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    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 2nd Apr 12, 2:48 PM
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    The Swagbucks Challenge
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    • 2nd Apr 12, 2:48 PM
    The Swagbucks Challenge 2nd Apr 12 at 2:48 PM
    This challenge is simple, its about using the site called swagbucks to make yourself some money.

    Swagbucks is one of several get paid to sites that i use but it one of my favourites, and i know for a fact that you can earn £25 a month by using the site because i do so nearly every month .

    If you haven't used a get paid to site before, it just means that you can earn either points or cash from completing certain actions on the site. Swagbucks offers many ways, such as surveys, videos, tasks, polls, games, competitions.......lots of things really.

    To make £25 a month via amazon vouchers on the site you will need to get to 4245 points (but you can claim a £5 voucher each time you get to 849 points)

    To make £25 a month via paypal you will need to get approx 6000 points (the exchange rate varies as you claim in $5 payments or more). To cash out via paypal you need a minimum of 700 points.

    Although i can't post an exact guide to earning on the site (cos they wouldn't like that too much!) i hope to be able to give some hints and tips, and maybe even get some new ones myself!

    So if you would like to take part in the challenge and increase your income by 300+ a year then feel free to join me

    For anyone new to SB here is a quick guide to daily earning:

    Daily Poll - 1SB
    NOSO - (just click right through to the video box and play, no need to sign up for anything!) 2SB
    Searches - random amounts allocated for random searches - min 2 wins a day
    SBTV - 3SB for every 10 videos (max 75 SB daily)
    Toolbar - if you download this you will get 1sb a day
    Surveys - easiest way to earn - check you have opted in for trusted surveys (there is a questionnaire to complete to get started)
    Special Offers - watch out for more videos and surveys in there, we will also let you know which other offers track ok in the thread
    Inbox - check out your inbox for extra earning opportunities.
    Tasks - some can be complicated and some quite easy - usually the check the details of website ones are easy.
    Games - play games for free - "SB awarded for every 2 completed and score submitted - max of 10 SB a day

    Other Useful Info

    The swagbucks day starts and ends at 8am our time in the UK

    The facebook page is a good source of info, though tends to be relating to offers in US rather than here.

    It is not against swagbucks terms to hold multiple accounts at the one address (however they seem to have an issue with more than 2). Multiple accounts are not to be held by one person or to be shared.

    £5 Amazon Vouchers are the most cost efficient use of points for claiming and cost 849 points usually (sometimes there is a sale)

    You can only claim 5 of any one reward in a month, but you can claim other rewards as well.

    $5 paypal payments = approx £3.07 but this changes daily with the currency exchange rates.


    Terminology Guide:

    SB - swagbucks (either the site or the points/currency)

    NOSO - no obligation special offer - relates to the NOSO section of the site

    Dub - The 2nd search win in a day
    Trip - The 3rd search win in a day
    Quad - The 4th search win in a day

    DQ - disqualified - usually relating to surveys

    Hope that helps do shout if you need any guidance - we all know lots of bits to do and are happy to share our knowledge!

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    Don't miss out on new deals, loopholes, and vouchers

    Last edited by Former MSE Debs; 21-08-2012 at 1:29 PM.
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    Savings £1203.16/£10,000******Mortgage to Zero: £52,579.46 to go
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    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 6th May 12, 3:03 PM
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    Torialou78
    They do not read their messages correctly! That is 100% for sure lol. I reported a broken search the other day and they asked me to tell them what I was doing up to the point the error happened so I told them. I had been searching and the phone went and when I came back my search had given me some sb but I had not entered the catcha so it crashed. Three times they emailed me and told me they would not credit the points from the catcha because I had not entered the code. I kept telling them I do not want to the points you asked me what happened before my search stopped working I am telling you what happened not asking you to credit the points. I gave in at email 3 and my search started working after a few days of being off. But I have on and off luck with the surveys no trusted ones ever for me :-/ xx
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 6th May 12, 3:04 PM
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    Torialou78
    There is o tasks today as well, does anyone know how often they are updated? I did a few yesterday and was quite enjoying myself and the day before actually but nothing there today at all on mine. Did wonder if I have maxed out what I am allowed to do lol xx
  • wibblehead
    was hoping to cash out another voucher today, but no luck with surveys - so not looking likely!
  • happysquirrel
    I did a survey for 200sb last night and right when I finished it gave me an error page and the points didn't credit so I thought I'd lost them but I logged in today to find them credited anyway

    SBTV is playing up a bit for me too, keeps randomly sending me back to the video homepage halfway through videos. Not hugely inconvenient or anything, just really annoying.

    I miss having a specific daily target on the homepage, I've been being a bit lazy with it this week since I've not had something right there to motivate me or tell me how much I'd done that day, I hope they give us a new challenge soon.
    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 6th May 12, 8:24 PM
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    misssarahleigh
    I've tried doing the NOSO section but haven't been able to get it to work since I joined (3 weeks ago)

    No matter if I press continue or skip it just stays on the same page.

    Any advice?
    I get what i want. That isn't because i'm a brat or spoilt. It's because i'm determined, i work hard for it and i achieve my goals!
  • wibblehead
    I've tried doing the NOSO section but haven't been able to get it to work since I joined (3 weeks ago)

    No matter if I press continue or skip it just stays on the same page.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh
    Any ad blocking software on your pc? Although I'm not sure how that would affect it.

    ---------------------------------------

    Just ordered my 2nd voucher of the month - really didn't think I would make it today and then another survey appeared out of nowhere!
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 7th May 12, 1:18 AM
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    Torialou78
    I am totally addicted to this site lol up to 3400 points now :-) getting the hang of the tasks now but had another rubbish day with surveys lol
    • DLTAG89
    • By DLTAG89 7th May 12, 9:42 AM
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    DLTAG89
    I've tried doing the NOSO section but haven't been able to get it to work since I joined (3 weeks ago)

    No matter if I press continue or skip it just stays on the same page.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh

    Mine does the same thing, never been able to get them to work. I messaged swagbucks and they said do it on google chrome but it still didnt work.

    Hope you manage to get it going as i've given up trying now.
    • littlesheepy
    • By littlesheepy 7th May 12, 11:28 AM
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    littlesheepy
    I've tried doing the NOSO section but haven't been able to get it to work since I joined (3 weeks ago)

    No matter if I press continue or skip it just stays on the same page.

    Any advice?
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh
    I've been having this same problem (im using a Mac) they've told me to clear cache and cookies and try NOT using chrome. I've tried chrome, firefox and safari and they all do the same thing

    edit: strangely it works on my ipad
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 7th May 12, 11:34 AM
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    joeyjimbles
    Very happy today - not only a day off but managed to order my second £5 amazon for this month already. Couldn't have done it without all the prompts on here to check surveys, codes etc so thanks to everyone.

    Mind you it was a very slow weekend for sb's for me - didn't seem to be many around and I got chucked out of every survey; SBTV becomes very dull after a very short time!
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    • littlesheepy
    • By littlesheepy 7th May 12, 12:00 PM
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    littlesheepy
    There's 1 or 2 of the peanut labs videos that don't work for me either. Some do, some open another window which just stays blank..
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 7th May 12, 1:36 PM
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    Bmth100
    I've only just requested my third amazon voucher since the start of April since i've been so busy at work; howeverrr thanks to also using superpoints and gratispoints, I've now got £30 of vouchers towards my Xbox !
    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 7th May 12, 1:57 PM
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    misssarahleigh
    Mine does the same thing, never been able to get them to work. I messaged swagbucks and they said do it on google chrome but it still didnt work.

    Hope you manage to get it going as i've given up trying now.
    Originally posted by DLTAG89
    I've been having this same problem (im using a Mac) they've told me to clear cache and cookies and try NOT using chrome. I've tried chrome, firefox and safari and they all do the same thing

    edit: strangely it works on my ipad
    Originally posted by littlesheepy
    I'm on firefox and it doesn't work.

    Can anybody who can get it working tell us what browser they use?
    I get what i want. That isn't because i'm a brat or spoilt. It's because i'm determined, i work hard for it and i achieve my goals!
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 7th May 12, 2:41 PM
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    Torialou78
    I've been having this same problem (im using a Mac) they've told me to clear cache and cookies and try NOT using chrome. I've tried chrome, firefox and safari and they all do the same thing

    edit: strangely it works on my ipad
    Originally posted by littlesheepy
    I am mac user and mine works ok in chrome for me.

    V strange how things work for some and not others :-(
    • renifer7
    • By renifer7 7th May 12, 2:47 PM
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    renifer7
    I have to say I haven't been doing anything since my last voucher, i.e. no surveys or other offers, only videos and the regular stuff but nevertheless I'm slowly but surely nearing another voucher already. Whooo! that's more like it.

    Must...remember...cashback......
  • wibblehead
    I'm on firefox and it doesn't work.

    Can anybody who can get it working tell us what browser they use?
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh
    I'm using Firefox 11 and it's OK here but only if adblock is off.
    • wayne1983
    • By wayne1983 7th May 12, 5:26 PM
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    wayne1983
    Weird, the videos play on I.E on my compyer, yet on I.E on laptop it dont play, it says cant play in this location.?
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 7th May 12, 5:31 PM
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    cally6008
    Weird, the videos play on I.E on my compyer, yet on I.E on laptop it dont play, it says cant play in this location.?
    Originally posted by wayne1983
    If you watch the videos on Superpoints, you can't watch the videos on Swagbucks

    And vice versa

    This applies to surveys on peanut labs wall as well

    • wayne1983
    • By wayne1983 7th May 12, 5:34 PM
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    wayne1983
    If you watch the videos on Superpoints, you can't watch the videos on Swagbucks

    And vice versa

    This applies to surveys on peanut labs wall as well
    Originally posted by cally6008
    I didnt know that, so they must be same enterprise?. However even the videos that you can play to see how things are done on swags wont play. The ones where you can earn 75 points a day?
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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 7th May 12, 5:38 PM
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    cally6008
    They are not the same enterprise.

    It is the same Offer wall.

    SBTV is something exclusive to Swagbucks - have you tried IE, chrome, firefox etc ?
    Updated flash player ?
    Updated java ?
    Cleared cookies, cache, temp internet files etc.

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