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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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  • Frugal Saver
    Just had a DS on cold remedies, quite ironic considering the only reason I'm at home doing swagbucks is because I'm off work sick with a cold
    LBM September 2012
    Debt at LBM 10,573.00
    Current debt 7,952.15 (25%)
    Hope to be debt free by 30 (December 2016)
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 7th Nov 12, 2:37 PM
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    CathWales
    Hi All. Only just got online, I dq'd myself from a smartphone survey as it wanted my number to send a link to at the end of survey and I didn't want my new number spammed like my old one and am still learning how to use my smartphone so would have to find where the link was! Going to run SBTV while I grab something to eat and then get down to some hopefully serious swagging
  • Happi
    Quick few question survey about outdoor clothing, finally made target.
  • Frugal Saver
    I tend to avoid any of the special offers which ask for telephone numbers, however I have just remembered that I have a PAYG sim card that's never used. I'm thinking about digging it out and using it but is it worth my while?
    LBM September 2012
    Debt at LBM 10,573.00
    Current debt 7,952.15 (25%)
    Hope to be debt free by 30 (December 2016)
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 7th Nov 12, 3:02 PM
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    CathWales
    I tend to avoid any of the special offers which ask for telephone numbers, however I have just remembered that I have a PAYG sim card that's never used. I'm thinking about digging it out and using it but is it worth my while?
    Originally posted by Frugal Saver
    This was a PL survey that asked for my number. I had to abort that survey as my old number was not for a smartphone and on a different network that doesn't work in my smartphone. I have given my old number on surveys when I was still using that phone and still get calls from a digital company that must have come from one of those surveys, so if you give your number, make sure its one you don't use.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 7th Nov 12, 3:06 PM
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    Lost2
    I've only got 7/90
    I've just done a survey for pizzas but that has not credit yet
    it's a very slow day
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..950.50 2010..256 2011..5262012..548.802013..758.882014..5102015...604.782016...
    SwagBucks Paypal 175
    SwagBucks iTunes
    SwagBucks Amazon 80
    SwagBucks House of Fraser
    Expression Amazon voucher 30
    InboxPounds 25.21
  • Frugal Saver
    This was a PL survey that asked for my number. I had to abort that survey as my old number was not for a smartphone and on a different network that doesn't work in my smartphone. I have given my old number on surveys when I was still using that phone and still get calls from a digital company that must have come from one of those surveys, so if you give your number, make sure its one you don't use.
    Originally posted by CathWales
    Definitely have no intention of using it, actually I think we have a couple of PAYG sims that have never been used. They should be compatable with my current phone, would only swap them over if I needed to get a confirmation number.

    Will give it a try once I've found the sim card. Some days I really struggle to get to the daily target and a lot of the free offers require mobile numbers.
    LBM September 2012
    Debt at LBM 10,573.00
    Current debt 7,952.15 (25%)
    Hope to be debt free by 30 (December 2016)
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 7th Nov 12, 3:16 PM
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    paulshorse
    Just did a Daily Survey very similar to the one I did yesterday on financial institutions (this one focused on a different bank). Hasn't credited yet but yesterday's took a while to credit - keeping my fingers crossed that this one does
    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 7th Nov 12, 3:18 PM
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    Art Vandelay
    Just did a Daily Survey very similar to the one I did yesterday on financial institutions (this one focused on a different bank). Hasn't credited yet but yesterday's took a while to credit - keeping my fingers crossed that this one does
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Reminds me - need to change my current account.

    Always get instantly DQ'd on the basis I bank with Natwest!
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 7th Nov 12, 3:30 PM
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    Bmth100
    Reminds me - need to change my current account.

    Always get instantly DQ'd on the basis I bank with Natwest!
    Originally posted by Art Vandelay
    That's odd; I normally qualify for all banking surveys under Natwest.

    Though I need to change my current account on the basis Natwest suck.
  • mummybearx
    104/90 today.

    Totally scunnered with it today, that will be me I think

    Good luck to everyone today, it's like a really really slow day today

    Zepsgal x
    Can't think of anything smart to put here...
    • Bmth100
    • By Bmth100 7th Nov 12, 3:54 PM
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    Bmth100
    I haven't seen a trusted survey in about three days..
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 7th Nov 12, 4:20 PM
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    paulshorse
    Just did a Daily Survey very similar to the one I did yesterday on financial institutions (this one focused on a different bank). Hasn't credited yet but yesterday's took a while to credit - keeping my fingers crossed that this one does
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Just credited - whew that took a long time. In the meantime did a long and boring PL survey about Sky channels for 30sb which credited
    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 7th Nov 12, 4:22 PM
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    paulshorse
    I haven't seen a trusted survey in about three days..
    Originally posted by Bmth100
    I got a trusted survey yesterday but they seem to be few and far between just lately. I could understand it if it were towards the end of the month but there are usually quite a few at the start of the month
    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
  • kirstysmudge88
    Hit target 148/90 100 away from another 5 voucher! Hopefully can get a bit closer to that before the days out

  • mizzame
    I got a trusted survey yesterday but they seem to be few and far between just lately. I could understand it if it were towards the end of the month but there are usually quite a few at the start of the month
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    None that I qualified for today but until today I've had quite a lot! I've heard people on here discuss certain TS they get and I would see it a couple of days later so they must be random?
    2014 in 2014
    3,155.66 2014
  • Frugal Saver
    Just did a really quick PL survey on radio stations for 60sb, only took about 2 mins
    LBM September 2012
    Debt at LBM 10,573.00
    Current debt 7,952.15 (25%)
    Hope to be debt free by 30 (December 2016)
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 7th Nov 12, 4:59 PM
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    paulshorse
    None that I qualified for today but until today I've had quite a lot! I've heard people on here discuss certain TS they get and I would see it a couple of days later so they must be random?
    Originally posted by mizzame
    I have had some TS show up a few days after others have mentioned them and some I have not had at all. There have been days when I've had 3 or 4 TS and others have complained that they have been struggling, so I do think that they don't invite everyone at the same time. Shouldn't really complain, though, because I have had some really good days and usually manage to earn at least 200sb a day
    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
  • Frugal Saver
    Done another survey, this time it was about one of those ridiculous "reality" TV shows. Made it quite clear to them what my thoughts of the programe are, regardless of any advertising
    LBM September 2012
    Debt at LBM 10,573.00
    Current debt 7,952.15 (25%)
    Hope to be debt free by 30 (December 2016)
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 7th Nov 12, 5:43 PM
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    paulshorse
    Done another survey, this time it was about one of those ridiculous "reality" TV shows. Made it quite clear to them what my thoughts of the programe are, regardless of any advertising
    Originally posted by Frugal Saver
    I think that is the one that I did - I told them in no uncertain terms what a load of trash I thought it would be. I probably won't be picked for another one
    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
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