Swagbucks Scam Review

Before I give my honest Review about Swagbucks, I would like to state that this is not a referral link and I get no compensation in any way to write about them.

What is Swagbucks all about?

It is a Free online rewards program that allows you to earn digital dollars called “Swag Bucks” for completing various online activities. You can turn your digital credit into real money via PayPal or exchange them for gift cards or products once you met the requirements or earned enough credits.

Who will benefit from Swagbucks?

If you have some spare time and want to find an interesting way to get some freebies for doing tasks that you might be doing online anyway this will work well for you. Since you only need to be above 13 years of age to qualify for registration, this is an awesome site for teens to keep them busy while they get something in return as well.

Who will not benefit from Swagbucks?

You will not become rich from using this site and no, it will most definitely not replace your income. If you are looking for an Opportunity to earn a real online income you will not find it with Swagbucks for the program will only give you about $10 - $50 a month.

How can you earn?

Digital dollars can be earned with a wide variety of activities that include:

  • Watching video’s that can be done via the Swag Bucks Android application as well.
  • By purchasing products online
  • Entering in the sweepstakes
  • Completing offers
  • Participating in polls
  • Playing games

One of the most popular ways of earning would be to use their own search engine and earn while searching the web. They have a toolbar for this purpose or you can install the plug-in for your browser to make it easier and avoid using the home page every time. If you use the Swag Bucks plug-in and do online shopping through the portal you will earn credits for every dollar that you spend.

In addition you can earn more credits when you refer people to Swagbucks and every time they get “swag bucks” for searching the web you get credit as well.

Keep in mind that you will need many points if you want to exchange it for something worthwhile. 450 points for instance will get you a $5 Amazon gift card, and to cash out $25 in PayPal, you will need around 2,500 points. 

If you have a blog or website you can also use the handy widget and attract more visitors to use it directly from your blog or site and obviously earn more credits and get more referrals to sign up. 

Pros and Cons


  • Swag Bucks is a 100% free platform and it will not cost you a cent to sign up.
  • They have a huge variety of prizes to choose from and you will never run out of choice or preference. 
  • The user interface is not complicated at all and easy enough even for a teenager to use.
  •  The surveys and task are simple and very rarely complicated, making it possible for about anyone to participate.


  • You will not get Swag Bucks on every search and only get the points on about 3-4 searches daily.
  • Obviously their search engine is not as good as Google itself and the results can sometimes be unrelated.
  • Sadly, SwagBucks is only available in a few countries and not international yet, therefore not everyone can participate

Is SwagBucks a Scam?

No most definitely not, since it is a free platform and on top of all you get free products and money in return. For those who claim that they had been scammed by Swag Bucks I can only ask one question. How can you get ripped off by a free system? Swagbucks were launched on 25 Feb 2008 and has kept their promises and given payouts without any delay.

The site does not promote themselves with fake promises of paying out millions or making you rich, in fact they are upfront and tell their members how and how much they will earn. Well over $15 million had been paid out to members and they were rated A+ with the Better Business Bureau, Most definitely not a scam.

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  1. Thank you, Christene. Your review was helpful.

    One question: have you heard anything about a virus being distributed through Swagbuck's search tool/plug-in? I'll probably just go to their site to search anyway - I keep my downloads to a minimum - but I was wondering if other people have heard about this or if I just happened to stumble across a few nasty, insidious reviewers whose primary goal is to trash talk other sites.


    1. Good question. If you download the toolbar directly from SwagBucks you should not have any problems with viruses. I found some 3d party sites that distribute the toolbar as well and they might contain malicious ware.

      Always a good idea to have proper antivirus software installed on your machine CiCi, I stumble onto viruses even on trusted sites. Avast is the best in my opinion if you have Microsoft. If the virus program detect a thread then it is not advisable to use the search toolbar.

    2. You will finish some surveys and then all of sudden get disqualified at the end and then support will tell you that some surveys will disqualify you because you took it to fast. Even though you took your sweet time and answered correctly. They are scammmers and scam people randomly to increase their own profit. I have seen this time and time again and read reviews of this happening on a consistent basis. And also most of swagstakes are scams just like every other sites who offer raffles.

  2. You do know that teenagers are more computer literate than most adults so saying "The user interface is not complicated at all and easy enough even for a teenager to use" is incorrect maybe saying "even for a child to use" would work better.

  3. Yes you are absolutely right, it is easy enough for a child to use. Some people however will interpret it wrong and set up a profile for their 9 year old kids. (It happened before lol)

  4. "How can you get ripped off by a free system?"

    You can get ripped off by spending 30 minutes taking a survey and never getting the SB for it. You can get ripped off by completing offers and not ever seeing the SB.

    1. I agree. This happens to me on a daily basis.

    2. This happens to me a lot as well. I want to complain,but then i feel sort of petty. Perhaps a way to remedy this would be to offer a percentage of the swagbucks for each stage of the survey you complete. So,if you spend 15 mins on a 30 min survey before it boots you out, then you should get 50% of the swagbucks. I just did a survey yesterday that asked VERY personal questions about pad and tampon use. Not only did it take me a lot longer than the time frame they stated, I didn't get even a single swagbuck from it. I got unceremoniously booted with a very curt "We have no further questions for you at this time". A total waste of my time.

  5. Swagbucks is a scam don’t do it. If you want to make money guaranteed go to instagc.com/robichaudsteven . I was only watching videos from swagbucks almost went over my bandwith limit so I cut down on videos. All week I cut down, in the meantime I had 2 gift card waiting. Says it may take up to 10 days witch I found was weid because it’s and e gift card, so it’s not a hard copy or anything the code should be instant. Anyways while still a swagbucks member I joined instagc. I made a 100 points pretty easy then I said I’ll try to cash out a 1$ amazon gift card to see if this site is legit. What do you know I got the 1$ gift code instant! I took the code, put it in my Amazon account and bam. Mean while swagbuck I’m still waiting on this 10 day crap. Swagbucks never even emailed me or anything also about this issues, just a pure silent deactivation. In the meanwhile I made more money on instagc doing it a few hours a day and making gift cards instant! You can even cash out a check on instagc and they post winners all the time on Facebook. There’s even a little chat you can talk with others. If you want to waste your time go to swagbucks, if you actually want to make a bit of money use my link and go to instagc I can even help you get started.

    1. I totally agree with you. I've waste my time on it for nothing. It is a SCAM.

  6. I have been using Swag bucks for 3 months now and I love it. It is a great way to earn money. I was turning my swag points in for amazon gift cards but I recently switched to pay pal gift cards. I think this is much better because pay pal can be used everywhere even amazon plus if I want I can always just deposit the money right into my bank account. As I said I love swagbucks and if anyone wants to try it and become a swaggernut you can use my link swagbucks.com/refer/randaltor

  7. I dont have the patience to use it, but my husband makes lots of money on it and others sites like it. He shops at walmart with all the certificates and gift cards he gets from these programs. I however am not patient in answering surveys and watching videos for small change, LOL. Great review as usual!

  8. I have been using Swag bucks for 3 months now and I love it. It is a great way to earn money. I was turning my swag points in for amazon gift cards but I recently switched to pay pal gift cards. I think this is much better because pay pal can be used everywhere even amazon plus if I want I can always just deposit the money right into my bank account. As I said I love swagbucks and if anyone wants to try it and become a swaggernut you can use my link swagbucks.com/refer/UsingMECloak

  9. I signed up for swagbucks years ago & totally forgot about it. Four months ago my brother-in-law showed me 3 Ipads & a Kindle that he got for my sister & my niece's through swagbucks. Needless to say, I couldn't wait to to jump in & start making money. I earn $150.00 to $200.00 a month with no referrals. There are so many ways to earn money. It's definitely worth giving it a shot. You can sign up with my link, www.swagbucks.com/refer/gorgeaus.

  10. Making money on the internet is NOT easy and you wont get rich doing it. There are some ways to make a few extra spending bucks though. Swagbucks has been an awesome way for me to make a few extra bucks for doing what I already do on the internet.(like browsing, playing games and doing the odd survey) If you sign up with this code you get bonus Swagbucks when you sign up and we both will make extra money from what we both do! www.swagbucks.com/refer/Maximilian13

  11. Legit companies do not spam the life out of craigslist. That is all. They are a bunch of scumbags.

  12. Maximillian13, above, will earn extra Swagbucks off you who fall for his "offer" of earning more. Don't you earn more if you get others to sign up under you? Duh!

  13. Omg cool cool thats good you make alot of money :-)

  14. Tried out swagbucks on 10/2/2015. Initially it was a good experience as I learned a few things from watching videos, participated in drawings, and had fun doing surveys. On 10/13/2015, they deactivated my account without warning, explanation, or reason. I'm not going to go sour over it, just want to let people know to occasionally screenshot their earnings and get their support/editing staff to do a better job at checking things. As I have also noticed a few deleted videos and missing swagbucks on certain offers.

    Aloha from Hawaii, AF

  15. I very much agree with you that "You will not become rich from using this site." I actually just reviewed Swagbucks on my site ( http://leave.today/swagbucks-online-survey-site-review/ ) in case anyone is interested), and I found that it IS true that you can make points towards gift cards (...eventually), but I have to say that I prefer the option to get an actual check-in-the-mail with other sites (like Inboxdollars).


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