Shari has not only couponed to one vacation she is well on her way to another! She is a busy mom like many of us and has found time to work Swagbucks into her schedule and you can to. Shari has a great point, if one thing doesn’t work for you try something else. There are so many ways to save if you just try at least one is bound to work!
I started earning in June 2017, in hopes to take my son somewhere special for his 3rd birthday in February 2019. When I originally began saving, I thought that I would come close but not be able to completely save using apps. Boy was I wrong I’m already have enough saved for 7 people to go to Legoland Florida. Now I’m saving for a Maryland and Disneyland trip.
I spent a month prior to actually starting familiarizing myself with Swagbucks and the different apps. I began to set a goal at first it was a daily goal. But I became quite discouraged when I was not meeting it. I almost gave up but at that moment, I looked at my son and said that there is a way to make this work. That was when I began to set a monthly goal. My monthly goal started at $300.00 after the first two months of saving. I realized I was able to do much better. My savings increased to $450 to $500 a month.
I then decided to pre-plan everything that I needed for his trip. Divided that number by the months I had left to save. That gave me a bare minimum to know what I wanted to accomplish monthly. I also knew that I needed to study and do many other things. I couldn’t allow saving for this trip to take up a lot of my time therefore I set a schedule.
Since taking surveys on SB worked for me early in morning and late nights I dedicated those times 4 to 5 days a week for up to 1.5 hours max. During the day I would scout MM (money making) offers on SB that interested me and do those since it didn’t take long to complete. I had an exception, when a 200 pt plus survey popped up. I would attempt it no matter what time of the day. Because sometimes those tend to disappear during the day rather quickly. Also at night or early morning when I did my surveys, I never clicked on a survey that would not award 1 sb disqualification. I don’t attempt long surveys unless the payout it high. I look for surveys 15 mins or less if I dq from 5 in a row, I stop and head to peanut lab surveys. Again only doing 15 min or less surveys. I always do LTG (laptop guy) and TTG (tank top girl) until unavailable and nCraves that are short. I periodically stalk the FB group for tips and easy credits.
I never stress about meeting daily goal streaks or completing the to do list. Instead I strive to maximize savings using various receipt apps and combining it with coupons often times generating overage. When I get overage, I put that on a gift card we can use on our trip. I also do periodic test drives in order to save. In addition, I buy discounted gift cards at Sams club to add a little to what I have saved. When my family is going somewhere that Mygiftcard plus (Swagbucks discounted gift card site) has a discounted gift card for. I buy it for them with their money and no they don’t get a discount or ask for one because they know its going towards my sons birthday trip.
TIP – don’t get discouraged, converse with others on how they save. Not every method works for everyone keep trying any savings are great and Happy Savings!
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