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View Poll Results: What is the first thing you do eah login to earn swagbucks?
Daily Poll 113 59.79%
Play Games 2 1.06%
Check for Surveys 22 11.64%
SBTV 4 2.12%
NOSO 12 6.35%
Something on home page (like watch a video) 8 4.23%
An Offer 2 1.06%
I don't have one particular start point when i log in 26 13.76%
Voters: 189. You may not vote on this poll

  • FIRST POST
    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
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    fairyclicks
    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013
    • #1
    • 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013 1st May 13 at 8:04 AM
    Happy May All

    This thread is now officially 1 year old!! A very big thank you to everyone who continues to contribute and make the thread one of the most popular on MSE yes we are officially a cult now hehehehehe!

    As always, a few guidelines to keep the thread running well and LOTS of info on how to earn on the site for newbies (or those who need reminding). I know this first page is really long, but it is worth reading

    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 advertisers 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
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  • Lost2
    Not had the 4G vid

    Lost2 I just tried to reply with quote to your last reply and got some blocked message filling my screen - odd! Only happened when I tried to quote a post.
    Originally posted by CathWales
    I have had the same problem Cath I have reported it
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..950.50 2010..256 2011..5262012..548.802013..758.882014..5102015...
    SwagBucks Paypal 150
    SwagBucks iTunes 50
    SwagBucks Amazon 150
    SwagBucks House of Fraser 50
    Expression Amazon voucher 20
    • kayester
    • By kayester 11th Aug 13, 6:52 AM
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    kayester
    No casino tasks still not impressed!!
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • trix-a-belle
    No casino tasks still not impressed!!
    Originally posted by kayester
    Not a single one?!
    It may be stupid but you are hitting f5 to refresh the page aren't you? There were only 3 left for me at 7.15 as usual to do on neobux (worth more there & get a bonus) so they have clearly come out roughly at usual ish time as there aren't more than normal left
    - Mortgage: 53000 4100 (MFW aim: March 2016): On track
    - Bank of M&D: 25000 written off love my parents, to be saved
    - Student Loan: 7100 2260 (DFW aim: June 2016)
    Swagbucks, Neobux, GiffGaff, Roamler, Qmee & Quidco; thank you MSE every little bit helps
    MFiT-T3 - #97
    • kayester
    • By kayester 11th Aug 13, 7:45 AM
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    kayester
    Not a single one?!
    It may be stupid but you are hitting f5 to refresh the page aren't you? There were only 3 left for me at 7.15 as usual to do on neobux (worth more there & get a bonus) so they have clearly come out roughly at usual ish time as there aren't more than normal left
    Originally posted by trix-a-belle
    Yeah i havnt had them for about a week now.


    I only use swagbucks and a few people have said the same they are on other sited but not swagbucks ( I have always wanted to use another site but cant do lots and unsure which is as good as swagbucks!)
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    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 11th Aug 13, 9:12 AM
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    comping cat
    Another DS today - still no credit
    • kayester
    • By kayester 11th Aug 13, 9:19 AM
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    kayester
    easy daily survey on yogurt snacks....about 1 minute, helps if you have a child age 3-5
    credited right away
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • gemnomnom
    Good morning all. I got a reply for a DS that I reported for not crediting. They gifted me 10 SBs for complaining/the wait. Which can be up to 6 weeks!

    I tried searching mse forum last night and it gave me nothing. But happy to see the string of wins!
    July 1st 2015
    Car: 6,216 /7,500 (15) // Loan: 1,300/2,225 (13) // Rings: 179.40/478.40 (5) // Ring: 73.11/325 (3) // WTC: 27.28/327 (1)
    Arrears: 1,000 // Fine: 750 // Overdraft: 1,700
    Debt: 7,795.79 Savings: 6,000/10,000
  • ItWillGetBetter
    Just completed a daily survey about pain relief. Got to the end and it said 'sorry did not qualify'
  • Bmth100
    I still haven't been credited for the DS that took me an HOUR to find and complete last night And now there are no DS for me

    Might check out InstaGC like some of you mentioned.. is that one of the best alternatives if you're looking for Amazon cards? I need something to fill the extra time I have when I've run out of stuff to do on SB

    Outstanding Credit
    January 3,565.29
    February 3,358.47
  • footballgirl07
    No casino tasks still not impressed!!
    Originally posted by kayester
    Hey Kay, they were talking about this on fb couple of days back and apparently there's a issue with the tasks not logging between crowdflower and swagbucks, or something like that. Anyway, they have been taken down and wont have any until its fixed.
    2015 goal from online stuff: 900
    Currently at: 633.05/900
    2014 goal: 1256.85/800 Goal reached 29/9!
    2013 goal: 973.30/500 Goal reached 31/7!
    • kayester
    • By kayester 11th Aug 13, 9:42 AM
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    • 9,247 Thanks
    kayester
    Hey Kay, they were talking about this on fb couple of days back and apparently there's a issue with the tasks not logging between crowdflower and swagbucks, or something like that. Anyway, they have been taken down and wont have any until its fixed.
    Originally posted by footballgirl07
    oh i see, thanks for that!
    thankfully i have still got the daily target every day this month, but the tasks usually help too
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    2015 is for saving
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 11th Aug 13, 9:44 AM
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    comping cat
    My balance (but not target meter) has jumped up by 100 SB - says something about Comment Hookup - no idea what that is!

    Just found out from Facebook - i won yesterdays bonus
    Last edited by comping cat; 11-08-2013 at 10:01 AM.
  • footballgirl07
    The people that have had the non crediting DS's, have you done them through the new tab on the surveys page or the usual calendar card on hp?

    On fb, people who did through the new survey page tab haven't had credit for the DS. But the hp card does 'seem' to credit.
    2015 goal from online stuff: 900
    Currently at: 633.05/900
    2014 goal: 1256.85/800 Goal reached 29/9!
    2013 goal: 973.30/500 Goal reached 31/7!
  • trix-a-belle
    My balance (but not target meter) has jumped up by 100 SB - says something about Comment Hookup - no idea what that is!
    Originally posted by comping cat
    Your reply got chosen for a bonus on fb
    - Mortgage: 53000 4100 (MFW aim: March 2016): On track
    - Bank of M&D: 25000 written off love my parents, to be saved
    - Student Loan: 7100 2260 (DFW aim: June 2016)
    Swagbucks, Neobux, GiffGaff, Roamler, Qmee & Quidco; thank you MSE every little bit helps
    MFiT-T3 - #97
    • comping cat
    • By comping cat 11th Aug 13, 9:52 AM
    • 23,788 Posts
    • 3,164,303 Thanks
    comping cat
    The people they have had the non crediting DS's, have you done them through the new tab on the surveys page or the usual calendar card on hp?

    On fb, people who did through the new survey page tab haven't had credit for the DS they have done via that. But the hp card does 'seem' to credit.
    Originally posted by footballgirl07
    Both mine were through the new survey page tab......
  • Blackpepper1
    With bonuses, games, searches, codes etc., things add up and you can do well just on Swagbucks. But I think 50/month on Swagbucks is hard going (its time consuming, not everything credits as it should), so IMO you should consider an additional site.

    I think Swagbucks lacks videos apart from SBTV. Really recommend joining either ClixSense , Neobux or InstaGC for the TokenAds wall which has lots of videos.

    Clicksense and InstaGC also have a radio thing which is worth investigating. ClixSense allows you to check out in cash to paypal (InstaGC is Amazon vouchers).

    I think you make more money for the time you put in, if you spread yourself a little between the sites, even though most offers do turn up on all the sites.
    Originally posted by zugzwang
    Yes I agree that is what I do, spread myself between Swagbucks, Neobux and Clixsense earning wise. They all have offers slightly different and I always look between the three sites to check which is paying the highest for offers. It is best to work between different sites and I find combining Swagbucks with other sites is a good way to make decent money online.
    Earnings 300+
    Blogging and earning online.

  • Bmth100
    I did my DS through the new tab... not any more!

    Outstanding Credit
    January 3,565.29
    February 3,358.47
    • kayester
    • By kayester 11th Aug 13, 10:10 AM
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    kayester
    I have always been credited for daily surveys. But I do use the old tab on homepage
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    2015 is for saving
  • littlestar1981
    Your reply got chosen for a bonus on fb
    Originally posted by trix-a-belle
    I got one too....yay!
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  • footballgirl07
    There seems to be issues (surprise surprise!) with the new survey dashboard section for the DS section. Stick to the the card on hp for now on I recommend

    EDIT: there's a video on supersonic wall for 1sb
    2015 goal from online stuff: 900
    Currently at: 633.05/900
    2014 goal: 1256.85/800 Goal reached 29/9!
    2013 goal: 973.30/500 Goal reached 31/7!
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