I jumped on the bandwagon. I joined Swagbucks. A series of posts by Fabulously Broke inspired my jump into the search rewards program. A week in, I thought I would share my thoughts.
So far, it seems that the program works as advertised. I use the Swagbucks search engine, which is a Google/Ask.com mash-up, and I am awarded randomly with Swagbucks. You can also get Swagbucks using Swagcodes from “code hunts” on the site, Twitter, Facebook, or MySpace.
For your Swagbucks, you can get almost anything. The Swag Store has a long list of gift cards, collectibles, music, entertainment, or even a $5 cash through your PayPal account. I am saving for the Amazon.com gift card, because I love movies, books, and games.
My only complaint: finding the Swag codes on code hunts is a pain in the ass. Other than that, I switched my default search in Firefox to Swagbucks and get a few bucks a day.
If you have any questions about the site, I am happy to answer in the comments. If you do decide to sign up, please use my referral link so I can get a few bonus Swagbucks. You can also learn more about how Swagbucks work through my personalized Swagbucks site.