Swagbucks.com Reviews – Legit or a Scam?


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According to their website, SwagBucks.com is a “loyalty program” where you can earn prizes for doing the same stuff you do online everyday.  

Shopping, watching videos, searching for products, playing games; all of these things and more can earn you prizes with the Swagbucks system.

How Does Swagbucks Work?

It may be confusing to understand why a company would pay you to just do “anything” online. But companies understand that the average American actually spends quite a lot of time on the internet, and that what people do online says a lot about their interests, habits, likes and dislikes.

If companies know what kinds of games people play or what kinds of products and advertisements catch their attention, it goes a very long way towards helping companies understand how to better reach their target market.  Companies all over are discussing the benefits of understanding exactly how and why we do the things we do online.

So, Swagbucks will give you prizes in exchange for “doing what you already do online” because they are taking that information and providing it to others, who will use it to change and influence the way they do business online in the future.

What Is a “Swagbuck”?

Swagbucks, unlike other pay to search sites, does not compensate their members with money.  Instead, they give them various amounts of points, called Swagbucks, for the tasks and activities they do online.  At any point in time after you have begun collecting these Swagbucks, you can go to the Swag Store and exchange them for items.

One of the issues with Swagbucks is that they do not maintain a set rate of pay for activities.  The pay changes as certain demands for information changes.  However, keep in mind that you are still simply getting paid for activities you would be doing regardless, so though it may be frustrating, it’s still not a bad deal.

You also have the option of turning your Swagbucks into cash, but customers report that you get less bang for your Swagbuck when you make this choice.  It takes more Swagbucks to get cash paid directly into a PayPal account then it does to simply redeem them for a gift card of the exact same value.  This goes back to Swagbucks’ partnership with various companies, but luckily for their members these partners tend to be large vendors like Amazon.com and Wal-Mart, places where you are likely to spend your money anyway.

Tips for Earning with Swagbucks

  1. Take advantage of the referral system.  When you refer someone, Swagbucks will reward you with matched earnings up to 1,000 points.  The more people you refer, the easier and faster you’ll rack up Swagbucks.
  2. When you use the Swagbucks search, be normal.  Swagbucks is recording your searches, and if you are continuously entering gibberish like “aldkjfa;ldkj” and hitting the search button, you won’t be a member for long.
  3. Take advantage of the Swagbucks “extras.” Once a day, they’ll have special offers for you to look at that will take a couple seconds. Or submit poll ideas.  If yours is chosen, you earn more.
  4. Use their toolbar, and better yet, use Swagbucks.  For everything.  The whole point of the system is that they want to know what you are doing online.  The more you use it, the more they benefit, and the more you will earn.

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Average Rating for " Swag Bucks " is 2.83 out of 5 based on 229 reviews.

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    Brian M. says:

    August 18th, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Total waste of time and effort. Try for hours to take a survey, answer the same general demographic information only to be “Disqulified” from every survey. Why does Swagbucks.com not PRESCREEN PEOPLE based on their demographics for surveys?

    Other option, you could watch 20min long playlists of marketing videos for a 2SB reward (which, by the way, is worth $.02). You’ll make more money if you spend your time searching the sidewalks for lost change.


  • Weronika says:

    August 16th, 2017 at 4:29 am

    Swagbucks is the best site for earning a bit of pocket money. I’ve been a member for a year and I earned over 400 pounds. It helped me buying smart watch, new phone, some home decorations, clothes, shoes and loads of other things. Highly recommend. Sign up if you haven’t yet.

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    Angel says:

    July 28th, 2017 at 2:03 pm

    I absolutly love swagbucks. I have not had a problem with them and I have been with them for years(dec 2010) and have made a lifetime amount of 44,479 SB. I have never had a problem with them paying out.


    Dieinaholeplease69420blaazeeeitXDDDDDXD says:
    July 30th, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    How long did it take for you to get you gift card if you got one?

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    tycnan says:

    July 20th, 2017 at 8:42 am

    I have been with them for a few years now and saved over $1500. I love them, I always submit a ticket if I don’t get my points (maybe 3x) and then I always get them. I love their customer service.

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    Wendy says:

    July 17th, 2017 at 2:07 pm

    They refuse to pay.
    They use you to do the offers and surveys.When its time to collect Swagbucks asks for a verification PIN they are suppose to send you.
    The trick: You never get the email with the PIN number.
    Without it you can’t redeem your points.
    I submitted several tickets. NO RESPONSE.
    Swagbucks refuses to pay.


    Meghan says:
    August 3rd, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Check your spam folder. I have never had a problem with Swagbucks paying me.

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    Kristin Stringer says:

    July 15th, 2017 at 9:13 am

    No problems.

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    Wendy says:

    June 29th, 2017 at 4:25 pm

    I got a warning that my account would be deleted if I didn’t log in. I tried to log in, using the password Firefox remembered me using. “incorrect username/password.” Tried to click on the “forgot password” link. Nothing happened. Tried to contact Customer Support. Needs a captcha to prove you’re human; captcha wouldn’t load.


    Meghan says:
    August 3rd, 2017 at 11:30 am

    So many fake scenarios. What are you trying to pull with this scam? Swagbucks has always paid me in full. I admit that earning is slower but to be honest, they are paying you so you get what you get. If you don’t get the email, check your spam folder, it’s probably there.

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    Deedee says:

    June 29th, 2017 at 11:21 am

    fine in the beginning–now they aren’t. Even with screen shots they won’t honor a completed survey. Now they have the audacity to advertise on tv–


    Meghan says:
    August 3rd, 2017 at 11:27 am

    They honor it with me. The trick is to reply to their troubleshooting tips email.

    Cynthia says:
    July 9th, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    That is what is happening to me, they won’t give me points for surveys or being qualified for a study, I am really tired of them.

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    Karen says:

    June 1st, 2017 at 5:15 pm

    All I’m trying to do is unsubscribe. I use the link in their emails and then enter my email address and I get a message that says “oops, this can’t be right” (it is, I know my email) and then it redirects me to the Swagbucks home page. I’ve also tried using the option of entering a code (letters/numbers) that they provide if you don’t want to use your email. Same issue. I’ve tried to unsubscribe directly from my account. Nothing there to do that. It took me forever to find surveys that would not kick me out, after I spent 20 minutes answering most of the questions. This is not worth your time, at all. Don’t sign up because apparently you will never be able to get rid of them.


    Deedee says:
    June 29th, 2017 at 11:15 am

    they are fixed and unscrupulous

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    Philip says:

    May 24th, 2017 at 10:26 pm

    I’ve been with Swagbucks for 3 years. It was good then. Now it’s just bullshite. I was making $150 a month (12-16 hr.) Now I’m lucky to make $50 a month, for the same time. They just say lies for any questions asked.


    Doug says:
    July 29th, 2017 at 12:29 pm

    You are 100% correct, I have been with them for years and enjoyed every minute of it until January of this year(2017). NoW it is a complete JOKE!

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    Mad says:

    May 2nd, 2017 at 5:16 pm


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    Sarah says:

    April 5th, 2017 at 9:55 pm

    I have had great luck with swagbuck..make about 25.00-50.00 a month

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    Kevin says:

    February 27th, 2017 at 5:23 am

    I thought about answering some of the negative reviews but decided it was a waste of time. I think some people just like to be negative – especially on the net. I have been on Swagbucks since last October and have made over $500. I have submitted complaints without screen shots and have been answered promptly and in most cases the problem was resolved to my satisfaction. The gift cards to Amazon work fine and the Paypal money is deposited promptly. Maybe if the complainers didn’t try to game the system they wouldn’t have the problems they complain about. I have been online over 20 years and this is one of the best earning opportunities I have come across.


    Meghan says:
    August 3rd, 2017 at 11:33 am

    I agree. I have made a lot of money as well and it all came. It is a bit harder to earn money and it’s annoying when you get kicked off a survey you just spent a decent amount of time taking but you are still getting free gift cards.

    Wendy says:
    July 17th, 2017 at 2:21 pm

    Wait till you with them for a bit longer and they notice how much money you are making.You will be back here complaining too. I’m trying to redeem the points I EARNED..and they are refusing to pay. They are suppose to send me a verification PIN in order to redeem.They never send the PIN.I asked for the PIN over 15 times.They wont send it. I thought it was something wrong with my email.I decided to tested it by changing my security question.Guess what? I got that email right away.In matter of seconds…so how come I don’t get my PIN email? Because they dont want to pay. DISHONEST. Its not negativity when people are complaining because they are been taking for advantage. Swagbucks does not have the right to waste people’s time. I’m not complaining about been turned down for surveys. I do my surveys,watch the videos and participate in offers. I should be able to collect what I earned. Don’t you think?

    Pat says:
    April 24th, 2017 at 1:16 pm

    Just wait for it…..it’s coming….they’ll start messing with you too….I also used to make decent money at swagbucks, but now if I can actually manage 20sb a day, I’m doing good. I believe they let you go for awhile (as they did me), but then they halt your earnings abruptly. I have never tried to “game the system” as you say, so that’s not the issue. I feel like I made too much off them and now they’ve basically shut me down. I’m struggling to make 5 sb right now but it’s proving to be impossible! I’ll have to go back tomorrow and get the 3 or 4sb that I seem to be allowed to make everyday. No videos load anymore…I just keep getting a giant box that says, “Oops! Looks like that one got away!”. What kind of BS is that?! N’crave used to work for me, it hasn’t loaded for at least a year now. The 10swag I picked up every day playing that stupid swag run game they also screwed me out of by doing something to the game so now it freezes my Firefox browser and it just plain won’t load in Chrome. But it works on there end…..hmmm……
    And swagbucks people will not help me anymore!!! They used to help me all the time (without screenshots I might add), but now they just keep saying all the issues are on my end because everything works for them! Absolutely not true or I think I’d be noticing how the internet sucks these days and won’t load anything and I can’t watch vids anymore. But no, it’s just the swagbucks site that’s messed up, the rest of the internet is running as it should.
    And as far as NOT GETTING PAID for doing surveys now….they used to ALWAYS help and give me my missing swagbucks…..but, not anymore. Now I have to take a screenshot (there is never one to take though because I’ll be doing the survey and then the NEXT button will just take me to the home page, or to a ‘you don’t qualify’, or some other bullshit page that is pointless to take a screenshot of because it doesn’t show that I was just kicked off a survey that I was basically finished anyhow (just answering the ‘where we classify your answers’ questions).
    In conclusion, I think Swagbucks is a legalized scam site with super shitty business ethics and if they don’t want us making so much money off them, they should stop advertising like that is all they are there for.

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    Dawn says:

    January 18th, 2017 at 12:17 am

    Swagbucks pays you for doing what you normally do online. If you go online to view the same videos day after day after day. If you sign up for crap everyday that you have to remember to cancel. I guess so.

    Their pages are massively clogged up and crash all the time. Generally right when you are about to finish a survey or a group of videos. They have a banner that claims that you can earn up to 500 Swagbucks a day just for watching videos. They used to have groups of videos (usually 20) that you could get up to 10 Swagbucks (if they work) those have now been lowered to 3 SB. Some of the travel groups exceed 2 hours. Whoever thinks 2 hours, an hour or even 15 minutes of your time is worth $.03 then I guess it’s a deal. How can you possibly earn 500 Swagbucks in a 24 hour period when they are no more than 3 SB for a group of 20 videos.

    Let’s say each group of 3 SB videos are 30 mins (most are more, few are less), you would have to watch 166 groups of videos which is 4,980 mins which is 83 hours! If you sit there and click each one after 45 seconds and somehow manage to defy time, congratulations you just spent a day earning the equivalent of $5!!!People brag that they took all day to earn 100 Swagbucks. That’s a dollar people. Seriously? If you are stuck at home by all means do some of these and get some gift cards. If you jump through their hoops everyday for a month (did I mention they raise the goal if you consistently reach the goal? They go from 40 up to over 100 SB that you have to earn a day) you get awarded 300 SB. $3 for being glued to your computer for hours a day. Watching the same videos. Playing the same games that barely run. If you have to screenshot EVERY offer you do and send it to customer service and jump through hoops for 150 Swagbucks you might as well go work in China.

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    Angela says:

    January 11th, 2017 at 10:36 am

    Asked for verification code sent to my email. Don’t know what email they are using. Help is almost non-existent–ticket has been opened for many days. Frustrating. I have a gift card that I can’t use because I can’t get my verification code sent to my email.


    Pat says:
    April 24th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    That happened to me once…I went and bitched on their facebook page about it….got my code sent. :D

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    Lu says:

    January 5th, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    New to this

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    Brenda says:

    December 25th, 2016 at 1:47 pm

    I have always had good luck with SwagBucks. I use my SwagBucks to get either a gift card or $25.00 to my PayPal account. Any problems can be taken care of through the help section and submitting a request through the use of the SUBMIT A REQUEST button. I have been with them for a long time.


    Judyg says:
    February 28th, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    The submit request button has not been working

  • Derek says:

    December 22nd, 2016 at 12:52 am

    I am 4 cents from making 1700 dollars in 6 months
    Swagbucks is honest and pays great
    by the time i’m done writing this it will be 1700 there it is now


    Wendy says:
    July 17th, 2017 at 2:11 pm

    Lies..Swagbucks will NEVER paid 1700 dollars.They will delete your account before they they pay you that much.

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    Anonymous says:

    December 15th, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    It s a scam!! I deactivated my swagbucks account because I ve been on the site for 3 months and the only thing I could redeem with my 1,000 SB was a $10 gift card. And I couldn t even use the giftcard in store or online. It was a fake giftcard!! Plus when I redeemed the card it was suppose to be a regular gift card but it turned out to be an printable giftcard. The info about the card didn t say anything about it being a printable/egiftcard when I read all the information. They made me type in my address making me believe it was a giftcard. And then a couple days later they sent me a link to a printable giftcard.(And like I said earlier I couldn t even use the card online or in store. Total scam!)Plus there isn t anyone you can talk to when you are having an issue with swagbucks. The only time I could tell them about my issue is when I deactivated my account but they still didn t email me back.


    Nancy says:
    June 26th, 2017 at 1:50 pm

    I have been a member of SB since last 8 years. As long as you put valid information you get your GCs. I have ordered all type of GCs from Virtual Visa card, E cards to physical E cards and never had a single issue. Their support team is pretty responsive and will help you out as long as you have the information to track it back.

    SwagbucksMember says:
    January 5th, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Been a member for 9 years.. and all cards worked and real.
    They always ask for an address to make sure your account is connected to a real person. The online gift cards do work. Use them for gifts.

    Everything is explained completely on the site. No there is stuff I do not like, but being a scam is not true. Just have to work harder and making sure you know what your actually getting by reading all the fine print.
    I have and I work it the way it suppose to be.

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    Brian says:

    December 13th, 2016 at 1:50 pm

    Survey says it will take ten minutes but after 35 minutes and answering many questions they throw you out and say that you are not eligible to take the survey and you don’t get paid. This happens every time. So they actually are robbing you of your time and effort and have no one to fix the problem or answer for it. Asswipes.


    Bob says:
    February 3rd, 2017 at 10:14 am

    This has been my experience.

    I have gotten one $25 Amazon gift card, however, and have points for a couple more. We’ll see how this goes — I just want to accumulate a decent war chest for some book buys later this year.

    But I have noticed that it’s getting harder and harder to qualify for a survey — and as often as not, they ask you maybe 10 minutes worth of questions, then disqualify you without even a couple points as consolation prize.

    This is just shoddy business. I’m going to see how the next couple weeks goes, and then probably cancel.

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    Kelm says:

    December 12th, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    I have sent 10+ emails to try and receive my Swagbucks. I have not received a single reply in months. They do not have a phone number to call.

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    J says:

    December 9th, 2016 at 2:46 pm

    You will only get credit for about 1/10 of what you waste TONS of your time doing. If you find something works and you are able to get points from it, get it asap cause as soon as they notice, they will make it take twice as long or have to do twice as much to get the credit you were getting. Perfect example: toolbartv

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    Shannon says:

    November 26th, 2016 at 3:39 pm

    I have yet to ask for a payout, but I’ve found earning the swagbucks to be pretty painless. A friend signed me up. I’m looking forward to the first payout, but I’ve also seen amazing trailers to movies that I wouldn’t have seen without the mobile app.
    I often get disqualified for surveys, but I also understand that they are looking for a select group of people, so I don’t get too upset about that.
    I did notice that quite a few people here have commented on the fact that they weren’t getting credited for purchases, but I also took the time to read the fine print on the purchases. Most of the time, your credits only apply to certain items or departments. I’m okay with not being credited for everything. I’ve downloaded a couple of games that didn’t credit me, but a couple of screenshots later, the credits were processed. I have had no bad experiences with them.

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    Paige says:

    November 19th, 2016 at 8:53 am

    I just lost all my earned SB without any reason! Stay away from this website! It will waste your time without making a penny!

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    April says:

    November 18th, 2016 at 1:13 pm

    I did several surveys and put my presences in but didnot recieve my points. I just kept getting one swag buck when it says a different number 22 on one and 29 on the other. First it said I was disqualified because using my iPad? Huh.. no points there then I did the 2 surveys and zero points and I was extremely honest. A rip off in my opion.

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    Denise says:

    November 13th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    I just joined Swagbucks in October on a Casino Slots game where I was promised 408 “charms” plus 8 Swagbucks. Ha, received NO “Charms” for games and have 4 Swagbucks with a notice in my email “You are going to lose your 4 SB. Hurry, act now!” No hurry. Delete!

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    Britni says:

    October 17th, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    I have been using this site for nearly a year now, and have earned over $750 in giftcards – including paypal, which i can transfer to my bank account! Do I earn a lot each month, no. It it worth doing surveys, watching videos, and such while I am on hold, watching TV, ect? yes.

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    Brenda says:

    October 16th, 2016 at 11:54 am

    Was disappointed that when I earned my 5000 in swagbucks, they would not help me get my account verified. I had checked with Paypal,and they said my account was verified with them. So why wouldn’t customer service with Swagbucks, go ahead and verify my account? I decided to redeem my points with a Walmart card, and I was able to get it in 2 days. I would like to see Swagbuck’s customer service team, work a little harder in helping their customers achieve their rewards.

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    Henry says:

    September 30th, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    I’ve used Swagbucks off and on for roughly two years and made over $45. I like it, since there are many options to make money. Surveys, polls, watching videos, and even by playing games. However it takes commitment to get a good amount and the money you earn is only online currency such as Ebay, Amazon, Nike, etc. Overall i like it. One more thing, i have gotten a couple of viruses before so make sure you clean your history and use anti-virus software.

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    Nancy Lewis says:

    September 19th, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    So far, as a newby to Swag Bucks, I’ve found them to be as good as their word. The only thing is that I’ve completed a lot of offers where I actually paid for a product and have not been awarded my swag bucks. The same goes for many offers I’ve completed and still no acknowledgement of my SB’s. When you contact swag bucks customer support, it is as though they have no knowledge of your swag bucks site movements and I’ve not gotten anywhere with them so far regarding getting the SB’s I’ve earned. They suggest contacting the company that partnered with them for the swag bucks offer, but in my case with EX. Just Fab, they denied having any connection to Swag Bucks. But, once again as a newcomer I’m happy I found them.


    SwagbucksMember says:
    January 5th, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Joe: Swagbucks does work and I have been a member for 9 yrs. If you try and cheat the system you will loose out.
    If you constantly change answers to your survey’s you will be denied them.
    If you do not read all the fine print to an offer you may do them wrong which will result in no credit. Many do not read and loose.
    With all offers and whatever your having trouble with, SCREEN SHOT it.. everytime.. This way you have something to show them.

    I have reported problems with no results. Since I have sent in screen shots with time and date from my screen with proof of problem, I have been compensated for the points of offers that did not credit.

    I do not however do any offers that request my personal information. I do not shop through the site either. My main way of using my sb’s is by paypal.

    So If you do not read EVERYTHING For the offers and find you did not get credit. Go back and R E A D.. It works.

    They are not perfect, there are problems and things I do not like, over all its an ok place to earn some extra when I am able to.

    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 10:16 am

    I’m confused by your review…….you start off by saying you find them to be as good as their word, and then you go on to say they ripped you off numerous times and won’t bother helping you when you ask and just give you the runaround.
    So why the 4 stars and why are you happy with them? How can you be happy with a company that is ripping you off?!
    No wonder shit companies like Swagbucks can stay in business. I was genuinely confused, but if people like you are giving good reviews while getting ripped off…………………
    smh :(

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    plc says:

    September 15th, 2016 at 2:33 pm

    I’ve done swagbucks for years and it’s been good. I don’t make a lot, $25 a month but it’s something. The last two months I’ve had a problem getting my rewards, they say the email was sent but I never got it. I got the email last month finally but have written three times this month to support because the same thing happened. I have a theory the email was never really sent and that’s why I cannot resend it to myself. I saw that a new outfit was doing the rewards now & I am wondering if they are messing up. Other than not getting my rewards easily, I LIKE Swagbucks, I don’t do surveys much because as others said you end up getting told u don’t qualify or ……….

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    delledoke says:

    September 12th, 2016 at 2:13 am

    I found Swagbucks while completing an offer on Pogo through Peanuts Labs. It was an offer to enroll with SB and earn 500 bucks to receive 168 gems to use on Pogo. Sounds easy peasy right? Wrong I enrolled on Sep 1st. earned in excess of 500 turned a ticket to Pogo as I was never credited. To dat I have turned in 4 tickets to Pogo, have written to Swagbucks so called customer service at least 3 times, posted on their Facebook wall and even wrote the head office an email about this. All to no avail. Pogo and Peanut Labs (zendesk) state they cannot credit me the gems because SB will not verify that I even opened an account or met the requirements. Seems to me they have NO customer service and could care less about the members they have so big deal this is one less for them I’m sure I won’t be missed.


    James says:
    December 1st, 2016 at 11:25 pm

    From reading the reviews to here it sounds like Swagbucks is doing nothing for their partners, or the consumers who sign-up. Though I am a little skeptical of any company who would get their consumers this way.

    Britni says:
    October 17th, 2016 at 2:03 pm

    sounds like a Pogo/Peanut labs problem, not swagbucks

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    Prettypissed says:

    September 7th, 2016 at 3:23 pm

    I’ve just started this possible scam. I did an Internet search abs I got a few like 2 points? And I did the video thing and got 2 points for ever 5 or 6 videos I watched. Some of the videos were interesting some of them were either Indian or Arabian and not very interesting, and subtitled, which was impossible to read with the low definition they were broadcasting. I’ve taken probably 6 surveys and every 1 of them came back with 1 swag buck after wasting my time, they over value their swagbucks vs my time. I’m using their Internet search now which is nothing more than yahoo search through their app. I’m not sure how long ago these people who say they actually got gifted cards for their time used this service, but either they’ve had a change in management, or they were lies from the start. I hope the people at swagbucks do see this and read it deeply and learn from it and either shut down, or start making their service work in the way people expect. If I take a survey, I’m giving my time. That is one of the most irreplaceable resources in the world. And I’m wasting it on a survey for them? They owe more than a single swag buck.


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 9:43 am

    Especially since their swagbuck isn’t even a buck, it’s a penny. I have to say that swagbucks isn’t really a scam………but they’re the shittiest company ever for fixing things or having any help from customer service. If you find a regular way to make those swagbucks, they put a stop to it….not in such a way that you can say they did it on purpose, but if they didn’t, then why don’t they fix the issues? Because they are what I call ‘legal scammers’. Just like false advertising is illegal, yet you can falsely advertise everything with the proper words….. Swagbucks is exactly the same as all of those bullshit ads coming from asshole companies.

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    psp says:

    August 13th, 2016 at 9:32 am

    I do a lot of shopping online. I always made out well with my purchases through swagbucks, even though I frequently had to take a screen shot of my purchases and submit them to swagbucks as it seems that connecting through their site times out after a while. Rarely did I automatically receive swagbucks for my Amazon purchases. However, when I would submit a shop and earn ticket with the screen shot, I would get credited for my purchase, it took a lot of time to submit these. The screen shot, or print screen, shows absolute confirmation of purchase including a breakdown of cost, tax, shipping, the date of the order and payment received for the order. Recently they stopped honoring this practice. I am out a lot of swagbucks and when I submit the request I get an immediate denial for my purchase, it is an automated response. I private messaged them on face book and received basically the same response… see below

    8/1, 1:44pm
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    I apologize for any inconvenience and frustration this response has caused for you. Please understand that we at Swagbucks do not receive any sort of compensation for providing manual credit for activities that are not tracked by our system. I am truly sorry as I am unable to issue any credit for inquiries that our Compliance team cannot find completions for at this time. Please note that on our Help Center it does state the following and you must confirm that you understand before submitting your ticket:
    We work directly with our partners to ensure you receive credit upon completion. Please understand there may be times we are unable to verify completion in their system and apply credit to your account.
    So there may be times where you will not be issued SB for tickets that are submitted to us. To avoid crediting issues in the future, please refrain from using any third party software that may block your tracking cookies. Clearing your cache/cookies or trying a different browser might help if one browser continuously gives you trouble. Also, please be sure to use the same information on your Special Offers as your Swagbucks.com account (ex. Name, Email, and Mailing Address).
    Thank you for your understanding.

    I think this site has gone downhill and has become an even bigger scam. I am incredibly frustrated by this and the lack of receiving swagbucks for confirmed and valid purchases.

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    Frazer1 says:

    August 5th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Have been a member a little while now and have mounted up many points. When I have tried to cash them in I am told I must have a verification code which apparently needs to be sent by either phone or by postcard. Phone verification does not work I have asked on several occasions for a postcard to be sent to my address nothing happens . Does anyone else have the same problem

    Getting totally fed up with this company, would be interested to hear from other panelists


    Disappointed swagbucker says:
    August 15th, 2016 at 6:23 pm

    I was getting my verification code emailed to me. That was one of the few things that worked consistently for me.

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    Jake says:

    August 1st, 2016 at 12:51 am

    I’ve made a ton of money on this site. You will get disqualified from quite a bit of surveys but it’s usually pretty instantly if you have a brain and filled out your profile questions to better match you to surveys. You just have to keep trying and you’ll do fine. They always pay really quickly after you cash out too. I definitely recommend.


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 10:10 am

    It gets pretty pointless when you do the entire survey and then are told you’re disqualified. Time and time again.
    Wait for it……..

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    Penny Riha says:

    July 31st, 2016 at 9:22 am

    I love this site, it works and it pays, no problems at all. I get credit for whatever I do and I like that I can earn an Amazon $5 gift card about once a week only working about an hour a day or less. It’s one of the best survey sites around and I’ve checked out plenty.


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 9:50 am

    You must work for them. :)

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    it's just little old me says:

    July 26th, 2016 at 12:19 pm

    if you like doing surveys and taking offers for FREE then this is the site for you. I have done survey after survey and I am not getting my credit so I emailed them providing all the info they wanted along with screenshots and I still get told “o well we are not going to credit you”

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    Lexie says:

    July 20th, 2016 at 9:59 am

    I just wanted to say that I used to rave about swagbucks, constantly recommending this site to others. Yes, it is tedious but, it’s free and the rewards are legit…just takes a lot of time. I had all the apps on my phone to watch the videos and basically just stuck with that for the most part so I never had to worry about logging in or out as I was already always logged in. I went to actually log in one day and realized I had two different accounts and wanted help figuring out what this other email address was so I could simply redeem those points that I had in that account and delete that account so that I only had the one. Instead of helping me I got a very rude email back terminating my second account and all of my hard earned points (which by the way took about a year to achieve). I was fed up a bit prior to all of this since the ads on the videos have been so ridiculous that you have to basically watch twice the amount of videos now because there are SO MANY ADS but, after that email I’m done!

    I realize I wasn’t supposed to have two accounts and could honestly tell you I didn’t even know and probably did it when I was drunk thinking it was a good idea lol not knowing that was a rule but, I was deleting the account anyways cause I didn’t even want two accounts and just wanted to get help to do all of this.

    So just a warning – DO NOT BOTHER ASKING THEM FOR HELP. and make sure you don’t have two accounts – I’m going to be making sure I don’t have any accounts now.


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 10:08 am

    Adblocker plus makes watching the videos tolerable. NO ADS and the vids load immediately! I wish I knew about Adblocker back when the videos were 3 vids for 1 sb…..as it is now with nothing less than 6 vids for 1 sb, even with Adblocker, it’s pretty pointless.

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    derek says:

    July 19th, 2016 at 7:46 pm

    This site is ok overall. Most of the offers NEVER credit me even though I did everything as specified. I now only do the surveys and Im cashing out a 25$ Paypal every week. Every day ill do surveys till I hit 500 swagbucks then I call it a day. After 5 days I cash out for a paypal deposit. Takes a bit of effort at first but if you know how to “workaround” the surveys you’ll be good. I dont bother with the videos or the daily crap because its very low paying


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 10:04 am

    Please share your workaround! I’ve worked around these surveys for so long they just quit paying me!! I never get paid from a Gold Survey anymore or any survey on the main page either. I just don’t bother wasting my time now. The only ones left that still pay out is the Peanut Labs surveys……but they have stopped giving me 6 or 7 surveys a day and now I just keep getting the same two boxes that only about once a week let me qualify for just one of them. Oh, and now they’ve taken away the 10sb for playing the stupid game, so now I’m down to about 15 swagbucks a day.

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    mehoward14 says:

    July 14th, 2016 at 1:44 pm

    I have made $20 so far on Swagbucks with minimal effort. I love this website and have never had a problem with it. Much better than Inbox Dollars.

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    William Whitmer says:

    July 4th, 2016 at 3:05 am

    i enjoy doing these surveys, but lately i do a survey, and dont get the incentive SB, or it says i qualify to do a survey, and then a screen pops up right after and says i dont. I would like to continue doing these surveys, but if this continues, i am done with SB


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 9:57 am

    I have discovered (for myself) that doing the Gold Surveys or surveys from anywhere other than on the Peanuts Lab page, is completely pointless. Only peanut labs ever seems to pay out, but even they’ve since cut my options of 6 or 7 surveys a day, down to 2….,which I only seem to qualify for one of them about once a week now. :( I’m sooooooooooo close to being done with them also. ‘Legal scammers’ is what they are.

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    Linda says:

    June 28th, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    Although I have heard a lot of good things about them but I had a very bad experience with them. After promoting them via my blog and got about 300 referrals that were making money. Yet I was not credited the percentage. Despite my huge referrals I struggled to make up to $15 in 3 months, then requested for my money to be paid to charity the next thing I saw was I could not login to my account again. I was banned. When I sent a support ticket I was told Swagbucks do not accept members from my country. Yet they allowed me to send referrals and then banned me when I requested for payment to be made to charity. This is really bad. And made me to change my mind on continuing with reward sites like this.


    Joe says:
    November 13th, 2016 at 9:53 am

    Swagbucks is a company that is half a heart beat away from scamming everyone. I call companies like these ‘legal scammers’, because they are completely legal, yet still able to rip people off continuously! It’s wrong and places like this need to be shut down.

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    Kate says:

    May 20th, 2016 at 10:18 am

    I have completed a number of offers (following the directions exactly) and not received points. Swagbucks makes it difficult to complain. It requests confirmation emails (which I very rarely get even when I do get my points). The surveys are almost always a waste of time. It can take 10 minutes for them to disqualify you (and you will frequently be disqualified) and sometimes you complete the whole survey only to be told that the survey is closed. It’s extremely frustrating. I end up wasting copious amounts of time.

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    Beenripped says:

    April 3rd, 2016 at 12:16 am

    Its ok but not even close to part time work.. Its shame becaue they have a huge workforce for cheap , and lots of willing folks

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    3spooky5u says:

    March 16th, 2016 at 6:36 am

    To be honest searching for stupid kids giving off gift card codes is better

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    Shawna says:

    March 13th, 2016 at 10:11 am

    I have been active on Swagbucks since December 22nd, by active I mean every day for at least 30 minutes. I have made $240.95 since then and I am ready to cash out for another $25. I have had no issues with Swagbucks since I started. If something doesn’t credit, I send in a ticket and it’s always credited within 24hours. I see many negative reviews on Swagbucks and I think that’s only because they either aren’t trying or don’t know how. There are many Facebook groups that are here to help. I have also cashed out for a $25 Applebees gift card. I have bought several items (Kinsa Thermometer, Everyday Happy trial kit, and Fragrant Jewls) that I have used as gifts and earn Swagbucks through. Without trying I can get $25 a month easily.


    Disappointed swagbucker says:
    August 15th, 2016 at 6:44 pm

    I used to love swagbucks and made a nice sum of money also. Apparently swagbucks doesn’t like to give away so much money for nothing, so they have made it increasingly difficult for me to earn any swagbucks at all now! I used to do surveys all the time, but it’s slowly worked to where there never seem to be any to choose from and when there is, they’re 30 minute surveys for 26swagbucks!! And then they don’t even bother paying me anyhow…..just pop me up a window now saying I don’t qualify (and that is AFTER doing the survey). They are wasting my time now, and I’m sure that’s exactly what they were hoping would happen.

  • Dean says:

    March 10th, 2016 at 10:46 am

    swagbucks is only good for videos but you have to watch like 20 min to get 4 cents worth of sb which is A waste of time IF YOU HAVE A LIFE.worth RARELY PAYING offers like lifescript offers THAT ARE OFFERED ALL THE TIME but only credit once a month. finish taking survey for 20 min only to be disqualified. sign up trials and get your sb revoked or not payed because they say you canceled too early. Im sure all the ctp sites are same where the offer companies don’t credit you most of the time but have to credit once in a while to stay legit theyy all are shady now and want to pay as least possible without ruining their reputation.

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    Christine says:

    March 7th, 2016 at 10:09 am

    I have tried to communicate via contact us and I have RECEIVED no help. I ordered gift cards in December and never received an email with the codes. I have resent the emails at least a hundred times. NO EMAILS RECEIVED! Whatever system y’all have set up isn’t working! Would someone please help me?

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    Disappointed swagbucker says:
    August 15th, 2016 at 6:46 pm

    Fix what?!…This is what they’re going for. As far as swagbucks is concerned, they have ‘fixed it’. Which is why I am done with them.

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    Aye says:

    February 16th, 2016 at 2:02 pm

    Very disappointed!!!!

    -I have to contact support team again and again to remind them to send the e-mail with the gift card code verification after waiting for ten business days.
    -You spend too much time trying to find a survey that fix you because most of them you never qualify, also many times I have completed longs surveys and instead of earn my rewards I receive the notification that I don’t qualify, very frustrating!!!!
    -In december I participated in a “One Million Swagbucks GiveAway” paying the maximun quantity of entries (999 swagbucks) and this transaction never appeared in “my swagup” it means I never participated but I paid too many swagbucks!!!! I contacted to support but the response I received was: “Unfortunately we would be unable to refund any Swagstakes entries”

    And too many other offers that you complete and never receive any rewards.

    A total waste of time!!!!!

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    Kevin says:

    January 17th, 2016 at 10:25 am

    Would be a great site and I’ve made some decent money on it. But you put in so much more time than what is suggested, because you spend HOURS trying to complete surveys but you just get disqualified after 15-30 minutes of taking a survey and so you get nothing. Instead of having a quick qualification process, the qualification process can be just as long as the survey. So you can literally take the entire survey and then be disqualified at the end and receive NOTHING FOR YOUR TIME! And this happens with 90% of surveys, so if you’re willing to spend hours and hours just to complete one survey and get $1.00, then this is the site for you. There are other ways to earn, but you’ll go through them in a couple months and then there is nothing to sign up for without spending tons of your own money, so you are just left with Surveys, which as I’ve already described are not really worth your time. Use Swagbucks for a month or two, get a gift card, then screw the site.


    Joanne says:
    January 26th, 2016 at 1:12 am

    I have always found SURVEYS are a SCAM…as you said they make you complete it and get the information they need and then tell you… you don’t qualify…what a joke in itself!!!



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    suddenlyskint says:

    January 16th, 2016 at 10:52 am

    Swagbucks WAS a great and fun place to earn a little extra up until around 6 months ago when things stopped crediting and there was little opportunity to actually earn anything, and making the daily goal was very difficult…..but NOW Swagbucks have made things ‘better’ in their opinion by making weekend daily goals atronomically high ( LOW goal 140 today)!!!!! They are quick to get you to try referring friends but seriously people just don’t wanna know anymore, especially when you work all week and they want you to stay all day long on weekends to make an impossible goal. Just not happening when people have actual lives to lead.
    There are many other sites that are still fun unlike Swagbucks which is now just a giant pain in the rear. Also it takes an age to get any rewards shipped……14 days and still waiting for a reward…..why? I seriously would NOT recommend this site to anyone any longer, unless you are a fan off stress and long waits I would suggest you try some other ways to earn a buck.

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    Tom says:

    January 15th, 2016 at 8:51 am

    Swagbucks is a complete joke. It used to be a great site a few years back. These days, forget it. They will turn off your surveys (which you’re lucky to even get one that credits anyway), have you fill out personal information only to steal it and not credit you, and several other shady, borderline criminal activities. And don’t even think about complaining. If you do it on social media, they will ignore you, as they only praise positive comments. If you do it sending in support tickets or emails, they will most likely accuse you of cheating, and shut down your account. How they get away with basically being identity thieves is beyond me. I could go on and on about how horrible they are, but why waste my time? Swagbucks sucks, your information with them is NOT safe (I had to change my number because their partners were calling me 12 hours a day nonstop), and I would avoid them at all costs.

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    Chris says:

    January 12th, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    Started off decent. Managed to complete some high value survey’s, watched some vids here and there. Now though, I’m constantly being disqualified for survey’s. Almost 90% right after I tell them my race, but even more annoyingly so some of them wait until thirty minutes or so into the survey before doing it, effectively making you survey for free then ditching you at the end.

    Gave up on the survey’s, and focused on discovering web content and videos, which are a lot slower. I also turned to the mobile app and attempted to get 60ish SBs for installing an app and reaching level six…which I did. And got nothing for it. So much for that. I guess I’ll have to stick with the meager points instead of wasting time not getting anything for the higher effort stuff…

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    sondra says:

    January 8th, 2016 at 2:45 am

    I’m fairly new but seem to do well here with encrave, etc. It’s a fun way to pass some time.

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    Lusine says:

    December 9th, 2015 at 9:22 am

    It’s a great way to earn more money. Thank you so much.

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    Jonny says:

    November 12th, 2015 at 3:07 am

    swagbucks actually is a great place to earn extra money online from home (or even while your at work if you have a job where you can do other stuff in the background, between it, and another similar site, ive made $630 since Early Sept, and thats with only ONE referral (my wife, who by the way is the reason i set up an act. for in the first place…to be able to afford a really nice Christmas present for).

    the surveys pay between 50 cents and a few dollars, but they also have tons of other things that make it ad up fast (really simple tasks such as filling out offers for free samples, watching videos, searching the web, downloading games, and more! I highly recommend it over other sites (I’ve tried several but wont mention them so this doesn’t sound like something posted by an employee, lol… anyways, its def. worth a look if you’ve got time on your hands and are in need of little extra income.
    …but def. check it out either way!

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    Stefhy says:

    October 30th, 2015 at 9:30 pm

    This is one of the best sites I have ever used for extra cash. Been using for about a month now and made $35.

    I’m able to answer about 50% of the surveys which to me is great as I like giving my opinion and getting paid for it. Using their search engine you can get easily 25-50 swagbucks, playing games 10 swagbucks, watching videos on phone app 10 swagbucks and then hopefully answer 1 survey to reach the daily goals. Very easy. Very glad I found this site!!!

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    Brittany says:

    October 10th, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    Takes a long time and there has been many times that I haven’t received my earned swagbucks through them but I earned a 25 dollar gift card once after 2 years


    Tanya says:
    January 1st, 2016 at 2:56 pm

    @lulu what are you talking about? You can redeem more than 25 a month. Why do you think they have gifts cards that are over 100? I’ve ordered a 250 twice but normally I just get s 50 or 100 gift card.

    Lulu says:
    December 15th, 2015 at 10:37 pm

    @ Youreyes,that CANNOT be true because you can only redeem a maximum of $25 in one month!

    christine says:
    November 10th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    iv been working it and made 50 fisrt mnth myself now im waiting almost 2 weeks for another 15 i got verified but havent got yet. wtf

    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:14 pm

    If you work other parts of the site and actually spend some time in it, you could make that gift card at least once a month or more.
    I earn or more than 50 in gift cards a month. Working it harder I can earn more. Just depends on how much it is worked and how it is worked..
    One thing I should say is, I do not shop through the site.

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    Wendy says:

    October 1st, 2015 at 9:28 pm

    I made a large purchase from LL Bean and I activated the 2% cash back button before I checked out but after the payment was completed I didn’t get ANYTHING from swagbucks! I can’t usually make large purchases like that because I’m not at all wealthy but I had to this time and I was excited to at least be able to make some swagbucks on the deal but I am almost sick with disappointment that swagbucks didn’t work even though I pushed the cashback button! What can be done about this?!


    Lulu says:
    December 15th, 2015 at 10:40 pm

    Same thing happened to me for multiple purchases and I have contacted them so many times and they have not had the decency to respond to any of complaints despite getting automatic responses which promise a 3-5 day wait for a response. Their customer service has really gone to the dogs!

    Micah says:
    November 11th, 2015 at 7:37 am

    You should have contacted them. Every time I make a purchase and use their cash back I have to contact them after 2-7 days from my purchase date because my transactions doesn’t show up at all in the shop and earn tab. Go to your shop and earn tab and there’s a bubble on the right side of your trip ID for LL Bean that you have to click to contact them about that purchase.

    Emily says:
    October 13th, 2015 at 12:05 pm

    I think you have to go to the site through the swagbuck site and fill your cart that way rather than shop, then click cash back.. I’m not sure what order you did it in but that might have something to do with it…

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    aimee says:

    September 25th, 2015 at 9:43 pm

    I was having luck with surveys and having a good run at getting at least my first daily goal done a day with a bit of video watching, but lately i have had a hard time even having surveys available, does anyone know why this is??
    I have been racking up my SBs to put towards an amazon gift card for Xmas shopping, and really want to get it before the start of December.


    christine says:
    November 10th, 2015 at 1:02 pm

    thats not my problem mine is receiving mygift cards now..i rack up on the vidios on my phone i just let it run

  • same problum says:

    September 21st, 2015 at 4:30 am

    im using swagbucks 4 week daily completing tasks whatever i earned 322$ then just im Receiving the money on paypal only 1 way to transfer money on paypal . but suddenly some buddy said wakeup wakeup you have to go collage. then i think its my dream

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    Want to signup but its shwn always deactivated says:

    September 21st, 2015 at 4:20 am

    hello sir. i wanted to join swagbucks but having problum . when i try to signup i put my email and pasword then i clicked signup button .. Next page was showing 404 eror.. then i clicked on login button after i put my email and pasword then it was shown -your account was deactivated-

    then i use my other email same problum.
    totaly i used 3 emails to signup but its was shwn deactivated.

    Please sir cheack the problum .then infrom me thankyu . from indian

  • Anne says:

    August 17th, 2015 at 1:49 pm

    They won’t let you UNSUBSCRIBE….
    They turn into your homepage…
    They turn into your search engine…
    They mess up your computer…
    Be careful with this site…
    It’s been nothing but hassle after hassle after hassle…
    Not happy…


    Jeanette says:
    November 1st, 2015 at 10:44 pm

    That’s what I’m trying to do and I was a computer tech up until about 10 years ago and I can get this freaking thing out of my computer. Also, If I am logged into a certain page and I get up to leave the room for a few minutes, when I come back, SWAGBUCKS has switched pages on me to their site or page. I also can not find in doing it the old way, I’m guessing there are better ways now, to find it, and delete it. Go into search and it doesn’t exist. I ran it through my Malware program, figuring it would find it and take it out. NOPE! What to do? What to DO?!!!!!! Yah, I feel stupid and I am pissed!

    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:00 pm

    No that is not true. Go into the settings and set the way you want the site to work for you. I do not use the Toolbar or swagbutton. I just work the site. With that I am able to make first goal everyday for over a year now.

    You need to check your settings in both Swagbucks, in how much you allow it to take over your browser, and the settings in your Browser, to set your home pages and search pages. It is not that difficult to do. Saves alot of frustration in the long run.

    joe says:
    September 4th, 2015 at 10:17 pm

    I strongly disagree.

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    Nicole says:

    August 6th, 2015 at 6:37 am

    I really like swagbucks a lot…I have been using it for about 2 weeks and I have made 23$ so far…this is pretty good for not doing much different than I would be anyway.

    Another great site I just started using that I actually like better is called “superpoints”…it is essentially the same concept as swagbucks but I find it much easier to get points on this one and they just add up faster. This biggest difference is that superpoints is by invite only…



    ben says:
    November 24th, 2015 at 2:52 pm


    You don’t fool me!

    Bye silly money beggars

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    RiuAurureon says:

    August 2nd, 2015 at 7:27 pm

    pretty good for people like me that cant always buy things its a little bit of a wait for some things that give more bucks but yea its a great way to do it

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    hiebert says:

    August 2nd, 2015 at 11:40 am

    I only receive promised swagbucks about half the time I participate in surveys. Hardly ever with videos. When you spend 20 minutes taking a survey and the meager 25 SB is not delivered, you start thinking maybe this is a scam to get your info so they can spam you. Their customer service is responsive and has compensated me a couple of time but it still erodes trust.


    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:10 pm

    I actually have been disqualified for every survey I tried for several months in a row. So I actually do not count on those to make points on the site. I work the other parts of the site like Ncrave, Ngage, and others to reach over that first goal per day.

    With my age, surveys on any Site is difficult to be qualified for.

    Just saying I am able to do ok with the site for a few years.. There are bumps in the road. No different than any other site that goes through them.

    puxter18 says:
    September 1st, 2015 at 2:45 pm

    I totally agree. I do surveys on other sites like mintvine with whom I have cashed out over $200 in real cash to my paypal acct the last few months. But try to actually earn points through Swagbucks’ surveys! HA! Ready to wash my hands of the whole thing!

  • Prizerebel says:

    July 31st, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    For all those who are not happy with swagbucks you should try prizerebel its easy to get points and when you reach gold membership you get your e-gift card codes back instantly I’ve been using it for about a week know and I already cashed out 3 amazon gift cards and check out their facebook page every 2 days at 9:12 pm they post promo codes which can help you more when your cashing out!

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    Michelle says:

    July 31st, 2015 at 9:49 am

    I have watch all the movies…. I don’t like what you have done to swag I can’t play it’s makes me go crazy can’t complet nothing please put it back can’t make points it’s not good I would like forget swagbucks I have been with yous 2/3years change back

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    Michelle says:

    July 31st, 2015 at 9:44 am

    I have watch all the movies…. I don’t like would you have done to swag I can’t play it’s makes me go crazy can’t complet nothing please put it back

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    Curtis says:

    July 29th, 2015 at 1:31 pm

    Was promised a $10 gift card for signing up. Never delivered. Was impossible to get any one to responds at the company! Terrible company!!!! DO NOT WASTE YOUR TIME!!!!!


    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:17 pm

    They have NEVER offered a gift card to join. I have been a member for 6 years. You may be thinking of another site that offers this.. I know of two that do this that is not Swagbucks.

    I have talked to others to join and some have. They do not get a gift card to join. I didn’t either.

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    Rae says:

    July 16th, 2015 at 12:23 am

    I haven’t even made one cash out on this site yet, and I’ve been trying for 3 months. There are never any surveys available for me, by the time I wake up all the swag codes expire, right now I’m only making 1 swagbuck a day and that’s from the daily poll. :(


    GALICA says:
    July 23rd, 2015 at 9:09 am


    Rebecca says:
    July 20th, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    You can watch videos and that will earn you Swagbucks. I get about 100 a day just from the poll and watching videos on my laptop and phone. On my phone all I have to do is hit play and they will continuously play. While I do dishes or cook or whatever I can just have my phone running and I earn points. It is very rare that I actually do much else than the daily to do list and videos.

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    Alex says:

    July 11th, 2015 at 1:06 am

    Aside from a truly atrocious name, the site is pretty good. There are tons of ways to earn points guaranteed – including playing some lame arcade games and watching some videos. Of course the best way to earn is through surveys, and they offer quite a lot of them daily, though the payout is mostly quite low. Still, I’ve accumulated more money through this site than most other survey sites in a smaller amount of time.

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    Katie says:

    July 6th, 2015 at 4:59 pm

    While it IS a legit site, I don’t recommend it at all. I’ve been using it for 4years(actively). Lately they are lower payouts for mobile users and encraves(2 main ways I earn). Surveys disqualify you far too often or just simply don’t payout. They just recently changed rules up a bit that if you discuss surveys on their Facebook they will ban you. Etc. I’m fed up with them. I’m on two other sites that payout more for the same offers and they’re more timely in getting back to emails if something doesn’t pay out. Don’t use swagbucks. They’re going down hill.


    Ms. K says:
    July 7th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    Can you tell us the other sites that are betters?

    Kim says:
    July 7th, 2015 at 1:06 pm

    What are the two other sites you use?

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    Carla says:

    July 5th, 2015 at 6:43 pm

    Swagbucks is great, for me!! (So far.) Or at least good enough. I’ve been a member since September of 2013 and have made $1322.
    And I’m not much of a heavy-duty user, either.

    I’m rating it ‘Good’ instead of ‘Excellent’ because it is not without problems.
    For those who are considering it, a good start would be to familiarize yourself with their Facebook Page. (If you join, that almost surely WILL be a place you check regularly and often, because it is there that you find out what’s paying off at the moment and what might be not worth your time.)

    Because both the good and the bad are posted on the Facebook Page, I have seen a fair number of people post who claim to have had their account deactivated and I have no reason to doubt them.
    Some were doing things that are against the rules, but plenty of them have no idea why they got the boot.
    I don’t think it happens a lot, but it does happen. And of course if it happens to you, you are going to feel screwed over. (Rightfully so.) So that’s a real problem.

    And there’s a definite problem with the Surveys.
    Widespread ‘baiting and switching’ as to the terms of the Surveys.
    A Survey says that it will take 10 minutes and will get you 50 SB (each Swagbuck is worth a penny, for the most part) but when you click on it, you’re taken to another start page and all of a sudden it says it will take you 20 minutes!!!
    Add to that the fact that you sometimes end up spending even MORE time to complete the Survey.
    And, in a ‘worst case scenario’, it either disqualifies you or tells you it’s over quota or says you’ve successfully completed it, but you don’t get credited.
    They worked much better back when I first joined up.

    And some other things don’t work they way they should, either.
    They have ‘Radio Loyalty’, which other sites use, too.
    You listen to the radio for 35 minutes (used to be only 30 minutes, a few months ago. For a day or two, it jumped to 40 minutes, but then settled back to the current 35.)and a Captcha appears. You enter the Captcha and get 5 SB.
    But guess what.
    The Captcha doesn’t always appear.
    And even when it does and I supply the Captcha, it doesn’t always credit.

    And there’s other glitches, too.
    They have EXCELLENT customer service when it comes to giving you the credit you’ve earned.
    While it’s a PITA, I now take screenshots of everything I do that might screw up. A Screenshot that shows I completed (or at least attempted to complete)the activity in question.
    If I don’t get credited, I ‘send in a ticket’ with the screenshot attached and a short explanation of what happened.
    It sucks that I have to do that, but I’ve gotten credited every single time and unless it happens on the weekend, I’ve always gotten the SBs I’m due either on the same day or on the next day.

    I found the site rather confusing when I first joined up. It has a bit of a learning curve.
    Now that I’ve gotten the hang of it, I can make my ‘first goal’ every day within a couple of hours and most of that is while I’m doing other stuff on the computer anyway.
    I make between $50 and $75/mo.
    But a lot of people make a lot more!!
    The more you ‘earn’, the higher your goal gets. If you consistently make your second goal, the goals start getting higher, little by little.
    Some ‘Swagbuckers’ make about 1,000 SBs a day.
    I could make a lot more than I do, but I have no interest in starting ‘Trial Memberships’ or do anything that requires me giving them my CC #s or my personal information.
    And I could make more if I spent more time doing it, too!!

    So, overall, more glitches than it should have, without a doubt.
    And I wish I could say it’s as good or better than when I first joined, but I can’t. It HAS gone a bit downhill.
    But, once you learn your way around, it’s pretty easy to earn some extra cash.
    It’s not for everybody, but again. If you are interested at all, I urge you to spend a day or two following Swagbucks Facebook Page.
    That’ll get you off to the best start possible.


    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:32 pm

    I agree with you as well..

    Been a member since 2009 and took me awhile to figure out all the ways we could earn on the site. Now when I find a good site I take time and check it out completely or ask what others do to earn. I was to quiet when I first started. Now I earn gift cards every month.. $50 or more

    I need to get a new computer and this is going to pay for it. Then I will be able to use the other sites like this one to earn more.

    Oh and those that think I am a person working for Swags, I am NOT.. I have physical problems that I can not get out and work a job. Wish I could believe me. I found this because it said we could earn searching.. so I tried it.. it went from there a few years back.

    And with this, yes they have changed the site and it isn’t as easy to earn, still we can and do. They did have a lower rate of exchange the first years they started, so if they get below that, then I may change sites.. They haven’t yet. I do hope they change some of the new things back to or similar to what worked with success. One can hope..

    Remember the site wouldn’t have over a million members if it was a scam.

    Swagbuckuser says:
    July 11th, 2015 at 8:29 am

    I AGREE 100% with everything you said. I’ve been a member for 6 months now and spend a great deal of time with the so called short surveys which last a lot longer. I must say though that I have enjoyed earning the $275 in gift cards thus far and the site is addicting to say the least!!!!

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    Emiliano Zapata says:

    June 16th, 2015 at 1:52 pm

    This “program” installs spyware, malware and other tricks on your computer. Try to uninstall it! It’s an incredibly hard thing. They’ve even got it so it MUTES any YouTube video that explains how to uninstall it!

    Go to WinTips.org and search for Remove Swagbucks.com Search & Swagbucks Toolbar (Removal Guide). Print it out (it’s 17 pages!) and follow the steps. It’ll make your life so much easier.

    I wish I could bill the Swagbucks liars for the hours it took me to remove it. Every time I’d open a new Tab in Firefox, it’d come up as a Swagbucks search! Damn them!

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    MillerC says:

    June 7th, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I have cashed out now two walmart gift cards and never had a issue, I watch videos no surveys. I love the extra $$$$$

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    Sara says:

    May 29th, 2015 at 5:55 pm

    i dont understand why everyone that says they actually make money are being accused of undercover swagbucks employees lol!

    i assure you im NOT an employee and i make about $75 a month on sb and about $300/month on another site with the same walls that swagbucks has. People, if you take the TIME to learn which things to do, which things to avoid, and dont give up, its absolutely not hard to earn. I’ve saved up for a few months and cashed out over $600 in one day with no problem at all.

    They DO offer Paypal, and It’s usually delivered within a few days.

    The people that are saying their accounts have been deactivated are most likely creating multiple accounts THEMSELVES and using themselves as referrals to get the extra money(?)..who knows why they do it, but they always get caught and then they get mad and threaten to sue. I see it all the time on the other site.
    Why would swagbucks randomly delete accounts unless they are fraudulent? they wouldnt. because if you dont make money, the GTP sites dont make money.

    Swagbucks customer service is fantastic, every time ive emailed them with a legit complaint on an offer and provided proof of completion, theyve paid me. every single time.

    Survey disqualifications are normal. If you just keep going until you find one, its really not that bad.

    Overall, Swagbucks is good. Instagc.com is better. Easier to earn, more user friendly. And once you’ve been there for a while, there is a live chat feature which is SO helpful for the newer users who are still trying to figure out how to effectively use GTP sites. If that chat box didnt exist, i would still be lost and broke in the GTP world haha


    Youreyes says:
    October 12th, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Michelle36 did you try actually calling the office to find out what they did and why. Anytime I have had trouble I have been able to get answers. Even if I did something against their rules I would find out. At first I was also locked out. Found out someone hacked into my account and was using it from another ip address. Which confused their system so it locked me out. How would I know that if I didn’t talk with someone. Since then if I have trouble I either submit a support ticket or use Facebook messaging. I do get answers..
    You do need your ID number and email you signed up with to get that kind of information. Is why I tell anyone who signs up to make sure they copy that and write it and save it.. Do this with any and all sites you join, regardless the reason. Each account has a unique account number.. keep it safe.

    Michelle36 says:
    June 9th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    I don’t “cheat” the system, I’m an honest person and the other paying sites I’ve joined can testify to that. I’ve been a member of these sites years, and yes, they do have hidden methods to screen out cheaters. There are only 2 supposed paying sites I have ever been locked out of. The first one is Chat About. And they have a reputation for screwing people over. The second one is Swagbucks. They locked me out when I was close to cash out. How convenient! I emailed them and asked them why. And guess what? NO ANSWER! As far as I’m concerned, Swaybacks is nothing but a SCAM!

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    ROBYNG78 says:

    May 26th, 2015 at 9:08 pm







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    Swagwaste says:

    May 25th, 2015 at 10:27 pm

    I spent a good 10 minutes answering specific questions about a car that I would like to buy in the next 6 months including a list of cars that I’ve been looking at, the cars I currently own, and why I’m considering these cars… and then all-of-a-sudden “You don’t qualify”???? After answering 10 minutes of questions???? DON’T WASTE YOUR TIME!

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    Jeff says:

    May 25th, 2015 at 10:49 am

    This website is horrible.. Every time I make an account they deactivate it and never give me my “supposed gift card..” I had a $25 gift card and they deactivated and I asked but never got a response. DO NOT USE THIS SITE. THEY DEACTIVATE ALL YOUR ACCOUNTS BEFORE YOU CAN GET YOUR GIFT CARDS

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    Lisa says:

    May 24th, 2015 at 11:34 am

    I got a $25 Walmart gift card in April. When I got the email to get my code…Nothing… I have had the email resent multiple times and I still cannot view a code. Back in April someone from Swagbucks was helping me with this issue and they provided my a code. Problem is it is a six digit code not the sixteen digit one that I can use. Cannot figure out how to use this.

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    They're Assholes says:

    May 23rd, 2015 at 3:42 pm

    Swagbucks is awful! I was 81% done with a survey when for some reason I could click everything but the fucking option needed to get me to the next page and finished. They need to fix their site and give me the 75 swagbucks they owe me for wasting my time!!

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    Sheila says:

    May 6th, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    First of all, I love SB!! Second of all, I don’t work for SB as some people on here have voiced concern over. I am a hard working Canadian woman just looking for good deals. Swagbucks is a search engine and that is how they make their $$, advertising and promoting certain websites and products.

    I use SB fairly casually by searching, doing the odd survey and spending time on it when I can. Over three years I have earned around $400 which I have put on my Starbucks card. If you want to work at it the potential is there to earn a lot more.

    Recently though I have found my search wins are less often. I have installed the SB TV app and let it play while I am at work though it does cap out after receiving 36 or so SB. You may say it’s not worth the effort but that’s $400 worth of lattes I haven’t had to pay for.

    Their customer service is excellent. I have written to them on a few occasions and ALWAYS heard back.

    As for the surveys they can be a bit annoying but I still try them all and if DQ’d they credit me 1 SB.

    I have referred a few friends but only one or two think it is worth their time.

    Anyway, I could go on and on but I think it’s great!

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    Dean cook says:

    April 28th, 2015 at 3:35 am

    I am keen to get involved and help you with consumer research, at times I have found this website needs a lot of work. And after reading a comment supporting the site which stated, the site has been going for 7 years or more. I have found this site is legit but has lots of bugs. Maybe too many for one to feel concert.

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    Brook says:

    April 27th, 2015 at 8:22 pm

    do not use swagbucks- terrible service and totally not worth your time

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    Minh says:

    April 19th, 2015 at 12:19 am

    This is a scam, they want to verify your account by sending you a pin via a post card, wth. They do let you verify via text message but that message never come either.


    Nancy says:
    June 15th, 2015 at 11:48 am

    I have been on SB for over 4 years….I earned enough swagbucks to purchase a color TV high definition and it was mailed to me postage paid as well! Now they only have gift cards to use your swagbucks on and paypal $$$ which I have been using. Never once have i NOT received my gift when I cashed in. I am 61 on complete disability and the paypal $$$ I earn are a Godsend. The surveys sometimes are annoying when you fill out questions for 30 minutes and then all of a sudden you are not eligible for the payout~~~~you win some and you lose some…..but every single time I have submitted a query to customer service I have been credited for the survey points. Sorry for those who think this site is not legit.

    ROBYNG78 says:
    May 26th, 2015 at 8:59 pm

    YES IT IS!








    Nicole says:
    May 14th, 2015 at 3:55 pm

    SwagBucks is not a scam

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    Mary B says:

    April 14th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Well, to all the haters out there…you have to want it to get it! I have been doing Swagbucks for almost 7 years now and make about $300 a month at it. :) Not sure why some of you think it doesn’t work, but it does and not sure why you think there’s a limit of $25 per month that you can earn because there is absolutely NO limit!! I pay ALL of my utility bills through PayPal from earning Swagbucks by cashing out $25 PayPal payments at a time. :) Gets frustrating when you disqualify for the surveys, but if you’re persistent, they do come!! I have and am proof!! :)


    Swagbuckuser says:
    July 11th, 2015 at 8:33 am

    I made $275 thus far in gift cards and have been a member 6 months. I do not work and spend a average of two hours a day filling our surveys,, doing all I can to earn points.

    Sara says:
    May 29th, 2015 at 5:40 pm

    to Yeah Right: i make $300/month at a different GTP site, and about $75/month with swagbucks. Why would we lie about it? I’m a stay at home mom and spend about 4-5 hours per day on them.
    Its really not that hard to do once you figure it out. If you put in the time to learn what works and what doesnt, you CAN make that much.

    Yeah Right says:
    May 23rd, 2015 at 3:47 pm

    I highly doubt you make $300 a month from swagbucks, honey. At the most with persistence and by using all the services, I could realistically see $100. Tell me, do you have a mansion and supermodels throwing themselves at you as well?

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    gilbsan says:

    March 27th, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    Very unorganized, too busy, and doesn’t do cash


    Mary B says:
    April 14th, 2015 at 5:52 pm

    Absolutely does PayPal cash…it’s the only way I cash out!! :)

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    March 25th, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    I tried it, and hate it. Surveys are a complete waste of time. I never qualified for any and the one I did get through said they reached their quota at the end after I wasted my time and they now have the info they wanted to start off with. You could spend all day on here and not end up with anything. The same pesonal questions are asked over and over. Reminds me of a telemarketing, only problem is you are the one seeking it out.


    Joseph says:
    May 16th, 2015 at 8:38 pm

    I had a survey once that did not credit me the amount they promised, flipping to an error page after I had finished the survey. I contacted swagbucks help and they credited me the amount after 48 hours.

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    Stacy says:

    March 1st, 2015 at 4:58 pm

    I really like Swagbucks. I can usually get about $50/month. I have downloaded their apps for the phone, do all my searches through them, participate in the surveys and watch their videos on my computer. Yes, there are days when I don’t qualify for any surveys, but then there are days when I qualify for a bunch and get over 200 swagbucks. If I get an error message at the end of my survery, I just contact Swagbucks and they look into it and have awarded me with my points. Both my husband and I participate in Swagbucks (same ISP). We actually use our laptops while watching TV and sit there clicking our way through Swagbucks TV. When I work from home I use my main computer to work and set up the laptop and again, click through Swagbucks TV. I have been with Swagbucks for a year now and have cashed in about $700 in Amazon and $400 in Paypal.


    pl says:
    April 21st, 2015 at 8:03 pm

    You can earn as much as you want there are some caps on certain gift cards for $25 a month. EXample: When the $5 Amazon Gift cards were 475 swagbucks each you could only receive 5 per month with a max of 2 per day. When you reach a maximum like this go to a higher card amount for what you want of get a different gift card. I have received about $200 in Wal-Mart cards in the last 2 months.

    Steph says:
    April 16th, 2015 at 10:14 am

    Be careful folks. People FROM Swagbucks are commenting.

    Mary B says:
    April 14th, 2015 at 5:54 pm

    Max, you are ever so WRONG!!! There is absolutely NO limit to how much you can earn, I make about $300 a month, directly into my PayPal account. Nice try on your part, though.

    Teri says:
    April 4th, 2015 at 7:49 pm

    They must have adjusted their max pay/mo because I’ve cashed out $30 in the last 2 weeks.

    BECKY says:
    March 29th, 2015 at 4:38 pm

    I’ve been a member of Swagbucks for about 1 1/2 years and have earned over $4,000. I mostly cash out for $100 or $250 Paypal at a time. I have no idea what Max was talking about. I have referred several people and have 1 that is earning about $2 a day after work.

    MAX says:
    March 13th, 2015 at 8:35 am

    You’re obviously a swagbucks shill, because $25 is the maximum that anyone can earn in any given month; that is all they will pay out!Nice try….

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    Koal says:

    February 28th, 2015 at 12:01 am

    It was good for my family, we all had accounts (one per user). But for some reason, Swagbucks deactivates your accounts if you have more than one PER IP. This was never in the ToS. We never broke any rules of the ToS, and the customer service is awful. Use Bing Rewards instead.

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    tracy says:

    February 20th, 2015 at 10:49 am

    Same problem. Not receiving points for apps and businesses that I registered with and used. There are so many points to have to chase after that it’s counterproductive.


    VS Berlina says:
    May 22nd, 2015 at 11:45 pm

    Seems I’m going through the same problem. I doubt I’ll see my points for the app that referred me there.

    Seems they are ‘carrot danglers’. They make people go to their site to get hits so they can earn money from sponsors. But they never pay you out when you get a decent amount. So many stories I’ve read with the same issue.

    It’s also astounding the amount of stooges they employ to give them good reviews. That’s no doubt where my rewards have gone. Quite a few on here too it seems.

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    Jim says:

    February 19th, 2015 at 9:29 am

    Shop and earn is total BS

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    PhillipC says:

    February 17th, 2015 at 5:42 pm

    I have cashed in about 81,000 SB – or 810 dollars, from Oct of 2013 to today. That’s about $50 a month. Most because of what I learned from post in r/swagbucks. I don’t to surveys or much searching, just videos.

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    sugar wesley says:

    February 17th, 2015 at 1:12 am

    Easy to earn. Extremely difficult to receive those earnings.

    Initially, I was quite pleased to spend time on the site and now I have become very hesitant. Pretty quickly I was able to achieve three gift cards for their respective lowest reward. Great. Fine. Thrilled. Not so happy now that I would like to redeem those cards and it is worse than pulling teeth to get the code for any one of them. Three and I have managed to squeeze a singular code! I never got any of the emails they indicated have been sent and neither have I received an email when requested them to resend!

    As I sit here, in my chair, — as time has well passed since having redeemed my points for the gift cards (due to their internal method of processing the request), ensuring that the rewards DO wind up in my account, reading every word of how to redeem, notifying them of the problem I was having in being ABLE to physically redeem the gift cards, discussing it via email on three separate occasions — (chair)I still need to get two codes!!

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    Anne says:

    February 9th, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    SwagBucks says they don’t track searches. I’ve won SB by searching gibberish before.

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    John Morgan says:

    January 30th, 2015 at 11:32 pm

    I have been a member of Swagbucks for more than a year now. I have redeemed about 1,000$ in gift cards. I am very pleased with the customer services and the type of offers the website has.

    I have also won an iPod Touch and the 52 Pickup swagstakes, where you win 5,000 swagbucks a week for a year. Though, it has been taking a while since they fully processed my prize 52 Pickup prize as well as gift cards, which is the only catch about this website. Overall, very nice website to earn some money.

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    Trey says:

    January 26th, 2015 at 6:04 pm

    Surveys – so far tried 5 of them. Did not qualify each time AFTER they got a good bit of data from me. Will not do them again.

    Installed several (4) apps. Paid me on one. Provided proof ( screen shots) but denied as they claimed I had previously completed. This was TORO

    Sweepstakes – SB for entering email,address only. KFC, Best Pizza and several others – got nothing.

    Also experienced a number of re-directs where to other websites or in app games other than what was offered.

    Final conclusion:

    Not worth my time or risk of privacy. Customer service seemed apathetic.

    Be careful

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    JJ says:

    January 20th, 2015 at 12:37 am

    I’ve never been tricked so bad in my life. The survey section is a joke. Good luck qualifying for a survey. I don’t know how many times I completed a survey just to be told I didn’t qualify or they already received the amount they needed AFTER they received my opinions…. Don’t even get me started on the other sections. I even dabbled with the shopping section to only find it never rewarded me after following directions to a “T”. AVOID with extreme cation.

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    Karin Aubrey says:

    January 4th, 2015 at 12:55 pm

    I have used many different pay to sites for many years and i have to say that overall, Swagbucks is the best. I earn more on this site than all the others combined. I have earned over 2000.00 this past year and look to earn more this coming year. I started with them in December of 2013 so i was relatively new in the first part of the year and my earnings were not as good as they were near the end. I ended the year averaging over 200.00 a month. This goes a long way to helping with all manner of things that need to be paid every month. Of course, some months are better than others but there is always stuff to do to earn. I need to mention here that i do NOT buy stuff just to earn SB altho the Shop & Earn program is pretty good and if there is something i am in the market for anyway i WILL use their prtal to get the earnings thru them, but that portion of my earnings is very small compared to all the rest of it. Anyone that is looking to earn some extra money would do themselves a favor to sign up with SB. G/L everyone and here’s to a profitable 2015!

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    phil says:

    December 4th, 2014 at 9:56 pm

    I’ve been a member since a year and what I can say is that it is a pain to use this site.
    It is not worth spending time to get 1 or 2 points…
    Just go to Bing reward, you will get much more reward in fewer time.

    They put so many rules (can’t order same reward more than twice a day and no more than 5 per month, now you have to sign in to access to the gift card section, and sign-in again to open a gift card, recently, it is even worse, have to wait for the email for each reward, and you have to sign-in again and again for each of them,… it is totally crazy, it is worse than my online bank account!!!).

    Last rules is you cannot get more than 50 Swag code per member, of course they don’t tell you. You will realize that only when you already got them and try to add them into your account. as the result, I ordered 2500 points from Bing as Swag code but cannot use them. As an alternative solution, I opened another account, added the 2500 points and got $25 of Amazon gift card.
    a few days later, I couldn’t sign-in, I realize they disabled my account, tried to contact them by email twice and they don’t even reply to me…
    As the result, they stole me $25…

    I will never use this site again…


    Karin Aubrey says:
    January 4th, 2015 at 1:01 pm

    hey Phil…. i read your comment about the 5 per month thing and i wanted to point out that is ONLY for the discounted Amazon cards. you are paying 4.50 for a 5.00 card and they limit those to 5 per month. all the rest of the cards are unlimited and you can order as many as you like in a month. I have been doing the Paypal and have ordered as many as 12 of them in one month but generally order about 8 or 9 a month so that limit you mention is not accurate. also, it IS strictly forbidden to have more than one account per person. Thats just commoin sense and EVERY earnings site has this exact same rule. One account per member. SB DOES, however allow more than one account per household for any household member that is over the age of 13… so the fact that YOU broke a big rule by having more than one account is your own fault and i don’t see how you can say they STOLE from you when you clearly broke that rule and they deactivated the second account…geeeez

    Anon says:
    December 12th, 2014 at 5:30 pm

    I’ve been a member to two years and I personally love the site as I don’t get annoyed easily by all the DQ of surveys and little knickknacks that people often complain about – to me it’s all just part of the territory when deal with ‘free offers/ free surveys’.

    To answer some of your concerns:

    – The restrictions are there so that members don’t end up buying so much Giftcards in one month. I personally gain a lot of points per day and the amount of Giftcards I would be able to cash out would be insane. I think the restriction

    – I agree that having to ask for a email every single time you want to get a giftcard code is a little too much. I’m not sure how this is better security-wise, but I do understand the backlash regarding this.

    – It isn’t 50 swagbucks per member. You get 10% of how much your friends earn for up to 1000 SB per day. If you only gained 50 SB, then that’s 10% of how much your friend earned (500SB).

    – Unfortunately, the reason they disabled your account is YOUR fault. It CLEARLY states in the “Do’s and Don’ts”, that you cannot have two accounts per household. They know this by checking at your IP address.

    This was done to make sure people don’t abuse the opportunity of being able to cash out swagcodes, surveys, extra points (which is what happened in your case) and invite codes across multiple accounts.

    The moment you opened up another SB account, they found out & thought you were abusing the system and disabled and possibly deactivated your account. I apologize, but you need to be more careful on what you CAN and CAN’t do on the site.

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    Thara says:

    November 24th, 2014 at 8:41 am

    I really enjoy this site. I am not sure how people are saying it’s a waste of time and they don’t earn. Put some effort into it, nothing comes free. I’ve earned over $200 in gift cards since October. It’s better than any other “get paid to” site that I’ve tried. Sure you may not qualify for every survey and run into issues with things crediting every once in a while, but that doesn’t have anything to do with swagbucks itself, it has to do with the companies that they are connected with. Generally, if you contact swagbucks and screenshot what wasn’t credited, they reward you with what you didn’t get credit for. Nothing in life is free, there’s always some sort of effort needed to be put into it. I recommend this site to all my friends and family that are interested in this type of thing.

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    swagbucksrippedmeoff says:

    November 13th, 2014 at 11:07 pm

    Been using swabucks since Sept 2014 and the only complaint i had until today was you hardly ever qualify for the surveys to earn. The other complaint is you will sometimes take a survey and do 80 to 100% and at the end it will claim that you didn‘t qualify so basically you end up doing a survey for nothing. Well today november 13 2014 finally earned enough to get my whopping 5 dollar gift card only problem is now they are blocking me from ordering the reward that I earned. Swagbucks starts out good but they’ll start ripping you off not paying then they will decide that you have ordered enough and when you least expect it you just spent hours to earn 500 swagbucks that are now useless because their verification system won’t accept you number. I would say it eventually starts scamming you.


    KLM4019 says:
    November 29th, 2014 at 10:11 am

    The peanut labs surveys i try are as useless as the swagbuck surveys. Still dont qualify or get most of way through, then get disqualified.

    FS138 says:
    November 22nd, 2014 at 12:02 pm

    I’m not sure what happened in your situation. I’ve been a swagbucks member for a little over a year with minimal use up until the past few weeks. I redeemed $5 amazon gift cards once every 3-4 ,months with minimal use. I didn’t have a smart phone, so I didn’t do the apps that most people do. I just used the search engine, some of the daily things on the side and made sure I was logged in when shopping on the internet (Shop & Earn). I got really frustrated with the surveys up until recently. I never qualified for one when I first tried them, but I never tried it more than twice. After reading someone’s tip to focus on Peanut Labs and Radium One surveys, I do qualify for surveys and the reward is nice! I’m averaging 150 Sb/day since starting the surveys. I try to get into at least 2 a day. These surveys, combined w the daily stuff, games and search toolbar make it super easy to win SB. I do not spend the entire day on SB, but I do try to get on there every morning. If I were you, I’d contact SB support, because it is worth it! I’m about a week away from the $25 paypal credit, which I never thought I’d be able to get.

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    Harvy says:

    November 13th, 2014 at 6:42 am

    Why would you spend one hour working in real life if you can make the same amount of money in two days on swagbucks?
    That is, minus the expenses of wear and tear on you computer, the cost of electricity?

    Just try to spend 8 hours on doing some charity instead; and feel the difference about yourself.
    Be it reading to the blind, helping out with a free music/art festival, cleaning up the neighborhood, volunteer to help out in a national park or other nature thing, volunteer in a library; helping in a soup kitchen, volunteering for the salvation army…

    And if you really need money. Ask around. Can you walk a dog? Paint a fence? clean up an attic? Drive someone somewhere? work in a garden? proofread something for a writer?
    Heck, go to nature, take pictures and sell them online. Keep a blog about your favorite topic no matter how strange it is.

    There are a lot of things out there to be done, people screaming for manpower, but people rather vegetate clicking videos and doing surveys about diabetics while getting it.

    So, the choice is up to you; complain all you want and shoot the messenger; it does not change the message.

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    SST says:

    November 8th, 2014 at 12:20 am

    I will tell you: this website is just a bunch of hogwash and bullcrap.

    Please read the whole review:

    People use swagbucks for all the wrong reasons and they are really stupid reasons. The most common reason why people use this site is to make “extra” money online. Well, first of all, if you use this site way too much, then you are extremely stupid and probably have WAY too much time on your hands that could be spent playing with your kids or possible start a new hobby. OK, you CAN make money on this site, but you will make approximately $1/ 3 hrs on this site. I find it really sad that parents say that swagbucks helped pay off for their child’s Christmas Presents, when they could have spent the time teaching them about the true meaning of Christmas and spending valuable time with family and friends. Please. If you are going to make “extra” money, then a job at McDonalds will surely serve you well.

    But enough of small talk: This is why swagbucks is bullcrap.


    Ok, so I’ve been using the site for about 3 months, and what I can tell you is that the survey’s don’t really work. Some days, I’ll get really lucking and make 200sb in about 45 minutes, and some days, I won’t get jack sh*t. Read the other reviews if you want to know more about the surveys. I don’t want to repeat what others have said.


    Actually, these worked pretty well for me. In my first week of using the site, I won 2 $5 Amazon Gift Cards (65 sb to enter) and 1 $10 Amazing Gift Card (45 Sb to enter). This is the most reliable part of the website. I saved about 2000 sb doing swagstakes. Worth it? Probably.

    That’s probably all I have to say about the site. If you want to make extra money, even a minimum wage job will do you better. Don’t waste your time on this site. Although the site is legit, Swagbucks team is making more money off of you than you make for yourself. It’s like working in a factory. The person who runs the whole scheme does the least work. If you are a teen like me, then this site might be for you. However, after all my gift cards have been sent to me, I deleted my account.

    Gift Cards:

    They literally take forever to be sent to you. Unlike other sites like Bing Rewards, which give you your gift card code almost instantaneously, swagbucks may take up to 2 WEEKS to send you the code. Ridiculous. Especially when there is an item on a site that is on sale for a limited time, you miss the sale, since codes take too FuCKiNG long to come to you. The reason why it takes that long would have to be the fact that swagbucks needs time to see whether or not you made enough money for them. If you didn’t, they’ll ban your account. Well for god’s sake it an electronic code, it should be sent to me now!

    Well, that is just my 2 sb worth of review. Hope this helped. If you sit on your butt all day, this site is for you. If you are sane and at least have some sense, then go learn a trade that will serve you well as a REAL MAN.


    Anna says:
    April 25th, 2015 at 9:45 pm

    “show them the meaning of Christmas” well heres a hint for you..No parent wants their child to go with out a present big or small.. And really its none of your business of their circumstances.. If they wanna do swagbucks to help that’s their choice and if you don’t want to earn “extra money” that way then don’t…

    This is my first month and i’ve already earned $100.
    And it took 1 DAY yes ONE to get my prepaid visa cards.

    So suck it =)

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    tasha says:

    November 5th, 2014 at 2:51 pm

    Dont sign up, ull get tons if spam, u will earn some giftcards but they steal your swagbucks, I have completed over 2000 swagbucks offers & im still waiting for their customer service to help. Then if they do help u they dont fix the problem right away. Ill be canceling my membership. Its a joke


    Jackson says:
    January 20th, 2015 at 12:42 am

    jman, you’re SO full of it. “Every survey”, RIGHT! What a darn joke! gave me a good laugh there….

    jman says:
    November 11th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    you are wrong… Ive got $25 in Amazon gift cards and $10 in Starbucks in less than 3 months. You must just not be good at this. I get awarded instantly for ever survey

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    Chaz says:

    September 19th, 2014 at 5:10 am

    swag is really good overall. my wife lost her job due to business minimizing and she has been doing a lot of these websites. swagbucks is the most consistent and she has probably made about 700 dollars in paypal gc’s since last november. this includes a period of time probably 6 weeks where swagbucks was not loading surveys, videos or laptop guy. just recently i started my own account. i earned a $25 paypal gc which takes about a week to transfer over to your bank acct. in the past week they changed things like downgraded swag tv from 50 to 36 a day. also i did a survey this morning on my account through dashboard and it credited. my wife did 4 surveys (3 from peanut lab and one from radiumone) and is not crediting. i know it says that they can take days to weeks to credit but maybe only 2 or 3 times in the about a year my wife has been on here has it not credited immediately. hopefully this is not a trend and just a exception.


    Sam says:
    January 20th, 2015 at 12:43 am

    Maybe it was good in the past, but NOT now. It’s just BS now….

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    Anna says:

    September 14th, 2014 at 11:51 pm

    This is the easiest way to make money I’ve found on internet, simply running the apps i make about 2-3$ a day, and if i do surveys and other offeres, so spend about an hour on their site, i make 5-6$ a day. Love it!! Reccomend

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    t says:

    September 6th, 2014 at 10:13 pm

    this site is amazing. I spend an hour or so every day doing the daily crap and surveys, and run the video apps on my tablet all day when I’m not using it, and I earn a $10 amazon gift card every 3 days.


    nina says:
    February 7th, 2015 at 9:15 pm

    How do I set this up on my phone or tablet to run the video apps and get paid that way. I would love to get $10 every 3 days

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    just joined and already getting screwed says:

    September 1st, 2014 at 12:54 am

    Just joined most of the programs take forever to build up enough to get a 5 dollar gift card. I built up 92 swag bucks since then it hasn’t given anymore even though I do the surveys. Sounds like Bing rewards if you complain they delete your account or like E rewards they get what info they want then claim you do not qualify. This is free market America and screwing over people and scamming them is American way. Vote republican so Americans can be scammed by big business. I would turn them into the FTC. I did that with Bing and swag bucks its false advertising and bait and switch.


    Michelle36 says:
    June 9th, 2015 at 1:24 pm

    Oh yes, like the “Clintons” are honest. Give me break! There is more greed when it comes to these limousine liberals than it does with anyone else! Do me a favor, get some street smarts and quit feeding in to Gobbelistic propaganda! :P

    c says:
    November 8th, 2014 at 8:24 am

    Yes, it’s “free market America”, which means you are “free” to choose not to do what doesn’t work for you personally, regardless of political affiliation.

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    Elizabeth says:

    August 24th, 2014 at 9:27 am

    I used to be a loyal user until they deactivated my account for no good reason. Then didn’t answer my complaints regarding the deactivation of my account. There are better sites now to get rewards. Use bing or crowdtap. Much better treatment to the users than this lot.


    me says:
    September 19th, 2014 at 7:03 am

    You should use the Contact Us form and select dropdown COMPLIANCE.

    Ask ALLISON (head of the section) to explain what the problem was so oyu can explain why they are wrong.

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    Equinox says:

    August 23rd, 2014 at 12:31 pm

    I gave up on Swagbucks and deleted my account. I was not receiving points for the things I was participating in. I wrote to customer service. They did credit me the points but never added them to the total Swagbucks that I earned. I keep track on all the reward sites that I am on, sometimes they are slow getting you the points, but I always keep track of them until they are credited. The girl argued with me back and forth in an email and basically accused me of lying. I deleted the account immediately after I read their last email.
    Hate to see what would have happened in the points were in the hundreds or thousands. Fifteen measly points.

    Way to hard to get points on that. I think there are much better sites out there that the points are much easier to get.

    Good luck to all those who stay. I am out!!!

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    PSU2016 says:

    August 20th, 2014 at 12:57 pm

    Swagbucks does pay out, better than most beermoney sites. Those who are giving it a 1 star are likely the ones that expect to make a living out of sites like Swagbucks. Beermoney sites like Swagbucks are only good to SUPPLEMENT your income. Also, you can open multiple tabs to do multiple actibities on the site to earn points. You don’t really have to sit through videos after videos to earn a few cents. I suggest opening a tab for videos, have the swagbucks tv app on your phone, dailies, JunGroup Videos, Encrave, and then maybe do surveys. It’s not a hard set up at all.

    If not, just have Entertainow and SBTV on your phone and earn 140 points per day in a few hours passively.

    In case anyone wondered, I usually get paid out 25 bucks in paypal every week with an additional ~10 dollars every month from bonuses meeting the daily goals.

    It may not be for everyone but that’s my experience.

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    Rosy55 says:

    August 16th, 2014 at 10:24 am

    A waste of time. Watch 10 videos get 2 points – that’s 2 cents. Try to do the surveys and most of the time you answer question after question and are then told it’s full or you don’t qualify. Of course by then they have the information they are interested in. They have my info why even waste my time if I can’t do the survey. Do the tasks and sometimes you get points and sometimes not. This is only for people who have absolutely nothing- and I mean nothing – else to do.

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    Brian says:

    August 14th, 2014 at 2:12 pm

    A total scam. They offer you surveys for points, then ask you the same demographic questions over and over. After 20 minutes of this, they tell you the survey is full and don’t give you any points for your time. If the survey is full, why would they offer it to you in the first place? To collect your information for free, of course.

    I did this for awhile and finally accumulated enough points to redeem for a reward. After I submitted the order, they inexplicably closed my account for “violating the terms of service” even though I haven’t. I emailed them multiple times with no response. Stay far, far away from this company.

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    Virus Issues? says:

    August 6th, 2014 at 2:14 pm

    I have an iPhone 5c and never had a problem with my phone until I downloaded the apps for this. Then my phone wouldn’t send texts or receive texts, I couldn’t call or receive calls and when I tried to get on internet it kept saying not connected to server. I went through everything possible to try to fix it, called cell company and internet company to see if there was issue with either of them causing my cell not to work.. (of course I had to go call from a different phone since mine wouldn’t work at all). No.. no issues. Then just to see if it made a difference I deleted all SB apps because that was only thing I did before this happened so I thought I’d try that. Well… phone worked then. Few hours later same thing happened again.. couldn’t text, couldn’t receive texts, couldn’t call or receive calls and could not connect to internet. So I deleted all the apps and cleared my internet history, cookies etc and it has worked fine since. There has to be a bug, virus, something.. it was like my whole service was shut down and my cell was useless. My phone never did that before and hasn’t since I deleted all that. I would be careful especially on a computer with so much info that can be damaged, stolen/gotten into or destroyed.

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    Mark says:

    July 29th, 2014 at 12:19 pm

    So far I have searched and watched and been polled to death and my greatest “swagbuck” reward was submitting a profile.

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    Amy says:

    July 25th, 2014 at 3:36 pm

    I’ve been using this search for several years. My intent is not to make money. I use this search instead of Google, and sometimes, I earn points randomly. It takes a long time for the points to build up, so I earn a $5 Amazon giftcard every few months. It’s better than nothing. Also, if you purchase items online through this site, you earn points. If you print and redeem coupons through this site (coupons are the same as coupons.com), you earn points. A $5 gift card every few months is better than nothing, and I don’t put any more effort into this than when I used Google.

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    Pringle lover says:

    July 19th, 2014 at 7:54 pm

    Swag bucks is a wonderful website!

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    Kristof says:

    July 19th, 2014 at 3:10 pm

    Is there anything more annoying than the Captcha you must enter to get 3 points on the Swagbucks TV videos? Guys, it’s essentially less than 3 cents. Relax.

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    nick says:

    July 17th, 2014 at 12:03 pm

    Its a good thing to do if you need to waste time. Best online system I’ve been on. Its a really awesome rewards game. You win for doing nothing.there is nothing better than that.

  • Vervee says:

    July 13th, 2014 at 4:39 am

    It’s okay so far just a little research ab out the product.

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    Havoc says:

    June 30th, 2014 at 1:55 pm

    I have to agree with those who give it one star. People “making money” here must have nothing else to do with their lives.

    I got my 30 free ‘bucks” when I signed up, and earned exactly 2 in the next week. I thought I earned more, but they never showed up. I am NEVER in the proper demographics for taking a survey, and I have tried 50 before giving up.

    Most of the other “opportunities” are as close to fraudulent as can be, or require giving up WAY TOO MUCH personal info to supposedly qualify. And the you don’t after giving them the info. They get your info, you get nada.

    Other so called opportunities are more like a lottery, and amazingly, one never seems to win. I have never gotten bucks from watching videos, but there were few I wanted to see, and most were advertisements. People watching SBTV must be bored out of their heads. Watch an trailer (which IS AN AD!) then watch an ad, then watch a trailer (another ad), etc, etc. Oh boy, 10 cents for watching a few hours of ads. Really, this is how you want to spend your time?

    I am deleting my account and running far away. Sure, some people have too much time and have spent a great deal of it earning SBs. Sorry, I have a life. I do not have time to watch 2 hours of trailers, take surveys that offer no reward, or use their advertising laden, pop-up nonsense search engine in the hopes I might earn a SB from time to time. Not sure about these people, but my time has value.

    To me, this is a SCAM to get tons of personal info from you, which they sell to their customers (you are not their customer) and make a lot of money, while you get a tiny drip of swag, which are worth, as far as I can tell, about 1 cent each.

    The bottom line here is you will be advertised to like crazy, and you get very little reward for the time and effort, and you give up a lot of personal info in exchange. If you do not care about that, have time to waste on advertisements, and get a kick out of spending hours to earn a $5 gift card for Amazon, this is for you.

    If you have any respect for yourself and your time, this is a bad idea.


    You Swagger Idiot says:
    October 30th, 2014 at 4:25 pm

    Why don’t you shut your mouth and not say anything? So do you work for them or what? Are you their cheap skate agent? This site is a scam. Admit it.

    YOU'RE AN IDIOT says:
    June 30th, 2014 at 5:41 pm

    How dare you come on here just to tell others they don’t respect themselves. you are an idiot to say the least. You are worthless to anyone who has respect for others. you could have simply said it wasn’t for you without insulting others and giving out such negativeness. You need to grow up and learn to keep that mouth shut if you have nothing nice to say.

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    June 2nd, 2014 at 8:27 pm

    I make 2 dollars a day on Swagbucks by mostly watching videos, you can earn $1.50 each day just watching videos, (I open a tab and minimize the page [ctrl -] to my fitting and do whatever I want while running the videos). You can also install the SBTV app and get 50cents a day by letting the vidoes autorun (US only). Other than that you could do much more thing but those will require concentration. Like tasks and Surveys.

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    Magic Cardson says:
    April 30th, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I’ve been trying to take surveys, and usually don’t meet demographics. I’ve been searching and, and doing offers, and nothing seems to payout. Maybe I should stop making an effort to earn points, and instead just use it to be on the internet. It’s very frustrating. :-(

  • Joel says:

    April 4th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    I have been using Swag bucks for 3 months now and I love it. It is a great way to earn money. I was turning my swag points in for amazon gift cards but I recently switched to pay pal gift cards. I think this is much better because pay pal can be used everywhere even amazon plus if I want I can always just deposit the money right into my bank account. As I said I love swagbucks and if anyone wants to try it and become a swaggernut you can use my link swagbucks.com/refer/randaltor

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    james says:

    April 4th, 2014 at 2:01 am

    well i have been reading the first page of comments the only good reviews seem to come from company bots cause they are all the exact same they all say i have been using for x amount of time i got xhundreds of dollars i had no problems blah blah blah but in reality the site is both a scam and a useable site i have not been decativated yet but i notice its really hard to earn any points i meet my daily goal about 1% of the time lots of things never give the credits for the activities so i dont care entering intop sweep stakes is a waste of time as they dont tell you if you lost or won or any thing they just take your points and bam no response whats so ever the worst thing about swagbucks is that every time you open a link or try to do any thing through their search bar you get adds that lead to nothing but viruses and if you dont close the adds with in five minutes you could have 100 million pops and each one is a viruse the only “safe” way to nget the points is through the daily poll and through searching the internet downloading the tool bar causes more pop ups and more viruses if you must use the tool bar make sure you have a way to permently block sites then every time an unwanted pop up shows up make that site blocked or you will have a billion viruses with in seconds also this site does eventually pay out prizes but it takes so long that its not really worth it and unlike whent hey first started all you can get is giftcards and some are ok but not all are wanted when they first started they had this amzingly list of acutaul things you coud buy like you sould spend 2000 swagbuck to get a computer or spend some sb to get a tv or other elctronics or you could get a fre diner at a resturant or get free vactaions it had cool stuff but not anhy more now its you can get a walmart gift card an itunes gift card an amazon gift card or a few other cpmpanies which are super useful if you get anything above 25 dollar gift cards cause the places that offer gift cards dont really have anything useful for under 25-50 dollars worth of gift cards so they become useless points totally not worth the super pop ups and viruses


    Seriously says:
    August 12th, 2014 at 10:48 pm

    Hey Claudia! I would suggest you spend time with your kids, because if you’ve earned $130, it’s obvious you sit on your butt all day. And if you need to make extra cash to make your kids happy at Christmas, I would suggest you teach them that presents are not what Christmas is all about.

    Claudia says:
    July 21st, 2014 at 11:09 am

    I don’t work for swagbucks. Personally I like the site. I don’t know what people are talking about with the pop ups because that has never been my experience. I have only been active on the site six the middle of may. I only do it in my free time while I watch TV and to this point I have made $130. I know many people don’t consider that much. However as a single mother the money I make off this site will pay for my kids Christmas.

    BBB says:
    July 15th, 2014 at 7:52 am

    HVAC, you sound like a bot as well for the negative reviews. You used the same phrases, or in some cases the same exact paragraphs as other negative reviews. More likely, it is one person posting the same negative review under different names.

    James, I could not tell you how long I have been a member, but I usually get about $300 by the end of the year which is useful for holiday shopping. I never have any of the problems you describe, and I have not seen other swagbucks members say they have them either. And no I don’t waste my life on there either. I let the videos run while I’m doing something else, I do their codes they post on social media when an alert is sent to my phone, and get a few searches rewarded. I always meet my daily goal. Maybe that’s because I’m a college student. I do a lot of research online. My only issue is I never qualify for surveys, seems like they only want answers from people of Hispanic origin.

    Havoc says:
    June 30th, 2014 at 1:43 pm

    I have to agree James. This “review” here seems to be written BY a Swagsbuck person. No system is 100% good, yet here we are with a so called review saying how great it is. IT IS NOT!

    I got my 30 free ‘bucks” when I signed up, and earned exactly 2 in the next week. I thought I earned more, but they never showed up. I am NEVER in the proper demographics for taking a survey, and I have tried 50 before giving up.

    Most of the other “opportunities” are fraudulent, or require giving up WAY TOO MUCH personal info to supposedly qualify. And the you don’t. They get your info, you get crap.

    Other so called opportunities are more like a lottery, and amazingly, one never wins. I have never gotten bucks from watching videos, but there were few I wanted to see, and most were advertisements.

    I am deleting my account and running far away.

    This is a SCAM to get tons of personal info from you, which they sell to their customers (you are not their customer) and make a lot of money, while you get a tiny drip of bucks, which are worth, as far as I can tell, about 5 cents.

    The bottom line here is you will be advertised to like crazy, and you get very little reward for the time and effort, and you give up a lot of personal info in exchange. If you do not care about that, have time to waste on advertisements, and get a kick out of spending hours to earn a $5 gift card for Amazon, this is for you.

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    John says:

    April 3rd, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Swagbucks is definitely a SCAM!!! They let the users work form them, waste time on them, then deactivates account so they never have to pay the rewards that users deserve.


    angry member says:
    July 24th, 2014 at 4:31 pm

    i have used the stupid site for four years and have got nothing for rewards… the whole site is just a data fishing scam…. you can never win anything and u can never earn any points. until they fix the referal system and pay people fair amounts for what they do you will just be wasting time… the only thing i use the site for now is games when im bored and even that u can find in a million sites.

    lies lies lies says:
    June 30th, 2014 at 6:05 pm

    Not a scam….This site is awesome.

  • Ginger says:

    March 27th, 2014 at 10:32 am

    Swagbucks is legitimate BUT it scams the hell out of everyone. I would not recommend it to any friend. Their toolbar gave me the worst virus I have ever seen. It took 4 days to get rid of it. And, at best, it is laden with unbelievable amounts of spam. I get about three warnings a day from my anti-virus program to not go into the websites of some of the offers. It is a RARE survey that pays without a problem! For others, if you get a screenshot AND submit a case you MAY get your credit. In the meantime you’ve lost those credits that would have helped make your daily goal which earns you extra credit for the day. IF they eventually pay you the credits do not count for the day they pay either. They used to pay 10% of your daily goal extra if you met it. Now they pay a random amount from 9%-12%. Care to guess which amount occurs most often? They have a few offers that can run automatically. One for 6 Swagbucks..6 cents..shows 20 ads. Often it will get to #18 or #19 and say you are going too fast…IT IS AUTOMATIC, you don’t touch it. So you’ve spent 20 minutes and get cheated out of 6 cents!!! Here’s the real kicker. They have stopped showing what you can earn on one page of offers. You could watch those 20 ads now and get paid 6 cents or 1 cent OR get a message saying “Did you enjoy learning all you did?” and not get a cent. Also, some (MOST) offers pay 1 cent and some you can do multiple times. However, every now and then you don’t get your 1 cent credit. Even if you wanted to try to pursue getting those 1 cent credits there is no way to prove it. And there are the SPECIAL days… Days when you can….. earn ….MORE!!! You start that day with your daily goal one third higher and every way to earn credits pays way less. Also, You get extra credits if you’ve made your daily goal every day for the month. Care to guess which day it is next to impossible to earn your daily goal? And,attempting to get the credits you’ve earned by making a claim has a maze of rules as far as when and how and who to submit to. To sum up, I get paid for about 10 % of what I have earned. I spend the entire day doing it. It averages out to about $20 a month. I’m a shut-in and that $20 buys groceries with the Walmart card. This site would be a blessing if it even paid 50% of what a person earns !!!! If I was physically able to do anything else I’d be gone in a heartbeat!

  • Nana2One says:

    March 18th, 2014 at 7:52 pm

    I have been with Swagbucks for a number of years-used it a lot at first then got busy and just used every once in a blue moon.
    Have started back using it daily and it has improved a lot from the beginning.
    Now please don’t tell me I will get the boot-I have become addicted to SBTV app. Just love the recipes and movie trailers.

    Used to cash out for PayPal, now just get Walmart gift cards.

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    Roy says:

    March 12th, 2014 at 5:54 am

    I just had my account deactivated after 4 days because I was very active. Maybe they saw I was going to cost them and didn’t want to pay. What a joke. I now realize it was going to take a long time to earn anything there anyways.


    Orcalobster says:
    July 5th, 2014 at 1:45 am

    Totally agree! They deactivated my account because they claimed I was using some sort of cheat to watch SBTV. I was NOT doing this and went to the BBB but nothing happened. They just kept lying saying I’d used some cheating device but when I countered the accusation and asked how could I be doing this when points for searching, playing games. etc were all interspersed with the video rewards they refused to answer. They also said a few of the “capchas” has been missed, which to me only reinforces my innocence – if a cheat was being employed wouldn’t ALL the “capchas” have been properly entered? They are lying cheating slimebags and although I was upset at the time because I had $85 worth of points accumulated, I realize now that I am well rid of them. I hope this site closes down – it’s what they deserve.

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    Sandra says:

    February 24th, 2014 at 11:18 am

    Not a scam folks! I’ve been with them for several years and have made 100’s of dollars in Amazon gift cards simply by watching swagbucks tv (there is even an app for it now!). Sure, occasionally I’ll attempt a survey or a special offer and won’t get credit, but customer services makes it right 99% of the time! I don’t understand why everyone isn’t doing Swagbucks!! It pays for our kiddos Christmas presents!


    Seriously says:
    August 12th, 2014 at 10:50 pm

    Maybe you should pay for a new brain and perhaps teach your kids that Christmas is not about presents. Well maybe you should learn that lesson yourself first.

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    Ather says:

    February 13th, 2014 at 1:41 pm

    Swagbucks is legit. I got $50 in Amazon Gift Codes, and $100 in Itunes Gift Codes. Can’t get more legit than that. But not their surveys. Sign up for Swagbucks. Avoid their surveys. I’m out 494 Swagbucks points, or SBs as they’re called, from 5 surveys in Jan, and 1 in Feb. Non were credited. Now, I find out the survey company (companies?) have no record of my completing any of them. Despite each completed survey giving me a success completion screen. These survey places are the true scam. Getting answers for free, then denying the survey was completed. And they don’t compensate noncompleted surveys. How convenient.

    So, Swagbucks is legit. No scam here. Swagbuck surveys are a scam. Don’t waste your time singing up for them. They no longer give you SB’s as promised (in 2013 they did). The rest of the site is A-OK.


    Di says:
    February 14th, 2014 at 11:51 am

    U have the same problem with their surveys, then when you contact, you are passed from site to site without result!

  • Paul says:

    February 9th, 2014 at 8:43 am

    Swagbucks isn’t a scam- I think a lot of people think they can get rich and when they find out they make .01 for watching a video, or $1.00 for taking a survey its like cold water thrown on the face. I belong to about 50 sites like swagbucks..,I get paid for everything from doing surveys, watching videos, clicking on adds, even listening to the radio, searching the internet. Bing/Microsoft pays you to search the internet. If you want to make decent money at it? you have to take advantage of it all and then it slowly adds up..

    I started it as a joke and I have it up to about $750-1000 a month.. im also at my computer about 15 hours a day sadly.. but I plan on leaving the east coast so this money goes a lot further.. I wont get rich but the work couldn’t be easier.. THe only scam is- are you willing to work for $2.00 an hour? Of course in all fairness- you don’t have to dress up for work, don’t have to commute, don’t have to buy a car or have insurance.. theres a lot of ways to look at it..



    Nana2One says:
    March 18th, 2014 at 7:40 pm

    Would you mind sharing info on the other sites you belong to

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    Swag Reviewer says:

    February 3rd, 2014 at 12:50 pm

    Legit. Been using on and off for several years and have gotten around $500 in amazon credit. Never had any issues other than not always getting credit if I’ve done the shop feature. Could have been my fault though.

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    Elizabeth says:

    January 29th, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    Wow. I am surprised to see so many negative reviews here. I’ve been using swagbucks for just shy of a year and have been pleased and quite successful. I usually earn $50-$70/month. As with any sites I’ve tried for earning money, I cash out points as soon as I am able so I do not risk losing my money. But my swagbucks experiences have been consistently positive.

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    Chris S says:

    January 15th, 2014 at 10:27 pm

    I am new to Swagbucks and received an email from them saying sign up for Bing Rewards and get 100 SBs. The usual is 25 SBs, but I did not receive either the 25 or the 100 and there is no way to complain about it or even figure out what happened (or didn’t happen). In order to interface with their “customer service” your problem has to fit within one of their categories and my issue did not fit. The closest that I came was the problem titled “I completed an offer and haven’t received credit, what can I do?”. In that category they require you to “send the confirmation email you received when the offer was completed”. There was no confirmation, so I could go no further in the customer support action. That is very poor customer service.


    john says:
    January 27th, 2014 at 10:44 am

    go to sbcodez.com in the chat box someone might help you

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    mfcdh says:

    December 22nd, 2013 at 2:28 pm

    While there are sometimes people who get deactivated, I have seen most of these complaints resolved. I have been using Swagbucks for over a year now and it has helped me tremendously with paying for all kinds of things, including ALL of Christmas! It is not hard to earn extra money with your extra time.

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    Carlos says:

    December 17th, 2013 at 6:59 pm

    I have joined those people who have been deactivated without any warning after accumulating over $3200 points by responding to offers, web searches and watching videos. They offered no explanation as to how I abused their services when they’re the ones who motivate you to reach or exceed your daily goal. We should not let this company arbitrarily penalize people who are encouraged to play the game. It’s about time to get a class action lawsuit going. After 2 emails back they stopped communicating and said that my case is close.


    Barbecue Girl says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 2:14 pm

    $3,200? or 3,200 Swagbucks which equals about $32?

    Usually people are deactivated if they’ve done something breaking the rules or if there is a question about the member playing by the rules. They particularly pay attention to SBTV because there are computer programs which allow users to easily cheat. If a user has one of those programs, it can cost them $30/mo cash to you as a user (100 SB/day maximum x 30 days) plus an advertiser who probably pays for each time their ad is viewed. If the advertiser (Warner Brothers or McDonalds or Charmin or whoever) thinks that a bunch of the people who they’re paying for aren’t watching, then SB loses a lot of revenue.

    What I have seen more often is that if one of the companies that supplies surveys to SB (either on the Special Offers walls or in Trusted Surveys) believes that a particular user is providing false information (like inconsistent demographics maybe) then that particular survey company will turn “off” their offers to you. Not the entire SB website, just that one place where your integrity is in question.

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    kyla fedorowich says:

    November 29th, 2013 at 1:26 am

    i love swagbucks, i have all of my friends joining. earning points for things i am already doing online and being paid to play games instead of paying to play games…doesnt get much better, and the rewards store is full of stuff i actually want.

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    CarlaB says:

    November 20th, 2013 at 2:09 am

    I signed up for this rewards site and was able to get enough points to get an paypay reward after several months account deactivated.

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    ANGRY says:

    November 15th, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    I’ve been using Swagbucks for over a year now. Being with them for that long I think scam? No not at all. That is until today. I tried logging into my account to my dismay learned they deactivated it. I tried logging in a second time. Same thing. Oh I’m sooooo mad. I was saving up my points. The only reason I could think why they deactivated my account is because I accumulated 2000 points in a short period of time. Legitimately might I add. No cheating on my part. The thing I dislike about these sites is that if you start to make cash and learn to ‘work’ the site well they don’t like it. Please avoid this site like the plague. Or cash out litte by litte. Don’t try to let your points add up like I did. God they have me angry. I spent hours a day to earn my points. Hours and losing sleep for it to all go down the drain. It’s heartbreaking and frustrating. I trusted them. Of all my GPT sites they were the only ones that actually delivered. Selfish bastards. You start making good money and they cut you.


    markrushet says:
    December 7th, 2013 at 10:10 am

    im wondering if u had contacted compliance at swagbucks dot com and if u had heard anything back or received an email as to why this occured. im not sure what a short period of time means exactely but i know some people accumulate many hundreds of points in a 24 hour period of time albeit some do it by spending money shopping but i dont believe all that keep this level of higher earning in a day are spending any money there.

    sometimes a verification of email or phone number or some such is needed. i dont know what happened buta deactivation does not necessarily mean that a person cant get thier account reactivated.

    if u dont hear back at eamil they have a facebook wall as well.

    amethyst says:
    November 25th, 2013 at 6:03 pm

    Ouch! That sucks! Totally. That is, if you have been playing within the SB rules.
    I’ve been using SB for 3-4 yrs. and have had only minor problems.
    I’ve earned lots of SB’s, which I immediately turn into Amazon gift cards. Currently I have almost $700 in gc’s. after having made several purchases.

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    Jerokiah Darr says:

    November 10th, 2013 at 8:13 pm

    I have been using SwagBucks for a few months and received my first $25 payout to PayPal within the first month. It took a little time to credit, but it was there.

    Integrity is important. If you complete the surveys, be honest and put your information in the fields. If you don’t want to fill out your details, don’t; that is what they are paying you for.

    Keep in mind, you are not paying to use this website, but you are trading time and information for the rewards. I recommend SwagBucks to anyone looking to earn a little extra in exchange for a little time. Play the games, watch the shows, fill out a couple surveys and searches. The rewards add up pretty quick.

    The toolbar however can be deactivated via your browser settings if it interferes with other websites loading. Just remember to reactivate it for the free reward points.

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    Angel says:

    November 6th, 2013 at 12:54 pm

    It’s a good site. I’ve been using it for about 3 weeks and earned a amazon $5 gift card. You should try it out if you have time. Also, try to set a goal for your self.

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    Raider says:

    November 4th, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    To each their own… I know i for one love the site, i’ve made a lot of moneys off of that site. and i’m almost done with x-mas shopping because of them. On another note i feel you guys who have had accounts deactivated, as i too have been wronged, me by bing… they’d deactivate my account right when i made enough money to purchase an amazon gift card, then i’d open another and i did that for like a 8 accounts but always as soon as i got enough for a gift card and submitted my info for it they’d shut it down. I haven’t had any sorts of problems with SwagBucks, love the site, i use it for everything, but as soon as what happens to you happens to me i’ll be right their with y’all saying “evil! evil! site.”

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    NotAFan says:

    November 3rd, 2013 at 3:13 pm

    One of these sites that tries to limit the number of points you can get after you reach $5 (overall). Really not a fan of their policies. It’s like they try to think up new ways to hose their members each and every day. The “timing out” of getting the 3 points for watching SBTV is particularly amazingly annoying, along with having to put in the captcha each and every time. Talk about a disincentive to use the site!


    Dallas_Sparkles says:
    December 22nd, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    They “try to limit the number of points you can get after you reach $5 overall”? Maybe you’re confusing SB with another site? I consistently read on their FB page (with over 1.6 million Likes) about people earning $25, $50 and $100 gift cards. I have earned (5) $50 gift cards and (6) $25 gift cards.

    I’m no pro at this either. I have a full time job and family. There are people who do a lot more than I do.

    Personally, I never use SBTV because I think it takes up too much of my time to watch the meter and click to move ahead to the next one. I think that there are other offers that take less of my attention and earn more Swag Bucks faster, but it’s just how I use the site.

    You might consider using the SBTV mobile app. Depending on how well the app is running (it was being re-done for a few months for androids, but worked fine in iOS, Kindles, etc…) it can run by itself sometimes so you don’t have to click at all, or maybe one click every 45 minutes or so. Some people even let it run overnight. Other times it requires more clicks, but compared to SBTV, you earn more SB per video “watched” even if you have to click multiple times.

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    TMRAIDER says:

    October 30th, 2013 at 7:24 am

    I think this was a cool way to make a $5.00 gift cards just for searching the net, and coupons. I mean anything really more would be just unrealistic. But, for free a free Starbucks, Target, Amazon gift cards it’s great. Try it swagbucks.com/refer/TMRAIDER

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    PHYL says:

    October 19th, 2013 at 2:46 pm

    Why do they even offer SBTV if they deactivate your account for watching it??? They wait to deactivate your account AFTER you have accumulated a bunch of points. NO WARNING what so ever! If you start getting “CAPTCHA”s (a 3 letter code to get your points) you better beware!!! You will probably be deactivated soon! They need to be reported to the Better Business Bureau by more people so they straighten up.


    Steven says:
    October 26th, 2013 at 3:22 am

    Agreed! I had to put in captcha for a long time. I think that right there proves you are human. Sometimes I would let the video run in the back though and forget about the captcha was annoying. After long days of watching videos almost going over my bandwith. So I almost lost money doing this. I’m posting my message on every website I find out their. Like I’m furious. I’ve been at instagc meanwhile cashing out instant gift cards, after using that site I knew swagbucks was a scam.

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    Ashley says:

    October 11th, 2013 at 9:26 pm

    I’ve been a member of swagbucks for several years, and never had a problem until lately. I’ve earned hundreds of dollars using the site, and always sung its praises. But the past few months it’s a waste of time. Not only are a high percentage of offers and surveys not crediting, but Support is a joke. You used to be able to contact them with proof (a screenshot) that you completed an offer and they would immediately credit you for the missing ‘swagbucks’ but lately they refuse to give credit, even with proof. They put you off saying you need to wait up to 6 WEEKS before contacting them again, and when you do they deny you. They’ve even going so far as to lie in situations where you have undisputable proof, which to me is the last straw. I will no longer use this site, it’s gotten so horrible. Don’t waste your time, because that’s what you’ll be doing on this site.

  • Jacquelyn G says:

    September 24th, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I don’t think that swagbucks is a scam, but I personal had a very bad experience with them. I signed up and spent a lot of time on the site. I did every survey I could, I did a ton of web searches and I watched as much SGTV I could (limit 150 swagbucks a day). When it was time for them to pay out my rewards (I chose amazon gift card) they deactivated my account. It took a couple emails before they got back to me. They said I was scamming them. I was not. I watched the green dots at the top when watching SGTV and switched to the next video as soon as I could. When reading about SBTV, swagbucks had said that this was ok. I have heard other people say they were also deactivated before having their rewards payed out (swagbucks told them they had done something wrong, when they were using the site properly). I would warn not to spend to much time on this site. It works for some people, but be warned you could spend hours on it everyday and not receive anything for it. Also I still get emails from them cluttering my inbox even tho my account was deactivated.

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    olanre says:

    August 9th, 2013 at 7:18 pm

    DO NOT JOIN!!!!!!
    Just last week when i was working on one their sweepstakes they deleted my account before they announced the winner. I was truly disappointed and looking forward to get some stuff for school. I would tell everyone to delete their account if they have one if you where going to join then dont. They are truly a disappointment.


    Tiffany says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 4:58 pm


    I have included the reply that I sent to SwagBucks when they told me why they had supposedly DEACTIVATED my account for NO apparent reason on my part and without my knowledge. I understand that this account deactivation has been happening to other users as well who have chosen the PayPal reward option. Supposedly SwagBucks is telling honest users that their accounts have been deactivated because they have been cheating and “exploiting” or “violating” the terms of service.

    Accusing their honest members of cheating? I have been on SwagBucks since April of 2013 and I have never encountered such a bogus and outrageous accusation, even though I know that yes, there are SOME deceptive users out there. This sounds very suspicious on the part of SwagBucks themselves because maybe they don’t want to pay people for their earnings anymore? If they are not willing to pay honest members for their legitimate winnings anymore, then this should really be noted and investigated. Here is my response to them below. I have also filed a complaint with the Better Business Bureau in regards to this issue, but I am still waiting for SwagBucks to respond. Apparently they are not responding as quickly as they usually do and one person said that they haven’t heard a response from them in two weeks. Is SwagBucks busting? I am not sure, but here is my response directly to them in regards to my deactivated account:

    PLEASE understand that I do not understand what you mean by “third party software.” The ONLY site that I have been using to earn honest money online has been SwagBucks since I joined in April of 2013. I have been violated because my account has been all the time legitimate, truthful, and honest. I have been wronged in the fact that my account has been deactivated, and I deserve to have my account re-opened, as I have not done anything wrong and have earned every single SwagBuck that I have received. Please direct me to where I can file a claim if possible. If I cannot re-open my account than may I start a new one?

    As a legitimate and honest user, this is not RIGHT and I am so saddened by this. However, I do thank you for your patience and I just want to say that I have never had any problems with customer service or your staff. They have been nothing but helpful, and I really do enjoy SwagBucks and would like to have this matter resolved. I am not a robot, nor am I or have ever been a hacker. But apparently I understand that other innocent users of your program have had their accounts de-activated in a similiar fashion as mine. This is wrong to people such as myself that have been using SwagBucks CORRECTLY and who have worked extremely hard for their earnings. I can say truthfully and honestly that I know that I have been treated unfairly, and this issue needs to be investigated, not just on my part but on the part of REAL users such as myself who have had their accounts hacked into by these so called “third party softwares.” PLEASE help me and other users who are going through this, because while I do believe that there are SOME dishonest users out there who take advantage of programs such as yours, I am not one of them.

    I HAVE NEVER NOR HAVE I EVER USED ANY THIRD PARTY SOFTWARE ON YOUR SITE. In fact, the reason why I chose SwagBucks was for the simple reason that I they are BBB accredited and that they are honest, unlike most scam sites that I have come across. But madame I do believe that more needs to be done to protect honest users such as myself who have never ever cheated on your website. I have been wronged by having my account deactivated madame, but I have and will do my best to protect my good name and that of Protege LLC by saying that it is shame that my hard work is completely gone due to the false claim that I have “exploited” your website.

    I have never done this as I know how few sites are actually legitimate, and I trusted your program. But I will however continue to defend my honest oath that I have not done anything wrong. My time is precious and as I realize that time is money, I CHOSE SwagBucks because I felt that they were trusting towards their users. But it is wrong to accuse those people who are earnestly trying to earn some simple online money for doing something so wrong as “exploitation.”

    Thank you for your time and patience and I sincerely hope that you find the people who are REALLY hacking into our accounts and making a mockery of the SwagBucks name. They are the ones who have taken our livelihoods away from us and it is so unfair to people such as myself. How can I feel safe on your site now when I know that there are individuals out there who will never truly be caught? I am ashamed that this has happened to users such as myself who have been nothing but honest. All of my hard earned time is gone out of the window because I am being accused of something so terrible. I am confused, hurt, and generally let down in the respect that the people who really are cheating are getting away with this. Something NEEDS to be done further…please understand that I am speaking out for everyone (including myself) who has earned some money with your site and who has NEVER lied in regards to the methods that they have used to get their SwagBucks. I even read the terms and rules of use before I even started SwagBucks to make sure that I was doing absolutely everything right. I am a simple and honest customer, but I cannot let this go without expressing my regret at having lost everything that I have earned due to something that I absolutely did not do.


    Ms. Robles

    pickles says:
    August 18th, 2013 at 3:54 pm


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    pitchina says:

    August 8th, 2013 at 2:13 pm

    woow nice

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    Joe says:

    August 4th, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    It is definitely a scam, I won a 100 dollar Paypal credit and my account was deactivated a day after.


    Tiffany says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    I received my 50 dollars into my PayPal account on August 19th and just today (August 23rd) they have deactivated my account! They accused me of using “third party software.” This is beyond bogus and I think they are just trying to get out of paying people who have earned enough to claim their reward, and this is something that SwagBucks has never really had an issue with EVER. It is very surprising that such an elite site could do this. But I have heard of this happening as of just recently from others and it is upsetting for real users like me who have put in such hard work and effort.

    I’ve already filed against them because my time and effort was wasted from what they have done. If any other honest person or people have had the same problem (their account being deactivated for nothing) then I sure would like to hear from you. They should really have a class action lawsuit against them.

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    Mason says:

    August 3rd, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    SCAM!!!! I won 2 amazon gift cards in the swagstakes, one for $25 and one for $50. The next day when i tried to log back in it told me my account was deactivated, and i have emailed the swagbucks report team asking why, but it has been two weeks and they havent responded. STAY AWAY FROM THIS SITE!!! YOU WILL WASTE SO MUCH TIME FILLING OUT SURVEYS AND STUFF AND ONCE YOU WIN SOMETHING YOU ACCOUNT WILL BE DEACTIVATED

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    ds says:

    August 1st, 2013 at 3:16 pm

    I love swagbucks.. I have earned several Amazon gift cards using this site!! I will admit that at times rewards are slow at posting to your account HOWEVER swagbucks CS has always fixed any issues I have had.

    Also, I have used all the offers that have good payouts so earning money on swagbucks has been VERY slow recently but I am still earning it.. Just much slower than in the past.

    I would highly recommend them to anyone!


    Cj says:
    August 6th, 2014 at 8:54 pm


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    Diana Jay says:

    July 15th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    Have been doing Swagbucks for about a month now. In the first three weeks, earned enough for a $25 WalMart card, and have enough Swagbucks to get $10 in Amazon credit right now. I’m a teacher on summer break, so obviously I have a little more time than usual to earn daily points but even just using Swagbucks as your search engine earns you a bit each day.

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    Momsy says:

    July 7th, 2013 at 1:19 pm

    I think Swagbucks is ok to use. You will definitely not get rich off of it, but it does earn some extra gifts. After 6 months, I had enough swagbucks to get enough amazon gift cards to get my husband a mini iPad for free. I do surveys, videos, games, etc to earn my points. I try to do them when I am not doing anything else or just watching tv. I am able to get $15-50 a month in amazon gift cards. These also go towards Christmas presents at the end of the year. Does it break down to a little amount per hour, sure! Is it interfering with anything else I do, no. Every little bit helps.

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    VGPHD says:

    June 17th, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    This site is a scam. They can deactivate your account for having more than one account per household as a site bot detects the IP address. Even using Swagbucks Generators of hacks can lead to a ban.


    Swagmaster says:
    July 8th, 2013 at 9:42 am

    No **** sherlock. Your mad because you got banned for trying to cheat? Of course you get banned for trying to use a Swagbuck generator, they may be ‘Swagbucks’ to us, but to them its real cash backing it, and using that would be like cheating them out of real cash. The sites not a scam at all, you just have to actually work at it. I started last week and already have almost 20 dollars in amazon gift cards, because I put in effort every day.

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    jaypay23 says:

    June 6th, 2013 at 12:01 am

    This site is a ripoff. Half the time they don’t give you credit for things you complete including daily bonuses, which for some reason I never got credit for. And for the swagstakes I think they are just a way to get their swag bucks back. I reccomend cancelling your account and go to another site such as irazoo.


    Robert says:
    August 22nd, 2013 at 7:57 am

    That’s not entirely true, KP. You get the daily bonus for ANY day in which you hit the daily goal. the 7-14-21-31 is an additional bonus on top of the daily bonus.

    KP says:
    June 12th, 2013 at 6:09 pm

    You only get daily bonuses when you make 7-14-21-31 straight days of making your goal. It gives that information on your home page.

    I started SB at the end of April and have already cashed in for a $100 best buy gift card. I have enough SB for another $50 gift card as well. I have not experienced the issues others have yet…and I hope to avoid them because so far, this has been great.

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    Maddy benham says:

    June 5th, 2013 at 4:45 pm

    These people stole my hard earned money for “suspected” shared use, which absolutely did not happen. SO mad I’ve been ripped off and taken advantage of, and when I spoke to customer service about it, they basically said “It’s not our fault” and then ignored everything else I had to say. Convenient that, as soon as I was about to get a large amount of money I’m wrongfully kicked off. Horrible and pathetic. Waste of a lot of time.


    Tiffany says:
    August 23rd, 2013 at 5:19 pm

    It seems that is what they do. When you start earning the big bucks they delete your account. I don’t know about people having problems getting the gift card rewards, but boy…if you start to earn that PAYPAL reward money they kick you off even if you are an honest member on the site.

    It happened to me and I am beyond shocked. Shocked, surprised…I just don’t have the words because this site is listed as totally legit and they even advertise on television. They’ve gotten so many rave reviews that I think maybe the site is starting to bust for some reason or another. But there is definitely something suspicious going on with SwagBucks that I would look into.

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    Avery says:

    June 5th, 2013 at 7:46 am

    This is a very legit site. I read many reviews about it before starting, and was weary about all the negative things people had to say —- but I can honestly say it works! I’ve gotten about 15 dollars worth of Target giftcards in the past two months already. And yes, I used them at Target, and yes, they do work! Just put in a few minutes a day to click on the videos and you can at least get 5 bucks per month. If you sign up for the offers or shop through their site, you can earn more — though I still haven’t seen them credit me for some purchases I made through Best Buy.

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    sky says:

    May 26th, 2013 at 2:28 am

    I love swagbucks! Yes, sometimes it can be frustrating, but I am so grateful that I can get things for free because I spend some time working it. I have been faithfully doing swagbucks for about 3 years now. I like to turn my bucks into Amazon gift cards (which never expire)and gives you the most profit per swagbuck. I have been able to buy over $1,000 worth of goods at Amazon, and am ready to purchase more this week. Honestly, I don’t know why everyone is so negative about it. I just hope it never goes away.

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    Jordanay c. says:

    May 8th, 2013 at 2:51 pm

    The worst website i ave ever been on they deactivated my account saying i attempted to exploit the services. what ? all i did was try to buy my mother some earrings for mothers day with the bucks i earned. They told me my account would stay deactivated. after all that time i spent on taking surveys and playing games i get deactivated when i tried to redeemed them

  • KARL B says:

    May 6th, 2013 at 4:11 pm

    Hello all i just won 50 quid in amazon gift cards and then they go and send me a email saying my gift card has been refunded and thats all the said to me so i sent them a email saying i wasn’t happy how they are treating me and i think they are so out of order i used like 500 of my swag bucks to enter into that prize of 50 quid in amazon gift card and then they just don’t bother giving me the prize what can i do people is their any company which can help me sue them lol i just dont know what to do any advice thanks

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    MacInC-Bad says:

    May 4th, 2013 at 11:32 pm

    They are paid by “survey” companies (amongst others) and SPAM abounds!

    Plus, they have an association with SponsorPay. SponsorPay is a SCAM and will claim that you did not earn their points. You can have screen shots of the confirmation of points, they’ll ask for an e-mail WHICH DOESN’T EXIST because they don’t generate an e-mail. Yeah, BS to the max.

    Swagbucks: If you don’t do it, don’t start; If you do, cash out and use your time wisely somewhere else!

    Think of a Swagbuck as ONE CENT. Two hours to get 100 SB??? I’d rather work in a Chinese garment factory for the same amount of time (and probably meet some friendly girls to work with).

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    David L says:

    May 1st, 2013 at 2:24 am

    Well, I used to preach to anyone who would listen how wonderful swagbucks was. I had been a member for 3 years and I did have a lot of success cashing out for $5 gift cards. The problems started when I tried to cash in for cards that were $25 or more. The first time I tried to redeem a $25 Swiss Chalet gift card my account was flagged. This was around Christmas. I contacted customer support and asked them why my account was flagged and I wastold I was being investigated for suspicious search activities and or using a bot while watching sbtv (swagbucks tv). I explained that I wouldn’t even know how to use a bot to watch sbtv and told them to go review my account and count all the times I had to enter captchas while watching it! I have never cheated on swagbucks, and I haveno idea what suspicious search activities meant. Anyways my account was unflagged and I got my card. That was at Christmas. Since Christmas I worked my but off earning 15,600 swagbucks doing a hundred surveys, watching hours of sbtv, searching, doing tasks, finding the odd code, playing games, etc. All Honestly and loyally. I tried to cash in for $125 worth of Home Depot giftcards and I paid the extra 50 swagbucks for express delivery so I could have them in time for a birthday gift. Instead of getting the gift cards they deactivated my account unjustly, while I was on the site, and I have yet to hear from them. I had heard this story many times before but didn’t think it would happen to me. My advice to anyone who uses this site is to cash out $5 at a time…don’t save up. If I could afford it I would organize a class action lawsuit against this company for falsely accusing honest hard working people of cheating. Swagbucks isn’t really a scam, but it sure walks a fine line in my opinion. $156 in 5 months…a few bucks a day…doesn’t seem like much, but when you are low income, I saw this as a Godsend. I saved up so I could give my father a gift I would not otherwise be able to afford. Instead, because of Swagbucks dishonest practices, I had to show up to my father’s birthday empty handed and ashamed.


    Jason says:
    August 11th, 2013 at 9:20 am

    If a class action is what you seek, start calling attorneys. You will find that many “hungry” attorneys will take your case on “spec”. Meaning they will not require money down, but instead will take 33.3% (give or take) of the winnings(settlement). However, they will ONLY take the case if they feel it is an easy win. So have as much info as you can to build your case ready to go. Good Luck.

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    Stephanie says:

    April 23rd, 2013 at 11:49 pm

    First of all, it takes forever to earn their currency known as “swag bucks”. Secondly, when you finally make enough to earn a prize you are asked to verify your phone number. After about ten failed attempts of entering my phone number, I am still left with a very sour taste in my mouth. Apparently no matter what format you use it will be “invalid with their system”. I am extremely dissatisfied with this company and will no longer use them. It is not worth the time.

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    Alexander says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    It’s very time consuming unless you get lucky with surveys, and it takes a few days for the prizes to show up as things you can use. But, they are legit and it’s not very difficult to do most things. Some of their videos are interesting but most aren’t worth watching (most of) 10 to get 3 swag bucks.

    I’ve gotten 15$ in giftcards in two weeks, using the search engine, daily polls, and surveys. (That being said, I write a lot and use search engines as a spellcheck/thesaurus)


    Alexander says:
    April 12th, 2013 at 7:20 pm

    Oh, I forgot to add:
    I’ve tried using this site on an older computer, and there were a lot of technical problems. I wouldn’t recommend it on a dinosaur, given that. It works fine on one from 2008.

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    Yaro says:

    April 12th, 2013 at 2:27 pm

    Swagbucks is a scam. After filling out one survey I’ve got bombarded with spam. They either sold my email or shared with “affiliated business” – read scam.


    John says:
    April 15th, 2013 at 8:20 am

    The surveys are not directly connected with Swagbucks. The same survey hosts can be found on other sites similar to Swagbucks.
    The survey hosts are the email spammers, not Swagbucks.
    I avoid those surveys.

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    Velsgal says:

    April 4th, 2013 at 12:53 pm

    I love Swag bucks. All I do is use the search engine. Do I get points every time? No. But anytime I do it is FREE money. I don’t look at this as a money maker but instead a bonus for what I am already searching for anyway. Over the last couple of years I have had between $100-$150 to spend at Amazon. A lot of money? No. But more than if I had been using another search engine.
    This isn’t an income, it’s a perk for using the search engine. It’s great and I appreciate it!

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    Nick says:

    March 4th, 2013 at 10:35 pm

    It’s certainly not a scam website as others have claimed, but it can be a major time sink. I try to spend a couple of hours after work taking surveys, searching, watching videos, etc.

    With that, i’ll usually average 200-250 Swag Bucks per day, occasionally less if I get DQ’d from surveys or more if I get a higher value survey. There are usually 5-10 surveys available each day, so there’s a good chance of qualifying for at least one.

    It helps to use the site during your usual down time (watching TV or such), makes the tedious parts seem faster.

    Of course it’s not a substitute for getting a job, but if you have a bit of free time, it can be time well spent. It pretty much pays for my cable and internet each month, so I can’t complain.

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    Kelly says:

    February 28th, 2013 at 5:58 am

    OK if you are a teenager looking for a few bucks for pimple medicine or an old person about to die and on social security wanting to leave 3 extra dollars to your children which will be taken by the government anyway due to inheritance tax.

    But a waste of time for anyone else. Mow someones yard for 30 bucks in 1/100th the time and you’ll be 100x better off.


    LOLer says:
    April 8th, 2013 at 3:47 am

    LOL that is really funny but still they don’t deserve 1 star if they are not scamming or hiding details or raising expectations, did you feel scammed ?

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    Arden says:

    February 21st, 2013 at 1:19 am

    The page works … sort of :)
    I mean it is definitely not a scam, but it is fairly inefficient.
    – search engine – didn’t earn anything (efficiency 0)
    – surveys – one finished and over 10 disqualified (efficiency: 100 swagbucks for 2 hours, but limit yourself to 5 disqualifications per day)
    – special offers: got some money for clicks, surveys, apps installed (efficiency: easy bucks for a click IF you GET them, I didn’t get some credits for surveys and apps -250)
    – tasks – finished some, some didn’t work, task numbers and types are limited (efficiency 20 – 50 swagbucks/ hour)
    – video/TV on computer – 10 videos for 3 swagbucks (efficiency 3 swagbucks for 10-30 minutes watching)
    – video/TV app – 5 video for 2 bucks with more ads (efficiency 2 sb for 5-15 minutes, but runs automatic) the app stopped after 20 sb :)
    So at best you get 50 sb (50 cents) per hour.
    In other words: one need to spend around 10 hours for a 5$ giftcard (or 1 hour per day for a period of 10 days)

  • kev says:

    February 19th, 2013 at 2:30 am

    This site has been good to me thus far!
    I’ve already made $15 by practically auto-running their SBTV Mobile app.
    So for literally NO WORK, I get $15 a month.

    Additionally, if you install BlueStacks (which is what I did), it’s an application on your computer that runs Android apps, so you can basically play SBTV Mobile on your computer without wasting internet data plan.
    So ultimately, Swagbucks is the real deal for me.

    Hopefully it’ll work out for you, too!


    Kara says:
    March 18th, 2013 at 1:51 pm

    did not know about blue stacks. i have an adroid, good to know thank u

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    thomas says:

    February 15th, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Very poor site. Not a scam, but very bad.

    To trade in your belongings, you get completely ripped off.

    You can make more from surveys by doing them for real money.

    They act like you earn swag bucks for everything you do online, but ONLY if you do it through them. You rarely make swagbucks on their terrible search engine, their videos are usually lame and have long ads. Their games are lame and rarely give points. The only reason to use swagbucks is if you’re someone who shops a lot online anyways and may as well earn extra points from it. However, most people who resort to swagbucks are going to be people tight for money, and therefore, this won’t work.

    save yourself the time, and avoid the site. Stick with YouTube for videos, and Google for searches.

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    L@mi says:

    February 9th, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    I tried swagbucks and well so far so good kinda addicting but..i guess its good. I reallyy want some extra cash like umm 10 to 25 bucks for a new pair of boots? Im workin soo hard, i hope its not a waste of time ):


    Kharma says:
    October 6th, 2013 at 7:50 am

    Im heading towards getting the $25 PayPal as its the best option for someone in Australia and well after reading a lot of these comments im wondering if when i go to claim my reward, will my account be deactivated too?? Ive used this site very honestly but have also had to send about 8 emails to them for not getting points i earned, and only once was an issue fixed. I guess i will see when i get to the point of redeeming.

    Trevor says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 11:01 am

    Swagbucks is a waste of time and a total ripoff.

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    swagbucksucks says:

    January 22nd, 2013 at 11:35 pm

    People please dont waste your time on swagbucks..after spending hrs and hrs they deactivated my account saying i have been having multiple accounts..REALLY..get real..i hardly spend enough time on 1 account to have multiple accts and when i asked them to explain they didnt have anything to say..stay away and spend your time elsewhere


    Notahater says:
    March 1st, 2013 at 9:56 pm

    If u search a question you get swagbucks I already got $20 amazon
    on in 2 weeks

    thomas says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Agreed, terrible site!

    Yes, you can get “free” stuff, for doing activities that you “normally do anyways”. The catch is, you have to do it through them, in their poor system. Their games are sad, you have to watch their lame videos, and use their poor search engine.

    If you want to trade in your stuff for points, you get ripped off completely.

    Consider this: 1swag buck is approx. 1cent. If you trade in a classic game, such as Zelda: Ocarina of Time, they give you not even 10 swag bucks. You can sell the game online for $50+

    Stay away from this pointless waste of time.

    Frank says:
    January 25th, 2013 at 7:17 am

    Totally agree, Swagbucks is a complete waiste of time! Multiple surveys told me they had reached their limit others did not pay out, spent hours surfing for no reward at all!

    Swagbucks is nothing more than a scam to get your personal info and sell it to their vendors!

    Avoid this site at all costs!

    – Frank

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    jolielouise13 says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 10:33 pm

    I have been doing swagbucks since 2010. You can make money, but very little. I average 5 $5 amazon gift cards a month, and 1 $25.00 Paypal card. It does help. I do have issues with them. Their tech staff is pretty inept. Every time you contact them about surveys not paying out, even if you send a screenshot, they always say “it’s not our problem, the surveys come from an outside source.” You get the same response when the special offers don’t payout. If you complain to them, like I have, that it is their site, that they are responsible for the content of the site, and if it doesn’t pay out they should remove the offer, they give no response. Occasionally if you complain enough they will give you a credit. If they think you complain too much, they will say that you are breaking the rules.

    I too was accused of using some sort of bot to watch the videos. When they first started the videos, you could watch whatever you wanted. That’s where I make the most money, so I watched the videos, found the ones that were the shortest, and would only watch those. The first thing they did was take down all of the really old videos that were 30 sec. long, and replace them with 5-7 min. videos. So I spent a few hours sorting through the new videos, found the shortest ones and would watch them. After I complained several times about surveys & offers not paying out, and sending proof in screenshots (I also pointed out that they were making money off of their members, and it was a crappy way to treat us), they accused me of using a bot and sent a warning that my account might be deactivated. I wrote back, and informed them that my computer is a 2003, and isn’t even running on the most updated version of windows. I also told them that yes I was guilty of watching the same videos over and over, but that was because their surveys & offers don’t pay out, and that there was nothing in their rules about watching the same videos. I told them that I would stop, but that if they deactivated my account I would write them up on rip off report, where there were already complaints. I also pointed out that their so called “tech staff” wasn’t very savvy if they couldn’t tell that I was using an ancient computer incapable of what they accused me of.

    They apologized, didn’t deactivate my account, but they did punish me. Every time I win a search I have to enter a captcha, every 10 videos I have to enter a captcha to get my points. If I’m too late entering the captcha no points. They do not require all users to submit a captcha, my sister & her friends never have to enter captchas. I still use them, because I use the paypal money to help pay for my scripts, as my insurance is crappy. But they do play favorites. The people who praise them on facebook or on their blog and who faun over them get all the rewards. There are a group of so called stay at home, home schooling moms who rule the swagbucks facebook page, and are really nauseating in their praise of the staff. If you complain about the surveys on their blog or facebook, these “moms” jump in and say you should be grateful that swagbucks is giving you this for free. Several men on the site have pointed out that it’s not free, you are spending your time doing this, and that swagbucks is making money off of their members.

    They rave about the daily goal, which is really hard to get, I wonder when they are taking care of their kids, and schooling them, because on the few times I’ve had a day off work, it takes hours to make the goal. These same people brag on swagbucks facebook page about signing up for offers with false info, and swagbucks does nothing to them. I too wonder if the so called members heaping praise on swagbucks are the owners themselves trying to make themselves look good. The first year I was with swagbucks, I was fairly content with them. But since they have had this huge push to have the most numbers on facebook, it’s ridiculous. They put up a daily goal that’s unrealistic, and they have so many members that they don’t have enough tasks, offers or surveys to go around. I am a real person, I am a member of my view, my points and zoombucks also, and I have no issues with them. I have also pointed out to swagbucks that the other sites that I do surveys on I never have a problem with, and at least the other sites give you something if you’re kicked off the survey. Swagbucks gives you 1 buck if you’re disqualified, and half the time they don’t give you that.


    Zoombucks Ripoff says:
    September 17th, 2014 at 2:48 pm

    Zoombucks isn’t all that great. Most of their surveys don’t credit. Zoombucks might credit partially after you’ve contact them about it, but still Zoombucks gets paid more money than you’d ever know. Those little bits of points are not worth it when getting ripoff by Zoombucks.

    poh11 says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 9:30 pm

    Trust me if you’re entering a captcha to get your 3 sb’s in SBTV you’re under review. I never entered a captcha and then out of the blue it started. When I redeemed a $50.00 Amazon card they put it under review. I sent a email and asked why and also asked about the captcha to earn 3 swagbucks. I had never sent any email to them about anything. They told me my account was under review for irregular SBTV viewing. There is nothing irregular about my viewing, I play them on my phone while I work so with a little investagation they should be able to tell Monday through Friday 8:00 – 5:00 I play videos off and on. Weekends almost not at all. I have no bot and make maybe 50 cents a day when playing videos. I shop and earn, redeem coupons, search, do offers sometimes that cost money, toolbar. I’m now second guessing if I’m going to continue with this as I don’t need the money…I was doing it for fun. They will lose a good customer and yes I’m a customer…although they treat people like they are doing you a favor. They make money from us not the other way around.

    dk says:
    January 25th, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    I’d say about 30% of the time when I win SB on searches, it makes me enter a captcha, and there is a time limit. For the videos, after I watch enough to earn SB, I always have to enter a captcha. It’s not just you.
    And, I’ve had nothing but good experience with swagbucks… I have never contacted customer service or whatever, so I can rule out having to enter a captcha because I’m being “punished”.

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    Steph says:

    January 19th, 2013 at 6:11 pm

    I’ve been using Swagbucks for a few months now and so far, so good. I have earned a few Regal Cinema gift cards, some Papa John’s gift cards, and I’m saving now for a Logan’s one. It takes a little while to get the points, I guess, depending on how often you use it. I use it as a basic search engine, do the daily polls, the NOSOs, and the special offers (watching those videos they post for 1-3 bucks), and then take surveys every few days. I don’t quality for all of them, but I’ve never had any issues with customer service if I haven’t seen my bucks. They’ve always given me what’s due.

    Anywho, it’s obviously not going to replace your real job anytime soon, but since my husband and I are always low on cash since we’re both paying for school right now, it’s nice to get a random move gift card or something just to have a night out. And for taking a few surveys and searching the web? I’ll take it.

    My tune would definitely change if I have different experiences. I’ll update my post if that ever happens to me!

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    KeithTax says:

    January 12th, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    Swagbucks sucks! Signed up and earned 67 points and they took all but one away. I guess my search for a day, poll, answered questions andviewing 6-7 videos is worth 1 point, or about $5 every year and a half.

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    Marian says:

    January 9th, 2013 at 11:04 am

    is a scam and waste of time.
    I completed a survey, didnt get credited, emailed them with a screenshot of the finished survey, and they just say ‘sorry, thanks for doing that for free’. I was even getting emails from the host company of the survey i had supposedly ‘not finished’. They are a scam and there are so many better sites that pay out better.


    Trevor says:
    April 2nd, 2013 at 10:56 am

    Totally agree.

    Jackson says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 5:59 pm

    Amen to that

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    Matthew says:

    December 22nd, 2012 at 4:50 am

    Swagbucks is pretty nice. I probably waste more time on the site than I should, but I think the rewards are nice. I do the NOSO every day, answer the daily poll, and use the Swagbucks toolbar for searches and instead of the address bar. More chances to win, right?

    I use Swagbucks TV Mobile on my Android tablet and earn an easy 50 swagbucks a day from that (which is the upper limit for the mobile app.)

    I do my best to hit the daily goal every day. If, after the things I’ve already explained, I still haven’t reached the daily goal, I may watch some swagbucks TV on my computer and/or complete a survey for an extra push towards the goal. Their are bonuses for reaching the daily goal for 1 day, 1 week, 2 weeks, and a month in a row, and I usually only end up missing once or twice a month, sometime during the first week of each month, I can usually expect a hefty sum, usually around 250-350, of bonus swagbucks from the “Meter Super Bonus” and “Daily Meter Bonus” from the previous month.

    I order $25 in Amazon gift cards every month and have plenty of Swagbucks to spare. I try to maintain a balance of 10,000 Swagbucks minimum at any time and except when I’m in real need of some extra cash, won’t buy any other prizes or gift cards except for the Amazon $5 gift card for 450 Swagbucks 5 times a month. (Limited to 2 per week and 5 per month… argggggh!!!!!!) I think other cards are now unlimited and 99% of gift cards, including the higher value Amazon cards, have a cost to value ratio of 100 swagbucks/$1.

    If you want to be able to make even more Swagbucks, you can refer your friends. I only have 2 referrals and neither of them actually ended up using the site, but even without referrals, the site really can pay!

    I’ve been using Swagbucks since May of ’09 according to my ledger, but really have only been actively using it and working for the daily goals for about 3-4 months. My lifetime Swagbucks are currently at 30,577 and my current Swagbucks are at 11,927.

    So far, the prizes I’ve redeemed are:
    24 $5 Amazon Gift Cards
    1 $50 Amazon Gift Card
    1 $5 PayPal Gift Card
    1 PS2 Game: Second Sight
    1 Swagbucks Limited Edition Angel Wings Graphic

    $75 of those cards and the PS2 game are from February of 2011, around the time I stopped using Swagbucks for a long time.

    The other $100 (5x Amazon $5/month) have all been earned since I became active again around September, 2012 (three months ago, but prizes for each of the 4 calendar months Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec).

    It’s worth it if you have free time or if you just need a search engine. The less you do on the site, the less you’ll get, of course, but I don’t think I spend more than maybe 2-3 hours on the busiest day and probably closer to an hour on a daily basis to make more than 2000-3000 Swagbucks a month.

    Also… this is aimed at a previous comment by TruthSeeker, who said that the people who say Swagbucks is not a scam aren’t real and are just canned responses or bots, or people paid to write well to be well understood:
    I noticed this as well. I wouldn’t dismiss the idea that there are some bots or individuals who are being paid to comment, but I’m legit and I am sure at least a couple other people here are. For just a bit more proof, here’s a screenshot of some of my prizes: http://i479.photobucket.com/albums/rr156/lovinlife8901/Proof_zpsa3e1b9be.png%5B_extra_org%5D5%5B/_extra_org%5D


    Kelly says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 5:54 am

    Yep fake review. They have absolutely no couth.

    Delores says:
    January 26th, 2013 at 8:14 pm

    To those of you that don’t believe this is real….you are so wrong. I am a 64 year old grandmother. I have earned quite a bit of Amazon gift cards, more so since I started getting the daily goals for each month. It is a godsend…many times I have needed something and being on Social Security and a fixed income, things get tough but with this it makes some things more accessible for me. Sometimes I have difficulties, but have always been able to resolve the issues with customer service or the companies listed on the Special Offers…I got many extra Swagbucks for using yaysave.com and for using Shop and Earn at Christmas time.

    Just give it a chance, but if you don’t…well that leaves more opportunities for me. Happy Swagging.

    Marian says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 10:48 am

    This review seems fake – no one has ever earnt that much from Swagbucks.

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    Mahboi says:

    December 20th, 2012 at 9:45 pm

    It works, just takes forever to earn. But it’s better than nothing I guess. I’ve earned about $150 in gc’s, but that took a YEAR.

    Aside from the money though, they tie together their community well, and it’s interesting to see other peoples’ thoughts sometimes on the blog. They also have a built-in chat system and other extras.

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    Marsroverr says:

    December 18th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    SwagBucks is cool, but it takes a while to earn stuff. I just install the toolbar to my browser and wait.

    I’ve got an idea on how to prevent bots spamming 5-star ratings. If your rating is legit, just throw in a few spelling and grammer <- Intentional errors just to show ur not a bot.

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    Jules says:

    December 17th, 2012 at 12:50 am

    I recently tried to do surveys for swagbucks and it is a total scam. I’d spend 20 minutes doing a survey and then at the VERY END I would be told that I wasn’t qualified for the survey. MTurk is where you should go to get fairly compensated for surveys. On swagbucks it’s just bogus and a waste of time.


    Kelly says:
    February 28th, 2013 at 5:56 am

    Yep all these sites are doing this now. Getting you to work for free basically taking the money and not giving you a dime. What a waste crooks will be crooks.

    ian says:
    February 9th, 2013 at 3:53 pm

    ive got to the end of a survey and been disqualified but its always older surveys. so far never the daily ones. earned 25 pound in amazon vouchers in a month. just dont like the offers page. some nastys in there! extra toolbars that direct traffic to dodgy sites ect! the rest is ok

    dk says:
    January 25th, 2013 at 11:47 pm

    That’s why I don’t bother with the surveys. I just use the toolbar/search, daily poll, NOSO, sometimes videos (that you don’t even have to watch if you put them in another window and let them play while working on something else in a different window), coupons, and shopping through the site. I don’t invest a ton of time to the site, just mostly do the things I’d normally do anyway (like search).
    I’ve been a member for about a year, and I have almost 8,000 swagbucks. I didn’t do anything sketchy or cheat-like to do them, either.

    Marian says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 10:46 am

    Jules is right I had the same issue – I completed a survey, didnt get credited, emailed them with a screenshot of the finished survey, and they just say ‘sorry, thanks for doing that for free’. I was even getting emails from the host company of the survey i had supposedly ‘not finished’. They are a scam and there are so many better sites that pay out better.

    Jules says:
    December 17th, 2012 at 12:52 am

    I’ve also notices that the stellar reviews are oddly worded – not like real people writing or talking. Someone else already commented on this but it is REALLY noticeable!

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    KCS758 says:

    December 14th, 2012 at 9:27 am

    I have been using Swagbucks for almost a year. I earn enough swagbucks every month for just doing what I usually do online that I am able to purchase things I use and get them for free each month. Things like my monthly supply of Kcups, 2-50 count boxes. I certainly am far behind most but every little bit helps.

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    Nobody says:

    December 12th, 2012 at 9:19 pm

    Getting Swagbucks is hard — I am planning to get an iPod touch (the new one) and 3 screen protectors, but I’ve been reading some reviews lately and some of them are terrible complaints. I don’t know if I should keep tryin to collect swagbucks, because some say that it’s scam, whilst some say that it is awesome (with perfect grammar and punctuation :/)

    What should I do?


    Taylor says:
    December 29th, 2012 at 1:59 pm

    i have played for awhile and got a few amazon gift cards if u notice the 5.00s are cheaper. and all of swabucks prizes are cheaper on amazon so i think its great.

    Matthew says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 4:56 am

    Oops, it appears I commented on the wrong item. Sorry about that. *copies and pastes*

    Matthew says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 4:54 am

    I posted a review of the site in which I included a link to a screenshot of the gift cards I’ve won and already redeemed if you want to check that out.


    Mahboi says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:39 pm

    I’ve used it for about a year, and I can say that while it works, and is not a scam, it’s not efficient either. You’ll be lucky to earn $5 in a few days. Recently I began doing the “high-profile” special offers which pay out several hundred each, but I’ve only made about $150 total in a year. So it’s legit, but your call on whether the time is necessary or not.

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    Mishi says:

    December 11th, 2012 at 9:46 pm

    I worked for almost 3 months to make enough points for an Amazon.com giftcard. The same day I earned the points and requested the giftcard, I received an email from Swagbucks accusing me of breaking a specific rule. I went to their site and reread their rules. I had not broken any of them. I responded to them that I wasn’t breaking any rules. They responded accusing me of breaking a different rule, which was using software that helps you watch videos. I responded that I am disabled and use software specifically designed to assist me in navigating and using internet sites but that the software in no way gave me any kind of advantage over anyone else and that it is necessary for me to use it. The closed my account and refused to give me the giftcard I’d spent months earning. Swagbucks is a SCAM. Don’t waste your time with them. As soon as you earn a decent prize, they kick you off. And more importantly they discriminate against people with disabilities.

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    Amy says:

    December 7th, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    I started using Swagbucks mid-October when a blog posted that it was a good way to make money for Christmas. I’ve been doing it a few hours a day (no more than 3, plus SBTV on my phone) and I’m averaging a $5 Amazon GC every three or four days. I’ve had no problems cashing out my “bucks” for cards, and no issues at all from Amazon. I’ve gotten about $80 using Swagbucks and SavingStar, and it’s real. My 2-year old is DONE for Christmas gifts, and I’m planning a shopping “trip” for my 9 year old with the $$ I have left.

  • TruthSeeker says:

    November 27th, 2012 at 5:04 pm

    I have noticed a trend in the ratings… anyone who claims they have aquired the so called prizes seen have perfect punctuation and an odd speaking pattern, almost like a bot. or a person was paid to type perfectly to be understood.
    however if someone looks at those who complain, they are more “speratic” more flawwed* more unique in their Styles of righting -n-
    I am not for or against this sight but i dont reccomend joining it without 3rd party reccomendations… and take absoulutely everything everybody says with a grain of salt

    —Seeker of Truth—


    Matthew says:
    December 22nd, 2012 at 4:58 am

    Hey TruthSeeker,

    I posted a review of the site in which I included a link to a screenshot of the gift cards I’ve won and already redeemed if you (or anyone else who thinks Swagbucks might be fake) want to check that out.


    Mahboi says:
    December 20th, 2012 at 9:42 pm

    Really? If it were possible to post screenshots I could show you what I’ve earned. Stretching a bit too far there.

    Like I said before, it works, but takes a very long time to earn anything.

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    Ricky Foster says:

    November 16th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Finally after about 2 weeks of watching dreadful videos I got enough points for a $5 Amazon card, I checked out and waited a few days then went to log back in and it said I was banned. Waste of time.

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    Wade says:

    November 10th, 2012 at 11:33 pm

    I’ve been using Swag Bucks for 2 days and already have 25 dollars worth of Amazon gift cards. Granted I spent alot of time to earn that, but the longer you have an account the easier it is for you to gain swag bucks. The coolest thing about swag bucks is if you refer someone then you can win points when they win points via the searches.


    Yes says:
    November 12th, 2012 at 5:03 pm

    Let’s see how that translates to real world money. If you spent 6 hours per day, you averaged out to $2.08 per hour. If you had a job making at least minimum wage, $7.25, you would have made at least $87 (minus taxes of course). Seems like a colossal waste of time.

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    cocoon says:

    November 10th, 2012 at 11:43 am

    It will give you swagbucks in the beginning and you would thing “great i will make some extra cash” by taking surveys. But NO after you cash out your first gift card(IF you can collect that much) then there is very very i mean very little chance that you will make same amount again. They sent you surveys to fill but either when you are in the middle of doing the survey or when you actually finished the survey and it takes you to a page either say “sorry the survey company reach their quota or they will thank you for finishing the survey. BUT they will not give you any swagbucks. You may think that you can take the screen shot to prove Swagbucks that you completed the survey but NO Swagbucks would not give you anything either even though you show them the proof. So this is Swagbucks. I was their member until they start screwing people over and not crediting promised amounts. Don’t waste your time I would say.

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    Pooch says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 1:05 pm

    swagbucks is LEGIT UNTIL THEY SCAM YOU for the lowest/false reason possible. i had about 900SB, enough to get me 2 $5 gift cards but before i even have a chance to redeem them, guess what? my account gets DEACTIVATED saying i use some kind of BOT to play their videos. i complained to them, and this is the part where they “SCAM” you most, once your account gets deactivated, they will NOT RESPOND to your complaints or even DISCUSS/FIX THE ISSUE and IF they do, their suggestion is to “make another account and start all over”(so they ban people for multiple accounts but suggest you make another account AFTER they deactivate your LEGIT/NON-CHEATING account?)

    for all of you new/old members of swagbucks saying its legit.. ITS LEGIT WHILE IT LASTS.. BUT once your account gets DEACTIVATED for NO REASON/FALSE ACCUSATIONS and U COMPLAIN BUT THEY DONT RESPOND TO FIX THE ISSUE.. then you’ll know what it feels like when people say “SWAGBUCKS IS A SCAM”


    thomas says:
    February 15th, 2013 at 8:19 am

    Hah, glad I’ve seen these before I wasted more than the half hour I wasted on this site. Glad I gave a fake name!

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    Sue says:

    November 6th, 2012 at 8:15 am

    I’m brand new and I have a question that is sort of a complaint. But I’m aware that it may just be a temporary glitch or something. I signed up to do surveys and so far I tried to do two. I spent a few minutes answering preliminary questions on both of these surveys, only to be told I don’t qualify. Big waste of time. If this happens one more time, I’ll obviously never do one of their surveys again.


    dk says:
    January 25th, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    That’s why I don’t bother with the surveys. I just use the toolbar/search, daily poll, NOSO, sometimes videos (that you don’t even have to watch if you put them in another window and let them play while working on something else in a different window), coupons, and shopping through the site. I don’t invest a ton of time to the site, just mostly do the things I’d normally do anyway (like search).

    Marian says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 10:44 am

    Coocoon is right I had the same issue – I completed a survey, didnt get credited, emailed them with a screenshot of the finished survey, and they just say ‘sorry, thanks for doing that for free’. I was even getting emails from the host company of the survey i had supposedly ‘not finished’. They are a scam and there are so many better sites that pay out better.

    Cocoon says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:48 am

    Sue, count yourself lucky as I have finished the surveys and taken to the “thank you for taking the survey ….” but i did not credited. I sent them screen show but they said ” we can’t give you any swagbuck” and i asked them why? They have yet to responde to that. Obviously, they can’t say we are scamming you thats why we wont give you anything. So before you wasting any more time i suggest that you deactive your account and dont waste your time. I did the same.

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    Diana says:

    November 5th, 2012 at 9:58 am

    I joined swagbucks a few weeks ago and have already gained 35$ in amazon gift cards. Somethings take a little time to earn swagbucks, but most are easy and fun. I watch a little tv and search the web and it is usually enough for me to hit my daily bonus goal.

    It is something you should check out for yourself. You can’t lose, It’s free.


    Cocoon says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:51 am

    Diana, A little time? I was a member for almost 2 years and i still did not make $35. That is why i canceled my account with them!

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    Kara says:

    November 3rd, 2012 at 8:43 am

    I have been using swagbucks for 5 months now with no real issues. I earn usually $30-75 in gift cards a month, depending on how active I’ve been on the site doing various things. I have been usuing these cards to help defray the cost of the upcoming Holidays, I also used them once to make our order at Dominoes almost FREE. Have had no issues with my account. My only complaint- I used the new ‘shop and earn’ on a night where it would earn me 40 swagbucks per dollar spent….that was over 1.5 weeks ago, the 1100+ sbs I’m due for that hasn’t even hit ‘pending’ in my account yet. I contacted swagbucks, who told me it can take up to 32 days for it to show up in my account, even as pending. I used shop and earn with another retailer before and my 150 sbs showed up as pending within 24 or 48 hrs. I find it a little hinky this ‘big’ amount now is taking it’s sweet time even ‘pending’ to my account and am a little suspicious about if I’ll even get the credit I deserve- but I must wait the 32 days before contacting swagbucks again about it. So time will tell, to be fair the jury’s still out on that one! Just feels like now that it’s a big amount of swagucks due to me swagbucks is taking a long time to credit me. Otherwise I am VERY pleased with swagbucks. It won’t make you tons and tons of money, you’ll be disappointed if that’s your hope, but it can be a nice supplement to your household income for gifts or everyday items you buy at places like Target, Walmart, Amazon, Petco etc.


    poh11 says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:08 pm

    I have used swagbucks for about a year but got real active the last 2 months earning $70.00 in Feb and March. I redeemed 4 $5.00 Amazon and one $50.00 card. It took almost 1 month to get the $50.00 because it was under review because of irregular SBTV. I had no problem with the 4 $5.00 cards this month but just redeemed a $50.00 card so we’ll see if they hassle me again. If they do then I’m done. I’m not doing anything wrong and not using any bot to watch SBTV. I partipate in many activities not just SBTV. Out of $70.00 maybe $10.00 is from SBTV. If they don’t pay out they are making something up to scam me out of $50.00. We’ll see, I’ll update if they continue to hassle me.

    Steph says:
    January 19th, 2013 at 6:07 pm

    Kara, I’ve had some like that, too, but they always post. I think they’re just being cautious on the big ones. Since you may have 30 days to return the item with most retailers, they’re just mostly giving you a chance to do that, which would forfeit your bucks.

  • deshiva says:

    November 2nd, 2012 at 11:30 am

    well i just signed up myself, i was on coupons.com printing coupons and this was a site they recomended. i see mixed reviews and will just watch and see what happens for myself.

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    Leodwyn says:

    November 1st, 2012 at 1:28 pm

    I joined Swagbucks about two months ago while waiting for some things to get processed before I got my teaching license and could begin working. What appealed to me was that I didn’t really have to do anything out of the ordinary to get Swagbucks. Occasionally I do surveys or use my junk email address to get the special offers, but the vast majority of my SBs just come from searching. Yeah, it’s not quite as appealing and user-friendly as Google, but I always try the swagbucks search first. If I can’t find what I’m looking for, I turn to google. I also often search for sites I normally just have bookmarked (facebook, gmail, pinterest etc.). I’ve never gotten fewer than 5 swagbucks for a search, and recently got 33.

    In the approximately two months that I’ve been involved, I’ve gotten either $30 or $35 in Amazon gift cards. Plus, in September, they added a $1 Amazon mp3 credit for every $5 gift card, so I got $4 of free Amazon mp3s. Not bad for spending very little time there every day!

    I understand people’s frustration with the surveys. I’ll usually try to do surveys for a day or two then get frustrated because of not qualifying and just stop doing them for a week or two. But with searching and their special offers and the occasional SB Videobar thingy, the points add up faster than I expect!


    poh11 says:
    March 26th, 2013 at 10:16 pm

    This does seem to be a lot from just searching and I’m not thrilled with swagbucks at the moment. However, I’ve never received less than 5 from a seach and received as much as 59.

    Marian says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 11:36 am

    This seems fake – I earner almost 200 SB from searching and the regular amount is 3, not 5. The point do not add up fast at all.

  • ShawolAngel says:

    October 31st, 2012 at 3:54 pm

    Also, I would just like to add that I am pretty satisfied with this site so far. I’ve found that it takes a while to earn enough swagbucks to pay for anything but with time, I think it pays off. I’m not that well off money wise so this site helps out a little. I wish you guys good luck and I hope you earn a lot! :)


    Cocoon says:
    November 10th, 2012 at 11:53 am

    Yes of course time like 2 years plus to be able to get $5 gc :))

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    Sujeet says:

    October 19th, 2012 at 4:21 pm

    At first, I thought this was a complete scam. Truth is, I earned $15 in one week! It’s very simple, do offers, surveys, and use their browser for points to redeem prizes. If you still think it’s a scam, why don’t you try it out for yourself? Doesn’t hurt to try.


    Swagbucks bs says:
    September 4th, 2013 at 10:10 pm

    What about the special “postcard verification/ text”? I tried it out. Gave them my info been 2+ weeks since i have been waiting for a postcard.

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    Laura says:

    October 17th, 2012 at 6:14 pm

    After seeing quite a few negative reviews, I feel the need to write a post. I don’t do swagbucks all year round but do quite a bit during the holidays in order to pay for gifts. Last year between the middle of October and end of December, I earned almost $400 in Amazon gift cards. Granted this requires a significant amount of time with computer access (not active constantly but at least able to check for available surveys/tasks and completing them as they show up). But even people who do a small amount earn anywhere from $25-$50 a month. I’ve heard of people being deactivated but these same people have also then been reactivated after talking to customer service. It seems like a common cause of deactivation is having more than one family member on the site or hitting refresh too much on the videos. If more than one family member has an account, just make sure to sign out at the end of sessions and delete cookies between people. Also make sure not to refresh videos as soon as the meter goes up (30 secs of video=10% of meter and a full meter = 3 SB). You definitely earn real money (some people do Paypal gift cards which can be deposited into your bank account but Amazon cards are cheaper in terms of SB’s). Just be honest on the site and it’s a great source of extra money especially through the holidays. Check out their facebook too for more people to ask for tips and to get heads up on codes, etc.

  • Trinh says:

    October 16th, 2012 at 2:20 pm

    I am a swagbucks scam victim.

    Some people said SB is not scam because they don’t really know much enough about swagbucks. SB used to deactivate alot of account and pay to alot of account. that way they could earn alot and can still standing in good name around the same time. If SB haven’t deactivate your account yet soon or later they will!

    I am waiting for someone can open a case for every victim can sign and one day swagbucks will stand in court and repay to all peoples the have cheated.

    Good luck to you all!

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    K.A. says:

    October 12th, 2012 at 3:29 am

    Swagbucks is legit, and I have gotten rewards in my year of being a member. However, they appear to have no qualms whatsoever about deactivating accounts for no particular reason. I was using the site the other day and I was no longer logged in, so I attempted to do so. I was told that my account had been deactivated, so I contacted the compliance team for an explanation. I have received two replies back in form-letter style telling me I was using auto-refresh to watch videos and that I’m a cheat. I have never used anything like auto-refresh, not only do I not cheat but I honestly have no idea how to use anything like that, having only basic computer skills. Allison at compliance has been unbelievably rude and will not take my explanations into consideration. So, if you want to use the site, by all means do so; you probably will receive rewards for your work. However, don’t be surprised if you’re falsely accused of violating the Terms of Use.

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    Tommy Matysik says:

    September 5th, 2012 at 11:20 pm

    This website has been working out great for me. I have over 1,000 swagbucks in less than a month of being a member. The best way to earn bucks on this website is referrals. This means that for every person that joins on your referral, you get matching swagbucks for their earnings.

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    aadeyl says:

    September 4th, 2012 at 1:24 am

    Not a bad idea. Thanks

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    ROGER says:

    August 18th, 2012 at 12:54 am

    Swagbucks is not a scam, after sitting at my computer for about a month LOL watching there swagbucks TV I then had enough For My XBox 360 250 GB. I Love It, But you would have to fill up your Swag Bucks Meter about 14,000 times. But hey im happy with it. my wife and brother also helped me

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    Steve says:

    August 16th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    I cannot understand why people think SwagBucks is a fraud. I read an article about SwagBucks and signed up right away. I have cashed out multiple times through PayPal and have never had a problem with the transaction. Sure, you won’t get rich using it, but to use it to perform your everyday searches is like getting paid to do something you do every day anyways. How is that fraud?

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    samljer says:

    August 15th, 2012 at 10:30 pm

    Not worth it.

    “doing what you normally do” pays next to nothing.
    after a few hours i made 100 points; $5 is 450 pts.
    2 hours of my time is worth more then about $1 in “swagg”

    and you have to go out of your way to do it through them.

    then on top of that, after about 1 week of use;
    i noticed a daily decline in points, even though i used it more.

    If you dont mine working like a slave for pennies swaggbucks is a winner.

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    Nick says:

    August 13th, 2012 at 4:47 pm

    Swagbucks allows you to redeem walmart, target etc. gift cards for groceries so you can then save your cash. I love swagbucks.

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    Raj says:

    August 11th, 2012 at 10:08 pm

    Swagbucks is a fraud, pls don’t encourage.


    user says:
    October 13th, 2012 at 12:43 pm

    Actually Swag Bucks is not a fraud it really works and no I am not a paid promoter if I was they would be illegally paying me because i’m not old enough :-) but it really works because I’ve gotten something from their I would take a picture of the package if I could but believe me, it works.

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    Ethan says:

    July 18th, 2012 at 10:22 am

    I would not waste my time with this site, period! It already takes years and years just to accumulate simple “swag bucks”, but then they attempt to rip you off (obviously, in my opinion) with offers of swagbucks in exchange for your valuable video game consoles and accessories. My drawing line was when, after failing to qualify for survey after survey, I finally qualified for and completed a 30 minute survey worth 100 swagbucks. At the end of the worthless thing, the swagbucks team told me that it had already been completed and my swagbucks would not be credited. I became fed up. I wasted 30 valuable minutes of my life filling out personal information, and I was not even credited for a survey that I had never even SEEN before in my life!!! I’m done with them….. If you decide to take sign up for swagbucks, do so at your own risk….


    tacoisafraud says:
    October 28th, 2012 at 1:49 pm

    ok taco who paid you from swag bucks to lie!?!?!

    shay says:
    August 27th, 2012 at 4:41 am

    i get hundreds and hundreds of swagbucks a day without any effort.!!!

    DEBBY says:
    August 16th, 2012 at 2:06 pm

    taco….. the site is only 3 years old they just had a birthday so they might be 4 years now

    Medusa says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 7:55 am

    I have been using the Toolbar and Searching for 5 weeks and have 9000 points. No surveys or “offers”. I got s couple big amounts for mentioning Swagbucks on my Twitter feed. Easy.
    In a few days I’ll have enough for a 50$ Aeropostale or Hollister Gift Card. If 30 minutes is so valuable; you shouldn’t be on the Internet, you should be out doing great things.

    taco says:
    July 25th, 2012 at 10:56 pm

    I have made over $40,000.00 worth of stuff with this site for the past 7 years

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    bby1 says:

    July 12th, 2012 at 3:17 pm

    It is legit i received amazon gift cards but they deactivated my account saying I had multiple accounts when I didn’t they had deactivated them along time ago and they really don’t care about your issue so it sucks don’t bother waste of time they will find a reason to deactivate your account somewhat.


    james says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 5:59 pm

    same thing happened today with me , i did some swagbucks before work.. then just evening when i am back from work, noticed my account was
    “deactivated”. a legit company would always check your physical IP address not your internet IP address which it does changes over time. this is why GPT sites for most part are scams. the only site i know that dont scam are mypoints because they look at your physical IP address. i never heard anyone over 2 years of being with swagbucks havent been deactivated. people will claim that they are legit but if you search them online they dont follow the physical IP address, so yes it a waste of time and i ask anyone to stay clear of those sites. thank you

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    Debi Conn says:

    July 11th, 2012 at 10:03 pm

    So far so good. I like watching the entertainment videos and am at 90 swag bucks in just a few days

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    Karen Gleed says:

    July 8th, 2012 at 3:07 pm

    Fill the whole thing out to tell you it’s expired . Thats why people don’t like to do this it’s all a bunch of crap you should enter them yourself so you know if your getting swag bucks or just a bunch of unwanted email. Things gotta change
    Just my opinion sorry Karen Gleed

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    brian says:

    July 1st, 2012 at 11:59 pm

    Did this for 6 months earned 6000+ points and went to cash in but instead they said I violated rules and won’t be getting my reward. Also they claimed this happened on month 2 but they let me earn them sponsor money for 4 more months before screwing me. Considering the time I spent $50 I was gonna get was ridiculous anyways. Screw them.


    Mary says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I agree Swagbucks is a scam and waste of time.

    I completed a survey, didnt get credited, emailed them with a screenshot of the finished survey, and they just say ‘sorry, thanks for doing that for free’.

    I was even getting emails from the host company of the survey i had supposedly ‘not finished’. Clearly I had finished the survey! They are a scam and there are so many better sites that pay out better.

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    Anonymous says:

    June 27th, 2012 at 11:41 pm

    Swagbucks works great! Some of the external offers aren’t safe though, but they’re optional and you can get lots of SB’s without them!

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    Joe says:

    June 27th, 2012 at 10:46 am

    you cant sign out of swagbucks at all

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    ArielGibson says:

    June 21st, 2012 at 1:45 pm

    I have noticed while watching videos, I get a pop up message that say I have a virus and to click, which I don’t. I’ve had a drive by virus download before, it was terrible! So I hope SB protects their members more.

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    Ken says:

    June 19th, 2012 at 8:09 pm

    You will never earn much at this, and they should really call it SwagCents, since this is really what you get. I do this for Amazon gift cards. The surveys are the worst, and you can expect to be kicked out 90 percent of the time, usually after having invested several minutes of your time.

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    macey withrow says:

    June 18th, 2012 at 2:42 pm

    I’ve been a swagbucks member for a couple of days now and it has been horrible. I keep doing so much for so little swagbucks and it sucks because it’s terrible hard to actually get enough swagbucks to get something at the swagstore. also, the surveys are terrible! they are SO long and tiring!


    Medusa says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:03 am

    My first week I was getting a hundred points a day on average. Install the tool bar and “search” Facebook, Twitter, HuffPost or whatever sites you visit often. The results are saved in the little search window, so its easy to navigate to your favorite sites. Every day there is a “Gimmee Code” that gives you between 3 and 7 bucks. Also, Tuesdays if you mention SwagBucks in your Twitter you have a chance of getting 500 Sbucks. I got that twice so far.

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    Tom says:

    June 15th, 2012 at 6:00 pm

    Twice I signed up for swagbucks and each time I went to cash in they would cancel my account giving me no reason other then I MAY have violated their rules never explaining what rules I may have broken. I know a number of people with swag bucks accounts and they were confused to why swagbucks would do this to me. I BELIEVE that they just did not want to pay! Swagbucks would not communicate with me on this matter!

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    Sunny says:

    June 13th, 2012 at 8:35 pm

    It is legit. And they don’t steal your information. I have received a gift card in the mail before, too, as well as the Amazon virtual ones.

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    Joanna says:

    May 16th, 2012 at 9:43 pm

    You will probably never get rich by using Swagbucks. I’ve been using it for over a year and a half and I’ve earned a little over $100 (in amazon gift cards).

    You earn mainly by searching with the Swagbucks search engine–kinda like google, but a little less effective–and they randomly will award swagbucks now and then. You’ll generally not win more than once in an hour. It’s a waste of time to spam the search engine as it’s not going to give you any extra for doing so.

    You can also earn by doing surveys. Some of these pay fair enough, some definitely do not. I usually avoid the ones that require more 10 minutes per 50 swagbucks because it’s just a waste of my time. Choose what time length and compensation is acceptable before taking the survey.

    You can always earn at least 4 swagbucks a day easily. By having the toolbar installed, doing the daily poll, and going through the NOSO (I always just skip through to the end.) I usually win at least once or twice a day so I generally get about 15-25 swagbucks a day without doing surveys.

    Like I said before, you won’t get rich. But if you take surveys anyway and are going to be searching with google anyway, why not use swagbucks and earn a little extra cash?


    ArielGibson says:
    June 21st, 2012 at 1:30 pm

    I like Swagbucks. Yes I admit the surveys sometimes are disappointing, but I seem to do alright. A friend refered me and she does great.
    The tasks are difficult however. But When you think you wont be any good at something you are. They’re better than the rest of the sites that don’t do anything. I don’t think it is a waste of time watching videos, which I’d do that on youtube anyway.
    I still like the tasks though and wish I could continue, but they share with everyone else, which is good. I make a game out of it, and do well.

  • Hottlama says:

    May 15th, 2012 at 1:03 am

    What other websites are you talking about?

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    zhi says:

    April 23rd, 2012 at 11:08 pm

    I have just received my $5 in PayPal cash for redeemed the 700 points. It is not much of the $5, but I can prove that Swag Bucks is legit.


    Wendy says:
    July 17th, 2017 at 2:36 pm

    Swagbucks Paypal cards are 25 dollars and up.No 5 dollars PayPal cards.

    james says:
    July 13th, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    bullshit, alot of us dont cheat.. but still get deactivated anyway. reasons. .this site doesnt track the physical IP address that came with your computer. it probably tracks your internet IP address which it does changes over time.. depends on the modem that your using. this is the major reasons why people are keep getting deactivated. i earned swagbucks honestly and would never cheat. still i got deactivated probably because i had different service provider. i can almost guarantee that you would be deactivated too, just matter of time. i been a swagger for almost 2 years before this happen. thank you

    Jut says:
    May 13th, 2012 at 1:43 pm

    So, some of the people are misunderstood. This website is for people who surf the web mainly and like to partake in social polls and maybe take an offer/coupon that you redeem.

    It took me a 2 weeks and a half to accumulate enough points for an amazon 5$ gift card. Now let me say I have been on the site for a total of maybe 2 hours during those 2.5 weeks.

    Ways to get points fast: Referrals . . Referrals allow the new person to accumulate points and will help the referrer to get equivalent points up to 100 i think. Just do the polls, NOSO, and surf (there are 3 times you can surf in a day where you can get ~30-40 swagbucks.

    As for the person who got banned, you tried to cheat the system. They dont allow similar home e-mail addresses and same computer boosting.

    In all, this site is for people who can spend 2-3 minutes per day on this site to get about 200$ in gift cards and items in a year.

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    Lizzie says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 9:27 pm

    SwagBucks is legit but I’d say it’s a rip-off and very unfair. They only reward you 50 swag bucks for a 25 minutes survey which survey sites reward you $3.00 for your time. So how is that fair? A 50 swag bucks is equivalent to only $0.50 which means Swagbucks pocketed $2.50 very unfair.

    It takes too long to accumulate points watching videos also…. you only get 3 points(equivalent to .03 cents) for watching 10 videos(plus ads, there’s an ad in every video), whereas in real survey sites you get rewarded .10 cents to watch a video and .10 cents to just visit a webpage, so there it is again Swagbucks pocketed .97 cents each time they reward you .03 cents.

    Swagbucks is just plain RIP-OFF, so STAY AWAY from it !!!


    Swagger Hater says:
    October 30th, 2014 at 4:28 pm

    You don’t have to watch the full video. Just watch a bit and close it off. Even the advertisements.

    Medusa says:
    July 28th, 2012 at 8:10 am

    You’re being rewarded for doing what you’re already doing on the internet: Searching. If you are looking to make real money, get a real job.

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    Alysia says:

    April 5th, 2012 at 3:00 pm

    This is the ONLY site I have found that only took me a few days until I earned enough points for something good. In a months time I have made 20,000 points or so I spend my entire day on the internet so others may not be close to what I have but I have received $95 in gift cards already like applied to my account and no one can touch it or take it back! I am also waiting on another $50 card and 5 $5 cards too it is well worth the time even if you only spend a few hours a week it all adds up. Plus some are as easy as watching a 20 second video or playing a game or answering a few questions there are so many ways to earn too! Give it a try if you haven’t you can even sign up under me referrals don’t make sign up bonuses but swagbucks will match the search wins any referrals get so thats pretty nice too


    Taha says:
    April 21st, 2012 at 11:43 am

    Hey I just want to ask you… how did you managed to earn 20,000 points in a month ?? O_O I can barely earn 1000 to 2000 per month, good advice would be much appreciated :) Have a good day

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    Brett says:

    April 4th, 2012 at 6:12 pm

    I used the site for about a month, slowly accumulating “swagbucks.” When I finally tried to redeem a gift-card, they deactivated my account for no reason. They got their customer research, and I got screwed. So they were happy. Scam.


    Marian says:
    January 9th, 2013 at 11:33 am

    It definetly IS a scam – the same thing has happen to A LOT of other people – they dont like to pay up!

    Joanna says:
    May 16th, 2012 at 9:28 pm

    Swagbucks is definitely not a scam. You should have tried to contact them for a reason on you deactivation.

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    Christopher Farcher says:

    April 3rd, 2012 at 7:22 am

    Swagbucks has many benefits and flaws. First the surveys are third parties that are paying for advertising but Swagbucks should really filter these better. So many of the survey sites don’t give the points are process correctly so you never get your swagbucks for doing the job. Second it takes a long time to actually earn enough swagbucks for money.

    You can find many tips and tricks within swagbucks to earn quicker.

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    Alysia says:

    March 27th, 2012 at 5:42 am

    I have been a member for about 25 days now and I have already received (actually applied to account and everything) $20 in amazon cards already. I am waiting for another $65 to arrive in my account and have enough points for at least another $25 gift card. Basically it is really easy to earn points the pay out is pretty good for most tasks. The points are about $1 = 1 point equivalence for gift cards maybe a little more or a little less depending on what gift card you want.You CAN make actual money with this by doing the paypal gift cards and transferring the balance to your bank account so to me it is worth it I have earned about 13400 points in the little amount of time I have been a member.


    chronos says:
    May 10th, 2012 at 12:22 pm

    lies! if not elaborate your ingenious system of accumulating points

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    Alex says:

    March 23rd, 2012 at 8:18 am

    Swagbucks is legit, you can earn prizes. But if you work too hard for them (earn too many gifts), they’ll definately deactivate your account for obscure reasons. A good site only if you don’t plan to gain more than a few bucks per month.

  • Heather says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 1:41 am

    Oh.. and in addition.. beware because 90% of your email invites will be “you can earn xxx Swagbucks if you buy xxx”. Not sure about others, but I actually was thinking of EARNING money on the survey site, not SPENDING.
    So to me it isn’t a survey site, it’s a sales site with a few interesting features.

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    Heather says:

    March 11th, 2012 at 1:35 am

    I’ve tried 5 different survey sites and this by far is the worst I’ve seen. Like some other reviewers, I’ve experienced the 10 minutes of answering just to be “disqualified”…. and this is AFTER I’ve filled out pages and pages of “profile surveys” that allegedly make you get more surveys you are qualified for. I have also experienced major issues with the tasks as well.. spending 15-20 minutes on a couple of them only for it not to give me credit. In addition, if you send a question about these issues, they don’t read past the first 2 sentences– so whatever else you’ve asked will be ignored. (but they so far have resolved the first 2 sentences). Overall, this is a huge waste of time and the only reason I haven’t canceled is because I do somewhat enjoy some of their mindless games.

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    reha says:

    March 5th, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    This website is definitely legit. you have to have TON of patience to be doing the search and the surveys if you’re a person that wants things fast your definitely going to give a bad review. but i have been on their site for 2 years and made over $250 dollars off of amazon gift cards.

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    Miss Safe Browsing says:

    February 23rd, 2012 at 3:23 pm

    You won’t get rich from Swagbucks, but, for minimum effort you will get *some* reward.

    I generally get a new CD about once a month for my troubles – but, BE CAREFUL. There is a whole lot going on under the surface that you need to be wary of…I will list some of the dangers here…

    1. Whenever you go on the Swagbucks site, make sure you are using FIREFOX – and make sure that you have the Firefox add-on ‘Noscript’ installed (Google ‘Mozilla Noscript’ and it should be the first result). (I really WISH someone would write an equivalent for Chrome, which tbh, I prefer).

    The reason for this is that there are LOADS of third party sites running silently in th background. With Noscript, no site will run anything (avoiding anything nasty) unless you let it. You can allow or forbid any domain with a simple click. To be honest, this is an increasing problem on much of the internet, but, Swagbucks is much worse than any other site I’ve ever been on. There may be parts of the site that won’t function….but, you can still get points from a number of things on the site and your computer has that extra little bit of safety.

    2. Do NOT under any circumstances download ANYTHING from the site. The Swagbucks toolbar is, apparently, almost impossible to remove, and there are plenty of ‘make my computer go faster’ type offers on the site. If you download anything, you risk spyware, malware, viruses etc.

    3. Before you take up ANY offers, have a look round the net to see if they are really as good as they seem. For instance, there is an offer from VistaPrint, a company that I use anyway for 250 color business cards for a fiver plus postage. Sounds good, eh? Except that if you go straight to their site, you can get the same for £2.50 plus postage.

    Some of the so-called offers are simply scams.

    I’m sure there are some decent offers in there…but, as already said, look round the net first to see if the offer really is as good as it seems.

    4. Paid Surveys : It’s up to you. Several on here have said they want loads of your details. That’s true. Nothing to do with Swagbucks, these are the details all survey companies ask for, more than anything, for classification purposes. You will get screened out of a LOT of surveys and earn nothing for your time. Again, this is normal for survey companies. Most surveys are simply market research, so, if it’s a survey about, say, yoghurt, they’ll only want people who eat yoghurt regularly. Of course, they won’t tell you that, you’ll get a list of say ‘crisps, rice cakes, fizzy drinks, yoghurt, teacakes’ and be asked which you buy regularly. If you don’t tick yoghurt, it’s bye-bye and you will get nothing.

    4. Purchases : I’ve never made one on Swagbucks, so, it may well be perfectly legit….but, remember that you’re going through at least one other website to get to where you are putting your card details into. Even if Swagbucks are 100% honest (and I have no reason to believe otherwise), this is a potential minefield for hackers.

    As I say, I get a new CD a month for little effort. You can too, but, be aware of the pitfalls. If you’re not web-savvy or tech-savvy, it’s probably not for you, but, if you have read what I have said and are confident that you can avoid the pitfalls, then a few minutes every day can bring you small rewards…

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    namero says:

    January 18th, 2012 at 5:39 pm

    has been using this site for couple of months, and so far managed to get total of $45 amazon gift cards, you will have to spend some time on this site to collect enough points, try it if you would like :)

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    Aaron says:

    January 9th, 2012 at 3:28 pm

    This site is for the web savvy only!!! Swagbucks WILL get you Amazon and Paypal cash, but a few words of warning: 1.)Don’t download anything! 2.)You must be very savvy about web scams if you want to earn anything from the “Special Offers” section. That section has some good and easy points, but a LOT of scams as well(that section is run by various different companies). 3.)Set up a separate e-mail account if you want to sign up for things to get points(a few of the sign-ups are good,but 90% are spam mail). 4.)I don’t bother with the surveys, because Swagbucks takes about half the commission earned from the original survey site and many of it’s surveys suspiciously kick you out after answering a lot of questions.

    All in all, you won’t get money fast, but it earns me enough for beer and electronics that I couldn’t normally afford.

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    Jay says:

    January 2nd, 2012 at 5:56 pm

    Swagbucks is a legit site if your willing to take some time to do some of the things on the site, you will earn swagbucks, the more swagbucks you have the betters things you can get from giftcards to tv’s.

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    Chelseagirl98 says:

    December 31st, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    I just signed up and the site doesn’t work. I completed two tasks that involved answering questions about Websites, and both times I was prevented from finishing because Swagbucks kept telling me I had not opened the other Websites–even though I had. I will not be using the site again.

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    Jo says:

    December 22nd, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    I created my account today and went to work at earning some swag bucks and was very disappointed. I decided to try the surveys and, even though I took my time to answer the questions properly and thoroughly, it kicked me out or “disqualified” me out of every single one I tried. Then I decided to try the tasks. It was the same thing. The instructions clearly stated to select what I would believe to be the best result for researching the topic I needed to search and NOT to click on any link. I was to just copy and paste the green link below the title of the result I chose. On my first submission it said I got one of the questions “incorrect” because the green link was abbreviated since it was too long. The second time I submitted my answers once again it said I got a questions incorrect even though the link was legit. This website is nothing but a waste of time.

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    ram says:

    November 23rd, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    This site is good as long as only one person of the house hold is a member. if you have other members in the family, then they will deactivate all accounts when you redeem your points for any gift. again keep in mind they won’t deactivate as long as you are just using the site. so it’s a waste of time.

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    april says:

    November 5th, 2011 at 2:59 pm

    this website is legit and i love swagbucks

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    Ryan says:

    September 12th, 2011 at 9:41 pm

    I have been with Swag Bucks for a while and they have yet to disappoint me. It is not a scam in any way, If anything had to be a scam, it would be the people providing the offers. If Swag Bucks can’t get a confirmation for what you have completed, then you won’t get the points. But the fault doesn’t go to Swag Bucks.
    With a little bit of time each day, it becomes very easy to rack up some serious bucks. I have done this and I have redeemed some pretty awesome stuff. And shipping is completely free. I love Swag Bucks and so have thousands of others. I hope you found this information helpful!

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    John says:

    September 1st, 2011 at 7:21 am

    So here is my take on Swagbucks. It sounds harmless enough if big companies like Amazon and WalMart are pledging dollars to it. I think its more about learning web users traits online then anything else. Its about creating better target marketing. So they pay a few people to do what they would do anyway,right? But to me it skews any results because users will typically do something not ordinary if they will get paid for it. Would you not watch more video’s and go to different web sites if you received credit for it? As I said Swagbucks obviously tracks you and they have to track you specifically otherwise you could not get paid. So the question in my mind is if you don’t mind Swagbucks tracking your web surfing then I would say its perfect for you. If you would rather not have someone doing so. Then maybe the payback is not enough.

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    Anna says:

    August 28th, 2011 at 6:24 pm

    Pretty good. I earn ten dollars in amazon gift cards a month usually. It’s not bad.

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    Joshua says:

    August 21st, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Swagbucks is a website that really works. Swagbucks can help even a kid earn prizes and cash if you just search with it daily and vote in their polls. Usually, it takes about 5-10 minutes per day to have an Amazon gift card in no time. It’s at least worth a try.


    Wendy says:
    July 17th, 2017 at 2:33 pm

    LIAR!! you must work for Swagbucks.I dare you.

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