Clicking for Coupons – Does Swagbucks Really Work?

swagbucks-logoHello readers! Welcome to another edition of ‘Profitable Platforms!’ You can see previous posts in this category at this link. Let’s get started! 

Today on ‘Profitable Platforms,’ we’re looking at an online oddity in the world of internet business. I’ve sure never seen anything like it. It’s a free program, called Swagbucks, that pays you for doing simple tasks online, like shopping, taking surveys or watching videos. Can this actually be true? Today I’ll be answering the question you’re no doubt thinking right about now: does Swagbucks really work?

What is Swagbucks?

Glad you asked. Swagbucks is basically a program where you perform various online tasks for money or coupons. Pretty simple right?

Swagbucks How
It can’t get any simpler!

So you could watch a video, or play some game or use the Swagbucks search engine, and you would get ‘Swagbucks’ in return. As you accumulate Swagbucks, you can trade ’em in for gift cards or prizes (the gift cards are the main attraction) or even real money. 100 Swagbucks are equal to $1. It’s not much, but this is free.

Now, at first glance, this has ‘scam’ written all over it. But I assure you, Swagbucks is the real deal. It’s a known, mainstream company, and it doesn’t show any signs of scammery. Plus, it’s free to use.

Is It for Me?

What kind of a question is this, headline? You’re a line of text. How could you use money in the first place? I’m talking to the readers.

Sorry about that. Now, Swagbucks is for anyone. I don’t think any sane fellow would refuse to earn money for simple tasks. But there is a drawback to this universal appeal. Swagbucks takes time.

Well, the tasks themselves are short enough. But you have to save up a lot of bucks to be able to get a gift card. So basically, a $10 Amazon gift card will cost 1000 bucks, and an average task will get you about 20 bucks. Some give you less, others give you way more.

I’m gonna return to this after giving you a clearer idea of what Swagbucks is and how it works.

Does It Really Work?

It sure does. I’ll even walk you through a tour of Swagbucks, just to prove it.

I’d recommend starting a Swagbucks account here first. I signed in with Facebook, because Facebook logins are the future. And one click. But you can manually sign up… I really should get going.

Confirm your email, then you’ll get to this page:

Swagbucks Home
Check it! I earned 4 SB just for signing up! You can see other beginner tasks that can net you big bucks to start.

Why didn’t I just use SB instead of writing out Swagbucks the whole time?

Anyway, you should know the core of Swagbucks, is the search engine. Yeah, they have their own, and earning Swagbucks is the incentive to use it. You could make it your default engine if you want the SB. It’s what I did.

I would add the Swagbutton for a quick and easy 50 SB. What do ya got to lose?

Next, you’ll get to the homepage. It’s pretty hectic. But I’ll show you how it works.

Home Swagbucks
Surveys are at the top. I like it that way ’cause it’s my preferred task.

See the ‘popular ways to earn’ section? Swagbucks gives you cashback for shopping online. As you can see, the deals vary significantly. It’s a good idea to have the Swagbutton installed on your browser. You’ll be alerted of point opportunities.

You’ll notice many more things to do as you look around. The sidebar on the left shows how varied an experience you can have. Try to do everything! If you have time, of course.

I’ll give you an example of the survey screen, just to show what it’s like.

Swagbucks Surveys
So many points! It’d take hours to answer ’em all! Which is one of the drawbacks of SB.

That’s a lot of surveys! And like my loyal caption said, nabbing all the points would take quite some time. This is why Swagbucks is best used on the side.

So that’s the gist of how Swagbucks works. Don’t worry, we’re not at the end yet! You might want more info.

Time-Wasting Tasks! Is Swagbucks Worth It?

OK, you now know the basics of SB. I’m sure some of you already earned some points! Yep, Swagbucks is one cool website. But let’s just turn down the hype a little.

As you’ve seen above, points aren’t worth a lot in low numbers. A $3 Amazon gift card will set you back 300 points. It’ll take you at least a couple days to earn that much.

What I’m trying to say is, Swagbucks is not a job.

I boldfaced those words, so pay attention! If you go into this expecting to make big bucks, you’re in for a world of disappointment, reader. At most you’ll make a few cents an hour, and that’s if you put all your attention on it.

Swagbucks Gift Cards
This is just a small selection of the prizes. It gives you an idea of how much points you need, and thus how much time is needed.

If you really wanna work online for decent pay, I’d suggest a freelance website like Fiverr. Or anything else in ‘Profitable Platforms.’

Or you could try out what I use to make a living online.

Oh yeah, I should also mention some tasks (especially the surveys) can get repetitive and ultimately boring. When it feels like a chore, it’s a good idea to take a break.

But if you’re not actually expecting lots of money, you’ll find SB is pretty useful. If you spend a couple minutes doing tasks everyday, you’ll end up with some cool gift cards every month.

For lack of a wittier saying, the answer is, SB is worth some of your time, not all of it.

Paid Perusal!! Swagbucks is Slow!!

Like every program, Swagbucks has it’s upsides and downsides.

All in all, though, I would definitely use Swagbucks. Well, I do use Swagbucks. It’s a great momentary distraction when I’m waiting, or bored. Chances are, many of you guys are like that too.

If you decide to use Swagbucks, I recommend using the SB search engine. This is by far the least intrusive way to get points. You’re searching anyway, right? You’re guaranteed to get a while bunch of Swagbucks just from searching. Actually, you could use the search engine without the main site and still get rewards.

If you don’t think it’s worth it, just remember $1 is better than $0, and using something as passive as the search engine will give you at least a couple of dollars.

Sign up here if you’re interested in a Swagbucks account. I’ve told you a lot about it, but you might wanna try it yourself. It’s free, after all.

But again, you’re not gonna make real money online. If you wanna learn about a way more efficient and fruitful way to actually make a living online, check out my free #1 program right here! If it works for me, it’ll work for you.

What do you think about Swagbucks? Have you used it before? Was this your first time reading about it? Are all these questions starting to bug you? Let me know in the comments below!

Your sidekick in Swag,





















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18 thoughts on “Clicking for Coupons – Does Swagbucks Really Work?

  1. Hi, Makki. I absolutely agree with your review! Swag bucks is what I would consider a ‘micro-job’ site. Users can make decent money only if they have big down lines to help them earn. It is basically a paid-to site and they are known to pay minimal rewards for tasks. I refer people to this site who are not yet familiar with Crowdsourcing since it seems that is the direction business is going. I have an account that I rarely use…as a member for at least a year I’ve never been near the threshold to receive a payment…like you stated, earning is certainly slow.

    1. Yes, I would never use Swagbucks for real work. It’s too repetitive and mind-numbingly slow. It’s good for small prizes, nothing more. Thanks for sharing Audra!

  2. Great in depth article. I always was a little skeptical about this program, but I now understand it’s purpose.

  3. Excellent information here on SwagBucks. I’ve actually used them a few times, and it has taken quite a bit of time to really get any benefit from it. However, I think it’s something great to do during free time. I actually spent like 3 hours while my fiancee was dress shopping and made got some pretty decent rewards. Thanks for the review and info!

    1. That’s what I think of it as too. Just a monetary distraction. Are you sure you didn’t spend 24 hours? Because dress shopping and women slow down time to a halt. Good to hear you got some rewards during that wait!

      You’re welcome, and thanks for commenting!

  4. Hey Makki, I absolutely agree with you 100% on this article. I personally have tried to use Swagbucks to earn money, but I didn’t earn enough and i didn’t like it either. Anyways, you have a awesome website and I wish you success!

    1. Yeah, Swagbucks isn’t the best moneymaking solution. I only use it for a few minutes a day.

      Thanks so much Moussa! Glad you like the site!

  5. If you’re getting these swagbucks for free simply by searching, does it insert adds and the like? I’m wondering where swagbucks gets its own income from this aside from redirects. Or is it simply an affiliate that you travel through?

    1. There aren’t any ads. Swagbucks is a two-sided business. They charge companies for things like surveys and games, then a portion of the revenue is used to pay users. Plus, the value of these tasks is actually greater than the Swagbucks paid out for it.

      I hope that cleared it up Justin!

    1. You got that right. But it’d take a lot of patience to resist cashing in! I know I would crack after a few dollars. Thanks for commenting Brandon!

  6. Nice website man. I can tell that you put a lot of quality content on your site and you invested some time. WA is very reasonable, fair and affordable and I still think that they are the best out there for beginners who would like to create their own site and start a business. As far as clicking for coupons, what do you think about e-bates?

    1. Good question. I actually don’t have a favorite between e-bates or swagbucks. I just choose whichever has the better cashback opportunity. Usually, it’s e-bates, though. The only thing Swagbucks has going for it are the multiple things you can do besides shopping, like the search engine, surveys, etc. Glad you enjoy the site, Afees! Thanks!

  7. It is a legitimate program, but it’s pretty much a pocket money solution, in my opinion. You won’t build a long-term income with this and it’s definitely not a cumulative business.

    I guess it’s fine for extra money. But like you said, it’s very slow and takes too long to earn something.

    Just my two cents though.

    1. Too true. Your opinion is fact. You get what you pay for, and if you’re not paying anything, you shouldn’t expect a lucrative business. Although it’s free, it’s still just too slow. Not worth the hours some people sink into it. Thanks for sharing Julius!

  8. Hi Makki

    Excellent post! I tried this one before, it’s exactly the same. I need to make survey and I can earn money or coupon, but it’s defend to the result of my survey how much I can earn or how many coupon I can get. This is really fun to do it. And it’s worth it!

    Thank you for sharing!


    1. It can be really fun! I always limit my time on it so I don’t get bored. For a free service, it can be fruitful eventually.I appreciate the compliments Eric!

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