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  1. Susan Long

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    Mal, thanks again for such specific guidelines to enjoy Swagbucks! I would venture to say you have taught courses somewhere along the way, or written instructional materials, as you have a great ability to be succinct in your overviews. Great job!
     
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  2. Mal Campbell

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    Thank you, that's a great compliment! :) Actually, I did write manuals and teach classes - way, way back. It's was funny, because I was trying to teach life-long government secretaries how to use word processors on the computer, back in the 80s. Talk about stubborn and resistant! I was in my early 20s and most of them were in their 50s, so that was one strike against me, among many others. I would stand up in front of class and say, "Now type xyz" (whatever the instruction was) in my most perky and enthusiastic manner, and I'd look up, and nobody would be anywhere near their keyboard, much less typing anything. It certainly taught me patience.

    Another time, I wrote an instruction sheet for a Colonel on how to login to our system and read his email. Every morning, he would call me and tell me he couldn't get logged in, and I would go up and find that he hadn't turned on the machine, or some other simple thing. I'd point the step out on the instructions, he would smile and say "OK". Then the next morning, I'd get another call. Finally, after about 2 weeks, I lost my temper and pointed out that if he would read my instructions, he wouldn't be having these problems. He looked at me and said, very indignantly, "I'm a Colonel, I never start at step one!". So, I took his instructions, and added at the top - Step 1, get coffee - Step 2, say hello to your secretary - Step 3, read the newspaper - Step 4 - TURN ON THE MONITOR and follow the rest of instructions. He laughed so hard, and admitted that no one had ever put him in his place like that. I never got another call from him!!
     
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  3. Susan Long

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    So, the title of this reminiscence should be, 'How To Train A Colonel In Four Easy Steps'! Loved hearing this account, Mal. Thanks so much.
     
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    I just woke up to a wonderful surprise from Swagbucks. They gave me a bonus of 50 swagbucks for my birthday and then I received 1000+ swagbucks for a purchase I made earlier this month. I am a happy camper today:)!
     
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  5. Mal Campbell

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    Wow, lucky you!! My birthday's coming up soon, maybe I'll get a similar surprise.

    Happy Birthday, BTW. Hope you have a great day. Go out and do something fun and exciting - have a grand adventure. Then come back and tell us all about it - so we can live vicariously. :D
     
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    The only exciting thing that is happening right now is they have begun the work on my roof. I probably won't do anything until the weekend to celebrate. I kind of wish I could redeem and received a cash out from Swagbucks instantly :rolleyes:.
     
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  7. Susan Long

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    Happy Birthday Von! How does it feel to be 39? I just turned 39 this past year too? ;) I hope you are having fun today!!
     
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    Thanks so much for the info. I joined a couple of weeks ago and I've been so confused by the whole thing. $2,000.00 a year is a lot! Good for you.
     
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  9. Mal Campbell

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    I, too, received the 50 points for celebrating my birthday. While it was a nice little "gift", I'm not sure that 50 cents is ample compensation for turning a year older!! I wonder if I could pay 50 cents to be a year younger?? :rolleyes:
     
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    I, too, received the 50 points for celebrating my birthday. While it was a nice little "gift", I'm not sure that 50 cents is ample compensation for turning a year older!! I wonder if I could pay 50 cents to be a year younger?? :rolleyes:
     
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    If anybody has a smartphone, there is a "SwagBucks tv" app that you can get. It has videos that you get points for playing - you don't have to actually watch them, you can just put your phone in a corner and it'll automatically go through a playlist of the videos! This is a good way to earn some points, although it isn't that many, if you do it every day it'll add up. You could even lea
     
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    Hmm, based on the posts in this thread, swagbucks needs much attention that I don't have. Perhaps I can try it but I don't promise to be on my toes particularly with that goal that I have to accomplish. Honestly, I am looking for ways to earn via my phone because my phone is my usual companion when I am in a waiting time mode like when I am riding a bus or in a car pool. But I have quit the carpool and am now driving my car to work so there's not much slack time for me.
     
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    A lot of people seem to like swagbucks, but I agree with you. It's...Well. It seems more of an irritation than anything. And doubly so because the surveys set you up for spam. Hate it.
     
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    I am impressed with the OP. Maing 2000 dollars a year on Swagbucks is a great statistic. As for me I wasn't too impressed with Swagbucks. I had heard so much about it and decided to try it. But I should have known better, I have never enjoyed GPT type websites in the past. Mainly because some of the deal require you to pay for something and don't get me started on the surveys which I never seem to qualify for. So, to me its great to hear about someone who has had success with Swagbucks apparently it was a good fit for them but it wasn't for me.
     
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  15. Henry Wordsmith

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    I just started using Swagbucks about a week or two ago. It's possible to make some money. It's taken me awhile because I just usually watch videos, I don't like signing up for offers etc but Id say $25 a week is realistic. To get it through Paypal you need collect 2500 points you can also get other incentives. It's definitely one of the better sites, there are a lot of scams out there.
     
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    Getting the videos done on Swagbucks does take some attention. I run videos on my cell and watch them online also. I try to make the quote they give me every day which will give me extra points. Using Swagbucks to make purchases can get you a discount in the form of cashback thru Swagbucks.
     
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    :oops:I'm currently a member of Swagbucks and I'm thinking of closing my account. It isn't very fast to earn for my taste. I got money from Swagbucks, but very little. I like to choose my things to do and don't like too many e-mails about what to do. I will probably close my account at Swagbucks very soon. I can't even find the code for the extra swagpoints, so Swagbucks just doesn't agree with me. I'm very unsatisfied with swagbucks. I like surveyspot.com better.
     
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  18. Linda Mansfield

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    I have used Swagbucks in the past and you certainly can make money through it but I find it so incredibly boring. I don't really enjoy surveys and that is where the money is. I'm a forum kind of girl, it's what I enjoy, and whilst I occasionally look at sites like Swagbucks I don't stay long.

    The UK has it's own site but the opportunities are not as great as they are in the US although they set the goals at the same rate. This is supposed to be changing although I don't know if it will happen any time soon.
     
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    That's the main problem with Swagbucks and other money-making sites involving surveys: most opportunities are for people based in the United States.

    Even then, It's slow making enough money due to the time that may take to complete a survey and the low payment associated to it. I remember to have heard of someone who completed a 30 minutes survey to make a few cents.
     
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