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. So here’s how I earn free gift cards from the Swagbucks mobile apps.
List of Swagbucks Mobile Applications:
- Swagbucks – Best App that Pays
- Swagbucks Watch (TV): Android devices only
- Indymusic.tv: Android devices only
Make an Account with Swagbucks
First of all, you need to make an account. Click this link to create an account. Fill all the required fields. Don’t forget to verify your account.
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. So I made an account with Swagbucks Help Center and created a ticket regarding my problem. It took 4 days for them to get back to me and resolve the issue.
After making an account, download the applications I listed above to your mobile device.
After installing all the applications, go ahead and log in to your account.
I use an iPad for earning with these Swagbucks applications.
How I Earn with Swagbucks:
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 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.
“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.