It's Mega Swagbucks Friday, which means today's the day sign up for or make sure you're using Swagbucks! Since it's Friday, you can possibly earn double or triple swag bucks for searching on the internet like you usually would.
You probably already know that I'm a big supporter of Swagbucks. That's because I truly believe it's one of the best and easiest ways to earn FREE money in the form of popular gift cards. The $5 Amazon gift card for 450 “bucks” is my favorite. Not only is it the best value in terms of cost per Swagbuck, it's also for a great store that fills almost every household need.
Not sure if you can “do” Swagbucks? You can–it's easy! Here's some information to get started:
What is Swagbucks?
Swagbucks is a search engine like Google or Yahoo that gives you the chance to win useful prizes every time you do an internet search. If you know how to search for information online you'll know how to start earning Swagbucks!
What are Swagbucks?
Swagbucks are a type of virtual currency akin to frequent flyer miles or loyalty points. The more you search the internet, the more you’ll earn. Various amounts of Swagbucks are randomly awarded when you search for information. Some searches will earn you nothing, but some will earn you points. One time I won 50 Swagbucks for a search I would have usually done on Google!
How do I use Swagbucks to Get Gift Cards or Prizes?
Exchange your Swagbucks at the Swag Store for all kinds of cool prizes: There are gift cards for Amazon, Starbucks, Target, iTunes, Barnes & Noble and other retailers. You'll also find electronics, apparel and other merchandise. It's my opinion that the gift cards are the best option, and the Amazon gift card offers you the biggest bang for your Swagbuck. You'll get a $5 Amazon card for every 450 Swagbucks exchanged.
Prize categories are listed within the Swag Store, and each prize is associated with a Swagbucks “price.” Once you have enough Swag Bucks to redeem the prize you want, you just select your prize and confirm your email and/or shipping details. You'll also need to click on a confirmation link sent to your email inbox to confirm your order. Your prize will be delivered within 7-14 days.
How Can I earn Swagbucks?
Here are some of the ways you can earn Swagbucks right now:
Swagbucks Toolbar :: Install the Swagbucks toolbar and you’ll be randomly awarded swagbucks just for having it on in your browser! It also makes the Swagbucks Search function more readily available.
Swagbucks Search :: you earn random swagbucks for searches either from www.swagbucks.com or the toolbar
Swaghunts :: The Swagbucks team will hide random codes periodically on their twitter stream, Facebook wall, blog and/or toolbar. You find the code and enter it into their site to redeem for even more credits.
Surveys :: Check your Survey page every day to see what surveys they have available. It takes about 15-20 minutes to complete the surveys, but you’re nicely rewarded. You’ll usually earn at least 150 Swagbucks for each survey you complete!
Special offers :: The Swagbucks site is updated once a week with a new set of “special offers”. You’ll earn points just for viewing the offers. You don’t even have to complete any of them!
Refer a Friend :: You’ll earn a Swagbuck every time any of your referred friends earn a Swagbuck. This is valid for the first 1,000 Swagbucks any friend earns, meaning you could redeem those points for more than $10 in Amazon gift cards if each friend gets the maximum amount!
If you’re already signed up for Swagbucks but never really got started in using it, I think you should try it again. A lot of the Swagbucks stuff has changed in the past year, and I'm guessing your balance will increase far quicker than you expect it to! If you're new to Swagbucks, you can sign up here!