The SwagBucks Search & Win engine is a system designed to reward you for something you do already, search the internet. Sponsors pay SwagBucks and they pass their earnings on to us. It is not necessary to fulfill any special offer or use SwagBucks Shop & Earn store when you shop. But some of these things, you may be interested in already. If you're already going to buy that new digital camera from Ritz Camera, then why not buy it through SwagBucks Shop & Earn and earn some extra SwagBucks while you're at it? Already thinking of signing up to Netflix? Then do it through the SwagBucks Special Offers.
Basically, you can use SwagBucks as your main search engine and randomly win SwagBucks. Nothing to lose, not even time. You were searching any way. You don't even have to think about it. Your tally will be listed beside the "My Account" button, so you know when you have enough to redeem great prizes. The menu is listed at the top, so you can go right to the SwagStore and snag the prize you've been saving up for.
Simple as that, no maintenance to it. Just register your account, set as your default search engine and go! Nothing to it. You can take a more active role in your winnings by keeping up to date on the SwagNation to get a heads up on discounted prizes, SwagCodes, SwagHunts and more. Refer friends to get them in on the action plus give yourself bonus earnings. You earn whatever they earn from searching (up to 100SBs). There's no limit to how many people you can refer.
SwagBucks since mid-December 2009. And I find it to actually be fun. I like doing SwagHunts, meeting Swaggernauts, and of course, when the "You won a SwagBuck" pops up! I've netted a total of 72 SwagBucks thus far (January 9, 2010), not even one month. That's an average of 2-3SBs per day. Not too shabby.