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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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    • lika_86
    • By lika_86 30th Jul 12, 8:44 AM
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    lika_86
    I'm doing alright so far, had a nice quick and easy Brainjuicer Daily survey and with SBTV and all the usual stuff have made it to 102SBs already. I'm off work for the next two weeks so hoping to kill it on SBs, I already have enough for 3 vouchers next month (4 if I hit tomorrow's target and get the bonuses) so hoping to get as far ahead as I can for more AGCs, I love that I get to treat myself to things every month without having to spend any money. This month I got a DVD boxset and a guidebook for an upcoming holiday, next month it's another guidebook and maybe kitchen stuff.
  • RubyMurray
    Yay my new android phone arrived this morning, paid for with SB of course! I can't wait to get the SBTV app going later for more
    Swagbucks earnings since 22/05/2012 £135 paypal cash
    Clicksense earnings since 16/10/2012 $100.56 paypal cash
  • SchminkyCat
    Uh oh...120 today and i've been kicked off all the daily surveys within the first couple of questions each time. DQ'd from the trusted survey, and all the surveys on PW and PL. Am in for trouble this evening which is when i'm going to have to try and claw enough SB to hit the goal. Have got every single one this month so far. CAN'T fail now!!!

    • snozberry
    • By snozberry 30th Jul 12, 9:53 AM
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    snozberry
    I have hit today's goal but by cheating. I needed pet food so I used the zooplus offer and it credited straight away - phew! (offers don't often credit for me)

    Yesterday, however, was a nightmare day and I really struggled. I need to gain another 54 bucks today so that I can redeem two Amaz0n vouchers on the 1st of the shiny new month.
    Extra Pennies: £113.50
    Extra Pennies (April to April):£37.03
    Vouchers: £80
  • Exotic
    Watch out for a Lenovo survey on the trusted survey section; Managed to complete the whole survey, but the flippin thing disqualified me after the "thank-you that's all the questions we have for you"



    However if you do get a trusted survey on GAME, they do pay out and doesn't take that long to complete - worth: 50sb
    Last edited by Exotic; 30-07-2012 at 10:51 AM.
    • his missus
    • By his missus 30th Jul 12, 10:48 AM
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    his missus
    Just won 26 sbs for searching my colleague's name Struggling to qualify for surveys and have decided if the first two I try don't work, tough! I'm spending too long sb-ing in an evening desperately trying to find a survey to do

    • kayester
    • By kayester 30th Jul 12, 11:37 AM
    • 1,781 Posts
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    kayester
    finally got a daily survey 132/120
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 30th Jul 12, 11:43 AM
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    Rosie
    Tesco are doing the double up on vouchers again so I have managed to get a new phone for £45 in vouches doubled to £90 a £7 till spit and £2.97 cash so well chuffed. Just need to work out how to use it now lol.
    I think its the same phone that Cally bought but locked in to vodafone.
    I am with vodafone anyway but not sure whether to transfer my number or start new on this phone and use my old one for calls only.
    Feb £10 a day £308.13/£290
    Mar £10 a day £473.79/£310
    Apr £10 a day £632.55/£300
    May £10 a day £527.46/£310
    Jun £10 a day £595.77/£300
    July £10 a day £166.30/£310
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 30th Jul 12, 12:17 PM
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    mrsyardbroom
    Yay my new android phone arrived this morning, paid for with SB of course! I can't wait to get the SBTV app going later for more
    Great. It's really exciting getting a new phone. Isn't the phone app an autowatch app?
    • Nickv1.0
    • By Nickv1.0 30th Jul 12, 1:26 PM
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    Nickv1.0
    Is a nice and easy survey on PL that takes about 7 minutes on Kids in the summer holidays, Credits immediately too
    Total Earned in 2013 for Online & Mobile Activities: £83

    • kayester
    • By kayester 30th Jul 12, 1:38 PM
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    kayester
    hmm ive not got that survey
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • GreenFairy
    Am only 9 SB off my amazon fiver, so am running SB TV in the background (with the sound off) while am at work. Cheeky or wot?
    Grocery challenge: May '13 €289.37/€300.
    April '13 €277.74/€280March '13 €263.87/€250
    Feb '13 €287.26/€230. Jan '13 €150.20/€250
    2012 GC (
    Jul-Dec) €1526.25/€1580



    • his missus
    • By his missus 30th Jul 12, 1:46 PM
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    his missus
    Am only 9 SB off my amazon fiver, so am running SB TV in the background (with the sound off) while am at work. Cheeky or wot?
    Originally posted by GreenFairy
    I do this frequently...including right now

    • Littleoldme
    • By Littleoldme 30th Jul 12, 2:08 PM
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    Littleoldme
    Am only 9 SB off my amazon fiver, so am running SB TV in the background (with the sound off) while am at work. Cheeky or wot?
    Originally posted by GreenFairy
    Lucky you - my work IT has disabled something that means SWTV won't play (and half the time the SB homepage does not load right either)

    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 30th Jul 12, 2:25 PM
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    mrsyardbroom
    Long slog for me today. If it wasn't se near the end of the month I wouldn't bother but I've got every goal so far! Done some ebay tasks and sbtv and not even half way yet. I hope we get some short videos or surveys.
  • sxystyle
    Am only 9 SB off my amazon fiver, so am running SB TV in the background (with the sound off) while am at work. Cheeky or wot?
    Originally posted by GreenFairy
    me too!!
  • sxystyle
    just did trusted survey on olympics 13sb 8 mins long!

    tight on sbs! could of given some more!
  • mummybearx
    I'm not going to manage this today at all

    Daily survey didn't credit, one of those brain juicer ones. Clicked off the page before I checked if it credited, what an idiot!

    Not got any videos anywhere, no pl surveys, nothing
    Can't think of anything smart to put here...
  • sxystyle
    another trusted survey just appeared! about airlines...at least it wasn's 13sbs!

    it was worth 88sb! ...so far on 293/120! im glad ...did not earn much over the weekend!
    • kayester
    • By kayester 30th Jul 12, 3:04 PM
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    kayester
    PL survey on bank worth 60 decent length....at 220/120 atm
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
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