Swagbucks Reviews and Features

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Swagbucks

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100 N. Pacific Coast Highway, 8th Floor, El Segundo, CA 90245
Contact: https://help.swagbucks.com/home

Rated #3 out of 20 GPT Sites

Swagbucks is a website where you can earn rewards by doing activities you normally do, such as shopping, searching the web, watching videos, playing games, printing coupons, and taking surveys.

Every time you complete one of these activities, you can earn points called SBs, which are redeemable for cash and gift cards.

How Swagbucks Works

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Becoming a member of Swagbucks is very simple. Start by joining their website or downloading their mobile app (available on both Android and iOS). You can then collect points (known as SB's) by participating in a variety of different activates including taking surveys, shopping online, watching videos, and more. You can then exchange your SB's for gift cards or PayPal cash.

Joining is free (and new members even get the $5 joining bonus!), and is available to residents of the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, India, Australia, and Ireland.

Earning SB's

After logging in to their website (or in the app), you will see links to Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover.

  • Online Shopping

    Receive “cashback” for making purchases from major online stores through Swagbucks. These include Amazon, Walmart, Best Buy, and more. Simply log in to the Swagbucks shopping page and click on the online retailer you wish to make a purchase from. Swagbucks earns a commission from your purchases, but will return a portion of it back to you in the form of SBs which will be earned for every dollar spent.
  • Searching

    Swagbucks has a search engine called 'Swagbucks Search'. You can use it just like a regular search engine to earn bucks. If you conduct a lot of internet searches in any given day, this can be a great way to easily earn SB's. You can install the Swagbucks browser extension for Chrome which can make it easier to get into the habit of using the Swagbucks Search over Google, Bing, etc.
  • Watching Videos

    Using Swagbucks watch, you can watch videos about music, news, entertainment, pets, travel, and more, to earn credits to your account. The earning potential for this is on the low side, but it's still a method of collecting SBs if you're looking for some entertainment.
  • Answering Surveys

    Access Swagbucks Answer to take surveys and earn points. Swagbucks lists a ton of different online surveys that can be answered for rewards. Each survey will list the estimated time it'll take to complete, the topic of the study, as well as the number of SBs you will earn. Product testing opportunities occasionally become available. Expect to earn approximately 40 - 200 SB points per survey (100 SB = $1), with earning potential up to $50 (5000 SB) for longer and hard to qualify for surveys.
  • Discovering

    The Swagbucks 'Discover' section is one of the fastest ways of earning SB points. You can earn a significant number of points for signing up for product and service trials (things like TIDAL music streaming, audiobook trials, gambling website trials, etc.) or for opening new credit card accounts or bank accounts. If you're currently looking to switch credit cards, banks, or try a new financial product (such as a new type of investment account), log in to your Swagbucks account before signing up! You might be able to earn thousands of SBs just for clicking through to the service provider via your Swagbucks account.
  • Printing Grocery Coupons

    Under the 'Shop' section of Swagbucks (depending on your country of residence), you can find printable coupons for things like cleaning products, diapers, toothpaste, candy, etc. Each time you print a coupon, you will earn 1 SB. It will take a few weeks after the redemption for the SB to show in your account, however without the added bonus of receiving SB points, the printable coupons offered on this part of the website are generally for products that you probably already purchase and from big brands such as Swiffer, Mr. Clean, Febreze, Pampers, Crest, Becel, etc.
  • Referring Friends

    If you have friends who would be good candidates for Swagbucks, make sure you refer them so that you can earn 10% of what they earn (as they remain active). For instance, if your referral earns 5,000 SB ($50) in their first month, you will receive a $5 bonus (500 SB) credited to your account. Simply log in to your Swagbucks account to get your unique sign up link which you can then share with friends, extended family, on your blog, etc.
  • Entering Swag Codes

    Swag Codes are promotional codes that can be entered into the Swagbucks website which give you free SBs (Swagbucks). Find out where to find swag codes that can help boost your earnings.
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Payment and Rewards

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You can redeem your SB's for two main reward options: cash, or e-gift cards. One SB is worth approximately 1 cent, so 2500 SBs = $25.00 for instance. To date, Swagbucks has awarded over 500 million dollars to their members!

PayPal Payments

If you're a fan of cold, hard cash, you can exchange your SBs for money by requesting a PayPal payment to your PayPal account. Payments take approximately 10-14 days to process and are issued in US dollars, regardless of where you live. If you are outside of the USA, PayPal can automatically convert these USD into your local currency, or you can keep a separate USD balance in your account if you wish. You can request a PayPal payment in the following denominations: $25, $50, $100, and $250.

Tons of e-Gift Card Options

If you choose to redeem your SBs for a gift card versus a PayPal payment, you'll find that you can receive it with a lower balance. Denominations for gift cards vary and depending on the retailer, but they can be as low as $1 and as high as $100. E-gift cards are issued within 10 days of request are available to a wide variety or retailers including Amazon, Home Depot, Starbucks, Facebook, iTunes, a huge variety of restaurants, hotels, and more. Denominations of as low as $1 - $100 are available.

Member's Tip! Look out for “sales” on gift cards, where you can redeem your SBs for around 10% less the SB's they normally require.

You may also donate your SB's to charities such as Unicef, Doctors Without Borders, Red Cross, etc. Donation amounts start at only 5 SB’s ($0.05).

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Swagbucks Features

Bonuses

Swagbucks offers daily goal points where you can receive bonus SB's if you reach the daily goal by the end of the day. Simply log in to your account to see what that day's daily goal is. Receive another bonus when you reach the daily goal 7 days in a row. Bonuses are paid on or around the first day of the following month.

Swagbucks is Immensely Popular and Offers a Huge Community

Swagbucks has been around since 2005 (the same year SurveyPolice was created!) and has over 13 million members and over 2.4 million Facebook fans. Incredibly, they have awarded over 650 million dollars in rewards to their members making them by far, the internet's largest GPT website! Every day, they award 7,000 gift cards to their members.

Eligibility: Swagbucks is open to residents 13 years of age and older who reside in the USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, Spain, India, Australia, New Zealand, Portugal, and Ireland

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Swagbucks Alternatives

If you're already a member of Swagbucks and are looking for something different to join to make extra income, there are literally hundreds of alternatives out there. Here are a few of our suggestions. PointClub is surveys-based, offers over 80 gift card options and is currently offering a $5 signup bonus. Branded Surveys offers online surveys, a great referral program, and more. Tellwut is a fun community where you can take surveys, create surveys and answer daily polls for gift cards.

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Not what they used to be

January 16, 2022 by Leslie from United States

I've been away from surveys more than a year and Swagbucks has gone downhill. They have numerous surveys that insist on following you on Google and cookies when you're not doing surveys and 20 surveys in a row sent me back to the survey list. It's hard to qualify, it's just not what it used to be a few years ago.

The one perk is that you can do $1 cashout but I'd call that a necessity since it's so hard to get points now.

Account Closed for No Reason Faulty AI or something

December 23, 2021 by Brett from United States

I've been a member of other survey groups for years. The first time that I tried to redeem for a gift card, my account locked up and I couldn't log in. Now I permanently am blocked, again right before redeeming. I wonder how many surveys these folks get paid for that they don't pay out for. Smacks of dishonesty. I supposedly "speed" through surveys, even though I have never had one take less time than the estimated time, normally substantially more. If you will join, you will see what I mean. When they say 10 minutes, they actually mean that it will take at least double that. If you want to succeed here, just go half speed and slowly go through them. Maybe pretend that you didn't learn to read well in school.

No Paypal cash out and worst site of them all

December 17, 2021 by Marjorie from United Kingdom

This site is so bad that I have just give up and left it with pending points. There are so many surveys especially the long ones that don't pay up. Not only that but just vanish at the end after saying you have completed. This is Swagbucks ripping you off. If you value you sanity and time stay away from this site. The make it impossible to report problems and they do not respond even when you do. They are the worst for having long long surveys that lie about the allocated time. They have NO regards for the people trying to earn money and will continuously farm information about you up to half way through then say you don't quality or just click you out. Good riddance
This company makes it impossible for you to get your earnings by paypal. You end up in a continuous circle of checking details over and over again, only to find you can't cash out. It is also IMPOSSIBLE to get any kind of help. Avoid Swagbucks

Familiar story... what was once a great site...

December 2, 2021 by Joe from United States

I've been a member of the Swagbucks panel for several years. They've always been fair, and surprisingly, their customer service has been great. They respond quickly and are very fair in rectifying issues. But... over recent months, something has changed. Swagbucks has opted to take the low road and are pulling dishonest stunts to try to thwart paying out their members. One of their favorite tactics... and, again, this used to NEVER happen, but now it happens frequently... is that you go into a survey, fully complete it, and then upon submission of completion you get a big fat, nice smiley response saying they are "reminding" you that there is a delayed payout. But, there was never anything said about a delayed payout. This, in fact, has gotten to be (over the past few days) SO FREQUENT that the majority of surveys you complete end up with this false message.

I've seen panels take this route, and it is a death knell, as ultimately panelists lose faith and interest in the panel, and the panel itself loses credibility. This is already happening with Swagbucks, and it is a shame to see them going this route.

Something Changed

November 7, 2021 by MaryBeth from United States

This used to be a good site for surveys. But lately a lot of the surveys do not work correctly and most are low payouts. Lately it seems that the surveys are getting longer and longer with the compensation not increasing as well. :(

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