“Is Swagbucks for real?” This is a question I get all the time. I can not answer emphatically enough… YES!!!! Not only is it “for real,” but in my opinion it is THE MOST important savings and earning site that is out there right now. I have tried them all, literally, and I use quite a few regularly. However, nothing comes even close to the savings and earnings I receive from using Swagbucks.
Today I received this beautiful $150 Kate Spade bag, courtesy of just SOME of last month’s Swagbucks earnings. Of course I got a fantastic deal, and when all was said and done, I ended up using less than $45 equivalent in Swagbucks.
I normally do not spend money on myself, but treating myself every once in a while with free money that doesn’t come out of my own pocket, is now possible thanks to Swagbucks. I am currently saving up for a Disney World trip for my teenage son, my toddler, and myself. That one special trip we can have before my now 14yr old son heads off into the world on his own. Swagbucks will be a huge part of being able to go. And if you have read my “About Couponing With Class” page, you know it is virtually the ONLY way we could go at the moment.
Whether you want to put a little time in, or simply use Swagbucks for their printable coupons which they pay you to use, you will earn money quicker than you ever thought possible. And every little Swagbuck truly does add up!
I first found out about Swagbucks after taking a coupon boot camp several years ago. The woman giving the class said she paid for all of her Holiday gifts using just the Swagbucks she earned during the year. I was EXTREMELY skeptical, but decided to give it a try. I am so glad I did! For the past few years now, I have done the same!! Not only have I been able to provide AMAZING Holidays for my kids, but I have also been able to donate a lot as well.
The premise of Swagbucks is pretty simple. Whenever you complete activities, offers, use coupons etc., you are paid in “Swagbucks.” You can redeem these for gift cards to various stores, or via PAYPAL which is basically the same as cash.
Within the first month of signing up, I had racked up the equivalent of over $250 in Swagbucks! Granted I set aside about 45 minutes every evening, but it was easy money that I could make in bed from my laptop after the kids were asleep. While I no longer spend ANY time, I still rack up a substantial amount of Swagbucks.
There are so many different ways to make money on Swagbucks. You can make as little or as much as you want, and there are a lot of things you can do that do not take any time at all. They also offer a free mobile app, which is great for anytime you have a few minutes to burn. Make money while waiting in line or at the doctor. The more you use it, the more you earn. It is also a great way to get deals and a lot of FREEBIES as well!
- Printable Coupons- They offer an extensive printable coupon section, all of the high dollar manufacturer’s coupons that are available. Along with saving a fortune on your purchases, you are also paid $0.10 for every coupon that you redeem! They also offer $0.25 when you print 10 or more coupons periodically. These are the exact same coupons available on coupons.com, or through coupon and deal site links. The difference is, instead of other people collecting the affiliate commissions, Swagbucks turns it over to you. Always check to see if a coupon is offered in Swagbucks FIRST. It is very rare that a coupon is offered that isn’t. These are the cases when a coupon is zip code dependent. Getting $0.10 per coupon may not sound like much, but over the course of a few months, you will be surprised at how quickly it adds up!!!!!!
- SHOPPING-Earn Swagbucks for every dollar you spend on your online purchases.
- PAID TO SEARCH– They offer a great “paid to search” program. I have Swagbucks search installed on my laptop, and use it for all of my online endeavors. I bookmark the sites I use routinely so that I get credit just for signing in to Facebook, etc.. With the search feature, you are offered “random” payments sporadically, but I have discovered a few tips to increase your earnings, which you will find below at the bottom of the post. They also offer search on their phone app, so you can earn money searching from your phone and other electronic devices as well.
- OFFERS- Get paid to try products, and save money on things you may buy anyway. They offer an extensive offers sections, which pays you to complete any one you choose. There are a lot of totally free offers, that you get paid to try. I try to take advantage of all of these. There are a lot of trial offers as well, that offer a free period that you can cancel and still receive payment. Some will require a credit card for verification, but most do not. As long as you cancel the offer before the trial period Is up, you are not charged and you still are paid unless the offer states otherwise. For example, I completed the offer where I received a FREE Julep beauty box, and was paid $6 on top just for doing it. I also was paid $15 to try Stamps.com for free, plus given $10 in free shipping. Right now there are super deals for Sephora and The Body Shop, where you end up getting free money to shop. You can find the Sephora deal here, and The Body Shop deal here. There are also offers like this one where you are paid $1.30 just to get a free Target Red Card, you can find it here.
- GAMES- They offer a games section where you can earn money just for playing!
- SURVEYS- Swagbucks offers by far the best survey site available. Except for Ipoll on a mobile device, it is one of the only survey sites that I really use anymore. I know a lot of people do not like doing surveys, but I recommend you try them on Swagbucks. They offer high pay outs, and the surveys are usually short enough that it is definitely worth the time.
- PAID TO WATCH VIDEOS- You are paid to watch short video clips on both the online site and the mobile app. These are great to use while out, and any time you have a few minutes to wait somewhere.
- REFFERALS- Swagbucks has changed their policy so you receive 10% of what your referrals make for a LIFETIME! Since most sites offer limits, this is huge and an easy way to earn. Your friends will love how easy it is to make free money, and you are rewarded for sharing!
- ENCRAVE- The Encrave is a section devoted to exploration. Learn cool facts and read interesting articles, while earning money for it! If you are like I am and thrive on superfluous information, this is something you probably do regularly anyway. Why not get PAID for it?
- READING- You can get paid for downloading and reading books. Whenever you are purchasing a book, make sure to check the section first to see if it is included. Money for reading…. who knew??? I wish I had this during throughout college!!
- DAILY POLLS and TASKS- Get paid to answer the question of the day, and for completely easy tasks such as looking things up online.
Even if you don’t want to spend time on things like surveys, watching ads, etc., you still can rack up substantial money from Swagbucks. It is easy to use, and is truly 100% legitimate. Even if just using for search and coupons, it is amazing how quickly your earnings will add up. You also can get great exclusive deals and discounts on purchases and services you might be using anyway. There are frequently offers that pay you to try things for free like Gamefly, subscription boxes, and all kinds of other products and services. I have been paid for so many things that I was going to do anyway.
Use Swagbucks a little, or use it a lot, but I definitely recommend using it. You won’t regret it and you won’t believe how much you end up saving and earning over the years.
- Open a separate email account and use it solely for SWAGBUCKS, or other like sites. You get a lot of email, but a lot of the emails can save you money, or make you money.
- When using SWAGBUCKS search, always clear your cookies/cache when you sign on, it triggers more rewards.
- When doing surveys, clear your cookies/cache frequently, it also triggers more survey opportunities the more you use it, and by clearing it out, it thinks you have signed on in a new session.
- Check your email! A lot of high paying opportunities are sent directly to your email.
- Whenever you have a few minutes, turn SWAGBUCKS mobile on and let the videos play. Check in from time to time as once in a while it will prompt you to click “next” in order to continue.
- When completing “trial” offers, set an alarm in your phone or whatever device you use, so you don’t forget to cancel before a payment is taken.
- Make sure you install the Swagbucks tool bar for your searching on whichever browser you are using. You will find it on your Swagbucks home page. They notify you when Swagcodes are available for free bonus Swagbucks. These take just a minute to find, and really do add up.
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