I joined swagbucks.com about 15 months ago and have earned over 49,000 swagbucks. Swagbucks are points for doing activities on the site like searches, games, watching swag tv and shopping. Some of the activities pay out good like searches and the daily polls. Other activities like the surveys are a real pain and sometimes don't pay out. I don't waste my time on activities that don't pay out. Points are redeemed for prizes. I usually opt to get gift cards as prizes so that I can spend them on what I really want instead of picking an actual prize. So far, I have gotten monthly $25 Paypal cards and multiple $5 Amazon cards. I use Paypal money to buy for my monthly Blockbuster account so it is sort of like free money that doesn't come out of my pocket. The $5 Amazon cards I save up to buy stuff I need or gifts for others. Swagbucks is especially handy to have around to buy Christmas presents and Birthday presents. I can testify that it is not a scam. You will earn swagbucks just for signing up. So, why not give it a try? If you do a lot of online shopping, many stores are hooked up with Swagbucks, so you can earn points for shopping you already do. That adds up to extra money for your pocket.