How I Get FREE Stuff — You Can Too!

by West Parsons on December 10, 2011 · 9 comments

in swagbucks


What is Swagbucks?
Ever since introducing my YouTube viewers to, I have been receiving a swarm of inbox messages and video comments questioning if SwagBucks is a scam. See video.

Simple answer to that is NO, it is not. I have been able to purchase a number of items using giftcard that I have won using Swagbucks. My most recent purchases were Seche Restore Thinner, Z-Palatte Customizable Makeup Palatte,  and Nail Art Rhinestones and Storage Box.

How it works?
SwagBucks is just like Google. Actually, it is powered by Google and a few other search engines. You simply collect points/bucks for using the SwagBucks search engine ( to conduct genuine searches. Be aware, frivolous searches will not render any bucks being awarded. Once you have enough bucks in your account, you simply go to the SwagStore and make a purchase. I choose to purchase gift cards, but there are a plethora of other items that can be purchased. Below is a screenshot of an Amazon giftcard I cashed my swagbucks in for.

Swagbucks does not:
1. Sell your information
2. Install spyware on your computer
3. SPAM your inbox

Swagbucks does:
1. Act as a search engine
2. Allow you to win bucks that can be used towards reward/prizes in the swagstore
3. Helps to keep your hard earned $$ in your pocket (since you will be spending swagbucks instead)
4. Start you off with $$$ Swagbucks when singing up using link provided in this blog



indigo. September 18, 2010 at 4:16 am

Signing up right now!

Anonymous September 22, 2010 at 6:59 am

Is swagbucks a scam? Interesting question. I decided to give it a try, but didn't like it. So I decided to use the "cancel" button to cancel. Mysteriously it does not work however the website seems to be a little too eager to harvest my mailing address, etc. which I did not give. So imo it's fishy that they grab your data but won't release it. Googled the issue and found a comment by someone who claimed s/he has trojan viruses from swagbucks. So I say it's a ploy to keep you clicking in return for your data. Just something to be aware of before you sign up.

questfortheperfectcurl September 28, 2010 at 6:38 pm

I saw this post and started using Swagbucks. A couple of days later after I made it my search engine, some suspect charges showed up on my debit card that I had to get disputed with my bank. Coincidence? Maybe…but I don't think the search is secure. I took it off right after; I hadn't lost my card or anything so I couldn't think of anything else it could be.

Blog Vixen September 28, 2010 at 8:33 pm

I'm sorry to hear that. Hopefully your card company will get to the bottom of it.

But I also must say that I and my friends have been using swagbucks and the toolbar for over a year and have not experienced such. Swagbucks also has a Facebook page. Hundreds of thousands of users write on their wall every minute of the day (literally) about any little glitch that happens on Fraud has yet to be an issue discussed.

Tia June 22, 2011 at 11:53 am

I use swag bucks with no problem. I only make purchases from secure sites – like Google. I never set swagbucks as my default, I just use the toolbar. A lot of websites are banking on ppl to slip on security. I also have Norton anti-virus. I love my hassle-free free stuff 🙂

Christina June 23, 2011 at 7:48 am

I love Swagbucks! I have almost 3,000 since joining in January. I’m saving all my bucks up until I reach 15,000+ so that I can get the new PayPal gift card they just started offering. I shop on Amazon, but I use PayPal to check out from many sites.

wanda September 29, 2011 at 12:38 am


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