How I Get the Most Out of Swagbucks

Swagbucks2  I have been a member of Swagbucks for many years, but have only recently (like, in the last few months), finally figured out how to really earn Swagbucks AND  meet my daily goal (set by Swagbucks each day).  For a while, their daily goals were just too high and it was just too hard to really get any Swagbucks each day, so it would take me quite a while to be able to earn a $5 Amazon GC, which was the best deal that they had.  I remember getting very frustrated some days, and I really just did not do a whole lot with them because of that.

When they did their latest revamp a little while back, it became quite a bit easier to earn Swagbucks, thus enabling me to earn more GCs!  I will be honest in saying that I still did not take full advantage of earning them like I could for a while, but, for the last several months, I’ve been able to meet the maximum $5 Amazon GCs that I could earn a month (a total of 5) and still have Swagbucks left to spend!

But, I’ve recently figured out quite a few more tips & tricks that I would like to share with you so that you, too, can make the most of your time and earnings.

Here’s how I manage an average of 100 Swagbucks per day (it does vary a bit – sometimes more, sometimes less):

The easiest 5 Swagbucks you can earn each day are from your “To Do List,”  which is located on the left hand side of the screen:

* DailyCrave (opens in a new window & has 2 short videos for you to like/dislike & then awards you 1 SB)

*Swagbutton (Download & use the Swagbucks toolbar for 1 SB – the toolbar also alerts you to active Swag Codes!)

*Daily Poll (Give your opinion on the daily poll for 1 SB)

*NOSO offers (Click through the ads to the end to earn 2 SB)

*SB Search Engine:  Do at least 3 searches a day – one in the morning,  one in the afternoon, and one in the evening.  You will usually earn SBs in at least 2 out of the 3 searches. (Make sure that you have Swagbucks set as your default search engine.  If you are not using the SB search engine for your searches, you are wasting your time)

*Games:  You can earn 2SB for every two days you play with a maximum of 10 SB per day.  As a busy, homeschooling mom, I do not have time to sit & play games all day, but I can play a few quick games of Swagarsaurus Run or Swag Jump.  These two take very little time & can be done throughout the day.  Just remember 10 games equals 10 SB (2 Sb for every 2 games played, not 1 SB after every game).

*Surveys:  These are very hit & miss.  I do not qualify every day, but I seem to have better luck with the Gold Surveys.  These can easily be located in the top left corner after  participating in the Daily Poll.  Even if you do not qualify, you can get a maximum of 5 SB for not qualifying for 5 surveys.  So, this is hit or miss, but I have had fairly decent luck the last couple of weeks with these.  (I do seem to have more luck qualifying for surveys early in the morning.)

There are also Profile questions that can be found on the right hand side of the survey page, but these questions are definitely random.  When you see them, answer them & begin to fill up the meter for a chance at more SB (10 SB, I think, when it’s  full).

*Main Page: On the main (home) Swagbucks page, there are many opportunities to earn more SB.  My favorites for this are: Take a Discovery Break (JunGroup) (2 SB), nGage (2 SB), and Earn 2 Swag Bucks  (earn 1 – 2 SB easily by interacting with their ads). These can be done multiple times throughout the day, and they really help to rack up SB.  But, know that they do not work well on iPads.

There are also several other click through ads on the main SB page that will give you 1 SB when you complete the required activity.  Most only take a few seconds to complete.

*Swagbucks Videos:  Fill the SB TV meter for a chance to win a maximum of 150 SB per day!  You can only watch each video once per day.

If you have an iPad, they have a SBTV mobile app that allows you earn up to 30 SB perday!  I’ve found that by downloading the SB mobile App & allowing videos to autoplay, I can earn these fairly effortlessly.  (I have done this & left it to play while I go about my daily routines, or even when I’m getting ready for bed at night.) Some of the videos I’ve enjoyed, some are not my cup of tea, but I play them anyway.  (Anything that is not family-friendly is not played in my home, but I’ve not really had an issue with SB, so I don’t think that this will be an issue for anyone.)

*Coupons:  Swagbucks has links to print of coupons.  You do earn SB just for printing off coupons (usually 10 SB for printing off a minimum of 10 coupons), but you can also earn SB by actually using them, so I try to only print off coupons that I know I or my family/friends need/will use.  It does take a few weeks for these SB to be credited to your account, but I’ve never had any issues with them.

*Shopping:  Swagbucks has a many links to online retailers that, if you go through them, you can earn so many SB per dollar spent at that particular site.  For example, if you were to need printer ink, make sure to click on the Staples link to earn 5 SB per dollar spent!  It does take a few weeks for these SB to be credited to your account, but I’ve never had any issues with them.

I have also used SB when booking a hotel stay.  I managed to rack up several SB that way!  If you’re going to be shopping online, you might as well earn something for your time and money spent, right?

Yes, these activities do take a little time, but you can work on them throughout the day when you are already on the computer.  The only thing that you need to be mindful of are the searches.  Make sure that you do one early in the morning, one sometime after lunch to mid afternoon, and another in the late evening before going to bed.  I do not always earn SB at each search time, but the majority of the time, I do.

Also, if you meet the minimum daily goal that they set for you each day, you will get bonus Swagbucks at the beginning of the next month, up to 300 SB!! This really helps towards earning your next GC.  So, it really does pay to try to at least meet the minimum daily goal each day.  I do have a goal that I set for myself each day, but I also know that some days, the minimum is the best that I can do.

These are the ways that manage to earn my SB, and how I managed to earn enough for a $25 Amazon GC this month (2200 SB)! I used to always cash them in for the $5 Amazon GC (450 SB each), up to 5 per month), but they recently increased the amount to 500 Sb per $5 Amazon GC.  AND, this month, they have the $25 Amazon GC marked down to 2200 SB, which is the better deal, so that’s what I saved up for!

One other tip that I have is, if you are on Facebook, make sure to “Like” the Swagbucks Facebook Page.  Here, you can find out the latest news, codes, etc.

I hope these ways will help you earn more Swagbucks.  After all, if you’re going to be searching online anyway, you might as well try to earn a little something for  your time, right?

Swagbucks1  If you haven’t join Swagbucks already but would like to, please consider using my referral link.  If you sign up through my referral link, yes will earn Swagbucks when you earn them, but so will your friends that sign up under you!  That’s the beauty of Swagbucks.  It’s a win-win for all!

If you have any questions that I have not answered here, please feel free to leave them in the comments and I will try my best to answer them for you!

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This week is an exciting week for loyal Swag Bucks users!  For one week, Swag Bucks is going to be increasing the amounts of times people can win from doing searches throughout the day!  This means the more you search, the more chances you have of winning!  
I’ve been using Swag Bucks for quite a while now and LOVE it!  All you have to do is use them as your main search engine and  you will randomly win SB’s.  They are also very good about putting our random codes which you can also input for more SB’s!  These add up quick and can be put toward many great prizes
I’ve used other programs  but I just never had the time to keep up with all the emails, and I never found any deals worth buying through their links, but with Swag Bucks, I can almost always find something that I would like to put my earned bucks toward.  Most of the time, I like to put them toward Amazon.com GCs since I usually find something on there  a few times a year that I’m already looking for or for when I’m looking for a gift for someone.
These are just a few ways that you can earn Swag Bucks.  So, I’m encouraging you to give Swag Bucks a chance!  You’ll get bonus Swag Bucks just for signing up!  It’s free!  What do you have to lose?!  If you sign up between now and Noon (PST) on Friday, May 7, 2010, and use code SWAGNATION5 (case sensitive), you will get 50 Swag Bucks credited to your account to start with instead of 30!