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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 29th Aug 12, 7:43 PM
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    cally6008
    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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    • LeoLasagne
    • By LeoLasagne 29th Oct 12, 4:39 PM
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    LeoLasagne
    Thank you Paulshorse and jaha2, really helpful.

    How do you get the 75SBs for watching the TV, does it get credited just for watching it in a day?

    And will try that tip with the games and when to search.

    You peeps are great
    Last edited by LeoLasagne; 29-10-2012 at 4:42 PM. Reason: Additional thanks!
    Swagbucks/Amazon Gift Card balance (Savings for Xmas 2016) 246.55/400.00
    Savings for House Deposit (Started Sept 2014) 6363.83/14000.00
    Emergency Fund 605.29/1000.00

    Debts (To clear by Oct 2017) 3579.11
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 29th Oct 12, 4:48 PM
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    Bmth100
    I just did a very quick and easy (5 mins max) PL survey on paying tradesmen. Credited instantly.
    Originally posted by cod3
    Fantastic, got this survey (60 bucks) and did it in less than 2 minutes

    357/110 now! That's already over double my daily target for the month
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 29th Oct 12, 4:54 PM
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    paulshorse
    Thank you Paulshorse and jaha2, really helpful.

    How do you get the 75SBs for watching the TV, does it get credited just for watching it in a day?

    And will try that tip with the games and when to search.

    You peeps are great
    Originally posted by LeoLasagne
    Every time you fill the meter (ie watch 10 videos) you get 3 sb credited and you can earn a maximum of 75sb each day (to be honest, you would probably need to be watching them the entire day to get 75sb). The easiest (and sometimes most frustrating) way of earning is to do surveys. You will see on your home page a large red icon with todays date and Daily Survey. You can complete one of these each day (assuming that you can get accepted for one) and that will earn you 70sb - there is more info in the first post of this thread. Sign up for Trusted Surveys and also try surveys on Peanut Labs wall. There are other surveys that you can try - on TrialPay there are 'Opinion Surveys', 'Samplici'us' and 'Ampario' (Ampario ones are very few and far between though). You can also do the surveys on Payment Wall and Sponsorpay (Sampling International Survey on Sponsorpay). Occasionally they don't credit so be prepared to get frustrated sometimes. Make sure that you have the latest Flash extension on your browser, Java and Windows Media Player as a lot of surveys need those to run. Hope that helps, but just give a shout if you need to know anything else
    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 29th Oct 12, 4:55 PM
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    paulshorse
    I just did a very quick and easy (5 mins max) PL survey on paying tradesmen. Credited instantly.
    Originally posted by cod3
    Thanks - a very quick 60sb
    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 29th Oct 12, 4:59 PM
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    paulshorse
    Thanks joeyjimbo for your post, really helpful. Will have a look at page 1 on your advice.

    I'll just have the SBTV on in the background on mute! It is pretty tedious but easy to just change the video very few minutes between reading! And will hope to pick up some bills over the coming days.

    Have tried out the games but they don't seem to pay out (unless I'm doing it wrong?!) And will keep my eye out for the codes, would be nice to reach the target on my first proper day of looking at this.

    Thanks again x
    Originally posted by LeoLasagne
    You can earn a maximum of 10sb a day playing games. Usually you get 2sb for every two games that you play, but I find that you either need to post a high score or play the game for a reasonable length of time (2 or 3 minutes). Sometimes you will automatically be taken back to the main games screen or, as Jaha2 says, you need to click the 'back to games' button. You will get a popup which tells you when you have earned any swagbucks. Occasionally it does take longer and for some reason you need to play 4 or 5 games to get them to count (no idea why - it's just one of the frustrating things with Swagbucks)
    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
    • superhoop
    • By superhoop 29th Oct 12, 5:01 PM
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    superhoop
    I just did a very quick and easy (5 mins max) PL survey on paying tradesmen. Credited instantly.
    Originally posted by cod3
    Yep I got that one too. Fantastic way to make 60 SB
    We are QPR, say we are QPR!
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 29th Oct 12, 5:04 PM
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    paulshorse
    Just got DQd from a 102 sb PeanutLabs survey - no idea what is was about because I didn't even get past the qualifying questions
    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
    • looie
    • By looie 29th Oct 12, 5:10 PM
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    looie
    There's another code - at the top under the Its a Swag Code Haunt - it's for 9 sb
    163 NSD in 2016 - 73/163
    2016 in 2016 1751.97
    Loan 2494.52
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 29th Oct 12, 5:13 PM
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    CathWales
    Afternoon All

    Only been online 45 mins and have had the PL tradesman survey and DS on fast food credit 157/110. I've also been dq'd from 2 102SB surveys, but I knew that sounded too good to be true for me lol! I forgot about the new swag code hunt....oops! I'm not sure how it works, do you still get points for normal searches, but the codes on FB etc are clues to what's in the picture? I was reading some of the posts while some vids played and went to the pic, does the item mentioned, such as the die vanish after code expiry time as I can't see the die, but there is no 'expired' message in blog. I'll have to keep an eye on here so as not to miss more codes lol.
    • chels
    • By chels 29th Oct 12, 5:17 PM
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    chels
    The items don't disappear, the die and heart from earlier are still there.
    *2015*
    s GAINED: Cash 367.33 Vouchers 216.00
    LBs LOST: 2.5 / 28

    • monz
    • By monz 29th Oct 12, 5:18 PM
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    monz
    I got that quick survey x
    Start debt: (1/9/14) 6,669.91 today (30/6/2016) 1,490 (5,168.687 paid so far) 77.62% paid!
    RBS loan - 22/60 paid back 1,490 to pay from (5,000)
    Beat the overdraft of 1,000/1,000 Next - 232.78
    Florida 2017 saving 1,626.56
    • Treacle Toes
    • By Treacle Toes 29th Oct 12, 5:19 PM
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    Treacle Toes
    There's another code - at the top under the Its a Swag Code Haunt - it's for 9 sb
    Originally posted by looie
    Am I being silly? I can't see where it is!
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 29th Oct 12, 5:23 PM
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    comping cat
    It says it expires 5pm GMT so guess we are too late?
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 29th Oct 12, 5:27 PM
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    CathWales
    I couldn't find it either
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 29th Oct 12, 5:27 PM
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    paulshorse
    It says it expires 5pm GMT so guess we are too late?
    Originally posted by comping cat
    It should still work - I got it after 5pm. I think they may have their GMT & BST mixed up
    Last edited by paulshorse; 29-10-2012 at 5:28 PM. Reason: can't type properly
    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
    • Art Vandelay
    • By Art Vandelay 29th Oct 12, 5:27 PM
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    Art Vandelay
    It says it expires 5pm GMT so guess we are too late?
    Originally posted by comping cat
    Think they're still on 'old' UK time

    STILL VALID
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 29th Oct 12, 5:29 PM
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    comping cat
    Know what i was doing wrong - its all in capitals
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 29th Oct 12, 5:30 PM
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    paulshorse
    For those who cannot find it, click on the pic and it will open a bit larger in another tab. Hold down Ctrl and use you mouse wheel to enlarge it. If you don't have a wheel with a mouse, use the magnifier in Accessories. You should then be able to see the key
    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
    • looie
    • By looie 29th Oct 12, 5:31 PM
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    looie
    The code is in under where it says Search the Web & win. Its the first box which has It's a Swag Code Haunt its says for your next code which animal is directly below the key ?
    HTH
    163 NSD in 2016 - 73/163
    2016 in 2016 1751.97
    Loan 2494.52
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 29th Oct 12, 5:41 PM
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    CathWales
    For those who cannot find it, click on the pic and it will open a bit larger in another tab. Hold down Ctrl and use you mouse wheel to enlarge it. If you don't have a wheel with a mouse, use the magnifier in Accessories. You should then be able to see the key
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    I can't find the magnifier in Accessories! Found the Snipping tool tho, which would have come in handy yesterday
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