Swagbucks Reviews and Features

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Swagbucks

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

Rated #3 out of 21 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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Millions in Rewards Awarded

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. To date, Swagbucks has awarded over 800 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 800 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. TGM panel is popular survey platform with tons of survey inventory. Branded Surveys offers online surveys, a low $5 cash out minimum and a $1 joining bonus! Tellwut is a fun community where you can take surveys, create surveys and answer daily polls for gift cards.

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Gone down the tubes.

January 13, 2024 by Lorraine from Canada

This is my second review
They were improving and I was desperate, so kept trying to make a few dollars but...What a disaster! Haven't been given points for surveys I completed. The free 6 point games not even showing up in my activity and not receiving the points. Really hard to put in a customer support ticket now. Used to be pretty easy. People are putting in the work, they're not paying out - that's bad news.

This was my first.
I have not been credited a few times, fed up with it. This is a very slow earner for me as I don't usually qualify for surveys and I get very frustrated. I contacted them about points I didn't receive and they passed on the blame to the survey sites when I believe it was there survey that did not credit me, and they weren't particularly very polite. Not impressed.

Poor business

October 16, 2023 by Tammy from United States

I've been with SB and Inbox Dollars for a year now. They are affiliated. I basically use Inbox to play games for points, so therefore, it takes 2 months to get 10.00. Anyway... SB has been jipping me on points. I totally get the disqualification and receive one pt. BUT more often than not, ill spend 5-7 mins on a survey only to be told I disqualify. Disqualifying should be done in the first minute or two. They seem to be getting alot of answers and then give nothing. Now I've done one that was 12 minutes for 75 pts and it ended up going into 26 mins for 1 pt. Yes I brought it to their attention with proof and it also shows on their end. I was told that there's no evidence of me taking the survey. Again, this has been going on for maybe 2 months, maybe longer. Now it takes an act of congress to upload a receipt. It takes 8, yes 8 steps to upload one to maybe get one pt and to be told it doesn't see the item or the date. The real deal survey panels are Survey Junkie, Branded, Life points and I absolutely love Paidviewpoint. This is my rant. But its all true. Thank you.

Swagbucks has become pitiful

August 14, 2023 by Jim from United States

I used to spend a great deal of time working on the Swagbucks website and app, but now I give up! I have just spent the past 3 days being either rejected for a Swagbucks survey and getting almost nothing for my effort, or having the survey break and receiving an error message after having put hours of time into these surveys. I think it is absolutely pitiful and unprofessional how badly these swagbucks pages are performing. Survey takers should immediately divorce themselves from any support of swagbucks from now on.

We're sorry but we cannot confirm

July 20, 2023 by Doug from United States

"We're sorry to inform you that we cannot confirm the successful completion of the activity on our site."

So when you do offers from Swagbucks they just say, SORRY we cannot confirm the completion. I've reported it 6 times and 6 times they said, "Sorry, we can't confirm completion."
I joined Survey Junkie for 93 points but SWAGGY says, "Sorry, we can confirm completion"

Stay far away from Swagbucks

July 9, 2023 by Sumeya from United Kingdom

Like many other survey sites, when you begin to use these survey websites, you are able to quickly earn points through surveys and thus make money.

However, slowly, they become more familiar with you and steal your data. There's no need to find out more about you because they already have this data they can sell off if they wanted to.

So you'll notice that you receive less surveys and if you do receive surveys, frequent qualifications or scammers telling you 'error' or 'you have been disqualified' after completing most if not all of the survey.

The games are even worse. I tried a game that was so ridiculous I am almost sure this app was created purely to extract users personal data. You need to reach an exceptionally high level within a certain number of days (e.g. 7) to get points (convertible to money) that even a person who spent every day completing would fail to earn.

In addition, the gaming app will show you disgusting and Inappropriate advertisements too.

Deleted the app and deleted my swagbucks account.

Better to protect my privacy and mind.