What’s a Swagbuck?

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Before visiting the Swagbucks site and eventually signing up, I was utterly confused about what a Swagbuck actually was.  Swagbucks.com gives the following brief explanation:

Swagbucks.com is an online portal dedicated to helping you earn digital dollars called “Swag Bucks”, which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks.com merchandise.
 

Basically, Swagbucks is a FREE website that provides you with ways to earn these so-called “Swagbucks” by using their search engine, taking their polls, participating in third-party online surveys, etc.  The easiest way to access all of these options is to download their toolbar

A “swagbuck” is like a point in a rewards program.  Once you earn a certain amount of points, you can use cash them for rewards.  My reward of choice is the $5 Amazon giftcard.  They cost 450 points and are credited to your account in just a few days.  I save them up until I have $25 worth and then use them to buy what I need from Amazon.com AND get free shipping.  There are many different giftcard rewards including: Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Target, Macy’s Paypal, iTunes. There are several other options – Check out their rewards in the Swag Store

It’s quite a deal for doing nothing more than providing your opinion and answering a simple poll everyday!

So how long does it take to save up 450 points?  On average, I win about 12-15 points a day for taking the daily poll, just viewing the survey site, and doing my online searching using their engine.  That doesn’t include the 50-175 points I’ve won for simply qualifying for and taking a few online surveys here and there.  It usually takes me about a month to earn a $5 gift card – IF I don’t take surveys.  Just think how nice it will be to have $60 or more worth of Amazon.com giftcards to use for your holiday shopping!

So give it a try and let me know how it works for you!  And if you are already a Swagbucks fan, share your favorite tips and tricks to earning free money!

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