I love Swagbucks. For those who don’t know, Swagbucks is a website that pays you to search the internet by awarding points, or “swagbucks” to random searches. But there is a lot more than just getting paid to search. In addition to search, they have videos, games, surveys, special offers, and sometimes they just give points away for the heck of it. Here are some of the ways you can earn swagbucks to be redeemed for gift cards (find out how to “hack” the swagbucks rewards for more gift card money), apparel, electronics, and more.
We all watch videos online. With Swagbucks TV, you can earn for it. Just click “Watch” in top menu bar of the homepage, then select from a wide variety of different channels – as you watch, your Swag Bucks meter fills up – once it’s full, you get 3 Swag Bucks – you can earn up to 150 Swag Bucks each day just from watching videos!
Ever buy something from an affiliate link on a blog? It’s a great way to support your favorite sites. Well, Swagbucks is a huge affiliate partner that passes on some of that cash they earn back to you. Before I buy anything or sign up for a service, I see if there is a special offer on Swagbucks for it to earn some cash for something I’m getting already.
If you’re looking for a way to earn some quick and easy Swag Bucks, just head to “Discover” in the blue menu bar, and then select Special Offers – you can find a bunch of free, quick and easy offers that will give you a nice amount of Swag Bucks in a short amount of time. Over the course of week or month, those Swag Bucks will add up and ultimately get you to your gift cards quicker!
A quick offer usually involves something as simple as watching a short video, taking a short survey or downloading a new app for your smartphone! Try them out and watch your Swag Bucks pile up!
No Obligation Special Offers
What’s better than getting paid to buy something? Getting paid without even having to buy it! Every day, you can browse through about a dozen “no obligation special offers” (or NOSO) to get a free swagbuck.
Want another free swagbuck? Just answer a single poll question. Each day you answer the poll gets you another swagbuck.
This swagbuck is the easiest of all to earn. Simply download and install the Swagbucks toolbar for your browser and earn a swagbuck the first time you open your browser each day. Plus, the toolbar is a handy spot to earn all those regular swagbucks from searching, and provides easy links to other ways of earning, plus your current balance.
Do you coupon? Use online coupons? Swagbucks has partnered with Coupons.com to pay you to use their coupons. Simply print out grocery coupons through Swagbucks and use them, to get a point for each coupon.
For those of you game lovers out there, Swagbucks has totally revamped their Games experience, which you can access at any time by clicking “Play” in the top menu. The new Games is designed to make it easier to find your favorite games and play them for free so you can randomly win Swag Bucks.
Once you get really good at a game, try out the tournaments, where you can enter for just a few Swag Bucks and have the chance to win a lot. There are limited time tournaments, limited entry tournaments, and progressive tournaments where the first place prize grows as more and more people enter! It’s a pretty fun way to earn free gift cards…
Swagbucks has also partnered with survey companies to help you earn points by taking online surveys. But it gets even better; you can now earn points by signing up to take surveys.
Looking for a quick way to earn some Swag Bucks? I’ve got a tip for you: go to the “My Settings” area of your account and click “Survey Profiles” – you’ll see a collection of short questionnaires sorted by topic, and each one you complete gets you 2 Swag Bucks. The amount of profiles available varies by country, but the payout remains the same. The kicker is that those profiles set you up to receive targeted survey opportunities right to your email inbox so you can earn even more Swag Bucks. Even if you don’t take those surveys you’ll still have the Swag Bucks for completing the profiles.
This is my favorite way of earning swagbucks. They periodically publish “swag codes” the provide a few points (usually 3-5). They get hidden around the web on their Facebook page, Twitter feed, or their blog, but there are services that will let you know when one is published. I follow Swag Codes Spoilers on twitter and receive a tweet on my phone whenever a new code is published.
Earn swagbucks by earning swagbucks
Each day you have a swagbucks meter showing how many points you have earned that day and how many more you need to earn to reach the daily goal. The goal is usually around 80-90 swagbucks, and when you reach that, you get a bonus of 10% of that goal.
From time to time, Swagbucks will offer special events that help you earn even more points. Starting Monday, there is a Haloween themed one going on called Bats vs Cats. For details on this game read more below:
Things are getting spooky at Swagbucks this Monday with their Bats vs Cats Halloween Team Challenge! Starting at 12:00pm PT on Monday 10/21, earn points for your team (Bats or Cats) by winning Swag Bucks through Searching, playing Games, watching SBTV and SBTV Mobile (both iPhone and Android apps), completing Special Offers and taking Surveys.
Each activity equates to a different point value:
Search and Win – 2 points (every time you earn Swag Bucks using Search adds 2 points to your team total)
Play Games – 3 points (every time you earn Swag Bucks playing games adds 3 points to the team total)
Watch SBTV – 4 points (every time you earn Swag Bucks watching SBTV and SBTV Mobile adds 4 points to your team total) (both iPhone and Android apps!)
Discover Special Offers – 2 points (every time you earn Swag Bucks for completing a Special Offer adds 2 points to your team total) Take Surveys – 4 points – (every time you earn Swag Bucks for completing a survey adds 4 points to your team total).
The team with the most points at the end of Bats vs Cats (Midnight PT Thurs. Oct 31) is declared the winner. All members on the winning team that have contributed at least 1 point during the competition will get a bonus of 25 Swag Bucks paid out no later than 11/11/13. All members of the second place team who contribute will get a 10 Swag Bucks bonus. The highest earner on each team gets an additional 500 Swag Bucks bonus.
If you signup by Sunday, October 20, you get an extra free 70 points (on top of the free 30 points you normally get) by using my referral code of antrobusblog. Just click here to signup.
Do you use Swagbucks or any other service that pays you to perform common online tasks? What would you get with your swagbucks?