How I Earned over $600 in Gift Cards with Swagbucks

I just wanted to share with you guys my experience with the Swagbucks rewards program. I’ll give you a quick overview of their program and share with you how much I’ve made. I’ll also give you some pointers on how you can also start earning with Swagbucks.

What is Swagbucks?

You’re probably asking yourself right now “What the hell is Swagbucks?” Swagbucks is a reward site that allows you to earn “Swag bucks” for your everyday online activities. You can then trade these “Swag bucks” in for gift cards to popular stores. I buy everything on Amazon, so my personal preference is to get Amazon gift cards.

They have a bunch of different ways to earn, but I earned mostly using their search bar and watching videos on Swagbucks TV. What’s great about using their search bar is that it is powered by Google. They make money from Google when people use their search bar and they kick back some of their earnings to you. You’ll get the same exact results when you Google something, but now you get to earn. Getting paid for something you were already going to do sounds good to me!

Is Swagbucks Legit?

Below is a snapshot of the rewards I’ve earned using Swagbucks. As you can tell I love Amazon, but they do have other gift card options. Off the top of my head I remember seeing Target, Wal-Mart, and Starbucks gift cards also available.

I’ve earned about $660 in the past 8 months. So the answer is YES, Swagbucks is legit. Below is a screen shot of some of my most current rewards I’ve earned:

How to Start Earning With Swagbucks Today

Step 1: The first step is create an account. Which can be done here: Sign Up For Swagbucks

Step 2: Confirm your account by clicking on the email confirmation

Step 3: Log into your account and look for the menu at the top of the page. Click on “Earn”

Step 4:  A drop down menu will appear. Click on “Search” in the menu and you’ll see the following page:

Click on the link at the bottom of the page that says “Make this my homepage”

Step 4: Now is the easy part. Start using the Swagbucks search bar like you normally use a search engine like Google, Yahoo, or Bing. All that changes is you are getting paid!

Step 5: Earn Rewards!


Swagbucks is a great site to earn free gift cards which can cut the cost on the things you buy. I joined 8 months ago and already have bought myself some nice stuff with the $600 I’ve earned. So I give Swagbucks two thumbs up and recommend you join right now. You can join over here: Sign-up for Swagbucks

  • Amy C

    Swagbucks is great…amazing how people will invest TONS of money in the lottery (purely chance) yet won’t invest in Swagbucks, guaranteed payout.