Before I go any further in this post, I must stress that this honestly, truly, is legitimate. Numerous financial bloggers have posted about Swagbucks, and I have received gift cards myself from Swagbucks. They do not ask you for money, credit card information, or anything else along that line.
A basic introduction to Swagbucks
Swagbucks describes itself as “The Largest Free Online Rewards Program”. Once you sign up with the Swagbucks site, you can earn “Swagbucks” daily, which you can then redeem for a variety of items. Think of it as going to the arcade and earning a bunch of tickets – except you don’t have to pay in the first place to get those tickets, and you can get much better prizes than a plastic ring.
How to earn Swagbucks
There are a variety of ways to earn Swagbucks – here are some of the top ones:
- Taking the daily poll (1 Swagbuck rewarded). This can be done in less than 30 seconds.
- Watching videos (usually 2-4 Swagbucks rewarded)
- Searching the Web using the Swagbuck search engine (varies – usually at least 8 Swagbucks rewarded).
- Playing games (varies – usually at least 3 Swagbucks rewarded)
You can also take surveys (note: You may not always qualify) or partake in their daily deals to earn more Swagbucks. The surveys are more time consuming, and the daily deals may require a purchase on your part in order to earn the Swagbucks. They are only worth it if you would have made the purchase anyways.
Also – you can refer other people, and make Swag bucks when your referrals search. So – if you haven’t signed up yet, and are feeling generous, please use my referral link: http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/IvyJade
What can I redeem my Swagbucks for?
You can get a whole bunch of things with your Swagbucks, including:
- Gift cards for anywhere from Home Depot to Amazon
- Electronics, including gaming consoles
- Clothes and Jewelry
- Baseball Cards
- And much more
Just pay attention when you purchase something – make sure there are no restrictions on you receiving or using the item (e.g. gift card), depending on where you live. There is information about this in the FAQ section of the site.
What’s the catch?
None. Like everybody else, they’re advertiser supported, and they want eyeballs. So, they give you Swagbucks to say thanks for giving them your time. My biggest issue is just remembering to log on and earn my Swagbucks each day. So, please do check it out, and if you want to sign up – use my referral link – please and thank you.
Do you use Swagbucks? If so, what have you redeemed your Swagbucks for?