Is Swagbucks Legit?-Put Money Back In Your Wallet

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In joining Swagbucks, it surprised me in the fact that there is more to the site besides opportunities to earn by just taking surveys.  Swagbucks is a search engine just like Google or Yahoo, and you can simply earn reward points by searching the web through Swagbucks.  While the search engines of Google and Yahoo are superior for search results, Swagbucks provide quality results and is also a great option for gaining rewards points.  Not only can you get rewards for searching the Web, but their site also offers a variety of options for building up your SwagBucks.

Ways To Gain Swagbucks Points

Watch videos:  You can simply earn reward points from watching a host of video playlists that are on their site.  Some videos vary in length and offers points according to how long the videos are.  A few videos do not offer enough points correlating to its time which is something to take notice if your sole purpose is to earn points.

Play Online Games: You can also earn points by playing online games on their site.  This is one of the faster ways to earn points through Swagbucks.

Surveys:   You can also earn Swagbucks by filling out surveys through their site. You’ll have to consider the time involved here when debating whether online surveys are worth it or not.

Sign Up for Deals:  You can simply earn points by subscribing to offers you may have already subscribed to.  Sign up to Hulu through Swagbucks to earn points or subscribe to Groupon deals to earn.  There are plenty of other deals on the list that can gravitate to a variety of people’s personal interests.

Shop:  You can earn SwagBucks points by simply shopping at your favorite retailer.  They have a shopping section where you can earn one Swag Buck for every dollar that you spend there.

Search the web: As mentioned earlier, SwagBucks points can be earned by simply searching the web through their search engine.

What You Can Earn

A Swagbuck is equal to one penny. Once you earn enough points you can cash in or earn gift cards to go shopping.  It is better to save more SB before cashing out.  Every 1000 SB is worth $10, but it will only take 2200 points to receive a $25 gift card.

If you visit the Swagbucks reward store, you will find a lot of options to choose from:

Apparel & Accessories, Department Stores, Electronics, Food & Beverage, Fun & Games, Gas Cards, Health & Beauty, House & Home, Music & Entertainment, Sports & Outdoors, Travel etc. You can redeem your Swagbucks for actual dollars and send it to your PayPal account or buy Amazon gift cards.

Final Thoughts

Swagbucks is definitely worth looking into.  While navigating through all the ways to earn points may become addicting, it is important to balance your time and do not base your whole day on filling out surveys or signing up to every offer.  Searching the web is something we do everyday and is convenient way of earning.

That is by no means a criticism of the ways to earn but this is a simple word of advice. I can envision many people going to the site, checking out all of the things that Swagbucks has to offer, and then looking up at the clock to find that three hours have passed by. In some ways, this has the potential to be like a social media time warp. Just be conscious of the time you’re spending on a site like Swagbucks!

Now that you have a basic understanding of Swagbucks it is time to check it out yourself to get a full understanding of the site and see if it fits your needs.

Personally if I can get rewards and prizes by doing things I do anyway then why not jump on the opportunity. The search engine is just enough that it’s worth me moving my searches over there. And when I have some free time, I’ll also take advantage of their other ways to earn additional Swagbucks like their special offers and shopping.




  1. Hello swagbucks seems like such an appealing search engine because it offers so much for browsing. I am sure it must be addictive too. What’s the best thing is It offers points for everything like surveys, playing games, browsing. Thank you for sharing.


  2. Sounds simple and easy enough. I think I will have to give it a try. Getting for swag bucks for doing online shopping that I do anyway is a win win. Do you know if Amazon is one of the stores you can shop at? That would be awesome because I do a lot of shopping on Amazon.

    • You can receive gift cards to shop on amazon, ebay, or cash into your pay pal account. I just did a bit of searching the web on its engine to redeem points. Its easy to earn points and it is definitely worth giving a try.

  3. I always wondered about this. I had seen some advertisements on it. I think you are right, we all use search engines and if I could earn gift cards by going this route, that sounds awesome! Christmas gifts for sure 🙂 Thanks for clarifying and providing this information.

    • Earning points through its search engine is simple and something we do everyday. I will be more conscious to utilize its engine to build points. I am glad you found the information useful and hopefully you will benefit from the program in the future.

  4. Max,
    This is an interesting concept. It sounds like a great way to make a little cash doing things you would already be doing! I’m definitely going to be checking this out!

    • I have already started earning points and will eventually cash it in or receive gift card. Its best to let your points build so you can earn extra money without having to exchange an equal amount of points.

  5. It’s amazing how many different ways there are to earn money on the internet and this one seems great because most of it is just searching the internet which we do everyday anyway. What an easy way to earn a gift card, your basically getting paid to something you would already be doing. I will keep this in mind now for the future, thanks for the post.

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