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. Simply 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!

If you use promo code “BMONEYMATTERS” when you register you’ll get an extra 70 Swag Bucks.

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Once you are signed up, make sure you stay signed in so you can use SwagBucks to search the Internet and earn points.  You can default your search engine for your browser so that each time you search,, you have a chance to win Swag Bucks, so you don’t lose any opportunities to earn more!

How To Earn Swagbucks

There are many ways to earn Swag Bucks.  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.  SwagBucks also streams off of Hulu, so they also have movie trailers, celebrity news and more. (They have many quick two to three minute shows and videos that you can watch to earn points in many other areas besides cooking.)
  • Encourage your friends to join.  If others sign up through your referral link, you will earn 10% of what your referrals earn for life. So if your friend signs up using your link and earns 100SBs, you’ll earn 10SBs. You can earn off them throughout their entire SwagBucks lifetime!
  • 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 Swag Bucks.
  • 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.
  • Special offers. You can also earn Swag Bucks through special offers, for example, signing up for trials on sites and services like Netflix, TaxAct or Expedia.

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 a gift card, but there are 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.
  • Paypal (cash):  Get your points redeemed for cash via PayPal.
  • Sweepstakes entries: Spend your Swag Bucks on entries to win electronics & gift cards at the Swag Stakes section.
  • Donate your Swag Bucks to a charity: You can donate your accumulated Swag Bucks to charity.

There are quite a few prizes to choose from, and if you want to make your Swag Bucks stretch further, look for the sale category where they temporarily discount how many Swag Bucks certain items can be redeemed for.

They say that nothing in life is free, but if you search the Internet using Swag Bucks, you will earn Swag Bucks 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?

Don’t forget to use promo code “BMONEYMATTERS” when you register to get an extra 70 Swag Bucks!

Sign Up For Your Free SwagBucks Account Now!

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Last Edited: 23rd February 2015

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  1. 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.

  2. aliyah says

    it’s a pretty legit site.
    DONT’S: download the toolbar, 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.

  3. says

    Swagbucks is great, and if you run their mobile apps plus do all the daily things (NOSO, poll, etc.), and if you have time watch videos or do the Encraves, you can make a dollar or two worth of Swag Bucks just about every day.

    There are many other sites that reward you for this sort of thing, too. I wrote an overview of another one, InboxDollars, which also pays you (just a little) for emails

    Happy earnings!

  4. says

    My opinion on whether a side-job is worth doing is basically an evaluation of how meaningful the work is and how much I’m paid to do it. I’m content with being paid less to do a task if I either enjoy the work or can see it has a greater purpose. If neither of those conditions apply, the money better be good haha! I’ve never had much success with any of these programs since the tasks have no value to me and have never really paid enough to justify the time required to accumulate a meaningful amount.

    Recognizing we all have different time priorities and opportunities to earn side-income… Do those of you using this particular service consider it worth your time? Or could you just deliver a few pizzas on a Friday night and be further ahead?

    • says

      I find it useful to do the more passive things, like running the apps while you do something else, or playing videos while you are at your computer anyway. I tend to avoid the more time-consuming options, like surveys, but some people enjoy them.

    • Julie says

      I run the video apps on my Android (126 swagbucks per day) and play (not watch) videos on my second monitor at work. That gives me $50 in Paypal cash per month. I can always use an extra $600 a year!

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