*Member must "Activate" the Bonus in the Swag Ups section of your account. Bonus value is earned in the form of points, called SB. Get a 1000 SB bonus, which is equivalent to $10 in value, when you spend at least $25 at a store featured in Swagbucks.com/Shop. You must receive a minimum of 25 SB for this purchase, which you must complete within 30 days of registration. MyGiftCardsPlus.com and travel purchases do not qualify.
Launched in Southern California in 2008, Swagbucks.com is the web's most popular loyalty and consumer rewards program. Members of this free rewards service get free gift cards or cash for the everyday activities they're already completing online like searching the web, playing games, watching videos, or shopping online where you'll make money through cash back rebates.
You'll earn rewards in points, called SB, and you can redeem your points for gift cards or cash. Its 100 SB points for $1 USD in rewards.
Ways to Earn Swagbucks Rewards
There are a number of different ways to earn Swagbucks rewards or SB points that you can easily redeem for Amazon gift cards, PayPal, and other gift cards and great prizes.
- Shop online for cash back at over 7,000 participating stores and earn cash back rebates.
- Scan your receipts for cash back. Just snap a picture of your grocery or supermarket receipt and earn SB for cash and gift card rewards. Get paid for purchasing every staples, including any-brand eggs, bread, milk, or pasta at hundreds of participating merchants.
- Make money playing games. Play from Swagbucks' library of game content for members, or earn rewards for installing and playing select featured games.
- Get paid to watch videos. Watch featured partner content (movie trailers, product stories, and more) and earn Swagbucks points.
- Install the Swagbucks browser extension. You'll earn rewards just for installing it, and it will automatically update you to commerce sites' coupons, promo codes and cash back deals.
- Answer surveys for money. Get paid for taking surveys on a variety of topics: shopping online, personal finance, favorite foods, vacation preferences, and more. Marketers want your opinions so they can make better products and services!
- Redeem Swag Codes that you'll find on Swagbucks' social media pages or in browser extension notifications.
- Enter Swagstakes for the chance to win laptops, gaming consoles, and more SB.
- Get paid to search the web, earn rewards. You'll get paid for searching the web when you're using Swagbucks search engine. (It gives you the same results as other popular, big-name search engines, but you're viewing the results in a search feed on Swagbucks.)
Read About Swagbucks in the News
Swagbucks has received plenty of positive coverage in the press, with news outlets, financial experts, and life-hack bloggers all praising Swagbucks as a great way to make money and earn gift cards and cash rewards.
- Recommended as one of "4 free apps that can earn you extra cash" in the New York Times.
- Featured in Investopedia's list of "Best Money-Making Apps for 2021".
- Dubbed by Business Insider as "An easy way to make money online".
- Featured in numerous Forbes articles, including "How to Make Money from Home".
- Featured in Refinery29 as a one of their recommended "Ways to make money from home that aren't a scam".
- Featured in GOBankingRates' "14 Best Money-Making Apps You Should Download Now".
- Featured in Chicago Tribune's "reliable sites to get started with" in "How to Make Money Online".
And you'll find loads more stories and accolades about Swagbucks in the news.
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Swagbucks Review: How Our Members Use Swagbucks
I have been earning Swagbucks for several years now and enjoy earning gift cards. We use our gifts cards for family vacations and to purchase items from our vacations we take. It is nice that I can earn all year so that I can have gift cards to use when it comes time for our family time together.
Richard (Swag Name Casinoguy),
Oakdale, Calif, Member since February 2014
I grew up in a big family and being a broke college student didn't pan out during holiday seasons. I was able to use my gift cards to buy gifts for nieces and nephews, otherwise I wouldn't have been able to. Fast forward to 2020 and the extra Swagbucks help to make our small trips possible! We recently went to Pittsburgh and paid for new luggage, activities for the car ride, clothes, and even found deals on our hotel because of Swagbucks. That left more money for us to experience the town! I'm closing in on 100,000 lifetime earned and I don't plan to ever stop!
Abby (Swag Name abbymarie23),
Albany, Ohio, Member since August 2012
I came into Swagbucks last year at the start of the pandemic. With all the changes, I gave my "fun money" from my paycheck to the family account and wanted to find other ways to make a few dollars on the side. After a google search and an attempt at a different site, I found Swagbucks! It was said to be the "most rewarding" survey site on the internet. Almost a year later, I can definitely vouch for that... It has been an awesome ride! I love doing surveys. Sometimes after a few, I'll get opportunities to try at home products. This has been great as I have gotten diapers, razors, body wash, you name it! Not only can I make a few bucks, I get to try new products! How more awesome can it get?
Paul (Swag Name culberson009),
Smyrna, Delaware, member since April 2020
How Much Can I Expect to Earn Using Swagbucks?
Most members can earn an extra $50 - $200 a month using Swagbucks. It's a fun side gig or sideline to make money when you have got some spare time. And of course there are plenty of power users who earn in the 4 or 5 figures every year using Swagbucks.
Every day, over 10,000 gift cards or PayPal cash deposits are paid out on Swagbucks. Since 2008, Swagbucks has paid over $665,948,816 in cash and free gift cards. Put cash back in your wallet. Join for free today.
Headquartered in El Segundo, California, Swagbucks is a subsidiary brand of Prodege, LLC. a leading Internet and media company that operates multiple customer engagement brands.