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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 29th Aug 12, 7:43 PM
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    The Swagbucks Challenge - Part 2
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    • 29th Aug 12, 7:43 PM
    The Swagbucks Challenge - Part 2 29th Aug 12 at 7:43 PM
    Part One is here - http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3883703

    (this post is copied from Part One)

    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.

    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.

    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!

    Useful Links - You may want to bookmark these
    Swagbucks USA Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/swagbucks?ref=stream

    Swagbucks UK Facebook page - http://www.facebook.com/SwagbucksUK?ref=stream

    Swagbucks Twitter page - https://twitter.com/swagbucks

    Swagging 101 website - https://sites.google.com/site/swagin101/
    (lots of useful information on here)

    Swagbucks Swidget Link - http://www.themommysaver.com/
    (scroll down to see the widget on the right hand side, click SC to see if any swag codes are out, doesn't always tell the truth)

    Surveys - What you can and can't do


    Daily Surveys - Found on homepage tab

    You will see cards on the homepage which look like this



    There has been a lot of talk, arguments, upset and confusion over these.

    You are allowed to complete and get paid 70sb for ONE daily survey per day

    You are allowed to attempt as many daily surveys as you like ... BUT once you complete one (and see the confirmation page), that is your one done for the day

    If you do not receive your swagbucks straight away, screenshot the confirmation page ready to send in to support.

    PLEASE NOTE - DOING MORE THAN ONE PER DAY AND GETTING 70SB EACH TIME FOR THEM ... MAY RESULT IN SWAGBUCKS TERMINATING YOUR ACCOUNT PERMANENTLY


    Offer Wall Surveys (on Special Offers tab)


    You can do as many surveys on this section as you like.

    If the survey says "you may complete one survey a day" like shown on Trial Pay > Surveys > Ampario .. then that is all you can do

    Peanut Labs (aka PL) = If you have not looked at this offer wall yet, there is a small box at the top about joining for surveys (I can't remember exact wording). Fill in the questions truthfully, I think there's only about 20-25 questions and this opens up the PL surveys for you.

    Keep checking PL as you never know when surveys may appear.
    Some PL surveys give you 1sb for getting disqualified, some don't.

    Trusted Surveys

    I can't remember the exact wording on the page when you very first look at it but I think you have to activate it.

    Profile surveys are found on the right hand side.
    Fill these in when they appear, worth 2sb each (or whatever it says)
    There are a couple that don't finish properly. Do not worry about these, they go eventually and it has no impact on your surveys

    Main surveys will appear as and when they come out.
    Some people get lots, some people get surveys that you won't get.
    Do not worry about it, keep checking and surveys will appear eventually
    You get 1sb for getting disqualified for a maximum of 5sb a day (but only if you see the message telling you this!)

    Reward Payments
    You can only claim 5 of any one reward in a month, but you can claim other rewards as well.
    You can only claim 2 rewards per day

    Paypal payments

    Swagbucks/paypal do not charge for receiving paypal payments

    £5 = 1049 sb
    £10 = 1999 sb
    £25 = 4949 sb
    £50 = 9399 sb
    £100 = 17,999 sb = best value

    Swagbucks have removed the option for UK members to claim USD paypal payments
    Some members may have USD payments in their wishlist so still able to claim them

    Amazon Vouchers - Prices updated 12 September 2012

    £5 amazon voucher = 849 sb ... 999 sb
    £25 amazon voucher = 5250 sb ... 4,699 sb
    £50 amazon voucher = 9600 sb ... 9,199 sb
    £100 amazon = 20,000 sb ... 17,999 sb
    £500 amazon = 97,000 sb ... 82,999 sb = best value

    Also available are ... Please note - these are E-Gift cards so will be used for spending online
    HMV
    House of Fraser
    Itunes
    New Look

    Not receiving credits for offers completed ? Read This ... (copied from GiftHulk website but same things apply to Swagbucks and Superpoints)
    Possible reasons for not receiving Hulk Coins for Offer Completion:
    1- If you did not fulfill or meet all of the requirements necessary to be awarded.
    2- Your browser security settings are configured to not accept third-party cookies, causing the report to fail.
    3- If you have ad blocking software it will prevent advertisers from placing the cookies required to track the offers.

    If all these reasons are irrelevant in your case, you can always get help from the Support Staff!


    General rules:
    Keep all proofs of completion (PIN numbers, confirmation texts, member registrations, payment receipts, invoices, etc.) for your records.

    In some cases a confirmation link is sent to your email address. Be sure to check your spam folder for pending confirmations.

    FAQ:


    What steps do I need to take to complete an offer?
    The instructions to complete an offer are written under each offer description. For all offers, you MUST provide accurate information and meet the advertiser’s requirements. Points will not be awarded if you submit incorrect information. Also, do not refresh the page anytime during the completion process. It could harm our ability to track your progress.

    Can I complete an offer more than once?

    No, each offer may only be completed once. You will not be awarded for any additional attempts.

    If an error occurs during the completion process, do I still get my points?

    Unfortunately, points will NOT be awarded if an error occurs and you were not able to complete the offer requirements. Please report problematic offers to our customer support team and we will investigate the matter.

    How do I cancel or unsubscribe from an offer I completed?

    Products and services subscribed or purchased through Offer Walls and EZ Coins offers are all from third-party advertisers. To cancel or unsubscribe from an offer, you will need to contact the advertisers directly.
    Last edited by cally6008; 13-09-2012 at 8:16 AM.

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  • gemz25
    Thanks paulshorse so if I wanted to give these vouchers out as christmas presents whats the best way of doing that just giving the code i have got or putting them in to my amazon account??
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd Sep 12, 2:18 PM
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    paulshorse
    Thanks paulshorse so if I wanted to give these vouchers out as christmas presents whats the best way of doing that just giving the code i have got or putting them in to my amazon account??
    Originally posted by gemz25
    I think you can give the code to someone else to put into their account. I cannot find anything on Amazon but I have googled and found the question on a couple of other sites and the answer appears to be 'yes'. I'm sure I have seen another post on the old thread where someone said it was OK. Can anyone else confirm this?

    Personally, I would not keep the codes on your Swagbucks account. If you don't want to give the codes to someone else right now, I would put them into your own Amazon account, use them yourself and then buy gift certificates as Christmas gifts.
    Last edited by paulshorse; 23-09-2012 at 2:28 PM. Reason: Additional thought
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
    • silverfairy
    • By silverfairy 23rd Sep 12, 2:30 PM
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    Gemz
    If you put the codes into your own Amazon account.you can spend them on goods but can't buy any gift certificates with them.You could make your own card/certificate and copy/paste the Amazon code showing in your Swagbucks gift cards onto it,then give these to other people.
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 23rd Sep 12, 3:05 PM
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    dolphin19
    48/40 nice and easy day! But one of the games (my fave on fyoozd) wants me to install flash player, I am nervous about installing something but it's a 1 minute game and quite fun too - what do you think?

    Finally got credited for a search after trying all day yesterday, and this morning.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 23rd Sep 12, 3:17 PM
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    CathWales
    Hi all just a quick question I just got my first amazon voucher and was wondering is there anytime limit on this I have checked the website and cant find anything??
    Originally posted by gemz25
    Gemz, when you add the code to your amazon account it tells you when it expires. If you go into Your Account on amazon, then Gift Certificate balance, at the top right it tells you when they expire (it's around 3 years)
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Thanks Paul I was wondering this too as with TCB for example you have 1year to put the code from TCB into your Amazon account and then 2 years from there to spend it with Amazon and I'd been wondering if the date starts from when Swagbucks puts the voucher into my account or from when i chose to transfer it over to tCB....I'll find out when I do it I guess lol.
  • Bealer
    48/40 nice and easy day! But one of the games (my fave on fyoozd) wants me to install flash player, I am nervous about installing something but it's a 1 minute game and quite fun too - what do you think?

    Finally got credited for a search after trying all day yesterday, and this morning.
    Originally posted by dolphin19
    Adobe flash player? This is legitimate, and needed for doing other things on the web, like most surves, anyway. In fact, I thought you had to have flash player installed to play any of the games...
    Last edited by Bealer; 23-09-2012 at 3:33 PM.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd Sep 12, 3:29 PM
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    paulshorse
    48/40 nice and easy day! But one of the games (my fave on fyoozd) wants me to install flash player, I am nervous about installing something but it's a 1 minute game and quite fun too - what do you think?

    Finally got credited for a search after trying all day yesterday, and this morning.
    Originally posted by dolphin19
    Mine comes up with that too. I know my flash player is up to date, but updated it again anyway and I am still getting that message on fyzood, so I think it's the game that is broken
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 23rd Sep 12, 3:30 PM
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    Gemz
    If you put the codes into your own Amazon account.you can spend them on goods but can't buy any gift certificates with them.You could make your own card/certificate and copy/paste the Amazon code showing in your Swagbucks gift cards onto it,then give these to other people.
    Originally posted by silverfairy
    That is a great idea re making gift cards silverfairy (am sure there is a blog or thread on this site and will be sure to check that out) May be a silly question, but have just thought of it If you were to give the code/value as a gift using made GC's, should the code be pasted from where it is in my SB account as I think that when it goes into my amazon account only the account holder can use it. I remember asking on the TCB thread about sending GC's from TCB money and the rep said that once the amount from TCB had been redeemed that it would belong to my account and could not be sent, TCB have a 'send to friend' link for the purpose of giving to others instead of having it put in your own account.
  • gemz25
    Thanks all for helping out on this so Have i got one year to put the code into my amazon account from swag bucks??
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd Sep 12, 3:32 PM
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    paulshorse
    Daily survey still linking to the one with the countdown timer saying that they are not accepting any more answers right now, but then got an easy one on energy and vitamin drinks which credited OK
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd Sep 12, 3:36 PM
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    Mine comes up with that too. I know my flash player is up to date, but updated it again anyway and I am still getting that message on fyzood, so I think it's the game that is broken
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Just tried again and the game is working OK now
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
  • Bealer
    Daily survey still linking to the one with the countdown timer saying that they are not accepting any more answers right now, but then got an easy one on energy and vitamin drinks which credited OK
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Was that a DS? Did you just repeatedly click on the DS link until you got the easy one?
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 23rd Sep 12, 3:43 PM
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    Aaagh was just about to log off for the day when the DS came up, took 40 minutes to answer about a million questions about tumble dryers!
    Ohwell got 70 sb. |Definitely logging off now!
    • FizzS
    • By FizzS 23rd Sep 12, 3:43 PM
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    FizzS
    Hey all, I'm back from a Swagging break, I notice they've put the some of the prices.
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 23rd Sep 12, 3:45 PM
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    dolphin19
    Adobe flash player? This is legitimate, and needed for doing other things on the web, like most surves, anyway. In fact, I thought you had to have flash player installed to play any of the games...
    Originally posted by Bealer
    Yes I have got it installed anyway, I think it wants me to update it. Oh Paul had the same problem, maybe the game is actually broken - will try again
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd Sep 12, 3:47 PM
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    paulshorse
    Was that a DS? Did you just repeatedly click on the DS link until you got the easy one?
    Originally posted by Bealer
    Yes it was the daily survey. Normally if you get DQd it takes you back to the 'take another survey' screen. With the one that says it is taking no more responses, it didn't take me back so just closed the tab and clicked on the daily survey link again for the next survey which was the drinks one. There is no way of knowing which ones are easy or lengthy - some say they take 10 minutes when in fact they can take a lot longer, others can be quite easy to click through whereas some may be very involved.
    Swagbucks joined 5th July 2012 - Earned 2012: Amazon - £300 - 2013: Amazon - £610
    Neobux - joined 15th April 2013 - Earned 2013 $695 PayPal
    2014 - Swagbucks £75 Neobux $102 Clixsense $67
    2014 goal £180/600
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 23rd Sep 12, 3:54 PM
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    dolphin19
    Yes I have got it installed anyway, I think it wants me to update it. Oh Paul had the same problem, maybe the game is actually broken - will try again
    Originally posted by dolphin19
    No, it still wants me to download the latest version, but only fr that game not the others, odd!
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 23rd Sep 12, 3:55 PM
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    dolphin19
    Yes it was the daily survey. Normally if you get DQd it takes you back to the 'take another survey' screen. With the one that says it is taking no more responses, it didn't take me back so just closed the tab and clicked on the daily survey link again for the next survey which was the drinks one. There is no way of knowing which ones are easy or lengthy - some say they take 10 minutes when in fact they can take a lot longer, others can be quite easy to click through whereas some may be very involved.
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    The tumble dryer one was very involved, grrr!
  • teabythesea
    I'm doing one on finances...zzzzzzz
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 23rd Sep 12, 4:35 PM
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    No surveys for me anywhere today. Drinkawares and Nivea haven't credited and still 7sb's from daily goal
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