Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Alisha
In April 2012, we bought a new house. With moving came a lot of small expenses that you don’t usually think about when you move – specifically for us, new decorations, curtains, paint and some much needed yard work. While we have a budget amount for home furnishings, home improvement and yard work each year, we knew the amount we budgeted for these items was only enough for maintaining – not for starting from scratch.
So my husband and I decided to use Swagbucks for Amazon and PayPal gift cards to buy things we wanted for our new house instead of taking the money from savings.
We made a list of things we wanted to buy and fix, along with the prices, then put the items in order of priority. Anything that we could buy on Amazon at a good price, we added to our Amazon “wish list,” and everything else we bought by getting PayPal gift cards then transferred the money to our checking account. Over the last year, we have accomplished and/or bought the following:
• Wall decals
• Picture frames
• Wall Art
• Plants/Dirt/Mulch/Landscape Timbers
• Energy Efficient Lightbulbs
It has been fun to “save up” for, and buy items as the gift cards arrive, all while not impacting our yearly budget or savings. We know we could have simply taken the money from savings and done everything at once, but it was nice to keep the money in savings and slowly improve things around our house, room by room, yard area by yard area via Swagbucks instead.
Now that we’re done with most of our “to-do” list, we’re using Swagbucks to buy our daughter’s upcoming birthday presents (all are on a wish list at Amazon) as well purchasing household and toiletry items that we can’t find for free playing the “drugstore game.” Going forward, I’d love to be able to buy all gifts in 2014 using Swagbucks gift cards!
Alisha: Could you email me so I can send you your $50 Amazon gift card as a thank you? Thanks so much!