Thanksgiving Triple Threat — 3 easy deals worth $373 dollars


Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I’ve done quite a few of articles like this in the past, and once again, I’d like to share and highlight easy deals that offer pretty decent returns. The bonuses aren’t nearly as high the deals I covered in my last Triple Threat article, but the capital required to trigger these bonuses are relatively pretty small amounts.

A few deals that popped up in the past few days:

Acorns — $85 ($55 + $30) dollars

In order to qualify for 5500 SB you need to open up an Acorns through Swagbucks and deposit $5 dollars. If you open one in the next 5 days, there’s also a currently “Swagup” where you can earn an additional 3000 SB:

These SB can be redeemed easily 1SB : 1 cent in the form of gift cards or just straight up cash if you decide to cash out via paypal. Once a month you can also get even better than 1:1 redemptions if you get a redemption that’s on sale:

I myself routinely get the $25 dollar Amazon gift cards for 2,200 SB (equivalent to $22 dollars).

If you’re new to Swagbucks, please consider supporting this blog and using my referral link to earn $13 dollars worth of SB: Opening an account is completely free, and as you’ll see below, frequently Swagbucks has lots of promotional offers for random signups, and often times I’ve found that the signups on Swagbucks are usually as good if not better than whatever public offer that’s available.

If you’re unfamiliar with Acorns, it’s a pretty simple banking/savings fintech app which is FDIC insured. I’ve had an Acorns account open for a couple of years now (from a prior Swagbucks offer) and I’ve never had a problem with receiving the bonus or getting my funds out.

Fidelity — $150 dollars

This deal is relatively straight forward as well too, for right now until December 2nd, if you open a Cash Management account, Investment account, Roth IRA, or Traditional IRA through fidelity using the bonus code ‘FIDELITY150,’ you can earn $150 dollars as long as you make a deposit of $50 dollars after 15 days of account opening.

After depositing your $50 dollars, the balance in your account must be maintained for at the minimum 90 days in order for the $150 dollars to be credited. If you already have any type of Fidelity account open this should be a no brainer as opening up a different type of financial product, especially a Cash Management account literally only takes seconds.

Oh, and of course, Fidelity is FDIC insured.

Plynk — $138 ($18+$100+$20)

This is another signup where you can access a higher offer through Swagbucks, where you can earn 1,800 SB (worth at least $18 dollars) after linking your bank account, deposit at least $100 dollars to get matched, and then earning the final $20 dollars after completing their “Extra Credit” activity:

If you’re unfamiliar with Plynk, essentially it’s a fintech brokerage app where you can trade stocks, ETFs and crypto. And like most other similar brokerage apps, stocks are insured under the Securities Investor Protection Act (SIPC), whereas the crypto is not (nor is it insured by FDIC).

Another factor to consider with Plynk, is that they have a $2 monthly fee, so if you’re not considering using the platform long term, I would suggest removing your funds out as soon as you receive your bonuses.


Free money is always awesome, especially when it comes with minimal risk. Two out of three of these deals are FDIC insured, which means essentially that your funds are backed by the Federal government for at least up to $250,000. I think the biggest pain is just making sure that your offer tracks on Swagbucks — I’ve had maybe a 90% success rate for all the different Swagbucks offers I’ve done over the years, but if it doesn’t, you’ll have to go through customer service if your bonus doesn’t post. That being said, I’ve been using Swagbucks for 8 years now and I’ve been able to earn $1000’s of dollars over that time.

Thanks for reading, and as always, please be sure to follow me on twitter to read all about my latest findings and updates:

Disclaimer: None of this information is financial advice, and is just speculation from me, a random guy on the internet. Please consider this for purely educational and entertainment purposes. As always, please do your own research or contact a financial advisor to find what investments might be best for you.