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Ask The Swag Gal – June 1, 2011

Posted by on Wed, June 1st, 2011 at 7:00 am

Today’s Ask The Swag Gal question comes from a Swaggernaut looking for some affordable and cool summer activities.

“It seems that the extreme heat of summer has arrived early this year. We are looking for some fun and affordable ways to keep the kids (and the adults) cool this summer besides the obvious pool, beach or sprinkler options. Thanks!”

With the hot weather approaching, this question is probably on everyone’s mind.  Growing up with a pool and a close proximity to the beach, I am rather partial to pool/beach days, but there are definitely other fun ways to keep cool and have fun during the summer.

Visit  your local library – Take the kids and spend the day at the library.  Many libraries offer classes, which is a great thing to do on a hot summer day.  Take the girls to an Arts and Crafts class while the boys have fun in the comic book section.  Plus, it’s free!

Go to a museum – This is a great family activity.  Whether it’s a local museum where you can discover the history of your home town, or an art museum where you can revel in the talents of others, a museum is a great and educational way to get the kids out of house

Go to the aquarium – This is a really fun thing to do that the kids will love.  Give them an eye-level look into what goes on under the ocean.  Some aquariums even offer hands-on attractions.

Spend the day at the water park – Nothin’ like getting wet ‘n wild at the water park on a hot summer day.  Make sure you pack enough sunscreen for the whole family!

See a movie – If you need a good break from the hot sun, take the family to the movies.  Check out TSG’s Summer Movie Previews to find out what movies are coming out this summer.

Boating/Jet Skiing – Take your own, borrow a friend’s, or rent out a little speedboat or jet ski for the day.  Get out on the water for a fun-filled day that is sure to keep you cool.

During the summer, it’s important to stay cool and hydrated.  Even this can be made into a fun activity for the kids.  Set up a lemonade stand at the foot of the driveway to keep the kids busy and keep the neighborhood cool.

You can also make your own ice pops.  Get some little paper cups, some fruit juice, and some Popsicle sticks.  Poor the juice into the cups, stick the Popsicle stick in the center, and throw it in the freezer.  You’ll have homemade frozen treats in no time!  The kids will enjoy making them just as much as they’ll love eating them!

And now I’ll open it up to our Swaggernauts.  What is your favorite way to keep cool during the summer?


P.S. – If you have a question for me, send it to  If your question is chosen, your answered will be featured in the blog and you’ll be hooked up with 150SB!

Ask The Swag Gal – May 25, 2011

Posted by on Wed, May 25th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Today’s question comes from a user looking to meet new people: “How does a person make new friends when they are already an adult and can’t exactly go up to people and ask will you play with me or will you be my friend anymore?“ This is an excellent question, as I’m sure there are ... Read More »

Lend a helping hand…

Posted by on Mon, May 23rd, 2011 at 1:00 pm
It is with great dismay that I report to you the tragic events that occurred on Sunday in Joplin, Missouri.  The city of about 50,000 was hit with a devastating tornado, taking the lives of 89 innocent civilians, and destroying the homes of hundreds.  If you would like to support and help this city in ... Read More »

Tornado Relief Update

Posted by on Tue, May 17th, 2011 at 1:00 pm
Just because the tornadoes in the Southern US have stopped does not mean that the heartache and turmoil has stopped, too.  Hundreds and hundreds of families and homes still need our help, and due to your previous generous behavior, I know with your efforts we can make a difference. Simply donating 5 Swag Bucks can ... Read More »

Ask The Swag Gal – May 11, 2001

Posted by on Wed, May 11th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Today’s Ask The Swag Gal comes from a recent High School graduate attempting to prepare for dorm life. “I’m going to be heading off to college in the fall, and I’m just wondering what your tips are for summer-time dorm shopping and maybe even the Swag Store has something for the dorms.“ Well, I bet ... Read More »

Ask The Swag Gal – May 4, 2011

Posted by on Wed, May 4th, 2011 at 7:00 am
Today’s Ask The Swag Gal comes from a heart broken Swaggernaut: “Hey SwagGal, Have you experienced break-ups in a long term 3 year relationship? What is considered normal in grieving for this relationship? What are the steps that you need to take to cope with such a break up? and How do you know if ... Read More »

Thank You

Posted by on Tue, May 3rd, 2011 at 5:00 pm
Hey, Swaggernauts! On behalf of everyone here at Team Swagbucks, we want to thank each and every one of you who contributed to our Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund.  The final donated number was 2,255,840 Swag Bucks, which is almost unfathomable.  This converts to a $20,679 contribution!  Your generosity is not only immensely appreciated, ... Read More »

Tornado Fund

Posted by on Mon, May 2nd, 2011 at 11:00 am
As I’m sure most of you know by now, our Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund is ending in ONE HOUR.  If you haven’t yet contributed, now is your last chance!  As of this morning, 2,255,335 Swag Bucks have been donated, converting to a $20,674 contribution.  Help us aid the relief efforts and piece back ... Read More »

Week In Review – April 30, 2011

Posted by on Sat, April 30th, 2011 at 2:00 pm
Happy Saturday, Swaggernauts! I hope everyone’s weekend is off to a great starts! Let’s look back on yet another exciting week here at Swagbucks. On Monday we started the Semi-Finals of our Mom Madness tournament – the search for the Ultimate Mom! We started off with our Cartoon Moms, where Marge Simpson took on Jane ... Read More »

Japan Fund is Almost Over

Posted by on Fri, April 29th, 2011 at 3:30 pm
Hey guys, I wanted to remind you that our Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Relief Fund is ending on Monday at 12pm PDT.  If you haven’t yet donated, now is the time.  Thousands of people watched their world turn upside down and are still in turmoil from the affects of the horrific and unfortunate natural disasters. ... Read More »