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Good site when the offers credit
Member Name: illusiveman
Date: 20/04/13, updated on 21/04/13 (99 review reads)
Advantages: Good chance to earn vouchers and complete special offers
Disadvantages: Errors, offers don't credit, often no surveys
I have been using Swagbucks since December 2012 and I have found it a good experience overall but it does have problems, I have found that after I had used up most of the high point offers there was nothing left apart surveys, games and Swag bucks TV.
On Swag bucks they have a daily goal for you to try and meet which usually varies between 60-120sb, there is also a bonus for completing 7, 14, 21 and the full month for a bonus (up to 300SB for the full month), there is also a daily bonus (usually 10% of the target) so if you hit the goal for a full month you could potentially gain about 500SB, some days it can be hard to meet the daily goal as there might not be any surveys or offers available and the only way to reach the goal might be to spend hours watching Swag bucks TV (people usually abbreviate it as SBTV) which give 3SB every 10 videos watched (there is supposed to be a limit of 150SB per day from SBTV).
The Games give 2SB for every two games played (up to 10SB per day), there are some fun games available on swag bucks such as Fzyood which lasts for a minute which usually helps get the points a lot quicker.
There is also the daily poll for 1SB per day and the NOSO for 2SB per day (you click the arrows to look through the offers available).
Daily surveys give 70SB when there are surveys available, I often find some days there might not be a daily survey or I might be disqualified from the only survey available that day.
Trusted surveys vary between 50 - 300SB and can take between 5 minutes and 30 minutes to complete, some days there might not be any available or you might get 3 or 4 appearing in one day, the only annoyance with surveys (this includes the daily surveys) is that you might get to the end of the survey only to be disqualified, I find that this mostly happens with Toluna surveys as most other surveys will have the screening questions at the beginning of the survey.
There is also the special offer walls which are split into 8 different tabs known as Trial Pay, Radium One, Payment Wall, Peanut Labs, Sponsor Pay, Sometrics, Supersonic and OMG (I would advise you steer clear of the OMG wall as it is just offers to sign up for credit cards and are not worth the swagbucks).
These walls often have videos which are usually worth 1-4SB which can be handy on a hard day, they also often have free trials to services such as Audible (run by Amazon), Now TV (run by Sky) and E-Music (these free trials are usually worth between 100 and 500SB).
They also have offers to download software such as VLC Media Player which I find are offers you should avoid as they could contain viruses and spyware, the only exception to this would be games such as Planet Side 2 as they direct to official websites to download the software (the points are often received before you download the game).
There is also the chance to win SB by searching (You can get up to 4 search wins per day), the search wins normally give between 5-10Sb, sometimes you can win up to 59SB from searching (this is the highest I have seen people win), random phrases such as "gonads" also seem to result in a win occasionally.
The tasks also give about 4SB per task complete, although the SB are only awarded when you "bank" 20SB, the easiest tasks are the casino tasks as you just have to search google for "casino online" or something similar and look for something like "get $700 free to play casino blackjack", record the page it was on and the ranking, you also have to visit the page and record information such as a telephone number and one of the featured games.
The only Major problem with swag bucks is that offers don't always credit (same with some surveys) and it can be a major pain trying to raise a ticket to get the points you are owed (quite often results in a reply of "the company can't find a record of completion" etc), also customer service seems to be a bit lacking as problems can often go ignored on the UK Facebook page for swag bucks, there is also a highly banterful thread on the Money Saving Expert Forums where people will happily help out when people need it.
One thing I forgot to mention is that they have codes usually once a day and are usually worth about 2-5SB (sometimes higher) so they help if it is a high target and it saves a round of SBTV.
They also have Amazon Gift Cards and PayPal available in the reward store, here are the current prices;
They also have gift cards for Marks and Spencer which I've read can be used in store as well as online by printing them out and taking them to the checkout, most people spend their swag bucks as soon as they have enough for a smaller gift card rather than save the points for a more expensive option.
Summary: Come on in and fill your swag bags