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How to Purchase Any Groupon Through Swagbucks

One of the best ways to maximize your money when it comes to a Groupon you are planning to buy is to purchase it through Swagbucks. You’ll get a nice Swagbucks bonus for doing so, often as many as 200 Swagbucks or more! Yesterday, when the hot eBay Groupon deal appeared, many of you were asking how to get it through Swagbucks since you couldn’t find it on the Swagbucks homepage. I didn’t know the answer, but Christina from Centsible Savings left a short explanation of how to do it in the comments. I realized that this was a tip many of you might not see buried in the comments, so I asked her to write up a post about it. So, here’s how you can earn Swagbucks by buying Groupon deals through the Swagbucks Daily Deal Tab, even ifthe actual Groupon deal you want to buy is not listed as a deal on Swagbucks!

1. Go to your Swagbucks homepage and click on “Daily Deals.” 2. Click on any Groupon deal (it doesn’t matter which, just click on a random deal). 3. Click “Continue” on the next page, and you will be redirected to Groupon. 4. When you get to Groupon, make sure there’s a white bar at the top of the screen that says “trialpay”. Trialpay is Swagbucks’ affiliate site which tracks your transaction so that you can get credited your Swagbucks. You want to make sure this is showing up, otherwise you won’t get credited for your purchase. It is very important that the white trialpay bar stays there until you have completed your transaction. If the white trialpay bar disappears at any time, you need to start over at Step 1. You have followed all the steps above and are now at Groupon.  But you don’t want to buy that deal, you want to buy the eBay deal or a deal listed in another city/state.  In your address bar you will see a URL like this in your browser: 5. Open up a second window and pull up the page of the deal you’re wanting to purchase. Go to the purchase page and find the words in your browser which are between deals/………/confirmation. This is usually one word or phrase which describes the name of the company offering the Groupon deal. 6. Copy and paste the word or phrase from the purchase page into the section here: deals/………?utm_source of the URL on the trialpay window you left open in step 4. For instance, the current eBay deal can be found at So, you’ll change the words in between deals/………?utm_source to eBay and hit enter. Leave the rest of the the address alone as that is the information trialpay needs! After hitting enter, it should open up the eBay deal page (or whatever deal you’re trying to purchase) with a trialpay bar at the top of the page: So now, you still see the trialpay bar (which means you should get your swagbucks credited), and you are at the eBay purchase page! Click “buy”, and you are done! 7. Purchase your Groupon and your Swagbucks should be credited almost instantly! I have done this numerous times (including the eBay deal) and have gotten my Swagbucks credited in just a minute or two and have gotten my confirmation email and Groupon deal credited to my account.

A huge thank you to Christina from Centsible Savings for sharing all the details and information for this post!

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  • Martha M. says:

    I was able purchase two trial pay offers yesterday through Swagbucks. But today I keep getting an error message from TrialPay. I can’t get to any Groupon/Eversave/LivingSocial deals through Swagbucks. When I use the link within this post, Trial Pay doesn’t appear at the top of the Groupon page. I’m bummed out. Anyone else have this problem? Have a solution? Feedback appreciated.

  • Kari says:

    Just bought a groupon using these instructions and it worked like a charm. Thanks so much!

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