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Initial post: Apr 20, 2012 5:39:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 22, 2012 2:41:41 AM PDT
SavageLove says:
PLEASE READ this post as it explains the ins and outs of swagbucks.

Ever wonder what SwagBucks is? Well, wonder no more.

SwagBucks is a website that allows you to collect points, what we call SB, for doing various tasks through the website. After collecting a certain amount of SB, you can trade them in to get prizes, both physical and virtual prizes that can be mailed to you or you can use on the web. Basically, you get free stuff for doing what you may already do when online, kinda. Now there are two ways to get SB: certain SB you can get every day because they are always there, while other SB are not always guaranteed because they can be there one day but not the next, or the SB that can be earned differs from one moment to the next.
Every day there are a guaranteed 89 SB that you can get if you play your cards right by doing the daily four, SBTV and the games.

There are the daily four SB: refreshing the tool bar you download into Firefox/IE/Chrome for 1 SB, doing the daily poll for 1 SB and flipping through the NOSO offers (you don't have to fill them in, just press skip) for 2 SBs. You can do these every day and they only take a few minutes to do.

Next, you can do SBTV. For every ten videos you watch you get three SB. What we do is move to the next video as soon as the meter moves up. You don't have to watch the whole video. You could if you want, but it would make it impossible to max out on SBTV (maxing out means you have done all that you can for the day). Most of us actually do other things while watching, so you don't have to be worried it will take over everything. You can only do this 25 times for a total of 75 SB.

Then there are the games. For every two/three games you play, you get 2 SB. You can do this five times for a total of 10 SB. If you play two games with a time limit, usually a minute, then you will just get the SB. However, if you play a game that has no time limit, I have found that you need to play for at least three minutes for that game to count; otherwise, you'd have to play a third game. You can play just one game over and over if you'd like and still get the SB. Just play what you like or else it will become tedious.
These are the extra SB you can get to increase your daily earnings:

Using the Swagbucks search, you can get SB ranging from 7-50. More often than not 7-11 is the average SB you can earn. You can do this about three to four times a day, depending on the day. Sometimes it takes longer to get the SB or you have to do a new search term. And, sometimes you get the SB right away. Also, there may be a couple of times you have to put a code in to get the SB. Supposedly this is to stop people from using bots or whatever to do it for them. And, while you can do this daily, there is not guarantee of getting the same points. Some days you may get a lot, others you may barely get anything.

Next, in the special offers page, you can go to the various sub offers and do them if you want to or not for various SB. For example, in the Gamit special offers, there are often videos you can watch for 1 point each. These are the SB that are never the same from day to day because some offers will stay for a certain time and then disappear. So, you cannot count on them to be there. Some days you may get a lot of SB, but others you might get nothing.

Then, there is the Trusted Surveys. You do a survey and if you complete it, you get the SBs it said it is worth. We don't often get to complete surveys, so any time you do, it is extra SB, which makes it worth the hassle. However, you can get 5 SB a day for five incomplete surveys you do, but don't count on these every day since there you may not have five surveys that will count towards this.

Tasks are basically tasks you do to earn the SB for doing some inane things. Like the Fisher tasks which you look up websites over and over again. They're tedious, but can give you the extra SB you may need for whatever prize you want to get.

Codes are extra SB that SwagBucks puts out that we either have to hunt down or they tell us is in a specific location such as on Facebook, Twitter or the swidget (a little tool you can install). The SB here varies. They don't happen every day, however, when they do, someone will come and give an alert, so be on the lookout because they can happen at any time, even at 4 in the morning!

MegaBucks Fridays are days in which, supposedly, you can earn more SB for searches and such. It is just a day where extra SB will be more prominent than usual. I have yet gotten more SB on search on this day, but others have.

Extra info on what to do can be found on this website:
Once you have your SB, here's what you can do:

Now, for every 450 SB you get, you can get one $5 Amazon Gift Card to be used any way you want. You can only get five of the same prize a month, so only 5 of the $5 AGCs. You can only get two prizes a day. But, you can get as many different prizes as you want, as long as you have the SB to get them. Most everyone here gets the 5 $5 AGC a month and then save the extra towards a $50 AGC (5,900 SB) since the $25 (3,150 SB) is just not worth the SB since 5 $5 AGC are 2,250 SB.

But this is a good way to get extra money for Kindle books, or anything else you'd want on Amazon. This is a virtual prize that appears on your account under My Gift Cards as a code you copy and input into Amazon to redeem the money. I've learned to keep the codes in a word document or to take a picture of the codes on SwagBucks since I share a Kindle account with my mom. After having my money disappear five times because my mom bought a book at three in the morning, I learned to only put the codes in once I knew what I was getting.

All right, there is now an Andriod App for SBTV that is available in the Amazon App Store, that you can do in addition to the SBTV on the web, for 50 SB a day. What I did was purchase it (it's free) on the computer through Amazon, then went to the app cloud on my Fire to download it. When it pressed it to download, it took me to the app page in the store on my Fire and I pressed intall and it downloaded. Easy as that. You can find it on the Fire, but it was easier to find on the website than the App Store.

However, I found the Amazon SBTV App to be not as good as the one from the Swagging 101 site (maybe that will change). Search for Swagbucks 101 on the Kindle Fire and it will show up. Look for the Kindle Fire button and it will tell you what to do to get the app. Since this is a 3rd party item, you have to allow 3rd party apps before you can download it and it would be a good idea to have some anti-virus software just in case. I use Dr. Web anitvirus which, so far, has worked pretty well.
Singles, dubs, trips, quads: 1, 2, 3, or 4 search wins in a day.
App: the SBTV app which can be downloaded to an android device.

And, that's it.


Posted on Apr 20, 2012 5:40:14 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012 5:43:57 PM PDT
SavageLove says:
Good thing I checked the old discussion to see it had been locked!

@Laedy from old discussion: Are you in college? Undergrad or grad? What's your major?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:43:18 PM PDT
BadgerBAJ says:
Phew, I thought we might have to wait until tomorrow to get the new thread ;)

The last one ended quite quickly, didn't it!

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 5:46:11 PM PDT
Gracie says:
Whew, I was going into DT's there for a moment ;) Shall we count heads to be sure everyone is here?

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 5:46:31 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012 5:47:04 PM PDT
Phew, I found y'all! I've been out and about all day and popped in to catch up on posts to find that the old thread had been locked. Hopefully everybody else will make it over here soon.

ETA: Thanks for starting the new thread, SavageLove!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:49:05 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 21, 2012 7:10:03 PM PDT
SavageLove says:
Good thing I got home from work early today! And thanks for pointing out a new thread was needed.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:49:16 PM PDT
SavageLove says:
You're welcome!

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:49:45 PM PDT
SavageLove says:
Do you think you could edit your last post in the old discussion and tell people to come here?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:51:23 PM PDT
BadgerBAJ says:
I only realized it because I noticed we were on page 400, so I checked ;)

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 5:59:17 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 20, 2012 5:59:57 PM PDT
Gracie says:
SavageLove, oh, I'm so sorry! Had I known I was going to be the last post I could have said something better than I did :(

I tried to go back but it won't seem to let me edit the comment. Do you know if there's something else I need to do to be able to edit it?

ETA: Where this post has "edit this" next to the permalink, the old thread merely says "discussion locked" with no option to edit.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 6:01:12 PM PDT
SavageLove says:
I don't know. Maybe becuase the discussion was locked, you can't edit either? Hopefully everyone will see this discussion on the first page and come here.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 6:01:37 PM PDT
GnomeEd says:
I go to the store, come home and you move the room! WUWT??? LOL

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 6:04:29 PM PDT
Gracie says:
That's what I was thinking. Locked must mean locked! I see Ed found us.

Dang. And I so wanted to close the thread with . . .

"Say goodnight, Gracie."

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 6:12:46 PM PDT
GnomeEd says:
Yes, it's a hard lock, not a soft lock.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 6:18:38 PM PDT
ManyDawgs says:
You'll have to save it until the end of this thread, Gracie!!
Great timing, SavageLove!!

Hey - I feel if they can't find it, then perhaps they will find the thread about taking a test before buying a kindle.
We'll watch the # of tracking customers, and see how that goes.

How long did that thread last?

Gotten a good amount of surveys today, and napping inbetween. I'm working on my 2nd BIG box of Kleenex. I should just go get a suction machine. Perhaps I can get my vacuum cleaner to work as suction?!?

Thanks RSP and Badger Boo for the code alerts!
I'm off to try again for my third search win.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 6:35:45 PM PDT
Beth says:
New room looks great. After my last post I got a 27sb search for dubs. Now I am running SBTV and mobile SBTV and will make the goal. Too tired for for surveys (boss wanted 1hr work done and I only had 10mins free).

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 6:47:07 PM PDT
ManyDawgs says:
Quads reported on FB. I'm still working on Triple ---Chesseburger.

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 6:53:33 PM PDT
I actually completed a Lab42 survey for the first time all week! I got DQ'd from the first one I tried, but finished the second one.

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 20, 2012 7:12:58 PM PDT
ManyDawgs says:
Thanks LaurieM , I had gotten an "empty box" earlier, but got a survey just now!

Posted on Apr 20, 2012 8:38:11 PM PDT
BadgerBAJ says:
I can't get quads ;(

So, I am going to try one more time!


Posted on Apr 20, 2012 9:07:56 PM PDT
Wow, I was scrolling down the list of thread titles on the Kindle forum and saw Swagbucks. I thought someone different had started a new thread. I didn't realize the old thread was at the end.

I was at a meeting all day and no internet. I missed both codes. Le Sigh. :(

OT Bing

I finally have enough to get my first AGC with Bing, but I may just wait until I have the 750 points, just so I can be sure I have them, and then I'll be closer to my next AGC.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 5:34:40 AM PDT
Beth says:
Good morning all!
I ended up with only doubles yesterday so the fact that one was a 27 really helped. My first win of the morning is a lowly 7sb. But the goal is low so I could potentially finish by the end of breakfast if I eat slow enough (-;

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 7:45:03 AM PDT
Tegan says:
Ah, there you all are. I skim the thread, but I've been a little too busy at my job (has it really been 8 months?!??) and unexpected kitten (3 months there) to contribute. I'm still going steady with my 5 $5 AGC a month, but I am increasingly having trouble with the !@*&!&@ Captchas, which sometimes don't seem to want to take what I put in, no matter how many times I check that I got it right and in the right case.

Anyone still using my widget? I do, so I guess it's all good.

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 7:54:32 AM PDT
Good morning everyone. Glad I found this new thread. I saw the old one and thought it strange that no one had posted since yesterday afternoon. Then saw it was locked.

I'm probably not going to be doing much SBing, as I have too much to do 'round here--icky stuff like cleaning and yard work. Blah. hehe

Posted on Apr 21, 2012 8:09:49 AM PDT
BadgerBAJ says:

New Treasure Code Expires: 4/22/2012 9:20:00 AM EST. 20points

Also 12point video on R1

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