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First, Swagbucks is an online rewards program that you can join for free. You receive points for activities you do online, such as search the internet, shop, complete surveys and watch videos. Once you receive enough points, you can redeem them for cash via PayPal or cool gift cards such as Amazon and Walmart. It’s that easy!
Swagbucks has paid out close to $254 million in cash and gift cards to consumers. If you spend a lot of time online, you’ll want to get in on this so you can earn cash as well.
The great thing about Swagbucks is that they offer flexibility. Many users are able to redeem their points for gift cards every month. Some use their points toward vacations. What will you use your points for?
Once you earn enough points, you can earn rewards. The amount you’ll need varies based on the reward you want. For example, a $25 Amazon gift card requires 2,200 points. You’ll need 2,500 points if you want $25 deposited into your PayPal account.
You can start smaller. A $3 Amazon gift card requires just 300 points. You can also aim much higher. A $100 git card costs 10,000 points. You can also opt for $250 in your PayPal account by spending 25,000 points.
There are many gift card options to choose from. Swagbucks has cards for a variety of denominations from retailers such as Amazon, Starbucks, Walmart, Target, Home Depot, Lowe’s, Domino’s, Sam’s Club, Best Buy, Kohl’s, Macy’s, Safeway and many more. There is so much variety, so you’re sure to find a gift card for yourself or a loved one.
To get these rewards, you must first earn points. So what are the best ways to go about doing so? There are many ways to accumulate points on a daily basis. Here are some tips to help you get started.
Sign Up Now for a $10 Bonus
If you haven’t signed up yet, now’s the time to do it. If you sign up today, you qualify to receive the $10 bonus. However, there are some hoops you have to jump through. First, you have to activate the bonus in the Swag Ups section of your account. Next, you must use Swagbucks to shop online and make a purchase – but not just any purchase. The purchase also has some requirements. Within 30 days of registration, you must spend $25 or more at a store on the Swagbucks site. You must also receive at least 25 points for the purchase. Travel purchases do not qualify.
Whew! Once all those requirements are met, then you will receive 1,000 points into your account.
Getting rewarded for going shopping? Yes, please! Obviously, it’s not worth it to buy necessary items just to receive points, but if you shop online anyway, you might as well get paid for it, right?
Shopping is one of the fastest way to receive free gift cards. Just make sure to navigate to the site of your choice via the Swagbucks site so you can get credit for the purchase and get your rewards. Search Swagbucks before going online to see if the store of your choice is listed. You’ll find many popular retailers, such as Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Old Navy and Sam’s Club.
However, not all online retailers participate in the Swagbucks program, so it may be worthwhile to switch to a store that does so you can get the items you need and a little cash back on the side. Some offer as much as 10 percent cash back, which means you receive 10 points for every dollar you spend. Spend $100 and that’s 1,000 points in your Swagbucks account – enough for a $10 gift card. Sweet!
Take Surveys and Polls
If you have a little time on your hands, take a survey or two. There are many available ranging from 3 to 20 minutes in length. You’ll see how long the survey is and how much it is worth before you take it. The longer the survey, the more money you’ll receive. You may receive as many as 200 points for a survey. Just select the Answer link on the side bar and you’ll be taken to the surveys available for you to complete. There are also daily polls you can take for 2 points.
Tell Your Friends
Most companies will reward members for referrals, and Swagbucks is no different. You’ll be given a referral code, which you can give to friends and family members so they can sign up for Swagbucks. Once they do, you’ll get 500 points for each referral. Not only that, but you’ll also earn 10 percent of their earnings for the lifetime of their membership. If you have a lot of friends, it’s a great way to earn points without having to do much of anything.
Set Swagbucks as Your Default Search Engine
Forget Google Chrome or Internet Explorer. Use Swagbucks for surfing the net instead. Once you do that, just search the internet as usual and you’ll earn points automatically. The Swagbucks search engine is run by Yahoo, so you shouldn’t have to worry about getting less than ideal search results.
Add the SwagButton
With just a couple clicks, you can add a cool 50 points into your Swagbucks account. All you have to do is add the SwagButton to your browser. Under Quick Links, just click “SwagButton” and you’ll find the instructions there.
If you have some time to kill, check out some the games on the Swagbucks site. Under Earn, go to Games and select one to play. This is a great way to feed your video game addiction, since you can earn 10 points just for checking one out. Some games do require you to reach a certain level before you can get your points, though, so if games aren’t your strong suit, you might want to try a different option.
Check Out the Free Offers
You can do certain activities or sign up for free offers that will help you earn points. Just go under the Discover tab and select “Free Offers.”
Social media has its perks, especially when it can help you score free stuff. Follow Swagbucks on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter and you’ll be able to view codes as they become available. Swag Code are codes that Swagbucks releases from time to time to bring buzz to the site. These codes are valuable, as they contain extra points that are automatically placed into your account. Once you have the code, simply input it into the ‘Swag Code’ box at the top of the dashboard.
You can get rewarded for downloading apps onto your smartphone, tablet or computer. Swagbucks will reward you with 15-50 points for each free app you download. You can get many more for downloading paid apps. You won’t be reimbursed for paying for apps, though, so make sure it’s an app you like or it’s worth the points before you download it. You don’t have to keep the apps on your phone for any amount of time. You can still receive your points even if you delete the app.
This is an easy way to earn a few quick points. The payouts are low though – you’ll earn just 3 points for watching a 30-minute video of advertising or news. The good news is that you can just keep the video running in the background if you have other stuff to do. You don’t necessarily have to watch it intently, since you won’t be tested on it.
Complete Your Goals
You’ll see a to-do list on the left side of the screen. There should be eight tasks that Swagbucks recommends you do each day. You’ll get points for every task you complete. Mark them all off and you’ll get a bonus.
You can also use Swagbucks’ daily goals option. You will be given a target of points to reach that day. You’ll get a bonus for reaching your target.
Start Earning Today
You can easily earn points with minimal effort. If you go online on a regular basis, you can earn points. While it won’t replace a full-time job, it can certainly help you earn gas money or get gift cards that you can give as Christmas presents.
If you are already a Swagbucks member, hopefully these tips helped you accumulated more points and got you closer to your goal, whether it be money or gift cards. If you aren’t a Swagbucks member yet, hopefully you now have all the information you need to decide whether or not joining would be a good idea. It’s free to use, so there is no obligation. Even if you end up earning just a couple points, you can always use them to make a donation toward charity. No matter how long you become a member, you can do good for yourself and others.