Friday, October 31, 2008

Program Review: Swagbucks


I'm not much for the search engines that you have a chance to win a prize. I don't know why, maybe if I won something good, I would be "turned on" to it. However, while perusing through a message board, I saw someone with a link to Swagbucks in their signature. I had never heard of it so I had to check it out of course.

If you like Mypoints, then you'll like Swagbucks. They are alike in that you earn points or bucks, and then get to cash them in for a prize. They have good prizes to choose from, or swag as they like to call it. It is majorly a search engine, but you can also earn swagbucks by shopping and recycling your unused cell phones.

Here's what I've found so far. You can win at least once a day by searching and it usually only takes a few searches to do so. Sometimes, I'll do a couple of searches and if I don't win any swagbucks, I'll wait a while and come back later. Generally I do my searches there until I win, and then go back to good ole Google. I'm really liking it so far and have 175 Swagbucks to date. I haven't cashed in for a prize yet, so I don't know how fast they are with redemption. Whether you love or hate search engines that promise prizes, you should definitely give Swagbucks a chance.


-Good reward selection
-Guaranteed at least 1 Swagbuck per day
-Very similar to Mypoints in many ways
-Several options for earning your Swagbucks


-Swagbucks may take some time to accrue
-Since I haven't redeemed my bucks yet, I'm not sure how fast they are with sending your prize
-May have to do a bit of searching to win for the day (break it up though if you don't win immediately)


I give this program an 8 out of 10

If you are interested in signing up for Swagbucks or checking it out further, click here.

1 comment:

makeabuck said...

Nice review. I am definitely a fan of Swagbucks. It can take a while to get what you want, but eventually it adds up. I think it's great because it's free and nearly effortless.