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This platform awards “swagbucks” for doing interesting web activities. You can earn for searching via it’s search engine, watching videos, and even playing free online games.

Last updated: July 23, 2014

With more than 10 million registered users and over $67 million in awards distributed till date, Swagbucks is one of the most popular online rewards program platforms. It works by awarding points (Swagbucks) for performing various online tasks through their system. The service is officially available in USA, Canada, UK, Australia and Ireland.

Users can earn points by searching the web through their search engine, watching videos through SBTV (Swagbucks TV), shopping from retailers that offer Swagbucks rebate, play online games and tournaments, filling special offers, share opinions by voting in daily polls, complete surveys for Swagbucks, etc...

After some time of activity users can earn enough Swagbucks (points) that can be redeemed for gift cards from renowned brands like: Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Nike, Gamestop, CVS, Barnes & Noble, Domino's Pizza, Papa John’s,  Hulu, Facebook, etc...

One Swagbuck is worth approx $0.01, for example you can convert 5000 Swagbucks for $5 gift card, or 50000 Swagbucks for $50 gift card, the only exception is the $5 amazon gift card which costs 4500 Swagbucks, which is also the most popular. There is also limit which means that user can redeem particular gift card only five times, but normal users should not worry about this, as with the casual use it is really hard get near that point.

So, can you make serious money from home with Swagbucks? The answer is NO! But hold on, you can make $10 to $20 bucks per month from the things that you actually do anyway, and here is how:

Register an account which is free, download the Swagbucks toolbar, perform your you daily internet activates with it and use their search engine for your web searches.

Note that you will not get points for every search, but when you hit one, you can expect something in a range from 5 to 50 points. Be also aware that If you try to spam or misuse the service, you will get warning almost immediately.

Casually you can also watch some SBTV videos that interest you, vote in the daily poll, play games, or find some other interesting task through the Swagbucks user interface.

The Swagbucks  user interface, it is extremely simple and easy to use, everything is just click or two away without bloating complications, so this is definitely one of the main reasons why the service is so popular.

As for Swagbucks customer support there are tons of informational videos, blog posts and forums where users can get answers, or can email the CS with specific query, and pray for reply.

There is also mobile version of the platform, but at the moment of writing this, its very limited and does not fully include all the features and perks of the main version.

To summarize if you want to dedicate your full time to earn from Swagbucks than forget about it, as there are much better ways to spend your time online and make money. However if you use it for search and for occasional fun activities, than its certainly worth checking out.

Swagbucks Pro’s and Con’s:

-Pro’s: Free to register; Get paid for things that you are already doing; Simple user interface; Diverse and fun ways of earning points; Gift cards from renowned brands; Toolbar plugin/extension for the most popular browsers; There is app both for IOS and Android;

-Con’s: It takes time and patience to accumulate points; Small and limited prizes; Although similar looking, the Swagbucks search engine is not exactly Google; Not available worldwide; Only five gift cards of each particular type; Limited mobile version; You can spend time completing survey to be told that they have enough participants; It takes up to 10 days to receive gift card;

Swagbucks alternatives: instaGC.com, mintavine.com, cashcrate.com, and others...


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Reliability: 3/5

Security: 4/5

User Interface:4/5

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