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A guide to the Do's & Don'ts of Swagbucks!

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posted this on April 29, 2014, 10:59 AM

Searching Do’s

  • For a chance to earn SBs each time you search the web, you have three options:

  • Set your browser search engine to Swagbucks Search (Click here)

  • Use the search bar on, and

  • Visit

  • When using Swagbucks as your search engine, use it exactly the way you would on any other search website


Searching Don’ts

  • Search the web only to win SB

  • Click on any links that you aren't genuinely interested in

  • Use any bot or program that auto searches for you


Referral and Social Media Do’s

  • Send email invitations to your friends, family and associates through our Invite A Friend link

  • Create a memorable Swag Name to make your referral link easy to use

  • Place your referral link in your email signatures

  • Participate in online communities/forums where people may be interested in SB

  • Create a video that explains SB and features your referral link

  • Share appropriate Swagbucks content, links, or ideas on our Facebook wall and discussion boards

  • Post your referral link on any Swagbucks social media pages

  • Spam the Swagbucks Facebook wall


Referral and Social Media Don’ts

  • Send referral emails or texts to strangers

  • Post referral links or bulletin board code on websites that prohibit them

  • Promise to give rewards or payments to your "friends" in exchange for signing up with your referral link

  • Create a video that makes inaccurate or false promises about Swagbucks rewards

  • Repost another member’s photos, video and other content as your own

  • Promote web pages other than on Swagbucks' Facebook wall or any commenting area on

  • Post to public forums that your engagement with video, offers and other actions on is only motivated by getting SB

  • Play videos, open articles or access content that awards SB without actively engaging with that content

  • Post, share or distribute any video or content that promotes Swagbucks cheats (which are generally fake and can be dangerous info phishing scams anyhow)


Survey Do’s

  • Always provide honest answers

  • Read all questions carefully before answering

  • Report to Customer Support if you believe a third-party is contacting you about survey opportunities or to join their panel without your permission to be contacted


Survey Don’ts

  • Don’t speed through surveys (this factors into disqualifications)

  • Don’t share details about surveys with friends nor on public forums, including details about survey contents, survey titles, survey IDs, time of completion, screenshots, etc.


Miscellaneous Don’ts

  • Submit inappropriate or offensive photos, ideas, and videos

  • Bullying and/or engaging in activities that are offensive, profane or hateful toward other Swagbucks’ members and/or Swagbucks’ support teams

  • Create multiple Swagbucks accounts for one user

  • Spam the Rewards Store comments

  • Complete surveys or offers with fraudulent or inaccurate information

  • Manipulate any cookie or browser settings for the purpose of defrauding or circumventing controls established by Swagbucks or any of its advertisers or sponsors
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