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    • cally6008
    • By cally6008 1st Sep 13, 9:02 AM
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    Swagbucks - September 2013
    • #1
    • 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:

    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.
    Last edited by cally6008; 01-09-2013 at 9:23 AM.

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    • katykicker
    • By katykicker 26th Sep 13, 1:16 AM
    • 6,111 Posts
    • 21,580 Thanks
    So frustrating. I am thinking that I will just give Swagbucks a swerve until I know the daily surveys are working again. I can make more money on other sites, and lots of their surveys pay more via other sites, so maybe I just need to focus that time elsewhere. I've done it before and I am once again only a few weeks back on SB and getting frustrated on a daily basis by it!
    Jealousy is when you count someone else's blessings instead of your own.
  • littlestar1981
    It's not normally THIS bad, Twisted Cherry.

    That said, just done a DS on GHD and it hasn't credited, quelle surprise...
    OU Student! - ED209, SDK125, DSE212, SK124, DSE141, SD226, DXR222, DD303, DD307 = BSc Psychology
  • MidnightHour
    Hmmm looks like some of the missing credits for DS have come in over night, no where near what was owed though!

    Perhaps there are more to come? (rolls eyes)

    Still doesn't change my mind about swagbucks , it's just not worth the frustration any more.
    • kayester
    • By kayester 26th Sep 13, 6:55 AM
    • 1,800 Posts
    • 9,338 Thanks
    i have had ONE of my daily surveys that didnt credit credit. wasnt from customer support has just arrived there
    216/2018 (make ££ in 2018)

    Grocery challenge
    Jan 227/400
    swagbucks target 2018 1452/27375
  • littlestar1981
    Yeah I've just had one credit too, after I spent all night meeting target via SBTV since 2 special offers didn't credit either!
    OU Student! - ED209, SDK125, DSE212, SK124, DSE141, SD226, DXR222, DD303, DD307 = BSc Psychology
    • tracey29
    • By tracey29 26th Sep 13, 8:16 AM
    • 248 Posts
    • 490 Thanks
    Just got 18sb for search - earrings
    • artydoll
    • By artydoll 26th Sep 13, 8:23 AM
    • 2,090 Posts
    • 11,411 Thanks
    I also got 70 bucks for 1 daily survey credited overnight ,so glad as I logged out on 32 so actually that 70 fetched me up to 102 ,so target was met .
    Earnings £245 in 2014 thanks to swagbucks
    • Anagran
    • By Anagran 26th Sep 13, 8:29 AM
    • 150 Posts
    • 312 Thanks
    I have also been credited for two missing DS overnight. Quite pleased as didn't think I would get anything back for them. 2 out of 3 aint bad.
    • Lost2
    • By Lost2 26th Sep 13, 8:34 AM
    • 14,277 Posts
    • 29,297 Thanks
    I've just looked at my history and I haven't had a DS since 17th
    another boring day with SBTV
    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 £210
  • beegee181
    Still no credit for a ds - this time a 23 song Song People.
    • minimadtrix
    • By minimadtrix 26th Sep 13, 8:47 AM
    • 1,090 Posts
    • 7,091 Thanks
    I too have been credited one DS overnight. I've also been given 49SB for an app I loaded that didn't credit, even though it said completed. The ironic thing is someone at SBHQ has been on the case for me, even though it was sorted last week, so have been credited twice for the same thing

    (In case SBHQ are watching this thread, I won't be saying what the app was in fear of losing the points again )

    My only gripe? I wish they'd been credited in today's total, as it would have been nice to have a day off, but hey-ho.
    • kayester
    • By kayester 26th Sep 13, 9:14 AM
    • 1,800 Posts
    • 9,338 Thanks
    7sb for searching 'tired much!!!'
    216/2018 (make ££ in 2018)

    Grocery challenge
    Jan 227/400
    swagbucks target 2018 1452/27375
    • Wizzbang
    • By Wizzbang 26th Sep 13, 10:15 AM
    • 4,364 Posts
    • 9,923 Thanks
    got 7sb for "end of the universe, have fun bye bye"
    Originally posted by andym1989
    Thanks that got me 9SB
    Extra income since 01/11/12 £34,570.30
    (Not inc coupons, yellow stickies, bank interest or loyalty rewards because I have better things to do than catalogue everything!) Swagbucks £2,413.50
    • Blackpepper1
    • By Blackpepper1 26th Sep 13, 10:18 AM
    • 655 Posts
    • 1,193 Thanks
    7sb for searching 'tired much!!!'
    Originally posted by kayester
    Thanks that got me 7sb.
    Blogging and earning online.
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 26th Sep 13, 10:43 AM
    • 1,006 Posts
    • 2,571 Thanks
    36sb PL on tea
    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!
  • Raevolutionary
    7sb for searching 'tired much!!!'
    Originally posted by kayester
    Thanks! Got me 11SB and my third collector's bill.
    • Mark7724
    • By Mark7724 26th Sep 13, 11:01 AM
    • 209 Posts
    • 369 Thanks
    After all of my moaning I feel bad now as I have had one of my five DS's creditted overnight and one has been applied to todays total, there are three os but this has taken me to my next amazon voucher - still not that happy but two is better than none I suppose!
    • cardi80
    • By cardi80 26th Sep 13, 11:01 AM
    • 422 Posts
    • 1,562 Thanks
    I'm still waiting to be credited for my DS. Is it worth contacting them on it or do I just write it off?

    • minimadtrix
    • By minimadtrix 26th Sep 13, 11:03 AM
    • 1,090 Posts
    • 7,091 Thanks
    I'm still waiting to be credited for my DS. Is it worth contacting them on it or do I just write it off?
    Originally posted by cardi80
    Posted on the Swagbucks UK Facebook site an hour ago

    'Word from our daily survey company is that the queue is majorly backlogged due to the tech release from last week. It is starting to move now and should be moving more quickly as the day goes on.'

    So I'd probably hang fire for a little while
    • footballgirl07
    • By footballgirl07 26th Sep 13, 11:26 AM
    • 1,006 Posts
    • 2,571 Thanks
    I have had one of my 2 uncredited DS's now credited and I did not send in a ticket for either yet. I would wait a little longer to see what happens.
    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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