Swagbucks Paid for My Daughter’s School Supplies

Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Meredith:

I had signed up for Swagbucks last Christmas, but I didn’t use it at all. I thought it was going to take up too much time and didn’t give it much thought.

I had 100 Swagbucks sitting in the account until July 1st, this year. Then it happened… we got the fliers for school supplies. My daughter is starting Kindergarten this year, and even though we are stable enough to buy her the items she will need, I hadn’t been planning on anything much beyond glue sticks and crayons!

Since my husband and I are big Amazon shoppers, we have been playing an Amazon “game” for years now. With our cash envelope system, we have a rule — when you pay, you can’t use coins. So if an item is $2.01, you have to pay with $3.00. The $0.99 goes into a jar and is changed out at the Coinstar for an even-exchange Amazon gift card (this works for us considering our bank will not accept loose coins in bulk.)

So when I got my daughter’s school supply list, my first instinct was to check our change jar. However, I was disappointed to find only about $15.00 in there. I wanted to be able to purchase items that would last for several years… so I figured I would go back on Swagbucks and give it a try.

The first week, I didn’t do much; just the NOSO, Daily Poll, and searches. However, after that first week, I started with surveys and explored more. I was easily meeting my daily goal which gave me even more Swagbucks.

Here are some things that gave me a lot of Swagbucks: Jun Vidoes, Encrave, Games (Up to 10 Swagbucks per day on free play), Surveys in the Dashboard, Surveys in Special offers, and searching.

Within three short weeks, I had made enough, along with my $15.00 in the Amazon fund, to buy my daughter a new Jansport backpack, a new lunchbox, and a new water bottle (she got to pick them out).

So now, thanks to MoneySavingMom.com, I am a faithful Swagbucks user! I can also say that I have $15 dollars in my Amazon account left over to go toward my next purchase — Christmas gifts!

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  1. aimes says

    Don’t forget to go through Swagbucks or Ebates (they pay ca$h) when using those gift cards for a double whammy!

  2. Angie says

    OK, I’m clearly not using Swagbucks to its fullest advantage. Here’s my uninformed question: I know how to use my Swagbucks search bar but I have no idea how to access the other strategies mentioned in this blog: surveys, videos, encrave, etc. Is there a site that explains all of this simply?

  3. Shauna says

    Can anyone help me understand what Jun Videos are? I read through Crystal’s post on 15 ways to earn more swagbucks but didn’t see anything about it. I am new to swagbucks and I am trying to earn the most points a day I can.

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