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Swagbucks has been soaring under my radar for quite some time now. Yes, I knew it was there. Yes, I’ve heard of the amazing things people are doing with it. And yes, I even tried it out a few times but somehow failed to see the benefits. I just didn’t recognize what Swagbucks could do for me and determined it wasn’t worth my time.
Over the past few weeks I’ve heard about Swagbucks from countless people from just about every social circle I have, and I have a lot of social circles. I noticed people watching videos or taking surveys. But it all changed when someone mentioned to me that they were going to start saving up their Swagbucks in order to pay for something on Amazon.
There are so many things I want on Amazon, especially educational tools that aren’t cheap. We homeschool, so picking up telescopes, microscopes, slides, flasks, test tubes, and more for the kids can get quite pricey. Right now I want to save up to buy one of those microscopes that has a camera you can connect it to the computer so everyone can see the magnification. For our homeschool classroom, even our co op, this would be amazing! I would love to be able to look at the slides with the kids and identify what we’re seeing together, talk about it, ask questions and figure it all out.
It’s now time for me to get serious about Swagbucks and see what I can do with it. Over the next month I’m going to get on Swagbucks and see what I can do.
Swagbucks is an online rewards program. They offer a wide variety of activities for you to earn swagbucks. Swagbucks are points you earn that can be redeemed for gift cards or get cash back from PayPal. They’ve already paid out over $120 million in gift cards and rewards, plus money saving expert friends of mine swear by this rewards program. They are the real deal. You won’t make a living on Swagbucks, but it’s a fantastic way to earn a little extra spending money.
How to Earn Swagbucks
There are several ways you can earn Swagbucks. You can do all of them or just a few of them, it’s up to you how much or how little you do. You can go on daily or just when you have some spare time. Swagbucks activities can be accessed on your desktop/laptop or even on mobile. It’s extremely accessible which makes it even easier to earn those Swagbucks resulting in earning those gift cards and rewards faster.
Here’s how you can earn with Swagbucks
- Play bonus themed games as advertised by Swagbucks
- Shop at your favorite online retailers (think holiday shopping to rack up those points!)
- Watch videos on a variety of topics
- Take surveys
- Discover new opportunities and earn points for trying them out
- Play games
- Do online games
- Participate in a poll
- Meet your daily goals
- Find hidden swag codes
- Refer friends to join
What Can You Earn with Swagbucks?
Now that you’ve spent all that time earning your Swagbucks it’s time to redeem them. One of the most popular ways to utilize Swagbucks is to trade them in for gift cards to your favorite online retailers. You can also donate your Swagbucks to charity.
Here are just a few of the gift cards you can earn:
- Visa Gift Card
My Swagbucks Goals
I’m starting at 1518 Swagbucks in my account, which means today I could cash it out for a $15 gift card. This is a combination of what I earned a long long time ago when I first tried it out, then some that I earned over the past few days as I’ve explored Swagbucks.
What I want to do is put some extra effort into learning more about what Swagbucks can do for me and do my best to earn points. My plan is to spend at least three months working with Swagbucks to see if I can start multiplying the amount of points I get by being on it. Maybe the more familiar I am with it the more routine it will become to earn points. Maybe the more I’m on it the better I’ll be at finding the best activities to take part in. If I’m lucky I’ll learn that consistent activity results in exponential growth of points!
I don’t know about that last one, but it would be nice.
I’m hoping Swagbucks works out for me because I know it is something I can make a little bit of income with. Something I learned from the Making Sense of Affiliate Marketing course is if you want to make money online with programs like this, you have to have a plan. Random usage doesn’t maximize results. I can’t wait to see what Swagbucks has in store for me, and I really hope it’s a good thing.
What will you use your Swagbucks on? Tell me your big ideas in the comments below.