Welcome to MTurk Crowd

Work on Amazon Mechanical Turk, learn from the best, and have fun doing it. Join the crowd today!

Sign Up

SwagBucks

Discussion in 'Other Ways To Make Money Online' started by electrolyte, Jan 15, 2016.

  1. electrolyte

    electrolyte
    Expand Collapse
    The Ghost of MTurk Past

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    19,184
    Likes:
    45,946
    Do you use SwagBucks? Share SB codes and talk about how you earn money using the site and tools.

    http://www.swagbucks.com/
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  2. El Pablo

    El Pablo
    Expand Collapse
    ಠ_ಠ

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    6,617
    Likes:
    13,017
    I love this thread, but I hope this doesnt mean people will stop posting codes in the daily thread. I LOVE LOVE LOVE that.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Jaded and kryss like this.
  3. electrolyte

    electrolyte
    Expand Collapse
    The Ghost of MTurk Past

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jan 10, 2016
    Messages:
    19,184
    Likes:
    45,946
    Nah, that's fine too! This is just a place for more in-depth discussion of Swagbucks. :)
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    clickhappier likes this.
  4. Yatagarasu

    Yatagarasu
    Expand Collapse
    all up in the videos, all on the records, dancin'

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    Joined:
    Jan 13, 2016
    Messages:
    9,430
    Likes:
    11,662
    I stopped using Swagbucks when I started turking but I think I'm going to jump back into it. It's way more tedious than turking but I like monies.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    lsutiger25 likes this.
  5. coffeeowl

    coffeeowl
    Expand Collapse
    taking notes

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    • Master Pleaser
    • Mentor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes:
    52,737
    I have made decent money with SwagBucks. Wish the apps and nCraves were like the old days but good filler between hits! Having them set to your default search, doing trial subscriptions like the recent 500 SB for Spotify, shopping rewards, using the SBTV mobile app, and getting notifications on your phone adds up quickly. I have won a few of the Twitter contests on their blog that are posted Tuesday and Wednesday. Plus the monthly bonuses are nice if you make the minimum daily goal. Yeah I like them!
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    theturkscribe and clickhappier like this.
  6. thedorchannel

    thedorchannel
    Expand Collapse
    Well-Known Member

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    12,995
    Likes:
    29,441
    swagbucks is evil.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    Achilles2357 likes this.
  7. DruceusDrec

    DruceusDrec
    Expand Collapse
    *hugs*

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jan 18, 2016
    Messages:
    299
    Likes:
    519
    The video apps are still a great supplemental earner, but after the complete overhaul about a year back, almost everything has become inferior to similar sites such as Grindabuck.

    Low paying surveys and offer walls, although they're still the kings of semi-passive with Jungroup, NGage, Ncrave, and the new video playlists.

    It's overall a great way to get introduced to reward sites, but if you want to get serious about earning money from Reward sites, I suggest that you look elsewhere.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    clickhappier likes this.
  8. clickhappier

    clickhappier
    Expand Collapse
    ┬──┬ ノ( ゜-゜ノ)

    • Subforum Curator
    • Crowd Pleaser
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    727
    Likes:
    1,609
    Welcome to MTC. :) You can start a thread about Grindabuck if you'd like!
     
  9. coffeeowl

    coffeeowl
    Expand Collapse
    taking notes

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    • Master Pleaser
    • Mentor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes:
    52,737
    I still use SB as filler as mentioned above and know a few peeps here have recently signed up. Here is how I make some extra gift cards each month.

    1) Do the Daily List. This is found on the left side of the home page. They now offer a daily bonus if you do 6/7 activities on the list. This will require a survey since you probably won't do the Deals. I don't do more than 1 survey a day at SB. You will make more at MTurk or Prolific. Still not too long to get some pennies. Do the autoplay vids in the watch section. The Daily Goal bonuses are different and given out in the first week of the next month. You must click on a link in an email to get your bonus but then it is added instantly.

    2) Install the mobile app(s) and SwagButton. I get notifications on my phone for the Swag Codes and use SB as my default search engine. You can win up to 5 times a day searching BUT it is spread out. Don't search too often. Qmee is great to use when using Google for batches for even more pennies! You can also use the SwagButton to watch videos while waiting for HIT's to pop!

    3) Check out the Featured Offers for trials. I signed up for Spotify through SB and got a nice chunk of change for a service I was already going to use.

    4) Under the Sponsored Videos look for the Laptop Guy (Jun Group) and Tanktop Girl (Truex). They often have very short videos that you can watch for 2 SB. You can often do them multiple times and throughout the day. This is honestly one of the easiest ways to reach your daily goal!

    5) Discover. The offers are varied. I never give out my personal info unless it is for a trial for a service I was already looking at. I take a weekend afternoon once a month and get all the easy vids and offers while Netflixing. They reset about once a month.

    6) Use twitter, facebook, and their blog to get more contests, Swag Code Extravaganza days, etc. The facebook page is the best place to ask questions. For example, if you chat with one of their mods they can help you with gift card codes not showing up etc.

    7) Shop. Like eBates you get SB for shopping. You can also go through them to MyGiftCardsPlus to buy gift cards and get cash back! Be sure to read the fine print. Many of the things I buy on Amazon are NOT eligible and it will take at least a month to show up in your account.

    8) Remember you can get a $25 (2500 SB) gift card (except PayPal) for $22 (2200 SB) once every month. I try to get at least one of these and as many $5 Amazon cards as I can to pay for my holiday gifts. Again you will make more turking but it is a nice change and still pretty easy.

    9) Take screenshots! If you don't get credit for a survey but have the completion code in a screenshot you will get credited. Do the same for all high paying offers. Send a ticket to support.

    10) Update: In early 2018 they added the Swag IQ app. It is a live trivia game show with ten questions played Sun-Thurs. You get sb for every correct question and if you get them all correct can win some serious sb. Definitely worth the install!

    Remember to follow their rules as you do on MTurk. People do get banned. People with multiple members in one household have had problems.

    Good luck! If this helps or if you have any more tips to add please let me know. Also, my referral link is here if you want to sign up under me. :twohearts:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    #9 coffeeowl, Sep 2, 2016
    Last edited: Mar 2, 2018
  10. phusia

    phusia
    Expand Collapse
    I am a meat popcicle.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Likes:
    448
    Looks like you can play this game for up to 10SB every day: http://www.swagbucks.com/games/play/114/swagasaurus-run

    You can potentially earn 2SB every game, completely at random--score doesn't seem to affect whether or not you get SB at all. Anyway, it's a nice chunk of SB to help get to daily goal 1!
     
    Binxybaby, PhantomCatt and coffeeowl like this.
  11. phusia

    phusia
    Expand Collapse
    I am a meat popcicle.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Likes:
    448
    I have now completed two surveys (where I saw the "Success! You have completed a survey" or whatever it says), but it doesn't look like I'm getting credit for them in My SB. Am I missing something? :confused:
     
  12. coffeeowl

    coffeeowl
    Expand Collapse
    taking notes

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    • Master Pleaser
    • Mentor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes:
    52,737
    :( That is so annoying! Surveys are not great there as I mentioned above. They are hard to qualify for and often have problems. Take a screenshot of the completed page in the future and send it to their support. I take screenshots of all higher completed offers from the Discover pages as well. I will add both to my tips.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    #12 coffeeowl, Sep 6, 2016
    Last edited: Sep 6, 2016
    phusia likes this.
  13. phusia

    phusia
    Expand Collapse
    I am a meat popcicle.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Likes:
    448
    I was trying to do them for the daily To-Do List. I thought the first one was a fluke, but the second one did the same thing. :mad:

    Thanks, I will do that in the future! It may be related to the fact that they seem to be having server issues or something right now?
     
    coffeeowl likes this.
  14. coffeeowl

    coffeeowl
    Expand Collapse
    taking notes

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    • Master Pleaser
    • Mentor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes:
    52,737
    Remember a survey attempt counts as well. So I usually pick the smallest one and get kicked out to get my point! I know it is frustrating.
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
    phusia likes this.
  15. phusia

    phusia
    Expand Collapse
    I am a meat popcicle.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Likes:
    448
    That's the really annoying thing--I unintentionally just happened to have picked two that I qualified for. :ROFL:
     
    coffeeowl likes this.
  16. phusia

    phusia
    Expand Collapse
    I am a meat popcicle.

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2016
    Messages:
    342
    Likes:
    448
    Thanks, @Lenna15@Lenna15!
     
    Lenna15 likes this.
  17. westtrent

    westtrent
    Expand Collapse
    New Member

    Joined:
    Dec 9, 2016
    Messages:
    1
    Likes:
    1
    thanks coffeeowl useful info
     
    coffeeowl likes this.
  18. coffeeowl

    coffeeowl
    Expand Collapse
    taking notes

    • Contributor
    • Crowd Pleaser
    • HIT Poster
    • Master Pleaser
    • Mentor
    Joined:
    Jan 12, 2016
    Messages:
    23,885
    Likes:
    52,737
    You are so welcome! :thumbup:
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  19. Jharkan

    Jharkan
    Expand Collapse
    Internets EXPERT

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2016
    Messages:
    11,873
    Likes:
    20,418
    please delete
    it reposted a lot of times
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature
  20. Jharkan

    Jharkan
    Expand Collapse
    Internets EXPERT

    • Contributor
    Joined:
    Jul 9, 2016
    Messages:
    11,873
    Likes:
    20,418
    please delete
    it reposted a lot of times
     
    Collapse Signature Expand Signature