The Secret to Earning SwagBucks Quickly

What is SwagBucks?

SwagBucks is an online platform where you can earn “SB” (or in other words…. SwagBucks) to redeem for gift cards or a cash out to your PayPal account. I have taken the opportunity to foster my SB account to start earning a little more side cash. Emphasis on “side” cash. And now I want to show you how you can earn SwagBucks quickly too.

SwagBucks is not in any way a true, viable source for income. Depending on what activities I do to earn SB, I can make maybe $3-$20 a day. It’s not a lot but I’m not using it as a way to pay for anything huge. In fact, I’m actually using it as a way to make a little more money for my home purchases. Any money I make on it is just a little extra spending money for things like a robot vacuum. Over the lifetime of me using SwagBucks at this point in time, I have earned around $640! With around $400 of it being over the course of 2020 and 2021.

How can I earn SwagBucks quickly?

Earn SwagBucks quickly by answering surveys
SwagBucks Survey List

Answer and complete surveys

You can earn SB in a number of ways. The most popular being by taking surveys, listed under the “Answer” tab on the left hand side. You won’t qualify for every single one, and most of them average 25-75 SB (which comes out to 25 cents and 75 cents respectively). But sometimes you will hit a JACKPOT with a survey that you qualify for and make $10-45!

Now those surveys are hard to find and sometimes even harder to get in to, but they do exist. Don’t bank on them though. Most of the SwagBucks that you will earn from surveys will come from doing the ones that don’t offer a ton of points and don’t take a lot of time.

You can also the Swagbucks extesion called the SwagButton to earn Swagbucks points by shoppig on your faovirte onlie retailers. This is an example of the button in action on the shopDisney webstore page. after installig the SwagButton on to your browser, any time you enter an affiliated store online, a prompt will appear in the upper left corner of the page asking if you would like to activate the cash back option for that site! Every site will have a different percentage of cash back. Once activated, any purchase you make, you will get that percentage of cash back in the form of SwagBucks! The SwagButton is also great because at the checkout page, you can use the button to search the internet for coupon codes!
Example of SwagButton in action on the Shop Disney website

Add the SwagButton to your home browser

Another way to earn is by adding the SwagButton to your home browser. Any time you come to an online store that is affiliated with SwagBucks, a banner will pop up in the top right corner and ask if you want to activate a cash back offer. The cash back comes in the form of SB!

With all the online shopping I have been doing over the last year, this seemed like a very easy way to rack up the points. Especially because I was buying stuff from these stores that I was already going to purchase from. Using the SwagButton was just an added bonus of making the purchase. And another little perk of it is that the Button will also act as a coupon locator. Once you go to the checkout page, the Button will then read “Apply [X number it finds] Coupons” – click that and it will run through all of them quickly to find you the best one to apply to your cart. I love this function because 1) it takes out the work of finding a coupon, and 2) it takes out the hassle of going through expired coupons that I find. It’s literally a one-stop-shop kind of Button.

SwagBucks has adapted and adopted new ways for users to game SB. I have been finding a lot of luck on the Discover Page as well as the Play Page as these offers will have upwards of 5000 (equivalent to $50) in SB. This pictures shows the Discover page and the different sections of offers that users can find.
SwagBucks Discover Page with lots of offers!

Download and play video games to earn SwagBucks VERY quickly

Third, I have been finding VERY good luck with the SB Discover page. On the Daily Discover page, they have offers from brands, apps, and stores with more SB earning opportunities. Specifically I have been taking advantage of the app offers because a lot of them offer INSANELY HIGH SB opportunities for downloading and playing a free app. [[Now you can actually find these games listed under the “Play” tab under the section “Mobile Games”.]] In fact, through all the methods of earning SwagBucks, this is the easiest and the most rewarding.

Playing these types of games for the rewards is also how I found the myVEGAS apps that allowed me to save around $200 on my trip to Las Vegas over the summer!

I think with apps alone, I have gained at least $365 in SwagBucks. By playing a free app. Ridiculous! It’s always one download per user and you have to be a first time user of the app. You will also want to check the Terms because sometimes it says you have to reach a certain level in the game within a certain time period. Some of those requirements make it impossible to play the game without spending something in their game’s store to give you that boost you need to reach that level in time. If that’s the case, just try your best to complete it and if you can’t do it in the time allotted, just delete the app and cut your losses. There should be no reason for you to pay into these apps because this is not the point of SwagBucks. You’re there to earn, not to spend money on an app.

Want to get SB passively? Check out the Watch Page. This page contains content that users can click on and gain SB by watching the ads. Some of them offer one or two videos for 2 SB. But if you play any of the videos in the top row that have the yellow loop button on the bottom left hand of the picture, it will play ads on loop so you can literally walk away and forget about it! This won't gain you a lot of SB, but it's something to get you passive SB while you are at work or asleep. You can wake up to maybe 20 extra cents!
SwagBucks Watch Page – watch the uninterrupted loops in the top row!

Use the Watch tab to earn when you’re “away”

Lastly, and this one is the least amount earned but it keeps you earning during times that you can’t earn (like when you’re asleep or at work), and that is SB Watch. I pick one of the options from the top row (this is important because these are the ones that play on an uninterrupted loop), and just let it run.

However, I do NOT suggest doing this if you are working on your computer because every time it switches between “activities”, then it will pop the page back up in front of your face. So definitely only use this option as a “pull up and leave alone” kind of option otherwise you will be consistently interrupted every 10 seconds. I also highly recommend doing this on a desktop computer and not on your phone or through the SD Watch app. If you do it through your phone, it overheats after a while and if you do it through the app, it doesn’t really play on repeat as easily.

Do you want one last bonus way to earn SwagBucks quickly? Give yourself a head start on earning SwagBucks by signing up with my referral code! Once you do, you’ll receive an EXTRA 300 SB after you earn 300 SB within the first 30 days of signing up. No time to waste – get to earning SwagBucks quickly now!

4 Ways to Save Money Without Really Saving

You know the saying “Work Hard, Play Hard”. And if you’re like me, then you are working HARD but play very little. Of course I will treat myself to something new, pretty, or delicious every now and then, but let’s face it – we all need a break sooner or later. And that’s especially hard to do if you don’t have a lot of wiggle room in your budget.

Since I don’t have a lot of spending money to splurge on a vacation, I thought I would be a little more clever with how I am saving my money and I am sharing my secrets with you! These four ways to save money are going to help you put a little jingle in your pocket without really feeling like you’re saving at all!

My secret – free reward-based apps! There are a lot of apps out there that can either help you save money or help you get cashback. These are my favorites for helping me to do just that.

Showing the use of the SwagButton by SwagBucks on a browser that will help you save a little more money by browsing the internet for coupons.

1. SwagBucks

I have been a member of SwagBucks since 2013. I used it as a way to use my free time after college getting points for gift cards to places like Disney, Starbucks, and Target. I also used it as a way to get giftcards for my boyfriend who enjoyed places like Home Depot, Cabella’s, and Amazon. They have gift cards for anything! But you can also cash out your rewards in the form of PayPal cash or a Visa Reward Card! You can earn SwagBucks by doing surveys, answering polls, browsing the web, and – my personal favorite – online shopping! There are so many surveys to try and sometimes if you’re lucky you can earn big time. One time I earned $40 in rewards for a survey that I had to complete over the course of a two-day online consumer research portal – in total, I probably only gave them about 30 minutes of my time to answer their questions. Super score! As long as you have a little free time, answering surveys is quick and can easily get you a lot of points without investing anything but your time.

A screenshot of the SwagButton prompt that helps you earn cashback on your online purchases.

However, a more mindless way of earning comes from online shopping. By adding the SwagButton to my browser, every time I enter a site that is hosted on SwagBucks, a banner will appear telling me how much cashback I could earn. Not to mention, if I get as far as the checkout, it will also prompt me to click the banner again and it will search the web for me for coupons to save me money! This tool comes in handy especially when these are purchases I have to make like getting business cards or replacing something in the house that broke. One time I used this function while I was in Barnes and Noble shopping. I knew I was going to buy a book and instead I used the app to buy the book online and clicked the option for in-store pick-up at checkout, submitted the order, walked up to checkout, and told them that I had just ordered the book I was holding for in-store pick-up! I literally only did it for the cashback. Since I have started using SwagBucks , I have earned $152 in rewards, and if I hadn’t left my account inactive for four out of the six years I have been using it, then it would be a lot higher! If you want to get started on your own SwagBucks account, use this referral link to get started:

A picture of me sporting my Star Wars Stromtrooper look that I was able to put together from the amazing finds from Poshmark!

2. Poshmark

Poshmark is an online community to earn money by selling your new or used wardrobe. This is a great option for people who have a lot of fast fashion pieces, designer products, or maybe just things that they won’t wear or use again. It makes it so the money that you have invested into your style doesn’t go completely down the drain by just getting rid of it. Now you can earn some of that money back to invest in other pieces!

I started using this app July 2019 and in just five months I have earned $216! Other than making some money back, I can use the funds that I have earned in my Posh Account to purchase other things in the app that I want to add to my closet at a really great price! A lot of the outfits I have put together lately have been a combination of my personal closet and pieces I have bought through Poshmark. For instance my Star Wars Stormtrooper outfit, the top and jeans were things that I bought through the app. I have probably spent about $75 total in the app with the funds that I have earned, so cashing out what was left was a nice little boost to my bank account! If you want to get started on your own Poshmark account, use this referral link with my code DONNA_FAABORG to receive $10 to use in the app:

A screenshot of my Fetch Rewards home page. This is a great app to use for all your grocery shopping receipts as a way to get rewards to use on gift cards!

3. Fetch Rewards

Do you do a lot of grocery shopping? Great! This app is for you! Fetch Rewards is an app where you upload pictures of your grocery receipts to earn points to redeem towards a number of gift cards, including Mastercard or Visa Reward cards. The only real downside of this app is that it is fairly difficult to earn points quickly. However, if you shop their Special Offers, you can earn a lot faster and in bigger chunks! Uploading a receipt no matter how much was purchased will usually only get you around 25 points, which is 25 cents. But if you shop their recommended products, their special brand deals, or their bonus point items, sometimes your receipts can receive upwards of around 5,000-10,000 points per receipt! It all really depends on what you buy. Since I don’t really shop their suggested brands that much, I don’t earn that much. So far I have earned just under 14,000 points and I have been using it since April 2019. If you want to get started on your own Fetch Rewards account, use this referral link with my code B4FWF and you’ll receive 2,000 Fetch Points:

myVegas Slots is a free gaming app that you can use to redeem rewards to Las Vegas, Nevada!

4. myVegas Slots

Ok, I get it – this one sounds a little out of the blue. But it’s a great app if you are looking for a cheap way to get to Vegas! Since I am only about a six hour drive from Sin City and because taking a vacation there is pretty cheap to begin with, this app is a way for me to make it even cheaper.

This is a gaming app where you play simulated slot games to earn coins that you can use to shop their reward shop for cheaper room rates, free buffets, adult beverage drink coupons, discounted Cirque du Soleil tickets, and more! The reward shop is even separated into which casino or hotel that you would like to stay at. Obviously you don’t have to pick just one to redeem your rewards, so what I plan on doing with my rewards is to pick and choose as much as I can from different casinos so that whenever I can take a vacation there, then I have a better reason to explore a little more. There is no obligation to buy their fake money to use in the games because it’s easy to win in the game itself. Plus every day, they will send you an email that when you click the link, it will give you 3,000,000 in their currency to continue playing the game! Currently I have just under 45,000 in reward points. I don’t have a way of converting that to a dollar amount since their rewards vary by casino and type (i.e. whether it’s a discount or a meal voucher, etc). However, based on the points needed to buy things in the reward shop, it is a pretty decent amount! Especially considering I have only been playing this game for about a month and half. Trust me, by the time I am able to actually go to Vegas, my trip will be fairly close to free! Use this link to get the app for iPhone: And use this link to get the app for Android: (Also if you’re really good at blackjack like my boyfriend is, they also have a myVegas Blackjack app!)

Honestly there are so many apps out there that you can use to help you save money. They take some effort to participate in or remember to use but the end result of having a little extra pocket change makes it all worth while. Even though I am somewhat against having a ton of apps on my phone, I want to hear from all of you! What are some other money saving tricks that you have up your sleeve? Leave a comment below! Who knows, maybe someone else may find it helpful too!