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How to Use Swagbucks Without Putting in Much Work

Swagbucks is a great way to earn points for the online shopping you already do. Then, you can redeem those points for gift cards to your favorite stores.

It’s super easy to set up and get going. Just visit Swagbucks, set up an account (no credit card required), and verify your email. That’s it! Then just shop in their Featured Stores to earn Swagbucks. You just need to click through to the shopping sites from your Swagbucks account to get credit.

But shopping isn’t the only way to earn. There are other great ways that don’t require any shopping at all.

Swagbucks Watch allows you to earn points for watching videos. The videos are advertisements for products and services and each video box will tell you how many videos you have to watch, what the total time for watching is, and how many Swagbucks you’ll earn for watching them all. You can earn up to 150 Swagbucks per day watching them. You can easily open a browser window and start the videos while working on another project in a split screen. This allows you to earn points while not really watching at all.

Swagbucks Answer allows you to earn points for taking surveys. Each survey will tell you how long it will take to complete and how many Swagbucks you’ll earn in exchange for your answers. They’re easy to complete and don’t require you to enter any personal information.

Swagbucks Search is a super easy way to earn Swagbucks without even trying. If you use Google on a regular basis, just set your default search engine to your Swagbucks Search account and do your searches through there. You’ll earn points every time you search for something.

Swagbucks Play is another great option for earning points if you like to play online games. There are two options in this category. Some games require payment and you earn points for every dollar you spend. Other games are free to play and you earn points just by playing them.

Swagbucks Coupons allow you to save and earn at the same time. Use their coupons to shop at their partnership stores and save money on your purchase, and earn points too.

Swagbucks also has a browser extension for Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer. Just by having it installed, you earn 1 Swagbuck per day that you use that browser. In addition, it also lets you know if any stores you’re shopping offer Swagbucks and it lets you redeem codes right from your browser.

Once you start earning points, you can redeem them for great stuff. For instance, 500 Swagbucks can be redeemed for a $5 Amazon gift card. You can even earn cash back! If you have a PayPal account, you can get a cash deposit of $25 for 2500 Swagbucks.

To redeem your points, just log in to your account and click on the “Redeem Swagbucks” link under your profile. Choose a gift card you’d like and click “Snag This.” You’ll receive an email verifying your choice of gift card, just click the verify button. That’s it! In 7-10 days you’ll receive an email letting you know that your reward is ready for pick up.

Earning points, and free gift cards, is so easy with Swagbucks. It just makes sense to use it!

About the author

Emilie Burke

Emilie is a politics-major turned data engineer. She graduated from Princeton University in 2015 and from Smartly with her MBA in 2016. She lives in North Carolina with her college sweetheart Casey who is currently stationed at Fort Bragg. She enjoys eating food, cuddling with her dog, and binge watching HGTV. She blogs at Burke Does. You can find her around the web at @emilielimaburke.

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