Some people think that rewards programs require a lot of work or a ton of long surveys. It can make getting started kind of daunting. In fact, there are plenty of quick ways to earn Swagbucks.
So for those of you who have asked for some tips — and for anyone who’s not sure how to get started — here are the ABCs of SBs.
To get 120 SBs/month: Button, Polls, NOSOs
The Swagbucks browser button makes it easier to check for codes and do Internet searches. It also means you get one SB a day for opening a browser window.
NOSOs (listed on the left sidebar of the homepage) refers to No Obligation Special Offers. You get two SBs for completing them. All you need to do is click through the pages. Each one will show you an offer (hence the name) and give you the option of Submit or Skip. I usually end up choosing Skip, frankly; but maybe you’ll see something that catches your eye. Generally, I’m only presented with one or two pages, but on occasion I do get as many as six. After you go through the pages, a pop-up box will appear. Enter the code shown to claim your SBs.
The Daily Poll (also listed on the homepage sidebar or under the Answer category) consists of one question. Choose the answer that best fits you, and click submit. Get one SB.
Doing all three takes me less than three minutes. Figure maybe five if your connection is a little slow. At the end of the month, you’ll have 120-123 SBs.
Tip: Add Daily Crave for an extra SB a day (pushing your total up to 150 a month). Personally, I’m still not sure I like it. It takes longer than I’d like for a single SB. But add it to your rota and you’ll be up to 150 SBs from these activities. That’s a third of the way to a $5 Amazon gift card!
To get 150 SBs a month: Fail at surveys
Obviously, I’m not going to advise you to purposefully fail at surveys. They’re probably the easiest way to reach your daily goal.
But if you aren’t lucky enough to routinely qualify for surveys, you should still try at least five a day. You’ll get one SB for each failed survey (up to five). And if you do happen to qualify? Then you’ll get a nice boost to your total.
Remember, not all surveys are long. Some take as little as five minutes, and some of those still yield a respectable amount of Swagbucks.
Tip: Remember to check both your Gold Surveys and Survey Dashboard. Peanut Labs surveys will also give you a SB for each failed survey. These don’t count toward your five-a-day limit.
To get (at least) 120 SBs a month: JunGroup offers
On the Swagbucks homepage, there are multiple offer tiles. They show various earning opportunities. One of these has the picture of a man sitting in front of a laptop. The tile reads “Take a Discover Break. JunGroup has some content it would like you to explore. Take a look. You might just like it.”
Sometimes these will be videos to watch. Sometimes you have to click through various sites. Either way, you’ll earn two or three SBs each time, and there are usually multiple opportunities. The tile appears off and on throughout the day, so check back from time to time. People often comments on the Swagbucks Facebook page when it appears, so you can keep track of it that way, too.
Tip: The past week or so, I’ve noticed a glut of offers around 4 or 5 p.m. Pacific. On at least four occasions, I’ve gotten 20+ SBs just doing the offers back to back until they run out.
To get (at least) 180 SBs a month: Searches
The lowest number of Swagbucks I’ve won from a search is six. I’ve also gotten in the high 20s. It just depends on your luck. But even the lowest award once a day would put you at 180 SBs a month.
Tip: Start doing searches for every site before you visit it. It ensures that you’re doing plenty every day.
To get 1,056 SBs a month: RadioLoyalty
When you get to work, turn on RadioLoyalty. You can find it under Discover, then Special Offers. It’s the last tab on the right.
Every 30 minutes, a pop-up box will appear. Enter the code shown and get three SBs. You can rack up 48 SBs during an eight-hour workday. With 22 workdays a month, you’re looking at over 1,050 SBs. Even more if you can keep it on evenings or weekends.
Tip: Uh, tap your feet to the beat, I guess?
Other ways to get some SBs:
- Swagcodes: At least one code is released each day. The amounts vary, but every little bit helps, right? Check your toolbar or the Swagbucks Facebook page once an hour to be sure you don’t miss out.
- RadiumOne has videos and slideshows for one SB each. There are usually one to three videos and two to four slideshows. Most of the videos are a reasonable length. The slideshows are pretty easy to get through, and some of them are pretty interesting. I found the “Celebrities with Bipolar Disorder” one to be informative.
- Paymentwall has little quizzes for one SB each, but I’d urge caution on these. There are usually about 10 questions, but each one is followed by an information screen. So you’re going through 20 screens for only one SB.
- SBTV will give you three SBs for each 10 videos you watch. Well, I say “videos” but the credit comes through shortly after the ad ends. It’s really best to do if you’re in front of the TV or are doing something where you can just keep an eye on it.
- EntertaiNOW: Some of you guys have raved about this, but I don’t have a smartphone (and our tablet’s too old for the app) so I really can’t vouch for it.
- Referrals!!! Help your friends/family/readers/people on the exercise machine next to you/strangers on the street to reap the awesome rewards of the program. You’ll get 10% of the SBs your referrals earn for the life of their accounts. And then you can forward them the link to this post, so they can learn the ins and outs!
Don’t forget: Once you start earning those gift cards, make sure you start saving your savings to really see the rewards of this reward program!
What are your guys’ favorite ways to earn Swagbucks?