Too Good to Be True? Not This Time!

Join Swagbucks!

You know how you sometimes see things online and they honestly look TOO good to be true!? The sad reality is that often things are not as good as they seem at first. You know…the chances to earn money without leaving your home, the attempts to grab your attention with money-making tactics and so much more. The online world can be a dangerous place with lots of tricks and lies, and we must wisely maneuver our way through it each day!

Although I’m a rather skeptical person when it come to online earnings and that sort of thing. However, several years ago I discovered and I have been using it ever since. In fact, Swagbucks is the web’s most popular rewards program. You can earn what is called “swagbucks” by simply searching for things online. In addition to searching you can also earn points by shopping at your faovrite retailers (even places like!) and if you really want to get into it, you can do some surveys to earn extra ‘bucks’ too.

So, what do you do with all these ‘swagbucks’ that you earn? The points allow you to redeem gift cards to retailers such as Amazon, Walmart or even to just get straight out cash from Paypal! Over the last years I’ve earned quite a lot of money from Swagbucks and have been able to go shopping on and “buy” some pretty great items for free!

There are NO STRINGS attached to Swagbucks. No’s 100% free! And they’ve got no tricks up their sleeve. It’s a simple program that allows you to earn some great rewards. I’ve thoroughly enjoyed using swagbucks and have no intention of stopping to use their program any time soon. Check it out for yourself at!


  1. Neat! Hadn’t heard of Swagbucks before – thanks for the heads up!

  2. Lynda Cook says:

    I belong with swagbucks but don’t keep up with that one, and belong to a few other reward programs

  3. Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    I’ll have to pass this tip on to my son, he’s into this sort of thing, me not so much. 🙂

  4. Wayne Chow says:

    The same parent company, Prodege, bought MyPoints and destroyed it for Canadian users. Customer service really worsened. Their Facebook reps are often confrontational.

    MyPoints PayPal reward, about the only one you can use in Canada:
    for Canadians – 4200 points for $25 Canadian
    for Americans – 3970 points for $25 US
    You don’t get the option of taking the US dollars, it’s based on your registered address.
    I may switch if Swagbucks is better.

  5. I like Swagbucks, glad they offer paypal option now.

  6. Judy Cowan says:

    I have been doing Swagbucks for the last year and have cashed out a few times, worth it for the few minutes a day it takes me.

  7. I just love Swagbucks!! great for Amazon gift cards 🙂

  8. Debbie Bashford says:

    I am aware of it just never got into it

  9. Wayne Chow says:

    How long does it take to earn a PayPal rewards via Swagbucks?

    It takes about 1 1/2 months to get it via MyPoints (with “free” points that don’t require any purchases). And it’s $25 US if registered with a US-address.

    When I was checking out Swagbucks, it showed me the rewards as $25 Cdn even though I hadn’t given them any info — probably using my IP address. So I think if it takes about a month to get $25 Cdn from Swagbucks, it works out to be the same.

  10. Marilyn Legault says:

    I’ll have to give it a try, thanks.

  11. I have heard a lot of good things about Swagbucks. I’ll now take the time.

  12. I looked into this a couple years ago and promptly forgot about it. I think I’m finally going to give it a try. Thanks for the reminder.

  13. Just an update on my MyPoints situation — since, they are now run by the same parent company, Prodege.

    During several points in February, I was unable to watch videos or perform searches on their website to earn points. Basically, they felt I was earning too many points via those methods even though I was well under their limit. e.g. you can earn 500 pts/day for watching videos and I believe there is no limit for earning points via searches because they are randomly awarded, but I rarely earned 100 pts a day via either of those methods.

    I still was able to earn exactly enough points to redeem for a PayPal reward on February 28. But the moment I tried to redeem my points, they “deactivated” my account.

    I contacted Customer Service immediately, but they have yet to reply after two days. I posted on their FB page, the posts were deleted.

    I’ve been part of the MyPoints program since at least 1999, yet this looks like the end, one way or another.

    Of course, I won’t waste any more time with SwagBucks either because I suspect the same thing will happen.

  14. kathy downey says:

    I belong with swagbucks and i have gotten some nice swag over the years !

  15. kathy downey says:

    I just love Swagbucks!

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