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I have talked about how to make Swagbucks pay for Christmas, how to have Swagbucks pay for your Starbucks, how to have Swagbucks pay for your books, how to have Swagbucks pay for your date night, and how to have Swagbucks pay for your music collection, but I have never really given you a basic plan that always you to decide what you want to spend your Swagbucks on.
Yes, I know you could use those plans mentioned above and apply them to whatever rewards you want, but I know that some individuals would prefer a more plain and simple plan, one they won’t have to change at all to suit their needs. So here it is a Swagbucks plan that will earn you 2700 SB points a month -which is enough for $30 in gift certificates each month. Best part you can pick from more than 30 different gift card options, including restaurants, department stores, clothing stores and more.
How To Earn $30 A Month With Swagbucks Without Taking A Single Survey
1. Do the daily poll
This takes all of 2 seconds to do and earns you one SB point per day.
1×30 = 30 SB points
2. 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.
1×30 = 30 SB every 30 days
3. Use The 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). I think it is reasonable to try and earn 35 SB points a day with Swagbucks apps.
35×30 = 1050 SB every 30 days
4. 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.
I think it would be fairly easy to earn 12 SB points a day watching these videos while multitasking: 12 X 30 = 360 SB every 30 days
5. 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.
6. Shop your favorite stores and daily deal site 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. You can also do this for daily deal sites like Groupon.
Now I am not a huge online shopper, I still shop at brick and mortar stores more than online but my monthly average for this feature in Swagbucks is 194 SB a month.
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.
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.
With Swagbucks current referral program you earn 10% of your referrals earnings for life. Meaning if your referral earns 500 SB a month you would get 50 SB ( please note: certain ways of earning SB points don’t count). So if you have just 5 referrals and they each earn 500 SB that would give you 250 SB points a month just from referrals. I think that is a realistic average for most Swagbucks members to hit fairly quickly. Goal = 250SB every 30 days
8. 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 earned in a 7 day period and decided to make it the average you might earn per week.
200 x 4 = 800 SB per month
Now on to the totals…
- Daily Poll: 30
- Daily nCrave: 30
- Various Swagbucks Apps: 1050
- Daily Videos on PC or Laptop:360
- Shopping: 194
- Referrals: 250
- Daily Searches: 800
Total SB earned in 30 days with this plan 2714. With your first $25 gift card of each calendar month costing just 2200 SB points and a $5 gift card costing you 500, SB 2714 points are enough to get $30 in gift cards each and every month for whatever store you want to pick.
There are other ways of earning Swagbucks that you can find out about by viewing their home page, but for this post I wanted to show you simple plan that can be done in just a few minutes a day and yet still make an impact on a tight budget.
And that is what I love about Swagbucks , you decided how much time you want to spend on it, but either way you can still earn a reasonable amount of rewards each month for little time spent.
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