June 11th, 2013
There is an easy trick to get two swagbucks without much work, but I don’t think many people know it. Even better, you can do this over and over, potentially earning you a bunch of swagbucks. So what is it?
Step 1: From anywhere on swagbucks, scroll over your name in the top right corner. From there, many screens will work to choose… for the purposes of this post, I will click on “My Swag Bucks”
Step 2: Up top, you will often see a graphic that says, “Watch this video in its entirety and EARN 2 SWAG BUCKS.” Click on that.
Step 3: Watch for whatever video pops up. Sometimes you just have to click play, and sometimes it will take you to another screen where more actions are needed. In this case, I just needed to watch a video which involved Cheetos and the movie Despicable Me 2. Pretty easy.
Step 4: Congrats! You have your earnings… an easy 2 swag bucks, just like that. The best part is that you can often do this a lot of times, if you need some extra bucks that day. This will run out eventually… but I have been able to do it 20 times or more in one day, so it can be a nice source of earnings.
Two swagbucks, as easy as that!
Categories: Earn Swagbucks, Earn Swagbucks Fast
May 29th, 2013
Not many people know this, but you can get ten swagbucks per day just by playing games. Better yet, you don’t even have to play the games, you just have to let them play. Here is the step-by-step guide for ten easy swagbucks per day.
1) Hit Play at the top of the swagbucks site, which will take you to the listing of the games.
2) On the right side, under “Top FreePlay Games,” select Crusher. This one is the easiest to me, but feel free to select a different one.
3) When it goes to the screen for Crusher, click the green button that says “Play Free.”
4) After the game loads, click Start to begin the game.
5) Then, you can either play the game, or just let it play out until you “lose.”
6) This screen will show up, saying that you did not win any swagbucks this time:
7) Hit Play Again, and start a new game.
8) After you lose the second game, this screen will pop up:
9) Hooray! two swagbucks are yours… you will win two for every other game that you play, up to ten swagbucks won in a day. This is a pretty easy way that you can get some bucks each day.
Categories: Earn Swagbucks
May 13th, 2013
One of the best ways to earn swagbucks is through referrals. If you refer someone to sign up for swagbucks, you can earn up to 1,000 swagbucks from the, earning whenever they search. Pretty cool!
Of course, it’s pretty tough to actually refer people to sign up. First, you should take “inventory” of all of your friends and family to see if any of them would be interested in something like swagbucks. In particular, target those of them that are thrifty, and spend a lot of time on the computer. If you lay out the advantages of swagbucks, how easy it can be to earn swagbucks fast, and talk about all of the gift cards that you have gotten, you may have success.
It can be easier to get referrals if you have a blog or social media account that is active and has a lot of followers. Simply by linking to it on your facebook, twitter, or blog, and perhaps going into detail into what it is can help you to get others to sign up.
Another way to get it is by helping people out and answering their questions. If you do things like answer swagbucks questions on yahoo answers, including a link that will eventually lead to your referral link, and it could cause some sign-ups to happen.
In summary, here are the best tips:
- Focus on the positives – Talk about the gift cards you have gotten from the site, and what you have done with them. If people can grasp that it is an easy way to get gift cards, they might be open to trying it out.
- Don’t make it sound scammy – When most people hear of sites like swagbucks, they immediately assume that it must be some type of scam that you are trying to sell them on. Don’t sugarcoat things and make it sound like they will get free stuff for not doing anything – that will put up a ton of warning flags up for anyone that you talk to. Instead, focus on them doing a little bit of work, and doing some of the things they already do online (such as searching), and that they can slowly get rewards for that.
- Offer to help – It is a good idea to offer to walk through the site with them, to show them all the things they can do to increase their bucks. If you literally show them how to do things, they will be more likely to be interested. People are visual learners, and this is important to remember. You can talk about it all day and they won’t be interested, but if you show them, it goes a long way.
Any other tips to get more referrals to swagbucks?
Categories: Swagbucks Referrals
May 8th, 2013
One of the easiest ways to get swagbucks is through the installation of the toolbar. The most obvious benefit is that it will give you one buck every day as long as you log onto your browser, but there are some other, less thought of benefits as well.
For one, it allows you to check for active swag codes. You can just click a button on the toolbar, and it will tell you if there is a swag code out at that moment or not. Sometimes, you will even be able to copy the code directly from the toolbar. This makes you a lot more likely to get the code, which is an easy boost for your account.
Another benefit is that you can do searches directly from the toolbar. Since this is usually the best way for people to get swagbucks, it’s nice to be able to search without actually having to go to the site. Plus, though I can’t confirm this, it seems you are more likely to get a better reward for searching through the toolbar.
The toolbar also lets you watch videos on swagbucks TV no matter where you are online. You can bring down a dropdown for Swagbucks TV and watch, making it easier to earn that way.
Last, the toolbar will have an updated count of how many swagbucks you are. If you see that total is close to getting you another gift card, then you may be motivated to try to work on things, where you otherwise might not.
For these reasons, I like having the toolbar installed on my computer. Do you have it installed?
April 30th, 2013
Using swagbucks to search is probably the most common way that people get swagbucks. Since people search the internet every day, it makes sense that the ability to get something for that searching will be a draw for many people.
However, most people get a little swagbucks for searching, and then keep trying and trying without being able to get a second set, thinking that they just need to keep searching to have success. However, as the saying goes, you can work smarter rather than harder to maximize the swagbucks that you can get from searching each day.
I usually get 3 searches a day that result in swagbucks, which greatly helps my ability to get a big search (20 or more). It helps that I am able to get some at work and some at home, but here is how I do it:
- Search 1 – I usually do this on Google Chrome at work. Usually it won’t take me too long, as getting search points is easiest the first time of the day.
- Search 2 – I usually do this on Internet Explorer at work. If I get my first search in the morning, this second search will most likely come in the afternoon. It seems easier to get searches at different times of the day.
- Search 3 – This one comes from Mozilla Firefox at home. I do this when I get home from work, usually a little bit before I go to bed for the night. I generally have good success getting the third search swagbucks under this scenario, but it doesn’t always happen.
In review, some tips:
- Use different browsers – If you try to get more bucks searching on the same browser, chances are that it won’t happen. Use at least two different we browsers to maximize your odds. My favorites are Google Chrome and Mozilla Firefox.
- Use different computers – This is a similar sentiment to the previous tip – if you use different computers to do your searches, you will likely have more success.
- Search at different times of the day – Even if I am using different browsers, I probably won’t get search bucks one after the other. I try to get one during the morning, one during the afternoon, and then one at night.
- Don’t just keep doing searches all in a row – If I have done 4-5 searches at one time without getting any winnings, I will usually take a break and try again later. I have found that to be more effective than continuing to search 20 times for some swagbucks. Plus, that could get you in trouble with the site!
So, those are my tips for increasing swagbucks earnings via searches. Do you have any other tips?
Categories: Earn Swagbucks, Swagbucks Searches
April 23rd, 2013
I know that when it comes to sites like Swagbucks, a lot of people are skeptical if they will actually receive rewards. So, I wanted to post a picture as proof that I have gotten rewards on swagbucks… many times over, in fact!
Here is a picture of some Amazon gift cards that I have gotten:
Hopefully that eases any fears you may have that you won’t receive your swagbucks reward!
April 21st, 2013
One of the most common complaints I hear about swagbucks is that it is too tedious, and takes too much time to actually earn anything and reap the benefits. In some cases, that is true. However, it is possible to earn a good amount of swagbucks in just a couple minutes per day. In fact, here is how you can earn at least 20 swagbucks a day in just five minutes per day.
The first thing you will want to do is to install the toolbar, if you have not already. This will give you one per day just for opening your browser… doesn’t get much easier than that! So, you are already at one swagbuck.
Next, you are going to want to open three different tabs. Hopefully you know how to open multiple tabs at the same time within your browser (and I will assume you do. Then here is what you do:
Tab 1 – Use this tab to perform searches. I find that I can usually get some swagbucks from searching within my first 5-10 searches. Thus, it will be easy to accomplish that within five minutes. Based on my history of searches, I find that an average search is about 10 swagbucks. There will be a lot of searches less than that (you won’t be happy when you finally get some… and then it is only worth 6!), but they can be worth a lot more. Nothing is better than finding out your search netted you 40 swagbucks. So, with a search and toolbar, you are quickly at 11 swagbucks.
Tab 2 – Use this to watch swagbucks TV. If you play videos for five minutes, and click over to the next one once you have received credit, this will net you three swagbucks just for clicking to a different video. Quickly, you are up to 14 swagbucks.
Tab 3 – Use this tab to take the daily poll and to complete NOSO. That is a quick three points (and sometimes you even get a couple extra bonus ones for watching a video after the daily poll). From there, go to the homepage, as there is often videos or exercises that you can do to earn quick point or two. Also, check your inbox, because there are almost daily videos and exercises to do that wll net you very easy swagbucks. You will only need three swagbucks to get up to 20, and I can almost guarantee you that you will be able to get more than that.
So there it is… getting 20 swagbucks in just five minutes is actually pretty easy to do, as long as you know where to look. Plus, if you can use the tricks to find swagbucks codes, you can rack up the swagbucks even easier! Earning swagbucks in a quick and easy way… that will make everyone happy1
Categories: Daily Poll, Earn Swagbucks, Swag Codes, Swagbucks Searches, Toolbar
April 13th, 2013
There are many ways to earn swagbucks. No matter what you do online, there is no doubt that if you are willing, you can incorporate swagbucks into it in some way. If you do, you can earn free gift cards from places such as Amazon for little work. If you learn the ropes, you can even achieve this fairly easily. If you have not signed up, you should. With that said, here are the best ways that you can earn swagbucks.
1. Install the Swagbucks Toolbar
The most obvious benefit to this is that you get one point each day that you log on and see the toolbar. This is a free buck! The toolbar also has easy tools that allow you to search the web, check to see if there is an active swag code, or watch Swagbucks TV. It can be helpful to get some quick points, or to check where you stand without having to actually go the site itself.
2. Do your online searches through Swagbucks
If you are going to search online (and who doesn’t?), you may as well do it through swagbucks! I have success getting search points within my first few searches of the day, usually around 8-10 for it (sometimes as high as 50+). Then, if you are able to search on a separate web browser, I have success getting a second set of search points each day. This can easily net me 20 on one day, just for doing what I would normally do each day online.
3. Take the daily poll
This is a quick poll that gives you one buck, and can be done in a matter of seconds. You can also do the NOSO (No Obligations Special Offers) that will give you a quick and easy two.
4. Get referrals
If you are able to refer anyone to sign up with your referral link, it is huge for you. You can earn swagbucks on all of their searches (for example, if they get 10 on a search, you get 10), which can add up. There is a maximum of 1,000 earned from a referral, but if someone reaches that mark, it means you have earned enough for two $5 Amazon gift cards and then some just from their referral.
5. Watch out for and input swag codes
One way to find these is through the toolbar, where you can check. There are often codes on the blog, on twitter, on facebook, or just on the main page itself. The best way, I think, is to use a site like SB Codez, and have them email you when there is a code. That way, if you are on the computer (and logged onto your email), you will be right there to redeem the code, ensuring that you will not miss it.
6. Watch Swagbucks TV
This is not a quick way to get bucks, but it can be lucrative. You earn 3 swagbucks for every 10 videos you watch (and you usually only need to watch about 45 seconds of a video before you can click to the next one). If you are going to be at the computer all day, you can easily play videos all day and rack up some points. You can get up to 150 swagbucks per day off of this.
7. Look at the special offers
If you look at Discover -> Special Offers, there are often videos and exercises that you can do to get points. Among the most common ones are signing up for email subscriptions to stores to send you sales, which can net you some points. There are a lot of possibilities here that will not cost you anything.
8. Do some surveys
This can be hit or miss, because it is not always easy to qualify for surveys, but there is big bucks in it for you if you are able to. On the main page, there is the survey of the day, which is generally worth 60. There are also “Trusted Surveys” for various amounts that you can try to qualify for.
9. Clip coupons from Swagbucks
You get 10 bucks for every coupon that you use in stores. Check out the coupon section, and if there is something that you are going to buy anyway, you can save a little cash and pick up a few extra swagbucks while you are at it.
10. Do your shopping through Swagbucks
There are many merchants that you can order online from, and you will get a certain amount of swagbucks per dollar spent. For example, if you buy MP3 music off of Amazon, you can get 3 bucks per dollar spent at Amazon. Once again, the idea is that if you are going to do it anyway, you may as well benefit from it.
11. Watch for videos and exercises on the main page
Often there will be small videos that you can watch off the main page to get swagbucks. Sometimes, there are even things such as brand activities that could be worth up to 5 or 6. This is one of the first things I check each day, to see if I can snag any easy bucks.
12. Take a look at tasks to complete
If you have a little bit of extra time, you can check out tasks, where you can earn swagbucks for easy things like searching online for answers to questions. These aren’t lucrative, and can be a bit time-consuming, but it is an option if you are looking for a few extra bucks.
13. Check your swagbucks inbox
There is often great offers that come to your inbox, so watch to see if you have anything in there. Almost daily, there are at least videos you can watch for 2 bucks. Often, there are special offers in there that can be worth a lot more. Check it every day, and it might give you an extra boost.
14. Reach your daily goals
If you reach your daily goal (posted on the main page), you can get a bonus. The bonus is 10% of the daily goal. For example, if the goal is 100, and you get at least that amount, you will get a 10 swagbuck bonus. Those get credited to your account around the fifth day of the following month.
Anyone else have any other ideas for ways to earn?
If you have not already, sign up for swagbucks today!
Categories: Coupons, Daily Goal, Daily Poll, Earn Swagbucks, Surveys, Swag Codes, Swagbucks Referrals, Swagbucks Searches, Swagbucks TV, Tasks, Toolbar
April 13th, 2013
Swag codes are a nice way to get a quick little boost… I have seen codes as low as 2 bucks, but I have seen others as large as 15 bucks. No matter how big or small, if you can get them, it is a nice boost since it is just free swagbucks.
They receive the codes by various means, such as twitter, facebook, the blog, or the main page. It can be hard to keep track of where the latest code is, or even if there is an active code. Fortunately, there are some ways that you can make more sure that you get the code.
One way is to install the toolbar, which has a button on it for you to check if there are any active swag codes. That way, no matter what you are doing, you can just hit that button to check, which is a lot easier than checking all of the possible places.
The easier way is to go through a site like SB Codez, which is dedicated to searching for the codes so that you do not have to. You can follow their twitter feed, but the easier way might be to sign up to get an email from them (or a site like them) whenever there is a new code. That is what I do… and while I will still miss codes from time to time, it makes it a lot more likely that I will get it, because I just need to be logged into my email and I will be notified if there is a new code. That way, I can get the free swagbucks!
Categories: Swag Codes
April 13th, 2013
Once you reach the point where you can get a reward, there are a lot of options for you in the rewards store.
There are a ton of gift cards for you to choose from. You can enter swagstakes for the chance to win bigger rewards. You can get gear, items for the home, and even jewelry. However, the best reward for your swagbucks is to get $5 Amazon gift cards.
When you do some searching, you see that a $5 Amazon gift card will cost you 450 swagbucks. In comparison, gift cards to anywhere else will cost you 500 swagbucks. Obviously, it is easy to see that Amazon is the best deal there. For comparison sake, here is what it looks like per dollar:
Amazon = 90 swagbucks per dollar
Everywhere else = 100 swagbucks per dollar
When I first joined, I thought I would get a better deal if I saved up my swagbucks for a larger gift card. However, I soon found that was not the best way to do it, because it was inefficient. Even though a $5 gift card will cost you 450 swagbucks, a $10 gift card will cost you 1,000 swagbucks. So, it is actually a worse deal if you save up to get a bigger one.
Amazon $5 code = 90 swagbucks per dollar
Amazon $10 code = 100 swagbucks per dollar
Thus, the $5 Amazon code is the best one to redeem, because it will give you the best bang for your buck. However, there is a limit on 5 of these ordered per month, so you may have to save up for something different if you are over that amount (which would be 2,250 swagbucks in a month).
Good luck collecting your rewards, and seeing all of your hard work pay off!