Category Archives: Customer Service

Have you tried Swagbucks yet?

Search & Win

I know a lot of you have tried the “Do Surveys for Money!” and “Submit for a free sample of blah!” gimmicks out there. If you’re like me, you haven’t had a lot of success with actually getting money or free samples from these sites.

Well here’s one that actually works.

I get the most Swagbucks from my searches. When I’ve got a lot to search the web for, I head straight for Swagbucks’ search engine. (It’s powered by Google but you have to look below the link to see if it’s a sponsored ad or not.) You get awarded Swagbucks at random for searching. I even use my Swagbucks search engine when I’m going to familiar websites like WordPress, Facebook, and Yahoo. I just type that into the search bar and then go to the site from there.

You can also do surveys on the site, take a daily poll, do tasks, things like that. And you’re actually awarded Swagbucks, unlike those other survey sites that say “Hey, we’ll give you a dollar!” and then, twenty minutes later, you find out you haven’t qualified for their survey.


Back to the point, just give Swagbucks a shot. Click here and go look around. I’ve already redeemed some of my Swagbucks for music prizes, and I’ve got a lot of other things from the Swagbucks store on my wishlist – things like a Wii, a Keurig Single-cup Coffee Maker, and a Dali poster.

This site really works! Try it out! (And if you join from these links, I’ll get a referral bonus when you use the search!)
Search & Win


Goodbye, Sprint!

After six years of service, I’m throwing in the towel. I’ve been a long-term, committed, and loyal customer of Sprint. They haven’t been loyal to me.

The other night my phone decided to let some parts of the keypad work and not let others. I called Sprint to see what could be done – if I could take it to a store, have them look at it, and see if they’d charge me to JUST look at it.

The representative FIRST tried to sell me on a new phone (which would, of course, extend my contract another two years) instead of answering my question.

I then asked if I was yet able to qualify for a second line of service with no deposit. He again didn’t hear me and responded with, “Ma’am, SURE you can get a second line! For only $149 deposit.”

Do you think I’m going to pay a $150 deposit after SIX loyal years of service with them? HELL naw.

I asked the CSR about taking my phone in and asked him what would be charged. Instead of saying, “I’m not sure; let me check,” he said, “I have no idea and I don’t want to give you incorrect information so you need to go by and ask them.” Now get this: “Just go in and tell them you’re a VALUED Sprint PCS customer and that you need it looked at.”

Needless to say, I’m not feeling very valued.

I told Josh to take the phone in the next day to the store and simply ask if they’d charge anything, but I was pissed off and jumped the gun the next morning and called to see. YES, they’ll charge something because they’d have to take it apart. Needless to say? Nuh-uh. After six years, April ain’t playing that game.

I looked online at Verizon, called in with my questions, and within 30 minutes had ordered two new FREE phones (Sprint would have given me a rebate, but only through the mail which would have taken 6-8 weeks and I can’t afford that). They were delivered last night. They’re awesome –

And may I add that every CSR or salesperson I’ve spoken with at Verizon has answered my questions (and not something I didn’t ask), has been polite, pleasant, and professional, and has been extremely helpful.

Let’s hear it for Verizon!

And screw Sprint!!

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