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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 Next goals:
    Savings 1203.16/10,000******Mortgage to Zero: 52,579.46 to go
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    Currently compiling an A-Z of earning sites and happy to share it
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  • miwa
    Been away for a few days because my laptop broke. I take it I'm missing something here? Or do I need to be in the special inner circle?
    Originally posted by Leo2020
    We prefer to think of it as an inner hexagon. As in, "I've gone and bust my inner hexagon!"
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
    • mm123
    • By mm123 20th Apr 13, 8:11 PM
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    mm123
    yes it dirt all over the place but will be worth it in the end - whenever that my be.... Slow day today where is the samsung ad when we all need it??
  • milo72
    A friend of mine just sent me this:

    Originally posted by miwa
    I'm surprised no-one has commented on this.
    People should realise how far reaching being on SBs is regarding all your personal searches etc.
    I find that FAR more intrusive than necessary & it has made me rather concerned re personal things on my computer being within the grubby hands of Slick Nick & co.
    • TrulyMadly
    • By TrulyMadly 20th Apr 13, 8:13 PM
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    TrulyMadly
    Hello spirit wood and miwa,

    Thank you for visiting our thread. Can't help with your question other than ask .....can you abbreviate using initials ie A for asda or rhyming slang or anything that can get round a search.....

    Anyway enjoyed your company the other night. Loving the Sellotape stories.

    Please come and visit us again
    It's aardvark but it pays well. Anon

    (Not our Anon....the other one)
  • miwa
    Hello spirit wood and miwa,

    Thank you for visiting our thread. Can't help with your question other than ask .....can you abbreviate using initials ie A for asda or rhyming slang or anything that can get round a search.....

    Anyway enjoyed your company the other night. Loving the Sellotape stories.

    Please come and visit us again
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    You can't stop us coming at you with our tales of debauchery and Noel Edmunds
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • milo72
    explain? being thick ( and tired)
    Originally posted by spiritwood
    Then Nick (or whoever) would also know them.
    Originally posted by miwa
    As miwa says SW,
    If we decide on "my daffs are doing badly" as code for "there is a repeating vid on HOMEPAGE" ,then Nick/SBs/same-thing reads it & uses the info.....so it kind of defeats the purpose of bothering with a code.
  • milo72
    yes it dirt all over the place but will be worth it in the end - whenever that my be.... Slow day today where is the samsung ad when we all need it??
    Originally posted by mm123
    We were lucky in that a nephew is in the trade & set it all up. Mess can be cleared up....as long as they are reputable & do the job properly. Try not to stress & just think ahead....done & dusted for the summer.
    • Leo2020
    • By Leo2020 20th Apr 13, 8:25 PM
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    Leo2020
    So who decided who gets to be in the inner hexagon? Sorry but I don't like the sound of secret codes. If this thread is going to go that way then I'm not sure I'll be reading it anymore.
  • spiritwood
    Hello spirit wood and miwa,

    Thank you for visiting our thread. Can't help with your question other than ask .....can you abbreviate using initials ie A for asda or rhyming slang or anything that can get round a search.....

    Anyway enjoyed your company the other night. Loving the Sellotape stories.

    Please come and visit us again
    Originally posted by TrulyMadly
    be careful what you wish for there... you REALLY do not want us two over there corrupting you :-o and thanks for coming over, is appreciated yes we could use initials for stuff i think.
  • spiritwood
    Then Nick (or whoever) would also know them.
    Originally posted by miwa
    aye but the supermarket thread posted uses the slang/codewords openly. it just makes it harder for the company to find in the thread without checking all the time. if we keep it hidden we may as well have a pm train but some would get left out and noobs would still post it here. we need a way around this which maximises it but excludes nobody etc.
  • spiritwood
    So who decided who gets to be in the inner hexagon? Sorry but I don't like the sound of secret codes. If this thread is going to go that way then I'm not sure I'll be reading it anymore.
    Originally posted by Leo2020
    and this is the problem. there needs to be no "inner hexagon" but a way to let people know so nobody is omitted. and that is what we are trying to work out. what do you suggest leo?
  • spiritwood
    So who decided who gets to be in the inner hexagon? Sorry but I don't like the sound of secret codes. If this thread is going to go that way then I'm not sure I'll be reading it anymore.
    Originally posted by Leo2020
    atm codes are being discussed. not necessarily secret ones. put some ideas in the pot?
    • ThriftyFelicity
    • By ThriftyFelicity 20th Apr 13, 8:31 PM
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    ThriftyFelicity
    Absolutely. Personally I have talked about other sites in the past but you know, you can't force others to join or leave (not that I want to) and even telling people what they don't want to hear is hard - that the site they have spent months cultivating is essentially cr*p and cheating people out of money by screaming BOT!!! or taking over 80% commission from outside survey sources. Let alone the newbies who have barely got to grips with SB who can't even fathom starting all over again elsewhere.

    I think SB was designed only to be used as a fun-time money maker and not as a serious financial endevour, which is really why the cracks show for some of us but not for others.

    However, it's not as if Swagbucks is 'free money' - the phrase I keep on hearing associated with it. We all work d*mn hard for what we get and we deserve it. If we can help each other with shortcuts like keeping glitches alive then I fully support it, whether it helps someone casually involved or deeply invested.
    Originally posted by miwa
    Totally agree, miwa. Swagbucks want to be the only GPT site people use. Their strategy is NOT to do this by being the best paid GPT site, but by trying to get people to feel a part of the community of "Swaggernauts" and to be loyal to the site.

    They *could* be the most awesome GPT site there is. But their insistence on taking a huge commission on everything from offers to surveys to tasks means that they are not competitive at ALL for those things.

    I mean, really, my time is valuable, and I am going to go where the bucks are (and they are usually not Swagbucks )

    * I am not going to do a TS on Swagbucks when I can do the same survey on iPoll for twice the cash.

    * I'm not going to do a DS on Swagbucks for 70SB (about 63 cents) when I can do the same survey on Neobux (on the TokenAds wall, under OpinionSurveys) for 85 cents to $1.44.

    * I am not going to do a casino task for 3.6 cents when the same task pays 8.8 cents on Neobux; or a Fisher task for 10.8 cents on Swagbucks vs. Neobux at 28.5 cents.

    * I am not going to do an offer on Swagbucks when it pays more on another site (unless the difference is small, and I am trying to make the daily goal on SB).

    Examples:

    * High 5 Casino offer on Swagbucks 15 cents (17SB... raised from 9 cents (10SB)) vs same offer on Neobux's Matomy wall for 27 to 45 cents (267 NeoCoins)

    * NOW TV offer on TrialPay at Swagbucks $4.64 (515SB) vs $15 (10) on Quidco or TopCashBack.

    * Audible offer on RadiumOne at Swagbucks pays 77 cents (86SB), but on Quidco/TopCashBack pays $6 (4).


    There already has been lots of talk on this thread about other sites being better paid than Swagbucks, but it's up to everyone to decide what they want to do with this info... whether they want to be a loyal "Swaggernaut" and have fun and make a bit of extra cash on Swagbucks; or whether they'd rather make the most of their spare time by earning on other sites as well.

    For those interested... the multisites earning thread is HERE
    Last edited by ThriftyFelicity; 20-04-2013 at 8:34 PM.
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  • spiritwood
    I'm surprised no-one has commented on this.
    People should realise how far reaching being on SBs is regarding all your personal searches etc.
    I find that FAR more intrusive than necessary & it has made me rather concerned re personal things on my computer being within the grubby hands of Slick Nick & co.
    Originally posted by milo72

    nobody seems to care do they? same as the virus laden downoads, they still do them. i dont get it.
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 20th Apr 13, 8:35 PM
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    CathWales
    I'm off to put a toad in the hole so I'll see everyone later
    Originally posted by paulshorse
    What's this code for? Has SwagGuy fallen down a well?
    Originally posted by miwa
    : rotfl:
  • miwa
    So who decided who gets to be in the inner hexagon? Sorry but I don't like the sound of secret codes. If this thread is going to go that way then I'm not sure I'll be reading it anymore.
    Originally posted by Leo2020
    Chill dude. The idea is that it's good for everyone.
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
    • darkvelv
    • By darkvelv 20th Apr 13, 8:38 PM
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    darkvelv
    Hello I found the thread, following miwa

    It's completely new to me, but can I join, please?

    Here is my contribution:

    gonads playgroup rope
    ...reality is a point of view...
  • miwa
    nobody seems to care do they? same as the virus laden downoads, they still do them. i dont get it.
    Originally posted by spiritwood
    Viruses/spyware can cost a lot of money to fix or in replacement parts, or, if your bank account details are hacked, even more. So it's either safety and saving money not getting your laptop fixed, or 17sbs. Anyone?
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • miwa
    Hello I found the thread, following miwa

    It's completely new to me, but can I join, please?

    Here is my contribution:

    gonads playgroup rope
    Originally posted by darkvelv


    Are you going to stalk and kill me?
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • spiritwood
    Hello I found the thread, following miwa

    It's completely new to me, but can I join, please?

    Here is my contribution:

    gonads playgroup rope
    Originally posted by darkvelv

    of course you can but be careful where following miwa leads you :-o
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