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How Swagbucks Works For Me – lotusenta

Posted by on Fri, January 3rd, 2014 at 3:00 pm

It’s a new year and we’re excited to meet new Swaggernauts – are you??  Today we’d like you to meet lotusenta, from Pawtucket, RI.  Setting goals for the new year is something many of us do – and lotusenta got a head start towards the end of 2013.  Read her story about how she was able to quit smoking – thanks to Swagbucks!

I have been using Swagbucks off and on for the past few years. Myself and my husband are both disabled; he hurt his back at work, and was never able to fully recover, and I have psychiatric issues related to childhood trauma. Swagbucks helps us with some money that we wouldn’t be able to get normally due to our fixed incomes, and has helped us be able to not only survive, but also live. It’s bought us new computer accessories when ours have broken down. It’s bought us printer ink for printing coupons to save us more money. I think I may have bought toilet paper once or twice on Amazon.

One thing that Swagbucks has helped us out with recently was quitting smoking. I was a smoker for over 10 years, and had failed with quitting 4 times in the past 4 years. I found myself wanting to quit but not having the willpower to do it. I decided to try electronic cigarettes to see if that would work. I had tried in the past, but the start-up cost of it was too much at the time, and with my limited income, it’s hard to pay for something up-front like that.

I started doing some research a few months ago, and found out that Amazon carried a lot of the supplies I would need to switch from tobacco to “vaping.” I decided to start saving up my Amazon Gift Cards and start purchasing the supplies. That in combination with some of my local shops, I was able to get everything I needed in a short amount of time. And the brunt of the cost was paid for in the gift cards I earned from Swagbucks.

I have now been completely smoke-free for over a month. The picture included is from the Rhode Island ComicCon (which I would not have been able to attend had it not been for Swagbucks helping me set aside money by allowing me to purchase certain things online). That was in November, and it was the very last time I had a cigarette. It was then that I realized that, with the switch to the electronic cigarettes, that regular cigarettes make me sick to my stomach. I have not had one since that day. I am now working on trying to make it so I only use nicotine-free liquids, which I can make myself using supplies that I can order from Amazon.

So, I would like to formally say “Thank you, Swagbucks, for helping me quit smoking.” I wouldn’t have had the money to do it if it weren’t for you guys. Now that I don’t have to buy cigarettes, I can put my money towards more useful things… like cat toys and Magic cards. :)

In the picture provided, I am on the left, my husband is on the right, and Nicki Clyne from Battlestar Galactica (the reboot) is in the middle. Yes, we are nerds, and we are awesome.

Thank you for sharing this great story, lotusenta!  First – we’d like to say WAY TO GO!  Quit smoking is incredibly challenging and certainly takes will power – which you’ve clearly displayed.  Keep it up!  And second – you ARE awesome! Here’s 500 Swag Bucks to add to your stash, enjoy!

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

How Swagbucks Works For Me – Mrgatsbychow

Posted by on Mon, December 30th, 2013 at 2:59 pm
Are you ready to meet our final Swaggernaut of 2013?  We’ve met some incredible people this year and we feel truly blessed to have you all as a part of our community!  Today we meet Mrgatsbychow, from Battle Creek, MI. After welcoming their first child, Mrgatsbychow and his girlfriend had some tough decisions regarding daycare.  ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – ANBgirl

Posted by on Fri, December 27th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
It’s the last Friday of 2013 (tear), but let’s continue meeting more Swaggernauts!  Today we are lucky to meet ANBgirl, from Valley, AL.  Read how she’s using Swagbucks to help offset some of her son’s doctor’s bills. My Swag Name is ANBgirl and I’ve been swagging for almost a year. My son was born on ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – Hisgoddesss

Posted by on Mon, December 23rd, 2013 at 12:00 pm
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I just love hearing from all of you and how Swagbucks works into your lives.  Here is another – Hisgoddesss from Arvada, CO. I originally started using Swagbucks back in 2011 before I got this fun, but BUSY gig as a writer. I used Swagbucks ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – TreeHuggerChik67

Posted by on Fri, December 20th, 2013 at 12:00 pm
Happy Friday Swag Nation!  Today we are lucky to meet TreeHuggerChik67, from Port Saint Lucie, FL.  As a work-at-home single mom, she is the definition of How Swagbucks Works!  Read more below… When I became a full-time, telecommuting, work-at-home single mom, I decided to see if I could find ways to do, and buy, special ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – 4Texas

Posted by on Wed, December 18th, 2013 at 9:00 am
There’s one week left until Christmas, but here’s a little early gift – the opportunity to meet another Swaggernaut!  Please say hi to 4Texas, from Fort Worth, TX.  Read how he’s doing all he can to provide for and take care of his family – and using Swagbucks as a way to get them some ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – HLynn83

Posted by on Mon, December 16th, 2013 at 1:00 pm
Another week begins, and let’s continue meeting new Swaggernauts!  Today we meet HLynn83, from Webster, MA.  As a stay at home mom with 3 youngsters, read about how she’s fallen in love with Swagbucks (as most people do!). How does Swagbucks work for me?  It works amazingly!!  I joined the Swagbucks website a while back ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – mableh

Posted by on Fri, December 13th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Fear not, Swagvillians!  Not even Friday the 13th could stop us from meeting another Swaggernaut!  Today we meet mableh, from Citrus Heights, CA.  It’s common knowledge that mothers know best.  This story drives that point home! My mom has used Swagbucks forever, and always told me I should do it too.  I never thought it ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – SAHM1110

Posted by on Wed, December 11th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Let’s face it – at times our lives can be incredibly stressful and difficult.  However, it’s how we deal with this adversity that makes us stronger.  Today, we meet SAHM1110 from Denville, NJ.  Read about how she’s starting over, putting her son first and using Swagbucks to make sure they can have some very special ... Read More »

How Swagbucks Works For Me – truublx3

Posted by on Mon, December 9th, 2013 at 3:00 pm
Happy Monday, Swaggernauts!  Hope your weekend was fantastic!  As we continue to meet new Swaggernauts each week, we’re constantly reminded about how great our community truly is.  Today we meet truublx3 from Wirtz, VA.  We know that times can get tight around the holidays and every little bit helps.  Read below about how truublx3 is ... Read More »