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Swagbucks December 2017 Update and Review

Updated on February 2, 2019
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I'm just a small-time guy working a normal job as a physician assistant. My passion is building PCs and testing/reviewing PC hardware.


Hello everyone. Will here and today, I’m giving you an update on my Swagbucks earnings. I have been doing really well given how difficult they have made it to earn in recent months. I had a better time earning this month with the Christmas holidays and have really put the hammer down on Swagbucks today. So, how have I done since starting back up with Swagbucks in early August 2017? Well, let us find out, shall we?

Swagbucks August 2017

I returned from a deployment to Afghanistan in July and found Swagbucks again just messing around. Swagbucks is a website and “business” that “pays” you to do various things from answering surveys to watching videos to checking out various websites. I made my return to Swagbucks at the end of July 2017 but really got things going again in August. Just for the month of August, I earned 5,993 swagbucks, which equates to $59.93. However, this money has to be used to purchase gift cards through their redemption program. I used my swagbucks for 2 gift cards to Walmart for a total of $50. With those gift cards, I put it toward expensed related to purchasing computer parts for review here on Hubpages. After seeing these totals and how easy it was, I was hooked and decided to keep going with Swagbucks.

Swagbucks September 2017

In Septemer I earned over 6,000 swagbucks which was good enough, in addition to leftover swagbucks from August, for 4 more gift cards from Walmart worth $125 and another gift card for PayPal for $25; a total of $125. These gift cards were again, used to purchase computer parts for review here on hubpages. Nothing really spectacular for September and Swagbucks and earning was steady.

Walmart Gift Cards Courtesy of Swagbucks


Swagbucks October 2017

In October, Swagbucks made it really hard to earn swagbucks really easy. What I mean by that is that some of the apps where you could create a playlist of short videos to watch for swagbucks were updated and not for the better for those of us “mining” swagbucks. So, what I had been doing up to that point was turning on these apps on my Samsung Galaxy Tab A, Samsung Galaxy S8+, and Apple iPhone and letting those apps run video playlists. Those playlists would run nonstop and after so many videos, usually around 6, I would earn 2 swagbucks. Eventually, those apps would max out around 12-15 swagbucks and I would pull up a different app and start over. That would easily net me around 60-75 swagbucks per day and by doing so, it would complete a task on my daily “To Do list.” That daily “To do list” would get you around 100 swagbucks in total for trying and completing a survey, watching a couple of videos, answering a daily poll, doing a daily search, and looking at a daily deal. There were a few minor tasks that would earn you just a swagbuck or two but the survey portion could net you around 80 swagbucks. My daily earnings prior to the app updates was around 250-300 swagbucks but after the updates, I was down to around 100-150 swagbucks. So, I went from earning my 6,000 swagbucks per month with possible 9,000 swagbucks to getting just around 4,500 swagbucks per month. This was really discouraging but it was easy income to support my endeavor to become partnered with computer component manufacturers by blogging here on Hubpages , so, I kept pushing forward. A the end of October, I had earned another 5,000 swagbucks and picked up another $75 worth of gift cards, this time, I used the PayPal gift cards and had a cool $75 in my paypal account which again, I used for computer parts for review. Gift Cards Courtesy of Swagbucks


Swagbucks November 2017

November, the app updates really hit me hard along with the constant disqualifications from surveys. I didn’t earn but around 3,000 swagbucks and this only allowed me to get a single $25 gift card from Walmart. I did continue to meet my daily goals and at the end of the month was awarded over 600 swagbucks for a bonus as I had done in previous months.

Swagbucks December 2017

Finally, in just the 3 weeks we have had here in December, I was able to really increase my swagbucks earnings. I was able to qualify for many surveys and constantly completed my daily goals for extra swagbucks. In these 3 weeks, I have earned over 4,000 swagbucks and with my carry over from November, I have already purchased 3 Amazon gift cards worth $25 each and $75 total. I forgot to mention that each month, I purchase Walmart or Amazon gift cards because I shop at both places quite a bit and you get a 300 swagbucks discount on your first gift card you purchase. So, for example, instead of “paying” 7,500 swagbucks this months for $75 of Amazon gift cards, I have “paid” only 7,200 swagbucks. Essentially, you get $75 for $73.

PayPal Gift Cards Courtesy of Swagbucks


Conclusion and Final Thoughts

So, there you have it. Since I began doing Swagbucks again in late July and early August, I have earned $350 worth of gift cards to use for computer parts for review. Now, has it been able to provide a steady income, an income enough to fund my endeavor? No but it has helped and supplemented my income I put aside for my endeavor. So, with the help of Swagbucks, Hubpages, and you fine readers/supporters, I hope that in the near future I will get a partnership with one of these companies like Intel, AMD, or Corsair to name a few and be able to get products for review. Thank you all for your support and thanks for continuing to stop by. If you are new here, please stop by again and check out each new article as they come out. Follow me on Twitter @TheGR8Cobb for future updates. Thanks again and have a great day!

One other thing, if you want to sign up for swagbucks, use my referral code because every little thing you earn gives me a small kickback and will help to continue to fund my technology and computer parts reviewing endeavor. Thanks again.

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