Tuesday, January 05, 2016

Is Swagbucks legit? A blogger tells you straight up!

If you've landed here asking the query in a search engine wondering if Swagbucks is legit, I won't keep you wondering.  The answer is a resounding yes.

Want to join?  Did I convince you already?  Join Swagbucks today!
I've been a member of Swagbucks since 2008.  Here's a screengrab from my account page showing my first search win.  In the interest of full disclosure, I'm also an Influencer for them, which I would not do if I didn't support the brand as I don't promote brands I don't believe in here on MEM.

See the lifetime Swagbucks?  I look forward to the day I roll over 100,000.  Kind of like a car, only with a car, rolling 100k is probably a bad thing.  Oddly enough, the mileage on my 2008 van has got to be close to the number of Swagbucks I've earned lifetime....  but I digress!  97,242 Lifetime after over 6 years.  That has to be convincing you to join Swagbucks today. 

So yes, Swagbucks is legit.  I have cashed in for many, many gift cards through the years.  Last year alone, I cashed in for over $100 worth of Amazon and PayPal.  Mostly Amazon, though since we buy a lot of books in our house.  I could have done better, but life happened last year and I let things slide about mid-year.  I didn't do as much with the site since I was so overwhelmed with moving, a death in the family, and trying to pick up the pieces.  So this past year, it was definitely less than I was capable of earning.  I do these things mostly while watching TV or in that quiet time in between in the morning when the kids get up for school. 

See a screen grab of some of my activity.  You can see where I was clearly trucking along and then hit the roadblock called life.  You can also see that if you're looking to earn some extra cash each month, particularly if you're a college student, disabled, SAHM or SAHM, retired, or whatever, you can do it!  Cash in for PayPal and build your emergency funds or save for a vacation.  Cash in for Amazon and feed your need to read.  Or your insatiable 11 year old's need to read, who seems to love every fantasy series out there.

But the truth is that you get out of it what you put into it.  So that means to make it work for you, you'll need to:
  • Visit the site daily.  Perform natural searches and you should win some points called Swagbucks.
  • Have a mobile phone?  Make sure you have their apps installed so you get notified of Swag Codes
  • Install their toolbar (also notifies you of codes when there are some out)
  • Use SB TV to bump up your point totals (recommend running on your phone or tablet via their mobile app)
  • Take surveys on their site
  • Do the daily poll, Daily Crave, and Daily Offers (NOSO)
  • Check the home page for easy offers to watch videos
  • Do offers from the sponsors' walls
  • Participate in challenges, code extravaganzas, and the daily challenge
  • Play Games (even free ones, you can earn up to 10 points called Swagbucks a day)
  • Refer your friends!  Join Swagbucks then start recruiting your friends to join too.  Their activity will help boost your total.  It's win-win!
  • Hoard your points so that you can claim one $25 gift card (participating) for a discount.  For instance, 2,200 points for a $25.00 Amazon vs. 2,500 points, limited to one discounted card per month)

In short, there's a lot of  different ways to earn points known as Swagbucks!  The daily goal is a great way to stay on track. 

I hope this didn't sound like an infomercial at all.  I just wanted to point out and show you that it is a legitimate site and yes, people do earn money from it.  Questions?  Please leave them in the comments!

Pinching Abe does, from time to time, include referral links and/or affiliate links within the body of the text. Please be aware that clicking on any of these and/or shopping through those links may benefit her by way of earning money toward a commission for referring you to specific deals or sites.
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