Drink Pink Happy Hour – Fleming’s Shwaagtastic Event

October 7, 2010

Shwaag.  We started our company with a vision of promoting good in the world.  We envisioned using our platform to highlight people and companies who give back to their communities.  We had the burning desire to attract generous members and generous advertisers so we could put the two together.

We are excited to announce that we’re starting to bring that vision to reality!  We rolled out our Local Shwaag feature, and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar is providing our first Cause-Driven Shwaag!

Fleming’s celebrates October with a cause near and dear to its heart: Breast Cancer Awareness. This month, 100 percent of the sales of its new “Stoli Bombshell” cocktail will go to support the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade.  So we’d love to encourage our Shwaag members to “Drink Pink” this month!   The REALLY good news? Our Shwaag members in ANY state can support this great cause at ANY Fleming’s Steakhouse location.


AZ Local Shwaag: The Pink Party at Fleming's DC Ranch location


For our Arizona members: We’re excited to announce the Local Shwaag drop  “The Pink Party.” Drink Pink for the Cause at a *private* reception for 12 at Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar at DC Ranch on Thursday, October 14 5:30 – 7 pm

3 lucky Shwaag Members will Get Shwaag’d with an invitation to this event – *each* of those 3 members will be able to  bring 3 Foodie ‘n Wine Friends along to join the Pink Party on the patio at Fleming’s DC Ranch in Scottsdale. Watch the skies turn Arizona pink as the sun sets over Phoenix, sample the Stoli Bombshell and a selection of wines from *women winemakers*, and nosh on Fleming’s delectable appetizers. Enjoy an evening of memorable times with friends old and new.  **Shwaagees for this event must be Active Arizona based Shwaag members.  Shwaagees and their guests for this event must be at least 21 years old.**


The Stoli Bombshell - exclusively at Fleming's Steakhouse. 100% of each sale supports the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade.

The Stoli Bombshell - exclusively at Fleming's Steakhouse. 100% of each sale supports the Avon Foundation for Women Breast Cancer Crusade.


Beneath it’s beautiful exterior, the Stoli Bombshell packs a mighty good punch. The blend of Stoli Vanilla Vodka, Fresh Raspberries, Raspberry Preserves, and Freshly Squeezed Lime Juice weighs in at only 99 calories!  It’s available for the month of October and also featured on Fleming’s “5 for $6 ‘til 7” happy hour menu.

Shwaag Members, this is only the beginning!  We can’t wait to bring you more great Shwaag for a Cause.  Help us by leaving a comment and letting us know of any Premium restaurants in your area that actively support a great cause!


Facebook Down! Now What?

September 23, 2010

When Facebook is Down, Update Your Shwaag.com Profile Instead!

Facebook stopped working earlier today, and sent millions of users rushing to Twitter to seek social connection. When we saw the explosion of Twitter users seeking a substitute way to spend time, we wanted to help out!

Our suggestion? Take a minute to login to your Shwaag account and update the “Things I Love” section on your profile! After all, we take our cue from you! If you tell us you love it, we work on bringing it to you.

Shwaag. Doing our part to help keep your “Status Update” skills in tact while Facebook works on a solution.

Shwaag Goes Local in Arizona

September 21, 2010

Shwaag.com is excited to announce the launch of our newest roll out – Local Shwaag!  Sticking with our brand promise to bring our members Premium Products, Services, and Experiences, we’re proud to announce that our first Local Shwaag partner is Fleming’s Prime Steak House & Wine Bar.

Flemings in Scottsdale

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Scottsdale, Arizona

Fleming’s invites you to a Wine Dinner like no other! Join Caymus owner and winemaker Chuck Wagner, Fleming’s Director of Wine Marian Jansen op de Haar, and Executive Chef Russell Skall, via live video conference from Northern California. You’ll be treated to an incredible wine & dining interactive experience while at the Fleming’s on 6333 N. Scottsdale Rd. in Scottsdale, AZ.

Learn more about this incredible experience and have an opportunity to Get Shwaag’d by clicking here.  Remember, only Arizona Shwaag Members 21 years of age and older are eligible for this Shwaag Offer.

If you’re not the lucky Shwaagee, scroll to the bottom of this Featured Shwaag to confirm your reservation.  But hurry!  This event is being held the evening of September 22, 2010.

Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

Shwaagalicious experiences at Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar in Scottsdale!

This is the beginning of an explosion of Premium Social Goodness on the Shwaag-Front!  We’d like to thank all of our Arizona Members who are participating.

Not in Arizona, but want to see Local Shwaag offered in your area?  We would too!  Leave of us a comment and let us know what Premium Product, Service, or Experience in YOUR local area that you would love to see on Shwaag!

Shwaag Meets Meet-Meme at SMAZ

September 13, 2010

SocialMediaAZ.org did it again!  SMAZ 3 on September 9, 2010: a fantastic event filled with high energy people and high quality information.  Shwaag was proud to sponsor the event, where we gave away over 50 Shwaag items to lucky attendees.  One of the best parts of sponsoring an event like SMAZ is getting to meet so many Social Media people in real life.

So when Jonathan Brewer (aka @HouseOfBrew) turned in his red envelope and claimed his T-Shirt Shwaag from ASU Official Bookstores, we were happy to meet him.  But when he came back to chat later, we learned more about his new business Meet-Meme.  We thought it was such a cool business concept, we wanted to share it with all of you!  Check out this short video interview as Shwaag’s own @SOCJacki interviews @HouseOfBrew and @graphyxguy503 about the Super Cool ASU T-shirt he won, as well as this Super Cool Business!

Our Members are Champions of Social Goodness

August 24, 2010

The Shwaag movement is all about everyday people becoming Champions of Social Goodness by utilizing their social networks to spread the word about great companies doing great things. In turn, these companies not only get recognized for their amazing products and services, but their work with charities, environmental causes and within their own communities.

The generous companies we work with also give back to Shwaag members. Their contributions of 100% FREE products and services called Shwaag, is just one more way of saying “thanks” to the Shwaag community. These products and services are distributed to our members who, in turn, can choose to keep their Shwaag or Pay It Forward.

What generous companies do you know?  What companies are out there, doing good in the world?  Let us know by leaving a comment..help spread the Social Powered Goodness!

Shwaag Sighting: Gina Bovara’s Laptop!

August 2, 2010

Gina Bovara's Laptop!

Shwaag Sighting: we’ve been spotted on the laptop of Gina Bovara, one of our raving fans and Shwaag Members. Shwaag is seen here in the company of Intel, the Chicago Bears, and Gangplank to name a few.  We’re honored Gina has included us 🙂

Allow us to introduce you!  Gina Bovara is a Developer Marketing Manager on the Intel Software Network Marketing team in Chandler, Arizona.  We’d love for you to have a chance to chat with her and get to know her better.  You can connect with her by reading her blog, following her on Twitter, finding her on Facebook, and even watching her being interviewed on Into Tomorrow.

Thanks for your awesomeness, Gina…we appreciate you!

Want to let us know you’ve had a Shwaag Sighting?  Feel free to post it on our Facebook Fan Page, just like Gina did!

Shwaag Sighting: Francine Hardaway’s Laptop!

July 13, 2010

Francine Hardaway's Laptop!

You never know where Shwaag will be seen next!

We’re excited to announce that Shwaag has been sighted on Francine Hardaway‘s laptop.  Francine is well known as a “Geek to Human Translator,” social media guru, and serial entrepreneur.

Follow Francine on Twitter and Facebook, and be sure to tell her Shwaag sent ya!

Have a Shwaag Sighting?  Post a picture and let us know via @reply on Twitter, or you can send it the old fashioned way, via email!  Subject line: Shwaag Sighting to jsemerau (at) shwaag (dot) com.

Where will Shwaag be sighted next?