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Ask The Swag Gal: March 31st, 2010

Posted by on Wed, March 31st, 2010 at 9:00 am

Greetings Swagsters, it’s time for ‘Ask The Swag Gal’, where you ask the questions and I answer them. Today’s question is one I have been pondering for a while:

Dear Swag Gal,

I’m fit to be tied !

I recently received a facebook invite for a birthday party my niece was giving for her kids.

The invite also mentioned that the kids are ‘registered online at Toys-R-Us !!”

I’m like Whaaaaaat ??

Call me ‘old school’. I’ve heard of bridal registry and baby shower registry, but come on
birthday party registry ?

How bad can my gift be that she specifically suggest WHICH preselected items to
get for the boys ??

I dont know whether to thank her for taking the time to select the gifts, and know that she is saving her gas money so she will not have to return the item(s) I selected. OR
feel appalled that such a gimmick as pre-registry for a BIRTHDAY party exists !!

Where does one draw the line ?? There came a time when putting thought into AND picking out the gift, using MY gas, etc to go get the gift, and purchasing for them, actually MEANT something.

Am I that behind in the times… ????

PLEASE enlighten me as to the ‘proper etiquette’, one should use in this circumstance.

Sincerely yours,


Dear Beduffled,

I too have seen more and more people using the gift registry for more then just weddings and baby showers, and I am not sure what to think either. As you mentioned, on one hand it is easier to just pick a gift off their list and know they will like it. On the other hand, it sort of takes away the whole point of gift giving. Personally, I like the whole process of giving gifts- walking through the store to find the perfect gift, wrapping it up with fun paper, and signing my name to the card. So I tend to not shop from a registry. I think the point of a registry is to help those who are not interested in gift giving and see it more like a chore. They would find those lists to be very convenient. So I say, if you don’t want to use the list, you don’t have to. Just be sure to include a gift receipt in your card.

The Swag Gal

So what do you Swagster think? Are you for or against gift registries? And if you are for them, do you think you are obligated to use it, or is it up to the gift giver to decide?

If any of you have a pressing question that needs answering, just send you thoughts to If I answer your question on the blog, you will win 150 swag bucks!

Keep Swagging,

It’s 8am… Do You Know Where Your YaySave Deals Are?

Posted by on Wed, March 31st, 2010 at 7:00 am
Not to sound like a broken record, guys, but if you haven’t been to YaySave yet, you should go -they have really cool clothes and accessories at really hot prices. In fact, go check out their homepage right now. I’ll wait here. Pretty cool, right? If you’re a lady, you get some great clothes at ... Read More »

Time For Your Close-Up…

Posted by on Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 4:00 pm
Is running out! Remember Swaggernauts, if you haven’t uploaded your photo yet, you should go to and upload your photo! TSG wants to see those smiling faces AND reward you for doing it. If you upload your photo by the end of the month (which is TOMORROW!!!), TSG will hook you up with 13 ... Read More »

Have Your Heard of Geo-Caching?

Posted by on Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
TSG’s always looking for new and inventive ways to hook you Swaggernauts up with bonus Swag Bucks. While Team Swag Bucks is always full of great ideas, we always like to hear from YOU guys too! We recently received an email from a Swaggernaut named Dave (wish you had emailed us your Swag Bucks username ... Read More »

Get Swag Bucks and Some Peace of Mind

Posted by on Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 12:00 pm
When was the last time you looked at the ads in the Swag Store? I mean, really looked at them? TSG and Team Swag Bucks work really hard to bring you great deals from companies that provide great products and services, and National Auto Services is definitely no different. National Auto Services provides Service Contracts, ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase that Pays – 3/30

Posted by on Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 9:00 am
It’s 10:00 am PDT on Tuesday morning – are you ready for some tweeting? TSG here with another installment of 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). This week’s phrase is Value Swag. Yes folks, Value Swag – ... Read More »

Save Money on Drug Prescriptions for FREE

Posted by on Tue, March 30th, 2010 at 7:00 am
TSG knows that times are tough, and many members of Swag Nation turn to Swagbucks to help offset some everyday costs. That’s why I’m so excited about the Swagbucks Health Advantage Program, because it is a way for ALL Swaggers (and non-Swaggers) to save some cold hard cash on your prescription needs. Best of all ... Read More »

Release the Swag Hounds!

Posted by on Mon, March 29th, 2010 at 3:30 pm
Swaggernauts, every now and then, TSG will give you guys a code that requires you to visit the Blog, the Facebook Page, Our Twitter Account, Our Toolbar and our Swidget. Now is one of those times. The last part of the code is !. Remember, capitalization is important! You have until 5:30pm PDT Good Luck, ... Read More »

Poll Round Up

Posted by on Mon, March 29th, 2010 at 2:00 pm
When Monday rolls around, TSG gets excited for a number of reasons, not the least of which is the chance to share the results of last week’s polls. Looks like the Swag Nation want their mail on Saturdays, eat their meals at the table, and prefer the old school prestidigitation of Harry Houdini to Criss ... Read More »

Predicitve Polls… The Final Four Edition!

Posted by on Mon, March 29th, 2010 at 1:00 pm
OK, Swag Nation: I’m giving YOU the chance to predict the outcome of the Final Four games being played this weekend. To sweeten the pot, if you get everything right, I’ll put out a special code just for you! Let’s get right down to it: