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Have you earned your Swagbucks today?

A little over a year ago, we took the plunge and signed up for Swagbucks. We’d heard that it was easy to make a few bucks for stuff we do already. In the 13 or so months since we signed up, we have redeemed 34 $5 Amazon cards. That’s $170 we earned for a small amount of work.

How does Swag bucks work?

You earn 1 or more Swag bucks (SB) for doing a variety of things. Search for something online. Earn. Take surveys. Earn SBs. Vote in daily polls. Earn SBs. Trade in your unwanted cell phones or video games. Earn SBs. There are lots of other options for earning Swag bucks. Plus if you follow Swag bucks on Twitter or Facebook, you might find a special code worth even more Swag bucks.

And guess what we’ve been doing lately to earn even more SBs? We’ve been saving money on our grocery bill. That’s right! We print out coupons directly from Swag bucks site and 8 to 12 weeks after we use the coupons, we earn SB. We earned almost enough SBs to get a $5 Amazon card. And we saved money off our grocery bill on top of it.

Special offers is where we’ve made the most amount of SBs. Coupons are one part of those offers. But you can also sign up for things you’ve thought about trying out and get SBs. For example, right now there is a Netflix special offer where signing up for a new account earns you 1,000 SBs. Earn 675 SBs for signing up for a new stamps.com account. 900 for Gamefly. And the list goes on and on.

What do I do once I’ve earned Swag bucks?

You start redeeming them in the Swag store. You can buy games, books, cards, jewelry, and loads of other stuff. However, our favorite thing to buy is a $5 Amazon gift card. 450 SBs gets a $5 Amazon gift card which we can use for anything on Amazon.

Another thing you can do with your Swag bucks is enter Swagstakes. Basically, you spend a small amount of SBs to buy a ticket to enter to win a certain product. It’s a gamble but if you win, you could win big. 18 SBs could get you an Amazon Kindle Fire but only if you win it. 28 SBs could win you an iPad 2.

Could I really earn?

If you did nothing but open your browser with the toolbar installed, make your default searches with Swag bucks, and check in once in a while on the site to earn a few quick and easy SBs, you could easily earn a few 1000 SBs which would translate to $20 in Amazon gift cards.

If you put a little more effort and do some surveys, use the coupons, and hit a few special offers, you could easily earn enough SBs to convert to $50 in Amazon gift cards.

Obviously, the more effort you make the more SBs you earn. Or in my case, get the hubby involved and he might just take to it like a duck to water. Or just decide to write a post about Swag bucks and get lost on the site and earn almost 30 SBs for fun!

By Angelia Embler

Angi grew up in southern Arizona but now lives in central New Mexico with her husband, two sons and four dogs. She creates, answers @Yoast support, and loves to ramble. Find her curled up with a book or watching her favorite TV shows, movies, or American football game. ?

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