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    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 1st Apr 13, 11:34 AM
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    fairyclicks
    April 2013 Swagbucks Challenge
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    • 1st Apr 13, 11:34 AM
    April 2013 Swagbucks Challenge 1st Apr 13 at 11:34 AM
    Happy April All

    To prevent us all going off track please limit the use of this thread to posting information about offers, surveys, tasks etc that do or do not credit, information about how to earn on swagbucks and how to meet daily bonuses etc.

    Please keep it friendly and open so it is a supportive resource for everyone using it - sharing hints and tips makes it easier for everyone to earn If you find something works for you then please do share it openly on the thread as the more people doing this the easier it gets for everyone.

    Please note representatives from swagbucks are very welcome to post here - Nick, the UK rep is very helpful and usually tries to respond to queries from the company perspective.

    Huge thanks to Cally for keeping the swagbucks thread going while i was absent from the forum - i hope everyone will return to this new thread and get the swaggers family back together and earning again

    This thread will now be run on a monthly basis to help us stay on top of new offers etc!

    Information about the basics of earning and some FAQ's have been added to this post below to help those just starting out - there is a lot of useful info here so its worth checking out


    So......lets get our swagger on

    Lots of information here about using the site - many thanks to Cally for adding a lot to my original guide

    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

    Joining Swagbucks

    To join swagbucks you do not need to be referred you can just sign up with your email address. As with most sites like this however if you get referred the person you sign up with will earn some extra swagbucks when you earn/win them (up to a maximum of 1000sb which is approx £5 depending on how they are claimed)

    Please do not post referral links on this thread - they must be posted on the referral board: http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/....php?t=1406969

    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 usually awarded for every 2 completed (but can vary at times) and score submitted - max of 10 SB a day

    Daily Bonus Targets

    Swagbucks have now introduced a way of getting daily bonuses. This is currently shown on the top left of your homepage with a meter showing your progress.

    The daily bonus is 10% of the target (so 100SB target = 10SB bonus)

    Bonus payments are not added daily to your account - they are added on the 5th of the following month. Bonus SB credited do not count towards any other targets.

    Score huge bonuses! - you can also win additional Swag Bucks bonuses when you meet your goals consistently:

    7 Straight Days
    25 SB + Daily Bonuses

    14 Straight Days
    100 SB + Daily Bonuses

    21 Straight Days
    200 SB + Daily Bonuses

    Full month
    300 SB + Daily Bonuses

    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

    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

    Surveys are by far the quickest (and possibly the most frustrating) way to earn large amounts of SB. You will find you get DQ a lot from surveys - this is normal as each survey is designed to be answered by certain groups of people only and this varies with each survey. It is not recommended that you change your responses to qualify for surveys as inconsistent answers will result in getting fewer survey opportunities and increased levels of being DQ. It is therefore best to be honest in your answers (and be consistent with profile survey answers as well!)

    Daily Surveys - Found on homepage tab

    You will see cards on the homepage with a date on them - these are the daily surverys

    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

    Trusted Surveys (TS) and Daily Surveys (DS) are the most reliable for payment however there are also many survey options on the offer walls most of which you can try daily or more often (likelihood of screening out or not crediting is higher on the walls surveys though):

    Trial Pay Wall:

    Daily Surveys - not the same as DS above (just to confuse you )
    Opinion Surveys
    Ampario long
    Ampario short
    SSI
    Samplicious

    Radium One

    Surveys come and go on here - not many on this wall in my experience

    Payment Wall

    Usually about 4/5 on here per day - all will show at the top of the wall

    Peanut Labs

    Some members get a lot of surveys on here - personally i don't get many on this wall so it seems to vary a lot.

    Sponsor Pay
    Nielsen
    Inspired Opinions

    Survey Savers - this is an offer sign up not a survey!

    Sometrics

    Usually 4 or 5 on this wall

    Ampario
    OPinion Surveys

    Supersonic

    None usually on here

    Some more Info on 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 now found by clicking on your profile pic/avatar and then my settings in the drop down list. Three tabs appear on the screen - choose the last one - Survey Profiles

    Fill these in and get 2sb each section - completed ones will have green ticks - you can fill them in whenever you choose. If you keep getting DQ from surveys it might be because of out of date information here - it is possible these questions are used to check for consistency as well as sending you relevant surveys so its a good idea to keep these up to date.


    Main surveys will appear as and when they come out - you just click on Surveys tab to check for them.

    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 these E-Gift cards (so will be used for spending online only)

    HMV
    House of Fraser
    Itunes
    New Look

    You will be asked to verify your order - this can be via email, the verify link on the site, by mobile phone or post.


    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 credit 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 Swagbucks offers are all from third-party advertisers. To cancel or unsubscribe from an offer, you will need to contact the advertisers directly.

    If you enjoy earning on Swagbucks you might also like to try some of the following sites:

    Gifthulk
    Neobux
    Inbox Pounds
    Last edited by fairyclicks; 01-04-2013 at 11:48 AM.
    Debt at Aug 2010 (LBM) £21,908.86, Debt Freeeeee Date 4th Nov 2013 Massive Thanks to the £10 per day thread, where remarkable people made the impossible appear possible Next goal is for savings £392.26/£10,000

    Feb Earnings: £21.07/£500
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  • gotmurked
    Can I just ask - and sorry if it's been covered already, but with the unlucky ones that are being given the 'new' daily goals, is your bonus for meeting the goal still 10% of the goal itself? IE if your goal is 240 SB - is your daily bonus for meeting it 24SB?
    • his missus
    • By his missus 4th Apr 13, 1:01 PM
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    his missus
    Some of your successful searches have made me giggle, I usually search for boring things like recipes.

    Did get 14sbs for my search this morning for electrical cable to fix my oven (see, boring searches!) instead of the usual 7 or 8 I get.

    Off to play some games during my lunch hour. I really should just play the quick 1min long games but I'm getting addicted to the mahjong game.
  • spiritwood
    Can I just ask - and sorry if it's been covered already, but with the unlucky ones that are being given the 'new' daily goals, is your bonus for meeting the goal still 10% of the goal itself? IE if your goal is 240 SB - is your daily bonus for meeting it 24SB?
    Originally posted by gotmurked

    have no clue sorry nobody is bothering to answer anything on facebook so it is a guess at this point.
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 4th Apr 13, 1:29 PM
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    psychic teabag
    Can I just ask - and sorry if it's been covered already, but with the unlucky ones that are being given the 'new' daily goals, is your bonus for meeting the goal still 10% of the goal itself? IE if your goal is 240 SB - is your daily bonus for meeting it 24SB?
    Originally posted by gotmurked
    Post #144 had a screenshot of their daily target. Target was 139 and bonus was 14.
  • Lolaq
    I am still waiting for amazon vouchers ordered 13 March....anyone else waiting this long....have tried contacting them but no answer
  • miwa
    I am still waiting for amazon vouchers ordered 13 March....anyone else waiting this long....have tried contacting them but no answer
    Originally posted by Lolaq
    We're waiting 2 weeks so far - very unusual
  • miwa
    I'm a newbie at Swagbucks but I did click on a referral from MSE. My last targets were 148, 147 and then 194 today. I've been lucky with surveys so have met the goals, but getting fed up with the amount of time it's taking me. Not impressed with their CS - no info or feedback from them at all re all the questions and comments on the FB page
    Originally posted by veggieblob
    I'm so sorry
  • gotmurked
    Looks like the bonus is 10% of the inflated targets, which is good in one way, but what they're offering as extra, they are likely taking away many times over from the people that don't hit the daily goal. I get lucky more often than not and I would say my daily average is 300SB but there are plenty of days I only just scrape modest targets of 100 or so. If there are no DS or TS you qualify for and you have used up any worthwhile special offers, 200+ goals are pretty much unachievable!!

    My longest outstanding AGC was verified on 16th March - and I have 5 outstanding in total. It would be nice to get some sort of communication from SB as to when the backlog will be cleared, if ever!!!
  • miwa
    Ok in an effort to be J.B. Fletcher can I ask you new goal people some questions?

    When did you sign up?

    Are you anyone's referral?

    What happens to the target the next day if you don't meet a goal?

    Do you have more surveys videos offers ect.? (you will have as you are new, and it's difficult to ask someone new if they have it more than the norm but - how many TSes do you get? Rarely do we get more than 3 or 4 in a day, even on a really good day.)

    How are you finding making the targets? Easy, hard?

    Did any of you enable anything, e.g. when you signed up, were you asked to trial anything? Go through extra pop ups or pages?

    Were your first goals very high?
    Last edited by miwa; 04-04-2013 at 1:58 PM.
  • miwa
    Looks like the bonus is 10% of the inflated targets, which is good in one way, but what they're offering as extra, they are likely taking away many times over from the people that don't hit the daily goal. I get lucky more often than not and I would say my daily average is 300SB but there are plenty of days I only just scrape modest targets of 100 or so. If there are no DS or TS you qualify for and you have used up any worthwhile special offers, 200+ goals are pretty much unachievable!!

    My longest outstanding AGC was verified on 16th March - and I have 5 outstanding in total. It would be nice to get some sort of communication from SB as to when the backlog will be cleared, if ever!!!
    Originally posted by gotmurked
    Me and max make 20... but we are the low-five girls.
    • mm123
    • By mm123 4th Apr 13, 2:11 PM
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    mm123
    Wildnight

    SB goal has been 272, 204 & 240.

    There is no way I would be meeting target with these high targets.

    Mine is 100 today which i dont think Ill meet, or even care to be honest....
  • miwa
    I'd welcome you to the Apathy Alliance but I don't really care.
    • Tolteca87
    • By Tolteca87 4th Apr 13, 2:22 PM
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    Tolteca87
    Would hand out banners but can't be bothered.

    It really does suck what they're doing to the new people though.
    • his missus
    • By his missus 4th Apr 13, 2:22 PM
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    his missus
    I've been on SBs for a while but don't use it as much as I used to, mainly because I got tired of constantly being dqd from surveys.

    Nowadays I just do toolbar, noso, daily poll, search and a few games and make about 16-24 points. My points/targets this week have been tue-12/90, Wed-16/80 and 24/100 (today)

    I'm past trying to reach the daily target TBH, I just don't have the time or the patience anymore

  • maximus_leeds
    I landed an uber quick TS on auto trader today - paid up 75sbs instantly for about 10mins. So with the usuals, a couple of vids on my homepage, a search result of 8sb for 'the lion king', I'm sat at 103/100 today. No more low-fiving for me miwa...until tomorrow, no doubt!
    Can't believe some of these targets given to newbies - really not very fair at all. And I'm still waiting for 4 AGCs...I only need another 9sbs before I'd be good for another one, but not sure I want to do that if they aren't paying out yet. Oooh, decisions, decisions. Back to IBP I go xx
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  • speedy2056
    I wonder if somebody can help me.

    I have enough to claim a £10 paypal payment and it asks me to verify my email address. Several times I have clicked for it to send me an email to verify my address but nothing has come through.

    I have tried checking my profile to see what e-addy I registered with but cannot find out. I wrote to the swagbucks team but they have not responded.

    I sign in with a username, not an email address.

    Can anyone help? Thanks!
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 4th Apr 13, 2:51 PM
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    footballgirl07


    Seriously, wth?!
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 4th Apr 13, 2:53 PM
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    Jenna Appleseed
    No vids on my homepage, just two offers - Rise card; some sort of fee charging visa credit card - needs an actual application unlike that other offer, and Are you interested - installing/joining a dating site via facebook & it looks like it doesn't credit (again - saw after I'd tried it so
    somebody said on the march thread it hadn't credited).

    Today is a right day of fail, uncredited surveys/offers here and there look like they won't be crediting, left my bag in a shop/resturant & had to go back in & up in the lift again to rescue it, lloyds cash machine ate my debit card, savings account card's expired and I've managed to lose the replacement so that's two cards having to be stopped and replaced & the internet went down just as I tried to post this the first time. Oh and bt sent me a scary letter threatening to cut me off if I don't pay a bill I've already paid - was delayed by Easter was then I noticed the date
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • psychic teabag
    • By psychic teabag 4th Apr 13, 3:37 PM
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    psychic teabag
    I have tried checking my profile to see what e-addy I registered with but cannot find out. I wrote to the swagbucks team but they have not responded.
    Originally posted by speedy2056
    I can see my email address in the 'my settings' page (under the menu at the top right).
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 4th Apr 13, 3:57 PM
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    Kantankrus Mare
    Started a TS that paid 50 sb for 2 mins.

    It wanted your details then went to a page to download something for a research thingy.(some survey panel I think)

    I clicked off as very wary of downloading anything off swagbucks site but looked at my daily bar and been credited so very happy with that.!! 74/100
    Make £10 a Day Challenge Jan £246.40 Feb £52.67
    Mortgage Dec 2015..£65,800 Jan 2016 £64,248
    Overpayments...£135.36

    Neobux since 2oth June 2015 198 Referrals $263.60
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