How Swagbucks Works For Me – mommykuehn

Today we’d like to introduce you to mommykuehn, from Center Moriches, NY.  Read below and find out how she was able to locate a long lost family member, using the Swagbucks Search function!

Dear Swagbucks Crew,

How can I ever thank you for giving me and my daughters the greatest gift – finding Uncle Gary Hollins Sr.  I had been trying to find him for the longest time (17 years), and gave up for the past year. Our daughter Emily has a chronic stomach ailment and has been in and out of medical facilities, that has kept me busy! Emily is my miracle baby! Three years ago they gave her 3 hours to live and by the amazing grace of god she made it.

I had told her about Uncle Gary and she said, “Mommy go on Swagbucks and search for him and maybe you will win Swag Bucks too!” Oh my gosh I never thought of that! So I did.  No Swag Bucks, but I didn’t care because on the first search it showed him on Facebook! I decided only for that reason would I sign up on Facebook and I sent a friend request to him! Immediately he accepted.  He gave me his cell number and asked me to call him! Thanks to Swagbucks Uncle Gary now knows about Emily and Holly and my husband.

This was also for personal reasons as well, as I had 3 cancer surgeries with the most recent being 3 years ago.  I was so afraid of what was going to happen to me and didn’t want to regret not ever talking or seeing Uncle Gary.  We will be making plans to get together real soon. If I win the Swag Bucks it would help me as I am in debt from mine and Emily’s medical co-pays and medicines! My husband is unemployed and I work part-time as both kids are special needs, so I need to be here for them.  I would try and get a gift card which would also put gas in the huge van I have and get supplies from Walmart for Emily. Swagbucks has me in tears from joy right now because I never ever thought doing a search on Swagbucks would lead me to the coolest Uncle Gary on this planet!

I really don’t think I could ever really thank you properly for what you have given me and my family! Attached is a photo of Emily and I on the 5th grade field trip to the Liberty Science Center in NJ.  Amazingly she made it 98% of the trip without a tummy spasm.  She passed out from pain on my lap on bus on the way home, but for a short while Emily had a carefree day and the following night at the 5th grade luau! I call her my little Emily-bean! Thanking you all for everything and thanking you in advance for your consideration of my story that you made a happy ending too!

Valerie aka Shortie Emily-bean and Holly-bear! I hope we win, actually we already did – we have Gare Bear back!

Thank you, mommykuehn, for sharing this heartwarming story with us.  We’re so happy that you were able to find Uncle Gary (we’d love to see a picture of him, too!) via Swagbucks.  We wish you and your family all the best and good health!

If you would like to share your story of how Swagbucks has helped you and your family, send it to  Don’t forget to include your Swag Name and a picture.  If we feature your story you will be awarded 500 Swag Bucks!