The Tots100 Swagbucks Christmas Challenge


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We know that Tots100 bloggers are a thrifty bunch, so we were delighted when the people at Swagbucks invited 12 of our bloggers to take on the challenge of earning as many Swag Bucks as possible in the run-up to Christmas.

By making a few small changes to your web habits this Christmas, you could make a real difference to your festive budget – and one of the changes we’re challenging parent bloggers to make is to sign up with Swagbucks.

What is Swagbucks?

Simply put, Swagbucks is an online loyalty reward website, that lets Internet users earn points (called Swag Bucks) for doing the things they are already doing online, such as searching, watching videos, looking for products and playing games.

As a Swagbucks user, every time you do one of these things online, you can earn Swag Bucks – which can be traded in for gift cards for online retailers such as

Swagbucks has been running in the US since 2007 and is one of the country’s top 100 trafficked websites. Since 2007, the company has paid out more than $26m in rewards to its members – and now Swagbucks is available in the UK!

What’s the Challenge?

From today, 12 of our favourite Tots100 family bloggers will be competing to become the biggest Swagbucks earner. The blogger who has earned the most points by 5pm on December 14, 2012 will win a fabulous £250 gift card for a retailer of their choice.

Our bloggers will be working hard, and finding out the best ways to earn the most Swagbucks – and sharing their tips with you guys via their blogs.

So don’t forget to follow #SwagbucksChristmas on Twitter to find out how you could earn some extra cash in the coming weeks.

And that’s not all….

Make sure you’re following @tots100 on Twitter and following the #SwagbucksChristmas hashtag to find out how YOU can get your hands on your own Swagbucks-style festive bonus – we have news of a fabulous giveaway for Tots100 bloggers coming up very soon!

Who are the Swagbucks Bloggers?

If you don’t want to miss a single tip, make sure you’re following our 12 Swagbucks bloggers on Twitter, and check out their blogs for regular updates on how much our bloggers are earning – and their tips on having a thrifty Christmas!

Emma and 3  (@emmaand3)

A Mother’s Ramblings (@pippad)

Live Otherwise (@liveotherwise)

Family Budgeting (@familybudgeting)

The Five Fs (@kateab)

Inside the Wendy House  (@wendymcd83)

Mum in the Madhouse (@mum_themadhouse)

Curly and Candid  (@nickicawood)

Seasider in the City (@seasiderclare)

Domestic Goddesque (@domesticgoddesq)

Frugal Family  (@frugalfamily)

Northern Mum (@janeblackmore)


Good luck to all our bloggers, and we’ll be checking in with them regularly to see their progress! 

Sally Whittle is founder of the Tots100, Foodies100, BlogSummit and the MAD Blog Awards. When she's not working, she can be found blogging at Who's the Mummy, or having fun with her 8 year old daughter, Flea.