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Let’s Look Back at 2014: A Letter From Our President

Posted by on Thu, January 1st, 2015 at 8:00 am

As my team and I finalize our plans for Swagbucks in the coming year, I find myself reflecting on our collective achievements over the course of 2014. First among those was a significant milestone that we reached early in the year: on January 31, the 10 millionth member joined Swagbucks.

Our vibrant, vocal and compassionate community remains the backbone of Swagbucks; and, to whom we owe our continued success. On the threshold of this 10,000,000 member milestone, we invited you, our users, to share your stories; stories about what you do with your free gift cards, and how you use the monetary rewards. The stories that you wrote have a common refrain: helping others & sharing. I encourage you to read the rest of the stories (here and here).

Also this year, Prodege, Swagbucks’ parent company, received its first ever external investment from Technology Crossover Ventures (TCV), one of the industry’s leading venture capital firms. Heretofore, we had been completely self-funded. In conjunction with TCV’s investment, we also named Chuck Davis, an accomplished digital media and e-commerce executive, as our new CEO. The investment from TCV and Chuck’s appointment is a significant validation of our business model, and signals the accelerated growth we’ve realized over the past year.

This growth is attributable to our members’ positive response to our most popular reward channels. Our Encrave and Watch channels were met with enormous success in 2014. We’ve seen that our members love being rewarded for checking out interesting videos and content; and our partners place tremendous value on the viewer and readership we deliver for them. To put a finer point on the popularity of these two Swagbucks channels, consider this: in 2014 you viewed  and read over 2 BILLION videos and articles!! From this activity, we awarded over 1 BILLION Swag Bucks (and that translates to over $10 MILLION in cash awards). In the coming year, we have exciting plans that will make our content experiences both more rewarding and fulfilling.

We were also astonished by your response to our Answers and Shopping channels. In 2014, we collected responses on 7,621,222 surveys!!! The feedback you provide to market researchers helps inform important product development decisions for our clients. You also wield significant power in online retail; this year, the amount of online shopping that you influenced grew by over 50%. Shopping has fast become one of the most popular ways for you to accumulate large Swag Buck rewards. And, we’re pretty sure you’re going to love some of the programs we plan to introduce in the coming year; ones that will reward your continued loyalty!

Our capstone to 2014 is a milestone that I’m most excited about. Over the course of the year, we issued to you about $30,000,000 in gift cards and cash awards. And, on Friday, December 5, we crossed the $80,000,000 mark in cumulative awards issued over our 6 year operating history. This is the part about what we do that is personally most fulfilling. And, it goes back to the stories I shared at the beginning of this post: what we do enables you, our millions of members, to make a positive difference in the lives of those around them. Individually, the $5 gift cards you share with your family and friends represent a small way of helping out. Though, when you stack all $5 and $10 gift cards we award, they let our members touch the lives of millions around them.

2014, as in years past, reinforces my conviction about the human spirit: its yearning to help, care and provide for those around us. I wanted to thank you, again, from the bottom of my heart for continuing to make Swagbucks such a wonderful, caring and growing family. As always, I’m grateful to God for all the blessings. Let us pray for a healthier, wealthier new year and a happier more peaceful world.

Happy New Year!

-Josef, President & Founder – Prodege, LLC,

30K For 30 Days Swagstakes Winners!

Posted by on Mon, June 30th, 2014 at 12:00 pm

  Well everyone, it’s been a blast. Today we are announcing the very last 30k for 30 Days winner. For those of you reading this for the first time, we’ve been giving 30,000 SB to one lucky winner every day in the month of June! That’s 30,000 SB every single day for THIRTY straight days! […]

Halfway to the Holidays Swag Code Extravaganza!

Posted by on Wed, June 25th, 2014 at 7:00 am

It’s never too soon for a Swag Code Extravaganza! We hear often that many Swagbucks members use the gift cards you get from Swag Bucks to help pay for the holidays – so we want to help you! TODAY – Wednesday June 25th marks 6 months until Christmas which is a perfect time to celebrate Halfway […]

Strive for Five Winners!

Posted by on Mon, May 19th, 2014 at 12:59 pm

Are you OneOfTheFive winners???  Let’s not wait any longer and just find out!!  And the winners of 500 Swag Bucks are…. chrisdoom of Kissimmee, FL adamfusion of Pinellas Park, FL dunny1 of Denton, TX bergertime of Freemont, OH BeckyB63 of Paw Paw, MI Thanks to everyone who participated! Did you discover any great videos or articles […]

Strive For Five – aka How You Can Win 500 SBs!

Posted by on Mon, May 12th, 2014 at 9:59 am

Now is the time to feed those cravings! Beginning today – 5/12/14 – every day through Friday, 5/16/14 that you complete your Daily Crave not only do you earn a SB but an entry into a drawing to win 500 more! You can find your Daily Crave in the To Do List on the homepage.  Unique, […]

Swagbucks Book Club – Read More, Earn More

Posted by on Fri, May 9th, 2014 at 9:58 am

Happy Book Club Friday!  (of course every Friday is Book Club Friday here at Swagbucks!) Have you checked out our new Read section?  If you haven’t visited it yet you definitely want to put it on your To Do List.  And if you visited earlier this week it pays to return as there are brand […]

Introducing a New Way to Earn: READ!

Posted by on Mon, May 5th, 2014 at 1:59 pm

Swagbucks has become even more rewarding with our newest earning channel, Read. Check out new books from St. Martins Press and earn Swag Bucks at the same time!  Sound too good to be true, well here’s all the details. Every month we’ll introduce up to 6 new books from St. Martins Press.  Simple hover your […]

Accelerate Your Engines!

Posted by on Tue, April 15th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

Have you heard about our Swagbucks Accelerator program?  It is designed to help you reach your gift card goals faster than ever! Accelerator is completely optional.  We built it in a way where you can subscribe and start earning more Swag Bucks, even faster.  Month to month, cancel at any time, no commitments. Accelerator has two plans […]

A Look Back at 2013 – A Letter from the CEO

Posted by on Wed, January 1st, 2014 at 7:57 am

Dear Swaggernauts, The third time is the charm! My end of year letter is now officially a Swagbucks tradition. For those who are new to Swag Nation or missed the last two letters (2011 and 2012), this is where I look back at the past year’s accomplishments and thank those who make it all possible. […]

Cyber Monday Gets Triple Stuffed!

Posted by on Sun, December 1st, 2013 at 5:00 pm

3 is the magic number! Get ready for Cyber Monday to get Triple Stuffed for 3 hour only!  Set your reminders for 9 am Eastern Time, 6 am Pacific Time on Monday, December 2nd and take advantage of 3 incredible promotions 1) From 9 am – noon ET / 6 am – 9 am PT […]