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    • Becles
    • By Becles 1st Jan 17, 9:14 PM
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    Becles
    Swagbucking into 2017
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    • 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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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 10th Oct 17, 8:57 PM
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    mjm3346
    Any discovers so I can tick off my box on Swago?
    Originally posted by Emmaaar22
    EngageMeTV works for me, although the swagbucks counter doesn't move the ad counter does (1-6) and it credits after the sixth one has played

    http://www.swagbucks.com/discover/offer-walls/138/adscendmedia


    (the 6th ad didn't register 11/10 but the 7th one did)
    Last edited by mjm3346; 11-10-2017 at 3:10 PM.
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 10th Oct 17, 9:04 PM
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    mjm3346
    . If there is not a sale on then I usually get £25 but at the moment it's cheaper to get two mastercard five pounds than one ten pound one.
    Originally posted by vampire-girl
    There is next to nothing in it value wise between the smaller or larger cards as there is a 20p charge per card so you lose £1 with 5 x £5 or 20p with a £25 card (the % charge is the same rate) so the lower cost of the card is used paying the extra 20ps.
    • GromitFan
    • By GromitFan 10th Oct 17, 11:57 PM
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    GromitFan
    Looking for a way to tick off discover.
    Sure, I know for a lot of people they can use EngageMeTV, but whenever I try that I get a "permission denied" message. It used to work for me a while ago, but have been getting that error for ages and no idea why. Maybe someone knows?
    Or maybe someone can suggest another easy discover?
    Fingers crossed someone has a suggestion...
    Thanks.
    • LSB1302
    • By LSB1302 11th Oct 17, 8:30 AM
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    LSB1302
    Bonus SB: To-Do List 1 Step From Complete Bonus +1 SB
    Bonus SB: To-Do List Bonus +7 SB
    Swagbucking since 24/7/14:

    £400 - Marks & Spencer, £300 - Currys PC World, £50 - Amazon, £300 - Paypal.
    £60 Mobile Expression Amazon Giftcards
    • SergioRam
    • By SergioRam 11th Oct 17, 9:20 AM
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    SergioRam
    Parksandrec,
    The £5 paypal is 800SB and the Mastercard is 700SB
    Someone else wrote about it before but I can't remember who to thank.

    When you use the mastercard it deducts so it's roughly £4.63 you get.

    In paypal you go to 'send & request', then 'create invoice', send it to an email address you have that isn't associated to your paypal account.

    When the email arrives at the email address requesting payment follow the link, go for the non paypal payment option, input the online mastercard details that you get from swagbucks as the payment method, your contact details with the email address you sent the request to, & pay it. & say 'no thanks' when it gives you the option to set up a paypal account for that email address.

    Then login to paypal and withdraw funds as you usually would.

    It is a bit of a fuss but once you've done them a couple of times it's not so bad. If there is not a sale on then I usually get £25 but at the moment it's cheaper to get two mastercard five pounds than one ten pound one.

    I hope that makes some sense, if not am sure others (who don't rabbit on like me) can explain better.
    Originally posted by vampire-girl
    Thanks for your explanation.

    To be clear, if you follow your instructions, for a 700sb cost do you end up with £4.63 or £5 in your paypal account?

    I've always bought amazon vouchers but if your system pays £5 into paypal I might change that.
    • Kavor
    • By Kavor 11th Oct 17, 9:34 AM
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    Kavor
    Thanks for your explanation.

    To be clear, if you follow your instructions, for a 700sb cost do you end up with £4.63 or £5 in your paypal account?

    I've always bought amazon vouchers but if your system pays £5 into paypal I might change that.
    Originally posted by SergioRam
    You'll get £4.63 in your Paypal account.
    • SergioRam
    • By SergioRam 11th Oct 17, 10:27 AM
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    SergioRam
    You'll get £4.63 in your Paypal account.
    Originally posted by Kavor
    Ah ok, thanks.

    700 sb = 4.63 (0.66p per SB)

    or 800 sb = 5.00 (0.63p per SB)

    I don't think it's worth it, hardly any difference and still worse value than the Amazon vouchers.
    • philgreen
    • By philgreen 11th Oct 17, 11:08 AM
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    philgreen
    Ah ok, thanks.

    700 sb = 4.63 (0.66p per SB)

    or 800 sb = 5.00 (0.63p per SB)

    I don't think it's worth it, hardly any difference and still worse value than the Amazon vouchers.
    Originally posted by SergioRam
    it depends what you want to do with your earnings, Amazon is quite often more expensive on the dearer items, so don't get Amazon if you haven't decided to buy from them, nowadays you can get M & S at £5 for 700sb's or if you go for the £10 vouchers you can get M & S, John Lewis and Debenhams for 1360sb's (80 sb's cheaper than Amazon). If you don't intend buying from these stores you may as well have paypal/mastercard into your bank.
    Last edited by philgreen; 11-10-2017 at 11:13 AM.
    • SergioRam
    • By SergioRam 11th Oct 17, 12:06 PM
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    SergioRam
    ...Amazon is quite often more expensive on the dearer items...
    Originally posted by philgreen
    I'm certainly no cheerleader for Amazon but think we'll have to agree to disagree on that front!

    In my experience they're always cheaper (even if you consider gains from UK cashback sites) and the range of products is far far greater than M&S, Debenhams, John Lewis.

    I recently bought a powertool, typically £900 in shops, got it on Amazon for £700.

    Say you earn 7000 sb in a month (about my average), would give £50 amazon vouchers whereas that Mastercard option: £46 and Paypal option: £43.

    For me it's still the best way but I do take your point it's perhaps not for everyone.
    • andrewsummers
    • By andrewsummers 11th Oct 17, 12:25 PM
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    andrewsummers
    One question about the Swag games - I always manage to get 10sb from swag run but I never seem to get any from the other two. Does any get points from the other two games?
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 11th Oct 17, 12:29 PM
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    Lost2
    One question about the Swag games - I always manage to get 10sb from swag run but I never seem to get any from the other two. Does any get points from the other two games?
    Originally posted by andrewsummers
    you only get 10sb total no matter what games you do
    Sealed Pot Number 262009..£950.50 2010..£256 2011..£526 2012..£548.80 2013...£758.882014..£510 2015...£604.782016...£704.50 2017...£4752018...£

    SwagBucks £875
    • Ivana B Rich
    • By Ivana B Rich 11th Oct 17, 1:00 PM
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    Ivana B Rich
    Just a thought....

    I've been getting £10 Mastercard and cashing through Paypal for £9.46. I'm also doing PA surveys and have signed up to Circle as you get the full value of the cash out.

    Circle has a request money option, has anyone tried this with a MC gift card?
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 11th Oct 17, 2:32 PM
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    mjm3346
    it depends what you want to do with your earnings, Amazon is quite often more expensive on the dearer items, so don't get Amazon if you haven't decided to buy from them, nowadays you can get M & S at £5 for 700sb's or if you go for the £10 vouchers you can get M & S, John Lewis and Debenhams for 1360sb's (80 sb's cheaper than Amazon). If you don't intend buying from these stores you may as well have paypal/mastercard into your bank.
    Originally posted by philgreen
    2 x £5 Amazon makes the difference only 40 SB on £10 compared to M&S etc and there is a 100 sb difference between a £5 Amazon and a £5 paypal (over 14% dearer).
    The Amazon vouchers are valid for 10 years so you don't need a purchase in mind, Amazon prices can change several times a day but at some point I have always found them cheaper than elsewhere.

    I use the camelcamel price checker to see where an Amazon price has been

    https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/


    Being rather rural it's hard to beat the convenience of Amazon and generally most other retailers only have a fraction of their product range.


    (It's also handy as my local animal sanctuary, along with many others, has a wish list on Amazon which makes it easy to donate what they require to them)
    Last edited by mjm3346; 11-10-2017 at 2:48 PM.
    • kissmyarts09
    • By kissmyarts09 11th Oct 17, 3:06 PM
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    kissmyarts09
    Losing my patience with Swagbucks today. This morning I did a survey on newspapers - no SB received, then I did the Fall Quiz - no SB received. I've just completed the M & S voucher offer for 31SB and once again - no SB received. What a time consuming waste of time for the day!
    Swagbucking Newbie 19th August 2017
    • Super Trouper
    • By Super Trouper 11th Oct 17, 3:34 PM
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    Super Trouper
    Losing my patience with Swagbucks today. This morning I did a survey on newspapers - no SB received, then I did the Fall Quiz - no SB received. I've just completed the M & S voucher offer for 31SB and once again - no SB received. What a time consuming waste of time for the day!
    Originally posted by kissmyarts09
    I wouldn't both with those quizes on Discovery. I've had them credit once or twice ever. I think they have IP tracking or something. They're a swizz.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 11th Oct 17, 3:48 PM
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    mikep22
    Say you earn 7000 sb in a month (about my average)
    Originally posted by SergioRam
    Debt: May 15: £17335 Jul 16: £13874 Jan 17: £11,606
    • kippygolf
    • By kippygolf 11th Oct 17, 3:57 PM
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    kippygolf
    Originally posted by mikep22
    7000 SBs is an average of 226 per day in a 31 day month. Not so really! Quite doable if you can run the 7 Apps.
    • SergioRam
    • By SergioRam 11th Oct 17, 4:00 PM
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    SergioRam
    Originally posted by mikep22
    low or high?!

    I used to get £80 a month in the good old days when Ncrave, apps, watch and surveys were working, much more of a struggle these days.

    Btw... the 7000 includes the monthly bonus of 600-700 odd.

    Wasn't posting this to show off (I don't think it's an impressive number anyway), I posted it to make a point about amazon vouchers.
    Last edited by SergioRam; 11-10-2017 at 4:08 PM.
    • mikep22
    • By mikep22 11th Oct 17, 4:08 PM
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    mikep22
    low or high?!

    I used to get £80 a month in the good old days when Ncrave, apps, watch and surveys were working, much more of a struggle these days.
    Originally posted by SergioRam
    Huge! I did a quick calculation and reckon I get 1500 a month.

    Though I do work full time...
    Debt: May 15: £17335 Jul 16: £13874 Jan 17: £11,606
    • SergioRam
    • By SergioRam 11th Oct 17, 4:52 PM
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    SergioRam
    I work full-time too.

    If you hit target each day, call it say 110, that'll be 3400 a month + it will earn you monthly bonus 600. So you can earn 4000 a month (£30 on Amazon) with hardly any effort at all.

    Games, poll, searches, few ncraves and the apps will earn you close to 100. Maybe include one successful survey a day and you'll sail past 100. The apps reset after 2am so if you got time to run them when you wake up you can double up (especially on SBTV).

    If you have a good day, 2 or 3 surveys and instant surveys you can sail past 200 a day easy.

    The Swagos really help too in doubling surveys and searches.
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