Swagbucks Beginner's Guide

General information:

  • Which countries can use this? Available in the US, UK, Ireland, Australia, India, Germany, and Canada.
  • Who can participate? Registration is open to all members that are 13+ years old.
  • How many accounts allowed per household? Only one account per member is allowed. Multiple accounts per household are allowed.
  • Type of website: GPT (get-paid-to) website
  • Point Conversion: 1 SB = $0.01 = 1 penny, so that means 100 SBs = $1
  • Minimum Cash Payout: Gift card options range from $3 and up. PayPal Cash starting at $25
  • Best redemption types: PayPal, Amazon, eBay, Walmart, and much more!
  • App Available? Yes 
  • Swagbucks help page: see here
  • PayPal - sent to email that you signed up with (you can change this here) - received within 3-10 days. You can send this from PayPal to your bank to use as cash!
  • Gift card - digital / electronic - received in up to 10 days. 
  • Amazon - starting at $3

How it Works:

To get free gift cards or cash payouts, you need to collect SBs (swagbucks). Currently, you can earn SBs by watching videos (on Apps or PC), visiting sites, testing apps or games, shopping, filling out surveys, and completing general tasks. You can view all of these on the earn page. Once you've completed these jobs, you will be rewarded with points. You may need to refresh your SB counter manually in order to see if something has credited.

Swagbucks 2016 Payment Proof
Swagbucks 2016 Payment Proof

First-time User Tasks:

  • Confirm your email
  • Fill out your profile with real information
  • Install the Swagbutton for 50SB
  • Earn 300SB and get a bonus 300SB=$3! when you sign up with my referral link here

Join Swagbucks!



  • Create a few new emails to use for offers: (Hotmail, Gmail, and Yahoo) so you won’t spam your main email.
  • Set up your browsers for money making with this guide
  • Always use REAL info or you will get banned
  • The best browser for my swagbucks experience is firefox, followed by chrome.
  • Clear Cookies and Cache in between doing offers if things stop crediting (don't do this on your favorite browser) 
  • You must have patience!


  • Birthday Swagup Bonus: On your birthday you will receive an email with your exclusive Birthday Swag Up for a 55 SB rebate on a Gift Card redemption. Simply click the Swag Up link in the email and your Swag Up will activate immediately.
  • Team challenge: if one of these is available you will see a banner at the top of your swagbucks. Click it and join a team. You are rewarded challenge team points shown on the team page. The first place winners will receive the highest SB rebate next time you redeem any prize. 
  • Swago board: Complete the tasks stated on the board as much as you can, and then submit your best for an immediate SB bonus. Remember, you can only do this one time. The shopper's edition is the easiest type so be on the lookout.
  • Collector's Bills: These typically happen around holidays and involve using the swagbucks search engine to earn the bills through searches, which pay out bonus SBs. If you collect them all, you also get a 20 SB bonus. Check the collector's bills tab in the account summary page to see if any of them are active.
How Swagbucks Searches Work
How Swagbucks Search Rewards Work

2016-2017 Daily Routine Checklist (Earns me $1-$3/day):

  • Swagcodes: Go to the facebook swagbucks page and check if they have any swagcode for today. If you install the mobile app or swagbutton it will send you a notification telling you where to find the code. Make sure to input the code where it tells you to.
  • Clicks: visit websites (leave open for just 5 mins and then close)- most are repeatable every 24 hours. Crediting can be delayed. Radium One tends to credit nearly instant for me.
  • High Pay Games: The Trialpay offerwall in the discovery section is a great place to get paid to try out mobile and PC games. Usually you have to get to a certain score or level. I highly recommend Mobile Strike, Game of War (see trick to get this to credit), Dragon Soul, and 2020.
  • Daily break quizzes: The home page usually shows these under the "Most Popular Ways to Earn" section. Usually the following discover offer walls will have these: adgate, revenue universe, offer toro and radium one.
  • Insurance Branch: easiest offer, but not daily. Just input zip code, submit, and let it sit. They are usually on the home page in the "Most Popular Ways to Earn" section or on the adwall offerwall in the discover section.
  • Print coupons: Clip a few coupons and then click the "print coupons" icon (save as a .xps or pdf and don’t sign up for an account), then let the "thank you" page come up, and let sit. Typically on the offer toro offerwall, but sometimes show up on adgate and radium one also. Only need to print about 3-5 coupons.
  • Watch videos (phone mobile watch apps): The mobile tv app that I recommend is the SBTV which normally yields me $0.20-$0.50 a day. If you download all 6 mobile tv apps you can atleast earn $0.60 per day. Each app allows you to earn $0.10 but usually let you earn a bonus for extra video views. I recommend finding the shortest video and favorite it, and then play it from the favorites section. Make sure not to skip through videos, just let them play on their own and wait 'til it tells you that the earning limit has been reached.
  • Watch videos (PC swagbutton watch): Click on the swagbutton on your browser and then click on the "watch" icon. This will start the Swagbucks TV. You can pop out the window so you can have it running in the background. Make sure not to skip through videos, just let them play on their own and wait 'til it tells you that the earning limit has been reached.
Swagbucks Home Layout
Swagbucks Home Layout
  • Gold surveys - repeatable surveys that you can do every 24 hours. This is where you can make most of your earnings and have a chance to snag product samples with added incentives, and really depends on your demographics and timing. Make sure to use consistent information when doing surveys or you will be banned.
  • Other Surveys: My second favorite place is peanut labs and survey links received in your email, since these are a bit easiest to qualify for.
  • Free Offers - quick/easy offers that just require email or first page registration. Hover mouse for more instructions.
  • Lifescripts: I use internet explorer or chrome for this (clear cookies and cache in between tries). The banner types are easier since they show an email input box, and all you need to do is put your email and click on the button. Most of the time these are instant credit. If not, try another. These are hit and miss. Best one's for me are in the discover section on Adwall, Peanut Labs, main wall, and revenue universe.
  • Play Swagbucks Games: In the play category, scroll all the way to the bottom until you see the "Swagbucks Games" section and choose to play the swagasurus game. Every two tries you will earn 2 SB for a max of 10 SBs. The score does not matter. Repeatable every day!
  • Search: This a very unique feature of this site, since it gives you the chance to earn bonus SBs for using their search engine. This typically ranges between 2 SB-50 SB and I earn about 2-3 times a day. If you're lucky you can get a special bonus of 100 SB like I did.
  • Daily Goal Bonus Bar: Swagbucks gives you a unique chance to meet a daily goal and pays you a monthly bonus for meeting it. I have made $7 to $12 just from this.
  • To-do-list: On the left side of the homepage. This can be the first thing that you do once you login and can help jump start your day. Here you can complete the daily poll (1 easy SB) and view the daily deal.
  • Check your Swagbucks Inbox: Usually you have the easiest offers sent to your inbox in the top right corner.
  • Ncrave slideshows: I like to do the health and comics slideshows for an easy 2 SBs.
  • Trial offers: Here you can be paid to try out services and products. Just make sure to read all the disclaimers and don't cancel too early. I recommend ABC mouse, Dollar Shave Club, Freedom Pop.
  • Shop at your Stores through Swagbucks: Go through the swagbucks shop section and you will get a SB rebate. Good way to get money back when shopping online on amazon, walmart, or ebay.

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