Thursday, February 25, 2010

New Changes to Swagbucks...and my opinion...

Well, Swagbucks is changing!! IF you do swagbucks you will want to know that they are changing the structure of the program. Any swagbucks you have are now worth 10. So, 5 swagbucks now equals 50 bucks. But, they also did this to the prizes. A 100 point prize is now 1,000 points.

They added a new logo and some new search bonuses on their toolbar. I don't use the tool bar, but if you do, you may want to look into this.

To be honest, I am not that excited about this change. While right now, they are saying this is a great new update but I tend to think differently because I have seen this with so many point programs. For now, you will get 10 to 20 bucks when you surf, but slowly you will start earning a 5 bucks here ( which is really a 1/2 buck with the old system) and there. Then, you will start earning 3 or 4 bucks in your searching ( which is really 1/3 to 1/4 of the same buck of the old system). And, because they raised the the amount of money you earn on searches guess what you will see next? Prices will increase on those too.

I am not saying I am jumping ship, but I am saying keep an eye on the program and see what happens. I know there are ALOT of point programs out there and I do very few of them. Why? Because they are time consuming and I want it to be worth it.

We will see what happens in the next few weeks. I will continue to do it for now because I have earned over $50.00 in Starbucks gift cards....but I am going to wait and see my prediction is correct.

1 comment:

cmkuks said...

I agree - I was not happy with the changes. I have earned about $50 in giftcards, plus a couple to other places, so I will keep it up, but I don't care for the "new" site or their changes.

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