Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Thanksgiving Collector’s Bills!

Thanksgiving Collector’s Bills!

Beginning Wednesday, November 12th (midnight pdt) you will have the chance to win 4 collectible bills through the use of Swagbucks Search.

Random search wins will feature  Thanksgiving-themed art  which will automatically be stored in your account ledger under the Collector’s Bills tab.

Once you have collected all 4 of the bills you will immediately receive a 13 Swag Buck bonus!. you’ll have until the end of the day on Friday, November 21st to gather them all!

These are the bills you will be searching for!

Happy Searching!

Sunday, November 2, 2014


Download it here: https://www.malwarebytes.org/

This is a free downloadable program that is a must-have for all users, regardless of which anti-virus program they have. It will scan your PC for problems like malware, adware, and some viruses.

It is suggested you run Malwarebytes (MWB) every night or when you sleep, as it can take several hours to finish. It is best if you have an internet connection when you run it so it can update itself with the latest definitions.
Be sure you click the option to scan for rootkits under Settings > Detection and Protection

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Affordable Androids

Affordable Android Tablets & Phones

Ideal for use with SBTV Mobile, Entertainow, Moviecli.ps and PerkTV Apps

The purpose of this list is to help members find very affordable devices for running Swagbucks apps and the Perktv app 24/7. They do not need to be activated and you do not need to purchase any phone plans, all of these devices can run the apps using just your home Wi-Fi

As a general rule, devices with the Kit Kat 4.4 operating system will run the apps better than older Ice Cream and Jelly Bean versions. PerkTV requires 4.0 icecream minimum (better with 4.1 jellybean).

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ZTE Whirl 2 - Net 10 - (3½" screen) - $19
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean - 1.2GHz processor
Click here to buy at Bestbuy --> http://goo.gl/g85mcJ

Kyocera Hydro Boost Mobile - (3½" screen) - $17-$30

Android 4.0 Ice Cream - 1GHz processor - 512mb RAM - 1GB storage
Comes with a 2GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)
Click here to buy at amazon --> kyocera Hydro Boost
Click here to buy Pre-Owned Hydro at Boostmobile --> Pre-Owned Hydro $35

Kyocera Event - Virgin - (3½" screen) - $5-$60

Android 4.0 Ice Cream - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
Target may still have the Virgin Mobile Kyocera Event on sale for $19.99 through September. You also get a $15 Gift Card for Facebook, XBOX, Starbucks, Subway, Taco Bell, Burger King or Chic Fila with purchase.
Call or visit your local Target to check if this offer is available in your area

This is the Target link to the phone but the sale price is only available in stores

also available at Amazon used for under $20

The Hydro and Event are not 'great' phones and need a bit more babysitting than the LG Fuel, but they will run all the Swagbucks apps and Perktv. Its a cheap way to get yourself started on the apps and will guarantee you get 1st goal at Swagbucks everyday and earn you extra dollars towards a better phone.

ZTE Concorde II - Metropcs - (4" screen) - $19-$80
Android 4.3 Jelly Bean - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor
On sale at Metropcs.com for $19
Available in selected areas only
BestBuy may pricematch this phone if it is available in your area.
Bestbuy -----> http://goo.gl/Rt2AsY
Amazon --> http://www.amazon.com/ZTE-Concord-II-Prepaid-MetroPCS/dp/B00KJS8UG4

Samsung Galaxy Rush Boost Mobile - (3½" screen) - $30-$50
Android 4.1.2 Jelly Bean - 1GHz processor - 768mb RAM - 4GB storage
SD Card Memory upto 32GB (SD card not included)
Amazon (check used and refurbished for brand new phones at a lower price)
Click here to buy Galaxy Rush at amazon --> Samsung Galaxy Rush
Click here to buy Pre-Owned Galaxy Rush at Boostmobile --> Galaxy Rush $49

LG Optimus Fuel - Straight Talk - (3½" screen) - $60
And LG Optimus Fuel - Net 10 - (aka L34C) (3½" screen) - $19 Sale
 Android 4.4 Kit-Kat - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor - 512mb RAM - 1.79GB storage
Comes with a 4GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)
Straight Talk version may ONLY be available in Walmart stores and at Walmart.com.
Net 10 version is available at Walgreens and Dollar General
but call your local store first to check availability

Click here to buy Optimus Fuel at Walmart --> LG Optimus Fuel
Make certain it says *FUEL* on the box.
There are a few other similar phones in identical packaging

LG Optimus Zone II - Verizon - (3½" screen) - $50
(Same as LG Optimus Fuel just a different name)
Android 4.4 Kit-Kat - 1.2GHz Dual-core processor - 512mb RAM - 1.79GB storage
Comes with a 4GB micro SD card installed (expandable to 32GB)
BestBuy ----> http://goo.gl/9BoZqN

To bypass the activation on Zone II ----->  1: Turn on phone 2: On the language selection page DO NOT select a language yet, go to step 3 ---> 3: Volume Up 4: Volume Down 5: Back Button 6: Home Button 7: If it does not work you will need to restart phone and try again

Motorola Moto G - Boost/Verizon (4½" screen) - $50-$99
Look for sales

Android 4.4.2  KitKat - 1.2GHz quad-core processor - 1GB RAM - 8GB storage
Up to 24 hours battery life for mixed usage.
(Best battery life for the price out of all devices on this list)  
Please note the Verizon version cannot have the bootloader unlocked, or be rooted at this time
Boost can be unlocked and rooted.

Verizon Versions
Click here to buy Verizon Moto G at amazon --> Moto G Verizon
Click here to buy Verizon Moto G at Walmart --> Verizon Moto G

****  How to get past activation screen on Verizon MOTO G
start, then next screen swipe down the screen. click all applications- 3rd icon all the way on the right. swipe to the left to "dismiss" the phone activation app.  next screen is privacy- click "accept and continue". Click "skip" for updates for phone.

Boost Mobile Versions

Click here to buy Boost Moto G at amazon --> Moto G Boost

Bypass Activation Guide

Verizon bypass: http://youtu.be/40kx0BK5Dsc?t=4m35s
Boost mobile does not require anything special for bypass just press cancel to cancel the activation process http://i.imgur.com/CXRFvLO.png  then click ok on the next screen http://i.imgur.com/zB6GMsb.png

Trusted Survey tips

 Trusted Surveys

You can find the survey page under the Answer tab on Swagbucks,
but some of the tips are good for any survey on any site.

Please click and read the following  for more information

General survey tips:

Dont get banned! 

Disqualification and not receiving instant credit:

Survey Tips

Tips on not getting Rejected from Surveys
thanks to KEN for this

Ok so a lot of people have been asking for tips on how to get into the surveys without being thrown out. since i seem to say a lot of the same things over and over i thought it would be a good idea to put them into a thread so here are some ideas. i will keep adding as i think of more things.

ALWAYS say that you are the primary shopper in your household. if your not... lie Smile

If asked if you own or rent (or some other option) your home... YOU OWN IT!

you are always over 21 as there are a significant amount of beer surveys. i come across them quite frequently and if u say ur under 21 they obviously will not consider you a viable candidate for their survey.

If you are asked whether you or a family member work in a particular industry say NONE OF THE ABOVE. the reason for this is while they claim that they sometimes are looking for people in certain industries the truth is it is just the opposite. they want people who are unbiased and generally the industries listed are industries that might make you biased. so once again say NONE OF THE ABOVE (or whatever equivalent answer the survey allows)

often times you will come across a list of products that the survey gives u and they ask if u have ever bought or used any of the products. they are asking because one or more of the products are what the survey is about. so since you dont know ahead of time what the product is simple check all answers.
for further information on this sometimes the survey gives the name of the surveying company. for example not too long ago i took a survey that was offered from the national home buyers alliance (NHBA) Knowing this gave me a hint as to what the survey was looking for. (that particular one happened to be about replacement flooring) so sometimes you can rule out the false products (the ones they are not looking for) and thus not check them off. but if you dont feel comfortable you can always check everything.

there are similar situations to the above rule of thumb. for example sometimes they ask if u have used some products within varying amounts of time or if u intend to buy something in the near future. i generally put the closest time frame to the present and it generally works.

even if you get into the surveys the companies have little tricks to try to ensure the quality of the surveys. sometimes surveys will have something in them that will say "for quality control purposes please choose 6" or whatever it happens to be. if u genuinely answer the survey questions then you dont have to worry about these but if ur like me and dont care then skim through the page at the questions and look for anything that resembles the above example and mark the appropriate answer.

If asked have you ever heard of "insert product name here" the answer is yes. they want to see if u actually know what ur talking about when you answer the survey.

If asked if you have used a product answer yes. once again they just want to know that u know what ur talking about.

These are all simply rules of thumbs which i follow and i find to help me get into the surveys. I know there are more things and i will try to add them as i come across them. I dont consider myself special or gifted in surveys but i do believe that because i try to follow these rules of thumbs i tend to be rather successful with surveys. some of these may seem obvious and others may not but i figured if im going to make a thread on this i will be as thorough as i can. I'm posting the obvious not to insult anyone but simply for completeness. So for all of you who have read to this point thank you and good luck with those surveys! they can bring a lot of swagbucks (or whatever the currency is for site u happen to use)

Survey DQ's and No credit

How to handle survey DQ's and no credits

1. First, dont get banned!

Read how not to get banned --> http://specialoffercentral.blogspot.com/2014/10/dont-get-banned-doing-surveys.html

2. Profiles

Read the other sections in this forum regarding how to qualify for more surveys:



Then go to your profiles and change them to reflect your new personality. http://www.swagbucks.com/account/settings?cint=1#tab=surveyProfiles or on PL  by clicking the Settings button top right on that wall.

3. Disqualification

You can be disqualified (DQ) for any number of reasons. You may get DQ'd at any time during the survey, beginning, middle or even after you complete the entire survey.

Sometimes getting DQ'd at the end of a survey means you completed it too fast, so take your time. They want you to read each question in full.

DO NOT contact SB to complain about getting disqualified, not only will they not credit you, they really dont want to hear it.

4. No Credit/Delayed Credit

Not all surveys credit instantly. Almost all of them will tell you you will be credited in some period of time, some say 3-5 days, some say 2-6 weeks. If you get credit instantly, great! but do not expect every survey to do this.

5. Good habit:

If a survey is delayed credit, you should take notes about the survey so you can follow up later. Notes you should make are: Survey number, wall (Gold, Dashboard, PL) survey topic, length of time it states to complete (or the time it took if none provided), and the url of the survey completion page (the page before the SB success page). Train yourself to do this as you take the survey, if you wait until the very end you will not be able to capture the url of the surveys completion page. If you like you can also take a screen shot of the completion page including the url from the address bar.

Be sure to wait the full length of time the success page states for it to credit. If it says 3-5 days, then you must wait the 5 business days before contacting SB.