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Swagbucks Helped Pay for our Emergency Preparedness Supplies

Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Nora

Both my husband and I are originally from an area of the country that is not prone to tornadoes, so when we moved to the Midwest, we had no idea what we were in for.

As tornadoes kept hitting close to where we live, we became more aware of items that we needed to have on hand. Being on a tight budget meant that we couldn’t afford things that could very well save our lives in the event of a tornado.

At the time, I had just started using Swagbucks, I decided to redeem my Swagbucks for Amazon gift cards so that I could “buy” very important emergency supplies. It was easy to earn Swagbucks just by switching my standard search engine to Swagbucks, taking the daily poll, and by inviting my friends to join in, too.

Pretty soon, we were able to make our first big purchase — a NOAA weather radio. Since then, we have also purchased a solar lanter, hand crank radio/flashlight, first aid supplies, and more!

We still have a long way to go when it comes to being prepared; however, I am thankful for Swagbucks helping us to get there! -Nora

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  • Liz says:

    I love using swagbucks to earn gift cards, but I seem to be getting a lot of viruses on my computer while earning. Does anyone else have this problem? Thanks!

    • Yes.

      I also got malware and I was told it was directly from Swagbucks. As much as I loved the benefit of the gift cards, no more Swagbucks for me. The malware totally destroyed my laptop (which I needed for work). It’s not worth it anymore.


    • Busy Mama says:

      I have not had any problem at all, and I’ve been using Swagbucks for about three years.

    • Sarah says:

      Yep. My husband has had to clean out our computer so many times because of it. It happened the first time 2 years ago or so, and again a couple months ago. Liked using it, but don’t miss the viruses and malware.

    • MSM Team says:

      Out of curiosity, what browser were you using when this happened? I’d be interested in discovering if this is some sort of problem in one or two particular browsers since some people run into problems but others don’t.


  • Matti says:

    Yes! Me too! And when I upgraded my security software it started blocking swagbucks links all the time, as confirmed malicious sites. Otherwise, I loved it!

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