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Re: Swagbucks 2013!
« Reply #150 on: January 14, 2013, 06:22:39 pm »
Well, that sucks! Sorry! :(

Well, not your fault.  I just don't want to give third party access to my Starbucks account password since that's linked to my CC for adding to my giftcards.

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #151 on: January 14, 2013, 06:23:27 pm »
    Link wanted me to log onto my actual bank account. Wouldn't take gift card info. Said to log onto my bank account as if I was truly logging into my checking account :(  Not going to do that no matter what they promise!!
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #152 on: January 14, 2013, 08:36:14 pm »
    SBTV Mobile problem the last couple of days: it keeps logging me out for some unknown reason & I go for who knows how many unnoticed rounds before I realize the 'meter' is telling me I need to be logged in. Each time I re-log in, I always check 'keep me logged in'.

    Anyone else had this problem recently?
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #153 on: January 15, 2013, 06:54:31 am »
    Carol - are you using the Android app? There have been lots of complaints the last few days about a Discover Card ad that seems to be hanging up the Android app and/or logging them out. I've been using the iOS app for the last week or so because it's just easier without all the interactive ads to deal with. Although they are starting to introduce them to the iOS app too which, of course, we all knew they would. But I only get a couple today.

    I did see a post this morning saying the Discover Card ad is gone so maybe it's running more smoothly today. I haven't started mobile yet. Maybe I'll start out with the Android app on my Fire to see how it's running.
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #154 on: January 15, 2013, 07:00:46 am »
    I've been using the iOS app for the last week or so because it's just easier without all the interactive ads to deal with. Although they are starting to introduce them to the iOS app too which, of course, we all knew they would. But I only get a couple today.

    What's the deal with the interactive ads?  On the iOS app, I see them every now and then, but by the time I notice them, they go away on their own...

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #155 on: January 15, 2013, 08:16:55 am »
    What's the deal with the interactive ads?  On the iOS app, I see them every now and then, but by the time I notice them, they go away on their own...

    Betsy

    Have you gotten the white screen with X in the upper right-hand corner and "timeout" in the upper left-hand corner? I don't think that one will go away unless you X out of it. I have been getting it a couple of times a day.

    There are other actual ads that appear you need to "return to app" or press an X but they continue, for now. They are definitely working on it.

    I've been using the iOS app lately mainly because it *had* much fewer ads in general. It would go 4 or 5 videos with no ads at all but they seem to be sneaking in more every day. I had an ad almost every video yesterday.

    What category do you watch? I've been watching Food but I saw someone post yesterday that Health had shorter videos. It hasn't really mattered until now as I was FF'ing thru most of the videos anyway but now with more ads, I get distracted and forget to FF. :D
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #156 on: January 15, 2013, 08:49:30 am »
    Interesting. When I use the mobile app on my iPad Mini, I've always had an ad followed by a video, ad followed by video, etc.

    I do get the "Timeout" with the white X sometimes (more often recently, I feel like...).

    And after someone here mentioned the Health videos being shorter, I switched to that category. I just let it run until it's maxed out -- usually 2-3 hrs? (The yoga videos have attracted some funny questions from my boyfriend, and whoever warned me about the weird laughing Indian guy is right! Scared the bejeezus out of me the first time. Then I just stopped paying attention.)
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #157 on: January 15, 2013, 09:52:48 am »
    Carol, I was having trouble with SBTV Mobile on the Kindle Fire (Android) the past couple of days also. Not only logging me out, but also kicking me out of the program altogether. I hope Aprille's news about the Discover ad being gone are right; I've been running it for about 20 minutes, I think, and nothing bad has happened yet other than the usual interactive ad that I have to X out of.

    Anyone else seen the RO 9SB coupon offer the past few days? It's disappeared for me, even early in the day.

    And in general, the special offers have *sucked* for me the past few days. Hardly any videos, or any new offers, mostly just the same scammy-looking stuff.  Same for y'all?  Fat lot of good it does for them to keep prices decent on the GCs if they make it extremely difficult to earn the SBs to get them. I hoped at first it was just the weekend (even though it was still unusual for a weekend) but yesterday and so far today haven't been much better...
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #158 on: January 15, 2013, 09:56:27 am »
    i hadn't seen the RO coupon offer for a while, but i manage to grab it Sunday or yesterday.....

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    « Reply #159 on: January 15, 2013, 09:59:23 am »
    And in general, the special offers have *sucked* for me the past few days. Hardly any videos, or any new offers, mostly just the same scammy-looking stuff.  Same for y'all? 

    Yup. :'(
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    « Reply #160 on: January 15, 2013, 10:16:22 am »
    Carol - are you using the Android app? There have been lots of complaints the last few days about a Discover Card ad that seems to be hanging up the Android app and/or logging them out. I've been using the iOS app for the last week or so because it's just easier without all the interactive ads to deal with. Although they are starting to introduce them to the iOS app too which, of course, we all knew they would. But I only get a couple today.

    I did see a post this morning saying the Discover Card ad is gone so maybe it's running more smoothly today. I haven't started mobile yet. Maybe I'll start out with the Android app on my Fire to see how it's running.

    I only have Android devices (no iThingys  :D ) I've got an original Fire & a Nexus 7. It was kicking me out on both.
    I almost always only do the Comedy vids (do actually wish they'd add some new ones sometimes!).
    I don't have interactive, white screen ads; I just get lots & lots of black screens where I have to back out; this is after a plain ad (no interactive options at all) plays. So maybe I just need to try another channel for a while.
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    « Reply #161 on: January 15, 2013, 10:26:05 am »
    I only have Android devices (no iThingys  :D ) I've got an original Fire & a Nexus 7. It was kicking me out on both.
    I almost always only do the Comedy vids (do actually wish they'd add some new ones sometimes!).
    I don't have interactive, white screen ads; I just get lots & lots of black screens where I have to back out; this is after a plain ad (no interactive options at all) plays. So maybe I just need to try another channel for a while.

    That's the same for me.  It's taking much longer to reach goal lately and it makes me start wondering if it is finally time to break my addiction to sb.   ::)  Also SBTV seems to have longer ads and now takes at least 45 seconds into the video to credit.  >:(    My search wins this year have been both low credit and few and far between.

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #162 on: January 15, 2013, 11:27:15 am »
    I only have Android devices (no iThingys  :D ) I've got an original Fire & a Nexus 7. It was kicking me out on both.
    I almost always only do the Comedy vids (do actually wish they'd add some new ones sometimes!).
    I don't have interactive, white screen ads; I just get lots & lots of black screens where I have to back out; this is after a plain ad (no interactive options at all) plays. So maybe I just need to try another channel for a while.

    The problem the last few days has been with the Android app. They apparently have taken down the offensive Discover ad which was to blame.

    The white screen with the X is in the iOS app and they are just now introducing the interactive ads to the iOS app.
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    « Reply #163 on: January 15, 2013, 11:31:39 am »
    Anyone else seen the RO 9SB coupon offer the past few days? It's disappeared for me, even early in the day.

    I should have mentioned this earlier. I didn't have it Sunday. Lately it hasn't appeared the first time I visited the RO wall so I would go ahead and do all the 1 & 2 sb offers (which have been few and far between since the first of the year!), go back to the homepage, back to RO and it would be there. Sunday, I never did find it.

    Yesterday I couldn't find it either so I posted about it on the SB FB wall. It was suggested to try switching browsers. Went to IE, there is was. *shrugs* Today, first time I went to RO it was there (on FF) so I only missed one day but I want my 9 pennies! LOL! So, moral of the story is if you don't find it with one browser, switch to another.
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    « Reply #164 on: January 15, 2013, 11:31:43 am »
    Have you gotten the white screen with X in the upper right-hand corner and "timeout" in the upper left-hand corner? I don't think that one will go away unless you X out of it. I have been getting it a couple of times a day.

    Is that an interactive ad?  I figured it was just something that timed out.  I get it occasionally. 

    I just play whatever comes up; I have all day.  It's less trouble than having to pay attention to it and fast forward and hit continue.  I guess I'll have to at some point but right now I just let it roll.

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #165 on: January 15, 2013, 11:34:20 am »
    Is that an interactive ad?  I figured it was just something that timed out.  I get it occasionally. 

    My best guess is that it is a test of interactive ads since you must interact with it to get the app running again...
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    « Reply #166 on: January 15, 2013, 01:46:07 pm »
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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #167 on: January 16, 2013, 12:11:13 am »
    ***CODE ALERT***

    worth 6 - expires 9:00am GMT (that's about 50 minutes away, I think)

    Check the swidget

    Then think about how many SB you'd get if you were the hourly winner x5 and search accordingly [don't assume where the search is, check the swidget! ;D ]

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #168 on: January 16, 2013, 12:12:21 am »
    Oh, and if you're up to get the code, people on FB are reporting dubs search wins. I haven't tried yet, but did get a 17 for my first win. :)
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    « Reply #169 on: January 16, 2013, 10:59:32 am »
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    « Reply #170 on: January 16, 2013, 11:54:26 am »
    The nine point coupon thingie is on RO today!

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #171 on: January 16, 2013, 12:54:31 pm »
    It actually finally showed up for me yesterday...but never credited.  It did credit today though.

    Today is *such* a better day for me than yesterday. I crawled and scraped and begged my way to the goal yesterday. And today, at midnight bucks, I got more than yesterday's goal within 30 minutes and I hadn't even done Mobile plus I've gotten some more vids since I got on again. Much nicer! ;D
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    « Reply #172 on: January 16, 2013, 01:50:50 pm »
    It actually finally showed up for me yesterday...but never credited.  It did credit today though.

    Today is *such* a better day for me than yesterday. I crawled and scraped and begged my way to the goal yesterday. And today, at midnight bucks, I got more than yesterday's goal within 30 minutes and I hadn't even done Mobile plus I've gotten some more vids since I got on again. Much nicer! ;D

    i didn't make yesterday's goal, but am over yesterday's goal already today.

    sigh... whatever i get i get.  and i should be getting my last 5 dollar GC for the month tomorrow...

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    « Reply #173 on: January 16, 2013, 08:28:40 pm »
    Goal?  What's that.  This year stinks in the swagbucks category for me, probably because I'm still visiting my sister in TX.  Will be back home next week, maybe swagging will get back to normal for me.

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    Re: Swagbucks 2013!
    « Reply #174 on: January 17, 2013, 08:08:48 am »
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    Fill out the first page (does require physical address) then skip through 4 or 5 pages (I did select the type of care I was looking for - pet) until it gets to a page about how much it's going to cost. At that point it had credited for me.

    Heard of problems with it crediting in FF and people having more luck with it in IE so I used IE. Some are saying they have to confirm their email but I didn't.

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