I answered a reader’s question here last week on the real scoop behind Swagbucks and wanted to follow up with the details behind my first purchase.
For my first order- I used 5 gift cards for $5 each to Amazon and actually paid less than $5 for both items. The bucks took several days to get into my account and once they were there I just entered them in at checkout and they were credited with no problems. Most of the delay was just waiting for Amazon to ship.
I am getting ready to place another order for the printer I told you about here. Here is the drawback I have found with Swagbucks:
1. You can only request up to two gift cards a day.
2. It takes 4-7 BUSINESS days to get your gift cards applied to your account (assuming you order ecards like I did. They also have some that are mailed to you).
I requested (6) $5 gift cards- which took 3 days to request (since you can only request 2 per day). Apparently Swagbucks is behind in processing gift card orders so they still haven’t made it into my account. The first $10 I requested on 5/1 and those appeared yesterday. The second $10 I requested on 5/2 and they showed up today. While I have been waiting for the gift cards the printer has gone up from $89 to $119 at Amazon. Now I will have to wait for another sale to get my printer.
This has been a little frustrating but now that I understand how Swagbucks works, I will be better prepared for next time. I should have started requesting the cards as I earned them rather than waiting for them to build up in my account. It is still an incredible program and a very easy way to get free gift cards. If you are interested in Amazon in particular I would cash your bucks in as quickly as possible so they are ready to go as Amazon deals come and go so quickly.
Please let me know if you have any other questions about Swagbucks! Don’t forget to click here if you haven’t signed up yet!