Do you ever wonder what all of the hype about Swagbucks is about?  Read our little intro about what they are, how to get them and why you should care so you can start earning!

What are Swagbucks?

In a nutshell, swagbucks is a search engine like google (it’s actually powered by google and ask.com) that pays you for doing web searches.

  • You will likely accumulate 300-400 Swagbucks per week for performing as few as  an average five searches per day.
  • 450 Swagbucks = $5 Amazon credit.
  • With average searches, you can make $15 in amazon credit each month just by searching with a SwagBucks!
  • Plus, you can get up to 1000 Swagbucks for every friend you refer!

Sign Up for Swagbucks Today!

The Full Story and how to earn:

Step One:  Register with Swagbucks.  Anyone can search with swagbucks, but if you want to begin accumulating your bucks, you’ll need to register.

Step Two: Search

The search.  Instead of google, you’ll now use www.Search.Swagbucks.com. There are a few ways to make it easy to remember to use your swagbucks search.

Download Swagbucks Toolbar.  I thought this was a mandatory download and I knew my husband hates me downloading things like this to our computer, so it kept me away from Swagbucks.  But the toolbar is totally optional and not mandatory; still you may want to check it out!

Set Swagbucks as home page. Again, optional.

Bookmark Swagbucks:

Go to the “bookmarks” tab on your browser, select “Bookmark this Page”, then under folder, select bookmarks toolbar.  This will save swagbucks link in your toolbar for easy access.

Step Three: Stockpile Swagbucks!

Swagbucks do NOT expire.  You can hoard them as you like!  Redeem them for electronics or gift cards!

Swag Bucks Blog: Often, we are going to tell you to go to the “blog” to grab a code.  Just follow this link, and browse the blog for a code.  We can’t be too specific with the instructions we give, so you’ll have to do a little hunting.

Swagbucks Toolbar
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Sometimes there are codes on the toolbar, but you will have to download the toolbar to your computer first.

Time Limit: Typically these codes that we post about expire within a few hours. As soon as we find them we will let you know about them on Facebook, but please be patient with us if they are expired by the time you find them! ;)

Go here to get started!


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37 thoughts on “An Intro to Swagbucks”

  1. lkk1019 says:

    Can someone help me, I don’t understand the SwagCodes. If the SwagCode says “makes you smile” do you just put things in the gimme box that make you smile and hope you get it right, or do you search for things and click on a zillion websites looking for a code?

  2. Mishka824m says:

    I just redeemed swag bucks for my first $5 gift card–can anyone tell me if this will come to me in snail mail or e-mail? Thanks. :)

  3. Mishka824m says:

    I signed up yesterday, and in just 24 hours got my first $5 amazon gift card. This works well for me, because I don’t like to just sit and watch tv, so it’s easy for me to browse through the NOSOs and try to qualify for surveys as I watch tv. Maybe I’ve been very lucky, but I’ve qualified for about 4 surveys in about 24 hours. Give it a shot, what have you lost if you decide it’s not for you?

  4. Stefani says:

    Can anyone explain what the NOSO is? I don’t have to put my info in unless I want to really get the offer right?

  5. Thanks for teaching us so many cool and useful things!

  6. Michelle says:

    Thanks for explaining it!

  7. Raven says:

    I am having a prob;em signing up, when I type in the case sensitive letters it says it is not correct.

  8. Raven says:

    I am having a prob;em signing up, when I type in the case sensitive letters it says it is not correct.

  9. heidio182 says:

    I’ve been using swagbucks for at least 3 years now. I usually just get on the website everyday and do the daily polls, trusted survey (usually don’t do a survey, just go to the page, & you still get 1 swagbuck) and search for something real quick, even if i don’t need to. You WON’T get swagbucks everytime you do a search, so don’t get your hopes up. I don’t really agree with what the crazycouponlady said about getting “300-400 Swagbucks per week” that has never happened to me. I haven’t spent any money on here, though you can spen $ on special offers and get swagbucks, but its not necessary. i just do my daily routine with the poll, survey and search and doing that every day you get at least 2 swagbucks for the poll and survey and sometimes get quite a few swagbucks for searches. I have used my swagbucks on several amazon gift cards and a phone ding (phone cover/sticker thingy). It usually takes a while to get a bunch of swagbucks, but hey! its free stuff or giftcards! hope this may help anyone.

  10. Victoria says:

    I was just stating my experience, and to warn other people of what I ran into when I researched this website. I just checked back on here to see if my comment had been deleted, it obviously has not which pleases me, but I can see you are some very nasty people. Which confirms that this is not the kind of place or people I would wish to affiliate myself with. I’m sorry life has made you so bitter and rude, perhaps you should get some sun and smile? You are the reason people hate couponers, and you should also be ashamed of yourselves. Like I said, you probably could accumulate points slowly, but this is not an “easy money” kind of site like advertised, and when you start getting into their add ons it’s borderline scam-ish. Thats the truth. Period. And I’m not going to lower myself to the pathetic level to respond to any attacks about my financial situation from complete strangers. thanks.

    • Jared C says:

      Nobody on this site will miss you Victoria. The only nasty person on here is yourself for attacking the KCL for posting this. The PURPOSE of this site is to let people know about ways to save/earn money. Though Swagbucks did not work for you does not mean it does not work for many other people.

    • Dan says:

      And the irony of it…you just responded.

      SB is “easy money” in that you don’t have to do anything special besides what you already do online and you will slowly make money. “Easy money” does NOT mean “fast money” though. If you want to make more, then you have to put more effort into it. There is a cost associated with everything, but it isn’t all monetary cost. I’ll take the $100+ I have made in 4 months though.

  11. Toni says:

    I have been using Swag Bucks for about 2½ months now. I’ve accumulated $35 in Amazon gift cards. However, I don’t earn anywhere near 300-400 bucks/week simply by surfing the web (yes, I have the toolbar). I earn more like 15-25 points/day which includes the low point “givens” like daily polls, visiting the survey page, etc. I might find a code a day, which adds 6-15 points (usually the lower end). And when/if I qualify for surveys, I earn 50-100 points. It takes me, on average, 2½-3½ weeks to earn 450 points. This is a realistic glimpse, imho, of minimal effort with Swag Bucks.

    • Rachelrayeske says:

      i totally agree with you!!! it takes me more like 4 1/2 weeks to earn 450 points….takes forever!! :)

      • Yes, the 300–400 SB a week is unrealistic if you’re doing the basic stuff that doesn’t take any extra time. Not doing anything extra besides searching and the freebie 1-2 pts for checking the survey, daily poll, NOSO, and toolbar nets you between 25-35 points a day, or 200 something a week.

  12. Victoria says:

    Don’t waste your time on this. I signed up and tried to take about 50 surveys, all of which asked me about 30 questions before telling me I didn’t qualify for the survey, Maybe you can actually earn money slowly by doing searches, but every time I tried to do a task I got an error message, and the NOSO offers say you can skip over the ones you don’t want to do, but you can’t. It’s a big ruckus, anything that actually earns you money costs you money. Lame. KCL should be ashamed for posting this on here. I hope she’s happy she got the referral money from me signing up off her link, because she certainly wont be getting any more from me, because I am abandoning her website for good.

  13. Victoria says:

    Don’t waste your time on this. I signed up and tried to take about 50 surveys, all of which asked me about 30 questions before telling me I didn’t qualify for the survey, Maybe you can actually earn money slowly by doing searches, but every time I tried to do a task I got an error message, and the NOSO offers say you can skip over the ones you don’t want to do, but you can’t. It’s a big ruckus, anything that actually earns you money costs you money. Lame. KCL should be ashamed for posting this on here. I hope she’s happy she got the referral money from me signing up off her link, because she certainly wont be getting any more from me, because I am abandoning her website for good.

  14. Victoria says:

    Don’t waste your time on this. I signed up and tried to take about 50 surveys, all of which asked me about 30 questions before telling me I didn’t qualify for the survey, Maybe you can actually earn money slowly by doing searches, but every time I tried to do a task I got an error message, and the NOSO offers say you can skip over the ones you don’t want to do, but you can’t. It’s a big ruckus, anything that actually earns you money costs you money. Lame. KCL should be ashamed for posting this on here. I hope she’s happy she got the referral money from me signing up off her link, because she certainly wont be getting any more from me, because I am abandoning her website for good.

    • Whitney says:

      No offense Victoria, but you’re incorrect. I don’t do surveys, you CAN skip over the NOSO offers. I use it for free and don’t pay anything unless it was something I was already going to purchase online and can get Swagbucks for it, and I’ve earned over $200 in Amazon gift cards. It is not a ‘big ruckus’. I don’t do tasks either. I simply use the search bar, check daily surveys, NOSO, daily poll, toolbar use, and occasionally surveys. I average $10-$15 a month for very little time put in.

    • Charlieandstevie says:

      I, too, am not accumulating the points near as quickly as others are. I am able to do the NOSO, but have yet to qualify for a survey. In two weeks I have managed a measly 222 points.

    • Tara says:

      I completely disagree with what you have said about swagbucks. I have been using it for about 6 months and I have been able to earn almost $100 in gift cards and I don’t spend a lot of time trying to earn. You have to complete the profile surveys so that they can help you quality for the larger surveys. I earn points using several different methods, but I never make any purchases. Also, I am a college student with no income and no children and I am able to take at least one survey a day. No offense, but it is very rude to say that she should be ashamed and to stop reading her blog, many many people use swagbucks and will say it is a legit way to earn, whether a lot or a little. It all depends on how much time you put in it, but you won’t get rich in one day.

    • Maisie23 says:

      The thing I like about Swagbucks is that I can earn points to redeem for doing basically nothing different than I usually do on the computer. Sure the points accumulate slowly, but seriously anyone who complains about free gift cards no matter how long it takes must be pretty well off to whine about it. Hell if you hate free money you shouldn’t have signed up in the first place. I’m very happy with my Amazon gift card, that took me 2 months to earn.

  15. Hanny says:

    heres a 6SB code: zoltar
    hurry & go use it to get some extra swagbucks its good for another 25 min ;)

  16. Hanny says:

    heres a 6SB code: zoltar
    hurry & go use it to get some extra swagbucks its good for another 25 min ;)

    • Lauren Thoman says:

      FYI: Your SB account can be deactivated for posting actual swag codes. That’s why KCL never posts the actual codes, she just says “go look for a code here.”

    • Lauren Thoman says:

      FYI: Your SB account can be deactivated for posting actual swag codes. That’s why KCL never posts the actual codes, she just says “go look for a code here.”

  17. Jenny says:

    Just tried to sign up while on my iPad and I guess that is not possible because of the Java issue….so I gave up. If I can’t easily use a site with my iPad then it is not worth it to me. Maybe another time….

  18. Puddles77 says:

    new to all this…but i do have a question…can you use this for kindle books with the gift card?

  19. Kristi says:

    My FAVE way to earn SB is through their Daily Deals page. I purchase all of my Groupons and Tippr deals through them and net at least 167 SB for each purchase (sometimes more for larger purchases). It helps the SBs add up FAST!!

  20. Shopcoffee says:

    Well said impska! I work in IT and there is NO privacy (as far as the internet is concerned).

  21. Shopcoffee says:

    Well said impska! I work in IT and there is NO privacy (as far as the internet is concerned).

  22. Shopcoffee says:

    Well said impska! I work in IT and there is NO privacy (as far as the internet is concerned).

  23. Shoshana McCrimmon says:

    So basically, we can be paid to allow a company to violate our privacy by monitoring our internet searches? What’s their policy on sharing our search habits with third parties? How long do they keep our search records? What’s in it for them? That’s what I would want to know before even beginning to consider something like this.

  24. Shoshana McCrimmon says:

    So basically, we can be paid to allow a company to violate our privacy by monitoring our internet searches? What’s their policy on sharing our search habits with third parties? How long do they keep our search records? What’s in it for them? That’s what I would want to know before even beginning to consider something like this.

    • impska says:

      Any search bar you use, whether it’s google, yahoo, or whatever monitors your internet searches. Those companies also control what results appear and in what order. When you have a website, you can pay google, for example, so that your website appears first on a list whenever someone searches for certain keywords. Google can also provide you with information regarding how many people type what keyword into the search bar, how many of those people click on your website, what keywords people use to find your website, how many people who used a certain keyword actually bought something from you, etc etc.

      A lot of what you click on while surfing the web is pay per click. Any advertisement, many websites that display on your search through your chosen search function, referrals from one website to another. Ever search on a travel website then go to the airline of your choice to buy direct? That airline paid the travel website because the travel website put a cookie on your computer to track your purchase.

      Internet privacy is a myth. The internet is like a giant money-grubbing octopus that gathers your information, packages it, sells it and uses it to sell you things.

      Haven’t you ever wondered why it is you can only print two coupons per computer? Because the coupon website identifies your computer, knows who you are and controls what you are allowed to do.

      So what’s in it for Swagbucks? The same thing that’s in it for your current search engine. Swagbucks simply rewards you in an attempt to lure you away from more popular engines.