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I’m sure a lot of you out there have heard of Swagbucks, but for the ones who haven’t then this post is for you! What are Swagbucks? They are “bucks” you earn for searching the web. That’s it. You just search. Before I started Swagbucks, I used Google for everything……everything. Man, I was using Google at least a million times a day. I look everything up. Everything. I like to be informed…..I ask lots of questions. So, I started using the Swagbucks search engine instead. You get almost the exact same results as searching with Google, but you earn money. Yes, money. YIPEEE!!!!! I get paid to be inquisitive.
I’ve made Swagbucks my default search engine now. Barry did it for me, so I  have no idea how it’s done…..if you need to know, you can ask me and I’ll ask him. Or I’ll search it on Swagbucks! You don’t have to download anything. You simply go to their website  and sign up with your email address. Then you just start searching! Now, you CAN download their toolbar, but I haven’t done that. I didn’t want the extra stuff on my screen. But the beautiful part is, you don’t need it!
Now, you don’t get Swagbucks each time you search. You might get them a few times a day….but over the course of several weeks, those points will really start to add up. You can also earn points by doing daily polls, watching videos, shopping through Swagbucks, and taking surveys. Sometimes there are codes hidden in the Swagbucks blog that you can use to get more points.
You use your “bucks” to buy things at the Swag store. My favorite thing to get is the $5 Amazon gift card which is only 450 points. I can get those points pretty quick…maybe in a little more than two weeks. There are tons of options available for spending your bucks, but they all cost different prices. I’m currently saving towards a Starbucks gift card that’s 1400 points. I might get tired of waiting and go ahead and get another Amazon gift card…..I’m not good at waiting. I hate doctor’s offices.
Fridays are Mega Swagbucks days! This means you can earn tons of points! I’ve not won a big one yet, but I’m waiting in anticipation. I know it’s going to happen….I know it! I have faith like a mustard bottle.
You guys should know by now that I wouldn’t be telling you about something that I didn’t really enjoy and believe in. I’ve used Swagbucks so I know it’s legit and it WORKS…..for FREE! Even Barry is using it now. Thanks honey! If you sign up and you get your friends to sign up, then you get referral points. Pretty easy huh? In fact, if after reading this you decide that you want to sign up to earn Swagbucks, You can sign up through my referral link HERE. Thank you!!! Then you’ll get 30 points for signing up and I’ll get points for referring you! We both win.Starbucks anyone?

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About Stacy

Stacy is the author of Crock On: A Semi-Whole Foods Slow Cooker Cookbook and Keep Crockin': A Poorganic Slow Cooker Cookbook, and a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom to her three children, Annie (June 2009), Andy (August 2012) and Eli (September 2014). After an “awakening” in March 2011, her family switched to a more natural, whole foods diet. She likes to blog about how to live on less than you make and how to eat good food while doing it. Her passion is teaching others how to save money and she tag teams with her husband in this endeavor. At Stacy Makes Cents you’ll find information on how to save money in the kitchen, how to have fun with your kids, and how to be thrifty in all areas of life. Her passion is teaching others how to live debt free. Make sure to follow her on Facebook, Youtube, Pinterest and more to keep up with her daily antics.


  1. THANK YOU!!! That is great!! Can’t wait to get started!

  2. Michelle Bowers says:

    Joy Cake Company drawing…Is this where I need to enter? That Carrier looks so cool!

    • Sorry Michelle! :-) If you’ll notice the dates on there you can see that it’s over……I need to delete it. You can order those directly from Joy Cone Company. And they ARE really cool! :-)

  3. Okay, I do this. But I see now how you use it on your blog with the side ad. You have other people signing up under you and then you get more coffee…or Amazonian fun…or stuff. Groooooovy.

    Let me have a squirt from your mustard bottle.

  4. Stacy, I’d LOVE for you to ask Barry how to add swagbucks to my search engine options! I have the stupid tool bar taking up precious space on my tiny netbook screen.

  5. Oh i’m so disappointed. The site is not open for Quebec residents … :(

  6. Emily June says:

    I’m new to your blog and was just clicking around. I’m so glad I came upon this post because I had completely forgotten about my Swagbucks account… for the past 3 years! I just logged in and praise Jesus, I have 550 points! Amazon card here I come!

  7. Lisa @ The Wellness Wife says:

    Love it! I kept hearing about it, but never took the time to research it. Thanks!

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