Swagbucks Reviews and Features

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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.

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 a $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 400 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


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. They have awarded over 405 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, Spain, India, Australia, 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.

Swagbucks Reviews (313)

5 Star Reviews (128) 40.9
4 Star Reviews (60) 19.2
3 Star Reviews (24) 7.7
2 Star Reviews (18) 5.8
1 Star Reviews (83) 26.5

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Good site

April 14, 2017 by rebecca from United Kingdom

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.

Bogus and a waste of time!

April 8, 2017 by Smitty from United States

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.

Very good, but could be slightly better

March 24, 2017 by April from United States

This is the first survey panel I've really joined, (actually my first was inbox dollars way back in my teens but being a teen I thought it wasn't worth my time). I heard about this survey panel way back in like 2009 or so, but I didn't join because I thought the name was goofy and that it couldn't be legit because of it. I originally joined because of the cashback offers they have for shopping, which I've used. I was skeptical about it at first, because you know, when you activate the cash back for when you're shopping at a website, it tracks your visit... so I didn't know if it was trustworthy or not, cause I didn't want my payment info being stolen or whatever. But I finally gave in and tried it cause I really wanted to save money, I haven't had any problems with it, though one time I made 2 separate purchases on the same site, with the swagbutton activated, but it didn't credit me for the second one, so I bugged them about it and they gave me the credit. Customer service is pretty good, if you get ripped off a survey cause there was an error or something after completing it, they'll give you the credit. I discovered the other money earning stuff over time, videos is what I was using for a while to get money, but I was only earning like 40 cents a day, literally I would sit there all day long, cranking the videos and I'd get 40 cents after 12 hours or so. At the time that was the only way I was earning, but then I discovered the surveys, and obviously I'm getting paid way more for my time doing those, usually at about 60 cents a piece. People get confused when I say cents... Swagbucks, is what they call the credits but 1 swagbuck = 1 cent, so when I say 60 cents I meant 60 swagbucks... so same thing. It's not that hard to figure out I don't understand why people get so confused. Anyway, so on average I might earn a few cents a day all the way up to $6 or so on swagbucks. The most I've ever earned in a day there was about $6. And the most I've ever been paid for a single survey was close to $2. Over time though I've found other survey panels, and some of them pay a lot more then swagbucks does, so I've kinda leaned away some from swagbucks, though I still use it. My first month of really using swagbucks I earned about $100 so I cant complain much there, but the other months I earned roughly $25-50 a month. And as for the cash back for shopping online, I've also found other websites that pay much higher percentages back, so I've also leaned away from using them for that. I always compare every time I plan to purchase something, who has the highest percentage cash back for the site and department I'm buying from, most of the time swagbucks loses, sorry swagbucks! But aside from it coming a little short compared to others, they are a pretty good site overall. However I've run into some other issues with them, like they have this "to do list" and if you complete it you get a little bonus. Well one of them is called "discover" and trying to get that one checked off the list has proven to be very difficult. At least half the time or more when I try to get it checked off it doesn't work, I complete a discover task and it's still on the list. And there's been times when I didn't get credit or full credit for a few things. Like for one task I was supposed to get 15 SB but I only got 14 for it, things like that. So overall it could definitely be improved in some areas, but it's a pretty good site in general.

Good-Could Be Better

March 15, 2017 by Minseo from United States

I like the variety of ways to earn SB, but on my Windows XP desktop, it's EXTREMELY laggy. I'm thinking of upgrading to a newer version of a laptop, but Swagbucks should also improve their compatibility even with old computers if they want more members. Overall, they're pretty much satisfactory if you're patient enough.

Honest amd truthful

March 8, 2017 by Stephanie from United States

I have never once been cheated out of any points and when it was time to redeem for my rewards I received my gift card code within 30 minutes.