Swagbucks Mobile Applications: Free Gift Cards

How I Earn Fast On Swagbucks

In this blog post I’m gonna show you how I earn fast on Swagbucks by watching videos using the Swagbucks Mobile Applications.

Never heard of Swagbucks before? Click here to learn more about Swagbucks.

There are a lot of ways to earn with Swagbucks. You can do surveys, try offers, print and use grocery coupons, watch videos, search the internet, enter swag codes, play games etc.

I love earning while doing something else so I mainly earn by watching videos using the Swagbucks applications that I will list below.

I will also write the updates in the last section of this post, and I will list all the latest tips on how I earn fast with Swagbucks on that section.

I will post updates as long as I use these money making apps.

I hope this guide will help you earn more quickly and passively from Swagbucks.

So here’s how I earn free gift cards from  the Swagbucks mobile apps.

swagbucks apps

List of Swagbucks Mobile Applications to Download and Install: 

  1. Swagbucks – Best App that Pays
  2. Swagbucks Watch (TV) – Android devices only
  3. EntertaiNow
  4. Lifestylz.tv
  5. Indymusic.tv Android devices only
  6. MovieCli.ps
  7. Sportly.tv

Android download link- Click Here

iOS devices download link- Click Here

Make an Account with Swagbucks:

First of all, you need to make an account with Swagbucks and sign up. Click this Link to create an account. Fill up all the required fields. Don’t forget to verify your account.

swagbucks sign up

Sign up using my link above and get $10 as Swagbucks sign up bonus. (Regarding the bonus, I’ve read people comment that they don’t get their bonus. This is a Swagbucks issue and you can choose to contact Swagbucks Help Center or continue to earn without the bonus.)

In my case, I had a problem creating my account since I did not use a referral link. Whenever I try to log in I get an error that my account was deactivated.

Note: Since I did not use a referral link, I did not receive any cash bonus when I started with Swagbucks. I still use Swagbucks though, it’s easy to earn that $10 with the Swagbucks applications using the method below.

I made an account with Swagbucks Help Center and created a ticket regarding my problem. It took 4 business days for them to get back to me and resolve the issue.

After making an account with Swagbucks, download the applications I listed above to your mobile device.

After installing all the applications, go ahead and Log in to your Swagbucks account through the mobile apps.

I use an iPad for earning with these Swagbucks applications.

How I Earn with Swagbucks: Step by Step

Open up one of the apps that you just installed and log in. To start earning, tap on the 3 horizontal bars on the top left side of the screen and tap on “Short Clips” under Categories as pointed on the screenshots below.



Then I tap on the first clip on the list. Videos and advertisements should automatically play after that.

Every 10 videos excluding advertisements should give 2 swag bucks (SBs). SB is the currency/points system for Swagbucks.

There used to be a “Favorites” section before I updated all my Swagbucks applications. If your installed application still has that section, you can favorite one short clip (clip that lasts 14 to 20 seconds) and play it over and over to earn faster.

There is a daily earning limit for each of the Swagbucks applications and it is 10 SBs for each application per day. So Android users can earn at least 70 SBs in a day while iPhone or iPad users earn 50 SBs.

Sometimes, these applications provide bonus points that will make you earn more than the set limit for the day. However, it is usually for more videos (for example 15 videos for 2 SBs as opposed to the usual 10 videos for 2 SBs).

Note: After reaching the daily earning limit on one app, close that app and open the next app and repeat the steps above.

Redeeming Swagbucks (SBs):

1 SB = $0.01
100 SBs = $1.00
300 SBs= $3.00

For redeeming, I use my laptop and visit the Swagbucks website. After logging in, hover your mouse pointer to the top right corner of the website on the down arrow beside the smiley face (or profile picture) and click “Redeem SB“.

You should see all the rewards available. Just pick whichever reward (PayPal cash or gift card) you like and click on it. Redeeming will require verification.

There are 2 Ways to Verify on Swagbucks:

1. Sending a verification email or
2. Answering with the security question you set up when you created your account. (I use this method as it is faster)

I usually cash out with $3 Amazon gift cards on Swagbucks.
My gift cards from Swagbucks usually arrive in my email inbox within 5 to 10 business days.

There is a low minimum cash out threshold for Swagbucks which is very good for a money making mobile app. I would like to get my earned rewards earlier rather than waiting and saving up for the higher rewards, this ensures that I would really get my rewards.

This is the main way I earn with Swagbucks. This is also one of the ways I was able to save up enough Amazon gift cards to buy a new laptop for free.

Is Swagbucks a Scam?

Swagbucks is legit and I have earned free gift cards with Swagbucks. I think that Swagbucks is better than InboxDollars because of the ease of cashing out.

It’s easier to cash out with Swagbucks because of the low cash out threshold. There are a lot of other ways to earn with Swagbucks and you can use all of that together with my method above to earn even faster.

There is also a $10 sign up bonus when you first join Swagbucks and you can cash out the moment you join. That is a free $10 Amazon gift card the moment you join Swagbucks.


November 2019 – I installed Indymusic TV on one of my android phones. Currently this earns 4 SBs per 15 videos watched. Daily Limit is at 8 SB, but I always get bonus SBs for another round of 15 videos earning 4 SBs.

In the beginning of running videos, you need to close some of the ads manually in between videos.

Then after a few days of semi passively earning it becomes passive. The ads learned to skip automatically making it more passive.

I notice there are 3 ads shown in between videos. Two Yahoo news ads that run for 30 seconds each and in between those 2 ads is an ad for another mobile application.

Note: You can skip all the ads by pressing the back button of your phone and still earn your SBs. You can also skip the video by pressing ‘Done‘ on the top right of the screen while the video is playing and still move on to your SB goal.

“The Best Things in Life Are Free.”
-DeSylva, Brown, and Henderson

Disclosure: Some of these links are referral links and I may receive compensation for this.

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