Activity from 2011 (page 244)

Boldly Winning

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 5:00 pm

Star Trek and Roddenberry remains one of the most recognizable names in Science Fiction and being a part of brings me in contact with some amazingly dedicated fans and websites. Just one example is STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. You know is your landing place for the best in Star Trek and Roddenberry merchandise.

What you may not know is that for over 35 years, STARFLEET has provided Star Trek fans a way to meet each other, make friends, have fun, give back to their communities, and show that the dream of Gene Roddenberry can live long and prosper. The match is, literally, made in the heavens (sorry, couldn’t resist).

Recently, joined forces with STARFLEET offering a truly out of this world prize: a Voyager PADD prop. A “postcursor” to the iPad, the Personal Access Display Device allows Starfleet to access data logs, duty rosters and diagnostic reports on the fly while traversing the universe.

Well, one thing that is universally true is that we love to see excited winners and love to share them with you. In that tradition let me introduce you to Jeff Higdon, winner of the PADD:

And lest you think Jeff is just a casual fan that got exceptionally lucky you should know that Jeff is the Region 12 Coordinator of STARFLEET, the International Star Trek Fan Association, Inc. He is a Vice Admiral in the organization and serves on the Board of Directors (Admiralty Board). He is also the commanding officer of the USS Black Hawk chapter of STARFLEET, a chapter based in Rockford, Illinois.

If you are already a member of we invite you to check out STARFLEET at and of course, Live Long and Prosper!

~Becky from Team Swagbucks

The Look for Less: Reese Witherspoon

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 4:00 pm
Class act, Reese Witherspoon hails from New Orleans, Louisiana, and does not fail to visit her roots every now and then. Pictured below, Witherspoon is rocking a preppy, classic look paired with her southern-style Cowboy Boots. Now you can get this hot celeb’s look, but at a much more affordable price! Grab this cute, comfy ... Read More »

Will It Blend?

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 3:00 pm
TSG loves the Blendtec “Will It Blend?” videos. This time, they’re up against the Chrome laptop: Apparently, it will. What’s your favorite “Will It Blend” video? TSG

Who doesn’t love toys?

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Vampires, and werewolves, and Barbies…Oh My! Are you a Twilight fan? Do you know an avid Twilight fan? How about someone who is trying to get involved with Twilight Mania? Well right now in the Swagstakes, you could win the Barbie Twilight Dolls, featuring Bella, Edward, and Jacob. These dolls make perfect collectibles, and are ... Read More »

And the winners are…

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
I would like to take a moment to thank everyone who took part in the Holiday Recipe Contest this year. Whether you submitted a recipe, voted on a recipe, became a finalist, or won for your category, we appreciate everyone’s participation and we hope you all had fun! Now finally, after the long process of ... Read More »

Holiday Bill Hookups

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 12:00 pm
By now most of you know that we’ve gone ahead and given the 50 Swag Buck bonus to all of the Swaggernauts who scored all 5 collectible Holiday bills before 1/1 – congratulations to all of you! Some of you have also noticed that people who had not collected all five bills were given the ... Read More »

Reading is Fundamental

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 11:05 am
Recently a Swaggernaut requested that we put Hooked on Phonics for Pre-K in the Swag Store. Well, your wish is our command, because you can now Snag Hooked on Phonics for 6,749 Swag Bucks. Hooked on Phonics is an extremely popular learning system designed to help kids and adults learn to read or improve their ... Read More »

Rockin’ Robyn

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 10:00 am
Who said Austin Powers would never inspire music?!?! Well, maybe I shouldn’t credit Mike Meyers with being the complete driving force behind Robyn’s “Fembot” release on her three part album “Body Talk.” Especially not since the song starts out with the lyrics “I’ve got some news for you, Fembots have feelings too, You split my ... Read More »

Froobi Deals of the Day 1/4 PHOTO BOX EXTENDED

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 8:51 am
The Froobi Daily Deal today might look very familiar because it was the Froobi Daily Deal…yesterday. This Deluxe Table Top Photo Studio w/ Photo Light Box was extremely popular as it hit the maximum Swag Bucks Rebate, but we ran into some minor technical difficulties last night and many of you were unable to get ... Read More »

Happy Birthday, Ladies!

Posted by on Tue, January 4th, 2011 at 8:00 am
Did you know Garnet displays the greatest variety of color of any mineral, occurring in every color except blue? Me neither. Now we have a new random fact to share thanks to the U.S. Geological Survey. This week only you’ll find jewelry at YaySave in the deep red hues traditionally thought of as the January ... Read More »