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What Is Swagbucks?

by Paige Estigarribia

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If I said you had the chance to earn gift cards just for searching the internet, what would you think? Swagbucks is an online website portal where you can earn digital "Swagbucks" for doing the things that you normally do online. You can search and earn, take surveys and earn, play games and earn, and even shop and earn. Then you can redeem your Swagbucks for merchandise at or for gift cards. So how does it work? Here's a quick rundown of the ways to earn Swagbucks, as well as some of the things you can redeem for your new Swagbucks.

There are basically two parts to Swagbucks: the earning part and the redeeming part. There are different ways to earn on Swagbucks. You can actually earn Swagbucks just for searching the web. On the Swagbucks search page, just type in your internet search! You have the chance to earn Swagbucks when you search. You won't earn Swagbucks for every search, but when you search, there's always a chance that you'll earn. Typically, in my experience, you can earn up to 20 Swagbucks in a search. And Swagbucks will also give you information about making the Swagbucks search engine their default search engine.

There are other ways to earn too, including taking surveys, playing games, voting in polls, and even finding Swagbucks codes through the Swagbucks blog, their social media, and emails. You can also go through the Swagbucks site and find coupons and special offers.

What is Swagbucks?

And it's not just about earning Swagbucks. It's about redeeming them too! You can redeem your Swagbucks for store gift cards or even PayPal cash. For example, a $3 Amazon gift card is 300 Swagbucks. So once you earn 300 Swagbucks, you can go to the rewards area and exchange it for that Amazon card. A $5 Visa reward card is 500 Swagbucks. And there are many other merchants for all different types of interest.

What is Swagbucks?

So why not give Swagbucks a try? It's free to sign up, and when you do, you automatically get 500 free Swagbucks! That's a $5 dollar sign up bonus. Swagbucks could be a great way to earn a little for doing things you already do every day.

Paige Estigarribia is a writer for The Dollar Stretcher who enjoys writing about food, frugal living, and money-saving tips. Visit Paige on Google+.

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