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Last updated on: 10th Jan 2021
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Swagbucks is a must-try if you like to monetize your waiting time.
Waiting for the subway? Do a quick survey.
Traveling home by bus? Watch a video for rewards.
Waiting in line at the stores? Take a poll.

Swagbucks will not make you rich (as far as I know), but you will find it very easy to earn some extra cash with all the different methods they provide.

Why you should try Swagbucks

There are a lot of microtasks to accomplish and they are easy to select, Swagbucks gives you all the information you need to know (how long will it approximately take to complete, how high is the reward, etcetera).

Microtasks vary from taking surveys, completing polls, watch videos, enter data, or even play games.

The reward system is super simple. Swagbucks translates everything to a token (SB). Some surveys earn you 100 SB, some try-out apps will earn you 500 SB or more. Even buying things online through their portal may give you a cashback for 1 to 5% (that’s 5 SB per dollar).

Swagbucks points can be redeemed for gift cards and cash.


You can join already even if you are under 18. They accept new members from 16 years old and up.

I tried this

Or more actually, I am trying this right now, although I must admit that I spend too little time on Swagbucks. I need to write these articles, code and maintain this blog, and there are just too few hours in a day…

But nonetheless, I like the dashboard and the fact that you can select the tasks to perform by the expected time to complete. This makes it easy to fit a task into a lost moment.

As soon as I have tested it thoroughly, I will post an update.

Update: After neglecting Swagbucks for a couple of weeks I tried to log in again. Emailing back and forth with their support team I found out that my account was deactivated. I am trying to find out why and will write an update as soon as I find out why.

Update: I am still not sure why my account was deactivated, but the nice people of Swagbucks reactivated it again. Their customer support earned a ‘like’.
If something similar happens to you then my tip is to contact support, stay polite, and ask for help.

Is Swagbucks Legit?

Swagbucks get promoted a lot! There is a lot of activity on their website and customer support will help you when there are issues.

According to TrustPilot, they earn a score of 4.3 out of 5 with over 18K reviews.

I say: Swagbucks is Legit.

Has Swagbucks Made Me Money?

I will update you as soon as I request and received my first payment.

Signing Up

Signing up is easy and it will even get you your first SB’s.
O, And everybody can sign-up, no special education or skills required!

Website: Swagbucks

Hi there!

My name is Jip, and I created the Side Gig Longlist to learn all I can about blogging and making money online.
Having decades of experience in information technology, I decided to explore all the non-technical aspects of blogging, marketing, and promoting.
I also happen to like sharing the things I know and learn with others.
This blog is my platform to experiment, learn, and share.

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