Monday, April 30, 2012
4:51 PM | Posted by Silverstar2154 | Edit Post
This week's review is about Swagbucks. It's a website that's not like many others out there.
What it is: Swagbucks is a site that combines all the simple things people like to do online and offers rewards for those things. It’s a site that offers a little something for everyone whether that thing is taking surveys, playing games, surfing the web, watching videos, using Facebook and Twitter, or shopping.
Who can join: Residents of the US, Canada (excluding Quebec) and the UK are eligible to join the site. For those who live outside of those 3 countries there is no way to apply. The minimum age to apply for Swagbucks is 13. Users younger than 13 cannot apply for a Swagbucks account even with parental permission.
What you need to apply: You will need a valid email address to apply for Swagbucks. If you are looking to redeem your Swagbucks for cash then you will need a Paypal account. If you choose to redeem your Swagbucks for prizes then you may need to provide your home address so that the items can be shipped to you.
Cost to sign up: There is no cost to sign up for a Swagbucks account but to fully utilize some aspects of the site you will need to have access to a credit or debit card.
How much you can make: Swagbucks is not the kind of site to go into making any plans to make a little bit of side income. Rather it would be much easier to use Swagbucks as a supplement to other things. If you’re the type of person who likes to do a lot of shopping then it would be great to look at Swagbucks to see if they are offering special coupons or deals on things you buy on a regular basis. If you are like me and all you choose to do is use the search engine then that is fine as well. I will say that buying things offers the best chance of accumulating a lot of Swagbucks quickly. Surveys are a good way too if you are the type who doesn’t get tested out of surveys very quickly.
As far as the payout goes, the minimum Paypal payout is $5 (about 750 Swagbucks). Gift cards also start in $5 increments but those rates vary and those can be attained at much lower thresholds than taking the cash payment. (Be warned that Swagbucks is ridiculously slow in processing prizes. They can and usually will take 10-15 business days to process and deliver your prize)
Ways to get the payout faster: The absolute fastest way to get payouts is from completing their special offers. The special offers almost always require purchasing something so if it is something that you know you use or would like to have it is not a bad idea. If you complete offers just to get the Swagbucks then you will probably hurt yourself more than you help yourself.
Swagbucks also offers ways for people to earn Swagbucks if they follow them on Facebook or Twitter. In these instances usually special codes or contests are held over Facebook and Twitter that gives some users access to things that casual Swagbucks users (such as myself) generally miss.
There is also a referral program with Swagbucks but it is quite limited in how you can earn. If you do have referrals you can only earn up to 1000 Swagbucks per referral and the referral can only earn Swagbucks through using the search engine (there is a special toolbar that you can download to get the search engine).
Sign up to Swagbucks Here
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