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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 1st Sep 13, 9:02 AM
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    cally6008
    Swagbucks - September 2013
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    • 1st Sep 13, 9:02 AM
    Swagbucks - September 2013 1st Sep 13 at 9:02 AM
    We all know how this works

    Guide to Swagbucks

    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.
    Last edited by cally6008; 01-09-2013 at 9:23 AM.

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  • mycatstealschicken
    Has anyone here ever won any of the competitions Swagbucks link to? Are they real prizes or just a method of harvesting our contact details?
  • lolozrocks
    I just got 6 points for "love life"
    Swagbucks started 16/08/13. Aim £100 by Christmas
    Cashback aim £382.80/£400 by Christmas
    Debt 2013 £5000. Current £4680.91
    Online freebies: free wine
  • Heavy Raindrops
    Has anyone here ever won any of the competitions Swagbucks link to? Are they real prizes or just a method of harvesting our contact details?
    Originally posted by mycatstealschicken
    Nope, I don't think any of it is real unless the competition was done on legit websites/brands/companies we know of.
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
  • mycatstealschicken
    Just won 9sb for searching for my local MP's name John Hemming
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Sep 13, 9:01 PM
    • 3,152 Posts
    • 6,298 Thanks
    iammumtoone
    Just won 9sb for searching for my local MP's name John Hemming
    Originally posted by mycatstealschicken
    nothing for my MP I had to think for a minute I had forgotten his name - how embarrassing! I've not had any search wins today just been watching the tv, done 3 rounds 9 points thats about as much as I can take!
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 8th Sep 13, 9:11 PM
    • 13,590 Posts
    • 26,381 Thanks
    Lost2
    80/83 at last I have got there
    did SBTV there are no surveys DS noting
    oh well I think I may just call it a day
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£5262012..£548.802013..£758.882014..£5102015...£604.782016...£
    SwagBucks Paypal £125
    SwagBucks iTunes £
    SwagBucks Amazon £55
    SwagBucks House of Fraser £
    Expression Amazon voucher £15
    InboxPounds £25.21
  • nakmeister
    Is there some significance to the search term that wins you the swagbucks? I can see people posting what they won for, and some people winning for the same keywords. I assumed the keyword itself was irrelevant, you just occasionally win on a search? Am I wrong?
    Sealed Pot Challenge #1666 - up for raising as much as poss
    • aneres
    • By aneres 8th Sep 13, 9:31 PM
    • 423 Posts
    • 4,397 Thanks
    aneres
    I sometimes get swagbucks from what people post - just typed in love life and got 12 swagbucks for it - thanks lolozrocks
  • Raevolutionary
    Is there some significance to the search term that wins you the swagbucks? I can see people posting what they won for, and some people winning for the same keywords. I assumed the keyword itself was irrelevant, you just occasionally win on a search? Am I wrong?
    Originally posted by nakmeister
    I think the wins themselves are random, but there's a time window for which the phrase/elements of the phrase could win SB. I might be wrong though.

    Speaking of which, I just got 9sb for Kurt Geiger.
  • Eyeeyesailor
    'Store Memories' just won me 7sb thanks to a random Renault advert on the telly!
    Challenge
    Debt Free 2015
    Online Earnings 2015 - £71.01
  • Eyeeyesailor
    New Iphone App to download for SB on SO walls
    Challenge
    Debt Free 2015
    Online Earnings 2015 - £71.01
    • dorajar
    • By dorajar 8th Sep 13, 10:54 PM
    • 893 Posts
    • 7,234 Thanks
    dorajar
    7SB for cherry bakewell. Calling it a day at 134SB
    Make £10 per day in July £45.48/£310
    June £232.66, May £310.36, April £310.19, March £287.32, February £250.18, January £257.24
    Swagbucks in 2015 £65/£150
    • andym1989
    • By andym1989 8th Sep 13, 10:59 PM
    • 289 Posts
    • 630 Thanks
    andym1989
    'Store Memories' just won me 7sb thanks to a random Renault advert on the telly!
    Originally posted by Eyeeyesailor
    Just got 9sb for the same search, thanks
    Savings: £210
    DooYoo username: illusiveman

    "What I did, I did without choice, in the name of peace and sanity"

    "But not in the Name of the Doctor"
  • Raevolutionary
    6SB for Pandora UK. Never had SB from three searches in a day, usually just one or two.
  • gotmurked
    Is there some significance to the search term that wins you the swagbucks? I can see people posting what they won for, and some people winning for the same keywords. I assumed the keyword itself was irrelevant, you just occasionally win on a search? Am I wrong?
    Originally posted by nakmeister
    Absolutely no significance. Search wins are not related to what you 'search' for. There are 'award windows' 3 or 4 times a day. You can type anything and still stand the same chance of a SB search win. I find that if a few searches are yielding nothing, chances are if I do something else on the site (play a few rounds of games, or a DS/TS) then try search again, I'm more likely to gain a search reward. I frequently get a search win just after 8am (the new 'SB day'), one around noon, one mid-afternoon and one in the evening. It matters not one jot what you type in the search box.

    I have noticed that the wins have been decreased - a few months ago I was getting a 59 SB seach win once or twice a week, and a 29 SB win every couple of days. For a while now, I'm getting 6 SB or 7 SB wins max, with a pretty rare 12 SB win every couple of days.
    Last edited by gotmurked; 08-09-2013 at 11:23 PM.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 8th Sep 13, 11:37 PM
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    • 6,298 Thanks
    iammumtoone
    I just searched "no search wins for me today" and got 9SB
  • Heavy Raindrops
    Ugh no surveys, here goes 10 rounds of SBTV...
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 9th Sep 13, 2:02 AM
    • 5,891 Posts
    • 10,998 Thanks
    katykicker
    50SB TS on electricity companies. Took around 10 minutes for me to provide genuine thought out answers (in between playing the Xbox 360). Was worth popping SB open while doing so
    Making £2.5k a month+ now all from home £15k earned in 2014, £28k in 2015. I'm a blogger and also I work from home. I've been featured in The Guardian and Moneywise magazine

    Happy to help anyone who wants advice via PM or on the 'Boost Your Income' forum when I'm online.
    • Mrs_T_M
    • By Mrs_T_M 9th Sep 13, 7:22 AM
    • 2,039 Posts
    • 13,245 Thanks
    Mrs_T_M
    I think the wins themselves are random, but there's a time window for which the phrase/elements of the phrase could win SB. I might be wrong though.

    Speaking of which, I just got 9sb for Kurt Geiger.
    Originally posted by Raevolutionary
    Just won 7sb for that one, thanks!
    Baby Dale
    26th January 2014 - Forever in our hearts

    Eli Gabriel 19th February 2015

  • mycatstealschicken
    I did that one Katy Kicker. It gave me great pleasure to say exactly what I thought of Npower. They're one of the major reasons I've had to resort to Swagbucks and the like I detest them
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