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There needs to be clearer guidelines on being DQ’d from surveys
Overall, I like this app more than other survey apps I’ve tried. But Swagbucks has the same issue that the rest of them do, and that is allowing surveys to disqualify you from participation after answering page after page of relevant information and entering in all of your demographic information. I’ve had plenty of times where I feel like I’m almost finished with a survey, only to be disqualified. Let’s say a survey says that it should take 15 minutes to complete, and after 10 minutes of answering questions you get booted out; that’s when I feel taken advantage of. The good surveys will DQ you after only a few questions at the very beginning. The bad ones will ask you 20 questions about your knowledge on a subject and how you feel about 10 different people/brands, get all of your demographics, and then DQ you. It’s very frustrating, and typically leads me to close the app.
Not for me
I'm giving this app 3 stars because I don't want to discourage anyone from at least trying it for themselves... but it's simply not for me. I don't want to sound paranoid but the first survey was all about asking my income, my profession, my race.. etc. They also asked if they could track my location with the option only to be tracked while using the app.. or all the time. My choice was the first one but I keep receiving a pop up message saying I'm being tracked all the time regardless of my choices and would I like to go to settings to change this. Well of course I would because it wasn't my choice to begin with! I think I'm just old school and I don't like the idea of someone using my info as a method of saving money.. or getting me to spend it! I feel the same way about social media, if I want my friends and family to know what I had for dinner then I will call and tell them! I feel no need at this point to announce my life (or my dinner choices..LoL) to a bunch of complete strangers... but if these things don't bother you then you might actually like this app and others just like it.. in which case you should give it a try. As for myself, I will be deleting for now.
You really do earn money, but...
I’m used to doing surveys online, they always take a long time for little payout but I’ve redeemed quite a few gift cards over the years. My issue isn’t with Swagbucks, but the app itself. At times the surveys don’t load completely so after spending 25 minutes on a super detailed survey, I can’t continue because the buttons or options don’t load enough for me to answer or click “Next,” so I lose out on all that time and a couple extra dollars. Also, if my finger happens to slip and click one of the tabs in the app (which you can’t get rid of and are always present at the bottom of the screen), then I lose all my progress and I get kicked from the survey altogether. Just a few things I’d like to see fixed and would make the user experience much more satisfying.
Do not use the app
The app has a lot of bugs. Some surveys do not load properly and do not align on the screen so you have to just tap and figure out how where it ends up. Some are so bad that I get most of the way through and can not complete the survey so I do not get the points. Some days it is extremely hard to qualify for surveys and some days it is much easier. It is also extremely frustrating when you are 15 minutes into a 20 minute survey and then suddenly do not qualify for that survey. The times that are listed off to the side of the survey are also very misleading. I do use my account on the website and do much better. I have done this for about two months and do not even have 1500 Swagbucks so patience is the key. I usually just do the surveys while watching tv. I have yet to redeem and can update my review when I do that. One thing that is nice- you can have a small amount of swagbucks and still redeem for gift cards.
If you have the time and patience
If you have the time and patience to be on the app or on your computer to answer and/or watch videos all day it may pay off. I’ve been doing this for a couple years now. Got “banned” from answering questions once because I felt like they kept asking the same questions every single time. I switched it up and got “banned” or “blocked” from doing questionnaires lol I sent them a quick email and it was resolved. Since then I haven’t really done much on here. Like I said, you need a lot of time and a bunch of patience. Does it really pay off? I mean if you save for the big buck gift card, maybe. It takes TIME. If you do this a couple times a week for a few months you may be able to get a $25 gift card.
Don’t Do It!
I have literally spent HOURS doing surveys. HOOOUUURSSS. Maybe 3 gave the points it said it would. Instead you subject yourself to a ton of questions only to receive the message, “Not every survey is a winner. Here’s ONE POINT for trying” or something close to that. An enormous waste of time. Still cannot even get close to the minimum amount of points to receive the advertised bonus. Yes, I’m reading all the questions and answering honestly. I’m not just clicking anything and being dismissed. But it seems after answering so many questions, nothing about my answers qualifies me to get points. It also does not track, notate or remove the ones you have already completed. So I have also wasted a ton of time doing the “qualifying” questions before the actual questions, only for it to tell me I already did this survey. Poorly organized. Poor consumer experience. Appears only to be for data mining as it is near impossible to get enough points to actually get a reward card.
I haven’t had this app for long but honestly find it is probably more worth it than other survey apps. The high point to this app is not only can you take surveys for points but you can watch videos, answer polls, and search the net for points. It’s diverse and I’m well underway to a great reward without breaking my thumbs clicking in order to earn 5 cents an hour. I recommend everyone at least try it. You could earn a little cash instead of playing that Candy Crush level you’ve been stuck on for two years but are too stubborn to pay to skip.
Highly unethical company
This company is so unethical I’m ashamed to say I ever worked with them. If you bring up a problem on their Facebook page because they won’t answer your swag ticket they will delete your post, any comments you made, and block you from their page. I have tried to ask many times why they shut my account down and cannot get any answer whatsoever except the same computer generated response. I have deleted the app and will never be using swagbucks again. The customer service is not only terrible and they don’t value their users but they are also doing things unethically. I’ve seen many others say their accounts were shut down and they never received an explanation (those comments were also deleted very quickly). Don’t get involved with this scam company. Something is very fishy about them. I bet they paid for the good reviews on the app.
Legit when they actually pay you
I qualified for 2 special surveys and they never paid me. I made sure to click the link at the right time, fully participate, and wait the time they asked, so they could still never credit my account. I spent 2 hours on a survey that was supposed to credit 5000 swagbucks. I made a ticket and still no change and it’s been like 2 weeks later. I was hoping to make money to buy stuff for my kids before this ones due, but it’s starting to become more of a let down and waste of time. I also did the offer of getting my command center to level 12 and today is day two, so not holding my breath that they will credit me for that either. Mean it’s sad because as a stay at home mom I was hoping it would actually work to help with expenses and what my kids need.
There are very little shopping options to earn cash back on and the surveys are a joke
Every store you click on has a list of non-eligible items that's like a page long and it's pretty much everything in the store! For example, at Walmart you can't get cash back on any clothes or accessories, no food, no sports stuff, no home stuff, no baby stuff, no personal care stuff. All you can get is basically electronics and that's it. It's like that for pretty much every store. And the surveys are not quick so don't be fooled thinking you'll spend a few minutes and earn some cash. No, you'll be sitting for hours sometimes for such small amounts of points so be prepared. A lot of the surveys will end up only giving you 1 point if you didn’t answer how they wanted you to. Like.. that’s not how a survey is supposed to work. It's worth it to some people i suppose but not me.
I started using Swagbucks as a form of entertainment an a way to earn some cash on the side in my free time. After awhile of using it I’ve come to really enjoy the app. I’ve earned a fair chunk of change while simply answering questions. Then I started to get in home product testing an man those are the best. I have started to feel like my option really makes a difference. The only down side is sometimes being honest really screws you out of some great rewards. Especially since I’m beyond honest. I give a complete an thorough answer to all questions an more often than not it disqualifies me. But all in all Swagbucks is so worth the time
If you have a lot of time you can make some money
My mother sent me a link a couple months ago when I tried it the first month was really easy but I think that’s because they want you to keep being a member I’ve noticed that last month was much harder and now this month I noticed that the videos Used to be one two or three swag bucks for watching a reasonable amount of time sometime between five minutes and 25 minutes now it’s down to one and two and you’ll have to spend 42 minutes watching a video for three swag bucks which equals three cents. Are usually get my points from shopping ordering things to be picked up in the store like Walmart or Menards or Home Depot all in all it’s not a bad site to use if you’re bored
Freezes, Surveys not Mobile Safe
Well, this app has been pestering me to rate it, so here it is: this app is barely worth using. More often than not, the “Watch” section will try to play advertisements that either refuse to load outright, or freeze after playing and refuse to load the video. As for the surveys, more often than not (at least on my phone, might not be an issue on tablets) I’ll get surveys where the “Next” button is hidden behind the refresh button, so trying to advance kicks me out to the survey panel with no compensation. If that doesn’t happen, I’ll get surveys asking me to rotate my screen to landscape, but the survey itself remains locked to portrait, which again locks out any progress. You’re better off just using the main website.
Great $ to be made
I find I qualify and make money easily on this particular app. I do wish the button on top left that exits the survey were not there during surveys (or have an option to get back to where I left off after hitting it accidentally. I have accidentally touched it in the middle of a long survey and lost my whole survey. But overall it is a great app because I make more than 1 disqualification point for most tries. That motivates me to keep trying. I’ve gotten 2, 5, even 20 points for just trying to qualify. That’s awesome! Thanks Swagbucks!
Surveys don’t reward
I’ve had a few that I never got points for. If you have to complain, they need the survey number which I don’t record on each survey. There are quite a few surveys that when they might say takes 10 minutes, and when you answer more than standard questions for up to 5 or more minutes, they say you don’t qualify. Hey they survey already got all the answers!!! I just now finished one that took almost 25 minutes about NAR. Realtors. Finished it completely, the progress bar showed 100%. And guess what!?!?! No points!!! This is getting ridiculous.
Yes. Swagbucks is quiet safe to use but use with caution. This is based on our NLP (Natural language processing) analysis of over 35,928 User Reviews sourced from the Appstore and the appstore cumulative rating of 4.4/5 . Justuseapp Safety Score for Swagbucks Is 28.3/100.
Yes. Swagbucks is legit, but not 100% legit to us. This conclusion was arrived at by running over 35,928 Swagbucks User Reviews through our NLP machine learning process to determine if users believe the app is legitimate or not. Based on this, Justuseapp Legitimacy Score for Swagbucks Is 28.3/100.
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