Swagbucks started primarily as a search and win site; you use it as you would google and you are awarded 'swagbucks' randomly for searches through out the day.
It has since expanded significantly and now you can earn bucks for doing special offers like Blockbuster and Netflix free trials, surveys on things you use and buy, watching videos, completing polls and tasks, playing games and you can even earn points for shopping online through their shop & earn program. 450 Swagbucks = a $5 amazon gift card, the most popular reward and the one that offers the best value though they also have all sorts of other prizes you can redeem your points for.
My husband and I both have accounts with swagbucks and between the two of us we get $50 worth of Amazon gift cards a MONTH! I have been swagging for over 2 years now and it is totally legit! Generally we use our Amazon credit on grocery items to help free up cash for saving but we also save them for birthday and Christmas gifts, last year we got almost all our gifts from Amazon for free!
Do you swag already? What are your favorite ways to earn? What do you use your points for? I love chatting with other 'swaggernauts'