Make Some Extra Cash: Search with Swagbucks

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Check out my most recent review of Swagbucks.

I am relatively new to Swagbucks. I joined about a month ago because I saw a lot of other bloggers raving about how amazing it was, so I figured I’d give it a try.

Out of all the ways to make extra money online, Swagbucks certainly seems to be one of the easiest. The main concept of the site is if you search through their online search (powered by Google and Ask.com) you can win Swagbucks.

You can also obtain SBs from Swagcodes hidden throughout the site or by shopping online through Swagbucks. Basically, you’re earning for things you do already.

These Swagbucks are redeemable in the Swagstore for anything ranging from prizes like MP3s and Books to everyday items like school supplies. Gift certificates and Paypal are also available.

Today Swagbucks just launched their new toolbar, which is compatible with Firefox, Internet Explorer, and Safari. Through the toolbar, you can conveniently search and access other important Swagbucks features. For the month of September, to celebrate the launch, they’ll be releasing a new Swagcode every single day. So that’s 30 free Swagcodes right away.

My thoughts: So far so good. I haven’t had any problems with Swagbucks. I earn at minimum 1SB a day. Most days it’s 2-3. You won’t get rich off of Swagbucks, but you will earn great prizes for what you’re probably already doing every day for free.

Update 3/5/2010: Swagbucks has changed their points system. Check out the updated stats.

Swagbucks Stats

Info Required to Sign Up: Full Name, Email, Country, State, Zip, Year of Birth.
Sign up bonuses: 3 SBs
How money/points are earned: Searching the Web, Shopping, Trading In Cell Phones, Ipods, & Video Games, Referrals
Value of action: Varies. Swagbucks are awarded at random for searches, usually at values between 1-5. For shopping, 1 SB for every $5 spent at select merchants.
Redemption options: A variety of prizes. Gift cards (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, etc). Paypal.
Fees or rules for redemption: None–just have the amount the item costs.
Time redemption takes: Shipping estimate is given for all physical prizes ordered. E-gift cards arrived within 7-10 business days.
Cash value of points: Depends on Redemption method. Examples: Paypal: 1SB = $0.02. Amazon.com: 1SB = $0.11. Zendoo.com: 1SB = $1