Did you know that you can earn free gift cards and cash for the everyday things you do online?
When I first started my frugal life and dipped my toes into side hustles to earn extra cash I heard about Swagbucks. Honestly speaking, my first thought was, “What is swagbucks?”, followed by “What can it do for me?”. I started doing some research and learned it’s actually quite easy to earn $5 Amazon gift cards and cash. So, I’ve put together a little tutorial for you on How I Make Money Online With Swagbucks to help you get started.
If you’re new to Swagbucks, or just want to to amp up your earnings, then you’ve come to the right place. I have used Swagbucks to bolster my Christmas budget and even purchase groceries when things were really, I mean REALLY tight! I’ve even used Swagbucks to purchase diapers, some of my sons clothes, household items and then some.
To date, Swagbucks has paid out of $150,702,321 and counting. I’m definitely getting my share, Are you?
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Before I started using Swagbucks of courses I was a little skeptical and thought it might even be a scam. However, I quickly learned that it was not a scam and actually easy to convert your SB (Swagbucks) into either cash via Paypal or actual gift-cards. Personally, I started converting my SB’s into gift cards for Amazon. My reasoning behind this move was because the $5 gift cards for Amazon are only generally on sale for 450 SB’s (cheaper than the others, so I’m maximizing my “free” money even further). I then shop on Amazon with my Prime membership to get free shipping. You see I’m shopping online with “free” money, getting free shipping and I didn’t even have to use my gas, get the kids ready or leave my house!
How To Sign Up
If you are busy and don’t have much time, then I suggest watching the following video.
If you want to sign up for Swagbucks, click here.
After you sign up make sure you come back and check out how you can use and make money with Swagbucks!
I have found that the fastest way to earn Swagbucks is to let the Swagbucks TV app run on my phone. While I’m driving to work in the morning (I drive over an hour each way), I turn on Swagbucks TV and let it play. It will run movie trailers, show trailers, ect. Every few videos that play I earn SB’s. I have also installed the Swagbucks tool bar for searching. This easily adds to my daily SB’s earned as it constantly reminds me not to search with google, but rather use the toolbar.
Searching The Internet
Use Swagbucks for all your daily internet searching! I use Swagbucks instead of google to search so I am maximizing my chances of being rewarded for my search results. Using Swagbucks is no different than using google as you get the same search results, except you get rewarded for your searches!
**See I won simply by completing a normal search!**
To Do List
Every day, Swagbucks offers a poll to complete for it’s members. These daily polls are on a wide variety of topics such as: types of music they listen to, favorite foods, favorite holidays, sports and much more! The daily poll pays out 1SB (not much) however, the poll takes about 2 seconds to complete and this SB goes towards your daily goal & bonus.
To find the Daily Poll, you have to be on the main page of your Swagbucks account, look to the left where you will see a sidebar. Towards the end of the sidebar you will notice where it says “TO DO LIST”. Click on the Daily Poll to complete the offer.
After you complete the Daily Poll, there are six other activities to complete: Daily Crave, Daily Search, Daily Watch, Daily Discover, Daily Answer, Deal of the Day. Easy Peasy SB’s earned!
SwagCodes are exactly that: codes that Swagbucks gives out as FREE SB’s. Places that you can find them are:
If you are lucky enough to get one of these SwagCodes, you enter it into the SwagCode or SwagButton box immediately! Installing the SwagButton is great as it notifies you if there is a new code so you are not constantly hunting for them yourself!
Other Ways To Earn
*Follow On Social Media
*Shop Through Swagbucks
*Use The Swagbucks Credit Card
*Use The Mobile App
*Daily Goal Bonuses
Once you’ve accumulated some Swagbucks and you are ready yo cash in for your reward, you have a few ways to do it: redeem for cash, gift-cards or shop in the Swagbucks store.
To redeem, you must click on the “Rewards” tab on the left side of your main page. From there you will see a page that looks similar to the picture below:
Either shop through the store or click on the “Denominations” tab where you will find the different gift cards available. As you can see from the picture they do offer specials on the gift cards at different times. You can turn your points into charity donations, electronics, gas cards, the list goes on! Now, to turn your points into cash: click on “All Rewards”. From there you will see a page displaying some card options, in the search box enter “Paypal”. It will then display the Paypal cash options (see below).
Once you select your desired reward, you will be asked to verify your identity. Your identity verification will either be by answering a security question or by verifying via email. From there all you have to do is wait for an email saying your gift card or reward has arrived. Now, it can take up to 10 days for gift cards to show up in your account, but once they do you can use them right away.
How Much Can you Earn?
Well, let’s take a look:
I currently have a balance of 2,770 SB’s as a result of this last weeks efforts. Keep in mind I really didn’t even fully use Swagbucks to it’s potential this weeks. Two scenario’s of trading in my SB’s for money or gift cards could look like this:
450SB’s for $5.00 Amazon Gift Card (on discount): 2770/450= 6 gift cards (2700 SB’s) or $30.00 with SB’s left over.
500SB’s For $5.00 Paypal Money: 2770/500 = 5 gift cards or $25.00 cash with SB’s left over.
I think this is worth my time! Why? I have to search online anyways. So, why not use Swagbucks and be rewarded! I have to drive over an hour to work and back each day ,2+ hours a day. When I’m driving I just let the app run, as a result I am earning money while driving to and from work… SCORE in my opinion!
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