Swagbucks Scoop

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All around the internet world there are sites that promise money or rewards for taking surveys, signing up for offers, etc. But lots of them are scams or take so much time they don’t seem worth it. Swagbucks is an exception, and it has become so popular because it’s easy to earn free Amazon gift cards, Paypal money (and lots of other rewards) with little effort.

Basically Swagbucks is a search engine that randomly gives you reward points (“Swagbucks”) for doing online searches. That’s it. I don’t know about you, but I’m always searching for things. . . recipes, craft projects, homeschool ideas, etc. so it’s a huge bonus to earn points for doing the things I already do!

Just by doing your regular internet searches you can typically earn 10-30 Swagbucks, per day. Then when you have collected enough Swagbucks you can cash them in for gift cards. For example, it takes 450 Swagbucks to earn a $5 Amazon gift card. There are lots of other prizes to choose as well, I just prefer the gift cards or PayPal money (feeds my online shopping splurges!).

Sometimes I use my Swagbucks for homeschooling books and curriculum. I know a girl who saves all her Swagbucks and then “buys” diapers on Amazon with the gift cards she’s earned! Another friend saved all her Swagbucks and fully funded her family’s Christmas one year! How cool is that?

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Anyway, I’m sure you can think of your own ideas for how you would spend your Swagbucks.

So here’s how it works:

  • I refer you and you sign up to get your own Swagbucks account. You can download the search bar, or just do searches on Swagbucks.com.
  • Then, you just do your normal online thing. . . but every time you need to search for something, use the Swagbucks search bar. After a few searches a little message pops up to tell you how many Swagbucks you’ve won. (It’s usually just 10, but sometimes I get 30 or 50.)
  • Then, watch your Swagbucks accumulate!  Redeem them for a gift card when you have enough, or don’t. Whatever. It’s up to you.
  • You also might want to check out their referral program. For every person who signs up with your referral code, you can earn matching Swagbucks! Spread the news on your own blog, Facebook page, etc.

Swagbucks is just another way we can get the internet to make money for us. If you don’t need extra money, then ignore my post. But if it sounds interesting, why not join? Even if it’s just to help me reach my goal of saving up for next year’s homeschooling curriculum!

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