SwagBucks – Paid many, many times!

Name: Swagbucks

Program type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos, Paid Emails, Crowdsourcing, Paid Clicks, Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps, MTurk Alternative

Date joined: 12/13/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.swagbucks.com/

Amount made: $325.00 Paid

Paid? Yes! Multiple times.  Payment takes about a week to arrive via PayPal. You can redeem for merchandise, gift cards or PayPal in their Swag Store. Minimum redemption for a $5.00 Amazon.com card is 450 points, 2500 points for a $25.00 PayPal payment. There are many other redemption offers in the Swag Store as well, but these are the two most popular.

International: Swagbucks is open in the US, Canada, the UK, Ireland, Australia and India.

Swagbucks Payment Proof:

This page was getting a little long with all of my prior payment screenshots. Below are  payments from 2013 and on. Older payment screenshots are here and here, for anyone who wants more proof.


Originally posted: 01/2011
Last updated: 10-14-15


Instant Cash Sweepstakes – Paid Many, Many Times!

Originally posted: 01/20/11

Name: Instant Cash Sweepstakes

Program type: Surveys, Prize Drawings

Date joined: 12/12/2010

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.instantcashsweepstakes.com/invitations/ref_link/186941

Amount made: $91.12

Paid? Yes! Less than 24 hours after requested, they show up in my mailbox. These are tiny amounts, but they do add up.  What a fun site this is.

Instant Cash Sweepstakes Payment Proof:

Last 20 payments from ICS are below. Older payments can be found here  or here for anyone wanting to see additional screenshots. Some of the larger amounts in the screenshot are from the sister site, PaidViewpoint.

Recommended? Yes. Others have spoken highly of this program. It’s fast and easy. And very addictive! Obviously it’s not a huge earner, but what is so impressive is the way they pay 100% matching wins on all referrals. This can really add up fast.

Originally posted: 01-20-11
Last updated:


Fusion Cash – Pays every month like clockwork!

Name: FusionCash

Date joined: 12/02/2010

Program type: Surveys, Paid Clicks, Paid Email, Paid Videos Paid Registrations, Paid Search, Crowdsourcing, Cash Back Shopping, Mystery Shopping, Data Entry

Referral program? Yes, one of the most generous out there. Pays $1.00 for each verified referral, $2.00 when the referral completes their first offer, and $5.00 each and every time your referral cashes out! Amazing!

URL: http://fca.sh/192o9

Free Money at FusionCash!


Amount earned:  $2,337.31 Paid

 International? US/Canada only

Paid? Yes! Paid many times!. Last 20 payments are below… an archive of my older payments is stored here.


FusionCash Review: Recommended? Definitely. Everyone has only good things to say about this program. This is my top earner in all the referral-type programs I belong to. I get a lot of searches to this blog by people looking for “Fusion Cash Scam” — but this is no scam at all! Fusion Cash is definitely legit. Many different ways to earn, no matter what type of work you want to do.

Originally posted: 12-03-2010
Last updated:


Originally posted: January, 2010

Name: eBates

Type of program: Cash Back Shopping, Paid Referrals

Date joined: 11/2003

Referral program? Yes, they pay $5.00 per referral when a member you refer places their first order. They also offer affiliate referral via GlitterNetwork.

URL: http://www.ebates.com/

Amount earned: $407.35 Paid

Paid? You bet! Always right on time. Once your balance reaches $5.01, they make payments quarterly. If your balance is below that, it’s carried over to the next quarter. They pay via check, PayPal and Amazon Gift Card.

If you choose the Amazon Gift Card option, they pay you a week sooner than scheduled, plus add an extra dollar to your payment! Cool!

eBates Payment Proof:

PayPal, Amazon and check payments from eBates.com

PayPal, Amazon and check payments from eBates.com


Recommended? Definitely. On a lot of the sites I belong to, I see many offer cash back shopping, but I think none of them are as generous as eBates. While it’s not strictly a freebie site, as you do need to make a purchase to get paid, I think it’s a good one to keep a membership at. When I’m going to a website that I know I am going to make a purchase from, such as WalMart.com or Drugstore.com, I’ll log into eBates first just so I can get my cash back. I also make sure to always do my Christmas shopping through eBates to earn money back and larger discounts.

I’m not going to track my amount received prior to 12/01/2010 in my sidebar because  I’m only tracking money received after that, but I am adding this to the $$ Received label.

This site is honest, trustworthy, and has stood the test of internet time. I definitely recommend it.

Originally posted: January 2010
Last updated:

SwagBucks crosses $100 million mark!


After 7 plus years, Swagbucks has reached a major milestone today – $100 million in gift cards and cash paid out to its members! To celebrate, they’re giving away tons of points (called SB) that you can use to get free gift cards or cash back!


1. The World of Millions Swag Code Extravaganza 

6 Swag Codes 

7 am – Answers 
9 am – nCrave  
11 am – Watch 
1 pm – Shop 
3 pm – Search 
5 pm – Instagram 

2. Earn 100 SB Get 100 SB – For the 30th only, you can earn up to 400 bonus SB combined through the following activities

  • Discover = Earn 100 SB get a 100 SB Swag Up

  • nCrave = Earn 125 SB get a 100 SB Swag Up

  • Answer (Surveys Only) = Earn 150 SB get a 100 Swag Up

  • Watch Mobile = Earn 200 SB get a 100 Swag Up


Not a Swagbucks member yet? With back-to-school shopping completed and the holidays quickly approaching, a lot of you are probably thinking about your gift shopping list. Swagbucks is a fun rewards program that gives consumers free gift cards and cash and helps families pay for the holidays simply by doing what they are already doing online like shopping, searching the web, watching videos and sharing their opinions. Here’s a video showing how fun and easy it can be…



There is no limit to how many points Swagbucks members can earn and they never expire. Points can be redeemed for cash via PayPal or for gift cards for hundreds of retailers like Amazon, Walmart, Target, Best Buy, Toys R Us, and more. Sign up today and if you earn 300 points, called SB today (that’s equivalent to a $3 Amazon Gift Card), you’ll get an additional 300 SB bonus on top of everything else! It’s simple, it’s free and it works. Click here to join today!

StoreHours24 – Open!

Originally posted: October, 2012

Name: StoreHours24 (Formerly iStoreHours)

Type of program: Crowdsourcing, Data Entry

Date joined: 09/28/12

Referral program? No

URL: http://www.storehours24.com

International members? North America only

Paid? Yes, paid many times.

Total Received: $677.28 Paid

Review: I found the original site, iStoreHours, via one of my PTC programs. I thought this looked like it could be a viable alternative for MTurk, so I decided to give it a shot. In a nutshell, you’re paid for entering the store information and hours for various retail and service businesses. This information is for a cool free mobile app and widget by the same name that’s available for Smartphones or Websites.

There’s not much to registration; just a name and email address is required. They pay  $0.05 per new store added, and once I get on a roll, I’m able to enter about two stores per minute. This is pretty much in line with the standard $0.10 per minute that most crowdsourcing opportunities over at MTurk offer, and there’s plenty of work to do.

It takes a few days after submission to get your entries approved, to be sure that they are valid and correct entries and not duplicates.

Their member support is excellent. I’ve written to them twice with small issues, and both times they responded in less than 24 hours. They do occasionally close the submission form from time to time for maintenance, catch-up, and when they reach goals for new entries, but they always list when they’ll be accepting work again.

I really like this site as a good Mechanical Turk alternative. You don’t have to go searching for work to do. You can just sit down and start entering away for as little or as long as you’d like. Just be sure to read the rules on the site to see how they want the addresses formatted, and what types of entries are permissible to avoid rejections.

In a nutshell, as long as your entry is unique, has correct information that can be verified, has no glaring punctuation or spelling errors, has a real, physical address and is not a duplicate, you will make money. If you enter gibberish, bad information, or a business that is already in the database, your work will be rejected. It’s very easy!

I also love the idea of the app itself, as well. Coming from a metropolitan area where many places like large grocery stores or WalMart are open 24 hours, the idea of wondering if something was open was foreign to me. Once I moved to a small, rural location, I was surprised at the number of stores that had different opening and closing hours for every single day of the week.

Definitely grab the app for your smartphone, especially if you travel a lot.


StoreHours24 Payment Proof:

They pay often and consistently, so I don’t feel the need to update these screen shots any longer. Screenshots from older 2012 payments are here and here, if anyone needs additional proof. They pay via PayPal or Amazon Gift Cards.

Originally posted: October, 2012
Last update: 08-30-15


ClixSense – Paid countless times!

Originally posted: January 15, 2011

Name: ClixSense

Program type: Paid clicks, Surveys, Crowdsourcing, Paid Registrations, Paid Video

Date joined: 12/11/10

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://www.clixsense.com/?3349517

Amount paid:

Cash Paid: $479.44 Paid

Advertising and update dollars redeemed: $45.18

ClixSense Payment Proof:

I get paid by ClixSense so often now, I’m only going to update this screenshot at the end of each month to save time.

Recommended? Yes! This is a great site! This one pays very little, but you can use your earnings to purchase ads on the site. I’ve used this for both traffic and for PayPal payments, as well as transferring my balance over to a premium membership

International Members? Allows registrations from all countries except China, Vietnam and Bangladesh

Originally posted: January, 2011
Last updated: