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How to Earn Extra Money with Swagbucks


How to Earn Extra Money with Swagbucks | do you want to make some extra money to save up for Christmas or treat yourself to something fun? This is a simple tutorial to help you get started making money with Swagbucks. Click through to learn the simple steps so you can get in on this! We’re all looking for ways to earn a few extra bucks, right?

With pretty minimal effort, I’ve been earning points with Swagbucks that can be cashed in for gift cards to tons of different places.

I’ll be honest, I don’t try too hard with Swagbucks, so my earnings aren’t huge. I don’t think anyone is replacing their income with this, but there are people who make $75-100/ month by putting in some effort and being consistent. That’s pretty awesome! I’m pretty stoked that I’ve already got enough points for a few lattes.

The Swagbucks website says that they’ve paid out over 140 million dollars to their members, so why not get in on some of that?

In general 1,000 points(SwagBucks) converts into a $10 gift card. They do runs sales on certain gift cards where you can get them for less than the normal amount of points.

You could save up your points all year and then get gift cards to purchase Christmas presents with. Or if money for a date night or fun money isn’t in your budget, you could earn points to go out to eat or buy random fun stuff from Target.

How to Earn Extra Money with Swagbucks

Sign Up!

Haha, of course you have to sign up first!

Click here to get started with Swagbucks.

You’ll enter your email address and create a password. Then you’ll have you go into your email to verify your email address so you can start earning points!

Start Earning Points

You can earn points in a whole bunch of different ways, which is great, but also a little overwhelming at first.

So here’s a little breakdown of what to look for to get started:

The To Do List

When you’re signed in to Swagbucks, you’ll see the To Do List in the left-hand column. You can click on each task to complete it each day.

There’s a daily poll, videos to watch, their search engine to use, and a few other things. Completing each task will get you one or more Swagbucks. If you complete six out of the seven tasks on your To Do List, you’ll earn a bonus.

You could easily do this while you’re sitting around watching TV at night.

SwagBucks Home Screen - earn extra cash from home

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The SwagButton

If you use Google Chrome as your main web browser, you can get the SwagButton: aka, the Swagbucks Chrome extension. To find this, look on your SwagBucks home page. It is under ‘Quick Links’ in the left-hand column.

The SwagButton extension is cool because it alerts you of ways to earn more SwagBucks.

A big way to earn is to get cash back on online purchases. If you have the SwagButton installed, an alert will pop up if there are currently cash back offers for whatever website you’re shopping at. Since we do almost all of our Christmas shopping online, I’m excited to see how much cash back we’ll be able to earn.

You can also click on the SwagButton to use the Swagbucks search engine. When you use the SwagBucks search engine, you will occasionally be rewarded with points. Since I’m a lazy SwagBucks user, this is one of the main ways I earn points.

The SwagButton also has alerts that pop up if there are opportunities to earn points on social media. Sometimes, SwagBucks will post on Facebook and give a special code that will earn you some points. If they do this, an alert will pop up and you can quickly go over to that site, copy the code, and paste it into your Swag Code box.

I have to give SwagBucks credit for not making any of these alerts obnoxious or in the way. I can’t stand when I get alerts and emails 50x per day from somewhere. When an alert happens, a small box will show up in the corner of your browser. If you don’t want to participate, you can simply close the box and move on.

The Search Engine

Like I said, I earn most of my points the lazy way, by using the SwagBucks search engine.

In whatever web browser you usually use, you can go into the settings and set the SwagBucks search engine as your default. This way, whenever you search something, you are using their browser and you raise your chances of earning more points.

The App

You can use the SwagBucks app to search, shop, answer surveys, and watch videos.

I like to go to the ‘Watch’ section and turn on the featured videos. A lot of times, I play the videos and turn off the volume and just let them run for a while.

I think you can reach a limit or at least run out of new videos to watch, so you can’t just let them play 24 hours a day, but this is a great way to earn points.

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Other Ways to Earn SwagBucks

Surveys – You can always take surveys to earn points. On the SwagBucks home page, in the left-hand column is the ‘Answer’ section. There will be surveys to take. Most of them ask a few introductory questions to see if you qualify for the survey. If you don’t fit what they’re looking for, you’ll still earn a few points for trying.

Games – Go to the ‘Play’ section in the left-hand column. Don’t get sucked into the games you have to pay for or the sweepstakes you can enter. Look for the free SwagBucks games at the bottom of the page.

Refer – On the top toolbar on the webpage, you’ll see the ‘Refer & Earn’ section. If you refer friends to SwagBucks, you’ll earn points every time they earn points.

Ok, are you ready to earn some extra money?

If you haven’t signed up for SwagBucks yet and would like to, Click Here Now.

⇒ Have you earned gifts cards SwagBucks? What other programs do you use to earn some extra on the side?


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Erin | A Welder's Wife

Monday 22nd of August 2016

I have used Swagbucks a few times, but have a hard time making it worth my while. It would be awesome to earn an extra $100 bucks a month for answering surveys!


Tuesday 23rd of August 2016

I totally get that. I try to do it while I'm just hanging out so I don't feel like I'm wasting time when I should be doing more important things. And using the search engine and playing videos is so passive that it doesn't really take any effort.


Monday 22nd of August 2016

I'm like you, I haven't really invested a lot of time into Swagbucks but I already have already earned at least $25 in giftcards! Yay!


Monday 22nd of August 2016

That's awesome Amanda! So exciting!


Monday 22nd of August 2016

I have tried to use Swagbucks to search various sites in order to get some points/extra cash, but I have never accrued any from doing so. I know that so many other people, including you Sarah, are able to get cash that way. Any advice on how to make that happen? TIA.


Monday 22nd of August 2016

I think the key is just to be consistent about it. SwagBucks tells you how many points you'll get for completing the daily tasks and it will add up if you consistently work on it every day.

Sarah Jean

Monday 22nd of August 2016

I am always looking for ways to make a few more bucks...even swag bucks! Thanks for the tips.


Monday 22nd of August 2016

I hope you make some money with it Sarah!


Monday 22nd of August 2016

I've been using Swagbucks for a few months now, and I've earned a bit of cash and some Amazon vouchers. It's not a lot but I think it does add up after a while!


Monday 22nd of August 2016

It's cool to see it add up so that I can buy myself a treat or something.