Making Money with Swagbucks

There are many websites that claim to help you to make money and Swagbucks is one that has been around for a long time. Swagbucks is huge in America and a few years ago arrived in the UK. In fact, I met one of the directors a couple of years ago at the annual UK Money Blogger event. I have many friends whom use it and thought it was about time to look myself, give it a try. To try it yourself you can sign up here.

Making Money with Swagbucks

How Does it Work

Swagbucks is very simple, there are several things you can do online that earn you Swagbucks. The Swagbucks are just like points and these points can be converted into vouchers. Vouchers for places like Amazon, Buyagift and Marks & Spencer. Or you can convert the points and have cash transferred to your PayPal account. Already interested? Sign up to your own account here.

How do I earn my Points? There are four main ways

1. Shop and Earn

Just do your regular online shopping through Swagbucks where you will earn your Swagbuck points that can be turned into cash! Maybe you are getting a takeaway from Just Eat. Your Swagbucks will get you up to 1% off your takeaway. Or maybe you are doing some shopping for the children at Mothercare, there is at the time of writing 7% cashback available here. Or maybe you need to book a hotel for a family weekend away with the children, get 4% cashback by booking via

There are tons of retailers that offer these extra discounts when you purchase via Swagbucks, including Superdrug, whom I love for bargain health and beauty. Expedia and TUI for booking the next big holiday. Asda and Marks & Spencer for big retailers. Before making any online purchase be sure to check in the Swagbucks shopping page to see if you can earn some Swagbucks and turn that into cash for you!

2. Discover Special Offers and Earn

There are often offers that I see that I am keen to sign up to try things out. Swagbucks is the best place to get signed up as not only do you get a great deal, but you also get a Swagbucks bonus for signing up as well. Here are a few offers that caught my eye.

The dollar shave club is something that I have been thinking about for a while. There are a few shaving clubs where a package of razors arrives every month. Its something that would be perfect for hubby and for me. I like to use men’s razors on my legs! The offer available to sign up is worth 850 Swagbucks and you get the first month razor and blades for £5.

Recipe boxes are something that I dip in and out of. I like the idea of food arriving on your doorstep with a recipe, all the shopping and decisions made for you. There is an offer for Hello Fresh on Swagbucks now which gives you a bonus of 400 Swagbucks PLUS 50% off your first two boxes. A great offer to try it at a discount.

Or for a financial product, get a life insurance quote from compare the market and earn yourself 100 Swagbucks. 

Swagbucks & how they are not 'just another survey site'

3. Answering surveys

There is a section for answering surveys. If you are sitting there watching TV why not answer a few questionnaires whilst you were sat there otherwise doing nothing? Its certainly not a get rich quick scheme and its going to take you a few hours to build up enough points to convert into an Amazon voucher. There is a long list of surveys you can take, and each explains how long each will take and how many Swagbucks each is worth. 

For example, a 20-minute survey will earn 80 Swagbucks, a 10-minute survey will earn 30 Swagbucks. Its not going to take too long before you have enough point to convert into a voucher. A £5 Amazon voucher is 720 Swagbucks at the time of writing this post.

4. Watching Online Videos

Another perfect job for evening when you are sat watching the TV or another quiet time is viewing online videos and advertising. You are then rewarded with Swagbuck points. Simply click through to the watch section and you will be able to view videos, adverts and written content for varying amounts of points. You also get a chance to give your view with a thumbs or thumbs down. You are going to earn 2-3 points for every stream of videos that last around 15 to 20 minutes.

Save up your Swagbucks and spend

I really like the idea of saving up your Swagbucks until Christmas. Keep earning them all throughout the year with all your regular online transactions, things you sign up to and questionnaires you do. Its totally doable to build up a nice chunk of points worth maybe £100plus. This money can be used to convert into Amazon vouchers and to buy a few Christmas pressies for the children. It feels like free money!

Or what about Swagstakes?

Another way to redeem your Swagbucks is to enter swagstakes. A sweepstake style part of the site whereby you cash in x-amount of Swagbuck to gain an entry to a giveaway. I do love a competition! There is an offer, at the time of writing, with an opportunity to win a £10 Amazon gift card for just 14SB.  You can see how many entries are left and how long before the giveaway closes.

Making Money with Swagbucks

OR you can turn your Swagbucks into a charitable donation

A nice giving thing to offer also is to turn your Swagbucks into a charitable donation. Each 1000 Swagbucks points is the equivalent to a $10 donation. There is a wide choice of charities from save the children to UNICEF to Action Against Hunger. I really like this option.

Click here to sign up to Swagbucks and start earning bucks and vouchers right now.

This is a collaborative post with Swagbucks.



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Lynn Beattie

Aka Mrs MummyPenny

Personal Finance Expert

I write about personal finance made simple, lifestyle choices that will save you time and money, as well as products and services that offer great value.

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