Then, more than a year after that, I was back at it. Armed with a smart phone, for the first time in my life, I was able to stream videos via six swagbucks-affiliated apps. People had been doing it for quite some time, I had read, but I had never looked into it, despite the fact I had owned a smart phone for months. Suddenly I was earning points faster than ever, and with less effort than the slow painful ways of 3-4 years ago. I have banked more than a few hundred dollars since May 2015 toward a trip I'm taking in the fall of 2016. It's a great feeling to have many of my expenses paid for already with savings courtesy of Swagbucks.