Today we finally have a review of Swagbucks! This is definitely one of the best ways out there to profit for doing next to nothing. You can participate as much or as little as you want, but even with little participation you can still likely cash out your SB (Swagbucks) for something at least once per month.
Swagbucks is currently open to the US, UK, AU, CA, and IE.
How Does Swagbucks Work?
Once you've signed up with Swagbucks, you can do all sorts of different things on their site to earn SB, the virtual bucks which are redeemable for various rewards.
The most popular item that people tend to redeem for is the $5 Amazon code. This is probably because it only takes 450 SB to get it, and getting yourself up to 450 SB isn't at all hard to do. But if Amazon isn't your thing, you can also cash out for money in your Paypal account and lots of other merchandise and gift cards to different retailers.
It's also possible to donate your SB to charitable causes or enter them in Swagstakes (sweepstakes) for some high-dollar stuff. I like to save my Amazon codes up and use them at Christmas — it definitely helps out with the shopping because we order a lot from Amazon.
Even though there are a ton of options for redemption, your $5 Amazon code is the best value on this particular rewards site. You may be tempted to hold out for actual Paypal cash, but you have to have more Swagbucks to get that (2,500 bucks for $25 to Paypal — that's the minimum.)
How Long It Takes to Get Rewards From Swagbucks
This is the only area where Swagbucks is lacking compared with a few other rewards sites. It can take 2-3 weeks for your rewards to be sent to you once you request them. I'm not sure why this process isn't a little faster since Swagbucks is so major. Other sites, like InstaGC for example, can process payouts daily.
Ways to Earn Swagbucks
- Searching the Web
- Filling Out Offers
- Answering the Daily Poll
- Following Offer Paths
- Taking Surveys
- Completing Short Tasks
- Watching Swagbucks TV
- Downloading & Redeeming Coupons
- Playing Games
- Shopping (Daily Deals)
- Trading In Games, Consoles, Books, Cell Phones, & MP3 Players
- Putting in Swagbucks Codes
- Downloading and Using the Swagbucks Toolbar
- Referring Friends
- NOSO offer path
- Swagbucks app for Apple/Android
How to Make Swagbucks Work Well For You
There are a lot of people who are extremely active with Swagbucks and are able to cash out for things multiple times per month. I personally know someone who was able to cash out five to six times per month on average, but she did have a lot of friend referrals.
If you really want to do well here, I suggest using Swagbucks as your primary search engine. If you're on the web a lot, this will give you the opportunity to win multiple times per day.
You can also make Swagbucks part of your daily routine. When you have time, answer the daily poll (it just takes a second), play a game, look through the coupons to see if there are any you could use, fill out a few offers, make sure you have the app installed on your phone and use it.
If you do all these things daily or even every other day, you'll be surprised by how quickly the SB add up! I do a lot of shopping on Amazon, and I really enjoy cashing out for the $5 Amazon code to use against our purchases.
Swagbucks Referral Program
One of the best things about Swagbucks is the Facebook integration. You can set it up so that you log in to Swagbucks through Facebook, and after you do that, it will show up on your Facebook feed every time you win Swagbucks. I've gotten lots of Swagbucks referrals this way because people see the postings and get curious, click, and then sign up.
You will earn 100 percent of the SB your referrals earn up until they reach 1000 Swagbucks, and then it cuts off. I really wish there was no cap on the earnings, but I guess that's all the more reason to continue to seek out active referrals.
You can also get Swagbucks referrals by posting Swagbucks banners on any website or blog you might have as well as inviting your friends manually through email, Facebook, and any other social networking sites you're involved with.
If you do have a blog, make sure you write about Swagbucks and let people know how you're doing with it. People are a lot more likely to sign up for something after reading first-hand experience.
Is Swagbucks Legit?
Yes, Swagbucks is legit. I have the proof for you below.
When I get paid, I like to share payment proof to show something is real. I have received many, many Amazon codes from Swagbucks since I've been a member. Here is an example:
Is Swagbucks Safe To Use?
Yes, there are no security concerns here. They don't ask you for any very personal information to sign up. You're not giving Swagbucks any bank account details or credit/debit card numbers. You can sign up with very basic information.
Is Swagbucks Worth Your Time?
Honestly — it really is, especially considering that it takes so little time to participate overall. If you try it and aren't impressed, you can always just stop. But you will be pleasantly surprised once you see how quickly your bucks add up, and that will probably hook you for good!
How To Sign Up For Swagbucks
If this Swagbucks review has convinced you to give it a try, just go here to quickly join. Good luck!
Miranda Grimm says
I love swagbucks! There are a few things I stopped doing, but I just log in daily and do my search and collect my points. It is quick and easy and the bucks add up!
It is a great website, and if you haven’t, do it now!
There is my referral link if you haven’t already signed up.
Here is my referral link if you haven’t already signed up.
I just started two weeks ago and worked on earning swagbucks for about two hours total and I already got 1 amazon gift card. It’s really good so try it. Good luck.
Yeah swagbucks definitely works for me! Here is a referral link.
I hope someone can help me with this ” so called ” GREAT site? I just started doing it it seems ok I entered the swagstakes but im confused do just random people win & how will I know if I win? If I win the sephora gift card how do I present that to them in person or is it just an online thing & how do these stores even know these codes are legit? Or will they even accept them? Another thing or should I say gripe is 450 swagbucks is kinda ALOT for a $5 amazon card I mean come on they should at least give you $ 20 dollars for that much swagbucks it does take alot of time to earn that much unless u have the time to play games please explain all this to me thanks
Random people win the Swagstakes. You’ll know if you won because I assume they will email you and tell you. If you win a Sephora gift card, they will probably either email you a gift code you can use to shop online at Sephora or they will mail you an actual gift card in the mail to use at Sephora. Swagbucks buys the codes from the actual stores I’m pretty sure, so the codes you win don’t actually come from Swagbucks, they come from the stores since that’s where Swagbucks got the codes.
450 Swagbucks is not a lot for a $5 Amazon gift card. Once you begin using the site daily, you will see it doesn’t really take that long to get 450 Swagbucks. If you use Swagbucks every day, you may be able to get at least a few of those codes per month. Some people are able to get more than that. If you don’t have time to participate on Swagbucks then yes, it might take you longer to build up your bucks to redeem for anything. But honestly it doesn’t take that much time every day to do something on there. If you don’t have time to play the games, you could at least use the Swagbucks search engine and do internet searches on occasion since you can get bucks that way, too. Good luck.
Hi Anna thanks so much for responding I do have another ? though , do you have to cash out every month or say if I wanted to wait 4 to 7 months before cashing out is that ok too? Or does a new cycle begin every month? And I know this may be a silly statement but I’m sure there are hundreds of people that do over 50 survey’s a day if there are that many how does swagbucks know its you ? they might if they have your IP address,especially if the person is lying on every survey they say no cheating but come on you can’t tell me there’s not people doing that? lol although I am disqualified for 80% of them assuming these ” so called” other Companies think your someone else from a different state each time I mean I take offense what are these people looking for anyway! thanks again for your time
You can save your Swagbucks for as long as you need, I believe. I know a lot of people save them up for Christmas shopping and stuff.
Swagbucks can tell it’s you taking the surveys because you’re logged into your account when you’re taking them. No one qualifies into every survey they try to take, it’s pretty common to get booted out of a lot of them. It just depends on what demographic the research company is looking for for each particular survey. When I’ve taken surveys for Swagbucks, I’ve probably only managed to qualify into about 20 percent of them as well. And honestly this is no different than any other survey panel … it’s not just a thing with Swagbucks.
I just started an love it! please help me out as none of my friends are interested so i have no referrals:( Thank you! You wont regret it!:)
Heidi N says
You can’t just play a game on SB. You have to play more than one round to be credited to the account. I couldn’t just play one round of a game and then receive some points like I thought. Keep in mind that a point is worth about a penny in general.
I’ve tried this site multiple times and do not understand why it has such a great reputation. Watching videos caused malware/adware to show up. Surveys would take far longer than they said they would—-only to tell me I didn’t qualify for something after spending 20 minutes answering questions. Or the survey would be completed, only to send me through a seemingly endless loop of redirects—-this never receiving points. It’s certainly not anything like the way a lot of these articles describe.