This month’s Rewarding Moment comes from Kimberly Slivka who joined MyPoints in June 1999 via the recommendation of a friend.
Her favorite ways to earn are shopping and surveys.
This is her story:
“My story begins 17 months ago when my husband was killed trying to be a Good Samaritan.
He happened upon a horrific, fiery traffic accident. He was able to get 2 people out of a burning truck before he, himself was hit and killed by a passing tractor trailer.
This story is sadder because we had just purchased a home in FL 3 weeks prior and he and our son had just come back from a trip up North to get the last of our things there the day before he passed. This chain of events was 2 days before his 63rd birthday.
Needless to say after being together for 36 years I was devastated.
Depression, anxiety and PTSD set in quickly and I was unable to leave my son’s home for a year. My doctors, friends and family insisted I do something- anything.
I have done MyPoints for years, so I started seriously doing it. I earned gift cards that I gave to our son & daughter-in-law to use for groceries or for meals out.
I used my gift cards to give as holiday gifts as I couldn’t go out.
Now at 17 months post loss, I am visiting a fellow widow I met through my doctors. She lives 2 1/2 hrs from me.
I am currently in a hotel on the beach in Florida ALONE. My first outing in 17 months.
I used Target gift cards to buy new clothes and Mastercard gift cards for dinner.
It’s been a long 17 months and I miss my husband like crazy but MyPoints has been the one “outside” constant and probably kept me from going insane and needing more mental help than I received.”
Thank you for sharing your story, Kimberley! Our condolences to you for your loss and we wish you continued healing. In appreciation for over 23 years of loyal membership, we’ve added 3,950 Points to your account.
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