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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 #1 out of 19 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.

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. They have awarded over 500 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.

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Why you shouldn't use swagbucks

October 14, 2017 by Jason from United States

Okay so I thought I would try out swagbucks to make some extra money but don't count on it. You waste your time on these surveys just so they can boot you when you're almost done and you won't get any credit for the time that they just wasted. Save your time, it's just about impossible to make any money off of this site.

Non-stop problems getting credited.

October 10, 2017 by Christopher from United States

I've been a member of Swagbucks for over a couple of months now, and while I was earning a decent amount of extra cash within the first month of being an active member, things have only gone downhill since then. Opportunities to earn big amount of points become few and far between, and while you could say that surveys are basically the easiest way to earn 100's of points, well...simply put I wouldn't trust them to give you the points you earned from them.

I've had to open up a support ticket with SB nearly every week because of some activity I completed that I didn't get credit for, one of which completely got ignored! Combine that with the fact that I just got "kicked out" of a survey that said I both completed it and would get credit for (this isn't the first time either, it happened to me twice yesterday and has been more and more consistent, especially with longer surveys), and I've had just about enough of this place. At first glance, Swagbucks seems like a fun, easy way to earn some extra money, but after the first few weeks, it becomes nothing more then a buggy, annoying website with suspicious survey affiliates that take your answers without rewarding you, even if you answered the entirety of the survey and were deemed a good fit. I know I'm never coming back, this is ridiculous.

EDIT: A week after writing this review, Swagbucks "refunded" my last gift card I sent in for before logging off the website for the last time. I put that in quotes because I didn't get any points back to get another gift card, like I never earned those points in the first place. I'm not sure what's going on with this website now, but I know I'll never recommend this place to anybody.

Joke

August 17, 2017 by Steven from United States

If you want to spend your entire day doing surveys but only making less than a dollar per day Swagbucks is for you. You either get very little money at all or you don't qualify for any of the good ones that pay more! Useless!

NON-PAYER

August 5, 2017 by APRIL from United States

PUT IN FOR E-GIFT CARD OVER A MONTH AGO-MY FIRST- DEACTIVATED MY ACCOUNT FOR NO REASON AND HAVE NOT PAID

Avoid Swagbucks

June 14, 2017 by Samuel from United States

Swagbucks is just terrible. Their surveys have always been broken or expired, and the support staff doesn't seem to want to help. So you'll only waste your time if you use Swagbucks. I would avoid this company entirely.

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