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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
    Bad day. Been chucked out of 7 DS and 3 PL plus had 2 PL that wouldn't work properly. 2 SP offers not tracked. Stuck on 50. Slowly losing the will to live

    On top of that valued opinons and my surveys have both chucked me out of a survey and I've had 10p on one poll all day

    Goes into corner and cries quietly
  • mycatstealschicken
    Pulled myself together, took a deep breath and forced myself to have one last try at DS. Got a short and quick one on price comparison websites actually finished it and it credited.

    123/90. Hit goal every day so far this month and aiming for 14 in a row. 3 days to go. If I manage the 14 might try for 21. Do the targets get harder to hit towards hte end of the month by any chance?
  • cardi80
    I just wondered if anybody ever feels paranoid about the info they're getting and being targeted with spam?
    Originally posted by MoneyInTheBank
    I created an email address specifically for sites like this and also ordered a free sim on special offers so I can put that in as my contact number to try and avoid getting too much spam.

  • Raevolutionary
    Hahaha 6SB for "there is nothing on tv".
  • BITW
    83/90 now.
    surveys are getting harder....just done a song people survey and had to rate 50 songs!!!
    Originally posted by kayester
    Did a song people one earlier as well and only had to rate 26....was a good survey though!
    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 11th Sep 13, 1:06 PM
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    katykicker
    Just got 6sb for searching "oh for gods sake please give me some swagbucks"
    Originally posted by mycatstealschicken
    This got me 10SB - great start for me today! Thanks very much!
    Making £2.5k a month+ now all from home £15250.78 earned in 2014. I'm a blogger and also I work from home. Thanks MSE!

    Happy to help anyone who wants advice via PM or on the 'Boost Your Income' forum but remember manners are free please
  • Raevolutionary
    Is anyone else having issues with their survey dashboard? Eg, clicking through to a survey, then being directed back to the dashboard?
  • Heavy Raindrops
    6 SB for searching 'the most heartfelt speech'. Such a shame that now you only seem to get 5-7 SB for a search at most, rarely more.
    Last edited by Heavy Raindrops; 11-09-2013 at 2:07 PM.
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
  • Heavy Raindrops
    Is anyone else having issues with their survey dashboard? Eg, clicking through to a survey, then being directed back to the dashboard?
    Originally posted by Raevolutionary
    Yes I have the same issue for a 85 SB survey that is stuck on my survey dashboard. I reported this and they just gave me 10 SB out of courtesy or something.
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
  • Heavy Raindrops
    I just wondered if anybody ever feels paranoid about the info they're getting and being targeted with spam? Also does anybody know where I can amend the postcode I would have put in initially that earned me 2SB as it is not correct?
    Originally posted by MoneyInTheBank
    I get an awful lot of spam when it comes to Swagbucks. I made the mistake last time of using an important e-mail address which now has thousands of e-mails purely spam but now I use a separate e-mail address just for Swagbucks.

    83/90 now.
    surveys are getting harder....just done a song people survey and had to rate 50 songs!!!
    Originally posted by kayester
    Yeah I had to do 50 songs one time as well. :/ I feel the longer you are on this website, the harder it gets to get SB (for me anyway).
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
  • Heavy Raindrops
    Pulled myself together, took a deep breath and forced myself to have one last try at DS. Got a short and quick one on price comparison websites actually finished it and it credited.

    123/90. Hit goal every day so far this month and aiming for 14 in a row. 3 days to go. If I manage the 14 might try for 21. Do the targets get harder to hit towards hte end of the month by any chance?
    Originally posted by mycatstealschicken
    I think some days it's quite simple to hit the targets and some days it's just really difficult. It really depends. :/
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
  • Raevolutionary
    Yes I have the same issue for a 85 SB survey that is stuck on my survey dashboard. I reported this and they just gave me 10 SB out of courtesy or something.
    Originally posted by Heavy Raindrops
    Cool, thanks. At least it's not just me! My last 10SB are proving the hardest to get so I'll come back to it later, hopefully there'll be some fresh surveys that I qualify for.
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 11th Sep 13, 2:15 PM
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    iammumtoone

    Yeah I had to do 50 songs one time as well. :/ I feel the longer you are on this website, the harder it gets to get SB (for me anyway).
    Originally posted by Heavy Raindrops
    Think you are right I am getting surveys but I am a newbie, I'm not expecting it to last, they have to make it easyish for us newbies to keep us interested. How long have you been on the site? Can you remember how long it was before things got harder? I am trying to take advantage of my newbie status whist I can
    • iammumtoone
    • By iammumtoone 11th Sep 13, 2:17 PM
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    iammumtoone
    Cool, thanks. At least it's not just me! My last 10SB are proving the hardest to get so I'll come back to it later, hopefully there'll be some fresh surveys that I qualify for.
    Originally posted by Raevolutionary
    have you done the games? you can get 10 for that. Also its not too bad getting 10 by watching the tv, if it comes to the worst.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 11th Sep 13, 2:32 PM
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    Lost2
    blue box is back
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£5262012..£548.802013..£758.882014..£5102015...£604.782016...£
    SwagBucks Paypal £50
    SwagBucks iTunes £
    SwagBucks Amazon £25
    SwagBucks House of Fraser £
    Expression Amazon voucher £10
    InboxPounds £25.21
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 11th Sep 13, 2:32 PM
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    footballgirl07
    TS for 100sb on Google technology.
    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!
    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 11th Sep 13, 2:53 PM
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    katykicker
    blue box is back
    Originally posted by Lost2
    How do you maximise earnings from this please?

    Edited to add - Is it just a case of watch, close, refresh, open, watch repeat?
    Last edited by katykicker; 11-09-2013 at 2:55 PM.
    Making £2.5k a month+ now all from home £15250.78 earned in 2014. I'm a blogger and also I work from home. Thanks MSE!

    Happy to help anyone who wants advice via PM or on the 'Boost Your Income' forum but remember manners are free please
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 11th Sep 13, 2:57 PM
    • 13,497 Posts
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    Lost2
    36sb from the blue box
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£5262012..£548.802013..£758.882014..£5102015...£604.782016...£
    SwagBucks Paypal £50
    SwagBucks iTunes £
    SwagBucks Amazon £25
    SwagBucks House of Fraser £
    Expression Amazon voucher £10
    InboxPounds £25.21
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 11th Sep 13, 2:58 PM
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    sarahj1986
    Managed to watch the blue box 4 times for 8sb then it went, not bad though!
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    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 11th Sep 13, 2:58 PM
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    katykicker
    4SB from the blue box

    Thanks though Only 2SB til target so after dinner I will play a couple of games Happy swagging all!

    8 days in a row for me
    Making £2.5k a month+ now all from home £15250.78 earned in 2014. I'm a blogger and also I work from home. Thanks MSE!

    Happy to help anyone who wants advice via PM or on the 'Boost Your Income' forum but remember manners are free please
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