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Swagbucks Paid for My Husband’s EMT Course

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Today’s Swagbucks success story is from Elizabeth:

I was the PTO President, my son was in second grade, and my husband worked full-time. We were already busy when my husband applied for a local EMT class — and got accepted!

That led me to panic a little. I worked as a substitute and he worked full-time — we had no idea how we would make everything work financially, but we were sure we could figure it out.

I have been using Swagbucks for some time now — usually to get gifts or things for our son with just pennies on the dollar using Amazon gift cards. However, when my husband got accepted to the EMT program, my new goal was to earn as many Swagbucks as possible before his first class started.

After his first class he came home with a lot of homework, a list of things he needed, and a smile that could brighten anyone’s day. I took his list of things he needed, and worked extra hard – just about every waking minute I wasn’t doing something, I was earning Swagbucks.

I was averaging about 200 a day — which was more than I had ever earned at the time. I was able to get enough Amazon gift cards to purchase my husband’s blood pressure cuff, stethoscope, first responder pants, and a pen light (totaling $200) and I spent nothing out of pocket!

It was all paid for using Swagbucks!

Here is a list of things I did to earn the Swagbucks:

The Daily Poll: these are only worth 1 point but if there are 30 days in a month, that’s 30 points!
Surveys: sometimes you get a bunch and others you don’t get any at all
Special Offers: I never did any that cost money but the little ones for a 1 Swagbuck or more always worked well for me
SwagTV: I played it on my phone and on the iPad (on their website they have the “watch” button and I would do that as much as I could. My son loves the animal videos)

A year later, my husband has now passed the class, and is working on two different departments. He really loves helping people, and I am happy I was able to get the items he needed with nothing spent out of pocket!

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3 Comments

  • Jodi says:

    Great job! I always do the NOSO, skipping every offer. It takes less than a minute to earn 2 Swagbucks daily. I don’t watch SB tv as much as I could, but for me an easy way to do it is to charge my IPod while I am in the shower and as I get ready for the day, just letting it play.

  • Mylynda says:

    I have been a paramedic for 18 years. It blesses my heart to hear about newcomers who work hard to get their EMT licenses. Great job on finding a unique way to earn the money for those supplies! God bless you for supporting your husband’s career. May he never forget how he feels about helping people in the first years of his career.

  • Gina says:

    This encouraged me. I tried a couple of times but i didn’t really seem to making hardly any points so I wondered if it was really for real. I am definitely going to give it another try!

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