Earn Swagbucks

5 Simple Ways to Earn More Swagbucks. Are you using Swagbucks to earn free gift cards?  Be sure to check out these 5 simple tips to earn more rewards in less time!

What if you could earn rewards just for searching the web–something you were already going to do anyway?  While it sounds almost too good to be true, using Swag Bucks is actually a super easy way to earn gift cards and PayPal cash.

What Is Swagbucks?

In a nutshell, Swagbucks is a search engine which rewards you just for searching. You can use it just like you would use Google or Bing, and you will be randomly awarded Swag Bucks for searching, usually around five to 10 Swag Bucks once or twice each day. Your Swag Bucks can then be redeemed for a variety of different free items, such as Amazon gift cards, Starbucks gift cards and much more.  A $5 Amazon.com giftcard costs 450 Swag Bucks, and on average it takes me about a week of heavy search engine use (around 20 searches a day) to earn that amount. While Swagbucks started out as a search engine, there are now many different ways to earn more Swag Bucks.  You can earn by taking short quizzes, watching videos, and even by printing and redeeming grocery store coupons.  You can also earn lots of Swag Bucks for making online purchases, so if you are planning on doing a lot of holiday shopping online, be sure to visit the Swagbucks site first!

How Do I Get Started?

Signing up is super easy. Just fill out the form here.  Be sure to click the link that says “I have a sign-up code,” then enter the code LWSL (case sensitive!) to be rewarded with an extra 70 Swagbucks at sign up!

Swagbucks Signup Form

Is it Really Worth the Effort?

Absolutely!  I have been personally using Swagbucks since 2010 and over the years I have earned hundreds of dollars in gift cards that I have been able to use for things we needed (like gas!), things we wanted (like electronics!), and even as a way to afford my favorite indulgence (Starbucks!) And I’m not alone. I know many friends and readers who have also earned at least a gift card or two every month by using Swag Bucks, and sometimes much more than that.  My friend Tiffany even manages to buy all her Christmas gifts (for 7 kids!) just by saving up her Swag Bucks all year.

Want to earn MORE Swag Bucks?  Try These 5 Tips:

1. Install the Swagbucks Toolbar

Make your web searches as convenient as possible by installing the Swagbucks toolbar.  Then anytime you need to search for something or visit a new web page, you can just use the Swagbucks toolbar without having to open up the Swagbucks homepage.

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An added bonus is that you’ll also receive notifications of free Swagbucks codes in the toolbar which you can use to add free bonus points to your account!

2. Print & Use Coupons

If you already use coupons then this is pretty much a no-brainer!  You can earn 10 Swag Bucks for every Coupons.com coupon you print and redeem through the Swagbucks site.

3.  Download the Swagbucks Mobile App

Conduct searches, take polls, and earn Swag Bucks from anywhere.  A great app to have on hand that you can use to earn points while you are on the go (or stuck waiting in the parent pickup line!).  Download it here.

4.  Watch Swagbucks TV

With Swagbucks TV, you can earn rewards just for watching.  Just click “watch” in the top menu bar of the homepage, then select from a wide variety of different channels, such as Hulu, VEVO and more.  As you watch, your Swag Bucks meter fills up.  Once it is full you get 3 Swag Bucks, and you can earn up to 150 Swag Bucks each day just from watching videos.

5. Complete Special Offers

If you’re looking for a way to earn some quick and easy Swag Bucks, just head to “Discover” in the blue menu bar, and then select Special Offers – you can find a bunch of free, quick and easy offers that will give you a nice amount of Swag Bucks in a short amount of time. Over the course of week or month, those Swag Bucks will add up and ultimately get you to your gift cards quicker!  A quick offer usually involves something as simple as watching a short video, taking a short survey or downloading a new app for your smartphone! Try them out and watch your Swag Bucks pile up!

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Do you use Swagbucks?  What are your favorite ways to earn more rewards?

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  • Amy February 18,

    I am not earning any points search. Do I have to install the toolbar to earn the search points?

    • Ruth April 5,

      You don’t earn points for every search…it usually awards points every 4th-8th search or so.

      • Tamela March 22,

        I tried to get in on this and it said: The Offer You’re Looking For Has Reached It’s Limit
        Or Is No Longer Available At This Time. :(

  • Xavier April 9,

    Whats the purpose of this site?
    so you browse like i do in Google, but i get paid for it? is that correct?

    • JOnah March 8,


  • bridget March 28,

    I love me some swagbucks I search for everything on there i even type in my email site just for a chance to get some bucks. I have bought all kinds of stuff on amazon through my swagbucks account alot of stuff totaly free! You can’t beat that. so if your gonna search you may as well make money at it.

  • Jessica September 12,

    I have tried using Swagbucks and was not impressed. I use MyPoints.com. It’s a super awesome website that rewards you 5 points for clicking through most emails (that’s for each email that offers 5 points for clicking through). It also rewards you 10 points per coupon used (plus if you redeem more than a certain number of coupons in a month, it rewards you an extra 25 points). Mypoints.com also rewards you for online shopping. For example, you shop at Target often. You can shop online at Target.com, use a manufacturer coupon, Target coupon and Cartwheel coupon for each item, plus your Target RedCard for extra savings. Then with clicking on the Target website through the Mypoints.com shopping mall, you get x number of points per dollar spent. Once you’ve earned enough points on mypoints.com, you can redeem those points for gift cards for any merchant listed (about 75-100 merchants). Oh, and Mypoints.com also rewards you points for purchasing gift cards, signing up for free websites, donating to good causes like ASPCA, signing up for memberships to places like Netflix, and even surfing the net with their downloadable search engine (if you do the max number of searches in a month it’s an automatic 75 points!).

    • Kenzi September 23,

      Swagbucks pretty much does all of that, you must just be used to your site!

    • Ruth Soukup November 2,

      Hey Jessica, thanks so much for sharing your experience! I have checked out both MyPoints & Swagbucks and I personally have found Swagbucks to a more reputable option. You can do all the things listed, plus Swagbucks offers more options such as Swagbucks TV and downloading the toolbar. It really does come down to personal preference though, and I’m glad you have found something that works for you! :-)

    • teeray June 21,

      I agree with Kenzi, Jessica… perhaps you really prefer your chosen site. Maybe you didn’t look around Swagbucks enough? There are tons of ways to gain points without spending a dime, great sweepstakes, and also, phone apps (I get 100+ points per day effortlessly whenever I set my “junk” phone up to use the SB apps.

    • sara August 7,

      I am currently using mypoints, swagbucks and inbox dollars. I have been able to use my points for almost 9 years I am getting used to the other two and actually have been member with them just as long as mypoints. but they recently have improved the inbox dollars and its easier then it was as well as adding in for doing surveys you get so many spins a day which can give you sweeps money( which you can use to put your name into drawings for things like gift cards) or cash into your account as well as extra cents on surveys.

  • Psalm November 10,

    I just found out about Swagbucks about a week ago, although not through this site, it was through TrialPay. I got a free software product I was wanting just for trying Swagbucks and earning 450 points. I was surprised at how quickly I was able to accumulate points, and at only 500 points, I was able to get my first reward–a $5 Walmart gift card! I have been a member of MyPoints for years, and it always seemed to take forever to save enough points to get a reward. I wouldn’t redeem for less than $25 because it seemed like a better value for my points than a lower amount. You get more points for offers and trials than just reading emails and searching, but it is always a hassle to try to remember to cancel before they charge you, and I always had problems with getting my points added to my account. I don’t know why, because they always told me to make sure I was clicking on the link in the email or the webpage so I’d get proper credit, but I’m always careful to do exactly that. Most of the time they have been good to give me the points if I provided proof, but it’s still a hassle and I have to wait 30 days before I can file a ticket. I’ve tried several other rewards programs as well, but I try to stick with one so I’m not scattering my efforts all over the place! I think that Swagbucks is my new favorite!

  • Angela November 23,

    When watching sbtv you can open another tab and let the video play while you’re doing other stuff. Also, you don’t have to watch the whole video, just the commercial. Another thing you can do with the coupons is print the ones you don’t use and put them by the products in the grocery store so someone else can use them and you still get the swagbucks.

  • Sue December 10,

    My computer is really churning very slowly since I’ve down-loaded Swagbucks. Has anyone else experienced this? I tried to uninstall but have not found a way to do that either. Any ideas would be much appreciated.

  • Melanie January 19,

    I only earned 4 swagbucks for entering LWSL in the code box. Just FYI
    I am excited to try this, thanks!

  • Melanie February 9,

    I’ve been doing Swagbucks for about 2 years and I love it and recommend it to my friends and family. Also, I did get a Walmart egift card for $5.00 and it was so easy to print and I’ve made purchases with it with no problems. Also, so far I’ve earned enough sbs for a $25.00 egift card, I decided no t o get anymore til I have just enough to get few egift cards

  • JC Chan July 9,

    Everyone be forewarned: If you are participating in Microsoft’s Bing Rewards, cash in your credits as soon as you have enough or you will risk losing your credits.

    Bing is BAD! I used it and accumulated 289 points but Microsoft Bing turned off Bing Rewards and I lost all 289 points.

    I was saving the points for an Amazon gift card at 475 points. I logged on last night to do the searches and found out that Microsoft turned off Bing Rewards, effectively cancelling credits I accumulated thus far.

    This happened once before. At that time, after 4-5 emails with Microsoft’s Bing Rewards team, I gave up. Their people gave me the standard line, i.e. you should continue to do searches. Microsoft Bing did not recognize the credits I accumulated. So I tried Bing Rewards again. However, this time around, I will not be a fool again with Microsoft Bing. After Microsoft Bing turned off Bing Rewards and I lost all accumulated points thus far, I will not do it again. Microsoft Bing took advantage of us and wasted our time.

  • Chris November 28,

    I’ve been able to get about $25 per month on the Swagbucks site. While it’s not going to get me rich, it adds to my monthly income and it adds up over time. I usually just click through some of the videos while watching TV. The referral program has improved over the past few months.

  • deanne December 8,

    i thought that i was able to earn 3 bucks on videos through december where did they go

  • Anonymous April 3,

    Can someone please send me $5to $10 dollars in the App Store my account is( phazerman@live.com) please anyone

  • Tamy April 7,

    I am fairly new to the swagbucks thing, a friend told me about it because of all the other reward stuff that I was posting about on facebook. Since I’ve started using it I have earned a lot of bucks! I use it for all my online shopping and I love watching the movie trailers! I don’t waste my time with giftcards though, I have the money sent straight to my Paypal account. So far I have earned $175 and am closing in on the next $50! I do sign up for a lot of the things where you just pay for shipping, but I just keep track of them and cancel them if before the allotted time. I used it to order embroidered Easter baskets for my grandkids and earned swagbucks while doing it! I love this site. I do wish that the surveys were a little friendlier though, takes awhile to qualify for one but I take advantage of every option.


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