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Learn all about Lego and get a Swagbucks search win or two!

Many thanks to GPT Genies facebook group member Julie* for writing this search links post and telling us all about Lego. If you are not already a Swagbucks member, please consider using Julie’s referral link* as a thank you 🙂If you would like to write your own search links post, or any other post, please read this. The origin of Lego Lego blocks originated in Billund, Denmark in the workshop of Ole Kirk Christiansen who began making wooden toys in […]

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Sad news of the death of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Buckingham Palace has announced that Queen Elizabeth II has passed away at the age of 96 after ruling the United Kingdom for over 70 years.  Our deepest condolences to her children, grandchildren, and the rest of her family. View this post on Instagram A post shared by The Royal Family (@theroyalfamily) Did you know: The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21st April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London.  She was her parents’ – who later became King […]

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Learn how to stay safe during a heatwave and maybe you’ll get a Swagbucks search win!

Most of us welcome hot weather, but when it’s too hot for too long, there are health risks.  The Met Office have issued Red Extreme Heat Warnings for Monday and Tuesday in parts of England, with Amber alerts from Sunday to Tuesday in other areas. We are not used to these extremes of temperature in the UK and the humidity only makes it worse. The NHS have already activated their emergency planning and heatwave protocols. Please check out the NHS […]

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It’s Windrush Day! Learn about the Windrush generation & maybe you’ll get a search win.

22 June 2022 is Windrush Day. On 22 June 1948, the first ship, the HMT Empire Windrush, arrived from the Caribbean to the UK.  It is estimated that 500+ Caribbean men, women and children boarded the ship and came to the UK to help fill the vacancies after the war. People came to work for the National Health Service as nurses, midwives, ancillary workers, cleaners, cooks and porters.  Others used their skills to work on buses, the underground, and rail […]

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It’s National Blood Week! Did you know how important donating blood is?

Why should you give blood? Giving blood saves lives. The blood you give is a lifeline in an emergency and for people who need long-term treatments.  The NHS needs blood donors from all backgrounds to ensure there is the right blood available for patients who need it. In order to meet demand the NHS needs: Nearly 400 new donors a day; Around 135,000 new donors a year to replace those who can no longer donate; 40,000 more black donors to meet […]

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20 interesting facts about Queen Elizabeth and the Platinum Jubilee

What is the Platinum Jubilee? In 2022 Queen Elizabeth II will become the first British Monarch to reign for 70 years.  The Queen’s 70th year of reign and associated celebrations are known as the Platinum Jubilee. Did you know: The Queen was born at 2.40am on 21st April 1926 at 17 Bruton Street in Mayfair, London.  She was her parent’s – who later became King George VI and Queen Elizabeth – first child. The Queen has sat for over 200 official portraits, the […]

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It’s Pride month! Will a search win help you fly your rainbow flag?

June is the official Pride month, a month dedicated to awareness and events around the LGBTQIA+ community.  Let’s see what you know about Pride with these facts.  You may even get a search win out of it! Let us know how many of these facts you already knew in the comments. Pride facts: Every year during the month of June, the LGBTQIA+ community celebrates, and is celebrated, in honour of the Stonewall Riots that took place in June of 1969. The […]

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Memorial Day (US) 2022

Please note: some links on this page are affiliate links. Shop on Amazon* and help to support our site.   Memorial Day (30th May 2022) is a federal holiday (like a Bank Holiday in the UK) in the US that is dedicated to remembering the people who have died while serving in the armed forces. It was originially (from 1868 to 1970) commemorated on the 30th May, but is now observed on the last Monday in May. . It is […]

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Local Council Elections – what you need to know

Thursday 5th May 2022 is the day that many voters in the UK are heading to the polls to vote in their local government elections. Find out more about how the local elections work, where they’re being held and what it could mean for your constituency below. You may even get a search win for Swagucks – find out more about Swagbucks Search Link Posts here. Local elections 2022… Not everywhere in the UK is having an election today – […]

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Learn about Ramadan

Please note: some links on this page are affiliate links. What is Ramadan? Ramadan is one of the holiest months of the year for Muslims. It is a time when Muslims remember the time that the Qur’an was revealed to their prophet Mohammed (pbuh). When is Ramadan? Ramadan is observed during the ninth month of the Islamic calendar.  As the Islamic calendar is a lunar calendar, rather than a solar calendar like the Gregorian calendar, it is shorter than the Gregorian […]

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