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Ask The Swag Gal (July 15, 2009)

Posted by on Wed, July 15th, 2009 at 12:45 pm

Howdy Swag Nation,

Where to begin? First off let me just say that I’m honored that so many of you agree with my advice! As I’m sure you’ll recall, last week I responded to a Swaggernaut who wanted to know how to find out if a guy is interested in you. TSG clearly didn’t agree with everything I said, and so he put out a poll asking all of you to rate my advice. And I’m happy to report that most of you, agree with yours truly! Of course, if any of you fellas out there happen to take my advice, please let us know how everything turned out ;)

Also, earlier this week we asked all of you to send your best ideas to me and boy, did you ever! I must say, this was the toughest choice to date! But without further ado, today’s winners are:

Jimi – inquired about my opinion of older women who go out with younger men.
Amp7782 – wanted to know what kinds of products are ok to buy “used” versus “new”
Swimmer14 – asked about the implications of dating an old friend

You’ve each been awarded 5 Swag Bucks, and I’ll be holding onto your questions for use in the future!

Today I’ll be answering the following question from Ian L., of Williamsport, PA. He asked:

Any advice or ideas on ways to save money on a family vacation in this economy (besides using Swag Bucks, of course)?

Ian – I’m almost certain we’ve all have had this on our minds at one point or another in the past several months. We all want to escape our lives sometimes and get out of town and relax! It’s a tough time for everybody, as we are all looking for alternatives while at the same time trying to maintain the normalcy in our lives.

The way I see it, you have two options. You can either put time, effort and money into planning a vacation OR you can plan a stay-cation. Since some of you may not be familiar with this term, allow me to elaborate.

A “stay-cation” is an alternative to going away or out of town for vacation. A stay-cation allows you to stay at home (wherever home is) and plan day trips and adventures right around where you live. This eliminates the high price of travel and accommodations that a normal trip would cost you.

This type of low-budget vacation allows you to make use of what you already have. Here are just a few quick examples:

-If you have a pool, have a family fun day in the sun and relax and swim.
-Visit some local places around town: museums, parks, beaches, flea & farmers markets.
-Camp out in the backyard.
-Treat yourself to a spa day…or two!

There are so many ways to make a successful stay-cation, all it takes is a little brain power. Of course we can all agree that a “vacation” sounds much more glamorous and luxurious (plus you get all those little hotel soaps and shampoos). But to that I would remind you of the old phrase, “There’s no place like home!”

Happy planning!

Keep submitting those questions to me @ and I’ll be back on Friday!


Did You Know…?

Posted by on Wed, July 15th, 2009 at 11:27 am
Everytime Swagbucks updates its blog, you can be alerted! This is aside from those fancy RSS feeds you can get in the upper right hand corner of this blog. On the right rail of this blog at the almost very bottom, just above the members you can subscribe with your email address to get updates ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays Winner- 7/15/09

Posted by on Wed, July 15th, 2009 at 9:58 am
Swaggernauts really stepped up to the plate AGAIN this week! You guys are making it harder and harder every Twitter Tuesday for TSG to see all of your wonderful tweets, so thank you! You’re all Swagstars in my book. Let’s get down to the nitty-gritty. We have some honorable mentions again this week: For the ... Read More » Gift Card price lowered!

Posted by on Wed, July 15th, 2009 at 7:00 am
We have really helpful gift cards in the Gift Card section of the Swag Store from We have also just lowered the price to just 3 Swag Bucks for $3 eGift Cards! You can get nearly anything at that you could ordinarily get from your local drugstore. So, take advantage, we cannot keep ... Read More »

Team Swag Bucks = EcoFriendly

Posted by on Tue, July 14th, 2009 at 6:46 pm
By now even the most casual swaggernaut knows that we are all about going green. Whether its recycling cell phones & mp3′s through our recycling program, or having a presence at major music festivals (running Go Green campaigns), we have a deep desire to promote things that are good for our Earth. For this reason ... Read More »

Have You Entered These Swagstakes?

Posted by on Tue, July 14th, 2009 at 3:00 pm
What can I say? We just love givin’ stuff away for free. To that end, we have an exciting next couple of days here at Swagbucks. For instance, tomorrow our New York Giants Vinyl Banner Swagstakes is ending. If you’re a fan of THE New York football Giants, this is an awesome prize to snag. ... Read More »

Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays – 7/14

Posted by on Tue, July 14th, 2009 at 9:32 am
Hey Swaggernauts! Tuesday is the day we give all of you out there a chance to earn 50 Swag Bucks by tweeting the Twitter Tuesday Phrase That Pays. Last week we switched it up a bit by using “Swag” in celebrity names. This week, we’ll be doing a more definite Phrase That Pays but we’ll ... Read More »

Interesting Idea…

Posted by on Tue, July 14th, 2009 at 7:00 am
It seems like we get emails at least once a week that include an offering of Swagbucks users old toys, video games, posters, clothes, etc. to be traded in for Swag Bucks. Theoretically, these items would then be put into the Swag Store. We don’t have this kind of arrangement, but what if we did? ... Read More »

We Dare You To Ask The Swag Gal

Posted by on Mon, July 13th, 2009 at 5:40 pm
I’m sure you don’t need me to remind you that Wednesday’s are The Swag Gal’s time to shine around here (Fridays too as of late). While I’m sure that she’ll be talking about the recent blog poll that asked if you agreed with her advice, ultimately TSGal depends on quality submissions from all you Swaggernauts ... Read More »

Poll Round Up 7/13

Posted by on Mon, July 13th, 2009 at 4:38 pm
Gotta love Mondays if you love polls. We got a ton of great submissions again this week but picked a great 6 which are now viewable on the Polls page at Swagbucks. Go check them out and vote how you see fit! And, as always we have last week’s results for you to view so ... Read More »