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I have been a member of Swagbucks for a few years now, here is the good, bad and ugly:
Swagbucks is legit and honestly pay its members. Members can be redeem for Paypal or a variety of different gift cards ranging from Amazon, CVS, Walmart, etc. Members can also choose to donate their swagbucks to a variety of charties.
Customer Service responds to complaints, questions, normally within 24 hours on a weekday, weekends may take a little longer. My account issues have always been addressed to satisfaction. Sometimes, as a courtesy, swagbucks are given.
1 Swagbuck is equal to 1 penny. Swagbucks offers its members a variety of ways to earn Swagbucks by: Watching Videos, Taking Surveys and Completing Offers.
Swagbucks new web design, really sucks. For a company making millions, I am very surprised at how terrible their new design is. Honestly, I haven't spent as much time as I normally would, because of their new design. Perhaps, this is intentional? to retain stats for how long a user visits and cuts down on their "Bounce Rate"? Whatever their reasoning is, I really hope they apply some of their millions into a user friendly site.
Timing of Redemption can take as long as 10 business days (not including holidays/weekends) and sometimes as short as 24 hours. This inconsistency makes me feel uneasy, as I like things scheduled and followed.
Their App, lags in notifying of when SwagCodes are available. Constant ads or "please rotate your device" while playing videos is a hassle.
Swagbutton data mining I don't like being tracked when I am not on a website. I find that button lags my brower now I only enable it when there is a code, otherwise, its off.
Surveys, I don't bother with anymore, I have a big problem with how they go about their "surveys". Because after grabbing your information you receive a message about "not qualifying" or "over quota" and will receive 1 penny/Swagbuck for your time.
Secondly, their surveys are not worth the time, 50/75 cents, no thanks I can take the same survey elsewhere for $3.
I honestly can't say anything ugly about Swagbucks. Because Swagbucks is LEGIT and DOES pay there is a LOT of ABUSE and Swagbucks does close accounts for violating there TOS. Having multiple accounts or lying about your location will lead to your account being closed.
The complaints I have seen most likely are those who tried to commit fraud, multiple accounts, lying, using bot software, etc. Swagbucks is legit and unlike other websites, it has intentions of being around for a long time. With that comes higher scrutiny of accounts.
Play fair, watch videos, check out the offers, use the mobile apps and you can earn a few dollars a day. Try to scam them and you will have your account closed in no time :)
They offer a lot of promises, but never follow through. I have been cheated out of my bonus points after I achieved my daily goal. It's extremely difficult to qualify for most surveys. It makes me wonder what demographics they're truly looking for. Please stay away. There are better survey/research companies out there. I have cashed out. I'm waiting for my gift card. Then I'm happily closing my account. Goodbye, Swagbucks!
I do a paid for surveys site and I have made close to $3000 using this great Get Paid To Site. The amazing part is I've spent only about 6 hours a week on this site and I've earned $400 in 1 month! I can't urge you enough to try it out for yourself.
I was a member for a month before their harassment started!
I first tried the surveys - but after spending 30 minutes, on surveys that said 10 minutes, then having them stall or just end without any payment, I just gave up on the surveys as their online chat monkeys were useless!
I tried their free email signup stuff (25SB or 40SB for giving a company my email address), half the time they did not credit my account, and again the Sb monkeys were useless!
So I started the paid trials/offers, and racked up a lot of SB quickly, with a few larger amounts pending for 30 days. Once I tried to to contact them for my pending SB they cancelled my account as they said it was a multiple of my brother's account??
I contacted them a dozen times about it, providing more information each time, proving my identity, but they had already decided they would rather keep my 7200SB!
I complained to the BBB, and after six months, their head swagbucks helper monkey contacted me asking for photo ID, which I provided (after erasing all sensitive data), and the next day they replied said that my account was closed for good as they deemed it was a fake account!
HOW is it possible for them to prove, or even suspect, a fake account if they didn't ask for both persons' IDs? This company makes more money from people spending their time on garbage (like the surveys that SB gets paid for, even when SB doesn't pay out to their customers) or signing up their emails for offers that barely pay out, so it is easy for them to cancel higher value accounts as they have my money and know that I only fulfilled high-paying offers onetime.
In short, you could pay a few dollars from them, maybe, but if you try to fast for too much, they'll steal from you & call you a fraud for their unethical theft!
Swagbucks is a complete waist of time and I advise no one to go there. You'll be trying to take gold surveys and none of them have space for participants, partner surveys and you'll never qualify, and peanut labs and you'll never get past 5 questions. This website is so stupid and bad, they need to close down because they can't host surveys. They also are bad at tasks - do anything they ask you to and you'll still not get points. And then they have the nerve to never respond to you on customer service when they don't want to answer one of your questions or you'll get a bad response. They think they're doing big stuff because they're making $54 million but they suck and need to stop doing business.
I've been a member for five years, but only recently got serious on the site this year. Mostly, I do the freebies (watch videos, listen to radio, search, "to do" list, surveys, etc). This is my favorite site to earn money. I sign up for no trial offer and I have only just recently signed up for a paid offer. It was a no-brainer as they wanted me to pay $30 and they were giving me 3500 SB (=$35), with the taxes the order came to around $32 so I got paid $3 to try the product that I have been wanting to try. It works for me! So I got paid three times this month ($25 PayPal payouts). I always cash out when I get the minimum which is $25 for PayPal. They start the e-gift cards low at $3 so if you're interested in that, then you should get them pretty quick if you're looking just for small amounts.
I would highly recommend you try them out and if you have any questions, feel free to ask me anything.
Tip for consumers: Don't try to cheat on the website, don't use bots or try to create more than one account. Don't lie and give false information on the surveys. If they suspect you of cheating, they can close your account and you lose the SB you've earned. It is important that once you reach $25 to cash out with PayPal or e-gift of your choice.Ask Scott about Swagbucks
I usually read negative reviews and believe people just expect too much or are not realistic but when it comes to swagbucks I can see they are not lying. I had watched enough videos & ad's to earn a $25 gift card and was excited. I had to wait the 2-3 days for the request to be verified and email sent with the code. The day the code was emailed i was watching through some videos to continue to build and was kicked off and had my account deactivated. When Allison (compliance manager) finally responded she said the account was closed due to exploiting watch videos. I explained I did not use a software and flipped through videos manually clicking next each time. The email responses was that it had been determined that my account would remain closed. Maybe you'll get lucky and get a gift card? I highly suggest not wasting your time!
I have been a Swagbucks member for 4 years now. In that time, I've racked up nearly $1,000 in gift cards. How? Earning points by:
-Completing both the daily poll and daily offers (Both on left hand side of page.)
-Doing all my searches thru their search bar up top (You never know how many points you'll get just from a search! Sometimes a lot!)
- Shopping thru Swagbucks (Be sure to type in the store name in the search bar and click on the link provided so your shopping trip is registered. You'll get x amount of points for every dollar spent online; each store varies as to the amount of points per dollar you get.)
- Printing & using coupons thru their site. If you print a coupon & use it, you get 10 points per coupon! I use coupons A LOT so some days I'll log into my account & find a ton of points & look at what I did to earn them & see 100 points (or so) would be just from coupons! So I get to save money at the supermarket & earn points for gift cards! Win-win!
- Entering Swag Codes when they have been posted on twitter, facebook, in the blog, etc
- Team Challenges (When they come around which is about every month or so...you can gain a lot of points this way!)
- Clicking the "Discover" link and then doing things on the Radium One or Peanut Lab links. Hint: Even if you go after the 1 point offers, they add up quickly!
- I've had some luck with surveys, although as others have stated, they are kind of a hit or miss kind of thing. You have to go thru some "are you eligible" questions and I can do the questions and find I'm not eligible after all, which is a bummer. But you can still earn a swagbuck for trying! And if you are eligible for the survey and do complete it, most of the time those are VERY high paying!
Yes, the site is real. No, it is not a scam. I absolutely love it and encourage others to try it out and see how fast points can accumulate and how quickly you can earn gift cards to your favorite stores. Basically you're clicking around on stuff on their site that you'd do on your computer anyway....so why not get points that go towards gift cards, by doing it on Swagbucks? They will also give you 50 points on your birthday! And if you use my referral link, you will earn 150 Swabucks just for signing up! www.swagbucks.com/refer/TaraKny
Tip for consumers: Take your time and explore the site. Find what works best for you to earn points. Then spend a few minutes each day doing those things. Points add up. You're being given free gift cards for just poking around the site. You can't beat that!Ask Tara about Swagbucks
There are so many options on Swagbucks that help one earn cash, I often wish I could stay on the site all day! There are many topics to choose from, surveys, games, reading, daily polls, etc. and you earn at least one Swagbuck for every activity you complete. When you have earned your desired amount of bucks, you trade them in for gift cards from places such as Wal-Mart, Target, virtual Visa, and many more to name. If you try this and don't enjoy it, I will give you my own personal apology, but at least give it a try. Use my name as a referral so that I will earn extra points for you trying: www.Swagbucks.com/refer/Kimart4974
It was okay before, but now its even worse. Most of the users would make their points off of the videos. You have to watch 4 or 5 videos to get one point. One video has to be played for 30 secs at least. Sometimes the surveys won't reward you.
Tip for consumers: Don't bother to try it unless they change it back.Ask John about Swagbucks
So, I signed up for Swagbucks surveys this evening. I read and respond FAST but, after two hours of responding to GOLD survey questions - the ones that are supposedly worth the most, I'd managed to earn only 46 swagbucks! 500 swagbucks is worth about $5. So, my 46 swagbucks has a value of about 46 cents. What happened? Well, first off, when you sign up, you have to spend about an hour answering questions about yourself - very intrusive questions, I might add - before you even get to the point of being allowed to do any surveys to earn swagbucks. Then, once I finally got to the surveys, I picked ones that were supposed to payoff with 80 to 150 or more swagbucks and that were supposed to take anywhere from 10 to 30 minutes. But, invariably I'd get about 30 or 40 questions into the survey and I'd suddenly be told that I was "ineligible to complete" it...and, even though I'd already spent 5 or 10 minutes on the survey, I'd be awarded 1 (yes, ONE!) swagbuck. In other words, the equivalent of about 1 cent for 5 to 10 minutes of work. The questions were highly repetitive, no doubt to catch people who are not responding honestly. But, I was responding honestly so that can't be the reason I was kicked out. A legitimate survey should be able to determine whether a person is "eligible" for that survey within about 3 questions...and the kinds of info they need OUGHT generally to be predetermined by Swagbucks before they even offer you the chance to do the survey.
Signed up, made a purchase, received an e-mail from swagbucks that my $15 worth of swagbucks are on their way. Purchase was complete. I attempted to log into my swagbucks account to check and maybe use my points only to find out that my account was closed for a bogus reason. Customer service was of no use either. I've been using countless cash back and similar websites for well over a decade now. This is not a trustable website and should be avoided since there are many alternatives.
Swagbucks is not a get rich quick type of thing. It requires a lot of patience. This is a great way to earn gift cards and doesn't take too much of your time (you can do this on the side in your free time online). Make sure you use the Swagbucks App, it is very useful when earning Swagbucks. If you would like to sign up feel free to use my referral link: www.swagbucks.com/refer/Jassonn
Make sure you hit the daily goal so you get bonus swagbucks!
Tip for consumers: Easy ways to earn swagbucks are:
Watch videos 150/day
Play Games 10/day
Swagbucks app 30-40/day
Daily poll 1/day
Use their search engine around 20/day
This should be enough for you to hit your daily goal and maintain your streaks!
Thats 218 swagbucks a day and thats just using the easy methods. There are more ways to earn such as doing surveys (which I find can be quite fun!) and shopping online.
I have been a member of Swagbucks for 3 years now. For the first year and a half, I was very dedicated to the site; spending most of my internet time on the site. It was great and I even managed to pay for my son's Christmas, Easter and birthday gifts. It used to be so quick and easy to earn (I was earning almost $10/day).
Fast-forward to today, and the site has gradually went down hill. I'm earning around $1-$2/day and now I'm using all my points to cash out on gas cards (ranging a $50 GC a month).
It's still a nice site to earn money from and no, you won't get rich from it. If you don't have a job, this is a great way to make a little income at home. They have tons of GC to choose from, PayPal and gas cards. I highly recommend Swagbucks to anyone! Their customer support team does a great job, compared to other sites I have dealt with.
I've spent hours on this site trying to qualify for surveys, while answering very personal questions about myself; watching videos, searching websites.... after an est. 3 hours I've earned $1.70 in potential gift card rewards. so that's about $0.57/hour. Please, this crap is just not worth anyones time.
I really like this site as I was actually able to redeem prizes. I have seriously earned over 350 dollars in gift cards from this website, over a span of 3 years. Of course it takes a lot of time to earn the 'swagbucks' to redeem any gift, but it is a legitimate website to earn free money. I think I was able acquire so much money from this website because I had way too much time when I first started as a young teenager that wasn't allowed to go out much. Nowadays, I would only redeem a $5 gift card twice a month which is better than nothing.
Tip for consumers: Daily poll, NOSO, and letting the swagbucks TV run on another tab earns easy points every day.Ask selina about Swagbucks
first it takes forever to get swagbucks-I have been a member over 5 yrs. Recently I started cashing out, rather than saving them for something big, as there were a few indications of potential problems. They have deducted the "bucks" from my acct, my info has been officially verified but EVERY email I get with the access code, the link brings me to
You have clicked on an invalid link. Please make sure that you have typed the link correctly. If are copying this link from a mail reader please ensure that you have copied all the lines in the link."
When they FINALLY responded after emails/contact us forms/etc, it was the canned response that my computer was outdated (2 weeks old!) my browser, java etc all need to be updated, try another browser (the link is invalid-doesn't matter WHAT browser!)
That is crap-the GCs are over $100 (yeah-for 5 years, although I don't spend a lot of time on it) and no customer service/support.
Yup, I'm gullible, I've been screwed out of $100+ STAY AWAY FROM SCAMBUCKS!
Swagbucks has very diverse ways of making money, such as: Watching videos, using the downloadable app, doing surveys, playing games, etc. Unfortunately, one of the main ways to earn money on the site, doing surveys, doesn't really pay off in my eyes (their are several other better survey site like Opinion Outpost). It is easy to redeem SwagBucks, but it takes 10 days for the transaction to be "approved". In conclusion, the site has many great features and offers a simple and "easy" way to make money. Also, by the way, if you happen to go their use this link and get 150 SB (that's a dollar and 50 cents): http://www.swagbucks.com/refer/AbuBatata55
Member Since: April 2015
First Payout: $25 PayPal Gift Card
Length of time for First Payout: 11 days
Overall: Nothing wrong with being a 'Swaggernaut'. The steps are pretty simple: Earn and Redeem. However, the amount of SB* earned and redeemed varies depending on what offers and surveys are available. But everyday you have the opportunity to watch videos (10 videos=3 SB), play games and answer the daily poll to earn points. There are even more daily options as you explore the site.
There are many different payout options and amounts in the Rewards Store to redeem your SB's for (including donations for charity and 'impact' organizations). Personally, I believe the best payout option is the PayPal gift cards. This is because I am not a U.S. citizen, and a majority of the gift cards are for U.S. sites and stores.**
If you found my review helpful and wish to join Swagbucks, please follow my reference link: www.swagbucks.com/refer/EchoTheRogue
Tip for consumers: *Digital dollars called "Swag Bucks" (SB), which can be redeemed for exclusive Swagbucks.com merchandise.
**Warning: Read very carefully when selecting and redeeming your Swagbucks for prizes in the Rewards Store! Some gift cards can only be used in certain countries because of the currency it is paid out in. (ie. Home Depot eGift Cards can only be used in U.S. stores or on HomeDepot.com. An on-line order with HomeDepot.com can only be created with U.S. billing and shipping addresses.)
You suck and your tool bar has invaded every single browser I have. I will not stop unitl I expose you for the fraud you are. I have over 200,000 followers and I am collecting info on your deceptive practices. You just pissed off the wrong person, Good luck to you. You're going to need it. Have nice day
All these people saying swagbucks is a scam or waste of time are don't know much. It's not, don't do the surveys or any other bs stuff, that is most defiantly a waste of time.
I just do the survey, have swag toolbar installed and do the NOSO everyday.
On my iphone I have their 4 apps which I try to max out everyday for a total of 36 swagbucks per app which equals 144 swagbucks a day. In just 3 days you could have over 500 swagbucks and could redeem an amazon gift card valueed at $5.
Each month if you max out each app you can make $43 a month.
On android phones you can make even more because there's 6 swagbucks apps for android and if you max all of them out each day, you can make $63 a month.
I haven't been using it for long and have already redeemed one amazon gift card for $5 and nearly got another 500 SB.
I enjoy Swagbucks! It is much like prize rebel http://mypr.link/Caressah and instagc http://instagc.com/193665 they are all fun to use and have great payouts and rewards! If you want to try prizerebel and instagc, use my link for extra points!!
Yes, I am the one of thousands who lost not just time but money and identity trying to figure it out why and how they sustain all legislation around to survive all these years. It was bother me, but things are simple because everyone think about themselves and their earnings. Swagbucks is scam no doubt! - I have personal experience. We a family of four kids and they stole in total $80 from us. we were trying to create new accounts and than swagbucks will monitor obviously our ip and every time we were about to claim $5 gift card they deactivate account ....this is additional robbery that happened in total 62 times... and keep going. This is how they operate, so you think about who you dealing with. Beside, if you write to customer support, boi, there is only Ms Allison to answer.....hehehehe.... really, yeap....so, they are set. I ran Bitdefender anitvirus, my brother McAfee...etc. and each pf us experience same problem pointing and even showing to each other that some of the links a fishy.... oh yeah they a phishing to your computer as well. But they or swagbucks are trying to send you as much as possible cookies.... Many people already recognized that swagbucks always using same reason to deactivate your account...saying more than one person operated multiple accounts. SO, all your earnigs we steal from you and all earnings that you made from us...
Tip for consumers: Folks, if you respect yourself and love others whom might do not understand this article STOP USING SWAGBUCKS.com because they are operating under the law trying to push undefined business who turns to be a scam.Ask Danielle about Swagbucks
Initially, I was quite pleased to spend time on the site and now I have become very hesitant. Pretty quickly I was able to achieve three gift cards for their respective lowest reward. Great. Fine. Thrilled. Not so happy now that I would like to redeem those cards and it is worse than pulling teeth to get the code for any one of them. Three and I have managed to squeeze a singular code! I never got any of the emails they indicated have been sent and neither have I received an email when requested them to resend!
As I sit here, in my chair, — as time has well passed since having redeemed my points for the gift cards (due to their internal method of processing the request), ensuring that the rewards DO wind up in my account, reading every word of how to redeem, notifying them of the problem I was having in being ABLE to physically redeem the gift cards, discussing it via email on three separate occasions — (chair)I still need to get two codes!!
this $#*!ing website is horse $#*! i cant make a $#*!ing account because my email i tried so many $#*!ing emails i made and still doesnt work if you see this swagbucks suck my ass!!!
Tip for consumers: suck my assAsk william about Swagbucks
I have been a member of Swagbucks for more than a year now. I have redeemed about 1,000$ in gift cards. I am very pleased with the customer services and the type of offers the website has.
I have also won an iPod Touch and the 52 Pickup swagstakes, where you win 5,000 swagbucks a week for a year. Though, it has been taking a while since they fully processed my prize 52 Pickup prize as well as gift cards, which is the only catch about this website. Overall, very nice website to earn some money.
I have played games over here a lot of time received gift cards and more. excellent site to you
swagbucks is not a scam I've used it for 2 years you have to get to know the site before u can get good earnings it may yes the surveys r a waste yes the mobile apps crash and don't pay as much anymore but by doing the random little videos and visiting those websites and viewing the slideshows on my old junk pc I get about 30 sb in 15 minutes from that I watch the sb tv at night and usually max it that's another 35 sb that's 65 sb then I do the daily poll toolbar noso offers and the daily crave I get 6 mor now I'm at 71 sb then I do a dozen easy offers that gets me to my daily goals I do this in 1 hour usually actually did the credit report one and I got 1500! Sb I wait about 7 to 10 days on rewards they never took my rewards and never have not paid me so these negative reviews are fake that these people are putting on here also I showed my roommate he also has had good luck a few changes should be made such changes are allowing more sb tv points a day actually using trustworthy survey sites and bringing back their trade in section I got 9000 swagbucks just from a few video games I didn't want now they don't do it anymore also the search should reward u the first time u search in that particular day not after searching for hours
I've been active for two months now. Initially, it took a little practice figuring out where to earn, but now I average 300SB each day. I don't pay or sign up for anything. I just do surveys, polls, run videos, max 10SB for playing Swag Jump, etc. I also do the max search for Bing Rewards, with 500 SB as the prize. I cash out a $25 PayPal card every 7-10 days.
You earn money, but 95% of the stuff you do to earn money doesn't even give you points. Sucks
I have only been on swagbucks for about 4-5 months and i have earned 6 different egift cards this is an awesome site for extra earning when you have time on your hands
Tip for consumers: Good tips are sign up for all the free offers and download the 2 apps for more earningAsk Destany about Swagbucks
I love Swagbucks. It took me a couple years to figure out how to earn on it but now that I know I am enjoying the extra money every month. I usually cash out $25 to $75 a month in Paypal gift cards which can be put right into my bank account if need be. I participate in the Encrave mainly as well as running the apps that pay to watch short videos. There are about 5. If you meet your daily goal every day for a month you get an extra 300 points. There's a second daily goal as well. It can be tedious but if you're a stay at home parent, disabled, or work part time then it doesn't hurt to run these apps while watching TV or doing other things. Always check your swagmail every day because they offer you quick tasks to earn small amounts. I have only done one pay offer through SB which took me to an offer on Living Social for a Sam's Club Plus Membership for $45 with a $20 gift card & about $20 in fresh food vouchers on top of 450 Swagbucks so I paid 50 cents for the membership! I qas rewarded my 450 SB!
If you haven't tried SB yet give it a try! www.swagbucks.com/refer/Silvrcraz
Tip for consumers: Download the apps & run them daily. You can meet your dailies with all the apps.Ask Jennifer about Swagbucks
I have earned more then $500 dollars worth of gift certificates and get them fast and easy. I have never had an issue with any certificate I have used. I also use these gift certificates to either give a gift or send the certificate directly to someone for either Christmas or birthday. I find it very easy to earn and use Swagbucks. I don't see how anyone can call them a scam .
Tip for consumers: Visit daily and you will find the Swagbucks building fast.Ask elvira about Swagbucks
i a member of swagbucks since august 2014 and I earned two $10 gift certificates. Its not a lot but it helps. You can cash out quickly. The bad part is most of the offer require that you buy something unless you love doing surveys which take forever to earn enough swag bucks. Overall I enjoy it but I feel there are better ways to earn money online. check out inboxdollar.com
Tip for consumers: Try to do a few of the free for 30 days offers then cancel or a cheap offer to earn more bucks. Do as many surveys or free tasks as possible.Ask Diamond about Swagbucks
I can't really attest to the site so much because I've barely used it, but judging by the fact that there are multiple identical reviews on here from supposedly 'different' people, I can only ascertain that the company is writing false positive reviews on here. Take a look at the reviews from saravanan p. and Liz p.
They are identical.
"I've had a great experience with Swagbucks. There are so many ways to earn Swagbucks, especially if you just put a little time in or are patient. I use the search engine and I let videos play when I'm already using my computer. I do the occasional offer (free, usually just using my email and then unsubscribing later) and if I'm going to buy something anyway I check to see if I can do it through Swagbucks. Doing surveys gets you a ton of Swagbucks. Sometimes it's frustrating because you don't qualify for any, but when you do you can rack up quite a bit of Swagbucks."
Blah blah blah. Be wary of false reviews!
Why is there a need to enter the letters before getting 3 swagbucks in the videos? (Come on - it's THREE cents or less.) It seems like the company keeps trying to come up with new ways to keep its members from getting points. REALLY frustrating and a waste of time.
Ordered an Amazon giftcard and verified the order (why do you need to verify the order?). It got REFUNDED. Even though I verified TWO TIMES.
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