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September 7th, 2011, 07:34 AM
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I have over $50 in amazon gift cards right now, and I had no idea what I was going to use them for. I have finally figured it out!! I am going to adopt a soldier in Afghanistan, and use the money from swagbucks gift cards to send them cute things in care packages. I had adopted a few soldiers a few years ago, but had to stop because we couldn't afford the costs of everything. It gets kinda expensive when you have about 6 people you are sending packages to. It really bummed me out that I had to stop because I know that there are a lot of people over there that don't hardly get any mail. I am so excited to be able to do this again!!!
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September 7th, 2011, 07:46 AM
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That is so sweet! I have many friends who have gotten those care packages, my husband included. Some of the things people send are just... odd, but it provides the guys and gals with entertainment.
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I don't send things that are really that odd. I mostly send fun things like some little toys that everyone loves... glow in the dark slinkies was one that my last soldiers loved. I even made this cardboard Christmas tree for them to decorate one year. I included the decorations, cookies (for santa), and some little presents to put under the tree. I had my kids paint pictures to send to them also. I even got a recipe for a cake in a jar because one guy mentioned in a letter how he was bummed that he wouldn't get to eat cake on his birthday. He was so surprised to get cake, a thing of icing, and even some candles. It makes me feel great to know that I can do something to say thank you to them, and to let them know that people back home care about them.
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One person sent my friend a collectors horse statue. Another person sent a box of cookies that expired in the 70's. Someone sent a HUGE box of McDonalds happy meal toys, lol

Even though they are odd they are always appreciated. The cake in the jar is such a sweet idea!
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Those are funny. I don't send the odd things to people I don't know. When my sister was over there I sent her funny quotes on postcards, so everyone that went through the mail could read them. Things like "Eagles may soar above the clouds, but weasels don't get sucked into jet engines." My sister worked on jet engines so she really got a kick out of that one. Also "There are more planes in the ocean than submarines in the sky." That one is my favorite. I also sent her an I love the Navy sticker you know since she was in the Air Force. Lol.
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September 7th, 2011, 11:04 AM
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Great idea!
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Our church did this once. Great idea Tiff!
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