Over 40 million Americans have a side hustle or some way of making extra money. There are so many options from doing affiliate marketing through blogging to making items for Etsy to drop shipping products with Shopify. These all require an ample amount of free time or starting capital. With Swagbucks, you can make extra cash through your phone during your free time.
How do I open a Swagbucks account?
It’s actually quite easy to open a Swagbucks account. Visit the website at www.swagbucks.com. Enter your email address and set up a unique password. Here, will also have the option to sign up for your free account with your Facebook account.
Note: You will automatically be enrolled in Sign up Promotion(s).
- Get a 300 SB Bonus ($3) when you earn 300 SB within your first 30 days when joining with the referral link below. For example, if you sign up on September 1st, you’ll have until October 1st to qualify for the bonus.
- $10 Sign up bonus, when you spend at least $25 at a store featured in Swagbucks.com/Shop (it will typically credit within 32 days and the bonus will be awarded a couple of days after).
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. Make sure to verify your email after signing up by checking your email. You need to verify your email to redeem your rewards. You won’t get spam.
1.Go to Swagbucks.com .
2.Just signing up will give you free SB. Now complete your profile, learn how you earn and Discover your rewards. That will give you free SB. This part is pretty self-explanatory. You can skip the tour, this rewards no SB.
3.Make sure to check your email to verify your account.
4.Hover over “Answer” on the Swagbucks Bar at the top of the screen. Click on Surveys. Fill out the info to give you surveys better targeted toward you. Earn 1 SB for entering your age/gender and 1 SB for entering your birthday. Earn 2 SB for every 10 Survey Profile questions you answer .
5.Install the SwagButton to receive 100 SB.
How do I complete my Swagbucks profile?
Completing the Swagbucks Survey profile with your basic demographic information allows Swagbucks to give you access to the surveys that you are most interested in as well as deals that require specific locations or age restrictions. To complete your survey profile, visit swagbucks.com/surveys and complete the first survey you see. You can also complete the rest of your profile, including creating a custom Swag Name in your account settings, located here: https://www.swagbucks.com/account/settings
To Do List
In an effort to continually evolve the Daily To-Do List, we’ve changed the SwagButton Activity to Daily Activity!
There are two ways to check off your Daily Activity.
- Launching a web browser that has the SwagButton installed .
- Logging into your Swagbucks account on the Mobile App.
You do not need to do both of these items to check off the Daily Activity, you only need to meet one of the above requirements.
You may also notice a new order to your daily To-Do List.
As a recap, here’s how your daily To-Do List works:
- Answer the Daily Poll: In order to check off this item you need to earn 1 SB from answering the Daily Poll
- Daily Search: There are two ways to check off this item. Either earn SB from using Swagbucks Search or simply click on Daily Search from the To-Do List.
- Deal Of The Day: Simply click on the Deal Of The Day from the To-Do list to check off this item.
- Daily Activity: A login through the SwagButton or Swagbucks Mobile App will check off this item. Earning at least 1 SB from Discover will check off this item.
- Daily Watch: Earning at least 1 SB from Watch or nCrave will check off this item.
- Attempt a Gold Survey. Earning at least 1 SB from any Gold Survey on Desktop or Mobile will check off this item.
- Complete A Gold Survey: Earning SB by successfully completing a Gold Survey on Desktop or Mobile will check off this item.
Complete 6 out of 8 items to receive your First To-Do List Bonus. This bonus averages 2 SB per day. Complete all 8 items on your To-Do List to receive an even bigger bonus! That’s a possibility of two bonuses every day!
How do Swagbucks Members Make Money Using the Service?
There are a number of ways that members legitimately make money online using Swagbucks.
Answering the current day’s Daily Poll will earn you 1 SB. How many Swagbucks is a dollar? 100 Swagbucks, or SB points = $1.
Take Surveys for Money
Members who complete Swagbucks surveys will SB. Market research companies work with Swagbucks to collect members’ opinions through online surveys, about products and services. Members can complete these paid surveys through the Swagbucks app or the Swagbucks website.
Getting paid to take surveys is probably the most popular way to make money online through Swagbucks. It doesn’t require users to spend any money to make money. And, because it’s such a popular way for members to get free gift cards, Swagbucks has a special Swagbucks survey app called Swagbucks Answer. The Swagbucks Answer app has a 4-star rating with over 23,000 reviews in the Google Play Store and a 4.3 rating in the Apple App Store with over 21,000 reviews.
Get Paid to Scan Receipt
Swagbucks pays its members to scan receipts from places like grocery, convenience and drug stores. To make money by scanning your receipt, simply download the Swagbucks app and snap a picture of it from within the app.
Get Paid to Try Products
Yep, you read that correctly. Many companies use their marketing budgets to “pay people” to try their products on a risk-free basis.
Get Cash Back When you Shop Online
Swagbucks members can get cash back from literally thousands of stores like Walmart, Best Buy, Home Depot, Target, Hotels.com, Old Navy and countless others. To get cash back, members simply click through from Swagbucks to whatever store they want to shop at. Or, members use the popular (and highly rated) Swagbutton, which is an awesome browser extension that alerts members whenever they are shopping online. The Swagbutton also shows valid coupons that help members save even more money when they shop online.
How does cash back shopping work?
- Simply register for free at for one of the popular cashback sites like Swagbucks. You’ll receive a $10 new shopper bonus after you make your first purchase through Swagbucks cashback portal.
- Whenever you plan to shop with an online store or in person, find the store at which you intend to shop within the Swagbucks Store Directory. Then, simply click through from the store’s page on Swagbucks.
- Swagbucks receives confirmation of your purchase anywhere between 1 to 3 days after you place your order.
- Your cashback balance sits in a “pending state” for about 32 days. Swagbucks uses the period for the store to confirm with us that your order has shipped. For travel purchases and additional details, read Swagbucks FAQ on Cashback Pending Periods.
- After this pending state period, Swagbucks credit the cashback to your account and it’s available to transfer via PayPal or exchange for a gift card.
- Then, if you’re a new shopper, Swagbucks credit your $10 new customer bonus 2–3 days after Swagbucks credit your cashback.
The best way to ensure that you always remember to get this free cash back money is to use the Swagbucks browser extension. It’s a simple, yet powerful, tool that you add to your Chrome, Firefox, Edge or Safari browser that alerts you about available coupons and cashback amounts when you shop online. It’s there when you need it; not when you don’t.
Make Money Playing Games
Swagbucks likes having its members spend time on its website so much so that it pays them to play games. The most popular Swagbucks game is called Swagbucks Live. It’s a live-stream trivia game show that airs Monday – Thursday at 8PM Eastern/5PM PT. Swagbucks offers up to $1,000 in prize money for each game played. Each game attracts over 20,000 players all competing for a piece of the grand prize. The Swagbucks Live app has almost 12,000 reviews in the Apple App store with an overall rating of 4.8 stars (out of 5). And, there are over 6,000 Swagbucks reviews in the Google Play Store with an overall rating of 4.6 stars (out of 5)
Get Paid to Watch Videos
Who doesn’t watch online videos? So, you might as well make money watching videos! Swagbucks has a section of its website and a number of mobile apps that are dedicated to rewarding users for watching video playlists and reviewing the content of various websites.
There’s a range of interesting video categories. They include Entertainment, Food, Home & Garden, Health, Tech, and Travel.
So, if you want to make money while watching cool videos, explore the Swagbucks Watch channel. Download the Swagbucks Watch mobile apps to make money while watching videos on-the-go!
Earn money for eating out?
The best way to save money, and essentially make money when you dine out is to use a service like SB Local. With it, you’ll effortlessly receive cashback when you dine out or shop at any of the 1,000s of participating restaurants and retailers nationwide. And, you won’t have to show a coupon or do anything other than pay with the credit card you link to the Swagbucks Local program. Take a peek at what’s available in your neighborhood.
Another great way to get free money when you dine out is to buy discounted gift cards to the restaurant at which you plan to dine at. MyGiftCardsPlus is a top-rated gift card mall that gives you cashback when you buy a gift card
Earn SB from Referrals
For each new person referred to Swagbucks.com, the referrer will earn 10% of the referrals earnings. The earnings eligible for the 10% referral program include the categories along the top menu bar: Shop, Search, Watch, Play, Answer, Discover. This includes everything found in the drop-down menus such as Daily Poll, Activities, Coupons and Tasks. Every earn on a mobile app contributes too.
You will continue to earn 10% for as long as your referral is active on Swagbucks.com, with no maximum limit.
Categories that do not count towards 10%: Sign-up bonus, Swag Codes, Daily Goal Bonuses, MyGiftCardsPlus Bonuses.
Here’s how to get you and your referral a 300 SB Bonus:
You and your referral get a 300 SB Bonus when your referral earns 300 SB within their first 30 days. For example, If your referral signs up on the 10th of July, your referral has until the 10th of August to earn 300 SB and qualify for the bonus.
Here’s how you get the extra 100 SB
Be sure to use your Swagbutton url when referring your friends to the site. Once they install the Swagbutton, you will be eligible for the extra 100 SB within 14 days. This is available through this link to the right of the page: http://www.swagbucks.com/invite
What is the fastest way to earn Swagbucks?
The fastest ways to earn on Swagbucks are by completing surveys, answering daily trivia polls, completing daily goals and daily checklists, watching videos, and searching the web. You can see your SB payout very quickly when you complete these tasks.
Cash back shopping, coupons, discovering offers, and scanning receipts are all great ways to earn, but the crediting process can take longer.
Also, Swagbucks is part of a group of loyalty, shopping, and survey sites owned by Prodege LLC. Swagbucks’ best and fastest earners often also belong to other similar sites like ShopAtHome, MyPoints, and InboxDollars. You can absolutely belong to as many Prodege LLC sites as you like to increase your earnings!
Daily earnings can vary from a few cents to over $100, but a couple dollars is a typical amount members can make by using Swagbucks for 15-30 minutes a day.
How do I claim Swagbucks rewards?
When you are ready to cash and claim your Swagbucks rewards, the process is easy.
- Go to your settings. (You’ll find it under your total current earnings amount in large, bold font.)
- Select “Redeem SB”.
- Review reward options. You can select “Most Popular Rewards”, “Gift Cards You Can Afford Now”, “On Sale Rewards” or “Featured Gift Cards”.
- Select the reward option you want. You can choose from PayPal, gift cards to your favorite retailer, or prepaid credit cards with the Visa logo.
- On the following page, select “Claim a Gift Card”.
- On the following page, confirm your account information (home or email address).
- Verify your order through an email or answering a security question.
Your Swagbucks rewards will be available to claim, you’ll get an email with the claim link. It usually takes 1-2 business days to receive, but can take longer.
Here’s an example of what that breakout might look like to get to 10,000 SB in one week.
- Discover offers and complete all of the free deals: 1,000 SB
- Print 50 grocery coupons every day for 7 days straight: 350 SB
- Refer three friends (300 SB bonus per referral): 900 SB
- Have your three referrals add the SwagButton: 300 SB
- Watch video sets every day for 7 days: 450 SB
- Answer 7 surveys a day: 6,000 SB
- Complete the daily poll and daily earning goal every day: 30 SB
- Make your first purchase via Swagbucks Shopping and get a bonus: 1,000 SB
- Add the SwagButton to your Chrome toolbar or other browser toolbar: 25 SB
- Play Swagbucks Live Trivia and get bonus for first time playing game: 50 SB
- Redeem 2 Swag Codes: 100 SB.
- Play Swagbucks Live every day: 300 SB. (You do have to be good at trivia to win though.)
- Ditch Google for a week. Use the Swagbucks search engine daily: 200 SB
Doing all of these activities over one week can add up to 10,705 SB points.