A guide to the Dos & Don'ts of Swagbucks!




  • For a chance to earn SBs each time you search the web, you have three options:
  1. set your browser search engine to Swagbucks Search (Click here)
  2. use the search bar on Swagbuck.com, and
  3. visit Search.Swagbucks.com
  • When using Swagbucks as your search engine, use it exactly the way you would on any other search website


Searching Don’ts

  • Search the web only to win SB
  • Click on any links that you aren't genuinely interested in
  • Use any bot or program that auto searches for you


Referral and Social Media 

  • Send email invitations to your friends, family, and associates through our Invite A Friend link
  • Create a memorable Swag Name to make your referral link easy to use
  • Place your referral link in your email signatures
  • Participate in online communities/forums where people may be interested in SB
  • Create a video that explains SB and features your referral link
  • Share appropriate Swagbucks content, links, or ideas on our Facebook wall and discussion boards


Referral and Social Media Don’ts

  • Send referral emails or texts to strangers
  • Post referral links or bulletin board code on websites that prohibit them
  • Promise to give rewards or payments to your "friends" in exchange for signing up with your referral link
  • Create a video that makes inaccurate or false promises about Swagbucks rewards
  • Repost another member’s photos, video and other content as your own
  • Promote web pages other than Swagbucks.com on Swagbucks' Facebook wall or any commenting area on Swagbucks.com
  • Post to public forums that your engagement with video, offers and other actions on Swagbucks.com is only motivated by getting SB
  • Play videos, open articles or access content that awards SB without actively engaging with that content
  • Post, share or distribute any video or content that promotes Swagbucks cheats (which are generally fake and can be dangerous info phishing scams anyhow)
  • Post your referral link on any Swagbucks social media pages
  • Spam the Swagbucks Facebook wall



  • Always provide honest answers
  • Read all questions carefully before answering
  • Report to Customer Support if you believe a third-party is contacting you about survey opportunities or to join their panel without your permission to be contacted


Survey Don’ts

  • Don’t speed through surveys (this factors into disqualifications)
  • Don’t share details about surveys with friends nor on public forums, including details about survey contents, survey titles, survey IDs, time of completion, screenshots, etc.


Miscellaneous Don’ts

  • Submit inappropriate or offensive photos, ideas, and videos
  • Bullying and/or engaging in activities that are offensive, profane or hateful toward other Swagbucks’ members and/or Swagbucks’ support teams
  • Create multiple Swagbucks accounts for one user
  • Spam the Rewards Store comments
  • Complete surveys or offers with fraudulent or inaccurate information
  • Manipulate any cookie or browser settings for the purpose of defrauding or circumventing controls established by Swagbucks or any of its advertisers or sponsors