Activity from 2010 October (page 3)

Ask The Swag Gal: October 27th, 2010

Posted by on Wed, October 27th, 2010 at 7:00 am

For this week’s Ask the Swag Gal we have a concerned trick-or-treater with the age-old question of when it becomes inappropriate to let your kids romp the streets saying “Trick-orTreat!”

Hi there Swag Gal!

My question is one that I am sure a lot of parents have. What age should be the cut off for Trick-or-Treating? Every year it seems that I see more and more teenagers (and sometimes into their 20s!) coming to my door. I stopped Trick-or-Treating after my freshman year in high school, but oftentimes parents let their teens have supervised parties instead, offering an alternative. What’s your opinion? How about Swagnations opinion?


Dear ILoveCandy,

I know this can be quite the puzzling experience when a trick-or-treater that is dressed like a skeleton shows up at your door and is larger than most college line backers! There are two things you can do in this situation, be thankful that this ‘youngster’ is out on the public, well-lit streets and go ahead and fork over the treats or you can refuse to fill his/her nap sack with the holiday goodies because he/she is too old.

Also, you never know, some of those bigger kids could be out gathering candy in the name of their sick brothers and/or sisters, or they could even simply be oversized for their age. Don’t let it bother you; just hope that they have approval from their parents and/or are doing a good deed for someone who is missing out on all the trick-or-treat fun. You never want to get crabby with the youth of today because their parents permit them to get out and trick-or-treating – lead by example and be kind to those who practice different parenting methods than you, especially during Halloween. Think of Halloween as more than a time for sweets; it’s your opportunity to be the sugar on top of your neighbor’s night!

I think supervised parties are the way to go if you’ve got teenagers; however, if a high school-aged or even older kid decides to ghoul around as a trick-or-treater for the night, it never really bothers me. I am always just glad to see that they are in costume and enjoying themselves. The thing I do find a tinge annoying is when someone shows up at my door saying “trick-or-treat” and is NOT in costume. If you are not going to get into the spirit of the night, I feel like you should just stay home.

What do you think Swagsters?


Some SBTV tips

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Swagbucks TV gives you a really fun way to earn extra Swag Bucks, but I still see a lot of people who are unsure of how it actually works. Basically, go watch some videos. It doesn’t matter which ones you watch – you can get hooked up for any video at any time, just like […]

The All-New YaySave

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

YaySave has changed their whole site around – it’s now a fun, interactive experience like Groupon. Sign up for a free account then snag deals on designer jewelry and accessories with your friends. When a deal has enough takers, it’s on! Don’t wait too long to buy though, because each deal has a cap, and […]

It’s Time To Play The Game

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Enough with the hype. The wait is ALMOST over. In just one hour the WWE Smackdown vs. Raw 2011 Limited Time Swagstakes draws to a close. That means that you can snag an entry right now for as little as 10 Swag Bucks and then win in the sames day, meaning you’ll be locking up […]

Time To Nominate the SOTM

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 11:00 am

Alright, Swag Nation, Cathlene’s reign is over and the time has come for you to nominate the Swaggernaut who you’ve found to be the most helpful this past month, whether it was on Twitter, Facebook or somewhere else. It can either someone who’s always there, or a random act of kindness. The winner of the […]

TSGal Presents: Haunted Holidays

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 9:00 am

Greetings, Spooky Swagsters! How excited is everyone about the big weekend of costumes and friends that is before us? I know I am ready!!! I have been prepping my kitchen to smell of nutmeg, sugars, pumpkins and the warmth of fall as our guests arrive and the trick-or-treaters come for their quick visits. For the […]

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays: October 26th, 2010

Posted by on Tue, October 26th, 2010 at 7:00 am

Hey Swaggernauts – TSG thought it would be fun to experiment a little bit with the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays (a.k.a. TTPTP), the contest where your creativity is rewarded with Swag Bucks (in addition to that warm, fuzzy feeling). Instead of all the bells and whistles, we’re going to keep it really simple. If […]

TSGal Presents: Spoof!

Posted by on Mon, October 25th, 2010 at 5:00 pm

Around Halloween time, everyone says “Trick or Treat.” I just wanted to remind of a fun way to trick people, make them laugh and hook them up with the information they need about your favorite web resource: it’s the new Spoof feature here on Swagbucks. You can find Spoof under the “Promote” button on the […]

Get Pumpkinin’

Posted by on Mon, October 25th, 2010 at 3:00 pm

OK Swaggernauts, we’re down to the wire – tomorrow is the absolute last day to enter the Swagbucks Pumpkin Carving Contest for a chance to win 1000-1500 Swag Bucks. The deadline for entries is Tuesday, October 26th at 11:59pm PDT, so it’s definitely time to get a move on. Here’s how you enter: 1. Get […]

SBTV Keeps On Rewarding You

Posted by on Mon, October 25th, 2010 at 1:00 pm

Swagbucks TV has been on the air for a week now, and many of you have been earning up to 5 Swag Bucks a shot simply by watching cool, interesting and educational videos we’ve got. You already know that for the next week you’ll earn matching Swag Bucks from your referrals, so when they win […]