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Daily Poll

59.79% • 113 votes

Play Games

1.06% • 2 votes

Check for Surveys

11.64% • 22 votes

SBTV

2.12% • 4 votes

NOSO

6.35% • 12 votes

Something on home page (like watch a video)

4.23% • 8 votes

An Offer

1.06% • 2 votes

I don't have one particular start point when i log in

13.76% • 26 votes

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189 votes in total.

  • 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 advertiserís requirements. Points will not be awarded if you submit incorrect information. Also, do not refresh the page anytime during the completion process. It could harm our ability to track your progress.

    Can I complete an offer more than once?
    No, each offer may only be completed once. You will not be awarded for any additional attempts.

    If an error occurs during the completion process, do I still get my points?
    Unfortunately, points will NOT be awarded if an error occurs and you were not able to complete the offer requirements. Please report problematic offers to our customer support team and we will investigate the matter.

    How do I cancel or unsubscribe from an offer I completed?
    Products and services subscribed or purchased through Offer Walls and 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
    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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    • vampire-girl
    • By vampire-girl 23rd May 13, 6:34 PM
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    vampire-girl
    Had 6 lots of 20SB for write questions based on keywords, find this task quite easy. Is quicker than the write answers to questions but slightly less SB
    • juno
    • By juno 23rd May 13, 7:37 PM
    • 6,362 Posts
    • 9,017 Thanks
    juno
    There's an offer on SP for 26sb - register with my supermarket - that credits straight away
    Sealed pot challenge #377
    Target £125 - 2009 total £117.57
    2010 total £151.95


    Murphy's No More Pies Club #209
  • beegee181
    Nice quick DS on my views on looking after the oceans. Didn't seem to matter that I had no idea about the subject at all or that my knowlege was very limited, 5 minutes long and it credited.
  • MazzyStar
    Has anybody downloaded a Big Fish game and had the 515 bucks credited?
    Was thinking of giving that offer a go...
    • Leanne-Marie
    • By Leanne-Marie 23rd May 13, 8:49 PM
    • 65 Posts
    • 1,041 Thanks
    Leanne-Marie
    Calling it a night this evening...

    503/80 today!

    This was mainly earnt through surveys. I had the DS, A couple Trusted survey things and then finally got around to doing the questions on PL to enable me to get more surveys, which I completed a couple of.

    Really pleased as it means I wont be too dissapointed if i dont do much tomorrow. :-)
    Casual Comper | Money saving Newbie.
  • beegee181
    Has anybody downloaded a Big Fish game and had the 515 bucks credited?
    Was thinking of giving that offer a go...
    Originally posted by MazzyStar
    Personally I'd never download anything from SB, it's just too risky as far as I'm concerned
    • scubaangel
    • By scubaangel 23rd May 13, 9:14 PM
    • 6,281 Posts
    • 10,313 Thanks
    scubaangel
    Just had last nights 45SB cint survey on fresh pasta credited which means I don't now need to kill myself on sbtv for the evening while I look for a DS!
    Itís not worth doing something unless someone, somewhere, would much rather you werenít doing it.
    Sir Terry Pratchett
    Find my diary here

    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5135113
  • TallerPaul
    Personally I'd never download anything from SB, it's just too risky as far as I'm concerned
    Originally posted by beegee181
    As reguards bigfishgames they are legit and safe to use, i personally haven't gone through to get any special offer from them in the past but i used their $2.99 coupon about 8 months ago for a where's waldo game for games for windows live achievements unfortunly it wasn't that version.

    I am somewhat tempted to try the offer later in the week once my bank balance has settled somewhat better, im not finished yet as i can't seem to find myself back to the sponsorpay section and peanut labs - found it, kinda burried under special offers

    i beleieve i started today with give or take 396SB now at 749SB, howveer i dont understand what people mean by saying 300/80 etc unless thats the goal, plus to earn that much daily wow :O i joined up to a load of new sites too today so i have my work cut out for me lolz

    cheers everyone for codes and heads up on things and help all much welcome
    Last edited by TallerPaul; 23-05-2013 at 9:36 PM. Reason: found it
    September Challenge
    InstaGC Joint 3/6/13 = £250.00 tallerpaul.com
    Swagbucks £0/£10
    Neobux £0/£0 - they deleted me
    • fragmented
    • By fragmented 23rd May 13, 9:45 PM
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    fragmented
    Has anybody downloaded a Big Fish game and had the 515 bucks credited?
    Was thinking of giving that offer a go...
    Originally posted by MazzyStar
    ever seen those news type stories where kids have run up massive bills by buying extras in so called free games ? have you done a google search on the name of the company +scam or billing problems.

    also from what i can tell from others, once you pay for one item (be a paid game or in game extra) from them you also automatically join their monthly subscription service and will be billed monthly.

    You may get the equivalent of £3 (515sb) from them by joining the offer.... but what will cost you in the end ?

    Personaly i never join any offer that will ever need my credit card details, and many of them do one way or another.... also avoid the wippy offer unless you want to pay almost £35 per month.
    Last edited by fragmented; 23-05-2013 at 11:27 PM. Reason: changed car to card ;)
    • vampire-girl
    • By vampire-girl 23rd May 13, 9:47 PM
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    • 6,564 Thanks
    vampire-girl
    Hi TallerPaul
    300/80 means the daily goal was 80 but that person did 300 instead. Surveys are a big help to the goal
    I have 340/80 (120 from provide questions to answer tasks, a daily survey and PL survey, and usual games some SBTV)
  • TallerPaul
    ever seen those news type stories where kids have run up massive bills by buying extras in so called free games ? have you done a google search on the name of the company +scan or billing problems.

    also from what i can tell from others, once you pay for one item (be a paid game or in game extra) from them you also automatically join their monthly subscription service and will be billed monthly.

    You may get the equivalent of £3 (515sb) from them by joining the offer.... but what will cost you in the end ?

    Personaly i never join any offer that will ever need my credit car details, and many of them do one way or another.... also avoid the wippy offer unless you want to pay almost £35 per month.
    Originally posted by fragmented
    oh snap that just made me remember something, if you do decide to go with their offer, login to your account after and turn off some options as far as i recall they try to charge a membership monthly fee which is optional however they just so happen to have you agreed to that option when you join, so yeah you can undo it with no future issues, i think you can use paypal for them too not sure.

    cheers for other post letting me know what that meant
    September Challenge
    InstaGC Joint 3/6/13 = £250.00 tallerpaul.com
    Swagbucks £0/£10
    Neobux £0/£0 - they deleted me
    • hanb
    • By hanb 23rd May 13, 10:16 PM
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    • 861 Thanks
    hanb
    Urgh. Finally! Having a rubbish day on here today but just did an easy (25 mins) survey on beer and cider for 138SB from PL - first time I've managed to get through a high paying survey now on 195/80. Haven't managed a single search win today though
    • hanb
    • By hanb 23rd May 13, 10:24 PM
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    hanb
    Ooo! I have enough to cash in if I like! I have 1245SB in total - is it worth cashing in for a £5 voucher or am I better off trying to get a higher number?

    I see a lot of £5 amazon vouchers on here but I don't really use amazon much - maybe i should start! It's on offer too.. hmm.

    Any suggestions on how to get the most from my SB? Sorry - not cashed in before
    • Why oh why
    • By Why oh why 23rd May 13, 10:34 PM
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    Why oh why
    Ooo! I have enough to cash in if I like! I have 1245SB in total - is it worth cashing in for a £5 voucher or am I better off trying to get a higher number?

    I see a lot of £5 amazon vouchers on here but I don't really use amazon much - maybe i should start! It's on offer too.. hmm.

    Any suggestions on how to get the most from my SB? Sorry - not cashed in before
    Originally posted by hanb
    Although it is financially better to wait, the general consensus is to cash out as soon as you can. If anything happens (e.g. company goes under, you get your account blocked) you don't lose so much!!
    • hanb
    • By hanb 23rd May 13, 10:42 PM
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    hanb
    Although it is financially better to wait, the general consensus is to cash out as soon as you can. If anything happens (e.g. company goes under, you get your account blocked) you don't lose so much!!
    Originally posted by Why oh why
    Thank you! Will cash in now I'm far too easily pleased..
    • hanb
    • By hanb 23rd May 13, 10:49 PM
    • 347 Posts
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    hanb
    Oh I have to wait 5-7 days for a verification postcard.
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd May 13, 10:52 PM
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    • 7,310 Thanks
    paulshorse
    Ooo! I have enough to cash in if I like! I have 1245SB in total - is it worth cashing in for a £5 voucher or am I better off trying to get a higher number?

    I see a lot of £5 amazon vouchers on here but I don't really use amazon much - maybe i should start! It's on offer too.. hmm.

    Any suggestions on how to get the most from my SB? Sorry - not cashed in before
    Originally posted by hanb
    The maximum I collect is £25 - it used to be a lot cheaper to save up for the higher denominations, but it doesn't make too much difference now. Amazon vouchers last a couple of years, so you can save them until Christmas. You can also get paypal vouchers if you don't use Amazon much, but you do need more SB to get them
    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
    • paulshorse
    • By paulshorse 23rd May 13, 10:53 PM
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    paulshorse
    Oh I have to wait 5-7 days for a verification postcard.
    Originally posted by hanb
    hanb - use the phone verification instead of the postcard one. It should just take a few seconds to verify
    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
    • janeken
    • By janeken 23rd May 13, 11:28 PM
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    janeken
    Personally I'd never download anything from SB, it's just too risky as far as I'm concerned
    Originally posted by beegee181
    I did this last year and did receive the SwagBucks. However, make sure you read everything carefully. I found a couple of charges to my credit card from them. It was a monthly charge of approximately £7.00 for their game club. I was able to go online and cancel the subscription but it did cost me those two months' charges. I should have picked it up after the first charge but it was around Christmas time. I can only assume there was a box which you have to un-check.
    • janeken
    • By janeken 23rd May 13, 11:30 PM
    • 307 Posts
    • 490 Thanks
    janeken
    Has anybody downloaded a Big Fish game and had the 515 bucks credited?
    Was thinking of giving that offer a go...
    Originally posted by MazzyStar
    I did this last year and did receive the SwagBucks. However, make sure you read everything carefully. I found a couple of charges to my credit card from them. It was a monthly charge of approximately £7.00 for their game club. I was able to go online and cancel the subscription but it did cost me those two months' charges. I should have picked it up after the first charge but it was around Christmas time. I can only assume there was a box which you have to un-check.
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