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Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Swagbucks - how I do them

I have been a member of Swagbucks for years and I used to do just a few searches and their dailies and that was it. But Swagbucks has added so many ways to earn, it looks complicated but is usually pretty easy.

First let me say, this probably looks like lunacy to people who have never done online earning programs. If you think this is crazy,   fine,    just come back later when I blog about something else. 
But I like doing Swagbucks and I like what I earn from them.   Some of you sweet readers have asked for advice on them.  

So here goes! 

Swagbucks can be earned on a PC or iPad or tablet or smart phone or Kindle Fire. It is ok with Swagbucks to use multiple devices simultaneously.  I mostly use a laptop and Kindle Fire.

This is how I start my day. In the kitchen, while I fix my husbands lunch, unload yesterday's clean dishes, and get ready for the day - I start Swagbucks.  See the 2 devices on the right? 

There are 2 apps for the Kindle Fire that pretty much run un-attended. They do take a couple hours to do them all the way but the SwagBucksTV apps will earn 50 and the EntertaiNow will do 30 every day. 

On the laptop, I start out by going to Swagbucks and looking at the homepage. Sometimes there are new quick offers there.  If nothing looks quick and easy, I click at the top on Discover and then Encrave on the drop down menu. 
Encraves changes a little every so often. I like to do the auto run ones, they have an arrow in a circle in each one. I click on an auto run square and wait for the screen to come up. Then on the new screen, in the top left, click on the X until to switches to a green check and discovery mode. Now, you can go about your other business but keep an eye on the screen. When the cycle finishes, a pop up box in the right corner will announce your earnings. Now, click on another video, be sure to check the discovery mode and just do as many as you want to. 
They may change around during the day and go away if you play a lot of them. 

Back to the homepage, 
In the top left you will see a box with your daily goal. If you make goal for a week straight or the entire month, you will earn a bonus that will be paid on the 5th day of the next month. 
They will also give you a second bonus after you complete the first and second goals. 
The goal sizes depend on your past scores. Mine are about 100 for the first and 250 for the second. I try to make both goals everyday but if I am really busy or won't be home much, I just concentrate on getting the first one. 

Under the goals are the To Do List
Toolbar - if you put this on your PC, you will get 1 SB for logging on everyday - I don't use the toolbar 
Poll- I do this everyday, 
NOSO - I do this everyday 

Searches - search wins are random and you can search anytime you want but the winnings seem to spaced out though the day. I hope to get 3 wins a day but have gotten more than. Searches may award 6 up to 50, but 7 or 10 or 14 is most common. 

Sign ups - there are a thousand or so of these but I don't do many of them. 

 Contests - I will enter these when SBs are rewarded 

Coupons - I do look at their coupons and use ones that help us. Each one you use at a store will earn 10 SBs sometime in the future. 

Shop and Earn - when you make purchases at merchants through Swagbucks, you will earn so much per dollar spent. It takes about 6 weeks or more to get credit but it can be really. I have used it a few times when I bought things at our local Walmart and Bestbuy. I shopped online but then picked up the items at local stores and earned SBs for doing so. 
Swagbucks has dozens of stores in their network. 

There are many other ways to earn but I mainly play videos on the Kindle Fire apps and Encrave videos. 

I look on the Swagbucks Facebook  page and see want others are talking about. I've got good hints about easy opportunities and snags here. 

Special days- Swagbucks has special days when they offer lots of codes and contests and giveaways. I do pay attention to these and check often on Facebook on those days, especially for codes. 

Codes - short phrases with time limits offered randomly and on special days.  At the top right on a Swagbucks page is a circle that kind of looks like a wheel. When you click on it, a drop down box appears and that is where the codes are entered. When I find a code, I cut and paste it as spelling counts and they be odd. 

iPad - I do have a swagbucks app there and use  it mainly for special offers. They offer a lot of game apps but once I get credit for them, I usually delete them afterward. 

Surveys- you can earn a lot of SBs at once doing surveys and I have friends that do well with them but I rarely do them unless Swagbucks send me an email asking me to take one and I have time to sit- surveys can take 5 minutes to an hour I think. 

Smart phones-  I've read that SBTV can be watched on a smart phone but I've never done it. 

Swagbucks TV on about any device- you can earn a lot from and their are lots of video catagories,  I don't do it much because it requires to viewer to click after each video to advance to the next one.

there are even more ways than to this to earn but what I listed are the ways to score.  But if you want to really put a lot of time into it,  you can find more.  

Yesterday was a special day at Swagbucks with everyone divided into 4 teams and the higher your team scored , the bigger the bonus.  I earned about 300 SBs and contributed 172 points to my team. If you look just under that, you can see the high point earners on my team, they REALLy earned a lot. 
So with Swagbucks, if you have time and multiple devices, you can earn about as much as you want to Swagbucks. 

If you have read this far and want to try earning with Swagbucks,  I hope you will sign up with my referral link
referrals are another way to earn Swagbucks. 

Comment if you have any questions or if you do Swagbucks and have any advice or anything to add. 

this link will take you to a site if you have a Kindle Fire and want to try the EntertaiNow app. 


debbie said...

im on the voyager team how about you

Rhonda said...

I'm a road tripper, which suits me fine :)

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

We all do swagbucks in my house! My husband and I alternate cashing out for Amazon and domino's (free pizza and no cooking for me) GC's. We have done swagbucks tv on our iphones - it doesn't crash as much as the kindle app but you have to watch that it stays on wifi otherwise it uses up the data on your plan.

Tammy said...

I'm a cruise ship. :) Just wanted to mention that each person in a household can have a SB account. My DH signed up in December when he saw me pay for almost all of our Christmas with SB, He has his own email address and works on his own laptop.
I had a Shop & Earn credit this morning, so with that and the KindleFire, I didn't have to do anything to get first goal. Good thing, since the boys and I were gone most of the morning.

Deb @ Frugal Little Bungalow said...

I have done SB before and then forget...have to get going again. I have found that the surveys take too much time..either to load, or I am halfway through and they say never mind ( because they were looking for a dif type of consumer or something : )

Patricia @ 9th and Denver said...

I have often wondered how people win so much!
This article is great for showing that.
I DO have swag bucks...but don't earn near the points that you do obviously.
However...I'm interested in changing my strategy now!
I'll let you know how it goes. ;)

Anonymous said...

I have used swagbucks for years, but not to the extreme as you. I think that on my days off, I will have to try your tricks.


Anna said...

So it is ok to run SBTV while you do the Encrave?
I've looked on site and can't find out if it is ok to use 2 devices at the same time.
Don't want to get booted off.

Rhonda said...

Yes Anna, I think it is Ok. I have been doing them at the same time for months with no problems
I don't think it is ok to do Encraves on 2 devices at the same time, but that is only my opinion.

❤️ Rhonda ❤️