Today we will be sharing our SwagBucks review. Though not directly connected to couponing, making money online is something many of us wonder about. The Coupon Mentor will be offering the occasional review or tip to help you make some extra money online. Whether it's warning you about a scam or recommending a legitimate method, we will be sharing posts like this from time-to-time. If you have a certain program you're curious about, let us know and we will be happy to post a review.
If you're wondering how much you can really make with SwagBucks, you're not alone. SwagBucks is an online site that allows you to take surveys in exchange for "SB". You can then exchange your SB points for a gift card. SwagBucks is easy to use, free to sign up and can be fun.
I decided to use SwagBucks for an hour to see how much I could earn.
The results were about what you would expect. In what ended up being about an hour and 15 minutes, I earned just 157 SB, the equivalent of $1.57. Ouch. Of the 16 surveys I started, 12 told me I did not qualify and 4 let me move on to earn the reward. The 12 surveys that rejected me took between 1-5 minutes of my time each. Some of these surveys still net you 1 (or more) SB, but many of them offer you nothing. For the 4 surveys I qualified for, I earned: 44 SB for 10 minutes of time, 5 SB for 8 minutes, 50 SB for 6 minutes, and 50 SB for 25 minutes. Since you may qualify for more surveys than I do, you may have better initial results.
That all said, the secret to being successful on SwagBucks is taking advantage of the bonuses, extras, daily poll, and search feature. Each day, SwagBucks will give you a SB point to hit to earn extra SB. It is an easy number to reach, usually 30 SB. Once you reach the initial goal, a second goal is shown and you get another opportunity to earn. Complete these goals every day and you will receive streak bonuses. As a result, SwagBucks can be a great way to pad your pocket.
Many of the surveys I did not qualify for had pretty large payouts. If you qualify for one or more of these surveys daily, you will have much better results. The companies performing these surveys have very strict qualifiers so it's unlikely you will be accepted into multiple surveys daily. Many of the surveys offering 1000+ SB are actually surveys that take multiple days or require product reviews.
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If you're looking to make a little bit of money throughout the year, maybe to help with a certain purchase or the Holiday expenses, SwagBucks is a worthwhile choice. Used correctly, you should be able to earn $5-10+ extra dollars worth of gift cards each week. If you're on your computer without much else to do anyway, SwagBucks is a great time killer. Use it while you wait for your car to be serviced, during your weekly coffee break, etc.. I highly recommend using the SwagBucks browser search. You will build up SB over time just for searching, something you were going to do anyway. They also offer small bonuses for watching videos, doing a daily poll and entering swag codes.
The most important thing to do before deciding if SwagBucks is for you is determining what your goal is. Are you looking to make a few bucks in your downtime? Are you saving for a new car? Looking for a time kill? Maybe you're just looking to cover the cost of your weekly coupon inserts! Once you know what your goal is, you can determine if SwagBucks is a good use of your time.