The 10 Best Rainy Day Activities

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Netflix Binge

When it’s just too gross to go outside why bother getting out of bed?  Snuggle up with your favorite binge worthy shows and make a day of it.

Break out the Board Games

When was the last time you played a good old classic like monopoly?  This is the perfect chance.  Place a bet on it or turn it into a drinking game to boost the stakes if you’d like.  Some other noteworthy choices: Clue, Trivia Pursuit, Cards Against Humanity, or Hungry Hungry Hippos all sound good.  If you don’t have any of these on hand, a deck of cards and some stakes would work well too.

Make a Feast

Spend some time in the kitchen, whether you’re creating a decadent brunch or a fabulous dinner see what delicious creations you can make from what’s already in your pantry.

Get Romantic

This is the perfect excuse to add a little romance to your life.  Take a warm bath, cozy up to a fire, or simply light a candle no matter what you do to make it special the soothing sound of rain falling outside can only help.

Play in the Rain

Bust out your inner kid, throw on your rain jacket and make the most of a rainy day.

Start a Project

What better excuse to paint the living room or clean out your closet.  I bet there’s something you could make into an adventure and check off your to-do list all at one time.

Have a Spa Day

Okay so you may not be able to convince your man to partake in facials and pedicures with you, but full body massages may be another story.  Take turns playing masseuse, a set a timer to keep things fair. Pro-tip: Baby oil makes a great massage oil and you just might have that laying around the house.

Get Artsy

Have a wall that’s just too plain?  Get a canvas and make your own art.  Don’t want to leave the house?  Get creative with photography.  If you end up with some awesome photos you can even post them to Foap and maybe make some money off of them.

Bake Cookies

Bake up a batch of your favorite cookies nothing will make your house smell better.   Bonus points if you deliver them to someone special.

Rearrange Your Furniture

This little effort can update your space drastically; just a little change can make things feel fresh and new.  Plus, who knows what you could find under your couch?

Enjoy your rainy days!

Celine

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Swagbucks Tips and Tricks: A Goldmine for College Students

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Hey guys, here’s my favorite way to earn a little extra spend money even when life gets crazy busy.  It’s Swagbucks and thanks to it I’ve earned over $430 since 2011 in Amazon gift cards with very little time investment.  How much you can make is all about how much time you have to invest, but trust me a little bit can go along way.  Here are my top tips for earning Swagbucks effortlessly.

1. Make Swagbucks Your Search Engine

I use Google Chrome and under “settings” you have the option to change which search engine your omnibar directs you to.  Swagbucks are earned randomly while searching, so by always using Swagbucks you can increase your chances of earning with literally no effort.

2. Get the App

On my iPhone, I’ve installed the Swagbucks mobile app.  This makes it ridiculously easy to answer the daily poll which gets you a Swagbuck daily.

3. Get the SBTV App

This app actually makes me move productive while I earn free money, go figure.  Through this app you can play continuous videos and are rewarded after every 5 videos.  How does this make me more productive?  Well, as an easily distracted college kid I can start videos playing on my phone and am less tempted to check it while working on homework or whatever because my phone is busy making me money.  (Yes it’s playing  movies right now!)

4. Codes

Codes are fast Swagbuck earners so here’s how you make sure to get them all.  First, allow the app to notify you, because it will let you know when there is a code up.  Then, instead of hunting it down on all the different forms of social media it may be on, just go to sbcodez.com and they’ll let you know what the code word is.  You can even enter the code right in the app!

5.  Referrals

Your friends earn, you earn, everyone earns!  Can’t go wrong with that.

*Bonus Tip*

Make your Amazon gift cards go farther with free shipping for college students!

Are you a pro Swagbucker?  Add your tips below!

Celine