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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
    Feb Earnings: £711.20/£500 March: £434.41/£500
    Currently compiling an A-Z of earning sites and happy to share it
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  • miwa
    What the heck are you going on about ?
    FC might be a friend on facebook and that's it

    Hasn't anyone just thought that .. maybe Swagbucks gets alerted to glitches because of the fact that suddenly a video gets a higher amount of views than normal .. so they check it out and realise for themselves that something is wrong so they pull the video
    Originally posted by cally6008
    That could very well happen, but even if a code system makes a glitch vid last just an hour longer it is worth it imo.

    And the reason I asked about FC is that there is no logical reason for you to be so hostile, unless you misunderstood or have some kind of other reason.
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • spiritwood
    This is an OPEN forum and an OPEN topic

    I object to the fact that members on here on talking about having a PM round robin system and thus making posts and information "secret"

    This is NOT what the topic was set up for in the first place

    It's my opinion but you don't want to hear it
    Originally posted by cally6008

    members on here were talking about other ways apart from the round robin thing.
  • spiritwood
    we have til end of the month to decide any added info on the front post anyway before paul puts it on. poor paul voted in lol by then we will have majority view.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 20th Apr 13, 11:34 PM
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    paulshorse
    Hi Cally - I wondered what had happened to you. Hope you are OK.

    Both Swagbucks and this thread have gone downhill a lot and it's everyone's prerogative to transfer their allegiance to other sites. I've hardly posted on this thread for some time and have done a bit more on FB trying to get issues sorted with Nick and Swagbucks US (and have been personally attacked by SB US on that FB thread as a result, as have one or two others). I would like to see this MSE thread revert to the fun place it used to be without any bickering or rudeness from anyone and I'm pleased to see that others are similarly minded. I don't think it's anyone's intention to move this thread away from what Fairyclicks originally intended it to be ie. an open thread for everyone to discuss the best way of earning swagbucks, and I believe that the idea of having some kind of open system in place to alert everyone to things that they can benefit from is truly in line with Fairyclick's original ideas. Everyone is entitled to their opinion and that is why there is a discussion in place to thrash out the pro's and cons of what could and could not work - ultimately if noone thinks it will be practical then we can move on. Swagbucks has treated a lot of people badly in my opinion - I know you've been critical of them in the past, and rightly so (and I fully support that). Everything is loaded very heavily towards Swagbucks and people are now earning less and less. I think if there's any way that we as a group of people can redress that balance then it's a good thing. If we can't, then at least we can say 'we tried'.

    It would be nice to have you back again posting as in the past, but I can appreciate why you've not felt able to do so.
    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
  • miwa
    Sorry for everyone who just came for the gonads.
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • spiritwood
    thanks to thriftyfelicity for this, i have just found this on her thread:

    "The High 5 Casino offer that is on the Swagbucks front page is also on the Matomy wall, available on Neobux and other sites, but worth a lot more:

    Neobux: 27 to 45 cents (267 NeoCoins)
    Swagbucks: 9 cents (6p, 10SB)"

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=4485241&page=5
  • miwa
    Maybe we should all move to multi-site thread...
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • spiritwood
    i think the multi site thread is useful and should be used more deffo. plus felicity does clever things with spreadsheets which i am in awe of. i don't know about her gonad affiliation though.
  • miwa
    i think the multi site thread is useful and should be used more deffo. plus felicity does clever things with spreadsheets which i am in awe of. i don't know about her gonad affiliation though.
    Originally posted by spiritwood
    I heard 'left'.
    It's perfect. Would it be churlish of me to quote myself.
    Originally posted by miwa
  • milo72
    What the heck are you going on about ?
    FC might be a friend on facebook and that's it

    Hasn't anyone just thought that .. maybe Swagbucks gets alerted to glitches because of the fact that suddenly a video gets a higher amount of views than normal .. so they check it out and realise for themselves that something is wrong so they pull the video
    Originally posted by cally6008
    Cally,with all due respect ,SBs employ 7 or 8 employees to deal with customer services issues. That is 7 or 8 people to deal with ALL of SBs,which is atrocious , (just look how one Jewish holiday left a back log of more than a month of missing payouts),so I doubt they will put their hands in their pockets for staff to deal with technical issues or watch out for repeating vid watches. Every single issue that made us money & was mentioned on here was removed.
    Repeating vids.
    The phone app .Plus we Brits never DID get the one promised us.
    Others I can't recall just now,but they got zapped asap when talked of openly....... if you were SBs would YOU not take full advantage of a gift horse thread that tells you when you are hemorrhaging precious pennies ? I would. This thread is the mother lode for SBs,and I'm all for making THEIR life as difficult as they make ours with non-crediting surveys & offers. It is common sense.Why should we keep feeding them info when they can't be a$$ed addressing our lost money ?
    • fragmented
    • By fragmented 21st Apr 13, 12:15 AM
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    fragmented
    I am not sure i understand what the "secret codes" will achive as such.... if they are to be added to the first post in the thread then SB rep would also know what they mean.
    If they were only to be knowen via PM, then posting "RV samsung front page" or something like that would mean the SB rep would would go look at that offer to see what he could find.... and in anycase the glitch would be posted in other forums and in facebook.

    As helpful as these threads are i would personally like to see them split into 2 threads.
    Thread 1. codes and offers that work and warnings to those that don't work, plus SB codes etc. but no chit chat.... even better would be a twitter feed ?
    Thread 2. SB general chat and fun ?

    I would also like to see an FAQ on SB for new users somewhere.... best times to search, warnings about downloading things etc.

    PS Paul, when you looked up what 'brown owl' means on that other site did you bother to look what 'toad in the hole' means ?
  • milo72
    This week alone I've had a 40sbs ,two 20 sbs ,and a 60 sbs surveys not credit. (email ones) .Did I complain ? Nope . Because I worked out that my frustration at non-payment was preferable to the frustration of the looooonnngggg drawn out process of contacting customer support only to be STILL not credited and spoken to like a nine year old.
    So any way we can screw up THEIR flow of info is fine by me.
    Offers etc can still be posted ,but for all else it needs a system in place to keep it from nosy SBs staff. It is good sense . And Karma.
    Last edited by milo72; 21-04-2013 at 12:30 AM.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 21st Apr 13, 12:26 AM
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    paulshorse

    PS Paul, when you looked up what 'brown owl' means on that other site did you bother to look what 'toad in the hole' means ?
    Originally posted by fragmented
    No I didn't, but I have now - thank for enlightening me. Sausages in batter will never be the same again
    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
    • Inferno
    • By Inferno 21st Apr 13, 12:35 AM
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    Inferno
    Been reading with interest and other things for the past couple of hours.

    I think, through my age, drink and sunburn addled mind that:

    A simple code system would work here. It has worked on other threads to varying degrees of success, from what I have seen and have gathered from comments above.

    It needs to be just enough to firstly, ensure that noobs will quickly gather that there is a code system in place and will therefore be referred to the central reference point on the first post, and secondly, to ensure that anyone here to identify glitches for nefarious reason from quickly scanning through the threads for intelligence will find it difficult.

    I say make it difficult as although I am sure that this thread could be an easy place to find and stop glitches, the nefarious ones would then find it a fruitless waste of time and energy and maybe look elsewhere. Like FB - which is beyond our control tbh.

    Therefore achieving the aim being discussed, that this is not the place where SB can easily gather info on glitches from.

    No one is left out and, as on the whole, we are a helpful and caring bunch on here, noobs will quickly be picked up and swept along in a gonadial and pelvic floorial (?) whirlwind of downright depravity and good mirth.

    And if the atmosphere lifts, which I aim to help by contributing more, the codes and phrases will disappear into the gusset of irreverence.

    Plus, it's not like everything will be in cryptic, unfathomable spook speak from now on, as the infrequency of glitches is not an everyday occurrence.

    Discuss.
    Last edited by Inferno; 21-04-2013 at 12:39 AM.
  • spiritwood
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    Discuss.[/QUOTE]

    i want what you've been drinking
    • Inferno
    • By Inferno 21st Apr 13, 12:42 AM
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    Inferno
    Plus, Spiritwood - I am not naughty, as you insinuated several pages and %abv ago!!

    I'm a good boy, me.
  • milo72
    I am not sure i understand what the "secret codes" will achive as such.... if they are to be added to the first post in the thread then SB rep would also know what they mean.
    If they were only to be knowen via PM, then posting "RV samsung front page" or something like that would mean the SB rep would would go look at that offer to see what he could find.... and in anycase the glitch would be posted in other forums and in facebook.

    As helpful as these threads are i would personally like to see them split into 2 threads.
    Thread 1. codes and offers that work and warnings to those that don't work, plus SB codes etc. but no chit chat.... even better would be a twitter feed ?
    Thread 2. SB general chat and fun ?

    I would also like to see an FAQ on SB for new users somewhere.... best times to search, warnings about downloading things etc.

    PS Paul, when you looked up what 'brown owl' means on that other site did you bother to look what 'toad in the hole' means ?
    Originally posted by fragmented
    I don't understand the sense in posting codes on the first page either. But granted I'm not very Machiavellian minded.
    It seems to me SBs would simply make sure nicky popped in to check once a month & note them.
    I'm still for using the PM share system at the start of each month when codes change. Everyone who posts on here will get the codes sent by someone. Or they can PM a designated team of sharers we can nominate.......say 6/7 people .......for the latest codes.
    Well ,that's my solution/opinion/idea.
    To be perfectly honest I don't care that lurkers might lose out . Why would I ? If they don't care enough to join up & offer anything to the thread then why do they need considered in thread decisions ?
    We give give give on here and SBs & lurkers take. It doesn't make sense & is deeply unfair.
    Sorry if that sounds harsh. But come on....I bet a few others feel the same.
    • Inferno
    • By Inferno 21st Apr 13, 12:57 AM
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    Inferno
    I know exactly where your coming from milo and occasionally feel the same.

    I do think, however, think that the thread must remain true to its founding principle, in that is a free for all source of help and guidance on all aspects of using Swagbucks.

    I myself was a lurker for an (admittedly) short time and wonder how I would have felt if the thread appeared to be a closed system.

    I am sure all contributors begin as lurkers.

    I think PM systems rely on humans, which can be a unreliable thing and with people vacating this thread for pastures new at an alarming rate could lead to missing links.

    There's a fine balancing point here.

    Make it difficult enough for SB snooping to be negated completely and you inevitably make it too complicated for noobs and I am sure alot of casual (but very welcome) users.
    Last edited by Inferno; 21-04-2013 at 1:01 AM.
    • Inferno
    • By Inferno 21st Apr 13, 12:58 AM
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    Inferno
    I'm a casual user myself at the moment all said and done.
    • Inferno
    • By Inferno 21st Apr 13, 12:59 AM
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    Inferno


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