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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 4th Jan 18, 10:51 AM
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    Swagbucking into 2018
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    • 4th Jan 18, 10:51 AM
    Swagbucking into 2018 4th Jan 18 at 10:51 AM
    MoneySavingExpert.com insert 2 July 2018

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    It told us on Fri 29 Jun: "The original upload of credits for the MSE offer on Swagbucks was missing members and we have now identified all of the missing IDs. All remaining credits will therefore be uploaded by Sun 1 Jul. We apologise for the inconvenience."

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    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
    Originally posted by Becles
    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 02-07-2018 at 9:08 AM.
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    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 24th Sep 18, 11:04 AM
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    i don't know whats happened to swagbucks.
    Time was you could earn £100 a month.

    Came back on a few days ago to cash out (i'd left bucks sitting in my account) and had a look through and its hard work now.

    Shame, as it was a nice little earner a couple of years ago.
    Anyone else noticed a big decline in earning potential?
    Originally posted by quackquackoops
    . .
    swagbuttton tv from the original 10 videos for 3 sb they have in stages now moved out to 105 videos for 3 sb (paid at 35 for 1)

    ispy which was a possible 15 sb weekly is now just a possible 15 sb monthly

    the mobile apps now pay a maximum of 34 sb compared to 70 sb (for several months they paid up to 140 sb and bonus rounds where you could earn even more were quite frequent with the old limit but they are very rare now).

    The number of different sets of watch videos has been slashed and those that remain require more videos to be watched but without any increase in the reward.

    Swagcodes a year ago were averaging 36% more than now.

    The total amount on "wins" for searching were probably anything up to 100% higher a year ago than they are now.

    As to surveys

    the surveys are very bad payers compared to going direct to the survey sites and that is without taking into account the number of times swagbucks fails to pay or screens out very late.

    The £1 per 5 mins (sometimes better) which can be had elsewhere equates to 32 sb per minute (paypal) so the standard 10 min peanutlab surveys should offer 320 swagbucks upwards not the 29 they actually do

    and

    .

    Mobile apps 34 SB for setting each of the 7 running
    Games 10 SB for starting 10 of them
    Daily poll 1 SB for voting
    Survey DQ 1 SB
    Clicking on Daily Search and Deal of the Day to part complete the To do list for 3 SB
    A swag code for 2 SB
    Searching 5 SB
    Toolbar TV 1 SB

    That is 57 SB for close to needing almost no input to get it.

    But how the cuts have hit - this is what I was averaging a day for low effort items for the first 3 weeks of August last year

    Mobile watch 141
    Searching 39
    nCrave 31
    Toolbar TV 21
    Swagcodes+daily To Do 13
    Games 10

    Total 255 SB a day, even stripping back the mobile apps to 70 would still be 184 SBs a day for minimal effort (not forgetting some of the vouchers were on better offers so there was more for each buck as well - £5 Amazon was 620)
    Originally posted by mjm3346
    Internet goodness £25263
    • QuackQuackOops
    • By QuackQuackOops 24th Sep 18, 11:29 AM
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    Yes, it doesnt seem worth doing anymore.
    • unicorndeva
    • By unicorndeva 24th Sep 18, 12:32 PM
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    Redeem a code isn't on the to do list?
    Originally posted by Marky-Boy
    Using the swagbutton is.
    • unicorndeva
    • By unicorndeva 24th Sep 18, 12:34 PM
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    Do you mean Swagbutton activity on the To do list
    I have swag button on my laptop using Crome and use Watch to fill in that box
    Originally posted by Lost2
    Yes but Chrome won't let me load and use the swag button. I thought I had it on my phone but it seems I'm mistaken... I'm so confused right now! Lol!
    • Super Trouper
    • By Super Trouper 24th Sep 18, 12:34 PM
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    It's like any business built on bullsh*t - it's not sustainable, especially for the worker bees. You have to keep lightfooted and move where the money moves, because snake oil selling is only sustainable in the short-term.

    I'm not saying this from a high horse, I'm terrible at moving with the times, it goes against my comfort level, but I've been involved with other online ventures before, not market research and such like SB, but it's the same thing - They're pinching from the pockets of companies by offering them garbage leads, and the companies are happy whilst it's working, but SB can't sustain that because it's bottom feeder stuff, so they pinch from the pockets of their users to keep their head above water (skimming, gradually reducing payouts etc) until they're squeezing both tits and then there's no milk left. That's how these online scams go (and it's scam, even if it's a soft scam, no ones losing their life savings, but it's still bullsh*t).

    SB would LOVE to be a groupon or a quidco - they push that side so hard on their users, but they'll go under sooner or later because that's not what they are. If I ran SB I would've sold the website 2 years ago and run off to a Carribean island with the money.

    If it's not working for you any more, move on to the next snake oil seller who's offering higher payouts, but it won't last, it never does - you have to stay ahead of crest of the wave if you want anything more than crumbs.
    • Karmacat
    • By Karmacat 24th Sep 18, 12:51 PM
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    Great post, Super Trouper, a spot-on analysis, and funny with it
    Retired August 2016
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 24th Sep 18, 1:26 PM
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    Using the swagbutton is.
    Originally posted by unicorndeva
    Strange I installed it ages ago and the activity is always marked off for me without needing to do anything.


    "Daily Goal" is another area that has been cut - previously it was nearly always 10% upwards, now it mostly seems to be 10% downwards - I don't have the full target but today my first is 90 for only 6 SB when that would usually have paid 50% more at 9 SB.
    Internet goodness £25263
    • andrewsummers
    • By andrewsummers 24th Sep 18, 1:31 PM
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    There is a 1 minute gold survey on the home page for 25sb asks only a couple of questions!
    • antrobus
    • By antrobus 24th Sep 18, 1:40 PM
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    ...
    SB would LOVE to be a groupon or a quidco - they push that side so hard on their users, but they'll go under sooner or later because that's not what they are. If I ran SB I would've sold the website 2 years ago and run off to a Carribean island with the money.
    .
    Originally posted by Super Trouper
    I don't think you have the slightest idea of what you are on an about.

    SB is run by Prodege LLC. They already have their own version of Quidco.

    Here's their Linkedin entry.
    https://www.linkedin.com/company/prod-g-llc

    Why would you sell one of the Fastest Growing Private Companies?
    • unicorndeva
    • By unicorndeva 24th Sep 18, 3:02 PM
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    Search Doctors for 5 SB.
    Also searched Daniella Westbrook and found another 5 SB
    • rachelja
    • By rachelja 24th Sep 18, 4:23 PM
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    Instant for 5SB

    Todo list bonuses are +2 and +6SB
    Newbie blogger
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 24th Sep 18, 5:06 PM
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    **Swag Code Alert! Click the link below to find your Stealth Swag Code. Remember, this is a one-time use only unique Swag Code that cannot be shared. Enter it in the SwagButton or Mobile App by 7PM BST to earn 3SB**

    http://www.swagbucks.com/g/l/z5fcvy
    Internet goodness £25263
    • thisone
    • By thisone 24th Sep 18, 5:18 PM
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    thisone
    Swago's live. It all works.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 24th Sep 18, 8:55 PM
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    whats happened to watch I wonder if there making us watch more vids for less
    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 £455
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 24th Sep 18, 9:16 PM
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    Team Challenge SB are in
    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 £455
    • mjm3346
    • By mjm3346 25th Sep 18, 1:24 AM
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    Using the swagbutton is.
    Originally posted by unicorndeva
    I happened to come across an old post while looking for something else and this is why I have never needed to take any action to mark it off on the todo list


    For our members who are already have the SwagButton installed on their browser and are logged into their account, the SwagButton Activity will mark off automatically at 12am PT/3am ET every day.

    Donít have the SwagButton, install it here! Once itís installed, make sure you log into your account via the button. Once you complete those two steps, the SwagButton Activity will mark off automatically every day.
    Internet goodness £25263
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