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How Swagbucks Works For Me – ErnestSewell

Posted by on Wed, May 7th, 2014 at 1:00 pm

Cue the GEICO camel commerical.  It’s hump day, WHAT, WHAT??!?!?!?!  Today, we’d like you to meet ErnestSewell from Rensselaer, NY.  Read about he’s sleeping easier now, all thanks to Swagbucks.

My cousin got me to sign up for Swagbucks in October 2012, and at first I didn’t quite get it. There’s so many things to do, that I couldn’t wrap my brain around it. Frankly, I forgot about Swagbucks for almost a year. Then she reminded me about it again. She was posting pics of $150 worth of groceries, and paying $8 for it. I thought, well I should get back on the Swagbucks train, and I did. Sometime later in 2013, I found my groove, and started laying into Swagbucks.

I started learning about Encrave, and surveys, and coupons, and Swagcodes, and the endless ways to earn Swagbucks. I learned about the Daily and Total goals each day, and then Accelerator (which really put the cap on my story below). I run a couple of blogs online, and put up a simple Swagbucks logo with a referral link. The more I blogged about getting free things at Target, or Best Buy, or wherever, people starting flocking to it, boosting my Swagbuck referrals even more. I grabbed a few Target cards here and there, and got myself a juicer. But I had bigger plans.

At 46, I’ve never owned a brand new bed in my life. Always had a 2nd hand mattress, and for the most part it’s been fine. But in the past few months, my mattress, which is older than dirt, was finally giving away to the brawn of being a guy. I have intermittent back pain anyway, but it was getting worse. It was tough to get up and move most days, although eventually I was fine. But who wants to wake up in pain? Sleep is supposed to be recuperative, not debilitating. I shopped and shopped and shopped and then shopped some more, for a new mattress. I started eyeballing memory foam mattresses. I soon learned that I didn’t need to save thousands of dollars for a good mattress. (Why pay for a name, when a small company can offer the same quality?) I narrowed my Amazon search for a few memory foam mattresses. Even found a few made in the USA. I read reviews, I went to mattress stores in my area and compared features and prices.

On April 16, 2014, I had enough money in my Amazon account to make the purchase. I was a bit nervous making such a huge purchase like that online, but I knew I’d done my research, and felt confident in clicking “Confirm Order”. I ordered an 11″ memory foam mattress with a gel topper, in a natural bamboo cover, made in the USA. On April 28, FedEx rang my doorbell, and I was like a kid in a candy store! The mattress comes shrink wrapped and is about 3″ thick. You have to open it up and let it expand. The picture here shows it about 80% expanded. My first night’s sleep on it was AMAZING! I still had some back pain the next morning, but I realize sleeping on a memory foam is new territory. I don’t need all those extra body pillows, etc. Just laying on the mattress, with a good pillow, is enough. I did sleep better though, toss and turned much less, woke up less throughout the night, and felt 100% better the next morning. I can’t wait to get to bed tonight to try it again.

I can’t thank Swagbucks enough. You’ve saved a dude’s back, and given him some great sleep again. And no one likes a big, crankly dude, do they?

Thanks for sharing this story!  We’re glad you’re back and that your back is back to being its normal back.  And now I’m sleepy.

If you would like to share your story please send it to contests@swagbucks.com (include your Swag Name and a photo!). If your story is published you will be awarded 500 Swag Bucks!

-Team Swagbucks

Giving Bank Shot… a Shot for 100 SB or More

Posted by on Wed, May 7th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Happy Wednesday, Swag Nation! Welcome, welcome! This week’s Game Challenge and chance to win 100 SB comes with some great news and a special challenge. Today, we’re playing a brand new game and you get to contribute to its greatness! Welcome Bank Shot! In Bank Shot, you are tasked with helping Swagasaurus Bux mint SB ... Read More »

Congrats to Our Cinco de MomO 10,000 SB Winners!

Posted by on Tue, May 6th, 2014 at 11:59 am
First off, a huge GRACIAS to everyone that participated in our Cinco de MomO celebration yesterday!  We hope you had a great time with our Swag Code Extravagancia as well as all of the other fun earning opportunities throughout the day! And of course, thanks for having fun with our Cinco de MomO Trivia!  We ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays Gets Mad (Libby)

Posted by on Tue, May 6th, 2014 at 6:00 am
Hey Swaggernauts! It’s Tuesday, which means it’s time for the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays (a.k.a. TTPTP), the contest where your creativity is rewarded with Swag Bucks (in addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling). Instead of all the bells and whistles, we’re going to keep it really simple. If you want a chance to win ... Read More »

Swagbucks Presents: Cinco de MomO!!!!!

Posted by on Mon, May 5th, 2014 at 6:00 pm
We hope you had a great day, celebrating Cinco de MomO with us!  We will be announcing the 5 winners of 10,000 SBs tomorrow – so stay tuned!!! Buenos dias!  Some things are just meant to go together:  Cookies and cream. Chicken wings and bleu cheese.  Movies and popcorn. On the other hand, some things ... Read More »

Now’s the PERFECT Time to ShopForMomO!

Posted by on Mon, May 5th, 2014 at 2:59 pm
Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11th.  Repeat, Mother’s Day is on Sunday, May 11th! Have you picked out the perfect gift for your mom yet?  There’s still time!  And here’s the best part – right now during Cinco de MomO, you’ll get 5 SB per dollar spent when shopping at the below stores: Macys.com ... Read More »

Introducing a New Way to Earn: READ!

Posted by on Mon, May 5th, 2014 at 1:59 pm
Swagbucks has become even more rewarding with our newest earning channel, Read. Check out new books from St. Martins Press and earn Swag Bucks at the same time!  Sound too good to be true, well here’s all the details. Every month we’ll introduce up to 6 new books from St. Martins Press.  Simple hover your ... Read More »

Swagbucks Tips and Tricks – Cinco de Mayo Fiesta

Posted by on Mon, May 5th, 2014 at 6:00 am
¡buenos días!  If you are looking to throw the perfect fiesta let SBTV be your guide.  Here is just a taste of some of the great recipes found right now. It all starts with the basics: Learn how to make a proper burrito Or how to make fresh tortilla chips: A new spin on classic ... Read More »

Saturday Do-It-Yourself: Old Fashioned Cornflake Candy

Posted by on Sat, May 3rd, 2014 at 11:00 am
Cereal is good.  Candy is good.  Is there a way to combine them???  Thanks to cyntimental, from Freeport, FL…THERE IS!  Check out this recipe. Ingredients: 1 cup granulated sugar 1 cup light corn syrup 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 4 to 6 cups plain Cornflakes Instructions: Butter 2 baking sheets and set ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – CrimsonP

Posted by on Fri, May 2nd, 2014 at 2:00 pm
Happy Friday!  We made it again!  You can’t see it, but I’m currently giving every Swaggernaut a standing ovation.  Today, please meet CrimsonP, from Portland, OR.  See how he’s making Swagbucks Work For Him, his daughters and granddaughter! Swagbucks has been a blessing in our lives here. I am a disabled veteran living on disability ... Read More »