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Results: What is the first thing you do eah login to earn swagbucks?

Daily Poll

59.79% • 113 votes

Play Games

1.06% • 2 votes

Check for Surveys

11.64% • 22 votes


2.12% • 4 votes


6.35% • 12 votes

Something on home page (like watch a video)

4.23% • 8 votes

An Offer

1.06% • 2 votes

I don't have one particular start point when i log in

13.76% • 26 votes

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189 votes in total.

    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
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    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013
    • #1
    • 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013 1st May 13 at 8:04 AM
    Happy May All

    This thread is now officially 1 year old!! A very big thank you to everyone who continues to contribute and make the thread one of the most popular on MSE yes we are officially a cult now hehehehehe!

    As always, a few guidelines to keep the thread running well and LOTS of info on how to earn on the site for newbies (or those who need reminding). I know this first page is really long, but it is worth reading

    To prevent us all going off track please limit the use of this thread to posting information about offers, surveys, tasks etc that do or do not credit, information about how to earn on swagbucks and how to meet daily bonuses etc.

    Please keep it friendly and open so it is a supportive resource for everyone using it - sharing hints and tips makes it easier for everyone to earn If you find something works for you then please do share it openly on the thread as the more people doing this the easier it gets for everyone.

    Please note representatives from swagbucks are very welcome to post here - Nick, the UK rep is very helpful and usually tries to respond to queries from the company perspective.

    Huge thanks to Cally for keeping the swagbucks thread going while i was absent from the forum - i hope everyone will return to this new thread and get the swaggers family back together and earning again

    This thread will now be run on a monthly basis to help us stay on top of new offers etc!

    Information about the basics of earning and some FAQ's have been added to this post below to help those just starting out - there is a lot of useful info here so its worth checking out

    So......lets get our swagger on

    Lots of information here about using the site - many thanks to Cally for adding a lot to my original guide

    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.

    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

    Joining Swagbucks

    To join swagbucks you do not need to be referred you can just sign up with your email address. As with most sites like this however if you get referred the person you sign up with will earn some extra swagbucks when you earn/win them (up to a maximum of 1000sb which is approx £5 depending on how they are claimed)

    Please do not post referral links on this thread - they must be posted on the referral board:

    21-feb-2013 .. the new updated homepage guide

    watch = swagbucks tv
    play = games
    answer > surveys = trusted surveys
    codes = click on the wheel/safe icon located next to your name
    discover > special offers = the special offers walls (PL, R1 etc)

    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 usually awarded for every 2 completed (but can vary at times) and score submitted - max of 10 SB a day

    Daily Bonus Targets

    Swagbucks have now introduced a way of getting daily bonuses. This is currently shown on the top left of your homepage with a meter showing your progress.

    The daily bonus is 10% of the target (so 100SB target = 10SB bonus)

    Bonus payments are not added daily to your account - they are added on the 5th of the following month. Bonus SB credited do not count towards any other targets.

    Score huge bonuses! - you can also win additional Swag Bucks bonuses when you meet your goals consistently:

    7 Straight Days
    25 SB + Daily Bonuses

    14 Straight Days
    100 SB + Daily Bonuses

    21 Straight Days
    200 SB + Daily Bonuses

    Full month
    300 SB + Daily Bonuses

    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.

    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!

    Useful Links

    Swagbucks USA Facebook page -

    Swagbucks UK Facebook page -

    Swagbucks Twitter page -

    Swagging 101 website -
    (lots of useful information on here)

    Swagbucks Swidget Link -
    (scroll down to see the widget on the right hand side, click SC to see if any swag codes are out, doesn't always tell the truth)


    Surveys are by far the quickest (and possibly the most frustrating) way to earn large amounts of SB. You will find you get DQ a lot from surveys - this is normal as each survey is designed to be answered by certain groups of people only and this varies with each survey. It is not recommended that you change your responses to qualify for surveys as inconsistent answers will result in getting fewer survey opportunities and increased levels of being DQ. It is therefore best to be honest in your answers (and be consistent with profile survey answers as well!)

    Daily Surveys - Found on homepage tab

    You will see cards on the homepage with a date on them - these are the daily surverys

    You are allowed to complete and get paid 70sb for ONE daily survey per day

    You are allowed to attempt as many daily surveys as you like ... BUT once you complete one (and see the confirmation page), that is your one done for the day

    If you do not receive your swagbucks straight away, screenshot the confirmation page ready to send in to support.


    Trusted Surveys (TS) and Daily Surveys (DS) are the most reliable for payment however there are also many survey options on the offer walls most of which you can try daily or more often (likelihood of screening out or not crediting is higher on the walls surveys though):

    Trial Pay Wall:

    Daily Surveys - not the same as DS above (just to confuse you )
    Opinion Surveys
    Ampario long
    Ampario short

    Radium One

    Surveys come and go on here - not many on this wall in my experience

    Payment Wall

    Usually about 4/5 on here per day - all will show at the top of the wall

    Peanut Labs

    Some members get a lot of surveys on here - personally i don't get many on this wall so it seems to vary a lot.

    Sponsor Pay
    Inspired Opinions

    Survey Savers - this is an offer sign up not a survey!


    Usually 4 or 5 on this wall

    OPinion Surveys


    None usually on here

    Some more Info on Offer Wall Surveys (on Special Offers tab)

    You can do as many surveys on this section as you like.

    If the survey says "you may complete one survey a day" like shown on Trial Pay > Surveys > Ampario .. then that is all you can do

    Peanut Labs (aka PL) = If you have not looked at this offer wall yet, there is a small box at the top about joining for surveys (I can't remember exact wording). Fill in the questions truthfully, I think there's only about 20-25 questions and this opens up the PL surveys for you.

    Keep checking PL as you never know when surveys may appear.
    Some PL surveys give you 1sb for getting disqualified, some don't.

    Trusted Surveys

    I can't remember the exact wording on the page when you very first look at it but I think you have to activate it.

    Profile surveys are now found by clicking on your profile pic/avatar and then my settings in the drop down list. Three tabs appear on the screen - choose the last one - Survey Profiles

    Fill these in and get 2sb each section - completed ones will have green ticks - you can fill them in whenever you choose. If you keep getting DQ from surveys it might be because of out of date information here - it is possible these questions are used to check for consistency as well as sending you relevant surveys so its a good idea to keep these up to date.

    Main surveys will appear as and when they come out - you just click on Surveys tab to check for them.

    Some people get lots, some people get surveys that you won't get.
    Do not worry about it, keep checking and surveys will appear eventually
    You get 1sb for getting disqualified for a maximum of 5sb a day (but only if you see the message telling you this!)

    Reward Payments

    You can only claim 5 of any one reward in a month, but you can claim other rewards as well.
    You can only claim 2 rewards per day

    Paypal payments

    Swagbucks/paypal do not charge for receiving paypal payments

    £5 = 1049 sb
    £10 = 1999 sb
    £25 = 4949 sb
    £50 = 9399 sb
    £100 = 17,999 sb = best value

    Swagbucks have removed the option for UK members to claim USD paypal payments
    Some members may have USD payments in their wishlist so still able to claim them

    Amazon Vouchers - Prices updated 12 September 2012

    £5 amazon voucher = 849 sb ... 999 sb
    £25 amazon voucher = 5250 sb ... 4,699 sb
    £50 amazon voucher = 9600 sb ... 9,199 sb
    £100 amazon = 20,000 sb ... 17,999 sb
    £500 amazon = 97,000 sb ... 82,999 sb = best value

    Also available are these E-Gift cards (so will be used for spending online only)

    House of Fraser
    New Look

    You will be asked to verify your order - this can be via email, the verify link on the site, by mobile phone or post.

    Not receiving credits for offers completed ? Read This ... (copied from GiftHulk website but same things apply to Swagbucks and Superpoints)

    Possible reasons for not receiving credit for Offer Completion:
    1- If you did not fulfill or meet all of the requirements necessary to be awarded.
    2- Your browser security settings are configured to not accept third-party cookies, causing the report to fail.
    3- If you have ad blocking software it will prevent advertisers from placing the cookies required to track the offers.

    If all these reasons are irrelevant in your case, you can always get help from the Support Staff!

    General rules:
    Keep all proofs of completion (PIN numbers, confirmation texts, member registrations, payment receipts, invoices, etc.) for your records.

    In some cases a confirmation link is sent to your email address. Be sure to check your spam folder for pending confirmations.


    What steps do I need to take to complete an offer?
    The instructions to complete an offer are written under each offer description. For all offers, you MUST provide accurate information and meet the advertiserís requirements. Points will not be awarded if you submit incorrect information. Also, do not refresh the page anytime during the completion process. It could harm our ability to track your progress.

    Can I complete an offer more than once?
    No, each offer may only be completed once. You will not be awarded for any additional attempts.

    If an error occurs during the completion process, do I still get my points?
    Unfortunately, points will NOT be awarded if an error occurs and you were not able to complete the offer requirements. Please report problematic offers to our customer support team and we will investigate the matter.

    How do I cancel or unsubscribe from an offer I completed?
    Products and services subscribed or purchased through Offer Walls and Swagbucks offers are all from third-party advertisers. To cancel or unsubscribe from an offer, you will need to contact the advertisers directly.

    If you enjoy earning on Swagbucks you might also like to try some of the following sites:

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    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 31st May 13, 10:19 PM
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    • 7,310 Thanks
    Not sure it's much help really but in the spirit of sharing, here is the entirely useless generic sounding response I received from SwagBucks in response to my extremely specific enquiry regarding issues with SMS verification within the UK:

    Hello ,
    We apologize for any inconvenience and trouble you may be experiencing with pre-paid phones, any phone that does not currently work with our systems, or even if you do not currently have a mobile phone to verify your account with.
    We have reset your verification options. You may choose again mobile or mail verification the next time you try to redeem a prize.
    You do have the option to participate in our mail PIN verification process to complete your one-time account verification. If you choose to participate this way, we will mail out an account verification postcard with a PIN number and instructions to the address on your account profile.
    Just make sure the mailing address is correct in your Swagbucks profile when selecting the mailing option. Don't worry, you will have the ability to edit your mailing address at this point.
    After selecting the mail option, we will then send you a postcard with a unique PIN number. Upon receiving the postcard, you can then follow the instructions on it to enter your PIN number into your account in the Swag Store. That will complete your one-time account verification process and you will then be able to redeem prizes again without any issues.
    **Please note that any prize you may have tried to redeem during the verification process will need to be redeemed again if you chose the Mail Verification option. (Mobile Verification should still process your current prize.)
    Also, we do not provide your phone number or mailing address to any third parties, nor do we use it for any purposes besides confirming the authenticity of you as the account holder.
    Thank you,

    I can only imagine that it simply isn't working / doesn't work anymore in the UK and they're just fobbing people off with generic responses so that they opt for the mail option thus further delaying any payments they need to make.
    Originally posted by PudPie25
    PudPie - I've raised this issue with Swagbucks UK and Nick is collecting data to try to find out exactly where the problem lies. I know US people had a problem to start with but I don't know if it's only us in the UK who have the issue now or not
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
    • fragmented
    • By fragmented 31st May 13, 10:57 PM
    • 1,165 Posts
    • 5,699 Thanks
    there is a site called on there it says when entering their number it has a + before the number, so a UK one would take the format of +44795008XXXX
    Last edited by fragmented; 31-05-2013 at 11:03 PM.
  • TallerPaul
    that doesnt make any difference because when i tried it i tried +447 i tried 00447 and i even tried my southern ireland sim which was 003538 and neither worked.

    As for your question Paul mines is an o2 -uk pay and go sim, the southern ireland sim was an o2 - ireland pay and go
    September Challenge
    InstaGC Joint 3/6/13 = £250.00
    Swagbucks £0/£10
    Neobux £0/£0 - they deleted me
  • LarLar
    there is a site called on there it says when entering their number it has a + before the number, so a UK one would take the format of +44795008XXXX
    Originally posted by fragmented
    I tried this as well as it's the format i receive text messages on my phone if i don't have the person's number saved and it didn't work for me.
    Goals (Christmas 2014 Journey Started 29th June 2014)
    Savings - £170 - £1,000 by 31/07/14
    Debt - £1,400 - £1,784 by 1/01/14
    Swag - 0,764/4,949sb 0/4 by 25/12/14 Freebies 0/100
    Online Earnings - £0.00 /£100 Vouchers - £0/£100
  • Nepenthe
    41/90. A very slow day for me... I hope this picks up in the late hours.
    • tuttifruiti20
    • By tuttifruiti20 31st May 13, 11:27 PM
    • 289 Posts
    • 19,262 Thanks
    Will look out for the collectors bills from Monday, thanks for posting as would have missed that otherwise!

    Also, I had the SMS problem also so I have replied on the Facebook page, thanks for letting me know.
  • Sessy
    Hi all, I'm thinking about starting on swag bucks and picking back up on dooyoo as maternity leave is fast approaching. Does anybody want to pm me a referral link for swag bucks?

    ETA: thanks to everybody who sent me a link, I've registered now
    Last edited by Sessy; 01-06-2013 at 10:22 AM.
    2014 SassySessy Active on DooYoo, Pinecone, Swagbucks, InstaGC and Valued Opinions tracking...
    Swagbucks - £ ~ Pinecone - £6 ~ Gifthulk - £5 ~ InstaGC - £5

    2011= £221.93 2012= £156.64 2013= £189
  • Nepenthe
    The day picked up as the night wore on, thanks to R1. Finishing off the day with a solid 120/90.
  • TallerPaul
    hey all yes ive been awake since yesterday and i made my goal yesterday
    been working on gifthulk most of the day though...
    Just thought i would share some images to show the advantages of using a virtual system rather than your own computer.
    as the offerwalls are mostly the same for both SB and GH and they both claim to be adaware and spyware free which is alot of BS considering i can see the slowdown and see all the pop ups and the no choice installs of programs

    These are hijackers,adaware,spyware and they can also give backdoor access to hackers etc,

    Now there is a way to download there's no guarentee it will track but it will protect your computer from all of the above and your own precious files etc, you will however need an install disc such as windows xp/vista/7/8 or you could also use a free source operating system, personally im using windows xp 64bit but my os behind it is windows 8 64 bit you will need to run the version of windows as the same version as your own computer like 32 bit has to be 32 bit you cant run 64 bit on a 32 bit computer.

    Anyway credit given to Thrifty felicity hopefully i spelt that right you will need to download a simple program called "Oracle VM virtual Box Manager" then install it and choose the version of windows/OS you are going to install then make sure you have the hard drive space if for example it says 10GB for windows xp ignore that and use about 20GB as with updates and stuff you will be downloading you will need the space.

    once you install a clean version before you get started with doing all the walls etc, do 1 thing rename the install as Clean Install, then right click it and chose "clone" and you want a full clone not a linked, then you can destroy the new copy and not have to worry about the lengthy reinstall of the original operating system again, you might think system restore might work but it doesnt 90% of the time when you install loads of programs.

    Hope this helps someone
    Last edited by TallerPaul; 01-06-2013 at 5:26 AM. Reason: Lots more added
    September Challenge
    InstaGC Joint 3/6/13 = £250.00
    Swagbucks £0/£10
    Neobux £0/£0 - they deleted me
  • Nepenthe
    Swagbucks' May ends in four minutes. I'm walking away satisfied. c:
  • DFW_dee
    Good Morning,

    I'm looking for a second pair of eyes! I fancy a little flutter on the Derby today and thought if i could sign up to an online sports betting site I could earn SB's to boot. I can only find casino gambling in the special offers and a william hill iphone app but i dont have an iphone.

    Can anyone see an offer that i might have missed??
    Taking control, one wasted penny at a time

    SPC 2013 #2045 £154.39
  • Techn
    Is today get disqualified from everything day?
  • MazzyStar
    I had to verify my account via post, I ordered it last saturday and it came this morning. I was dreading it taking forever to arrive.
    Ive ordered two £5 Amazon so I'm really happy today :-)
  • prosperman
    Hey Guys
    Hey guys,

    Just want your opinion on this site:rapidcashsystem . net
    Is it a scam? Don't get me wrong - I'm tempted but if you ask me - it sounds way too good to be true.

    It says it's free but I'm so scared of putting my email in there, then getting spammed to death.

    So that said and done... Has anyone got any experience with this?

    • veggieblob
    • By veggieblob 1st Jun 13, 1:02 PM
    • 517 Posts
    • 1,249 Thanks
    HappyJune CODE now live till 6pm - 6sb
  • LarLar
    Received my swagbucks verification postcard today It got ordered on the 24th of a May so it's took 8 days for me to get it.

    How long does it take to go into your paypal account?
    Last edited by LarLar; 01-06-2013 at 1:08 PM.
    Goals (Christmas 2014 Journey Started 29th June 2014)
    Savings - £170 - £1,000 by 31/07/14
    Debt - £1,400 - £1,784 by 1/01/14
    Swag - 0,764/4,949sb 0/4 by 25/12/14 Freebies 0/100
    Online Earnings - £0.00 /£100 Vouchers - £0/£100
    • Kayalana99
    • By Kayalana99 1st Jun 13, 1:06 PM
    • 2,910 Posts
    • 5,174 Thanks
    Can you verificate your account before your order a gift card? Or does it have to be done together?
    Success is going from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm.
  • CC2
    Is there a June thread yet?
    Saving Amazon vouchers for a Nutri Ninja
    Balance at end 2014: £5 Birthday: £20 Nielsen Mobile: £5 Topcashback: £37.05 My Survey: £5
    Swagbucks: £10 Bounts: £5
    Total: £87.05 DONE
  • LarLar
    Can you verificate your account before your order a gift card? Or does it have to be done together?
    Originally posted by Kayalana99
    I'm not sure sorry, but i ordered a gift card and then it told me i'd have to reorder the gift card after i receive the postcard to verify. I've not saw any verification things on the website up until that point.
    Last edited by LarLar; 01-06-2013 at 1:58 PM.
    Goals (Christmas 2014 Journey Started 29th June 2014)
    Savings - £170 - £1,000 by 31/07/14
    Debt - £1,400 - £1,784 by 1/01/14
    Swag - 0,764/4,949sb 0/4 by 25/12/14 Freebies 0/100
    Online Earnings - £0.00 /£100 Vouchers - £0/£100
    • Kayalana99
    • By Kayalana99 1st Jun 13, 1:48 PM
    • 2,910 Posts
    • 5,174 Thanks
    Thanks anyway :-)

    I don't think thier will be a June thread I think the name of this one will just change to June when OP gets chance.

    On 850 points...want to get to 900 before end of day but all I have is SBTV :-) Already got points for searching and swag codes n all little things...going to at least try and get the other 26 points so I can get my daily bonus.
    Success is going from one failure to the next without losing enthusiasm.
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