Activity from 2009 January (page 6)
Posted by TSG on Tue, January 20th, 2009 at 3:37 pm
So it turned out that the My Funny Valentine Blog Winner I posted today was a fake Well the story was real, it just didn’t happen to the person that sent it. In lieu of that information here is the real winner for today.
It’s a little long but written very well and an enjoyable read. I found it fitting as it deals with young love, heartbreak, innocence, and betrayal – much as I and all of us were betrayed by the fraudulent submission …
When I was in the 7th grade, I had a massive crush on this girl, who I thought was the most beautiful person in the world. Being your typical, awkward 7th grade boy, I was too intimidated to tell her how I felt. But somehow I managed to gather up my courage and decided I was going to let her know by getting her a Valentine’s Day gift.
I didn’t have a lot money, but I did save up enough to get her a very nice box of chocolates (Can you ever go wrong with chocolates?). The box had these small white hearts on the lid. I didn’t like the stale look of the white hearts, so I carefully filled in each heart with color markers. I’m no artist, but I thought it really added a personal dimension to the gift. In addition, I wrote what could be called a love note for her and placed it in the bottom of the box under the chocolates.
That Valentine’s day, I got to school early and put the box in her desk. I figured she might like to start her day with a surprise gift. Fortunately, the teacher liked me and let me in the class early. She even gave me a wink and wished me good luck.
I crossed paths with the girl several times during the day and even said “hello” a couple of times. But she didn’t say anything about her gift or the note. So I went home not knowing if she liked it or not..
I was a little bummed out that I didn’t hear anything from her and tried to shrug it off.. Later that night I went over to a friend’s house to play some games. While I was there, he asked me if I wanted some candy. He brought over a very familiar looking box of chocolates — one that had colored hearts on the lid. I asked him where he got it and he said some girl had given it to him after school. She had re-gifted my gift to her! When my friend left the room, I opened the box and sure enough — I found my note was still in there. I took the note out and put it in my pocket. My friend didn’t mention anything about it, so I’m guessing he didn’t know where the box of chocolates first came from or about the note. And the next day (and the days that followed) I was too shy/embarrassed to talk to the girl about it.
As fate would have it, she moved away that summer. By then she had been replaced several times over by girls who, at the time, I thought were the most beautiful in the world. Still, I’ve never been able to look at a box of Valentine’s chocolates without thinking of that girl who gave my gift away.
Oh, to be in 7th grade again …
Posted by TSG on Tue, January 20th, 2009 at 11:08 amI’ve read this Valentine’s Day story six times and I still crack up – he DEFINITELY earned the 14 Swag Bucks for this submission … Me and my wife didn’t have much money a few years back, I got out of the United States Air Force, took a job paying less, new house, car, utilities, ... Read More »
Posted by Team Swagbucks on Tue, January 20th, 2009 at 8:57 amSan Diego Chargers fans – we’ve got a treat for you! To get ready for the 2009 season, the team sent us a handful of awesome autographed 8×10′s to offer up on their official Swag Store. We have just added autographs of Luis Castillo, Vincent Jackson and Nick Hardwick. Before the end of the day ... Read More »
Posted by Team Swagbucks on Mon, January 19th, 2009 at 10:07 pmIf you are a fan of Avenged Sevenfold, head over to their Swag Store now because we just added a few new prizes, including this death bat wallet! In addition to these items, we added a few items over at the SearchwithKISS.com Swag Store (including a super rare KISS Canon Catalog from Japan & rare ... Read More »
Posted by TSG on Mon, January 19th, 2009 at 6:07 pmSwaggernaut Amanda R. posted this video on YouTube of her opening the prize she received from redeeming her Swag Bucks. Then she emailed it to us and got herself 3 free Swag Bucks. If Amanda can do it then you can to!
Posted by TSG on Mon, January 19th, 2009 at 11:12 amHere is the first winning entry for the “My Funny Valentine” contest. This user got himself 14 free Swag Bucks as well as some fun-lovin in-laws haha… This is in fact the craziest story of my life. 4 years ago I got involved in online dating, I used a service and got matched up with ... Read More »
Posted by Team Swagbucks on Mon, January 19th, 2009 at 9:12 amSwaggernaut L. Liss purchased these two CD’s with the Amazon.com gift codes that she earned from SwagBucks.com, what did you purchase? Leave a comment and let us know – we are interested to hear about your great purchases!
Posted by TSG on Sun, January 18th, 2009 at 10:23 pmCongratulations to Swaggernaut Melissa K. from WI – she’s the winner of our weekly 100 Swag Bucks Swagstakes! She got an entry for one Swag Buck and ended up winning 100. I’m no math major but that seems like a pretty good return on investment You can get your entry for next week’s 100 Swag ... Read More »
Posted by Team Swagbucks on Sun, January 18th, 2009 at 9:58 pmSince we added the first 8 NHL Stars & Legend trading cards to the Swag Store, we’ve gotten a lot of feedback indicating we should add MORE stars & legends (including Montreal Canadians players – as noted in many previous Swag Bucks blog comments). Thanks to our friends at ValleySportsCards.com, we were able to easily ... Read More »
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