I'm late on the train, I admit.. but I'm loving Swagbucks. It's nothing that happens instantly.. but I know that in a few days of casual searching I have earned a pretty exciting amount. I'll continue to save mine until I can do a usable giftcard.. but hey, its' a great side egg.
Don't let it scare you away.. it's not a gimmick. It's got things you can do to enhance your earnings.. but I use it as my search engine.. and I win at least 3 times a day. So... go, now!