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Member Name: ghoti
Advantages: It's money for things I'd be doing for free otherwise
Disadvantages: The evouchers take a while to arrive, which surprised me
Swagbucks is a search site where you can earn points for searching the web. What do points mean? Prizes!
I get on average thirty to fifty swagbucks a day, and it takes 849 swagbucks to get a £5 Amazon voucher. If you're not a fan of Amazon, you can also get rewarded in the form of Paypal vouchers, $5 is 700 swagbucks, and higher amounts cost a little less per dollar.
Searching isn't the only way to win bucks, but it is the most reliable in my experience. The search engine is a front end for google, so it's as good as any other search engine, and I have a bar on my browser (which I get an extra one point a day for using) and one on my phone as well. I have an Android phone, but I believe there's an app available for iPhone as well.
Other ways of getting swagbucks include surveys, tasks, polls, watching videos and games. The tasks are ways of honing search results, it's things like working out which is the right website and whether a phone number is the right one. Tasks have just been overhauled, so you can do a little at a time and be rewarded part of the total. The videos are mostly entertainment news, but there are a lot of cute animal videos too, and you get three swagbucks for every ten videos you watch. Polls happen once a day and you get one swagbuck. Games are a bit hit and miss, but if you were going to play a game anyway, you might as well get the two or three swagbucks for doing so. Surveys are as anywhere else, but I have a higher success rate for actually qualifying for the survey than on other sites.
I've been on the site for a year, and in that time have received three £5 Amazon cards and am nearly at my fourth. I did find my swagbuck success went up dramatically when I started using it on my phone as well, and the rewards are happening more often now than when I started.
Summary: Not a major money spinner but not to be sneezed at either