WFMW: Swagbucks Review


I thought it was time for a Swagbucks review. If you don’t use this search tool, you should!
Last year,  I was able to pay for Christmas gifts for my family with Swagbucks. This year, I’ve been able to buy needed items for Mercy House.
You can easily join (for free) and start earning your own Swagbucks today!
How it works: It’s very simply a search engine that rewards you for searching. Instead of using your regular search engine, you use the Swagbucks engine or even more handy, download a great toolbar that’s right at your fingertips.
Every once in awhile, while searching, a Swagbuck or two or five will be awarded. These can be redeemed for prizes or Amazon gift cards.
And that’s it, easy! I’ve quickly learned that if you invite friends and family (no blog, needed!) and they sign up, it increases your Swagbucks.
If you have a blog, you can post a button to help people sign up (like the one below) to encourage your readers to sign up and then they can encourage their readers and so on:
Search & Win
(click to join)

Remember, this isn’t an overnight money miracle. It’s a slow, steady consistency that pays off in the end.
It works for me!




Comments

  1. 1

    April says

    How funny! I just used Swagbucks to search for your blog today. I use swagbucks a lot to search for this blog even though I have it saved and know the web address!

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    says

    I love swagbucks too and sometimes blog the new ways I’ve been getting extra bucks; surveys have been great the last few weeks!

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    A few years ago, possibly at your suggestion, we tried swagbucks. We even installed a tool bar. It not only did not earn us anyswag bucks, it basically ate our computer. It was a basically a female horse who is not a morning animal. Yes a nightmare. I an glad it works for you. Maybe we will try again and most probably we won’t. Maybe I can just find a way to pester people to share their swagbucks with me. I’ll call it nagbucks.

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    I just removed my Swagbucks toolbar and meant to put it back but I forgot. They have been sending me the cutest emails saying “we miss you!”. I know it’s automated, but still. It’s kinda nice. I’m not as disciplined about using the bucks for things like budget reducing gift buying, I tend to ‘blow’ it. My last purchase was a bunch of Pokemon cards for my son…

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    Oops, my autofill put my name in the linky and I didn’t notice it until it was too late. I’m so sorry, it should have read Corn Syrup Substitutes.

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    says

    You know, I am looking at the Swagbucks toolbar on my computer right now and realize that I don’t use it often enough. And I certainly haven’t redeemed anything! Thanks for this reminder – paying for Christmas gifts is a great motivator!

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    Amy says

    Random question: So is the money you redeem taxable? What kinda paperwork is involved on that end- Trying to decided if getting a $10 gift card is worth the paperwork hassle for tax purposes.

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    says

    I LOVE Swagbucks! I just spent what I had saved up in the way of Amazon.com gift certificates to buy our homeschool books. I think you have better family/friends than I do–mine sign up for Swagbucks but forget to sign up UNDER ME despite my repeated reminders to do so! ;)

    So, yes, if someone here is interested in Swagbucks, please click on the button in Kristen’s post!

  9. 12

    yolande says

    Hey Kristen, I want to feature Mercy House as our VBS missions project–I e-mailed about it but maybe not to the right place–can you please e-mail me? I was wanting to know if there is a special (specific) need the children could give towards. I know you are super busy!! Thanks! yolande rarebeetle@hotmail.com

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    Debi says

    Thanks for the tip. I’ll be sure to check out swagbucks.
    BTW, I don’t know if it’s just my computer screen or not, but I have a hard time reading your blog. The background is black and the words a a shade of grey. I have to scrollover words and highlight each time. The pictures and ads show up fine and the comments too. Just the blog part doesn’t.

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      kristen says

      actually the background is white –maybe you could try it in a different browser? Sorry you’re having a hard time!

  11. 17

    Sharon says

    I love Swagbucks! I started earning more after someone mentioned that they “search” for things that they have bookmarked or go to regularly to get more bucks. I am constantly “searching” for Facebook, Google reader and We are That Family. :-)

  12. 18

    says

    I {LOVE} Swagbucks! I have used my Swagbucks to buy me a Kindle. Now I use them to buy books for the Kindle. Most bible study books are NOT on the free list, lol
    DON’T FORGET…GROUPON is linked up to Swagbucks so purchase those from Swagbucks. Its another way of boosting up your bucks!

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    Rita says

    I’ve been using Swagbucks since August 2009, and in that time, I’ve redeemed my swagbucks for a total of $145 in Amazon gift cards. I use the search engine regularly. You get one extra swagbuck a day for using the toolbar. You get one swagbuck a day for completing the daily poll (which takes about 2 seconds). And you get one swagbuck daily just for visiting the “trusted survey” page. I’ve tried the surveys in the past, and I NEVER qualify for them. In fact, I just attempted a survey that was supposed to have 100% odds of participation, and I was STILL told that I didn’t qualify! I’ve also tried the “tasks” which involve submitting search engine results on different queries. They seem to take way too long to complete, and half the time they tell me I’ve entered the wrong answer. So I don’t think they are worth it. Anyway, I love Swagbucks. It takes so little effort to use their search engine instead of your old one, and it’s free money!

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