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Old 02-04-2012, 2:48 PM
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Default The Swagbucks Challenge

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

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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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Old 02-04-2012, 2:49 PM
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People taking part in this challenge for April 2012 are:

1. Me Fairyclicks - 4245/25
2. Rosie - 4245/25
3. katrss7 - 2547
4. fracturedsun - 5000
5. bex2002 - 4245/25
6. Natterjack88 - 4245/25
7. arawson66365 - 4245/25
8. Bmth100 - 4245/25
9. Savvy cash - 4245/25
10. x0emz0x - 4245/25
11. surveyqueenuk - 4245/25
12. cally6008 - 4245/25
13. _sleepless_ - 4245/25
14. kbarty - 4245/25
15. emmaglet - 4245/25
16. wouldbeqaulitymoneysaver - 4245/25
17. rachntom - 4245/25
18. rickyk - 4245/25
19. GILL635 - 11037
20. blondy24 - 4245/25
21. renifer7 - no target set
22. gingababe - 4245/25
23. Purple fiend - 4245/25
24. bluffer - no target set
25. camis - 4245/25
26. scubaangel - no target set
27. dizzybee - no target set
28. SC84 - no target set
29. COOLTRIKERCHICK - no target set
30. slm6002 - 4245/25
31. DreamerV - no target set
32. lobbyludd - no target set
33. littlesheepy - no target set
34. haworthr - no target set
35. Xeorix - 4245/25
36. pippo - 4245/25
37. monz - 3396/20
Debt at Aug 2010 (LBM) 21,908.86, Debt Freeeeee Date 4th Nov 2013 Massive Thanks to the 10 per day thread, where remarkable people made the impossible appear possible 325.28/500 extra paid off mortgage OCT

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Old 02-04-2012, 2:55 PM
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If you saw this challenge thread before and it disappeared i have found out the reason for that and adjusted the challenge accordingly so i hope you will join me again!

I did manage to claim a 5 voucher this morning which is quite handy cos now i am starting with a 0 balance and it makes the maths a lotttttttt easier for me lol!

I will drop in later to update my total and hopefully welcome lots of you to the brand new thread!

xxx
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Old 02-04-2012, 3:15 PM
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I'm in Fairy
May 10 a day 102.37/300
June 10 a day 233.77/300
July 310 a day 342.22/310
Aug 10 a day 384.66/310
Sept 10 a day 293.64/300
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Old 02-04-2012, 3:29 PM
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Yes please - I've got 31 points at present. Thanks.
1 debt in 100 days 48.43/374 - over 10% paid!

Stash busting 3/20 projects completed

Debt: 22,025 ] 21271 debt free date Oct 2016.
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Old 02-04-2012, 3:36 PM
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Me too . I usually get about 4750 a month, but I'm always trying to push myself so I'll aim for 5000 this month (an average of 167 a day).

117 so far today (so one SBTV round off the swagness goal, which will be a nice 264 bonus as I've managed it each day). If you haven't seen already there's a very quick survey on peanut labs for 60sb which will boost you quickly.
Dec - 179.64/155 , Jan - 257.66/255, Feb - 175.41/255, [COLOR=Green]Mar - 295.66/255, Sept - 106.50/125, Oct 93.03/155, Nov - 30.00/150

Save in 2012 #151- 3640.82/4000
VSP 2012 #140 - 68.44

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Old 02-04-2012, 4:17 PM
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Hello everyone and welcome to the challenge if you haven't set a target i will assume it is for 4245 cos we all want at least 25

Thanks for the heads up on the survey fractured - i got 1 point lol!
Debt at Aug 2010 (LBM) 21,908.86, Debt Freeeeee Date 4th Nov 2013 Massive Thanks to the 10 per day thread, where remarkable people made the impossible appear possible 325.28/500 extra paid off mortgage OCT
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Old 02-04-2012, 4:23 PM
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i will join too. managed to get 5 vouchers for the fist time last month and would like to make this every month. half way to my first voucher already so hoping to make it again this month.
10 a day August 334.81/310
10 a day September 456.01/300
10 a day October 254.67/310

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Old 02-04-2012, 4:31 PM
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Thanks for the heads up on the survey fractured - i got 1 point lol!
Well every little helps.

The 7 sb video is back on the homepage (and the question's working this afternoon, it wasn't this morning).
Dec - 179.64/155 , Jan - 257.66/255, Feb - 175.41/255, [COLOR=Green]Mar - 295.66/255, Sept - 106.50/125, Oct 93.03/155, Nov - 30.00/150

Save in 2012 #151- 3640.82/4000
VSP 2012 #140 - 68.44

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Old 02-04-2012, 5:28 PM
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Im definitely in! I usually manage 1 voucher every 10-14 days and really want to improve this! I'll go for the 4245 for April too- may save them all up till the end of the month as I think I may do better this way and Im not in any for them- saving them up for ds 1st Birthday pressies in July then after that will save up for christmas
20 a day April 2014 834.87/600
20 a day May 2014 108.45/600
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Old 02-04-2012, 6:15 PM
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I'm in I'll go for 4245

Savings ISA - 25.85 Mortgage Deposit - 0 / 20,000
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Old 02-04-2012, 8:48 PM
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I'd love to join this, just joined Swagbucks so any tips for earning would be great
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Old 02-04-2012, 9:34 PM
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Can I join please? I have 50SB's so far, and want to aim atleast 4245
Hoping that I can make 2013 a successful comping year for me
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:39 PM
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Go on then, count me in for this month please - I love Swaggers! 4245 is def achievable!
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Old 02-04-2012, 10:42 PM
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Which offers/surveys work for UK people ?

From what I can tell, the US members see different companies under the "Special Offers" page and it's hard to work out which offers are for us on the FB page when they all post "hey, this one .... for 56bucks worked for me" and then I look and think WTH thats not on my page from what I can see

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Old 02-04-2012, 11:00 PM
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Ooooooo lots of new people - hello everyone and a very big warm welcome to the challenge!!

arawson66365 - it had been deleted but i got it back

So today i claimed my first voucher of the month - for anyone who doesn't know the maximum number of the same reward you can claim in a month is 5 (which is why i picked the 25 target ) but i am going to aim for the same number of points anyway!

I would also just like to share with you all the fact that i ordered myself a samsung tablet today - fully paid for with amazon vouchers, the majority of which were earned on swagbucks

Ok so my total points is sitting at 50 now, mostly from sbtv which i tend to having playing most times when i'm doing something else as well. Also 10 points from games, 15 from another member winning on a search, and some from supersonic ads.

I probably won about 90 points today but spent some on my voucher purchase. Bit of catching up to do for target but that should be ok
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:13 PM
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Well i spent about 15 mins trying to do the daily survey for 70 points to be told i didn't qualify and being linked to others which i also didnt qualify for do people lie to meet the critera or what?

I made a grand total of 44 SB today (although its not really funny at all)

Must try harder

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*1 A DAY on Ebay*
Jan 31/31 PLUS 24 EXTRA= 55
Feb 29/29 PLUS 21 EXTRA = 50
March 11/31 PLUS 2 EXTRA = 13
365 in 366 days = 91/366
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Old 02-04-2012, 11:20 PM
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I would also just like to share with you all the fact that i ordered myself a samsung tablet today - fully paid for with amazon vouchers, the majority of which were earned on swagbucks
Wow that's fantastic, congrats

I don't feel I'm up for the challenge now, though I started averaging over 40 SB / day which is more than I expected ... we''ll see how it goes. I must be spending too much time online, that's why :P

ANyway, would someone mind explaining to me what the collectors bills are???? Can't seem to get my head around it

edit: sleepless - I know,it happens to me ALL the time!!!

Must...remember...cashback......

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Collector bills were special bills in the design of "spring" things, If you managed to get all 5 then you got a 10buck bonus. I did

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Wow that's fantastic, congrats

I don't feel I'm up for the challenge now, though I started averaging over 40 SB / day which is more than I expected ... we''ll see how it goes. I must be spending too much time online, that's why :P

ANyway, would someone mind explaining to me what the collectors bills are???? Can't seem to get my head around it
If you want to set your own target thats a bit lower than the 4245 then thats no problem everyone is welcome on the challenge and you never know you might find out its easier than you think

The collectors bills are awarded when you win a search - if you go into your account via my swagbucks you will see tabs for your ledger and your collectors bills - they bring out new sets quite frequently and as far as i know you get a bonus if you collect the full set - i don't tend to pay much attention to them myself to be honest - hope that helps

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