Activity from 2012 January (page 7)

Welcome To Spirit Week

Posted by on Mon, January 23rd, 2012 at 7:00 am

Happy Monday, Swaggernauts.  Welcome to the first day of Swagbucks Spirit Week!  As we hinted to you on Friday, every day this week we’ll be celebrating a different holiday.  Each day will be filled with lots of fun and great surprises.  We’re starting off the excitement by honoring the Chinese New Year.

Chinese New Year, which marks the end of the Winter season, is the most important of the traditional Chinese holidays.  Typically, families will thoroughly clean out their house to sweep away any ill-fortune in hopes of making way for incoming good luck.  According to legends, the beginning of Chinese New Year started with the fight against a mythical beast called the Nian.  ”Nian would come on the first day of New Year to eat livestock, crops, and even villagers, especially children.  To protect themselves, the villagers would put food in front of their doors at the beginning of every year.  It was believed that after the Nian ate the food they prepared, it wouldn’t attack any more people.  One time, people saw that the Nian was scared away by a little child wearing red.  The villagers then understood that the Nian was afraid of the color red.  Hence, every time when the New Year was about to come, the villagers would hang red lanterns and red spring scrolls on windows and doors.  People also used firecrackers to frighten away the Nian.  From then on, Nian never came to the village again.  The Nian was eventually captured by Hongjun Laozu, an ancient Taoist monk.  The Nian became Hongjun Laozu’s mount” (theholidayspot.com).

In honor of Chinese New Year, we have introduced two new games to Swagbucks.  You can now feel free to play Mah Jong Solitaire, where you remove matching tiles from the screen, with the objective of eventually removing all of the tiles.  You’ll soon discover that Mah Jong Solitaire is as much of an experience as it is a game.  You now can also enjoy Wealth and Treasure, a Chinese paper doll game where you challenge the levels with your jumping control.  Have fun!

In addition to new games, we’ve updated our Swag Store with items to help you celebrate the Chinese New Year.  You can now snag a beautiful Wooden Oriental Bookmark to help you keep your place as you read along with the Swagbucks Book Club.  Keep yourself fashionably cool with the Chinese Character Fan, which makes for the perfect party favor for your Chinese New Year celebration.  Pick up a Chinese New Year Zodiac Placemat to learn about the year you were born and what’s to come in years ahead.

To those observing, Happy New Year!  Enjoy the first day of Swagbucks Spirit Week!

~TSGal

I’ve Joined Swagbucks, Now What

Posted by on Sun, January 22nd, 2012 at 2:00 pm
Welcome to the Swagbucks family! We’re glad to have you! Looking at the site for the first time can be a bit overwhelming, so we’re breaking down the most popular ways to earn to help you get started. Search: Do you search for things online? Of course, everyone does! By using our search engine the ... Read More »

Unfortunate Incident

Posted by on Sun, January 22nd, 2012 at 11:00 am
To those of you who have been experiencing snow this winter, have you been out sledding?  There’s nothing more fun and exciting as a kid than waking up to find out school is closed and you’ve got a snow day – then spending it all day out sleigh riding just makes it one of the ... Read More »

Froobi Daily Deals: Remedy™ AM/FM Shower Radio

Posted by on Sun, January 22nd, 2012 at 9:00 am
Do you love to sing in the shower? Need to hear your favorite talk show before you hit the daily grind? Start your morning off right with this AM/FM, water-resistant shower radio by Remedy™. This sleekly designed radio features a Hanging Hook to hold onto any shower head with ease, while the simple dials make ... Read More »

Week in Review – January 21, 2011

Posted by on Sat, January 21st, 2012 at 2:00 pm
It’s time for another Week in Review to discuss the events and fun stuff that we do There’s never a dull moment here on our site  so if you missed any days, I”m here to shed a light On Monday we honored MLK who fought for equality in an admirable way We celebrated with an ... Read More »

Saturday Video Of The Week

Posted by on Sat, January 21st, 2012 at 11:00 am
Recently I showed you Ellen pranking her guests. She does more than that, though – sometimes her guests get in on the action, like Amy Poehler did:

Froobi Daily Deals: Yukon Seat Grips – 3 Pack Bundle

Posted by on Sat, January 21st, 2012 at 9:00 am
For today’s Deal we are offering you something that you may not have known you want, but chances are you probably NEED – Yukon Seat Grips. If you have a toilet seat that never loosens then stop reading right now and go buy a lottery ticket because you are one of the luckiest people in ... Read More »

Swagbucks: Signing Off For The Week

Posted by on Fri, January 20th, 2012 at 5:00 pm
The stars at night may be big bright deep in the heart of Texas, but their cheesy 70s sign-offs seem to be the same wherever you go. This one’s from 1978, and aired on KXAS Channel 5 in the Fort Worth area. Enjoy, y’all: Have a great weekend!

Jennifer’s Testimonial

Posted by on Fri, January 20th, 2012 at 4:48 pm
Jennifer N. – “Last September I joined Swagbucks to see if I could make some money. I wasn’t very sure about a program that pays in points that you can trade for prizes. But I soon learned that this was going to help me in a big way. Every year it gets really tight around ... Read More »

Carl’s Testimonial

Posted by on Fri, January 20th, 2012 at 4:47 pm
Carl H. – “Hey guys! I just signed up a little over a month ago, but the gift cards I’ve been able to earn with the site have been great. They’re like little tokens of peace of mind. I don’t have to worry if I need to replace a $5 or $10 thing. I don’t ... Read More »