Swaganigans: You Can’t Tax This 2500 SB Grand Prize


“In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

I wish I could say that I made up this quotation but this quotation is by one of our nation’s founding fathers, Benjamin Franklin. Benjamin Franklin was obviously a smart man, only a smart man could come up with another of my favorite quotations:

“Wine is constant proof that God loves us and loves to see us happy.”

If you’re not sold on Benjamin Franklin’s wisdom yet, I don’t know what else to tell you other than here is this week’s Swaganigans:

  1. Create a fictional tax, tariff, levy, assessment,etc.
  2. You can make it about anything you like just make sure to use your humorous cleverness and intellectual horsepower, this is not something that needs to be exclusive to Swagbucks.
  3. Comment below with your submission.
  4. ???
  5. Profit.

Need some inspiration, check out these Benjamin Franklin-approved real taxes (I repeat, these are actually taxes on the books):

In New York City, bagels that are sliced or prepared are subject to sales tax, where whole bagels are not.

In Maryland and Virginia there is a tax on flushing the toilet.

Tennessee anonymously collects a tax on illegal drugs and collected $1.5 million in 2006 from the tax.

In California, fresh fruit is exempt from sales tax in California, unless it’s sold from a vending machine.

You probably don’t want to hear it but tax season is around the corner. You have to file taxes so you might as well earn SB while you file! Visit our 2016 Resolutions Shop Page for a wealth of tax prep options:

TaxACT – Earn 250 SB or 1000 SB on any paid efiling.

Turbo Tax – Earn 14 SB per $1 on tax software.

H&R Block – Earn 18 S per $1 on a wide range of tax prep products.

Free Tax USA – Earn 50 SB per $1 on online tax services.

I will close this week’s Swaganigans with one another Benjamin Franklin quote:

“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.”

Good luck!

First time here? Have no idea what’s going on. Don’t worry. This post will answer all your questions.


Grand Prize gets 2500 SB. Second Place gets 1500 SB. Other runners up get 1000 SB. Honorable mentions, if any, will receive 10 SB.  Any members that gets posted are immediately entered into the select group club of “Swagglers” all of whom are competing for the coveted Swaggler of the Year (i.e the member who gets posted the most). I hope the evilscotsman is keeping track?


Winners will  be selected on the basis of  humor, wit, wisdom, cleverness and originality. Write your entries in the comments below. 11 entries max. Please include your Swagname, city & state at the end of each entry. Entries must be posted on or before Sunday, January 24th at 11:59pm (in whatever time zone you happen to be in). Judges reserve the right to alter entries for taste, humor or appropriateness. No purchase necessary. Employees of Prodege LLC and members of their immediate families are not eligible for prizes. All gift card prizes are paid out in SB points. To get SB points you must be a member of Swagbucks. If you are not yet a member of Swagbucks that’s ok, no one is perfect. But you can redeem yourself by joining here.

For information on Swaganigans rules and ultimate purpose click here.

Now it’s time to hand things over to the esteemed Prof Jockey to round up last week’s uneducated tips


Last week we asked you for uneducated tips:

Second Place Winner of 1500 SB

Uneducated Tips to Defend Wildlife – Demand the right to arm bears. (wineup76, Dover, DE)

Grand Prize Winner of 2500 SB

Uneducated Tips To Feed a Bunny – Don’t. She’ll lose her job and get kicked out of the mansion. (kendrlynne, Tooele, UT)

Runners Up (1000 SB each)

Uneducated tip for Amnesty International: To shed light on injustice, I will provide all victims with a flashlight to point at their oppressors. (sng4jy, Sylmar, CA)

Uneducated Tip to Provide an Anti-Malaria Bed Net – Cut holes in the net to ensure the recipient is able to breathe well. (creeativeforce, Vienna, VA)

uneducated tips for Doctors without Borders: get them some Barnes and Nobles gift cards. (swaguser20840536, Madison, WI)

Honorable Mentions (10 SB each)

Uneducated tip to Help Feed the Children: make sure you don’t give any to Sally Struthers. (danhere, Westchester, IL)

Uneducated Tips To Send A Child To Primary School In Kenya – Leave a large appliance box out on your front yard with “FORT” written on it and wait for a neighborhood grade schooler to start playing in it. Quickly close and seal the box before the child wriggles out. Be sure and poke a few holes for air! Finish addressing the package to Fort Jesus, Kenya and pay the appropriate postage. (GlennJ, Arlington, TX)

Uneducated tip to help doctors without borders: draw a line around them in photoshop (oneeyedjaxx)

Uneducated Tip – Wounded Warrior Project. Pull one side of the rope or cloth and push the warrior in the opposite direction to unwind them. (27platinum, Porter, TX)

Uneducated tips to help provide direct relief. Teach the importance of roughage. (Rumble1980, Southampton, UK)


Follow @Swaggodore and @ProfessorJockey on Twitter and tweet at them. We’re not paying them to sit around and do nothing. In fact, we don’t pay them at all!  Now go challenge yourself!

-Professor Jockey and his horse Correct Answer

-Lady Elocin de Vieux Carre
Picture of the Swaggodore

– The Swaggodore

Source: Swag Blog

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