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Swagbucks Challenge May 2013
View Poll Results: What is the first thing you do eah login to earn swagbucks?
Daily Poll 113 59.79%
Play Games 2 1.06%
Check for Surveys 22 11.64%
SBTV 4 2.12%
NOSO 12 6.35%
Something on home page (like watch a video) 8 4.23%
An Offer 2 1.06%
I don't have one particular start point when i log in 26 13.76%
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PudPie25
Old 31-05-2013, 10:07 PM
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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 SwagBucks.com 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.
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Old 31-05-2013, 10:19 PM
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Quote:
Originally Posted by PudPie25 View Post
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 SwagBucks.com 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.
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
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Old 31-05-2013, 10:57 PM
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there is a site called receive-sms-online.com on there it says when entering their number it has a + before the number, so a UK one would take the format of +44795008XXXX

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TallerPaul
Old 31-05-2013, 11:08 PM
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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
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Swagbucks 0/10
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Old 31-05-2013, 11:08 PM
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Quote:
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there is a site called receive-sms-online.com on there it says when entering their number it has a + before the number, so a UK one would take the format of +44795008XXXX
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
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# 1606
Nepenthe
Old 31-05-2013, 11:15 PM
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41/90. A very slow day for me... I hope this picks up in the late hours.
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Old 31-05-2013, 11:27 PM
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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.
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# 1608
Sessy
Old 31-05-2013, 11:28 PM
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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
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

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# 1609
Nepenthe
Old 01-06-2013, 1:52 AM
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The day picked up as the night wore on, thanks to R1. Finishing off the day with a solid 120/90.
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TallerPaul
Old 01-06-2013, 5:11 AM
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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
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Swagbucks 0/10
Neobux 0/0 - they deleted me

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Old 01-06-2013, 7:57 AM
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Swagbucks' May ends in four minutes. I'm walking away satisfied. c:
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:06 AM
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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??
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:29 PM
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Is today get disqualified from everything day?
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:43 PM
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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 :-)
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Old 01-06-2013, 12:52 PM
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Default 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?

Cheers
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Old 01-06-2013, 1:02 PM
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HappyJune CODE now live till 6pm - 6sb
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Old 01-06-2013, 1:03 PM
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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?
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

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Old 01-06-2013, 1:06 PM
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Can you verificate your account before your order a gift card? Or does it have to be done together?
Each days a gift and not a given right.

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Old 01-06-2013, 1:26 PM
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Is there a June thread yet?
Steam mop purchased!
Next Amazon goal = Knife set 7.91/29.90

Dooyoo and Ciao name cc2sg
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Old 01-06-2013, 1:33 PM
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Can you verificate your account before your order a gift card? Or does it have to be done together?
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.
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

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