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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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    • nanx4
    • By nanx4 19th Sep 13, 9:38 PM
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    nanx4
    DS this morning that didn't credit and another one tonight that didn't too...

    Is anyone else having this problem?
    Originally posted by zahariel
    Yes, just done one on Asda online shopping. didnt credit.and one yesterday that didnt.
    • kayester
    • By kayester 19th Sep 13, 9:40 PM
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    kayester
    DS this morning that didn't credit and another one tonight that didn't too...

    Is anyone else having this problem?
    Originally posted by zahariel
    was it before 8 am? as you arent allowd to try another ds in same day even if doesnt credit straight away. some can take 3-5 working days
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • MidnightHour
    Please contact swagbucks about non credits here: http://www.swagbucks.com/g/contact

    The more people who put in tickets due to non credits the more they can't deny it.

    Kayester, people have been doing surveys for days now with no credits, please don't preach about rules right now, it's annoying.
  • Raevolutionary
    7SB for searching "Ciara".

    I ended up having a decent SB day, thank goodness.
    • southerngirl
    • By southerngirl 19th Sep 13, 9:58 PM
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    southerngirl
    Kayester, people have been doing surveys for days now with no credits, please don't preach about rules right now, it's annoying.
    Originally posted by MidnightHour
    Kayester is just trying to help others on here and I find her tips helpful. Plus there are a few newbies about who may not be as familiar with the rules.
  • MidnightHour
    Kayester is just trying to help others on here and I find her tips helpful. Plus there are a few newbies about who may not be as familiar with the rules.
    Originally posted by southerngirl
    We all help each other here, but when swagbucks goes into meltdown the last thing we want to hear is ' i'm alright jack ' i got my credits and now i am preaching the rules.

    Lots of people are not getting credited and understandably upset

    I've been doing swagbucks for a year now, i'm not stupid, i know the score.
  • mycatstealschicken
    Just got 7 for "Syria" Got a collectors bill as well but no use as already had it.

    thats me done on 206/100. Off to bed
  • MidnightHour
    Just to add no offence to kayester i had her back when she posted on another board here x just !!!!ed about swagbucks and nothing personal whatsoever.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 19th Sep 13, 10:22 PM
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    Lost2
    7sb for search...wheres Wally
    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
  • MidnightHour
    7sb for search...wheres Wally
    Originally posted by Lost2
    I reckon the head honcho of sb is a wally
    • chels
    • By chels 19th Sep 13, 11:08 PM
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    chels
    Code: LandLubber (Twitter)

    5 SBs Expires Midnight


    Plus the 'blue box' is back.
    *2015*
    £s GAINED: Cash £367.33 Vouchers £216.00
    LBs LOST: 2.5 / 28

    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 19th Sep 13, 11:43 PM
    • 13,589 Posts
    • 26,367 Thanks
    Lost2
    68sb from the blue box
    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
    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 20th Sep 13, 12:16 AM
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    Wizzbang
    Does anyone have the details for the NPower sign up that didn't credit? It's so dumb that it completely disappears from your dashboard, so you don't have a chance of recording the details! Grrrrr. All I have is my screenshot and I remember that it was 10 mins and 75SB.
    Minimalist
    Extra income since 01/11/12 £26,009.09
    (Not inc coupons, yellow stickies, bank interest or loyalty rewards because I have better things to do than catalogue everything!) Swagbucks £1191.50
  • Heavy Raindrops
    For a moment I thought the daily surveys had been fixed... But clearly not... (Was not credited for a DS).
    Swagbucks since 13/08/2013: £70 AGC
    • kayester
    • By kayester 20th Sep 13, 5:46 AM
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    kayester
    Midnighthour sorry if i offended you by making sure they didnt get banned from the site. I know many people know the rules....and no i didnt get credited either as i posted earlier on saying this.
    ile keep quiet in future sorry
    Debt free and proud
    2015 is for saving
  • mycatstealschicken
    Does anyone have the details for the NPower sign up that didn't credit? It's so dumb that it completely disappears from your dashboard, so you don't have a chance of recording the details! Grrrrr. All I have is my screenshot and I remember that it was 10 mins and 75SB.
    Originally posted by Wizzbang
    Is is listed on the support button on the special offers page? It varies what the link is called some are just contact us, others are missing swagbucks but there is invariably something and when you click you should find a full list of all the offers you've attemped whether they credited or not hope its there for you.

    Personally I'd rather rip out my innards than sign up to Npower again so I'll ignore that offer thanks
  • mycatstealschicken
    Just did DS, held my breath and took a screen shot of the confirmation page but thankfully it credited for me. Phew.

    Just got 7 for search "president obama has smelly socks"

    Off to do noso, daily poll and a few videos on special offers and hopefully get to 90.

    Then off to entertain my mother in law as she's staying
  • mycatstealschicken
    New offer on radium one - Virtual Piggy. 14sb credited immediately and only took about 30 seconds if that.

    101/90 off to my mother in law duty
    • sarahj1986
    • By sarahj1986 20th Sep 13, 9:04 AM
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    sarahj1986
    well after my 304sb bonanza yesterday Im getting closer to my next £5AGC. Im at 25 so far today but DQ from 2 surveys unfortunately.
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    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 20th Sep 13, 9:25 AM
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    • 2,570 Thanks
    footballgirl07
    first search win today: 'daileys suck' got me 7sb. I have one collectors bill left to find now.
    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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