I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE Swagbucks! And I love that it’s so easy to earn free gift cards online from Swagbucks. To date, I have earned over $500 for just using the Swagbucks search engine. Free money y’all! I am constantly searching the internet and so are my kids, so why not earn some extra Swagbucks that I can redeem for gift cards? I usually save all of my Swagbucks for the entire year and then redeem them for Amazon gift cards for Christmas gifts. Win, win! Read on to learn how you can do it using the 17 easy ways to earn free gift cards online form Swagbucks.
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How You Can Earn Free Gift Cards From Swagbucks
If you’re not familiar with Swagbucks, or if you’ve heard about it but don’t want to bother with it, let me explain it to you. Swagbucks are basically digital dollars you earn that can be redeemed for gift cards, local deals, and exclusive rewards. The rewards and gift cards are not from some obscure place that you’ve never even heard of, like Billy Bob’s Best Internet Deals, or something similar. Nope, these gift cards are from Amazon, Walmart, Target, Starbucks, Barnes & Noble, Macy’s and so many more. I’ve summarized the most popular ways to earn Swagbucks for you below, but if you want to get the info straight from the horses mouth, so to speak, here’s a link to the Swagbucks Overview page :o)
There are lots of ways to earn Swagbucks. Some you don’t have to do anything different than you normally do, others you have to put more effort into earning those Swagbucks, but it’s totally doable!
Earn Swagbucks by Searching the Internet
Use the Swagbucks search engine instead of using Google, Bing, or Firefox. Set Swagbucks as your default search engine so that you will never forget to use it. You will earn Swagbucks randomly with search wins. You don’t earn with each and every search you do on Swagbucks, but if you consistently use Swagbucks for searching and surfing the web, you will randomly get a message that pops up saying that you just won XX amount of Swagbucks and all you have to do is enter the swag code to redeem them. There’s no set amount you can win either. Sometimes, it’s 5 Swagbucks, other time it may be 20. It’s totally random, which makes it exciting when you do win. You’ll find yourself doing a little happy dance in your seat as you claim those Swagbucks.
Earn Swagbucks on Your Birthday
On your birthday, Swagbucks gives you 50 Swagbucks just for being born. How generous is that?! This is definitely the easiest of the 17 easy ways to earn free gift cards online from Swagbucks.
Watch Videos to Earn Swagbucks
You can earn Swagbucks by just watching videos. There’s fashion videos, tech videos, movie trailers, entertainment news, politics, food, and sports videos. Something for everyone. You earn 1 Swagbucks for every 6 short videos you watch. Easy-peasy!
Earn Swagbucks playing Games Online
If you like to relax and play online games such as Bejeweled, Solitaire, Mahjong Dimensions, Tetris, Wheel of Fortune and many more games, you’re in luck! You can earn anywhere from 10 to 18 Swagbucks per dollar. In order to earn you have to deposit money into your GSN account and go from there.
Earn Swagbucks Shopping Online
For every dollar you spend at one of the 700 participating stores, you will earn Swagbucks rebates. There are so many stores to choose from – Amazon, Walmart, Target, Macy’s, Personal Creations, and many, many more. Currently, Walmart is offering 2% cash back for every dollar you spend online. Amazon is offering 3% on certain items. Old Navy is 2%, Macy’s is 6%, McAffee is 10 %. T-Mobile is offering a 500 Swagbucks rebate.
Earn Swagbucks With The Discover Deals
There are a ton of special offers every day. All you have to do is complete any offers that appeal to you and earn. Some of the current offers are for Blue Apron, earn 2000 Swagbucks for signing up. Join the Enfamil Family and earn 25 Swagbucks. Sign up for Hulu and earn 1500 Swagbucks. Book your trip and hotel room on Travelocity and earn 8 Swagbucks for every dollar you spend. That’s only naming a few, you should get on there and check out all the other special offers they have for you!
Earn Swagbucks When Dining and Shopping Local
There are two different ways you and earn by shopping locally. The most popular is to shop the Local Deals. You can use the shopping links on Swagbucks to access your local Groupon deals for entertainment (you up for some Roller Derby?), food and dining (Mexican, Italian, or Chinese for dinner tonight?), health and beauty (go for a wax, then get a massage to soothe the trauma of waxing), services, travel, and, well, shopping (need some makeup?)
And then there’s the Swagbucks Local app. Currently, it’s only for iOS users, BUT they are working on the Android app as we speak (type?). You will need to link your credit and/or debit card to Swagbucks. Right now you can get a 100 Swagbuck bonus for linking one of your cards, whether you are iOS or Android. I’m Android, but I went ahead and linked my card and immediately 100 Swagbucks was credited to my account balance. Awesome! To earn more Swagbucks you can choose from any of your local participating restaurants, coffee shops, and nightclubs and use your linked card to pay at any of the 1,000s of participating locations. Each place offers a different cash back deal. You can earn anywhere from 5 – 10 Swagbucks for every dollar you spend. You will quickly see your earned Swagbucks show up in your activity ledger. Your SB earned will be calculated on the transaction amount before taxes and tip.
Earn Swagbucks Taking Surveys
Surveys are a great way to earn Swagbucks for any anyone with patience and free time. Glancing at the surveys that are being offered today, you can earn anywhere from 20 Swagbucks to 200 and the time needed to take the surveys can vary from 1 minute to 28 minutes.
Earn Swagbucks by Finding Hidden Swag Codes
It’s like a treasure hunt! Sometimes Swagbucks will give the codes to you without making you work for it. Other times, Swagbucks will throw out a hint about where the Swag code is hidden and you have to find it. These codes can be on their site, Facebook, Twitter, the blog, or Pinterest. Super fun!
Earn Swagbucks Playing Swago
Swago is like bingo. You have a board filled with tiles. Each tile has a different task that must be completed. You can complete the tiles in a straight line and earn 5 Swagbucks, or you can hold out and fill up the board entirely with completed tasks and earn 500 Swagbucks. Depending on which challenge you pursue, the rewards start at 5 Swagbucks and increase with the increased difficulty of each challenge.
Earn Swagbucks Playing the Swagstakes
Swagstakes is similar to sweepstakes. You can buy entries with your Swagbucks to win gift cards. Some of the sweepstakes have limited entries. There’s one that just ended that only offered 10 entries to win 1000 Swagbucks, with each entry costing 150 of your Swagbucks. There’s also a sweepstake that will last a month with unlimited entries. For example, to enter the one that’s currently running it will cost only cost you 7 Swagbucks per entry to win a $100 Amazon gift card. And then there’s the ultimate sweepstake for 200,000 Swagbucks. It will only cost you 20 Swagbucks to enter that one. Do the math. 200,000 Swagbucks equals $2,000. Somebody is gonna win it. Why not you?
Earn Swagbucks Answering the Daily Poll
This is so easy y’all! Today’s poll was What Was the Largest Jigsaw Puzzle You Ever Completed? my answer was 5,000-10,000 pieces. Earned 1 Swagbuck for answering that poll. By the way, the results of that poll are currently tied with 30% completing 500-1,000 pieces and 30% with 1,000-10,000 pieces. This is the second easiest of the 17 easy ways to earn free gift cards online from Swagbucks! A guaranteed Swagbuck every time.
Earn Swagbucks completing your Daily To Do List
If you complete each task on your Daily To-Do List you can earn more Swagbucks. There are 8 tasks: answer the poll, daily crave, daily search, attempt a survey, discover, and watch.
Earn Swagbucks by Completing the Daily Goal
Each day Swagbucks sets a daily goal for you. Earn xx amount of Swagbucks by the end of the day and you are rewarded with a bonus of xx amount of Swagbucks. Today, my goal is to earn 40 Swagbucks. If I meet my goal, I will get a bonus of 4 Swagbucks. If you meet each of your daily goals for 7 days in a row, you get a 25 Swagbucks bonus. For 14 days straight, you will get a 100 Swagbucks bonus. 21 days straight and your bonus will be 200 Swagbucks. And if you meet your daily goals for the entire month, your bonus will be 300 Swagbucks.
Earn Swagbucks Through Referrals
Every person that you refer through your personal referral link will earn you Swagbucks. You will actually get 10% of their earnings FOR LIFE! So if you refer one of the mommies in your mommy group and she earns 500 Swagbucks, you will automatically get 50 Swagbucks credited to your account. In my opinion, this is the absolute easiest and the most brilliant way to earn out of all of the 17 easy ways to earn free gift cards online from Swagbucks!!!
Earn Swagbucks Printing and Redeeming Coupons
Attention all you coupons lovers! You can print grocery coupons on Swagbucks, too. You will earn 10 Swagbucks for each coupon that you print and redeem at your favorite grocery store. The offer is so generous, they put a limit on it. You can only print 30 coupons per user per day. Warning – It may take up to 12 weeks after redemption for the Swagbucks to be credited to your account.
If all of those ways to earn Swagbucks is a bit overwhelming to you and you’re thinking to yourself, She must be crazy! I don’t have time for all that stuff! Fret not, Friends, you can still earn Swagbucks easily, with very little effort on your part just by using the Swagbucks search engine instead of Google, it’s as simple as that! If you’re unsure how to go about changing your default search engine, like me, this post on the Swagbucks site will walk you through it.
OR, you can turn it into a side hustle and really work it and earn $100 in gift cards from Swagbucks each month. Victoria over at Snail Pace Transformations broke it down and figured out exactly what you would need to do in order to earn that much in gift cards each month. If you’re a go-getter who loves a challenge, check out her awesome post here and then come back in a month and let me know how you did in the comments! I’m super excited to hear how successful you were and how easy it was for you!
After you sign up and start earning a whole bunch of free Amazon gift cards, you can check out this post on Stylishly Boo-tiful Halloween Decor for Your Home and buy all the pretty stuff I found!
Peace, Love, and Swagbucks,
Melissa (swaggin-those-bucks) Shantel