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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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    • joeyjimbles
    • By joeyjimbles 18th Sep 12, 6:27 PM
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    joeyjimbles
    Has anyone done the trusted survey about the special coke machine? Did it let you get past the video? Kept telling me the text was too long when I hadn't put any text in it as i was just trying to get to the next screen and there wasn't anywhere to put text in IYSWIM. Odd.
    JANUARY -£544 & £25nw & £71n & £2.50/£70bc
    Future targets Monthly £25nw/£20nw Additional £55bc & £54nw
  • where_to_start
    Has anyone done the trusted survey about the special coke machine? Did it let you get past the video? Kept telling me the text was too long when I hadn't put any text in it as i was just trying to get to the next screen and there wasn't anywhere to put text in IYSWIM. Odd.
    Originally posted by joeyjimbles
    yep I has the same probelm - watch the ad about three times before I gave up!
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 18th Sep 12, 6:36 PM
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    CathWales
    Did the Sky/Virgin tS for 88SB and my Daily Survey was on Plusnet's services. Glad of the bucks, but wish there was more variation lol.

    248/80 thanks also to lots of little vids and 3 good searches. I also got the Golf tour game too (where is it stored?) Reaching for another 300 daily target.
    Originally posted by CathWales
    Finished my second Sky related survey of the day and one I think I have done before (slight yawn). 50SB's and 1x3 SBTV round takes my total to 303/80.
    • scubaangel
    • By scubaangel 18th Sep 12, 6:47 PM
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    scubaangel
    Just got the 50SB ts on home media services did mine on Virgin thats me up to 431SB for the day and I don't feel like I've actually had to work too hard for it today - guess that means tomorrow's gonna be a nightmare.
    It’s not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you weren’t doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 18th Sep 12, 6:50 PM
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    Torialou78
    dq 4 TS going to go back to doing them on survey head I rarely dq them on there and its the same system dont get it lol x
  • beegee181
    Just got the 50SB ts on home media services did mine on Virgin thats me up to 431SB for the day and I don't feel like I've actually had to work too hard for it today - guess that means tomorrow's gonna be a nightmare.
    Originally posted by scubaangel
    Ha ha, I'm feeling like that too today. I've had an utter bonanza on trusted surveys and am up to 914/80 Unlikely to ever have such a good day again I think!
    • Torialou78
    • By Torialou78 18th Sep 12, 6:57 PM
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    Torialou78
    getting the catcha on SBTV again. No idea why monitoring me I barely get 10 sb a day on there :-/ hardly going to be using a cheat thing to get that large total am I lol. I think it's got to be random
    • avocetgirl
    • By avocetgirl 18th Sep 12, 6:58 PM
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    avocetgirl
    Yay just ordered my second amazon voucher in under a week and a half but they are taking ages to come through! What's going on?
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 18th Sep 12, 7:01 PM
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    mrsyardbroom
    Ha ha, I'm feeling like that too today. I've had an utter bonanza on trusted surveys and am up to 914/80 Unlikely to ever have such a good day again I think!
    Originally posted by beegee181
    Crikey I thought I was doing well at 306/80. Well done.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 18th Sep 12, 7:03 PM
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    CathWales
    Ha ha, I'm feeling like that too today. I've had an utter bonanza on trusted surveys and am up to 914/80 Unlikely to ever have such a good day again I think!
    Originally posted by beegee181
    WOW that is amazing beegee! Is that mostly TS's? I am pleased to get over 300 the last couple of days. but would love to know how to get more. SBTV and Tasks are too tasking lol.
    Last edited by CathWales; 18-09-2012 at 7:07 PM.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 18th Sep 12, 7:09 PM
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    CathWales
    I had the captcha on my first search win of the day for 27SB's, don't normally get them other than for survey completion.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 18th Sep 12, 8:02 PM
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    paulshorse
    I had the captcha on my first search win of the day for 27SB's, don't normally get them other than for survey completion.
    Originally posted by CathWales
    I started getting captchas for a few days for searches. I thought it was because I was searching around 8 o'clock in the morning because you can quite often get a win at that time. I stopped for a couple of days and the captchas stopped. But I've been searching at that time again the past few days and haven't had any captchas. I don't do the SBTV very often but last week I got one captcha and then it was back to normal. So I don't know if it's just a random thing or what.
    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 18th Sep 12, 8:13 PM
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    paulshorse
    Just did a 5 minute TS for 50 sb about mowing the lawn. Completed the survey and got 'woops - google chrome could not find the web page'. I highlighted the URL address, pressed enter and it then took me to the congratulations page and the swagbucks 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
    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 18th Sep 12, 8:25 PM
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    cally6008
    http://blog.uk.swagbucks.com/2012/09/avast-its-a-swag-code-treasure-hunt.html

    Ahoy Swag Mateys! Arrrrrrr ya’ ready t’ find some treasure? Wednesday is Talk Like A Pirate Day, and here at Swagbucks we are celebrating with an all day Swag Code Extravaganza Treasure Hunt! Beginning at 8am BST, you have the opportunity to earn up to 60 Swag Bucks in codes alone! Throughout the day, a total of 7 codes will be released. It is up to you to find them all. Follow the treasure map below, starting at noon BST, as it guides you from code to code. The treasure map will be updated along the way and posted RIGHT HERE IN THIS BLOG, so be sure to keep checking back!


    To ensure that there is enough treasure going around, we are officially declaring Wednesday as a Mega Swag Bucks Booty Day! Just like Fridays here at Swagbucks, tomorrow you have the opportunity to win BIG through Swagbucks Searches. From 30 Swag Bucks to 1,000 Swag Bucks in ONE search, you’d better get your Swag Bag ready, because you’ll be bringing in a whole lot of treasure.

    • antoniarose
    • By antoniarose 18th Sep 12, 8:26 PM
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    antoniarose
    267 for the day, and out of surveys.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 18th Sep 12, 8:30 PM
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    paulshorse
    Just got a reply from Regina at Swagbucks about the porridge survey that didn't credit the other day - just the usual 'the company cannot trace having received a completed survey'. I'm boycotting Kelloggs 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
    • Rosie
    • By Rosie 18th Sep 12, 9:02 PM
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    Rosie
    Just got a reply from Regina at Swagbucks about the porridge survey that didn't credit the other day - just the usual 'the company cannot trace having received a completed survey'. I'm boycotting Kelloggs now
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    I got the same response too
    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
    • mrsyardbroom
    • By mrsyardbroom 18th Sep 12, 9:09 PM
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    mrsyardbroom
    I got the same response too
    Originally posted by Rosie
    I got credited for the porridge survey. I sent in a screenshot.
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 18th Sep 12, 9:10 PM
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    dolphin19
    Doing quite well with 106/80 but got 11 sb for a search and accidentally clicked off it before I did the captcha. I am such an idiot! I have tried other searches and non are crediting!
    • littlesheepy
    • By littlesheepy 18th Sep 12, 9:23 PM
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    littlesheepy
    112/80 for me. Think that'll do for today after my several hour stint and late night last night trying to meet the target
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