Swagbucks Paid for My Camera

Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Melissa:

One of my favorite hobbies is taking pictures and scrapbooking. I have always wanted a nice digital camera that was a step up from a point and shoot, but I couldn’t afford a new one right away. I decided I would save up my Swagbucks to buy a camera on Amazon.

After a lot of research (I knew I wanted one that was less than $200, had a good zoom, and used a lithium battery), I found the camera I wanted to buy, took note of the price, and set my goal!

I do not spend hours upon hours on my computer a day, but I try to always earn some Swagbucks by doing the daily poll (1 swagbuck), NOSO (2 swagbucks) and through the toolbar (1 swagbuck). I do this daily right before I do anything else on the computer and it takes less than 3 minutes! Because of that, I earn a minimum of 4 Swagbucks a day.

I have also found if I search 4 or 5 times within 20 minutes that I’ll often get awarded anywhere from 6-15 Swagbucks (once I earned 25 with one search!) In addition, sometimes when I am just browsing the web, I will pull up SBTV and watch something in the background. This earns me 3 Swagbucks for every 10 videos I watch.

I didn’t get my camera as soon as I wanted one, but I think that patience is one of the many traits of being frugal! If you earn just 15 Swagbucks a day, you can get a $5 Amazon gift card every month! Swagbucks hasn’t made me rich, but it has let me spoil myself every once in a while. :)

Now I get to enjoy taking pictures on my nice NEW camera that Swagbucks paid for!

Melissa: Could you email me? We don’t have your email address on file and want to make sure we send you your $50 Amazon gift card as a thank you for submitting your story!

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  1. sona says

    PLease again, I got a reminder for SB that had MSM;s name in the reminder (in my gmail acct). I have tried to earn the 3 for watching the videos more than once, but not once have the points been added . It is clearly a waste of time if it doesnt happen. I have written to SB twice……still waiting for an answer. It shows across the top the little balls that fill with color everytime you watch and I get the full 10, but nothing happens after that. Any help would be appreciated.

    • says

      I’m so sorry you’re having issues with Swagbucks. If you can shoot me an email through my contact form with the issues you’re having, I’ll forward it onto Swagbucks for you and hopefully they can help you out.

      • sona says

        Crystal thank you, they did “give” me a few points for the trouble, however tried it again this morning and nothing happens. It says I won 3 points and ask me to type in the 3 letters so they know I am not a machine which I do, but nothing shows up. When I do the poll of the day, the point given registers immediately. So I am buffaloed.

        • says

          It usually takes a bit for the points to show up, I think. But I’d keep dialoguing with them about it until you can get to the bottom of the issue. So sorry for the troubles you’re experiencing, but I know they will do their best to help you out!

  2. says

    I like how you mentioned that you are able to earn 15 swagbucks a day to earn an Aamzon gift card a month. I have never been able to earn more than a few giftcards a year and I appreciate how you shared that you are using it.

  3. Judith says

    I’m on the one-Amazon-card-a-month plan, also. :) Is there any way to save my giftcards for a big purchase like this? Amazon automatically uses them on my next purchase.

    • says

      Just leave them in your swagbucks account until you are ready to use them. Swagbucks has never deleted my gift cards while I let them build up to $25 or more.

    • Kristen says

      I’ve always been able to determine whether or not to use my Amazon giftcards on the current purchase or not. I don’t know if it’s a setting in your account settings or if there was a box on the checkout page. You might want to contact Amazon to ask them about it.

  4. Sandy B says

    Swagbuck has a new offer opportunity through encrave. You an earn up to 50 swagbucks a day just watching the videos or clicking through articles. I’ve been using it for almost a month and I have been meeting my goal every day! There are also bonuses for meeting goals; I have never earned so many swagbucks. I will often keep my computer open next to the kitchen counter while I’m cooking and have the videos or swagbucks TV running. Every minute I just click to the next segment.

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