Swagbucks Review

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How Does Swagbucks Work?

Swagbucks is a rewards program that gives its members points for completing everyday tasks. These tasks include filling out surveys about various topics, playing trivia games, and watching videos from content creators. Anyone can become a Swagbucks member, including you. All you need is an email address and password. You can complete tasks on the Swagbucks website or app, which is available for iOS and Android devices.

Swagbucks rewards its members in a currency called SB. (You get paid SB after completing a task or series of tasks.) Once you have at least 300 SB, you can redeem this virtual currency for cash (PayPal payments) or gift cards from selected retailers.

Is Swagbucks Legitimate?

Swagbucks is 100% legitimate, with hundreds of thousands of satisfied users. Its parent company, Prodege, LLC., has an A rating on the Better Business Bureau since 2010.

Swagbucks has listed some of its highest-reward users on its website. One verified user earned more than $12,000 on the platform.

While Swagbucks is genuine, it can take a long time to build up enough rewards for cash or gift cards. Depending on the task, it can take weeks or months to earn enough SB. However, the more time you put in, the more SB you earn.

What Makes Swagbucks Stand Out?

Unlike other online reward programs, Swagbucks has a broad range of tasks to complete. Most of these tasks are completing surveys from market research companies about products and services. But you can also earn SB for watching videos, trying out services like Hulu and Disney+, and shopping with retailers like Target, Home Depot, Best Buy, and Walmart. (You receive SB after clicking through to the retailer’s website from Swagbucks.)

Another way to earn rewards is to play games, something you can’t do in many other programs. The most popular Swagbucks game is Swagbucks Live, a trivia game that runs Monday–Thursday at 8 p.m. ET. Players can earn the equivalent of $1,000 in SB for each game played. Swagbucks Live draws over 20,000 players a week.

Common Swagbucks Reviews

Reviews about Swagbucks are very positive. The rewards program has an average user rating of 3.8/5 on the website G2.com (based on 447 reviews.) Users praise Swagbucks for its ease of use, quality of support, and ease of setup.

“I’m honestly a little addicted,” says one user, who earns Swagbucks rewards in his spare time instead of watching TV. Another user appreciates the number of surveys available on Swagbucks and says collecting SB is “fun and easy.” Someone else wishes there were more videos on the platform.

Swagbucks has an average user rating of 4.3/5 on the consumer review website Trustpilot (based on over 19,000 reviews.) Sixty-five percent of users rate Swagbucks as “excellent,” while 18% rate the platform “great.”

One verified user wishes Swagbucks paid out a “little faster,” but, overall, she’s “100% satisfied.” Another verified user calls Swagbucks “fun and rewarding,” with simple surveys and trivia games for earning “quick and easy bucks.” One verified user says Swagbucks is “simply the best survey site around,” with plenty of ways to earn rewards.

Is Swagbucks for Me?

If you want to earn cash and gift cards online, Swagbucks provides you with plenty of opportunities. You will receive rewards (called SB) for completing simple tasks such as taking surveys and playing live trivia games, all from the comfort of your home. Earning a lot of SB takes time, so don’t expect cash or gift cards overnight. But Swagbucks is a fun, legitimate rewards program with excellent usability, support, and features.

About the Author

Jeff Hindenach

Jeff Hindenach is the co-founder of Versus Reviews. He graduated from Bowling Green State University with a Bachelor's Degree in Journalism. He has a long history of journalism, with a background writing for newspapers such as the San Jose Mercury News and San Francisco Examiner, as well as writing for The Huffington Post, New York Times, Business Insider, CNBC, Newsday and The Street. He believes in giving readers the tools they need to get out of debt.