After I posted the usual "I Just Won 11 Swag Bucks on swagbucks.com" message, a friend asked me if I had any tips on using Swagbucks. Here's what I said:
You get swagbucks for searches using the sb search engine, as you also know, but you increase your chances of getting sb for searches by convincing their programming yours is a legitimate search. So refine your terms over two or three searches- say I am searching for a printable mathworksheet for my little godson/unofficial foster child Blynken, a practice sheet with dimes and pennies. I search for printable math worksheets. Then I search for printable math worksheets first grade, and then I search for printable math worksheet first grade, dimes and pennies. If I haven't gotten more sb by then, I move on. Often I don't get to the third clarification.
Games- My friend told me she only found games that you had to pay to play, and I don't do those, either.
I am not sure what the difference was between what she was doing and what I was doing, so I'm just going to go through what I do. I go to swagbucks, click on earn, then click on games. Then I click on wordgames, because that's all I do. Possibly you'd earn more with other games, I dunno. But I play one or two quickish word games on the computer most days anyway, as a way of keeping the dementia at bay, or at least that's my excuse. So playing a couple quick wordgames on SB doesn't take up any extra time for me.
Once I get to the games section, I click on the 'play free' button, which is right next to the picture of my game (above the table of games you have to pay to play and then only get sb if you place). I never get more than five sb a pop for games. I think it optimizes my sb wins that I play one game of, say, wordrop, and then I return to the games section and play another game, say, the synonyms game- and I always submit my score (to a 'guest' name, i don't bother signing in). One game takes me three minutes.
Look over their special offers- I've printed out coupons for ten swagbucks a pop, coupons for things I do use from time to tie, and I've gotten free trial memberships to this and that. I got a lot of sb for a credit card application that I didn't accept. I don't always find offers I want to try, but I look them over about once a month or so. You get a lot of sb for those. If you want a lot of swagbucks pretty fast, I'd look those special offers over on a daily basis to see if any of them work for you, but be careful not to get sucked into buying anything you weren't going to buy anyway.
And then buy your five dollar amazon gift certificate and start stacking them (Amazon lets you use as many as you like, and you keep letting them build up). At least that's what I get. What do you like to get, if you do swagbucks?