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!