Three months ago I was on a review website and read an article about swagbucks.com. It was my first time to be aware of the site. Then I looked at it and did a few searches using its search engine. Subsequently I decided to give it a go.
What is swagbucks.com?
Swagbucks is a rewards site, which mixes paid to search, paid to shop, paid to vote and other activities, such as phone recycling and completing special offers in one. It’s based in USA and powered by Prodege LLC, which is the web's leading provider of branded and incentivized reward portals.
It’s easy to sign up. What you need is an username and a password. However I would like to mention that Swagbucks currently only available for people from USA, Canada and UK to join and to get prizes by collecting Swag bucks.
How to earn Swag bucks?
At Swagbucks you can earn redeemable point, which is actually called Swag buck (SB) and acts like their currency. There are six ways to add up your Swag bucks.
Way 1. Search and win with Swag bucks
Similar as Google, Yahoo and Ask, Swagbucks has a search engine, which includes web, images, video, news and comparison shopping functions. Different from most searching websites at Swagbucks you can get chance to win Swag Bucks by searching via their engine.
Way 2. Special offers
Similar to many cash back websites, there are two kinds of so called special offers on Swagbucks. One is to sign up for limited time offers via Swagbucks and earn Swag Bucks. For example if you sign up Synovate, a survey website you receive 124 Swag bucks or if you shop in a particular shop you can make some Swag bucks as promised. Other is to view their no obligation offers and win Swag Bucks. Usually these offers request you to sign up or receive newsletter. However you can skip them and have a chance to find a special swag code reward at the end. By the way make sure you sign up for their newsletter that can provide you some Swag code rewards too.
Way 3. Shop
There are almost 200 stores at Swagbucks. If you shop by clicking stores or coupons through Swagbucks you can make 2 Swag bucks per $1 you spend.
Way 4. TradeIn
You can recycle your mobile phone and MP3 player to earn Swag bucks. You can also sell your video games or consoles to get Swag bucks.
Way 5. Daily Poll
There is a poll every day at Swagbucks. Every time you vote the poll you can be credited one Swag buck.
Way 6. Invite friends
Inviting friends means that every time they win you do too. For example if your referral is credited 10 Swag bucks by searching, at the same time you will be credited same points too. By doing that you can invite your friends in person or put your promotion banners or Swag Bucks widget on your blog, website or social network, etc.
How to spend Swag bucks?
You have two ways to spend Swag bucks. One is to shop at the Swag store, where you can get about 1400 physical and digital reward options. For example you can spend 1879 SB to get Kong Fu Panda DVD; you can also get $5 to your PayPal account using 700 Swag bucks. The other way is to entre Swagstakes to win E-gift card or physical items using a limited Swag bucks.
My personal experience:
Because I write articles for a few websites I need to do search work daily. If I can make money by searching it would be great. Before I had used two so called paid search websites: interADmedia and Homepage friends, unfortunately at last they became scam sites. So I had no faith to any paid search website, especially if you need to be lucky enough to win their reward. However after reading a few positive reviews about Swagbucks I changed my mind.
When I singed up I was given 30 SB as welcome gift. I immediately entered three Swagstakes, but got nothing at last. That made me less confident with Swagbucks. However one morning when I did a search via Swagbucks engine one message appeared on my screen saying congratulations you have won 11 Swag bucks. I was very excited. Consequently it became my main search site instead of Google. In general I can earn 10-20 SB daily. The biggest reward I met was 36 SB for a search, but mostly the reward is about 10, 11 or 14 SB. Time flies. One month later I added up to 700 SB and redeemed $5 to my PayPal. I was told the transaction will take one month. Surprisely I received my payment in less one week.
I think Swagbucks is a super website! I like it very much. The site is very easy to navigate. It provides many chances to earn Swag bucks. Almost every minute one member is credited for searching. The prizes are reasonably priced and available in both physical and electrical styles to meet different desires. Although many of physical rewards are only available to users in the US, I’m not bothered because PayPal is always my premier choice.
Speaking about the quality of searching result, to me it has no big difference from Google and can generally meet my daily need. The only drawback here is that there would be a couple of sponsored links (you can consider them as ads) in front of the search results. Once you are used to the design you will not be bothered too much.
So far my experience of Swagbucks has been all positive and pleased, I particularly enjoy the message of congratulations. It made me feel lucky every day. I would certainly recommend anybody who searches online regularly to give Swagbucks a go.
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