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    • Becles
    • By Becles 1st Jan 17, 9:14 PM
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    Becles
    Swagbucking into 2017
    • #1
    • 1st Jan 17, 9:14 PM
    Swagbucking into 2017 1st Jan 17 at 9:14 PM
    Welcome to the new thread.

    Newbies: please see the detailed information in this thread which explains how Swagbucks works and how you can make the best from it.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5581051
    Last edited by Becles; 05-01-2017 at 8:24 AM.
    Here I go again on my own....
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    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 2nd Jan 17, 5:54 PM
    • 2,521 Posts
    • 9,832 Thanks
    Happygreen
    Yes, I have not had nCrave for sometime do you need to use another
    sort of search engine

    5sb and CB for pressing on Banner Snow Much Fun
    Originally posted by Lost2
    same here, thank you
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • Boodedoo
    • By Boodedoo 2nd Jan 17, 5:59 PM
    • 293 Posts
    • 936 Thanks
    Boodedoo
    What search engine are you using Boodedoo am using Safari and
    Not had ngage for ages
    Originally posted by Lost2
    I use an iMac and run SB totally in Chrome for mac.
    • jumperabv3
    • By jumperabv3 2nd Jan 17, 6:14 PM
    • 879 Posts
    • 376 Thanks
    jumperabv3
    Discover --> Kiwi Wall --> AlphabetMemory (Android) --> 10 SB.

    My wife has android and she tried it, it credited instantly and the installation was smooth. We try several "app installs" and many of them don't get credited, this one was okay.

    The other one "My Little Farmies" is a waste of time in my opinion.

    Discover --> OfferToro also has some good App installs I did a week ago, most of what they have is reliable as well. So far OfferToro and Kiwi Wall are my 2 favourite ones in Discover.
    • kippygolf
    • By kippygolf 2nd Jan 17, 6:15 PM
    • 1,328 Posts
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    kippygolf
    Further to our gripes re Adgate App of the Day not crediting whilst on double points (now ended, back to 34 SBs)
    Quote:
    Originally Posted by hyr6783 View Post
    App of the day on Adgate is currently 68sb but that didn't credit for me... End of Quote.

    I contacted Adgate, but got no sensible response. Put ticket into SBs with the mobile screen shots provided to Adgate, and they credited the 68 SBs within 24 hours.
    • elliesmemory1
    • By elliesmemory1 2nd Jan 17, 6:26 PM
    • 1,193 Posts
    • 686 Thanks
    elliesmemory1
    Hello, I'm sorry if I'm being thick!
    I'm fairly new to swagbucks, so far I've been doing surveys mainly.
    I don't really get the search bit. Do you search for something specific or is it random?
    I've got a banner saying search for how to build a snowman but I don't understand.
    I've tried searching but don't understand how you can get sbs for this.
    Again sorry if it's obvious but I just don't get it!
    • LittleVoice
    • By LittleVoice 2nd Jan 17, 6:40 PM
    • 8,441 Posts
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    LittleVoice
    Hello, I'm sorry if I'm being thick!
    I'm fairly new to swagbucks, so far I've been doing surveys mainly.
    I don't really get the search bit. Do you search for something specific or is it random?
    I've got a banner saying search for how to build a snowman but I don't understand.
    I've tried searching but don't understand how you can get sbs for this.
    Again sorry if it's obvious but I just don't get it!
    Originally posted by elliesmemory1


    Seems to be random. Probably more to do with when you search than what you search for. I just use it for normal searches and accept the extra points awarded as a bonus.
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 2nd Jan 17, 6:53 PM
    • 2,521 Posts
    • 9,832 Thanks
    Happygreen
    Seems to be random. Probably more to do with when you search than what you search for. I just use it for normal searches and accept the extra points awarded as a bonus.
    Originally posted by LittleVoice
    I tend to get wins for the first or second search in the morning. I used to play with it when I had more time but I just use it as a normal search engine now. Gives me a win every second day or so, many people get more.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • Boodedoo
    • By Boodedoo 2nd Jan 17, 7:11 PM
    • 293 Posts
    • 936 Thanks
    Boodedoo
    Hello, I'm sorry if I'm being thick!
    I'm fairly new to swagbucks, so far I've been doing surveys mainly.
    I don't really get the search bit. Do you search for something specific or is it random?
    I've got a banner saying search for how to build a snowman but I don't understand.
    I've tried searching but don't understand how you can get sbs for this.
    Again sorry if it's obvious but I just don't get it!
    Originally posted by elliesmemory1
    Not thick at all, there's a lot to suss out on SB :-)

    Swagbucks reckon that defaulting your search engine to theirs within your browser (Yahoo search engine) increases the chances of a search win. You just search as normal and randomly you may get a search win, you have to input a code to authenticate and then the value of the search win is added to your daily total.

    If you are using a desktop or laptop (sorry I don't know about tablets) then at the bottom of each screen there is a 'Need Help' tab. Click that and then FAQ, on the menu at the right hand side, choose Search.
    The bumf then shows you (with screen shots) what to expect.

    I have defaulted my search engine on the browser I use for SB to theirs. I usually get a couple of search wins a day - anything from 4Sb to (very rarely) 100SB. though its usually between 4 and 9 most days.
    • Super Trouper
    • By Super Trouper 2nd Jan 17, 7:11 PM
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    Super Trouper
    I usually get 2 or 3 search wins a day. I think at one point the max possible was 4? I'm not sure what the rules are these days, or even if there are any beyond not being too spammy (I think they warn against using automated bots to search whatever they are) - but it's best just to use the search naturally and think of any wins as a bonus. Once you get one I wouldn't bother trying for another for a good few hours, that seems to be the cool down period.
    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 2nd Jan 17, 7:31 PM
    • 4,154 Posts
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    Wizzbang
    My 1st recommendation for 2017:

    Discover --> Kiwi Wall --> UK_Dell_(6876) --> 204 SB.

    It's a tricky survey, you need to read the description to get the idea what answers to provide and in the very first page most answers should be "Yes" or otherwise you will fail the survey on the first page.
    Originally posted by jumperabv3
    Didn't work for me, booted me out after the pre-qual despite answering yes. Suspect survey may be full.
    Minimalist
    Extra income since 01/11/12 £33,807.40
    (Not inc coupons, yellow stickies, bank interest or loyalty rewards because I have better things to do than catalogue everything!) Swagbucks £2,313.50
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 2nd Jan 17, 10:09 PM
    • 35,509 Posts
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    mjm3346
    Anybody else get this on some of the surveys before any questions are asked?

    2 - Failed with status code 404
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 2nd Jan 17, 10:30 PM
    • 7,402 Posts
    • 358,731 Thanks
    purplevamp
    Anybody else get this on some of the surveys before any questions are asked?
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Yes, I've had that on a few other various survey sites. I think it means the link is dead. Not much we can do about it
    Last edited by purplevamp; 02-01-2017 at 11:26 PM.
    Mortgage: Was: £154,495 Oct 2039
    Now: £131,937.44 Mar 2038
    MFW #28 £1100/£3,000

    Swagbucks ~ £325 (2016 ~ £340)
    Surveys ~ £275.85 (2016 ~ £407.55)
    PTC, etc ~ $329.22 (2016 ~ $696.89)

    “Aren’t you a little short for a stormtrooper?” ~ Princess Leia

    Money's money my little honey! A rich man's jokes are always funny
    • kayester
    • By kayester 3rd Jan 17, 9:16 AM
    • 1,782 Posts
    • 9,261 Thanks
    kayester
    morning all, i remember to come online again today lol.
    missed first day, back to work tomorrow but set a daily reminder in my phone. at one point a few years ago i wan making £50 a month on here, so fingers crossed I can again....
    2017
    Time to make a change.
    Starting with earning swagbucks for next Christmas
    • kayester
    • By kayester 3rd Jan 17, 9:19 AM
    • 1,782 Posts
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    kayester
    wow got 16sb on search, i always thought it was less than 10
    2017
    Time to make a change.
    Starting with earning swagbucks for next Christmas
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 3rd Jan 17, 9:46 AM
    • 35,509 Posts
    • 233,237 Thanks
    mjm3346
    wow got 16sb on search, i always thought it was less than 10
    Originally posted by kayester
    According to one of their blog articles

    You can win anywhere between 1 and 1,000 Swag Bucks for a single search,
    I had 100 once and a 50 but the majority of mine are between 5 and 9.
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 3rd Jan 17, 11:38 AM
    • 2,521 Posts
    • 9,832 Thanks
    Happygreen
    According to one of their blog articles



    I had 100 once and a 50 but the majority of mine are between 5 and 9.
    Originally posted by mjm3346

    Theb biggest win I remember getting was 28 just before Christmas.
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • sonicology
    • By sonicology 3rd Jan 17, 12:13 PM
    • 146 Posts
    • 606 Thanks
    sonicology
    Instant Surveys: 40841, 11 SB for questions about drink driving.
    • kippygolf
    • By kippygolf 3rd Jan 17, 6:15 PM
    • 1,328 Posts
    • 5,874 Thanks
    kippygolf
    Monthly Bonuses are starting to be available.
    • Ladykernow
    • By Ladykernow 3rd Jan 17, 6:28 PM
    • 223 Posts
    • 794 Thanks
    Ladykernow
    Monthly Bonuses are starting to be available.
    Originally posted by kippygolf
    109SB, better than nothing!
    2017 13# Sealed pot: 1300/1,500
    • jayII
    • By jayII 3rd Jan 17, 7:01 PM
    • 39,924 Posts
    • 106,440 Thanks
    jayII
    Search Morwenna just got me 11SB and a hat collector's bill.

    My two best search wins have been 200SB and 100SB, but most of my wins have been 5-10SB.
    Slimming world 12.5lbs lost so far
    Pay all your debt off by Xmas 2018 #11 £0/£7000
    Total debt reduction (cards and mortg) Feb '16 to Dec 17: £31,305
    NOT buying it in 2018, unless it's really really necessary!
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