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I LOVE Swagbucks. I have been a member for years and over those years Swagbucks has paid for a lot of coffee, books, and more.
My favorite way to spend my SB points (what points are called at Swagbucks) lately is the $25 Amazon card. The first one each month is just 2200 SB points (after that they are 2500 SB points).
Being a numbers geek I decided to add up just how many gift cards you could earn in one year if you were faithful to perform certain Swagbucks actions each and every day for 1 year.
10 Steps To Maximize Your Swagbucks Earnings
1. Complete 6 of 8 items found on your daily to-do list
On the homepage for Swagbucks, you will find a daily to-do list. Do 6 out of 8 items on this list and you will receive 1 to 4 SB points.
1×365=365 SB points
2. Do the daily poll
This takes all of 2 seconds to do and earns you one SB point per day.
1×365=365 SB points
3. Use All 7 Swagbucks Apps
- Swagbucks TV App 36 daily SB points
- EntertainNow App 18 daily SB points
- Sportly.TV App 18 daily SB points
- Lifestylz App 18 daily SB points
- MovieCli.ps 18 daily SB points
- Amped 360 18 daily SB points
- IndyMusic.tv 18 daily SB points
Swagbucks keeps changing the maximum daily points that can be earned per app. The numbers above are based on the limits a reader last told me about. If you know that they have changed since then let me know in the comments below so I can update this plan.
I have readers who cycle through a fair amount of these videos each day (perhaps use an old smartphone or tablet connected to wifi so it doesn’t tie up your actual phone).Let’s say you aim to earn 35 SB points a day with Swagbucks apps.
35×365 = 12775
Now, of course, few are going to be that dedicated but the potential is there.
4. Do A Daily nCrave
Each day you can watch or complete the daily nCrave found in your todo list on the home page of Swagbucks (laptop version). This will earn you 1 to 2 SB points.
1×365=365 SB points
5. Watch the Swagbucks Channel On Your Laptop
While you’re on your laptop taking care of simple tasks why not open up a window and run a bit of Swagbucks TV in the background. You can find a link to this under your “Daily To Do List” on the Swagbucks homepage. What you earn varies depending on what is available and how many points are offered but there are usually groups of 6 videos available to watch for 1 SB point. Not only will this help you earn points but it will also help you get closer to receiving those points for finishing 6 out of 8 items on your “Daily To Do List”.
Your daily point just for watching 1 video: 365 X 1 =365
I think it would be fairly easy to earn 10 SB points a day watching these videos while multitasking: 10 X 365 = 3650
6. Print coupons
Swagbucks has a great coupon area. Make it a habit to check it before you run out to the grocery store and I am sure you will find at least one coupon each time you go shopping (worth 10 Swag Bucks) that will help you not only earn more Swag Bucks but also reduce your grocery bill.
7. Shop your favorite stores through the Swagbucks search engine
Do you shop online at places like Old Navy, Walmart or Target? If you do you can shop through the Swagbucks search engine and then click on the shop now box at the top where the SB points per dollar spent will pop up and be on your way to earning gift cards while you shop.
Now I am not a huge online shopper, I still shop at brick and mortar stores more than online still I earned 2,329 SB point in one year using Swagbucks Shop and earn program.
If you try something and you love it you are going to want to tell others about it and Swagbucks is going to reward you for that. Currently, you receive 10% of whatever your referrals earn (certain point earning actions only) for life.
Even before I had a blog I would share my Swagbucks earnings with my Facebook friends and if one asked what it was I would explain it and sometimes they would sign up. I usually signed up 1 or 2 people a month.
I think a good estimate for an average person is 6 new active members a year. If those 6 members earn 2500 SB points a month –which isn’t hard– that means you would earn 250 SB per referral giving you a total of 1500 SB points per month from your referrals. 1500 x 12 = 18000 SB points
9. Daily deals
If you go to a qualifying daily deal site through Swagbucks and make a purchase you will receive SB points in return. The amount of SB points fluctuates but right now you can get 5 points per dollar on Groupon purchases. I purchase roughly one daily deal a month with an average cost of $20 meaning…
20×5=100×12=1200 SB points in one year
10. Searching through the homepage or toolbar
This is my favorite way to earn because it is so simple. You need to download the Swagbucks toolbar or make the Swagbucks homepage your homepage or do both (I do both). Then use these for entering all your online searches and you can randomly win SB points. Sometimes it is just 6 but I have one as many as 49 in one search (sometimes it is zero). To get numbers for this one I took what I have learned the last 7 days and decided to make it the average you might earn per week.
211×52=10,972 SB points
These are just 10 ways to earn with Swagbucks but there are more, you can do surveys, perform online tasks, play games and more. In fact, there are over 20 ways to earn SB points and new ways are added all the time.
Now on to the totals……
- Daily To Do List : 365
- Daily Poll: 365
- Various Swagbuck Apps: 12775
- Daily nCrave: 365
- Daily Videos on PC or Laptop: 4015
- Coupons: 360
- Shopping: 2,329
- Referrals: 18,000
- Daily Deal Sites: 1200
- Daily Searches: 10, 972
Total: 50,746 SB points which equals over $500 in gift cards a year. Don’t forget to take advantage of the 2200 SB point $25 gift card each month (available for all gift cards but PayPal)which will increase your yearly total even more.
That is enough money to pay for Christmas in many households.
Plus you still have over a dozen ways to earn that I haven’t gone over in my example.
You can sign up for your own Swagbucks account now and start earning your $500+ in gift cards each year.
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