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 SB's.
Upon becoming a member and logging into their website, you will see links to Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover.
You can redeem your SB's for two main reward options: cash, or e-gift cards. One SB is worth approximately 1 cent.
If you would like to receive cash, you may request a PayPal payment to your account. Payments take approximately 10-14 days to process and will be issued in US dollars. Denominations are $25, $50, $100, and $250.
Alternatively, you may request an e-gift card to major retailers such as Amazon, Home Depot, Starbucks, and more. Other options include Facebook credits, iTunes cards, restaurant gift cards, Cineplex credits, and hotel credits. E-cards are awarded within 10 days of request and denominations of anywhere from $1 - $100 are available.
Tip! Look out for “sales”, where gift cards require 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).
Daily goal points are offered where you can receive bonus SB's if you reach the daily goal by the end of the day. 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 has been around since 2005 (the same year SurveyPolice was created!) and has over 13 million members, with over 2 million Facebook fans. They have awarded over 175 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 USA, UK, Canada, Germany, France, India, Australia, and Ireland
» Swagbucks occasionally offers a $5 signup bonus to new members.
I've been a member since May 2016. When I first started, this was a great program. A lot of times offers would not credit but I could send support tickets and get it fixed. Now they don't even take the time to respond past the automated crap that sends out.
Many times I've taken surveys in the past two months, gotten to the last few questions only to have it DQ me for no apparent reason. No one enjoys investing their time and effort to get told 'NO' at the last second.
Beware the daily goal and to-do list. I've found myself getting into a frenzy trying to complete them and getting really frustrated. Just DON'T DO IT
Please stay away
FIND A BETTER REWARD/SURVEY SITE.
I have been a loyal and thoughtful member of Swagbucks and I have to tell you that there has been COUNTLESS times that I spent an hour or even more and either didn't get the promised swagbucks or got an error message after I completed the entire survey.
If you submit a "help ticket", even if you provide proof in the form of screenshots they send you a generic email saying "As you know, we work directly with our partners to ensure completions are tracked in the system. Without a confirmed completion from the 3rd party, we are unable to continue to fully crediting your account going forward. Understandably, it is frustrating to receive this news after investing your time.
Our goal is to ensure you have the best experience possible when completing these activities in the future. In order to do that, we are sharing your feedback with the team in charge as we continue to receive it.
Please continue to share your feedback with us and thank you for your understanding!"
Basically you're out of luck.
I dont get as many gift cards as I use to but at least they havent banned my account so thats a plus. Im very pleased that I have gotten many gift cards from here.
This is a good site for people looking to make a bit of pocket money. There are plenty of ways to earn and although some involve buying goods, you can still build up points without spending actual money by completing surveys, watching videos or using their web browser. Prompt payments and PayPal payments available.
This site was awesome when I signed up in 1/17. Now its gone downhill for the worst! After many surveys I've won few prizes. So I claimed about 3 over time which were paid. After the 4th claim, my account was deactivated with no reason. When I tried to get an explanation, they just ignore my emails.
They became BOGUS! WHY anyone wants to do business like this and treat their good customers this way is totally beyond me! I am reporting them to the BBB.
I would not refer anyone to Swagbucks anymore.
So my advice to you is, don't waste your time there. You will end up frustrated and disappointed.
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