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Earn some vouchers for free
Member Name: bettyboop2002
Date: 17/09/12, updated on 18/09/12 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Get rewarded
Disadvantages: Time consuming
This website was recommended to me a couple of months ago. I nearly have enough points to convert to a £5 Amazon voucher.
I have to admit say that as soon as I get the voucher I probably wont continue to use this site as I just don't have the time or effort which is required to earn the points.
The idea is to earn points, called swagbucks (SB) to convert to rewards in the swag store or to spend on competition entries in the swagstakes.
The rewards are mainly vouchers in US dollars so there is very limited choice for UK residents.
Some of the rewards include:
849 SB - £5 Amazon e-Gift Card
849 SB - £5 M & S e-Gift Card
1049 SB - £5 Paypal payment
5425 SB - Gro-Egg Room Thermometer
There are lots of other gadgets and gifts to buy using SBs but the vouchers seem to be the best value, for example with the thermometer this costs £15.49 on Amazon. For the 5425 SB this thermometer would set you back you could get £30 in amazon vouchers.
HOW TO EARN SWAGBUCKS
Daily poll - answer a simply question for 1 SB
Games - I usually play a word game called Word Chain, for every two scores submitted I earn 2 SB.
Search - Using the search engine you will be rewarded with SB sometimes. The biggest reward I got from a search was today when I was rewarded with 33SB for one search.
Tasks - Sometimes there are thousands available and other times none are available or are only available to Korean speaking or Japanese speaking members. Tasks include finding expiry dates or categorising daily deals, finding barcodes and titles on album covers and finding company addresses or phone numbers. There tasks vary in the rewards and are awarded when you fill the meter to 100% and you will get 20SB. This could mean going through pages and pages or rewards. I recently did over 20 pages of typing in musicians websites, album titles, release dates and barcodes and only reached 50% of the 20SB meter.
Surveys - These don't often work for me and I am often redirects, the couple that I have managed to complete have been worth around 70 SB.
NOSO - No Obligation Special Offers, todays offer involves signing up to a casino website, again this doesn't work for me. As soon as I click the submit button nothing at all happens.
Swagbucks TV - Watching short video clips can also earn SB. This is also rewarded when a meter is full, getting 20SB. Each video which lasts a couple of minutes is worth about 10% on your meter so around 2SB.
Swag Codes - Put on facebook, twitter and dotted around the site, I never find many and any that are on facebook seem to expire within an hour or two so unless you are constantly checking for the codes it is easy to miss one. When you find one you type it into the 'Gimme' box and will be rewarded with SB. The last one I found gave me 7SB. Apparently this Wednesday some kind of swag code extravaganza is starting so I will have to see how many I can find!
Daily Goals - Each day you are given a goal of how many SB to ear, some days this isn't too difficult being only 30 or 40 SB. If you reach a goal of 40 SB you will get a bonus of 4SB. Sometimes it's a little harder being 100SB and 10SB for reaching the goal.
If you reach your goal 7 days in a row you will get a bonus 25 SB, 14 days in a row will give you a bonus 100SB, 21 days will give you a 200SB bonus and a full month will give you a big 300SB bonus.
I've never managed to reach any of these, only reaching the goal on a couple of occasions.
Everyone likes to earn free vouchers and rewards. If you have the time and effort to put in this site could be quite rewarding. Some people have recommended opening SB TV in a different window and leaving it playing while doing other things but this just slows my laptop down and uses up my internet allowance. Fine for people with better laptops and unlimited broadband packages though. I just don't have enough time on my hands to make it worth my while.
Summary: Time consuming and pretty dull ways of earning small rewards.