I love Swagbucks. When we were preparing for our first baby, it and other rewards sites, basically built our entire diaper stash. (see Irazoo vs. Swagbucks for more on other rewards sites).
We may not be broke now, but those free gift cards are sure still handy for things like funding the occasional date night, or a splurge item like expensive (but oh-so-delicious) maple syrup.
Really, it doesn’t matter how much money you have. Why would you pass up on something as simple as getting paid to “google”?
But while we all think of Swagbucks primarily as a search engine, there are lots of other great ways to fill your virtual pockets.
How To Earn Swagbucks
- Search. That’s the one we all know, right? You use their search tool, rather than google, and you randomly get awarded swagbucks. It could be 5 it could be 20 – or more on rare occasions. It’s easiest to search consistently – and get more swag bucks – when you install their toolbar on your web browser. (note: I have never won any swag bucks while searching for images. Coincidence? Who knows!)
- Daily Poll. You get get one swagbuck per day by answering the daily question. It’s easy and fast, and personally, I only do it if I’m already on the site for some reason anyway.
- Swagbucks TV. This is a really nice way to rack up Swagbucks – up to 150 per day – if you have good internet speed. In fact, it’s playing in another tab as I write. J
- Shop and Earn. You can earn 5, 10, or even 25 swabucks by shopping through Swagbuck’s affiliate link on popular sites like Amazon, and Walmart.com.
- Print Coupons. When you print and redeem coupons from swagbucks, you earn 10 swagbucks. That’s like another 10+ cents off of whaterver you buy!
- Surveys. I know a lot of people do really well completing surveys, so their worth trying. I never seem to qualify though. 😛
- Play Games. This is one I personally don’t use, but I use to earn quite a few letting my little brother paly them on my account. He caught on to what I was doing though, and got his own account. Booger. 😉
- Referrals. You can invite your friends and family to sign up for Swagbucks through your unique referral link, and earn 10% of whatever they earn Pretty sweet deal!
Once you get started with earning Swagbucks, you’ll get addicted to making free money, and the rewards will start piling up. Whether Starbuck gifts cards are your guilty pleasure, or ordering goodies on Amazon. There’s no doubt, it’s well worth your time!
I know it may sound crazy that someone would pay you for doing things that don’t cost you anything, but the way it works is very simple. If you shop through them, or print coupons through them, they earn an affiliate commission, and are simply giving some of that back to you.
If you watch their videos, or answer their polls, etc. they get an advertising fee from the ads they run. It’s not scammy, it’s just the way the internet works!
So if you haven’t signed up yet, do it! You’re missing out!
But before you leave, tell me this: What’s your favorite way to spend Swagbucks?