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Swagbucks Paid for our Google Nexus Tablet


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.

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  1. nicole says

    I bought two Google Nexus 7’s for my kids for xmas using swagbucks. I cashed them in for walmart gift certs, bought through the shop & earn link & earned swagbucks for my purchase made w/ a swagbucks giftcard.

  2. Susan says

    Congratulations! I’m glad there’s someone out there who benefit from the surveys. I’m lucky if I qualify for one every three months. :( I usually just get the 1 Swagbuck thank you for trying.

    • says

      Have you signed up to get surveys by email? They now have a new program where targeted surveys can be sent to your email. I don’t qualify for all of them and I’ve noticed that the quotas are met quickly, but I have earned some swagbucks this way.

  3. Melissa B says

    I like hearing these stories. I’ve had a Swagbucks account for years, but I’ve just started to get more serious about it in the past month or so. The surveys do help rack up Swagbucks quickly. I earned over $100 of Amazon cards in June. I haven’t completely decided yet what I’m saving up for. I’ve been thinking about an iPad, because I would use it for multiple purposes and my kids could use it to play educational games.

    I will also say, if you’ve tried Swagbucks in the past and were frustrated because it was hard to find things to do to earn Swagbucks, there are a lot more options available now. It is almost impossible to get completely “stuck” now and have nothing you can do to earn more points. Also, I’ve been successfully qualifying for a lot more surveys than I used to (say, a couple of years ago), which is nice, because surveys really are about the quickest way to get lots of Swagbucks.

        • Liz says

          I’ve actually started to qualify more often. It’s hard to qualify when you’re frugal lol. They ask about going out and have you bought this and that. I had a fun one about advertisements.

  4. says

    LOVE IT! I once paid cash for a kindle for my hubby for Christmas and then signed over to him in a card my entire next years Swagbuck earnings in the form of Amazon cards that he could use to buy books for himself. He loved it!

  5. Angela says

    I used SwagBucks to pay for my kids Christmas! We are on an extremely tight budget and though I try and set money aside for Christmas gifts, it often has to go for other things. 2 years ago I used Amazon credit from SwagBucks to get all my girls gifts. The only thing I bought out of pocket was stocking stuffers (and the Dollar store helped with that!)

  6. Chris says

    I’m surprised at the people that make so much money off of Swagbucks. I tried the survey section today, and I noticed that it’s run by Surveyhead, who I never have great experience with. I tried to take a 20 minute (80 swagbuck) survey, and after a few minutes, I was told I didn’t qualify, so I only got 1 swagbuck. I then took a profile survey for 3 swagbucks that took way longer than I thought it would, maybe 10 mins. What is the secret to taking big swagbucks surveys??

  7. Carrie says

    I love earning swagbucks! I don’t stress over how many I earn each day and don’t often meet my daily goal. But if I see I’m close to the goal, I’ll do a little extra before turning off the computer for the night. My favorite way to earn is by watching the videos. I let them play in the background while I’m doing other stuff. What a way to multi-task!

    I have used some of my swagbucks for restaurant gift cards to have an inexpensive date night with my hubby. I am currently using them for Amazon gift cards. I am pregnant with my first child and wanting to do cloth diapering. I am using the Amazon cards to buy cloth diapers and accessories. I average enough swagbucks each month for one or two cloth diapers. Woohoo!

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