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!