WHAT IS IT?
Swagbucks is a fun rewards program where you earn points (SB/Swagbucks) for doing various different simple everyday tasks, i.e. surveys, search online, shop online, watch videos and even download & play games!
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HOW DOES IT WORK?
Once you have enough points you can redeem them for gift cards from your favourite retailers like Amazon, M&S, John Lewis, Debenhams, etc, get cold hard CASH via PayPal or a virtual MasterCard.
There always seems to be plenty of earning opportunities available each day. The surveys can be a little frustrating as it’s common to get so far into it & then be rejected as you don’t fit the criteria – but it’s worth just keep going & trying a new one each time as, once you are accepted, it’s an easy way to earn.
TIP: Look out for the Instant Surveys – they’re super quick to complete & earn good Swagbucks! I’ve just completed one which made me think of it 🙂
With the Watch section, you can pretty much have it running in the background and leave to run and earn you Swagbucks, just keep an eye on it to see if any feedback is needed (sometimes they ask you to rate the content). I haven’t noticed it slowing down my computer.
They have a daily TODO list, which rewards you for checking off all the daily items, which is quite a good motivation for extra points.
Register for your free Swagbucks account here & get 300 BONUS FREE Swagbucks on joining! Then you only need to earn another 180 Swagbucks to claim a £3 Amazon voucher already! Or a further 400 points for £5! (as of 5 Feb 2020).
Swagbucks often have a sale on, but, as a guide, the below screenshot today shows how many points you need for a £5 voucher:
In terms of higher value vouchers, please see the table below as a guide. I’ll use Amazon & PayPal as examples as they’re probably one of the most popular:
|£3 = 480 SB||n/a|
|£5 = 700 SB||£5 = 800 SB|
|£10 = 1,440 SB||£10 = 1,450 SB|
|£25 = 3,250 SB||£25 = 3,625 SB|
|£50 = 6,500 SB||£50 = 7,250 SB|
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WHY USE THIS?
I believe Swagbucks can be a good source of extra income – it’s something you can dip into each day and watch the points rack up over time.
I’m currently trying to earn around 1,000 SB each month, just by doing a few little tasks every day, aiming for around 35 SB’s a day. This can be quite easily achieved as follows:
- Daily Poll = 1 SB
- Search = 1-6 SB
- Answer = 20/30+ SB
- Watch = 3+ SB
You can also earn Swagbucks for playing games, signing up for various trial offers & getting cashback on shopping, it’s definitely worth exploring.
Register for your free Swagbucks account here.
WARNING: I would advise to stay away from the ‘Sponsored Offers’ section under the Discover tab – the surveys within these are ok but I’d avoid any of the ‘free giftcard/enter to win’ type offers – you’ll end up getting caught up in an endless cycle of signups which are highly annoying. I know so as I’ve just been caught up in one!
A WORD ABOUT TAX:
A tax break, introduced in 2017, means the first £1,000 you earn each year ‘trading’ (i.e making money through your income boosting endeavours) is TAX-FREE, yey!
Some activities are tax free anyway (e.g. earning Cashback and selling your old stuff on eBay).
See Gov.uk for full details.
I hope you’ve enjoyed reading my Swagbucks post and it’s inspired you to have a go – I’d love to know how you get on?