Swagbucks is FREE to join so that you won't be spending any money right out of the gate. The website is clear and simple. You're shown exactly what you will earn (in Swagbucks) for each task you complete.
Swagbucks can be redeemed for money (you get cash back straight to your PayPal account) but also for gift cards to use at your favorite stores (which is just like getting money). You can choose from more than 140 brands including Amazon, Target, Starbucks, and Walmart.
Here Are All The Ways you can Save and Make Money with Swagbucks
1. Earn a $5 Bonus For Signing Up
Swagbucks rewards NEW active users by giving them a $5 bonus when they earn 2,500 Swagbucks within their first 60-days of membership. Once you achieve this milestone, your bonus will be awarded within one day after you qualify.
2. Cash Back Rewards
Earn Swagbucks on your online purchases. The great thing about this is that if you were already going to do some shopping online, then you're not really doing anything extra to earn this way, other than using Swagbucks' website. You must start your purchase at their website to earn the SB credits unless you use the SB browser extension. It tells you when a store you're visiting offers Swagbucks, and you just click the button to activate the rewards. Easy peasy!
I like that they have categories for every possible item you might be looking for, so instead of spending tons of time searching if you're looking for a pair of earrings, you just go to jewelry, and it takes you to the stores that have jewelry.
3. Watch Videos
You can watch videos from dozens of partners like Hulu, Reuters, and the Food Network. It will show you exactly what you will earn when you watch a group of videos. Typical earnings are from 1-3 SB per task (Note that multiple videos can be included in one task).
4. Answer Surveys
Earn gift cards for answering surveys and influencing brands. Most surveys take between 10 and 20 minutes to complete; the estimated time will be listed along with each survey. While an average survey pays about 75 Swagbucks, the amount will be listed as well. Note that you can get disqualified for a survey based on your answers, and if you don't fit the criteria the company is looking for, but Swagbucks will still give you one SB for your trouble and make sure you get better matches next time. You also have to promise (yes, promise!) to answer questions honestly, or you have the possibility of your account being deactivated.
5. Search the Web
You can also earn just by searching for whatever you were going to look for anyway using the SB search engine. Either type your search term into the search bar on their site or download the Chrome Extension that will produce a search bar for you to use no matter what website you're using.
6. Sign up for Offers
Get rewarded by discovering special offers from Swagbucks and other partners. The rules and rewards for each offer vary, so you'll want to be sure to read the special terms for all the details.
7. Search for Swag Codes
You can also look for Swag Codes. Swag Codes are strings of text that you can apply for instant Swagbucks. They are only available within a specific time frame and are worth a certain number of points.
You can find Swag Codes when you download the Google Chrome Extension. This will alert you to new Swag Codes and tell you exactly where to find it (for example Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, or their blog). Once you find the code, you can log into your account and redeem it for Swagbucks.
8. Refer Your Friends
One of the easiest ways to earn Swagbucks is by referring your friends to the platform. All you have to do is share your referral link with your friends and family (you can do this via email, social media, or your blog). Once your referral earns 300 Swagbucks, you'll earn 300 Swagbucks too! Plus, you'll also get 10 percent of their earnings for life. That means if your friend earns 1,000 Swagbucks you'll get 100 Swagbucks, sweet!