Saturday, 25 March 2017

Swagbucks - paying Mastercard into Paypal to make more of your Swagbucks

If you're a Swagbucks member, you'll know that at the time of writing it costs 800 swagbucks to get a £5 Paypal voucher. However, due to the current sale, it only costs 700 swagbucks to get a £5 virtual Mastercard.

So it makes sense to get a Mastercard, right? But what do do if you want to put the money in your Paypal account? Well thankfully, it's easy :)

Once your Mastercard details come through from Swagbucks, you'll need to verify it with your name and address.

Once you've done that you'll be given the details of the card (I've covered my details up in the pic below)

Now, to add this to your Paypal account you'll need:

1) A Paypal account
2) An email address that is different to your Paypal email address

You can set up a second email address through Gmail or something quite easily.

Now, log into your Paypal account and find 'Request Money' - depending on whether you have on older or newer, personal or business Paypal account will depend on where you find this.

Mine is in Money --> Send or Request Money:

Then click on request money from a friend or customer (or similar):

On the next screen input your second email address and the amount you want to request.

Log out of Paypal.

Now, go to your second email account and pick up the email that will have been sent:

Open up the email and click on Pay Now:

Now, and this is the important bit - DO NOT LOG IN TO YOUR PAYPAL ACCOUNT!

Click on 'Pay without a Paypal Account'

This will take you to a screen where you can choose to pay via credit / debit card - input your Mastercard details and pay the request.

Upon logging back in to your Paypal account, you should now see your payment:

Note that there is a fee of 37p per five pounds (if anyone knows a way around this please let me know) but, bearing in mind you've saved 100 swagbucks which is about £90p, you're still a few pence up :)

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  1. I was really looking forward to trying this but for some reason the "Pay without a Paypal Account' is not showing ip for me.Any idea why?I would really appreciate your help.

    1. Are you using a completely different email address that doesn't have a paypal account attached to it?

    2. Yes I am ,I created a new email especially for it.Is it still working for you?

    3. Still works for me, are you logged out of the original Paypal account? Have you posted your question in our FB group as others may be able to help

    4. This can sometimes happen if you have cookies saved, I think. Try using a brand new browser (I had to request the money in Chrome then use Edge to pay)

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