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Share your deals & questions 2/16

Posted February 16, 2016

Mini savings account

Found a deal today? Here's the place to share it.

Have a question that doesn't fit into any of the other threads? Here's the place to ask it.

I hope you have a fabulously frugal day! As I always say, it's your money, spend it wisely!


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  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 16, 2016

    soojmagooj and Stephanie - thank you for all the additional info on the apps. I just wish they ran more consistently on my phone.

  • TJ84 Feb 16, 2016

    Thanks Stephanie, I'll look for those videos.

  • senglish27529 Feb 16, 2016

    One more thought on the "short" videos for the SB mobile apps --

    Several of the apps, (incl. Sportly, MovieClips, Lifestyles, and IndyMusic; can't remember if it's on EntertaiNow or not) now have a "Short Clips" category. For those who used SBTV mobile when it first came out, these "Short Clips" are the old Comedy TV category. There are a few of those videos that are 20 seconds or less, which is much shorter than most of the regular videos on those apps. If you just watch the category through once, looking for the length, you'll be able to pick out a few to "favorite" to help you reach your daily maximum quicker.

    And while I'm still disappointed in the changes to the earning potential mobile apps, right this moment I'm sitting at 96 earned from 4 apps, and they're still going. Gotta love those bonuses! Just wish we could count on them....


  • soojmagooj Feb 16, 2016

    For the SB apps, I used these lists on reddit to find the shortest videos. Unfortunately, you can't search for the video titles in the apps, so you have to scroll through all the videos to find the ones you want (which can take quite a while), and the list is a year old, so not all the videos are available anymore. But, once you tag these videos as favorites, you can just run them daily.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 16, 2016

    FYI - regarding the Swagbucks recent changes - I e-mailed my SB contact today to share your frustrations and ask if there are any other new earning opportunities on the way (including the reinstatement of the elusive ncraves). We'll see what they say.

  • Faye Prosser -WRAL Smart Shopper Feb 16, 2016

    jdouglas13 - at this point we are not sure which areas will get the $10 off $75 coupon, but it is usually the Triad that gets it. We'll know for sure in the morning. :-) And I hope your head is feeling better soon.

    TJ84 - I don't have any favorites. I just run the movieclips until I get the 10 SB per day. I also run Watch videos while I am at the computer.

  • jdouglas13 Feb 16, 2016

    Ugh, sorry -- battling a wicked headache this morning, so my brain is like scrambled eggs. I forgot to mention that the HT ad with the coupon I referred to will be in Wednesday's newspaper.

  • jdouglas13 Feb 16, 2016

    On another note, I heard something about a coupon in the HT ad that will be in the N&O paper. I don't know if it will be only home delivery or if it will be in the newsstand version as well. There will be a $10/$75 coupon.

  • jdouglas13 Feb 16, 2016

    I haven't been able to access ncrave either. My go to is usually surveys, but it's been very difficult there lately as well. Very hit and miss. I used to get the monthly bonus for reaching my goal every day, but I can't even get a weekly one now.

    I'll have to check out the other apps you mentioned.

  • TJ84 Feb 16, 2016

    Does anyone have "favorites" saved on the, and apps that are not very long? I haven't been using those Apps for Swagbucks but since they reduced the amount of swagbucks you can earn on swagbucksTV, I thought I'd ask. If not, how are you earning swagbucks these days? I haven't had ncrave for quite some time. How about everyone else?