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Swagbucks Paid for Our New Kitchen Hardware

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Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Trisha:

I am a full time student and stay-at-home-mother to our busy three year old son. My husband is also a full-time student and in the Marine Corps Reserve. We are both twenty-three and have been married for five years.

Money is tight with both of us being full-time students, so if we want anything extra for ourselves or our home, we find different ways to earn money, like selling items we no longer use or by using Swagbucks.

I began using Swagbucks last year to help cut the costs of Christmas. After Christmas, I decided to save up to purchase Lowe’s gift cards so we could begin remodeling our kitchen and curb some of the costs. Lowe’s offers a 10 percent military discount so it helped stretch our gift cards a little further.

When my son would lay down for afternoon naps or fall asleep in the evenings, I would fill out surveys or special offers. My husband and I always use the toolbar to earn while searching the internet, and I made sure to fill out the daily polls and enter the special codes. I also downloaded the Swagbucks app so I could watch videos on my phone randomly during the day.

By devoting less than an hour each day, we were able to earn multiple gift cards. By May, we had enough Swagbucks saved up to buy 11 new brackets and handles for the kitchen cabinets that were freshly sanded and stained. The 11 new brackets and handles for our kitchen were $69.31 after our Lowe’s discounts and before taxes.

Being able to make the purchase with gift cards we got from Swagbucks was amazing, especially since hardware for our kitchen was the most expensive part of our cabinet redo. Going from navy blue cabinets to a nice wood with updated hardware really made our kitchen stand out. We are still saving up Swagbucks to buy nine more brackets and handles, after we finish adding a backsplash.

Swagbucks Paid For My Husband’s Wedding Ring

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Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Lydia:

My fiance and I were on the search for the perfect wedding rings. We went to a local jeweler and picked out a white gold wedding band for my husband.

The price tag was $500. My fiance did not care about the metal, and I didn’t like the look of the ring.

The search continued, and we looked in another jewelry store. The tungsten and titanium rings were around $150… however, my fiance turned to Amazon.com and found a similar ring for only $25!

I had been earning Swagbucks by using Swagbucks.com as my homepage and as my main search engine. I also earned a fair number of Swagbucks by watching Swagbucks tv on my iPod touch (I just mute the iPod and let it do its thing).
So with those Swagbucks, we easily had enough to completely pay for the $25 ring! I love the ring that he purchased, and also love that Swagbucks paid for everything! -Lydia
Note to Lydia: Could you email me? There wasn’t an email address submitted with your post and we want to make sure you get your $50 Amazon gift card.

Swagbucks Got My Business Started

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Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Elise who blogs at FrugalFarmWife.com:

I’ve enjoyed making soap for our own use as well as for gift-giving for quite some time. Recently however, I began toying with the idea of starting an artisan soap business.

There are a lot of this soap makers out there however, and we weren’t really sure how successful the venture might be. So unfortunately, we couldn’t justify taking money for start-up supplies out of our already meager budget.

The idea was firmly in my head though, and I just couldn’t let it go. It just seemed so logical for someone with extra goat milk on hand to make and sell goat milk soap!

For years, I’ve used Swagbucks for purchasing diapers, birthday gifts, and books, most of the time by exchanging them for Amazon.com gift cards. But recently, I’d been letting them pile up, not sure what to do with them.

So I started looking at supplies like lye and essential oils, and as it turns out, everything I needed could be found through Amazon.com! I got to work right away, exchanging Swagbucks for gift cards and ordering my supplies.

Thanks to Swagbucks, I now have a fledgling, profitable, soap-making business selling in artisan markets, and am working on opening my own etsy shop. I can honestly say that if it weren’t for Swagbucks, I’d still be collecting pennies for that first sodium hydroxide purchase.

Elise is a farmer’s wife and mom blogger who loves making things from scratch, living “off the land”, all things health and fitness, goat keeping, cloth diapers, and writing. You can read about her adventures at FrugalFarmWife.com.

Swagbucks Paid for our Carpet Cleaner

Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Lori:

I have been using Swagbucks for a few years now, but for much of that time, I wasn’t hardcore about it. I would watch a video here and there and get a few bucks a day for searching.

However, when I decided that I wanted to save up my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards to purchase a carpet cleaner, I decided to invest at least one hour a day into it, sometimes even more time at night when the kids were in bed.

Some of the fastest ways to earn Swagbucks were:

  • Complete Surveys – I would aim to complete one or two a day. Most surveys are worth at least 50 Swagbucks.
  • Swagbucks Mobile TV – I downloaded the app on my smartphone and would run the mobile tv until I reached my daily 50 points limit.
  • Watch Swagbucks TV – I would watch videos at night.
  • Print all coupons from coupons.com thru Swagbucks – you earn 10 bucks every time a coupon is redeemed.
  • Daily Meter Goal – Swagbucks has a reward program where you have a daily goal and if you meet that goal daily for a week, a month, etc, you earn an extra bonus. For example, if I met my daily goal 30 days in a row, I would earn a monthly bonus of 300-500 extra Swagbucks.

There are so many ways to earn on Swagbucks and with putting in an hour every day, it didn’t take me long to earn enough to pay for our brand-new carpet cleaner!

This year, I am saving up for Christmas — my goal is to not spend any money on Christmas gifts!

Have you saved up and purchased something using your Swagbucks? If so, you could get a $50 gift card just for sharing your Swagbucks success stories with MoneySavingMom.com readers!

Swagbucks Paid for our Google Nexus Tablet

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Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Laura:

I’m a stay-at-home mom to three precious, busy boys under age five. My husband works hard to provide financially for our family. He does not buy things for himself very often, so I really wanted to surprise him with something special last Christmas.

I knew that he would love to have a tablet, but there was no room for such a large purchase in our gift budget. I could not do any work outside of the home while caring for our boys, so I had to get creative.

I’ve enjoyed using Swagbucks for several years, but I normally just earned a small gift card every month for using the search engine and occasionally entering codes. My brother started using Swagbucks surveys, and he was raving about the ability to earn lots of extra Swagbucks through the program. Several months before Christmas, I decided to give it a try.

I completed surveys during naptime or while my husband and I were relaxing and watching television in the evenings. I chose to cash out my Swagbucks for Paypal deposits, and by Christmas, I had earned enough to purchase a 32 GB Google Nexus tablet from eBay!

My husband was completely surprised and thrilled with his gift. He is now active on Swagbucks, too, and he uses his tablet to complete surveys and earn extra gift cards and Paypal cash for our family.

Have you saved up and purchased something using your Swagbucks? If so, you could get a $50 gift card just for sharing your Swagbucks success stories with MoneySavingMom.com readers!

Note: Last month’s Swagbucks gift card winner was mdschlote — congratulations! You’ll be receiving your gift card from Swagbucks today.

Swagbucks Paid for Our Cloth Diapers

Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Carmen:

I have been an avid user of Swagbucks for the past four years, saving up my points and always cashing them in for Amazon gift cards. This perk came in handy recently as I saved my codes for a couple of months (cashing in enough each month to get the $25 of Amazon gift cards) to purchase a cloth-diaper stash for my now-newborn daughter.

I’d always known that I wanted to cloth-diaper my children, and after doing a lot of research before she was born, I found all the essentials could be found on Amazon.com. I picked out six diaper covers (Thirsties brand) and two dozen high-quality, unbleached prefolds.

On Amazon you can make a baby registry and once your due date draws near, they email you a code to get 10% off any remaining items on your registry. That discount alone made for a great deal, but since I’d saved up my Swagbucks, the deal only got sweeter. I was able to get my daughter’s cloth diapers (and some cloth-diaper friendly laundry detergent, too!) for absolutely nothing out of pocket!

It took a couple of months to save up enough of the codes to cash them all in, but it was worth the wait because now I don’t have the dreaded cost of disposable diapers. (Not to mention my daughter sure looks cute in the cloth diapers!) All it took was simply switching my search engine!

Carmen is a brand-new mom to three-month-old Claire. She blogs about these early days of parenthood (turns out it’s a lot harder than it looks!), her faith, marriage and more at Life Blessons.

Have you saved up and purchased something using your Swagbucks? If so, you could get a $50 gift card just for sharing your Swagbucks success stories with MoneySavingMom.com readers!