This week’s Rewarding Moment comes to us from member since March 2012, Annie Miller. Here is her story:
“I live in an a small east Texas town called Shelbyville. I first found MyPoints by just scrolling through my Facebook newsfeed, and decided to see what it was all about. I am so glad that I did!! In March of 2020, I will celebrate my 8th anniversary of being a member. To this point, I have amassed almost 408,000 points! Wow, and what a difference they’ve made for me.
You see, I am a retired teacher and I quickly learned that living on less than half my salary was going to be challenging and I was always accustomed to doing little special things for family, friends, and those in need of a special blessing, but with my reduced income and still having my same living expenses, I was not sure how I could make the transition and still do for others as I enjoyed doing.
It became apparent, though, as I began earning Points – participating in everything that I could with MyPoints. And for the necessities that I needed, I started buying them online and ensuring that I was buying from retailers who supported MyPoints. I’m thinking that was a winner for all of us – the merchants, MyPoints, and me!
Then, last year, my daughter’s husband walked out on her and my granddaughter, and although she has a good job, she was struggling now having to pay all of her bills on her one salary. There was no room for little extras – shopping, movies, and Christmas purchases for my granddaughter.
I began to use lots of those accumulated Points and redeem for gift certificates. Christmas 2019, I was able to provide $350 in gift certificates for her to shop with because I had redeemed them and held onto them and presented them to her in November.
I was also able to accumulate and redeem enough gift certificates to take my daughter, granddaughter, my handicapped brother, and myself out to a delicious Christmas eve dinner at one of our favorite restaurants – Outback. (I only had to pay the tip on a $125 meal for us)
There have also been other little treats that I was able to provide throughout the year such as trips to the movies and a dinner at my granddaughter’s favorite place – Buffalo Wild Wings. I’ve also been able to help them with Bath and Body Works certificates, as well as other places, too. I was also able to share some gift cards with others who had a need a couple of times.
So, you can see that MyPoints has been a blessing to me, and in turn, has allowed me to be a blessing to my family by helping them out during a difficult financial time that I could not have done without my MyPoints earnings. Thank you to MyPoints for being a great way to easily earn rewards and help me help others. I’m sending a picture of my daughter and granddaughter and my brother and I as we are about to enjoy our Christmas eve dinner. And, again, thank you so much!”
Thank you, Annie, for being a loyal member! We’ve added 1,500 Points to your account in appreciation for you sharing your story with us.
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