Monday, August 11, 2014

Earn Gift Cards by Using Swagbucks as Your Search Engine

Wouldn't it be great to earn free gift cards just by searching the web, watching videos, and printing coupons? With Swagbucks you can earn points just by doing multiple things through their search engine. I have been using this search engine for about a week now and I am here to let you know whether this is worth using or a complete waste of time. 

What is Swagbucks?

Swagbucks is a search engine where you earn points for searching the web just like you would in Google. When you have saved enough points you can trade them in for different gift cards. Some of the more popular gift cards include Starbucks, Wal-Mart, and Amazon. If you earn 450 Swag points you can earn a $5 gift card to Amazon. 

How to get Started?

Creating an account at Swagbucks is very easy. You can use this Bonus Sign up Link to earn a bonus of 150 points. You are also given points just for creating your profile in the beginning. I believe I earned over 30 Swagbucks just for finishing up the registration process. There are also multiple ways you can earn Swagbucks. You can be completing surveys, daily polls, entering sweepstakes, playing games, downloading apps, and watching TV.
My Thoughts on Swagbucks
I want to start off saying that Swagbucks does take up a lot of your time in order to build up the points. However if you have downtime and search the web, why not earn rewards for doing so? In my case, I have some spare time at work so I am able to watch videos and search the web on my lunch break. Using Swagbucks will not make you a millionaire but I think last time I checked I have 270 points in less than a week of normal use. Another 180 points will earn me an Amazon gift card, which I plan on using for fish food. I might even splurge and buy a dvd or book! : )


I plan on writing another post about Swagbucks in the future. I want to experience a few of the ways I can earn Swagbucks. I also want to see what the process is like when receiving a gift card. I am sure they send you some kind of gift card code via email that you can use with a future purchase. Do you currently use Swagbucks? 


  1. We've been using Swagbucks for awhile now and have made over $100 in Amazon gift cards (it's a code). The fastest way to get points is through referrals, you get a portion of what they earn up to 1,000 swagbucks. If you have multiple referrals, your points multiply real quick. Another tactic is set it as your internet home screen. If their search doesn't provide good results, you can always type in Google. We've gotten swagbucks many times simply for searching "Google." :)

  2. Hey AFFJ,
    I earned an Amazon gift card in less than a week. Do you know if you can use multiple gift cards on one purchase? I plan on pre ordering Game of Thrones season 4 but if I can use these gift cards for my purchase then I can probably get it a lot cheaper. I noticed using swag bucks TV on my mobile is a great way to earn points to. You earn 2 bucks for every 5 videos. Thanks for the tips! Best regards!

    1. You won't be disappointed GOT is just so good. I can;t wait for the next season!

      I also nominated you for a Liebster award if you care to participate. :-)


    2. Hey CD,
      I can't wait to get my hands on season 4. That's why I have been using Swagbucks to earn Amazon gift certificates to cover some of the cost. Thanks for nominating me for the Liebster Award!

  3. So what type of search results do u get? Is it still google but with swagbucks ads?

  4. Hey A-G,
    The search results are not as good as Google. Most of the time I can find what I need though. I already received an Amazon gift card and I am working on earning my second one now. It's very easy to use and I have a lot of downtime at work so it using Swagbucks helps me to pass the time. Best Regards!