Swagbucks: What It Is and How You Can Earn Swagbucks

Be rewarded the Web's Premiere Rewards SiteThe practical among us think that if something sounds too good to be true, it probably IS too good to be true, and generally that is a good rule to live by.  However, one exception to the rule is Swagbucks.  I have been using Swagbucks for over two years now, and I haven’t been disappointed yet by their program or rewards.

What Is Swagbucks?

All of us search the Internet on a daily basis.  You may use Google or Yahoo or Bing.

Well, Swagbucks is also an Internet search engine, but the difference is that you earn Swagbucks for your searches.  You don’t earn Swagbucks for every search; rather you earn them at random, and they generally range from 7 to 50 Swagbucks when you win.  Those Swagbucks continue to accumulate until you cash them in.

How Many Swagbucks Can You Earn in a Month?

How many Swagbucks you earn largely depends on how active you are using the site.  There are many ways you can earn Swagbucks:

Internet Searches

If you normally search the Internet a few times a day, it is not a stretch to say that you could earn on average at least 10 Swagbucks a day, giving you 300 for the month.


If you love Swagbucks, tell your friends about it.  When they sign up under your referral link, you will earn matching points for the points they earn up to the first 1,000 Swagbucks they earn.  If you have 5 friends join Swagbucks, you can eventually earn 5,000 free Swagbucks as long as they are active users and earn 1,000 themselves.

Print Coupons

Swagbucks offers coupons for name brand grocery items.  Print off the coupons you need, and earn 10 Swagbucks for every one that is redeemed at the grocery store.

Take a Daily Poll

Swagbucks offers one question daily polls such as the one I just took today:  What are you more likely to read? Books, ebooks, or neither.  This poll took about 2 seconds to complete, and I earned 1 Swagbuck.

Buy the Daily Deals

Swagbucks pairs up with national deal sites such as Eversave.  Buy one of the Eversave deals through Swagbucks and get 45 Swagbucks or more.  For instance, right now one of the Eversave deals is get a microfiber sheet set for $29.  When you buy this deal through Swagbucks, you also get 166 Swagbucks.

Complete Tasks

Swagbucks has a section where you can do a short task and earn from 2 to 12 Swagbucks.  Tasks including looking for a sponsor’s phone number to recording search engine results for a certain search term.

Trade in Your Books and Electronics

Have clutter around the house like old books and games?  Trade them in to Swagbucks for points.  Depending on the book and its condition, you can earn 10 points or more than 100.  I just looked up a cookbook that I no longer use, and I could earn 144 Swagbucks for it.  (Swagbucks pays for the shipping.)

While Swagbucks sounds too good to be true, it really isn’t.  There are plenty of ways that you can accrue points quickly by searching the Internet, doing simple tasks, or clearing your house of clutter.

Next week I’ll discuss what you can do with all those Swagbucks you accumulate.

Have you used Swagbucks before?  Do you like the program?