Swagbucks did a site upgrade today in honor of their birthday, and they are releasing lots of codes worth points so if you’re not a member, today would be a great day to join!
If you have already signed up for Swagbucks but haven’t been using it for some reason, this would be a good day to get back into it.
Swagbucks, in case you aren’t familiar with it, is a search engine page whereby you accumulate points for doing your regular web searches. You can redeem your points for prizes or gift cards (I always redeem mind for $5 Amazon gift cards) or even cash via PayPal.
I mention this program for two reasons. One, for purposes of full disclosure, I get some points when people sign up through my referral link. But also, and more importantly, because the program WORKS. Last year I earned enough Amazon cards from Swagbucks to purchase a Nikon D60. That’s a pretty sweet prize for searching the web, I’d say. I accumulated the points by having a few friends sign up under me (thank you!) and I downloaded the toolbar and use it daily for web searches and the points racked up pretty fast.
People have pointed out that the first few search returns on a Swagbucks search might be sponsored links. Because Google and Ask.com drive the search results on Swagbucks, I’d venture to guess that the top returns are still in line with what you searched, and personally I don’t mind scrolling down past the first few returns to find what I’m looking for because other search engines don’t pay me to search. You may feel differently about that, but I’d encourage you to give Swagbucks a try anyway because free money is free money. If you don’t need free money, please send it my way!
If you have tried Swagbucks, what do you like best about it? What is the best prize you’ve gotten? What do you think of the new upgraded site?
Note: if you click on any of the Swagbucks links above you’ll be taken to a page where you can sign up. Again, for purposes of disclosure, I do get points when you sign up through the link, but YOU also get 300 points, and that’s a good start!