From Skeptic to Believer: My Journey to Winning $5,000 with Givling
Katrina Fuller of Hobbs, New Mexico is one of Givling’s latest $5,000 Free Queue winners and wanted to share her Givling journey.
I have been playing Givling since 2018, after I read an article about how the app helps to pay off student loans and mortgages. I decided to join the “Force for Good” and help crowdfund student loan and mortgage debt. It has been a long journey, but it has been worth it.
The moment I found out I had won was a truly special one. I had been chasing the $5,000 prize for months, and I didn’t want to get my hopes up again.
However, I read an article about lottery winners manifesting their winnings, so I kept repeating to myself and my family that I was going to win this time. I went to sleep Thanksgiving night, checking my status and reminding myself to complete my spins in the morning, since my lead was decreasing.
I overslept and frantically woke up to a notification on my old Givling group post, celebrating when I made it to the top 100 on the orange queue leaderboard. It read, “And 8 months later, you secured the 5k spot!” I felt immediate relief and gratitude.
This award money will help my husband and I toward our financial goal of paying off our remaining mortgage early. We bought our home in 2006 with a 30-year fixed-rate mortgage with the intention of paying it off early.
However, the mortgage company closed, so we refinanced with another company. After learning about finances, we paid off most debt using the snowball method and refinanced one last time to a 15-year, lower fixed-rate mortgage. We have been paying a mortgage for 16 years and are ready to experience the financial freedom that full home ownership has to offer.
I would definitely recommend Givling to others. It is a legitimate way to win money and help others at the same time. I have won trivia, the random draw, and the purple queue. The best advice I can give to other players is to keep a positive mindset and keep spinning.
It may be a short game for some, but it will be a long game for most of us. Just keep at it and you never know what you might win.