i thought it was some kind of scam at first. but the more i looked into it, i realized that swagbucks is the real deal.
all you have to do is use swagbucks as your search engine, and you accumulate points ("swagbucks"). once you get enough points, you get prizes. for example, for 35 swagbucks, you get a $5 amazon card. (if you do decide to enroll, please use my link...it helps me earn more!)
i joined almost two weeks ago, and i'm up to 29 swagbucks now. at this rate, i'll get around $100 in amazon credit...just for searching the internet. there's almost no reason NOT to do it.