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by David Harris
SwagBucks found at swagbucks.com is a website offering various tasks to complete in exchange for point rewards they call Swag Bucks, which may be redeemed with participating merchants.
There are multitudes of ways to engage in making points on their site to redeem with their sponsors.
So much so that it can be a bit overwhelming.
It should take you a small part of an evening to study the SwagBucks’ back-office instructions.
Swag Bucks has a lot of rules and restrictions.
By watching videos, answering polls, playing games, searching for stuff on Swag Bucks search engine (which you have to install on your computer), taking paid surveys, and more, you can earn Swag Bucks points to redeem.
You can even earn SwagBucks by referring your friends.
These “Swag Bucks” are more like pennies, or fractions of pennies since it takes about 450 to 700 points to earn $5 gift cards.
I find that the returns are insignificant and inconsistent.
I noticed that I did not get credited for several activities.
And to be fair, I had checked after a long period of non-usage and still, no credit.
SwagBucks will not tell you when they delete your account for whatever reason they claim.
They may inform you until they send you a notice via email much later on if you try to find out why.
Many users have complained that SwagBucks deleted them after accumulating tens of $1000s worth of swag credits.
I’ve seen numerous complaints reported that SwagBucks will delete your account for using a bot.
Most people on earth don’t have the slightest idea what a bot is.
Yet if Swag Bucks says you used one, there is no way to defend yourself to reestablish your account.
They won’t give you the chance.
SwagBucks finds reasons they claim you may be cheating them.
But most users have no clue what SwagBucks is talking about and mainly follow their rules to the letter, faithfully.
One of the many issues I have with Swag Bucks is the six-month time limit on their points.
Some folks claim that they had a small amount of success with SwagBucks.
It takes so long to gather enough points to redeem in their shopping spree page that by the time you get enough, the swag bucks have expired.
Many others have expressed their disappointment.
I’ve tried it long enough to realize I have better things to do with my time.
If you still want to engage in this SwagBucks service, you should really create a spam email address.
That’s because the amount of spam you will receive from engaging in Swag Bucks activities is mountainous.
Not to mention the phone calls from merchants where they make it a necessary option to give a phone number out… don’t!
I am wary of installing toolbars on my own browser for fear of malware and other subtle and insidious little beasts that can be introduced to my computer.
I don’t recommend using Swag Bucks’ toolbar just to get a swag buck on a daily basis.
It’s a little surprising that this type of business model is carried out by an otherwise reputable company, Prodege LLC in Los Angeles.
It handles big profile sites for sports teams and media icons like KISS and Hilary Duff.
I also dislike that we’re only there so they and their sponsors can gather all the personal data we can give them for very little in return.
If I want to engage in earning money taking surveys, there are plenty of paid survey sites that will earn me much more per survey than Swag Bucks.
While they don’t charge a fee to join, I still don’t recommend that you waste your time with SwagBucks.
I don’t recommend “SwagBucks”.
Survey Junkie is a much better option…
Join Survey Junkie free here: http://www.FreeSurveyJunkie.com
Thanks for reading the review…
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