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    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 2nd Apr 12, 2:48 PM
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    fairyclicks
    The Swagbucks Challenge
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    • 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
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  • sxystyle
    question.... how often can you win swagbucks on your searches? is it like 1 per day or random?
    Originally posted by kayester
    I normally win once in the morning and once in the evening
  • dingdongavon
    Special Offers
    Supersonic Tab
    Click "view status - total (x) earned" - you may need to open this in a new tab
    Scroll down to offer concerned, they aren't listed in any order - missing bucks tend to be near the bottom
    Click on missing swagbucks
    Click on Submit a support ticket
    Originally posted by cally6008
    The list only goes down as far as 20-6-12 and all say completed and the one I want isn't on the list? Does that mean it's tough luck then?

    Thanks

    Did a clothes shopping survey on peanuts for 30 sb yay. Only need anoth 15 for todays target.
  • mummybearx
    Payment wall surveys pay out once in a blue moon

    Searches - normally two, sometimes 3 if I'm lucky
    Originally posted by cally6008

    That's strange, I clicked on my account on PW, then onto my offers. It's lising 11 pages of surveys etc I've taken with them, and only a handful are listed with a green tick and 'collected'. But I do keep track of my sb's as I'm earning them, I'm sure I've been paid for everything from PW...

    I'm confused
    Can't think of anything smart to put here...
    • mooomin
    • By mooomin 2nd Jul 12, 12:48 PM
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    mooomin
    Have earned 138SBs today, including 130 over lunchtime thanks to a Trusted Survey and a 10SBs win. Not bad for starters, hope I qualify for the daily survey today though, it's annoying when I'm being constantly DQ'd
    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
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 2nd Jul 12, 1:24 PM
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    marieukxx
    That's strange, I clicked on my account on PW, then onto my offers. It's lising 11 pages of surveys etc I've taken with them, and only a handful are listed with a green tick and 'collected'. But I do keep track of my sb's as I'm earning them, I'm sure I've been paid for everything from PW...

    I'm confused
    Originally posted by zepsgal
    Listed there is everything you've ever tried to do survey wise. It's not just ones you've completed.
    Swagbucks - 150 / Dooyoo - 20
    My Survey - 10 / NMA - 5 / IPSOS - 10
    MY GOAL TO ACHIEVE BY XMAS:
    New 42" Full HD LCD TV - 324.98
    TV Stand - 47.85 - Purchased
    Total still needed minus vouchers earned 372.83 177.83
    • ikkle87
    • By ikkle87 2nd Jul 12, 1:48 PM
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    ikkle87
    What time does the daily survey normally get put on at?

    I actually have no clue what the hell I'm doing with this you know lol x
    You never know how strong you are until being strong is the only choice you have.

    xx Mama to a gorgeous Cranio Baby xx
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 2nd Jul 12, 1:55 PM
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    marieukxx
    What time does the daily survey normally get put on at?

    I actually have no clue what the hell I'm doing with this you know lol x
    Originally posted by ikkle87
    The card goes on at 3pm but you can do it before that by clicking on yesterdays card. I've done mine for today
    Swagbucks - 150 / Dooyoo - 20
    My Survey - 10 / NMA - 5 / IPSOS - 10
    MY GOAL TO ACHIEVE BY XMAS:
    New 42" Full HD LCD TV - 324.98
    TV Stand - 47.85 - Purchased
    Total still needed minus vouchers earned 372.83 177.83
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 2nd Jul 12, 2:13 PM
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    Torialou78
    Just in so done nowt on sb yet but my new phone has arrived :-) not perfect got a huge chunk of colour missing. Why sellers lie on ebay ad amazon is beyond me. Gonna message them and tell them but in general the phone is nice and I am sure I can get a replacement back for it. Japan normally has pages of phone parts lol. Still irritating you buy one that is up as perfect condition. It is other wise seems nice, slower running than an iphone but I only wnat it as back up phone so it's fine. :-) of to see if I can set it up have lunch and then head down on sb.

    Re tasks I get angry with them sometimes as well but once you get the hang of some of them it's a good earner. Fisher and casino ones are good and find address is slow but good if you have nowt to do and do not want to really pay to much attention. The way I see it is I am watching tv might as well do one and earn a few pence as not lol. xx
    • fluffy70
    • By fluffy70 2nd Jul 12, 2:21 PM
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    fluffy70
    If anyone wants to add me as a friend I've now joined SB and am in as Kesi70

    I would also be happy to add anyone on here in my quest for more swagbucks if you can let me know SB names

    Thanks

    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 2nd Jul 12, 2:22 PM
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    misssarahleigh
    Somebody mentioned it but nobody else commented.

    New thread for July anybody?
    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!
    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 2nd Jul 12, 2:23 PM
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    cally6008
    Nah, just keep to this thread, makes it feel more friendly

    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 2nd Jul 12, 2:26 PM
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    misssarahleigh
    Nah, just keep to this thread, makes it feel more friendly
    Originally posted by cally6008
    All you do is hop over.

    You start a new thread (same OP and everything), then on the last post of here post a link telling people to hop on over.

    I think i'm just in the mentality of doing it in the thread.
    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!
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 2nd Jul 12, 2:34 PM
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    Torialou78
    Kesi I can't seem to find you but feel free to add me I am Torz78 on swagbucks not sure if it's upper or lower T so try both lol.

    Is anyone around who is good with the mobile app? I have just downloaded and need to pick someones brains.

    Ta xx
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 2nd Jul 12, 2:39 PM
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    sarahj1986
    afternoon guys,

    slow day so far. Veetee adverts up again for multiple viewings. Got the 70 target but I want about 100 more so I can get my voucher at the end of the week. Cant wait for my junes target points to be added, that will help out a great deal this week.

    happy swag bucking!
    • killerpeaty
    • By killerpeaty 2nd Jul 12, 3:19 PM
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    killerpeaty
    Good Morning Swaggernauts [grin] Thanks for all the advice on viruses etc. I have downloaded malware and done full scan on lappy. Got rid of bearshare too. The only problem I have now is that it says my microsoft security essential is out of date but when I click on it to update it does it's stuff and then says it failed as problem with connection?? My internet connection is working fine so don't know what to do about that?

    I now solemnly swear I will no longer download random things to my lappy
    Originally posted by dingdongavon
    Normally windows will update itself, but if you're worried, open the control panel (start menu), scroll to Windows update (at the bottom for me, but it depends) and it will tell you if you have optional or essential upgrades. You should be able to update from there, but if your computer is scanned and functional then I wouldn't worry.

    Yay for not downloading, just remember google is your friend! x

    40/100
    Aims for 2015: Complete up to AAT level 4, save 7k and just be better!
  • mandamonster
    The list only goes down as far as 20-6-12 and all say completed and the one I want isn't on the list? Does that mean it's tough luck then?

    Thanks

    Did a clothes shopping survey on peanuts for 30 sb yay. Only need anoth 15 for todays target.
    Originally posted by dingdongavon
    The list extends beyond the border of the page so I hold the left mouse button at the bottom of the frame and scroll down to see the remaining items. All the 'pending' transactions are right at the bottom.
    • marieukxx
    • By marieukxx 2nd Jul 12, 3:42 PM
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    marieukxx
    All you do is hop over.

    You start a new thread (same OP and everything), then on the last post of here post a link telling people to hop on over.

    I think i'm just in the mentality of doing it in the thread.
    Originally posted by misssarahleigh
    Are we all keeping to this thread? I'd prefer to stick to this but will change over if everyone else is
    Swagbucks - 150 / Dooyoo - 20
    My Survey - 10 / NMA - 5 / IPSOS - 10
    MY GOAL TO ACHIEVE BY XMAS:
    New 42" Full HD LCD TV - 324.98
    TV Stand - 47.85 - Purchased
    Total still needed minus vouchers earned 372.83 177.83
    • Dundunbanza
    • By Dundunbanza 2nd Jul 12, 3:42 PM
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    Dundunbanza
    Friends Please
    Anybody feel free to add me as a friend if you wish my SB name is Tanteena... I like to see others totals it spurs me on. Managed to reach todays goal already

    Kesi70 I added you.
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 2nd Jul 12, 4:05 PM
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    Bmth100
    Ohhh i'm quite disappointed now. I haven't been able to do SB in a couple of weeks because of a busy couple of weeks in my new summer job, but decided to get back into it this morning. Didn't know there was a monthly goal thing going on and I JUST missed the day's target, getting 35 / 40. Can't get the full month bonus of 300 now OH well at least I can still get 200 for 21 days straight.
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 2nd Jul 12, 4:28 PM
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    mrsyardbroom
    I've just done most of today's survey only to be dq'd at the end! This isn't on.
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