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Swagbucks - earn free PayPal gift cards to buy Pogo GemsThis Fall, Swagbucks is offering an awesome giveaway to BadgeHungry readers. If you missed my introductory Swagbucks post, here’s the gist: it’s a great way to earn free gift cards. And the PayPal gift cards from Swagbucks are deposited straight into your PayPal account, which you can use to purchase Gems at Pogo. It’s like getting free Pogo Gems — and a $100 PayPal Gift Card would get you over 1600 Pogo Gems!

$100 Gift Card Giveaway

Any Swagbucks member who signs up in October or November 2014 through the BadgeHungry Swagbucks referral link and earns at least 100 Swag Bucks (SB) by November 30th will be automatically entered into a drawing for a $100 Gift Card, awarded as 10,000 free Swag Bucks which can be used for any gift card in the Swagbucks Reward Store.

Swagbucks will choose the winner from eligible accounts and they will let me know on or around December 1st so I can announce the winner in the last comment below. Good luck!

A lot of you already signed up after the introductory post in October, so you’ll just need to make sure you’ve earned 100SB before November ends. Just skip down a few paragraphs for some tips that will get you well on your way.

New to Swagbucks?

To get started, visit Swagbucks.com and either log in with Facebook or create an account. As a bonus in November, when you’re signing up, click the “I have a sign up code (optional)” link and enter the sign up code badgehungry into the box. You’ll get 70 bonus Swag Bucks to get started — this won’t count toward your 100SB to be eligible for the giveaway, but it’s a little something to get you on your way your first gift card.

Once you’re signed up, check out the earning tips below. You can also check out this post which details a few really easy ways to get your 100 SB, and the comments on the post are full of helpful tips for newcomers.

Earn Quick & Easy Swag Bucks

Here’s a quick way to get at least 25-30 SB today: under “Discover” on the Swagbucks.com top menu, select “Read”. You can page through the book samples for a few SB each. When I did it for October, I got 5SB for each book plus later I got 2SB for watching a 15-second trailer, for a total of 32SB. New books are available once a month, usually around the first week of the month.

If you do your internet searches using the Swagbucks search engine (top menu, Search), every once in a while Swagbucks will randomly award you SB at the top of your search results.

And here are three quick daily things you can do to earn easy SB that will only take a few minutes of your time:

• do the Daily Poll (1SB – <1 minute)
• do the NOSO (2SB - <1 minute)
• look at your Swagbucks home page for quick offers you can do for easy SB (time & SB vary)

Doing these things daily will add up over time and before you know it you'll be on your way to your first Gift Card reward. This is definitely a marathon, not a sprint. Stick with it and be sure to let us know when you've cashed in your first set of SB.

Have you earned your first 100SB yet? Let everyone know how you did it in a comment below.

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Pogo Mini: Happy 7th, BadgeHungry!Today marks 7 years of BadgeHungry!

Every year I thank all of you for visiting this site and contributing to it in ways I had never imagined when I created a small badge tracking web site in 2007. This year I mean it more than ever: thank you all so, so much for being a part of this community. I love seeing the site grow and friendships emerge from our mutual love of Pogo games.

To date, BadgeHungry.com has published 9,245 posts & pages, and you’ve left 136,294 comments. The newer Q&A portion of the site, started in 2010, has fielded 7,070 questions with 23,294 answers. These numbers just grow and grow because of you.

Thank you for visiting, thank you for sharing this site with your friends, thank you for continuing to send in news and tips, and thank you for continued support and participation. Here’s to many more years of fun and friendships!

Premium Badge Album icon (Gift)In this week’s giveaway, enter to win a Pogo Premium Badge Album! Four lucky winners will win a PBA of their choice. You’ll specify your Club Pogo username and your choice of album in the entry widget below.

Prizes (4): Premium Badge Album of your choice

4 random winners will each receive a Club Pogo Premium Badge Album of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include both your Pogo username (will not be shown to the public) and the name of the album you’d like to win. Make sure you choose a current giftable album (that is available and can be gifted on the date the giveaway ends) and your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

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This week I’m doing another download games giveaway. Big Fish Games is hands-down my favorite web site for downloadable games. They’ve got all of the favorites plus the latest games for both PC and Mac, and their customer service can’t be beat.

In this giveaway, enter to win a download game of your choice from Big Fish Games. If you’re one of our two lucky winners this week, you might want to check out Mystery Case Files®: Fate’s Carnival — it’s the tenth and latest game in the Mystery Case Files series and it’s every bit as awesome as the rest.

Prizes (2): Standard Version Game from Big Fish Games

2 random winners will each receive a gift certificate good for one standard version game from Big Fish Games. Your entry via the widget must include your email address (will not be shown to the public) and you must leave a comment below with the name of the game you’d like to win. You will receive your code via email — please make sure you use a valid email address.

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Premium Badge Album icon (Gift)In this week’s giveaway, enter to win a Pogo Premium Badge Album! Four lucky winners will win a PBA of their choice. You’ll specify your Club Pogo username and your choice of album in the entry widget below.

Prizes (4): Premium Badge Album of your choice

4 random winners will each receive a Club Pogo Premium Badge Album of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include both your Pogo username (will not be shown to the public) and the name of the album you’d like to win. Make sure you choose a current giftable album (that is available and can be gifted on the date the giveaway ends) and your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

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Giveaway: Free Club Pogo SubscriptionThis week’s giveaway is brought to you by our regular commenter Bobbi, who has donated a 6-month and a 3-month Club Pogo subscription code. I’ve also sweetened the deal and matched her contributions as my way of saying thanks to her, and thanks you all for visiting BadgeHungry!

Prizes (4): Club Pogo Membership Codes

2 random winners will each receive one code good for 6 months of Club Pogo membership time via email and 2 random winners will each receive one code good for 3 months of Club Pogo membership time via email. Code can be used on a new account, a Pogo.com account, or to extend the membership time on an existing Club Pogo subscription.

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Premium Badge Album icon (Gift)In this week’s giveaway, enter to win a Pogo Premium Badge Album! Four lucky winners will win a PBA of their choice. You’ll specify your Club Pogo username and your choice of album in the entry widget below.

Prizes (4): Premium Badge Album of your choice

4 random winners will each receive a Club Pogo Premium Badge Album of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include both your Pogo username (will not be shown to the public) and the name of the album you’d like to win. Make sure you choose a current giftable album (that is available and can be gifted on the date the giveaway ends) and your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

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Clue: Secrets & Spies (thumbnail)This week, you can enter to win one of 10 Clue: Secrets & Spies episodes. You’ll have your choice of episode in the entry form below. Note: Leaving a comment is not required for entry, you’ll specify your choice of Clue episode and your Pogo username in the widget below. Additional entries may be gained as usual for Facebook, twitter, and email subscription.

Prizes (10): One Clue Secrets & Spies episode of your choice

10 random winners will each receive a Clue: Secrets & Spies episode of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include your Pogo username and the name of the episode you would like to win (will not be shown to the public). Episode must be available as of the end date of this giveaway. Make sure your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

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Premium Badge Album icon (Gift)In this week’s giveaway, enter to win a Pogo Premium Badge Album! Four lucky winners will win a PBA of their choice. You’ll specify your Club Pogo username and your choice of album in the entry widget below.

Prizes (4): Premium Badge Album of your choice

4 random winners will each receive a Club Pogo Premium Badge Album of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include both your Pogo username (will not be shown to the public) and the name of the album you’d like to win. Make sure you choose a current giftable album (that is available and can be gifted on the date the giveaway ends) and your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

Get instructions and enter the giveaway

Clue: Secrets & Spies (thumbnail)This week, you can enter to win one of 10 Clue: Secrets & Spies episodes. You’ll have your choice of episode in the entry form below. Note: Leaving a comment is not required for entry, you’ll specify your choice of Clue episode and your Pogo username in the widget below. Additional entries may be gained as usual for Facebook, twitter, and email subscription.

Prizes (10): One Clue Secrets & Spies episode of your choice

10 random winners will each receive a Clue: Secrets & Spies episode of their choice via Pogo’s gifting services. Your entry via the widget must include your Pogo username and the name of the episode you would like to win (will not be shown to the public). Episode must be available as of the end date of this giveaway. Make sure your Pogo profile settings allow gifts from “my friends and all Pogo players”.

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