Swagbucks Review: What Is It, How Does It Work And What Can You Earn And Win?

Have you heard of Swagbucks?  Many people have but don’t know what it is.  Others are Swagbucks enthusiasts.  I fall into the latter category.

What Is Swagbucks?

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Swagbucks is an Internet search engine much like Yahoo! or Bing.  The difference is that you get paid for searching the Internet.  I know, it sounds like a scam, but I have gotten my rewards multiple times, and I can assure you that it isn’t a scam.

If you do nothing more than search the Internet a few times a day (and don’t we all do that?), you could easily earn 7 to 10 Swagbucks a day.  Earn 450 points (which is possible in 4 to 6 weeks with minimal effort), and you could redeem your points for a $5 Amazon gift card.

How To Sign Up

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Signing up for Swagbucks is simple.  Simple go to the Swagbuck’s page and either sign in with Facebook or fill out a simple form with your e-mail address and a password for your Swagbucks account. Registration is free, and over the next few days, we have a coupon code you can use!

Sign up for Swagbucks and use the code MONEYMATTERS through 11/1/2012 and you will receive 80 bonus points just for signing up. 

Once you are signed up, make sure you stay signed in so you can use Swagbucks to search the Internet and earn points.

Get Your Free Swagbucks Account And 80 Bonus Bucks Now!

How To Earn Swagbucks

There are many ways to earn Swagbucks.  Like I said, if you use it to search the Internet, you will randomly earn points.  I have earned anywhere from 7 to 79 points at one time.  Those points continue to accrue until you redeem them for your rewards.

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In addition to searching the Internet, there are many other ways to earn points:

  • Watch television programming.  Like to find new recipes?  Watch the Food Network videos on Swagbucks and earn points.  (They have many quick two to three minute shows that you can watch to earn points in many other areas besides cooking.)
  • Encourage your friends to join.  If your friends sign up for Swagbucks with your referral link, you will get a point match to your account for every point they earn up to their first 1,000.  This can be a great way to watch your balance grow.
  • earn SwagbucksUse coupons.  If you routinely print coupons off the Internet, print them from Swagbucks.  For every coupon you redeem at the grocery store, you earn 10 Swagbucks.
  • Take a poll.  There are usually short, one question polls that you can answer.  This takes less than 10 seconds, and you can earn a Swagbuck.
  • Trade in games, consoles and books.  I don’t know if this is your best bet for getting the most money from your games, but if you have books cluttering your home and the most you think you can get for them is 25 cents at a garage sale, why not trade them in for a few Swagbucks?  You declutter and earn points toward rewards.

These are just a few ways to earn rewards; there are many more, some more labor intensive than others.  I usually just have time for the polls and searching the Internet, and I still earned enough in a year to redeem for Amazon gift cards and get a few presents for my kids at Christmas.

What Can You Win?

As I mentioned, you can redeem your points for an Amazon gift card, but there are hundreds of other ways to also redeem your points.  Choices include:

  • Gift cards:  Choose from a wide range of retailers—Amazon, Target, Lands End, Chili’s, Starbucks, and many more.
  • Baby supplies:  Need outlet covers to protect your little one?  They are yours for a little less than 350 Swagbucks.
  • Jewelry:  Get new earrings for as few as 500 Swagbucks to as many as 9,000 Swagbucks
  • Music:  Choose from guitar picks to music software to an acoustic guitar

There are over one thousand prizes to choose from, and if you want to make your Swagbucks stretch further, look for the sale category where they temporarily discount how many Swagbucks certain items can be redeemed for.

They say that nothing in life is free, but if you search the Internet using Swagbucks, you will earn Swagbucks to redeem for free gifts.  Since we are repaying debt this year, I plan to use my Swagbucks to redeem for some gift cards to buy presents for my kids.

Have you used Swagbucks?  If so, what have you earned?

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Last Edited: 10th February 2014

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  1. says

    I tried it a couple of years back but uninstalled it after a few weeks. It just didn’t give me the rewards I kept seeing others get. I guess part of it is a matter of chance, but for me it was underwhelming. I do see a lot of people who love it so I’m guessing it does provide good value for others.

  2. Noah says

    4-6 weeks on average to get a $5 gift card? That sounds like an awfully large amount of work for a small reward. Even if it took one week, I don’t think I would do it. Also, I’m so entangled in Google that I would have to change my though process entirely.

    How does the search compare with Google?

  3. says

    Noah–I agree, 4 to 6 weeks is a long time for $5 if you have to do something extra, but I am just using it to search the Internet as I normally would. There is no extra work involved. Swagbucks meets most of my Internet searching needs. There are usually one or two times a week when I have to move over to Google or Yahoo to get more results, but that doesn’t happen too often.

  4. says

    Wow, this sounds like a great idea! I surf Internet all the time and earning some rewards for doing that can be really beneficial. I will definitely give it a try!

  5. annog says

    I’ve been “swagging” for 2 years now and earned about $700 in Amazon gift cards and PayPal deposits. I’ve never paid for anything to earn my Swagbucks either. (There are some offers where if you purchase xyz, you get a lot of SB. I don’t so those. Only freebie offers where you watch a short video, take a survey, submit your email address to get a newsletter, etc…)
    It’s great!
    Check out their FB page for a very active page of members who can answer questions and help you get started.

  6. aliyah says

    it’s a pretty legit site.
    DONT’S: download the toolbar(causes many viruses) , purchase or pay for anything (when you cash out you will only be repaid what you spent)

    DO: complete easy offers(register for websites, play games, install apps, etc.) , do daily polls, lookout for swag codes(there’s actually a website for the codes) , check your email frequently and look for surveys( click on all surveys , they range from 50-120 points)

    as you continue to use the website you will find more things to help you gain points.

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