Using Swagbucks to Earn Prizes

by Frugal Brian

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There are many sites out there that offer prizes or money for free. But many of them are scams, or they have stipulations. One website that is actually legit is Swagbucks.com.

Swagbucks.com is basically a search engine that pays you in prizes to use their site. It is free to sign up and earn “Swag Bucks.” You can trade in the Swag Bucks for prizes such as gift certificates, Paypal cash, or other prizes.

 The way Swagbucks makes money is from their advertisers. When you search, you will see advertisements from companies that pay them. Certain companies also give Swagbucks a percentage if you visit their store and buy from them through the links on Swagbucks.com.

 There are many ways to win Swag Bucks. The most common way is through online searches. Go to their website and use the search engine. Their technology is designed to award those who use the search engine naturally, just as you would any other search engine. You can download the toolbar and you can search using that. They also now have a link where you can make Swagbucks.com your homepage so it will automatically come up when you open your browser.

 You can use their search engine to go to your favorite sites too. Instead of bookmarking your favorites, type in the web address into the Swagbucks search engine. However, you do not want to over search. Swagbucks lets you win 3-4 times a day on average. Usually you can win with one search in the morning. According to Swagbucks, you get chances to win only on the first 20 searches each day. Doing multiple searches will not increase your chances of winning more Swag Bucks. After winning some Bucks, stop using it for a few hours and come back to it later in the day to see if you can win again.

 Another way to win more Swag Bucks is to get people sign up under you. For every Swag Buck they earn, you will get matching Swag Bucks. You can also place your referral link, which is provided on the Swagbucks website, in anything else you do online. If you send a lot of emails, write a blog, or frequent forums, you can include your link in your signature and get people to sign up under you.

 There are also other ways to earn through the Swagbucks website. You can sign up for special offers. Complete them and you are rewarded Swag Bucks. Also go through the links on the site when making purchases online. If the store you are shopping at is affiliated with Swagbucks, you will earn Bucks for every dollar spent.

 On the site you can also win bonus Swag Bucks by answering the daily polls. The polls range in topics from questions related to Swagbucks, to entertainment or just everyday questions. The website also has trusted surveys. You will have to answer a few questions, and if you qualify to for the survey, you can be rewarded with Swag Bucks. Even if you do not qualify, you get a Swag Buck or two just for clicking on the survey link. You can also send in your old cellular phones and you will be awarded Swag Bucks.

 There is also an hourly random winner. Check the website throughout the day to see if you are a lucky winner of free Swag Bucks.

Swagbucks also posts swag codes throughout the day. They can be hidden in the blog or in the toolbar. Sometimes the code is posted, other times there is a hint and you have to search for the code on the website. Either way, once you find the code, you can enter it in the box on the site labeled “Enter your Swag Code” and you will be awarded the Swag Bucks. The codes are posted only for a limited time and they do expire. Be sure to sign up for their e-mail newsletter as well. Codes are sometimes posted in the newsletters.

Swagbucks is an online search engine that awards you points just for using them to search the web. There are many ways to win Swag Bucks, not just through searches. Spending some time on the Swagbucks website, you can find codes, win Swag Bucks through polls and surveys, or get Swag Bucks for shopping online. Be sure to sign up friends and family under you too, and your Swag Bucks will quickly add up and you will be on your way to getting free prizes.

Have you won a prize in Swagbucks? Let us know!

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Coupie January 2, 2012 at 3:15 am

I have won in swagbucks. It’s super easy. I have used my points to get $5 amazon gift cards, which are really the best prize imo. I wasn’t sure how to get started on it, but i surfed around and this site helped me: http://swagbucksup.wordpress.com

Also, it is worth checking out the different styles of swidget you can get. This web page has a bunch of different kinds. The mini swidget at the top comes with a code alert that tells you right away if there is a code out there somewhere. http://jacob.pattons.org/Swagbucks/mywidget.htm

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