SWAGBUCKS Thread-Week of 1/24

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Posted 1/24/2011 by happeainsnow in NSBR Board
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happeainsnow
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Posted: 1/24/2011 1:27:46 AM
I decided to just get this started before I went to bed tonight since I always get up so late on Mondays.

As many of you probably saw this week, if you have groupons or living social deals for your area, you can get 280 swagbucks for purchasing them through swagbucks. (Go to special offers, then find it on one of the walls. If it is showing the site, but not the right deal, you can still click through the link and select the deal you want.)

BRIEF EXPLANATION OF SWAGBUCKS FOR NEWCOMERS -Swagbucks is a "search and win" website. The goal is to earn swagbucks. They essentially are points that you can redeem for prizes, gift cards, etc. The easiest way to earn is by making swagbucks your default search engine. Most people win from 1-4 times a day from searching. Listed below are other ways to win, some being easier than others. Most peas cash in for $5 amazon gift cards, as they have the best value, are most versatile, and you can let them accumulate. A $5 amazon gift card is 450 swagbucks. If you have any questions, feel free to post. A good way to get additional info is to read through the thread. You can also find previous weeks' threads by searching, and read those. If anybody wants to sign up, there is a referral link in my siggy, and many peas also have one in theirs. You must sign up directly from the link to be a referral though. If you want to look around the site first, click here

The rest of the info is pretty much copied from last week's post, both as reminders, and also so if new people decide to visit this thread, it is easily accesible.

Reminders for easy winnings :
Use swagbucks for anything you would search for normally. This is the easiest way, especially if you download the toolbar or set it as your default search engine.

Do the daily 4-
Toolbar Use - get a swagbuck for using the toolbar
Daily Poll -go vote!
Trusted Surveys -visit once a day to get one
NOSO -skip past all the offers to get a swagbuck at the end of them

Swagbucks TV -Every time you fill up the meter you get 5 SB. You can fill up the meter 15 times a day for a total of 75 SB. The easiest way to do this is to let it run in the background. They have started having pop-ups verifying that you are still watching. The tv will stop until it is clicked on to verify this. You can try to leave it run, but it is likely it will stop relatively quickly for this pop-up.

Trade Ins - You can trade old cell phones, games, game systems, and books for swagbucks. Go to "earn" then down to "trade in" You can look up what the value of your trade ins, and send them in if you think it is worth it. I know that with books, if you get enough to be recieving more than 600 swagbucks, you will get free shipping when you print the label.

Special Offers -I do any that involve just watching a video, or doing an email confirmation (I use a secondary spam email account). I don't download anything, and I can't verify that any of the downloads are safe. Therefore, I avoid them.

Coupons -You can print them out, use them at your grocery store, and you receive 10 swagbucks for every coupon you USE. I don't know how well this works because they supposedly take 10-12 weeks to credit to your account. They haven't been around that long, so nobody has gotten them yet. We will see how well it works out.

Codes -TSG (the swag guy/gal) will post codes in various places including the blog, twitter, etc, OR have hints posted in those places. These are good for short periods of time, but enter them and win the swagbucks.

If anyone finds a code, we can post about it here so all the other peas can find it too. Just a reminder and also for those that don't know---do NOT post the code itself anywhere online until after it has expired. If they connect this to your account, your account can and will be deleted. You CAN post about its location though, as in letting people know it is on the blog, or facebook, etc. Also, since the codes expire, it would probably be a good idea to post the expiration time with it.

Shop and Earn -if you shop through swagbucks, then you are supposed to earn 2 swagbucks for every dollar you spend. Its not worth it to go buy something to get swagbucks, but its definitely worth it to shop through them for anything you would be buying normally.

Any new peas that wander in and want to join, I have a referral link in my signature, and I'm sure any swagbucks pea would also be happy to give you their link if you peamail them for it, if you prefer to do that. ***Disclaimer*** This is a referral link. Any one that gives you a referral link will be credited with matching swagbucks for your searches up to 1000, including myself. They are referrals, and we do benefit from them. But so can you once you join and get referrals of your own.



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Posted: 1/24/2011 6:54:32 AM
Glad to see this thread started early. it is the first hting I look for when I come here now lol.

For some reason I am having a problem at home doing the deals that you click on and they open another window, browser will open to a new window but nothing happens. I have no idea how to fix that! If anyone has suggestions I would love to hear them.

Good luck everyone.

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Posted: 1/24/2011 7:02:01 AM
I'm not sure if anybody answered me in one of the other threads...

Is anybody having trouble with the toolbar?

I installed it twice, and it keeps disappearing from my screen.

Weird!


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Posted: 1/24/2011 7:08:45 AM
I have the same problem with the toolbar. I just gave up an quit installing it.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 7:20:46 AM

If it is showing the site, but not the right deal, you can still click through the link and select the deal you want.

I'm having one of those "duh" moments. I never see my area on there so I pass on them. Why didn't *I* think of this?

Thanks!








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Posted: 1/24/2011 8:52:36 AM
I got 9 for "little people big world". Sure wish I could hit one of those 50 sb searches


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Posted: 1/24/2011 9:40:35 AM
Mine disappears all the time. If you right click on the tool bar (or where it should be, anyway..lol) it will give you a list of the things you can show. Just check "Swagbucks Toolbar" and it comes right back. I suspect they do that to be sure you're actively using it....you notice when it's gone and turn it back on to use it.


The blog, finally resurrected!





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Posted: 1/24/2011 9:55:14 AM
Just got 10 swagbucks for searching "cinnamon toast".

We leave tomorrow morning on vacation and I only need aobut 100 more sb to get my next amazon gift card! Keeping my fingers crossed that I can do it today! Unfortunately, none of the Living Social and Groupon stuffed appealed to me today.




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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:06:54 AM
My toolbar dissappears a couple times a week, I just go to tools and click on it to make it come back up.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:24:23 AM

I'm having one of those "duh" moments. I never see my area on there so I pass on them. Why didn't *I* think of this?


I tried/discovered this while trying to get the living social amazon gift card. If living social or groupon shows up at all, you just have to select the location you want after you get there through swagbucks. This would also apply if there is another online deal for a different location. (Ex. there is somewhat often soap.com $10 for $20.)



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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:38:59 AM
That's weird that you're having issues with the toolbar. I've never had a problem with it and I've probably had it for a year. Are you using Internet Explorer or another program?

I've been having fun earning SB through tasks. If you go to special offers, Gambit, then tasks there are a bunch of things you can do to get free SB. I probably made about 150-200 over the weekend doing different tasks while watching TV.

I have already gotten $20 in Amazon GC since Jan 1. If I can keep that up all year I will have over $200 towards Christmas presents to purchase in November.


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oooh, what you said!

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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:49:34 AM
I get the majority of my points through the TV. I just check it every half hour or so as I think about it and click the "I'm still watching" link. Usually I can keep it going while I'm in the room very easily.

I just discovered the Crowd Flower tasks. I did two of them and it wasn't bad. Good way to earn points.

I have an, ahem, alternate facebook account, so if it's offering points for putting a game on your facebook account, I use my other Facebook instead of my main. I have a lot of friends who get all excited when a new person starts a game they are playing and they inundate me with gifts immediately. Not good if I have no intention of actually playing the game.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:53:28 AM
I posted this last week, but I think many people didn't see it because it wasn't until page 5 or so...

My account was credited for the coupons I used in December. The first ones I used were the week before Christmas if I am remembering correctly. So the coupons DO work.



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Posted: 1/24/2011 11:34:12 AM

I just discovered the Crowd Flower tasks.
Where do you find these?



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Posted: 1/24/2011 11:41:03 AM

I posted this last week, but I think many people didn't see it because it wasn't until page 5 or so...

My account was credited for the coupons I used in December. The first ones I used were the week before Christmas if I am remembering correctly. So the coupons DO work



I used some a couple of weeks ago and I keep checking to see if it worked (still early). Nice too know it works



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Posted: 1/24/2011 11:57:03 AM

If you right click on the tool bar (or where it should be, anyway..lol) it will give you a list of the things you can show. Just check "Swagbucks Toolbar" and it comes right back.


Well DUH - why didn't I think of that? LOL

There it is!


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Posted: 1/24/2011 12:55:18 PM
Quick question for Swag experts: How long does it take for your survey bucks to appear? I just finished a survey but the point amount did not change even after refreshing the screen.

Thanks!

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Posted: 1/24/2011 1:09:57 PM
I have gotten 5 amazon 5.00 GC. I am using those towards an mp3 player.

My next goal is a 50.00 Southwest GC



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Posted: 1/24/2011 1:23:04 PM
I've been having trouble with my toolbar as well. Mine shows but I only see a small portion of where it says Login on the bar. I've uninstalled and reinstalled a couple of times. Even installed it on Internet Explorer and same problem.




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Posted: 1/24/2011 1:38:37 PM
i'm pretty sure the only way to get 50 bucks is on your birthday. anyone?

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Posted: 1/24/2011 2:00:46 PM
I just went to check the Swag Blog and they have the Vintage 80's PSA--Time For Timer/Eat Breakfast! I totally remember those from my childhood. I ended up watching more, they are so funny! Why don't they do these any more?



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Posted: 1/24/2011 2:12:19 PM
There's a video worth 2 points in the "Special Offers" section. It's just over a minute and credits immediately


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Posted: 1/24/2011 3:21:34 PM
I never did get paid for the KGB deal.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 3:30:57 PM

There's a video worth 2 points in the "Special Offers" section. It's just over a minute and credits immediately


I watched it and didn't get any SB's.

I swear - getting or not getting SB's is becoming so totally random. For the last 4-5 days there have been NO survey's in my list of 'surveys you may qualify for'. On the SwagTV - I haven't collected ANY SB's even when I actually sit and watch them.

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Posted: 1/24/2011 3:42:13 PM
I just ordered my first $5 Amazon card! It only took me about 4 days to get it.



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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:14:12 PM
has there been a code today



perumbula
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:18:33 PM
there's a code out in the SwagStore! It's supposed to be in the Kitchen Essentials section. Haven't found it yet, but it's for 9 points. It's only good until 3:03 PST


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perumbula
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:23:42 PM
oK, found it. if you like to make coffee one CUP at a time. You might want to look at this REUSABLE product.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:24:25 PM
Code out think coffee!!! Swagstore Kitchen Essentials...


Kelley

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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:27:59 PM
I am glad I am such a Kup girl



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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:31:32 PM
You need to search through the items that are available for sale in that section of the swag store. Be sure to look at the bottom of each item to find the code. Pay attention to the hints that have been left here. Good luck.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:32:43 PM
dayum! I need another hint, lol. I've entered in a coupla codes to no avail; Keurig and Kup. hahaha



gale w
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:34:22 PM
I found a word on a certain coffee maker that is all in caps but that word didn't work. it said enter a valid code. It's not 3:30 pst yet.


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gale w
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:35:47 PM
FOUND IT! Look at any item that has to do with coffee. It's on one of them. thanks for the heads up!

eta: you need to click on the item.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:42:53 PM
Is anyone else having issues with the tv? I have to refresh my screen 2, if not 3 times, after a video just to get it to roll to the next.

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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:44:29 PM
found the code...where do you put it to redeem?

gale w
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:45:39 PM
Go to the main swagbucks page. At the right is a blank and a button next to it that says gimme. Put it in there and click gimme.


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Jayne: "Damn straight."

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gale w
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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:46:21 PM

Is anyone else having issues with the tv? I have to refresh my screen 2, if not 3 times, after a video just to get it to roll to the next.
Sometimes. it happens less for me on Animals and Fashion.


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Jayne: "Damn straight."

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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:50:16 PM
Thanks for the head's up on the code being out - got it!


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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:55:17 PM
Is it too late for the code? It's 4:53 Central Time. I think I found it, but it isn't working.

I am not having trouble with the toolbar, but I can't get the danged coupon printer to work. Ugh!


Oh, and i got 10 bucks for searching "Oprah.com" just a few minutes ago.





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Posted: 1/24/2011 4:57:23 PM
Okay, I just tried the code again and it worked. I would have never thought to look there for a code! Thanks for letting us know!





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Posted: 1/24/2011 5:35:28 PM
Is there some reason we are being all secret squirrel with the code instead of just simply posting it? Just curious...

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Posted: 1/24/2011 5:44:06 PM
if you post a code while it is still active and swagbucks finds out about it your acct might be deactivated.

you are SOL if you get caught



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Posted: 1/24/2011 6:17:58 PM
Ah, thanks msbee.

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Posted: 1/24/2011 6:29:45 PM
I just redeemed 4 of the Amazon GCs yeah - not all from this year but I got to use them. I should have another one coming soon. I get most of my points from the tv - some days I just get a few points and others about 50. I think I have maxed out on the tv only once I just don't want to sit here that long - my computer times out very quickly if I am not sitting here - not bad if I am reading a book though. I have to say though that I am thrilled to have so many amazon cards and am looking forward to many more. I would like to save some for Christmas next year.


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Posted: 1/24/2011 8:00:33 PM
Just read on facebook that they are deactivating accounts due to hacking.... good for them. I guess it is causing quite an uproar.




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Posted: 1/24/2011 9:00:05 PM
I just got my 5th Amazon card! It looks like I get one every 6 days or so, that's not bad.

Thanks everyone for all of the tips!




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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:12:53 PM
I just redeemed mine for the $50 Southwest gift card! Down to 210.



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Posted: 1/24/2011 10:57:57 PM
Super shocked - I just got 28 sb for a search!!




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Posted: 1/25/2011 12:10:40 AM
Yeah Annie.


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