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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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  • paulshorse
    It happens to me occasionally, but not very often.
    Originally posted by Muffin Princess
    I've never had a captcha for SBTV yet, but I do get captchas for searching sometimes. I don't know if it's a random thing or if they do it to make sure you are not using a BOT
    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
  • ollow
    Yes it used to happen to me very occasionaly but now its after every set.
    Originally posted by Rosie
    It did that to me for a few days, now it doesn't, but I have to enter one on almost every daily survey.
  • Bealer
    Has anyone done the energy drink survey? It is taking forever to complete it seems. It just goes on and on. What is the amount of SB you got for it?
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 12:33 PM
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    CathWales
    I just did a task on someone called Ken Fisher/Fisher Investments. The task has taken me over 40 mins to do as there was a lot of copy/pasting to do, the task has come out with an accuracy of 0.00?% and wants me to do the task again. I am tired, aching and irritable and off to bed in a mo before I explode! Does the task keep the % already achieved. Should either stick to vids and surveys or start tasks earlier! See you tomorrow fellow swaggernauts - don't be up too late X
    Originally posted by CathWales
    That task has been broken for a long long time, none of us have ever been able to get above 0% so we don't bother with it anymore. We've all raised tickets for it but they don't do anything about it.
    Originally posted by Muffin Princess
    Now you tell me! LOL! I started the task really late and was in bed @4am. I've not really bothered with the tasks before and only one out of 4 completed ok last night (casino search) My alarm didn't go off this am, so not long got out of my pit 8/60SB so far, probably missed a lot of the short vids that buck up my earnings and was DQ'd from a 30SB survey. I will look on special offers for free surveys in a mo. Just switched my mobile on and immediately got a call from a german or Dutch sounding woman (coulfn't place accent as just got up!) confirming my comp entry to win an iPad and few other prizes.....not sure what comp that was, but a number was left this time, so maybe it was the same one txtg and ringing before, tho no number was left then.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 12:52 PM
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    CathWales
    Just did a special offer on PL to win 300 M&S vouchers, waiting to see if it credits. Also now got emails as I clicked to win Tesco vouchers. Not sure how reputable these sites are!
  • Bealer
    I finished the energy drink/red bull survey. Probably took 50 mins. At the finish it says:
    Thank you for your time and for sharing your opinion with us. The market research company running this survey will review all entries and award qualified respondents within 3-5 business days.
    What is this supposed to mean? Maybe I will get some SB for it, maybe not?
  • scubaangel
    Bealer thats the standard blurb, check your ledger, when I did that survey it credited instantly.
    Forest pass 13/30 visits
    Its not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werent doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 1:09 PM
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    CathWales
    I finished the energy drink/red bull survey. Probably took 50 mins. At the finish it says:


    What is this supposed to mean? Maybe I will get some SB for it, maybe not?
    Originally posted by Bealer
    I did this survey last night, just refresh your page and you may find the points have already been added. Where was the survey as I just checked my ledger, but not had 50SB's, tho did 2 surveys yesterday and got 70sb for one.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 1:30 PM
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    CathWales
    Searching for the term 'ipod' got me 10SB's
    Searching 'Martin Lewis' got me 12 SB's - Thanks Martin
    *Sorry can't do screen grabs and screen gone now*
  • scubaangel
    Gah I'm suffering the 'curse' of the SBTV capchas today too, driving me mad, they were doing it last night too so am hoping it stops soon.
    Forest pass 13/30 visits
    Its not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werent doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
  • Bealer
    How do I "activate" the Trusted Surveys site?

    What is the 2 different numbers that people in here mention with slash in between. What a noobie i am.
  • scubaangel
    How do I "activate" the Trusted Surveys site?

    What is the 2 different numbers that people in here mention with slash in between. What a noobie i am.
    Originally posted by Bealer
    Usually its either our personal targets for the day or the earnings target which SB have suggested to earn a bonus so today for example SB's target is 50SB so I've earned 200/50 so far today.
    Forest pass 13/30 visits
    Its not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werent doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
  • SchadenfreudeUK
    How do I "activate" the Trusted Surveys site?

    What is the 2 different numbers that people in here mention with slash in between. What a noobie i am.
    Originally posted by Bealer
    Go to Trusted Surveys from the drop down menu and make sure you have filled any Profiles available (these usually pay between 2-4 SBs each in themselves.)

    Once that's done all you can do is check back periodically and see if you have any surveys available. It's not an exact science, we've had a spate of French surveys recently for example.

    On the main Swagbucks screen at the right hand side you'll see a My Daily Goal indicator. This will tell you what the target is for today (eg: 60). People will often refer to how well they are doing so for example if they have made 100 Swagbucks and the daily target is 90 they'll say "100/90". Making at least the daily target is a very good idea as you get all sorts of additive bonuses over time.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 2:38 PM
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    CathWales
    I have a referral query. In my Referral there is one user, does that mean they have followed my link? I've checked the referral name, but it doesn't match anyone on here, but I've also noticed the amount of SB change from 10SB to 20SB and is now @ 32SB.
  • mooomin
    I have a referral query. In my Referral there is one user, does that mean they have followed my link? I've checked the referral name, but it doesn't match anyone on here, but I've also noticed the amount of SB change from 10SB to 20SB and is now @ 32SB.
    Originally posted by CathWales
    You get referrals when someone clicks your link, yes.

    You will get SBs from them every time they win when they search up to a maximum of 1000, so here's hoping they become an active user
    Comping again


    Wins this year: - two night trip to Belgium, 100 Gett taxi credit
  • mooomin
    Just ordered my fifth 5 AGC for the month. Now concentrating on hitting target every day to get the 21 days in a row bonus (can't believe I wasn't paying attention and missed day 1!) and seeing if I can get a Paypal voucher too this month
    Comping again


    Wins this year: - two night trip to Belgium, 100 Gett taxi credit
  • dolphin19
    Are games crediting for everyone else? Played 4 x games and nothing. I play different games consecutively and submit my socres and that usually works but not today.
  • Exotic
    Are games crediting for everyone else? Played 4 x games and nothing. I play different games consecutively and submit my socres and that usually works but not today.
    Originally posted by dolphin19
    Same for me, but I just kept playing games until they credited.

    slow day huh
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 8th Sep 12, 4:00 PM
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    CathWales
    HOORAY! Just did the Daily Trusted Survey on frozen pizza and gained 70SB to reach todays target 104/60. Boy was today a slow one!
  • Bealer
    Just ordered my fifth 5 AGC for the month. Now concentrating on hitting target every day to get the 21 days in a row bonus (can't believe I wasn't paying attention and missed day 1!) and seeing if I can get a Paypal voucher too this month
    Originally posted by flying_fresian
    How on earth is this possible? You rack up hundreds of points a day?
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