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    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 2nd Apr 12, 2:48 PM
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    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 £994.74/£10,000
    Mortgage to Zero: £52,929.64

    Feb Earnings: £599.30/£500
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    • superhoop
    • By superhoop 10th Aug 12, 12:51 PM
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    superhoop
    Yes congratulations Cally. Nice to see someone from here win it!

    I suppose it's only £6 or £7 in value but it's better than a kick up the wotsit!

    If anyone sees the Queens Park Rangers crest come up as a winner can you give me a shout as that's me!
    We are QPR, say we are QPR!
  • SchminkyCat
    That's fab Cally - well done!

  • sxystyle
    supersonic 21SB for 3AM bingo on facebook, got credited straight away i just sent invite to 1 friend
    Originally posted by kayester
    thanks, it worked for me too

    congratz cally! woo
    • Listerbelle
    • By Listerbelle 10th Aug 12, 1:36 PM
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    Listerbelle
    So excited for you cally! I'd been wondering if the 1000 points winners were real
    February extra earnings $/$100
    I currently recommend Prolific Academic: get a referral code before signing up
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 10th Aug 12, 2:13 PM
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    Rosie
    Well done Cally
    Aug £10 a day £339.09/£310
    Sept £10 a day £411.22/£300
    Oct £10 a day £354.34/£310
    Nov £10 a day £357.14/£300
    Dec £10 a day £486.89/£310
    Jan £10 a day £377.55/£310
  • marieukxx
    Bloody hell guys!!! Just had a message from swagbucks saying that they looked at my account and I am using swagbucks tv on my mobile and we're not allowed to use it here and they are deducting all my mobile points and wanna know how I go the ap!!!!!!!!!!
    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
    • kayester
    • By kayester 10th Aug 12, 2:33 PM
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    kayester
    easy 60sb PL survey
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
    • kayester
    • By kayester 10th Aug 12, 2:34 PM
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    kayester
    Bloody hell guys!!! Just had a message from swagbucks saying that they looked at my account and I am using swagbucks tv on my mobile and we're not allowed to use it here and they are deducting all my mobile points and wanna know how I go the ap!!!!!!!!!!
    Originally posted by marieukxx
    omg really?! why is it available if we cant use it?! i only got it a week ago as people on here recommended it! I hope we dont get into trouble
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • marieukxx
    I need Cally she knows what's what, are you here?
    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
  • marieukxx
    omg really?! why is it available if we cant use it?! i only got it a week ago as people on here recommended it! I hope we dont get into trouble
    Originally posted by kayester
    They messaged me on facebook I messaged back and am waiting to find out what's happpening. They said they looked into my account because I'm in the top 5 of the games
    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
    • kayester
    • By kayester 10th Aug 12, 2:36 PM
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    kayester
    They messaged me on facebook I messaged back and am waiting to find out what's happpening. They said they looked into my account because I'm in the top 5 of the games
    Originally posted by marieukxx
    I hope you dont get into any trouble and please keep us updated....for now I think its best if everyone stops using it!!
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • marieukxx
    I hope you dont get into any trouble and please keep us updated....for now I think its best if everyone stops using it!!
    Originally posted by kayester
    I will let you know when they reply
    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
  • marieukxx
    Hi Marie, Swagbucks UK here. I have an important question for you. When you get into the top 5 for our Swag Games we look into those accounts a little more closely and it has become clear to us that you are using SBTV Mobile. It's not available in the UK, so we don't understand how you are using it. Please can you tell us, because if you have found some way to download the app, we really need to know about it. You may have noticed we have deducted all Swag Bucks earned on SBTV Mobile from your Swag Games totals. We are going to launch SBTV Mobile in the UK later this year but for now it's unavailable. Anyway, we look forward to hearing from you Marie. Best wishes, Swagbucks UK.


    That's the message
    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
    • superhoop
    • By superhoop 10th Aug 12, 2:41 PM
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    superhoop
    Yeah I was wondering about the app. The official download from Swagbucks doesn't let you use it in the UK.

    I wonder if the one we've been pointed to has been 'tweaked' unofficially to let UK users take part?

    Doubt anyone will get into serious trouble...
    We are QPR, say we are QPR!
    • kayester
    • By kayester 10th Aug 12, 2:42 PM
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    kayester
    it doesnt sound like you are in trouble. tell them someone posted it in here, i know they monitor this site anyway....
    thats where we all got it from (dont know who originally found it) but its not your fault if its available on here and you didnt know, we all didnt!
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
    • kayester
    • By kayester 10th Aug 12, 2:44 PM
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    kayester
    how much did they take away from you?
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
    • misssarahleigh
    • By misssarahleigh 10th Aug 12, 2:56 PM
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    misssarahleigh
    Marie

    I would personally argue blue murder that you didn't know and downloaded in good faith. You never know.

    I assume now they will dig around everyones account to see if it's a widespread issue. I have just over 2k in mobile SB points.
    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
    Well I didn't know, it was posted here so I just used it. I don't think they'll kick me off but think they wanna know where it came from. I can't find the link to give it to them.
    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
    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 10th Aug 12, 2:58 PM
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    cally6008
    Hi Marie, Swagbucks UK here. I have an important question for you. When you get into the top 5 for our Swag Games we look into those accounts a little more closely and it has become clear to us that you are using SBTV Mobile. It's not available in the UK, so we don't understand how you are using it. Please can you tell us, because if you have found some way to download the app, we really need to know about it. You may have noticed we have deducted all Swag Bucks earned on SBTV Mobile from your Swag Games totals. We are going to launch SBTV Mobile in the UK later this year but for now it's unavailable. Anyway, we look forward to hearing from you Marie. Best wishes, Swagbucks UK.


    That's the message
    Originally posted by marieukxx
    Ooppsy, lol

    They only say they've deducted the sbtv mobile from your swag games total, not from your actual account

  • marieukxx
    Ooppsy, lol

    They only say they've deducted the sbtv mobile from your swag games total, not from your actual account
    Originally posted by cally6008
    Never noticed that. The mobile isn't deducted from my account. I don't care if we can't use it I just don't wanna get in trouble, I never even knew we weren't allowed I thought it was an official swagbucks things or I never would have used it.
    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
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