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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 1st Jan 13, 8:30 AM
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    Swagging in 2013 - Part 1
    • #1
    • 1st Jan 13, 8:30 AM
    Swagging in 2013 - Part 1 1st Jan 13 at 8:30 AM
    This discussion's now included in our Make Money Online Guide

    Time for a new shiny thread for 2013

    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

    21-feb-2013 .. the new updated homepage guide

    watch = swagbucks tv
    play = games
    answer > surveys = trusted surveys
    codes = click on the wheel/safe icon located next to your name
    discover > special offers = the special offers walls (PL, R1 etc)

    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 -

    Swagbucks UK Facebook page -

    Swagbucks Twitter page -

    Swagging 101 website -
    (lots of useful information on here)

    Swagbucks Swidget Link -
    (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.


    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
    House of Fraser
    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.


    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 advertiserís 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 MSE Andrea; 03-05-2013 at 11:50 AM.

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    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 6th Mar 13, 3:22 PM
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    Just had quite a quick survey about online bingo. Credited OK with Firefox
    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
  • spiritwood
    Do you know how i report cint surveys not crediting please?
    Thank you
    Originally posted by tyroleandancer
    um not sure. main support possibly? have you posted on the uk fb page?
  • Swagbucks company representative
    pumpkin and beegee you need to contact uk support

    address is swagbucks dot com /g/contact
    ďOfficial Company Representative
    I am the official company representative of Swagbucks. MSE has given permission for me to post in response to queries about the company, so that I can help solve issues. You can see my name on the companies with permission to post list. I am not allowed to tout for business at all. If you believe I am please report it to This does NOT imply any form of approval of my company or its products by MSE"
    • tyroleandancer
    • By tyroleandancer 6th Mar 13, 3:40 PM
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    um not sure. main support possibly? have you posted on the uk fb page?
    Originally posted by spiritwood
    Yes, covering all angles, thank you
  • laurylaury
    Had an unlucky run with Swagbucks the past few days. Been DQ'd from the DS the past 6 days. Finally got a nice easy one today on energy tarriffs which credited straightaway on Chrome.
    Not too far away from my next AGC
    £2013 in 2013 / £353.22 /£2013 so far
    Quidco: £53.15, Swagbucks: £30, Other: £27 AGC
  • maximus_leeds
    Just had quite a quick survey about online bingo. Credited OK with Firefox
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    Me too - was uber easy (and I'm not the biggest online Bingo player, so happy to have qualified really given I was honest about how little I play it!). Have hit target today with the usual NOSO, toolbar, vids, 5 x rounds of fyzood, massive search result for my local GP telephone number (39sbs!), and then that DS. No Trusted surveys for me today, nor PL which I'm normally rather lucky with. Like others, I'm hesitant looking for more SBs now as I've been more than hitting target but if I'm going to be penalised for this now, I might just calm it down. Specially as when the baby comes, I'll have less time anyways. So I'm at 128/80. Hope things go smoothly for you guys too
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  • dcwhole
    New video on main page for 1SB
    July £3 a day - £5.46/£100
    • Gemini Jes
    • By Gemini Jes 6th Mar 13, 5:30 PM
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    Gemini Jes
    Hello everyone

    ...I am new to Swagbucks, still getting used to it.

    Just wanted to let you all know there is a survey on Peanut labs on IT technology...worth 288 SB...hope this helps some of you
    Born to glitch
  • maximus_leeds
    Hello everyone

    ...I am new to Swagbucks, still getting used to it.

    Just wanted to let you all know there is a survey on Peanut labs on IT technology...worth 288 SB...hope this helps some of you
    Originally posted by Gemini Jes
    Welcome Gemini Jes - did you get that survey? That's impressive - I shall have a look and best of luck to you!
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  • maximus_leeds
    PS Trusted Survey just out on financial products - especially keen on the orange I going to be in trouble for that uber huge hint? Anyway, credited straight away for 100sbs for about 15mins - thank god Tree Fu Tom is on
    Last edited by maximus_leeds; 06-03-2013 at 6:05 PM.
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    • Gemini Jes
    • By Gemini Jes 6th Mar 13, 5:46 PM
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    • 40,801 Thanks
    Gemini Jes
    Welcome Gemini Jes - did you get that survey? That's impressive - I shall have a look and best of luck to you!
    Originally posted by maximus_leeds
    Thank-you for the welcome
    I got kicked out of the survey.. answered first few questions, think it was for more of an IT expert.
    Born to glitch
    • dolphin19
    • By dolphin19 6th Mar 13, 5:53 PM
    • 1,018 Posts
    • 1,497 Thanks
    Had a really quick ds on energy suppliers, it was so quick I was expecting that I'd been dq'd but has got me to 95/80 - happy!
    • looie
    • By looie 6th Mar 13, 5:58 PM
    • 489 Posts
    • 3,733 Thanks
    My ds was on energy suppliers too, I expected to get dq'd but I'm now on 80/80. I'm really pleased as I'm not feeling too good so I didn't want to be on for ages I can relax now
    163 NSD in 2015 - 127/163
    £2015 in 2015 £1443.83
  • beegee181
    TS for 63sb on low calorie drinks credited straight away.
  • maximus_leeds
    Code out - you need to scroll rather far down to find the SB code in red font on the freebies2deals page
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    • Chocforever
    • By Chocforever 6th Mar 13, 6:16 PM
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    Code out - you need to scroll rather far down to find the SB code in red font on the freebies2deals page
    Originally posted by maximus_leeds
    Many thanks. You were more tenacious then me in searching for the code. I hadn't got a clue what was going on!
    • pumpkin1964
    • By pumpkin1964 6th Mar 13, 6:30 PM
    • 221 Posts
    • 428 Thanks
    Code out - you need to scroll rather far down to find the SB code in red font on the freebies2deals page
    Originally posted by maximus_leeds

    Thank you, but crikey, what a performance to get 2 SBs!
    • charley4
    • By charley4 6th Mar 13, 6:31 PM
    • 156 Posts
    • 48 Thanks
    can you tell me where the Freebies2 deal page is please. I have looked every where THANKS!
    • kat143
    • By kat143 6th Mar 13, 6:39 PM
    • 60 Posts
    • 211 Thanks
    Haha TWO Swagbucks?!?!
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 6th Mar 13, 6:39 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    ^ charley4 - check your pm's.

    eta: why are Swagbucks UK plugging a spammy looking UScentric freebie blog?
    Last edited by Jenna Appleseed; 06-03-2013 at 6:46 PM. Reason: sagbucks lol
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