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Okay, okay, I haven’t talked about Swagbucks one bit since we moved to our new home here at Keeping Up With The Vines (almost two years ago). To be honest, I actually tried to stray away from talking about it or other similar search and win programs. I was trying to be more “me”, but at the end of the day, I withheld my love of Swagbucks because I didn’t want to affect potential relationships I could have as a blogger and I never should have.
The truth is, Swagbucks is a huge part of my daily life and I highly recommend it to anyone who searches the internet (you do this, right?), among other things. I’ve been a member of since January 2010. They are celebrating their 8th year in 2016. I’m still an active member, though not as active as I would like. I never have been as active as I would like, but that’s about to change.
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks started out as a search & win site. Simply put, instead of searching with sites like Google, Yahoo or Bing, etc. you change your default search engine to Swagbucks. Each time you search, you have a chance to win Swagbucks. Swagbucks is an electronic currency which can be redeemed for gift cards, “Swagstakes” (sweepstakes) and merchandise. It’s easy as pie. Many folks have reported earning around $200-$300 per year by doing things you ALREADY DO on the internet.
Swagbucks started in 2008 and has drastically expanded ways to earn.
Check out these other ways to earn:
- Trusted Surveys
- Shopping in the Shop & Earn Mall
- Voting in the Daily Polls
- Sending in Prize Photos & Videos
- Watching Videos
- Inviting your friends to join
- Completing Special Offers
- Finding Swag Codes
- Trading in Cell Phones & Video Games
- Printing and Redeeming Coupons or Saving to Card
- Playing Games
- Completing Tasks
Any resident of the US, the UK, or Canada (except for residents of Quebec) above the age of 13 is eligible to redeem prizes from Swagbucks.com. Each individual in your household may have their own account.
Haven’t joined yet? Click here to join. I’ve earned $635 from using Swagbucks mostly just for searching. If I really put more effort into it by taking surveys, watching videos and replacing my cash-back shopping rewards site with Swagbucks, I’d be banking. (Okay, well I couldn’t subsist solely on Swagbucks. I still have to have a job, but it sure does make for nice Christmas savings if you don’t cash out until Fall).
What I love most about it is that instead of going to dozens of survey sites, that don’t really seem to put forth much effort in matching me with surveys I qualify to complete and be rewarded for is that I can also do a multitude of other things all in one place. I love redeeming my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards the most. Shop & earn is the next best thing if you shop online as much as I do, then watching videos.
Ask me any questions you have! If you’re already member I’d love for you to share your thoughts!