SwagBucks (Prodege) Search and Win Review

March 22, 2008 · 8 comments

Swagbucks (Prodege) Review
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Who is Eligible:
Residents of the U.S. and Canada age 13 or older; residents of the U.K. age 16 or older.
How It Works:
Make searches and win Swagbucks, redeemable for GCs and merchandise. Searches can be made at any of Prodege’s search and win websites. Swagbucks appears to be the primary website but Prodege lists 77 total affiliated websites (most of which start with the words “SearchWith,” like SearchWithBeyonce, SearchWithWillieNelson, SearchWithKiss, etc.). All sites use the same login and the same basic prize catalog, but they have a handful of redemptions that are specific to each site; for instance, Beyonce’s site offers her 2007 tour T-shirt as a redemption.
Merchandise redemptions include song and video downloads, football cards, posters, t-shirts, iPods, Apple Power Books, and more. Gift card redemptions include Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Target, iTunes, Gap, BestBuy, and AMC Theaters. The primary site, Swagbucks, has the best prices for redemptions: 36 Swagbucks = a $5 Starbucks GC, 40 Swagbucks = a $5 Amazon GC, 60 Swagbucks = a $10 Barnes and Noble GC. I just cashed out for my first redemption and will update this post with my wait time until receiving the prize once I get it.
You can also earn Swagbucks for shopping through the Swagbucks site.
And, if you refer someone and they win, you win, too!
How Often Do People Win?
The site chooses random times to offer prizes — if you’re the person searching at that time or the first person after that time, you’ll win a prize. The winners list is updated constantly; it seems that there’s a winner at least every minute. My personal experience in using the program is that I win about twice a day. I never win twice in an hour or so; it seems like I do better taking a break and trying later in the day.
Like SwagBucks? You may also like these similar programs: BigDevil, Blingo, LuckySearch, MSN Live Search Club, and Winzy!

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mario August 5, 2008 at 1:09 am

http://www.swagbucks.com is my favorite of all the search and wins. i’ve snagged a bunch of prizes from the site and they always arrive on time so no complaints here!


luci zettler August 21, 2009 at 9:14 am

Swagbucks is deactiving accounts after you redeem for prizes.
I did redeem for 5 Amazon gift cards in the past. Now I had the last one denied and my account deactived for doing too many searches they say.
I now only did one search aday and again when I redeemed for an Amazon gc, my account was immediately deactived, for no reason what so ever.
One normal search aday should never have been a reason to deactived an account.
I think, we have another Netwinner here, they seem not to be able to fill redemptions.


Ian December 18, 2009 at 8:56 am

I’ve been with Swagbucks for about 6 months now, and I’ve redeemed 10 $5 amazon gc so far. Although $50 in 6 months doesn’t sound like much, that’s been from searching alone. If you get solid referrals, you can easily make more than that. Bottom line, it’s worked for me, I’ve got some free Wii games (from amazon), and most of the people on facebook, and forums, have only good things to say about being part of this.


thsscks4lf April 16, 2010 at 12:50 am

I tried redeeming a 3-pack of pens on March 18, 2010 and Swag Bucks said it was shipped on March 24, 2010, but I have not received it yet. Where should I send contact to? Please help. Thank you.


AuntV January 28, 2011 at 12:46 am

I have done Swagbucks for over a year with no problems earning about $25 a month from searching and codes. I started doing SBTV and games when they added it. They recently deactivated me, and a lot of others I heard with absolutely no warning, and no way to appeal their “ruling” , I lost over $25 that i had worked hard to earn all month long. They say I had used a “bot”! Obviously they have no true way to tell this, as i never used a bot, I do not even know what a bot is. I did everything as the current rules stated, clicking on SBTV videos manually. $25 may not seem like much but I am unemployed so it is a lot to me, I would not recommend Swagbucks due this massive termination of accounts with no notice and no valid reason and their lie saying I had used a bot.


yellowstone October 5, 2012 at 12:17 am

I would have to recommend against using Swagbucks. I had over 30,000 [which is over $300 in Amazon giftcards] Swagbucks saved up…and then out of the blue they terminated my account for no reason. They claimed I used a “bot” but I did not. This was massively upsetting, since I earned all of that fair and square and they have the nerve to continuously deny me by earned Swagbucks back. Their customer service is absolutely horrid. Seriously, use Irazoo, Zoombucks, or Gifthulk instead. If you are to use Swagbucks NEVER bother to save up more than 1,000 Swagbucks…the more Swagbucks you accumulate the higher chances of them assuming you must have cheated to have received that much even when you did nothing wrong.


anna November 25, 2014 at 2:23 am

Terrible. They take forever to pay, even though they say 10 days it takes more like 20. But, they do pay, I must say.

If you want to spend all day for a dollar, then Swagbucks is for you.

I advise not even bothering with Swagbucks, unless 12 hours is worth a buck to you.


Denise April 9, 2015 at 8:05 pm

Program worked well in 2008-09 but now AWFUL. I just inherited a serious malware from completing one of their “trusted sites”. The incentives are no longer worth the effort.
Stay away.


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