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Light-bulbBeta Soft Launch: Earn GU! Coins via Snag Bar shopping

by Chao Lam - Nov 24, 2010 Star_s47,533 views

Hey GU! members!

We are in the process of introducing a new feature for your Snag Bar!

Basically, we've partnered with Freecause to offer you a way to transparently earn GU! coins while you shop at over 3,000 top online stores (including,,, etc. etc.)

You just have to visit any of these online stores normally, but now you'll see a ribbon at the top, informing you that a purchase at the store will earn you GU! coins! There's nothing special you have to do!

e.g. just visit and you'll see something like this:

earn GU! coins by purchasing at

If you make a purchase on the site, you should see your shopping transaction on your account page within a couple of weeks, and we'll award the GU! coins 30 days after the post. 

Please note this is a beta soft launch, so there will probably be bugs about receiving GU! coins. We will work hard to fix the bugs but cannot guarantee awarding GU! coins due to bugs. However, we felt it's worth launching in this beta form, because getting any GU! coins is better than nothing! You literally have nothing to lose :) (since no GU! coins were being earned for shopping online before)

This feature should be rolling out to all Snag Bar users in the next few days, so stay tuned!

With the introduction of GU! coins including Offers and now toolbar shopping, together with the banner ads we serve on these pages, we hope that Gamers Unite! can be a sustainable site, and we feel confident we can keep the snag bar free forever!

To all our GU! members, we are very thankful to have y'all as members. It's been a privilege to serve all of you. Have a wonderful Thanksgiving!

Update Dec 15 2010: Sorry, it'll take 45 days before pending credits turn into GU! coins. That's because it takes up to 75 days for us to get paid.

We're also working on a opt-out preference, but we're encountering a technical bug (works on IE but not FF)

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There are some inquiries from people who said they didn't receive the coins after they shopped.

It can take up to two weeks to get the earnings posted on GU! And then it takes another 30 days before you can redeem those coins. Sorry it takes so long, but that's how long it takes for the organization we work with to get the posting to us, and then 30 days extra to take into account returns.


HI @Matt, here's a page that lists some of the vendors Rakuten (our toolbar vendor) works with:  

Warning: That page is actually not maintained and it will take a loooong time to load. Not all the stores may be available either, but as long as you see the yellow ribbon on top of the site, it should give you coins. Restrictions applies also, so not all transactions are eligible either, so it works more if you were planning to buy something anyway rather than deliberately looking for buying something to get coins :)

Hope this helps!


I'm curious on the 3,000 stores, what ones are they so I can go to them faster and earn more GU coins?
Thank you :^)
"Basically, we've partnered with Freecause to offer you a way to transparently earn GU! coins while you shop at over 3,000 top online stores (including,,, etc. etc.)"


looks like u may wanna write support to see if there is something your not doing when u are doing things to earn gu coins. Maybe theres a step to do while trying to utilize and earn the coins. just a suggestion


Hello every1 !... My question is this, has any one benefited from this for Sim's Social, New at this and am totally lost lol.


i got my coins and i was shocked when i earn 1400 coins and i redeemed them in for 140 Facebook credits i didn't even know i earned them i just looked and i saw them and it said when i purchased shock wave games and when i ordered Verizon, i am not sure what else sits are affiliated but i will do research to find out because this really works ....also i made the purchase on July 4 and got it Aug 17


How do I know which sites to shop at to earn GU Coins?? I shop ebay, amazon, & target a lot but don't get Coins. Are those stores not affiliated?


Didn't get my coins either...said I would, but NO. On anoher note, snags a lot of items for FV, but hey are never in my gift box. Have tried refreshing, using F5 all tyo no avail. What's the problem..otherwise I like the snag bar for the other games.


I have never ever recieved any coins and in no way am I about to prove this. I know when purchasing it would show that light turn green. But nope not one coin. And I do know I bought alot of times.
On another note I like the snag bar anyway, my settings are set so that if I get anything that the person also gets it. Meaning I only have checked items that give and take. Not take. And If my friends thinks thats bad or cheating it gives them what they want also. So whatever.


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Irem Gurgener - Feb 10, 2011

it doesn't work!!!! i've opened a lot of web-sites, but there are no coins!!!!

I disagree I have got coins from every time i have shopped and some that i did not know i earned do to the fact i have it auto turned on in settings. I love this feature.


Amy, I made my purchase November 29th, 2010 and even after numerous oneside communications with support..I have still not received my coins.. I'm just out there, I've provided all invoices and taken time to co-ordinate and still no sign of the coins. NOTE: I notice that there are plenty of blog/reviewers who get theirs on time. I waited the FULL 75 Days..either GU is going to honor this or not..make up their minds...
Yes, there are plenty of people waiting on coins for the reason you mentioned...but I'm not one of them.

Thanks anyway,
J.C. (Susan)


nice pro


your snag bar was great its so helpful for a frmville addict like me


it works i used my i shoped at jcp and i got my gu coins ty


the best thing happened for farm ville is ur bar!!!......loving it!! thanks & keep up the great work...


i know i spent 900 bucks at home depot and like200 on amazon,com and i have not heard anything about getting the GU COINS


I notice advertises about including them in that coin offer?

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