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    • Becles
    • By Becles 1st Jan 17, 9:14 PM
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    Becles
    Swagbucking into 2017
    • #1
    • 1st Jan 17, 9:14 PM
    Swagbucking into 2017 1st Jan 17 at 9:14 PM
    Welcome to the new thread.

    Newbies: please see the detailed information in this thread which explains how Swagbucks works and how you can make the best from it.
    http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=5581051
    Last edited by Becles; 05-01-2017 at 8:24 AM.
    Here I go again on my own....
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    • one mile_two pence
    • By one mile_two pence 17th Jun 17, 6:40 AM
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    one mile_two pence
    Hi - re the postcard thing - I signed up about a month ago to SBs and left off redeeming my first gift card (decided Amazon £5 for 700 a better deal than PayPal £5 for 800 for me) - and then realised about the postcard thing....

    I reckon it took 5-6 days to get here from the USA.

    I am also curious about the Discover for downloading apps so thank you for asking the question.

    Thanks to everyone on this thread and the codes thread for all help.
    • kippygolf
    • By kippygolf 17th Jun 17, 7:14 AM
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    kippygolf
    I
    I read somewhere that us folk here in the UK have to redeem via postcard or something for our first claim. Not sure how that works. Should I go ahead and redeem now for a small reward to get this postcard business over with, rather than wait until I try to cash out loads of SB?

    - PayPal rewards. I'm not sure how these work. I have PayPal but never really used it much except for an occasional payment that was deducted direct from my bank account, so I can't see the benefit of getting a PayPal balance boost. I could see it being useful if I could transfer the PayPal balance back into my bank account. Is that possible?

    - Discover awards for downloading/running Android apps. There's a bunch of these that supposedly award various amounts of SB (15-30). I've downloaded and run a bunch but only been credited for 2. Is this one of the areas of the site that's a bit flakey and best not to rely on?
    .
    Originally posted by mrlizard
    Welcome to all the newbies to this thread!

    The postcard takes 4/5 days to arrive, but may not happen on your first gc claim.
    The £3 Amazon is not good value, better to save up for £5. Higher values are usually a better deal. MSE says cash out at the level you wouldn't want lose if your a/c got blocked or SBs folded. I go for M&S as these are better value than Paypal & I know I'll use them. Depends where you shop, but Paypal is poor value if you know you would use any of the other gcs. You can withdraw credit balances from Paypal to your bank.

    Yes, downloading apps is very flakey on crediting! If the SBs are high enough for the time/effort, you can take screen shots (on Android usually by pressing on/off & home buttons at the same time until you see a flash round your screen) & put in a ticket.
    • Kavor
    • By Kavor 17th Jun 17, 7:45 AM
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    Kavor
    The rebate for the June Team Challenge is now available under 'My Swag Ups', although it now seems that you have to click the 'Activate Now' button in order to use swag ups now.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 17th Jun 17, 8:36 AM
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    Lost2
    there are 2 1sb clicks in Toro
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£526 2012..£548.80 2013..£758.882014..£510 2015...£604.782016...£704.50 2017...

    SwagBucks £390
    • dave2319
    • By dave2319 17th Jun 17, 8:55 AM
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    dave2319
    The rebate for the June Team Challenge is now available under 'My Swag Ups', although it now seems that you have to click the 'Activate Now' button in order to use swag ups now.
    Originally posted by Kavor
    Thanks for the info, Kavor.

    That's pretty low from Swagbucks. Maybe explains the better prizes for this team challenge. Probably hoping the difference will be paid for by people not using the Swag Up because they cashout and then realise it wasn't activated and haven't got enough SB to cashout again before it expires.
    Poor stuff
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 17th Jun 17, 9:05 AM
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    Lost2
    Thanks for the info, Kavor.

    That's pretty low from Swagbucks. Maybe explains the better prizes for this team challenge. Probably hoping the difference will be paid for by people not using the Swag Up because they cashout and then realise it wasn't activated and haven't got enough SB to cashout again before it expires.
    Poor stuff
    Originally posted by dave2319
    I looked at my swagups to see if the 60sb where there, just as well I did
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£526 2012..£548.80 2013..£758.882014..£510 2015...£604.782016...£704.50 2017...

    SwagBucks £390
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 17th Jun 17, 9:14 AM
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    Merlin139
    Today's bonus

    2+6 SB
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 17th Jun 17, 11:04 AM
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    mjm3346
    The rebate for the June Team Challenge is now available under 'My Swag Ups', although it now seems that you have to click the 'Activate Now' button in order to use swag ups now.
    Originally posted by Kavor

    Thanks, although only won 10 SB it's still very sneaky and there is no mention of "activation" in the blog post for the team challenge or the swagup FAQs, only place I can see it pointed out is on the swagup ledger

    IMPORTANT NOTE: Some Swag Ups require you to activate them by clicking the Activate button listed alongside the available Swag Up.
    • GreyAndGold
    • By GreyAndGold 17th Jun 17, 11:06 AM
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    GreyAndGold
    Enter goodenergyy in the code box before midday for 3 SB
    • Throwaway1
    • By Throwaway1 17th Jun 17, 11:14 AM
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    Throwaway1
    Instant survey - 25SB on Go Girl car insurance.
    • zugzwang
    • By zugzwang 17th Jun 17, 1:37 PM
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    zugzwang
    The rebate for the June Team Challenge is now available under 'My Swag Ups', although it now seems that you have to click the 'Activate Now' button in order to use swag ups now.
    Originally posted by Kavor
    I ordered a gift card this morning and automatically got a 60SB rebate from the team challenge.

    I didn't activate it as I wasn't even aware of how they were going to dish out the rewards.

    But incidentally, I didn't get a birthday swag up this year or last. It used to be that you got gifted swagbucks on your birthday instead of having to wait and hope for a swag up. It meant you easily hit target on your birthday which was much nicer. Anyway I think people should watch for this and complain if they don't get a birthday swag up.
    • gran3
    • By gran3 17th Jun 17, 4:23 PM
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    gran3
    I had an email re activate swag ups.
    • shazzylou
    • By shazzylou 17th Jun 17, 7:38 PM
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    shazzylou
    The swag up needs to be redeemed by 1/7/17...
    2017 earnings:
    Swagbucks £210
    Cashback £66.23
    • Kantankrus Mare
    • By Kantankrus Mare 17th Jun 17, 7:49 PM
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    Im not quite sure what to do with "swag ups"

    Do I click on it just before I redeem for a voucher?
    Make £10 a day challenge Jan/£215.84/ Feb £146.45/ Mar £192.55/Apr £171.20/ May £156.40/june £76.95
    Walk 2000 miles in 2017....969.49 miles
    • purplevamp
    • By purplevamp 17th Jun 17, 8:18 PM
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    purplevamp
    Im not quite sure what to do with "swag ups"

    Do I click on it just before I redeem for a voucher?
    Originally posted by Kantankrus Mare
    Normally you just cash out and it's then added to your total, eg if you had 100 points and cashed out something worth 100 points your total would go to 10 or whatever your swag up is worth. Hope this makes sense.

    But by the sound of it you need to now activate it before you can use it. It's also best to cash out a day before it expires due to the time difference. I've been caught out with this before. This one expires on 1 July so I'd cash out on 30 June or before.
    Mortgage: Was: £154,495 Oct 2039
    Now: £134,570.67 Mar 2038
    MFW #28 £1100/£3,000

    Swagbucks ~ £140 (2016 ~ £340)
    Surveys ~ £152.45 (2016 ~ £407.55)
    PTC, etc ~ $161.31 (2016 ~ $696.89)

    Goodbye Princess Leia
    • Sugarplum634
    • By Sugarplum634 17th Jun 17, 9:22 PM
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    Sugarplum634

    But incidentally, I didn't get a birthday swag up this year or last. It used to be that you got gifted swagbucks on your birthday instead of having to wait and hope for a swag up. It meant you easily hit target on your birthday which was much nicer. Anyway I think people should watch for this and complain if they don't get a birthday swag up.
    Originally posted by zugzwang
    Birthday Swagups come in an email that you click through to the site from.
    Make £x a day in 2017 so far £312.47 (May£0GC £14.87 paypal)

    (2016 £800.97) (2015 £791.42/$312)
    • Happygreen
    • By Happygreen 17th Jun 17, 11:27 PM
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    Happygreen
    Watch is back - thanks everyone for telling me to be patient

    I found all the Swagstakes entries from the spins, what do I do with them?
    First they ignore you, then they ridicule you, then they fight you, and then you win - Gandhi
    • Merlin139
    • By Merlin139 18th Jun 17, 8:49 AM
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    Merlin139
    I found all the Swagstakes entries from the spins, what do I do with them?
    Originally posted by Happygreen
    Not sure who many you have but both myself and DW have 1175 entries each.

    You do nothing with them. Just wait until the day of the spin and should hell freeze over or we find life on Mars you might win with one of them!

    Although you have to be in it to win it!
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 18th Jun 17, 9:32 AM
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    mjm3346
    To Do list bonuses 3 and 5
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 18th Jun 17, 9:43 AM
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    mjm3346
    On Watch there is a little sponsored video for Samsung 30 secs (but runs for less) for 2 SB, appeared 3 times today and completes Discover
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