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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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    • andym1989
    • By andym1989 2nd Sep 13, 9:00 AM
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    andym1989
    lol I got 7sb for "only 50 today"
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    Just got 10sb for this, 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"
    • Aniallation
    • By Aniallation 2nd Sep 13, 9:00 AM
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    Aniallation
    My last 5 searches that have yielded swagbucks have all given me the 6 bucks collectors bill... a bit of a coincidence, or mine is broken!
    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 2nd Sep 13, 9:01 AM
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    cally6008
    Enter COOKIE in the Swag Code Box before 12pm BST for 4 SB's!

    Target of 50, ooo nice and low

    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 2nd Sep 13, 9:24 AM
    • 1,005 Posts
    • 2,570 Thanks
    footballgirl07
    Just got a 75sb TS on phones/operating systems. It was really laggy for me in chrome but has credited.
    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!
  • Heavy Raindrops
    I was wondering where this thread has disappeared to!
  • Heavy Raindrops
    lol I got 7sb for "only 50 today"
    Originally posted by iammumtoone
    Thank you, me too.
    • Al1x
    • By Al1x 2nd Sep 13, 9:41 AM
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    • 2,010 Thanks
    Al1x
    Enter COOKIE in the Swag Code Box before 12pm BST for 4 SB's!

    Target of 50, ooo nice and low
    Originally posted by cally6008
    Thank you.. helped me hit target
    NeoBux since Aug 2014 - RR1076
    Earn £2015 in 2015 challenge - £1842.16

    • linds1
    • By linds1 2nd Sep 13, 9:45 AM
    • 241 Posts
    • 580 Thanks
    linds1
    Is it Labor Day holiday today, is that why the goal is so low?
  • Heavy Raindrops
    No surveys for me yet so at least the goal is manageable. I thought bank holiday was last week Monday?
  • MidnightHour
    It's labor day in America, that is why the target is low, shame they can't do that for us on bank holidays.

    Anyway on 100 thanks to a TS, might get a DS later with any luck.
    • rhialwencomp
    • By rhialwencomp 2nd Sep 13, 10:00 AM
    • 203 Posts
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    rhialwencomp
    First time in ages I've made the goal because I'm a bit of a site hopper, but a 30 point search win (ice age, thank you kayester ) plus code and the usual free points left me three points short.

    I dared to do a round of SBTV, not too bad when you don't have to do hours and hours of them.

    Still need the coffee bill, but if they keep coming out as 30s I'm not going to complain
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 2nd Sep 13, 10:03 AM
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    • 2,570 Thanks
    footballgirl07
    Is it Labor Day holiday today, is that why the goal is so low?
    Originally posted by linds1
    Yes it is, so that's why it's so low. Shame we don't get the same holiday low goals
    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!
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 2nd Sep 13, 12:26 PM
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    footballgirl07
    36 PL for chocolate deserts
    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!
    • Gillybean
    • By Gillybean 2nd Sep 13, 1:02 PM
    • 268 Posts
    • 503 Thanks
    Gillybean
    Argh, this site is driving me crazy! I've just registered and am trying to update my profile but it keeps saying something went wrong, refresh and try again.

    So I'm trying again and again with no luck. Is it always like this????
    MFW since March 2008:
    March 2008: £126k-ish
    Apr2016: £34k
    Slowly chipping away at it!
    • silverfairy
    • By silverfairy 2nd Sep 13, 1:42 PM
    • 1,042 Posts
    • 1,773 Thanks
    silverfairy
    Argh, this site is driving me crazy! I've just registered and am trying to update my profile but it keeps saying something went wrong, refresh and try again.

    So I'm trying again and again with no luck. Is it always like this????
    Originally posted by Gillybean
    Maybe you have to click from a welcome email before you get started?. site is working fine for me today.Can you do anything else and leave updating your profile for another time?
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 2nd Sep 13, 2:31 PM
    • 1,936 Posts
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    Jenna Appleseed
    How do I contact Swagbucks about my missing 25SB from the High School Rivalry week?
    Originally posted by TakeNoRoses
    UK facebook says they're extending the University collectors bills 'til 8thSeptember so maybe they won't be paying out the bonus til then?

    Attn Swagbucks University Students: Because we know college sometimes takes longer to complete than anticipated, we are extending Back To School - University Collector's Bills through Sept 8th.
    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=719128278104122&set=a.4755755924593 93.139627.413235435360076&type=1
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 2nd Sep 13, 2:33 PM
    • 1,936 Posts
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    Jenna Appleseed
    update: as of yesterday swagbucks uk fb say (re a complaint) " no-one has been credited for it yet brenna" https://www.facebook.com/SwagbucksUK/posts/719858348031115
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • vampire-girl
    • By vampire-girl 2nd Sep 13, 4:24 PM
    • 4,195 Posts
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    vampire-girl
    Very easy trusted survey 5mins on twitter for 49SB
  • maxiamus
    Very easy trusted survey 5mins on twitter for 49SB
    Originally posted by vampire-girl
    Wish there was on mine, Ive just got two stupid iPad Sweepstakes Entry ones.
    • vampire-girl
    • By vampire-girl 2nd Sep 13, 4:38 PM
    • 4,195 Posts
    • 6,535 Thanks
    vampire-girl
    maybe they'll appear later maxiamus, try again as I've just also completed another TS for 69SB that was fairly quick
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