Activity from 2009 August (page 9)

Ask The Swag Gal (August 14, 2009)

Posted by on Fri, August 14th, 2009 at 8:00 am

Is anybody else wondering where the week just went?! I definitely cannot believe it’s Friday again. That’s not to say I’m not ready for the weekend! Can I just say that I’m a big fan of the Plant-A-Tree opportunity? What a small, effortless way to make such an impact! Go Seed the Future!

Okay okay.. let’s get to it, shall we?

Our question today comes from Matt J. He asked:

I’m going to be a freshman in college in less than a month and I’m starting to get pretty nervous. Any advice to calm my nerves and make the transition to college easier?

First and foremost… Take a deep breath! Your overwhelmed feeling is only natural, as you make such a huge transition in your life. Trust me, you will get through it just fine :) . Before I give you a few good tips, try not to forget that you are not alone in your nervousness. There are millions of other guys and gals feeling the exact same way as you are, all entering into a completely different world than they’re used to. To ease the pressure and nerves, here are a few things to keep in mind.


  • Whether you’re a morning person or more of a night person, plan your classes accordingly. If you love getting up early, try to schedule some 8AMs. If not, stick to the after-nooners!
  • Try to strike a good balance between your more intensive classes and the not-so-time consuming ones.
  • Take some electives! Depending on your school, they may offer classes like painting, acting, dance, etc. Those can always help you bump up the GPA!


  • GO TO CLASS! You will meet people who brush it off from time to time, claiming “It’s not a big deal to skip from time to time”. Well if you’re feeling sick or have a serious time conflict, then maybe not. But you’re only hurting yourself and possibly your grade by not going. Stick with the kids who are enthusiastic about class!


  • Try to stay on top of homework assignments. Professors often times will not check homework, but instead will assume you’re following the syllabus.
  • Make sure to read read read! It may seem daunting, but the more you can soak up, the easier the test material will be to study.
  • When it comes to exams, you will be super prepared and ready to ace it!
  • Take advantage of the library. The dorms will never be quiet enough and the library is free of distractions. You will be amazed at how efficient you can be in the library!


  • Always ask a professor or TA (Teacher’s Assistant) for help if you do not understand a concept or subject matter.
  • Your syllabus will always list your professor’s office hours. Approach them after class or during these times if you have questions. They are more than willing to help you out. In fact, that is why they are there-to help you learn. Better safe than sorry when it comes to the exam!

Other than that… have a blast, be safe, make smart decisions and always be yourself! That will make you most successful in life. Besides, you’re already a Swaggernaut which means you’ve already learned the value of being rewarded for your time and energy. And trust me, that put’s you ahead of the college curve, big time!

Good luck!


Back to School, Prove to Dad I’m Not A Fool!

Posted by on Fri, August 14th, 2009 at 7:00 am
In Tuesday’s Facebook Discussion TSG asked you guys what you might like to see in the Swag Store for your Back to School needs. Well, you guys definitely gave a great number of options for Swagbucks to consider. Cast your vote here on what you’d really like to see to make going Back to School ... Read More »

What Have YOU Asked The Swag Gal?

Posted by on Thu, August 13th, 2009 at 4:33 pm
The Swag Gal has been answering Swag Nation’s questions week in and week out. You can check out past TSGal posts to see what kind of dead on advice she doles out on the toughest of topics. TSGal will be returning tomorrow to answer your questions. Here’s some examples of questions TSGal has been asked ... Read More »

Twitter Trivia Today!

Posted by on Thu, August 13th, 2009 at 2:04 pm
This week is kind of flying by, seems like it was just yesterday I was announcing the winner of the 100 Swag Bucks Giveaway Swagstakes. Now it’s already Thursday, which of course means Twitter Trivia! Every Thursday is the place where we give you a chance to win anywhere from 2 to 5 Swag Bucks. ... Read More »

San Diego Chargers Tickets Swagstakes

Posted by on Thu, August 13th, 2009 at 11:42 am
Good news for our Southern California Swaggernauts or really just any huge Charger fan no matter your locale. Just as we’re doing for Colts fans, we’ll be giving away a pair of tickets to every Charger home game! Enter this Swagstakes for just 1 Swag Buck per entry on the Chargers Search&Win site. We’ll be ... Read More »

Cool Photo! How Should We Judge it Though???

Posted by on Thu, August 13th, 2009 at 9:53 am
As you may or may not know, we’re still getting plenty of great submissions for TSG’s photo contest. This one came across our virtual desk and its of Swagger ‘FrozenWaffles’ at Gillette Stadium for the Billy Joel & Elton John concert, which I’ll bet was amazing as I’m a huge fan of both of those ... Read More »

KISS Drum Head Swagstakes Ending in 2 Days!

Posted by on Thu, August 13th, 2009 at 7:00 am
Swagbucks is giving away some cool stuff this weekend. You may have seen the blog post earlier this week about the Chester Bennington Autographed Guitar. Well, how would you fancy a drum head signed by an entire band?! Not just any band either. A legendary band that goes by the name of KISS. This drum ... Read More »

Where Did the SwagSpace Go?

Posted by on Wed, August 12th, 2009 at 5:17 pm
Unfortunately, the Swagbucks Myspace page has been removed. Whether this is temporary or not is unknown at the moment. We are working with MySpace to bring it back so you guys have more chances and places to win Swag Bucks but the reason the account was taken down is because of spam which I’ve requested ... Read More »

Before the Next Calendar Year

Posted by on Wed, August 12th, 2009 at 2:47 pm
You may not know it or see it, but Swagbucks constantly has cool things in development and while we’re working on those, we have plenty of other things sitting on deck waiting to be started on. So, it never ends and we love it! This is what’s necessary to reward you guys for being such ... Read More »

What A High Score!

Posted by on Wed, August 12th, 2009 at 12:43 pm
Another epic time-consumer of TSG, Tony Hawk’s Pro Skater was the game that started it all. Girls either hate this game or love this game. For us, girls had to accept that they were not going to be receiving anywhere near the attention we would normally give them as we had each other’s high scores ... Read More »