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Want a Free $10 to Spend at Walmart? Just Buy Trash Bags This Week

Updated September 29, 2015
by Dana Sitar
Contributor

Raise your hand if you want to earn free money buying an everyday household necessity.

*All hands go up.*

That’s what I thought. Me, too.

And that’s why we’re excited when we hear about awesome deals like this one!

How to Get a FREE $10 Walmart Gift Card

Now through September 26, you can earn enough Swag Bucks for a $10 Walmart gift card just by buying Hefty trash bags.

Swagbucks is a site you can use to earn rewards (called “Swag Bucks”) for online shopping, searching, watching videos and more. Each SB is worth roughly 1 cent, and different tasks earn different amounts of SBs.

Most of the time, you earn SBs through online tasks, so this Hefty offer is a unique chance to get paid to do something you’re doing already — buying household goods.

Here’s How the Deal Works

Go to your local Walmart (or Walmart.com) and buy any pack of Hefty trash bags. If you’re online, make sure you select “free pickup in store” — shipped orders don’t qualify for this offer.

Send a picture of your purchase and receipt to Swagbucks, and you’ll earn 400 Swag Bucks. If you buy two or more packs, you’ll earn enough SBs to get a $10 Walmart gift card!

That means you can, for example, get a 20-pack of Hefty Renew Tall Kitchen bags for as little as $0.27.

Wait — Don’t Forget the Coupon!

This is already a pretty good deal, but we can’t stop there. We also found a coupon to make it even better.

Use this coupon to save $1 off one package of Hefty trash bags.

So, you can buy a 20-pack of Hefty Renew Tall Kitchen bags with the $1 off coupon for $3.27. Earn 400 Swag Bucks, which you can cash in for $4, so you get trash bags for free, plus make $0.63!

Buy two packs with the $1 off coupon for $7.54 and you’ll earn enough Swag Bucks to get a $10 Walmart gift card — so you’ve made $2.46 on top of getting free trash bags!

Each Swagbucks member can only redeem this offer once, regardless of how many packs of trash bags you purchase, so think about which makes the most sense for you (and how many trash bags you’ll use).

Your Next Steps

  1. Sign up for Swagbucks if you haven’t already.
  2. Grab this coupon for $1 off one pack of Hefty trash bags
  3. Go to Walmart.com or your local Walmart and grab any pack of Hefty trash bags. Remember to choose free in-store pickup if you order online.
  4. Take a picture of your purchase along with the qualifying receipt (the one that shows your Hefty trash bag purchase from Walmart).
  5. Email your photos to iredeemedhefty@swagbucks.com with your Swag name in the subject line.
  6. Within 60 days you’ll be credited with 400 Swag Bucks.
  7. If you purchase two or more packs, you’ll earn enough SBs to get a $10 Walmart gift card.

Here’s the math: To get your trash bags for free, keep the retail price below about $5 for a single box, or about $11 total for multiple boxes. After that, you’re still saving money, but it’s not totally free.

Your Turn: Do you use Swagbucks? Will you be heading to Walmart for trash bags this month?

Disclosure: Some of the links in this post are affiliate links. We would have shared them with you anyway, but a true “penny hoarder” would be a fool not to take the company’s money. :)

Dana Sitar is a Staff Writer at The Penny Hoarder. She also writes about writing, work, life and love for blogs and books and sometimes things people care about, like Huffington Post and that one time she had an article published in the Onion. Follow along on Twitter @danasitar.

by Dana Sitar
Contributor for The Penny Hoarder

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