How To Win Swag Bucks

Several readers have asked me how to win Swag Bucks. I know there are still many of you who don’t think it works, I was skeptical in the beginning too.

Then, last year I was able to pay for all our Christmas presents using swag bucks to purchase Amazon gift cards, and the gift cards to purchase gifts.

After Christmas was paid for I started saving my swag bucks for these:

And last week, I bought an iMac computer for my children using Swag Bucks!

Now, you can’t earn enough swag bucks to buy a computer overnight, (well some of you probably can) but over time they do add up.

Here are ways you can earn Swag Bucks:

1. Use Swag Bucks to search the web.

Instead of using google I use swag bucks. I almost always find what I am looking for, and if I don’t, I just switch back to google. When you search using swag bucks you randomly win bucks.

2. Install the swag bucks toolbar.

I can’t believe I didn’t do this sooner. I installed the toolbar and I usually win several swag bucks a day for doing nothing! It just pops up on my computer screen.

swagbucks toolbar

3. Purchase items through the Swag Bucks website.

The swag bucks website usually has incentive programs if you buy through their affiliate links. Currently, if you order flowers through their link you earn 700 bucks.

4. Find the Swag Codes.

Swag Codes are released about once a day. They can appear anywhere, and at any time, throughout the Swag Bucks network. This includes,; the newsletter, any Swag Bucks powered Search&Win Site; the Official Swag Bucks blog, Facebook Fan Page, Twitter page, Flickr page; and affiliated partner sites. When you find the code, enter it in the swag code box on the site and earn bucks.

5. Trade in your old electronics.

You can earn bucks for trading in your old cell phones, video games and electronics.

6. Vote in the Daily Polls.

Each day the Swag Bucks website runs a poll. They are only one question and random participants earn a swag buck or two after they submit their answer.

7. Refer Friends.

This is the best way to earn swag bucks. When you log in to your account you will find your referral code. Even if you don’t have a blog you can share this code with your friends via email, facebook, etc. When your friends sign up using your code you earn swag bucks. You are awarded matching Swag Bucks only for the Bucks they win while searching (up to a total of 1,000).

A few more Swag Buck tips.

Recently Swag Bucks changed the value of the swag bucks. While you use to win 1, 2, or 5 bucks when you searched, now it is usually 10, 20, or 50 bucks. When they changed the value of the bucks, they also increased the cost of the prizes. A $5 Amazon gift card cost 45 Swag Bucks under the old system, now it costs 450 bucks. So if you had 300 Swag Bucks in your account, and now you have 3,000 it is because of the new system.

Redeem your Swag Bucks rather than hold on them. There is a limit on how many prizes you can buy each month so don’t hold all your bucks until you want something, cash them in as you go.

Friday is Mega Swag Bucks day. That means you have the chance to earn more Swag Bucks on Friday than other days of the week.

If you aren’t using Swag Bucks I would encourage you to give it a try and see if it works for you. If you signed up a long time ago, but stopped using it, try it again. It has been a financial blessing for our family and a great way to stretch the budget!

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  1. I never get qualified for a survey…and I get only 1 or 2 swagbucks when I do complete them. I earn a few here and there, but then I am told I can’t use them in the swag store. I’ve gotten small prizes like kids toys I could buy at the Dollar Tree. How do you get the swagbucks for the larger prizes?

  2. Hey guys! I though I would interject my thoughts about Swagbucks! I absolutely love it! I get mine very very slowly because I have no referrals but it is still a great way to get free stuff! Also please check out my new blog at

  3. I just started Swab Bucks a little over 3 weeks ago and have already earned enough for three $5 Amazon gift cards. It’s easy and fun. . . though I did get a bit obsessed about it at first. Thanks for the advice about cashing in regularly due to a limit in redeeming Swag Bucks. Hadn’t considered that and am now looking at cameras on!

  4. David Greene says:

    Thanks for sharing, I found out about SwagBucks from this site since I’m trying to get started making money online, and have been trying to find ways to earn more ever since I came across it, this post is definitely helping!

  5. Sonia (Swagname: Abstractioncat) says:

    i just started swagbucks about 3 or so months ago . . . got a connection win money for a game i was playing if i signed up for swagbucks. at first i hated it but now i love it but i havent gotten anything yet. still saving up almost have 2000. a lot of times i dont qualifly for surveys becuase of not having certain electronics or being to young. its not as easy to win swagbucks when you have a slower computer. i like this site it has useful info. i didnt know that you could use swag codes and download a toolbar(heard of them but didnt know what they were. thank you

  6. Sonia (Swagname: Abstractioncat) says:

    whoever said earlier in comment it seams thoose who have lot of swagbucks have ppl sign up under them. . . i have almost 2000 idk if you count that as a lot but i do and i dont have any ppl sined up under me it just took a lot of videos, special events(e.g. holloween zombie v.s. vampires),surveys, and others. i did get disqualified for a lot of surveys too that why i try the best to complete surveys with 100 or more swagbucks rewarded

  7. i just started today and by doing a few things i already have 80. i think this is a useful site and i appreciate the info.

  8. i joined swagbucks about a week ago, i have entered several offers and most of them have not paid out even though i have emailed them with proof, i now have 8 outstanding iquiries that remain unanswered and unrewarded. i am very disappointed as all my time and effort has been in vain, i have tried every email address and still only get auto responses. this is now a site i would tell everyone to avoid like the plague.

  9. I used to do swag bucks back in 2011 but quit because I never really could win many bucks at a time. I recently (January 2013) got back into it. When I logged in initially, I realized I had 2000 points, so I quickly (after a few days) was able to get up to 2500 and get the $25 Amazon card. Year to date (January 1 to February 13), I am now up to $50 in Amazon money (which I used ALL the time). And, I’m only about 200 points away from another $5. I redeem every single time I get 450 points because that is actually cheaper than 2500 for $25. I do my very best to reach my “goal” everyday so that I get bonus points. 🙂 Year to date, I’m up to 250 bonus points without doing anything except reaching my daily goal! This is much better than Bing which I can usually get only about $5 per month (but I still do that!).

  10. Best deal is 450 swagbucks for $5 amazon gift card and you can redeem for that I think 5x a month – so 2250 swagbucks used to equal $25 amazon!!!!

  11. Great list!! I also like SB TV… since I am on the computer anyway, it is an easy way to rack up some swagbucks for just clicking some videos!!

  12. Inorder to win swagbucks I have to search for stupid things. Like where are the voyagers in space. Would the earth start over with humans after all things are gone. That is how I win a few at a time.

  13. I love Swagbucks for earning, and redeem my swagbucks for Amazon giftcards. I have been a member for 3 years. I have earned $40 a month just watching videos, completing tasks, short surveys, visiting websites, searching, and more in my spare time. It’s a bit harder to earn now then it use to be, you know back in the but, its still my TOP choice site to earn from. I made my own affiliate site for it if you want to see it in the link above. Swagbucks is highly recommended, adn is NOT at all a scam, if you follow the rules they always pay..Guaranteed! Have a good day. ***** *****

  14. I love Swagbucks! I average $100.00 a month in Paypal cash. I have my routine down. I meet my goal 1 and total goal daily. And I get all the bonus points for reaching my 7 days, 14 days, 21 days and 31 days. I use the toolbar, extension, I do polls daily, Noso daily, watch videos on the offers, the videos earn you 2 points and it can go on all day. I watch sbtv on my smart phone while doing house chores. I do those no purchase required and use the search when I need to purchase online and earn sb’s on my purchases like home depot, I just earned sb’s on purchasing from Avon. I heard about an effective bug repellant made by Avon so, I researched using Swagbucks. It says, I earn 3 sb’s per dollar on my purchases. when it says it will credit your sb points in 4-7 days. It actually does! I have used it when I booked a room from and I used the search bar to take me to the site. They paid me 6 sb’s per dollar spent on the hotel room booking. It did take 7 days to get the credit, which is fine to me. Swagbucks pays sb points for just about any online shopping you have to do. Just use their search bar for whatever company you are shopping from. It all adds up! I reach 2500 every 7 days. And I cash them in for 25 paypal cash. It has helped my family a lot. It isn’t for everybody. I started up in 2011, I made a little back then and quit. Just this year 2014. I decided to give a go again and went hardcore. Read some people’s views and took notes. So, I went ahead and tried it myself. What did I know? It can actually work if you put effort. Thanks to #Swagbucks! Good luck to you all!

  15. Oh another ways that I earn my points is doing the daily crave and encrave on special offers. Watch for the read ones under special offer. They 5 sb’s for each read, it will instruct you on what you need to do to earn the 5 sb’s or 2 sb. Sometimes they want you to view the quick video or read the excerpts. Simple as that!

  16. I’ve had great luck with Swagbucks! I. Average about $50 /month in Amazon gift cards. So far this month though, I’m up to $65. They have many ways to earn “swagbucks” so there’s something for everyone. I’d love to have you sign up under me.- I don’t have any referrals yet, & I’d be happy to teach you everything I know about being successful. Give it a go:

  17. I love swagbucks! I’ve earned enough for 2 nice cell phones from best buy, christmas gifts for my children and a few other small gift cards through amazon. It’s not a site where you will earn hundreds a day but you definitely earn a hundred or more in a month just putting in an hour or 2 here every day or so. Nothing comes for free. This is my favorite site right now though.

  18. Michael Smith says:

    I have been using Swag Bucks for a few months now and ABSOLUTELY LOVE IT!!!! It’s 100% LEGIT, straight forward, easy, etc….. The only drawback is the time u have 2 put in to make any real money!!! I live in an area that has the worst network ever so I can only do 1 or 2 things @ a time…..I can’t even run the “Toolbar” so there r no Bonus “Bucks” for me!! I’m a disabled, single father who was screwed out of my SSD benefits and trying to find some way to make a living, anyone have any other ideas?? Don’t get me wrong I love the idea, and will continue to use it for a lot of things but it just isn’t cutting it @ $0.10-$0,20 per hour!!!!

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