Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@. Skimlinks & other affiliated links are turned on

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 2nd Apr 12, 2:48 PM
    • 3,875Posts
    • 21,539Thanks
    fairyclicks
    The Swagbucks Challenge
    • #1
    • 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!

    This Forum Tip was included in MoneySavingExpert's weekly email

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

    Last edited by Former MSE Debs; 21-08-2012 at 1:29 PM.
    Debt at Aug 2010 (LBM) £21,908.86, Debt Freeeeee Date 4th Nov 2013 Massive Thanks to the £10 per day thread Next goals:
    Savings £1203.16/£10,000******Mortgage to Zero: £52,579.46 to go
    Feb Earnings: £711.20/£500 March: £434.41/£500
    Currently compiling an A-Z of earning sites and happy to share it
Page 154
    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 13th Jun 12, 7:24 PM
    • 2,820 Posts
    • 3,121 Thanks
    misssarahleigh
    I'm still undecided on whether to get 9p more per 100 points and switch to amazon. At the moment i'm just doing the £10 paypal because i prefer the cash.
    Originally posted by Smits
    I think it depends on circumstance. I'm saving in my amazon account to pay for things when I eventually have enough money to move out (hopefully before I hit 30 lol) so will have plenty to spend it on (hopefully a nice TV).

    But if £25 a month in amazon vouchers isn't going to be any use to you (maybe for xmas?) than obviously it's not worth it.
    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!
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 13th Jun 12, 7:38 PM
    • 370 Posts
    • 1,081 Thanks
    marieukxx
    Did the person who posted recently that they claimed for £100 paypal get that yet? I'm interested to know as it was such a big amount. I worry I wouldn't get it after all that hard work.

    Has anyone else claimed the £100?
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 13th Jun 12, 7:39 PM
    • 370 Posts
    • 1,081 Thanks
    marieukxx
    I think it depends on circumstance. I'm saving in my amazon account to pay for things when I eventually have enough money to move out (hopefully before I hit 30 lol) so will have plenty to spend it on (hopefully a nice TV).

    But if £25 a month in amazon vouchers isn't going to be any use to you (maybe for xmas?) than obviously it's not worth it.
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh
    I'm saving for a new tv. Mine is on the blink and has been for months.
  • Steer100
    Did the person who posted recently that they claimed for £100 paypal get that yet? I'm interested to know as it was such a big amount. I worry I wouldn't get it after all that hard work.

    Has anyone else claimed the £100?
    Originally posted by marieukxx
    I feel rude but I can't remember their name, but yes they finally got it. I also remember them saying they doubt they will wait that long again though
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 13th Jun 12, 7:56 PM
    • 370 Posts
    • 1,081 Thanks
    marieukxx
    I feel rude but I can't remember their name, but yes they finally got it. I also remember them saying they doubt they will wait that long again though
    Originally posted by Steer100
    ahh thanks, yeah I dont know if I will wait that long. Might start going for the £25 vouchers for amazon. I like seeing it mount up in my amazon account plus it stops me spending it as it's just for my tv
    • linz
    • By linz 13th Jun 12, 8:08 PM
    • 1,573 Posts
    • 4,220 Thanks
    linz
    Personally I prefer saving for Amazon vouchers, as others have said it's good to get Christmas presents with, especially if you keep your eye on the grabbit board as well. I've done a lot of my shopping already thanks to SB and have also just got a £220 surround sound system for £80, again thanks to SB. But some people prefer the cash in paypal. I think the margins slightly favour the £5 Amazon vouchers over all others but happy to be proven wrong.
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 13th Jun 12, 8:15 PM
    • 4,034 Posts
    • 7,475 Thanks
    Kantankrus Mare
    Ooer think I may have been missing a trick.

    The videos on Supersonic???

    Assumed you had to run them one at a time like I do with SBTV

    Just got two on the go together!! Is there a limit to how many you can run?
    Make £10 a Day Challenge Jan £251.40 Feb £146.27/Mar £147.90/ April £198.69/May £7.10
    Mortgage Dec 2015..£65,800 Jan 2016 £64,248/Feb £63,623/March £62,958/Apr £62,321
    Overpayments...£543.04

    Neobux 264 Referrals $420.88 Bounts £20
  • skyisfalling22
    Hmph - qualified for a daily survey today (a rare occurrence for me at the minute), waded my way through it for what seemed like ages and completed it, but no SB yet Hope they turn up soon - I want that next voucher!
    Originally posted by camis
    Me too! It took ages and ironically while doing it, I thought wouldn't it be awful if it took all this time and I got all the way to the end and it didn't even credit. Then I finally got to the end...and it didn't credit lol. Will give it a day or so but it annoys me when that happens as last time I didn't get credited I sent a ticket off complete with screenshot and they told me they had no record of my completing it. Bit of a pain.
    • noobie73
    • By noobie73 13th Jun 12, 8:38 PM
    • 172 Posts
    • 410 Thanks
    noobie73
    I'm missing points from a Think Action survey from Sunday, how long do they usually take to credit if it isn't instant?
    • killerpeaty
    • By killerpeaty 13th Jun 12, 8:45 PM
    • 1,352 Posts
    • 4,852 Thanks
    killerpeaty
    I'm aiming for £100 paypal >.> Over 10% of the way...
    Aims for 2015: Complete up to AAT level 4, save 7k and just be better!
  • Smits
    Ooer think I may have been missing a trick.

    The videos on Supersonic???

    Assumed you had to run them one at a time like I do with SBTV

    Just got two on the go together!! Is there a limit to how many you can run?
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    I tend to do 3/4 at once but i don't think there is a limit! Only one way to find out :P

    I think i'll stick to the paypal cash, i just prefer to have it in there and hardly ever use amazon.
    Total payment recieved from GPT etc as June: £0.00
    • mooomin
    • By mooomin 13th Jun 12, 9:27 PM
    • 13,652 Posts
    • 134,366 Thanks
    mooomin
    Balance is currently 832SBs

    Slowly creeping towards my last voucher with SBTV mobile and regular
    Comping again


    Wins this year: - two night trip to Belgium, £100 Gett taxi credit, tickets to Newcastle game, FIFA 2016 for PS4, stitch markers, Cumberstitching book
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 13th Jun 12, 9:59 PM
    • 1,513 Posts
    • 2,668 Thanks
    mrsyardbroom
    I'm wondering if this site is really worth the effort. I've been going backwards and forwards to the site all day and I've only earned 59sb. That's about 30p.

    By comparison, on Onepoll I earned about £1 for several surveys in a very short time. On Myvoice I've earned 35p in a few minutes. On my own website I've earned nearly £6 in one day.
    • scubaangel
    • By scubaangel 13th Jun 12, 10:00 PM
    • 6,171 Posts
    • 10,262 Thanks
    scubaangel
    Did the person who posted recently that they claimed for £100 paypal get that yet? I'm interested to know as it was such a big amount. I worry I wouldn't get it after all that hard work.

    Has anyone else claimed the £100?
    Originally posted by marieukxx
    Possibly me, I've claimed it but am waiting for it to be paid, tbh I'm confident it will be as theres no evidence to say they'll just randomly stop paying out, lol.

    Of course as soon as it has been paid I'll post and let people know.

    Am over 1000 points towards my next redemption now thanks to a good couple of days with surveys and the PL videos, not sure if I'm going to go for the £100 again though or go for lower amounts.
    It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 13th Jun 12, 10:29 PM
    • 1,090 Posts
    • 5,530 Thanks
    joeyjimbles
    I'm wondering if this site is really worth the effort. I've been going backwards and forwards to the site all day and I've only earned 59sb. That's about 30p.

    By comparison, on Onepoll I earned about £1 for several surveys in a very short time. On Myvoice I've earned 35p in a few minutes. On my own website I've earned nearly £6 in one day.
    Originally posted by mrsyardbroom
    I'm sorry it's not working for you - I find that I make around 200-250 sbs per day by going on 2-3 times a day whilst I'm doing other stuff on the pc so thats getting on for £1.50+. Some days its less and some days it can be as much as 400 if there are some decent tasks and I have a little more time. I do well out of survey sites too but Swagbucks is consistently good for me; I wouldn't say one was better than the other as far as my experience goes, I will continue to do as many as I have time.
    MAY Monthly £35 & £250bc & £7/£26.50bc
    Additional targets £55bc (1) & £1/£54nw (10)

    Ebay 30 items in May
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 13th Jun 12, 10:36 PM
    • 370 Posts
    • 1,081 Thanks
    marieukxx
    Possibly me, I've claimed it but am waiting for it to be paid, tbh I'm confident it will be as theres no evidence to say they'll just randomly stop paying out, lol.

    Of course as soon as it has been paid I'll post and let people know.

    Am over 1000 points towards my next redemption now thanks to a good couple of days with surveys and the PL videos, not sure if I'm going to go for the £100 again though or go for lower amounts.
    Originally posted by scubaangel
    probably you, sorry I couldn''t remember who it was. I think I'll go for the lower amounts.
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 13th Jun 12, 10:37 PM
    • 370 Posts
    • 1,081 Thanks
    marieukxx
    I'm wondering if this site is really worth the effort. I've been going backwards and forwards to the site all day and I've only earned 59sb. That's about 30p.

    By comparison, on Onepoll I earned about £1 for several surveys in a very short time. On Myvoice I've earned 35p in a few minutes. On my own website I've earned nearly £6 in one day.
    Originally posted by mrsyardbroom
    awww maybe you just haven't gotten the hang of it yet. I've claimed £20 inn amazon vouchers since the 3rd of June when I started. If you need any tips were all happy to help
    Last edited by marieukxx; 13-06-2012 at 10:39 PM.
    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 13th Jun 12, 10:41 PM
    • 2,820 Posts
    • 3,121 Thanks
    misssarahleigh
    I'm wondering if this site is really worth the effort. I've been going backwards and forwards to the site all day and I've only earned 59sb. That's about 30p.

    By comparison, on Onepoll I earned about £1 for several surveys in a very short time. On Myvoice I've earned 35p in a few minutes. On my own website I've earned nearly £6 in one day.
    Originally posted by mrsyardbroom
    I'm sorry it's not working for you - I find that I make around 200-250 sbs per day by going on 2-3 times a day whilst I'm doing other stuff on the pc so thats getting on for £1.50+. Some days its less and some days it can be as much as 400 if there are some decent tasks and I have a little more time. I do well out of survey sites too but Swagbucks is consistently good for me; I wouldn't say one was better than the other as far as my experience goes, I will continue to do as many as I have time.
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles

    The key word here is PRIORITISE

    Swagbucks is one of the lowest paying things I do. It comes last in line once I have done everything else.

    Since you mentioned surveys think of it like this, you answer the £5 survey first, Then the £3 survey, then the £1 and so on.

    I do swagbuck while I do my surveys. The thing to remember is to complete your tasks in order of value first

    If you don't think it's worth it and don't have the time, don't bother. I personally have lots of time on my hands, so would rather make the 30p while watching the TV keeping myself occupied otherwise i'd be climing the walls lol
    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!
    • killerpeaty
    • By killerpeaty 13th Jun 12, 10:43 PM
    • 1,352 Posts
    • 4,852 Thanks
    killerpeaty
    I'm wondering if this site is really worth the effort. I've been going backwards and forwards to the site all day and I've only earned 59sb. That's about 30p.

    By comparison, on Onepoll I earned about £1 for several surveys in a very short time. On Myvoice I've earned 35p in a few minutes. On my own website I've earned nearly £6 in one day.
    Originally posted by mrsyardbroom
    Hey, I haven't been on the site for long but I tend to play videos (special offers and sbtv simultaneously) while doing other things, for example surveys for other sites and CV writing. I find this easy but if it doesn't work for you, it doesn't work for you. Onepoll for me is a drag as I only earn perhaps £1 per month as they appear to hate me.
    Also congrats on your website earnings, I never got the hang of that. : )
    Aims for 2015: Complete up to AAT level 4, save 7k and just be better!
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 13th Jun 12, 10:50 PM
    • 4,034 Posts
    • 7,475 Thanks
    Kantankrus Mare
    Ive done various other survey sites over the years and for me..........none pay better than swagbucks.

    Yes you have to spend some time on it but a lot of it can be done whilst doing other survey sites

    Win win situation as far as I am concerned.
    Make £10 a Day Challenge Jan £251.40 Feb £146.27/Mar £147.90/ April £198.69/May £7.10
    Mortgage Dec 2015..£65,800 Jan 2016 £64,248/Feb £63,623/March £62,958/Apr £62,321
    Overpayments...£543.04

    Neobux 264 Referrals $420.88 Bounts £20
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim's to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

5,287Posts Today

6,532Users online

Martin's Twitter