Swagbucks is awesome.  It just is.  Most of you have probably heard about it, but in case you haven’t, here’s a quick rundown.

Swagbucks is basically a rewards website where you earn points (called Swagbucks) for doing certain things.

There’s all sorts of different activities you can do, but the best one (I think) is the search function.  It’s the only one I use, actually.  Essentially, every time you would normally do a Google search, you just go to Swagbucks search instead.  The results are the exact same and every few searches you’ll earn a few Swagbucks.

What’s so great about Swagbucks?

Before I tell you, let me make a confession.  I lied in the title.  You don’t actually earn cash directly with Swagbucks, but you do earn Swagbucks that you can redeem for gift cards at various places.  My favorite is the 450 Swagbucks for a $5 Amazon gift card.

That’s what’s so great about Swagbucks.  You’re earning these point things every time you do something you do anyways.  At some point you realize, “hey, I’ve got a lot of these points… I can get a gift card!”

So, earning money (or at least gift cards) for doing stuff you’re already doing.

It doesn’t seem like much, but all these little things add up pretty quickly.  Especially when you add in one more awesome feature of Swagbucks: the referral program.

You can refer your friends and family to Swagbucks and it’s awesome for you if you do because for every point they earn, you get a point as well.  They only let you go up to 1,000 per referral though, but that’s okay – 1,000 is quite a chunk of points!  That’s enough for $10 on Amazon!

Picture it this way: not only are you getting points for stuff you’re doing already, you’re getting points when your friends and family are doing stuff they do already… and all those points add up into gift cards you can use! 

One warning with Swagbucks.  They have all sorts of other things you can do, like a daily survey or watching a video, that’ll get you more points.  I would advise against doing those things.  The whole idea behind you as a poor college student using this program isn’t so that you have one more thing to waste time on.  It’s so that you can be earning a bit extra without any extra effort.  So stick with the search function.

I highly recommend Swagbucks – it’s a great little program and one I think you’ll find quite handy!

If you’re interested, go ahead and sign up here.

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