in Swagbucks, they try to make it possible for everyone to get Swag Codes.