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: $475.00 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 SB, 2500 SB 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, but I’m not updating these screen shots any longer. This is a trusted, elite site. Older payment screenshots are here and here, for anyone who wants more proof.


Originally posted: 01/2011
Last updated: 03-28-16


GrabPoints (Formerly ZoomBucks) – Third Redemption Received

Name: GrabPoints (Formerly Zoombucks)

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

Referral Program? Yes, pays 10% of referral’s qualified earnings.

URL: http://www.zoombucks.com/index.php?ref=freebiejunkie

International? Yes, accepts all countries.

Amount earned: $15.00 Payments arrive in under one week.

Zoombucks Payment Proof:


Initial impression and review:

ZoomBucks is a multi-portal GPT site very similar to Swagbucks, but with a few cool extra incentives. You earn in much the same way, but they also have a paid to promote program you can apply for. In all honesty I didn’t spend a whole lot of time there, and think I should give them a second look, as this seems to be a good extra earning alternative.

Recommended? Yes, definitely!

Originally posted: 12/02/14
Last update: 01-15-16

Perk / PerkTV – First Redemption Received

Originally posted: 12/03/14

Name: Perk / Perk Search / PerkTV
Program Type: Paid Search, Surveys, Paid Registrations, Paid Videos,  Paid Referrals, Cash Back Shopping, Contests, Paid Apps

Perk is another multi-portal GPT site, with the added incentive of mobile apps for videos, searching and shopping.

Referral Program? Yes, pays 500 points when your referral completes their first redemption.


International? From the Terms and Conditions page: “Perk, the Perk Rewards Platform, and Perk points are only available in the United States, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, and India. Any points earned outside of the locations listed are not eligible for redemption. Perk is working on getting Perk to your country so bear with us!”

Amount paid: $10.00 in Amazon Gift Card codes.

  1. $5.00 Amazon Gift Card request submitted 12/03/14, received 12/05/14
  2. $5.00 Amazon Gift Card request submitted 01/07/15, received 01/09/14

Perk Payment Proof:


Recommended? Yes! Great site, low redemption threshold and fast payment processing.

Originally posted: 12/03/14
Last update: 01/09/15

Viggle – Redeemed 3 Times

Name: Viggle

Type of program: Pay to watch TV, occasional paid videos, surveys and offers

Referral program? Yes

URL: http://join.viggle.com/freebiejunkie

Amount earned: $15.00 in CVS Gift Certificates

Paid? Yes. Redemption was immediate!

Viggle Redemption Proof:


CVS Gift Certificates from Viggle

CVS Gift Certificates from Viggle

Initial Review: Viggle is definitely legit. While I haven’t played with it a lot, I do try to keep my iPad around when I’m watching TV from time to time, and check in to the shows I’m watching. It’s pretty effortless to do, and I’m sure if I was more diligent about making sure I checked in every time I watched, I’d have more points.

My redemption requests are pretty painless. Right after I click Redeem, instructions on how to get the eGift Card are displayed. When I had a problem accessing the page to print out my first certificate, they responded in less than one hour to my email. I really appreciated how fast they replied when I had a redemption issue.

While the rewards aren’t all that spectacular, every little bit helps. They do have huge rewards like cruises, Kindles, iPods, etc. but those are in a point range that are very high. I always prefer to cash out small. I’m a regular CVS shopper, so getting the $5.00 gift certificate to print out and bring with me next time I’m shopping is handy. Especially when I combine it with coupons.

I’m definitely adding this to the recommended list. If you’ve got an Android or iOS device that is compatible with the app, why not give it a try?

Last update: 3-22-13