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Here, you'll find all things you NEED to know to get the best approval rates!

This section will be updated regularly to ensure that you always have all up to date information to achieve the best possible approval rates on your offers. Please check back often for additional tips.


Most important

Clean your cookies after each offer you complete
Check your email after completing the offer and respond to any email confirmations
Complete every offer only once (except offers that have a retry function)
Make sure to also have your Internet browser set to allow all cookies/trust all cookies


Path Offers

Try to complete offers within the path. By doing so, the advertiser will make some money and be more happy to give you credit for your work
Use a unique email for every offer
Select YES to TWO or more offers in the registration process
You must make sure that you complete the ENTIRE survey to the very end
Click any bonus offers if available


Entering Information

Always enter accurate information
No Robo-form (or auto-fill programs)
Take your time while completing the offer
View additional pages
Only complete each offer ONCE unless it is labeled Daily.


Insurance

Check your browser
Enable cookies
Enable third-party cookies
Clean cookies
Take your time while completing the offer
Take your time between completing offers
Limit the offers you complete each day
Turn off pop-up blockers
No proxies
Additional Updates and Information


How to Complete

Don't complete multiple offers from the same group
Don't complete lots of offers in one sitting
CLAIM your offer
Spread your offers out
Activate links, read emails, answer calls
Create a new email address


Trial & Paid Offers

Don't use prepaid cards
Don't cancel right away
Make sure advertisers can reach you on the phone
Only do trials or paid offers that you seriously find interesting
Make sure you have sufficient credit to pay for the trial or paid offer
Make sure you enter the correct information
Only use a Credit Card
Never pay with a gift card, ever
Billing and shipping zip codes MUST match
Land-line and Cellphone numbers. No online phone numbers
Confirm, Confirm, Confirm
All Information must be correct; No Errors
Never use temporary/invalid email addresses


Entering Information

Always enter up to date, complete information. Any fake information will result in no credit.

Do not use Robo-form (Or any program that automatically enters your information) as this greatly decreases your chance of approval. If you use Robo-form (or any application like it) your approval rates will SUFFER.

Take your time, read over and double check all information before moving onto the next page, or submitting your form. The extra time will help to show the advertiser you are actually viewing everything they wish you to view.

View as many pages as you can, even after you have completed the offer description. Continue to view some additional ads and pages as this can help show the advertiser that you are interested which will make them more likely to credit you.

Complete each offer only ONCE. This means through our site, as well as any other site you may be apart of. For example, if you complete an offer on PointsBuy then you go to a different website and complete the same offer again, you may lose your original credit on PointsBuy and you probably will not receive credit on your newest completion.


Insurance

The best browser to use is Firefox, the second best is Internet Explorer. Browsers that aren't as good for completing offers include AOL and Netscape. Another thing to note, while IE is a fine browser to use, IE 8.0 is NOT.

More information regarding browser usage:

Firefox has the HIGHEST approval rating at 55.53% Opera comes next with 53.22% Safari comes with a 49.39% approval rating IE 7.0 comes in at 47.83% IE 6.0 comes in at 46.25% Other IE browsers come in at the least with 44.49%

Cookies are the MAIN way that offers are tracked. If you do not have cookies, you will not be credited for your time in the offers.

We HIGHLY recommend using Firefox web browsers while completing offers so that you can achieve the highest approval rate possible.

Please make sure that ALL cookies are enabled in your browser as well as any firewalls being set to allow ALL cookies.

Be sure to enable your cookies. You can do this by going to Tools, Options or Tools, Internet Options and then selecting to enable cookies (Or changing your security on cookies to allow more to be accepted).

You must clear cookies right after completing (And marking as completed) your offer. This helps ensure that you do not have cookies that stay longer than needed.



How to turn on cookies

In Internet Explorer:

Open Internet Explorer, go to Tools, Internet Options and then on the new window that opens click Privacy Tab. Look for 'Settings' and slide that bar to Accept All Cookies.

In Firefox:

Open Firefox, click Tools then Options. In that new window please find Privacy, then Cookies and make sure the Accept cookies from sites box has a check in it as well as Accept third-party cookies. Also, make sure 'Keep Until' is followed by 'they expire'.

Take your time! The longer you take to fill out a survey, the more chance you have of it approving. A good way to gauge your time is to read the pages, the questions, the answers, etc. View the ads and do your offers leisurely. This shows the advertiser that you are interested in not only the reward you are receiving for completing the offer, but also for the offer that you are completing.

Take your time between offers. If you rush, it's very unlikely they will credit.

Limit the offers you complete each day. Doing too many offers in a day will reduce your approval rate

Turn off your pop-up blockers! This also helps while completing offers.

Don't use anti-virus or firewalls while completing offers. Sometimes this can be problematic for multiple reasons, including a proxy issue that may come up with your membership on Pointsbuy.

Proxies should never be used. Advertisers don't like them, and Pointsbuy doesn't allow them.



How To Complete

Do not complete multiple offers from the same group. This is especially true for free offers. Completing multiple offers in one day, or even in a couple consecutive days may result in poor credit approval.

Don't complete a lot of offers in one sitting. A great amount to complete in any one day is about 5 offers. You can try up to 10 while still receiving alright credit approval. The fewer you do daily, the more chances they will credit.

Claim your offers. Claim! We cannot credit you if you don't claim your offer. You should try to get in the habit of completing an offer, marking it as completed, then clearing your cookies.

Spread your offers out, take your time doing an offer. Give a little bit of time before completing the next offer. 5 minutes in between offers is a great time to give.

Most advertisers will NOT credit you unless you confirm their contact. This can be an email that they send you. If it is, please be sure to click the link so that they know you have received their contact.

This can be by phone, please answer and listen to their call. If they receive a voice-mail they may not credit you with points. They usually just want to welcome you to whatever you have signed up for.

You MUST submit a UNIQUE email address to each offer completed. Using the same email multiple times could cause offers not to credit as regularly if at all.


Information on Silver, Gold, Platinum offers (2,2,2's)

You must complete the entire survey. You will have to answer YES to at least two of the offers during the sign up of the offer. Once you have completed the registration you will be required to click at least one bonus offer (where offered).

The more offers within the survey that you sign up for (or opt-in to), the higher your chances will be to get the offer to credited. This is a VERY important tip and something to remember when completing any offer.


Trial Offers

Never use prepay credit cards or gift cards. Most advertisers won't allow you to use them and will be declined right away. Other advertisers may end up denying your credit later if you do use a prepay.

Don't sign up then cancel right away. Advertisers will see that you didn't give their service or product a fair try and will be less inclined to credit you. Only sign up for things you really want to try, and give it an honest shot. Most trials have at-least a 7 day grace period where you can cancel without being charged. Use that time to try the product or service.

Make sure advertisers can reach you on the phone, otherwise a lot of trials won't approve, or will be reversed afterwards. Advertisers confirm by phone if you are a serious potential customer with serious interest.

Only do trials or paid offers that you seriously find interesting. If you only do a trial or paid offer for the incentive, it's very likely the offer will be reversed or not even credit.

Correct information isn't just a big thing to remember for credit, but also for correspondence with your trial. Double check to make sure all information is correct before submitting your page.

When completing trial offers always try to use a credit card (Not a Debit Card). Some advertisers will NOT approve offers completed using debit cards.


Never use a gift card to complete an offer. Gift cards are blacklisted for most advertisers. While you may get your trial, you will not receive credit if you have used a gift card for payment.

Use the credit card corresponding with where you live. For the best results, try to use the credit card that has the same address as your current house. The closer the zip code on your credit card is, the higher your chance of approval.

When completing trial offers you MUST use a Land-line, or mobile phone number. Using Brring, Grand Central, and other online phone service numbers will not work.

Confirm! If you receive an email from the trial you've just completed, read it. Click the links. Activate the account/service. If you receive a phone call, answer it.

Enter all information correctly. Messing up on your order form could result in non tracking issues and even in not receiving the item.

Use an email address you have complete access to. Don't sign up with a fake email address, or a temporary inbox.
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