Monday, 27 February 2012

Swagbucks - Earn points and redeem for FREE gift cards and other cool stuff!!

My husband and I joined Swagbucks (SB) in July 2011, and so far we have earned enough points to redeem over $100 in Amazon gift cards (AGC)!  We could have made a lot more, but we stopped doing surveys, and searched with Google, rather than Swagbucks for a few months.  You can have more than one account per household, so if you have two or more members who are active, the points do really add up fast!  For 450 SB you can get a $5 AGC!  Once John or I received our AGC code (SB gives you a code to enter into your Amazon account) we entered them into one Amazon account, so the money built up fast!  So far we have purchased The Hunger Games series books, 3 Star Wars books, 2 books on Energy Psychology, and a SpongeBob SquarePants DS game for our son!  Some people save up their points and then use them all on Christmas presents!!

Swagbucks are earned several ways.  First, you can download the SB toolbar (not adware or spyware) and use it to search the internet.  Not every search wins points, but you will get a pop-up message when you do win.  The best way to search is by using SB like you would use Google.  You can actually get a time-out and be temporarily banned if you oversearch.  I usually search for 3 things, one after the other.  For example, I would search, "peanut butter cookie recipes" and spend 10 seconds on each page, and then click to the next page and repeat up to page 11 or so.  Then I will wait a few minutes and try something else.  I will usually win something by doing this.  Then, I will come back 3-4 hours later and try my search again. 

You can earn 1 SB a day by participating in the daily poll.  You earn 2 SB a day by completing the No Obligation Special Offers (NOSO), which is just clicking through a series of offers until you get to the last page where they give you a code for your points.  There are also tasks and surveys you can do, although some are time consuming.

You can also earn SB by watching  Swagbucks TV.  There is a SB meter, and the best way to do this is watch each video for about 50 seconds.  You get awarded 10% on the meter at about the 50 second mark, and so continuing on is just wasting time!  You need to fill the meter to 100% by watching about 10 videos for around 50 seconds each then you will receive 3 SB.  You can “max out” in SBTV by filling the meter to 100% 25 times a day, for a total of 75 SB.  I have never done this, I get bored after 2-3 rounds, but there are those that do this daily!

Every Friday is Mega Swag Bucks Day (MSBD), which means better odds of winning BIG Swag Bucks denominations! Simply search naturally, and with a little luck, you'll be winning big!

Of course, you want to try to get your friends and family to sign up, because when you refer a friend and they sign up with the link you send them, you are awarded matching Swag Bucks (within 48 hours) only for the Bucks they win while searching (up to a total of 1,000)

So, if you want to earn a little bit of money on the side, Swagbucks is definitely a site you want to join!  Don’t get discouraged if it seems to be going slow for you, just continue on with your searches and a few surveys here and there and you will see the points build up within a few weeks!

Here is what I have earned so far!

Click the below link and get started today! 

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