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!
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.
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?