Joining Swagbucks in September has been a blessing to our family’s small budget. Over the past couple of months I have earned over $50.00 in Amazon gift cards which I have used to pay for our son’s Christmas gifts. While there are many people who make more than I do on Swagbucks my strategy allows me to spend as little time as possible doing tasks while still earning enough swag bucks to redeem a new gift card every few days. As a stay at home mom with limited time, my Swagbucks strategy easily fits into my already busy day.
My Hands Off Swagbucks Strategy
I start my Swagbucks day right before heading to bed. I know starting your day and heading to bed don’t typically coincide. However it is the best use of my time in order to maximize my earnings while freeing up my day to do more important things, like playing with my sons.
During the night I will run one of the apps so that I can be earning while sleeping! It doesn’t matter which app I run at night, the important thing is that it runs. If I wake during the night I’ll take a quick peak to see if it’s still running. My husband will also make sure it’s running when he leaves for work.
During the day, the only time I spend on this activity is to check my device every now and then to make sure it is still running. When I have maxed out on one set of videos I move on to the next app. In total I spend no more than 3 or 4 minutes a day on this activity. Being in the eastern time zone I can start an app when I go to bed (usually around midnight) and let it run all night long without having to worry about hitting the daily limit. The daily allotments start over at midnight PST which is a three-hour delay for me. As it continues to run overnight I not only earn swag bucks for the current day but then again for the next.
Swagbucks mobile TV app has a daily limit of 38 bucks. The SBTV Mobile Sporty, and EntertainNow both have a daily limit of 18 each. By maxing out these three apps every day I earn a total of 74 SB each day or 2020 swag bucks per month earning a total of $22.20.
Update: On February 2nd the total number of guaranteed Swag Bucks you can earn on the mobile TV app was reduced from 38 to 10. The new combined total SB on the EntertainNow, MovieCli.ps, Lifestylz.tv, Sportly.tv and Indymusic.tv is now 60. If you utilize all of these apps using my Hands Off Strategy you can earn a total of 70 SB daily or a total of 2100 in a 30 day period. Earning you a total $21.00 this is a difference of $1.20. The Swagbucks team have also announced they will be adding new ways to earn SBs.
The no obligation special offers (NOSO) is quick and easy to complete and rewards you with 2 swag bucks.
The Daily Poll takes less than a minute and gives you 1 swag buck each day.
Use the SwagButton. I use the Chrome extension, but others have downloaded the tool bar or search engine and use them instead. Doing this once a day will earn you 1 swag buck.
Finally I do the Daily Crave. I have it running while checking my email.
By completing the “To Do List” I have earned 6 swag bucks in just a couple of minutes. At the end of a 28 day month doing this has earned me 168 swag bucks totaling $1.68. With these two activities alone I have met my daily goal and with every day you meet that goal you earn a bonus! After meeting your daily goal every day for 7, 14, 21, and 31 days you will earn an additional bonus called a Winning Streak which can make you up to an additional 300 swag bucks a month.
They are then awarded to you on the 5th of the following month. That’s it, that is the basis of my hands off strategy. I do however do other things through out the course of the month when I have time, or just feel like playing around.
I will play games now and then, the one game I recommend (as I have found it to be the shortest) is Swag Jump. The trick is not to see as high as you can go but to get up just high enough to be able to end the game. Unless you are doing one of the pay to enter tournaments, it doesn’t matter how any points you have at the end of the game because you will only be awarded 2 swag bucks at the end of every other game. You will only be able to earn a total of 10 swag bucks for playing games each day.
On occasion , a rare one at that, I will do a special offer that requires me to make a purchase. As I mentioned in my previous post, I bought a Sam’s Club membership, but only because I made money on the deal. By the time everything was said done between the discounted price, the perks they offered to get me to join and the 450 swag bucks I earned I walked away with a free membership and an Amazon Gift Card and had made almost $4.00 on the whole deal.
I will also have a daily crave or an encore video running in the back ground while doing other things like blogging, reading email and surfing the net. While I don’t do that everyday I will do it when I remember.
As they come available I also try to enter swag codes and will also search through coupons before heading to the store. For each coupon you use you are awarded 10 swag bucks. However, don’t print coupons or buy items unless you are going to use them.
As I have mentioned before I do not do searches on Swagbucks because you are not rewarded enough for the time spent doing it vs the points you randomly earn. I have just started to earn points for searching through Bing Rewards that I can convert to swagbucks. According to Bing I can earn up to 500 additional swag bucks each month by searching through them. Which is a much better return on your time investment and a much better Swagbucks strategy.
Doing all of these activities will earn you at least $30.00 every month in gift cards from Swagbucks, and quite often more than that. I did not add in the amounts for the games, the paid offers, the daily crave videos, or the winning streak bonuses as it will vary depending how much choose to do.
*Important Note* If you are running these apps on your cell phone you must switch off your cellular data and use Wifi only so that you do not run through your data plan.
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