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Swagbucks is Here to Help – DSimms72

Posted by on Tue, June 25th, 2013 at 9:00 am

Here at Swagbucks, we pride ourselves on the ability to help our members.  Whether it’s using Swagbucks to save money on groceries, pay your bills, get your holiday shopping done, or just kill your boredom, we are happy to assist you in any way we can.  We love hearing from our Swaggernauts as they express their gratitude to us, because it reinforces why we are here in the first place.  Here is a wonderful testimonial sent in by one of our Swaggernauts, DSimms72:

I am a new member to Swagbucks.  I joined one late night on February 28th, 2013, after not being able to sleep once again.  I started searching for work at home jobs as I have done this kind of work in the past. This is when I stumbled upon the Swagbucks website.

Here’s my story.

My husband and I had to relocate to a new town a few years ago as jobs in the city that we were in were hard to come by as he is a miner and the mines were all on strike or lay offs.  Doing this with 4 kids is not the easiest thing in the world.  After finally settling in to our new home, things were looking up for once in a very long time. I was back to work full time and so was he. Finally we were getting some order back in our lives.

A year almost to the date of us moving and finally getting back on our feet, my husband was in a car accident. He was a back passenger in a car that was cut off by a logging truck.  The transport pulled right out in front of them and there was nothing or nowhere for the guys in the car of which he was a back passenger of to go.  They all made it out alive and I am thankful for that every single day.  Unfortunately for my husband he was the only one that was seriously injured.  The accident broke the clavicle that attaches the shoulder to the collar bone.  He had surgery and they had to put in a metal plate to reattach his shoulder to his collar bone.  A year later and he is still not able to return to his job as a miner and may never have that chance to go back.

After all of this happening was a huge hit on our income.  Needless to say that after requiring to take full care of him and still work full time was no easy task for me, but we made it through the worse part of it.  The only downfall is that I got sick from all the stress and physical labour and was just diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and it has taken me away from my former job all together.

Last year was harsh for us and the kids.  Although they were so good about trying to understand that we could not afford anything other than keeping a roof over our heads and food in our stomachs, you could still see the disappointment in their faces when Christmas and birthdays came around and there were no gifts.  This had to be one of the hardest things ever for my husband and I to see.

Thanks to finding Swagbucks this year, we have been able to provide them with much deserved presents for their birthdays and Christmas that is coming this year.  Seeing their faces light up when they had a gift to open on their birthdays was the best gift that any parent could ask for.

Thanks Swagbucks for being there for people like us that are trying our best to do what we can when we can and helping us be able to afford the gifts for them and our family that we never could have done without Swagbucks

What an incredible and touching story, DSimms72, thank you so much for sharing it with us.  Here’s to many more years of rewarding Swaggin’!

If you want to share your story, e-mail us at Contests@Swagbucks.com.  If we share your story in the blog, we’ll hook you up with 500 Swag Bucks!  Be sure to include your Swag Name, as well as a picture of yourself you wouldn’t mind sharing with the community.

We’re looking forward to hearing from all of you.  Happy Swaggin’!

Week in Review – June 23, 2013

Posted by on Sun, June 23rd, 2013 at 11:00 am
Well that’s another week of Swaggin’ in the books! On Monday TSG reminded us of all the different places to find Surveys throughout Swagbucks, and even some that come directly to your email.  This is truly valuable information since completed surveys can quickly boost the Daily Goal Meter.  If you need a refresher course click ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself – Ocean in a Bottle

Posted by on Sat, June 22nd, 2013 at 11:00 am
Summer is here, the kids are out of school and now it is time to keep them entertained! I found a video of a fun project for the wee ones that you can do at home: Making an Ocean in a Bottle. There are only 4 items needed: – empty water bottle – water – ... Read More »

And The Winner Is…

Posted by on Thu, June 20th, 2013 at 9:00 am
Well, Swaggernauts, it’s been a wonderful run, but all good things must come to an end.  The 2nd Annual Dads. Vs. Grads Team Challenge came to a close last night after a grueling battle and impressive fight by both teams.  But, in the end, only one team can win….   Congratulations, Team Dads! A wonderful effort by ... Read More »

4X Swag Bucks At QVC!

Posted by on Wed, June 19th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Who’s ready for Summer?  Better yet, who’s ready for Summer shopping?  Because, let’s face it, you can’t truly enjoy the Summer without all of your favorite Summer essentials: new flip flops, beach tote, swimsuit, sun hat, smoothie maker, etc.  Lucky for you, QVC at Shop & Earn is currently offering QUADRUPLE SWAG BUCKS per dollar ... Read More »

Swagbucks Is Here To Help – KatandtheCode

Posted by on Tue, June 18th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Here at Swagbucks, we pride ourselves on the ability to help our users.  Whether it’s using Swagbucks to save money on groceries, pay your bills, get your holiday shopping done, or just kill your boredom, we are happy to assist you in any way we can.  We love hearing from our Swaggernauts as they express ... Read More »

Week in Review – June 16, 2013

Posted by on Sun, June 16th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Happy Father’s Day! It’s time for another Week in Review where we discuss the events and fun things that we do a 4th-grade teacher wrote a blog Monday and we were happy to have her here to share her helpful gift ideas for the end of the school year Tuesday was the last day to ... Read More »

Father’s Day Mancakes

Posted by on Sat, June 15th, 2013 at 11:00 am
Tomorrow is Father’s Day, and what better way to wake Dad up on Father’s Day than with Mancake Pancakes?  These pancakes, which I found the recipe for on AllRecipes.com, have enough sugar in them to show him how sweet you think he is, enough meat in them to keep him satisfied, and even enough beer ... Read More »

Friday Funny – Father’s Day

Posted by on Fri, June 14th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
So it’s almost Father’s Day, and you can bet the golf courses will be filled this weekend, the grills will be heating up, and thousands of tie boxes will be opened.  As we prepare for a relaxing, dad-devoted weekend, enjoy some entertaining photos of dads in action for this week’s FridayFunny.         ... Read More »

Earn Points For Your Team!

Posted by on Thu, June 13th, 2013 at 2:00 pm
How is everyone enjoying the 2nd Annual Dads vs. Grads Team Challenge, so far?  It’s a very close race and it’s anyone’s game!  Remember, from now until June 19th, you can earn points for your team by Searching, watching SBTV and SBTV Mobile (both iPhone and Android apps), taking Surveys, and completing Special Offers.  Today, I’m here with some great ways that you can ... Read More »