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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, Swagbucks.com

What a Year – 2014 in Review!

Posted by on Wed, December 31st, 2014 at 2:59 pm

2014 was an amazing year to be a Swaggernaut and we are thankful for each and every member we have. YOU make our site and community flourish and we love to give you rewards back! As we look back on the year and fun we all had together, a few events immediately jump out: January […]

Congrats to our Friends and Family Winners!

Posted by on Tue, December 30th, 2014 at 4:44 pm

2014 is coming to an end, but we still have some Swag Bucks to give out! During Swagbucks Friends & Family, when your new referral earned at least 50 SB between 12/3 – 12/19, you were given an entry into a drawing to win 10,000 SB! And the best part is that when you win […]

How Swagbucks Works For Me – Masihi

Posted by on Mon, December 29th, 2014 at 2:00 pm

We’ve reached the final week of 2014! Where did this year go? For today’s How Swagbucks Works For Me, please say hello to Masihi, from Halifax, Nova Scotia! I’ve been a Swaggernaut since 2010 and have been enjoying the periodic $100 PayPal gift cards for special little treats. Now 4 years later, I’m still going strong. […]

Swagbucks Tips & Tricks: Celebrate NYE Safely!

Posted by on Mon, December 29th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Today marks the last Monday of 2014, Swaggernauts! So that’s definitely something to cheer about! We hope everyone had a fantastic year. Wednesday night is New Year’s Eve, and although it’s a night filled with fun and excitement, it’s also the most dangerous night of the year. Everyone is celebrating the start of a new […]

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Coconut Milk Deluxe!

Posted by on Sat, December 27th, 2014 at 11:00 am

It’s the weekend! And that means it’s time for another great DIY recipe, brought to us this weekend by mintdoublemint, from Palm Coast, FL! In the winter holidays, for someone like me trying to cut down or avoid caffeine, the Coconut-milk Deluxe would be a great choice to replace your regular coffee drinks. It is easy […]

How Swagbucks Works For Me – STMMCMANUS

Posted by on Fri, December 26th, 2014 at 10:30 am

Happy Friday! We hope your Christmas celebrations were fantastic! Today is the last Friday of 2014 – so let’s get right to meeting another Swaggernaut! Say hi to STMMCMANUS, from Locust Grove, VA! I have been a Swaggernaut since 2013. I am a stay at home wife. I feel the need to help with paying the […]

Merry Christmas!

Posted by on Thu, December 25th, 2014 at 7:58 am

From everyone here at Team Swagbucks, we want to wish you and your family a Merry Christmas! We also wanted to share with you some of our favorite things to do to help celebrate this special holiday. 1) Watch a classic holiday movie with our family. Tell us what your favorite holiday movie is in […]

Twitter Trivia Will See You in 2015!

Posted by on Thu, December 25th, 2014 at 6:00 am

Twitter Trivia is off for the holidays, celebrating with family! We’ll be back on January 8th, 2015 with some more great questions and chances to win Swag Bucks!! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!! -Team Swagbucks

How Swagbucks Works For Me – ALifeInSpace

Posted by on Mon, December 22nd, 2014 at 12:59 pm

It’s Monday again and we are ready to introduce you to another Swaggernaut! Say hi to ALifeInSpace, from Sussex, NJ! I have been a member for years and I don’t do a lot of shopping because money was always tight. I basically thought of Swagbucks as a way to earn from my searches but I never […]