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Results: What is the first thing you do eah login to earn swagbucks?

Daily Poll

59.79% • 113 votes

Play Games

1.06% • 2 votes

Check for Surveys

11.64% • 22 votes


2.12% • 4 votes


6.35% • 12 votes

Something on home page (like watch a video)

4.23% • 8 votes

An Offer

1.06% • 2 votes

I don't have one particular start point when i log in

13.76% • 26 votes

You may not vote on this poll

189 votes in total.

    • fairyclicks
    • By fairyclicks 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
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    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013
    • #1
    • 1st May 13, 8:04 AM
    Swagbucks Challenge May 2013 1st May 13 at 8:04 AM
    Happy May All

    This thread is now officially 1 year old!! A very big thank you to everyone who continues to contribute and make the thread one of the most popular on MSE yes we are officially a cult now hehehehehe!

    As always, a few guidelines to keep the thread running well and LOTS of info on how to earn on the site for newbies (or those who need reminding). I know this first page is really long, but it is worth reading

    To prevent us all going off track please limit the use of this thread to posting information about offers, surveys, tasks etc that do or do not credit, information about how to earn on swagbucks and how to meet daily bonuses etc.

    Please keep it friendly and open so it is a supportive resource for everyone using it - sharing hints and tips makes it easier for everyone to earn If you find something works for you then please do share it openly on the thread as the more people doing this the easier it gets for everyone.

    Please note representatives from swagbucks are very welcome to post here - Nick, the UK rep is very helpful and usually tries to respond to queries from the company perspective.

    Huge thanks to Cally for keeping the swagbucks thread going while i was absent from the forum - i hope everyone will return to this new thread and get the swaggers family back together and earning again

    This thread will now be run on a monthly basis to help us stay on top of new offers etc!

    Information about the basics of earning and some FAQ's have been added to this post below to help those just starting out - there is a lot of useful info here so its worth checking out

    So......lets get our swagger on

    Lots of information here about using the site - many thanks to Cally for adding a lot to my original guide

    This challenge is simple, its about using the site called swagbucks to make yourself some money.

    Swagbucks is one of several get paid to sites that i use but it one of my favourites, and i know for a fact that you can earn £25 a month by using the site because i do so nearly every month .

    If you haven't used a get paid to site before, it just means that you can earn either points or cash from completing certain actions on the site. Swagbucks offers many ways, such as surveys, videos, tasks, polls, games, competitions.......lots of things really.

    Although i can't post an exact guide to earning on the site (cos they wouldn't like that too much!) i hope to be able to give some hints and tips, and maybe even get some new ones myself!

    So if you would like to take part in the challenge and increase your income by 300+ a year then feel free to join me

    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:

    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 -

    Swagbucks UK Facebook page -

    Swagbucks Twitter page -

    Swagging 101 website -
    (lots of useful information on here)

    Swagbucks Swidget Link -
    (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 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.


    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

    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
    Inspired Opinions

    Survey Savers - this is an offer sign up not a survey!


    Usually 4 or 5 on this wall

    OPinion Surveys


    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)

    House of Fraser
    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.


    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 advertiserís 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.

    If you enjoy earning on Swagbucks you might also like to try some of the following sites:

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    Savings £1203.16/£10,000******Mortgage to Zero: £52,579.46 to go
    Feb Earnings: £711.20/£500 March: £434.41/£500
    Currently compiling an A-Z of earning sites and happy to share it
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    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 3rd Jun 13, 12:34 PM
    • 14,236 Posts
    • 29,179 Thanks
    Is anyone maintaining this site, we have offers not crediting, no daily surveys a peanut lab survey that constantly appears on supermarkets that is broke, and in the personal survey section we have had a message for days that says "new survey available, quailfy for a survey" another broken link. Higher and higher daily target which for some are unachievable due to the lack of offers/surveys and offers not crediting... This site is so going down hill and geared more and more towards American users.. I am getting frustrated and to be honest its time to move on to other better paying and better run sites!!
    Originally posted by mm123
    I was beginning to think there was something wrong with my
    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 £185
    • LarLar
    • By LarLar 3rd Jun 13, 12:59 PM
    • 199 Posts
    • 487 Thanks
    What's all this collector bill stuff about? thankyou.

    Also just cashed out £25 finally, gonna leave the odd's in (1872sb) and save for another £25.
    Last edited by LarLar; 03-06-2013 at 1:04 PM.
    Goals (Christmas 2014 Journey Started 29th June 2014)
    Savings - £170 - £1,000 by 31/07/14
    Debt - £1,400 - £1,784 by 1/01/14
    Swag - 0,764/4,949sb 0/4 by 25/12/14 Freebies 0/100
    Online Earnings - £0.00 /£100 Vouchers - £0/£100
  • TallerPaul
    is using a VPN not against their T&C?
    Originally posted by timtomtim
    Yes i believe it is, however if you read my original post i said i had logged on to the site by "accident" when i was still connected to my vpn and i just seen all the other offers, and i wouldn't dare attempt it especially when i got £20 worth of bucks on there waiting for my verification which is taking forever to come in the mail
    September Challenge
    InstaGC Joint 3/6/13 = £250.00
    Swagbucks £0/£10
    Neobux £0/£0 - they deleted me
    • Kayalana99
    • By Kayalana99 3rd Jun 13, 3:26 PM
    • 3,398 Posts
    • 6,073 Thanks
    84 TS up. I got DQ for saying someone worked in food manufactering and someone else got DQ for saying they don't drink tea out of a machine? Not sure how crediable that is as I didn't even get that far.

    Good luck
    People don't know what they want until you show them.
  • DFW_dee
    Getting very disheartened now. I've never really had a problem before with surveys and offers not being credited. Its not very encouraging when i've just got my mojo back and wanted to get a £25 voucher in June.

    I did get 8SB's for searching "its too hot to be in work" earlier though.
    Taking control, one wasted penny at a time

    SPC 2013 #2045 £154.39
    • vampire-girl
    • By vampire-girl 3rd Jun 13, 5:01 PM
    • 4,458 Posts
    • 7,116 Thanks
    Just had a trusted survey on electronics and technology products used sky services etc for 125SB
    • CathWales
    • By CathWales 3rd Jun 13, 5:52 PM
    • 3,001 Posts
    • 4,369 Thanks

    I have a songpeople survey up, but volume is often off and my icon for it and also 'network' randomly vanishes and is greyed out when I go to control panel. I am using Vista and need simple instructions on how to get it back without losing survey by rebooting! Any help appreciated!
    Last edited by CathWales; 03-06-2013 at 5:55 PM.
    • Jenna Appleseed
    • By Jenna Appleseed 3rd Jun 13, 6:01 PM
    • 2,112 Posts
    • 7,468 Thanks
    Jenna Appleseed
    Had two Peanut Lab surveys credit today - one on sports & brands + answering qs on a short video clip, & one rating financial sites
    your chance to to rank mse versus this is money etc.

    eta: Arrested Development video on pl wall isn't working for me - just loads a page about peanut labs.

    Got two collectors bills today - was 'watching' videos on neobux while doing the survey, got one with Yasmin Le Bon - did a search to see if she is related to simon Le Bon (they're married) & got 6 sb & a collectors buck (both ocean themed too)

    eta2: 94/100
    Last edited by Jenna Appleseed; 03-06-2013 at 6:07 PM.
    "And suddenly I find myself listening to a man I've never known before,
    Telling me about the sea..."
    • mm123
    • By mm123 3rd Jun 13, 6:51 PM
    • 622 Posts
    • 1,002 Thanks
    Even the collectors bill have reduced in value just 10 swagbucks down from 20 last time, worth just 2 each, i ask you is it all worth it anymore?
    • pigtails_21
    • By pigtails_21 3rd Jun 13, 7:02 PM
    • 582 Posts
    • 3,446 Thanks

    for 5SB before 8pm
    June wins: 2 x Robbie Williams tickets, iPad mini, £200 skatehut voucher

    A huge thank you to all posters xx
    • Leanne-Marie
    • By Leanne-Marie 3rd Jun 13, 7:16 PM
    • 66 Posts
    • 1,042 Thanks
    Really struggling today! Ive hit the daily goal everyday since I joined up 20th May! I really want to hit target! Currently at 79SB!

    Surveys are non exsistant for me today! :-(
    Casual Comper | Money saving Newbie.
  • PudPie25
    Have you tried some of the quick and easy email sign ups like MyOffers under PL?
  • annie62442
    Got 28 sb for searching "Nick doesn't love us"
    Swagbucks started 1/1/2013 - £125 Amazon vouchers
  • twirly09
    Im struggling to meet target today
    How did I let it get such a mess?
  • Nepenthe
    46/100 today. The slots offer credited 20 for me!
    • LazyLizzie
    • By LazyLizzie 3rd Jun 13, 8:18 PM
    • 88 Posts
    • 151 Thanks
    Is there a special offer on swagbucks to get a 3 sim card? I think there was last year, but wondered if there still was, and what offer it was under?
    I'm a money wasting expert.
    • staceycomps
    • By staceycomps 3rd Jun 13, 8:26 PM
    • 24 Posts
    • 16 Thanks
    I've just completed a songpeople survey for 88sb taking my total for today to 204/100. I wish there were more of these surveys around.
    • Art Vandelay
    • By Art Vandelay 3rd Jun 13, 8:42 PM
    • 494 Posts
    • 918 Thanks
    Art Vandelay

    I have a songpeople survey up, but volume is often off and my icon for it and also 'network' randomly vanishes and is greyed out when I go to control panel. I am using Vista and need simple instructions on how to get it back without losing survey by rebooting! Any help appreciated!
    Originally posted by CathWales

    Hi Cath. Had this happen to me quite a few times - oh the joys of Microsoft.

    Unfortunately, restarting the computer is generally the method to get these to come back and even this is a hit-and-miss approach: might take a few days or more, in my experience.

    The only way to fix it, immediately, is by editing the registry. Instructions are provided on the MS website ( but it's pretty risky, unless you are experienced with that sort of thing.
  • timtomtim
    time for a june thread?
  • zahariel
    Is it just me but since they started giving you the option of including Toluna in their DS - I've had didley squat each and every day...

    I'm nit one to do a DS every day if i've had a good day and gotten a few hundred SBs... but this is bordering on the ridiculous. I've had 2 days where the intro pages shows several surveys are available but when you proceed past that it says there isn't anything at all!! The rest of the time there isn't even that option...
    2012 = £225 (august onwards)
    2013 = £400 so far...
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